You may think that your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover any damage to your home in Meridian, ID, but that’s not the case. If you want certain things covered, you will have to add additional insurance. An agent at Idaho Select Insurance can help.
Your homeowner’s insurance policy won’t cover damage by certain events, like floods, sinkholes, and earthquakes. You will need separate policies for each of these events. Since policies don’t cover floods, it will usually not cover any sort of standing water, whether a storm or a broken pipe causes it.
Termites are not covered by homeowner’s insurance and they can cause a lot of damage to the home.
Certain items in your home may not be covered or cause your home insurance rates to be higher, such as a pool or a trampoline. Certain dog breeds may also not be covered by insurance because they pose too much of a risk. If your dog has previously attacked someone, then they also pose too much of a risk and won’t be covered.
If you are having work done on your house you need to make sure your contractor has liability insurance, and you may want extra coverage since damage due to construction likely won’t be covered.
Many policies will have limits on coverage, especially for very expensive items like jewelry and fine art. For these items to be covered, make sure you have additional terms in your policy.
If you are keeping cash in your home, you may not be able to prove that the cash is in your home if it’s stolen, so your policy likely won’t cover it.
Some home insurance will cover mold, but this can be tricky. It depends on how the mold was caused to see if it is covered.
Contact Idaho Select Insurance serving Meridian, ID to get a homeowner’s insurance policy quote.