Olathe, KS Mold Damage Remediation
With bodies like Lake Olathe and environmental conditions that leave many of the thousands of Olathe homes contending with humidity, mold is more of a common threat than property owners realize. Our SERVPRO professionals have efficient remediation and mold removal strategies to help.
Choosing the Right Remediation Strategies for Olathe Homes
With multiple remediation options possible for residential and commercial properties, choosing the right one for the situation depends on a set of variables. The hosting material, location of the damage, and severity of mold growth all determine which of these is best:
- Surface cleaning
- Soda blasting
- Controlled demolition
- Black mold damage repairs
- Mold removal products
Is Containment Helpful to Remediating Mold Damage?
One of the effective ways to better your chances of reducing mold damage and restoration times is by implementing containment strategies. From polypropylene sheeting over structural openings to air scrubbers and hydroxyl machines, we can reduce the spread of spores and make restoration more efficient overall.
How Common is Attic Mold for Olathe Properties?
Because storm damage and tornadoes can be a common threat to Johnson County, Olathe homeowners have experienced vulnerabilities in the roof that can lead to water penetration. Moisture in this confined space can quickly develop mold. With remediation strategies and repairs possible, we can help make it “Like it never even happened.”
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SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (913) 782-4693
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Olathe residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Olathe, KS
- Lenexa, KS
- Shawnee, KS
- Merriam, KS
- Overland Park, KS
- Kansas City, KS
- Leawood, KS
- Prairie Village , KS
- Gardner, KS
- Mission, KS
- Spring Hill, KS
- New Century, KS
- Edgerton, KS
- Craig, KS
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (913) 782-4693
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Olathe, KS. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (913) 782-4693 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.