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When it comes to your cherished Massachusetts home, even seemingly straightforward tasks like soot removal demand careful consideration. While it might appear manageable to handle on your own, the stakes are higher than you might think. Your home, undoubtedly your most significant asset, deserves the attention and expertise that only a professional soot removal company can provide. The decision to engage a local Massachusetts soot removal specialist can truly influence the outcome – whether your home fully recovers its normal appearance or is left with persistent stains that might diminish its value and market appeal. Safeguarding your home’s value and aesthetic integrity necessitates a prudent approach. Relying on a qualified and localized soot removal service within Massachusetts ensures that your investment remains protected. The intricacies of soot removal, particularly from various surfaces, demand precision and knowledge that professionals bring. By choosing an expert team, you’re making an investment not only in the immediate restoration of your home but also in its long-term allure and financial worth.

“I would highly recommend SOS for any water damage needs. My husband called them and they came out to our home in the middle of the night.”

SOS Rescue Restoration Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, Mitigation, Repair and Cleanup Services in the Massachusetts area

  • Furnace Puff Backs: Malfunctioning furnaces release sudden soot, damaging walls and ceilings. Urgent professional cleanup is vital to restore air quality and prevent odors.
  • Chimney Fires: Intense chimney fires lead to danger and lingering soot damage. Thorough cleaning and inspections address fire damage and structural concerns.
  • Defective Fireplaces: Incomplete combustion in fireplaces causes staining and odors. Regular maintenance prevents damage.
  • Defective Furnaces: Malfunctioning furnaces emit soot, staining surfaces. Prompt repairs and cleaning prevent further issues.
  • Fire Damage: Soot accompanies fire damage, covering surfaces. Professional cleanup restores surfaces and neutralizes odors.
  • Cooking Fires: Cooking fires release soot, discoloring surfaces. Swift cleaning and deodorizing restore your kitchen’s condition.

This experience was by far the fastest remedy, service and fully professional. I mean they were here in less then an hour and the remedy process was underway and fixed.

Soot Damage is a Covered Event Under Most Insurance Policies – Don’t Attempt to Clean it Yourself.

You can do a quick search online and find a million postings and videos explaining how to remove soot from your home, however, these one size fits all approaches more often than not will lead to permanent damage to your walls, windows, other surfaces, as well as any soft goods affected by the soot. Think about it, in just one room of your house there are dozens of finishes, an equal amount of building materials, a plethora of textile goods, flooring materials, paint surfaces, etc. How could a single approach possibly address the looming soot damage. It can’t. Furthermore, why would you even bother taking the chance? Your Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance will cover the removal and cleanup of any soot from a variety of incidents, that being the case why not just let the professionals ensure a positive outcome. Not only do you save yourself a lot of time and trouble, you also out the odds of successful recovery in your favor. Remember those youtubers aren’t backing up any of your work with a warranty, what have they got to lose by providing DIY solutions to problems that aren’t even theirs!

During each soot removal project we work on here in Massachusetts we have a variety of processes and cleaning solutions we utilize in a variety of combinations to ensure each and every surface, material, and item gets cleaned and restored back to it’s pre-loss condition. Another big difference when you hire a professional soot removal company like SOS Rescue Restoration to handle the soot and smoke damage is that our technicians are constantly trained and retrained on the latest equipment, chemicals, and processes utilized in the removal of soot and smoke damage. With newer equipment as well as cleaning and deodorizing agents coming out in the market regularly that lead to better quality outcomes as well as safer working and living environments during and after the job, you can rest easy knowing that the finished product will be great and safe. Many of these advancements don’t show up on consumer shelves for years after their inception.

“We had damage in our attic from mice. I called Steve and he returned my call immediately. Quoted me, sent a crew out did the job, all done in less than a week. I can not recommend this company enough. Fast, so pleasant to deal with and very responsive. If you need any kind of cleanup, this is the company to use.”


Beware of Massachusetts area Soot Removal Companies that Offer Soot Removal Services Explaining How to do it Yourself on Their Websites

Now why would a company in business to remove soot tell you that you can do it yourself and offer up some advice on just what to use for chemicals, equipment, tools and processes to do it yourself…Think about it, does that make any sense at all? No.

Of course there are products at the hardware store that claim to remove soot, and yes you can read a list of instructions and follow them, but what they aren’t telling you is the outcome is almost always a disaster, one that leads to bigger soot removal projects. Sure if the damage is very localized in a small area that is out of sight, perhaps something less than what it was before would be acceptable, but anywhere else you simply can’t tolerate soot staining after the cleanup.

It is almost a guarantee that if you try and remove the soot yourself you will have permanent damage that will require additional restoration to remedy. Why else would they tell you how to remove the soot damage, but then tell you in the same breath to call them if you need help, because they know you will need help, and more of it if you attempt to do it yourself. Oh, and one more thing, if you try and remove the soot damage and you wind up with a much worse situation with permanent damage needing additional remedy, your insurance company may not cover the loss, or at least there is the risk they won’t cover the loss created by you, the homeowner, by improperly handling the soot.

Soot is Dangerous to Both Property and People, It’s Removal is Critical

Soot is comprised of extremely fine particles that are the result of an incomplete combustion process. Soot may also have included PCB’s, metal particles and other chemicals from a variety of materials such as plastic, wood and other materials, many of which may be considered carcinogens. Due to the fine particles soot can easily get into your lungs as well as your belongings, just another reason why you need professionals to undertake it’s removal.

Soot Can Travel to Remote Areas in Your MA Home or Business

When it comes to soot removal, it’s often what you can’t see that poses the greatest risk. Because soot particles are so small, they can travel into area’s beneath floors, behind walls, inside of insulation and more. Getting to those areas if necessary with minimal impact to your home or building requires deep experience and training.

“I’ve never used a restoration company before but my insurance company recommended them. I called SOS and the entire team was very friendly.”


Why SOS Rescue Restoration

  • SOS Rescue Restoration is Fully Insured
  • IICRC Certified
  • Workmanship Quality Guarantee
  • Comprehensive and self instituted train and retrain program for employees
  • SOS Rescue Restoration performs background checks on all staff members
  • Instituted project management and quality control systems and processes
  • Dedicated account and project managers for each and every project
  • True 24 emergency response, not just emergency “call” response
  • 2 hour or less onsite response times during emergencies to 95% of service areas
  • Personalized service from initial consultation to project completion follow up
  • Direct insurance billing (we work for you and not the insurance companies during mitigation, national franchises have loyalties to large insurers that may be biased based on the funneling of work)
  • Experience managing state and federal contracts
  • Locally owned and operated (decisions are taken locally and not mandated at some national level with disregard for onsite needs for both property and people, with SOS Rescue Restoration you’re not just a number)
  • Big company resources with local decision making and compassion

SOS Rescue Restoration Can Help You Through This Stressful Time.

If your business has suffered fire damage, you are probably overwhelmed with concern about many different details. You will need to consider contacting and working with your commercial insurance as well as the possibility of health risks to your employees, and whether you will have to deal with structural damage that may keep you out of business for some time. SOS Rescue Restoration staff are adept at removing fire and smoke damage and cleaning your property promptly and efficiently. They are highly skilled and practiced at getting businesses up and running in no time. Our goal is to save you time, money and ensure the safety of your employees and customers.

Sometimes it is necessary to reach out to local authorities for a variety of reasons. Because the structure has had an impact from fire the local fire department may be involved in making sure any repairs meet current fire code (sometimes the building department handles this) Additionally during reconstruction electrical, plumbing and building permits may need to be pulled and final inspections schedule and undertaken in order to obtain a valid occupancy certificate after rebuild. Contact details are below in the event you need them, but when you contract SOS Rescue Restoration we handle all of that legwork for you!

“We have had water issues in the past that were taken care of by other companies based on our household insurance direction, this time Liberty Mutual had SOS Rescue come to our home due to a slow leaking pipe. This experience was by far the fastest remedy, service and fully professional. I mean they were here in less then an hour and the remedy process was underway and fixed. Plus Connor from SOS, who conducted the assessment and took care of the issue was fabulous! A true solid citizen, smart and very caring and careful. Our worries were lifted immediately, BRAVO!”


It’s Clear, in Massachusetts, When it Comes to Soot Removal, Count on SOS Rescue Restoration

What do you really need in order to remove soot from a smoke and soot event? You need a professional smoke and soot removal company that operates in the Massachusetts area whose technicians are required to undertake the necessary training on a regular basis to ensure that their workmanship is top quality so that the final outcome meets your expectations. Additionally, you need to make sure your soot removal company has the proper credentials to deal with your insurance company, they need to speak the same language your insurance company speaks and understand the claims process as it pertains to soot damage and it’s removal and restoration so there are no delays in the claims settlement process. Call SOS Rescue Restoration today for your free soot removal consultation, we are more than happy to come to your Massachusetts area home or business to discuss exactly what it will take to remove that unsightly and dangerous soot!

We Also Provide Commercial Damage Restoration Services

Commercial water damage repair, fire damage restoration, mold removal, smoke damage repair, cleanup and removal services for businesses, schools, non-profits and government agencies





Office Buildings

Retail Stores

Nursing Homes

Municipal, State, Federal Buildings

Apartment Complexes


Industrial Manufacturing


Trust Your Home to the Best in the Business

When you have a restoration emergency in your home, it can be a stressful time. Adding to this anxiety is the thought of having strangers in and out to complete the work. SOS Rescue Restoration cares about our reputation and our customers, and for this reason, has partnered with The Seal.

Our relationship with The Seal allows us to complete 3rd party-verified employee background screening and identification services. You’ll never have to question the integrity of the technicians working in your home, because we have already verified their licensing, insurance, and criminal background.

Why SOS Rescue Restoration?

24/7 Emergency Services Available

24/7 emergency response for disaster events including water damage, fire damage, sewage cleanup, and more. When tragedy strikes, count on us for certified fire and water damage repair and restoration.

Direct Insurance Billing

SOS Rescue Restoration will help you understand what you are entitled to under your policy coverage and submit all invoices directly to your insurance company for payment so you don’t have to deal with one more thing during trying times

Understanding Damage Restoration Services

Sometimes it’s confusing trying to understand whether you need a cleanup, repair, mitigation, remediaiton or restoration services company in Massachusetts. let us explain some of the services to better help.

Mold Removal and Remediation for Your MA Home Or Business

So which is it? Mold removal or mold remediation, or mold abatement? Often these terms like many in the restoration industry are commonly interchanged when they actually mean different things. Mold removal is the act of removing the mold from the property or area so that the presence of mold no longer exists above normal, natural levels. Mold remediation is the process of creating and implementing a mold abatement plan that will actually address the underlying reason the excessive mold was able to proliferate and become a health risk. Remediation by definition includes the mold removal, and abatement process.

Fire damage restoration and fire damage cleanup are essential processes following a fire incident to restore a property to its pre-fire condition. These processes encompass a series of systematic steps and the involvement of professionals with expertise in fire damage mitigation.

The initial phase of fire damage restoration is the cleanup process. This entails the removal of debris, ash, soot, and any remaining firefighting chemicals from the affected areas. Thorough cleaning is essential not only for aesthetic reasons but also to prevent further damage caused by corrosive residues. Highly specialized equipment, such as HEPA vacuums and chemical sponges, is often used to ensure a deep and effective cleaning process. The cleanup phase also includes assessing and addressing any immediate safety concerns, such as securing the property and shutting off utilities to prevent further damage or accidents.

Once the cleanup is completed, the focus shifts to the restoration phase. Fire damage restoration involves repairing, rebuilding, and restoring the structural and cosmetic elements of the property. This may include replacing damaged roofing, drywall, insulation, electrical systems, and plumbing. Restoration professionals work to ensure that the property not only regains its functionality but also its aesthetic appeal. In some cases, restoration may involve repainting, refinishing, or replacing fixtures and furnishings to bring the property back to its pre-fire condition. Additionally, restoration teams may address issues related to water damage caused by firefighting efforts, as water damage often accompanies fire damage. Overall, fire damage restoration is a comprehensive process aimed at returning the property to a safe and habitable state while minimizing the physical and emotional toll of a fire incident.

Understanding the difference between water damage remediation, water damage repair, and water damage restoration

This one gets a little tricky because the there are some nuances between the term repair and remediation. In a nutshell, the term repair is often used to encompass the cleanup, demo, and restoration phases of a fire damaged property. You can however have a repair that means different things. Is it a get by repair, or is it a full restoration bringing the property back to its pre-loss condition. In general we would say that a fire damage remediation plan includes the cleanup, dryout, demo, and treatment as necessary, so that the restoration of the property back to it’s pre-loss condition can occur. Fire damage repair projects almost always include water damage repair services as well as water and other flame-retardants are used to put the fire out.

Learn More About Our Other Services


Providing Residential & Commercial Mold Services

Our services encompass a range of critical tasks, including mold inspection, testing, and remediation. Whether it’s a household seeking a healthier indoor environment or a business aiming to maintain a safe and clean workspace, professionals in this field are equipped to assess the extent of mold problems, implement effective removal strategies, and take preventive measures to ensure long-term mold control, safeguarding the well-being of occupants and preserving property integrity.



“I’ve never used a restoration company before but my insurance company recommended them. I called SOS and the entire team was very friendly.”



Property Cleanup and Security

Whether you are faced with a hoarding, or a boarding situation, SOS Rescue Restoration can help. Prompt cleanup and boarding services for any situation



“We had damage in our attic from mice. I called Steve and he returned my call immediately. Quoted me, sent a crew out did the job, all done in less than a week. I can not recommend this company enough. Fast, so pleasant to deal with and very responsive. If you need any kind of cleanup, this is the company to use.”


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