Smoke Damage Repair

We handle smoke damage repair in San Diego and throughout Southern California

Smoke odor is one of the longest lasting effects of a home or business fire. After experiencing fire damage, it’s typical for the smell to linger in your upholstery, personal items, and even in the walls for weeks or months without treatment.

Our smoke removal team is backed by certification and experience

Our IICRC backed smoke damage repair team will arrive at your home quickly and immediately begin the smoke extraction and sanitation process. We’ve been helping people throughout greater Southern California with their smoke damage restoration needs for over 20 years, so you can rest easy knowing that your home is in good hands.

We cover smoke damage repair for home and business

Our team doesn’t just handle smoke damage repair in homes. Backed by a large fleet and arsenal of restoration equipment, we have quickly and effectively handled smoke damage repair for retail locations, office complexes, schools, banks, and more as part of the commercial fire damage repair process.

Smoke damage is invasive, so our team is thorough

One of the most lasting effects of fire damage in your home is the smoke. Left untreated, smoke can permeate throughout your home, heating and cooling system, crawl spaces, and even your plumbing system. Once the smoke has fully invaded your structure, it can be a challenge to get out. Calling our San Diego smoke damage repair team at the first sign of trouble is the best way to make sure that your home will be restored and the smell will be absolutely eliminated.

All Smoke Damage is Not The Same

Different kinds of smoke require different kinds of treatment. Identifying the type of smoke allows us to remove it faster and more effectively. The most common types are:

  • Dry smoke is powdery and easy to clean from solid surfaces, but is difficult to remove from porous surfaces, including upholstery.
  • Wet smoke is created by low temperature fires and can leave a thick residue behind. This is the most difficult type of smoke damage to repair.
  • Oil smoke is created by any burning oil or lipid. While it can easily stain a variety of materials, it is relatively easy to clean with a degreaser.
  • Protein smoke is created by a variety of burning food substances. It is easier to touch than see, and has the potential to permanently discolor wood.

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Our Smoke Damage Removal Process

Billowing smoke caused by a house fire

Dry cleaning clothing to remove smoke damage

Airflow and air filtration

Ventilation and air filtration are some of the best tools when it comes to removing smoke damage. That’s why our smoke damage restoration experts are equipped with industrial portable fans, specialized vacuums, and other HEPA filter equipment that can remove the smallest smoke particles.

Surface restoration and soot removal

It may be tempting to wipe the soot off of all of your counter tops, walls, and surfaces, but it’s important to know which kind of materials to use, to avoid more lasting damage. While a dry cleaning sponge is great for latex paint and acoustic tile surfaces, don’t try to use one on an acrylic paint or vinyl surface. In addition to regular cleaning tools, we also have access to, and experience with, a variety of solvents with extreme pH levels, which are indispensable when it comes to removing smoke damage from a number of specific surfaces.

Smoke odor removal / deodorization

Smoke odor can be particularly tenacious. What was burned, which surfaces were affected, and variables like airflow, humidity, and temperature all play a role in lingering smoke odor. That’s why our team works with a wide variety of deodorization solvents and equipment to better deodorize virtually all smoke odor scenarios.

Contents restoration

The last step is to repair the smoke damage to your home or business’s contents, including furniture, clothing, electronics, and personal items. Our team will even handle your laundry and dry cleaning to make sure that your structure is 100% smoke free.

We Handle Smoke Damage Restoration in San Diego and Southern California

San Diego is just the beginning. Our smoke damage repair team services Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial county. See our service area to learn more.