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Kearney: (308) 234-2930
Grand Island: (308) 395-8500
Hastings: (402) 460-5966

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Fire, Smoke & Soot Cleanup

Fire damage is one of the most traumatic disaster occurrences that property owners face. If fire and smoke have damaged your property, Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration can handle your property and contents restoration. We have the ability to restore most fire damaged structures to their original pre-loss condition.

Our team members have developed effective cleaning techniques to remove smoke stains, flood debris and other damage caused by fire and water on many different types of surfaces. If not charred, most content items can be restored to their pre-loss condition. Our technicians are trained in the correct cleaning techniques that will remove soot coatings, utilizing the most up-to-date training and techniques so that soot and other damage won’t become permanently embedded in the structure.

We work with our clients as a team to ensure that every property is returned to its pre-loss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible while limiting the inconvenience to the property’s occupants. With offices in Kearney, Grand Island, and Hastings, we are able to offer prompt, emergency service throughout South Central Nebraska. Call us 24/7 at 1-800-828-3969. Tell your insurance provider that you prefer Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration!


Professional Fire, Soot, & Smoke Damage Experts

Because of the unique behavior of fire and smoke, fire restoration may be complex. It is important to have an experienced restoration team on your side. Remember – Immediate action is important. Take action to minimize health hazards and reduce fire related damage to your home or business.

We are the experts on:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Damage Cleaning & Restoration
  • Soot Damage Cleaning & Restoration
  • Odor Control & Cleaning

Identifying Types of Smoke

Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration steps in, takes charge, addresses your concerns and tests the smoke to see which of the following types of fire occurred.

  • Oxygen Starved (Wet Smoke) – Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. This can be more difficult to clean.
  • Oxygen Rich (Dry Smoke) – Fast burning at high temperatures.
  • Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes. Extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace puff backs cause fuel oil soot.
  • Plastic or Rubber – Burn at low temperatures. Tends to create smoke tags (also known as smoke webs).
  • Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue are other types.
  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • Depending on the type of smoke, it will greatly affect the restoration process.

Pre-testing Your Property

After Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration knows the type of smoke, the next step in evaluating the damage to the property is pretesting to determine:

  • What can be restored and what must be replaced.
  • The most effective cleaning method.
  • Evaluate the condition of the property before the damage occurred.
  • The cost to restore, repair, or replace the property to a pre-loss condition.

Restoring Your Property and Belongings

Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration will remove smoke odor and soot from the indoor environment as well as valuable electronics, machinery, books, documents, and artwork.

Some very toxic chemicals may be produced as a result of breakdown reactions from the various parts of construction materials, solvents, glues and other items in the structure. Our state-of-the-art technology can detect and neutralize these chemicals as well as contain hazardous materials.

Our Smoke Damage Services

  • Inspects electronics, machinery, and other valuable property for soot.
  • Removes toxic chemicals.
  • Neutralizes noxious gases.
  • Uses deodorization techniques, including ozone, hydroxyl, air duct cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and more.
  • Restore valuable property back to its original condition, or sometimes even better!

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