The Compelling Data on Water Damage At Home

Overview

When considering the top causes of home damage that might lead to an insurance claim, chances are that water damage isn’t high on your list. Many people would say that other concerns—fire, hurricanes, severe weather—are more of a risk, but the numbers on water damage are staggering. It’s the second highest frequency claim category (after wind and hail) for the property and casualty insurance industry. But with concerted and targeted educational efforts, homeowner behavior will change and water loss prevention measures will become more common place, like seat belts and recycling.

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