A fire is a devastating and stressful situation for any business.

A fire can wreak havoc on your business, leaving you stressed and confused at what to do next. The Steamery offers commercial fire damage restoration services to help you get back to business as soon as possible.

Restoration: 512-865-1203
Cleaning: 512-551-9753

Fires can happen to any type of commercial property:

  • Apartment and multi-family units
  • Warehouse facilities
  • Corporate campuses
  • Restaurant kitchens

A sudden fire to your commercial property is a complex situation to navigate.

We thoroughly document every step of the restoration process with pictures, notes, and moisture readings. This documentation is shared with home owners, property managers, and insurance adjusters on a daily basis throughout each and every job. This communication and responsiveness is what sets The Steamery apart from other water restoration companies.

When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the structure is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building will never return to normal.

The process to restoring a structure after a fire is fairly simple, but as with any expertise it requires experience and manpower to to perform properly. This means you should not attempt to restore your property without seeking professional guidance.

While fire is always the immediate danger, once it is gone, what it leaves behind will continue to affect your business.

Ash and smoke, if left unhindered, will cause extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration, not to mention lingering powerful odors. Professionals that clean fire and smoke damage can stop this before it becomes a major problem, assuming they are contacted soon enough. There are many companies out there that advertise their ability to restore areas affected by fire, but only those with proper training and certification should be considered. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the main oversight agency in this industry. The IICRC requires its registrants to take extensive coursework before earning their certification. This is a symbol of excellence, and those that uphold the standards that have been set can be contacted through the IICRC.

These professionals can clean smoke damage and restore items affected by a fire, but they must be brought to the site as soon as possible to halt the ongoing issues that ash residue can cause. The first thing that ash does to the home is discolor most surfaces. Anything that is made of plastic or was close to the fire will start discoloring within minutes, and within several hours, fiberglass and finishes on appliances will begin to yellow. Metals may also tarnish. After a few days pass, the ash will cause walls to discolor permanently, along with clothing and upholstery. Wood and vinyl will need to be refinished or replaced, and metal will start corroding.

If you do not take immediate action, the costs of restoration will skyrocket.

Metals may need to be replaced, carpet will permanently discolor and glass may be severely etched, which will necessitate replacement. It will also become apparent that the odors caused by the disaster may still be present and intense enough to be distracting. Because ash is acidic, the longer it takes to hire experts, the more destruction it will cause.


The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue is easily disturbed and can spread through the building with ease, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The experts will identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Over time, ash builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this is done, the restorers will locate the source of the odor, and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing this kind of odor. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.

The first thing a trained, certified, professional company will do when on site is to identify all affected materials and the source of any odors.

The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue is easily disturbed and can spread through the building with ease, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The experts will identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Over time, ash builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this is done, the restorers will locate the source of the odor, and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing this kind of odor. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.

This entire process is very detailed, and hiring a professional that can be trusted to do the job right is imperative.

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Why Choose The Steamery?

Immediate response in your time of need.

When you have an unexpected water intrusion in your home or business, you want someone there immediately.  The Steamery has water damage restoration technicians on call 24/7.

All our technicians are trained, certified, and undergo thorough background screening.

Our motto is to hire character and train skill.  We care who we send into your business.  We understand you need to have your problems solved, and need to trust the individuals working for you. All employees of the The Steamery will take great care and treat your property with respect. All of our technicians are trained yearly in:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control

We use cutting edge equipment and drying technology.

Their advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your structure and belongings. They finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

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