Based on 90+ reviews
fire damage restoration - hydroforce restoration

When a fire occurs, it must be put out as soon as possible so its flames do not cause widespread damage. Even when it is put out quickly, there is more damage to come from smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts. Not only do they cause discoloration, etching, and tarnishing, but they also leave a foul odor in the property. Smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts are produced by burnt synthetic materials and remain active long after the fire is extinguished. These byproducts will affect materials and cause potentially permanent damage if they are not restored immediately after the fire.

Our professionals at Hydroforce Cleaning and Restoration provide smoke and soot damage cleaning and restoration for homes and businesses in Chicago, IL. Our smoke and soot removal restoration experts are trained to clean damage from soot and corrosive byproducts while using advanced deodorization techniques to eliminate smoke odors.

Damage Caused by Smoke and Soot

Smoke and soot tend to be the most damaging elements of a fire. As smoke and soot particles continue to spread and cause damage after a fire, they will settle on various objects and building materials. Because of their acidic nature, the byproducts will react negatively to the affected materials and cause damage. In order to limit the damage from smoke and soot, it is crucial to start the cleaning and restoration process immediately. Smoke can discolor walls in a matter of minutes and turn appliances yellow within an hour.

Soot and oily residues form when burnt materials are partially combusted. Their tiny particles settle on various objects and surfaces causing discoloration and etching. Damaged materials must be professionally cleaned to prevent worsening the damage due to improper cleaning methods. Smoke leftover from fire damage can also impair the property as it leaves behind oily residue and strong odors. This odor is persistent because its particles get trapped in porous materials and the only way to remove the odor is to extract the odor particles from the source using professional equipment and deodorization methods.

full scope restoration - HydroForce Cleaning & Restoration

Smoke and Soot Damage Cleanup in Chicago, IL

After the fire is extinguished and everyone is safe, it may seem like a relief to think that the damage has ended there. However, soot and corrosive byproducts will spread and settle in areas further than where the fire even reached. Depending on the material, the affected materials can become permanently damaged within a few days or even hours if not effectively cleaned. Our professionals at Hydroforce Cleaning and Restoration use advanced chemical cleaners that can clean various materials and surfaces from soot and other corrosive byproducts.

Our smoke and soot damage restoration services in Chicago, IL include the following:

  • Pre-cleaning of soot damaged surfaces and materials
  • Stabilization and tarping if necessary
  • Cleaning and restoration of affected upholstery and fabrics
  • Demolition and removal of damaged materials and items
  • Content cleaning and pack-outs
  • Odor removal

Contact Hydroforce Cleaning and Restoration 24 hours a day for Smoke and Soot Damage in Chicago, IL

Smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts from a fire can cause serious damage to your property. It is very important to immediately contact our professionals at Hydroforce Cleaning and Restoration for cleaning and restoration to help limit the extent of the damage. We are available 24/7 to provide homes and businesses with smoke and soot damage cleaning and restoration in Chicago, Oak Lawn, Cicero, IL, and the surrounding areas.

Step 1

We are happy to talk and support you 24/7/365. Call our call center and our technicians will arrive to your property in less than 45 minutes.​

Step 2

Our certified technicians will carry your project to completion. Take care of necessary documentation work. Direct billing to your insurance in case needed.

Step 3

You can monitor the project online 24/7. See images, estimates, job progress, completion time, etc.

Areas We Serve

Chicago, IL | Cicero, IL Oak Lawn, IL | Arlington Heights, IL  | Schaumburg, IL  | Downers Grove, IL  | Naperville, IL  | Bolingbrook, IL  | Orland Park, IL  | Joliet, IL  | Tinley Park, IL  | Calumet City, IL  | Gary, IN   | Hammond, IN  | Manhattan, IL  | Peotone, IL | Monee, IL | Frankfort, IL | St John, IN  |


We’ll build the right action plan for your situation and guide you through every part of the process as we work to restore your property. Using the latest technology, our experts will remove the water and repair the damage quickly.


Rachael Oconnor
Read More
My sump pump recently went out over night and I had gotten water in my crawlspace and familyroom. Joe sent his team out the very next morning for me. His team was very professional and courteous. They cleaned up all the areas where there was water. Fans and dehumidifiers were left for a few days to make sure the affected areas were completely dry. They came in and did moisture readings before deciding to remove the equipment. I am so glad that Joe and his team were the ones that helped me out in the critical situation.
Anna Saccomandi
Read More
Exceeded expectations. Fredrico and his crew were quick to fix my house after an unexpected water damage.They were able to get demolition in quickly then restore my property all before Thanksgiving! The work is beautiful and very professional.
Colleen Gallagher
Read More
These gentlemen were so professional. Our basement was wet, lots and lots of stuff was ruined, and it was completely overwhelming. They came in and saved the day, literally. I cannot possibly say enough good things about this amazing company and it’s fantastic employees. Thank you so much!!!