Home Insurance Claim Advice

A reader who's been through the home insurance claim filing process offers some useful claim advice.

| January/February 1989

  • home insurance claim advice - flaming paper house
    Make sure you have proof when filing a home insurance claim.
    PHOTO: 2002LUBAVA1981/FOTOLIA

  • home insurance claim advice - flaming paper house

If you’ve ever had to file a home insurance claim for loss of valuables because of theft or fire, here's my claim advice. First, you should know that most insurance companies require some sort of proof. Lists and sales receipts are helpful, and photographs are good. Even better, and much more efficient, is a video camera. If you don’t own or can’t borrow one, a rental unit is fairly inexpensive. It’s best to have two people: one to operate the camera, and another — you, the homeowner — to walk through the house, staying in full view, identifying each item. This will also help if you have to report stolen property to the police, though it’s important to record serial numbers of electronic equipment. Don’t forget to store the tape in a safe-deposit box or other equally safe place.

Joe D. Perdue
Nellysford, Virginia






mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: October 13-14, 2018
Topeka, KS

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE









Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard
Free Product Information Classifieds