If you've been the victim of a home invasion recently, there are a few steps you need to take to increase the likelihood that you will both receive compensation for your losses and possibly recover any items that were stolen. Even if you haven't experienced a robbery, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with these steps in case you should ever be unfortunate enough to find yourself in this situation:
- Contact the police: This is the first thing you should do. Have the police fill out a report. Even if there is a slim chance that they will be able to recover your stolen items, it's still important to have a report that you can share with your homeowners insurance company.
- Get in touch with your insurer: They'll likely interview you and send over an adjuster to view the damage. Make sure to present them with the police report, as this will be used to calculate your claim value, and it also proves that you took action to mitigate the damage of the burglary.
- Repair any damage: Once you've talked to a police officer and your insurance company, you can begin the process of fixing any broken windows or doors that were damaged by the burglars.
Something to keep in mind is that burglars will be much less likely to break into your home if you install 3M safety film on your windows. This material helps to keep your window intact when an intruder tries to smash it. Not only will it make entry more difficult, it will also be safer for your family, as your floor won't be covered in shards of glass.
For more information on having 3M window films installed, contact Michigan Glass Coatings today!