Moving to Fort Worth?
Whether you are thinking about preparedness, moving to a new home, updating your homeowner’s insurance, or perhaps making a significant purchase, now is a great time to create an inventory list of your belongings. You cannot predict when your home will be affected by flooding or fire damage, and you need to be able to report your losses accurately to your insurance carrier.
Having an organized list or spreadsheet and photos of your belongings will make it quick and easy to submit a contents claim to your insurance company. This process is much easier to do when everything is in place and you have a clear head, instead of when you have just had a flood, fire, or burglary. Once you create the inventory, you will simply add in new purchases or make other updates a few times each year.
One easy way to do this, is to create a video of your home and narrate it as you go. You can go from room to room, and even read off serial numbers, model information and more. Even better would be to use an app on your smart phone or an inventory tool provided by your insurance carrier. Check with your insurance agent to see what is available. Document each item’s description, purchase date and price, serial number, and photo. Break up the project into manageable parts by inventorying just one room or category (i.e. electronics or furniture) at a time. Be sure to save a copy in the cloud or off-site in case of catastrophe.
If you do have a loss that affects your belongings, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is here to help. Call us at 817-232-3333, and we will be happy assist with either contents restoration or haul-away of non-salvageable items.