Fire Damage

24/7 Emergency Fire Disaster Restoration Services in Columbia, SC, Charleston SC, Charlotte, NC, and Augusta, GA

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services

When a fire happens to your home or business, you need to be able to rely on a high-quality fire damage restoration company that can be on the scene immediately! 

Our fire damage restoration team is available 24/7 for emergency service. As soon as the fire is out, give us a call and we will respond immediately. We will begin taking steps to minimize the damage, secure your property, and assess the damage.

We specialize in fire damage restoration and have extensive experience restoring homes with structural damage, smoke and soot damage, and even water damage from firefighting efforts.

Comprehensive Fire Damage Repair Services

Rumsey Construction and Restoration is here to assist you at every step of the fire damage restoration process. We cover every aspect of the repair process from the initial assessment and board up to the final reconstruction or full construction. Through the entire process, you only have to work with one team!

  • Structural damage assessment and structural bracing
  • Removal of soot and smoke
  • Emergency tarping and board-up
  • Extensive cleaning of all surfaces, interior and exterior
  • Contents cleaning
  • Consultation about what can be restored and what needs to be rebuilt
  • Full reconstruction and restoration service

24-Hour Board Up and Securement

The first step after a fire has damaged your property is to secure that property from more damage. With proper board up and tarping services, your home will be safe from anything on the outside that could get in.

Rumsey Construction and Restoration responds immediately after a fire to board up your property. Fires often result in broken windows and damaged roofs, leaving your property exposed to outside elements, animals, and potential vandalism. We will make sure holes in the roof are covered and all windows, doors, and other entries are secured.

We are always ready to respond to a fire emergency. You can count on us to be there fast, day or night.

Smoke Damage Removal

Discoloration of walls, corrosion of material, and – worst of all – odor, all accompany fire damage. Smoke can cover an entire home in less than three minutes. It is one of the most difficult aftereffects of a fire to remove short term and can be the worst for you long term. Because of this, it is the most important aftermath to treat. Smoke contains toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to your health. Also, the soot that attached to the walls becomes more difficult to remove over time. Soot, if not cleaned immediately can etch into glass objects and seriously damage other materials.

Rumsey Construction and Restoration uses a combination of cleaning treatments, ozone, and unsmoke agents to permanently remove smoke odors and stains. We can arrive on the scene immediately to minimize the damage as quickly as possible.

Reconstruction and Repairs

With a top-notch construction crew, Rumsey Construction and Restoration is ready to tackle any structural fire damage. Whether the fire or smoke damage was limited to a small portion of a property or a full renovation is needed, let the contractors at Rumsey Construction and Restoration take care of everything for you.

We specialize in residential and commercial construction and reconstruction. Whatever needs to be done to get your home or business back, Rumsey Construction and Restoration can do it and will do it well. Our goal is to help you get back to your life as quickly as possible while ensuring the process is as stress-free as possible!

It's Easy To Work with Us

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Fire damage restoration can’t wait! Our technicians are available 24/7 to respond to your call.

Complete Disaster Restoration

We’ll establish a plan of action and do everything from cleanup to repairs.

Return to Normal

No more soot or smoke odors. Enjoy safety and peace of mind once again. Contact us to begin talking about your next construction project.

Our Team Is Here For You During Your Time of Need

Let us help you achieve a sense of normalcy after experiencing a devastating fire. As a full-service restoration and construction company, we will be by your side from the initial cleanup until your property is fully restored back to its pre-loss condition.

We understand the sense of loss that you can feel after a fire. Rooms are ruined, possessions are lost, and the situation can feel overwhelming and hopeless. Allow Rumsey Construction and Restoration the honor of being your sense of hope. We specialize in fire damage repair and have years of experience cleaning and restoring properties damaged by smoke and soot.

You can rest easy knowing our top-notch team will rebuild and restore your property back to its original condition.

Why Work With Us?

These are the three words that describe Rumsey Construction and Restoration contracting work. Every time we work with someone, we believe it is our responsibility to give them an outstanding experience – quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, superior customer service, and practical solutions that are suited to their needs and budgets.


We have years of experience doing residential and commercial construction. All of our crews are professionally trained and have extensive experience working in the area.


We have a commitment to real service from real people. We’ve built our reputation in the community through our honest service. If you’re ever unsatisfied, give us a call and we’ll make it right immediately.


In the construction industry, we work closely with you to adhere to budgetary restrictions without sacrificing great value. We stand by anything we build as something we’re proud of.

Available 24/7

At Rumsey Construction and Restoration, our business philosophy is simple: go the extra mile – every time, for every client. We want to build lasting relationships with our customers. Every time we work with someone, we believe it is our responsibility to give them an outstanding experience – quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, superior customer service, and practical solutions that are suited to their needs and budgets.

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 begins 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 a 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.