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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Leaky Plumbing Joints and Seals?
This is an overview of plumbing coverage under homeowners insurance. Learn which plumbing issues are covered, how to prevent leaky plumbing, and more.
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Jerry
Jan 06, 2021
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Sewer Line Damage?
Your homeowners insurance may not cover sewer line damage, especially if it is due to wear and tear or a problem that grew over time. Here's what you need to know about sewer line damage and insurance.
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Jerry
Aug 20, 2021
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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Jerry
Oct 13, 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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Jerry
Jan 06, 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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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
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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Jerry
Sep 23, 2021
Signs of a Flood Damaged 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. Read this guide to learn how to detect water and flood damage.
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Jerry
Dec 08, 2020
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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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
What Is a Sump Pump and How Does it Work?
Sump pumps are devices that redirect groundwater and prevent your basement from flooding. Here's what you should know about sump pumps and how they work.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Is Water and Sewer Line Insurance Worth It?
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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Jerry
Oct 20, 2021
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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Jerry
Sep 28, 2020
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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Jerry
Oct 05, 2021
How Long Can a Sump Pump Run Continuously?
Depending on the quality of the sump pump, it can run continuously up to 24 hours, but there are risks. Read this article to learn about problems with sump pumps running.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 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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Jerry
Sep 23, 2021
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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Jerry
Aug 21, 2021

All Questions on Water Damage

How do you prepare your car for a hurricane?
I live in Oklahoma and there have been a lot of hurricanes around the South lately. How do I prepare my car for a hurricane?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 06, 2021
How do I remove water stains from car seats?
There was flooding in my area and while my car is okay, I have water stains on my car seats. I'd like to remove them, but I'm not sure how. What can I do to remove the water stains?
Emily Maracle
Nov 16, 2021
How do you dry out a car interior?
We got a lot of rain yesterday, and I left my sunroof open. I was trying to keep my car from getting too hot, and I just didn't check the weather first. There was so much water in my car by the time I got out of work, I half-expected to see a mushroom growing out of one of my seats! How can I dry out the interior?
Liz Jenson
Nov 15, 2021
How can I get a car unstuck from deep mud?
I want to take my car mudding with some of my friends, but it's not a four-wheel drive. How can I get a car unstuck from the mud if it gets stuck?
Eric Schad
Nov 08, 2021
How do you dry out a car floor?
We had a water jug in the backseat break this morning on our way to a campground. How do I dry out the floor?
Will Baldwin
Oct 26, 2021
How do you dry car seats?
I accidentally left my windows open last night and it rained all night. How do I dry out my car seats?
Will Baldwin
Oct 26, 2021
How can I prevent my car from flooding?
How can I prevent car flooding? The weather report is calling for flash floods and really bad rain. I don't want my car to get damaged, but I need it to go to work. What can I do?
Ben Guess
Oct 25, 2021
How do I get water stains off of my dashboard?
I left my window open a few days ago and got a little rain in my car. No biggie, but now I have dried water stains all over the dashboard and plastic bits of my car. What is the best way to clean it?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How do I remove water spots from my windows?
What’s a good way to remove water spots from my windows? I have these incredibly distracting water spots all over my windshield and windows.
Liz Jenson
Oct 12, 2021
How do I get mud off my plastic car interior?
I was hiking yesterday when I got hit by an unexpected thunderstorm. I made my way back to the car, but unfortunately, I tracked mud all over my plastic interior. I love my hikes in the forest, but I also love a clean car! What's the best way to get rid of mud?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
When does car insurance cover flood damage?
My Honda Accord was damaged in a flood in Texas, and I want to know if my car insurance company will cover the extent of repairs. How do I know how much coverage they will provide?
Sophie Newman
Sep 28, 2021
Is there a way to get water stains out of a car headliner?
I noticed some water stains in the headliner of my car, but I'm not sure how they got there. I haven't noticed any leakage so far, so I think I'm probably okay—but is there a way for me to remove these stains?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
How do I get massive amounts of water out of my car's carpet?
I left my car window open during a torrential downpour and now the carpet is soaked. I'm really frustrated, and I'm hoping there's a way I can fix it myself before it starts turning into mildew. How on earth can I get this water out my car's carpet?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 04, 2021
Will flood insurance help me replace my home in San Antonio?
I live in San Antonio, Texas, and we were recently hit with some really severe flash flooding. My home and many of my belongings have been badly damaged by water—will flood insurance help me replace my home?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 04, 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
Shannon Martin
Nov 26, 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
Joshua Levy
Sep 02, 2021

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