Expert Advice for Water Damage

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Tesla Model S Floats Like a Boat
Tesla has built a solid reputation for making some of the best electric cars on the market. But could some of its cars, like the Model S, really double as a boat?
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Ru Chen
Aug 21, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Broken Pipes?
A broken pipe inside your home has the ability to flush thousands of dollars out of your wallet if you don’t have coverage. Here's what you should know about broken pipes and your homeowners insurance.
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Jason Unrau
Jan 06, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Deteriorated or Corroded Cast Iron Pipes?
Cast iron pipes will corrode over time, so be sure to maintain them or you'll be accountable for damages and homeowner's insurance won't cover you.
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Jason Unrau
Sep 09, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Leaking Joints and Seals?
Are leaky plumbing joints covered under your homeowners insurance? That’s a tricky question to answer. Here’s what you should know about plumbing leaks and your policy.
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Jason Unrau
Jan 06, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Sump Pump Failure?
Find out how you can protect your home from a sump pump breakdown with this guide. Get an insurance endorsement to get coverage on sump pump failure.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 16, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Sewer Line Damage?
Your homeowners insurance may not cover sewer line damage. Do you have the coverage you need?
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Jason Unrau
Aug 20, 2021
Do You Need Water and Sewer Insurance for Your Home?
Damage to your sewer and water lines can cause thousands of dollars in repairs. Water and sewer insurance for your home can help you with those costs.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Nov 06, 2020
What Is a Sump Pump and How Does it Work?
What is a sump pump and how does it work? Here's what you should know about this important home water removal device.
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Elan Mcafee
Oct 21, 2020
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover a Water Leak?
Insurance for water leaks in your home typically depends on what type of home insurance you've purchased and how the damage came about.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Sep 28, 2020
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Polybutylene Pipes?
Many older homes have polybutylene pipes, which will eventually break and cause leaks. Because of the large risk, most basic homeowners insurance policies won't cover polybutylene pipes.
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Brady Klopfer
Sep 10, 2021
Does Home Insurance Cover a Leaking Shower?
Under very specific circumstances, you may be able to claim on home insurance for bathroom leaks and leaking showers, especially if you use certain clauses. Here's what you need to know.
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Elan Mcafee
Aug 24, 2021
What Is Water Backup Coverage for Your Basement?
Here’s everything you need to know about water backup coverage on your homeowners insurance so you can decide if it’s right for you.
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Brady Klopfer
Sep 23, 2020
How to Detect Water or Flood Damage in a Used Car
Detecting water damage in a used car before buying includes checking the title and the VIN and looking for rust, water lines, and odd smells.
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Nicholas Wilson
Dec 08, 2020
How Much Water Damage Will Total a Car?
Water isn’t good for your car’s metal and electrical parts. Freshwater and seawater can make your car a total loss if the water is deep enough or completely submerges your car.
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Jason Unrau
Aug 31, 2021

All Questions on Water Damage

How do I check for flood damage to my car?
What are the signs of flood damage to a car? I live near a flood site and I’m worried my car might be damaged. I want to know if it’s still safe to drive or if I should have a professional take a look at it.
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Hana Sabah
Sep 10, 2021
What is the best way to document flood damage for insurance purposes?
How do flood insurance claims work? My property has experienced some flood damage, and I want to know how to document everything for my insurance claim.
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Hana Sabah
Sep 10, 2021
How do you make a flood damage claim?
Where do I start if I need to file a flood insurance claim? I’m really worried about all these storms popping up and want to be prepared in the event water damages my property.
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Hana Sabah
Sep 10, 2021
Will flood insurance help replace my car?
Living in Louisiana, we get hit with a lot of floods. This past weekend we had some minor hurricane activity and the house was fine, but my garage is completely flooded and my car was underwater. I know my garage is covered, but will my flood insurance help replace my car?
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chloe jenkins
Sep 10, 2021
In San Antonio, will flood insurance help me replace my home?
I live in San Antonio, Texas, and we were recently hit with some really severe flash flooding. A lot of my home and many of my belongings have been destroyed by water damage. Will flood insurance help me replace my home?
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chloe jenkins
Sep 10, 2021
Can I get flood insurance if I don't live in a high-risk flood zone?
Can I get flood insurance? Or is it only for high-risk flood areas? I live in New York. I don’t think where I live is considered a high-risk flood zone, but we’ve been getting more flooding over the years from hurricanes and other storms.
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Lauren Smith
Sep 10, 2021
Is water damage covered if a tree fell on my house?
I live in Florida and a storm caused a tree to fall on my house. It ripped a hole my roof, which caused a whole bunch of water damage. Can I submit a claim for that?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
Is freshwater or saltwater worse for your car?
I live in Louisiana and there is nowhere I can drive right now due to flooding. I have to get food, though, so I'm going to have to drive through some water. Which is worse to drive through: fresh water or salt water?
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Lauren Smith
Sep 09, 2021
How do you check the oil and other fluids in your car after a flood?
I heard that water can get in and mix with the oil in your car after a flood. How can I check if water got in? Where else should I check?
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Lauren Smith
Sep 09, 2021
How do I check my fuel system after a flood?
How do I know if there's water in my gas tank or fuel system? My neighborhood got hit pretty hard by a recent hurricane. Luckily, our building is okay and we didn't have any issues with our home. Our car, though, is a different story—the garage where we park was completely flooded. I know I need to check my fuel system for water to get a sense of how bad the damage is, but I've never had to do this before and I'm not sure where to start.
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Ben Guess
Sep 15, 2021
Does home insurance cover paving over a washed-out gravel driveway?
Will my home insurance cover the cost of paving the driveway? I live on the coast and am worried about flooding and extreme rainfall washing out my gravel driveway. To prevent future problems and loss, I want to pave my driveway.
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Shannon Martin
Sep 09, 2021
Does comprehensive car insurance cover flood damage?
Can my comprehensive insurance cover the cost of replacing the interior of a car destroyed by a flood? I was driving home a week ago when I unfortunately got caught in a flood. I'm okay—though shaken—but my car's interior is completely soaked, and it needs to be replaced. I have comprehensive car insurance, but I don't know if that covers flood damage.
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Ben Guess
Sep 09, 2021
Does my homeowner's insurance policy cover flooding?
This most recent hurricane season in Texas has seen more flooding than normal, and now I'm worried for my house. What exactly does my homeowner’s insurance cover with respect to flooding?
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Will Baldwin
Sep 09, 2021
What is covered by flood insurance?
Thankfully, I bought flood insurance last year, and after the flooding this week here in Florida, I'm grateful I am prepared. I’m curious, though, what does flood insurance actually cover?
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Will Baldwin
Sep 10, 2021
How do you minimize flood damage to the interior of your car?
Unfortunately, this week my car got caught in some flooding down in Louisiana. What can I do to minimize the damage inside my car?
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Will Baldwin
Sep 09, 2021
What are the different types of flood insurance?
Are there different types of flood insurance? My provider in Texas doesn't offer flood insurance, and I don't know where to look for other options.
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Joshua Levy
Sep 02, 2021
What can be done to prevent flood damage?
What can you do to prevent flood damage? I live in Louisiana and my house has already been damaged by two major storms. I desperately want to protect it from whatever comes next.
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Joshua Levy
Sep 02, 2021
Where can you buy flood insurance?
Where can I get flood insurance? I live in Florida and I need to make sure I'm covered, especially with all these storms coming in.
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Joshua Levy
Sep 14, 2021
Can my home insurance cover damage from underground pipes?
Someone installed a pipe incorrectly that is causing damage to my home and property. Can I submit a claim to my insurance company?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 20, 2021

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