Preventing water leaks

What Causes Water Leaks?

Updated March 3, 2022 . AmFam Team

Water leaking in your home can cost you. Prevent water damage by knowing common causes of water leaks to safeguard your home.

As a homeowner, you’ve got a lot to think about when it comes to protecting your dreams — maintenance, family safety, bills to name a few. You may want to add preventing water damage to that list. From a burst pipe to an overflowing sink or dripping dishwasher, water leaks can happen in many places inside your home.

If you’ve got a leaky basement, you’re probably also aware that water can flow down there from outside your home. By clearly seeing all the various ways that water can make its way into your home, you’ll know what you need to do when you find water in your basement. Take a look at these key tips to help prevent water damage and keep your home dry.

Find the Water Leak Damage Insurance Your Home Needs

Navigating water issues in your home may not be easy, but you don’t have to go it alone. Work with your American Family Insurance agent (Opens in a new tab) to get your home covered correctly — before you need it. You’ll find real peace of mind knowing that your home’s insured carefully through an insurance company you know and trust.

And, while you're looking into preventing water damage, head to our home maintenance hub for more helpful resources that will help you take care of your home throughout the year.

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