Illinois Ranks as the Hardest Hit State by Frozen Pipes in 2017


As another blast of cold temperatures is expected to hit, a new study shows Illinois had the most frozen pipe insurance claims paid out of any state in 2017.

According to State Farm, they paid more claims in Illinois, at 348, for winter water losses (including frozen pipes and ice dams) than any other state in the U.S. The total payout reached nearly $10,000,000, with the average cost being just under $29,000.

The next closest state was Colorado, at 258 claims.

Texas, Minnesota and Oregon rounded out the top five.

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