Homeowner's Insurance And Sewer Backups

Published Jan 31 2020 at 3:00 PM GMT
  • MoneyTipsDoes your homeowner's insurance cover damage from a sewer backup' Most policies do not, and while you probably wouldn't think about this hazard, it happens more frequently than people think.
  • Infrastructures are aging across the nation, and older homes may not have sufficient plumbing protections to prevent a system-wide backup from entering your home.
  • An even more likely culprit is the sewer pipe on your property, prior to connecting to the city system.
  • As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining the portion of the sewer pipeline that runs through your property.
  • Tree and shrub roots can grow and slowly displace or even break pipelines, with no evidence to you (except perhaps a suspiciously greener area of your lawn).



  • Published Jan 31, 2020 3:00 PM GMT