Soot & smoke damage aren’t always as evident as the charred remnants of fire damage, but its effects on both your property and health are very real. Soot, a fine, powdery substance, contains harmful chemicals that can lead to bronchitis, cancer, or heart disease. Even worse, it isn’t always visible and goes unnoticed by your insurance company. Our proven techniques ensure that all damage is identified and you get the compensation you deserve.
Smoke and soot leave a nasty smell, leave your walls, ceilings, or chimney a burnt-grey color, and can present various health risks to you and your family. Regardless of the severity of the damage to your property, is it important that the issues are addressed immediately. Luckily, our public adjusting team can help tackle these problems right away. At the time of the fire, we have the ability to send out emergency disaster restoration services to prevent further damages. Once the emergency has been mitigated, our staff can come on-site anytime to assess the damages to your property. From there, we will deal with every aspect of the post-damage process. We assist with temporary relocation, property reconstruction and more, so that you don’t have to.
Next, we handle the entire insurance claims process for you. All financial, legal, and logistical processes are managed by our team of trained experts that look to get you the highest possible settlement from your insurance provider. The Performance Adjusting team will use its proven techniques and technology to provide a detailed estimate of the damages, then communicate these damages to your insurance provider. Once we’ve earned you the settlement that you deserve, we take our 10% adjusters fee.
These guys came right into the house after a devastating fire. They were fast, efficient, and thorough in helping me manage the remediation and insurance claim. I could not be happier with their quick response and professionalism. They were a great team, documenting everything carefully and were able to streamline the process of dealing with the insurance company. Hopefully I will never need a public adjuster again but these are the only ones I will call if I do.
I didn't know I had the option of using a public adjuster to get me more money when my house burnt down last August. Thankfully I found Performance Adjusting on Google and was able to get my whole house covered! Couldn't thank these guys enough for helping me out. Great experience with a local business.
When our parent's home caught fire, I felt awful for not being able to house them. Thankfully, these guys assisted with temporary relocation while the repairs were being handled.
First, our team performs a thorough analysis of your insurance policy to determine how we can help you financially recover as quickly (and economically) as possible.
Part of what makes soot so dangerous is that it can be difficult to detect without the proper training and tools. Using our advanced technology and techniques, we visit the site to prepare a detailed estimate of the reparation costs and physical losses.
While on site, we document everything to prove to the insurance companies that our estimates are fair and accurate.
We handle all of the communication with the insurance company for smoke damage claims . Seriously. You won’t get a phone call, text, or email (Unless we need to reach you).
Insurance companies can be pesky, but we won’t back down. We will fight for every aspect of your claim, including dwelling (the physical structure of your home), other structures on your property (fences, sheds, garages), damaged contents, and loss of use (additional living expenses, business interruption, etc.)
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That’s a great question. We are a team of specialists who deal with insurance claim policies related to property damage. When your home, business, or other property is impacted by smoke, soot, or other types of damage, we come in and take the claims process off of your hands to ensure that you get the most money possible. Many people underestimate the severity of smoke and soot damage and end up losing hundreds to thousands of dollars in the process. We offer free in-home consultations to assess the damages, then handle the entire communications process to take the stress off of your shoulders. Once the claim is approved, we receive a small share of the settlement, and you get your home & life back.
Smoke is unburned carbon that is the byproduct of fire and is flammable in intense heat. Soot is the small particulate left over from combustion, fire, and or furnace delayed ignition.
A soot puffback occurs when your oil burner backfires and shoots smoke and soot into your home or business. It is technically a mini explosion in the burner chamber of your furnace which causes soot to puff back through your HVAC system. The result can be anywhere from a small amount of smoke to a minor explosion, depending on how much fuel has accumulated in the chamber.
Smoke is made up of a mixture of gases and fine particles. These tiny particles can penetrate deep into your lungs causing various health problems. Eye, lung, and nasal irritation can occur. If exposed to smoke/soot for an extended period, chronic heart and lung diseases can result. Today’s homes and buildings are made with synthetic materials and give off toxins when burned, limited exposure and face mask is recommended. It is critical to address even the smallest bit of smoke/soot damage in order to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Smoke is acidic and can damage electronics and electrical wiring throughout a property. It may take several days, weeks, or months for signs of damage to show. Soot is corrosive and can damaged internal wiring within electronics.
All affected porous building materials must be removed. Any salvageable building components must be cleaned thoroughly, and framing must be encapsulated. Air scrubbers are also essential in filtering the contaminated air.
This all depends on the severity of the soot damage. Each loss yields a different outcome. Damages may appear later during the reconstruction process that were not initially visible. Therefore, it is critical to retain a public adjuster. Performance Adjusting will fight for you within your two-year statute of limitations. We are here to fight for you whether it be the inception of the claim, or one year down the road when supplemental funds are needed.