In my childhood home, my basement flooded. The result? Stress and frustration for my parents and the destruction of everything low to the ground in storage. Although this was thirteen years ago, this event still impacts me today. Why? Because all the pictures, all the memories of my childhood, were destroyed in the flood.
The point I’m trying to make is just how important it can be to take precautions to prevent water damage in your home. Though your insurance may cover water damage, you simply can’t replace objects that hold sentimental value.
What are some of the causes of water damage?
If you have dirty gutters, that’s an easy fix and can save you the trouble of water damage. Things like leaky pipes and plumbing may be a little costly to get taken care of, but can save you from filing a claim with your insurance company in the future. After you file a claim, your insurance rates could potentially go up. Over time, this could end up costing you more than a quick visit from the plumber would have costed.
Since you have no control over natural disasters, it can be a really good thing to purchase a water/fireproof box for all of your meaningful photos and important documents, just in case.
What would you put in your waterproof box in case of a flood?
Do you have questions about your insurance? Find an insurance agent near you with our Agent Finder
Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.
Read more about KayLynn's background.
Motivation May Be a Factor But Lack of Space Should Not
Why Life Insurance Should be a Part of Your Financial Future
Debts Don’t Just Disappear. Here’s Why.
Life Changes. When It Does It May Prompt a Call To Your Life Insurance Agent.
Life Insurance is for More than Just the Breadwinner
Nobody Wants to Spend More Than They Have To. Here Are Ways YOU Can Save.
There are Many Good Reasons to Get Life Insurance. You May Not Be One of Them.
Life Insurance May Be More Versatile Than You Think
If You Are Entering a High Responsibility Portion of Life, Term Insurance May be the Answer
How Funerals Have Changed in Recent Years