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State: Florida Public Insurance Adjuster
County: Seminole County Public Insurance Adjuster
City: Longwood Public Insurance Adjuster
Longwood FL 32750 – Neighborhood: Dellwood Drive
Claim Type: Hail – Roof Damage
Insurance Company Original Offer: $3,100
Alpha Public Insurance Adjusters settlement: $48,000
Percentage Increase: +1,400%

State: Florida Public Insurance Adjuster
County: Seminole County Public Insurance Adjuster
City: Longwood  Public Insurance Adjuster
Longwood FL 32750 – Neighborhood: Hanging Vine Point
Claim Type: Hail – Roof Damage
Insurance Company Original Offer: $0.00 Under Deductible
Alpha Public Insurance Adjusters settlement: $63,000
Percentage Increase: +63,000%

State: Florida Public Insurance Adjuster
County: Seminole County Public Insurance Adjuster
City:   Longwood Public Insurance Adjuster
Longwood FL 32750 – Neighborhood: Eagle Ave
Claim Type: Hail – Roof Damage
Insurance Company Original Offer: $1,200
Alpha Public Insurance Adjusters settlement: $31,000
Percentage Increase: +2,400%

State: Florida Public Insurance Adjuster
County: Seminole County Public Insurance Adjuster
City:   Longwood Public Insurance Adjuster
Longwood FL 32750 – Neighborhood: S Ronald Reagan Blvd
Claim Type: Commercial Building – Hail – Roof and AC Damage
Insurance Company Original Offer: $24,000
Alpha Public Insurance Adjusters settlement: $215,000
Percentage Increase: +795%

What to do After Smoke Damage in Longwood, FL

Fire damage will always lead to smoke damage. It may not appear serious, especially when compared to fire damage, but smoke will coat your property with soot, such as your walls, ceilings, and personal items, like expensive furniture. Smoke and soot are both difficult to clean and require the expertise of a professional damage restoration company. 

In this article, we will explain what this damage can do, the most common types, and who to contact to restore your property in Longwood, FL.  

What Exactly is Smoke Damage? 

This type of damage is a combination of smoke and soot. Depending on the type, it is extremely difficult to get rid of and can hide in the smallest crevices, making it difficult to locate on your own. Additionally, this type of damage can deplete the air quality in your home, which makes the living environment unsafe. It can cause harm to you and your loved ones in several ways, including the following:

  • Cause burns to the respiratory system 
  • Lead to permanent coughing 
  • Cause vomiting, nausea, and sleepiness 
  • Prevent oxygen from entering your body 
  • Lead to permanent brain damage 
  • Cause death

This form of damage is caused by the smoke, not the fire itself. As a result, it’s important not to take the problem lightly. 

When dealing with damaged property due to smoke, it’s important to hire a licensed contractor to restore your property. However, it’s helpful to know what type of smoke you are dealing with. 

There are four common types, which occur from different situations and have different restoration processes. 

Dry Smoke 

When a fast-burning, high-temperature fire occurs, this creates dry smoke. The odor is not strong, so it’s easy to get rid of quickly. Additionally, the smoke is not dense, which makes it easier to clean than other forms of smoke. However, these attributes make it more likely to hide in small cracks and crevices on your property. So, we don’t recommend you attempt to save money and clean it yourself. 

Wet Smoke 

This usually occurs from slow burns with low-heat fires, often caused by materials such as plastic and rubber. Unlike dry smoke, the odor is strong and leaves behind thick, dark smoke. Do not attempt to clean this on your own. Wet smoke residue is considered the most difficult to clean due to its sticky, dense material. Additionally, it has a way of sticking to surfaces and property, so cleanup is often labor-intensive. 

Protein Residue

Protein residue commonly occurs after a kitchen fire while cooking. You could have protein residue without realizing it, as the smoke is invisible and leaves no noticeable traces of soot behind. However, it can still lead to damaged property. You may not notice the signs right away, such as discoloration to the paint or varnish on your walls, which is why you should always contact a licensed contractor after small cooking fires. However, even if you can’t see protein residue, it leaves behind a terrible odor that shouldn’t be left untreated. 

Fuel Smoke 

We will briefly touch on this type of smoke because it’s less likely for individuals to experience it in their homes or business. Fuel smoke is the result of burnt petroleum, oil, excessive carbon build-up, and other similar byproducts. In general, if you don’t store fuel on your property, you are less likely to experience fuel smoke. However, when faced with the unlikely occurrence, it should be restored immediately by a licensed contractor. The residue is difficult to clean up without the right material and leaves behind a pungent, extremely unpleasant odor. 

Who Should You Contact? 

After experiencing a fire in your residential or commercial property, you should contact your insurance company first. In many cases, they will give you contact information to licensed contractors in your area. However, if you know a reputable contractor, this should be your second call. Before a professional comes to clean the property, make sure to document proof of damage before, during, and after the restoration. You will need this as evidence for your insurance claims process. For extra assistance, you can also contact a public insurance adjuster. 

When to Call Alpha Public Insurance Adjusters? 

Many people contact us at the beginning, once they have reported a claim, as we can help them file it correctly. Others contact us when the insurance adjuster provides a low settlement. Some clients contact us once the claim has been filed and outright denied. No matter what stage you’re in, we’re here to help. Call (888) 442-5742 today. 

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