Danger zones: Common threats to your home

The 10 most common hidden causes of fire, flood and water damage and what you can do to lessen or eliminate those everyday threats.

Fire and flooding
Fire and flooding
Fires are one of the costliest disasters that can strike your home, and water damage caused by leaks or plumbing problems is among the most frequent triggers for insurance claims.

Here are 10 common problem areas that could lead to catastrophe -- along with a few simple precautions you can take to keep trouble at bay.


By the editors of Money magazine and This Old House @ThisOldHouse @Money - Last updated May 24 2012: 11:34 AM ET
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