NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Once it is safe, Allstate Insurance recommends residents dealing with the damage from the recent severe weather carefully inspect their homes and vehicles for damage caused by storms.
Allstate policyholders can begin the claim process by calling or visiting their agent, calling 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676) or logging onto Allstate.com.
Here are some tips to help pick up the pieces:
- Make sure your home is structurally safe. If your home has sustained serious structural damage, be extremely careful and be sure it is safe to be inside the home.
- Prepare to file an insurance claim by gathering all relevant policy numbers.
- Report possible claims promptly.
- Make reasonable temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Save the receipts for temporary home repairs as these expenses may be reimbursed as part of your homeowner's policy. Your adjuster will need this information.
- If your home is uninhabitable, review your policy to find out what additional living expenses your insurance policy may provide. Keep any receipts for expenses that may be reimbursed as part of your homeowners' policy.
- Inventory your home and list damaged items before your adjuster arrives. An inventory can help facilitate the claim process after a disaster.
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