15 preventable homeowners' insurance claims and how to avoid them

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Dec 27, 2016

    When people think of homeowners' insurance claims, they often associate them with major disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires. In these situations, there's not much that policyholders can do to avoid disaster.

    Fortunately, many homeowner losses are entirely preventable. In 2014, 5.3 percent of insured homes had a claim, according to the Insurance Information Institute and ISO data. Property damage, including theft, accounted for 97.3 percent of those claims.

    Here are 15 examples of preventable home insurance claims, followed by tips for reducing the likelihood a claim will need to be filed: 

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