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To ensure superior removal of soot, smoke and odor damage, we:
Clean the ash residue that builds up on surfaces before it spreads
Neutralize the odors to keep them from returning
Remove the troubling reminders of soot, odor and stains from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, porcelain, as well as fabrics, upholstery and carpets
Deodorize the carpets and curtains before they are cleaned
Use special chemicals that break up the molecules in the smoke to get rid of the odors before dry cleaning your clothing
Fire damage goes beyond burning items
Ash and smoke can continue to cause damage and corrosion to materials if they are left behind.
Odors from smoke will stay in a room or a home long after the fire and continue to cause problems if they are not removed.
In a few minutes, walls and other surfaces can be discolored.
In a few hours, finishes on kitchen appliances turn yellow.
Smoke causes etching in glass after just a short time, and smoke will tarnish metal quickly.
Not all fire damage is the same. Our fire restoration process is thorough and proven. It includes:
Identifying the source to determine the type of fire that occurred
Evaluating the areas that are wet as a result of firefighting that may need treatment
Remediating water damage (if any)
Evaluating sensitive materials that may be damaged as a result of smoke and soot particles
Removing contents from the home, including:
- Collecting immediate items you may need for the next seven days such as clothing, prescriptions, toys, school books, business needs, etc
- Packing out the remaining contents for cleaning and storage
Performing structural restoration, including:
- Removing any charred contents that may seal in smoke such as insulation and burned wood
- Evaluating carpets and floor coverings that may need to be removed
- Inspecting the framing of the house and subfloors for safety
- Treating affected surfaces for smoke odors and sealing to keep any leftover odors from leaking back into the house
Cleaning, eliminating odors and deodorizing surfaces to pre-loss condition
Returning items to the original location and helping to restore your normal life
Seeing your home and precious possessions consumed by fire can be one of the most severe losses that a homeowner can experience. After such a devastating loss, reassurance comes from having clear guidance and support in salvaging as much as possible from fire and smoke damage. At ServiceMaster Restore®, our technicians are more than talented professionals; they're caring people ready to get you back in your home as quickly as possible, while keeping you informed every step of the way.
Residential Smoke Damage & Soot Removal Services
Even after a fire has been extinguished, damage to your home and belongings continues. That's why it's so important to call in a professional who knows the right way to deal with soot, smoke and odor to prevent further damage.
Immediately call your insurance company and the professionals at ServiceMaster Restore®
The residue left behind after a fire is a biohazard and can cause health problems if it is not taken care of correctly and thoroughly. We'll quickly assess the damage to find out the costs for fire restoration and examine if there's any additional damage from water or other factors. Once the amount of damage is determined, we'll come up with an estimate for the cleaning and restoration.
What are the common types of fires that can occur?
Food from the oven or stove has burned, leaving strong burnt food odors and smoke residue on contents and surfaces.
Multiple natural and synthetic items inside your home have burned causing black smoke residue on contents and surfaces and synthetic smoke odors. Here, emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.
Trees, shrubs and bushes have burned and smoke has penetrated the structure from outside, so smoke residue and odor are present.
Heating appliances such as oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke to be distributed throughout the property.