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July 22, 2019

Texas Public Adjusters: Another testimonial

Texas Public Adjusters

I’ve never had anything like a fire or mold or smoke/water damage hit me like they have hit so many people.  I’ve never gone through the emotional losses that come with destruction of property.  And I’ve never had to deal with filing a claim with my insurance company other than with a car wreck.  So, when a Texas Public Adjuster from Dallas came to speak to my class, I was pretty new to the whole conversation.  It seems that this man is a professional in dealing with insurance claims to make sure that people get fair settlements from their insurance companies.  He brought up an example about a couple dealing with a Dallas fire damage claim and he said that they lost just about every valuable thing in their house.  What wasn’t destroyed was smoke damaged and could not be returned to any sort of useable form.  So, they called their insurance company and got the process rolling so that they could get their possessions replaced with new ones.  But the amount of money that they needed to get full replacement was not being offered by their insurance company and they were feeling quite desperate.  This was when someone told them about how Public Adjusters work to make sure people get more money to cover their expenses.

So they called his company, which is located in the heart of Dallas (Abba Claims), and asked if this man and his associates could do anything for them.  Ches, the owner of the business, immediately took note of their situation and considered the amount of money they were claiming they needed to get their stuff back in order.  Then he assured them that he had experience in working with their particular insurance company.  He and his colleagues then set to work on being their advocates in getting them what they needed.  After a lot of back and forth, there was finally a breakthrough and the couple received a check that was more than satisfactory for them to get back to normalcy.

After this man gave his example, he asked if any people in the class had experienced any sort of damages that required an insurance claim to be filed.  Several of the people in the class weighed in and a few of them talked about how hard the process had been in working with their insurance companies.  Not one of them said they had even heard about Public Adjusters but said that they wish they had.  The Public Adjuster told us about all of the various claims that could be filed and then fielded questions from all of us.  I asked that if I ever had any of that stuff happen to me, could I call their offices since they are located in Dallas and I live in Lubbock.  He said that they would pretty much work for anyone, anywhere.

I hope I never need to make use of a Public Adjuster, but this class was great because it made me aware of a resource available to everyone to get fair settlements on just about any sort of claim.  I made note of their phone number and their website just in case I ever needed them to fight for me.

July 17, 2019

Dallas Smoke Damage

Smoke Damage

Dallas smoke damage claims are up this year because of a lot of small fires that broke out during the winter season.  From Christmas trees to fires in fireplaces getting out of control, there are a lot of reasons for small fires in your home or business.  And even though those small fires might not blaze and cause full-on destruction of your property and your possessions, there has probably been a lot of smoke damage that renders your stuff ruined.  And I have found that a lot of people who are affected by this kind of damage don’t think about filing a fire or smoke damage insurance claim in Dallas.  This is a mistake.  If this has happened to you, you definitely need to file an insurance claim with the company you are with to help recover from the damage.

As well, I would recommend beginning this process by contacting a Texas Public Adjuster to help you as you deal with your insurance company.  Public Adjusters are quite helpful in giving you great consulting and they as well can act on your behalf with regards to getting the best settlement on your claim.  As you might know, some insurance companies are not always looking to give out a fair settlement on smoke damage claims.  This is a problem that Public Adjusters can help you solve.  I know of one company in particular that deals with smoke damage claims in the entire Dallas area.  Check out Abba Claims and ask for Ches Bostick to get that ball rolling (888-908-2042).  I figure, “Why go at this process alone when you can have well-trained professionals do it with you?”

Well, that’s all I have to say for now.  I just want everyone who has had smoke or fire damage to make sure they get the best possible settlement.  I hope this article has helped you in some way or another.  If it doesn’t apply to you, feel free to share this information with a friend or family member who is going through this process.

July 2, 2019

What is backflow and how do you prevent it?

What is backflow and how do you prevent it?

Backflow is the unwanted reversal of flow in a water distribution system. Pipeline cracks and high levels of water withdrawal are typically the causes of backflow, but if you use the proper backflow prevention devices, you will most likely stop these from happening.  Most cities work hard to stop backflow issues by ordering or requiring these backflow prevention devices on home sprinkler systems.  This is key since these devices can stop lawn fertilizers and pesticides (as well as other dangerous chemicals) from getting into your homes’ drinking water.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want my coffee having two packets of herbicide in it – I prefer Stevia.

Anyway, I have been proactively looking into getting my lawn sprinkler system inspected for backflow.  I want to maintain my personal health as well as the health of my yard. So, I have been seeking good Lubbock backflow prevention companies that also understand how to keep sprinkler systems running perfectly.  I want a company that does backflow inspection and backflow prevention and I think I found one.  I’m excited to work with Rainmaker Irrigation since they have so many good reviews.

I will hopefully report back later with what I expect to be my own glowing testimony…

Any of you readers have experience with backflow prevention?  I would love to hear about it in the comments section.

Thanks so much!

Fire Damage in Plano

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Fire Damage in Plano

Plano began as a small little suburb of Dallas but it has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade making it one of the fastest growing suburbs in Texas.  I know from my year living there that it has all the makings of its own claim to be a big city, but has still been swallowed up by the DFW area.  Anyway, that’s not why I am writing.  I am instead writing to address a need for so many people – business and home fire damage in Plano.  I don’t know if it just the city’s growth or what, but there has been a significant increase in fires over the past two years – both commercially and residentially.  And I wanted to write this little article giving some advice to those who have had these fires and/or who are going through the loss at this time.  I also write to those who might have a fire in the future.  It’s always good to be prepared just in case the worst case scenario happens.

Here’s what I am advising:  If you have a fire and need to file a Plano fire damage claim, make sure to check into hiring a company that does public adjusting before trying to handle your insurance company on your own.  Texas public adjusters are those professionals who help you with the process of filing your insurance claim and who help you get a proper settlement so that you can repair the damage to your home or business.  I can say from experience that when you have a fire, it can be quite expensive.  Not only is there the external damage that needs to be fixed, but all of possessions inside of the house or business might need to be replaced.  And I can say that getting the right amount of money back from your insurance company can be quite a challenge.  Some of them tend to see things as “what is the lowest amount of money we can give the persons filing a claim?”  They are a business too and of course want the best for their bottom line.  Besides this, the insurance process itself can be very frustrating and difficult.  That’s why I am suggesting that you employ a Texas public adjuster firm to help you.  One example of this type of company is called Abba Claims and is located in Dallas.  There are others, but the one I have the most confidence in is Abba.  I have had excellent experience with them in the past and I think you might want to check them out at to get a good idea as to what they do well.

With that I will leave you and hope you never have to deal with a residential or a commercial fire.  But if you do, consider what I said and make the process easier and more lucrative.



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