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What to do if Your Home Has Been Damaged in the Texas Freeze Event

Do you have damages as a result of the freeze event?

Our firm has been receiving many calls from people with broken pipes resulting in water damage to their homes. If you have damage to your home as a result of the freeze in Texas, there are a number of things you should do right away to protect yourself and your family

Document Everything

The first thing you should do is document all damages and losses with photos and videos. The more documentation you have, the better. Be sure to document all damages you find and include the most detailed photographs and videos possible.

Mitigate Losses

If you have water problems in your home that is not immediately dealt with, it can cause larger, long-term problems such as mold. You should make an attempt to clean up the damages and stop any additional leaking after you have carefully documented the damages.

Contact the Professionals

You should contact a plumber right away and set up a time for them to come to your home. Many plumbing companies are already backed up so the sooner you call, the better. You may find it helpful to call around to a few different plumbing companies to see if there is one that can get to you sooner.

The next call you make should be to a remediation service to assess the damages to your home. As with plumbers, remediation services may be backed up due to the high volume of calls, so be sure to call right away and try a few different ones.

The next phone call should be to your insurance agent, who will likely also be a bit backed up with a high volume of other callers. You should get the assistance of your insurance agent to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance.

You should ask your agent to tell you everything that you can claim under your policy. For example, your policy may cover some amount of temporary living expenses alongside the repair costs. Knowing this information will help you access the benefits of your insurance plan that you may not have known about.

The final step in this process is to file the claim with the insurer. If all goes well, your insurance should have you covered up to the full extent of your policy and everything will be alright. For those times that things do not go smoothly, especially when dealing with your insurance company, Buzbee Law is here to help.

Arrange Your Free Consultation Today

If the insurance company denies the claim or refuses to pay all that is required under the policy, contact the Buzbee Law Firm at 844-349-9196 or send us an email to arrange your free consultation. Calls are answered 24/7. If you retain our firm, you will pay no fee or expense unless we make a recovery for you.