Are you covered for DIY disasters?

In a survey carried out by Swinton, 78% of respondents who tried DIY, found that many of their jobs led to a variety of problems, which can be costly.

DIY disasters

So if like these homeowners, you prefer to give-it-a-go rather than hire a tradesman, you may want to consider properly protecting your house and belongings from DIY disasters.

Accidental Damage Cover

You can do this by taking out Accidental Damage Cover. This extra cover will give your house and what’s in it more protection than a standard Home Insurance policy.

There are two types of Accidental Damage cover that you can choose from, we’ve listed these below, and picked out some examples of common DIY disasters that you’d be covered for if you took out a policy.

Buildings Damage Cover

From electrical jobs to plumbing projects, Buildings Accidental Damage will cover you against the cost of accidents that damage your home or stop it from functioning properly. Examples of DIY disasters that will be covered include:

  • Drilling through a water pipe in the wall
  • Putting your foot through a ceiling
  • Putting a spade through a drain or pipe

Contents Accidental Damage

Some of the most popular DIY projects, such as painting and decorating, can lead to the most common mishaps. This is where Contents Accidental Damage can come in handy.

It covers you against damage to your belongings, such as sofas and flooring. Here are some examples of the mistakes you might be covered for:

  • Spills on your carpet
  • A smashed ornament or vase

Watch this quick video for more information about Accidental Damage Cover: 

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