Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Damage to the ceiling in an attic from fire and smoke.

Fire in the Attic

Attics are an area of a home that sometimes get overlooked when it comes to maintenance. That is why it is scary when something like this happens within that space. With all of the building materials (wood, drywall, insulation) that can be found in an attic there is more than enough kindling to get a fire started and keep it fed. So keep an eye on that space and limit the exposure to fire starters.

If you do face damage, just remember that we have the teams, equipment, and skills to clean and restore your property!

Smoke damage from dryer fire on ceiling.

Dryer Fire

We’ve seen jobs like this before. It can be really scary when an appliance meant to make your life easier causes so much damage. It happens though, and fire damage really isn’t a joke. We just hope that you know you can count on us for the cleaning and restoration of your fire damage.

Water, smoke, and heat damage to the walls and the trim of an originally white room.

Wet and Dry Damage

It’s strange to think that having fire damage on your property can go hand in hand with water damage, but it definitely does! When firefighters put out a fire, the water extinguishing the fire soaks into the porous items and areas within the property. However, this is the kind of damage that is bittersweet - because, without the water damage, fire damage would definitely get much worse!

Image of soot covered kitchen cupboards.

Secondary Damage

Secondary damage is probably one of the most tedious parts of experiencing fire damage because anywhere that the smoke can travel to, it most likely will. It’s messy. It’s stinky. Quite frankly, it can pose health issues, too. So when you have a fire, remember that we can help clean and restore both the primary and secondary damage to your property. We’ll do whatever we can to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire and water damage to some door trim.

Fire & Water Damage Combo

When there is a fire in a home or business, it’s usually the first form of damage you think of. However, when the fire is being extinguished, there is a certain amount of water damage that occurs as well. The image here shows how the combination of fire and water damage might appear. The fire caused the smoke and soot damage on the trim, and as the fire was being put out, the water caused the paint to warp and flake off as well.

This is the kind of damage combo that our team is trained to deal with, and we are happily Here to Help®.

Electrical wiring in a wall charred from an electrical fire.

Electrical Fire

Electrical fires are not a joke. They are dangerous and unpredictable. There are few things out there that can lead to both electrocution and varying degrees of burns. So take caution when you plug appliances into outlets, whether you leave them plugged in for a while or not. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in a similar situation to this one.

Fire damaged room; everything is completely black and charred.

Extreme Fire Damage

We deal with both small and large fire damage here at SERVPRO®. This is just an example of the larger damages that we get called out to every once in a while. Situations like this can be devastating, and while it may seem impossible when you look at it, you can count on our teams to come in and do everything we can to make this massive loss, “Like it never even happened.”

Outside view of a boarded up house

Board-Up

This is a common display of what we are likely to do during the restoration of large fire damage. Fire damage can usually lead to broken or damaged windows, and you can’t risk the elements getting in when you are trying to restore an already damaged space.

Smoke damage coming up from a vent to the second floor bathroom

Secondary Fire Damage

We’ve talked about secondary fire damage before, but this image is a good example of how far it can spread throughout a building. This bathroom vent had been spitting out smoke and soot from a fire that happened on the floor below. This happened with other vents in the house. We hope that images like these will make it clear that secondary damage can be just as consuming as primary fire damage.

Image of a kitchen with white cupboards and light colored counters. All of it is completely covered in smoke and soot damage.

It's not supposed to be that color...

One of the most conspicuous forms of damage is fire/smoke damage, and the image here is substantial proof. The clean, white interior of this kitchen is a completely different color thanks to the secondary damage of the fire that took place. If you find yourself dealing with a think layer of black soot, please don’t hesitate to call us. Our teams are more than happy to come in and clean the soot from your home and to bring in the contents of your home and restore what we can here in our facility.

Outside view of a board-up of the window of a house after fire damage.

Board-Up

The board-up you see here is one that helps to keep the inside of the home from any further damage. It is not uncommon to see a board-up like this after a fire or after storm damage. The board-up helps keep the elements out of the house while our teams finish the restoration process on the inside. This is an important step in making it possible for our teams to make the damage, “Like it never even happened.”

The source of the fire, a car burnt to a crisp which lead to extenuating damage.

Car Fire Becomes Garage Fire

It’s not uncommon for garage fires to start, and in this client’s case, it was a car that did the starting. The image shown here is an example of how bad the car burned and a reminder that you should always check that nothing flammable is left in your car. If you do, you might just end up needing to make a call to SERVPRO®.

The frame of a garage door has been burned and melted from a fire that started in the garage.

The image shown here is an example of just how bad garage fired can get and all of the damage they c

The image shown here is an example of just how bad garage fired can get and all of the damage they can cause. The garage door here is discolored from the fire and soot. You can also see that the trim around the garage is burnt as well. While we were happy to help with the cleaning and restoration of the property, this is sadly not the first or last time we will be called out for a job like this.

Garages can be dangerous places without fires, so please take caution and stay safe!

Smoke Damage

Smoke and soot will go just about anywhere. When there was a grease fire in the kitchen of this client’s house, the soot-covered every inch of the house - including the bathtub! So they called us, and we sent a team out to get things cleaned up. Good thing they did too because it’s hard to get clean in the shower when the tub is a mess.

Fire Damage

There’s no denying that fire damage is an ugly sight. Nobody wants a chared stove or a scorched cupboard. So when you are cooking or using candles it is important to follow safety precautions. They may seem like a mundane waste of time while you do them, but it’s better to do it now and be safe later than to end up with fire damage to your home (or business).

A Smell Worse Than Burnt Popcorn

Everyone knows the smell of burnt plastic. That was the smell that coupled with the fire damage shown here. The funny part is that the fire didn’t come from the inside of the microwave, it came from a pan below the microwave. Our team came in to clean up the smoke damage and get the burnt plastic smell out of the kitchen.

Fire Damage Before & After

There was a home that we were called out to that had some fire damage. There were smoke and soot that affected a good amount of the contents of the house and the majority of the surfaces inside the house. Our teams love a challenge, and cleaning smoke and soot off of ceilings is definitely one. In the image above, you can see just how much effort is put into cleaning. The section that has already been tackled is white again, contrasting greatly from the section that is still gray and dirty.

SERVPRO® is always happy to help with a fire damaged building. It’s what we do!

Burn House Training

Training is an important part of any job. However, it becomes the most important thing when the job you do can be the difference between life and death. That is why we jumped at the opportunity to help with the training done by the Central Illinois Fire Investigation Association (CIFIA). We constructed five small burn houses to help train the Central Illinois Fire Professionals, and those of us who could attend the training day got to go and watch.

We are so happy that we got the opportunity and that the CIFIA chose us to help them out! We’re happy that they know that we’re always Here to Help®.

Dryer Fire

A dryer’s job is to dry your clothes - not fry your clothes. The nightmare-inducing image shown here is that of a dryer which did just that, causing damage not only to the machine but to the area around the machine as well. When all of this happened, the client called us because they needed help getting fire mess cleaned up and the other affected areas (like the wall) fixed up as well. Our SERVPRO® Heroes gladly came in and got the job done.

Mattress Cleaning After Fire Damage

Mattresses are difficult to live without and pretty costly to replace. When you experience damages from water or fire, you shouldn’t always have to worry about replacing your mattress. SERVPRO® can help by cleaning damage from water issues or from smoke and soot. The mattress pictured here suffered from soot damage and you can see a clear difference in what it looked like before and after our cleaning crew took care of it. You can sleep soundly knowing that we are Here to Help®.

Fire Damage Cleanup

We can never say enough that fire damage is not restricted to directly affected areas. While you’re checking the space around whatever started the fire, it’s important to remember to check the rest of the house for smoke/soot damage. This image is a good example of the type of soot damage that can be left by a fire. Fire damage can leave a mess as bad as the thick layer pictured here or as light as a smoke smell throughout the rest of the building. Whatever the case, it’s best to stay as vigilant as possible after a fire.

Pekin Kitchen Fire 2

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen in Pekin that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire. And the customer loved the end result!

Pekin Kitchen Fire

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen in Pekin that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Kitchen Fire In Pekin

In this photo, you can see the contents of a kitchen that SERVPRO came upon during a fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean & restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damaged Home 3 North Central Tazewell County

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In this picture, you see even more of the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damaged Home 2 North Central Tazewell County

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In this picture, you see more of the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damaged Home North Central Tazewell County

In this picture, you see the contents of a house that SERVPRO came upon during fire damage call. SERVPRO was able to clean and restore some of the items found that were not completely destroyed by the fire.

Fire Damage in North Central Tazewell County

This was the result of a deep-fried dinner gone wrong!

SERVPRO of North Central Tazewell County was called out to restore and repair this residential fire damage.

You can see our tech here scraping the soot-filled popcorn ceiling.