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Avoid Fire! Store your flammables with caution!
Friday, 23 Mar, 2012 – 13:51 | No Comment

by Michigan Fire Claims Inc., a Public Adjuster Company, Rochester Hills, MI
Improperly stored flammable substances are at the origin of many devastating home fires, and should be store and handled with the greatest care. Too often we see people’s homes and lives destroyed by fires originating from the gas cans, propane canisters and other containers with flammable substances.
If you’re like most of us here in Michigan, chances are, you have at least one gas can in …

Insurance settlement blues…
Thursday, 8 Mar, 2012 – 13:27 | No Comment

More often than you think, policy owners get the second round of bad news (after the actual disaster…) when the insurance company presents their settlement offer. In many cases we worked on, the settlement offers were sometimes up to 70% less than the actual rebuilding costs.
How is this possible? It happens mainly because about 9 out of 10 property losses evaluated by insurance adjusters are estimated less than their fair value, to varying …

Fire loss caused by negligence… will my insurance policy cover it?
Monday, 5 Mar, 2012 – 16:47 | No Comment

Most fires are caused by some sort of human error; therefore, negligence is easily implied.  One could have better supervised the kitchen, the candles, the stove, fix those electric outlets, etc.  The fact is, in most cases, the homeowner bear some responsibility.  Can the property loss claim be denied on grounds of negligence?
Not usually.   Unless the policy owners purposely set the fire (in which case is classified as arson), the fire loss is covered …

Dealing with flooding…
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 13:52 | No Comment

Over the past weeks,  Michigan’s wettest spring since the ’50s has unleashed major flooding in many areas, including Dearborn, Livonia, Southfield, Troy, Farmington, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, Monroe, and Saginaw. Intense rainfall, damaging winds, large hail and powerful thunderstorms have left many without power and with severe property damages.

While we received reports of fallen trees, wind damage and roof damage, the most significant damages occurred because of flooding, especially basement flooding. Many homeowners found …

Suspecting mold??? You shouldn’t take any chances!
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 9:49 | One Comment

While usually harmless, household mold can also be very toxic and has been associated with a wide range of health conditions, from asthmatic symptoms and allergies to fibromyalgia, cancer and even death.
Mold toxicity, expensive mold remediation, and also the fact that most insurance companies usually don’t cover for it, make mold one of the most feared household hazards.  Some homeowners choose to pay extra for mold insurance “riders” that provide additional coverage. Should you???
Most likely …

Flood or Not?
Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2011 – 8:12 | No Comment

For the past few months, we received a large number of inquires for advice about claims related to flood damage. This year was particularly eventful for Michigan, as we had to endure not just frigid temperatures but also a lot of snow. That meant flooded homes and basements, both from ruptured pipes, and from the melting waters.
While they result in the same kind of damage – destroyed floors, moldy walls and furniture, toxic …

Happy New Year!
Thursday, 30 Dec, 2010 – 8:09 | No Comment

As we get ready to uncork the champagne bottles, here at Michigan Fire Claims, I realize we have a lot to celebrate! Therefore, my thoughts turn gratefully to all of those who make our success possible: our customers, our employees, our partners, and of course, our families.
We had a very strong year, handling over 200 claims for families and businesses all over Michigan. While that in itself meant a lot of …

New Public Adjuster on Board
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 8:14 | No Comment

We at Michigan Fire Claims Inc. would like to welcome Raymond Fair, our newest public adjuster to our staff.  Ray has many years experience working on the insurance side and has recently decide to help buisness owners and homeowners as a public adjuster.  Ray is from the Detroit area and now resides in Southfield.  Ray has a strong desire to help fire victims succeed in preparing and presenting their claim.