Cleanup fire and smoke damage by calling 828-759-5300

Smoke Damage Restoration

Smoke damage emergency tips

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  1. Determine if it is safe to enter
  2. Identify and extinguish source of smoke
  3. Call 911 if there is a risk of poisonous gas (you may not be able to smell it)
  4. Contain smoke and odor by closing off affected areas
  5. Ventilate affected areas by opening windows

Dealing with your insurance company

For fire smoke and soot damages: Call your insurance company.  Get the name of your adjuster, their contact information and your claim number. Take pictures of the damaged area especially the source.

Smoke damage restoration techniques


Fire and smoke damage can be extensive.  Smoke odors penetrate structure and contents alike, while layers of soot blanket everything.  After a fire, the damage is ongoing and the longer clean-up is delayed the greater the scope and cost of the loss. 


At Jo-Lynn Enterprises, Inc. we use the most up to date techniques to clean and deodorize your home in the event of fire or smoke damage. For removing soot and smoke from walls and ceilings, we utilize chemical sponges.  For removing smoke odors from the air, structure, and furnishings, we use odor fighters such as vapor tech, ozone machines, and thermal fogging. 


The Jo-Lynn crew leaders are certified by the IICRC in “smoke damage control.” One of these individuals is present on every job and every employee is trained extensively in how best to care for your home and personal belongings. 


Our objective is to assist you in coping with the painful process of putting your home back together in a timely and first-rate manner.  We are here to aid you by dealing with as many of the trials of the situation as possible… from making contact with your insurance adjuster to restoring your home to its former manner.

Common types of smoke damage

There are many different types of Fire Smoke and Soot Damages. Here are a few commonly found in the North Carolina High Country:

  • A protein fire is the burning of food. The smoke from this type of fire can get into cracks and crevices making it one of the most difficult to remove and also the one with the worst odor. 
  • A fuel oil and kerosene smoke damage is the heaviest smoke damage. The smoke covers all contents and flat surfaces with a greasy film that is hard to remove and unhealthy to breathe.
  • Gas propane is the lightest of all smoke damages.  It affects the structure of a home more than contents and is the easiest to clean. Breathing soot or smoke related gases can be harmful to people with compromised immune systems such as people with allergies, the elderly and young children whose immune system hasn’t fully developed.