In addition to conducting asbestos and lead surveys for major insurance carriers, CSC’s experienced team of industrial hygienists has performed thousands of inspections related to wildfire smoke damage claims for Farmers, Travelers, Liberty Mutual and many other insurance companies. The inspections including the collection of samples and analysis for char, soot and ash and generation of reports to assist claims adjusters in handling wildfire smoke claims.   

Char, soot and ash contain one of the most carcinogenic chemicals known to be found in the environment, benzo(a)pyrene, a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.  This chemical has also been shown to suppress the immune system.

When our industrial hygienists uncovered a series of suspicious claims, CSC immediately informed our client. Our client then authorized us to perform additional statistical analysis and mapped our results to demonstrate a clear pattern of fraud.