Fire & Smoke Damage Cleaning

Even when the fire is out, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic and when burned, it can create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.


The professionals of ServiceMaster Restore® are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. We can even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets, thus helping to avoid additional expenses.


We use the latest equipment and supplies in our five-step fire and smoke restoration process:


   Emergency pre-cleaning

   Content cleaning

   Content pack-out

   Wall and ceiling cleaning


Furnace Malfunction Cleaning

Furnace Malfunctions, or “Puff-Backs” as they are called in the industry, are when an oil heating furnace fails to properly light.  The ignition switch fails, due to a faulty switch, or some other reason weather related, and oil fumes accumulate in the chamber of the furnace.  If the pilot eventually does light after the stall, and enough fumes have gathered, a small explosion will occur in the furnace chamber.  This explosion will blow every bit of grimey dust and soot in every inch of your homes duct system, throughout your home.  Your ceiling, carpets, furniture, upholstery, contents, everything!

And this soot is not just dusty carbon based like your summertime fires, it is a oily, gummy substance that takes the correct chemicals and sponges to remove it from your surfaces.  So, time is of the essence!!  Call ServiceMASTER by Burch NOW!!  In addition to the oily residue, a strong odor permeates your home, and is difficult to remove.  Special equipment is needed to effectively remediate this smell, call us and we will bring our machines right over.  

Regularly scheduled maintenance on your furnace can prevent puff-backs.  A simple step, but a less costly one that will save your home in the long run from the damage of your furnace malfunctioning.

ServiceMaster by Burch 607-988-2516 or 607-722-5127