Home Business The days of ‘set it and forget it’ homeowners insurance are fading fast. Here’s why protecting your home is more complicated than ever.

The days of ‘set it and forget it’ homeowners insurance are fading fast. Here’s why protecting your home is more complicated than ever.

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Monitoring water patterns, staying informed about neighborhood flooding and successful mitigation, and taking proactive steps to minimize risk all help stanch the threat of water damage, Guest said. During actual and imminent storms, don’t use water-draining appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, she recommends. Disconnect downspouts from the municipal sewer system and let water flow into the yard or, better yet, a rain barrel for later irrigation use. And plant native plants, whose deep root systems absorb more water than shallow, nonnative plants.

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