Things that aren’t covered by home insurance

Your home is your castle, and you have home insurance to protect that castle from all the hazards life can throw at it. You may assume all risks are covered, but we all know what happens when you assume. Unfortunately, most people do not read their homeowner’s policy and are unaware of the things generally not covered without a special endorsement. Having a relationship with your insurance agency is the best way to avoid getting a bad surprise. AmPro Insurance LLC in Colorado Springs, CO is an independent agency that can offer you choices when it comes to your carrier. 

Flood

Many people will be shocked to find out their home insurance does not cover flood damage, especially since floods caused 3.75 billion dollars in damage in 2019. Floods happen in every state, and as a result of the changing climate are becoming more frequent and devastating. The good news is while your home insurance won’t cover flood damage, you can purchase an additional policy through the National Flood Insurance Program. 

Earth Movement

Earthquakes, mudslides, and sinkholes are typically not covered by home insurance. These are more prevalent in certain parts of the country but recently have turned up in unexpected places. You can purchase an endorsement or an additional policy to cover these events. 

Pest Related Damage

Many pests can infest your home and cause a great deal of damage. Termites and carpenter ants are just two examples. A standard home insurance policy will not pay to repair the damage caused by these pests. This damage is considered neglect by the homeowner, and like any other neglect is excluded from coverage. 

If you are worried about any of the hazards which aren’t covered, you should talk to an insurance agent. In Colorado Springs, CO, AmPro Insurance LLC is the agency to trust. Give us a call or stop by the office and let us answer your questions and give you a quote.