smoke-damage-restorationServiceMaster Restore's smoke damage restoration

Did you know that smoke continues to destroy your home and its contents even after the fire is out? Smoke that has coated or penetrated surfaces continues to create additional damage to the structure of your property and its contents.

Fortunately, ServiceMaster Restore has trained technicians to perform smoke damage restoration to salvage as much as possible and keep you informed every step of the way.

The restoration process includes several phases. Only experts with the right training and tools can assure the job is done properly. If your home has experienced smoke damage, don’t hesitate to call us today!

Timing is everything

Residual smoke can continue to burn, causing etching, pitting and chemical burning. The longer your home goes without smoke damage restoration, the greater the damage that may occur. Being able to move back into your home depends on fast cleanup; rest assured ServiceMaster Restore is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you out. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to contact us:

  • Synthetic materials can cause lasting damage: Material in furniture and flooring is often synthetic, which when burned, creates chemical reactions that will continue to damage your property even after the fire is out.
  • Our cleaning methods are the safest: Certain cleaning products can be corrosive and end up causing even more damage. We know exactly how to clean a variety of surfaces, including brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile and porcelain.
  • We can eliminate lingering odours: Ash and soot can settle into crevices and sink into fabrics, leaving you with a strong smoky odour not even the strongest cleaning solutions can get rid of. If you get rid of what is causing the odour as soon as possible, chances are much better that your upholstery can be salvaged.
  • Acting fast will prevent unsightly discolouration: The first thing that ash does is discolour anything made of plastic, fiberglass and metal. After a few days, the ash will cause permanent discolouration on the walls and upholstery. The sooner you clean up soot and ash, the less permanent damage you’ll be left with.
  • The longer you wait, the higher the cost: The longer you wait to clean up fire and smoke damage, the more damage will be done. Since ash is acidic, it will continue to eat away at surfaces even after the fire—and replacement of your contents is more costly than restoration.

What you can do to help

During a fire, smoke can combine with humidity and form corrosive residue. Since cleaning up smoke damage successfully relies on timeliness, there are a few things you can do to start the process. First, if the temperature is over 15°C (60°F), air out the house to reduce smoke odour. Second, call ServiceMaster Restore—with over 60 years of experience, we can take care of the rest. That's the reason our technicians make use of the latest technology, including cutting-edge drying tools.