Mold & Mildew Claims
Mold Damage Public Adjuster in South Florida
Mold is not only damaging to your home or commercial property, but can also affect your health, such as your respiratory system. Whenever people hear of mold in their homes, they think expensive restoration and denied home owners insurance claims, and they are not wrong. Because of the mold exclusions or limitations that are found in most insurance policies, mold claims are especially complex. As a public adjuster with years of experience here the Miami area, we know that it is vital that a mold claim be linked to a water damage. When our clients ask us for help settling a mold damage claim, our first priority is to investigate whether the mold damage can be linked to water damage for which may be the case for a claim.
ABOUT MOLD AND MOLD INSURANCE CLAIMS
Mold can be found anywhere, including new homes, older homes and just about any business locations. Mold needs moisture to grow. When there is constant moisture that goes undetected or unresolved in a home, mold starts to grow and creates a big problem for home owners. High indoor humidity, flooding or water leaks cause moisture in homes and the source of the moisture often determines whether mold damage is covered by home owners insurance or not. We recommend you take the time to review the language of your policy, especially as it pertains to water damage and look for mold exclusions or limitations.
Mold Remediation Coverage
Most basic home owners insurance policies exclude coverage of damage caused by mold, fungi, and bacteria, but that doesn’t mean a mold claim will be denied automatically. In most cases, if mold is a result of a covered accidental damage, such as a pipe bursting for example, the cost of mold remediation should be covered. The reasoning behind it is because technically the pipe bursting is the reason for the claim, not the mold itself. Claims are more likely to be rejected if mold is caused by neglected home maintenance such as long-term exposure to humidity, or repeated water leaks.