While most home insurance clients are very focused on protecting against a loss from theft or fire, too many clients are ignoring the threat of water damage caused by the backup of sewer or drains.
In Massachusetts, there are many areas in our state where sewer systems are over 85 years old, and other areas where heavy development has put a strain on sewer systems.
Have you got it covered? The tale of two clients:
John and Mary chose to include Backup of Water and Sewer coverage on their home policy.
Their son, Dave, recently bought his first new home! When we reviewed this coverage option with him, he was being very budget conscious and declined to include this. Dave said he would check in with us later…
Then the rains came, Dave’s street flooded, and the sewers backed up into his basement. While his parents were covered for this type of damage, Dave’s home was not.
Please take a moment to review your home insurance and how it will respond to water backup of sewer and drains. You will be glad you did if this type of disaster strikes your home!