Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Broken Pipes?
Many people wonder whether water damage is covered under their homeowners insurance. The answer to that question all depends on the type of water damage. "Gradual damage" due to water happens over a long period of time. This could be because of a leaky pipe or other causes, such as a crack in a foundation. This type of damage is common cause for insurance claims.
If you're not sure whether your insurance will cover water damage caused by a leaky pipe, it's important to review the exact wording of your homeowners policy with your insurance advisor, agent, or broker. You will have to review the exclusions of your policy as well as the type of coverage you have.
All insurance policies exclude wear and tear, and gradual damage. However, there may be some "exceptions." For example, "resulting" damage may occur as a result of a broken pipe, water tank, or washing machine.