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Interior Paint Estimating: What Insurance Companies Pay For

If you’re planning on any painting any amount of interior on an insurance claim project, be sure to read this information before finalizing your repair estimate. You may (surprisingly) end up with an estimate totaling more than it would have—and a much happier customer to boot! Of course, you could also find the opposite if […]

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How to Estimate Smoke Damage To a Building

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke! Smoke damage can range from light to heavy depending on the type of fire, how long it burned, and where the smoke was vented out of the building. If a fire is discovered and extinguished relatively quickly, the resulting fire damage can be minor, but the actual smoke damage can […]

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Drying Equipment Rates for Polar Vortex of 2014

Are you a small water mitigation firm or carpet cleaning company handling water damage claims from the “Polar Vortex” of 2014? Do you know the allowable daily drying equipment rates you can bill the insurance companies for your structure drying equipment? Do you know the allowable square footage rates you can bill for water extraction, […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Paint a House?

It’s that time again! Time to paint your house! And if you’ve ever scraped, sanded, repaired rot, scraped some more, and primed in the summer heat, and then finally slapped a coat of paint on before the first frost, odds are you’re considering hiring it out this time. Maybe you’ve gotten a bid or two, […]

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Should I File a Claim or Not?

As an insurance adjuster who has handled thousands of claims, I have had countless property owners ask me during a claim inspection, “Will this claim increase my premium or have an impacton my rates?” or “Will this claim go on my record?” All I’ve mostly ever replied with is exactly what I was trained to […]

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