Thousands of South Florida homes are suffering back-ups through toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs from broken cast iron drain lines. The life expectancy for cast iron is approximately 50 to 60 years. As a result, several homes built prior to the installation of PVC piping are experiencing these problems. If drain water overflows your sink, toilet, or tub and causes damage to your home, it is generally considered a covered loss so long as the water causes damage. That damage manifests itself in swollen vanities, damaged kitchen cabinets, or hollowed tiles. It is important to keep in mind that your grout will also suffer damage when it absorbs dirty drain water. When a back-up/overflow claim is covered, the insurance company is obligated to pay for repairs for the building materials that were directly affected by water but also is responsible to pay for repairs deemed necessary from accessing the pipe itself. If you have to break through the floor to access the pipe, any continuous flooring of like, kind, and quality is also covered under your policy.
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The attorneys at Fair Claims Law aggressively represents its clients in pursuing their insurance claims with the goal of recovering the benefits owed to them under their property insurance policy. Fair Claims Law’s attorneys have handled nearly every kind of loss ranging from windstorm, water losses, fires, and many others. The lawyers at Fair Claims Law strive to provide excellent customer service and take pride in achieving their goals.
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