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Slow Down This Black Friday With a Step Back in Olathe History

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Mahaffie House Olathe view When severe storm weather damages your home in Olathe, count on SERVPRO for help--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Enjoy the 1860s with a living history lesson and tailored events dating back to Olathe's founding.

The Mahaffie House is one of the most recognizable historic properties in this region of Kansas, as it was once the primary supply location for those headed west along the Oregon Trail. It is fitting that this entire property will transform into a living piece of history on the day after Thanksgiving, showing how things might have looked back in the 1860s.

There are multiple fun activities and sites to behold when stepping away from the hustle and craziness of Black Friday for a simpler time. Some of what you can expect includes:

  • Stagecoach ride
  • Tour of the historic Mahaffie House
  • Agricultural and farming exhibits
  • Cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations
  • Unique gifts for holiday shopping

Just like in 1860, severe weather does not wait for a convenient time to strike. Our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa team can help with intense storm damage cleanup for Olathe homes when you call (913) 782-4693.

Getting Fit This Holiday Season with Other Lenexa Families

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

lenexa observation tower, sitting As you take your jog or run in Lenexa, or sit at the Civic Center, SERVPRO can remediate the mold damage in your home.

Be among the hundreds of participants in this year’s Gobbler Gallop 5k in Lenexa.

Everyone tends to have a few more side dishes than they should when gathered together for Thanksgiving, so you have an opportunity to counteract these choices with a virtual 5k run. Friends and neighbors throughout Lenexa might not be able to get together and run the race as intended due to pandemic restrictions, but a virtual race ensures that the event can continue without delays.

Register now for the event, and be sure to tune in on November 23rd for the kick-off event live on Facebook featuring giveaways and great stretching tips. You can pick up your commemorative shirt for the event at the Lenexa Recreational Center the week of Thanksgiving.

One thing you can’t outrun is mold in your house. Our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa Remediation Technicians can work quickly to manage these threatening situations and make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our experienced team a call today at (913) 782-4693.

How Did Olathe Shape the Course of American History?

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Residents of Olathe would play a role in the course of the American Civil War.

As with most of the major wars that the United States and other foreign powers have gotten involved with, the tipping point was not reached overnight. For the Civil War in the 1800s, Americans were at a divisive point where a conflict was inevitable. Racial and territorial tensions would split the country into halves but left specific territories like Kansas as neutral ground unclaimed by the north or the south. The involvement of those living in settlements like Olathe at this time would ultimately be a driving point in the escalation of this inevitable conflict, especially with the direct interaction with Missouri residents.

Kansas Could Choose for Itself

In a time of great turmoil in the country, western expansion was as crucial to the American people as their position on slavery issues. When new states were joining into the country, such as Kansas and Nebraska, it was critical to determine where these territories would land on the most divisive platform in the union at the time. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois would suggest a method of finding an agreeable compromise between the northern and southern states regarding new additions and their positions on slavery: The Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Olathe would be one of the cities most heavily targeted by this act, as it would make the state's position subject to a popular vote. Abolitionists and pro-slavery residents would clash often and violently to persuade or dissuade those on the fence, especially in border cities like Olathe, against Missouri's southern leanings. Ultimately, when the Civil War would begin, growing cities like Olathe and surrounding towns would continue to be targeted during the Bleeding Kansas conflict.

Olathe Against the Southern States

Olathe would be one of the areas that would directly tie to the Bleeding Kansas era surrounding the Civil War years. Because it joined the union as a free state, immediate conflict and tensions existed at Missouri's borders. Olathe was among the first areas where any bands of Confederates would attack when across the border. For a time, it served as a military outpost for one company and the available local militia.

Even though Olathe would decommission the military outpost within four years of its creation, three separate violent attacks would occur here and nearby Lawrence. While this is one of the most infamous and sordid points in the city's history, modern Olathe remembers their stand and position on slavery and the Civil War and continues to honor this involvement with annual festivals, fairs, and re-enactments of the period.

Historical Structures of Olathe

The City of Olathe manages multiple properties registered and accepted among the national register of historical sites. One such structure is the Mahaffie House, which was originally a resupply point for wagons passing through the area. With the city being one of the stops along the Oregon trail, many travelers had to seek haven and purchase dwindling food and other vital resources on their ways to make a new life in the wild and unkept west.

Ensor Farm area is another historic property that you should take the time to see, even if you have lived here in Johnson County your entire life. Among the most noteworthy aspects of this property (and its radio tower behind the house) is the desire to educate students through radio transmissions by the late Marshall Ensor. These free courses helped many learn about morse code and the technical aspects of obtaining a Federal Radio License.

The Diversity of the City in the 20th Century

A little more than a decade ago, Olathe was considered among the top 25 growing cities in the country. Despite it being one of the top five largest municipalities in Kansas, its inclusion with the Kansas City metropolitan area helps make the area attractive to prospective homebuyers that want to avoid costlier properties and utilities closer to the largest metropolis in Missouri. With more than 140,000 residents, every decade has marked a steady increase in the growth of residents, retail, and commercial enterprise. 

Despite much of Kansas being rural farmland that helps to supply the necessary produce and grain to feed the country, cities like Olathe are arenas to showcase the diversity of the state and its residents. As such, we have a broad cultural influence in municipalities like Olathe, focusing on promoting the arts, sciences, and social acceptance for all. The city works to embody its name 'beautiful' derived from the indigenous Shawnee people in more than appearances.

How Fast Water Restoration for Your Olathe Home Makes a Difference

As leading water restoration professionals for the Olathe and Lenexa areas, we can appreciate the value of a fast response when disasters strike. Water can spread quickly through a home or business, impacting both the structure and its contents simultaneously. Relying on competent and experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team can ensure that the right measures get taken to protect as much of the property as possible immediately.

Water restoration in Olathe involves multiple phases beginning with controlled demolition and extraction. With a general contracting license, we can implement many emergency services such as repairs and preventative demolition when we first arrive. These professionals can also relocate and pack-out contents to our nearby facility for items that require more direct and thorough drying and cleaning attention.

Thorough drying of your home is a process that also must get started as soon as possible. Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, we are prepared to reach damaged homes quickly in a crisis. Establishing drying zones and deploying industry-leading tools, equipment, and technology ensures that less building materials like drywall, carpeting, hardwood flooring, cabinets, and subflooring become irreparably damaged before drying can complete.

As challenging as water disasters might initially appear, you can count on the fast response and experience of our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa team to help. We are available 24/7 by calling (913) 782-4693.

How Do Flooded Olathe Homes Return to a Liveable Condition?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and plants floating in the water Getting you back into your home after flood damage strikes is our main goal. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Technicians Can Clean and Dry your Olathe Home after a Flood Event.

Why is drying a property necessary?

Moisture is harmful to an indoor environment. When your Olathe home becomes wet, it promotes microbial growth, odours, and disintegration of materials. Fabrics and furnishings may bleed dye, shrink or suffer watermarks and staining. Restoring a flooded property requires careful examination of the drying procedure. By establishing an appropriate drying protocol, SERVPRO technicians can significantly reduce the losses associated with flooding. Our first step to returning a property to its preloss condition is to ensure that it is thoroughly dry. 

What are drying goals?

  • Drying goals are the condition of a property that technicians calculate can return it to a normal state.
  • Once a drying goal is achieved, the property should be close to its preloss condition after flooding.
  • Drying goals apply to both the structure and contents of your home, which can be measured accurately using a range of devices.

Why is humidity important to drying?

A professional flood damage technician working in your Olathe home pays close attention to the affected area's relative humidity (RH.) A professional restorer uses dry air to speed up the evaporation process. Most equipment that improves evaporation also affects humidity. In particular, when the relative humidity drops to below 40%, it begins to pull moisture from materials into the air. This process is especially useful when dealing with a flooded residence as it can help remove moisture from materials that may have absorbed significant amounts of water. SERVPRO technicians set a dry standard and return materials to an average equilibrium moisture content (EMC), which allows a flooded property to return to its preloss condition.

What is a dry standard and EMC?

  • Dry standards are measurements taken from unaffected contents or structure in your home. These become an ideal condition to reach in the affected area, a baseline measurement.
  • Normal Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) is taken from everyday materials and is a knowledge that can be applied to common building materials such as lumber.
  • Dry standards and EMCs are achieved using moisture meters, probes, and sensors regularly to ensure the drying strategy's effectiveness.

The faster you can dry a flooded property, the less damage it incurs. Contact SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley at (913) 782-4693.

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What Are Possible Safety Hazards Needing Monitoring and Implementation of Effective Controls by Professional Fire Damage Recovery Responders?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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A Household Blaze Is Not Merely a Messy Inconvenience

Significant Structural, Safety, and Health Risks Need Assessment and Control by SERVPRO's Trained and Certified Experts to Protect Olathe Residents and Their Property from the Consequences of Fire Damage.

Olathe residents who suffer through the fear and destruction of a home fire need to obtain professional assurance their house's structure is sound before addressing mitigation and remediation of the damage. A household fire's consequences can be wide-ranging, involving much more than a simple cleanup of soot. In particular, safety hazards can present in many different ways because of the damage done by heat, flames, and smoke. Added concerns mount as the effects of firefighting chemicals and water complicate the scene and exacerbate the level and extent of damage done to building materials and contents.

What Types of Safety Risks Threaten Both the Structure and the Inhabitants of Your Fire-Damaged Dwelling?

When the first responders wind up their efforts to knock down the blaze in your Olathe home, fire damage recovery requires swift assessment by highly-trained professionals. Although our crews are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and veterans of many fire damage site restoration jobs, we must take the time to inspect your home for specific safety hazards before working as every building is unique and poses different risks. 

  • Water Hazards

The quantity of firefighting water can be considerable and exposes your family and our crew members to: 

    • Enhanced electrical conduction, including shock and even electrocution risks
    • Contaminants from fire extinguisher chemicals, broken utility lines, and waste pipes, as well as fire residues suspended in the fluids
    • The threat of structural collapse if water collects in building cavities and over ceilings
  • Diminished Air-Quality 

As a fire burns through your home, the wood, rubber, plastics, textiles, food, paper, and other materials making up the structure and contents are the fuels. As they burn, dozens of chemical reactions occur, sending toxic and often carcinogenic residues into the air.

  • Charring and Burn-Through Hazards

Heat and flames can damage and weaken nearly every building material, including walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, and wooden or metal framing.

  • Fire Residue Hazards

The incompletely combusted carbon-based fire fuel mixes with the vapors and gases created by the blaze. Tiny particles of carbon color the smoke and eventually come to rest on surfaces throughout your home. This "soot" is corrosive and toxic, immediately causing deterioration of building materials and can cause health effects.

How Does SERVPRO Implement Safety Hazard Controls to Protect Occupants and Workers During Fire Damage Recovery?

  • Water Mitigation and Remediation Plus Structural Drying

Ridding the structure of the water is needed after we secure the scene. Removing water is a hybrid task -- it is a control and mitigation before it transforms into remediation. Our technicians:

    • Arrange for power shut off
    • Arrange for securing of weakened structures with supports or other strategies so heavy equipment can enter
    • Commence water removal with submersible pumps (gas-powered -- perfect when the power is off)
    • Move to truck-mounted extractors when water is below two inches deep (using SERVPRO onboard generators for power)
    • Brooms, squeegees, and portable extractors clean up the residual water
    • All firefighting water is by definition contaminated -- we contain and dispose of it following local regulations
    • Drying strategies reduce moisture content in affected structural components to prevent continuing deterioration and secondary damage such as mold damage
  • Cleaning Air and Protecting Workers and Occupants

To reduce the amount of dangerous particulates in the air and allow technicians to work even with low air quality we: 

    • Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for SERVPRO managers and technicians and require use
    • Exclude occupants from smoke and residue-filled areas
    • Set up containment partitions with 1.6 mil polyethylene and negative pressure air scrubbers and limit work to those spaces -- moving the protective "wrap" as other areas are cleaned
  • Stabilizing and Removing Charred Structural Components

If heat and flames diminish the safety of some building materials and supports, we tape off those areas and consider arranging for a structural engineer to consult about the overall integrity of the house. SERVPRO crews remove and bag loose debris and any structures removed through planned demolition.

  • Cleanup of Fire Residues

Once the water and debris are cleared, and we ensure the structure's stability, SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) begin evaluating the various soot deposits and affected surfaces throughout the home. Our crews match proprietary cleaners, tools, and techniques most likely to remove soot -- wet, dry, or protein-based -- from a wide range of surfaces and contents. Careful and effective removal steadily reduces the toxic load inside your home, eventually cleaning it to the degree needed for safe habitation, "Like it never even happened."

Have confidence that the team at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa stands ready to evaluate, mitigate, and remediate structural damage and health risks after fire damage to your home. Call us day or night at (913) 782-4693 for prompt and professional services.

How Does SERVPRO Ensure Air Mover Safety During Water Damage Mitigation?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers on carpet We have state of the art equipment necessary to dry the water damage in your home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Olathe Homeowners Looking For Safe Effective Water Damage Mitigation.

It is all too easy for water to spill in an Olathe home. All it takes is a broken pipe or a leaky appliance. When a disaster happens, homeowners need mitigation services they can rely on. Thankfully, SERVPRO trains our staff to handle any size disaster, and we are available 24 hours a day.

The key to water damage mitigation in Olathe is efficient drying, once we have pumped out the water. Every water remediation project starts with using extractors and pumps to draw out as much water as possible. After that, we turn our attention to drying.

What is an air mover, and why is it important?

As soaked materials dry, the air above them becomes saturated with moisture. This layer of wet, cold air slows down the drying process. Air moving equipment aids drying by keeping the air in motion. Our technicians use air movers alongside dehumidifiers. The air movers push the warmer, drier air from the dehumidifiers across whichever surface needs drying.

 We use air movers to:

  • Dry the surface of carpets and hardwood floors
  • Dry around wet furniture and textiles
  • Move air out of the room and into another room

How does SERVPRO ensure air mover safety?

Safety is an essential part of any water mitigation operation. We ensure air mover safety by:

  • Only using units equipped with safety screens over the inlets and outlets
  • Only using units with thermally protected motors, so they cannot overheat
  • Air washing the units regularly so they cannot blow out excess dust during the restoration

Some air mover units are designed for “daisy-chaining.” This means powering one unit from another so that we only need to plug one unit into the mains. We use the plugged-in unit to power the others. Our staff knows the limits and best practices for “daisy-chaining”, so we can do it safely.

Are there different kinds of air mover?

Yes, our teams use two main kinds of air mover.

A centrifugal air mover uses an impeller to create centrifugal force. They are the best choice when we want to direct air to a specific point, such as drying out a damp corner. An axial air mover moves larger volumes of air and is suitable for drying out more extensive areas.

If you are worried about water damage mitigation, give SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley a call at (913) 782-4693.

What Causes Burst Pipes? What Can I Do to Prevent It?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Bursting Pipe Frozen Pipes, Moving Pipes, Water Pressure, Corrosion, Bursting Pipes in Kansas City

Burst pipes are a common occurrence in the Kansas City metro as the colder months set in. Many residents and workers are in buildings where the pipes are potentially older than their grandparents! It sounds like a car backfiring, this loud pop sound when these water pipes burst. The result is major flooding in the home and structural damage problems for homeowners. SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa has compiled a list of the four main reasons why burst pipes occur:

  1. Frozen Pipes
  2. Moving Pipes
  3. Water Pressure
  4. Corrosion

Frozen Pipes

In the Winter months, serious issues arise for the water supply pipes in the home. Cold temperatures generally cause contraction to occur. Ice has more volume than water, so when water freezes inside a pipe it expands and increases pressure inside the pipe. The pressure builds and needing to escape it’s forced to burst out of the pipe. The burst will occur at the weakest point in the pipe, with pressure bursting right out of the side of the pipe wall.

To prevent frozen pipes, make sure that your home never goes below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Open your cabinet doors below the sink to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes as well.

Moving Pipes

Pipes can actually move around within the walls if they’re not properly secured AND the water is suddenly turned on or off. One way to know for sure is if you can hear your water pipes making noise inside the walls or floors. If your pipes sound like they’re clanging against each other, it’s called a water hammer. What you’re hearing is that the pipes are moving back and forth due to not being held into place properly. Gradually, these pipes become weakened in the joints until one pipe fails and pressurized water has a crevice to escape from. This causes the water pipe to break and flood an entire floor within a few moments!

Water Pressure

Water pressure must be kept at a normal setting in order for your water supply pipes to function properly. Any noticeable increase in the water pressure can translate to a burst pipe. It can also lead to a sink, toilet, or tub. As pressure increases, the pipes will cave in and separate, causing a rupture. Think your water pressure is getting too high? Here’s what to do!

  1. Monitor it by attaching a pressure gauge to a sink spout and turning on the faucet. The pressure will move the needle on the gauge and display the water pressure in psi (pounds per square inch). 
  • The water pressure in most homes is between 30-50 psi to avoid damage to pipes and plumbing fixtures.
  1. If your home’s water pressure is too high, a SERVPRO technician can install a pressure reducing valve to bring it down to safer levels.

Corrosion

Pipes are meant to last a long time and provide decades worth of reliable service, but they aren’t able to last indefinitely. Over time, buildings experience corrosion which can mean that pipes will show signs of failure or decay. Corrosion is caused by an imbalance of pH in the water. At first, this seems to be a minor issue, but it takes its tolls on the pipes over the years. 

Many water supply pipes are made of galvanized iron, the minerals inside the water slowly wear down the galvanized coating and expose the iron pipe beneath. In time, the iron turns to rust and gradually clogs the interior of the pipe which prevents water from getting through. As a result, your pipe may burst or the water flow may be stopped entirely.

What Should I Do Now?

If you experience a burst pipe, the first step is to turn off the Water Main. Then, be sure to call a professional from SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa to remediate the water damage and to determine the cause of the burst pipe. Why is it important? Early detection and annual checkups can help prevent this issue from happening again in the future. Our team of experienced water remediation technicians is able to assist in giving tips for preventing water damage in addition to offering cleanup services.

If this happens to your building, don’t worry. Our team will be on-site as soon as possible to start removing water and determining the source of damage to prevent future disasters. We know that burst pipes are unexpected and downright terrifying, but leave it to us to get it fixed promptly. We’re able to remove water quickly so you won’t have to replace everything and you can go back to your daily routine as soon as possible.

Trust the #1 Name in Water Restoration for Kansas City and call SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa at (913)782-7693

What Happens if Some of the Water from a Leak or Spill Is Not Removed from My Lenexa Property?

10/11/2020 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room with washer and dryer Excess water can fill your space when you least expect it. Contact our team for expert water removal and remediation services.

Let SERVPRO Experts Follow the Water -- Complete Removal from Lenexa Homes Delivers the Best Outcomes

Life is busy, and disruptions to your routine are hard to manage, but when water invades your Lenexa home for whatever reason, you need to take action. Water is an incredibly destructive force to building materials and the contents of your home. It also can be silent in its "invasion," seemingly draining away and improperly considered no longer a problem.

When the Water Disappears, Can I Stop Worrying About Harm to My Home?

The importance of completing water removal in your Lenexa home cannot be overstated. Ignoring the question, "where did the water go?" sets you up for a broad range of significant problems that far outweigh the expense and temporary inconvenience of dealing with the initial water issues promptly and comprehensively. Our crews pursue rigorous training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international restoration industry standard-setting organization. A critical focus during the training involves learning a range of strategies to follow the pathways water takes deep into your home's structural components.

Can I Let Nature Take Its Course and Wait for the Wet Materials to Dry on Their Own?

Some spaces in buildings, including your home, seem to bounce back from a water emergency in Lenexa well, but it is still smart to have the SERVPRO team take a look to ensure all the water spilling and spreading is appropriately managed and removed. For example, a kitchen or bathroom often has a theoretically waterproof floor, typically constructed of ceramic tile or other resilient floor covering. The tile and sealed grout is intended to contain water in a space where it is expected to splash and puddle because of the room's function. Unfortunately, all it takes is an eroding sealer or cracks in the grout to start and build a water damage problem. Over time and certainly after a substantial water intrusion like a water heater or a supply line rupture, the small imperfections can result in:

  • Saturation of the subfloor
  • Weakening of floor joists
  • Further breaks in the grout as the underlying materials swell and distort, causing the tiles to dislodge
  • Dripping onto building materials below the affected room -- ceilings and walls show bulging and staining, and can risk collapse
  • Mold growth and damage

How Do Professionals Follow the Migration of Water?

The ceramic tile example above is just one of many we see when responding to water loss concerns. You might think you are ahead of and "mopped up" the problem. Then the hardwood floor under the leaky radiator or the open window where the rain blew in begins to distort, "cupping" from the continuous wicking of moisture from the wet plywood beneath. The dishwasher leak seems resolved, but then a musty odor will not relent because of mold growing under nearby cabinets holding water behind their toe kicks. A slow leak in a pipe enclosed by walls eventually destroys the insulation inside and dissolves the gypsum board from the backing out. These situations are just the iceberg's tip, so how do we discover the water causing this destruction?

  • Infrared Imaging

Our crews have technicians skilled in interpreting the temperature fluctuations shown by infrared cameras. These professionals can pinpoint hidden caches of water and areas heavily saturated with water without tearing out walls or floors first.

  • Moisture Detectors

Sensitive tools use probes to locate moisture in building materials. Our technicians test many areas to draw a map of the water intrusion. This thorough detection is crucial as we use techniques to mitigate or halt continuing migration. It also focuses our workers on the areas that need water removal and structural drying.

  • Moisture Meters

Moisture meters determine the levels of absorbed water in various structural components. We also test unaffected structures in your home to provide a "goal" to achieve, because nearly all structural materials have a normal moisture content level.  The readings offer data needed when we complete the removal of liquid water and move into the drying phase. We want the materials dried to the appropriate level when balancing the data to avoid secondary damage like mold, but not overdried, which causes other damage.

The trained, experienced, and well-equipped crews from SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley are expert water migration detectives, relentless in removing water and lingering moisture wherever it hides. Get your home back to "Like it never even happened." Call (913) 782-4693 24/7/365.

Is It Possible to Rid a Business of a Smoke Smell?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

"Fire" The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your business is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Handle Smoke Odors Throughout Olathe Businesses with Our Detailed Fire Damage Restoration Techniques.

A small fire can turn into a significant structure fire, meaning that your commercial space can be in danger of extensive damage. Calling in skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) gives you the confidence you need that your Olathe storefront will be free of foul smoke odors once the project is complete. Because smoke and soot particles travel and land in hard to reach spaces, it is imperative that you have SERVPRO on your side to take care of all lingering odors.

How Do You Handle Fire and Smoke Damage?

We have skilled technicians that will arrive at your place of business to begin fire damage restoration in Olathe. Our team has training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), letting you know that we stop at nothing to restore and repair than replace items and materials whenever possible. Once the structure is safe for entry, we perform our initial inspection to note fire damage and charring to your interior belongings and areas where smoke and soot residue may have traveled. To deal with odors after a fire, we:

  • Remove all charred debris and odorous elements, such as unsalvageable contents and burnt debris. 
  • Carefully clean all surfaces where odor-causing particles settled. Every room gets checked to see where odors might have penetrated.
  • We can recreate the conditions that brought on odor penetration using thermal fogging machines that put out heated deodorizers. 
  • Surfaces like walls ductwork can get sealed off to inhibit odors from lingering throughout your building. 

SERVPRO also takes note of all efforts made during the cleanup to have paperwork for your insurance claim. Items get inventoried when packed up to be moved off-site for cleaning and all things that get disposed of.

Call (913) 782-4693 to have SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley deploy a crew to your business for fire damage restoration.

How can we Start Water Cleanup in Olathe Restaurants?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Tables and chairs in restaurant. Ready for customers Customers don’t want to see water damage on the menu. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Olathe Business to Begin Water Mitigation Efforts Within Four Hours or Less of Your Initial Call 

Whether you have flooding from a storm or pipe burst in your Olathe restaurant, you never want to wait too long so that secondary damage has a chance to set in. The results of a water incident can bring a costly catastrophe down on your business that you can avoid with prompt action. Once you call us, SERVPRO deploys a crew to your location to get started right away on mitigation and restoration efforts. 

How Does SERVPRO Deal with Water? 

We know that each project for commercial water mitigation in Olathe that we get called to can be different. However, we use the same proven formula to address each situation, such as: 

  • We identify the source of water intrusion so that we can control it
  • We determine the level of contamination before beginning repair
  • We remove all standing water
  • We ensure mold growth gets carefully monitored and inhibited
  • We utilize equipment like dehumidifiers, fans, and air movers to evaporate moisture and lower relative humidity
  • We remove and replace all materials with damage beyond repair 

We know that your business is your livelihood, so we take great pride in our commercial water mitigation services. Our crew works fast to ensure you are back up and running once again while cutting down restoration costs. We take the additional time necessary to make certain that your restaurant is free from potential contaminants by addressing your HVAC system and cleaning your air ducts to focus on airborne particulates. We also treat each surface, giving a thorough cleaning and sanitizing so that everything inside the restaurant is “Like it never even happened.” 

Your restaurant customers can feel secure when visiting by seeing the CERTIFIED SERVPRO CLEANED decal displayed on your entrance door. This decal denotes our proactive cleaning and disinfection applications completed on a rigorous schedule. 

Call SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley 24/7 at (913) 782-4693 for prompt, reliable emergency service. Within hours, you will have a crew chief on-site to handle the initial assessment.