Securing a Damaged Home

  1. Call your insurance agent and ask about immediate protection you can take. Do not do anything without talking to your agent; it could affect settlements.
  2. Your reasonable expenses to protect your property are part of the loss and are generally reimbursed by insurance companies.
  3. Arrange to have doors, windows and other areas secured against unauthorized entry to ensure that no further damage occurs to the structure or contents.
  4. Read our articles on Hiring a Contractor and Hiring Damage Restorers to learn more about what to look for when hiring a professional and provides tips on questions to ask.