Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Brick Wall Soot Restoration/Cleanup

A recent church fire caused this wall to be covered in Soot. After using a dry sponge to remove the soot, a fire clean solution along with industrial cleaner on rags and a scrub brush, this wall is back to original condition. SERVPRO of Champaign/Urbana can make any disaster “Like it never even happened.” Check out our before and after photos of the brick wall, to show you the difference and what we can do for you.

Call us anytime day or night at (217)355-0077, and we will come to you and help to restore your life to normal.

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Soot Cleanup - Apartment Bathtub

After a microwave fire in a dorm/apartment building on the University of Illinois' campus, soot was left through the building and bed/bathrooms. SERVPRO of Champaign/Urbana was called to the building to clean and remove all signs of the fire and water damage from the sprinklers. This picture is the result of the soot effect of the fire. This bathroom was in the unit where the fire started. After cleaning this tub, it was left "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Champaign/Urbana today for all your Fire and Water cleanup and restoration needs. Reach us at (217)355-0077, we are always here to help. 

24-Hour Emergency Services

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Independently Owned and Operated

Storage Facility Fire

SERVPRO was called to the scene of a fire for cleanup. A facility experienced a piece of equipment catch fire resulting in part of the building being damage and lots of soot throughout the premises. This facility is the storage source for two businesses in the area. SERVPRO was the right choice to make, we are able to restore not only the building but most of the contents being stored. Being able to help people and businesses in need is our specialty, call SERVPRO of Champaign/Urbana any time day or night for your emergency service needs at (217) 355-0077. 

Microwave Fire in Mahomet

This is the aftermath of a fire that could have engulfed the whole house if it wasn't for our brave men and women working at the Cornbelt Fire Protection District in Mahomet. 


This isn't your typical Halloween decoration. In fact, these are not made from cobwebs at all. Smoke webs occur when the ionization process of burning synthetic materials (rubber, plastics etc.) create charged particles that tend to cling to certain surfaces. These charged particles will attract to themselves repeatedly and form "chains" of soot. Smoke webs are especially common in low heat or smoldering fires which produce "wet smoke." The webs are common in stagnant air spaces such as the corners and edges of ceilings or cabinets.  Soot from synthetic materials is tacky, pungent, and smears very easily with conventional cleaning products. Our Production Staff uses professional grade chemicals specifically designed for smoke and soot produced by any material. No matter how big of a fire damage, you should always contact your local SERVPRO. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

A Perfect Combination - Experience and Equipment!

The goal of the air scrubbers is to clean or “scrub” and re-circulate the air. This allows us to remove the airborne contaminants that are found within the work area. In combination with the carpet drying fans that function as an accelerated way to dry almost any surface, this is a perfect recipe for water mitigation!

Fire Damage Restoration With Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is the use of bicarbonate of soda, also known as baking soda, in conjunction with compressed air for the removal of fire damage, smoke damage, mold damage caused by water damage, or any other coating. The process is abrasive, but relatively gentle, and can be used on virtually any surface. As well as being surface friendly, soda blasting is environmentally friendly, it is an eco-friendly, nontoxic and nonhazardous alternative to other cleaning and stripping methods.

Additionally, soda blasting leaves a thin film of white powder dust on the surface being cleaned that helps to inhibit the formation of rust on metal for several months after treatment.