Floods can be some of the most devastating natural disasters to ever befall your house. You don’t simply deal with the initial damage, you also have to be on the lookout for mold damage, structural issues with the house, and problems with the electrical or heating systems. In addition, you don’t typically get flood insurance as a named peril on a homeowners insurance policy. This is an additional type of insurance you add on if you live in an area that is at high risk for flooding, or to get complete protection on your home in the event that a flood hits an area not historically known for them.
Flood insurance protects against water damage, both immediate and long lasting, to your home and property. It also covers related costs of flooding such as repairing or replacing items that get damaged in the water. You do need a good list of the type of assets you have, as well as the relative value of these assets, for the insurance company to process your claim.
If you aren’t sure whether or not your house is located in a high flood risk area, you have a few ways to research your concern. The first is getting a survey crew who has knowledge of the flood plains in your area to figure out whether or not your house is at risk. It’s easy to know whether you are in a risky location when you’re right on a river bank, but it’s not as easy to tell when you have a decent amount of distance from a body of water.
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