Hundreds of thousands of homeowners experience flood damage every year in North America. In fact, flooding is one of the most common reasons for insurance claims from homeowners.Water Everywhere Internal flooding claims are typically caused by defective washing machines, water heaters, dishwashers, toilets and plumbing in general. Any one of these failures can result in thousands of gallons of water pouring through you home daily. Even a small leak can release hundreds of gallons of water a day, causing major damage to floors, furniture, electronics, not to mention the personal disruption as the damage is repaired. Your insurance policy may cover a portion of the expense, but nothing can compensate for irreplaceable personal items and the emotional loss that can result. The Floodstopper System would prevent a homeowner from losing a claims free discount, normally 15% of their annual premium for a period of three years and an increase of deductible should they incur more than one water claim or an exclusion of water damage coverage from their policy.