Firefighting Efforts Can Worsen Fire Damage in Kansas City, MO

Fire. It’s scary, lethal, and causes incredible damage to homes and businesses. From the time we’re young we’re taught about the dangers of fire and what to avoid. As adults in our homes, we install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. At our businesses, we invest in sprinkler systems and have escape routes planned for employees. Even with all this knowledge and preparedness, fires still ravage homes and businesses in Kansas City, MO, and comprehensive fire damage restoration is needed.

When a building is on fire, the firefighters responding to the scene are trained to do everything in their power to douse the flames and save the building. Unfortunately, some of those firefighting techniques can cause damage to the building in the process. The most common damage to a home or business are ventilation holes, which is a tactic used to create clear exits for smoke and heat so the firefighters can enter the building.  These ventilation holes will serve not only to let the firefighters into the building but also serve as an escape hatch for anyone that needs to get safely out of the building.  These large sections are made by opening the roof and floors in a multi-story building to allow the smoke and fire to ventilate vertically out of the building.

These ventilation holes play a critical part in the firefighting process because they allow clearer access, and they can save lives. However, when the fire is out and the smoke has cleared, these gaping holes pose a threat to the home as they allow access to the elements and vandals. ServiceMaster DSI can be on the scene quickly to provide board up services for ventilation holes as well as complete fire damage restoration services.

We also provide water damage restoration in the event the water used to put out the fire has damaged the home or business, as well as pack out services and full-service restoration.

Our restoration technicians are trained in post-disaster reconstruction, soot removal, and all other services necessary to return your home or business to its pre-loss condition. If you’re struggling with the after effects of a fire, contact us in Kansas City, MO, for fire damage restoration at 844-413-3130.


One thought on “Firefighting Efforts Can Worsen Fire Damage in Kansas City, MO

  1. Thank you for sharing. In the aftermath of a house fire there is a sizable secondary task of replacing all destroyed property and cleaning what remains. Property that remains after a fire may be damaged by smoke and soot, as well as water and chemicals used by firefighters

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