When you are preparing your cast iron pipes claims, you are tempted to get them over and done with as soon as possible. You want the money in order to bring in the contractors to start repairing the damages. However, as any Florida public adjuster can tell you, many damages will only become obvious once you actually start the repairs.
By then, it is too late to contact the insurance company and ask for a re-evaluation. You have accepted their deal, they have signed on your Scope of Work and the case is closed. This leaves you with hundreds if not thousands of dollars’ worth of out-of-pocket expenses.
The Difficulties of Estimating Damages in Cast Iron Pipe Claims
The problem with plumbing is that most of it is not visible. The water main runs under your driveway and house. The pipes run through the walls. By the time you notice a water leak and you start preparing cast iron pipe claims, the damage is often significantly deep in the walls or foundation of your home.
A Florida public adjuster knows what kind of damage broken cast iron pipes can create. Thus, we know exactly where to look in order to estimate the full extent of your damages. For this reason alone, you should hire public adjusters as soon as you contact your insurer to notify them about filing a claim.
Water Damage Runs Deep and Causes Serious Problems
Here are just some of the invisible damages that any insurance adjuster (even one of good faith) may overlook and not include in the assessment:
- Mold and mildew developing inside the walls (especially under drywall) and posing a health hazard for you and your family
- High levels of humidity in the basement, attracting various pests
- Cracks in the foundation of your home
- Water carrying away soil from the foundation of the building and making it unsafe
- Soil and other infiltrations lead to build-ups in other parts of the plumbing.
An experienced Florida public adjuster knows where to look and, more importantly, works for you. We know that cast iron pipe claims are generally difficult to file successfully in Florida. For this reason, you must ensure that you have a complete assessment of the damages in order to estimate the full amount you should receive from the insurer. Not only will this make filing your cast iron pipe claims easier, but it will also help ensure payment of your damages faster.
We Have Experience in Negotiating Cast Iron Pipe Claims Paid
We know that a broken pipe can cause more damage than is visible at first glance. And many of our public adjusters have previous experience working for insurance companies. Contact us as soon as possible and let us help you get the fair payout you deserve for cast iron pipe claims!