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Gudrun Pettersson

Farmers Insurance Agent in Chicago, IL
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Chicago, IL

About Me

As your local Farmers® agent right on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, IL, I help customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. I make this process as straightforward and personalized as possible to help make you smarter about insurance. We will take the time to get to know you and help you better understand your coverage options--whether that's auto, home, renters, life, business insurance and more.

Give me a call at (773) 424-3271 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education

Stockholm University

Neighborhoods Served

Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, and Will County

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Insurance Products Offered

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Smart Insurance Discounts in Illinois

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Smart Insurance Discounts in Illinois

As your local Farmers agent in Chicago, I can help make you smarter about insurance.

Depending on your state, you may be eligible for certain discounts. See how Farmers can save you money on insurance specific to Illinois residents.

Home Insurance

Home Insurance
Home Insurance
Teach your child that success usually starts with a plan. We know from experience that the weather in Chicago can be unpredictable! Make sure you are protected from the unexpected!
The Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) is a community group of neighbors and businesses working together to help improve our neighborhood.
Our mission is to preserve and enhance the vibrant quality of life for all who live, work and play in Wrightwood. We provide opportunities for community involvement, support desirable growth, promote local businesses, and advocate for issues of community concern. Above all, our goal is to make a positive difference in our neighborhood.
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago (SACC Chicago).
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago (SACC Chicago).
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago is an independent, non-profit, membership driven Swedish and American business collaborative that creates opportunities for members to promote their products and services, network through business and social events, and strengthen their corporate and professional skills through the sharing of expertise, education, and training.
Merchant Park Community Garden
Merchant Park Community Garden
Merchant Park Community Garden provides an opportunity for neighbors and their children to work, play, learn and grow together. The garden benefits the community through outreach such as donations to a local food bank. Merchant Park Community Garden is an oasis in the 30th Ward - a backyard for us all.
What to Do When Your Basement Floods
What to Do When Your Basement Floods
Flooded Basement: Safety First
Safety should always be a priority. Entering a wet basement can be dangerous and even deadly. Before stepping into a flooded basement consider the following:
• Is there a risk of electrical shock? If it’s safe to access the main breaker box, turn off the power before you enter the basement. If the breaker box is located in the flooded basement, contact your local power company or a trusted electrician to help first.
• Do you smell gas? Gas leaks are deadly and dangerous. If you smell gas, get out of the house and alert your utility company.
• Is the flood water contaminated? Sewage, chemicals and other pollutants in flood waters pose a health risk to humans and animals. Avoid contact with contaminated flood water and any items that may have been in contact with contaminated flood water.
• Is the flooded basement still structurally safe? If there is any question regarding the structural integrity of the flooded basement or the house above it, do not enter. Call for professional help.

How to Clean Up a Flooded Basement
If it’s safe to enter, there are several things you can do to begin cleaning up your flooded basement. Before you dive in, remember the first rule is always safety. Wear protective clothing, safety glasses and gloves as you clean and inspect the basement. Make sure the space is well-ventilated, which also speeds the drying process.

Retrieve and remove: The quicker your personal items can be removed from water, the better the chances for repair and restoration. You need to get items out of the basement and dry off any remaining dampness to reduce the likelihood of mold growth.

Extract water: If the water is just a couple inches deep, you may be able to remove it using a wet/dry vacuum or portable sump pump. Both of these items can be rented rather than purchased. If you’re wading through several inches of water or more, though, you’ll likely need to call in professionals like those at ServiceMaster Restore®.

Remove rugs: Any area rugs need to be removed and dried out immediately. If possible, hang area rugs outdoors to dry or opt for a professional cleaning. If the basement was carpeted, you may have to remove the carpet. Water can damage not only the carpet fibers but also the glue, backing, padding and underlayment, leaving the carpet at higher risk for mold. However, do not attempt to remove tacked-down carpeting yourself, leave it to the professionals.

Run a dehumidifier and fans: To prevent the development of mold after a basement flood, it’s essential to keep the level of humidity as low as possible. If the weather is favorable, open any and all windows you can, then run a dehumidifier and fans to increase ventilation and lower the humidity levels.

Clean and disinfect: After the water is extracted and the basement thoroughly dried, the whole space needs to be cleaned and disinfected. Carefully wash and sterilize anything the flood waters touched that you were able to salvage.

Keep an inventory list: As each item is removed from your flooded basement and treated for water damage, add it to an inventory list. Keep a record of all the details regarding what was damaged in the flood, and hold onto estimates and receipts from any restoration or repair procedures.
These documents will support any insurance claim you plan to make.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance
Life will throw you its share of curve balls. Life Insurance1 can be your financial catcher's mitt. Let me show you how.
The Future of Your Small Business
The Future of Your Small Business
Farmers agents are small business owners like you. We know from experience the unexpected happens. Give me a call to learn more about our coverage and get a quote today!

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Eva Panocha
Customer Service and Sales Representative