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What Could Happen After My Olathe Roof Leak?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

A ceiling with water spots and a whole. Roof damage can become a huge issue, let SERVPRO assist you today.

Our Professionals Can Help to Identify Flood and Moisture Damage After Storm Losses at Your Olathe Home. 

One of the most challenging aspects of water damage that comes through the roof of your Olathe home is not knowing how widespread the problem has become. A leak in the roof can persist for weeks or even months before you recognize some of the signs of a problem. Between our restoration specialists and our experienced in-house contractors, we can offer a comprehensive approach that addresses these concerns starting as soon as we arrive.

Roof leaking can be a destructive situation, especially considering that structural deterioration and weakening can be one of the long-term storm damages in Olathe homes after powerful weather events. Our SERVPRO professionals can evaluate the extent of this damage and what can get done to limit controlled demolition, reinstallation, and prolonged restoration practices that might be necessary.

How Do I Know Roof Damage Has Occurred? 

Recognizing a problem might not always be as straightforward and simple as you might have thought. In many situations where small breaches in your roof have formed, water might not pour into your home, leaving a much slower spread to the damage. The drawback of not immediately recognizing a threat is how long materials can remain exposed to flood damage without drying. Some indicators can show you when your roof might potentially be leaking. These include:

  • Spotting – Spotting is a sign that microbial growth might have begun on surfaces like drywall and ceiling tiles. The only way that this can occur is with more than 48 hours of moisture exposure, which can show that a leak has persisted longer than you might have realized. 
  • Structural Breaches – Other damages to your home after a storm can often also indicate the possibility of punctures or missing shingles on your roof. You should inspect your roof or attic space as soon as possible if you believe structural damage might exist.  
  • Sagging Materials – Water saturating through the unfinished floor of your attic can impact the ceiling system materials, including both drywall and insulation. When these items get heavier, they can begin to sag under the weight. 

What Emergency Services Can Help Roof Damage? 

Our professionals understand the value of beginning repairing damages to your roof or cleaning up flooding as soon as possible. Emergency services might indicate many of the immediate tasks that our SERVPRO team complete upon arrival, and several of these include:

  • Roof Tarping – Tarping breaches or openings in the roof can prevent further water penetration so that our technicians can get to work on drying your home.Tarping is temporary, and our contractors can later fully restore and repair the roof. 
  • Board Up – When strong winds break windows or remove siding or plywood from the sides of your home, board up is a vital service to keeping your property from getting more heavily damaged by wind-driven rain or hail damages. 
  • Extraction – Many tools can help with the extraction in your home, and this is a common need when roof damages are considerable enough to allow for direct runoff into your house. With the use of submersible pumps and vacuums, we can gain control of standing water before it becomes more of a threat to the rest of the house.
  • Positive Pressure Systems – Wall and ceiling cavities can hold onto water after roof damages, so much that you might not recognize a problem until it begins to breach the surface layers. Positive pressure systems allow for direct infusion of warm, dry air into structural openings to promote evaporation. 

Why is Attic Flooding So Destructive? 

Flooding in your attic is one of the most troublesome locations for this damage because you might not realize that the problem exists before it is a substantial threat. There are three primary reasons that flooding in the attic space can be a costly and threatening situation for the rest of your house. These include:

  • Water migrating into other areas and lower levels of your house.
  • The development of mold and fungal colonies.
  • Prolonged exposure of structural elements can lead to collapse.

Can SERVPRO Rebuild After Restoration? 

While many restoration teams require you to pursue your own contractors after a restoration has occurred, our SERVPRO team can offer a comprehensive approach that includes both the mitigation and the reconstruction that your property needs. This seamless transition between restoration and rebuilding reduces the time and money involved in the recovery of your house.

As much as flooding and roof damages can be a considerable challenge and obstacle in your home, our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa team can help. We have experienced technicians with cutting-edge equipment that can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (913) 782-4693.

Can Soot-Covered Items in Olathe Get Cleaned and Reused?

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

exterior of burned apartment Fire damage is an unfortunate event and if it is not handled properly it can be hard to deal with. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Using Advanced Cleaning Methods, SERVPRO Can Fully Restore Fire Loss Items for Olathe Property Owners

When SERVPRO handles a fire loss cleanup in local properties, the technicians arrive intending to save the owner from replacing as much of the structure and contents as possible. This intention gets accomplished through the use of their advanced cleaning agents and methods. The more time it takes for cleanup of smoke and soot on items, the less chance of a full recovery. 

Can Wood Furniture Get Restored From Fire Damage?

Depending on the type of finish and the amount of fire damage to furnishings in an Olathe home, solid wood furniture may have excellent restoration potential through cleaning. The techs can use wood soaps to lift away light soot residues gently. 

Soot and smoke odors penetrate unfinished wood easily, and common areas of unfinished wood are drawer bottoms, tops, and bottoms of furniture. Commonly used methods are a combination of dry cleaning sponges and denatured alcohol.

Signs Wood Furniture May Not Be Restorable

There are a few signs that wood furnishings may not have the potential for a return to its preloss condition. In some cases, exposure to high heat may not have left any visible marks on furniture  

  • Heavy blistering of the surface
  • Permanent dark staining 
  • Cracked joints from heat exposure or water absorption

What is Semi-Refinishing?

A technique the techs employ on wood furnishings exposed to fire loss involves the process of semi-refinishing. 

  • A solvent-based cleaner removes a top layer of finish
  • The process is ideal for removal of light stains and watermarks
  • Cleans away chalky areas on the finish left behind from moisture separating the coats of finish

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa at (913) 782-4693 stands ready to help local property owners to restore their homes and contents from fire damage of any size using their advanced equipment and cleaning methods. 


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Who Can I Call for Water Cleanup in my Rental Units?

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Landlords Across the Nation When There is Water Damage to Their Rental Properties

Real estate can be an excellent investment to generate a steady stream of income. Some landlords are lucky to experience virtually no problems with their tenants or the property itself. However, it is not uncommon for leaks to spring in one of your rental units, leaving you in need of a professional service.

Property owners with water damage in Lenexa can reach out to us at SERVPRO to alleviate the situation and successfully perform a water cleanup job. Our staff understands the needs of tenants and landlords, and we strive to restore the property promptly and with minimal disruption. To respond to your sense of urgency, we make ourselves available around the clock through our emergency hotline.

Can I wait until the tenant moves out to remove water damage?

Coordinating with a renter can be cumbersome but acting quickly after water seeps into your floors and cabinets is a priority. If you decide to wait until the rental unit is vacant, you run the risk of finding mold and bacteria growing in your property. Furthermore, our SERVPRO team can tell you whether structural elements are also at risk due to excess humidity. Our state-of-the-art technology grants us measuring tools to detect water accumulation in wall cavities, subfloors, and behind cabinets. When we detect water, we can use one of several techniques to remove it from your home, including the following-

  • Air movers- we increase airflow and circulation to stimulate evaporation
  • Injecti-dry- we poke small holes in your baseboards to inject air into wall cavities and restore moisture levels
  • Extraction wands- these allow us to access corners and other hard to reach crevices to extract water

We understand the need to be mindful of your tenant's privacy and time. You can trust SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa to carry out the job professionally and efficiently. Call us at (913) 782-4693 and let us leave your property "Like it never even happened."

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What Are Unusual Ways Minor Water Damage Becomes a Big Problem in My Home?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Resolving Water Events of All Sizes Fast Is How SERVPRO Protects Lenexa Homes from Big Losses

Famous last words from a homeowner struggling with expensive and disruptive water property destruction often start with a rueful statement that the cause seemed like a relatively minor problem. Mopping up a puddle inside a cabinet or putting down a towel under the refrigerator because you believe, without any real proof, that the kids spill water daily, quickly show to be inadequate short term “band-aid” solutions. We can help residential property owners in Lenexa when water loss circumstances require comprehensive and analytical assessment and permanent professional resolutions.

What Are Little Leaks in My House Telling Me?

When homeowners choose to minimize the importance of repeated water damage in their Lenexa home, they run the risk of severe, permanent, and expensive damage. Anytime you see water, where it should not be, an alert should sound. For example, a recurring leak around or in the tracks of a sliding casement window may signal something much more sinister than your failure to close it during a rainstorm. What in reality is happening could be structural leaking due to one or more of the following:

Can Water Leak Through a Window Frame?

Water can intrude around a window frame because:

  • Buildings settle, and temperature and humidity fluctuations can cause wood framing around openings to swell and shrink, warping the window or the frame so that gaps permit water to leak inside.
  • Installation issues, including failure to use effective vapor barriers and specialized flashings.
  • Dried out glazing putty, poorly applied paint, and failed caulking beads all contribute to improper seals which allow water seepage.
  • Leaks in the roof or the siding above the window can percolate inside the cavity between the interior and exterior wall, eventually breaking through and damaging your home through the window opening.
  • Settlement in the foundation that skews the square of windows and doors

How Can Condensation and Appliance Use Cause Water Damage in My Home?

A common household water damage source in many Lenexa homes is condensation. It might feel like an annoyance rather than a threat, but homeowners must address the challenges of condensation forming in unexpected places or failing to drain appropriately. Where is condensation likely to become a problem?

Air Conditioners

Many AC systems use condensation to cool by reducing the humidity inside your home. Warm, moist air flows over cold coils, and moisture condenses on the cold surfaces. The now-liquid water vapor moves into a drain pan and funnels into a condensate drain line. If the drain pan cracks or the drain line is clogged, the water can flow down walls and onto floors.

Refrigerators and Freezers

The refrigerators and freezers can collect ice from the compressor coils that provide the cold and freezing air inside these appliances. Self-defrosting units periodically move through a warming cycle to reduce the ice, which is frozen condensation. Similarly to the drainage in an AC system, if the drain pan cracks or drainage line clogs, water can escape and saturate the floor under the appliance.

Labor-saving devices are many in the average home. Typically, these appliances use water, often plumbed directly through pipes and houses. Homeowners can take these conveniences for granted, surprised at how often water damage can stem from their use.

Water and Ice Maker Supply Lines

Increasingly refrigerators are equipped with water dispensers and automatic ice machines. Freestanding ice makers are also common. The freshwater lines that provided the water can leak, often without notice, as they are threaded through walls and behind cabinets.

Dishwashers and Laundry Machines

The pumps and hoses used by dish and clothing washers can fail or crack, spilling water in kitchens or utility rooms. The leaks can start very small, but the accumulated corrosive effect of many days, weeks, or even months of water seeping onto fixtures and structural components takes a heavy toll.

How Does Water from Leaks and Condensation Drainage Negatively Affect Your Home?

The water leaking from waste or supply lines or spilling from drains can collect under appliances, saturate cabinets, soak carpets and several layers of flooring, and even destroy drywall. Structural components become weakened, and mold damage can become an issue. A failure to intervene earlier might now necessitate extensive repairs and even partial demolition.

How Can a Water Restoration Company Help?

Our team at SERVPRO has the training, experience, and equipment to assess what seems like insignificant water damage before it becomes a crisis. If the water damage has caught you unaware and built up to a significant problem before we arrive, we also are capable of scaling our services to manage even complex water loss scenarios.

Rely on SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa to help seek out the unanticipated sources of water damage and offer efficient and effective strategies. We are available at (913) 782-4693 to consult for any size or type of a water crisis. Do not delay and call today.

When Storms Strike

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Grey storm clouds If a storm damages your home, Call SERVPRO

Catastrophic weather doesn’t wait for a convenient time to strike. Weather is unpredictable, which is why SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa is available around-the-clock to handle your crisis. The moment a storm hits your home or business is the moment you need to give us a call so we can begin our restoration process. Secondary damage strikes fast and can add additional repair time and expenses. That is why we don’t waste any time dispatching our skilled Storm Damage Specialists.

Disaster Recovery Team

There is no disaster too large or too small for SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa. From tornadoes to hurricanes, our Disaster Recovery Team has handled it all. We have experienced Project Managers on standby - they are ready to travel to take care of you. In large disasters, a centralized headquarters is established to coordinate their Disaster Recovery Initiative. SERVPRO Green Fleets are around the country and have some of the best heavy-duty equipment and products to begin restoring your home or business.

Inspection and Assessment

The type of storm or disaster determines what actions we need to take and what equipment we use. Tornadoes and torrential rains can cause severe water damage. Lightning strikes can cause devastating house fires. When you call us, one of our representatives gets an idea of what type of support you need and dispatches a team that is prepared to handle your crisis. Once your Project Manager and crew is onsite, they immediately assess the damage so everyone can get started.

All damages are thoroughly evaluated, and depending on the extent of damages; you may be required to relocate during the restoration process. Your Project Manager and crew handle everything needed to complete a quick and organized move-out process. Once everything is secure, and out of the way, the cleanup process can begin.

Water Removal

In the Midwest, it’s not uncommon for water damage to occur when storms hit your home or office. If water damage is discovered, we quickly begin our water extraction process. Our crews at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa are well-prepared with on-hand equipment such as powerful wet/dry vacuums, which can quickly extract water. When exposed to moisture, mold can grow rapidly. Extracting water right away can help prevent mold damage. After eliminating as much water as possible, we use our high-powered air movers and fans. State-of-the-art drying and dehumidifying techniques can help give your home or office healthy and clean results.

Handling your Personal Belongings with Care

When large storms strike, you’ve likely watched as news helicopters fly over businesses and homes that endured significant destruction. Open roofs and sides of structures are often completely exposed, as you see personal belongings blown throughout the home and yard. Rest assured, the construction of your home isn’t our only priority - the loss you’ve suffered is often much more personal.

At SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa, we strive to preserve your items. Personal possessions, including antique or vintage items, are something that you never want to part with. We do our best to restore irreplaceable photographs and documents using one or more advanced drying and dehumidification processes. By using licensed experts, we have found that family heirlooms, antiques, and many other valuables are often able to be restored. The loss you feel after a catastrophe is hard enough - our goal at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa is to minimize the magnitude of that loss for you and your family.

Contents Claim Inventory Service 

If you haven’t ever dealt with an insurance company, it isn’t a simple process. Homeowners insurance requires a detailed list of your contents and their value, along with a report that outlines the damage and extent of the loss. Having assistance with this can help speed up your claim process. Using our Contents Claim Inventory Service, we walk room-by-room to ensure that we can provide your insurance company with detailed documentation. Our job is to ensure that you have the assistance you need when you need it the most.

No Lingering Odors

By the time we are complete, there should be no remnants of storm damage - including odors. We do a comprehensive and meticulous job when we deodorize and sanitize your home. It takes commercial-grade antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaners and disinfectants to clean up properly. Odor Control Technicians can leave your home permanently smelling fresh.

Restoration

The time has come for your home to come back together. Depending on what is needed, we oversee and handle all the repairs that need to be completed. At SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa, there is a crew available for every job. We can complete large projects such as rebuilding rooms or lining up a licensed and experienced roofer to install a new roof. Whether you need new flooring, windows, drywall, or cabinets – we can handle it all.

As we walk away from your completed home or business, we want to ensure that you are satisfied with a job well done. We pride ourselves on being hard-working, skilled, and friendly. At SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa, the relationships we form with you are equally as important as the jobs we complete. The person who once was your dedicated Project Manager likely has become a strong supporter and friend.

From disaster to delight - maintaining a positive relationship with our customers while getting the job done right is why we are called upon time and time again.

A message from the Owner at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

The Kansas City Star today published a remarkably candid story by Dr. Evan Shaw of Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Many of us are isolated in various ways. We're isolated from our social circles, work environments, family, friends, and loved ones to name a few. Dr. Shaw and indeed the entire global community of medical professionals, are isolated in their own very different way. His story in today's Star captures much of what we can only imagine goes on today inside our hospitals, emergency rooms, ambulances, senior living centers, etc. These remarkable people were drawn to the medical profession for their own unique reasons, but I would guess that few if any could imagine the reality in which they are now consumed. We are forever grateful to the professionals who make up this new-age army, from the doctors, the nurses, lab technicians, EMTs to the facility managers and custodians. You are the inspiring heroes of a generation. While your remarkable stories are just now being written, know that they will perpetually endure. Through a collaborative application of science and experience combined with your sacrifice and determination, we as a people will make it through this battle. We're tremendously grateful for and honored to know you.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article241839331.html

With gratitude,

- Cory Bates, President @ SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa

#perspective #respect #covid19 #firstrespondersrule #bepositive

Recovering from Fire Damage

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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When you move into your home it instantly becomes a safe haven for you and your family. A home is the one place in the world where you can let your guard down and feel secure. As you are handed the keys, you typically feel such relief, joy, and peace of mind. The thought of any catastrophe striking isn’t something that most homeowners think about.

All it takes is a single spark to set your world on fire.

Accidents unfortunately happen all the time. A tragedy such as a house fire is something you can never anticipate. Adrenaline kicks in as you call 911 in a frenzy. All you can do is stand outside, watching helplessly with onlookers, while your beloved home is engulfed in flames. When emergency professionals arrive to take over, they use all necessary measures to put the fire out fast. Unless someone has experienced it, most people don’t realize how invasive and devastating a fire can be. Firefighters trudge in and out of your home along with investigators, insurance adjustors, and necessary city officials. We understand how overwhelming and emotionally devastating the entire process is for you and we are ready to help you out.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa is Prepared to Handle your Fire Emergency

When you reach out to our 24-hour emergency representatives you are met with compassion and understanding. Our team at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa recognizes your hardship and is trained to gather all relevant information so that we can quickly dispatch technicians with the proper equipment. Within one hour you will be contacted by your personal Project Manager who will be your main point-of-contact until your home is back to its original condition. Within four hours, we will arrive to begin mitigation services.

Assessing the Fire Damage

Immediate action is necessary when you are dealing with fire, smoke, soot, and water damage. SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa holds an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and our technicians are trained to determine what is salvageable and what isn’t. A thorough walkthrough of your home will help us capture the full extent of damages to both your home and personal belongings. We strive to help recover all your personal belongings, which is why we take a “restore” versus “replace” approach.

Photos and documentation of all damage will be handled by your Project Manager so we can help your insurance process go as smoothly as possible.

Securing the Property

It’s not uncommon for fire damage to weaken the structure and leave openings vulnerable to outside elements. Technicians will go around your home, closing up any potential outside exposure and will make sure that boards and tarps are properly placed to maintain structural integrity.

Removing Water and Drying

The way to fight a fire, is with water. Depending on the size of the fire, eliminating the fire can create significant water damage. We use specialized hygrometers to measure the amount of moisture saturation and our infrared cameras can find hidden water damage. SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa is equipped with powerful water removal equipment and truck mounted extractors to quickly remove water.

Once we are confident we have removed as much water as possible, the crew will meticulously position professional-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to effectively dry everything out. When deciding what equipment to use and where to place it, we take into consideration humidity levels, the amount of moisture in the home, airflow, and temperatures. Mold prevention is crucial so we work had to make sure that everything is completely dry.

Smoke and Soot Elimination

When you look around at the residue of the aftermath, the darkness of the smoke and soot is unmistakable. Both leave a distinct appearance and smell that can permeate inside your home. Acting quickly to eliminate smoke and soot that is captured in your walls, ceilings, belongings, and carpet will help guarantee that you won’t be left with any lingering odor.

Clean and Sanitize

If there is an effective cleaning solution available, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa has it on-hand to clean and disinfect. Our technicians are trained to use specialized air scrubbers and fogging equipment so that your home is odor-free. An important part of the SERVPRO process is cleaning everything thoroughly so that there is no evidence that a fire ever occurred.

Restoration

Repairing, rebuilding, replacing and installing - we do what it takes to get your home back to the way it was before. By the time our team is done, your home should be back to its pre-fire condition and move-in ready. It’s important that your home is secure and safe for you and your family once we are complete. We will have a final walkthrough with you to make sure you are fully satisfied with the job done.

When tragedy strikes, you need someone on your side. Having a dedicated Project Manager and crew who understands just how much you’re going through, is imperative. From managing the technicians to handling required documentation for insurance, your Project Manager will take care of you.

At SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa, we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t trust just anyone with your home. 

Fire Damage Restoration in Your Kitchen is Easier with the Help of SERVPRO in Olathe

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Having a Skilled Team with Experience makes all the difference in any situation

Regardless of how your kitchen fire started, smoke moves throughout the room and into other areas of the home. The smoke brings with it soot and harsh residues that can begin sticking to all surfaces. When you call our team at SERVPRO, we take the time to assess your cabinets, fixtures, appliances, lighting, and all other surfaces to initiate the best course for successful cleaning.

Patterns of smoke movement are always taken into consideration when we address your fire damage in Olathe. Smoke not only drifts in an upward motion, but it gets drawn to cooler parts of your interior via conventional currents. The interiors of your kitchen cabinets and other concealed areas are prime spaces for residues to settle due to the cooler temperatures.

Once the restoration in your home begins, we're thorough and use cleaning agents developed by our in-house chemist that are specifically designed to clean smoke/soot residue.

For ceiling cleaning, our SERVPRO team looks at your lighting fixtures to address any soot that has settled before corrosion begins. We also take necessary precautions when checking wiring by testing outlets using electric circuit testers. All cleaning solutions go through a pre-test as well to ensure that the finish surrounding cabinets and fixtures are never damaged. 

If the insulation within your walls has suffered smoke damage, we address it. 

It would be best if you act fast to address the fire damage and the onset of smoke and soot throughout your home. Our team here at SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa is here to help whenever you need us. By calling us at (913) 782-4693, we send a team out promptly to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Have the Flood Water Removal Techniques You Need for Results in Kansas City

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Kansas City flood damage ? SERVPRO will get the job done right.

Any number of emergencies can happen within your home. However, flooding and water damage is often something most homeowners mistakenly try to tackle on their own. This is the type of restoration project that is at the highest level in terms of emergencies, so it calls for the help of skilled technicians to get the job done right. If you find yourself faced with flooding, you need to know that there is more than water that is cause for concern.

For flood water removal in Kansas City, SERVPRO springs into action to assess the task at hand. Our trained technicians work quickly to try and salvage as much of your interior contents and structure as we can. This is done by testing any remaining water and scoping your interior to find the water migration path. We then determine what equipment must be used and start the restoration process.

Floodwater Can Be Dangerous

Unlike a burst pipe that spills a great deal of clean water into your home, floodwater is often contaminated with elements like dirt, debris, chemicals, and even sewage. SERVPRO technicians test the floodwater in your home to determine the level of potential hazard so that we know precisely how to proceed.

Controlled Demolition

There are times when flood cuts are necessary when SERVPRO is called to a floodwater loss. Whenever the floodwater comes into contact with sheetrock, it is quickly wicked up through the core and then begins traveling upward. Our team measures beyond the highest watermark, cutting several inches above it to ensure that the unsalvageable materials are removed. This then opens the cavity of the wall to allow for thorough drying.  

Mitigation Safe Practices

We often advise homeowners to stay away from any flooded areas of the home. Even without contact with the floodwater, the chances are high of aspirating airborne particulates that may contain harmful bacteria or pathogens. All of our SERVPRO technicians are outfitted in protective gear, including respiration equipment, to stay as safe as possible throughout the flood water restoration project.

Do you need help with immediate flood water removal? With one phone call to our team at SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa, we can send out a team promptly to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Kansas City

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring Regardless of the room that has the water damage, team SERVPRO is ready 24/7 to take your emergency call. Call right away.

Kitchen Water Removal in Kansas City Gets Fast Action

The speed at which water damage gets cleaned up makes a big difference in the amount of loss a homeowner experiences. When a bathtub overflows, toilet backs up, or appliance malfunctions, all of these situations require expedited extraction and drying. 

Kitchens are one of the most common areas of water removal needs in Kansas City residences. The floors often bear the brunt of the loss as tile flooring is typical, and water seeps quickly between the tiles and causes moisture buildup in the subfloor. 

Common Issues of Longterm Water Loss

Two of the most frequently seen reasons for significant damage from water narrows into two categories. The first is inadequate initial cleanup efforts, and the second is too much time between the event and the restoration process. Before they even get out their moisture detection equipment, SERVPRO technicians know to look for: 

  • Delamination of tile
  • Foul odors
  • Signs of mold infestation
  • Softened or buckled sheetrock
  • Warped floorboards 
  • Water spots on walls and ceilings

Equipment for Thorough Extraction

The way the water removal process gets handled has a bearing on the rest of the restoration services. The more moisture that gets picked up lessens the time needed to dry the structure. The less water that remains within the floor and subfloor increases the potential of saving the homeowner the cost of replacement. The techs commonly do several dry passes to ensure the maximum amount of moisture gets removed before moving on to the drying phase. SERVPRO techs have access to a vast array of specialized extraction equipment such as: 

  • Portable pumps
  • Submersible pumps for water more than 2-inches in depth
  • Truck-mounted units for debris-filled and large amounts of water
  • Ride-on units for use on carpets and area rugs 
  • Weighted extractor heads to push water out of carpet and padding
  • Squeegees to push water along tile flooring
  • Wands to extend the reach within wall cavities and small spaces

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa at (913) 782-4693 has the advanced equipment for water removal of any scale in local properties. The experienced techs are available 24/7 to restore properties to their preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

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