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How to Reduce Your Chances of Major Water Damage

Water damage is one of the leading causes of claims filed in the State of Florida. There are preventative measures every homeowner can take to significantly reduce their risk of damage. Below are 3 simple steps you can take to protect your home and belongings:


Be mindful of where you plant: Certain plants and trees have invasive roots, meaning the roots can grow right into your sprinkler system, septic tanks, pipes, and more. By creating a plan before you plant, you can avoid water line damage due to roots.


Clean out your gutters: This task may seem a bit tedious, but it will be well worth it. Safety climb up to the roof to inspect your gutters for leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, etc. and clean them out.  A clogged gutter can send water straight into your home’s foundation or into the basement, causing major water damage. You can also hire a certified professional to do this for you.


Keep an eye on your water bill: Regardless of the size of your home, a leak could remain unnoticed for days, or even weeks. By keeping an eye on your water bill from month to month, you will notice major changes, such as an uncommonly high bill. If you notice a major change, this is a sign you may have a leak somewhere in your home and you will be able to get it taken care of before significant damage occurs.

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Thank you for visiting our blog. Hopefully you came away with some great home insurance and safety tips. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is one of Florida's leading homeowners insurance companies, insuring homes located in cities like West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola and Fort Myers. We strive to provide Florida homeowners with fast, friendly service insuring their homes at competitive rates. 


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