Columbia, MD Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration
After the fire trucks leave, your Columbia home will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also significant water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Howard County has the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to respond immediately and to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.
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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Howard County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Columbia residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.
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
We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. When you call, one of our representatives will ask a series of questions about the fire damage to your home or business. This information helps us respond immediately with all the needed equipment and resources.
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 final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.
Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders
When fire and smoke damage your Columbia, MD property, you can trust SERVPRO of Howard County 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 (410) 465-7333 - We are ready to start restoring your home to pre-fire condition.