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Should Professionals Handle Fire and Smoke Cleanup and Hazard Mitigation in Kansas City?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

a home with fire damage and smoke burning Call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown for all your fire damage needs. We are ready to assist in any way we can.

Have confidence that SERVPRO safely and efficiently plans and completes Kansas City water and fire damage restorations. 

Many consider it a badge of honor to take care of house maintenance and repair tasks solo, but is it wise to clean up fire and smoke damage in Kansas City as a do-it-yourself project? Consider the following issues before rejecting professional fire damage mitigation and remediation help:

  • Fire and smoke damage residues frequently contain toxic and carcinogenic substances, dangerous to handle without personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Residues can remain airborne, requiring SERVPRO’s specialized equipment for removal.
  • Efficacious cleaning products and techniques vary even within a single fire event, necessitating research-based assessment and matching interventions with different soots by certified workers.

What Kinds of Structural Damage Needs Professional Evaluation During a House Fire Clean-Up?

The typical Kansas City homeowner rarely faces smoke damage and fire restoration tasks and thus has little knowledge about the severe impact on structural integrity ablaze and firefighting efforts imparts. SERVPRO crews are well-versed in current best practices for water and fire restoration strategies through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. Before securing affected spaces inside your home, our managers and technicians complete a thorough inspection for safety hazards such as:

  • Partially burned or leaking ceilings that risk collapse
  • Electrical shock potential linked to fire charring or firefighting water saturation of wiring, cords, and outlets
  • Slip, trip, and fall possibility because of slick floors or fire damage debris
  • Poor or absent lighting
  • Significant charring or burn-through of structural components, including floors, walls, and supporting structures

 The team at SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown has the training, skills, and experience essential to safely deliver emergency services leading to water and fire damage restoration. Call (816) 895-8890 to schedule an immediate assessment and rapid mitigation and remediation.

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