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FIRE & SMOKE DAMAGE Restoration in Kirksville

Professional Repair for Fire in the Home

Restoring Your Home After a Fire

Experiencing a fire in your home can be a devastating and traumatic event. At ServiceMaster by Lewellen's, we understand the importance of restoring your home and belongings as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our team of trained professionals specializes in fire and smoke damage restoration in Kirksville and is here to help you every step of the way.

When it comes to fire damage, it's not just about the items that have been burned. Smoke, soot, and water damage can also wreak havoc on your home and belongings. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly assess the extent of the damage and develop a comprehensive restoration plan.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Smoke and soot removal
  • Odor removal
  • Structural repairs
  • Content cleaning and restoration
  • Water damage restoration

We understand that every fire damage situation is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to each restoration project. Our goal is to restore your home to its pre-loss condition and provide you with peace of mind during this difficult time.

If you've experienced a fire in your home, don't wait to get help. Contact ServiceMaster by Lewellen's today for professional and reliable fire damage restoration services in Kirksville.


Protein Fire: Food from the oven or stove has burned, leaving strong burnt food odors and smoke residue on contents and surfaces.

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: Trees, shrubs and bushes have burned and smoke has penetrated the structure from outside, so smoke residue and odor are present.

Furnace Malfunction: Heating appliances such as oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and cause smoke to be distributed throughout the property.

Dealing with fire damage? Call (660) 250-2963 or Contact us online for assistance from our fire restoration specialists today!


Ash and smoke can continue to cause damage and corrosion to materials if they are left behind. Odors from smoke will stay in a room or a home long after the fire and continue to cause problems if they are not removed. In a few minutes, walls and other surfaces can be discolored. In a few hours, finishes on kitchen appliances turn yellow. Smoke causes etching in glass after just a short time, and smoke will tarnish metal quickly.


  • Identifying the source to determine the type of fire that occurred.
  • Evaluating the areas that are wet as a result of firefighting that may need treatment.
  • Remediating water damage (if any).
  • Evaluating sensitive materials that may be damaged as a result of smoke and soot particles.
  • Collecting immediate items you may need for the next seven days such as clothing, prescriptions, toys, school books, business items, etc.
  • Packing out the remaining contents for cleaning and storage.
  • Performing structural restoration.
  • Removing any charred contents that may seal in smoke such as insulation and burned wood.
  • Evaluating carpets and floor coverings that may need to be removed.
  • Inspecting the framing of the house and subfloors for safety.
  • Treating affected surfaces for smoke odors and sealing to keep any leftover odors from leaking back into the house.
  • Cleaning, eliminating odors, and deodorizing surfaces to pre-loss condition.
  • Returning items to the original location and helping to restore your normal life.

The residue left behind after a fire is a bio-hazard and can cause health problems if not taken care of correctly and thoroughly. You do not want to attempt to clean up your home on your own after a fire or you may cause more damage. Only experts with the right training and tools can assure the job is done properly. Did you know that smoke continues to destroy your home and its contents even after the fire is out? Smoke that has coated or penetrated surfaces continues to affect the chemical composition of fabrics, metals, walls, ceilings, and even tiles. Count on us to handle every aspect of the smoke and soot removal as well as restore areas damaged by fire.


  • Damage can become permanent in as few as 72 hours so call for professional help.
  • If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
  • Clean laminate surfaces as well as chrome, porcelain, and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
  • Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
  • Discard any open food packages.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
  • Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.


  • Do not touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing additional damage.
  • Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
  • Do not use electrical appliances until they have been checked.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.

We offer the highest quality fire restoration you can ask for! Call (660) 250-2963 or contact us online today for fire damage restoration in Kirksville.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long After a Fire Can You Move Back In?

The fire damage restoration process can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Some factors that can affect the length of the restoration process include:

  • Extent of fire damage: The damage's severity directly impacts the restoration process's duration.
  • Size of the affected area: Larger areas require more time for cleanup and repair.
  • Structural stability: Assessing and addressing structural damage is crucial and can prolong restoration.
  • Soot and smoke residue: The amount of soot and smoke damage influences the time needed for proper cleaning and deodorization.
  • Type of materials affected: Different materials respond differently to fire damage and may require specialized restoration techniques.
  • Presence of water damage: If water damage is also present due to firefighting efforts, additional time will be needed to address it.
  • Hazardous materials: The presence of hazardous materials, like asbestos, may require specialized handling and disposal, extending the restoration timeline.
  • Insurance claims and coordination: Working with insurance companies to process claims and approvals can also affect the timeline.

Contact ServiceMaster by Lewellen's today to schedule a consultation, and together, we'll create a detailed restoration plan and timetable that suits your needs. Don't wait any longer – let's restore your property to its pre-fire condition!