Yearly Archives: 2014

A little spark can kindle a great fire…

Up to 25,000 people die every year in domestic fires across Europe. Approximately 70,000 are hospitalised due to injuries caused by fire and smoke annually, and fire damage burns up about 1% of Europe’s GDP. The most important piece of … Continue reading

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Balcombes “Fire Power”

“With Balcombes ‘Fire Power’ on your side you can level the playing pitch in favour of your clients” so said Jim Flannery, Director, Balcombes Claims Management, speaking to Insurance Brokers.  Unfortunately fires occur every day of the year.  Provided the … Continue reading

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6 Things Insurers Don’t Tell You

Property claims made using the services of a loss assessor settle for more than those without because the full reinstatement scope is negotiated. Insurers will not pay for the policyholder to be represented, yet they will pay for their own … Continue reading

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End Austerity Now

We are bombarded with Advertising of insurance products that promise low premiums and great service.  Think 123.ie, No Nonsense, Chill.ie, Aviva, AXA to name a few. All of the price competition promised has led to a race to the bottom, … Continue reading

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Water charges and insurance

The Irish Government are introducing metered water charges for residential property owners/occupiers on 1st January 2015. Water meters are being installed by Irish Water outside properties all over the country.  This is a very unpopular measure that is being seen … Continue reading

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Dishwasher Fires

Balcombes have helped many families through the Insurance claims process following the trauma of a diswasher fire. Many people are not aware that there was a product recall in relation to some Bosch, Siemiens and Neff diswashers due to a … Continue reading

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The Promise to Pay

We are at the time of year when the results of the IBA Service Awards are announced in the Irish Broker magazine (April edition), and this year in no exception.  What is somewhat different is the lack of clarity on scores … Continue reading

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Surviving a Fire

Most people know that Loss Assessors are very busy every time there is a flood or a storm, but they forget that fires happen all year ’round.  Unfortunately there are fires in homes and commercial premises every day of the … Continue reading

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When your pub burns down….

Unfortunately in Ireland every year a number of pubs, hotels and restaurants are destroyed by fire, and the business is closed over-night.  With the trauma there is a loss of jobs and a daunting task of what to do next.  … Continue reading

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Over 40 years Loss Assessing experience

Balcombes have been trading in Ireland since 1971. There’s a lot of expertise gained over those years that is put at the disposal of the home or business owner who has suffered damage to their property and need to make … Continue reading

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