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Benefits of Moving to Temporary Housing after a Fire or a Flood Disaster

Posted by Doriana Zohil-Morton on November 2, 2018
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Moving to a Temporary Housing


It can be absolutely heart wrenching to deal with the aftermath of having been displaced from your home due to a fire, flood, or other disasters. There are so many questions, lots of unknowns, and people looking directly to you for answers.

Your chief concern is moving to a temporary housing solution, while also dealing with the insurance claim in the best possible manner. This is where a short or long-term furnished residence can help.

Benefits for Insured Families

If you are scrambling in the aftermath of losing your home, you want a solution that minimizes costs while still giving you a comfortable base. In the case of a flood, it’s imperative that you call a flood remediation service as soon as possible. Reputable companies like Flood Services Canada will deploy quick-response teams to ensure your home is clean, safe, and dry as soon as possible. While a flood restoration company is cleaning up your home, you can rest assured that you’ll have everything you need with temporary housing. The normal life of a family requires a full kitchen where you can cook your own meals and en-suite laundry that can keep up with your demands. A furnished residence provides these amenities, giving families a seamless living experience.

The question of what your insurance company provides is also very important and can vary based on the language and interpretation of individual policies. It may take time to fully comprehend what is and isn’t covered under your insurance policy in the event of disaster. Therefore, it makes more sense to select a cost-effective strategy like a furnished residence, rather than paying exorbitant hotel fees that may quickly exhaust your provisions under an insurance claim.

Also remember that flood insurance doesn’t always cover the cost of temporary housing, and some basic policies do not cover sewer backups. A furnished residence will set you up with everything you need to move straight in including toiletries, an entertainment centre, and a kitchen fully-stocked with plates and utensils.

Benefits for Insurance Adjusters

Client needs are easier to deal with when those displaced from their homes are comfortable and living in an environment that minimizes stress.

Other advantages of a furnished residence are that it is less expensive for insurance companies than a hotel would cost. By quickly addressing the needs of your policy holders who have lost their homes, you endear brand loyalty and generate positive goodwill, all while controlling costs.

How MAC Furnished Residences, Inc. Can Help

Talk to us at MAC Furnished Residences Inc. if you want to get immediate reassurance over your living arrangements. We monitor our telephones 24/7, which means we are there to help you right away, without any stressful delays or periods of silence. We have many locations for short and long-term accommodations. If dealing with a total loss of housing, we can even arrange a long-term unfurnished rental or the purchase of a new property, as MAC Real Estate Services Inc. has realtors on staff.

We personally meet & greet each guest at the start of their rental. Our beautiful suites are designer-decorated and come with everything you need to move straight in. To find out more, speak directly with our caring and friendly staff by contacting us toll-free at 1-(866)-393-2322, locally at 416-222-0025, or e-mailing us at

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