A good friend of mine had a water leak and (to no surprise of mine) State Farm has rejected her claim. Im trying to help her.. guide her the best I can and i fear she is being taken advantage of by Mold & Mildew Specialists. Leak is at the kitchen sink with damage to the subfloor and wall board .. with minimal on the floor joists. Based on an inspection taken from the crawl space below. It is being estimated the leak has not gone on for that long. Only in the last month did it show in the end cabinet. The area of cabinet removal is only 3'x10' which consists of 3 cabinets and a dishwasher. See photos. The "specialists" want anywhere from $2500-5000 to remove the cabinets, the damaged subfloor and wall board behind the cabinets. Thereafter.. treat it. From my experiences.. this sounds ... exaggerated to say the least. They are playing on her fears because she has a child with allergies. While the details are a little vague here... anyone have experience to justify this? My advice? removal .. treatment of this area could be done by an experienced handy man. Even treated with bleach and/or peroxide. Open ears... thanks in advance for sharing your opinion!