Did Hurricane Season Leave You With Mold? – A Guide For Insurance Coverage

Homes in hurricane-prone areas often sustain extensive water damage, which can potentially lead to mold infestation if the necessary remediation steps are not taken promptly. It is crucial not to let your insurance company downplay the seriousness of this issue. Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of mold so you can act immediately and seek coverage for mold remediation. Here are some signs that mold might be present in your home.

These are signs you should seek coverage for mold remediation.

Is there mold in your house?

Even if the odor is not noticeable in some areas, it could be indicative of mold. Mold spores are usually responsible for the musty odor.

Do you have respiratory problems?

Mold exposure can often lead to allergies, asthma, chronic sinus infections, and even lung problems. These respiratory problems can sometimes be accompanied by chronic headaches that can also affect your immune system.

Are you experiencing any unusual rashes?

Rashes can be caused by contact with mold spores. Undiagnosed rashes after hurricane damage should be reported to the doctor.

Are mold tests showing spores in the air?

To confirm the existence of mold spores in your home, you should have mold testing done before you attempt to seek compensation from the insurance company. If you experience symptoms similar to these and mold spores are confirmed by testing, you may be eligible for a settlement from your insurance company.

Mold exposure can pose a serious threat to your health. To protect your family, be aware of the symptoms and signs.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an auto accident attorney in St Petersburg. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation. 

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