Fire Damage


in Jacksonville

Most of us have gone camping or roasted marshmallows over a campfire at home, church, or a Christmas event. When you start a fire, it can take a bit for it to get going, but once it starts burning, it's hard to stop. The expression "spreads like wildfire" means lightning quick, and once a fire starts roaring, it can consume everything in its path.

ELEV8 Demolition offers fire damage demolition services in Jacksonville. Our expert team has years of experience in helping those whose homes or businesses have been devastated by fire take down their structure so that they can begin anew. We employ the best equipment and techniques to ensure everyone in and around our demolition sites are safe. Whether you are just demoing a small part of a structure or you need a complete teardown, we can help. Call us for a free estimate today!


  • Call your insurance company to assess the fire damage
  • May call in a public adjuster for a second opinion
  • Weigh your options whether to restore or demolish your home
  • Protect your building in the meantime from further damage and vandals
  • Document the damage for the insurance company
  • Call ELEV8 for a free estimate to help your decision
  • Schedule a fire damage demolition if that is your choice
  • ELEV8 will handle the clean up and removal so you can start fresh

Fire is actually a quite complicated chemical process. In essence, fire burns because of a process known as combustion. When oxygen and a fuel source react with the weaker bond in oxygen joining them with the stronger elements of carbon dioxide, an energy is produced and eventually flames form. Flames are basically carbon dioxide, water vapor, oxygen, and nitrogen. When a fire blazes, it can cause massive destruction. Inherently, it also restores ecosystems. Humans have used fires since its discovery thousands of years ago for cooking, heat, light, in rituals, and as a weapon.


Once a fire begins and starts to spread in your home or office space, it is extremely hard to bring under control and to stop. The fire department will have to be called to extinguish the blaze, helping to protect the nearby structures. Of course, they will use water, which will cause water damage as well to your building. Still, demolition is a hard choice since there are so many memories in a home or office space. ELEV8 in Jacksonville offers free estimates for fire damage demolition so you can make an informed decision. Call today to schedule!



After the shock of a fire, it's now time to decide your next steps forward. The most difficult decision will be to either restore or have your structure demolished. Some factors to consider include:

  • Safety. This is the number one concern after a fire as the foundations, walls, and beams of the building may have been compromised. You'll want to consider if it is safe to restore your building.
  • Insurance. The job of your insurance agent is not to recommend a restoration or a demolition, but to tell you the amount they will cover. Some insurance companies will make a recommendation, but the decision to restore or demolish is yours. Thus, the amount of money you receive from fire damage may be a deciding factor.
  • Historic value. Is your building of any historical significance? If it is, you may have to restore instead of demolish if there are local ordinances and laws set in place to help preserve structures of historical value. Many towns have historic preservation commissions for just these instances.


  • Rebuilding question. Before you decide on a fire damage demolition in Jacksonville, ELEV8 recommends that you find out if you can even rebuild your structure on that property. If your building was old, it may have been grandfathered if the codes changed. In this case, your building was allowed to stand, but now that it would be gone if you decide to invest in fire damage demolition, you may not be allowed to rebuild your home or office.
  • Aesthetics question. Similar to the rebuilding question, there may now be codes in place that require any new buildings to adhere to a certain look or style to fit in with the neighborhood. This may be a consideration as well if these codes will interfere with something you need in your structure, or a look you are going for, especially if you want to replicate what was lost.
  • Demolition permits. Your demolition company in Jacksonville will need permits with the town and/or city in order to demolish your home or office. Testing for contaminants, such as asbestos and lead poisoning, might be required. If your building has a lot of contaminants to be disposed of, this can add considerably to the cost of the demolition service. Items such as coolant gases, mercury, asbestos, underground oil tanks, and radioactive materials can add up.


  • Demolition cost. As you can see, there are a lot of variables that can affect not only your demolition decision, but also the final cost of a residential or commercial demolition job in Jacksonville. However, doing the legwork up front, getting a free estimate from a professional demolition company, such as ELEV8 in Jacksonville, and working with your insurance agency should give you a good idea on which option is preferred.
  • Energy efficiency. If you lived in an older home or your office space was aging, one great argument for investing in fire damage demolition is that you can build a new, energy-efficient building that in the long-run can save you thousands of dollars and reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, if you were considering moving or building a custom home before the fire, now is your chance to start new and build the home of your dreams. This is especially good for those considering aging-in-place homes.
  • Mortgage. One final consideration in the decision to invest in fire damage demolition or to restore your building is if you have an existing mortgage on the structure. Depending on what you owe the bank, you'll have to pay off the mortgage on the property in order to demolish your home or office since you'll need the legal authority in order to do so. Hopefully, your insurance payout will be enough to cover the mortgage. If it's not, this is where a tough decision will need to be made.

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Having a fire ravage your home or office space is most definitely a stressful life event and one you'd rather avoid. However, keep in mind that as long as no one was harmed in the fire (including your fur babies), everything else is replaceable.


ELEV8 Demolition in Jacksonville offers fire damage demolition services. We understand how devastating a fire can be, and we do everything we can to at least handle all of the demolition aspects for you. Once you partner with our demolition company, we'll handle the rest, from getting all of the appropriate permits to having the utilities disconnected. We'll demolish your home or office and leave the space good as new, hauling away all of the materials and recycling as much of it as we can. 


Our demolition company in Jacksonville is here to help you in any way we can. With our free estimates, you'll know exactly how much your residential or commercial demolition will cost, giving you important information to make your decision. Call our demolition company in Jacksonville today to get started!


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