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What is Debris Removal Coverage?

One of the insurance questions is about coverage that restoration contractors don’t usually purchase. Still, it can have a dramatic effect on insurance-related jobs in debris removal coverage.

Debris removal coverage is just that, coverage provided by the insurance company to remove debris for covered claims. While most insurance policies will include the cost of debris removal in the limit of insurance (which is fine for partial losses), problems can arise with this coverage when an entire building is destroyed, or an insurance policy carries a debris removal sublimit.

It’s essential to find out what the limit is for debris removal because depending upon the location of the claim, the cost to remove the debris can be more expensive than the actual reparations on the building (i.e., a downtown building where work can only be completed on nights and weekends).

This is why we recommend working closely with the building/property owner and the claims adjuster for these types of issues. It will help you avoid any confusion, stress, and headaches on paying what amount to remove debris.


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