Dottrio proudly announces the addition of Public Adjusting services in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Should you or someone you know experience a property damage loss in MD, DC, PA, or VA we can assist you in obtaining the maximum settlement available under the terms of your insurance policy. Dottrio is a locally owned and operated business with an extensive network of pre-screened Contractors, Contents Restoration Companies, and Temporary Housing Vendors. We truly are the one call you need to make when you suffer a property damage loss at your home or business. Our extensive experience allows us to quickly evaluate your claim and determine the appropriate course of action. Whether your loss is caused by Fire, Water, Wind, Hail, or some other peril we are here to help.
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1-844-dottrio (1-844-368-8746) for immediate assistance.
At Dottrio our extensive experience makes us the top choice for Maryland residents and businesses who find themselves with storm damage as a result of the strong winds and large hail we have encountered in the area recently. All potential clients will receive a no cost, address specific storm report for their particular property. The storm report serves as the first piece of evidence needed for a successful insurance claim. Should we be able to determine that recent hail or wind was capable of producing damage at your address we will assist you in recovering the maximum amount allowed under the terms of your insurance policy. We can even refer you to licensed and qualified Contractors with A+ ratings from the BBB to perform any necessary repairs. In order to request your no cost, address specific storm report please utilize our contact form and type "storm report" in the section marked "how can we help you?". Contact Us
2015 Maryland Hail Storm impact locations include:
If you live in one of the above areas contact us asap for your no cost address specific storm report. The best part about working with Dottrio is you can still hire your own Contractor once we help you recover the maximum amount allowed under the terms of your insurance policy. If you prefer we will also provide you with pre-screened Contractors with A+ ratings from the BBB.
In Maryland, unlike in many states, a licensed Public Adjuster can also be a licensed General Contractor. Dottrio is the first and only company in Maryland to hold both licenses. The advantage you receive as a Dottrio client with a Maryland fire loss is obvious. At Dottrio you get insurance policy and damage restoration expertise with a single phone call. Contact us today at 301-971-4040, firstname.lastname@example.org or click here: CONTACT US
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Aries the Hero Pup
Denise and Shervonne couldn’t have predicted the importance of their visit to the Washington Humane Society. They certainly didn’t think that it would save their lives.
In May 2014, Denise and her daughter Shervonne stopped by our New York Avenue Adoption Center to meet a few dogs. A three-month-old lab mix had recently arrived, surrendered by a previous owner who could no longer care for her. Slightly nervous, but very friendly, the small pup soon stole the hearts of the two women, and found herself on her way home for good. Aries, as she was soon named, quickly became a loving and loved member of her new family.
Then on July 7, around 2:00 am, the unexpected happened. Denise was awoken by ear-splitting barking. Aries was barking as loud as she could! On alert, Denise feared there might be an intruder in the house. She looked up, and noticed that the ceiling vent was on fire!
Despite their panic, the family quickly gathered together and ran outside, just as all the lights and the power went out in the house. Aries’ keen detection and ability to alert her family gave them just enough time to escape the fire safely. Somehow her senses told her that something was wrong, and that she needed to alert her family. She was able to do this all before the smoke alarms ever went off. Blog - damage
Today, the family is in a temporary apartment, waiting for their house repairs to be complete. They are hoping to be back at home before the end of the year. Thanks to Aries, the family all made it out safely and Denise tells us that, “She is our hero, and brings us so much joy.”
While the family made it out OK, many of their belongings did not, including Aries’ new collection of toys. As a token of our appreciation, WHS is hosting a toy and treat drive for Aries and her friends still waiting for their forever homes. Stop by to visit our animals and drop off your gifts at our New York Avenue Adoption Center, located at 1201 New York Avenue, NE.
With your help, we will present Aries with a bountiful thank you gift for her heroism!
To donate visit the link below and click "donate" on the right side of the page.
departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in
■ Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months,
peaking in January at 11 percent.
■ Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes
dryer fires in residential buildings.
■ Dust, fiber, and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent) were, by far, the
leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
■ Fifty-four percent of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of
Property damage inspections by Dottrio's Maryland Public Adjusters frequently result in one common source of potential house fires; clogged dryer vents. As shown in the photos to the left lint and other debris can and will become trapped in dryer vents through normal use. The resulting air flow deficiency can quickly lead to overheating and ultimately to a fire. These fires can result in significant property damage, injuries, and even the loss of life. If you need more reason to inspect your dryer vent system consider the following: A dryer with lint and other debris in the vent system will take longer to dry clothes as moisture is unable to escape through the vent system. This blockage in the vent system will lead to increased utility bills and much longer drying cycles. These longer run cycles will result in a decreased life expectancy of your clothes dryer. Expensive utility bills, repairs, and appliance replacements are usually not high on the want list of most consumers. At Dottrio our first concern during a property damage inspection is your safety and avoiding further damage while identifying all problem areas in your home or business. Consultations and damage inspections are available at no cost to you and may just save a life. If you would like to have your home inspected for damage that would be covered under the terms of your insurance policy please contact us today at 301-971-4040.
Please feel free to download the report below to learn more about dryer vent fires and how to avoid them.
Damaging thunderstorms have produced large hail and strong winds this year leading to significant damage to roofs and siding on homes and businesses throughout Maryland. Most of this property damage will not be readily apparent to the untrained eye with the exception of tree falls. Dottrio - Maryland's Public Adjuster is now accepting claims in the following areas: LaPlata for a hailstorm that occurred on May 21, 2014 which brought 1.50" hail. Other areas with extensive hail damage include: Brookeville, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size); Woodbine, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size) Clarksville, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size); Highland, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size), Shady Side, MD (1.50" Hail - ping pong ball size), Solomons, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size), Glenelg, MD (1.25" Hail - half dollar size), and California, MD (1.25" Hail - half dollar size) for a hail storm that occurred on May 22, 2014. June 16, 2014 brought 1.25" hail to Myersville and Middletown. July 2, 2014 brought large hail to the areas of: Bel Air North 1.50", Forest Hill 1.25", Fallston 1.25", and Bel Air 1.25". July 3, 2014 brought large hail to Mt. Airy 1.75", and Green Valley/Monrovia 1.50". July 9, 2014 brought large 1.50" hail to New Windsor, MD. When your home is damaged it is important to choose the very best to assist you in the insurance recovery process. We assist you in the documentation of your damages by making sure that your insurance company pays you what they owe. Our credentials and extensive experience in the insurance restoration process provide property owners with the best possible chance at a successful insurance claim. Some insurance companies allow only six months to file a claim so it is important that you have your home inspected as soon as possible. Even if you don't see damage it may be there. Call us for your no cost no obligation inspection before you call your insurance company. If you do not have sufficient damage you will not benefit from filing a claim so let an expert inspect your home before you make any decisions. The insurance claims process can be challenging to the point of being overwhelming for most property owners so a licensed Public Adjuster is your best bet in these situations. As the only Public Adjuster firm also licensed as a General Contractor we offer expertise no one else can match. We are confident in saying that we are the best credentialed firm specializing in storm damage in the State of Maryland. We look forward to serving you. Contact us immediately to schedule via the web at: http://www.dottrio.com/contact-us or call 301-971-4040 or email us at email@example.com We look forward to serving you.
We specialize in hail storm damage to roof and siding in Maryland.
If you are a Maryland resident or business owner chances are you have seen a significant amount of severe weather this year. A strong wind storm hammered the entire Mid-Atlantic region on March 12, 2014. On May 22, 2014 severe hail impacted the Howard County towns of Clarksville, Highland, Dayton, Glenelg, Fulton, Scaggsville, and North Laurel. This storm also impacted the Montgomery County towns of Brookeville, Damascus, and the Frederick County town of Green Valley. June 10, 2014 brought flash flooding to the Prince Georges County towns of Berwyn Heights and College Park leaving some property owners stunned with water exceeding five foot in depth in basements. June 16, 2014 saw large hail fall in the Myersville and Middletown communities in Frederick County, MD. June 18, 2014 brought strong winds to Prince Georges and Anne Arundel Counties causing trees to fall damaging numerous cars, homes, and businesses. So far July 3, 2014 has brought large golf ball sized hail to the Mount Airy area of Carroll County, MD with more storms expected tonight as well as on the Fourth of July. These events all lead to dangerous conditions and vast amounts of property damage. Hail damage and wind damage is often not evident to the untrained eye. Water damage is often concealed inside walls and under floors. The vast majority of homeowners and business owners are not aware of the damage to their property and will eventually pay for property repairs out of their own pockets. Insurance will cover most of these repairs but only if claims are filed in a timely manner and with sufficient proof of loss. You may not be aware but most policies will only cover your damage if you file a claim within a specified period of time. You are also likely unaware of the fact that you as the policyholder are responsible for proving your loss. The best way to determine if you have damage is to have your home inspected by a professional who specializes in insurance claims. An expert Public Adjuster will quickly be able to identify your damages, assess your coverage, and ensure a timely claim filing. If you think you may have been impacted by one of the weather events described above or have suffered property damage from some other covered peril such as: fire, water, burglary, or vandalism contact us today to schedule your no cost inspection and consultation. You may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars owed to you by your insurance carrier.
Call us at 301-971-4040, Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out or contact form online at: www.dottrio.com
We look forward to serving you.
If you are in or near one of the areas listed below you likely have damage to your roof, siding, and exterior trim. Fill out the contact form today to schedule a no cost, no obligation hail damage inspection.
Maryland Hail Reports 5/22/2014
1.00 HIGHLAND HOWARD MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR HIGHLAND. (LWX)
1.00 BRINKLOW MONTGOMERY MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR BROOKEVILLE. (LWX)
1.00 DAYTON HOWARD MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR DAYTON. (LWX)
1.00 GLENWOOD HOWARD MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR ROXBURY MILLS. (LWX)
1.00 DAMASCUS MONTGOMERY MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN FRIENDSHIP. (LWX)
1.00 MONROVIA FREDERICK MD QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR GREEN VALLEY. (LWX)
1.00 CHEWSVILLE WASHINGTON MD PENNY TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN MOUNT AETNA. (LWX)
1.00 HAGERSTOWN WASHINGTON MD (LWX)
1.25 HIGHLAND HOWARD MD QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR HIGHLAND. (LWX)
1.25 GLENELG HOWARD MD HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR ROXBURY MILLS. (LWX)
1.75 SOLOMONS CALVERT MD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED AT SOLOMANS ISLAND. (LWX)
1.75 HIGHLAND HOWARD MD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR HIGHLAND. (LWX)
1.75 HIGHLAND HOWARD MD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL. (LWX)
1.75 HIGHLAND HOWARD MD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR HIGHLAND. (LWX)
1.75 GLENELG HOWARD MD (LWX)
1.75 GLENELG MONTGOMERY MD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN BROOKEVILLE. (LWX)
Severe weather throughout the region today will lead to a great deal of storm damage to homes and businesses throughout Maryland. Most of this property damage will not be readily apparent to the untrained eye. Dottrio - Maryland's Public Adjuster is now accepting claims in the Brookeville, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size); Woodbine, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size) Clarksville, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size); Highland, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size), Shady Side, MD (1.50" Hail - ping pong ball size), Solomons, MD (1.75" Hail - golf ball size), Glenelg, MD (1.25" Hail - half dollar size), and California, MD (1.25" Hail - half dollar size) areas for hail storm damage occurring on May 22, 2014. When your home is damaged it is important to choose the very best to assist you in the insurance recovery process. We assist you in the documentation of your damages by making sure that your insurance company pays you what they owe. Our credentials and extensive experience in the insurance restoration process provide property owners with the best possible chance at a successful insurance claim. Some insurance companies allow only six months to file a claim so it is important that you have your home inspected as soon as possible. Even if you don't see damage it may be there. Call us for your no cost no obligation inspection before you call your insurance company. If you do not have sufficient damage you will not benefit from filing a claim so let an expert inspect your home before you make any decisions. The insurance claims process can be challenging to the point of being overwhelming for most property owners so a licensed public adjuster and general contractor is your best bet in these situations. We are confident in saying that we are the best credentialed firm specializing in storm damage in the State of Maryland. We look forward to serving you. Contact us immediately to schedule via the web at: http://www.dottrio.com/contact-us or call 301-971-4040 or email us at email@example.com We look forward to serving you.
We specialize in hail storm damage to roof and siding in Maryland.
Insurance companies have always marketed themselves by portraying their companies as honest, 'charitable' organizations ready to help you in case of any peril. Although they are helpful in protecting assets, they are still businesses. That means their main goal is making profit and staying in business. The only way they can do this is ensuring that the pay outs are far much lower than the overall premiums being paid.
One of the tricks insurance companies use to do that is introducing loopholes to help them avoid compensating some of their clients when claims are filed. Fortunately for them, most people do not pay attention to the 'fine print' before signing insurance papers. They therefore willingly commit themselves to insurance contracts without a comprehensive understanding of the terms and prospective 'loopholes'.
So, what happens when you file for a claim and you are shocked to find out that you cannot be compensated because of a particular loophole? That's exactly where public adjusters come in. They challenge the insurance companies on the loopholes to negotiate for a fair compensation. Some of the common loopholes they deal with include:
Some people lose their property through double tragedies. For instance, your house may be hit by a hurricane and still get swept up by floods. In such a case, some insurance companies can only compensate you if both tragedies are covered regardless of the sequence in which the tragedies occurred. Therefore, if you were covered for hurricanes but not floods, your claim will probably be turned down. Public adjusters however, can negotiate your claim to help you avoid falling victim to such a loophole.
Many insurance companies will not compensate you if you file a claim for a condition that existed prior to being insured. For example, a cancer patient may not benefit from his health insurance if the insurance company discovered that he had already been diagnosed prior to applying for the insurance cover. Many times insurance company adjusters mistakenly associate new damage to a pre-existing condition, when they are actually unrelated. In other words, a homeowner might have their claim wrongly denied under a pre-existing condition. Public adjusters are very helpful especially in cases where the victims were not knowledgeable on the existing condition, and how damage is evaluated.
The best way to avoid falling victim to such loopholes is comprehensively reading the policies on the respective insurance covers. Do not sign anything without comprehending the terms and conditions. In addition, if you think you are thinking of filing an insurance claim, contact a public adjuster.
By Robert Calisti
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