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Water damage mitigation

According to Zurich’s claims data, water or liquid damage is a leading cause of commercial property loss from a frequency/severity standpoint. What often starts out as a small, undetected leak can quickly spread through a building and cause structural, operational, reputational and financial losses.

Use our resources to help manage water damage risks in your organization.


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August 22, 2016 | Blog

Risk management: Floods demand attention and preparation

A long-term view is required to help reduce your company’s exposure to flooding hazards.

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June 28, 2016 | Blog

4 ways to help avoid internal pipe corrosion

How pipe corrosion can impact your building’s fire sprinkler system and steps your business can take to help fix it.

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February 11, 2016 | Video

Fire sprinkler systems: Reduce the risk of unexpected water damage

Help minimize unexpected water damage from your fire sprinkler system. Water damage is a significant source of property claims for commercial properties such as hotels, office buildings, shopping malls and retail structures. Inspection, testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems — along with adequate building heat — can help reduce the risk of future water damage.

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December 29, 2015 | Blog

Take action now to help prevent winter water damage claims

Tips for maintaining building heat and integrity.

A cure for waterdamage

November 1, 2015 | Infographic

A cure for water damage

Check out our new infographic to find out what factors make a property more vulnerable to water damage and how you can help minimize common exposures and mitigate leaks.

A cure for water damage in offices and habitational facilities

October 1, 2015 | White paper

A cure for water damage in offices and habitational facilities

Beyond direct physical damage, water damage claims can harm your insurance program by negatively impacting your premium and deductibles.

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October 1, 2015 | White paper

Avoiding common water damage claims

Zurich’s white paper discusses sources of water damage, risk factors that make a property more vulnerable to water damage, and how a water damage mitigation program can help reduce your possibility of losses.

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October 1, 2015 | Fact sheet

Don’t get all wet with water damage claims

Read our tip sheet to discover prevention, preparedness, response and recovery measures for water damage claims.

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October 1, 2015 | Article

Zurich responds to a water damage claim

Find out how Zurich worked with one of our brokers to help an event management company get back in business after a burst kitchen pipe damaged three floors of their building.

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March 27, 2015 | Article

Building strategies to prevent water intrusion

Taking the time to develop a water intrusion plan that addresses a project’s entire life cycle may help limit construction delays and expensive rework.

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