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Category Archive for "Insurance Work"

How Many Bids Should You Get?

If all contractors were the same, (I assure you, they are not) and what you were asking for was exactly the same then in theory, getting 3 bids would work. Bids (AKA the “B” word) are used by the government to find the cheapest provider. Remember that saying, “You get what you pay for?” It...

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Who can red tag / red flag a furnace?

As many of you are aware, I am often called upon to reconstruct structures after a fire. I came across a situation where a set of furnaces that were on the roof of a commercial structure that had been involved in a fire were obviously compromised when fire entered the ductwork and trashed the units....

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Structural Damage Repair Idaho

Levco has been growing its reputation as the “Go-To” contractor when your structure is a victim of an impact from a heavy moving object. Turns out the kinetic energy produced by a vehicle or any other moving object can cause some serious damage to a structure in an instant. We have been the selected contractor...

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Trip To The Brickyard Reveals Long Lost Treasure.

Levco was contacted by the building owner when a car inadvertently jumped a parking bumper and struck the building soundly near the back entrance. The impact pushed the wall in, dislodged the brick wall and ruined several doors. The collision was the unfortunate result of pushing on the wrong pedal at the wrong time. Fortunately,...

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Levco Does Fire and Flood Restoration Work Too!

We Live in an era where life is so fast paced it is unspeakable to even imagine a disruption in our tight schedules. This is when it happens. Just when you think that you can’t handle anything else, a flood or a fire strikes your home or business. I know, because it’s happened to me!...

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Insurance Restoration Teamwork

Levco has become a bit of a water and fire restoration rebuild specialist in the area. We have also been selected to do an amazing amount of structural repairs usually as a result of a vehicle into a building. We assisted a mitigation company rebuild a tricky basement that was flooded and was awaiting a...

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Code Upgrade Coverage Confusion

Each of us homeowners most likely has a code upgrade clause in our homeowners insurance policy. If not, get that insurance rider! It is worth every cent. The purpose is to have the home brought up to the current code if a disaster strikes (loss occurs) and rebuilding is required. No contractor would be able...

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Kick Backs in Boise?

I was contacted to evaluate a neighbor’s home for rebuilding after a recent toilet failure and flood. The home was new to them and they had fortunately bought a home warranty program that covers this sort of thing up to a point. While away on vacation, the toilet flooded the area. Upon return they contacted...

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When do the Rules Apply?

A client of mine had a fire in a carport. It was sad, her Ford Explorer caught  fire spontaneously and set her carport ablaze. It was a freak situation, one of those cars that was eventually recalled because of  a faulty cruise control. The fire department was able to save the structure but the lid...

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YOU HAD A DISASTER…Where do we go from here ?

Now that the emergency occurred, there are several steps that need to happen quickly. Get help on the way, underestimating the severity of the loss is common. Whether you have selected a trade specialist or a clean-up company. Getting someone to take the problem away from you and stop the damage is essential. Contact your...

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