Mold Damage Insurance Claim
Many insurance policies have limits on Mold Damage so be sure to see what limits and/or exclusions you have from your insurance company.
You might have to check your policy to see how much in mold damage coverage you have. The basic level of mold coverage for a homeowners insurance policy is $10,000. It is probably a good idea to at least carry $15,000 or more in Mold Damage coverage.
Also, sometimes we see policies that state if the Mold Damage is older than 14 days, they will NOT afford any type of coverage. This means they will DENY your claim. However, we have ways to work around this limitation if the insurance company exploits this to their advantage.
When you have a Mold Insurance Claim it can get quite costly to do the necessary remediation and repairs. Let’s look at what type of damages is caused by Mold Damage:
- Walls may be ripped opened and need to be replaced
- Ceilings opened and need to be repaired
- Wood might need to be replaced
- Electrical might need to be rewired if walls are being replaced or repaired
- Floors need to be replaced
The insurance company loves to deny mold insurance claims on the basis that the Mold was there for “an extended period of time greather than 14 days” therefore, they are NOT going to cover the damage. Don’t fall for this common excuse they use NOT to pay you. We can still help you if this does happen.
Florida is the still the #1 state for highest occurrence of mold in residential and commercial properties, followed by:
- South Carolina