25 Jul 2016

Minimising the risk of burst pipes this winter

Dealing with Burst Pipes and Floods in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria

With winter just around the corner it’s never too soon to start thinking about protecting your home from those inconvenient cold weather problems such as burst pipes and Floods. This year, the Floods in lancashire caused devastation for residents. Follow these top tips on how to keep your home toasty and warm this year whilst minimising the risk of flood or frozen burst pipes. It may help you having to submit a home insurance Claim.

Review your home insurance
Check to make sure that your home insurance policy is up to date and that you’re covered for winter-related damage.

Warm up your pipes
Burst pipes occur over winter due to them freezing and thawing, causing massive damage. A way to prevent this from happening is to keep your pipes warm with lagging (effectively a cosy blanket for your pipes!), this will reduce the heat lost and keep pipes insulated and stop them from freezing.

Get your boiler checked
Get your boiler serviced before winter to make sure it’s running effectively

Get your house some insulation
It’s important to have good loft and wall cavity insulation if you want a cosy house, on average about a quarter of the heat in your house is lost through the roof. There are a number of government schemes available that subsidise insulation installation so it really is worth taking a look.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a burst pipe, whether that be a residential or commercial property, then I Am Claims Consultants are here to help you with your burst pipe insurance claim.
Let us take care of everything for you, not only will we handle your burst pipe insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange salvaging damaged contents, arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.

Everyone thinks it will never happen to me, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.
Our mission is to provide peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

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25 Jul 2016

Help with residential burst pipes

Help with residential burst pipe claim – I am Claims

If your home is unfortunate enough to suffer a flood and you need to make a burst pipe claim, then here are some ways to help prevent possible major damage.
 
Collect water from the leak
If the water is pouring through the ceiling, collect it in a bucket under the leak. If the ceiling bulges, find something to pierce the plaster to let water out.
 
Turn off the central heating
Turn off the stop tap and ensure you turn on the taps to drain your water system.
 
Turn off your electricity at the mains
It is safest to turn off your electricity at the mains. Do not touch any wiring or switches that you think may have been affected.
 
Air your room
Once fixed, air the room effected by the leak by keeping doors and windows open.
 
If you do suffer a residential burst pipe and you require assistance with your insurance claim, then I Am Claims Consultants are here to help you. We are in independent Insurance loss Assessor
Let us take care of everything, not only will we handle your burst pipe insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange salvaging damaged contents, arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.
 
Everyone thinks it will never happen to me, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.
Our mission is to provide peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

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25 Jul 2016

Minimising commercial flood damage

Flood damage claim

This year has seen most of the UK being affected by floods, with some of the worst flooding happening in Cumbria and Lancashire. This has resulted in incidents of flood damage claim by businesses.

With more than five and a half million properties in England and Wales being deemed to be at risk from flooding, it’s essential to have measures in place to limit the devastating damage flood waters can have on commercial businesses.

The Environment Agency lists a number of ways to make your home “flood resilient”, which will limit the damage and allow owners to return to their commercial properties as quickly as possible;

  • Raising electrical sockets, fuse boxes and wiring to at least 1.5m (5ft) above floor level
  • In kitchens and bathrooms, use water-resistant materials, such as stainless steel, plastic or solid wood rather than chipboard
  • Use tiled flooring with rugs, rather than fitted carpets
  • Fix TVs and other electrical entertainment devices to the wall at least 1.5m off the floor
  • Put valuable or irreplaceable items on high-mounted shelves

 

If your business does suffer from flooding and you require assistance with your flood damage claim, then I Am Claims Consultants are here to help you.

Let us take care of everything, not only will we handle your flood insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange salvaging damaged contents, arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.

 

Everyone thinks it will never happen to me, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.

Our mission is to provide peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

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25 Jul 2016

Reducing the risk of residential fire

Insurance claims management for house fire damage can pay dividends

People assume it will never happen to them but unfortunately everybody’s home is at risk of fire. Smoking, faulty appliances, overloaded sockets and cooking accidents are just a few reasons why house fires occur each day.

Follow these simple steps to help reduce the chance of a fire happening in your home;

  • Make sure you have fully functional smoke alarms that are tested regularly with the batteries changed at least once a year
  • Check around your home to make sure that your power sockets aren’t overloaded with plugs
  • Ensure that any lamps you are using have the correct bulb wattage and that you’re not exceeding the recommended amount
  • Make sure all space heaters are turned off if you are away from your home or asleep at night
  • Check all electrical cords to make sure they aren’t damaged or frayed

 

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a residential fire then you may need assistance with your claim with an insurance claims management company such as I Am Claims Consultants.

We can take care of everything, not only will we handle your fire insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange salvaging damaged contents, arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.

Everyone thinks house fire damage will never happen to them, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.

Our mission is to provide peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

 

 

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04 Feb 2016

Storm Damage – How to recover?

Insurance claim help & advice for storm damage

Storms can affect us at any point throughout the year, if you are struck by the forces of nature here are a few simple steps you should check to evaluate the storm damage to your property and if you need insurance claim help & advice.

  • Check your properties exterior for cracking, chipping or dents and do this at different times of the day when the lighting is different to make sure you don’t miss anything.
  • Look out for damaged or detached trims and gutters around the outside of your property.
  • Check your roof for indicators of storm damage including holes in your roof, leaks in your ceilings, or missing roof tiles.
  • Look at your driveway for chips and cracks in the concrete as well as any walkways.
  • Take pictures of any storm damage to your home as it is important to document as much as possible.
    If you require assistance with a storm damage insurance claim and need to know exactly what you are entitled too, then I Am Claims Consultants are here to help.

 

Let us take care of everything, not only will we handle your storm insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.

Everyone thinks it will never happen to me, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.

Our mission is to provide insurance claim help & advice giving you peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

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