Estimating a loss from water damage and secondary “mold” damage requires special skill sets by the estimator. Because it’s just not estimating replacement or cleaning of building materials but commonly requires expertise in personal contents, water mitigation, and mold remediation.
Clinton Ford has over three decades of estimating experience coupled with years of experience in insurance adjusting, indoor air quality assessment, and remediation. Mr. Ford’s uses Xactimate® Software because it provides the most up-to-date and reliable pricing information from site-specific databases, more accurate, detailed and professional-looking estimates that are easy to organize and manage, and the ability to sketch out the building. Eighty percent of insurance-repair contractors and 18 of the top 25 property insurers use Xactimate® to calculate the cost of repairs.