Living along the east coast is what dreams are made of. From Florida up to New York City, the coast is filled with gorgeous beaches and lively cities. However, living on the east coast also means that you are more susceptible to storms such as hurricanes. While most of the time the storms are no big deal and pass in a few hours, hurricanes take it to the next level, tearing down trees and wrecking homes that are in their path. Many people who have to deal with these storms annually make jokes about the insurance covering damage and that they will be fine, or that storms won’t bring any severe damages so there’s no need to protect their homes. The truth is dealing with property damage after a storm or hurricane can be challenging. Here at Crestview Public Adjusters, we know how stressful this can be, but we also know ways to make a bad situation a little bit better. Keep reading to learn how to make the claim process stress free.
When it comes to property damage the key is getting it fixed as soon as possible. Even if the damage is tiny and not a big deal, you still need to address it as soon as you notice it. Property damage of almost all types get worse the longer they go unaddressed. Take water damage for instance, the longer it goes on for the more likely you are to see other damages in the form of mold.
Keep Receipts and Documentation
Once you notice the damage, it’s smart to take photos and notes about it. This way you can have proof of the damage and keep track of it as the days pass by. If the damage worsens you’re going to want to continue to document it so you have everything ready for the claim. We also recommend writing down names, phone numbers, and other important details of the conversations you have with the insurance company and the company you choose to do the repairs. That way you are documenting everything and have a paper trail just in case something goes wrong or falls through the cracks.
Understand Your Policy
Something many people skip over at first and end up stressing out about is their insurance policy. You may not remember every detail of it right now, but when filing the claim, the small details are what truly matters. In fact, you may be surprised to learn what is and isn’t covered by your insurance company. This is important information to have and will allow you to be one step ahead of the insurance company. Knowing the policy will give you an idea of what to expect and what you deserve.
Hire a Public Adjuster
If all of the above tasks sound like a lot to take on with your already busy schedule, then you may want to hire a public adjuster. Filing a claim, reviewing your policy, and documenting everything is only part of what you are going to need to do. The insurance claim process is a long one and requires a lot of effort and experience. There’s absolutely no shame in having a public adjuster assist you with dealing with the insurance company, that’s what public adjusters are here for. And the best part is that we handle everything for you, so you don’t have to worry about anything until you get your compensation.
Contact Us Today!
If you have recently discovered property damage done to your home then it may be time to file a claim. Filing a claim will allow you to fix the repairs without much stress; however, that’s not to say that the process itself isn’t stressful, because it is. But if you’re looking to file the claim and avoid stress in any capacity then your best option is a public adjuster from Crestview Public Adjusters. Our team can take over the claim process for you so you don’t need to worry about it. To learn more about our services, give us a call today.