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Smoke & Fire Damage Restoration

A Call You Never Want to Make

Bill Howe offers a full range of restoration services, including both flood restoration and fire damage repair in San Diego. It is never good to receive calls from devastated homeowners who have suffered damage in a fire, but Bill Howe offers San Diego the best available fire and smoke damage restoration services for this type of damage. Our dedicated team of professionals have extensive experience in the field of smoke and fire damage restoration, and we handle jobs of all sizes from small kitchen fires to entire home reconstructions.

First Steps

Restoration methods following fire or smoke damage vary based on the specifics of the blaze. In the case of smoke damage, the primary issue becomes smoke and odor control. In these cases, we apply ozone to control the smoke odor, and continue to work until the smoke smell is completely gone. For homes that have been directly affected by a fire, the restoration process tends to be much more intricate. In homes where severe damage, such as loss of windows and walls, has occurred, we offer board-up services as one of the first steps. Our team will come into the home, assess the damage, and begin by boarding up any missing walls or windows to protect the security of a home after a fire. Damaged roofs can be covered with tarps. If sprinklers were deployed during the blaze, our flood restoration experts will be on site to commence structural drying.

Rebuilding and the Restoration Process

Once the structure is secure and dry, we can work with you on a plan for rebuilding the damage. Whether you simply need a wall replaced, or the entire home must be gutted and rebuilt, our team of experts can work with both you and your insurance company to come up with a plan that fits your needs. Our restoration methods following a fire include structural soda blasting, which is a way of removing soot and ash from the home. Once the salvageable structure is dry and clean, we can begin to rebuild any lost areas of the home. If you’ve been thinking about a kitchen remodel, now would probably be the time! Bill Howe’s team of builders, carpenters, and designers can help you turn a tragedy into the home of your dreams. Our dedicated professionals will be there for the entire process, from completing any necessary demolition, all the way to the finishing stages of renovation. Our fire damage restoration San Diego services can provide you with everything you need for a successful renovation.

Working With Insurance

Bill Howe’s smoke damage restoration San Diego services are IICRC certified, meaning we can work with both you and your homeowner’s insurance company. We adhere to all industry standards when conducting restoration on a damaged home. As we work, project managers and cleanup specialists will formulate the most efficient plan of action based on your home’s specific situation, and then communicate that plan to both you and your insurance. By keeping all parties informed and on the same page throughout the cleanup and rebuild, we help avoid delays and miscommunication between you and your insurance company. In such a stressful time, you need a dependable and experienced team of professionals to help you with the damage cleanup. To schedule an appointment or receive a free estimate, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).

What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019