Home insurance Updated:
According to Sainsbury's Home Insurance, water damage, through 'forcible / violent bursting', has been the cause of over 13,000 home insurance claims since 22nd December 2008. The value of these claims is estimated to be £27.56 million.
Sainsbury's Home Insurance Manager: "There have certainly been more home insurance claims linked to water damage in recent weeks than we'd expect to see when the weather is milder. Temperatures have dropped to as low as -10C (14F) and with more cold weather predicted, we expect to see more claims linked to water damage.
"We have seen cases this year where people have gone away for a few days and switched their heating off and retuned to terrible damage, this really is a no, no. Warm water must be kept circulating even if it's for a short period each day."
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