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The Truth About Sump Pump and Flood Coverage in Frenchtown, MI

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Truth About Sump Pump and Flood Coverage in Frenchtown, MI If your Frenchtown, MI sump pump fails and you have water in your basement, call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee. We'll clean it "like it never happened."

As the owner of a home with a Michigan basement, and being in an industry where we see the worst case scenarios, the question has been brought up about insurance coverage in the event of a sump pump backup or failure.

It is common knowledge, that occasionally sump pumps have been known to fail causing devastation in basements. However, what many people don’t know is that their regular homeowner’s insurance does not cover this, neither does their flood insurance.

Flood insurance typically covers anything structural in the event of a flood.  In other words, if you could take your home and flip it upside down, anything that were to stay attached is covered, anything that were to fall would not be. . . so that heirloom passed down for generations may not be covered though insurance for the cost of restoration.

Don’t find yourself caught in this position; there is a solution to protect you in the event of this happening!

If you have a sump pump in your home, you may want to consider looking into the option of a sump pump rider on your insurance policy.  A sump pump rider endorsement is intended to cover both contents and structure if there is a water loss based on the failure of the unit, either by electrical loss or mechanical failure.  Based on the size of your basement and whether or not it is finished, there are different coverage limits available to fit your needs.

Remember, it is important to always discuss your coverage limits with your insurance agent before making a decision.  SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is not an expert on insurance, but only recommends insured check their options and verify their coverage before tragedy occurs. Adequate coverage should include not only water mitigation, but also the repairs that would be required to put your basement back to its original condition if a loss were to occur.

For any additional questions, or if you have experienced a water loss, please call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee at (734) 299-7006.

Dundee 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dundee 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Major flooding in Dundee has covered sidewalks, outdoor stairways, and has left only the tops of landscaping visible in areas.

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

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(734) 299-7006

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee

SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.