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The old, familiar adage that says spring showers bring flowers seems to omit the bit about unsightly household leaks and puddles in the basement. Perhaps rightfully so, according to claim data recently compiled by State Farm. The insurer points to plumbing and major appliances — such as dishwashers, washing machines and so on — as the cause of more than 80 percent of household leaks, which homeowners may erroneously attribute to April rain.

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