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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Is Fire Damage in your Old Olathe Home Worrying You?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and fire damaged belongings Usually not all is lost after a fire. SERVPRO knows how to determine if possessions can be cleaned.

SERVPRO Can Help Inspect and Estimate Fire Damage Restoration Costs at your Olathe Home

During spring in 1857, Dr. John T. Burton rode to the center of Johnson County, where he staked two-quarter sections of land. Burton was drawn in by the prairie's beauty, especially its gorgeous cover of wildflowers such as Verbena. Olathe's name is rumored to have been chosen after Burton asked his Shawnee interpreter for a local word meaning beautiful. 

The city was incorporated in 1857 and later chosen as the county seat in 1859. The decision was arrived at, yet it was not the first city in Kansas because of its rapid growth. The metropolis also had significant roles in the country's history. 

Olathe was a stopover for various popular trails, including the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails. The routes brought significant business for the local stores and other ventures that catered to the travelers.

Historical Monuments in Olathe

The different changes over the years have left a mark on the city. Various monuments remain to this day, serving as a reminder.

  • Mahaffie House - The stagecoach stop and farm served as a popular stopover for the wagons heading westwards on the Santa Fe Trail. Currently, it is a registered historic site run by the city. Visitors can enjoy rides in the only remaining operational stagecoaches.
  • Old Olathe Naval Air Museum - It features aviation and naval memorabilia. It has a four-acre park with statues and memorials of fallen soldiers from different eras. The facility is excellent for educational activities.
  • William J. Mara Museum of Deaf History, Arts, and Culture - The museum is one of a kind globally since it explores deaf culture in the United States. It was created as a recognition of the Kansas School for The Deaf's work established back in 1866. Museum visitors can explore various exhibits, watch videos, or participate in interactive modules teaching American Sign Language.

How Does SERVPRO Inspect and Estimate Costs after Fire Damage?

Fire damage, especially in older structures, can cost more money and time to address. In many cases involving older buildings, the sentimental value supersedes other regular aspects such as cost-effectiveness. When you are looking forward to the best outcome in such circumstances, proper inspection and evaluation of damages are mandatory to ensure precise addressing of issues like:

Our SERVPRO teams break down the evaluation process into several steps like: 

  • Scoping contents and structure 
  • Testing for cleanability
  • Testing for pre-existing conditions

Completing the different steps ensures all the pertinent issues are identified, thus ensuring restoration starts from the point of knowledge. We also inform the property owner and insurance adjusters while also working closely with subcontractors to help with the restoration.

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley adheres to high standards when performing any fire damage restoration. Call us at (913) 782-4693 for assistance.

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