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What Complicates Water Removal From Lenexa Properties?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with holes in it Regardless of where the leak is found, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our certified technicians 24/7 for effective water removal services.

SERVPRO Helps If Water Damage Repairs Are Necessary as Part of Water Removal

When someone mentions a water leak in a house, you probably imagine a simple removal involving mops and buckets or a wet vacuum. However, extraneous factors in your Lenexa home can complicate the outcome necessitating additional processes. 

A typical case where water removal from your Lenexa home may be complicated is when a PEX waterline gives way in the ceiling or wall space, allowing high volumes of water to soak into the ceiling panels, insulation, and sheetrock. Some of the water might also remain trapped within the cavities. SERVPRO helps provide the additional resources necessary to execute the removal since a simple mop-up cannot suffice.

Advanced resources help ease restorations involving:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

When water intrusion starts from a hidden area, the removal requires demolition and containment before regular extraction and drying. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians readily perform controlled demolitions, thus reducing the materials destroyed during the renovation effort. For instance, instead of removing entire drywall panels, we cut along water lines, thus removing only the deteriorated sheetrock.  

If water remains trapped in the ceiling, releasing it over the house contents can cause unnecessary damages. Our SERVPRO technicians drill small weep holes, starting close to the walls for extra safety.  After removing the affected insulation and ceiling tiles, we install plastic sheets to cover the area before a new ceiling can be fixed. 

Other tools that help when dealing with water intrusion in cavities include:

  • Specialized extraction equipment such as injecti-dry systems
  • Special cavity drying equipment with positive or negative air pressure
  • Drying mats to remove water trapped in floor cavities

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley help manage challenging water removal processes, restoring any issue at your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (913) 782-4693.

What Would Mold Remediation In An Olathe Business Premises Require?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

a wall of a room covered in mold Mold infestations tend to spread quickly if the environment permits. Contact our certified team to evaluate the situation and help.

SERVPRO Helps with the Safe Removal of All Moldy Materials during Mold Remediation

If there is mold in your Olathe business premises, you can expect unsightly patches on wall surfaces, musty smells, and other inconveniences that may interfere with your regular operations. Remediation can help address all the issues if done properly.  

Mold remediation in your Olathe business premises can take different processes depending on the areas affected or the duration of the infestation. SERVPRO helps in many ways, including setting up containment, damage assessment, and air filtration, and cleaning of contents or belongings.  

The crucial steps for restoring mold include:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs

Although mold is readily visible when it develops on surfaces, inspection is essential to identify any hidden colonies. An inspection also helps reveal the level of deterioration of the affected materials. Root-like mold hyphae tend to penetrate materials searching for food, meaning that the problem is not limited to the masses on surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians prepare to teardown all affected porous materials.

Preparing for teardown and cleanup can take various steps. Setting up containment barriers is crucial since it helps prevent moldy materials from spreading beyond initially affected areas. It also helps maintain indoor air quality. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheets and metal poles to set up the necessary barriers. Setting up negative air pressure machines within the enclosed barrier helps prevent fine debris from escaping into the air. 

Other processes that help improve the remediation process include:

  • Using antimicrobial products to kill spores
  • Using air filtration devices to remove suspended residues
  • HEPA vacuuming surfaces to remove settled spores

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley perform thorough mold remediation restoring business premises to their preloss state. Call us at (913) 782-4693. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Does Water Cleanup In Olathe Properties Involve?

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe with water leaking from it Our technicians arrive on the scene with the knowledge and equipment to handle the water cleanup task. Contact us right away after an incident.

SERVPRO Helps Remove Visible Soiling, Contamination, and Odors during Water Clean Up

When a property is damaged by clean water, it might be difficult to figure out what cleaning action is necessary for its restoration. Unlike grey or black water, which leaves visible soiling, clean water mostly leaves wet contents or structural materials all over the affected Olathe property. 

It is essential to do a thorough water cleanup in your Olathe home even after a clean water intrusion since various problems can arise if you only dry the wet materials. Our SERVPRO technicians consider the source point of the intruding water when deciding the cleaning processes necessary to resolve issues at your property.

Water intrusions can occur from:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

Elevated entry points such as roof or ceiling leaks mean that the water passes through voids such as attics or ceilings before trickling on contents within the rooms. Such water collects dust and other debris, which it readily deposits on furniture and other items in the rooms below, soiling them. Cleaning is necessary before drying the items to prevent stains, patches, or streaks.

In case of pipe leaks, the intruding water may remain hidden for some time. The delay creates room for mold and odor development. Cleanup helps ensure the house is habitable after drying off the wet areas. 

SERVPRO IICRC-certified professionals help perform various actions to facilitate cleaning, including:

  • Cleaning surfaces with chemical agents
  • Applying deodorizers to control smells
  • Agitating surfaces to remove unwanted materials

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley handle water cleanup exercises regularly. Call us at (913) 782-4693 for assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa Partners With Big Brother Big Sisters Kansas City Golf Tournament

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Four people posing on a golf course Our very own, Ken Lutgen, participated in this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City Legacy Golf Tournament, and as you can see, he had a blast.

On May 25, 2021, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and other community leaders in the area attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) at a sponsored event. The Legacy Golf Invitational Tournament brings awareness for the services and support provided locally by the BBBSKC, and the staff put together an exquisite time for all the participants.

The individual golfers on the teams were treated to numerous luxury experiences as part of their involvement in the Legacy Invitational. Such as top-notch gifts for the teams given out after the tournament.

The morning before the tournament began, the teams were treated to gourmet breakfasts and a coffee bar to fuel up for a day on the greens. In addition, relaxing massages were offered to participants to get rid of stress and sore muscles. Finally, a cigar emporium opened for golfers that enjoyed a good cigar after a rousing golf game.

During the tournament, golfers had the chance to tackle different challenges and win prizes. Additionally, any team member could have their car washed and detailed while they played in the tourney. Legacy Invitational staff set up hospitality tents to ensure that cold drinks and delicious lunches were available during the game. Since sometimes balls get lost, or other golfing supplies get needed at a moment's notice, the staff also had everything from tees to apparel.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa appreciates the opportunity to be a part of this event and looks forward to lending our future support to Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City to raise continued awareness for their good work for the community.

How Does SERVPRO Complete Water Restoration Work in Olathe?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

a broken silver pipe with water leaking from it The damage caused by an excess water event continues to grow as time goes by. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal and remediation.

We Employ Advanced Tools and Techniques to Restore Olathe’s Water-Damaged Homes.

The chances of suffering a water-related event like a ruptured pipe or a roof leak in Olathe are greater than you may imagine. If and when you do suffer one, you need help from experts with the right tools and techniques to restore the resulting water damage effectively.

When you experience water damage, SERVPRO has the specialized equipment and knowledge to expertly complete water restoration on your Olathe home. Our trained professionals have skillfully performed countless emergency water damage services in the aftermath of ceiling leaks, burst pipes, basement flooding events, and biohazard remediation situations requiring sewage cleanup. In doing this work, SERVPRO technicians have employed the following tools and techniques:

  • Rapid extraction of standing water with wet vacs and state-of-the-art extractors
  • Swift drying of interiors using advanced air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems
  • Cutting edge foggers and injection systems to treat impacted areas and materials
  • A broad range of commercial-grade disinfectants and deodorants to effectively sanitize and deodorize residences 

Using these innovative methods and specialized gear, we have often returned homes to their pre-event state faster than other local services could. This is crucial, considering that water damage generally becomes more severe and costly to clean up the longer it takes to remediate it.

With all this in mind, it is comforting to know that SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley are always here to help you with your water restoration needs. Contact us whenever you need us at (913) 782-4693.

What Types of Commercial Flood Damage Can SERVPRO Handle in Lenexa?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with items floating everywhere When your home is flooded, expert services are required. Contact our team for water removal and remediation efforts.

As an Advanced Remediation Service in Lenexa, We Can Restore Most Flood Damage.

Late spring and summer is a beautiful time of year in Lenexa, but it is also when flood risks go up substantially. Heavy seasonal rains come during these months, often flooding the Kansas River and the area’s creeks and lakes, fueling the demand for flood damage restoration services. 

The technicians at SERVPRO are experienced in successfully cleaning up and restoring most types of flood damage that Lenexa businesses are likely to ever face. As a leading biohazard cleaning company and emergency water damage services provider, we expertly handle many kinds of remediation issues.

Some flood water damage remediation work we perform is: 

  • Rapid water removal services using powerful, industrial-grade extractors
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Professional sewage cleanup
  • Water damage repairs, including the fixing of ceiling leaks, sagging ceilings, warped walls, destroyed rooms, and other storm/flood-related problems
  • Complete facility disinfection, including the elimination of fungi that could later cause dry rot, with cutting edge foggers and EPA-approved disinfectants and antifungals
  • Full deodorization of your commercial structures with industrial-strength deodorants

After our skilled experts have completed this work, it is often difficult to imagine that your business was ever impacted by flooding.

So, considering all of this, you can see why SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley are good choices for commercial flood damage cleanup services. Call us at (913) 782-4693 whenever you need assistance.

What Makes SERVPRO Better at Fire Damage Restoration than Other Olathe Services?

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

a house on fire with smoke billowing from the windows Affected by a recent fire? Team SERVPRO can help with fire damage remediation services which include dealing with odors.

Our Experts Have More Advanced Training and Gear than Other Olathe Remediators.

If you are ever impacted by a house fire in Olathe, it is a traumatic experience that often requires the help of highly-skilled, trained experts to overcome. This is why it is important to know the right fire damage restoration company to call when disaster strikes.

Fortunately, there is an exceedingly experienced and well-equipped fire damage restoration company in Olathe called SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained and individually certified in a wide range of house fire clean up and fire restoration topics by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

SERVPRO experts receive IICRC certifications in:

  • Fire and smoke damage restoration
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Carpet repair and reinstallation
  • Rug cleaning
  • Upholstery and fabric cleaning
  • Odor control

Our Cutting Edge Equipment

As previously noted, our technicians are experienced and come well-equipped to remediate fire damaged homes. Their high-tech tools include, among other things:

  • Powerful air movers to push fire-contaminated air out of your home while pulling in fresh air
  • Sophisticated air scrubbers and ozone machines to remove smoke particles from interior air and purify it
  • HVAC cleaning systems to clean air ducts to prevent smoke particles from further circulating throughout your residence
  • Commercial-grade cleaning agents to safely remove fire-related residues from surfaces
  • State-of-the-art foggers that can treat impacted areas around your home with EPA-approved deodorants to neutralize unpleasant odors 

So, with all that said, remember that your neighbors at SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley are always well-equipped and ready to perform your fire damage restoration work. Call us anytime at (913) 782-4693 for assistance.

Is Mold Remediation a Professional Service in Olathe?

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall and ceiling When you see signs of mold damage in your home, call SERVPRO! We are always available to restore your home.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Technicians Undergo Extensive Training to Help Olathe Residents with Mold Issues

Microbial growth can creep up quickly. Sometimes it may be due to weather changes during certain times of the year. Other times, mold can be the result of an internal plumbing problem or water leak. Whatever the cause of microbial growth, the solution is to enlist the help of SERVPRO professionally qualified technicians for:

  • Mold removal
  • Attic mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs

The purpose of mold remediation in your Olathe home is two-fold. Firstly, remove the infested materials from the property altogether and then establish a strategy that prevents mold from returning. It is common for us to use drying equipment to correct a moisture issue in your home and avoid mold returning. 

  • Air-movers are commonly used in mold remediation to dry inner cavities of the home or areas where there is the presence of moisture. 
  • This equipment is placed in a manner that creates a vortex of circular airflow around and across walls.
  • Anti-microbial treatments can be applied to areas of the home to reduce the build-up of molds and prevent dormant spores from germinating.

Use a professional service to deal with mold. Contact SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley for mold remediation at (913) 782-4693.

Are Water Damage Remediation Services in Olathe Expensive?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in hallway of water damaged business When water damaged this property, SERVPRO was there! We restored this property and made it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is an Expert Water Mitigation Provider that Helps Olathe Businesses Throughout the Year

Olathe is a city surrounded by the wild American prairies that encapsulate State. The city is one of the largest in Kansas and also one of the fastest-growing. Despite its urbanization, which began in the late twentieth century, Olathe still represents its rural agricultural roots. Held monthy on each fourth Friday is a mini-festival downtown with food trucks, live music, and entertainment. The festival captures the spirit of Olathe with much of the cuisine, a family-led midwest tradition of slow-cooked barbecued meats and sandwiches. Tourists to the area can experience Olathe's agricultural past by taking a trip to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. The farm offers visitors the opportunity to ride on horse-drawn carts, explore nineteenth-century farming methods and enjoy the freshly grown local produce, which rotates by season. 

Dr. John T Barton pioneered the name of Olathe in 1857, which directly translates from the indigenous language for beautiful. The region stays true to its original character, with many weekend vacationers taking advantage of the surrounding walking and hiking trails. Olathe boasts several outdoor adventure centers, with the Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center, Prairie Highlands, and the Indian Creek as just a few of its favorite spots. After a day relaxing and exploring the surrounding landscape heading back into downtown, Olathe's legendary barbecue joints are always a treat and a fun way to finish the day. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, The J-Bar, and K-bar all offer slow-roasted midwestern cuisine on plates, in sandwiches, and straight off the grill. K-bar blends the barbecue tradition with an authentic Tex-Mex flavor.

  • The Stone Pillar Vineyard is an Olathe staple that has existed in the community for over 160 years and has been passed down from generation to generation. As a winery, the farmland began producing in 2010, taking inspiration from Niagara wineries. The result is a growing business and a refined taste of Kansas. 
  • The 180 Room is among the best places to eat barbecue food in Olathe, if not in America. The name is a reference to a perfect scorecard in a nationwide barbecue competition. Created by trade experts, the Stehney brothers, this packed-out dining room is among the premier places to taste mid-western grills.
  • Ensor Park and Museum was originally the home of the Ensor family that has lived in Olathe since its inception. The property is full of antique furniture with many mid-century early technological antiques on display. Originally a dairy farm, the non-profit museum is a comprehensive history of the local area. 

If your Olathe Business Falls Victim to Water Damage, SERVPRO Can Help

Water migration in the commercial properties can exacerbate many issues and promote bacteria or fungi growth. Experts can help you identify the problem, correct it, and restore your belongings to their natural condition. We operate twenty-four hours a day and can help you with:

  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water cleanup

Professional restoration services can repair your business to standards expected by residents. Our team is quick and proactive, using their industry-leading training to avoid high expenses and costs. 

  • We can inspect and repair water-damaged tiling in your washrooms, kitchens, and other areas where supply lines reside. 
  • Local technicians allow for a faster callout with a maximum four-hour wait after notification of loss.
  • We can restore yellowing to appliances or other metals in your business using advanced power washing, chemical agents, and immersion cleaning techniques.

To reduce water-related damages, contact SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley for water damage restoration at (913) 782-4693.

Who Should Lenexa Residents Contact for Flood Damage Restoration?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used home Do you know how to dry and restore water damage? SERVPRO does! We are always on call!

SERVPRO is a Lenexa-based Flood Damage Restoration Provider

Flooded properties that are the result of storms involve contaminated water supplies. These contaminants in water can come from sewer backup, road overflow, flash flooding, dirt, or debris. We are an experienced restoration service that provides:

Blackwater is frequently a part of flood damage in your Lenexa home and can release unpleasant odors or sewer gases. Activated oxygen units can help to eliminate these odors by using unstable ozone gas. Often, activated oxygen is used in enclosed areas such as basements or if inhabitants of the property are temporarily relocated. 

  • Property must be completely dry before operating activated oxygen; otherwise, bleaching can occur.
  • Rooms that are being treated with activated oxygen are usually sealed off to prevent dissipation.
  • A high-velocity fan can be used afterward to disperse ozone quickly and return your home to a safe space. 

Tackle odor efficiently. Contact SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley for flood damage at (913) 782-4693.