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Preventing Water Damage

Water damage is a common cause of homeowner insurance claims — and a common cause of costly damage. The good news is it’s easier than ever to prevent water damage in your home thanks to early detection systems that alert you if something is amiss with your kitchen sink, washing machine, refrigerator, water heater, dishwasher, toilet, etc.

With the right equipment in place, most damage — and resulting costs — can be prevented. Smart home water leak detectors warn you if it senses any water, giving you enough time to take control of what’s going on in your home.

Benefits of Smart Water Leak Detectors

Automatic action. Wireless technology detects if there is a leak and will automatically shut off the main water supply in your home — preventing costly damage, hassle and stress!

Stay connected. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re in control of your home even when you’re away from it. The wireless sensor will alert you when it detects a leak by sending a notification to your smartphone or tablet. Not only will it automatically shut off the main water source, but you can control the entire device from your phone, including opening and closing the water valve.

Pay now, not later. Imagine coming home to your newly furnished basement only to find it flooded from a pipe bursting behind your washer! Having a smart water leak detector can prevent moments like this, which can result in expensive repairs (and probably a whole lot of stress). It’s well worth the price to be proactive about protecting your home from potential water damage.

Protect Your Home with Our Favorite Smart Home Devices

American Family Insurance is committed to helping you proactively protect your home by keeping you in the know about innovative smart technology.

Make Smart Choices, Save More Money

When you make the smart decision to equip your home with smart technology, we think that’s worth rewarding. If you have a smart home device like a smart water leak detector, you could qualify for a discount on your policy! See how you can save with our smart home discount.

Make sure you're properly protected from the unexpected by connecting with an American Family Insurance agent — they'll help get you the protection you need.