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Do I have coverage against damage caused by a fish tank?

Does renters insurance have coverage for my fish tank? My fish tank burst damaging my apartment. Do I have coverage for that?

Sep 9, 2018 Denver, CO

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Ava Lynch

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The personal property portion of you renters insurance will definitely cover the damage to the fish tank, but remember to keep in mind your deductible. As far as the damage to your apartment, your policy should cover that via the liability portion which is typically included in a standard renters insurance policy. The best way to handle this would be to contact your insurance provider, specifically their claim's department, and explain the situation. Good luck.

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