Between two recent years, $19 million in property loss occurred on Thanksgiving. Insurance experts look at the cornucopia of calamities that can crop up during the holidays and show how homeowners’ insurance can help.
Foster City, CA – November 14, 2019 – Insurance.com, the leading online resource for health, auto, home and life insurance for 20 years, reports on common mishaps that happen during the holiday season and explains how consumers can tap into their homeowners policy for relief.
Holiday spikes in homeowner troubles include:
- Home cooking fires—250% increase on Thanksgiving vs. other days of the year
- Auto problems, including dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires—nearly 360,000 motorists may need assistance during Thanksgiving-related travel
- Plumbing disasters—the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers as backed up kitchen drains, garbage disposals and more require attention
“Homeowners can be liable if a guest is hospitalized due to food poisoning or drinks too much before driving,” cautions Michelle Megna, editorial director for Insurance.com. “The liability coverage in a homeowner’s policy can protect hosts and their guests by covering medical costs, property damage and legal fees, if necessary.”
Insurance.com’s guide to holiday insurance protection details various serious issues that can happen during the season, advises on how homeowners can minimize their risks and informs consumers of how insurance coverage can assist if problems strike.
For the full guide on holiday insurance protection visit: https://www.insurance.com/home-and-renters-insurance/coverage/thanksgiving-disasters-an-insurance-guide.html
Michelle Megna is available to answer questions about what is and isn’t likely to be covered by insurance this holiday season.
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