April Newsletter

Hello from Heuer Insurance Agency, and welcome to the beginning of a very long awaited Spring! It was a fantastic winter for our snowpack, but now it’s time to think about what all that snow and water means to you as a homeowner. Our area experienced a lot of high wind days, as well as enough rain and snow to dig us out of a drought, but we are starting to see some residual claims resulting from all that extreme weather….so, what should you as a cautious homeowner be doing about YOUR property?

Believe it or not, we see a large number of claims where our clients haven’t been in a room, or the garage, or even their RV since the storms hit and they are finding hidden water damage. I suggest taking a few minutes to walk through your entire house , each room and Hello from Heuer Insurance Agency, and welcome to the beginning of a very long awaited Spring! It was a fantastic winter for our snowpack, but now it’s time to think about what all that snow and water means to you as a homeowner. Our area experienced a lot of high wind days, as well as enough rain and snow to dig us out of a drought, but we are starting to see some residual claims resulting from all that extreme weather….so, what should you as a cautious homeowner be doing about YOUR property?

Believe it or not, we see a large number of claims where our clients haven’t been in a room, or the garage, or even their RV since the storms hit and they are finding hidden water damage. I suggest taking a few minutes to walk through your entire house , each room and closet, and look for signs of water leaking and/or damage. The worst part of a water claim is the resulting toxic mold that invariably shows up in most occasions. If you haven’t gone out and opened up your RV’s, Boats or Motor homes, we would suggest you check for signs of water leaks there too. It’s much easier to fix this type of problem if you are proactive versus reactive. If you have a basement, or can access your crawl space, give those spaces a close look as well. Roofs and window sills are also a good place to see tell tale signs of a problem you might not even know you have.

Just prior to writing this blog there was a news article all about who’s responsible for the Little Valley Fire in Washoe Valley and where the blame lies. Once all that gets worked out, hopefully the rebuilding can start. We re-toured that area a few weeks ago and even after people losing their homes for months and months now, virtually NO REBUILDING has begun. Our hearts and prayers continue to go out to that small community, but it does speak volumes about the difficulty of navigating a long claims process. Please think about this situation when talking to your agent at HIA and do everything in your power to make sure you are purchasing enough coverage on your house to “weather a claim situation” should you ever be unfortunate enough to find yourself in that community’s situation. Homeowners insurance isn’t cheap…..but the trusted agents at HIA can help you make the right coverage decisions, all while keeping your budget and costs in mind.

Enough about Insurance, let’s talk about what else is going on here at HIA. As our loyal readers know, this is the time of year when we are working with our local Rotary Clubs on their mission to support our troubled youth. These particular young men and women are ones who have overcome obstacles and are on track to graduate High School with aspirations of pursuing higher education. Reno South Rotary has welcomed several other clubs on their journey and this program continues to grow year after year. This year, I am happy to announce they are awarding over $20,000 towards first year scholarships while allocating some additional resources for past winners. We are very happy and proud to be a part of this program and would encourage you to get involved as well. If you’re interested in more information, please visit their website or reach out to Adam Heuer. http://achievementbeyondobstacles.com/

Last but certainly not least we are excited to announce that we have added to our team!

 

Late last year we brought Derek Moore on board to help fill an open position in our Commercial Lines Department. Derek comes to us with a few years of experience and a whole lot of enthusiasm. Derek’s primary role in the office is Commercial Lines Sales and Service but he’s also well versed in Life Insurance and is always eager to have that conversation with our clients. If you’d like to know more about Derek you can read his bio here (https://www.heuerinsurance.com/meet-the-team-derek/).

 

 

 

 

 


 

We have also welcomed back Dustin Snell and couldn’t be happier that he is back on the team. Dustin comes to HIA with several years of experience and is excited to help the Personal Lines Department grow. Dustin’s main focus will be Personal Lines Sales, Marketing and Community Outreach so expect to see him out and about at your local fundraisers and charity events. For those of you that don’t know Dustin, we will have his bio up shortly.

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued loyalty, and THANK YOU to the Women and Men of our Armed Forces!

 

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