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Why do I need a Plumbers Liability Insurance policy?

As a plumber, you have a skill that your clients rely on heavily when they have an issue in their home or workspace. They expect you to get the job done professionally, and with no mistakes — which is a tall order when you’re responsible for installing and repairing piping.

You also know that when something needs fixing in a client’s home, it often needs immediate attention. Whether a pipe is leaking, a toilet won’t stop running, or an appliance needs to be installed, your client expects you to get the job done in a timely fashion, which can amplify the likelihood of on-the-job mistakes.

And, as a small business owner, you will be held responsible for them.

Imagine you set up your equipment in a client’s hallway and run out to your truck to retrieve a forgotten tool. While you were outside, your client tripped over your toolbox and sustained a pretty serious knee injury. If you’re not protected with a Plumbers Insurance policy, you may find yourself personally responsible for paying those costs, along with the fees of hiring an attorney to defend yourself. It’s the kind of thing that can put you out of business quickly.

Beyond the risk of potential injury, you could also be held liable if your client suffers property damage while you perform your services. If you install a pipe improperly and it leaks, flooding the kitchen, your client can sue you for the damages.

This is why all plumbers need General Liability insurance. General Liability protects you from third-party claims of bodily injury and property damage that may arise out of your work in people’s homes or facilities.

Do something great for your business. Protect yourself with Plumbers Liability Insurance from Thimble and enjoy the confidence that comes from running a business, protected from risk.


How much does Plumbing Insurance cost?

The cost of your Plumbing Insurance Policy depends on a few factors. Things like your zip code, your coverage limit, the size of your team, and the length of your coverage all play a factor in determining the risk that comes with insuring your plumbing business.

With Thimble, you don’t have to commit to long, expensive policies, though. You can access flexible plumbing insurance through the Thimble app and customize your coverage down to the month, day, or hour. Plus, if you need to add Additional Insureds, you can tack them on to your coverage with Thimble at no extra cost.

To get an accurate idea of how much plumbing insurance would cost you and your business, get a quote from Thimble.

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What is covered under the Plumbers Liability Insurance policy?

The General Liability plumbers insurance arranged by Thimble is designed to protect plumbers from liability in situations like the following:

Bodily Injury
You are hired to fix a pipe in a school cafeteria. An hour after finishing your job, the chef is carrying a pile of pots and pans and slips in a mysterious puddle he was not able to see. The puddle happens to be a result of the pipe that was not fixed in its entirety.

3rd Party Property Damage
A toilet you supposedly fixed overflows and drenches a family’s carpet. The carpet is ruined and has to be torn up and replaced. The family sues you for reimbursement.

Defense Costs
You are sued for a pipe you fixed years ago, even though the household has hired another plumber to fix this same pipe before the problem arose. It was another plumber’s mistakes that you are being sued for. General Liability can help you cover the legal costs of defending the claim.

Medical Coverage
A pipe leaks causing moisture to get trapped in the walls of a home, which results in a major mold problem. Your client sues you to cover her medical costs after developing a respiratory issue.

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Handymen + Contractor insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • AV Installation
  • Alarm Systems Installation & Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry - Interior
  • Carpet Cleaners
  • Closet Installation
  • Contractors
  • Debris Removal
  • Deck Building
  • Electrical
  • Fence Building
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Finishing Contractors
  • Flooring
  • Furniture Assembly (No Cribs or Bunk Beds)
  • Furniture Installation - Office
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • Glaziers
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Handypersons
  • Interior Painting
  • Invisible Fence Installation
  • Locksmiths
  • Masonry
  • Millwork
  • Office Machine Installation and Repair
  • Painting & Siding
  • Piano Tuning
  • Seal Coating
  • Siding
  • Small Contractors including Finishing Contractors
  • Smart Home Installation
  • Surveillance System Installation & Maintenance
  • Surveyors
  • Swimming Pool Servicing (no construction)
  • Tiling
  • Upholstering
  • Wallpapering
  • Walls
  • Window Cleaning
  • Window Decorating

Optional Add-Ons

  • Appliance Installation
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Concrete Construction
  • Exterior Painting
  • Floor Waxing
  • HVAC
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing (other than a leaky faucet or toilet)
  • Snow / Ice Removal
  • Sign Installation

Excluded Activities

  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Assembly of Cribs or Bunk Beds
  • Fire or Water Mitigation or Restoration
  • Foundation Work or Repair
  • Grading or Excavating
  • Installation Servicing or Repair
  • Machinery or Equipment Repair (Other Than Office Machines and Household Appliances)
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Performing work for the oil and gas industry
  • Pool Construction
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Roofing Work or Repair
  • Street, Road and Highway Work
  • Those Specializing in Garage Door Installation, Servicing or Repair
  • Traffic Control
  • Welding
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
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The information provided is intended to be a description of coverages only. There is not guarantee of coverage. If there is a conflict between the description contained herein and the insurance policy contract, the terms of the policy shall control.

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