Valley Maintenance & Restoration, Inc.

Serving the Wood River Valley since 1968

Fire and Smoke Damage


We know a home or business disaster such as a fire is a traumatic event. The days and weeks following a fire are an emotional time full of uncertainty and disbelief. During this time decisions must be made that affect precious possessions and many people’s largest asset, their home or business. No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal.

Fire emits a variety of chemicals and soot, depending on the source of the fire. This creates challenges in cleaning and decontamination, which can be hindered if not done properly. In addition, smoke can be caustic in nature resulting in the necessity for prompt removal to minimize damage to fabrics, ferrous metals, electronic devices, chrome and painted surfaces.

Fire restoration requires working knowledge of structural components of a building, odor control techniques, specialized cleaning procedures, and products. Also an understanding of how heat, smoke and soot affect the contents and the structure.