Last week has been a busy week for everyone! Hurricane Sandy took a devastating tool on the east coast. Many were affected by the storms and lots of homes were damaged. Remember, claims are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, the high volume of claims is sure to delay payments significantly. So, if your home was in the devastating path of Sandy, here are some tips to help you in filing your insurance claim!
Maintain an inventory of household items.
Receiving a fair payout for damage to one’s home and belongings begins by making a list of what you own, particularly the more expensive items, including what they cost, even if it’s only an estimate. Taking photos or shooting video while you describe the items and how much you paid for them works too. And, if possible, take digital photos and video, which you can store online on websites like Flickr and Picasa. That way, you can access them in the event your computer is damaged.
If you have receipts saved for your more valuable items, take photos of those, as well. Continue reading