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Storm Damage Claims

The recent storm to hit Ireland – Storm Ali, on 19th September 2018 was as severe as Storm Ophelia in October 2017 – which brought the country to a standstill.  Storm Ophelia was classified as a Status Red by Met … Continue reading

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The Power of a Team

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Linkedin. If you suffer loss or damage to your property and you … Continue reading

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Friday 13th….unlucky for some

Friday 13th can, according to superstition, be unlucky for some.  However, if you suffer damage to your property and need advice and assistance in negotiating your insurance claim, it could be your lucky day. Balcombes have a team of qualified … Continue reading

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The Beast from the East

Ireland is experiencing a cold snap as polar air crosses from the East and meets with a moist air mass from Storm Emma from the South. This is resulting in significant snow falls and sub zero temperatures, as the Met … Continue reading

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Expert water detection, the key to success…

If you suffer water damage from a leaking pipe, how do you know what to claim for? I have given up a long time ago trying to figure out the path that water flows.  Thankfully Balcombes loss assessors all carry … Continue reading

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Fire, Smoke or Water

People often ask “which causes the worst damage: fire, smoke or water?” My answer is simple – they are all bad.  However, there is no fire without smoke, and usually when you have a fire there is water damage as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ophelia – the aftermath

Our team of assessors are currently deployed across the country to deal with property damage claims.  We act on behalf of property owners to help them to recover from their loss and damage.  We compile full written claim details to … Continue reading

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Property Claims – Know your rights

   If you suffer damage to your property and need to make an insurance claim the Central Bank’s Consumer Protection Code 2012 stipulates that if your insurer is appointing a Loss Adjuster to handle the claim on their behalf, they … Continue reading

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Fire Damage Claims

Regardless of who you are Insured with, if you suffer fire damage to your home or business you will need expert advice and assistance filing your insurance claim.  How can a policyholder know what they are entitled to claim for … Continue reading

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