Insurance Claim News

Damaged Ungerground Drains?

published on June 14, 2018 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Moisture Metres

published on November 28, 2017 by Peter

Detecting dampness is at the core of our business and as engineers and building surveyors, we are only as good as our equipment. Tracing dampness and damage from a leak requires investigative skills and the latest equipment so provide ‘Protimeter Surveymaster’ moisture metres to all of our assessors. Our new metres have advanced Amphenol sensors. […]

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How to Prevent Water Pipes Freezing and Bursting

published on November 18, 2017 by Peter

It’s that time of year again when the bookies start speculating about a cold winter. The last big freeze in Ireland was in December 2010. It thawed out on new year’s day 2011 and we were very busy with claims. The majority of problems were pipes freezing in the attic space. As we all know […]

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Ideal Homes 2017

published on November 11, 2017 by Peter

PCLA recently exhibited at the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show. With an attendance of over 26,425 high calibre visitors, and a satisfaction rate of 91%, the show was a resounding success overall. Key Facts for October 2017 Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show Attendance 26,425 Exhibitor Satisfaction 91% Demographic ABC1 78% Owner Occupier 85% 1st Buyer […]

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Protecting Your Property – Get it Insured Correctly

published on April 5, 2017 by Peter

In Property Claims Loss Assessors ltd (PCLA) the most common problem we have is people being underinsured. This could be as a result of the last recession where people sometimes get mixed up and think the value of your home is what you should insure it for. This is completely wrong you need to insure […]

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Water Damage Claims

published on March 1, 2017 by Peter

In Property Claims Loss Assessors (PCLA) we deal with water damage claims on a daily basis. Where a house is new or where the house has recently been replumbed we are being advised by Insurance companies that they may take a legal recovery action against the plumber in the case of a water damage claim […]

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The Causes of Fire

published on February 22, 2017 by Peter

Its amazing how we all view our homes as safe havens. We (in Property Claims Loss assessors Ltd) come across domestic fires on a regular basis. Thankfully in almost all situations there hasn’t been an injury or loss of life. In 20 years assessing we’ve dealt with two cases involving loss off life. In both […]

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