Summer is coming and we are all starting to prepare our families; switching out the winter wardrobes for summer, pulling out the sandals, and stocking up on sun block. When the weather turns warm the first thing we think of is how to get our families near any type of water; beaches, pools, lakes, oceans, and of course water parks. There are so many ways to enjoy cool water in warm weather. It’s the one activity that the entire family can enjoy together. But there’s one type of water that no one is interested in being around, and that is water damage in your home caused by the back up of sewers, drains, or sump-pumps. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing day at the beach only to find yourself ankle deep in sewer water. The damage caused by this type of back-up is extensive, and could include replacing carpets, floors, and even walls. The scary thing is that your homeowner’s coverage does not provide coverage for any type of water damage or sump-pump overflow. This means that if you do experience this type of damage, you will be the one footing the bill.
There is a very simple way to avoid this extra cost. By adding a Water Backup and Sump Pump Overflow Endorsement to your homeowner’s policy, you can prevent yourself from stepping into a very sticky situation. A Water Backup and Sump Pump Overflow Endorsement provides coverage for the back-up of internal drains in your home (including kitchens, bathrooms, sinks, tubs, and toilets), as well as coverage in the event your sump-pump overflows. This Endorsement costs between $15-50, and can provide you $5,000-15,000 dollars in coverage. This is a simple and easy way to protect yourself from the damage, stress, cost, and repairs of water damage inside your home.