Smoke Damage Cleaning & Restoration

Rainbow International is the UK’s leading disaster restoration and specialist commercial cleaning company offering disaster recovery and specialist smoke damage cleaning services to a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations, as well as to property and homeowners.

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Smoke Damage Restoration for Domestic and Commercial Properties

Unfortunately, once a fire has been put out in a home, the stress doesn’t end there. Cleaning smoke damage can be a complex issue, so relying on Rainbow International’s smoke damage restoration team is key.

A fire in any property is distressing and difficult to deal with, so rely on Rainbow International’s team of passionate specialists to handle it for you. They are fully trained to quickly and expertly resolve the situation and return your property to you, so you can avoid the trauma and disruption as much as possible.

With support available 24 hours a day, our teams can quickly respond to an emergency situation with the expert equipment and cleaning materials needed to get the job done.

Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists about how we can provide smoke damage restoration services as soon as possible.

Protect your home and health with smoke damage cleaning

We understand how important it is for you to be able to live in your home after a fire, and move on from what can be a traumatic event. But, after a fire, smoke odour and soot particles can linger in your home and be a dangerous reminder of what you and your home went through.

Having an expert team who are well equipped to remove smoke and soot damage from your home is the best way to move on, have your home back and protect your health.

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Rainbow's Smoke Damage Restoration Process

Over the many years of professional and expert service, Rainbow International has perfected the process of smoke damage restoration, ensuring that every property we visit is returned back to the owner in the best possible condition.

This is done through the following steps:

Assessment Of The Property Cleanup

We will first run through the entire process and note any key observations that may indicate more extensive damage. Our specialists will also highlight any removal efforts that may need to take places, such as wrecked appliances or ruined furniture.

Beginning The Cleanup Process

Once the initial assessment process is complete, Rainbow International’s team will begin tackling the smoke damage itself. It can be distressing to see the full extent of the smoke damage, however, it’s a necessary step to recovering some of the belongings that are near the damage.

Clearing out this debris is vital to avoid further distribution of soot and smoke particles across your property.

Spotting Any Further Smoke Damage

Smoke can travel throughout any nook and cranny, finding itself in areas of your property you probably haven’t seen since you first moved in.

Our specialists are trained in spotting further smoke damage that needs restoration and cleaning services, avoiding any future damage to be caused and getting the job done to the best possible standard.

Smoke Damage Restoration

From here, the smoke damage cleaning and restoration can truly begin. To fully remove the smoke and soot damage from walls, furniture, and other elements of the property, we will use specialist equipment along with the following:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Dry-cleaning sponge/Chemical Sponge
  • Buckets of hot water
  • Smoke cleaning fluid – eg, vinegar or paint thinner
  • Degreaser
  • Rags

Personal protective equipment is vital during this process, as smoke and soot damage is hazardous to your health.

From here, our team will remove all soot and smoke from the floors by vacuuming the area. Once complete, we will wash the walls and ceilings and scrub away the black soot and smoke damage from the property’s structure. They’ll then be thoroughly cleaned and any areas that need re-painting or re-sealing will be identified.

Choose Rainbow International For Smoke Damage Restoration

Rainbow International has over 35 years of experience in accurately cleaning away smoke and completing smoke damage restoration services to the highest standard in the industry.

Customer Experience

Our services are delivered 24 hours a day through a national network of over 65 branches strategically located across the country, providing a local service efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively.

Trusted By UK Insurers

Rainbow International is valued by our customers for good reason. With a proven track record of quality results and a professional and caring approach, we have left many properties in much better states than how we found them.

The insurance industry has taken notice of our hard work of smoke damage restoration, as we have taken great care to prioritise the essential steps to keep insurers up to date and equipped with the vital evidence needed for a claim.

As a result, Rainbow International has clear experience and reliability for insurers, brokers and loss adjusters and knows our reputation for attention to detail. As such, we have been awarded many contracts and work with tens of thousands of homes each year.

What Does Smoke Damage Look Like?

After a fire in a property, smoke damage is usually quite stark and easy to spot. Especially directly after a fire, the walls and ceilings can look drastically different. However, knowing what is smoke damage and what is significant fire damage is important.

You should look for smoke damage at the location of the fire and then further away from it, including in other neighbouring rooms.

You can identify smoke damage from the following key indicators:

  • Discoloured paint
  • Soot streaked areas
  • Black dust

What are the Dangers Of Fire And Smoke Damage?

Fire damage causes smoke damage, which in turn can cause you physical damage and long-lasting effects on the structural integrity of your property.

Without a specialist’s assessment, you run the risk of your property becoming deteriorated and damaged beyond repair due to the acidic nature of the smoke left behind. It can also begin to cause respiratory problems, rashes on the skin and irritation of the eyes.

Smoke Damage Restoration Used By The UK’s Major Insurance Companies

Having experts handle the issue will guarantee your home’s preservation and provide a safer environment for you to return to. The team at Rainbow International work hard to return your property to its previous condition, promptly, reliably and cost-effectively.

Our 25 years of experience in smoke damage restoration is well respected across the industry, with many of the UK’s major insurance companies using us on their policyholder’s claims.

Rainbow International’s smoke damage restoration service is available from 60+ branches across the UK. No matter when you need them, they’re available 24/7 through an emergency call out, and the team will be on-site within two hours.

Smoke Damage Restoration

Industries We Work In

Insurance Industry

Rainbow International is valued by our customers for good reason. With a proven track record of quality results and a professional and caring approach, we have left many properties in much better states than how we found them.

As a result, Rainbow International has clear experience and reliability for insurers, brokers and loss adjusters and knows our reputation for attention to detail. As such, we have been awarded many contracts and work with tens of thousands of homes each year.

Public Sector and Healthcare

Smoke damage restoration services led by professionals are absolutely essential for the public sector and the healthcare industry. Protecting the public from the dangers of the physical harm caused by smoke damage is key to ensuring the functions of the industries can continue.

Our team at Rainbow International values the importance of this and has developed a smoke damage restoration service that is easily implemented at speed, so you can continue your important work without any potential for future smoke damage issues.

Commercial Clients

At Rainbow International, we understand that our commercial clients have complex and unique needs for any smoke damage restoration services. Ensuring health and safety standards are reached and business inventory and equipment are prioritised throughout is of our utmost concern.

We are also happy to adapt our processes to meet the business protocols you may have in place, so you can relax knowing we are taking care of every nook and cranny.

Domestic Clients

Your home is where you find sanctuary and safety in a busy world, and having smoke damage within it compromises this entirely.

We will work to ensure your home is respected and restored back to its former glory, and our top priority is offering you as much support as possible throughout. Our team will clear up all the damage, remove any smoke or soot across the entire property and deodorise it so you can feel at home again.

Happy Customers

I visited the address yesterday afternoon and saw the brilliant job you have done. Thank you for your hard work!

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Lower Oakham Way
Oakham Business Park
NG18 5BY


Smoke Damage Cleaning: Frequently Asked Questions

Every incident is different, and as the severity of a fire in a building can vary, so can the time it takes to restore it back to its previous state. Rainbow International’s smoke damage restoration team has specific processes for removing smoke damage, but they can last from a few days to a few months.