Protect your home
from water damage

10 simple tips from Chubb

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Whether you’re at home or enjoying your vacation, we’re always looking for ways to make sure you’re protected from every angle and help you avoid the unexpected. Simple, proactive steps can help you minimize water damage or even prevent it from happening in the first place. Before your next vacation, use these tips to keep your home protected while you’re away.

water-supply

Turn off your main
water supply

Make sure everyone in your family knows where the main shutoff is located and how to use it.
check-home

Ask someone to stay or check on your home while you’re away

and be sure they know where the main shutoff is located too.

leaks

Check for leaks

including pipes, under your sink, near your water heater, or along the water supply lines.

supplier-line

Inspect all water supply lines

inside your home and replace those that show signs of wear or have not been replaced in the last 5 years.

obstructions

Clear your gutters

so any obstructions like leaves, debris, or sticks won’t clog your gutters and lead to an overflow.

inspect-roof

Inspect your roof

and repair or replace any dislodged or damaged shingles.

replace-batteries

If you have a sensor-based water leak detection device

replace all the batteries in the sensor.

sump-pump

If you have a sump pump

make sure it is in good working order and schedule annual maintenance before you leave, or add a battery-powered backup for another line of defense.

backup-generator

If you have a back-up generator

make sure it is in good working order and schedule annual maintenance before you leave.

away-mode

If you have a flow-based water shut-off device

set it to “away” mode before you leave.

Preventing Water
Damage

For questions and more information, get in touch with your agent.

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