What to do when you suffer water damage to your home? A typical call that I get is that the insured or policy holder gets home to find their home flooded. Often the cause of the water intrusion is a broken pipe, a busted plumbing line, a water heater gone bad, water backing up into the house from a clogged pipe, etc. You get the picture. The first thing that you want to do is to mitigate the damage that you find. Mitigation is a fancy term that basically means that you want to do eveything that you reasonably can to prevent the damage caused by the water intrusion from getting worse. This is very important as your policy requires that you mitigate your damages. In the example above, you would make temporary repairs to the cause of the water intrusion. In other words, you would make repairs to the damaged plumbing to stop the water from continuing to flow into your home. You would also dry all of the water that came into your home. You then want to document your claim, notify the insurance company, and seek help. I will discuss these additional steps in your future blogs or read more here now. I am finding that insurance companies are delaying and denying claims in bad faith more than ever. But with the right attorney on your side, you can get your claim paid. Don’t quit on your claim just because your insurance company quit on you.
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