California Tops List for Water Loss Claims: State Farm

March 25, 2015
Photo: State Farm

Photo: State Farm

April showers bring May flowers but it also brings the potential for water in your basement. One of the worst experiences a homeowner can have is a backed-up sewer or drain filling the basement with foul-smelling water and sewage. Water losses are rising even though many of these accidents are preventable. In 2014, State Farm paid nearly $1.8 billion for water loss claims as a result of frozen pipes, flooded basements and burst appliance hoses, an increase from the $1.3 billion State Farm paid in 2013.

Top Ten States for State Farm Claims Due to Water Loss in 2014

Top States for Paid Water Loss Claims

Amount Paid for Water Loss Claims

Number of Water Loss Claims

1. California

$221,424,497

16,631

2. Texas

$137,501,184

20,429

3. Georgia

$137,260,031

16,833

4. Illinois

$123,380,532

15,409

5. New York

$99,044,118

12,353

6. Michigan

$88,771,032

10,659

7. Pennsylvania

$81,206,511

14,235

8. Tennessee

$60,423,019

7,162

9. Ohio

$52,454,367

7,601

10. Maryland

$49,617,368

6,433

 

Source: State Farm

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