Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration in West Sacramento, CA

After experiencing a devastating fire, reassurance comes from clear guidance and support from a certified fire damage restoration company like ServiceMaster Restoration by First Response. We will respond, 24/7, to your property to begin the restoration process, from boarding up damaged structures through reconstruction. Count on us for fire and smoke damage restoration in West Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding areas.

  • IICRC-Certified Technicians
  • 24/7 Fast Response
  • Insurance Claims Assistance
  • Water Damage Repair from Firefighting Efforts
  • Smoke & Soot Damage Removal
  • Contents Removal & Restoration
  • Full Structural Reconstruction

At ServiceMaster Restoration by First Response, our technicians are more than talented professionals; we're caring people ready to get you back in your home as quickly as possible while keeping you and your insurance company informed every step of the way. We're proud to serve Sacramento, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.

24/7 Emergency fire damage services

  • Identifying the source to determine the type of fire that occurred
  • Evaluating the areas that are wet as a result of firefighting efforts
  • Remediating water damage if required
  • Evaluating contents for smoke and soot damage
  • Removing contents, including the collection of necessary items you may need for the next seven days, such as clothing, prescriptions, toys, schoolbooks, business needs, etc.
  • Packing out and inventorying remaining items for cleaning and storage
  • Performing structural restoration, including removal of charred materials and structures that may seal in smoke, such as insulation and burned wood
  • Evaluating carpets and floor coverings for possible removal
  • Inspecting the framing of the house and subfloors for safety
  • Treating affected surfaces for smoke odors and soot
  • Sealing to prevent odors from leaking back into the house
  • Cleaning and deodorizing all surfaces
  • Returning your possessions to their original location

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Common Causes of Smoke Damage

Protein Fire:  You've burned food in your oven and on your stove, leaving behind strong odors and smoke residue on your surfaces and kitchen contents.

Complex Fire:  Multiple natural and synthetic items inside your home have burned, causing black smoke residue on contents and surfaces and synthetic smoke odors. Here, emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.

Natural Fire:  Fire came from the outside due to burning trees, shrubs, and bushes. The smoke has penetrated the structure from outside, so smoke residue and odor are present.

Furnace Malfunction:  Heating appliances like oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke distribution throughout the property.

Fire Damage Goes Beyond Burned possessions

  • 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 without removal.
  • In a few minutes, walls and other surfaces will discolor.
  • In a few hours, finishes on kitchen appliances turn yellow.
  • Smoke causes etching in glass after just a short time and will tarnish metal quickly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begin as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.

Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.

Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won’t be restored until a building inspector says that it’s safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home’s occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner, because they’ll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.

DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.

Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.

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