Hurricanes are an unfortunate reality for residents of South Florida, and each year’s storm season seems to be more active than the last. With this increased storm activity comes a greater chance you will inevitably suffer some property damage as a result of a hurricane. While we hope this never comes to pass for you, here are some actions you can take immediately following the storm in order to expedite the claims and repair process.
First, while it may be tempting to return to your property quickly in order to salvage any possessions you can, you should resist this urge and wait until the authorities declare the area safe for residents to return. Receding flood waters could easily overtake your vehicle, posing a threat to your life as you are swept away towards deeper waters. Aside from the risk posed by moving water, there could be invisible dangers lurking under its surface including downed power lines or debris from damaged structures. Nothing in your home is worth your life, so wait until you receive the all clear from the authorities before returning to your home.
Once it is safe to return to your property, you should focus on documenting any damage sustained to structures on the property. Take plenty of pictures of any incidents, ensuring you fully capture the extent of the damage to the structure. Once you have enough photographic documentation, retrieve any items from inside the home which can be salvaged. Be sure to secure any important financial documents and proofs of purchase for big ticket items which need to be included in your impending insurance claim, as this will help expedite the claims process and secure your financial recovery.
At People’s Insurance Claim Center, we understand the amount of stress and anxiety plaguing you after suffering damage or destruction of your property. Our goal is to remove the burden of the claims process from your mind, freeing you up to focus on restoring your life and property to its normal operating condition. Call us today at 305-956-3666 for a complimentary claims analysis so we may advise you as to the best course of action for your claim, outlining exactly what we will do for you.
If your home or your business has suffered a loss, please call our experts at (305) 956-3666 or visit www.piccfla.com for a FREE claim analysis with PICC.
We will make sure you get what you deserve from your insurance claim for your property damage