Hail damage in Tampa occurs when severe thunderstorms build during the summer and you should call a Tampa Public Adjuster if this happens to your home. Tampa, located in Florida, on the Gulf Coast, is a fairly large city occupying a total area of 175.3 square miles and a population of approximately 399,700 as of 2019. It has a great vibe, encompassing the modern and the old. Innovative architecture, multicultural events, historical monuments, an array of sporting activities, all amidst the glorious splendor of nature, makes Tampa an attractive place to live in.
Winters here are mild, but summers are hot and humid with rainfall and thunderstorms. Tremendous population explosion, ongoing coastal development, and rising sea levels have all contributed to its vulnerability to storms. In 2019, the USA experienced 5396 major hail storms according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Severe Storms data.
What steps should one take if a hailstorm occurs?
Getting caught in the middle of a hailstorm can be quite scary. However, remain calm and note down the time and date. Move your loved ones to a safe place like the basement and keep them away from windows that may splinter. If you’re in the car, then move to underground parking but avoid halting under trees as branches can break and fall on you. Listen to the radio/television for the latest bulletins. When the storm has passed, inspect your house, yard, and property for damages. Take photographs of all the dents, cracks, and ruptures on your roof, siding, windows, doors, and gutters.
Next, call your home insurance company and a public adjuster to assist you with the claim filing. Experienced Public Adjusters is a firm of licensed professionals who have a presence throughout Florida.
Why do I need a public adjuster?
Giant insurance companies will create obstacles and deny/reduce claims, especially if they’re big amounts, as this reduces their profitability. After the insurance field adjuster’s visit, you may find that some of your contentions have been ignored. If all the damages are not accounted for, it will reduce the amount that you have claimed. It’s always better to have a public adjuster present on site when the field adjuster visits. Little things matter, so if these are overlooked, it can lead to a lot of complications and expenses for you. For example, if the tiny cracks on your roof’s shingles are disregarded, they can slowly widen and allow rainwater to collect. This will cause leaks in the roof, leading to blotches and mold on the walls. Only an expert public adjuster like Experienced Public Adjusters with an eye for detail can spot these snags.
Our team is skilled and well-trained in insurance and property-related issues. We assist you right from the initial stages through the discussions with the insurance representatives and preparation of your claim to get your rightful claim payout. While we take on the burden of all the claim-related work, we ensure that you’re kept informed of what’s happening. We do all this for a small fee which is a percentage of the settlement amount.
Do contact Experienced Public Adjusters for any hail-related damage claims in Tampa.