Anytime water escapes into a home, it starts a chain of cleanup events. After the water has been removed, proper inspections have to be conducted over a period of time to assess the damage- both immediate and long-term.
Even a small amount of flooding can seep into the baseboards and walls. Surface cleaning is never enough since the moisture becomes trapped between layers and will breed into more serious manifestations, such as mold and mildew.
It is important for an initial cleaning to be conducted, with regularly scheduled follow-ups. Walls, cabinets, framing and flooring all have to be assessed to detect any level of moisture that may still be present. As moisture dries, it morphs into a wide range of health hazards, both topical and airborne.
The problem is that insurance companies will be willing to compensate on immediate damage only, without taking into account what could develop later on. When you are dealing with the health concerns associated with mold, you never want to compromise due to a low settlement.
If you try to persuade your insurance company to consider long-term damage as well, they will oftentimes fight back in order to keep the claim low. This is where you could benefit from the services of a public adjuster. At Unlimited 1 Adjustments, we understand how to deal with insurance companies and are ready to fight for what you deserve.