13:29 31 March 2013
Realizing that your house was damaged by snow, flood, or even fire can be extremely stressful. Thinking about starting repairs, meeting with your insurance company, and finding the right contractor, along with the reality that you may need to move out together with your family, can easily overwhelm you.
To make the whole thing less stressful, I suggest that you take one step at a time. It would be really great if you have comprehensive house insurance that protects you from any type of damage including flood and fire.
Inform your insurance company as soon as possible so they can make an assessment and hopefully, cover all the rebuilding cost. Then, look for reputable contractors to do the work. Ensure that your contractor has experience in working with insurance companies to avoid delays and unnecessary problems along the way.
Also, do your part to ensure that your house will be rebuilt as soon as possible. Take the time to visit the site at least once a week and take note of the progress. Don’t be afraid to talk to your contractor to get regular updates. Most people will be compelled to work double time if they know that house owners are really dedicated in seeing all the works done ASAP.
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