Connecticut Public Adjuster
After Recent Hail Storms in Eastern CT, It is a good time to check your home for damage, and call on Global Patriot Adjusters LLC, to work with your insurance company to pay for damage. Hail / Wind: Check Your Home for Signs of Permanent Damage
Advice From Marc Lancaric – Public Adjuster & President of Global Patriot Adjuster, LLC.:
When high winds, tornadoes, or hail hit your home, it’s smart to check for signs of permanent damage. Look for these six signs of wind-related trouble:
- New cracks in walls, especially walls near windows and doors. Cracks larger than a quarter-inch or more are a sign walls may have shifted or settled.Exterior foundation cracks or changes in the levelness indicate foundation issues have arisen.
- Plumbing problems like leaks around the water heater or water softener.
- Flush your toilets and turn on all your water faucets, then check your pipes for leaks.
- Water stains or yellowing on your ceilings over the next few weeks — clues that the roof was damaged.
- Gutters that have pulled away or are no longer sloped correctly.
- If you home was hit by hail:
- Check patio covers, screens, windows, and soft aluminum roofs for damage.
- Examine roof shingles (use binoculars if you can’t safely climb a ladder) for holes or dents.
- Go over vehicles looking for dents and broken or cracked glass.
If you find hail or wind damage:
- Cover any broken windows and holes in your roof, as well as any broken glass on the car, to prevent further damage.
- Report your insurance claim as soon as possible; no matter what the level of damage.
- Take pictures before you make any temporary repairs.
- Keep receipts for any temporary repairs you have to make because your homeowners policy may cover those costs.
- Do a reference check on any contractor you hire to repair your home. Fraudsters working home repair scams typically follow the path of storms.
- With years of experience, our ability to bring about quick action from your insurance carrier is our standard of operation. Your insurance company does not have your best interest at heart. We have a staff ready to personally handle every aspect of your claim..