Flood damage is not typically covered by a homeowners insurance policy.
Flood insurance is required by law for some high risk homes but only a minority of homes fall under this category. Congress passed some laws requiring that all federally-insured or regulated lenders, for instance mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac require flood insurance to protect their investment in the property.
There is a low-cost policy for homes in moderate-to-lower risk areas, and for much less than you might expect. The quick processing of these lower risk/low cost policies is the purpose of this website, so lets get started. Click here to get a quote.
Overflows from sewer systems or sump pumps are not considered a flood unless a flood has caused the backup and overflow.
There are some homeowner endorsements that will cover a back-up or overflow of sewers or drains or a sump-pump. These type losses sometimes do occur during flooding events. These endorsements will often have dollar limits substantially less than the flood policy