In case you didn’t know it, squirrels are rodents. That’s important to know when you have homeowner’s insurance.
Kari and Dustin Drees bought a house in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood and a week later took a trip to see family. That’s where the rodent comes in. Apparently, a squirrel came into the home from their chimney and, not finding a way out, scratched up the floors, walls, and molding trying to escape.
It eventually gave up and built a nest in the couple’s sofa. Kari says they came home to a trashed house, but thought “That’s why you have homeowner’s insurance.” They filed a claim and it was rejected because of a rodent clause. The couple was told if a raccoon destroyed the house, the damages would have been covered.
As a gesture of good will, the insurance company is offering to cover the cost of a place for the Drees’ to stay while the home is repaired.