Gaithersburg, MD Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Fires can be a devastating force for area structures, from the thousands of residences to larger commercial buildings like John Hopkins University - Montgomery County and the Washingtonian Center. No matter what areas of the property get damaged by spreading fire effects, we have fast mitigative solutions to help. 

Does Job Scoping Benefit Fire-Damaged Gaithersburg Properties? 

Our production manager helps with identifying current damage and effects. From individual content inspections to noting the safety concerns that mitigation should resolve, we work fast to help your home. 

Fire and Smoke Remediation for Gaithersburg Homes

Remediating fire damage begins with the emergency services and mitigative actions possible for exposed homes and businesses. Careful considerations are made to choose the best cleaning approaches based on the severity of the damage and the affected materials supporting soot and smoke damage deposits. Our experienced restoration team can help with:

  • fire damaged homes
  • kitchen fires
  • fire and smoke damage
  • attic fire damage
  • water removal services
  • odor control 

How Does Soot Get Removed from Gaithersburg Houses? 

Soot and smoke residues are often one of the most challenging obstacles for house fire clean-up. Using products to loosen and emulsify soils and thick residues, wet cleaning approaches can be more effective in the house. We also use items like chem sponges for dry cleaning strategies for thin, chalky residues and soiling. 

The main page has more about smoke damage and post-fire repairs.

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (301) 963-8474

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Gaithersburg residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown is dedicated to responding immediately to your Gaithersburg fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and to help reduce the restoration cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Gaithersburg 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 2010 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

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 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)

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 Gaithersburg, MD property, you can trust SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown 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 (301) 963-8474 - We are ready to start restoring your home to pre-fire condition.