This video was originally published on in September 2017. The information shared within may be very valuable to those responding to Hurricane Florence in the coming weeks.

There is a lot to know if you're planning to do disaster work in Florida or Texas. Florida has some very strict mold laws and licensing requirements, and Texas has laws of their own that you need to understand before starting work.

Plus, how organized will your scopes and estimates be, and is your Xactimate price list up to date? Do you have all the resources you need to do CAT work effectively? What is your plan when you encounter a homeowner without flood insurance (trust us, that will happen a lot!)? And how are you protecting yourself now from potential litigation later?

Mitch Byrom, VP of Specialized Education at Next Gear Solutions, has answers to all these questions and a whole lot more crammed into this 13 minute video. Mitch is also an IICRC instructor, Xactimate trainer, a licensed mold remediator in the State of Florida, and holds his Master Water Restorer certification, so he holds a lot of answers to a lot of the dilemmas restorers will face in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.

Here are links to information Mitch refers to in the video:

EPA Lead-Safe Certification

Florida Mold Licensing

Pittsburgh Protocol

National Flood Insurance Program Requirements

FEMA Claims

CAT Work Financial Tips

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