As natural disasters have caused severe damage across the country and world, particularly in recent years with storms being extremely severe, it’s prompted emergency officials to promote the importance of flood insurance. It is a commonly held belief that flood insurance isn’t necessary, especially if you don’t live in a flood-prone area, but officials are working to change this perception, and help people get the protection they need, regardless of where they live.

New Mexico Flooding Serves as an Example

September was a bad month for New Mexico, due to severe flooding that occurred throughout the state, and now estimates are coming in. It’s being expected that it will...

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On the heels of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the nation’s attention is on the tragedy of that natural disaster, but also the unseen results of flooding. It doesn’t have to be the result of a disaster like a hurricane—flooding in a home can occur for any number of reasons, including something as simple as a plumbing issue.

Once flooding does occur, it’s a traumatic and stressful experience for the residents of a home, but it’s not just the visible structural damage that can wreak havoc on people’s lives. It’s also the invisible problems associated with flooding. Namely, mold and other airborne fungi. The ideal environment for the growth...

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Mold isn’t just unsightly—it can cause everything from property damage to illnesses and health problems. Many insurance companies are reluctant to deal with their customers when it comes to mold claims, and they often try to underplay the severity of the situation, but the reality is, mold is a real problem, and it’s a growing concern across the country.

Due to the increasing popularity of mass-produced building products, more and more buildings are prone to mold problems. If you suspect you have mold in your home, it’s important that you navigate the situation with your insurance company carefully. Once you’ve made every reasonable effort to stop the leak or flo...

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It’s not just spring and summer storms that bring flooding and water damage. In actuality, winter is the time homeowners should be most vigilant about protecting their homes from flood and water damage. The reason? There are several of them, including the likelihood that pipes can freeze and burst, as well as the prevalence of winter vacations, meaning unoccupied homes. Flood and water damage is not only costly on its own, but it can also lead to mold problems that will wreak havoc on a home’s air quality, and the health of your family members.

It’s not a foregone conclusion that your home will suffer from a flood this winter as long as you follow a few important steps to pr...

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