After a bathroom leak, who do I call first — my insurer or a plumber?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Alexah on January 15, 2021


A pipe under my bathroom sink has leaked and caused some damage to the floor. Who do I call first in this situation, a plumber or my insurance company?

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You should call a plumber first so any further damage can be prevented. Once the leak has been stopped and fixed, you can call your insurance company to make a claim so they can assess the damage. Your insurance company may deny the claim if they find that it was a slow leak that caused damage over a substantial period of time, rather than a sudden incident that would have been difficult to prevent.

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