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Commercial Insurance Claims for Water Damage

Unexpected water damage calls for quick action, clean-up, and measures to control and restore as much damage as possible. In the rush, our team of public adjusters can provide the experience, resources, and time to help you make informed decisions that will help ensure that this work is coordinated with your insurance claim to help get your business what it needs to recover.

The effects of water damage are not only detrimental to your commercial property, but also to the health of your employees and any other occupants. It must be documented and dealt with immediately and properly.

Sudden water damage can come from storms and floods or even a random pipe bursting. Within moments, the ceilings, walls, and floors of your building can be damaged or destroyed. Also, the moisture from water damage can lead to mold growth, making your place of business unsafe for any occupants. The immediate need to clean up and control as much damage as possible may delay you in the beginning, but organizing a plan for the handling of your water damage claim will be vital to the recovery of your business.

Our team of public adjusters will work on your behalf and negotiate with your insurance company for a maximum claim recovery. As your trusted advisors, we are fluent with insurance policy terms and conditions. Our adjusters will evaluate and document your property’s water damage in full detail to make sure you receive the optimum amount to get back to business. With offices in Portland, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and Scranton, our public insurance adjusters expertly handle Maine, Pennsylvania, and New York water damage commercial insurance claims.

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What To Focus On After Water Damage

Make sure you fully understand the meaning of each of the following before you move forward. Feel free to reach out to us for a no-cost discussion about your claim.
  • What is my agent/broker’s role?
  • The insurance company hired a construction estimator. What do I need to know?
  • Wind Damage vs. Storm Surge vs. Flood. What is covered?
  • Why is a claim strategy so important?
  • Am I impacted by coinsurance?
  • Is a moisture survey necessary?

Property Damage Losses Commercial Claims Recovery Process

Property Damage
Time Element
Life & Safety Issues
Mitigation of Damages
Establish A Preliminary Recovery Plan
Evaluation of Coverages
Valuation Of Damages, Claim Preparation, and Documentation
Negotiations & Settlement
Restoration Of Property & Operations

How Our Team Helps You

  • Evaluate Icon Evaluate Fully reviewing your insurance coverage.
  • Strategy Icon Strategy Developing a claim management strategy.
  • Compliance Icon Compliance Determining policy compliance issues.
  • Valuations Icon Valuations Completing detailed valuations of building, equipment and inventory losses.
  • Interruption Icon Interruption Formulating business interruption models.
  • Itemization Icon Itemization Presenting and supporting an itemized claim package to your insurer.
  • Negotiation Icon Negotiation Negotiating on your behalf with your insurance company.
  • Communication Icon Communication Keeping you informed every step of the way.
  • Settlement Icon Settlement Ultimately settling the claim for the maximum amount and with less hassle for you.

Industries We Have Helped

Prior to [your] involvement, my insurance company omitted over half the damage in their estimate. During the whole process, from evaluating the damage to getting the fair market costs of labor and materials, to the final settlement, [your representative] displayed a real understanding, knowledge and professionalism. He truly represented the client against a difficult insurance representative for which I am grateful
Akbar Khan
Homeowner
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Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired Adjusters International to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts....Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from Adjusters International when we needed it most.
Alan K. Sudduth
County Administrator - Board of Supervisors, Jackson County, Mississippi 
Testimonial

In the spring of 2013, the Village of Watkins Glen and Schuyler County suffered a devastating fire to its new, 15,000-square-foot Shared Services Building. This services facility was the headquarters or central location of key departments for the county’s and village’s operations. The Adjusters International Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro public adjusting team was chosen to manage the county’s and village’s property damage insurance claims while ensuring that public services continued unhindered. After initial offers from both insurance carriers at much lower levels, AI/BLC was able to negotiate and secure a total recovery amount of $3.2 million dollars.

Wilbert’s, a prominent three-location automotive recycling operation across Western and Central New York, suffered a devastating fire to a new 10,000-square-foot building at its Williamson location. As this building was the center of business for that location, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro (AI/BLC) immediately established temporary solutions to mitigate the losses and also developed strategies and objectives to make sure Wilbert’s received an optimal insurance settlement.

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Steven Vanuga
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Through his extensive knowledge of both the insurance industry and property insurance policies, Steve is able to empower our clients to achieve maximum results from their property insurance claims.
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