If you’re currently dealing with water damage in your home, you’re probably wondering what you can do to avoid finding yourself in this position again.

It’s not always possible to prevent water damage (sometimes, accidents just happen, no matter how careful you are). However, by making some simple changes to the ways in which you monitor and maintain your home, you can avoid a lot of serious water-related issues. You can also save yourself a lot of time and money, too.

There are a lot of steps you can to decrease your vulnerability, including the following: