Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & W. St. Louis Counties has Highly Trained and Certified Technicians

We use the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classes to help us train and certify our employees as "Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT)."



Sometimes damages are not from an actual fire. Sometimes at the start of cold weather, when people start to turn on furnaces to warm the home, an event happens that can cause a big mess throughout the entire house. This disastrous event is called a Puffback.

Vapors build up in the ignition chamber as the person tries and fails to ignite the furnace. Once it finally triggers, a small explosion blows smoke and soot throughout the house through the exhaust system leaving oily black webs everywhere in the home. This malfunction can be caused by leaks in the oil system, bubbles in the oil, the shutoff valve may not be working properly or a clog in the nozzle. Physical damage to the furnaces internal heat exchanger resulting in cracks also forces soot into the heating system. It is important to know these common causes and to do routine maintenance on your furnace to prevent a Puffback from happening to you.

You can trust in our experienced professionals to help make it, "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (218) 879-6141

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (218) 879-6141

Why Choose SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties?

fast response to fire damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your Hermantown home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

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highly trained fire damage restoration technicians

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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fast fire damage cleanup

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Hermantown community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (218) 879-6141