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Pipe burst file or not fi (by Rani3182 [TX]) Feb 19, 2021 10:10 AM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Frsnk [NJ]) Feb 19, 2021 10:51 AM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Hoosier [IN]) Feb 19, 2021 11:23 AM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 19, 2021 12:34 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Ponari [TX]) Feb 19, 2021 12:52 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Jane [TX]) Feb 19, 2021 1:11 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by S i d [MO]) Feb 19, 2021 1:20 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Small potatoes [NY]) Feb 19, 2021 3:22 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Still Learning [NH]) Feb 19, 2021 3:35 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Pmh [TX]) Feb 19, 2021 5:18 PM
       Pipe burst file or not fi (by Ponari [TX]) Feb 22, 2021 12:11 PM

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Pipe burst file or not fi (by Rani3182 [TX]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 10:10 AM
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So pipes bursted in a rental ..I have Homeowners of America. Getting pipe fixed but wondering if I should file a claim

Pipes bursted in several places I am getting pipes fixed now but one patch of ceiling has collapsed and going to assess if more will..

Looking for some advice...would you file a claim --99.179.xxx.xx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Frsnk [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 10:51 AM
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I would check my policy and my deductible make a cost benefit analysis based on the actual costs to fix

--174.225.xxx.xx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 11:23 AM
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Cost/benefit analysis. If the cost to repair is not at least $1,000 over deductible, I would not file. I see insurance as being for the really BIG things. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 12:34 PM
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I am a plumbing contractor and landlord. I got a call from my insurance agent with a job, go examine the pipes in a flood in a covered duplex property. The owner had a small section repaired. The hot riser from the crawl space to the bathtub burst, so a 2 foot section was replaced.

I asked the owner what was his plans. He said nothing needs to be done because the leaking pipe was fixed.

I reported back to the insurance company that all of the hot water pipes in the crawl space had signs of ageing and in time other areas would fail too.

So the insurance company sent a letter to the insured, the policy will not be renewed unless you upgrade you Hot Water Pipes. So the owner had his walls opened and only replaced his hot water pipes, leaving in place his old galvanized cold water pipes.

Talk about being foolish, penny wise and pound foolish. --47.155.xx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Ponari [TX]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 12:52 PM
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I also had a pipe burst in a rental. Luckily it was empty, however, new tenants moving in on February 27th. I did submit a claim and insurance company is telling me I have to wait until they come and look at it before I can begin repairs. I took lots of pictures, opened up the wall and plumber is repairing leak now. State Farm did tell me the pipes are not covered. I've sucked up all the water, ordered new flooring and pulled off the baseboards and pulled up the hardwood/laminate. Fans and heaters are working. I'm moving ahead because they can't tell me when someone will be able to get out there.

My new tenant has just emailed telling me that they were with family over the freeze and if the house is all in order. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to tell her!! --47.188.xx.xx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Jane [TX]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 1:11 PM
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Good luck with your repairs. I had pipe busted at my own house, no water for days, luckily my husband patched it up, so at least we could take a shower and get some water for cooking.

2 rentals got busted pipes, plumber on call to fix but can't get there until road clears.. 2 other vacant rentals yet to inspect. we shut off the water before the storm.. 4 other rentals tenant said no power for days, most ppl had to leave and stay with relatives, no news on those yet. 2 houses heater broke down, there was no power when HVAC guy went to fix. It was a mess.

I don't plan to file insurance if it's not a big expense. Will have plumber take photos of before and after just in case. --72.191.xxx.xx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 1:20 PM
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Probably would not file unless there was significant damage to the house as well. A busted pipe should be a $300 fix, max, unless there were extenuating circumstances like the crawlspace was inaccessible and you had to cut thru the floor from above. Ceiling repair....$500 maybe?

I know this, because I've got one like it right now. --107.216.xxx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 3:22 PM
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Not to mention being on their radar for potential mold issue/fed flag note in file clue report --100.38.xx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 3:35 PM
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Depends on the amount. Too many claims and they drop you. Save the claims for big amounts. --73.17.xx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 5:18 PM
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insurance is for catastrophic loss. how much will it cost to repair. how much is your deductible? --107.77.xxx.xxx




Pipe burst file or not fi (by Ponari [TX]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 12:11 PM
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Sid - I just paid $895 for my 6 inch pipe to be replaced. Ask me if I feel violated!! He said as it was an emergency he charges $500/hour.

I have been using this guy for 15 years (hes good about coming when I call, even on weekends) so needless to say Im looking for a new plumber.

If anyone in DFW has a recommendation Id appreciate it. --47.188.xx.xx



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