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Fire Damage Restoration Cost

When you’ve been through a fire, there are bound to be a lot of concerns running through your mind. You may be wondering whether you can salvage your belongings, how much the restoration process is going to cost you, and what needs to happen in what order. The good news is, we’re here to help!

  • First thing’s first, make sure the fire is mitigated immediately by an emergency response team.
  • Call your insurance company to let them know what is going on.
  • If you feel comfortable handling your claim, great! If you’d like an adjuster advocating on your behalf, consider hiring a Public Insurance Adjuster. There are many great adjusters in Southern California who can help you.
  • Reach out to a restoration team to mitigate any immediate water damage, as sitting water can lead to mold growth in as little as 48 hours.

The costs associated with fire and smoke damage restoration is completely dependent on the severity of the damage to your property. The final cost is determined by a variety of factors such as: the size of the affected area, the type of smoke damage your property has suffered, and the amount of time the restoration company ends up working on your property. The bigger the job, the more you can expect to pay for labor and materials.

The national average for fire damage restoration cost is $6,200. Of course, your restoration may cost as little as $1,000 or more than $50,000. To put these prices in perspective, an oven fire may cost around $3,000 to repair, but a full kitchen fire could be closer to $10,000.

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to provide property owners with an exact estimate during the site inspection and damage review. During our initial walkthrough of your property, we’ll assess the damage and do our best to give you a rough estimate of the costs associated with the restoration process. However, the reason why we can only give you a rough estimate of the costs is because many unexpected things can come up in the process of a fire and smoke restoration job. For example, the property may take longer to dry, or there may be new discoveries along the way such as mold growth or new affected areas. It is important that you feel comfortable with your restoration company and that you are in constant communication every day once the job starts to prevent any surprises along the way.

Common Causes of Fire

Fires can happen for a variety of reasons. In severe cases, the fire authorities will investigate the cause of the damage. Still uncertain about the origin of your fire damage? We recommend you read the common causes of fire and smoke damage.

Fire Restoration Process

From the first contact to site inspection and review to damage mitigation, clean up and repair, we’ve customized our process to help you fully restore your home and return your family to normalcy after fire damage.

Claims & Insurance

Fire damage restoration is difficult to deal with, even without the pressure of filing an insurance claim. We have over a decade of experience working with various insurance providers, and we’ll help you navigate the claims and insurance process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fire damage itself does not cause mold, however, if water was used to put out the fire, you may be at risk. Any situation that creates moisture, such as spills underneath the refrigerator, leaks under sinks, and damp basements will create the ideal environment for mold growth.

A full-service restoration company will be able to restore your home even when you’re suffering from secondary water damage. At Bright Restoration, we’ll develop a customized restoration plan to meet your needs.

There are four main types of smoke damage. They result from protein fires, complex fires,  natural fires, and furnace malfunctions.

Protein Fire Smoke: This occurs when food in the oven or on the stove burns, leaving strong burnt odors and smoke residue on contents and surfaces.

Complex Fire Smoke: Multiple natural and synthetic household items leave black smoke residue on materials and surfaces when burned. Synthetic smoke odors occur as a result. In this instance, emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.

Natural Fire Smoke: When trees, shrubs, and other greenery burn, smoke can penetrate structures from outside, leaving behind residue and a strong odor.

Furnace Malfunction Smoke: Heating appliances such as furnaces, bedroom heaters, etc. malfunction and cause smoke to be distributed throughout the property.

What Our Clients Say

“Michael dealt with our insurance company for us and got them to pay us for the entire project including the repairs! which saved us a huge headache! We were truly blown away by his level of professionalism. Water damage restoration in Los Angeles is a stressful process, but this team made sure that we were happy with the process every step of the way. So pleased with the work!”


“With the storm that hit LA recently, part of our ceiling in the living room caved in and unleashed all kinds of havoc. We were recommended Bright Restoration by a friends and we weren’t disappointed. From the moment these guys came to our home, we could tell they were experienced and professional. We felt safe in their hands every step of the process and you will too. Thanks, guys!”


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