After a storm, you survey the damage and hopefully have a home inventory, like the ones we’ve talked about in the past. The first thing you’ll want to do is act quickly since you’re not the only one that went through the storm, all your neighbors, and likely the state, are feeling the pain. Your insurance company will likely set a limit on how long you have to file your claim, and they will likely be bogged down with other customers who have issues resulting from the storm. Go over your policy. Yes, again. You want to be completely clear on what your coverages are and how to report them according to your insurer’s rules and regulations. Throughout this process, you will want to have someone to help you understand your insurance policy and what your policy says is covered and not covered. Our Gables Insurance Recovery public adjusters are knowledgeable and will walk you through the process, presenting our objective findings and assist in negotiating your settlement. You’ll also want to document everything. Take videos and pictures of the damages sustained throughout your property. Because you will likely wait a little while for repairs to your property, you will want to do a little damage mitigation to ensure no further damages occur. Taking steps to prevent further deterioration of your property is something that your insurance company will appreciate because it will keep the damages at the level sustained during the storm or event. If you need any help on deciding to file your storm damage claim, contact our Gables Insurance Recovery adjusters to inspect your damages, document your loss and support your claim.