When your residence or place of business suffers from a fire or storm, it is of the utmost importance that you make sure all of the damages are documented as accurately and clearly as possible!
In order to maximize the amount of coverage that you receive from your insurance company, you need to make sure that every bit of damage has been uncovered and documented by a professional team.
When a disaster strikes, much of the damage may go unnoticed when compared to what can be seen easily at eye level. This can include mold, fire damage, plumbing malfunctions, as well as a variety of other issues.
In the last few years, drone technology has taken massive leaps forward, and, believe it or not, a high-quality surveillance drone may be exactly what you need to accurately convey how much damage has been done to your building.
There are a lot of different types and brands of drones around, but today we are going to focus on a particular drone that is perfect for this kind of situation and stands tall as one of the best surveillance drones available to the public.
Utilizing the DJI Mavic 2 Pro to Assess Property Damage
We would like to introduce the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. As stated above, this is one of the best imaging drones available. DJI is at the forefront of drone technology, offering an immersive, high-quality, and safe flying experience.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was released alongside its counterpart, the Mavic 2 Zoom, on August 23, 2018, and still remains head and shoulders above the competition today.
Features and Technical Specifications
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is one of the most advanced surveillance drones currently available to the public. Its small size of only 12.6 by 9.5 by 3.3 inches allows it to easily fit into tight spaces and access hard-to-reach areas.
In the case of property damage assessment, its small stature makes it essential for uncovering hidden damage in areas like the attic, the roof, the insides of walls, and other places that are difficult to access.
The Mavic 2 Pro also sports an innovative folding mechanism, which allows for easy transportation and storage of the drone on your person. The folding mechanism has been designed to last for at least 5,000 folds, so it is highly unlikely that the mechanics will ever wear down in its lifetime.
Weighing just under two pounds, the Mavic 2 Pro is extremely fast, with its maximum speed clocking in at 44 miles per hour, and it can resist winds of up to 25 miles per hour. On a full charge, the drone can fly for over half an hour before needing to land.
Because of its efficiency and usability, our specialists here at HL Restoration have been utilizing the Mavic 2 Pro’s capabilities to take our services to the next level and more accurately assess the damages done to people’s properties.
While speed, efficiency, and intuitive design are all very important, the drone also needs an excellent camera in order to document damages with as much detail as possible. Luckily the DJI Mavic 2 Pro’s camera is no slouch.
DJI has partnered with Hasselblad to create a high-quality camera that can record video in up to 4K levels of quality and zoom in up to twice its normal view, allowing for more accurate and detailed documentation of property damage than ever before.
It also sports advanced features like timelapse videos and burst photos, the latter of which is especially useful for what we do. It takes several photos at once and compiles them together to show off an unparalleled level of detail.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is highly equipped to document the damage done to your properties, but it is important to make sure that you have the right people utilizing its capabilities, so that you can get qualified documentation and make a perfectly accurate insurance claim.
Who Needs to Assess and Document Damage?
It is important to have your property damage inspected by qualified professionals. They will ensure that the full extent of the damages have been properly documented and can more accurately estimate the cost of repairs.
Your insurance company will likely provide an adjuster to evaluate the damages done to your property, but it is important that you hire an outside contractor on top of the adjuster. A second, or even third, opinion helps to assess damages as accurately as possible.
A thorough inspection of the property will cover the following areas:
- Stucco, Siding, and Concrete
- Plumbing and Heating Systems
- Interior Walls and Framing
If any of the areas listed above are not thoroughly checked, it could lead to unnoticed damage like mold, scorch marks, or compromised structural integrity.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro can help document all of this with crystal clear images and video. It is a tool that ensures nothing is missed and that the insurance claim is accurate.
If you need assistance evaluating the full extent of the damages done to your property, and you live in the Kansas City area, partner with HL Restoration today for help restoring your property to its perfect condition.
Contact us here for more information or give us a call at our emergency response number at (913) 890-3473 for immediate assistance.