Mold can grow very quickly inside your Florida home once you have sustained water damage. That is why is very important to properly dry your home to prevent mold growth. A certified mold hygienist and a qualified mold remediation company will be necessary to make sure the home is free of mold and safe for your family to live in.
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. Mold grows best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. The most common types of indoor molds are:
Exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Others may have more intense reactions.
Most Florida homeowner policies have a limited amount of coverage for mold damage. That is why it is very important to determine what damage was caused by water, and what damage was caused by mold. This should be handled by someone with expertise, not only with mold and water damage claims but with an understanding of the policy language and the claims process. You should always consider hiring a Public Adjuster to help you with this type of claim.
Roofers and Contractors typically like to canvas neighborhoods after a storm or fire has occurred. They might require you to sign a contract, (also known as an Assignment of Benefits, or AOB) in order to inspect your roof and submit a claim. Once you have signed the AOB, you might be giving away rights to your claim to that specific roofing company or contractor. We do not recommend you sign an AOB to handle your claim. Only a licensed Public Adjuster or attorney can legally represent you. Once you receive the funds from your claim you are free to choose the contractor of your choice to complete the repairs. However, if you sign an AOB, you lose the freedom to choose and will be required to use that specific company to do the work on your property.
Try to have as much of the following information as possible available when calling us to file a claim.
To start the claims process, we will need the following information:
Policyholder information: Name of insured, address, phone number, e-mail and policy number
Description of loss: Time and date of loss, location of incident, detailed description of damages
Authority notification: Note all authorities notified (fire dept., police, etc.)
Damage Mitigation: Advise if you have already contacted any emergency service companies or performed any sort of damage mitigation.