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4 Tips for Securing a Damaged Home
- Call your insurance agent and ask about any immediate protection you can undertake. Do not do anything without talking to your agent; it could affect settlements.
- Your reasonable expenses to protect your property are part of the loss and are generally reimbursed by insurance companies.
- Arrange to have doors, windows and other areas secured against unauthorized entry to ensure that no further damage occurs to the structure or contents.
- Do your homework when hiring a contractor or a home restoration service to avoid hiring incompetent or inexperienced repair companies.