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Did hurricane season leave you with mold?

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2023 | Hurricane Damage Claims

Hurricane season can bring extensive water damage to homes in the storm’s path. One of the things that every homeowner should recognize after storm damage is the risk of mold exposure without proper remediation work. If your insurance company tries to cut corners on your remediation, you should learn to recognize the signs of mold so you can address it right away.

Here are some signs that you need to pursue coverage for mold remediation.

Can you smell mold in the house?

Even if it is only noticeable in certain areas, you might smell musty, damp odors that could indicate the presence of mold. That musty odor is usually the result of mold spores growing.

Are you struggling with respiratory issues?

Allergies, asthma, chronic sinus infections and even lung issues are often caused by mold exposure. Sometimes, those respiratory issues come with chronic headaches and can affect your immune system, too.

Have you had any unexplained rashes?

Physical contact with mold spores can trigger rashes in more vulnerable people or those who have sensitivities to mold. Any unexplained rashes following hurricane damage should warrant a visit to the doctor.

Do mold tests show spores in the air?

Before you try to pursue compensation from the insurance company, have mold testing conducted to confirm the presence of spores in your house. When you have symptoms such as these and the presence of mold spores confirmed in testing, you can seek a settlement from the insurance company for remediation.

Mold exposure is a serious health threat. Be attentive to the signs and symptoms to protect your family.