My Home Was Partially Damaged By Fire And I Want To Make Some Temporary Repairs, Such As Boarding Up Blown Windows. Do I Have To Get The Insurer’s Permission To Begin?

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Make all temporary repairs as are necessary to protect your property from further loss or damage. For example, securing the premises with a temporary fence may prevent further losses should uninvited third parties stroll into your damaged property. But in the event of a total loss, before the appraisal process is completed, it is usually not a good idea to remove damaged goods or other property. Consider taking photographs to show the way things looked before embarking on the clean-up and repairing.

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