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3 Reasons Not to Wait on a Adjuster Before Restoring Your Home

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

After your home has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurances often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done.  However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster has seen is often not necessary for several reasons. 

1. Adjusters Are Busy

Once a natural diaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you'll be waiting. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn't necessary, and you can document the damage that has been by done by photographs and saving receipts. 

2. You Won't Lose Money Cleaning Up

Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after is has sustained flood damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly.  It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Document the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your loss.

3. Your Home Could Have More Damage

Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner.  Structural and mold damage can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed.  In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it's often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is here to answer any questions you may have during this time. Give us a call at 601-634-0909

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