We know what a headache an insurance claim can be. Water damage can be caused by many different sources and the real damage is often hidden from plain sight. Things like visible or hidden pipe breaks, pipe breaks below the slab, pipe bursts, shower pan leaks, broken pipes, backed up air conditioning lines, hot water heater line breaks, ice maker supply line breaks, overflowing shower, toilet or sink, among others. It can also result from roof leaks following severe storms.
Determining the source of the damage is very important in determining whether or not you’re covered by your insurance provider. It’s extremely important that all steps are taken to properly document the cause of the damage and consider the possibility that water entry may cause future damages like toxic mold growth.
Some Common Sources of Water Damage: