Columbia, MD Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration
In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your Columbia home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.
SERVPRO of Howard County specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.
Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.
SERVPRO of Howard County
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Locally Owned and Operated
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians
Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (410) 465-7333
24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service
We know that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for Columbia homes or businesses, day or night.
Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency
When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately day or night to your Columbia home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and helps to reduce cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of Howard County is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Columbia 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 2060 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:
- Columbia, MD
- Ellicott City, MD
- Elkridge, MD
- Clarksville, MD
- North Laurel, MD
- Jessup, MD
- Hanover, MD
- Marriotsville, MD
- Savage, MD
Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists
We specialize in fire and water restoration. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our fire 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 carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
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)
If needed, we can begin the water removal process with powerful pumps and extraction units. This removes most of the water. We complete the water removal and drying process with industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Your property’s ceiling, walls, floors, and other surfaces will likely have smoke and soot residue. We’ll use specialized cleaning products, equipment, and techniques to properly clean your home or business.
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
SERVPRO of Howard County is prepared to go into action when a fire strikes in Columbia, MD. If your home or business has been damaged by fire and smoke, we know how shocking the event can be. SERVPRO is sensitive to the emotional stress property owners feel during this time. Our trained crew will work diligently to return your home to pre-fire condition as quickly as possible, keeping you informed all along the way.
Let us help – Call (410) 465-7333 and we will get started on your home restoration right away.