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 and cause considerable damage to walls, flooring, joists, carpets and furniture.
A pipe could have been leaking for months, even years, before it is discovered. Or a burst pipe can flood a house in minutes.
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 and plaster, suspended all of which need a different approach to remedial work. If coving is present this will also 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.
For specialist help and advice in dealing with insurance claims and repairs for:
Header tank leaks
Burst water tank
Waste pipe leak
Call the water damage repair experts on 0800 323 4188.