Water damage claims include roof leaks, floods, AC leaks, water heater leaks, kitchen leaks, dishwasher leaks, bathroom leaks, broken pipes, etc… Water damage insurance claims have become become very complex in the State of Florida and in other areas recently. For those who have had no prior experience in handling an insurance claim, the policy language can be very confusing at best. To be fully compensated for a loss, experience is extremely important, as the method for adjusting such losses can be highly technical.
Once a water loss has occurred, the single most important thing you need to do is begin proper emergency mitigation. Removal of damaged items and the drying out of those items should begin immediately. It is important you use an experienced public adjuster to guide you through this process. How a water loss is handled in the first 24 hours can be critical in the outcome of your property damage claim.
Any type of water loss generally takes time for the effects of water damage to show up. Wood and other types of finishes and furnishings may take days to dry. Often separation and splitting will not start to show up until much later. It is important to have a professional pubic adjuster work with you, the restoration company and insurance co. to coordinate the very important issues water losses can present in order to protect your damage claim.
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Whether you need to restore property from moisture, mold, or fire damage, you know the value of having comprehensive and accurate information at your fingertips. Insurance companies need information fast to start the claims work and you need information so they you can get your property restored.