Your Belongings and Storm Damage

Kansas City Storm Damaged Items and Fast Cleanup

The aftermath of significant flooding from a torrential rainstorm can create havoc for homeowners and commercial property managers in Kansas City. The Missouri River can provide an abundance of overland water that is highly contaminated as it enters a property.

What is Black Water?

Category 3 water is considered highly contaminated and a biohazard:

• Organic debris from the river water
• Transported carcasses
• Chemicals and pesticides from ground surfaces
• Sewage waste
• All of the above can contain microorganisms and pathogens

Sanitizing and Disinfecting Your Belongs

  • Handheld spray bottles for small or delicate items
  • Foggers dispensing water or solvent-soluble agents
  • Biocides, fungicides, germicides, antimicrobial products

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa understands the potential dangers and risks involved with a stormwater intrusion to your Kanas City property. We have trained technicians accredited by the IICRC--the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification in areas relating to water extraction, drying, and restoring a safe environment to the structure and its contents.

With our aim of always trying to "restore and not replace" building materials, fixtures, contents, and belongings, we can execute a variety of services simultaneously. Our customers have sentimental and monetary values rooted in a child's favorite toy, that photo album that holds memories of three generations, and that ugly, but comfortable, easy chair.

Professionalism Partners with Advanced Equipment

We treat your belongings as if they were our own, an often-used expression, but one we take to hear.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (913) 782-4693

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Preloss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most