The Dos and Don’ts of Fire Damage Cleanup in Kansas City

Having your home or business catch fire can be very stressful. However, it’s essential to start cleaning up the fire damage and restoring your Kansas City property promptly so you can return to your normal life soon.

Try not to do this by yourself. It’s necessary to depend on professionals who can manage the case. Professionals are aware of certain steps that they’ll take to return your property and belongings to their original state before the damage.

Due to the serious nature of these circumstances, here’s some Sage advice on what you should and shouldn’t do when managing fire damage repair and smoke cleansing.

The Dos

  • Prioritize safety. Even if it seems safe and clear, still wait to enter a burned building until an expert tells you it’s secure. The building structure might be unsafe, and fires can flame up again even if they look like they’ve been put out.
  • Make sure to document everything. Photograph the damage caused by the fire, hold onto all purchase slips, write down what was discussed during talks, and preserve every email exchange. These actions will help you when dealing with your insurance company.
  • Contact your insurance agent to initiate a claim.
  • Contact Sage Disaster Restoration Services of the greater Kansas City area for assistance with cleaning and repairing after a fire.
  • Stay out of the burned area to prevent soot particles from spreading.
  • Change furnace filters.
  • Cover dry furniture and upholstery with sheets.
  • Open windows and doors for ventilation if the weather permits.
  • Remove all clothes and soft items from your house and have the content cleaning experts at Sage Restoration clean them.
  • Dispose of all food and drink that were within the fire zone.

The Don’ts

  • Go inside a structure before receiving approval from the fire department, even when it appears secure.
  • Begin to clean smoke and soot from the walls, ceilings, and other areas. Your insurance company must evaluate everything beforehand.
  • Walk on the carpets or handle furniture affected by smoke deposits or dirt until a professional has cleaned them.
  • Consume any food that was exposed to heat or fire. This includes canned goods.
  • Turn on utilities until professionally checked.
  • Turn on, clean, or use any electronic equipment until examined by professionals.

After a fire, the smoke and soot that remain can lead to serious health issues if they’re not managed properly. Skilled professionals with specialized tools who know about the complex chemical reactions related to soot and fire must take care of cleaning up after such damage, to make sure it’s safe and complete.

By contacting Sage Restoration quickly, we can evaluate your property and make a plan for cleaning up after the fire, which would include:

  • Securing your Kansas City area property to prevent further damage
  • Removing damaged and unsalvageable items
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing of your property and belongings
  • Fixing or replacing parts of the structure that were fire or smoke-damaged.

Our primary aim at Sage Restoration is to repair your property so well that it seems as if the damage never occurred. Being a local company, we commit ourselves to delivering top customer service.


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