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Adjuster Tips View All

How Desktop Reviews Support Accurate Claims Settlements

Even claims that seem cut and dry with an obvious cause of loss and scope of damage can increase a carrier’s claims leakage. This has negative impacts for insurance companies…

7 Critical Qualities of an Assessment Vendor

Adjusters need an assessment vendor that will strengthen the claim settlement process and not be the weak link.

5 Questions to Ask Before Settling Electronics Claims

Consider the answers to the following critical questions before settling electronics claims. They could impact if the claimed damage is for a covered loss and the accuracy of the settlement.

Appliances View All

Refrigerator Claims: What Adjusters Should Know

When you were a child, did you ever open the refrigerator super-fast to try to find out if the light always stayed on? Unfortunately, handling residential refrigerator claims is typically…

Residential Refrigerator Schematic

Residential policyholders often assume their refrigerator needs to be removed from the wall to be inspected. Fill out the form to receive your schematic that shows why that often isn’t…

Settling for Energy-Efficient Equipment Guide

Certain appliances, lighting, technology, and other electronics are being built, and purchased, to make less of an impact on the environment and to save consumers money on their utility bills.…

Cause of Loss View All

Slideshow: 5 Claims with Wind-Damaged Equipment That Could Still Be Repaired

5 Claims With Wind-Damaged Electrically Powered Items That Could Be Repaired Policyholders claim wind as the cause of loss most often in October and November, particularly in the wake of…

Why the Increase in Heat Waves Could Affect Claims

Heat waves have been causing sweltering temperatures globally, including in major cities in the United States. This extreme weather could initiate perils that impact residential and commercial policyholders’ electrically powered…

Voltage Irregularities Could Strike Out Lightning Claims

All too often claims cross your desk stating electrical equipment was struck by lightning. In fact, according to the StrikeCheck 2020 Annual Claims report, lightning was the most frequently claimed…

Consumer Electronics View All

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

Electrical Service Panel Risks in Property Claims

The following article on “Electrical service panel risks in property claims,” written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. Policyholders may be quick to file claims…

Investigating Residential Electrical System Claims Webinar Recording

Electrical systems have complex components that sustain damage from various perils, which makes it more difficult to quickly and fairly settle claims that include them. StrikeCheck is offering a new…

What to Ask About Interior Electrical System Claims – And Why the Answers Matter to Adjusters

It may be difficult to know where to begin when handling claims related to interior electrical systems because the complex equipment encompasses so much that can affect a policyholder's property.…

HVAC Equipment View All

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…

Furnace Claim Overview Video

In the fall and winter months, claims involving furnace damage are common. Whether the furnace itself has caused property damage from a puffback, or a frozen pipe has burst and…

Industry Data View All

Are You Accurately Settling Commercial Claims?

Commercial claims often risk thousands of dollars of claims leakage if not settled accurately. Consider the following data before you settle your next one.

Advantages of Smart Technology and IoT As Related To Insurance Claims

Smart technology has launched new ways of doing a variety of everyday tasks through phones and other connected devices – and it’s also impacting insurance claims. Photo Credit: “Smart Home”…

StrikeCheck Super Regional Client Case Study

Carriers of all sizes can benefit from StrikeCheck’s actionable damage assessment reports and desktop review services. Our team works with each one to provide solutions for their main initiatives, including…

Lightning and Surge Claims View All

Benefits of Lightning Verification Reports Guide

Without knowing for sure, policyholders frequently claim lightning or surges have caused property damage. Lightning verification reports can confirm or exclude lightning’s presence at the location during the time of…

Lightning and Surge eBook

Carriers paid out more than $900 million for lightning claims in 2019, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Electronics are among the equipment susceptible to damages from lightning and surges…

Scary Story: Lightning and Solar Panels

Combine an item that is known for causing claims leakage with a commonly claimed peril that is rarely the cause of loss and you get the scenario for this Scary…

Pools and Hot Tubs View All

Even Hot Tubs Don’t Like Cold Weather

The following article on “Even hot tubs don't like cold weather,” written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. What do toilet paper, hand sanitizer, lumber…

Hot Tub Claim Case Study

Whether the policyholder has had a contractor inspect the claimed electronics or not, adjusters should verify cause of loss to ensure an accurate settlement. The insured for the claim in…

Pool and Hot Tub Claim Damage Guide

Regardless of their location, many of your policyholders use their swimming pools and hot tubs for several months of the year. However, damage can occur year-round and be included in…

Solar Power View All

StrikeCheck Solar Panel Claim Case Study

Thieves and vandals caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages to a rooftop commercial solar system. While a claim with more than 800 solar panels could seem daunting, StrikeCheck…

Shedding Light on Risks Involving Solar Power

The following article on "Shedding light on risks involving solar power," written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. Solar panels comprise multiple photovoltaic cells,…

Solar Power Claim Case Study

StrikeCheck is a leading damage assessment provider for electrical systems, including solar power equipment, throughout the country. With thorough investigations, swift cycle times, and actionable reports, we give insurance carriers…

Storm Claims View All

Storm-Related Claim Case Study

Water, freezing conditions, and wind are all potential storm elements that could cause damage to commercial and residential property, regardless of the storm’s size or severity. Even so, claims reported…

Investigating Storm-Related Electrical Claims Webinar Recording

When storms hit anywhere in the United States, claims with damages caused by surge and lightning, wind, ice, hail, or water soon follow. Better understand which electronics and other specialty…

Weather Impacts to Electronics Claims Guide

Storms occur throughout the year and can lead to claims with many of your policyholders’ electrically powered items. Fill out the form to receive your guide to: Types of storm-related…

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

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…

Adjusters’ Crash Course on Water Heaters Webinar

December 15, 2021, at 2 PM ET Avoid getting in hot water over a mishandled water heater claim, and don’t underestimate the importance of knowing the fundamentals of this complex…

Well and Sump Pumps View All

Adjusting Well Pump Claims Webinar Recording

Nearly 45 million people, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, rely on private wells for their source of drinking water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. And they are…

Well Pump Case Study

Lightning damaging a well pump and causing it to trip the electrical panel? Seems like it could be plausible if the equipment wasn’t inspected thoroughly. In this case, the StrikeCheck…

Adjuster Strategies for Tackling Well Pump Claims

The following article on “Adjuster strategies for tackling well pump claims,” written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. Several factors determine what type of well…

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