So you’ve been burglarized. It doesn’t matter if it’s your home or your business, a burglary is a very stressful and scary situation. While most people don’t have much experience dealing with a situation like this, at St. Louis Glass Works, we know just how to help! Here is what you need to do if this happens to you:
Assess the Situation
Your safety is most important! If you pull up to your home or business and notice signs of unlawful entry, don’t go in! Call the local authorities and make sure it is safe for you to enter. The intruders may still be inside and you don’t want to put yourself at risk. If you have entered the building prior to realizing that there was a break in, try not to disturb the scene! You want to preserve any evidence until the police arrive.
Take Note of what is Missing or Damaged
When you have been given the ok to clean up, take a few minutes to write down what’s missing or broken. You will want to have this information handy when you contact your insurance provider. It will be helpful in the claims process if you have receipts or serial numbers for any missing items.
Find Emergency Board Up Services
When it is time to clean up, make sure to contact St. Louis Glass Works. Chances are, you’ll need emergency board up services while you wait to get on the schedule for glass repair and replacement. This will keep your home or business as secure as possible to deter any more theft or additional damage while scheduling repairs. Many people don’t know this, but emergency board up can sometimes be a requirement on your insurance policy to remain eligible for coverage.
Make sure to chat with us about upgrading to security glass to help prevent future incidents! The upgrade to security glass could potentially help you save money on your insurance policy. Contact us here for more information!