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Minimizing water damage in your home

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 20:50:47-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Your house fire prevention plan likely includes fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. But what are you doing to minimize water damage?

A burst pipe or failed appliance are five times more likely to happen than a fire. In fact, water damage is the second most common reason for homeowners to file an insurance claim.

Every year, those claims cost insurance companies $3.5 billion. Broken pipes and overflowing tubs and toilets are the main culprits. 

See how Angie's List suggests you take care of the problem if it happens to you in the video player above. 

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