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How To Handle A Property Damage Insurance Claim

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , .

Getting disaster relief services on your home after water or fire damage is only one step of the process! You’ll also need to file a damage claim with your insurance company. Depending on who you ask, this is an even bigger pain than acquiring damage restoration services in the first place! There are a lot of things that you’ll need to keep in mind in order to ensure that your claim is successful. We’ll break down what you need to know about handling insurance claims below!

Notify Your Homeowners Insurance Company

Before you can even file a claim with your insurance company, you’ll need to make sure that they know exactly what situation occurred. Before you get on the phone with your insurance company, make sure that you have a detailed recollection of events. The more that you can recall over the phone, the easier it will be to get the claim filed and processed. You should also be mindful of completing this step quickly; you can technically wait a while to file a claim, but doing so early will help the process run smoothly.

Secure Your Home

In order to prevent further property damage to your home, you should always secure the area to ensure that things don’t get worse. This doesn’t mean that you should start repairing the damage that was done on your own – you should only start to do so if you have permission from your insurance company! Instead, take steps to secure your home from the outside world. For example, if there’s a hole in your wall, use a garbage bag or plywood to seal it up. Short-term solutions are what you should be aiming for here.

Take As Many Pictures As Possible

Having concrete evidence available will do wonders to help you navigate your insurance claim process successfully. You can claim things to your insurance provider all you want, but photographic evidence will do the job better in most cases. Once you have an idea of how extensive the damage is, bring your phone around the affected areas and take as many pictures as you can. The more you can highlight the damage and give credibility to what caused it, the better you’ll do in the end!

Insurance Claims With Soil Away

As a disaster relief company, Soil Away knows better than anyone how tedious it can be to deal with insurance claims. That’s why we’re here to help you successfully navigate through the process! We’ll give you all of the tools you need to make sure that your claim is successful. If you have an insurance claim you need assistance with, click here to contact us directly!

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