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Fire, Soot & Smoke Damage Restoration

Clean and Restore provides safe, effective, and proven restoration & remediation solutions in Vermont. 

Mold Remediation

Water Damage Restoration

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Asbestos Removal

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Sanitizing Services

More than

a Fire Restoration Company

A fire can result in complex damages because of the unique behavior of smoke. Smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Our knowledge of building systems helps us investigate how far smoke damage may have spread, and our years of experience with cleaning techniques helps us permanently remove soot, smoke and odors.

But our strength at Clean and Restore lies not just in our experience and skills, but in our communication with you, the homeowner. We will walk you through the restoration process from beginning to end, and work with your insurance company to be sure your property is as good or better than before the incident.

We will work with your insurance company through the entire restoration process, communicating with you to be sure you're in the loop every step of the way.

We work with your insurance company through the entire restoration process, communicating with you to be sure you're in the loop every step of the way.

Learn About Our Process

What to do when FIRE, SOOT or SMOKE damages your home


Safety First

  • If there was a fire, follow the instructions of the fire marshal. Be sure all family members, especially children, are in a safe area.
  • Stay out of areas where the structure has been damaged. There are many safety hazards that need to be addressed.


Soot and smoke damage

  • Don't touch walls, as fingerprints cannot be cleaned.
  • Don't try to clean walls with household detergents. The soot and smoke will only smear.
  • If practical, clean countertops with dishwashing detergent. Wash dishes that are contaminated.
  • In heavy soot and smoke situations, remove clothes from steel hangers and put in boxes for storage or to be cleaned. Do not put clothes in plastic bags if there is a strong odor. 
  • Wipe chrome and marble items with dishwashing detergent. Coat expensive brass, chrome and silverware with petroleum jelly. (This will protect these items from the acid in the smoke.)


Call a Professional for help

  • Soot and smoke is a unique challenge to clean up. The odor and residue make it necessary to use specific cleaning agents to restore them completely.
  • In addition, soot can penetrate every inch of a structure. We know how to find it, and remove it.

Our Process

Fire Damage Restoration

What should you expect when you call Clean and Restore to handle fire, smoke or soot damage?

Step One

Survey the loss site to determine the extent to which fire, smoke, heat, and moisture impacted building materials and contents, and determine the scope of needed cleaning, restoration, and repairs.

Step Two

Communicate with you the homeowner what has happened and how the issues will be handled.

Step Three

Work with you and your insurance company to communicate the damage and coverage needed.

Step Four

Act to preserve contents and building materials that can be damaged by acidic smoke residues.

Step Five

Remove and replace building materials that cannot be cleaned. Thoroughly clean all affected areas and contents and leave the home like it never happened.
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