How Smoke Damage Can Affect Your Home
Everyone is aware of the direct damage inflicted by wildfires, such as property consumed by flames. However, there are other, more indirect sources of destruction that people sometimes overlook, including smoke damage. Smoke can cause significant damage to your home, but unfortunately, it can be difficult to obtain compensation for smoke damage from insurance companies.
If you or someone you know has suffered from smoke damage or other indirect effects of a wildfire, you may need help securing the compensation you deserve from your insurance company. To learn more about how we can help you, contact the experienced Bastrop fire insurance claims attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-639-8460.
Adverse Effects of Smoke
Smoke from a wildfire can permeate all areas of a home even if the property does not have any visible wildfire damage. Some of the many ways that smoke damage can negatively affect your family’s home include:
- Soot residue in textiles such as draperies and carpet
- Blackened paint on the walls and ceilings
- Smoke odor throughout your home
These damages can require you to completely replace carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies, and beds in order to rid your home of smoke odor and soot. Additionally, repainting damaged walls and ceilings can also contribute to high repair costs after a wildfire.
If you or someone you know has been dealing with the adverse effects of smoke damage after the 2011 Bastrop or Steiner Ranch wildfires, we can help you fight for the compensation owed to you by your insurance provider. Contact the knowledgeable Steiner Ranch fire insurance claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-639-8460 to discuss your claim.