Reading, PA Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

As the main hub of Berks County, the Greater Reading area is home to more than 400,000 people. We provide effective fire damage restoration for these thousands of residents or larger structures like Penn State Berks for:

  • House fire cleanup
  • Fire damaged homes
  • Smoke damage
  • Fire damage restoration

Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration for Reading Homes

The process of restoring a home or business after a fire involves several methods working simultaneously. There are several obstacles between a fire-damaged home and its preloss condition state, so we begin fire mitigation upon arrival to lessen restoration time as much as possible. House fire clean up involves removing soot and smoke soils from vertical and horizontal surfaces, both of which require unique cleaning approaches and products to clear the deposits. When cleaning is not practical or possible, compromised building materials and contents must be discarded and replaced. 

Do Odors Get Removed During Smoke Damage Removal in Reading?

While odors left behind in homes can be a large obstacle for responding technicians, it can be even more challenging for the outlet stores in the Reading area or larger facilities like the Reading Area Community College. Addressing these lingering effects happens with the use of several tools in our inventory and cleaning products specifically formulated to neutralize harsh odor compounds through chemical reactions. 

See how we handle smoke damage and fire restoration on our main service page.

SERVPRO of Reading

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (610) 779-8189

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 Reading homes or businesses, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Reading is close by and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Reading community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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)

In many fire damage cases, it’s necessary to board up missing windows and walls and to place tarps on a damaged roof. This helps to maintain security and to protect against further damage. 

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

SERVPRO of Reading is prepared to go into action when a fire strikes in Reading, PA. 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 (610) 779-8189 and we will get started on your home restoration right away.