A fire can devastate a home or office and be an emotionally upsetting experience for all involved. In such a situation, you will require professional fire restoration assistance to recover and prevent further losses. From minor flames to heavy fire and smoke, professional fire restoration companies like ServiceMaster DSI can control the damage and efficiently restore your home or office in Kansas City, MO.
Important Facts about Fires
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires cause property loss worth billions of dollars every year. In residential buildings it has been found that the main cause of fires is cooking, which accounts for about 49% of all fires.
Surprisingly, in cases of non-residential buildings, cooking is also the main cause of fires, accounting for 29% of all fires. On average, almost 29% of all fires occur in residential buildings according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Benefits of Hiring Professional Restoration Companies
Restoration companies can work directly with your insurance providers and assist you in filing claims as well as achieving the best settlement. Often, insurance companies try to undercut the value of property damaged in fire. A restoration company can act on your behalf to check all the claims that insurance providers will make.
Exacting measures must be implemented when dealing with fire damage. Generally, when different construction materials burn, like solvents and glue, they release toxic gases.
Only experienced, professional restoration companies have the technical expertise, training, and equipment to handle fire damage cleanup situations in a proper manner.
Necessary Restoration Services
- Damage Assessment: This first task involves the assessment of the damage caused by the fire, water used in firefighting efforts, and the soot and smoke.
- Board Up Services: Firefighters often cut holes into walls to make sure there are no hidden flames. Additionally, windows are broke and holes cut into the roof to vent smoke and heat. In such situations it becomes necessary to board up walls and windows as well as put tarps over damaged roofs to maintain the security of your house and prevent further damages from vandalism or weather.
- Water Extraction Services: After the firefighters leave there will be plenty of water in the structure. If not taken care of immediately, standing water and the high humidity that accompanies it can result in mold growth within 24-48 hours. The restoration company needs to act quickly to ventilate, dehumidify, and extract water from the affected areas.
- Soot and Smoke Odor Cleanup: Restoration experts utilize advanced equipment to neutralize smoke odor. Additionally, acidic smoke residues are cleared since these can permanently stain things and lead to surface corrosion.
ServiceMaster DSI has a quarter century of experience in providing fire restoration services in Kansas City, MO. We employ highly trained and certified technicians and our teams are equipped with the most modern and efficient equipment to take on any challenging restoration task.
Just give us a call at 800-954-9444. We will immediately respond to your home to assess the damage, formulate a restoration plan, and start restoration work.