Shawnee, KS Mold Damage Remediation
The Kansas River significantly impacts environmental conditions for Johnson County and Shawnee. Higher humidity and the possibilities of storm damage and flooding create ideal conditions for mold and microbial growth. Whether residential properties or commercial structures like the Shawnee Crossings Retail Center and Westbrooke Village, we can help.
Can Mold Inspections Help Remediation Be More Efficient?
Upon arrival, inspecting a property can give our SERVPRO team knowledge of the house conditions and the appropriate response. This initial job scoping phase can also show where reconstruction, demolition, content relocation, and cleaning are needed.
Are Remediation Options the Same for All Shawnee Residences
Because remediation processes are not the same for every residence, choosing the appropriate mold removal approach is important. We have many variables that play a part in determining the most cost-efficient and effective remediation strategy. In addition to general remediation, our experienced professionals can also help with:
- Damage repairs
- Odor removal
- Attic mold removal
- Controlled demolition
Are Repairs Needed After Shawnee Residential Mold Damage?
One of the underappreciated aspects of mold remediation and restoration is the repairs and reconstruction often needed to complete this process thoroughly. While others might ask home and business owners to pursue contractors to finish this work, we offer a general contractor license to complete build-back services and repairs your home might need.
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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
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces 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 Shawnee 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 2190, 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:
- 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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Shawnee, 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
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
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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
Here at SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Shawnee, KS. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (913) 782-4693 and we will be on our way to help.