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Does insurance cover water damage from a leaking shower?

We own the house and are preparing to sell it. The shower has been leaking for at least 2 years but we just noticed it. I am sure there is dry rot that needs to be repaired. Will my homeowners insurance cover this?

Jul 19, 2021 Beaverton, OR

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Renata Balasco

Senior Content Strategist

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  • Licensed Insurance Agent — Property and Casualty

Renata joined The Zebra in 2020 as a Customer Experience Agent. Since 2021, she has worked as licensed insurance professional and content strategist.…

Most homeowners policies cover water damage unless that coverage is specifically excluded. Look at your policy to see what coverages are included. If water damage is covered on your policy, it's impoirtant to also understand the limits (the maximum amount your insurance comapny will pay for these damages). ​If you have more questions as to what is covered through your policy, you can always contact your insurance carrier. 

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