Alabama Governor Has Insurance for $50K Water Pipe Damage in Home

January 10, 2014

  • January 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    Icculus760 says:
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    “…Bentley said he’s got good homeowner’s insurance, so he…[is] looking at their misfortune as a chance to update the house.”

    Dear Governor, that’s not how insurance works. Insurance will pay to put you into your pre-loss condition. You won’t get paid more than what’s necessary to repair/replace your damaged items. Unless you hire a shady crew, you won’t have excess insurance settlement funds to use to update your house.

    • January 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm
      RT says:
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      True, but it will get him part-way there if he’s willing to invest some of his own money as well. I would assume there is some overlap between the damage and the areas they would like to update anyway.

    • January 15, 2014 at 11:48 am
      james says:
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      That’s not what he appears to be saying. He figures since his house is already torn up, he may as well go ahead and update it now.

  • January 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    MN says:
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    Dear Governor:

    Was anyone home or was your home vacant? Did you have the heat on?

  • January 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    Waldo says:
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    Any insurance he has will be good. You think a carrier is dumb enough not to pay this in full and fast??

  • January 14, 2014 at 11:42 am
    Phoenix says:
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    Water pipes in the attic????

    I can’t say that I’ve ever seen that done, and for good reason!

    It’s hard to believe that is even compliant with building codes.

    • January 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm
      Phoenix says:
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      Now that I think about it, I suppose if you have to build on slab due to an extremely high water table you pretty much have to run all of your utilities in the attic. I’ve never had to deal with the problem in the areas I’ve lived in.

    • January 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm
      Sacramento says:
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      My pipes are in the attic. Had me worried a few years ago, but no problems (knock on wood).

      • January 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm
        Nebraskan says:
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        Don’t laugh at me, but are they in the attic because there is no basement?

        • January 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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          Nope, have a crawl space with pipes there too!



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