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Leading Causes of Refrigerator Damage

Hardworking refrigerators are often taken for granted. They run constantly and are arguably the home’s most important appliance. Often, we don’t think about what causes refrigerator damage until it’s too…

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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…

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Washer and Dryer Claims 101

Washer and dryer damage claims are often difficult due to their complexity of operation and the myriad of components that they contain. According to the US Census Bureau, over 85% of…

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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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Dishwasher Claim Guide

Dishwashers are an incredible time-saving device (saving each household perhaps hundreds of hours a year according to EnergyStar). So when an insured comes to you saying their dishwasher is broken…

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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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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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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,…

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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…

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Residential Kitchen Appliances Claims Guide

Coffee makers, microwaves, stovetops, refrigerators – each of these items your policyholders use to cook a meal at home could wind up in your claims. Settle them more quickly by…

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Regulations Impact How Your Policyholders Replace Appliances

One final voltage surge sends a water heater sizzling to disrepair, leaving the policyholder with a cold shower and a decision on next steps. If the insurance claim assessment recommends…

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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.…

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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…

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Handling Dishwasher Claims Accurately

While we haven’t made it to the high-tech dishwasher age of The Jetsons, dishwashers are still a common appliance likely to show up in a property claim. Dishwashers are considered more…

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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…

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