Storm & Fire Loss Victims
Your church may find itslelf dealing with damaged property in the aftermath of a storm or disaster. Below are some key items you should both expect and know as you proceed with the restoring of your property. Of course All Star Church Restoration stands ready to assist you through the entire process of rebuilding your property. We can be reached at 1-800-732-9754 and will be glad to answer all of your questions. However, regardless of who you choose to partnet with aftre a storm, this information will prove to be helpful.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: EMERGENCY SERVICES
•Your property may need immediate board up and/or temp in (securing broken windows and placing tarps over exposed holes in roof).
•Your property may need immediate water extraction to prevent further damage.
•Your property may need a pack-out (removal of all salvageable belongings, cleaned and stored off site for preservation until you are able to move back in).
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
•Take photos of everything including in and around your property.
•Make reasonable efforts to cover and limit additional damage. (Do not put yourself or any of your church members in any danger)
•Contact a restoration company for water and/or fire damage.
•Contact a reconstruction company for your property rebuild.
•Understand that Insurance laws prohibit a property owner profiting from a loss.
•Be alert to those who make promises to pay your deductible.
WORKING WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
•Make contact with your insurance company or agent ASAP.
•Provide them with accurate details as to property damage.
•Keep records of any work initially provided by volunteers
WORKING WITH YOUR ADJUSTER
•Don’t assume that your adjuster is there to oppose you. We believe that if you take an honest approach in settling your claim, the process will be less stressful.
•Keep good open lines of communication.
•Keep accurate records of any/all labor performed.
•Always be completely honest.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT CONTRACTOR
•Make certain the contractor holds an A+ rating with the BBB in their base location. Don’t just look on www.yellowpages.com
•Is the contactor fully licensed to perform all work based on cost of project?
•Does the contractor have a certificate of insurance that includes workers compensation, general liability, and auto, each with limits of at least $1 million?
•Does the contactor have experience in rebuilding churches, and a background with church insurance carriers ? Can they provide references?
•Does the contractor have proven Integrity and Honesty based on customer referral
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