Storm damage doesn't have to be a stress

By Happy Creative

15 Dec 2015

Burst pipes, fallen chimney stacks, flood and fire damage is a reality that residents and businesses face on a daily basis, and that is often just the start of the hassles.

And as the North West battles the elements for the next four months until spring, insurers are bracing themselves for a surge in claims as commercial and residents see the after-effects of the UK’s winter weather.

Last year more than £149m was claimed by businesses following the winter storms of 2013 from over 421,500 storm claims across the UK, with the North West one of the worst hit areas.

But the headache for business owners and sole home owners is the hassle of getting the work done following constant phone calls to insurance companies and a number of quotes from various repairers. In some cases the waiting time for repairs to take place can run into many months after the storm damage too effect.

Action Insurance Repair, based in Blackburn, has now found a niche in the market with business carrying out all the necessary insurance approvals and the work after a single phone call to their headquarters in Blackburn.

Managing director, Joanne Ginty, said: “No matter what the UK weather throws at us, there is one thing which is always a definite, that is there is always going to be some kind of storm damage. The headache for most people is attempting to get it fixed as soon as possible and the constant communication with your insurance company simply adds to the stress of an already stressful situation."

Joanne works closely with her trusted bank of loss assessors and has been in the contracting business for over a decade, working with trusted tradesmen and reliable repairers who have worked in the industry for decades. She added: “We can take the hassle out of it all and have been doing since 2008. We have helped customers from Wigan to the Wirral, Blackburn to Blackpool who have been affected by storm and flood damage and have managed to save them time and money by having the tools to get the job done quickly."

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