All homeowners need to carry a homeowners’ insurance policy. However, not all insurance policies are created equally. It is essential to know precisely what your policy covers and take action to make sure you are not denied in the event of a claim. If you are unsure about your current coverage and live in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, NM area, reach out to an agent at Franklin Insurance Agency today.
Home maintenance is important
It is critical that you do not defer maintenance on your home that could cause you to be more vulnerable to a claim. For example, even if it is just a small leak, have it taken care of right away before it turns into a more significant problem. If an insurance company determines that you neglected to maintain your home, the insurer has the right to deny coverage.
Make sure you have coverage for your dog
If you have a dog, it is imperative to speak with your insurance agent to make sure you have coverage under your home insurance policy. Insurers can exclude dogs altogether or exclude certain breeds that are deemed aggressive. Dog bite claims can be extremely costly, so make sure you have adequate coverage.
Do not wait to file a claim
If an issue arises under your homeowners’ insurance policy, do not wait to file a claim. There may be a deadline to file a claim, after which you could be denied coverage. Check with your agent to determine the length of time you have to file.
Take inventory of your home
When you go to file a claim, you will need to document all of your belongings for the insurer. It can be hard to remember all the belongings in your home off the top of your head. Go through your home with a video camera to take stock of your belongings.
If you would like to learn more about homeowners insurance, reach out to an agent at Franklin Insurance Agency. We proudly serve the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM area.