Echo, I'm sorry to hear this, but very happy to know you and your dog are ok.Originally Posted by echo226;2780227;
My sister's house burned down this past summer, and they let the insurance company guide them through the process, and have no complaints with the way they were treated.
Just my opinion but I don't see any reason to get a public adjuster, if you are insured by a reputable company. It seems like an extra step, and a waste of money to me. I know they probably tell people they need to be helped with all this, but the insurance company does realize that this isn't something anyone is prepared for, and that they will have to tell you what steps to take.
My sister and her family got everything taken care of within a few weeks of the fire--what will happen is you will get a check for the house, and a separate one for all your stuff--they just wrote down a list of everything they had and the value of each.
I would think that a contractor recommended by the insurance company would be the best bet also, as they should know one that does this kind of work a lot, and, importantly, is used to working with your insurance company!.
If you have any other questions, PM and I'll ask my sister if she knows the answer.