Public Insurance Adjusters Provide the Assist

Winter means cranking up the fireplace for so many Minnesotans! Nothing provides an earthier or more meaningful way to keep warm than the sentimental wood-burning chimney effort! The odor, the crackle, the trance-inducing fire, all of it adds up to you and yours frequently sitting around the fireplace to enjoy family time.

The fireplace is not all roses, sunshine and warmth. Often that and the overall chimney network can be hazards if not properly cared for and maintained from the cold to warm to cold parts of the year in an annual cycle. As public insurance adjusters in the Twin Cities, so many of your acquaintances, colleagues, family and friends have been assisted in the event of their home being victim to damage in the form of beyond desired chimney fire.

Being that the fireplace is something that is annually shut down only to be reawakened at a later date, you need to, once a year, right before or right after winter, have that chimney professionally inspected and cleaned. When a standard house-warming fire burns in your fireplace, creosote begins to form. It accumulates and builds up with each subsequent fire. This black and sticky flammable substance should be cleaned regularly to prevent it from igniting and causing a fire at a place with your chimney that you do not want it to be.

Make sure that the wood you are burning is dried and cured (Your logs need to be split, dried for 8 to 12 months). Stack these logs so that it has a cover on top of it, leaving openings on their sides to accomplish proper air flow. Do not utilize lumber scraps, construction scraps, painted wood or other pieces of treated wood. These types of wood could release harmful chemicals into your home, and it could affect the indoor air quality at your house. You can use starter logs to start the fire if you need to, but just be sure to use only one of them at a time since they burn very hot.

Always utilize the damper when your fireplace is not in use. This will help keep the warm air currently occupying your home from getting out. When actively burning a fire in the fireplace, make sure you keep the doors of the fireplace open to allow the heat of the fire to get into the room.

These helpful tips can eliminate a worst case scenario from unfolding within your home. No disaster equals not having to call on your insurance company. If you do find yourself in the undesirable position of having to deal with your insurance company alone, hire some public insurance adjusters in the Twin Cities area. Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us to set up your Free Consultation.

Insurance Claims Management Specialists Save You Some Trouble

Once your home has been the victim of damage as a result of fire, flood or some other type of catastrophe, the sensation of being pulled in many different directions can be overwhelming. With so much to take care of in the aftermath of such—not to mention the stress—the waters often become muddied as far as what steps you should be taking. As insurance claims management specialists to Minnesota home owners, we would like to offer a few suggestions on what steps you should take.

The Documentation

Document every single possible issue that can be deemed a “loss”. Take a mountain of photographs and notes. Go room by room inside of the house, side by side on your home’s exterior. Take close-ups, zoom in. In cases of loss with regard to natural disaster in pursuit of recompense from your insurance company, it is far better to have way too much in the way of documentation than little at all.

The Fire Department

If you have even an ounce of concern over the safety of your property, call your local fire department. They will help you verify whether or not your home’s utilities are safe for use. They will also turn off your utilities if they are deemed unworthy of normal application.

The Home

If your home has taken on severe damage, board up your windows and doors. This will aid in the effort to prevent it from taking on even more damage, in addition to protecting the assets within. If you bring in a contractor to do such work, keep the receipt. You never know and keeping an accurate log of all transactions related to the disaster your home has endured will go a long way in aiding the insurance claims management process.

The Insurance Company

Get a hold of your insurance company as soon as is possible for you. You will want to provide them with every possible detail on the event that caused the damage, the damage sustained and all losses that have occurred. Ask your insurance company for a copy of the ACORD claim form so you that you can prove that an insurance claim was indeed filed. Do not hesitate to also get a hold of your mortgage company to inform them of the goings-on and inform them of any damage or loss.

For more information on insurance consultants in Minnesota, call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677) or Schedule a Free Consultation.

Insurance Adjusters Eliminate Stress and Hassle

Your home may indeed endure some damage in the event of powerful storms or a natural disaster. The stress that comes with this territory does not help matters any. Your concerns vary and increase as the process of getting your damages covered and paid for struggle onward. You worry over the well-being of your family and your house, anxiety mounting as time passes. On top of these things that bother you, what about the emergency repairs needed, adding to the overwhelming pile of issues mounting? You may be in over your head. Your opponent, it seems, in these adventures, is the insurance company you have to deal with. That is where we at Norcia Insurance Consultants can help! Our insurance adjusters can assist Twin Cities homeowners with insurance claims!

Do not pursue your potential fight with your insurance company alone! The process of calling your insurance company, submitting the veritable mountains of paperwork and other bits of documentation only to receive a check that will in all likelihood be substantially less than the amount you are actually entitled to is usually a bit daunting and disappointing in the end.

Your insurance company, obviously, is not acting with you in mind. They want to pay a minimum that covers some of your damages. The amount that you are entitled to does not come to mind for an insurance company, their own interests mattering more than all else when it comes to a payout. Call on Norcia and their team of insurance adjusters to help you with every aspect of your insurance claim. We can handle the paperwork, documentation and fighting to get you the amount you are entitled to for your damages.

Call on the public insurance adjusters at Norcia Insurance Consultants at the first sign of damage to your home. There are those who say don’t delay in hiring a public insurance adjuster because there are certain conditions of your insurance policy that must be met and strictly adhered to before and during the claims process. Good public insurance adjusters know these conditions or policies. With their help the playing field is leveled between you and your insurance company.

It would also be a good idea to get a hold of us at the moment you start seeing red flags from your insurance company. If your claim is mysteriously switched to a new adjuster, be wary. That often signals that your repair estimate will undergo several revisions throughout the process which could ultimately mean some of your repair claims could be sacrificed.

Do you want more information on how to hire insurance adjusters in the Twin Cities? Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us to set up your Free Consultation.

Public Insurance Adjusters Help the Overwhelmed Homeowner

As a public insurance adjuster serving Wisconsin, we know how much our job means to homeowners. We are advocates for your cause, always working hard to get you the full amount of compensation due from your insurance company following disaster or tragedy. Please check out the following reasons an insurance adjuster can be an asset to you if you need to file a claim with your insurance company.

We can help take away a lot of the stress you are experiencing. If an unfortunate event were to befall your home, and you need to make a claim with your insurance company, a lot of undue pressure is often added to your daily life. An insurance adjuster of our sort handles all of the legwork associated with filing such claims. You are then free to handle any other aspects of the event like dealing with the emotions, being there for your family and taking care of the other, more important things in your life.

A public insurance adjuster is your advocate. We are here to make sure you get the full amount of the insurance compensation that is due to you as per the terms set forth in your insurance policy. The insurance world can be a bit murky. Public insurance adjusters are here for you and yours to unmuddy the waters of the hectic homeowner’s insurance world. We are here to advocate on your behalf so you do not have to stress out or worry about how much money your insurance company is going to pay out.

Finally, a public insurance adjuster is also there to help you understand the subtleties and vagaries of insurance claims like how and when to file, what and when to expect compensation. If you have not dealt with insurance companies in this fashion before, the insurance world can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. A public insurance adjuster like us can come to your home, explain to you what is unfolding, clarifying all aspects of the paperwork and contracts that you might otherwise have a hard time understanding.

A public insurance adjuster is in your corner, not the insurance company’s. Our job is to look out for you to make sure that you get fair and reasonable compensation from your insurance company when you file a claim.

Do you need a public insurance adjuster in Wisconsin? Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us and set up a Free Consultation.

 

Fireplace Safety Tips

insurance adjuster minnesota norcia insurance consultantsFor many families, winter months mean sitting around their wood-burning fireplace and enjoying the warmth and comfort of a crackling fire while roasting marshmallows and spending quality time with one another. But, as many of us know, a fireplace and chimney can be fire hazards if not properly used and cared for. As an insurance adjuster in Minnesota, we have helped countless homeowners whose houses have sustained damage as a result of a chimney fire, so here are a few tips on how to make sure yours is as safe to use as possible.

  • At least once a year, preferably either right before or right after winter, have your chimney professionally inspected and cleaned. Every time you have a fire in your fireplace, creosote forms. Creosote is a black and sticky flammable substance that needs to be cleaned off on a regular basis to ensure it doesn’t ignite and cause a fire.
  • Make sure you only burn wood that is dry and cured. This means the logs need to have been split, stacked and dried for at least 8 to 12 months. You should make sure the log pile has a cover on top of it, but leave the sides open to allow for air to properly flow through.
  • In your fireplace, make sure the only thing you are burning is wood. Do not burn lumber scraps, construction scraps, painted wood or other pieces of treated wood. These types of wood could release harmful chemicals into your home, and it could affect the indoor air quality at your house. You can use starter logs to start the fire if you need to, but just be sure to use only one of them at a time since they burn very hot.
  • When you don’t have a fire going in your fireplace, make sure you close the damper to keep the warm air from getting out. And when you are burning a fire in your fireplace, make sure you keep the glass doors open to allow the heat of the fire to get into the room.
  • Make sure you have a cap on top of your chimney that is in good working order. The cap will help keep animals from nesting in your chimney (which is a fire hazard in and of itself), and they also help reduce downdrafts. A professional chimney sweep can check your cap as a part of your annual inspection and they can install a new one if need be.

For more information on how to hire an insurance adjuster in Minnesota, call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us to set up your Free Consultation.