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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Damage is Tricky, but it Can’t Fool SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen.

Residential fires can cause unexpected problems, like smoke damage to your homes interior and furniture. Let SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen restore your space and get you back to enjoying your home.

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According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), remediation and restoration for homes without fire sprinklers cost an average of $45,109 and for homes with fire sprinklers, the average is $2,166. Smaller fires cost less, of course, but even there most homeowners will find more extensive smoke damage than they expect.

One way to reduce the cost of the damage is to get professional remediation as soon as possible. Fire damage continues to corrode surfaces until it is removed, and because smoke and soot can end up where you don’t expect and are often difficult to remove, doing the cleanup yourself is often not practical.

Call for help as soon as it is safe to go back into the house. At SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen, our emergency services are whenever there is the possibility of an emergency: any time of any day.


Good to know:

  • 24/7/52 service
  • Team members will answer your call
  • Trained professionals in remediation of and restoration from fire damage
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Highly trained
  • A trusted leader in cleaning, remediation, and restoration

Smoke Damage is Major Damage

Insurance companies estimate that smoke residue is as damaging as the fire itself, sometimes even more so, especially long term.

Smoke particles can be hard to clean up after because:

  • They travel through the air ducts even when the HVAC isn’t in use
  • Particles from food, plastics, wood, and other materials show up at different times, so you may think you have eliminated damage from an area only to see it reappear
  • Different types of smoke (from grease vs. that from cotton, for example) require different cleaning techniques, equipment, and cleaning solutions
  • Different surfaces also require different cleaning techniques, equipment, and cleaning solutions
  • Most types of smoke are corrosive, so they need to be removed soon
  • The wrong cleaning methods can make the damage worse
  • Particles travel far from their sources
  • Even a few leftover particles can cause stubborn, lingering odors

The Good News about Smoke Damage

There’s nothing good about the damage itself, but there’s excellent news about the SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen teams:

We are:

  • Able to clean even the most tenacious grime and debris, smoke, and other hazards
  • Trained to restore damage from fire and smoke
  • Able to eliminate, not mask, smoke odors


A cousin once claimed the word “egg” is onomatopoetic because chickens say “egggggggg” when laying their eggs. Don’t worry; no one believed her. Unfortunately, that claim predisposed us to doubt that chickens can communicate with over 200 distinct noises, which is true.

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