What To Do After A Building Explosion
Gas explosions. Steam explosions. Terrorism explosions. These are all things that happen suddenly and without much warning and any type of explosion can leave buildings in shambles. Aside from the obvious structural damage in the form of broken windows, crippled walls and fire damage, building explosions can also cause serious vibration damage that could have an affect on anything in the immediate vicinity. In the destructive case of a serious explosion, the remediation and cleanup processes can be complex, but we’re here to help!
Common Causes For Building Explosions
While explosions may not seem like a common occurrence, there are many disastrous types to stay mindful of. Gas explosions, manhole explosions, steam pipe explosions, natural gas explosions, machinery explosions, and propane tank leaks are all real problems that can take place just about anywhere at any time and it’s important to think about how they might affect business operations.
They often start with a loud noise and some immediate visible damage while chaos erupts and panic ensues. After things initially settle down, homeowners are often left searching for temporary housing and business owners are left with no choice but to close down until the area is made safe again.
Getting Back On Track
To make disastrous matters worse, insurance companies make the claims process confusing and difficult in order to protect their own interests. You need someone on your side and that’s what we’re here for! We’ll make sure you’re fully protected and advocated for during your most vulnerable time — after a crisis.
As is the case in the aftermath of a major warehouse explosion at a manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas, nearby homes and buildings were devastated, some even resulted in a total loss. It’s important to consider the scope of the blast in this scenario, especially because it took place in a building that deals with propylene, a colorless and odorless gas used to produce chemicals in plastics, synthetic rubber and gasoline. Not only do you need to make sure your home or business is structurally sound, you should have it tested to make sure hazardous chemicals are dealt with accordingly.
Additionally, personal property must be inventoried and claimed as a total loss and the same goes for businesses and any business property and items that may have been affected. While this may seem like a daunting task, we’re here to help with every step of the remediation process.
Explosion Insurance Claims in Houston
Only public adjusters such as United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, Inc. are allowed to legally represent you, the insured. We make sure that insurance companies act in the best interests of our clients at their most vulnerable times—after a crisis. With our expertise, we can appropriately value your damages to the building, its contents and ensure your business interruption claim is presented in the best possible light. If a mitigation plan needs to be established and managed, we’ll also call in and organize emergency cleanup crews, contractors, plumbers, electricians and any other subject matter expert or professional that might be needed to get your life or business back to normal. For more information, give us a call today at 1.800.718.LOSS.