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Smoke & Fire Restoration Services

Commercial Smoke & Fire Restoration Services

If your business or rental property has been damaged as a result of a fire, you need help now.

From smoke and fire damage to the damage caused by firefighting efforts, our technicians will help you clean up, repair, and remediate your space. We get your business up and running and help get your tenants back into their units faster.

Smoke & Fire Restoration Services

Commercial Smoke & Fire Restoration Services

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  • Since 2007, we have been helping business owners, risk managers, and property management professionals restore their commercial properties throughout Chicago after they have suffered a fire loss. Each day that a business is closed affects your bottom line. Our fire division seeks to minimize the financial impact that fire and smoke damage caused by helping you to get your business or your commercial facility back up and running as quickly as possible.

  • Fire manifests itself in various ways, and each type of damage requires slightly different techniques for cleaning it appropriately. Fires are categorized in 3 primary ways: protein, natural, and synthetic. Each produces unique smoke and soot damage. Rainbow Restoration of South & West Suburbs has the knowledge and experience to determine what cleaning and deodorization applications are best suited to restore your building.

  • As soon as we receive the call, our certified team is dispatched to assess the aftermath. Each commercial fire is unique and creates its own set of challenges. Even though the loss may have originated from a fire and the building is structurally sound, soot and smoke damage can linger while wreaking havoc throughout the structure.  In some cases, the building may not be structurally sound, so safety is a concern. Water mitigation may also be required as fire damage is often accompanied by water damage that was left behind by the fire department. No matter the situation, the safety of the building occupants is our first priority.

  • During our assessment, we will document the damage in 3D by scanning the environment that will be shared with you. Rainbow Restoration offers comprehensive loss documentation on fire and water losses with 3D technology. We can capture any loss in its entirety, including its exact dimensions. Not only does this serve the purpose of thoroughly documenting the structure's condition, but it also captures the condition of the contents.

    We will determine if there is a need for any temporary security measures such as boarding up or tarping over any openings, fencing, etc. We will also isolate affected electrical lines and install temporary power if needed.

  • After the property has been inspected, our service professionals will take the necessary precautions to stabilize the building by performing water extraction, dehumidification, cleaning up fallen debris, exhaust smoke odors, etc. A project manager will also inquire about the important items that you want to be addressed immediately; IT, contents, etc. 

    Once we have discussed our plan of action with you and we have been given approval, mitigation can begin. All of our restoration efforts are documented throughout the process. If your damage warrants filing an insurance claim, we work hand in hand with the adjuster and provide them with the appropriate documentation. 

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Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup


Our commercial fire restoration services are designed for properties like:

  • Retail businesses
  • Manufacturers and Industrial Facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities
  • Apartment complexes
  • Assisted Living Facilities

Fire Restoration Services for Businesses

A fire at your business impacts more than just the structure of your building; it can damage inventory or machinery and displace workers or tenants. Outside of the expected fire and smoke damage, firefighting efforts may cause additional water damage.

Commercial fire restoration services should always be conducted by IICRC-certified professionals. This helps you to ensure that fire and smoke damage repairs have been handled appropriately and that your building, inventory, employees, and tenants are safe. At Rainbow Restoration, it’s our goal to get you back to work safely, as soon as possible. Choosing our full-service organization means one team of experts can take your business from cleanup through full restoration.

Remediating Smoke Damage from Fires

Smoke damage from fires is often overlooked, but it’s important to understand that even a relatively small fire can leave your property with significant smoke damage.

During a fire, not all materials burn entirely. Even materials like wood, that appear to burn safely, can leave behind smoke and soot. Other materials used in the building and manufacturing process may leave behind dangerous chemicals. Some of this damage will be visible to the naked eye, but not all of it.

Smoke damage can cause or exacerbate health problems and decrease the value of your property. After any smoke damage event, it’s important to have your property professionally remediated.

The Commercial Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration Process

The steps we take to help you recover will depend on the extent of the damage to your property. Considerations include:

  • Was a substantial amount of water used to fight the fire? You may also need water damage restoration.
  • Is the interior of the structure exposed to the elements due to the fire or firefighting response? You may need board-up services.
  • What type of materials were burned?
  • Is the building still structurally stable?
  • Were any hazardous materials consumed by the fire?
  • Will you be displaced throughout the duration of remediation and restoration? You may need content pack-out services.
  • Were any electronics harmed in the event? If so, check out our electronic restoration tips.
  • A fire at your business or rental property can be traumatic. Let our team handle the cleanup so you can focus on the things that are most important: caring for your employees, tenants, and customers.

    Certified remediation specialists, our teams apply best practices honed over the 30-plus years we’ve been in the business to help you recover.

    Choose Rainbow Restoration for all your smoke and fire damage cleanup needs. Request an appointment online or call to get started.

Residential and Commercial Services

From water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold removal, to specialty cleaning services, we have the expertise property owners can trust for complete restoration and cleaning after a disaster or emergency.

Customer Reviews

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    I always recommend Matt at Rainbow. I've received multiple compliments from my insured's letting me know what a great job they have done, and how quickly they were able to get the job done. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a fast, honest, & reliable restoration contractor.

    Tara S.
    5/5
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    I highly recommend Rainbow Restoration! They did an excellent job and were able to fit us in right after I called and their rates were by far the best I found. They take great pride in their work and that was apparent on the job they did.

    Julie
    5/5
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    I just want to thank Mr. Al Watson, General Manager, and his crew for all their hard work they are doing at this present time to get my parents house back in good condition after our house fire we had.

    Kevin J.
    5/5
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