Is my property covered?
Water damage to your property is usually covered as standard by your buildings insurance policy, and is referred to by insurers as ‘escape by water’, which can be caused by a number of issues, from burst pipes to tree root damage. Escape by water damage is one of the most common types of domestic property damage claims, with insurers paying out £1.8 million for it every day.
Whilst it’s not a guarantee you’ll be covered for repair work — most insurance policies do include ‘trace and access’ cover as part of their agreement — regardless of who you’ve taken your policy out with.
This means you WILL be able to claim back costs for any leak detection work undertaken. If you suspect you have a leak in your property but are unsure of its exact location, speak to one of our experts on 01785 781095 immediately — isolating the problem will prevent further damage to your home or property.