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Appliances View All

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…

Cause of Loss View All

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…

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

Networking Equipment Basics

The internet is a must-have item at home or at work, but it requires a host of networking equipment to keep your policyholders connected. Our guide breaks down various types…

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…

Electrical Equipment View All

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…

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

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

Smart Adjusters Use These Tricks to Make Their Policyholders Happy

Filing an insurance claim may be stressful for the policyholder, particularly because it means that person has already had a frustrating incident take place. The claims process is a make…

6 Items Prone to Claims Leakage You Should Watch Out For

After receiving a policyholder’s estimate, thousands of adjusters turned to StrikeCheck’s objective service last year for our assessment of what it would take to return electronics to pre-loss condition. StrikeCheck…

StrikeCheck’s 2020 Annual Claims Report

StrikeCheck’s 2020 Annual Claims Report provides carriers with powerful insights and a thorough analysis into how Property & Casualty claim professionals can make data-driven decisions regarding electrically powered equipment. The…

Lightning and Surge Claims View All

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…

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,…

Pools and Hot Tubs View All

Pool and Hot Tub Equipment Claims Recorded Webinar

It’s almost pool season, and with it comes a wave of new claims related to swimming pools and hot tubs. And while you likely know how to enjoy these items,…

Pool and Hot Tub Equipment Claims Webinar

April 29, 2020 at 2 PM EST It’s almost pool season, and with it comes a wave of new claims related to swimming pools and hot tubs. And while you…

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…

Solar Power View All

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,…

Intro to Solar Power System Claims Webinar Recording

Solar power systems have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to decreased installation costs and increased interest in green technology. With more of these systems in place,…

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…

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 Recording

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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