Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

Seeing your property consumed by fire is heartbreaking, and one of the severe losses 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 Restoration by Damage Control we have talented professionals, who care about bringing your life back to normal, with a comprehensive range of fire damage services, including soot smoke and odor removal.

What goes beyond fire damage in your house?

  • Ash and smoke can continue to cause damage and corrosion to materials 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 become 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.

What is the process for fire damage repair & restoration and what to do when that happens?

We know it’s a difficult time dealing with fire damage in your property, and you are suffering a huge loss! The smell of smoke and staining soot is disturbing, but there’s always fire damage technicians on your side to walk you step by step and give you the guideline for fire, soot and smoke remediation process:

  • Inspection & Assessment: Fire technicians have to inspect and confirm the property is safe to enter and there is no signs of hazards and structural damage that compromises the home, by checking the property from outside and inside, then identifying the source to determine the type of fire that occurred.

  • Water Removal and Drying: (only if necessary), if there is any standing water after firefighters have extinguished the fire. Water can soak into the walls and flooring. In this case, technicians will use air removers and dehumidifiers.


  • Remove Damaged Items: any items that are damaged should be removed with caution. This will prevent the items from being contaminated any further.

  • Remove Soot and Debris: after a fire damage, smoke and soot can cause another damage to the surfaces such as soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion, and the air quality in the house. fire restoration technicians will remove smoke and soot from surfaces.

  • Deodorizing & Deep Cleaning: Professionals may use specific cleaning products to deep clean any priority items such as valuable documents, glasses, furniture, carpet, curtains, and other fabrics. Followed by eliminating odors caused by fire or smoke damage, using special odor removal equipment.

  • Restoration: Professionals will handle your fire damage repair and return items to the original location, then restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

What to do if your property was damaged by smoke or fire?


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. You do not want to attempt to clean up your home on your own after a fire, or you may cause more damage. Only experts with the right training and tools can ensure that the job is done properly.

What not to do and how to protect yourself from Fire & Smokde Damage?

  • Do not touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls and woodwork, causing additional damage.

  • Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.

  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.

  • Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.

  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.