After years and years of dealing with NJ water claims, we call tell you there are a lot of reasons basements get flooded.
Heavy rains, hurricanes, burst pipes, backed-up drains and exploding water heaters. Whatever the cause, the outcome is the same: a waterlogged basement.
And dealing with those NJ water claims has shown us how much of a nightmare a flooded basement can be for homeowners.
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It takes just one frozen pipe to cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
One of our clients learned that lesson the hard way recently. And without the help of a seasoned public adjuster, they might have had to settle for a fraction of what they needed.
Read on to learn how a we were able to work with this client and their insurance company to make sure they got the settlement they required.
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As we write this, Hurricane Irma was on its way to the United States, bringing with it monstrous 200 mph winds.
As a hurricane damage public adjuster who works in Florida, it’s something we’re watching very closely.
Only four other Category 5 hurricanes in history have reached U.S. shores, and only one Atlantic storm – Hurricane Allen in 1980 – had winds that were higher. Irma is so strong, USA Today reported, that it’s showing up on machinery used to measure earthquakes.
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Winter brings a lot of possible hazards to your home: icy sidewalks, downed trees and wires, heavy snow piling up on roofs.
And while it’s important to deal with these external threats, don’t forget about one potential wintertime danger living inside your home: damage from burst pipes.
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It’s something we see all too often in our line of work: Someone has had a claim denied by their insurance company, and they come seek out a public adjuster for help.
Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do for people after a claim is rejected. But a licensed public adjuster can play an important role when they become involved early in the process.
Read on to learn how using a public adjuster can help you avoid claim denial.
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When you’ve suffered property damage, you’re not required to simply assume that the insurance company is providing you with adequate compensation for the loss. You’re well within your rights to hire a licensed public adjuster. In fact, when all is said and done, you’ll be glad you did.
One of the biggest challenges most owners face when looking at their destroyed property is being so overwhelmed by the destruction, they’re unable to fully process the magnitude of the loss.
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In the summer of 2005, the world watched in shock and horror as Hurricane Katrina flooded the city of New Orleans.
Eleven years later, and the people of Louisiana are dealing with more flooding, a disaster which the Red Cross says is the worst since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
The Red Cross expects the relief effort to take several months, with flood damage affecting tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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If you’re a regular reader of the Interstate Adjusters blog, you probably saw our most recent post, which was published on October 30. It discussed the so-called “Super El Niño” that many respected meteorologists are predicting will cause major property damage this winter, especially along the coastal areas of Florida.
If you’re a homeowner, this is news you’re probably paying very close attention to. And if you’re not, well … you definitely should be. Why? If your home or any of your valuable personal property ends up taking a hit as a result of this season’s coming El Nino storm, you’ll want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, where your water damage and flood damage insurance policies are concerned.
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