You as a homeowner and insured can help avoid or minimize a claim in your home. All you have to do is check your washing machine hoses annually to make sure they are fasten tightly and replace them if they are worn. Water damage claims from washing machines and ice machine makers are two of the most common occurrences that cause water claims.

Another easy precaution is make sure everyone in the household know where the water turn-off value is in case there is a water breakage.  By being able to turn the water off quickly will avoid more damage.