PJS Insurance Services

Peter Schumacher AINS, AIS

Serving Arizona & Ohio

Independent for You

Mesa, AZ 85206

(602) 750-0616

Toledo, OH 43623

(419) 318-9130

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Homeowners Insurance explained in Arizona & Ohio

This Homeowners Insurance explained article provides more information to help you meet your Ohio & Arizona Homeowners Insurance needs.

If you have more questions, feel free to call or Request More Information.

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Homeowners insurance in Mesa, AZ & Sylvania, OH

What you need to know

As covered on the prior Homeowners Insurance Basics page, there are some basic coverages that may be required by the State you live in or the Bank that handles your mortage. There are additional coverages that can be customized to provide more protection for pennies on the dollar and we cover those here.

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Arizona | Ohio auto, home & life insurance is as unique as you are!

Below is more information to help you meet your Homeowners Insurance needs. If you have more questions, feel free to call or click this link to Request More Information.

The cost to rebuild your home is its replacement value. This can be very different from the estimated market value or actual purchase price. In some cases, it costs more to rebuild the home you own than to buy a new one.

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Arizona & Ohio homeowners - How much homeowners insurance is right for you?

PJS Insurance Services understands the AZ & OH homeowners insurance needs of our customers. We’ll work with you to estimate the replacement cost for your home and to adjust your policy limits from time to time as needed.

It is critical that you provide us with accurate, updated information about your home and contents. If your dwelling limit accurately reflects your home’s true replacement cost, some companies will pay more than the limit if a covered loss is greater than the limit on your policy.

Once a review of your home and possessions indicates you are properly insured, it’s a good idea to reexamine your coverages and limits from time to time, especially whenever you make additions or improvements. PJS Insurance Services can help you re-evaluate your insurance needs, just give us a call at (602) 750-0616 in Mesa, Arizona or (419) 318-9130 in Sylvania, Ohio. You can also Request more Information here.

Arizona & Ohio - Be Sure You Have Enough Homeowners Insurance

Here are some steps you can take to reduce the danger of being seriously underinsured:

  • Call PJS Insurance Services. If you have questions or concerns about the limits in your policy, ask us to show you how those amounts were calculated. This will also give you an opportunity to make us aware of any overlooked information.

  • Read your policy. Certain property, such as jewelry, and certain perils, such as earthquake or flood, is better insured separately. Knowing what is covered and for how much will help you insure properly. If there is anything in your policy you don’t understand, contact PJS Insurance Services to ask for an explanation.

  • Review. At each annual renewal of your policy, you receive a new Policy Declarations page showing limits of coverage and optional coverages. Review this information. If you do any significant remodeling or add a family room, extra bedroom or bathroom, etc., tell us about these changes so your coverage limits can be adjusted to cover the improvement.

  • Consider carefully whether your policy provides all the protection you need. Does it provide coverage for extra costs resulting from building code changes? Does it automatically increase coverage limits annually to keep pace with inflation? Does it provide additional funds if the cost of rebuilding your home exceeds the policy limits?

Make sure you know:

  • Will your insurance company stand behind agreed upon repairs after a claim? Some companies are willing to put this guarantee in writing.

  • Does your policy include replacement cost coverage for contents (clothing, furniture, appliances, and other personal property inside your home)? If not, you can add it by endorsement. The cost is small, the protection valuable. Replacement Cost Coverage pays for losses to your possessions at the cost of brand new items. Without this option, a covered loss to your personal possessions would be depreciated by their age and condition, reducing the size of your claim settlement.

If you have an art collection, antique furniture, jewelry, or other valuable possessions, contact your agent about supplemental coverages, such as fine arts or scheduled property endorsements, to adequately protect your investment in these items. The cost is modest for the extra protection, and often the deductible is waived.

Consider whether you should have more coverage for personal property (contents) than your policy provides. Personal property coverage is usually 70% of the coverage limit for the structure. Your limit may be lower than 70%. Supplemental protection is available for a small additional premium.

Inventory your home. Prepare an inventory of personal property items, update it periodically, and keep it in a safe place outside your home, such as a safe deposit box at your bank. It will save you hours of time trying to list everything damaged or destroyed if you need to make a claim. It will also help ensure you don’t forget some items. Call PJS Insurance Services at (602) 750-0616 in Arizona, or (419) 318-9130 for Ohio residents to advise you on ways to simplify the job of preparing a personal property inventory such as videotaping each room with descriptive information on the sound track.

Personal Liability in Arizona & Ohio

Besides making sure you have enough protection to cover possible damage to your own home and contents, you should also evaluate your exposure to liability risks. These result from damage to the property of another, or injury to a person, not a member of your household, for which you can be responsible.

In recent years it’s become common for homeowners to be sued for injuries or damages to others, even when there is no evidence of negligence by the homeowner. The reality today is if you have any appreciable assets, you are exposed to the risk of being sued. Even if you ultimately prevail in court, your legal fees and the months or years of worry and uncertainty can be a terrible burden on you and your family.

The Personal Liability coverage provided by your Homeowners Policy usually provides a limit of $100,000 or $300,000. We recommend increasing this protection with a personal umbrella policy. Not only will it increase your personal liability, but also your auto liability. Limits are available from $1 million to $10 million and beyond. The cost of this coverage is usually very reasonable.

Serving Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and the state of Arizona. PJS Insurance Services should be your first and last stop when looking for AZ homeowners insurance.

There is a difference. To find out how your Arizona Independent insurance agent can help you find the right Mesa Homeowners insurance coverage, please contact PJS Insurance Services. Give us a call today at (602) 750-0616.

Home Insurance in Arizona or Ohio-have more questions?

Call PJS Insurance Services at (602) 750-0616 in Mesa, AZ or (419) 318-9130 in Toldeo, OH.

Feel free to go to the main Homeowners Insurance Basics page for more information. There are a lot of different types of coverages for a lot of different types of households. Here to help with the lowest prices from the best companies.

Select your choice below for additional information and coverage options to customize your plan or send me your questions here.

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