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
  • Sanding
  • 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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (913) 782-4693

Understanding Mold

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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Olathe community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Olathe, KS home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Olathe, KS home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.

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.