When faced with major property damage in Illinois, it is in your best interest to hire a licensed public adjuster to advocate on your behalf and ensure you recoup all of your losses.
What Type of Property Damage Is Common in Illinois?
Commercial Property Fires
Commercial fires cause billions of dollars in damage each year nationwide. The three big categories of commercial damage are structural damage, contents damage, and business interruption.
For the manufacturing, hospitality and multifamily housing industries, property damage claims are particularly complex. These claims require a licensed public adjusting team, including a forensic accountant to ensure a fair and just settlement that will cover the loss of revenue and extra expense during the disaster recovery process. Business interruption, when not handled properly can wreak havoc on your financial future.
Burst Pipe Water Damage
Considering the cold winter temperatures, frozen pipes are very common. Just an eighth-inch crack in a pipe can leak 250 gallons of water a day.
In winter months, space heater fires skyrocket. The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal warns to keep heaters away from flammable items in both homes and offices, and to only use them when you’re present on site.
Illinois is a river state — its shape is defined by rivers and waterways with many miles of rivers within our borders as well. It is no wonder that torrential rains have historically become a massive issue for Illinois river flooding and flash flooding, creating widespread property damage.
From damaging winds to heavy rainfall, millions in damage can occur from severe thunderstorms. Illinois is no exception and frequently experiences damage to homes, businesses, and crops.
Why Do You Need an Illinois Public Adjuster?
Property damage happens every day in Illinois and it can have major ramifications. It is smart to plan ahead and connect with a local advocate who will represent you in the insurance claim process, if and when the need arises.
Do not wait for a disaster to strike. Give yourself the peace of mind knowing you are financially protected no matter what.
Why Globe Midwest/Adjusters International?
Our public adjusters at Globe Midwest Adjusters International have been handling claims in Illinois for over 95 years — and have helped policyholders collect more than $2 billion in settlements.