Like many Florida homeowners, you may be concerned about interior water damage to your property in the wake of Hurricane Irma. All homeowners want to get rid of water damage to the inside of their property as soon as possible, if for no other reason than to get their lives back to normal. Other than being unsightly and unsanitary, however, there is a much bigger problem that may be growing in your home – mold. 

Temperatures in Florida are steadily averaging in the 90’s, and can even go above 100 in the summer months. Mold growth thrives in warm, damp areas, making Florida prime real estate for mold bacteria. Interior water damage, combined with a lack of power and warm exterior temperatures, can cause mold growth in as little as a day.  

Though nearly all mold damage inside your home is dangerous, certain types of bacteria can be deadly. Potentially mold sensitive people include:

  • Newborns 
  • Elderly
  • Persons with compromised immune systems 


Protect your family from mold related illnesses by having a mold remediation company inspect your property as soon as possible. Just because you cannot see mold growth does not mean it is not there. Mold companies come in and test your property at no cost to you, and bill the insurance company directly. This allows the mold company to get paid for their services by your insurance company without having to inconvenience you, the homeowner. 

If you suffered from interior water damage as a result of Hurricane Irma, do not wait to have your home inspected for mold. Hire a licensed mold remediation company to assist you with this process, then contact the insurance attorneys at Pazos Law Group today to get more information regarding your property damage claim.