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First Response – 100% Customer Service

We work for you, not the insurance company.  It’s absolutely imperative that we make you happy.  We go to great lengths to communicate with you and provide quality service to make sure that you’re happy you chose us.

If you’ve ever been bitten by a bad experience with a company, you know how awful the situation can become. At First Response, everything we do is designed to prevent these nightmares. We’re not in the disaster business, we’re in the smile creation business. If you’ve been there, you know what we mean… – Robert Pulliam, Owner

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Your Local Neighborhood Friend

24/7 Water & Fire Response 803-750-5538


First class service! My only regret was not calling them 4 or 5 hours earlier. Brian, Chris, and team were quick to assess the situation and work with me on a custom remediation plan. They explained everything, including pros and cons of the various options, clearly and completely. I hope I never need this type of service again. But, if I do, I know who to call.
Ryan Lucas
Ryan Lucas
22:02 13 Jun 17
Great service, after math recovery was great.
Mam Thomas
Mam Thomas
15:01 21 Feb 17
I have not had to used their services but I have met their staff and feel very confident they would do what they say they will do.
Stephen Shales
Stephen Shales
16:14 17 Aug 15
First Response did a superior job of remediating water damage to my home. They were the second company that I called but the only one that I will call in the future. They take their jobs seriously and completely understand the meaning and value of delivering outstanding service. Not only did they correct the problems created by the first remediation company, but they went above and beyond to ensure that their work was done properly and expertly. Robert and Josh and the entire team earn my highest recommendations for service and expertise.
Amanda Duke
Amanda Duke
21:08 20 Nov 12
May 31, 2012 my husband and I were notified that we were being forced to move out of our home, at no fault of our own. Needless to say, this news caused a lot of stress for us! My employer, Robert Pulliam - President of First Response, understood the emotions I was going through and offered the company's services to assist in the process of moving. He also allowed me the time off needed to prepare for the move. My husband and I worked diligently over the next month to have everything packed up and ready to be moved out. On the afternoon of June 29th, Robert and a couple of our co-workers came to our home and moved everything out. It was such a tremendous blessing to have the extra man-power!! First Response has extraordinary leadership and support staff, and I am certainly proud to be part of such an amazing group of people!
Christina Myers
Christina Myers
19:53 31 Oct 12
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Water Damage Columbia, SC

First Response performs water damage cleanup services in Columbia SC for residential homes and commercial facilities. We have the core attributes that you are looking for and need from a restoration company. When your home or business is affected by a disaster like fire damage, water damage, a house flood damage,  smoke damage, or mold damage, it is always a difficult time and not easy to deal with. At First Response, we understand the emotional toll a loss takes on you, and we work to make the disaster restoration process as simple and reassuring as possible.

  • Fast Response
  • Fast Drying
  • Certified Technicians
  • Full Service
  • Work With Your Insurance

Commercial Water Damage

First Response is the leader in commercial restoration services. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to handle any commercial water damage, fire damage and disaster no matter the size.


Proudly Serving These Markets

  • Ballentine
  • Camden
  • Cayce
  • Chapin
  • Columbia
  • Dutch Fork
  • Elgin
  • Five Points
  • Forest Acres
  • Fort Jackson
  • Irmo
  • Lake Murray
  • Lexington
  • Newberry
  • Northeast Columbia
  • Orangeburg
  • St. Matthews
  • West Columbia
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Restoration Services Columbia

First Response has been a local partner and community member to Columbia for the past 20 years. We have been completing water damage, fire damage, mold removal, sewage damage and contents cleaning for all homeowners and business property managers. If you need someone to trust in your home, Trust First Response. We have the fastest response time in Columbia guaranteed! Call us 24/7 and we will be on site faster than anyone else. We will extract the water, dry your property fast and get back into pre-loss condition. For other geographic restoration industry resources.


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