Water damage is the most common reason people make claims against their insurance policy.
Burst pipes, frozen pipes and leaking pipes can have a devastating affect on a property. A pipe could have been leaking for months, even years, before it is discovered. A burst pipe can flood a house in minutes.
Water causes damage to walls, flooring, joists, carpets,furniture etc etc…
Pipes leaking behind or from showers can cause a substantial amount of damage not only to the bathroom but also the ceilings below.
Water damage to ceilings is a common claim. There are numerous types of ceilings, including plasterboard, artex, lathe & plaster, suspended etc etc….. if coving is present this will need to be removed and replaced.
Water damaged walls need to be taken back to the brickwork for drying purposes. Water can lay dormant under laminate flooring for a long period of time before you realise there is or has been a leak.
See our advise centre for what to do in the event of discovering water damage.
Types of Water Damage: Burst pipes, leaking pipes, flood damage, radiator leaks, shower leaks, bath leaks, header tank leaks, burst water tank, waste pipe leak, cracked leaks