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Galdorf
07-28-2009, 03:29 AM
We had a HUGE rain storm here in sudbury, since we don't have this kind of rain here in the nickle capital of the world it flooded roads fire dept had to be called out to rescue stranded motorists.

Hundreds of basements flooded, hundreds of computers hit by power serges from lighting blowing power supplies and pc's now i have so much work to do ill be busy till xmas lol, that's what happens when you branch out into insurance claims on pc's and home electronics.

We have contracts with quite a few fire/flood restoration companies i will be up to my eyeballs in work for months.

C6Gunner
07-28-2009, 03:37 AM
Merry Xmas!!! ;)

hondablaster
07-28-2009, 04:02 AM
Believe it or not. One mans disaster is another mans opportunity. Sad to say.

K007
07-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Wonder if we could invoke the spirits for certain areas????
Just kidding.
Maybe the HAARP can do it.
Anyway, if life was not lost, then off you go and be happy (and bussy).

computergeek1
07-28-2009, 01:16 PM
We had a HUGE rain storm here in sudbury, since we don't have this kind of rain here in the nickle capital of the world it flooded roads fire dept had to be called out to rescue stranded motorists.

Hundreds of basements flooded, hundreds of computers hit by power serges from lighting blowing power supplies and pc's now i have so much work to do ill be busy till xmas lol, that's what happens when you branch out into insurance claims on pc's and home electronics.

We have contracts with quite a few fire/flood restoration companies i will be up to my eyeballs in work for months.

How do u get insurance work, do u phone them or do they come to you.

Galdorf
07-28-2009, 01:46 PM
How do u get insurance work, do u phone them or do they come to you.

First you need a large area to store items for inspection my store is 2600 sq ft then you need insurance then you need to send price sheets to all the fire/flood restoration companies in your area.

Then you need things like organic cleaners,alcohol baths,ethyl alcohol,tools, monitors for dvd players video games ect.

And a knowledge of electronics we have a technician on call, i have extensive knowledge as well, i use to work in that field 25 years ago.

Galdorf
07-28-2009, 04:14 PM
There was so much flooding i have never seen anything like this, there has never been this much rain ever in history.

Car dealerships were under water, just above the hoods in your average car phone is ringing off the hook, there is so much work we have to do on site inspections too many items to move.

I estimate maybe 300 computer replacements they all were in dirty water.

According to reports the drain systems in city a plugged with sand from roads city did not keep system maintained.

Davis Computer Services
07-29-2009, 03:51 AM
I have been trying to find out exactly what "insurance work" covers.

Something happens to a computer (such as flooding).
The computer is covered under homeowners/business insurance.
They claim it to their insurance company.
Insurance company contacts you and...?

Are you determining cost of replacing systems?
Are you doing the replacement?
You talk about other electronics. Are you repairing those for the insurance company, and then is the insurance company in turn giving it back to the homeowner/business?
If so, what kind of liability do you incur?
What kind of prices do you earn for these types of things?
Are you billing your normal rate or a reduced rate due to your contract with them?

Sorry for all of the questions, just trying to get as much info as possible.

Galdorf
08-05-2009, 08:31 PM
I have been trying to find out exactly what "insurance work" covers.

Something happens to a computer (such as flooding).
The computer is covered under homeowners/business insurance.
They claim it to their insurance company.
Insurance company contacts you and...?


Most times i am in contact with flood and fire restoration companies also we call insurance company to verify replacement value.


Are you determining cost of replacing systems?
Are you doing the replacement?

YES
YES on computer systems only


You talk about other electronics. Are you repairing those for the insurance company, and then is the insurance company in turn giving it back to the homeowner/business?


No we clean and return to customer if little or no damage, if it is damaged then it is written off and goes up for sale as lot for as is i have bought 42 inch projection tv's for $100 bucks.


If so, what kind of liability do you incur?


None i just need fire/flood/theft insurance and a security system and large storage space my store is 2600 sq ft.
The items are stored at the fire/flood restoration warehouse when examination of items are complete.


What kind of prices do you earn for these types of things?
Are you billing your normal rate or a reduced rate due to your contract with them?
Sorry for all of the questions, just trying to get as much info as possible.

60 dollars an hour rate per item a large order we make about $3000

Galdorf
08-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Wow the amount of work i am doing now is INSANE this is the biggest flood in cities history water came spraying out of toilets the sewer system could not handle all the water in system.

I have enough work to keep me busy till xmas and im not kidding when school gets back i have enough work for 4 students.

tasaholic
08-05-2009, 11:09 PM
Wow the amount of work i am doing now is INSANE this is the biggest flood in cities history water came spraying out of toilets the sewer system could not handle all the water in system.

I have enough work to keep me busy till xmas and im not kidding when school gets back i have enough work for 4 students.

What a crappy job!! :eek: Good for you mate...sounds like you're in techheaven at present.:D