Commercial burst pipe claims
Nothing can affect a business’s operations more than the sudden & abrupt disaster of a pipe burst discharging gallons and gallons of water into their commercial property. In some cases, water will travel down shafts and make it down several floors below. Commercial burst pipe damages will present difficult circumstances to a business owner and managers. The immediate effects is what many owners are not prepared and experienced to handle. Immediate priorities of property damage issues such as: damaged inventory & stock, machinery & equipment breakdown, water supply shut-offs, or even partial or full water damage to a commercial building property become imperative in addressing immediately.
Our experienced commercial claim public adjusters will properly address and identify underlying issues that yourself and insurance company may not understand. Many of these issues will be difficult to investigate and document once certain repairs are made to the property. However, other issues related to structure and non-cosmetic damages will remain until properly remedied. This is simply why it is encouraged to contact a commercial claim public adjuster at the early stages of your claim. Floridian International Adjusters can assist business owners & managers on new claims, underpaid claims, and even claims that have been denied coverage under the commercial insurance policy.
Why contact a plumber?
Many business owners and managers attempt to take trouble shut measures that can possibly help find a leak, however, sometimes these measures are not always effective. As a result, property owners may have to rely on the expertise of a plumber to properly identify and diagnose the plumbing system. A plumber will test faucets, valves, toilets and perform several tests that may help identify the issue. In some cases, when dealing with a water supply related leak, a plumber may request that a leak detection be performed. While some plumbing contractors may have leak detection equipment, other plumbing companies will hire a specific leak detection company with the right equipment and expertise to help identify the leak.
Tips for commercial property owners after a burst pipe
- Take safety measures for yourself and all occupants first
- Ensure that your property is safe for entry
- Take initial photos & videos and create an initial list of damaged property (Interior & Exterior of building)
- Locate your property insurance policy (hardcopy & PDF if possible)
- Immediately take steps to prevent further damage (For example: shutting off water supply and removing water from interior spaces.)
- Contact Floridian International Adjusters for a FREE CONSULTATION!
- Provide prompt notice of loss to your insurance company
- Develop a plan and claim management strategy with your public adjuster
What exactly caused the pipe to burst?
The initial documentation of your water damaged property is imperative in providing the evidence needed to create an initial presentation to your insurance company. Contacting a plumber or other qualified contractor to diagnose, document and provide you with a written opinion is imperative. Taking photos and videos with your smartphone or any other device will help solidify your claim and show important documentation of damaged property that may not be obtainable at a later time. Floridian International Adjusters will advise that the property be tested for several issues such as: water damage causing mold growth, structural deficiencies caused by exposure to water, and other unseen failures to systems.
Our public adjusters service the following areas
Floridian International Adjusters continues to expand into several regions of the US and abroad. Currently, our licensed adjusters can assist property owners with damage in the following locations:
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Property loss consultants working for you!
Founded in a region known for it’s high risk of natural disasters such as tropical storms, hurricanes, floods, fires and other catastrophes. Floridian International Adjusters has become a known advocate for policyholders who have incurred the consequence of property damage to their homes and businesses. Our licensed public adjusters have represented and settled thousands of property insurance claims on behalf of property owners. FIA’s trained staff and adjusters come from many diverse backgrounds such as customer relations, architecture, emergency restoration, marketing, business administration and even from inside the insurance carrier side of the property insurance industry. The combination of these various disciplines gives the firm a competitive edge in excelling the practice of public insurance adjusting, property loss consulting and loss appraisal.
Floridian International Adjusters core principles center on the needs of our clients. Our careful representation and insurance claim management strategies provide your property loss claim with an opportunity to maximize the benefits of your insurance policy coverage in an efficient and pro-active manner. Understanding the nature of identifying damage and properly appraising the value of your claim is our specialty.