Kansas City Residents: Are You Prepared for Fire Damage?

Participate in National Fire Prevention Month in Kansas City with ServiceMaster DSI!

The month isn’t over yet! There’s still plenty of time to plan, prepare, and prevent fire damage in your Kansas City, MO home or business. These tips, brought to you by the fire restoration technicians of ServiceMaster DSI can help you make the most of Fire Prevention Month.

 

Make a Plan. Having a fire escape plan is essential to every home and business. Before the fire restoration or the repair, you must make sure everyone is safe and the flames are extinguished. Make sure each person in your building knows two escape routes from every room. Plan a meeting point to take a head count of everyone. Memorize the number for emergency services and once you are out of the building, stay out!

 

Check Your Smoke Alarms. The beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time are the generally accepted best times to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. Make sure there is one installed in every bedroom and on each level of the building. When you check your smoke alarms, also practice your fire escape plan and make adjustments as needed.

 

Check Fire Extinguishers. There should always be a fire extinguisher located in the kitchen. Be sure that it is full and functioning properly, and consider placing them in additional rooms in the home, such as a living room with a fireplace.

 

Pay Extra Attention While Cooking. With the holidays coming up, stress can be at an all-time high. That’s no reason to be lax on your fire safety practices this holiday season. Take the extra time to be sure that your oven is turned off, and never leave pans unattended on the stove top. Fire restoration is the last thing you need to deal with on top of presents, family, and inclement weather.

 

Fire safety and fire prevention are key items to remember around this time of year. In 2013, an estimated 1.2 million fires resulted in about 3,200 deaths and billions of dollars in fire damage losses. If you do experience a house fire or fire in your business, contact ServiceMaster DSI for fire restoration in Kansas City, North Kansas City, and St. Joseph, MO and Overland Park, KS. With over 30 years of experience in the area, we are here to help the residents and businesses of the Kansas City, MO area quickly recover from fire damage and continue on with life as normal. Stay safe this holiday season, and remember: ServiceMaster DSI is here when you need us.

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