Smoke and Soot Damage from Wildfires

Wildfires are becoming an increasing problem for areas all over the country and most recently in Texas. The path of destruction a wildfire can carve is vast, and even a home is not burned to the ground, it may sustain significant damage from the smoke and soot are spread for miles by the blaze. Homeowners have a right to compensation from their insurance companies when their home is damaged by the residual effects of wildfires and the terms of the policy provide for this. Regrettably, homeowners who are already reeling may encounter resistance from an insurance company acting in bad faith.

If your home was damaged by smoke and soot, contact the Dallas insurance claim attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, to speak with a qualified attorney who can help you to pursue the insurance benefits you are rightfully due. Call our firm today at 214-361-6124.

Damage from Smoke and Soot

Smoke, soot, ash, and other particles can settle into homes and landscapes when there is a wildfire nearby, causing extensive damage to many different parts of the home. Some of the issues with which a homeowner may have to contend are:

  • Damage to swimming pools caused by ash and soot buildup in filters and pumps
  • Lawn damage from fire-fighting chemical dumps
  • Buildup of ash and soot in crevices, storm drains, attics, and crawl spaces
  • Smoke damage to carpet, drapes, and linen

Ash and soot contain toxins that can be very damaging to a number of items in and around the home. Getting damaged items replaced is an expensive but necessary task after a wildfire, and homeowners ought to receive the insurance benefits which they are rightfully due.

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For assistance with an insurance claim in the aftermath of a wildfire, contact the Dallas insurance claim attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, by calling 214-361-6124. We are dedicated to helping policyholders to hold insurers accountable for the contractual obligations which they may seek to shirk when they are required to pay benefits.

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