Why You Should Hire a Fire Damage Restoration Company


You might not think about it, but fires happen in the home more often than you may think. They can be caused by anything from cooking to candles to even kids playing with matches. When your house catches on fire, there’s no time to waste. The faster you act, the less damage will be done to your home and the more likely you are to save treasured memories. This is why it’s so important to have a fire damage restoration company on speed dial!


Fires Happen More Often Than You Think

Fires can happen at any time and when you least expect it. What would you guess is the number one cause of house fires? Out of all the risks of fire, including falling asleep with a cigarette, children playing with matches, and fires not extinguished before going to bed, unattended cooking is number 1.


In 2020, there were 1.4 million fires in the U.S. There were estimated 21.9 billion in property damages, 15,200 people were injured and 3,500 people died as a result of those fires.


A poll of 1500 people gathered some interesting data. Two thirds of the people interviewed did not know cooking was the leading cause of house fires. The top 3 causes of fires are leaving a pot unattended on the stove, heating equipment (electric heaters, propane heaters), and wiring or electrical malfunction.

Call Fire Damage Restoration in San Diego

When a fire breaks out in your home, time is of the essence. Don’t risk losing your possessions and precious memories, get a local fire damage restoration company to do the cleanup. Getting started on the cleanup process as quickly as possible is the key to salvaging damaged items and preserving your valuables (photos, treasured items, and jewelry) and memories.

How Much Does Fire Damage Restoration Cost?

If you’re wondering how much fire damage restoration cost will affect you, you can expect to pay between $3,000 and $32,000 according to the extent of damage to the home. If there is extensive damage to the home’s structure (roof, walls, floors, etc.) it may be more. A qualified fire damage restoration company can give you an estimate of what cleanup and restoration of your property will cost. Most will do this for free.

Fire Damage Restoration Process:

  1. Assess the damage
  2. Create a restoration plan for the property
  3. Secure the property by installing protective fencing or boundaries
  4. Extract excess water and dry out structures
  5. Demolish structures weakened and damaged by fire
  6. Removal of debris and trash.
  7. Soot and smoke cleanup
  8. Repair and restore damaged areas

What Factors Into Cost?

A technician will make a visual assessment of the damage. Some things that affect price are how much damage the property has sustained from fire, smoke, and soot, what damaged areas can be cleaned and repaired, and what needs to be replaced?


The size of the property and how much of it is damaged also affects cost. The cost may vary from provider to provider. You may receive an estimate of $4.70 per square foot to restore a home with 2,600 square feet from one company, and a higher or lower estimate from another. All of these factors can affect the final cost of your restoration.

The Importance of the First 24 Hours Post-Fire

The first 24 hours after a fire are crucial to the restoration process. Securing the property for safety and making sure there are no smouldering areas will prevent further damage and ensure the safety of the occupants.


Fire damage restoration is not a DIY project. You need a qualified professional who is trained and certified in fire damage restoration for a job where the structure of the home has been weakened by damage and poses a safety risk. The house may be unstable in some areas. A trained professional wears protective equipment and knows how to avoid hazardous areas.

Why Choose Us?


Xpress Restoration Inc. provides critical emergency response services for fire and water damage, mold remediation, and general contracting for repairs and replacements. Not only do we clean up soot, smoke, mold, and water from floods and storms, but we also repair damaged structures and restore your home to its previous condition (before the fire). We offer comprehensive services and will help guide you through submitting your insurance claim.


 Contact Us for a Free Assessment


Let the fire damage restoration experts in San Diego handle the cleanup and restoration of your home or property. We have the tools and the knowledge to get the job done quickly so you can have your home back the way it was. Contact us today and get a free assessment of the cost and how long the cleanup is expected to take.


Maria Harley
Maria Harley
19:33 10 Sep 22
My experience with Water Mold Fire Restoration was excellent. Xpress were great to deal with, came by my place around... 7:30AM to do an estimate as scheduled. They explained the whole mold remediation process and their pricing was very transparent and better than the other restoration companies I had contacted. Likewise, they were very punctual in responding to questions and the team showed up on time for the work. The team did a great job with the mold remediation and cleaned up well afterwards.read more
Diny Lun
Diny Lun
10:33 26 Jul 22
I woke up to a flood due to my water heater. Leo and his crew came to my rescue. Excellent customer service, above all,... they are kind and genuine. They educated me and kept updating me on the progress. They are truly amazing, they worked very well coordinating restoration of my condo with my insurance. I felt special and well taken care of. The guys also made sure that my neighbor was not affected by the flood. They inspected her condo to make sure that her walls were dry.read more
Dara Lum
Dara Lum
10:31 26 Jul 22
I was referred to Xpress when my water heater in the garage exploded and water leaked into the wall. Leo came in,... explained everything in detail, and checked the walls and floor for wet spots. All the staff are very polite, always on time and kept the place clean. In the end they did a great job and if I needed them I would definitely use them again (I hope I don't!). Before hiring a flood restoration service in San Diego, I highly recommend talking to Leo at Xpress.read more
Fon Barot
Fon Barot
10:29 26 Jul 22
Our room was leaking, and I didn’t know what to do or how to get someone to fix it. I called Xpress to assess the... damage for free. Omar identified the source of the leak and even made sure I understood what to do. I am very grateful to them for the peace of mind they have given me! Leo from Xpress and his team did a great job! They were responsive, prompt, professional and made my home feel safe even during flood cleanup. Definitely recommend working with this team!read more
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Hread Plkjbn
10:24 26 Jul 22
What a team! These guys at Xpress really know what they are doing and talking about. They work efficiently and kept us... updated every step of the way. I couldn't ask for a better team to handle the cleanup and repairs to our home. I would definitely recommend their services to any and everyone. The pricing is very competitive and work is high quality. I strongly recommend Xpress!!!read more
Delmy David
Delmy David
14:41 11 Jul 22
My parents had an electrical fire at their house, luckily they weren’t home. Leo from Xpress Restoration was referred... to me by my agent and I’m grateful for being introduced to him and his company. His entire team was extremely helpful and patient, Leo is very knowledgeable and you can tell he’s been doing this for years, he’s very passionate about helping people and he demonstrated that through your the entire fire damage repair process l, he helped my parents get their property back to normal and his team exceeded our expectations. I’d highly recommend Xpress for any large fire damages to your property, these guys are the best. Thank you Xpressread more
Sergio Barraza
Sergio Barraza
00:40 24 Jun 22
I am so grateful for finding Xpress Restoration for my kitchen restoration! I had a flood disaster and their process... was wonderful. My technician Omar was very personable and professional, and I felt comfortable and confident with him. Omar kept me informed every step of the process and worked with my insurance to make sure I didn't have to do anything. They know what they're doing, and I can't recommend them enough!Leo's and his team on the Xpress fix are a great team. When any water damage and drying needs to be performed, they get the job done. Happy with the work they did and the future of the company! I would recommend them anytime! Thanksread more
Andy Lopez
Andy Lopez
04:53 19 Apr 22
Thank you Leo and the team at Xpress Restoration, from start to finish they provided excellent service. I had water... flood damage in my home and they showed up the very same day I called to help. The team is experienced, professional and thorough with their work which made it stress free. They are great at communicating every step of the restoration process as well. I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of their services.read more
Jeovany Aramburo
Jeovany Aramburo
23:11 14 Feb 22
Xpress Restoration was great! They were recommended by a friend and their service exceeded expectations. I had water... damage and had to move fast. Since I met with Leo and his team, they were very thorough, professional, extremely honest (which I appreciated) as they set very realistic expectations from the start and also offered great guidance on how to work with my insurance provider. The quality of work was great! I would highly recommend them and will definitely call them again if needed.read more
Brandy Tovar
Brandy Tovar
23:29 30 Dec 21
Leo is amazing, patient and very knowledgeable. My fathers hot water heater burst and flooded the garage and part of... the house. Leo came out and quickly went to work. He helped me navigate the insurance red tape and was extremely patient as we had to jump through many hoops with the ins. He did an amazing job would recommend definitely use again.read more
A Google User
A Google User
01:17 18 Nov 21
Had a water supply bust and flooded my kitchen and living room. Called Xpress Restoration and they were professional... and prompt. Assured me everything was going to be fine and with a dry out and water damage restoration, I didn’t have to do nothing but let these guys handle everything with my insurance. Great experience, definitely back this company.read more
08:18 10 Nov 21
These guys were extremely helpful, honest, thorough and friendly. I wanted a second opinion on a remediation job that I... thought was poorly done. I assumed they’d put together a proposal for redoing the job. Instead, they were thorough in their inspection and ended up telling me they didn’t think it needed to be redone, showed me why, explained everything to me, didn’t rush, asked what questions I had, and they didn’t charge me a dime for their time. I’d call this company again in a heartbeat.read more
Ana Ro
Ana Ro
16:57 09 Nov 21
The team at Xpress Restoration did a great job with a water leak in our bathroom that caused mold. The team is very ... professional, works quickly, Leo's very communicative with all the steps of the repairs. Thanks, Xpress Restoration! If you are ever in need of any Water Damage Restoration like this, contact them!read more
Janeth Ch
Janeth Ch
16:17 04 Nov 21
I had flood damage in my property and I decided to hire Xpress Restoration for the drying process and mitigation. Since... day one there where very professional. They explained all the process and what to expect. Leo was always available to me on the phone whenever I had questions. Xpress Restoration did a wonderful job! Would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much Xpress Restoration and Leo's crew.⚡read more
Anthony Manzon
Anthony Manzon
01:12 03 Nov 21
There is no one else I would recommend than Xpress Restoration! I was in communication with Leo and his communication... was fast, efficient and he made everything easy for me! You will not regret reaching out to Xpress Resotoration!read more
Roberto Shim
Roberto Shim
23:00 29 Oct 21
Life savers!!! Called and told me that they will be onsite in an hr. They came in less than 30min. After 2-3 hrs, they... left everything as if nothing had happened! Thank you! Will definitely use you guys again!read more
15:50 14 Oct 21
Leo and his team are true professionals, they provided a great service to our home. They were committed to the job we... had hired for them to do and we couldn’t be more happy with their work. I highly recommend Xpress Restoration, as they are trustworthy and do great work.read more
George Harpe
George Harpe
18:18 29 Jul 21
On time and Leo was always willing to help and he always pick up the phone when I called. They where friendly and... always ready to help. Leo thank you for all your help.read more
Valeria Alatorre
Valeria Alatorre
13:04 30 Jun 21
I am a second time customer with Xpress Restoration. This second time started with a pinhole leak in the ceiling above... my kitchen and underneath my master. From the inspection, to the clean up, demo, insurance claims, and remodeling the process was very smooth-They do it all! Leo is just amazing to work with and wouldn't want to work with anyone else for such a big project. I am so pleased with all the work they did, I now have a fixed pinhole leak, new luxury vinyl flooring upstairs and a brand new dream kitchen. My expectations were exceeded, I am a very happy customer. Xpress Restoration has my loyalty and I will be sure to keep referring them to all my friends and family. THANK YOU for all the hard work and dedication!read more
Maria Rangel
Maria Rangel
19:35 18 Feb 21
I can’t say enough about this company and all their employees. Here you are treated like family. From the start of our... home inspection process through construction and follow-up, Xpress Restoration demonstrated their professionalism, expertise and exceptional customer service. It is clear that their true purpose is to ensure their client’s complete satisfaction. I 100% recommend Xpress Restoration for your next home or business improvement.read more
Michael Hayner
Michael Hayner
21:16 17 Feb 21
Clean professional and quick results with Leo. Always picks up the office and wick to help if there are any questions... at all. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of restoration. The crew was also very friendly and prompt. Thanks again Leo for your professionalism!!!read more
Jean Claude Andre
Jean Claude Andre
20:24 05 Feb 21
I had damage that was done to the side of a home I was working in. Leo was my go to guy. He was very responsive and... attentive in our communication. As well as Paulina whom I first communicated with. I was very impressed with his punctuality. He said he would show up at 8:30 am and he was there by 8:25 am with his crew! As a Retired Veteran myself I appreciated his respect for my time. Leo, Thank you for your professionalism! We will definitely do more business in the future! #XpressRestorationread more
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Our certified restoration experts are trained to deal with Any Disaster, and they will contact you within 15 minutes of your initial call. The complex problems of fire restoration require immediate action by a certified fire damage restoration and smoke removal team.

Restoration Process

emergency Response

We respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sending highly trained technicians who know how to help immediately.


We inspect your walls, floors, ceilings, and other parts of your property for free! We use state-of-the-art infrared cameras and moisture monitors to find all areas of damage, even if they are hidden.

Immediate Board-Up

Fire can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage.

Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Removal of Smoke and Soot

Xpress Restoration use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Cleaning and Restoration

They will clean up all repairable items and structures damaged by the fire. They use various cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to their pre-fire state. They have also received training in the use of industrial air scrubbers and atomization equipment to remove odors



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I am so glad I contacted Xpress Restoration! Leonardo is extremely professional. He came out right away and did a thorough assesment. They are very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommend and will be calling them again if ever needed!

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