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December 28, 2011

Corporate Housing – Your Home Away From Home in Insurance Claims

by AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing

Weather related disasters can strike at any time, causing window damage, flooding, or even torn siding. In order to ensure a prompt and efficient insurance claim process, you need to be prepared.

We’d like to share with you some tips we found in a recent USA Weekend article about insurance claims. The article’s author, Jeff Wuorio, recommends the following tips for the fastest response and repair time for any weather related damages that may happen to your home:

  1. Inventory Your Home.Keep a specific inventory of all items in your home BEFORE any damages occur – this will greatly expedite the walk through with your insurance provider. You may want to take pictures and make a list – and store that list in a safe place outside of your home.
  2. Be Prompt. Whenever any damages occur to your property, be sure to call your insurance adjuster right away.
  3. Prevent Future Damage. It’s important to cover up any exposed or broken windows or doorways that could potentially be damaged more or cause additional damage to your home without protection. For example, a broken window should be covered with plastic as to prevent potential water damage to your hardwood floors or carpet.

Overall, it’s important that you take immediate actions whenever there are any insurance related issues in your home.

Additionally, when making your insurance claim, don’t forget to consider lodging fees you might experience if the damage to your home is too great for you to live in until it is repaired. Most insurance plans require the insurance provider to pay for your stay and incidentals , such as eating out and transportation, while they are working on repairing your property. Instead of staying in a hotel, which can get old really quick, tell your insurance provider you want to stay in a corporate rental. Corporate housing can be a life-saving lodging alternative, especially for longer stays (one month or more) and for families with children and/or pets. Staying in a corporate rental property will make the time spent waiting to move back into your home a more pleasant experience overall.

In fact, corporate housing can be your “Home Away From Home” while your home is being repaired. Corporate housing rentals are available in cities such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Dallas, San Francisco and much more!

You could be staying in a corporate rental home like this instead of a cramped hotel room while waiting for your home to be repaired.

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