If you’ve experienced a chimney fire or have had major chimney damage due to a weather incident or earthquake, your repairs, restoration, or rebuild may be covered by your insurance. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will cover damage resulting from fire, wind, lightning or earthquakes. To determine the extent of your damage and whether or not your insurance will cover it, you’ll need to have a certified and licensed chimney technician inspect your system and report their findings.
Skyscraper insurance’s Chimney Service have decades of experience conducting thorough and well-documented inspections and can offer an honest, accurate assessment of your damage. Our inspections are all-inclusive and meticulously conducted, ensuring that no area of the chimney system is left out. We work hard to provide you with as much information as possible so that you and your insurance company have all of the details necessary to take the next step.
Skyscraper insurance’s Chimney Service can perform a thorough inspection and full video scan of your entire chimney system, providing documented representation of your damage and a professional evaluation of its cause. Our intensive inspections are guaranteed to give you a comprehensive picture of your chimney system’s condition, so that the insurance claim process is a little bit easier for you.
If it turns out that your fire or damage was the result of improper construction or deferred maintenance — like a clogged flue or spalling masonry — your insurance company likely won’t cover the claim.
To protect yourself from claim rejections, be sure to schedule regular chimney system inspections and sweepings. Skyscraper Insurance’s Chimney Service’s Safer Chimney Program can be a big help there — we’ll send annual reminders to alert you of service that’s coming due and take the hassle of remembering off of your plate. Members also receive discounts and priority scheduling.
If you have filed or will be filing an insurance claim in the near future, call Skyscraper insurance’s Chimney Service — we’ll thoroughly and honestly assess your chimney damage to help make your life a little bit easier.
When a chimney fire occurs or lightning strikes your chimney, damage is incurred. Most folks’ insurance policies cover such occurrences, and a chimney professional must try to help homeowners to make the insurance process go as smoothly as possible. My number one recommendation when it comes to insurance claims, no matter what kind of insurance, is to document everything at the very beginning of the process. You need to be sure to document the date it occurred, the name of the professional(s) who come out to evaluate the situation, and the date(s) the professional evaluated the situation. Your professional should also be doing some documentation as well.