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Adjuster Tips View All

Donan’s Wind Damage to Asphalt Shingles Webinar

March 8, 2023, at 2 PM ET Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the United States, covering four out of five homes. Understanding what makes these shingles…

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Electronics Trends Adjusters Need to Know in 2023

StrikeCheck is monitoring the trends we can expect in the consumer electronics industry in 2023. In general, adjusters should be prepared to see next-generation technology included in claims, as well…

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Claims Leakage Reduction Strategy: Susceptible Electronics to Watch Out For

Carriers are continually strategizing how to fight back against the growing difference between what they spent and what they should have spent on a claim. Claims leakage cost carriers more…

Appliances View All

Dishwasher Components Guide

Dishwashers are a modern convenience found in many homes. Like all electrical appliances, dishwashers may malfunction after a high voltage surge. However, other perils could be to blame, particularly wear…

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What Perils to Expect from Washer and Dryer Claims

It’s time to air your policyholders’ dirty laundry. Nearly 30 percent of all washers and dryers included in claims last year were non-damaged at the time of StrikeCheck’s assessment and…

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High vs. Low Voltage Equipment and Why It Matters in Claims

Appliances represented nearly half of all equipment that adjusters assigned StrikeCheck to evaluate last year, beating out consumer electronics as the items most frequently included in claims. Damages to each…

Cause of Loss View All

Evaluating Winter Fire Claims Case Study

A resident plugged in a space heater and returned to find an electrical fire inside the bedroom wall. Three contractor estimates ranged from $10,000 to $27,000, reflecting the costs for…

Preparing for Winter Electrical Fire Claims Guide

The overall number of fire losses for homeowners, commercial multiple peril and fire insurance fluctuates based on wildfire-related incidents, according to the Insurance Information Institute. However, one thing that doesn’t…

What to Look for in Winter Electrical Fires Webinar

The What to Look for in Winter Electrical Fires webinar has already occurred. You can watch the recording here. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season,…

Consumer Electronics View All

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What to Consider Before Settling Smoke and Fire Claims with Consumer Electronics

Nearly 1.3 million fires occurred in the United States in 2019, according to the latest report from the U.S. Fire Administration. More than likely, each resulted in an insurance claim.…

Smoke and Fire Claims: Consumer Electronics

What percentage of consumer electronics that were included in smoke and fire claims were actually damaged by that peril? Fill out the form to find out the answer in the…

Commercial Phone Systems Guide for Adjusters

While landlines may be all but obsolete in homes, the same can’t be said for commercial phone systems in businesses – and for good reason. The Commercial Phone Systems Guide…

Electrical Equipment View All

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6 Questions That Affect Electronics Claims With Water Losses

We’re all taught early in our lives that electronics and liquid don’t mix. In addition to the many safety concerns, water can render electronics inoperable and lead to claims. Before…

Refrigerator Claims Guide

Refrigerators are frequently included in claims. Factors like the broad range of market prices and the complexity of refrigerator components can make it difficult to determine the best next steps…

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4 Common Generator Perils

Power outages are a common occurrence during hurricane season and after other storms throughout the year, and many homeowners turn to generators while trying to get back to normal. Though…

Fire Claims View All

Electronics Fire Claim Case Study

Smoke and fire claims are likely to include many items that could be damaged. However, not all items present during the fire will need to be replaced. Some items may…

HVAC Equipment View All

HVACi’s Decoding HVAC Claims – Actual vs. Reported Cause of Loss Webinar

Decoding HVAC Claims – Actual vs. Reported Cause of Loss Webinar has already occurred. You can watch the recording here.  HVAC systems have complicated components that are susceptible to damages…

HVAC Codes and Regulations Webinar Recording

Dealing with building codes and federal regulations on property claims can make an adjuster’s job even more difficult, particularly when it involves HVAC equipment. With so many different code levels,…

Boiler Claim Overview Video

Claims involving boiler damage can be particularly tricky. Each system has a different configuration, and both repairs and replacements can be costly. Additionally, boilers often heat both the home and…

Industry Data View All

CCG IQ 2021 Annual Report

Extreme weather took its toll on property claims in 2021, and more than half of all policyholder-reported perils were recategorized following an independent assessment. The data behind these trends –…

StrikeCheck Client Case Study

Both the smaller and largest carriers benefit from using StrikeCheck’s assessment and desktop review services, and the data demonstrates that. A Top 5 Property and Casualty insurance carrier entrusted StrikeCheck…

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How Electronics Trends Could Affect Property Claims in 2022

Insurance professionals and policyholders have likely noticed an increase in technology advancements, the number of people working remotely, and the amount of extreme weather that took place in 2020 and…

Lightning and Surge Claims View All

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High vs. Low Voltage Equipment and Why It Matters in Claims

Appliances represented nearly half of all equipment that adjusters assigned StrikeCheck to evaluate last year, beating out consumer electronics as the items most frequently included in claims. Damages to each…

The 5 W’s of Lightning Claims for Adjusters Guide

Adjusters must solve the 5 W’s – Who, What, When, Where, and Why – before settling any property claim, and lightning claims are no exception. Fill out the form to…

How to Handle Lightning and Surge Claims Without Guesswork Webinar Recording

Lightning is one of the most frequently reported causes of loss listed on HVAC and electronics claims – policyholders reported it for almost 20% of HVAC systems and nearly 40%…

Pools and Hot Tubs View All

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Freeze Damage to Pool Equipment

Changing weather patterns are leading to record cold winters in many parts of the country, according to the extended forecast of the Farmers’ Almanac. Freezing temperatures can affect outdoor components…

What Makes Pool and Hot Tub Claims Different? Webinar Recording

As the weather heats up, customers are using their pools to cool down. Malfunctioning pool and hot tub components could lead to costly claims, particularly if you aren’t as familiar…

Pool Heat Pump Case Study

Pool equipment has many repairable components, and adjusters should know that full replacement may not be necessary when settling a claim. In this case study, a pool’s heat pump failed,…

Solar Power View All

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What Adjusters Should Expect To See From Storm-Impacted Solar Power Systems

Policyholders most often report lightning, wind, or hail as the cause of loss for solar panels included in claims. Of the three, only one remained as a top cause of…

Exploring Solar Power System Claims Webinar Recording

Solar power continues to gain popularity as an alternative energy source that reduces environmental impacts. This complex equipment is at risk for a variety of perils, particularly because it’s located…

Solar Power System Claim Case Study

Solar power equipment is one of the electrically powered items that has a high risk of claims leakage. Not only does it not always need replacement, it isn’t always damaged…

Storm Claims View All

Hurricane-Related Electronics Claims Myths Quiz and Fact Sheet

Adjusters, do you think you can decipher between fact and fiction? Click the link to take a short quiz to see if you can tell the difference between a hurricane…

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Which Electronic Specialty Items Will Have Wind Losses This Hurricane Season?

Not all electronics are safe from wind impacts, which are covered by most standard homeowners insurance policies. These eight electrically powered specialty items are known to sustain wind losses and…

Evaluating Spring Storm Damage to HVAC Equipment Webinar

March 23, 2022, at 2 PM ET The number of hail-related HVAC system claims increases substantially during the spring storms months, along with the number of claims for damages caused…

Water Claims View All

What to Know About Water Damage to Electronics Guide

Electronics mixed with water go about as well as oil and water – they rarely work together. It’s important to assess the scope of the damage to figure out the…

Scary Story: Poking Holes in a Liability Claim

Adjusters represent the policyholder – whether it’s the homeowner who had an electronic sustain damage or the company being held liable for it. The latter was the case for this…

Water Damage to Electrically Powered Items

Water damage can occur year round from a variety sources, and is therefore one of the most frequently claimed property insurance perils. Regardless of the source, 1 in 50 homes…

Water Heaters View All

Adjusters’ Crash Course on Water Heaters Webinar Recording

Avoid getting in hot water over a mishandled water heater claim, and don’t underestimate the importance of knowing the fundamentals of this complex equipment. To start, water heaters have specific…

Water Heater Claim Case Study

Adjusters rely on StrikeCheck to accurately verify if lightning was present at the time of loss and if it damaged the claimed equipment. In this case study, the insured filed…

What To Look For In Water Heater Claims eBook

Water heaters can be difficult to evaluate, particularly because there are multiple types, such as tankless or tank water heaters and different heating sources, including gas or electric. StrikeCheck’s What…

Well and Sump Pumps View All

Adjuster Guide to Jet Well Pumps

When your policyholders need water for their homes and businesses, they may rely on well pumps. Jet well pumps have several functions and can be used in shallow and deep…

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Well Pump Claim Case Study

Not determining cause of loss and scope of damage on failed equipment may lead to settling for unnecessary replacements. In the claim discussed in this case study, a policyholder reported…

Well Pump Claim Fundamentals Webinar

Feb. 8, 2023, at 2 PM ET Many of the well pumps StrikeCheck investigates are found to be nondamaged or can be repaired rather than replaced. Learning the basics of…

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