Fire

Commercial Fires: Fire Damage Insurance Claim Tips

In the unfortunate event that a fire causes damage to your business, the very first thing you should do is contact a public adjuster in Coral Springs, Florida before you contact your insurance company to report the claim. If you are a property manager, notifying a reputable, licensed public adjuster in your area will allow […]

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Fire Damage from Arson: Michael’s Story

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, arson is defined as “any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.”  The FBI reports that over 50,000 arson incidents are reported each year in the United […]

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Dryer Fires are Growing Risk in US Homes

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are approximately 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 10 injuries that can be attributed to dryer fires each year.  One out of 7,800 households will experience a fire caused from an improperly maintained dryer vent.  With nearly $100,000,000 in damage each year, dryer fires are a large […]

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Top Causes of Home Fires

The National Fire Protection Agency estimates that U.S. fire departments respond to over 370,000 home fires each year.  These fires cause over 2,500 civilian deaths, over 13,000 injuries, and over $7 billion in property damage, each year.   According to the NFPA, “Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and non-fatal home […]

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Dryer Lint – The Hidden Home Fire Danger

Most people use their dryer, clean out the lint trap after the clothes are dry and move on. In fact, most people are unaware of the inner workings of their clothes dryer. Built up lint can cause a home fire and thousands of dollars in damage. In 2010, the most recent year for which statistics […]

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Reopen your Denied Fire Insurance Claim

If you have recently has a denied fire insurance claim, Advocate Claims can help! Our licensed Florida public adjusters are extensively educated in insurance and are insurance claim experts. Our public insurance adjusters can assist you in getting your claim filed and handled correctly and professionally so you can get reimbursed for your damages. We […]

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South Florida Fire Safety, Having a Safe Fourth of July with Fireworks

It is no secret that fireworks are dangerous. They are explosives that the government allows everyday people to play with, without supervision. The Alliance to Stop Consumer fireworks is a group that is led by the National Fire Protection Association that urges people to avoid the use of consumer fireworks, and leave it to the […]

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6 Steps to Take After a House Fire in Florida

After a house fire, there will likely be a number of things going through your mind — and all at once. It’s easy for people in this situation to become flustered and feel lost. However, despite the devastating nature of house fires, there are some steps you can take to help minimize the impact on […]

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After a Kitchen Fire: Filing a Claim with Gulfstream Property & Casualty

As a homeowner who carries property insurance, you probably think about the various issues that your policy will cover, with most of them being out of your control. These include natural disasters, wind or water damage, and vandalism. While these issues account for a large portion of the claims filed with Florida insurance companies, it’s […]

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners in Florida

Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season for many homeowners in south Florida. However, in the context of celebration, priorities tend to shift away from good safety practices in an effort to have the best décor possible for friends and family to enjoy. It’s important to consider all of the extraneous factors taking […]

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