Chicago, IL Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Because fires can happen rapidly and spread damaging effects throughout the property, Chicago homes and businesses must have dedicated professionals responding quickly to help. With our team available 24/7, we have a response that suits the emergency with the urgency it requires. Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) can help with:

  • Fire damaged homes
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damage restoration

Air Quality Filtration and Smoke Remediation in Chicago Homes

As critical as mitigation can be for Chicago homes after fire damage, making the property as safe as possible for responding technicians must also be prioritized. Circulating hazardous matter and particulates from soot, ash, and smoke must be filtered out to provide a safer work environment for our FSRT team. Multiple HEPA products are used in this venture, including large scrubbing units and multi-purpose machines like hydroxyl generators that can filter and deodorize simultaneously.

Soot Removal for Fire Damaged Homes in Chicago 

Smoke remediation for area homes can also mean removing and cleaning residues and soils present on surfaces, building materials, and contents in the house. Partial combustion of fuels can leave a thick, black residue over many surfaces that is compromising to the underlying material and requires multiple cleaning approaches to resolve entirely. From soda blasting to controlled demolition, we can help.

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SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (773) 434-9100

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your Chicago home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Chicago community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700 Franchises, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We are fire damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition. We have specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our fire and water damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our consultant will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, determining the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the fire and smoke damage by examining the affected areas and by testing the adjoining rooms for smoke and soot damage. An accurate assessment is crucial to the planning process. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Any restorable items will be cleaned and sanitized. We’ll use a variety of specialized cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our professionals will also remove smoke and other odors using advanced air scrubbing equipment and fogging devices with deodorizers.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the process or restoring your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve relatively minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and painting, or it could include significant reconstruction of entire rooms.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

When fire and smoke damage your Chicago, IL property, you can trust SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown to restore your home or business back to its original state. We understand that fire doesn’t just damage your home, but also causes emotional distress as well. Trained SERVPRO franchise professionals will talk to you through the entire restoration process, and work hard to get you back into your property soon.

Call (773) 434-9100 - We are ready to start restoring your home to pre-fire condition.