After the Storm

 

After hurricanes hit, a new storm begins. Insurance companies are bombarded with thousands of claims. So how do you make sure your claim is handled as quickly as possible?

We found a great “How-To” for filing an insurance claim, written by space coast local Amanda Stack. If your property was impacted by the storm, follow this advice to make sure your claim is approved.

  • Take pictures of your damages before you start to protect your home from further damage.
  • If you found shingles in your yard that you know belong to your roof keep them if you can. If you already threw them away not that big a deal.
  • If you have roof damages, tarp what you can to protect your home from further damage.
  • If you have interior damages make sure to clean up what you can with buckets or wet vac or towels and put buckets under where the leaks are happening.
  • If you have fence down and you had it installed since you’ve lived at the home see if you can find the receipt. Same for Windows, screens, plants and trees (if installed while you’ve lived there).
  • Call your provider and get the claim moving.

“I’ve been doing special investigations for homeowners claims for 11 years. Just posting what came to my mind today about mainly exterior and leak damages. Hope it helps.” – Amanda Stack

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. ANN October 11, 2016

    A FRESH NEW START… fences roofs etc…. Everyone should be cleaning up their neighborhoods and keep Cape Canaveral looking it’s best. There is a lot going on at the PORT and Home values are increasing and we want to keep it that way. IF EVERYONE KEEP THEIR PROPERTIES LOOKING THEIR BEST.!!! We will not be know as CRACK CANAVERAL!!!!!

  2. John Fore October 12, 2016

    I have lived in Cape Canaveral. For two years. In the worst part! I have not been aware of people calling this Crack Canaveral. If this is your case. It starts with you to change this opinion. Lots of people are unaware of how destructive. Words can be. If you would like this to change. Please start with yourself first. Thank you

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