By one definition, mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. For example, if you have a water leak, it isn’t enough to just get the water turned off. The longer it sits on the floor the more damage it makes. According to your insurance policy, it is your responsibility to make sure that no further damage happens. Sometimes the company will limit their payments to the initial damage, but claims have actually been completely denied because the policyholder allowed the damage to continue. So you want to be sure you do everything possible to limit further damage. This is where a mitigation company comes in. They will pull up all of the water, dry out surfaces that got wet, check for mold, and much more. Often the insurance company will arrange for the mitigation company. If not, be sure you do. We can help guide you through this confusing time. There are a few well known names that advertise on TV, and many local companies as well. Call us for suggestions of reliable mitigation companies in your area.

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