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Three Signs Your Bastrop Smoke Damage Claim Needs Professional Help

For many TX wildfire victims, the smoldering remains are reason enough to get outside help with their insurance claims. However, for smoke damage victims, the evidence of damage is typically elusive. You may not realize how extensive the damage really is until it's too late – and the costs to recover can add up to tens of thousands of dollars! While your house may no longer be showing obvious signs of damage, it may be telling you something. Here are three signs to look out for:

  1. Visible soot and ash
  2. Strong odors of smoke
  3. Faint or lingering odors of smoke

If your house has visible soot and ash inside, it will definitely need to be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized. It may also have smoke damage inside its walls, ductwork, insulation, and carpets and furnishings. A thorough cleaning may not be enough to counter this type of damage.

Strong, faint, and lingering smoke odors are another sign that you need professional help remediating the damage and filing your insurance claim. Because smoke damage inside walls, attics, and air ducts is virtually impossible to neutralize without taking drastic measures (such as tearing out drywall and replacing the smoke-infused building materials), repair costs can quickly soar.

If you want to be sure that your insurance settlement is large enough to restore your home to its pre-loss condition, take these warning signs to heart and call a Bastrop public adjuster ASAP.