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Fire Damage Restoration Services

A fire is a devastating loss, but the sooner you put your fire damage case in the capable hands of New Life Restoration, the quicker you can restore your home and get your life back to normal. New Life Restoration handles fire damage cases for residents and business owners in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. We are a family company that is proud to help your family in your time of need.

Fire Damage

fire-damage-restorationFire damage is one of the most complex scenarios in disaster relief because it involves so many components. In addition to fire damage you have smoke damage, flooding, water damage, and possibly even mold if you don’t attend to the water right away.

Because there are so many factors at play, fire damage involves everything from extracting water and removing damaged materials, to deep cleaning and eliminating odors.

It is crucial that you begin clean up as soon as possible after fire damage. As mentioned, untreated water damage can cause mold to grow, but another huge factor is ash. Ash is acidic so it will start to react with other things in the house almost immediately. Here is a general timetable:

  • Within minutes, ash will begin to discolor things that are close to the fire and plastic items.
  • Within hours, ash will begin to yellow the finishes on your appliances and fiberglass material.
  • Within days, ash will permanently discolor your walls, upholstery and clothing. It will also start corroding metal, causing it to rust.

In addition to ash, small smoke and soot particles can easily find their way throughout your house, making their way to ducts and vents, entering your HVAC system, and getting into the tiniest cracks. In this way, your fire damage can spread to areas of the house that weren’t even part of the fire.

The Importance of Quick Cleanup

As you can see, when the fire trucks drive away, the damage is not over and it can be made worse the longer you let the house sit. If not attended to right away, the costs of repair and restoration can skyrocket after just a few weeks.

Another reason why quick cleanup is important is the health impacts of fire and smoke damage. Small smoke and soot particles can be inhaled, causing lung irritation and respiratory damage. This can lead to heart disease, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases – and people with weaker immune systems, such as children and the elderly, are even more susceptible. The smoke odors in the house can also cause nausea and headaches.

Because of the potential for spreading damage and health effects, you should begin your fire damage cleanup right away. That’s why the next phone call you make after calling the fire department should be a call to New Life Restoration.

The Fire Damage Cleanup Process

Fire Damage Cleanup Along California CoastIt’s important to let professionals deal with fire damage, because the do-it-yourself approach can lead to missing infected areas, which can cause damage and health problems down the road. The professional disaster relief crew at New Life Restoration has been trained in the exact procedures and scientific methods of fire cleanup, and they have the advanced equipment needed for the job.

The fire damage cleanup process can take a few months, but New Life Restoration has a process set up to minimize your damage, locate all damaged areas, and get you the most in your insurance claim:

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You can call New Life Restoration after the fire is out and smoldering has died down. We serve the counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and our goal is to get to your home within an hour and a half (although this could vary based on drive time).

Secure the Home

Our first response is to secure your home. We have plywood readily available, so we board up windows and doors to prevent vandalism. If needed, we also tarp the roof.

Insurance Inventory

The next important step is to do a thorough inventory of salvageable and unsalvageable items. We help to create a detailed inventory of all the contents of the home, which is needed for insurance claims.


After that, cleanup begins. Cleanup includes taking out the contents of the home, cutting out fire damaged areas, removing soot, odor control, deep cleaning and more. We conduct a thorough inspection to make sure all damaged spots are captured – ALL of the fire and smoke damage, even the damage that spread to areas that were not in the fire. Your whole home needs to be assessed properly so all damage is fixed. This full and detailed list will help in maximizing your insurance claim.


In the final stage, it’s time to go into reconstruction. Our fire relief project managers work hard to get you every penny to restore your home back to its former state. Many homeowners also see this as a chance to turn a negative into a positive. By contributing a little extra money you can actually get a remodeled home – not just a return to normal, but instead you can get those improvements you’ve wanted in order to create your dream home.

Contact Us Today
We provide cleanup and restoration services in Santa Maria, Nipomo, Orcutt, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and other cities and towns in the Santa Barbara county and San Luis Obispo county areas.

New Life Restoration is available 24/7. As soon as you experience fire damage, call us at (805) 925-1600 to get your fire damage cleanup and restoration started.


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This company has done an amazing job for us. We had severe mold damage from a hidden water heater leak and they have done the mold mitigation and rreconstruction of our kitchen. Deborah has managed the project very professionally, keeps us informed, interacts with the insurance company and relieves our stress. John Gerarden, Cory and Jonathan have done most of the construction work and have been efficient and very pleasant to have around. They are careful, knowledgeable and thorough. Our cabinets were rebuilt and reinstalled by Ken, Pablo, Ryan and Ryan and they are perfect. Cindy, in the showroom, has helped us with new countertops, kitchen sink and faucet and has been a huge help. Call this company, you will not be disappointed!


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I cannot say enough about what a fine, responsible and efficient job New Life did for my total demolition and reconstruction. From the office, Raquel to the workman, Cory and Jesse, they were outstanding. Not only were they considerate (removed my mother's ashes') for me, but they were patient and courteous with me during stressful times. The direction of all this excellence comes from the care with which Deborah handled a very laborious removal of all my things and the replacement when the time finally came. The greatest effort was made to facilitate procedures with a very difficult insurance company. Deborah was firm and consistent with them and remained diligent until the final end. I don't think I could have made this long remodel without the professionalism of Deborah Lamberton. She is an incredible asset to the company. I am grateful to the entire crew.

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New Life and it's associate's are very knowledgeable in the construction and restoration departments, i am very satisfied with their quality of work. They were able to provide quick but effective and efficient service.

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