After a fire, acid soot residue and moisture can cause further damage to the structure and its contents. The consequences of a late or inappropriate response can be devastating. Tri-State Restoration Services has the experience in handling these types of problems that will save time, mental anguish and money.
You can rest assured that our certified fire restoration technicians will handle every job professionally. Dedicated to quality and service, each project will be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Here are some Do's and Don'ts to help protect you from futher damage:


  • Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot debris from upholstery, drapes, and carpets.
  • Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens to prevent additional soiling.
  • Throw away any open food packages. The food could be bad or make someone ill if digested.
  • If your electricity is off try empting your refrigerators and freezers. Leave the door propped open and use baking soda to absorb odors.
  • If heat is off in the winter, pour antifreeze in toilet bowls, tanks, sinks and tub drains to prevent damage.
  • Call Tri State Restoration to board up open windows, roofs, or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage.
  • Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets and other bright work by washing with detergent and applying a coating of Vaseline or oil.
  • Clean Formica to prevent permanent tarnishing.
  • Clean residue from porcelain bath fixtures to prevent etching.
  • Clean the leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
  • Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture any loose soot in the air.
  • If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, open doors and windows to air out the house to reduce smoke odor.


  • Do not touch anything. Soot on your hands can penitrate furniture, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
  • Do not attempt to wash any wall papered or flat painted walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture. Incorrect procedures could increase damage.
  • Do not use food items or canned goods exposed to heat.
  • Do not use electrical appliances, computers, TV's or stereos that have been close to fire or water before having them checked because they could malfunction.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures while ceiling is wet – A short circuit could result.

Residential And Commercial Property

  • Full reconstruction and renovation
  • Soot and odor removal
  • Cleaning and storing contents
  • Clothing deodorized, dry cleaned or laundered
  • Furnace and duct cleaning
  • Ozone/thermo fog
  • Air cleaning (air scrubbers)
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Drywall and plaster
  • Painting and wallpaper
  • Insulation removal
  • Debris removal and clean-up
  • Serving Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana