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Causes of South Florida Property Damage

Property damage claims can arise from any number of incidents unique to south florida and it’s climate. The most frequent regional property damage events for south florida residents and businesses are rain and wind, hurricanes, floods and mold. 

Torrential rain as well as fierce winds are an almost daily occurrence during the summer months in south florida. These winds can loosen roof tiles allowing rain to leak into the ceiling drywall and cause continuous damage to your ceilings requiring them to be replaced. 

Floods occur when city sewer systems are overflowed or reservoirs dams are breached and can water damage to your home, business or vehicles. Heavy rains can flood a backyard and ruin landscaping and the contents or outdoors storage sheds and other structures. When leaks go unfixed, even if the water dries up temporarily, toxic mold can take hold in leaky ceilings, air conditioning vents and around window panes. Mold can grow wherever there is moisture like in bathrooms and under water faucets in the kitchen and laundry room. 

All these condition can lead to your having to perform expensive repairs or replace entirely your home’s ceiling and walls, carpeting or tiles and other home fixtures and you will be left relying on your property insurance t o cover the cost. Often however your property insurance policy comes up short or declines your claim entirely leaving you with a hefty property repair and replace bill.

If you have had damage to your property and your property insurance company has failed to completely cover the costs you’ve incurred to repair and replace damaged items, you can sue the insurance company to make good on their contract. At The Law Firm of Joseph Maus we help south florida residents recover the damages they’ve incurred to their property when severe weather strikes and their insurance companies fail to live up to their promises. Please call us for a free consultation today.

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