There was a time when cast-iron pipes were thought to be a durable and premium quality plumbing accessory. Many Florida homeowners are learning that cast-iron pipes are often a detriment to your home’s plumbing system. Replacing cast-iron pipes could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, and these plumbing items were often installed in homes that were built prior to the year 1975. Many cast-iron pipes that were installed during this time are now beginning to corrode. This can cause issues with drainage, higher utility bills, and severe damage to the home.
There are many home insurance policies that are introducing provisions that amend policy coverage for homeowners that neglect to replace their cast-iron pipes. The reason for these amendments is to make sure that insurance companies will not be forced to pay an exorbitant amount of claims due to flooding and damages that can occur for older homes.
Homeowners should not have to take this on alone. It’s important to understand what is covered under your insurance policy. If you have had a recent flood due to corrosion of cast-iron pipes and you have had your claim denied, this could represent a bad faith claim. As a homeowner, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your insurance company when your claim is wrongly denied. With the right representation, you may be able to get your pipes replaced through insurance funds.
By contacting a Florida insurance claims attorney today, you can get the help you need to repair damage caused by cast-iron pipes and improve the condition of your home for the future. Contact us, and we can act as your advocate by managing a claim against your insurance company. We want to represent you, and get you the funding that you need to repair your home.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claim attorney. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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