How to Recognise Signs of Subsidence
published on July 20, 2021 by admin
Owning a home is a great joy, but you may not necessarily feel the Earth move. Yet move it does, and one of the big problems this can lead to is subsidence. Knowing how to spot subsidence symptoms can help you take early preventative action to protect your home from sustaining serious damage. 1. Look […]
published on June 10, 2021 by admin
At PCLA we have noticed in recent times during claims we are handling that there is an increase in the number of property’s which are underinsured. Most of the time the property owners we are representing have not been aware that this is the case until we are in the middle of the claims process […]
Trace and Access of an underfloor leak
published on April 13, 2021 by admin
Underfloor leaks are a common occurrence in Ireland as all our pipework tends to be hidden under the floor normally in concrete or under suspended flooring on ground floors. Several years ago plumbers had to jackhammer up concrete floors trying to trace and access leaks for repair purposes. This could involve removing undamaged floors and […]
Have you had an oil leak?
published on December 7, 2020 by admin
This month at Property Claims Loss Assessors Ireland, we have come across several oil leaks. Oil leaks are very common at this time of the year because the temperatures are starting to drop after the summer so people are getting a fill of oil & turning there heating back on. Oil leaks can lead to […]
Dangers of Hot Weather
published on July 10, 2018 by Hilmon
We certainly always appreciate hot weather when it comes in Ireland. However, the chances of accidental fires increase as the weather gets hotter. Everything like burnt grass all of a sudden becomes combustible. Recent gorse fires in Sleeve Bloom mountains would have the hot weather to blame. Even household items in garden sheds can be […]
What a Terrible Winter
published on June 14, 2018 by Peter
Probably one of our worse and prolonged winters ever. However, in recent weeks the weather has picked up and the country is drying out nicely. A very wet winter followed by a very dry summer can have an effect on the ground conditions below your property. As an example if your property is founded on […]
Damaged Ungerground Drains?
published on by Peter
Underground drains service every property with plumbing services. They service the sink waste pipes as well as toilets and showers etc. How can you tell if theses drains are leaking or damaged? Foul smells in your home Cracked / dropped pavements or landscaping above underground drains. Cracks in house or garden walls above underground drains […]
Is There a Smell of Oil in Your Property?
published on by Peter
Sometimes People don’t realise that they have an oil leak until a neighbour or friend visits and says there an oil smell in the house. People with internal oil boilers or agga cookers may not realise that the feed pipes are leaking. Hydro carbons can affect people’s health especially someone with breathing difficulties like asthma. […]
What’s the Difference Between a Loss Assessor and a Loss Adjuster?
published on March 13, 2018 by Peter
There’s a lot to consider when making an insurance claim for the first time. Part of this is simply trying to figure out who does what in the claims process. Here at PCLA, one of the most frequent questions we get is about the difference between a Loss Assessor and a Loss Adjuster. Loss Assessors […]
Can you Claim for Damage to your Home Caused by a Neighbour?
published on December 20, 2017 by Peter
This can be a complicated issue. To simply just claim may require the neighbour to do have done something negligent. In the above picture a neighbour’s pipe has been leaking for a long time. If the neighbour is advised of the issue and doesn’t repair this could be deemed as negligence. You now have two […]