Why Appliance Maintenance is Important
Home appliances such as a refrigerator or washing machine have water components that hook into your home plumbing in order to function. Sometimes those components can break or become old and leaky. Depending on the circumstance, these problems can lead to extensive water damage that costs a lot of money to fix. It might even lead to mold damage and severe health hazards.
You may think that you’re safe from an accident like this happening to you, but water damage from appliances and plumbing is the number one source of internal home damage. A leak can wreak just as much havoc as a large external storm such as a hurricane. That’s cause to care! Plumbing and appliance maintenance helps to prevent and avoid water damage, keeping your home clean and safe for years to come.
Basic Appliance Maintenance and Water Damage Detection Tips
The best thing you can do to prevent water damage is monitor your home water systems, which includes appliance maintenance. Here are just a few tips to help you act as a home water systems sleuth!
Water damage from old/faulty plumbing and improper appliance maintenance accounts for almost 25% of property insurance claims. According to recent claim data, it’s 10x more likely to damage your home than fire. If you’ve already checked up on your home water systems and practiced proper appliance maintenance, you’re well on your way to protecting your home from this event! However, it’s important to make sure you’re covered in case of an unforeseen accident or unexpected leak.
Ask an experienced Higgins Insurance representative what policies we offer to cover your home so that you are covered for water damage and beyond! Call today at 1-866-273-2911.