First Steps After Water & Flood Damage

With the recent flood warnings here in Minnesota and a rather rainy summer, we would like to discuss what to do in the case you experience flood damage to your home. When rising water reaches your home and causes damage to your basement, flooring, and other property, there is a chance your home insurance policy will deny the claim. As expert insurance adjusters for Minnesota, we would like to give you the information you need to help protect you in the event of flooding or water damage. And, in the event you do experience these damaging effects, don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can help you with all of your insurance needs.

Minnesota & Wisconsin Insurance Claims Help: Natural Disasters, Structural Damage, Civil Unrest

If your home has been damaged by flooding in the past and you do not have flood insurance, we cannot stress enough how important it is to insure your home against flood damage in the future. If you are unsure as to whether you are covered for flood damage, we can help you find out. It is important that you understand very clearly what will happen if you own a home but do not have flood insurance. And, did you know that under most homeowner’s insurance policies, flood damage is not considered a form of water damage? It’s true! The insurance adjusters here at Norcia can help you determine what you are covered for and better understand your policy.

Don’t just assume your insurance company has got your best interest at heart. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. No matter how nice your insurance agent might seem, or how great your insurance company’s advertising presents itself, your insurance company is ultimately trying to maximize its profits. That’s where our insurance adjusters come in. We work for you; not the insurance company. Our insurance adjusters will help you review the damage, your policy and work to get you what you deserve.

If your home has suffered flood damage and you want to know more about your rights and options as a homeowner, so don’t hesitate to call the expert insurance adjusters at Norcia for the help you need.

Filing an insurance claim in the event of water or flood damage doesn’t have to ugly. Advocates for your cause are a mere phone call away. Help is here to assist you through all of the hoops you have to jump through, answering your questions along the way. Talk to the insurance adjusters at Norcia today to learn how we can help you with your claim filing woes.

Are you ready to learn more about our insurance adjusters in Minnesota? Contact us or call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677) or Schedule a Free Consultation.

Severe Weather Prep & When to Call an Insurance Adjuster

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.

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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 flash light, batteries, a battery-operated radio, gallons of water, canned food and a first aid kid 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.

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.

The Importance of a Public Insurance Adjuster

As a public insurance adjuster in Minnesota, we understand firsthand just how important our jobs are to homeowners. We are their advocates, and we always work hard to make sure homeowners like you get the full amount of compensation from their insurance companies after a tragedy strikes. Here are a few reasons an insurance adjuster can be an asset to you if you need to file a claim with your insurance company.

First of all, we can help take a lot of the stress you are probably feeling off of your plate. When something happens to your home and you need to make a claim with your insurance company, that can add a lot of undue stress onto your pile. So an insurance adjuster like us can handle all of the legwork that is associated with filing a claim. That frees you up to deal with other aspects of a tragedy: dealing with the emotional implications, being there for your family and taking care of the other, more important things in your life.

A public insurance adjuster is also there to help you understand the ins and outs of insurance claims. If you have never been down this path before, or even if you have, the insurance world can be confusing and a bit overwhelming at times. A public insurance adjuster like us can come to your home and explain to you what is going on and clarify aspects of the paperwork and contracts that you might otherwise have a hard time understanding.

Finally, 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 your insurance policy. As mentioned, the insurance world can be a bit murky. Public insurance adjusters are here to clear things up for you. 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.

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 Minnesota? Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us and set up a Free Consultation.