In recent years, water has become the top cause of home insurance claims. In fact, a Canadian study found that 48% of all home insurance claims are due to water damage.1

Flooding and sewer or septic system backup damage probably isn’t something you want to think about happening to you. But the truth is, thinking about it now means you could stop an issue from arising when the rain starts to fall or the snow starts to melt. Here are five common types of water damage, along with tips on how to prevent each:

1. What is a sewer backup?

It’s when a sewer line backs up and flows into your home, causing property damage and health hazards.

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