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What is a home inventory and why do I need one

Owning a home is what many people aspire to. It is a huge investment and for many, the largest they will ever make. Keeping it safe is what home insurance is all about. In spite of all your best efforts, chances are you will have to file a claim for damages to your home or property.  When you do file a claim, having a home inventory can make things a lot easier. At Westco Insurance LLC in Colorado Springs, CO, we are locally owned and operated, and we strive to make sure that we exceed your expectations. 

A home inventory is a listing of all the contents of your home. It can be a daunting task to create but the help that it provides when you need to file a claim for lost content is invaluable.  

You can do a traditional inventory with a pad and pen, or you can do a digital one, both do the job. You should also take pictures with a traditional inventory especially of any higher-priced items. Do the inventory room by room, opening drawers and closets and writing down exactly what is in them. Include brand names, when possible. Model and serial numbers are helpful with electronics. 

The more details you include the better. Go through your home top to bottom and don’t forget your garage, shed, attic and basement. Having an appraisal for any pricier items is important. Attach any sales slips that you have to the inventory. Take at least one picture of every room but more is even better. 

Store the inventory away in a safe place, preferably off-site. At the very least make sure it is in a waterproof, fire-resistant box or even better on The Cloud. 

Contact Westco Insurance LLC in Colorado Springs, CO for all your home insurance needs. 

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