Understanding Proper Damage Mitigation

A term that insurance professionals refer to is “proper damage mitigation,” this is an important phrase and worth understanding. When it comes to damages in your home you need to understand that you are the first line of defense. The homeowners have a duty to repair in order to prevent additional damage. This becomes relevant when a small problem occurs that can quickly escalate into a larger issue.


A refrigerator leak often manifest as a small puddle on the floor. Most people that see the puddle will quickly conclude that someone in the home spilled some water or maybe some ice was dropped and melted. These are two viable options to a puddle of water and very reasonable to conclude that either might have caused the water. The problem is not a concern during a one time occurrence; however, if this problem continuously happens this becomes an alert to investigate the source of a leak.


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