Losing property or having it damaged in a home fire in the Tampa Bay area can be a devastating experience. While homeowners can obtain compensation for losses by filing an insurance claim and following the proper steps, the amount of money that the insurance company provides does not always correspond to the value of what you've lost.
The significant drought that has lasted into spring throughout Hillsborough County has greatly increased the risk of wildfires. At one point in April, Florida had over 100 wildfires active at one time. While so far wildfires have been contained, homeowners throughout Florida have reason to be concerned.
If you live in Florida, it is important to understand the risk of fire claims as a result of lightning strikes. When most of us consider home fires and the possibility of fire damage, we tend to think about fires that start as a result of electrical issues or kitchen leaks. However, lightning strikes lead to a significant number of fires in our state every year and, indeed, across the country. What do you need to know about the relationship between lightning strikes and fire claims?
Fires can cause serious damage to homes in Florida. Whether you're living in a single family house or a beach condo in Brandon, a fire can leave you out of your property for weeks, months, and in many cases even longer. It's important to remember that fires cause property damage from more than just the flames. To be sure, heat and smoke can also wreak havoc on a home, as can the water that firefighters must use to contain the blaze.