Before & After: A Maui Home’s Transformation from Major Fire Damage to Brand New!

Premier Restoration Hawaii was hired through a preferred vendor insurance program to begin the fire and smoke damage restoration on a 1500 square foot Maui home.  The fire impacted 100% of the home with 50% of the structure deemed completely unsalvageable. Because of the severity of damages, we did not provide any stabilization services. Following the cause and origin investigation, Premier performed a thorough inspection of damages then met with the owner and insurance adjuster to sign off on our preliminary estimates to begin the repair process. With a 4-technician crew of IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) Certified Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians, we packed out the salvageable and un-salvageable contents before removing the damaged building components like drywall, flooring, and finishes. Once we received the demolition permit, our team removed the unsalvageable portions of the home which included removing a large section of the roof and walls. Media blasting with sodium bicarbonate or baking soda was used to remove smoke and soot damage from the salvageable framing.  Hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers were used throughout the mitigation portion of the restoration process to deodorize the air of smoke and soot damage.



Once building permits were solidified, we reframed the removed section of the home and replaced the roof, reinstalled plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, and all building finishes such as drywall, flooring, baseboard, doors, trim, cabinets, and appliances.  During the reconstruction phase, the owner made some significant upgrades throughout the home which included a vinyl plank flooring install, upgraded cabinetry and granite counter tops.

Scope of work performed:

  • Pack out and inventory services of salvageable and unsalvageable contents
  • Demolition and removal of damaged building components (drywall, flooring, and finishes)
  • Utilized air-scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and media blasting using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to remove smoke and soot odor from salvaged framing and building materials
  • Removal and replacement of a large section of the home and part of the roof.
  • Reframed removed section and reinstalled plumbing, electrical, roofing, HVAC, drywall, and all building finishes such as flooring, baseboard, doors, trim, cabinets, and appliances. 
Property damage happens and when it does, know that you can trust in the professional team at Premier Restoration Hawaii. Our experienced technicians have truly seen it all – from major flooding to extensive fire damage. Trust in our expert team to take the stress out of an already emotional time with our full-service approach to property damage. Give us a call or fill out a quote form to learn more about how Premier Restoration Hawaii can help you no matter where you are located in the State of Hawaii!
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