It may have taken months or years to purchase or collect the precious items you have in your home or within your business. Some things may be considered keepsakes and others may be strictly functional. Whatever the case, each item is important and you should plan ahead to protect all items in case of any unexpected event. One way to do that is to take a home inventory. It is so important to prepare yourself long before disaster strikes. It is even most important to hire professionally trained content managers who can assess and provide comprehensive contents management in the event of an emergency. You may wonder what exactly is involved in a home inventory process and why should you bother? It is easy to create and can save you money in the end.
What is a Home Inventory?
It all begins with remembering what you have and understanding what is covered under your home insurance. Experts recommend not to go by memory when developing your home inventory list. Instead take the time to walk room by room and write in great detail about your belongings. In case of an emergency, your items will be documented ahead of time. This type of contents management can make the claims process much smoother, give you a better idea of how much insurance you really need, verify your losses for tax purposes, and which items are covered by insurance.
Make sure to include a detailed description, the item’s serial number, the date you purchased the item and an estimated value. Once you have everything documented, store your inventory list somewhere secure, possible away from the home or business. Examples include a safety deposit box, lock box or safe. Without this critical list, it may be extremely difficult to claim losses in a fire, flood or other disaster. Visit farmers.com for more information on creating your own home or business contents management inventory document.
Contents Management Experts
Identifying a restoration company with a staff professionally trained in contents management is the best way to handle a disaster. A staff that can help you in your time of need is essential. Winners’ Circle Training Center is a staple in the restoration industry and has been dedicated to properly training restoration staff members for years.
The Contents Management and Cleaning System course is a comprehensive 3-day course offered from Winners’ Circle Training Center. The course provides restoration teams lessons on effective management strategies for inventory management, team management and data collection. Teams are exposed to documents needed for pack-out, cleaning techniques for furniture and smoke damaged items as well as converting the document into Xactimate software. The goal is to make sure every student leaves the course prepared to analyze a home’s inventory lists and prepare estimations effectively.