When It Rains You Need an Umbrella: Why Flood Insurance is Important
Last week’s blog post discussed the start of hurricane season and how to prepare your home or business against damage. This week’s blog will discuss the importance of flood insurance in the event of a water loss. This is especially important during hurricane season for those living in North Carolina and residing in flood-prone areas. The News & Observer quotes the North Carolina Hurricane Guide as stating, “that 1 inch of water can cost up to $25,000 or more in cleanup and repair!” Interestingly, most homeowners’ insurance and renter’s insurance do not typically cover flood damage. What’s more shocking is that most homeowners and renters are unaware that their policies do not cover flood damage until they experience water loss from an occurrence such as a hurricane or roof leak. At that point, it is too late and the customer is forced to pay out of pocket or use other sources of funding to cover cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction expenses. The average flood insurance claim is $69,000! It is recommended every homeowner and business owner purchase flood insurance; this normally is purchased separately and in addition to your home or business insurance policy. The N.C. Department of Insurance warns against not purchasing flood insurance “because your home is not in a designated flood plain.” Do not assume your home or business will never incur flood damage. In the event, your home or business does experience water or flood damage contact SERVPRO of South Durham! We have an experienced team led by an IICRC Certified Master Water Restorer and highly trained and IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians, that allow us to quickly respond to losses of all sizes and quickly work to minimize the chances of further damage from flooding or leaks. The most comforting benefit of working with SERVPRO of South Durham during your water loss emergency is that we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
When you think, “Cleaning. Restoration. Construction.” Think SERVPRO of South Durham!