What to do if you have storm damage

7:42 AM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - If you have storm damage to your home, car or property there are some steps you need to take.

According to Angie's List:

• Do a visual inspection: Look at your home, automobiles and other property exposed to the storm. Take a picture of any damage you find.

• Call at least three reputable contractors: Get apples to apples estimates for the repairs you need.

• Review your insurance policy: Ensure you know what you're entitled to. Some insurance companies surcharge or up rate for any claim, therefore it is best to know if you have damage before you call.

• If there is damage: Call your insurance agent right away to file a claim.

• Check contractor credentials: Check that your contractor has a good reputation, is licensed, insured and can do the work.

• Get it in writing: Expect to pay a deposit for materials, but always get a contract in writing that discusses payment terms. Make sure the contract includes a termination clause, should the contractor fail to meet your guidelines. Never pay cash in advance for work.

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