According to the CDC*, mold can have a disastrous effect on the health of your family and employees. Whether you are worried about your home or your business, you might be wondering if you should file a claim when mold damage is suspected. We will look at your options and determine when you should hire 1800Adjusters to help with your mold damage claim.
What Can Mold Do?
If you have recently been through a natural disaster, you might have dealt with broken windows, damaged structures or large foundation cracks in your property. All of these leave you more susceptible to mold damage. Even something simple such as a burst pipe can turn into mold contamination.
Mold infiltrates the walls, gets under the floors and finds its way into the tiniest of spaces. Mold also destroys electronics and wood beams. Fixing the damage done by mold can be quite expensive, especially if you have to replace or demolish entire walls of the structure.
Is It Time to Hire a Public Adjuster?
So, when is the right time to call 1800Adjusters? As soon as you discover mold damage, you should talk to our team. We can assess the damage to determine whether your mold claim will be covered under your insurance policy. If we find a reason to file a claim, we will also handle all of the paperwork for you. After all, you don’t need one more thing to think about right now.
In the meantime, there are some things you must do to further protect yourself and your property.
- Stop any water flow that could lead to more mold.
- Do not dispose of the damaged property.
- Complete repairs that prevent further damage within two days of discovery. Talk to your adjuster about how to do this.
- Talk to the adjuster before hiring a professional cleaning company.
- Document everything that is found. Take lots of pictures and write notes about the dates you found the mold.
You need to know that the insurance company is looking for any reason to deny your mold claim. Don’t attempt to battle this out alone.