Fire Damage Property Restoration Repair Services for Homes & Businesses

Serving York County, SC: Fort Mill, Rock Hill, York, Newport, Lesslie, Riverview & Charlotte Metro: Waxhaw, Gastonia, NC

A fire in your home or business is a traumatic experience. The devastation of seeing one's livelihood or memories go up in smoke leaves a lasting impact well beyond the cleanup and restoration process.

We are here to help you salvage and restore as much as possible, allowing you to move forward with some level of peace of mind.

What Is Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire damage restoration involves assessing the damage, preparing a plan, and working to salvage and rebuild what remains in the aftermath of a fire. This process can be complex, and often requires the help of a team of professionals.

There are many factors to consider after a fire, such as:

  • Type of fire
  • Extent of the damage
  • Amount of smoke and soot present
  • Type of building materials involved
  • Presence of hazardous materials

Common Causes Of Fire Damage

The majority of home fires, injuries, and deaths are caused by the following five components, according to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study.


Cooking accidents are the leading cause of home fires, with most caused by:

  • Food is forgotten or left unattended while cooking
  • Combustible materials come too close to a heat source
  • Temperature is set too high on a stove or oven

Heating Equipment

Fire from heating equipment, such as those caused by furnaces, heaters, and space heaters, are the second leading cause of home fires, injuries, and deaths. Most are caused by:

  • Furnaces or heating equipment too close to combustible materials
  • Faulty or improperly used extension cords
  • Missing or broken heat shields
  • Space heaters left too close to combustible items like furniture and clothing.

NOTE: Flammable items must be kept at least three feet away from furnaces, wood stoves, and fireplaces.

Electrical Distribution or Lighting Equipment

Electrical wiring fires occur when wiring is outdated, when bare wires come into contact with insulation or other combustable material, or dust and debris build-up. These fires typically occur in the following ways:

  • Frayed wires comimg into contact with each other or with a metal object
  • Too many appliances or electronics plugged into the same outlet or circuit
  • Lighting fixtures not properly ventilated

Intentional Fire

Arson is the fourth most frequent cause of home fires and the fifth-leading reason for fire deaths in residences. Telltale signs that a fire was set deliberately include proof of forced entry, multiple points of origin for the blaze, or unusually high heat damage.

Cigarettes and Smoking Materials

Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, are the leading cause of home fire deaths. More than one-quarter of all reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in the bedroom. These fires are usually caused by:

  • Falling asleep with a lit cigarette, cigar, or pipe
  • Carelessly discarding cigarettes, cigars, or smoking materials

What Do I Do After a Fire Damage Incident?

In the event of a fire, your primary concern should be the safety of yourself and those around you. While you may have the urge to try and recover your belongings, it is extremely dangerous to enter the site of a fire in the immediate aftermath.

The cleanup and restoration process can only begin once a licensed fire authority has cleared the structure for entry. Once cleared, we inspect the damage and outline a comprehensive plan for the next steps, including a timeframe and cost estimate for restoration.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

While fires vary in severity and impact, our process typically involves:

  • Assessment and board-up: We assess the damage, make sure the premises are safe, and take measures to prevent further damage, like boarding up windows and doors.
  • Removal of personal belongings: We work with you to indentify and remove undamaged personal belongings you want to keep and store them safely.
  • Soot and smoke removal: We use specialized equipment to remove soot and smoke from the premises, taking extra care to preserve and protect your belongings.
  • Cleaning and deodorization: We clean all the surfaces in your home or property. We also use industrial-strength deodorizers to eliminate any lingering smoke odors.
  • Restoration: We repair or replace any damaged structural elements and restore your belongings to their pre-fire condition.

How Much Does It Cost To Clean Up Fire Damage?

The cost of fire damage restoration varies depending on the scale of the fire and the materials involved.

In the event of fire damage, our emergency team at STOP Restoration of Fort Mill is on-call 24/7 to assist you. We serve the greater York County, SC area, as well as the Charlotte Metro area in North Carolina.

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Every Step of the Way

  • 1. Call STOP Restoration

  • 2. We Arrive at Your Home Quickly

    We have an industry-leading response time, so you know we will arrive quickly to inspect the damage.

  • 3. You Get a Plan of Action

    We will assess the damage and provide a detailed plan of action to repair the damage.

  • 4. We Restore All of Your Damage

    Our professionally trained experts will mitigate any hazards and restore your home.

  • 5. Your Life Goes Back to Normal

    We put it all back together, down to placing the furniture back in the “right there” spot.

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At STOP Restoration Services of Fort Mill SC, we know we’re not just helping people rebuild their home or business, we’re helping them Restore What Really Matters. As a locally owned and operated company, we’re members of the community, just like you. That is why we provide exceptional restoration services. Our team gladly goes above and beyond to exceed customer expectations. We’re proud of what we do and it shows in the quality of our work.

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