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Homeowners keep home insurance to protect themselves should the worst happen, but no one looks forward to having to make insurance claims. Most homeowner’s insurance covers water damage, but careful documentation of the damage, who may have caused it and information about any plumber doing repairs may be required by your insurance company for reimbursement. By taking some steps to prevent damage in the first place, you can avoid the headache associated with these common and costly claims.
Washing Machine Damage Can Be Expensive
Washing machines are common household items that do a lot of work. They also are a common source of insurance claims for water damage. The varying temperatures and vibration of the machine make the plastic or rubber hoses that connect them to water sources prone to bursting. By throwing in a load of laundry and walking away, you might not notice gushing water until it’s too late. Check the condition of lines and hoses, making sure they are properly attached and not cracked or damaged. A plumber can help you replace the hoses every three years, or upgrade the water lines to more durable stainless steel hoses.
Slow Leaks Can Lead to Large Damages
Tubs, showers and toilets are often the causes of water damage associated with slow leaks. Grout, caulking and seals age and crack over time, causing them to fail. This damage is rarely covered by insurance claims, as water can seep into your floors and walls, causing damage to carpentry and tile, as well as becoming a source for mold and mildew in your home. Toilet leaks pose an extra threat in that failed seals can lead to the release of sewage and toxic gasses into your home. Should you notice excessive moisture around these fixtures or wobbling in your toilet, contact Goodman Plumbing right away.
If you have a water damage emergency in your home, do what you can to prevent the situation from worsening while documenting all damages and waiting for your insurance adjuster to arrive. Because of their knowledge of how damage happens, professional plumbers can help with mitigating your losses and with documentation by finding the source of the water, providing repairs to slow or stop the damage, and clearly communicating with your insurance agency.
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Calling a plumber now is a proactive way to avoid having to make insurance claims later. Take care of your home by avoiding risks and having repairs made as soon as you see damages.
Why Choose Goodman Plumbing
Goodman Plumbing is a second generation company that has over 6 decades of experience and outstanding growth. Recognized as one of the best plumbing companies in the Delaware Valley, Goodman Plumbing’s achievements are the result of our family values that are part of every project no matter how large or small. This is why it is extremely important to us that we treat our customers like family. So if you need sewer line repair, toilet repair, well service or even water damage restoration contact us today and schedule your next appointment! Serving Abington, Willow Grove, Horsham, Fort Washington, Feasterville Trevose, Langhorne, Yardley, Newtown, Richboro, Warrington, Doylestown, New Hope, Chalfont, Lansdale, King of Prussia, Wayne, Havertown, Springfield and surrounding!