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|
|5. New York||$99,044,118||12,353|
Source: State Farm