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How to Create a Home Inventory

Inventory can be a useful resource for setting the pieces back together after a disaster strikes.

ServiceMaster Clean advises you to compile a list of your possessions. A recent, well-organized home inventory can help with insurance claims and make the restoration process less complex.

Here are a few tips to help you build and maintain an inventory.

HOME INVENTORY HELP

  • List and value every item. Keep your inventory at a close friend or family member’s home or saved it online with a home inventory app. An inventory is something you should be able to reference during your claim and the damage restoration process.
  • Take advantage of time-saving technology. Home inventory apps make it easy to take pictures of personal items and add information like serial numbers, purchase amounts, and descriptions. Photos are especially helpful, as they allow everyone involved with your claim to visually document the exact condition of your articles.
  • Update your inventory frequently. The pool table you just splurged on for your basement game room. The painting you acquired at that estate auction last weekend. Your newly upgraded laptop? These items should all be on your inventory list, and it is never too soon to take a photo and add them directly to your inventory. Whenever you make a big purchase or any purchase you consider important, add it to your inventory while it is still fresh in your mind. This is also a good time to delete items that you no longer own.

For more information about getting back on your feet after damage to your home or business, contact ServiceMaster Clean in Des Plaines, Illinois at 1-630-HOARDER

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