Fire Restoration Information

Fire Recovery

When disaster strikes, get your life back to normal fast with a full range of professional restoration services. At ServiceMaster Clean, our goal is to restore your home—and your peace of mind—as quickly and efficiently as possible. And our licensed and insured technicians will communicate with you every step of the way. Our services include, but may not be limited to:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Soot Removal
  • Complete Building and Contents Cleaning
  • Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Cleaning
  • HVAC Duct Cleaning
  • Antiques and Fine Art Restoration
  • Electronic Equipment Restoration
  • Data and Document Recovery
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • Biohazard Cleaning
  • Safety and Compliance
  • Pack out and inventory service
  • Restoration dry cleaning and laundry
  • Board up

Some services may be subcontracted.

Fire Damage Tips

Even after the fire is doused and the smoke cleared, time is of the essence. To increase your chances of a complete recovery, call ServiceMaster Clean as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to ensure a more successful restoration.

What to do:

  • Corrosive byproducts from fire and smoke can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours. Call ServiceMaster Clean immediately.
  • If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out your home by opening windows and doors to reduce smoke odor.
  • Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace it if uses forced hot air.
  • Tape damp cheesecloth over important documents to capture loose soot in the air.
  • Discard any open food packages.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
  • Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.

What not to do:

  • Do not touch anything. 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.

When disaster strikes, get your life back to normal fast with a full range of professional restoration services. At ServiceMaster Clean, our goal is to restore your home—and your peace of mind—as quickly and efficiently as possible. And our licensed and insured technicians will communicate with you every step of the way. Our services include, but may not be limited to:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Drying, Dehumidification, Water Extraction
  • Document Drying and Recovery
  • Complete Building and Contents Cleaning
  • Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Remediation*
  • HVAC Duct Cleaning
  • Antiques and Fine Art Restoration
  • Electronic Equipment Restoration
  • Data and Document Recovery
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • Biohazard Cleaning
  • Some services may be subcontracted.

*Not available in all areas.