Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Away

The weather is starting to sizzle, so vacation season must be here! Whether you are moving back up north for the summer to escape the heat or visiting family for a long weekend, you need to safeguard your home while you are away. As one of Florida’s leading public adjusters, our team at Get Paid For Your Claim has witnessed the devastation that can occur when a home is unoccupied. Following are our suggestions for how to keep your home safe while you are away this summer:

  • Unplug all non-essential appliances to help prevent electrical fires. This includes clocks, televisions, computers, lamps, toasters, etc. An added bonus to unplugging is saving on your electricity bill while you are away.
  • Nothing screams “unoccupied home” to a vandal more than a pile of packages sitting outside your front door. Make sure to cancel your newspapers and forward or hold your mail while you are gone. A couple weeks before leaving, stop ordering packages to help prevent them from arriving while you are out of town. In addition, make sure to tell a neighbor you will be traveling and ask them to pick up any packages, flyers or other materials that do arrive while you are gone.
  • If possible, turn off the water main to your home before leaving. Water damage is one of the most common and most costly repairs that we see. If there is a burst or leaky pipe while you are away, not only will you be repairing the water damage, you will also be remediating the mold damage, which many insurance companies don’t cover.
  • If you will be gone for an extended period of time, prepare your home for a hurricane. Close your hurricane shutters (if you have them), take in any outdoor furniture or objects that could become projectiles, and tie down any large objects that you can’t move. A hurricane can obliterate your home in a matter of minutes and it is far better to complete the prep work in case one comes than have to deal with the aftermath.
  • Also, if you will be away for an extended period, give a friend or family member a key to your home and ask them to periodically check on it to make sure there are no signs of a break-in, water damage, or any other major structural damage that needs immediate attention.

The team at Get Paid For Your Claim hopes you have an enjoyable and uneventful vacation season. If you do come home to an unexpected and unwanted surprise of a damaged home, remember that you are not alone. Call us right away at 800-635-8111 and one of our public adjusters will promptly come to your home, inspect the damage, and work with your insurance agency to secure the highest possible compensation for you.

Insurance companies have their own team of experts and insurance adjusters to advocate on their behalf.  At Get Paid For Your Claim, weadvocate for you.  As a licensed and bonded Public Adjuster, we help insurance policyholders who have been forced to use insurance to make a claim.

Our service is fast and to the point.  We get results.  We know how to strategically move the process along, while negotiating on our clients’ behalf toward the best possible outcome — the maximum settlement available.

The earlier a public adjuster is brought into the process, the better the opportunity to help you obtain a more favorable claim settlement. As soon as you engage our team, we swing into action on your behalf.  And, we support you throughout the entire claim process to achieve the maximum insurance recovery. 

For a free inspection and claim consultation, please contact us at any of our convenient Florida locations:


2255 Glades Road
Suite 324A
Boca Raton, Florida   33431
Phone: (954) 914-5454

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1 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, Florida   34994
Phone: (772) 291-1903

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9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
Suite 350
Fort Myers, Florida   33905
Phone: (239) 299-4050

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12161 Ken Adams Way
Suite 110-UU
Wellington, Florida   33414
Phone: (561) 223-6889

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601 21st Street
Suite 300
Vero Beach, Florida   32960
Phone: (772) 206-3310

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