4 Tips for Securing a Damaged Home

by Susan Evans
  1. 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.
  2. Your reasonable expenses to protect your property are part of the loss and are generally reimbursed by insurance companies.
  3. Arrange to have doors, windows, and other areas secured against unauthorized entry to ensure that no further damage occurs to the structure or contents.
  4. Do your homework when hiring a contractor or a home restoration service to avoid hiring incompetent or inexperienced repair companies.

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