Insurers are flooded with escape of water claims

Water supply tap in Marracuene Mozambique (Photo - Eric Miller-World Bank)

The insurer trade body found that last year, 371,000 such claims were made with the average claim just under £2,000.

Allianz Insurance has also released new data which has revealed that in 2010, the amount paid by the insurer in domestic water damage claims jumped by 44% compared to the previous year.

Allianz's research has shown that the top four origins of water damage in the home are: feeder pipes (39%), bath/shower (11%); toilet (9%) and radiators (6%).

The study also found that the most

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