Hurricane Sandy Reminds Homeowners to Review Insurance Policies

October 31, 2012

Use insurance to protect form flood damageWhile the massive devastation from Hurricane Sandy has been focused on the East Coast, the pictures of devastation hit close to the heart of any homeowner. The loss of your residence is a striking reminder that it is important to protect what you hold dearly from the elements. While there are ways to make your home more weather resistant, for many this means reviewing and increasing the

insurance on your home.

Due to the massive devastation across the East Coast, the experts at the Equifax Finance Blog decided to post an article about what you can do to be prepared insurance-wise for a natural disaster.

In the new article, “

Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims Tips,” Equifax states that flood damage can be tricky to deal with when submitting insurance claims. Often times flooding is not covered by your typical homeowners insurance, yet it accounts for one of the costliest damages that occur from natural disasters.

If you don’t have coverage for flooding, make sure you change that and get the proper coverage. Then, if a flood happens at your home, you can keep your thoughts on your family’s safety by moving to higher ground instead worrying if you can save things.

Another good tip from Equifax suggests that after a flood, it is very important to make proper and accurate documentation of the flood damage to your home. This allows for faster insurance claims, which is important if you have thousands of claims needing to be processed as is the case with Hurricane Sandy.

For more information and smart tips about insurance claims in natural disasters, as well as how to boost your

credit score, save yourself from identity theft and more.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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