Mike & Bernadine Nielsen

Mike: 604-315-3151 |

Bernadine: 604-619-2063 |

Understanding the Risks of Water Damage

Heavy storms and burst pipes are next 
to impossible to predict yet they can 
do significant damage to your house or 
condo. Here are some key precautionary 
steps to take into consideration:
1. Read the details of your home’s 
insurance policy to understand the 
water damage coverage included, and 
to confirm your deductible.
2. Check municipal policies about storms 
and flooding, and know the legal 
jurisdictions for drainage/sewage and 
water supply. Find out where your 
municipality’s main supply and drain 
pipes connect to your property, and 
what/where the lines of responsibility 
are located. 
3. For condo owners, ask your corporation 
to identify the point at which 
responsibility and liability is transferred 
to individual owners
Heavy storms and burst pipes are next to impossible to predict yet they can do significant damage to your house or condo. Here are some key precautionary steps to take into consideration:
1. Read the details of your home’s insurance policy to understand the water damage coverage included, and to confirm your deductible.
2. Check municipal policies about storms and flooding, and know the legal jurisdictions for drainage/sewage and water supply. Find out where your municipality’s main supply and drain pipes connect to your property, and what/where the lines of responsibility are located.
 3. For condo owners, ask your corporation to identify the point at which responsibility and liability is transferred to individual owners.
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