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Debunking common insurance myths – flood damage

Published on Aug 22, 2014 | Last updated Sep 18, 2019 1 minute read

Flood damage is not covered under my property insurance.

TRUE

Most insurance companies do not offer flood coverage; however, under most comprehensive property insurance policies, you will have coverage for a “sudden and accidental escape of water”, such as a burst pipe or hot water tank.  If you have damage from “leakage and seepage over time”, such as a dripping toilet or pipe under your sink, it is excluded from your insurance policy.

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