Dryer Fire Prevention

34% of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.

You think I clean out the lint catcher every time I put a new load in, I am cleaning my dryer.  You’d be surprised that is NOT ENOUGH.

No matter how good your dryer vent is connected, lint still collects on the inside of the dryer. (view pictures)

Once a year it is a good idea to have a service technician take apart the machine completely.  They take off the front of the dryer, pull out the drum and then can vacuum the inside of all the collected lint.

It may be the best $125 you spend this year.  Fire prevention is important and this is a little thought about way to prevent dryer fires.

Fire Safety Outreach Materials

Consumer Reports – Truths & Myths of Dryer Fires

3rd times the Charm, another 5 STAR BBB Review

For the third time this week a 5 Star BBB review has been posted about AJR Public Adjusters.

This one is from a client we represented in December.  Their email was not verified until this week.

View Devon, 12/29/16 Review HERE

It is appreciated, when previous clients choose to inform others of the outstanding service we at AJR provide.

The Policyholder is our #1 priority, and to maximize their claim and settle it fairly in their favor is our focus.

With your next insurance claim from fire, water, theft, hail, monsoon, etc.  Call AJR first and let us help report your claim to ensure you are presenting your claim to the insurance company in the best manner possible for full recovery.

 

AJR Public Adjusters, Inc. — 602-795-5227 — Visit AJR WEBSITE HERE

Another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review

5 Star Review about AJR Public Adjusters

AJR is honored and humbled to be recognized by our clients again for the exceptional service we provide.

AJR PUBLIC ADJUSTERS, INC — 602-795-5227, http://www.betterclaimresults.com

 

 

Another 5 STAR review for AJR

5 STAR review via Facebook

ANOTHER ONE FOR THE BOOKS

Once again AJR has assisted and helped a policyholder with an insurance claim to maximize their recovery.  There is no greater compliment than having clients wanting to let others know about their great experience.  We thank you.  Happy Holidays.

More FAQ for hiring a Public Adjuster for your next property loss.

Your property/community/business has suffered property damage (fire, hail, wind, flood, water), NOW WHAT?

Your first inclination might be to contact your insurance carrier, but this may not be in your best interests. With all your personal and work commitments it may not be feasible for you to monitor and ensure your claim is being handled properly. Why not level the playing field with the insurance company?

WHY HIRE A PUBLIC ADJUSTER?

 Your insurance company has professional adjusters to represent their interests. As a policyholder you are entitled to hire a professionally state licensed adjuster to represent your interests. The public adjuster has experience and knowledge to assist in preparing, documenting and negotiating claims. Adjusters have reviewed several policies prior to yours and know where to look in the policy to make sure your claim is filed for all the coverage’s you have paid for. Often times finding money that otherwise would have been overlooked.

The adjuster you hire should be experienced, licensed with the state and working for a reputable company who has a clean record with the insurance department. All adjusters need to be licensed and their company also needs to hold a license with the Arizona Department of Insurance.

FEE FOR PUBLIC ADJUSTER

The Public Adjuster is paid a contingency fee of the total monies received from the insurance company. The fee can range from 5% – 20% depending on the size of the claim, and is due at the time money is released from insurance company.

DUTIES OF PUBLIC ADJUSTER

 To act as your representative in negotiating and dealing with the insurance company adjuster. Relieve your stress by engaging in discussions and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf to maximize your recovery. The public adjuster brings in their experts/contractors to estimate and measure the damage independent of the insurance companies estimate. This estimate then provides the framework for the negotiating the adjuster will do with the insurance company.

SOME GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK PRIOR TO SIGNING CONTRACT:

  •  How many years have you been a licensed Public Insurance Adjuster?
  •  May I have references or see testimonials from previous clients?
  •  Will you personally handle my claim for me?
  •  Will you keep me in the loop and inform me of all outstanding issues   with my claim?

WHEN TO ENGAGE A PUBLIC ADJUSTER:

Ideally the public adjuster should be involved in the claim from the beginning including helping you report the claim.  This is not to say you should feel rushed or pressured after a claim occurs to immediately hire the first person that approaches you. Investigate the company and the individual who will be acting as your representative.

SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

 In the State of Arizona contractors are not authorized to represent you in insurance claim negotiations, nor are they professionally licensed or regulated by the state insurance/department agency to do so.

Relying on your insurance company to fairly calculate the amount of damage and what you are owed might not result in a full or fair settlement. The company adjuster who is sent out is measuring the loss for the insurance company not for you.   As the policyholder you are entitled to have the claim loss accurately measured and then be reimbursement for all that you have lost.

BENEFITS OF HIRING A GOOD PUBLIC ADJUSTER: 

  •  An experienced and skilled licensed professional to work on your team.
  •  Someone who understands intricacies of policy and assists in recovering all that you are entitled to
  • Strong advocate on your side to help provide more input and negotiating leverage for the final insurance settlement, more than you may have had on your own.

 

 

AJR Public Adjusters.

With close to 30 years licensed experience in the Public Adjusting field handling claims of all dollar amounts for losses due to fire, flood, water, hail, dust, theft, etc.

www.betterclaimsresults.com

 

How is my computer warranty covered in my insurance loss?

These days many people purchase warranties on their computers.  When purchasing a new machine, to prevent against loss, damage, etc. many times a warranty like AppleCare (for MACs) is purchased.

In the event of an insurance loss this warranty is covered by the policy.  The remaining months are pro-rated as evidenced by the excerpt below from National Underwriters.

Businessowners — Value of a Warranty Included in Replacement Cost?

Q

My client is insured under a businessowners policy, form BP 00 02 12 99. Her laptop computer was damaged, and the loss was covered by the BOP policy. I think the value of the warranty on the damaged laptop should be included in the settlement, but the insurance company adjuster disagrees.

Should the value of the warranty be included or not?

Ohio Subscriber

A

The value of a warranty should be included in the replacement cost valuation of a damaged object. Insurance policies are contracts of indemnification. As such, the policyholder should be placed in the same condition after the loss as before the loss. The adjuster may want to pro-rate the value of the warranty, but it should be considered.

The next time you find yourself with an insurance loss, contact AJR Public Adjusters immediately.  (602) 795-5227.  We will help you report your claim and take over,  relieving your stress and handling the claim for you.  Engaging AJR ensures that no coverages are missed and your claim settlement is maximized.

8 quick tips: Why hire a Public Adjuster? How does it help ME?

1.     Your property/community has suffered property damage (fire, hail, wind, flood, water), NOW WHAT?

Your first inclination might be to contact your insurance carrier, but this may not be in your best interests. With all your personal and work commitments it may not be feasible for you to monitor and ensure your claim is being handled properly. Why not level the playing field with the insurance company? 

2.     WHY HIRE A PUBLIC ADJUSTER? 

Your insurance company has professional adjusters to represent their interests. As a policyholder you are entitled to hire a professionally state licensed adjuster to represent your interests. The public adjuster has experience and knowledge to assist in preparing, documenting and negotiating claims. Adjusters have reviewed several policies prior to yours and know where to look in the policy to make sure your claim is filed for all the coverage’s you have paid for. Often times finding money that otherwise would have been overlooked.

The adjuster you hire should be experienced, licensed with the state and working for a reputable company who has a clean record with the insurance department. All adjusters need to be licensed and their company also needs to hold a license with the Arizona Department of Insurance.

 

3.     FEE FOR PUBLIC ADJUSTER

 The Public Adjuster is paid a contingency fee of the total monies received from the insurance company. The fee can range from 5% – 20% depending on the size of the claim, and is due at the time money is released from insurance company.

 

4.     DUTIES OF PUBLIC ADJUSTER

To act as your representative in negotiating and dealing with the insurance company adjuster. Relieve your stress by engaging in discussions and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf to maximize your recovery. The public adjuster brings in their experts/contractors to estimate and measure the damage independent of the insurance companies estimate. This estimate then provides the framework for the negotiating the adjuster will do with the insurance company.

 

 

5.     SOME GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK PRIOR TO SIGNING CONTRACT:

  •  How many years have you been a licensed Public Insurance Adjuster?
  •  May I have references or see testimonials from previous clients?
  •  Will you personally handle my claim for me?
  •  Will you keep me in the loop and inform me of all outstanding issues    with my claim?

 

 

6.     WHEN TO ENGAGE A PUBLIC ADJUSTER:

 Ideally the public adjuster should be involved in the claim from the beginning including helping you report the claim.  This is not to say you should feel rushed or pressured after a claim occurs to immediately hire the first person that approaches you. Investigate the company and the individual who will be acting as your representative.

 

 

7.     SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

 In the State of Arizona contractors are not authorized to represent you in insurance claim negotiations, nor are they professionally licensed or regulated by the state insurance/department agency to do so.

Relying on your insurance company to fairly calculate the amount of damage and what you are owed might not result in a full or fair settlement. The company adjuster who is sent out is measuring the loss for the insurance company not for you.   As the policyholder you are entitled to have the claim loss accurately measured and then be reimbursement for all that you have lost.

 

 

8.     BENEFITS OF HIRING A GOOD PUBLIC ADJUSTER:

  •  An experienced and skilled licensed professional to work on your team.
  •  Someone who understands intricacies of policy and assists in recovering all that you are entitled to
  • Strong advocate on your side to help provide more input and negotiating leverage for the final insurance settlement, more than you may have had on your own.