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  • Writer's pictureDoron Yaniv

Items that are not covered under a Standard Homeowner's Policy

Homeowners insurance is an essential purchase for anyone buying or owning a house. It provides financial protection in case of unexpected events like fire or vandalism. However, it's crucial to be aware of your policy's limitations to avoid any surprises when something goes wrong. Here are a few things that homeowners should know their insurance won't cover:


1.     Flood damage: Standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods caused by natural disasters or weather events. If you live in a flood-prone area, getting separate flood insurance is wise to protect your property. Please don't wait until it's too late!


2.     Earthquake: Standard homeowners insurance does not cover earthquake damage. A separate earthquake insurance policy is wise if you live in an earthquake-prone area.


3.     Routine Wear and Tear: Home insurance won't cover the costs of regular maintenance or repairs due to normal wear and tear. Budgeting these expenses separately is essential, as they are part of homeownership.


4.     Mold Damage: Mold can be costly, but most homeowners insurance policies won't cover mold remediation expenses. Preventing mold growth by addressing underlying issues like leaks or poor ventilation is vital.


5.     Damage From Pests: Unfortunately, damage caused by pests like termites or rodents is not covered by homeowners insurance. Regular inspections and taking preventive measures can help avoid costly pest-related damage.


Understanding what your home insurance won't cover is crucial to avoid financial setbacks. Take the time to review your policy and consider purchasing additional coverage or saving for potential expenses. Stay informed and protect your home!


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