Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Schaumburg, IL

On Your Side Every Step of the Way

Once the fire is out, property owners are left with the destruction left behind – gaping holes in the exterior, water-ladden carpets and insulation, greasy soot residue, and the pervasive, lingering odor of smoke from the burning of synthetic materials. Our fire response team can handle all aspects of your fire-damaged property restoration, from the initial board up to damage mitigation to full reconstruction and odor removal. Let Firecon be your your first call once the fire is out. We'll be by your side in minutes.

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Insurance Claims Assistance

We have years of experience managing insurance claims when Chicago-area property owners suffer fire damage. We'll make sure that the entire scope of work is included in your claims, including the initial boardup, mitigation, repairs, reconstruction and odor removal.

Why Choose Firecon Construction?

  1. Serving the Chicago Area Since 1993
  2. 24/7 Emergency Services
  3. Turn-Key, Full-Service Restoration & Reconstruction
  4. Property Damage Insurance Claim Experts
  5. Restoration Certification: IICRC #187377
  6. Illinois State Contractor #104013110

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Full-Service Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

Emergency Board up & Tarping
Emergency Board Up & Tarping

The first phase of any fire damage restoration project is providing temporary protection like board-up and roof tarping. This crucial step prevents further, escalating damage caused by water and provides a level of security against intruders.

Fire Damage Cleanup
Fire Damage Cleanup

From water mitigation to cleanup after the firefighters are done to demolition and structural cleaning, our fire damage cleanup process aims to begin restoring your property to pre-loss condition. It's dirty work, but we have the skills to get it done right.

Smoke Damage & Soot Removal
Smoke Damage & Soot Removal

Smoke and soot damage is resistant to standard cleaning and normal detergents and products. Our smoke and soot team carefully clean away all traces of the smoky residue and also address the lingering smoke odors that tend to be left behind. 

Contents Restoration
Contents Restoration

Your contents and personal belongings aren't necessarily a lost cause. Our Contents technicians will salvage what can be saved by cleaning the materials and soft furnishes in our offsite facility. We can even save some electronics and upholstered items!

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begin as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.

Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.

Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won’t be restored until a building inspector says that it’s safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home’s occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner, because they’ll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.

DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.

Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.

Our Accreditations

LEED-Safe Certified Firm
IICRC Certified
HAAG Certified Roofing Inspector
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Proudly Serving Cook County and the North Chicago Suburbs

Since 1993, Firecon Construction has been proudly providing property damage restoration services to the Chicago area.

  • Cook County
  • Dupage County
  • Kane County
  • Will County
  • Dekalb County
  • Lake County
  • McHenry County