Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

Fire and smoke damage are some of the most devastating events that can happen to a home or business owner. In the short term, it can feel like things will never be okay again and there will be no way to recover. Fortunately, at Lara's we know better, and our expert team is ready to help you get back to normal or even better.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Abilene, TX

Fire damage to a property can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience. Fires are devastating and can cause a vast amount of damage in a short amount of time. If you've experience fire damage to your home or business, call Lara's Services Group for 24/7 emergency, expert mitigation and repair services.

  • Quick and efficient response
  • Licensed and certified experts
  • Communication from start to finish
  • Work directly with insurance providers
  • 24/7 Emergency response
  • Board up, debris removal, and cleaning
  • Full service restoration

Our team knows how scary fire damage can be, and we're always ready to help leading you through the process every step of the way.

Fire Damage Restoration in Abilene, TX

Smoke and Soot Damage Cleanup

Fire damage doesn't end with the flames, and often smoke and soot can cause even more damage than the fire itself. The first thing to remember when dealing with smoke and soot damage is that you should NEVER attempt to clean it yourself. Depending on the source of the fire, specific cleaning protocols must be followed to effectively clean building materials and contents. Improperly cleaning can cause further damage that cannot be repaired.

Lara's team of fire damage restoration experts provides high-quality smoke and soot damage cleaning and restoration services to home and business owners in Abilene, TX and the surrounding areas Contact us at (325) 232-9786 right away so our experienced technicians can get to work immediately restoring your property and belongings. Once you contact us, we'll arrive promptly to provide a full inspection and to assess the damage, so we can get to work right away.

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Smoke and Soot Damage Cleanup in Abilene, TX

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fire, Smoke, and Soot Removal

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 begins 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, it 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 a 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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24/7 Emergency Fire and Smoke Damage Repair

If you need any emergency fire, smoke, or soot damage remediation services, simply call our 24-hour emergency number.

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Serving the Abilene, San Angelo and Fort Worth Area

Lara's Services Group is proud to provide damage and disaster restoration, roofing and construction services to Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Hood, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Parker, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, and Throckmorton Counties

  • San Angelo
  • Fort Worth
  • Abilene
  • Sweetwater
  • Coleman
  • Eastland
  • Ballinger
  • Snyder
  • Haskell
  • Granbury
  • Breckenridge
  • Mineral Wells
  • Colorado City
  • and more
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