Posts Tagged ‘Flood damage’

Help for Flood Victims

May 4, 2010

Harvard to Hardhat was mentioned recently in the Cranston Herald, Johnston Herald, North East Independent, South County Independent and Warwick Beacon. The article follows…



Hurricane Season is Here!

August 31, 2009

With hurricane season in full swing, the prospect of widespread flooding is top of mind — especially in coastal communities. Following are a few actions you can take to better prepare yourself if you should find yourself the victim of significant water damage.


As Seen on ABC News

September 5, 2008 was recently profiled on ABC News in conjunction with its hurricane and tropical storm coverage.

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Preparing for Home Disasters

September 4, 2008

Our hearts go out to the thousands of Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike and Tropical Storm Fay victims. As we keep them in our thoughts, it is also a good time to remind ourselves that water damage can happen to anyone at anytime.  I am living proof.

There are a number of things I wish I had done to prepare myself to handle my own disaster recovery experience before the accident happened. I hope to make things easier for the next homeowner by sharing them in this post. (more…)

Flood Damage Hazards — Mold, Asbestos and the Insurance Company

August 23, 2008

Mold grows quickly after a flood – as quickly as 72 hours after the damage. Unfortunately, many insurance policies do not cover proper mold abatement. Here’s how I handled this problem.

Not only did I have severe mold growth in my condominium, but my home was also built in 1971. The ceilings, which needed to be demolished due to water damage, were loaded with asbestos. Both asbestos and mold require extremely skilled professionals to safely remove and dispose of them. The insurance company insisted that I authorize its contractor to remove the ceilings and asbestos from my condominium.  However, they refused to cover proper mold abatement, even though there had been mold growing in the unit (more…)

Negotiating Insurance Claims

August 18, 2008

The below article was published in The Standard-Times, The Narragansett Times, The East Greenwich Pendulum, The Chariho Times and The Coventry Courier  newspapers.

Negotiating Insurance Claims: Ten tips to prepare for storm, wind or water damage

Between household accidents and natural disasters, homeowners insurance claims have become an integral part of home ownership. From the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 to the recent tropical storms and hurricanes in the Southeast, flooding has threatened countless American homes over the past several decades. Now that the 2008 hurricane season is in full swing, below are ten tips (more…)