CAN WE GET FIRE INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN FIRE OCCURRED AT OUR PREMISES?
First, what is fire insurance?
Fire insurance is property coverage that pays for damage and losses that someone suffers caused by fire. It covers the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, above the limit set by the insurance policy.
Also, with the cost of accommodation while your property is unusable.
The main point here:
- Fire insurance is property insurance that provides coverage for loss or damage especially for the premises that are devastated because of fire.
- The owner’s insurance usually covers fire damage but may be capped at a rate that is less than the costs of the losses.
- The insurance policy pays the policyholders back either on a replacement cost basis or an actual cash value (ACV) basis or damages.
How does it work?
Fire insurance covers a policyholder against fire loss or damage from several types of sources. These include fires that are caused by electricity such as faulty wiring, as well as those devastations caused by lightning, gas explosions and natural disasters. Sometimes a burst and overflowing water tank or pipes may also be covered by the policy.
In the emergency of a fire on your property, you will need to file a claim with your insurance company in order to get damages covered. Be sure to take pictures of all damaged property as evidence in order to document everything for your claim. The company will send a claims adjuster to your house to assess the damage.
Well, just to make sure to verify the person’s identity when they arrive as scams are not uncommon nowadays. People will do anything just for the sake of money. When the inspection is conducted, walk the adjuster through your property to make sure they see everything.
When you receive an estimate from your insurer, be careful to review everything and compare it to your policy to make sure it matches the coverage you paid for.
A policyholder should check the home’s value each year to determine if there is a need to increase the coverage amount. The policyholder cannot get insurance for more than their home’s actual value. Insurance companies also may offer stand-alone policies for rare, expensive, and irreplaceable items that are otherwise not covered in standard fire insurance.