Property Repair Services for Fire & Smoke Damage on Oahu

How to Minimize Fire & Smoke Damage

When you’re facing fire and smoke damage to a property on the island of Oahu – whether to your home, business or commercial property – turn to someone you can trust to restore your property and life back to normal. Call our Hotline or Contact Us »

To prevent mold, mildew, stains, and structural problems, start the restoration process as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you’ll minimize damage to possessions and property. Typical damage from fires include:

  • Stains from smoke or water damage.
  • Soot coatings and stains.
  • Debris.
  • Lingering odors.
  • Waterlogged furniture and fabrics
  • Structural damage.

Fire & Smoke Repair Services

You have needs. We have solutions. Our repair and remediation services include:

  • Inspecting the damage and giving you a detailed assessment.
  • Sealing off damaged areas to prevent soot from spreading.
  • Removing water left behind by fire hoses and sprinklers.
  • Restoring rugs, furniture, clothing, building materials, and other items when possible.
  • Disposing of any debris that is too damaged to be salvaged.
  • Working with you and your insurance claims adjuster.
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing carpets, walls, drapes, furniture, ceilings, cabinetry, and other surfaces.

How We Work

Our streamlined repair and remediation services will get your property and life back to normal. Here’s how we do it:

  • Immediate Assistance: We handle emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we can be on the scene when you need us.
  • Complete & Accurate Assessment: We inspect your property to diagnose and record fire and smoke damage and risks, then give you a thorough report.
  • No High-Pressure Tactics: We want you to feel confident you’re making the right decision for your property, so we won’t pressure you. Once the damage has been stopped, you can review your options and move forward when you’re ready.
  • Help with Insurance Claims: We will work with you and your insurance company to expedite a plan of action.

Got Questions?

HBM Restoration is Oahu’s best source for fire and smoke damage response and restoration services. Contact Us or call our Hotline.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are all my personal items lost during a fire?
Remediation of fire damage depends on a number of factors, however, this most commonly involves cleaning and removing soot and smoke damage, making any structural repairs, and cleaning and protecting your company’s valuables and belongings. Fire damage may also be accompanied by further damage due to water and chemicals from firefighting efforts. HBM Restoration also offers a wide range of water damage remediation including clean up, drying, and restoration services.
When is it safe to enter my property after a fire?
Fire and smoke can weaken structures which may lead to structural collapse. The property and many of the items in your home or business may have been badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke, and water. It is important to understand the risk to your health and safety even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind could make you ill. Ask the advice of the fire department, your insurance agent, and restoration specialists before starting to clean or make repairs. In addition, refrain from cleaning ash and fire debris until professional hazardous material cleanup services are secured. Seek professional damage and debris removal/restoration services.
What is “board up” service?
Following a fire, your property is left exposed and vulnerable to theft and additional damage. We offer to board up any windows and doors, securing any openings to ensure your property and any of its possessions is safe from theft and looting. This service is 24/7 and can be done throughout the duration of the restoration process. *
Can the smell of smoke be removed?
Yes, it can! After the removal of soot from the walls, carpets, furniture, and any damaged contents of the affected property, our restoration team deodorizes your property to permanently remove the smell of smoke.
If I have a fire will it be a total loss?

The extent of damage caused by fires varies based on a number of factors which include:

  • The source of the fire.
  • The heat of the fire.
  • How much smoke was produced as a result of the fire.
  • The duration of the fire before intervention.
  • If and how much water was used to extinguish the fire.

These factors can culminate into different categories of fire damage that impact the degree and amount of work that will need to be done to restore properties to pre-loss conditions. We will provide a better analysis of the damages done and process of restoration after our team assesses the property.

Who is liable for fire damage? Is it my fault?
This is actually an extremely important question to ask, especially in the case where a fire has spread to neighboring properties or residences. Most insurance policies do cover the cost of fire damage including cleaning costs, any necessary repairs to return the property to a safe condition, and personal property coverage. It is important to understand your insurance agent to check what your policy encompasses in the instance of a fire, and especially for personal liability or personal umbrella insurance which will help if a fire does indeed spread. Either way, HBM Restoration will work closely with you and your insurance company to help you navigate the claims process so that we can help you get back on your feet as fast as possible.
Can I prevent fire damage?

Sometimes the best plan of action is to be proactive rather than reactive. While we can’t completely stop fires from happening, we can prevent them from happening as much as possible. As per the U.S. Fire Administration, we recommend that you:

  • Install smoke alarms on all levels of your property, and in as many rooms as possible.
  • Limiting your time away from the stove or grill when cooking
  • Making sure to turn off stove burners and clearing the area of all materials, especially those that are easily flammable
  • Keeping anything flammable material at least three feet away from any major source of heat
What do I do in the event of a fire?
A fire on your property is always a terrifying and stressful situation. First, try to remain calm and don’t panic. Know you aren’t alone in this process. You’ll want to immediately contact your local disaster relief agency and your insurance company to help with assistance, especially if the damage has caused you to be displaced. If safe and possible, locate and keep hold of any crucial documents such as your driver’s license or any insurance papers. However, DO NOT enter the property until it has been deemed safe by the fire department or certified specialists, even if important documents are held inside.