Home insurers say 2009 was the worst year ever for burst pipe claims.
According to a report published by Aviva insurance, burst pipes caused by freezing water were at a record high last year. Insurance claims for water soaked homes as the result of bust pipes or tanks were among the most common filings.
Director of household claims at Aviva, Rob Townsend, said in a press release: “Despite last year’s icy conditions many homeowners still forget that freezing and burst pipes can be a real problem, in some cases ruining entire floors of your home.” Damage caused by freezing water or leaking, “escaping” water from pipes is covered by most contents and buildings insurance policies.
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