Knowing what to do in case of water damage
When you receive any type of damage from water you needto locate where the water may be coming from and then contact either a plumber or contractor to fix. Take pictures and or video to document the leak. Once this is done then you should seek out a public adjuster first before contacting your insurance company, the reason being is, the public adjuster will assist you in identifying the right words and information needed to give to the insurance company so you can get the monies you are suppose to get in its entirety. If you contact the insurance company yourself ( you have the right too), you may say something that will cause you to leave alot of monies on the table.
The insurance companies are not in the business to just give monies away so knowing what to say is very important.
Buying a Home with mold
Many of will buy a home and not know what to look for or expect when the walls are covered up. We just generally just are happy to buy the house and move along our day like everything is just fine, but in reality there can be things going on that we are not aware of. Mold and mildew can be very serious to our health and well being and not knowing it is there can contribute to your health in a major way. Couphing, sneezing, watery eyes, unexpain allergies, vision blurr and other physical changes can be from the hidden monster in the room.
Your ventilation can transport these things through your system and spread these toxins through out the house or property quicker than you can imagine and change the way you and the residents breathe on a daily basis. Mold is like a dandelion, you let it seperate itself and it will spread all over the place and move the dangerous toxins throughout the house planting itself so it can harm you and others in other places of the house or space.
Having a mold test, air quality test and humidity test is something you may want to consider when buying a home because it will give you some type of confident you are going to be in a home with a good air quality. Cleanteckpros will do testing and assure you the kind of results you will need to be comfortable in your home or space.
What to do if I experience a fire
Experiencing a fire can be a devastaing event and will need for you to be as calm as possible provided no one was harmed. Many times when theres a fire and everything is moving so fast we do not get the chance to put our bearings together and it can be a bit overwhelming. I get it!! Theres many things that run through our minds when we get a fire because we are really trying to make sure theres a little damage as possible to the structure as possible.
When you or someone you know experience a fire, you will need make sure you immediately have some to board up the property so that any one who feels they can and will trespass can be stopped before they get started. The board up is an important part because it also can stop in allowing more weather damage to come into the property and messing more things up in the process.The board up company will try to get the whole job but you should forst get the board up done and sit back to get things in prespective. In many cases having a board up can relax you and allow you time to process your next move which I am about to lay out for you now.
This is the part that will be of importance to you overall because this is when you get to find out what your options are. You NEVER EVER have to chose anyone that the insurance sends to you no matter what, you are in charge throughout the whole process. There will be vultures all over trying to get your business and many are sincere and will be of assistance and the once who are not will be the difficult process you will have to determine. When you get 5-10 companies at the fire fighting for your restoration and remediation, you will need to know that you are going with the best company that will have your best interest. There are 2 processes you must go through and one of them is the mitigation process and the other is the rebuild and each one of these stand on their own. You will have very little control on the monies for this as it is mor between the insurance company and your chosen remediation/restoration contractor. The rebuild is solely in control by you and you have the choice of choosing whomever you like and want. The monies is sent to you and you can take your time, but not long, and chose whoever you want to do the rebuild, you can actually do it yourself if you can and choose too. Do not forget to document everything from beginning to end with pictures.
Now your question is, how do I know? I cant say that it is easy but I can say you have choices and one of them if you live in New Jersey, is calling cleanteckpros immediately after board up and let them guide you through the whole process from beginning to end. They will be your representative and assist in communicating with the insurance companies to make sure you are taken care of all the way through. In other states you can call a remediation company that you can find on the internet or by referrel and take it from there. Some of you may choose to pick a public adjuster, but when you find the right remediation company they can do the same thing. But you will need to check in your state about public adjusters. There are many things you can and should receive providing your policy hads the things covered.
You should make sure you understand from your representative what are your options
- restoring of items
- Packing out
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