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Experienced Fire Restorers Remove Soot Damage Fast in Lenexa Homes

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

"Smoke and soot cleaning" Smoke and soot can reach the remote areas of your home. We can remove the odors. Call SERVPRO today!

Post-fire Cleanup of Lenexa Homes Often Means Choosing The Best Cleanup For Soot Damage. 

Fires can destroy contents and building materials in your home, and worse than this, add a challenging deposit of soot and smoke damage to remove afterward. Soot removal is one of the key ingredients of complete, successful fire restoration.

The Type of Smoke Damage Present 

There are several types of smoke and soot residues that can exist after fire damage in Lenexa homes. What materials are involved in the combustion that creates aerosolized solids impacts the chemical makeup of the soils settling on surfaces. Changes in this composition change the smoke remediation approach.

Condition of the Underlying Host Materials

The inspection process can often require crew chiefs to assess the condition of affected materials thoroughly. Sensitive surfaces can have their finish ruined or become stained by acidic residues and soils, so a sampling of remediation strategies is common to determine the best cleaning approach moving forward.

Wet and Dry Cleaning Solutions for Soot Removal

When it comes to removing soot from the surfaces it impacts, we take the information we have gathered and put it to use. Because there are several strategies for reducing the severity of soot residue thickness, choosing the right approach can dramatically lessen restoration times. Some of the common methods for soot removal in homes include:

  • Chemical sponges
  • Wet surface cleaning
  • Dry ice pellet blasting
  • Abrasive cleaning/steel wool
  • Controlled demolition


Soot removal is one of the common threads of fire restoration in homes and businesses, yet the process itself changes considerably from one location to the next. Experienced fire recovery professionals on our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley teams can respond fast with mitigation and cleaning options to make restoration as efficient as possible. We are ready to help 24/7 at (913) 782-4693.

Cleaning Water-Damaged Carpets in Olathe Office Buildings

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Office carpet If water damage strikes in your Olathe office building, just call the experts at SERVPRO, we are Here to help!

Water Can Damage Many Installed Structural Elements of Olathe Commercial Properties. 

Whether a leak from a plumbing fixture or a malfunctioning fire suppression system, water damage in your office building can be destructive to installed materials like carpeting. Our SERVPRO team can help with mitigation and restoration solutions. 

Removing Trapped Moisture in Exposed Elements? 

Much of the success to be expected during water damage restoration of Olathe offices comes from removing water in low-pile carpeting. The less saturated and deteriorated this carpeting becomes, the easier it is to extract the moisture and dry the fibers to continue using this flooring. Some of the tools designed for removing water from carpets include:

  • Carpet wands
  • Weighted extractors
  • Drying mats
  • Wet vacuums

Thorough Cleaning for Office Carpets After Water Damage

Removing the water is often not enough to overcome the damage that burst pipes or flooding can cause exposed flooring. Our carpet cleaning technicians (CCT) prepare effective cleaning options for glue-down low pile carpeting like hot water extraction. This approach improves the look and feel of carpeting in the damaged space and makes the damage effects "Like it never even happened." 

Pulling Up Carpet and Reinstalling

When drying and extraction are not effective for restoring installed carpeting throughout the office, we lean on our general contractor license to provide controlled demolition solutions. Carpet can be pulled up from the tack strips and discarded, leaving a clean space for new flooring to be installed to the property management's wishes. 


Water damage in an office space can impact many structural elements and contents. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley teams ensures that our mitigation efforts begin as soon as possible. It is our business to get you back in business - and that starts with a phone call to (913) 782-4693.

How Can Flood Water Damage Your Olathe Basement?

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flood water at door When flood damage takes over your home, call on our skilled experts for remediation assistance right away.

The Lowest Level Of Your Olathe Home Is a Target For Flood Damage Which Can Be Destructive To Exposed Elements. 

Flooding is more common in Olathe homes and businesses than you might believe. Surges from torrential rains or tornado damage can leave properties vulnerable to water penetration. Cleaning and restoring the basement level is an urgent need for damaged homes after flooding.

Extraction for Natural Floodwater 

Our technicians must start extraction work before the debris and solids making up the flood damage in Olathe homes can be addressed. Our professionals have powerful water removal tools from wet vacuums to truck-mount extractors for this purpose.

Thorough Inspection To Direct Restoration Work 

One of the ways that we can learn about the current conditions of exposed building materials, contents, and other concerns is through a complete inspection of the property. Our crew chief or qualified administration division meets with the customer and walks through the house to catalog loss and pre-existing conditions. This assessment helps discover:

  • Structural Compromise – We look for distinct damage to structural elements that could ultimately collapse or fail. We can offer controlled demolition services during the mitigation phase.
  • Potential Contamination – Natural flooding can welcome possible contaminants and pathogenic threats to the property from exposures to decaying organic matter, sewage, and other harmful substances. 
  • Moisture Damage – Lingering water damage can also have far-reaching effects on the entire property if not resolved as soon as possible. We use moisture detection equipment to achieve these results.

Natural disasters can be destructive and devastating for homes in their path. When flooding impacts area properties, many basements and lower portions of split-level homes suffer standing water and possible contamination. Our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley teams understand the urgency of this situation and respond 24/7 to help when you need it most. Call us today at (913) 782-4693.

Why Should Lenexa Residents Hire Skilled Mold Remediation Services?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

heavy mold growth on wall In the right environments, mold quickly multiplies. Our SERVPRO techs are trained for mold remediation.

Lenexa Property Owners Can Trust SERVPRO to Carefully and Efficiently Perform Mold Remediation

Many events could lead to the onset of mildew and black mold growth within any building. As a homeowner, you always do whatever you can to ensure your Lenexa property is clean and safe for your family and pets. But what you might not understand is that mold is everywhere, and it is impossible to escape it. Given the right conditions, trace amounts of mold can become a significant issue that you cannot ignore. SERVPRO wants everyone to know that we have the proven methods and experience to ensure your property gets back to normal and Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Microscopic mold spores are everywhere, so it is best to call specialists for mold cleanup and remediation in Lenexa when it begins to multiply and thrive. But, why SERVPRO? We arrive fast so that we can get started on mold inspection, followed by detailed mold cleanup. We adjust as we work so that no stone gets left unturned, ensuring you and your family are safe from mold’s potential health effects.

For mold remediation work, there are several things that we remind our homeowners, including:

  • There are countless types of mold, meaning hundreds, if not thousands.
  • Tiny mold spores are found everywhere, including the air we breathe, surfaces, carpeting, and clothing.
  • Many mold types thrive in temperatures between 64 and 90° F.
  • When mold has organic food sources and excessive moisture, the spores thrive and colonize quickly.
  • All our equipment and tools, including HEPA filtration, dehumidifiers, and EPA-registered cleaning agents, allow us to get the job done faster. We leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Call (913) 782-4693 when you need skilled mold removal services. You can reach us at SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley 24 hours a day.

Emergency Water Removal When You Need It in Olathe

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

brown spot on ceiling showing water damage On multi-level homes, a leak upstairs can cause water to become trapped in ceilings.

SERVPRO Provides Fast Response for Water Removal to Ensure Your Olathe Home Gets Restored Quickly

When it comes to essential contacts, water removal services should be a number that you always keep on your list. Skilled restoration technicians not only tackle your water cleanup needs but also follow best practices for drying and water damage repairs after any emergency event. Olathe residents can rest easy knowing that SERVPRO is just a phone call away whenever they encounter a leaking roof from storms, basement flooding, or burst pipes. We offer a 24/7 emergency response to handle all of your restoration needs so that the interior of your home is “Like it never even happened.”

There are many reasons you can trust SERVPRO to handle your water damage restoration needs. When you contact us for water removal in Olathe, you can feel confident in our work for the following reasons:

  • Our team is made up of IICRC-certified water damage restoration technicians
  • We use industrial-grade equipment and advanced technology
  • Our Green Fleet arrives fully equipped with tools and products that help us accelerate our efforts to reach our goals easily
  • We are locally-owned and operated, featuring a wide variety of national resources

A significant mistake many homeowners make is thinking they can handle water removal with a mop and bucket or a wet/dry vacuum. The fact is that water migrates to dry spaces, often getting trapped behind walls, baseboards, and flooring. We use proven moisture detection methods with advanced equipment to locate and remove hidden moisture pockets. By doing so, we lessen damage and cut costs along the way. Whenever necessary, our team initiates controlled demolition measures to repair or replace unsalvageable materials.

SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley can be reached by calling (913) 782-4693. We are available around the clock for water removal services!

Affordable Fire Restoration Saves Residents of Olathe Time and Money

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fifty dollar bill burning on both ends Cleaning up after a fire is expensive. Hiring a professional fire damage restoration company can help reduce the restoration costs.

Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration if Your Olathe Property Needs Attention

Contacting a skilled restoration team whenever your Olathe property gets hit with fire and smoke damage is essential. Although you have a lot on your mind after a fire, you can lessen a lot of the worry and burden by having SERVPRO come out to begin house fire cleanup and restoration. We are always on call to help 24 hours a day, and our crews are ready to go within hours of your call. The team works fast to ensure you get rapid results to start enjoying your home while putting the fire event behind you.

Many benefits come from calling SERVPRO to help with fire restoration in Olathe. Some of the advantages you will have from working with our IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) include:

  • Safety assessment –Safety is paramount for our team and anyone else coming and going throughout your home. The SERVPRO crew takes the time to assess your indoor air quality (IAQ) and structural integrity to identify and handle all of the potential risks.
  • Shorter restoration times –Fire damaged homes get back to normal faster with the help of our skilled technicians. We have all the right technology and methods to streamline the project to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  • Cut down on costs –When you lessen restoration times, you also have fewer expenditures. We work to restore versus replace when possible, saving you money in the long run.

Fire and smoke remediation call for help from trained technicians. SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley is the team to call when you need dependable fire restoration. Reach us 24/7 at (913) 782-4693.

Can Water Damage Restoration Save Wet Walls in an Olathe Home?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

LGR and air movers stacked up Water damage mitigation by SERVPRO for our Olathe neighbors includes plenty of dehumidifiers and air movers.

Olathe SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Salvages Wet Drywall, Insulation, and Wall Studs

Water damage can happen anywhere, anytime to Olathe homeowners. A pipe leak that is 1/32" in diameter can consume a whopping 264 gallons per day or 7,920 gallons per month. Without fast action, homeowners can expect much higher water costs, unsalvageable carpeting, buckling drywall, and even mold growth.

SERVPRO acts quickly 24/7 to address water damage restoration needs for Olathe homeowners. Whether the disaster is from a small pipe leak, burst plumbing, or appliance failures, this Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified firm is available to return the affected property to a clean, pre-disaster state.

SERVPRO Remediates Drywall Water Damage for Olathe Homeowners

SERVPRO techs utilize multiple strategies to preserve salvageable drywall after a pipe leak, including:

  • Cutting out non-salvageable, crumbling drywall above the waterline to prevent further saturation
  • Sanitizing wall studs and drywall with EPA-registered fungicides to put a stop to mold growth
  • Sucking out fiberglass insulation with an insulation vacuum for on- or off-site drying or discarding

After extracting moisture and drying the affected space with centrifugal air movers and dehumidification units, SERVPRO professionals focus on structural repairs, including installing new drywall and baseboards, repainting walls, and odor control with water- or solvent-based deodorizers.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley are proud to demonstrate that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster when homeowners call (913) 782-4693.

How Can Lenexa Businesses Address Fire Damage on Commercial Property?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

green air scrubber SERVPRO techs set up air scrubbers outfitted with HEPA and charcoal filters to eliminate smoke odors and particles in Lenexa area businesses

SERVPRO’s 24/7 Commercial Fire Damage Service Saves Lenexa Business Owners Time, Money, and Stress

Whether the culprit is an overheated restroom exhaust motor, an office kitchen microwave mishap, or sudden ignition of an electrical outlet or light fixture, even small fires in a commercial facility can have a heavy impact on Lenexa businesses. Without professional-grade restoration, fire damage odors and residues can impact comfort and indoor air quality for customers and employees alike.

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited SERVPRO technicians can perform commercial fire damage cleanup for Lenexa properties 24/7. This firm’s commitment to constant availability minimizes business downtime as well as damages to structures and assets.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Cleanup Works from Ceiling to Floor

SERVPRO tools for commercial fire damage disasters are used in a highly methodical fashion. Restoration technicians start with soot and soils on the ceiling, removing light stains and dry deposits with dry cleaning sponges and gentle agitation.

HEPA-filter air scrubbers may be deployed to implement negative air pressure in the affected space. This serves multiple purposes, including:

  • Preventing soot from spreading to other parts of a Lenexa business through ventilation or other openings
  • Increasing ease of soot particle collection and disposal
  • Significantly accelerates improvements to indoor air quality

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley aim to make disaster-affected businesses look “Like it never even happened.” Call (913) 782-4693 to begin cleanup.

Can Olathe Homeowners Remove Flood Damage Odors?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sales vehicle parked Our Olathe area customers breathe a sigh of relief when our SERVPRO team arrives for storm damage cleanup and restoration

Olathe SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians Have the Tools to Eliminate Flood Damage Smells

Storms and floodwater leave behind innumerable damages in their wake. One in five flood events happen outside of a high-risk flood zone, and 98% of US counties have been impacted by flooding. Even when Olathe homeowners are prepared for potential flood damage, the effects–including unpleasant odors from debris and microbes–can be difficult to remove without professional assistance.

SERVPRO technicians can remediate storm and flood damage affecting Olathe homes 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Flood response can begin in as little as several hours after a homeowner’s initial contact.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Odor Control with Industrial-Grade Deodorizers

While several products, such as EPA-registered biocides and HEPA-filter vacuums aid in odor control, Olathe SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) also utilize deodorizer units to address widespread flood damage malodors in a home.

Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, which are frequently deployed for storm and flood odor control, work as follows:

  • The fogger is used to dispense water or solvent-based deodorizing agents, which generate microscopic deodorant particles
  • Deodorizer particles penetrate odor-affected surfaces
  • Deodorizer molecules combine with and eliminate odor-causing particles

Technicians use commercial-grade drop cloths to protect furnishings from potential secondary moisture damage during wet fogging.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley can be reached at (913) 782-4693 to provide cleanup services that can make a home look and feel, “Like it never even happened.”

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.