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How to Speed Up Your Home Insurance Claim

Tips for moving your insurance claim along.

Filing a home insurance claim is no one’s idea of a good time.  However, there are some steps that you can take to speed your claim along.  Try out these suggestions for an easy, efficient home insurance claim process.

Report the Claim As Soon As Possible

Most homeowners insurance policies include a clause that requires you to report claims “promptly.”  Generally, this means reporting a claim within 24-hours of its occurrence.  For claims related to break-in or theft, you need to contact the authorities and file a police report before filing an insurance claim. This is because you will be required to give information about the officer and your report number to your claims adjuster.

Take Pictures of the Damage

Before you contact your insurer, you need to take pictures of the damage.  This is a great way to document the damage and can help your claims adjuster determine just how extensive repairs or remediation efforts will be.  Having pictures ready will help your claim proceed much more easily.

Be Available for Contact

Filing a claim, no matter how small, takes time and effort from both you and your insurer.  The best way to ensure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently is by staying in contact with your insurance provider and making yourself available to your claims adjuster.  By making yourself available, you can take care of things on your end quickly, which will help push the claim through.

These are some of the things that you can do to speed up your homeowners insurance claim.  Are you looking for more advice on your home insurance?  If so, then contact the experts at Pierce Insurance Group.  We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.