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Worry-Free Smoke & Soot Damage Repair Solutions

When an unforeseen catastrophe strikes, the situation can seem chaotic or even overwhelming. Fortunately, Rapid Restoration is here to make your house in Long Island feel like a home again. No matter the extent of the smoke and soot damage, we’re here to masterfully restore your home back to brand new in no-time, with zero out-of-pocket-expense to you – which includes handling all insurance paperwork and billing the insurance company directly for the restoration. 

We employ a roster of seasoned restoration specialists and equip them with cutting-edge instruments and industry-leading techniques, resulting in modern soot and smoke damage restoration services that are unrivaled in the industry. Certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Master Damage Restorers, the compassionate team at Rapid Restoration is qualified with the training and expertise to fully eradicate soot and smoke residue. With 100+ references available upon request and 5 star average reviews on Google, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ve truly chosen the right company for the job. 

From initial consultation to project completion, our customers are treated with a hassle-free, hands off restoration process in Long Island – requiring absolutely no effort or expense on your part – with a final result that is indistinguishable from pre-disaster conditions. Whether it’s restoring your property and possessions back to brand new in a jiffy, or dealing with and billing your insurance directly for the restoration cost, your worry truly ends when you call Rapid Restoration.


What is Soot?

Soot is a black or dark gray powdery or flaky substance consisting primarily of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete combustion of coarse organic materials such as coal, wood, and other oils. In nature, soot is found in smoky air streams caused by burning materials like dried leaves, grass, and charcoal grills. Soot is a major air pollutant with numerous health complications, including increased risks of cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer-related illnesses.

Dry Soot

Because this type of soot typically accompanies a very hot fire, it is highly rich in oxygen. It is composed of natural substances and inflicts increased damage to surfaces as compared to other types of soot. Also, it is extremely difficult to clean because the particles are so small that they aren’t visible on various walls, surfaces, furniture and belongings.

Wet Soot

This type of soot is produced when low-heat fires run out of oxygen. It is high in moisture and consists of rubbers, plastics, and oils. It has a strong, noticeable odor and can be easily smudged. A good rule of thumb; if you run your finger along a soot-covered surface and it smudges, you have wet soot.

Oily Soot

Oil furnace puff backs emit oily soot, which can adhere to any surface, regardless of the material. A puff back is a small explosion that occurs inside your furnace’s burner chamber when there is an excess of fuel that ignites – this transmits smoke and soot into your home. If your gas or oil furnace is not maintained properly, an expensive and hazardous puff back can potentially occur.

Protein Soot

Protein soot can form during cooking and is nearly unnoticeable to the naked eye. It’s commonly a consequence of kitchen fires, and because it is tough to see, the nasty smell is the only reliable indicator of its existence. This type of soot can result in paint or wallpaper discoloration and can be very difficult to remove.

Is Smoke and Soot Damage Dangerous?

Soot is not always evident to the naked eye, but it can cause a variety of health problems. Soot particles as small as a grain of sand can enter the lungs. These particles are toxic and can trigger a variety of respiratory problems, including bronchitis, COPD, asthma, and other serious illnesses.

Smoke and soot exposure can also result in cancer and carbon monoxide poisoning. Ammonia, tar, formaldehyde, ketones, hydrogen chloride, sulfide, sulfur dioxide, carboxylic acids, and numerous other chemicals can be found in smoke and soot. Eliminating all signs of smoke and soot damage on your property is critical to ensuring the safety and health of your family and friends.


The Significance of Smoke & Soot Damage Repair

Smoke damage restoration following a fire is critical for a variety of reasons, none as important as the health and security of our customers. If there has been a fire on your property, you should not attempt to clean up or remove any residue without the assistance of professionals as it can be dangerous.

Our smoke and soot damage restoration specialists have vast expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, allowing us to resolve any type of smoke and soot damage and bring you peace of mind. Before you move back in, we make certain that your home is a secure and safe environment for you and your family.

Here are some of the major reasons why we recommend immediate smoke and soot damage restoration by a professional following a fire or furnace puff back:

Health & Safety Risks

Smoke and soot contain substances that are hazardous to one’s health. Carcinogenic substances such as benzene and formaldehyde, for example, are emitted by combusting materials such as carpets and furniture. If your home has been exposed to smoke, carbon monoxide gas may be present. Asbestos is another regular household material that, if disturbed, can cause serious disease and illness. Ultimately, bacteria and mold can develop in your home after it has been exposed to a fire, also as a result of the water and chemicals used to extinguish the fire (if they were not cleaned up properly).

Avoiding Further Damage to Your Property

Restoring and mitigating smoke or soot affected areas is imperative following a fire to reduce further environmental impact on nearby areas. The longer these smoke deposits are left in place, the more difficult it becomes to eradicate them. As a result, you or your restoration company must act quickly to remove soot and smoke damage from the walls, floors, air, and insides of your home or property.

Prohibiting Future Fires

Smoke damage can harm electronics by interfering with the device’s heat-producing component. Short-circuiting can occur when smoke is present in electronic devices that can lead to another fire. Different types of soot and smoke necessitate different cleanup procedures.

Our Ultra-Dependable Smoke & Soot Damage Cleanup Services in Long Island


Smoke Damage Cleanup

With Rapid Restoration, you can rest assured that your space will be cleaned, deodorized and restored to its former glory. Our specialists are adept in using the latest technologies to eliminate smoke stains and the associated health risks, while completely rehabilitating the area. Our efficient processes, attention to detail and friendly customer service will make the process simple and stress-free – so you can move on with your life.

Soot Damage Cleanup

Our soot damage cleanup services serve to provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective cleaning services for structures affected by soot damage. Rapid Restoration’s team of professional technicians use advanced equipment and safe, non-toxic cleaning products for the extraction of unpleasant odors, stubborn soot and residue, and other harmful contaminants. Since each soot damage situation differs, we offer a comprehensive service plan tailored to your individual needs. We understand how stressful it can be to deal with soot damage, so we’re here to shoulder the burden.

Insurance Claim Navigation

Our smoke & soot damage insurance claim navigation services help you quickly and effectively navigate smoke and soot damage insurance claims, allowing you to confidently and efficiently handle claim paperwork. Rapid Restoration brings expertise and insight to the claim process to ensure a quick, smooth, and successful resolution. We provide comprehensive assessments and guidance on all parts of the claim process and also assist with completing paperwork, filing claims and dealing with your insurance company directly. We strive to employ best practices to keep your claim moving quickly, allowing you to concentrate on the things that matter most.

Our Clients Share Their Story

The satisfaction of our customers is of paramount importance to us. With rapid response times, zero out-of-pocket expense, and a seamless, stress-free customer experience, you can rest assured that you'll receive a premier restoration service!

Zachary Katsamanis
Zachary Katsamanis
December 20, 2023
This team was incredible! The crew was very professional, kind, courteous and efficient. They would update us each day on their progress. They eagerly answered all questions and concerns we had. This was the best crew I could have hoped for in our worst situation. I highly recommend this company.
Mohamed osman
Mohamed osman
December 18, 2023
we had a leak coming from the roof because of the storm called Rapid Restore they got back to us immediately staff very professional Mike D came as promised on time checked everything and did the job excellent very professional wouldn't choose any other company best in the business not your average roofing company A++++ highly recommended to anyone they serve all LI and queens area.
Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
December 14, 2023
Rapid restoration was on time with exceptional customer service during our time of need when water damage occurred after a storm. Shawn is a consummate professional and I cannot express in words how thankful I am for him and his crew! Thank you, Robert restoration we will always recommend you whenever we have a chance, and I offer my highest recommendation to anyone out there, looking for their services!!
James Mcaleese
James Mcaleese
October 27, 2023
Sunday Morning I had no hot water, went downstairs to water over the top of my sneakers! The water heater was shooting water everywhere. I turned off the water supply and called the insurance company. They referred me to a restoration company, that didn't call back (until late that night). So after 2 hours I looked online and found RAPID RESTORE. I called them and received an immediate response. They were at my house in less than an hour , and had a team there cleaning up in less than 2 hours. Shawn was the lead man and he arranged everything very quickly and efficiently. He also kept checking back with both me and the crew to answer any questions, he was very reassuring to me that everything would be Ok. he called me at least once every day to let me know what was going on. The crew that came knew exactly what they were doing. and had the water gone, dehumidifiers running and some items from the floor outside within a couple of hours. Brandon and Nick were quick and efficient in their setup work. The next morning a crew of 6 persons arrived and began the process of removing all of the contents to a storage unit in the driveway. Brandon was the lead and explained everything as we went along. They separated good items from wet items. and packed everything as if it were their own. They worked 3 days and 2 storage trailers full. Brandon and the 2 Nicks were great ! They were efficient and clean as they worked. Demo was next with them removing all of the damaged materials. Carpets came up, paneling came down insulation was removed and everything was vacuumed and sprayed with anti fungal spray and then all the studs were hand wiped to make sure all was covered in the solution. All of the garbage was removed the same day. This morning Shawn was at my door at 8:30 AM to meet the insurance adjuster and he took care of all the details. He had taken pictures of everything (something I forgot to do) I could not have asked for a better response to my disaster than the team of experts I got at Rapid Restore. No offence, but I hope I never need their services again, but I am glad to know they will be there if I do need them again! Rebuilding the basement is my next step, and i will be speaking to them about this ASAP./ I would recommend THIS CREW AND COMPANY without any reservation, Thank you to the whole crew.
Artie Haughey
Artie Haughey
October 26, 2023
When you have had a flood call these guys. They showed up right away and got to work. Helped me with the entire process. Very thankful for them
October 26, 2023
Super impressed with the quality and professionalism of the Rapid Restore team. Ronnie the owner made it a point to personally be at the first meeting and initial estimate but assured me that project manager Tyler would take good care of us. I was honestly very skeptical at first, but Tyler quickly erased any of those feelings. He was super attentive to details, responsive and always found a way to go above and beyond! Down to a final cleaning and extra little details. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who finds themselves needing a reliable contractor who was easy to work with, quick to respond, knowledgeable about working with insurance companies and honest and dependable. Ronnie and Tyler and the Rapid Restore team for sure!!
Tracey Iorio
Tracey Iorio
September 29, 2023
This company is superb! The owner operator - Ronny is kind, gentle and handled everything from the first drop of water, worked with our insurance company and the adjuster to get our repairs completed. His team is amazing, professional and sweet. The dynamic duo of Brandon and Nico came with their team to take photos, and then pack up my entire house so the work could begin. Tyler handled the whole project- coordinated all aspects from start to finish; demolition, Sheetrocking/spackling, painting, floor refinishing and now getting my house back together! I can say thank you enough to this team of amazing young men! The professionalism, courtesy and kindness far exceeded all of my expectations! I would 1000% recommend this team to anyway who has water and/or any other damage to their homes! Just the BEST!

Why Our Smoke & Soot Damage Cleanup Services Stand Out

Whether it’s restoring your home and personal property back to brand new in a flash, or working with and billing your insurance directly for the restoration project, your worry truly ends when you call Rapid Restoration.


Since time is of the essence when it comes to extensive smoke and soot damage, we typically arrive at your Long Island home or business within an hour, at any time or day you request. That’s not all, the service is usually completed within a single day, allowing you to resume your normal daily operations as soon as possible.


Facing an unexpected disaster can be overwhelming. So, let us relieve you of your stress by assuming all the responsibility for the financial aspects of the smoke and soot damage repair project, including handling insurance paperwork and billing your insurance company directly. The result – the rehabilitation of your home won’t require spending any time or money on your part.


Rapid Restoration fields a team of compassionate, transparent and honest contractors that are equipped to handle any variety of smoke and soot emergencies. From a dedicated project manager dutifully supervising the project, to frequently updated real-time photo galleries, to employing heaters and generators in lieu of heating or electricity, and everything in-between, you know you’re in good hands when you choose Rapid Restoration.


Our seasoned smoke & soot damage restoration professionals have decades of operating experience in Long Island and are armed with modern equipment and industry-leading techniques, ensuring that you receive an unparalleled end result – your property restored back to brand new – or better.


After encountering a stressful situation, the last thing we want is for you to second guess the smoke & soot damage restoration company you’ve partnered with. With over 100 references from satisfied customers available upon request and a 5 star average on Google reviews, you can rest assured that you’ve made the right decision when you partner with Rapid Restoration.

We Proudly Service both Suffolk & Nassau Counties in Long Island, NY.

It is critical to contact an expert smoke and soot damage restoration company as quickly as possible as soot is corrosive and will worsen the condition of surfaces it accumulates on. Unfortunately, smoke stains and soot marks often can’t be effectively eliminated without the help of licensed professionals – so leave it to Rapid Restoration! This type of damage can be costly to repair, so after an inspection you may want to file a claim with your insurance company – something we can help with if needed. Feel free to contact us in Long island today – and leave your worry behind!

24/7 Smoke & Soot Damage Removal

We’re always on hand to provide swift emergency support to safeguard and repair your home or business when confronted with any kind of smoke and soot related disruption. Our licensed and certified crew are available to take action 24 hours a day to help you get your life back on track. When it comes to smoke and soot recovery, Rapid Restoration is devoted to returning your property back to pre-disaster conditions.

We Specialize in the Problem Areas That Hit Homeowners The Hardest



What causes smoke and soot damage?

Smoke and soot damage is the result of the burning of materials, such as wood and plastic, that produce smoke and soot as they burn. This smoke and soot can adhere to and permeate within surfaces and furnishings, leading to damage and discoloration. Sources of smoke and soot damage may include fire, candles, cigarettes, faulty furnaces, and fireworks.

How do I proceed if my home suffers from smoke or soot damage?

If your home suffers from smoke or soot damage, it’s important to act quickly in order to prevent any further damage to your home or your health. First, contact your insurance company to file a claim or inquire about hiring a professional smoke and soot restoration service. This service will typically inspect and assess the damage, clean up any affected areas, and repair & replace any damaged items/surfaces. These professionals can clean and deodorize affected areas and provide guidance on how to remediate and repair any smoke or soot damage, as well as take the onus for insurance dealings, if required.

My soot damage insurance claim stemming from my furnace puff back is moving slow, how can I speeden up the process?

You may want to contact your insurance company to inquire about the progress of your claim and to request more information on why it’s taking longer than expected. Also, make sure you have all the necessary documentation handy and follow up with them periodically to ensure your claim is being actively worked on. Additionally, you may want to hire a public insurance adjuster or reputable restoration company to advocate on your behalf.

How long does soot and smoke damage restoration typically take?

The amount of time it takes for soot and smoke damage restoration depends largely on the extent of the damage and the size of the structure being treated. Generally, the restoration process can take anywhere from a few hours to several days.

Will I have to pay out-of-pocket for soot and smoke damage restoration?

It depends on the extent of the damage, but it is possible that there may be some out-of-pocket cost involved. Depending on your insurer and the policy you have, you may be able to make a claim for the costs of soot and smoke damage restoration. It’s best to contact your insurance provider for more information.

A Comprehensive Restoration Company You Can Trust

Rapid Restoration is the premium one-stop shop for all of your home and business restoration needs – from water damage to smoke and fire damage and more, your worries end with us as soon as you give us a ring! As an all-in-one service provider, Rapid Restoration provides an unprecedented customer experience paired with world-class craftsmanship – all with no out of pocket expense.

We place the utmost emphasis on arriving at your property within the hour, performing the restoration process usually within a single day. We also handle all insurance paperwork and filings to alleviate you of any unnecessary stress or hardship. Whatsmore, Rapid Restoration offers extensive post-restoration support, so you can rest assured that your satisfaction will be guaranteed. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies of all sizes – so turn to our experts to quickly and reliably restore your home or business back to – or better than – its original condition.

Our Reputation in the Community

Armed with modern equipment, a real-time photo gallery and project monitoring technology - all supervised by a dedicated project manager – there's no doubt that our attention to detail is beyond reproach. With 5 star average reviews on Google and over 100 references from satisfied customers, you can rest on our quality of our craftsmanship.

Streamlined & Simple Restoration Services

When faced with a disaster in your home, the last thing a homeowner wants to deal with is an overly complicated or confusing restoration service. Our streamlined process of damage mitigation and restoration is specifically designed to keep you in the loop and put your mind at ease, all while simultaneously ensuring that you receive an incomparable restoration service.


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What We Stand For & Live By

Rapid Restoration is a family owned company with over two decades of experience serving our local community – performing countless restoration services to the relief and satisfaction of our customers.

Being natives of the community we live in and serve, we’re committed to providing unparalleled restoration services that restore your home or business back to – or even better than – its pre-disaster condition, in a flash. Our mission is to provide a stress-free and refreshingly simple restoration experience, as we understand that our customers may have gone through a difficult experience and deserve nothing less than industry-leading solutions for their restoration needs.



At Rapid Restoration, we hang our hat on our swift response and restoration times, excellent customer service and an unmatched restoration expertise. Our team of experienced technicians take joy in the process of home revival and are truly compassionate to each and every one of our customer's specific requirements. Whether you experience a questionable leak or a damaging fire, no project is beyond our means or out of our scope. Our restoration experts always go the extra mile to put a smile on you and leave your worries behind.

For Long Island Homeowners – Residential Smoke & Soot damage Cleanup Services

At Rapid Restoration, we’re dedicated to restore and repair your home with our ultra-reliable home construction and restoration services – swiftly and excellently, with no out-of-pocket expense to you. Our experienced team of professionals have decades of experience restoring existing Long Island homes to their original glory. From soot and smoke damage restoration to installations and repairs, we’ll transform any existing interior and exterior into a beautiful, liveable space without ever compromising on quality or cutting a single corner. By offering an unbeatable selection of materials and world-class workmanship, not to mention handling all insurance paperwork, we’re guaranteed to exceed your expectations.

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For Long Island Businesses – Commercial Smoke & Soot Damage Cleanup Services

We provide all-encompassing restoration solutions for businesses that have suffered from smoke and soot damage resulting from a fire. Our experts start by promptly assessing any damage, then swiftly execute on the process necessary to clean and restore the space. By pairing advanced cleaning methods with specialized tools, our experienced technicians ensure a business is able to return to normal operations as soon as possible. If your business has been disrupted by smoke and soot damage, don’t hesitate to contact Rapid Restoration to restore your Long Island property back to brand new – including handling all insurance paperwork, if needed!

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We have a proven track record of ultra-fast response times in restoring damages inflicted by fire, water, mold or other disasters to homes and businesses in our local community – with no out of pocket expense to you. Call us now and leave your worry behind today!