The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to get into the gift-giving mood! Every year I am asked: “Kris, what do I buy for the restorer in my life?” Well, get out your smartphone and start making a list to good old St. Nick because here are 7 great gifts for the restorer in your life.
As a result of the constant desire to improve performance, insurance claim processes are always evolving. Nobody knows that more than Project Managers in the field, who are being given more authority to process claims, while also being the eyes and ears of the Adjuster. This added responsibility comes with new challenges that require a different approach.
The biggest challenge facing the insurance industry today is managing catastrophic events. With ever-increasing occurrences of extreme weather events in highly populated areas, servicing claims effectively has become a growing priority. Global insured catastrophe losses have reached an all-time high of $135 billion annually and insurers are facing mounting pressure to adopt measures to more effectively respond to disasters.
Winter, the coldest season of the year. The days are shorter and the nights are longer. It’s also a season that can cause significant damage to your home if you’re not prepared. None of us can stop the onset of winter, but we can help you prepare. Here are our tips for keeping your home, car, and health in good shape this winter.
Broken pipes, malfunctioning appliances, and intense weather conditions are just a few of the main causes of interior flooding. One in four homes in high-risk areas will flood during a 30-year mortgage, yet nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate to low-risk areas. That’s why taking steps to safeguard your home and prevent flooding is crucial no matter where you live.
As a restorer, you’re often tasked with using specialized tools in the field that require a methodology for recording data. In this how-to blog, we’ll outline how to take moisture depth readings with Encircle and a hammer probe to ensure your floors are dried properly.
We are in the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season. This year, we’ve already seen Hurricane Florence and Michael cause extensive damage across the Southern United States. In the wake of this destruction, we’ve pulled together a list of the most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States to see how they compare.
You hear it in every industry: front-line workers often know more about what’s happening in the business than the people running it. There is some truth to this statement, especially for the restoration industry. This is why it’s critical to make sure you involve front-line technicians in the claims process.
Hurricane season is a deadly time across the United States. It brings with it some of the most active and dangerous weather seen all year. Torrential downpours and wild winds lead to flash flooding and extensive property damage. Learn more about what we’ve been seeing this hurricane season and how to prepare for the future by inventorying your home in case disaster strikes.
How It Works
Open your inbox on Encircle Web or Encircle Mobile and then refresh the page. On Encircle Web, you’ll notice circles displayed on the left side of each file. On Encircle Mobile, these circles are on the right side. The circles are used to visually indicate the status of each file.
What Do The Colours Mean?
Shades of purple are used to identify files that have had changes made to them since you last viewed them. The darker the shade of purple, the more changes that have been made. Here’s a breakdown of what the colours mean:
- Orange Circle: File has been shared with you but you have not accepted or viewed it yet
- White Circle: No changes have been made to the file since you last viewed it
- Light Purple Circle: A small number of changes have been made
- Medium Purple Circle: A fair amount of changes have been made
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