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Property Claims BLOG

After a House Fire: Dos and Don'ts

Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire is overwhelming. There are things to do, and things you definitely don’t want to do or even attempt to do. We’ve put together the following list of helpful tips to take some of the stress out of a house fire recovery.

If Your House Burns Down, What are Your Options?

No one should have to deal with the trauma of a house fire. But if your house burns down, expert advice can help. Here are some of the first things you should do.

Stucco Lawsuits And Property Damage Insurance Claims

Stucco refers to the type of siding many homes and businesses use to decorate the exterior walls of their buildings. The craft of applying stucco to buildings has been around since the early 1900s. Within the past twenty years, stucco has been replacing other types of siding such as vinyl or brick because of its economical cost and aesthetic appeal. Currently, thousands of homes, neighborhoods, and businesses across America use stucco as their choice of siding, which has been on the rise since its recent modern inception.

What are the First Things You Should Do if a Pipe Bursts in Your Building?

Colder temperatures lead to frozen pipes, and a frozen pipe often bursts. It’s a good idea to know the steps to take if a pipe bursts in your building, and how to address the issue for insurance purposes. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Checklist for Filing an Insurance Claim After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has finally dissipated and, assuming your family is safe to re-enter your property, the process of cleaning up the damage has begun. If you're among the one million plus population that moved to Florida within the last 10 years and never experienced a hurricane, you may be lost on how to move forward with the process of filing an insurance claim after Hurricane Matthew.

Top Property Insurance Claims That Occur in the Winter

In the Chicago metropolitan area, roof damage is a common occurrence when temperatures when the winter weather sets in with snow, ice, and cold. A Midwest winter presents exceptional challenges that that can prove costly, so it pays to have a local Chicago Public Adjuster on your side when Mother Nature makes the decision to throw a one-two combo. Property damage claims on average are escalated through the winter.

Disagreement With Insurance On The Damage Amount? What Are Your Options?

When your home is damaged by an insured peril, it’s important to try to work out a settlement with your homeowners insurance carrier. You may not agree with the way the insurance adjuster handles your claim, and at times, you may feel like the claim process is one long, tedious argument. Still it’s important to realize, that you have a contractual relationship with the company that insured your home at the time of your loss. You cannot sever the relationship and every claim issue will be resolved sooner or later.

3 Myths About Diminished Property Value After Suffering Damage

Will fire or smoke damage affect property value? It's a common question many homeowners face following a fire and there are many myths regarding this. Fortunately, the reality is that many of these myths simply aren't true.

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