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Are You Prepared for a Fire at Your Kansas City Metro-Area Apartment Complex? Six Things To Do Before And After A Blaze

As the owner or property manager of a multi-family apartment complex, one of the biggest nightmares imaginable is a fire. Destructive flames can quickly rip through a building, destroying the structure and residents belongings, and cause peril to those who live inside.  Disasters still occur regardless of precautions taken to ensure the building’s security and occupants safety.  Some scary statistics: …

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How Fires Can Damage Your Business or Commercial Property In Unexpected Ways

Structure fires caused over $12 billion in property damage in 2019, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Fires are scary and sudden, they can damage your property in many ways you would expect. Things like personal belongings, paperwork, and furniture can all be burned beyond repair. Although, some of the most detrimental effects of fires are the damages they cause …

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How to Prevent and Restore Fire Damage in Historic Properties

What Makes a Building Historic? Although it’s easy to declare that an older and much-loved home or commercial building is historic, the actual accepted definition is far more exacting. According to the National Register of  Historic Places, a building is only considered to be historic if it meets several criteria: It must be more than 50 years old (with one …

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A Commercial Tenant’s Guide to Fire Legal Liability Insurance

The National Fire Protection Association’s latest statistics show that non-residential structure fires, which include retail and office properties, accounted for 22,000 reported fires and caused $209 million in damage in 2019.   When it comes to liability for property damage after a fire, a tenant of a commercial rental property has a greater responsibility for those damages. If it’s determined that …

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What is a Landlord Responsible for After a Fire?

While many landlord responsibilities are easy routine management, there are only a handful of events that can be catastrophic and require immediate action–a fire is one of them, and can be one of the most traumatic situations for both a landlord and their tenant. It requires lightning fast decision making within hours of a fire. As a landlord, don’t get …

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Fire & smoke restoration project in Shawnee, KS

Midwest Comfort Homes is currently helping a couple in Shawnee, KS put their beautiful home back together after a major fire loss. The house had to be completely gutted and only a portion of the framing has been kept. Check-in frequently for updates as this project will span close to 18 months. Project Portfolio