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Case Study: Smoke and Fire Damage Home Restoration


Premier Restoration Hawaii was hired through a preferred vendorinsurance program to begin the fire and smoke damage restoration on a 1,500 ft2Maui home following the cause and origin investigation. The fire impacted 100%of the home with 50% of the structure deemed completely unsalvageable.

Becauseof the severity of damages, we did not provide any stabilization services. Followingour inspection, we met with the owner and insurance adjuster to sign off on ourpreliminary estimates to begin the repair process. With a 4-technician crew ofIICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)Certified Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians, we packed out thesalvageable and unsalvageable contents before removing the damaged buildingcomponents like drywall, flooring, and finishes. Once we received thedemolition permit, which included removing alarge section of the roof and walls.


Media blasting with sodiumbicarbonate—or baking soda—was used to remove smoke and soot damage from thesalvageable framing. Hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers were used throughoutthe mitigation portion of the restoration process to deodorize the air of smokeand soot damage.


Once building permits weresolidified, we reframed the removed section of the home and replaced the roof,reinstalled plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, and all building finishes suchas drywall, flooring, baseboard, doors, trim, cabinets, and appliances. Duringthe reconstruction phase, the owner made some significant upgrades throughoutthe home which included a vinyl plank flooring install, upgraded cabinetry and granitecounter tops.

Scope of work:

• Pack out and inventory services of salvageable and unsalvageable contents.

• Demolition and removal of damaged building components (drywall, flooring, and finishes).

• Utilized air-scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and media blasting using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to remove smoke and soot odor from salvaged framing and building materials.

• Removal and replacement of a large section of the home and part of the roof.

• Reframed removed section and reinstalled plumbing, electrical, roofing, HVAC, drywall, and all building finishes such as flooring, baseboard, doors, trim, cabinets, and appliances

Contact the Smoke & Fire Damage Experts at Premier Restoration Hawaii 

With the help of our Hawaii residential fire restoration services, your home can successfully recover from fire and smoke damage. Call the experts at Premier Restoration Hawaii today to learn more about our customizable options, or fill out our convenient online form to request more info and arrange for an appointment.