In July and August in the Delaware Valley, severe storms leave a path of destruction across some of our neighbors. Home and business owners are sometimes caught unprepared by the impending damages that may happen to their property. In the aftermath of a storm, daily operations can grind to a halt, and the loss of business income can set your company back for months or even years. A homeowner can also sustain unexpected storm damage to his or her home that would leave it so damaged, that the homeowner would have to move to temporary living quarters. While storms, hurricanes, and strong winds are not always foreseeable, your storm-season routine should be geared to limiting the impact of storm damage. Follow a few of these steps to limit the Impact of costly storm damage:
- Have an emergency ready plan in place for your business or home, that would include safety training for your employees or family. This would include, understanding evacuation and stay-in-place procedures .
- Yearly roof inspections and maintenance is instrumental in limiting damage to your property. Roof damage is common in wind, rain, and hail events. A simple routine of inspection and maintenance, if needed, can prevent potential problems caused by a potential major weather event.
- Make yearly springtime grounds and building inspections a part of your storm ready routine, checking, doors, windows, pipes, eaves, siding, and additional structures. Age and weather can take a toll on the exterior of your buildings, and minor issues like a loose piece of siding or missing roof shingles can quickly turn into an emergency when a storm event occurs.
- Make sure trees are in good health, well-maintained, and free of any loose or dead branches that could cause unwanted damage in a storm. Fallen trees and loose branches are responsible for serious damage to buildings and personal property. There is a risk of trees bringing down power lines that will also cause damage to buildings and personal property. Seasonal inspection and maintenance of trees can go a long way toward preventing this type of damage.
- Take the time to review your insurance coverage for storm damage. You will save a lot of time and money if you make sure that you understand the coverage of your commercial insurance policy or homeowners policy. It is important to understand how to assess damages to your property and ,also, how to file an insurance claim for storm damage.
About Community Public Adjusters
Community Public Adjusters specializes in homeowners and business insurance claim representation. Our public adjusters and property loss consultants work diligently to make sure you get the maximum possible settlement from the insurance company regarding your insurance claim.
We offer claim representation services on a contingency basis, if we do not collect any funds for you, we do not get paid at all. Community Public Adjusters has expert knowledge on how the insurance claim process works. We work with you on every step of the claims process. Contact us at communitypublicadjusters.com or 800-204-2463.
We represent home and business owners and have vast experience with the following types of claims:
- Fire and smoke damage claims
- Water damage claims
- Flood damage claims
- Theft and vandalism damage claims
- Snow and ice damage claims
- Building collapse claims
- Wind and hail damage claims
- Catastrophic damage claims
- Roof leaks
- Blown off shingles & siding
- All plumbing leaks
- Toilet overflow
- Burst Pipes
- Frozen Pipes