Waterworld: Home Insurance and water damage

It’s every home owner’s worst nightmare; you come home from a holiday to find your place flooded, the culprit a burst pipe or leaky shower. But what can you do to prevent an escape of water in the home? Admiral Home Insurance took a look at our most common claims to find out more.

Common causes

A whopping 76% of all escape of water claims come from burst or leaking pipes.

Common causes

13% of escape of water claims come from faulty heating.

Common causes

15% of escape of water claims come from blocked drains and overflow damage.

Worst time of year for escape of water?

Whatever the time of year, you could be at risk of escape of water. The highest number of claims are during spring and autumn, both at 29%.

Where do most claims happen?

SE England - 12%
Scotland - 15%
North West - 12%
Greater London - 8%
Yorkshire - 9%
Wales - 6%
W Midlands - 8%
North East- 5%
South West - 6%
N Ireland - 4%
E Midlands - 5%
E Anglia - 10%

Common areas that spring a leak

The kitchen is the victim of the biggest number of escape of water claims at 18%.

Common areas that spring a leak

As you’d expect the bathroom is high up on the list with 15% of claims.

Common areas that spring a leak

Who would've thought it? Over 13% of escape of water claims are caused in the living room.

Common areas that spring a leak

Hallways and stairways make up 9% of escape of water claims.

Common areas that spring a leak

You never know where you might spring a leak with 8% of claims caused in the bedroom.