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Fire Damage Restoration 

Fire Damage

What is fire damage restoration?

After making sure all those who occupy are safe, the aftermath of this destructive force can be overwhelming. Aside from the area(s) that were in direct contact with the fire, there is smoke damage, soot damage, even water damage. All of which, if left too long, will have permanent ramifications. 

Keeping in mind it doesn’t always have to be a massive blaze that does damage. It could be a slight furnace malfunction or the chimney flue shut in the fire place — smoke can and will leave a lasting mark on all areas it comes in contact with. That’s why it’s imperative to not only contact a fire damage restoration company immediately, but to make sure you’ve got the right crew for the job. 

A crew who understands how precious the number one financial investment you will ever make is to you and your family. A crew like Home Maintenance Associates. 

What to do when you need a fire damage restoration company?

According to Resolve By Lowe’s, here are the steps you should take when you have fire, smoke, and soot damage: 

Contact a fire restoration company.

This step is of critical importance because time is of the essence. The longer the damage lingers, the more likely it will become a total loss. 

Home Maintenance Associates has 24 hour emergency response. No one responds faster in southern Vermont. 

Make sure the company can give you an estimate on the damage.

Depending on whether or not you’re prepared, many will call their homeowners Insurance Company first and then ask for referrals for any licensed fire restoration companies in their area. Home Maintenance Associates has five decades worth of experience with fire damage restoration. This also means five decades worth of interactions with homeowners Insurance Companies. Home Maintenance Associates is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), they also provide an Xactimate insurance estimate. The preferred method of many Insurance Companies. This helps expedite the clean-up process, but helps speed-up insurance payment for damages and services. 

Tips On Fire Damage Restoration

Safety is important to Home Maintenance Associates. In an effort to assure safety to you and your family, here are some tips to help prevent smoke, soot, and fire damage to your home.

For more information or if you have had any fire damage you need to have looked at, contact Home Maintenance Associates today. 

• Before building a fire, make sure the flue is open and clear.

• Have your chimney cleaned annually.

• Own a fire extinguisher.

• Get your furnace or boiler serviced regularly. Contact your service provider for a recommended maintenance schedule. 

• Make sure your smoke detectors work properly and test them regularly. 

• Lastly, do your homework about fire restoration companies. Choose the one you want, not the one your Insurance Company wants. 

Home Maintenance Associates Inc. is IICRC Certified. IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the IICRC logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-Certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.



“We had a frozen pipe break downstairs. There was significant damage & Carl and his team responded immediately. This was my first experience with this type of incident. The mitigation work that he did was top notch and he was extremely helpful during a stressful situation. This is not my primary residence and Carl was easy to communicate with during the whole process. He was attentive to our needs and concerns and did a great job. I’m a small business owner myself and couldn’t be happier w the service I received.”

Michelle Perkins 


“I am so pleased that I chose Home Maintenance Associates to clean my carpets and especially my oriental rug. The results were amazing and the were crew extremely knowledgeable and professional. Carl Grey, the owner is a pleasure to work with. I would certainly use them again and recommend them highly.”

Cathy Hill 


“I’m a satisfied repeat customer. Carpets can get pretty dirty in Vermont and when Carl is done cleaning them they look like new. He even cleaned my car seats. I highly recommend Home Maintenance.”

Bob Slusky


“We’ve had the opportunity to use Home Maintenance Associates on multiple occasions. What an incredible customer experience. Professional customer service and excellent job cleaning the carpets. We’d highly recommend using them.”

Mark Kelly 


“Carl was fantastic and so easy to work with. They completed the job during an evening and weekend so they didn’t delay our renovation!”

Barbara Corsello


“Home Maintenance has taken care of all our floor care needs for the last 20+ years, and we have never been disappointed. Most of our work needs to be done after hours, Carl and crew are very flexible and work through the night, or week-ends, to make sure everything is ready for opening on the next business day. Very trustworthy, dependable, professional and good at what they do. Whether it’s a 58000 sf office building of carpet, or a 100 sf of vinyl flooring, Home Maintenance is who we call.”

Bruce Woodruff
Facilities Manager, Orvis
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PHYSICAL LOCATION: 1054 Little Pond Rd., Londonderry, VT 05148

MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 302, Manchester, VT 05254

802.362.3364 • [email protected]

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