How Can I Minimize the Chance of Having Water Damage in My Home?

Water damage is one of the most destructive and costly perils that a homeowner can experience. According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage and freezing caused nearly 1 in 5 homeowner’s claims in 2020, with an average claim of $11,695[1]. Water damage can be caused by a lack of maintenance or a sudden and unexpected cause, such as a tree branch breaking your window during a storm or an appliance malfunction.

Some of the steps you can take to minimize the chance of water damage in your home are:

  • Have your roof inspected by a professional and repair or replace any missing or damaged shingles to prevent water from seeping in.
  • If you are going out of town, turn off the water main valve to your home. If an appliance breaks or water pipe cracks while you are away, this minimizes the damage that can occur.
  • If you see any leakage from your dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, toilets, or other water-using appliances, have a professional check them out right away. Don’t assume it is nothing or that it will go away on its own. The faster you fix any leaks, the less damage you will incur.
  • Keep your gutters clean. Dirt, leaves and other debris can fill up your gutters, trapping water instead of allowing it to drain away from your home.
  • Inspect your showers and tubs for damaged grout and caulk them if necessary.
  • Inspect your windows to ensure they fully close and lock.

What happens if you took steps to prevent water damage but it happened anyway? Homeowners insurance will only pay for claims that are sudden and unexpected. If your home experienced water damage through a sudden and unexpected event, call Get Paid For Your Claim right away.

We will inspect your home to confirm the source of the damage was a covered event. Then, we will file a claim on your behalf with the insurance agency. The insurance company will need an itemized list of everything that was damaged as well as the cost to repair or replace them. This is a herculean task for most homeowners to handle since most people don’t keep receipts for each item they purchased. Don’t despair – Get Paid For Your Claim develops and prices the inventory list for you, so you have one less item to stress about. We even attend the walk through with the insurance company adjuster and point out anything they miss so that your claim is as complete as possible, which can help expedite payment of the full amount of you need. We manage the process every step of the way until you receive your check from the insurance company. Call us today to learn how we can help you receive the compensation you are owed for your water damage.

Insurance companies have their own team of experts and insurance adjusters to advocate on their behalf.  At Get Paid For Your Claim, weadvocate for you.  As a licensed and bonded Public Adjuster, we help insurance policyholders who have been forced to use insurance to make a claim.

Our service is fast and to the point.  We get results.  We know how to strategically move the process along, while negotiating on our clients’ behalf toward the best possible outcome — the maximum settlement available.

The earlier a public adjuster is brought into the process, the better the opportunity to help you obtain a more favorable claim settlement. As soon as you engage our team, we swing into action on your behalf.  And, we support you throughout the entire claim process to achieve the maximum insurance recovery. 

For a free inspection and claim consultation, please contact us at any of our convenient Florida locations:


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Boca Raton, Florida   33431
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[1] Insurance Information Institute. Facts + Statistics: Homeowners and renters insurance | III. Accessed February 25, 2023.

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