Maximizing your water damage claim is extremely important in the long and difficult road ahead. Every day, over 14,000 Americans experience some form of emergency water damage. The problem is growing and millions of Americans will be forced to handle this problem. If you want to maximize your claim there are several tips that can be provided to help.
United Water Restoration Group, a company that focuses on water, flood, storm, mold, and fire damage would like to discuss how to maximize your claim. This task is very important and can assist you in fully covering all water damages in your home. The road to maximize a claim may be challenging for some who have yet to deal with a water damage claim. We are here to help and provide you with valuable tips on how to maximize your water damage claim!
Evidence of Damage
Though some homeowners are quick to throw out damaged items that have no hope of being fixed, it’s recommended you hold onto these items. Even items that are of no use to you can help maximize your damage claim. Be sure to keep all evidence and items damaged in a water event.
Understand the Difference Between Water Vs. Flood Damage
A water damage claim is different from a flood claim. Different homeowner’s insurances may be used or required for different types of claims. The damage itself can vary from leaks, exposed elements, or storm damage. Though a water damage claim may seem encompassing, oftentimes you have to be specific and request specific forms to fill out to maximize your claim.
If your home’s damage was dealt by a leaky pipe, you can file a claim. If your home was damaged by a storm, you may also file a damage claim depending on the circumstances. Flood damage claims are only available once a flood or surge of water rushes into your home. So, if a floor occurs in your area and a storm causes a leak, you will have to file a water damage claim over a flood claim.
Report Water Damage Immediately
The signs of water damage can come in quickly or over time, once you notice damage in your home, you should file a claim. The sooner the claim is filed, the sooner your problem can be fixed. If left unattended, water damage can grow and deteriorate items further.
Choosing A Trusted Vendor
After a serious claim is filed, typically insurance companies will seek to hand the work off to company vendors. If you have a company you trust and want to use, you don’t have to go through your insurance’s preferred vendor.
United Water Restoration Group technicians can assist you after any water damage claim or can help even before one is filed. Our technicians inspect and assess your situation and can give you a full report to send to your insurance company. To learn more about United Water Restoration Group’s water damage restoration process, you can check out our blog further detailing these services!