Wet Room, Home Insurance, Excess, Claims
I’m probably showing my ignorance here, but…
My dad has just had a wet room fitted in what used to be his upstairs bathroom
That is a shower running directly into a sealed / waterproof floor, with the drain sunk into the sealed floor.
I am well aware that if he has problems with the leakage of water from the drain unit and connected pipes, or a leakage caused by a fault in the sealing of the wet room floor, that this will mean:
Not only the normal leaking through the ceiling to the floor below, but the need to rip up the wet room floor and fix the damage to pipes and drainage unit, then refitting the wet room floor; or refiting the wet room floor if that is the sole cause of the water leaking through.
1) Would such work be covered by ‘home emergency cover’, or just classified as an ‘escaped water’ claim: meaning a heavy ‘excess cost’ when he makes a claim?
2) Can anyone think of a way of covering this possible problem by another method of insurance/ coverer that could be cheaper????
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