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Washer and Dryer Overview

When you deal with homeowners insurance claims, you’re pretty likely to handle claims that include washer and dryer damage. In fact, washers and dryers made up 36% of the large…

Refrigerator Claim Guide

Essential for modern food storage, refrigerators are the most commonly owned appliance in U.S. homes. As such, you’re likely to see them in claims at some point -- in fact,…

Ovens and Ranges Overview

What to Consider When Handling Claims for Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops Ovens, ranges, and cooktops can be very expensive to replace, and a lot of times, when claims come up…

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Intro to Solar Power System Claims Webinar

January 29, 2020 at 2 PM EST Solar power systems have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to decreased installation costs and increased interest in green technology.…

Hail and Wind HVAC Claims Webinar Recording

Impact damage to HVAC systems can come from a number of sources, but two very common perils are hail and wind damage. Because these damages are so prevalent, you want…

HVAC Winter Concepts Webinar Recording

If the weather outside is frightful — or maybe just a bit chilly — it’s time for many to flip their HVAC systems from cooling to heating, and with that…

Consumer Electronics View All

TV LKQ Checklist

More than half of all entertainment electronics claims that StrikeCheck evaluated in 2018 were for televisions (StrikeCheck 2019 Annual Claims Report). When coverage is found for a claimed television, you’ll…

Computer LKQ Checklist

Over three-quarters of all households in the U.S. have computers (Census.gov), so they can be a recurring hassle for property claims adjusters. Computers are complicated machines that come in many…

Alarm System Overview

Residential Alarm Systems With the number of homes and businesses with security systems rising, insurance adjusters like you are more likely to see claims for these electrical systems. If you’re…

Electrical Equipment View All

Intro to Solar Power System Claims Webinar

January 29, 2020 at 2 PM EST Solar power systems have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to decreased installation costs and increased interest in green technology.…

Winter Electrical Fires

Did you know that December and January are the leading months for residential fires? While the risk is prevalent year-round, it’s even greater in the winter months, particularly for electrical…

Hazardous Energy: Tips for Generator Safety

In 2017, Hurricane Irma left more than 60% of Floridians without power in the days following landfall. The disaster meant more than a loss of power for them, however. The…

HVAC Equipment View All

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…

HVACi Releases 2019 Annual Claims Report

HVAC Claims Continue to Offer Property & Casualty Carriers a Monumental Opportunity to Realize Millions in Claims Leakage Annually   HVACi’s 2019 Annual Claims Report showcases the significance of partnering…

Industry Data View All

HVACi Releases 2019 Annual Claims Report

HVAC Claims Continue to Offer Property & Casualty Carriers a Monumental Opportunity to Realize Millions in Claims Leakage Annually   HVACi’s 2019 Annual Claims Report showcases the significance of partnering…

Smart Home Components Overview

Our Connected World: An Overview of Smart Home Components and Claims Our world is becoming more and more connected. Smart devices are becoming more common in the home, and we’re…

StrikeCheck Releases 2019 Annual Claims Report

Data on Key Claim Trends Grants Carriers Exclusive Opportunity to Control Claims Leakage StrikeCheck’s 2019 Annual Claims Report identifies an array of opportunities for carriers to control claim leakage while…

Lightning and Surge Claims View All

Whole Home Surge/Lightning

The most commonly claimed perils affecting residential electronics are lightning and high voltage surge. Considering that 16% of the claimed items evaluated by our technicians in 2018 were found to…

High Voltage Surge Guide

When a high voltage surge occurs, it can lead to the failure of just about any electrical device or system plugged into the affected area, including appliances and entertainment systems,…

Surge and Lightning Damage to Electronics

Surge and lightning damage to electronics is a frequent occurrence, particularly in the summer months. A recent analysis of 2016 homeowner’s insurance claims by Insurance Information Institute revealed that over $825 million…

Pools and Hot Tubs View All

Pool Equipment Overview

There are more than 8 million residential swimming pools in the U.S. (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals), and the systems used to clean and maintain a pool are quite…

Hot Tub Freeze Damage

With millions of residential hot tubs and spas in the U.S. -- and more than half of them in the northern states -- there’s a good chance you’ll end up…

Solar Power View All

Solar Power Claims Kit for Adjusters

Solar energy is becoming more popular each year and as a result, claims involving solar power system components have been landing on the desks of adjusters everywhere. With over 2…

Solar Power Overview Video

An Introduction to Solar Power Systems Solar power systems are incredibly complex, and if you’re processing a solar power system or panel repair claim, you want to be sure that…

Solar Panel Overview

How They Work: Residential Solar Electricity Systems The cost of residential solar panel systems has dropped 50% since 2014 (according to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), and…

Storm Claims View All

4 Things to Know About Power Surge Damage From Hurricane Force Winds

The following article on “4 things to know about power surge damage from hurricane-force winds”, written by Reza Nikrooz of StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. Hurricane-force winds can cause significant…

Hurricane Claims Kit

As we've all noticed, the frequency and intensity of hurricanes has been steadily rising in recent years (Popular Science). This combined with the increased population along the U.S. coastline has…

Water Claims View All

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…

Well Pump Testing Guide

How to Efficiently Handle Well Pump Claims When your customers have well pumps that get damaged, those claims need to be handled fast -- after all, you don’t want to…

Water Damage to Electronics

14,000 homeowners face losses from water damage every day. At that rate, an insurance adjuster is likely to find themselves handling a water damage claim. If you’re one such adjuster,…

Water Heaters View All

The Additional Damages You May See in Failed Water Heater Claims

When a water heater fails, the cost of restoring the insured to pre-loss condition varies wildly. Repairs could cost as little as $50 or a replacement could cost over $1000.…

Preventing Excessive Damage from Water Heater Losses

When an insured comes to you with a water heater claim, the damage isn’t always limited to the water heater itself. Floors, ceilings, walls, and personal property are all at…

Water Heater Fundamentals Webinar

Damage to water heaters are pretty common, and when they break, they may not be the only items claimed when they fall on your desk. Water heaters, particularly storage water…

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