Homeowner’s insurance offers a level of protection for all of your personal belongings, including your home. Although it may seem like a huge and unnecessary task, creating an inventory list of your assets can ensure you receive full compensation in the event a file needs to be claimed. Alta Vista Insurance Agency wants to share with Vista, CA homeowners a little bit about home inventory lists.
What Is a Home Inventory List Exactly?
A home inventory is just a list of your personal belongings. This list needs to be as detailed as possible. For instance, you should include make and model, date of purchase, amount paid, serial numbers, etc. If possible, include a purchase receipt, as this makes it easier to identify the value of your losses in the event of a monsoon or fire.
When Should You Make a Home Inventory List?
If you have yet to create a home inventory list, now is the perfect time to do so. You never know when something unexpected could occur, so having a home inventory list created and ready to go will help speed up the claims process. Ideally, you should update this list at least once annually. The best approach, though, is to simply remove and add items as you sell them and buy them.
Where Should You Keep Your Home Inventory List?
You have to keep in mind that an event that could potentially damage your personal belongings could also damage your home inventory list. While there is nothing wrong with keeping a copy of the list at home and/or with you, it is a good idea to keep a copy of the list in the cloud and/or in a safe deposit box.
Whether you have recently purchased a home or have been living in your Vista, CA home for some time, let Alta Vista Insurance Agency ensure you have sufficient homeowner’s insurance coverage for your needs.