For many general construction contractors, working in the USA can seem like a dream. With a lack of storms, hurricanes and other inclement weather to deal with, there are often fewer delays due to natural causes than when construction is done in other parts of the country. You typically don’t have to worry about a blizzard halting construction or high winds knocking down foundations in Southern California.

However, that doesn’t mean that home builders are immune to threats from Mother Nature. As the last few years have shown, the area is prone to disastrous wild fires which can damage or destroy new home lots. The threats of a major earthquake, flooding or mudslides are also distinct possibilities.

That’s why it’s important for contractors and home builders to work with a public adjuster. These people are advocates who will help them work with their insurance company to ensure they get the maximum return from a claim. If you are a contractor and you have had a catastrophic incident on your construction site, it’s important to hire a public adjuster immediately.