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Fire Damage Restoration in Schaumburg, IL

(847) 558-7765

Fires often occur with little or no warning and they result in many layers of damage that can be devastating for a home or building.  It is not just the fire that causes damage, but also the smoke as it leaves behind soot, residue, and odors that can continue to affect exposed surfaces well after the fire has been extinguished.  Much of the post-fire damage caused by soot and corrosive byproducts can also become permanent unless it is effectively restored.  ProTech Restoration provides fire damage restoration services to help restore and repair homes and businesses in Schaumburg, IL that have been affected by a fire.  We respond quickly to minimize the damage and begin the restoration services before damage caused by soot and corrosive byproducts becomes permanent.

Fire Damage Restoration Services by ProTech Restoration

Just because a fire is out, that does not mean the damage is done spreading.  Synthetic materials produce chemical emissions and smoke residue when burned that can cause tarnishing and etching to various surfaces after the fire has been extinguished.  The affected items can become permanently damaged within just a couple days, making it important to begin the fire damage restoration without hesitation.  At ProTech Restoration, our technicians use advanced cleaning products and chemical combinations to effectively remove damage cause by soot and corrosive byproducts from a variety of delicate surfaces including aluminum, brass, marble, tile, chrome, and carpeting and upholstery.

The fire damage restoration services we provide include these basic steps:

  • Emergency pre-cleaning or at-risk surfaces
  • Content cleaning
  • Content pack-out
  • Wall, ceiling, and HVAC cleaning
  • Odor removal

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Fire damage restoration must be done by certified professionals because attempting to clean up fire damage without the proper cleaning products or equipment can actually make it worse and cause permanent damage.  Our technicians will provide the following with our fire damage restoration services:

  • Protection: Our technicians work to provide protection for you and your family as well as your property from further damage. We will evaluate your home to determine which areas are unsafe and then work to create safer conditions before beginning the restoration.
  • Securing of the Building: We will stabilize and secure your home or building with board-up and tarping services. This will temporarily protect your home as we complete the restoration.
  • Source Removal: We start by removing debris found at the source which also helps take care of the odor.
  • Water Damage: Water damage may occur as a result of the fire department extinguishing the fire. We make sure to dry your property to prevent water damage or mold growth.
  • Pack-Outs: If your personal content is also damaged, we can remove these items with our pack-out services and take them to our facility for cleaning and storage. Pack-outs make it easier to restore your content more thoroughly and better repair the damage to your home.  We make sure to include each item in the pack-out in a detailed inventory list and we can keep them stored in our facility after the cleaning and restoration until your home is ready.
  • Cleaning: We clean affected furnishings and structures in your home by first removing the loose soot and then cleaning and deodorizing the surface. Our cleaning techniques are designed to efficiently clean these surfaces without removing the paint to save you the cost of repainting.
  • Deodorization: We provide several different methods of deodorization to effectively remove lingering odors from the smoke.
  • Structural Repairs: If your home or building sustains serious structural damage, we can repair the damage with construction services. Our construction specialist will inspect your home to find and repair hidden damage.

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If your home or building in Schaumburg, IL has been damaged in a fire, do not hesitate to call ProTech Restoration for fire damage restoration services.  Our technicians are well trained and equipped to handle all matters of fire damage including soot removal, structural repair, content cleaning, and deodorization.  You can reach us 24 hours a day at (847) 558-7765 for emergency fire damage restoration in Schaumburg, IL and the surrounding areas.


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Related Fire Damage Information

The Effects of Smoke and Soot Damage to a Home

After a disaster, your home may experience significant changes that may require extensive restoration work due to potential hazards and instability. This is a common event that can occur if a fire damages your home.

What is Soot and Why Is it Dangerous?

Certain occupations are more likely to be exposed to soot, but homeowners can also come into contact with this toxic element. Soot can be found in various areas in which humans reside, such as household fireplaces, basement furnaces, and engine exhaust. The small size of soot particles poses potential health hazards.

Can Baking Soda Be Used to Put Out Fires?

Grease fires have the potential to cause personal injury and property damage, making them a potential hazard. The stains are commonly caused by oil, grease, or fat on the stovetop, or by deep fat fryers becoming very hot. The fires are significant and have the potential to spread rapidly. These are the steps to follow if you encounter a grease fire.


Fire Damage Frequently Asked Questions

What are the immediate steps to take after a fire has occurred?

  • Safety for Yourself and Your Family: Ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family members by evacuating the premises and seeking medical attention if necessary.
  • Inspect the Damage: Assess the extent of the fire damage in your property, but only do so once it’s safe, and authorities have granted access.
  • Contact Your Insurance Provider: Notify your insurance company to initiate the claims process and get guidance on the coverage and assistance available.
  • Contact a Fire Damage Restoration Expert: Get in touch with a professional fire damage restoration company to start the cleanup and restoration process promptly.
  • Document the Restoration Process: Keep detailed records and photographs of the restoration work, expenses, and any communication with insurance and restoration professionals.
  • Find Support from Family and Friends: Seek emotional support from loved ones to help cope with the aftermath of a fire and the challenges ahead.

How does a fire damage assessment process work?

Your insurance company can send a claims adjuster to your property to assess the damage. It is more beneficial for you to work with a fire damage restoration professional like ProTech Restoration to inspect the damage and connect with your insurance to make sure that your restoration cost will be fully covered.  The fire damage assessment will evaluate the damage to structural integrity and superficial damage like the loss of your valuable personal belongings.

What are the potential health risks associated with fire-damaged structures?

The aftermath of a fire can lead to enduring health hazards, such as an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. Throughout a fire, substances containing diverse chemical components do not combust cleanly. This category of items encompasses materials that contain asbestos. Therefore, it is important to hire a fire damage repair and smoke damage restoration expert like ProTech Restoration to make sure your property is clear of smoke components and safe to continue living in for years to come.

Why and How People Choose a Professional Contractor After a Home Disaster?


Recent Reviews

Review by Amy Jachna

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"Had a great experience working with Marshall when we had an emergency leak at my mom’s house. He immediately started working to salvage what we could. I felt like he absolutely understood the urgency, and treated my mom like his own! He and the rest of the team were super easy to work with and answered our (many) questions along the way. They were very transparent about the process which was extremely helpful as this was our first time with this kind of issue in 30+ years of owning the house. We so appreciate ProTech for aiding us during our time of need."


Review by Lynn Gibson

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"My experience with ProTech was wonderful from the first visit thru the last. Ben did a great job of evaluating the work that needed to be done and explaining everything to me. Frank and Sergio were great to work with because they were pleasant AND they were so very careful about everything they did. All in all, I give the ProTech team an A+!"


Review by Kelsey Swyter

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"I had a pipe burst and subsequent leakage into my basement. At first I thought that we maybe stopped it in time since we could not see obvious damage but Marshall at ProTech said it would be a good idea to check it out anyway and came out within a couple of days. I’m so glad he did since there was more damage than we anticipated. Marshall explained the damage thoroughly using his imaging techniques and provided a quote within the day. Pricing was good and our insurance accepted the proposal immediately. The ProTech team was able to do the water damage mitigation about a week after the incident and on a Saturday no less. Everything was done super quickly and professionally. While I do not want to deal with any more water damage, the repairs using ProTech were painless. I would recommend this company and especially Marshall to anyone in the same situation."


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