In Wisconsin and Minnesota, severe weather makes its appearance often. And, as an insurance adjuster for Wisconsin and the surrounding areas, we have seen our fair share of damage to homes and property. Much of this damage comes from severe weather, like storms and tornadoes. So, we’d like to provide you with ways in which to prepare for an event such as this, including when it’s time to call an insurance adjuster for help.
When the worst happens and your home sustains damage from a storm, fire or another unexpected event, it is an incredibly stressful time. You might think that you can handle the insurance claims process on your own. However, you should keep in mind that your insurance company is always going to be looking out for its own interests first. But, before you contact an insurance adjuster, here is what you can do to keep you, your family and your property safe:
Have a Plan
Make sure everyone in your family knows where to meet in the event you are separated and what to do in case of severe weather. You should also have a safe area of your home in case of a tornado. This room should be underground if possible and windowless. If this is not available, try to get to a bathroom and into a shower stall or bathtub. Stay there until an all clear sign or until someone comes to get you.
Keep Emergency Supplies
Included in your emergency kit should be a flashlight, batteries, a battery-operated radio, gallons of water, canned food and a first aid kit including band-aids, gauze, hand sanitizer, thermometer and medical tape. Also have a list of emergency contacts and medical insurance cards.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
Always make sure your car has plenty of gas in the event your area is ordered to evacuate. Also, sign up for text message alerts.
When to Call Your Insurance Adjuster
Once it is safe and everyone in your household has been accounted for, take a walk around to your home to see what damage has been done. Take any notes or photos if possible. Call your insurance adjuster to help with your insurance claim once all emergencies are taken care of.
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 fight to get you the amount you are entitled to for your damages.
Call on us at the first sign of damage to your home. 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.
Do you want more information on how to hire an insurance adjuster in the Twin cities? Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677) or you can contact us to set up your Free Consultation.