Alex Hancock brings a decade of sector experience to Gateway’s property insurance arm. Working previously for Aviva and then a London-based insurance broker, Alex has assisted loss adjustors on site, seeing the devastation incidents have caused. Cover is critical when it’s needed, which is why it’s important to have the right policies in place, he explains.
A quarter of all insurance claims made on flats are the result of damage caused by water leaks. The effects can be costly and cause a great deal of heartache. This needn’t be the case with a few preventative measures.
Our factsheet gives tips to avoid the common causes of leaks in bathrooms, toilets and kitchens and from radiators throughout the home. You’ll also find insurance guidance and electrical safety and general advice for homes affected by water damage and flooding. Electrical repairs, including connection to temporary energy supplies, should always be carried out by a registered electrician.