Fire Damage Restoration

24/7 Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services in Columbus and the Surrounding Area

As a homeowner, there are few events more stressful or traumatic than a fire in your property. Having a qualified and professional restoration company that you can count on during the mitigation and restoration process is vital both for practical purposes and emotional support. The ResQ24 crew at Thompson Restoration Associates is on standby to help with your fire damage from board up to rebuild. We will coordinate with you and your insurance company to streamline the process so you can rest easy knowing that your property is being restored with the utmost care.

Fire Damage Restoration in Columbus and the Surrounding Area
Fire Damage Restoration in Columbus and the Surrounding Area
Fire Damage in Columbus and the Surrounding Area

Fire damage restoration spans a wide array of services. When a fire strikes a home the damage doesn't end with the flames. From the water used to douse the fire to smoke and soot damage to the structure and contents of the home, damage from a fire is far-reaching.

Our fire damage process includes:

  • Fast, 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Site Inspection and Assessment
  • Structural Fire Damage Restoration
  • Emergency Board Up Services
  • Smoke and Soot Restoration
  • Contents Cleaning and Deodorization
  • Water Mitigation from Firefighting Efforts
  • Insurance Coordination

The Process is Key

Emergency Response

Our experienced crew is standing by to help when you need us. We'll arrive onsite within 90 minutes and get to work, day or night.


The timely beginning of mitigation processes helps avoid escalating damage.


Once the mitigation is complete, we'll begin restoring your property to pre-loss condition.

Insurance Claims Assistance

From submitting industry standard estimates to following up with your insurance carrier, we have decades of experience helping property owners navigate the insurance claim process.

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 begin 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 team 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 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.

Proudly Serving the Columbus Area

  • Columbus, OH
  • Dublin, OH
  • Hilliard, OH
  • New Albany, OH
  • Blacklick, OH
  • Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Grove City, OH
  • Galloway, OH
  • Westerville, OH
  • Canal Winchester, OH