Fire Damage & Smoke Mitigation

Fire Damage Restoration

Restoring your property after fire damage can seem like a daunting task. HRS is ready to guide you through the process and our professional disaster restoration specialists will return your home or business to a safe, functional, and enjoyable space.

Determining the extent of the structural damage is paramount to ensure everyone’s safety. Our professional construction team will ensure shoring measures are put in place when warranted to guarantee the structural integrity of the property while the fire damage clean-up takes place. If the fire has caused windows or doors to be compromised, openings in the roof, or other holes in the structure, HRS will board over these to prevent entry by possible vandals or wildlife. While the fire itself can cause these breaches in

the property, they can also be caused by emergency fire personnel in the course of fighting the fire. 

Once the structure is secured, cleaning the damage caused by the fire can be tackled. Soot is an acidic substance and because of its small particulate size, can hide just about anywhere. From furniture to structural wood to the paint on the wall, soot and smoke infest all spaces in a building that have been subjected to fire—including many of the areas not touched by flames. To minimize irreparable damage, it’s important to remove the soot and smoke as soon as is feasible. Because of the toxicity of the substance, clean-up after a fire is best handled by professionals.

What is soot?

The powdery black or brown residue that is sometimes sticky results from incomplete combustion. It contains various chemicals depending on what was burned but is considered a pollutant both to the environment and people.

Smoke Mitigation

After the water is removed, mitigating the damage is the next step. This involves ensuring your property is properly dried and sanitized, minimizing the devastation caused by the water as much as possible. Removing any detritus, damaged belongings, and ruined building materials such as flooring and drywall is followed by disinfecting the property. Any personal items that are salvageable are cleaned through our content restoration services and returned. HRS’s IICRC certified technicians then use industrial high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected space. At this point the property is ready for the reconstruction phase.

Don’t forget about the air!

Smoke and soot from a fire can infiltrate your home’s or business’s ductwork. Be sure your ventilation system, filters, and air conditioners are thoroughly cleaned after any fire event.

Why Choose HRS Restoration Services? 

HRS’s fire restoration crew is licensed, trained, experienced, and will work to get you back into your home or office ASAP. 

HRS’s customer reviews highlight our professionalism and rapid 24/7 response time. 

We’re the go-to company for fire smoke odor removal in Denver. We’re equipped for fire restoration tasks such as repairing structural damage and salvaging the contents of your home or office. 

Call HRS today to schedule an appointment or for more information. 

Fire Smoke & Soot Cleanup Process

HRS Restoration Services has a thorough fire damage smoke odor removal process. To remove smoke and soot from a fire damaged structure, our crew uses various EPA approved chemicals depending on the particular type of smoke in your business or home. 

Cleaning and deodorizing will lessen the smell of smoke, but it may be that certain items in your home (such as furniture, or fixtures – like walls and flooring), are so damaged that they will need to be removed. 

Fire soot removal is complicated. Soot is made up of microscopic particles that are not only difficult to remove but can also be dangerous to your health. We use commercial air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and ventilation systems to efficiently and professionally remove smoke and soot from your home or office.  

HRS Restoration Services – Denver

When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:

Water Extraction & Water Damage Restoration

Discovering water damage in your home or business—whether from a flood, a dishwasher malfunction, or a sewer backup—can feel devastating. And it can be a serious problem if not dealt with properly. In addition to causing damage, water can also spread contaminants that may lead to disease. A quick response to water intrusion is imperative due to the invasive properties of moisture:


Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation

No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.


Trauma clean-up and bio-cleaning is not a subject people give much thought to until they need the service. When dealing with a crime scene at your home or business, or with the aftermath of a fatality, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. HRS professionals can help ease the burden of the situation by eliminating all trace of the death or incident. This includes removing unsafe items and substances such as blood, other bodily fluids, and filth, all of which can contain biological hazards.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. 

Reconstruction & Restoration

Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.

Commercial Restoration

Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely.

Fire Smoke FAQs

When it comes to fire smoke removal, it’s natural to be skeptical. 

After all, can a restoration company like HRS  truly remove ALL of the smell? 

Furthermore, you may have other concerns or questions regarding the health risks associated with smoke damage and whether or not it’s safe to sleep in your home after a fire. 

Rest assured, we want to get you back into your home or office as soon as possible with our Denver smoke damage mitigation process. Accountability involves transparency, so below we discuss these FAQs in more detail. 

Can Smoke Damage Be Removed? 

Yes, smoke damage can be removed. But smoke damage is not easily fixed with a little elbow grease and your standard, run-of-the-mill cleaning supplies. Our trained and licensed professionals are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and they use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to completely eliminate smoke damage from your home or office. 

How Long Does It Take For Fire Smoke Smell To Go Away?

Unfortunately, using fans or opening windows will not do much to remove the smell of smoke and soot from your home. 

And although the smell of smoke can subside after a few days or weeks, the soot left behind will continue to cling to surfaces such as your walls, floors, and especially carpets.  

Call Us Today To Get Started!

HRS Restoration Services is proud of our positive customer reviews on Google. We’ve been serving home and business owners for nearly 25 years, and we’re looking forward to many more decades of customer satisfaction. Our highly experienced team members can respond day or night to remove the smell of smoke and soot from your home or business.  

Call us today to get more information about our smoke damage mitigation services.