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Why Worry About Mold Remediation When You Suspect Development in Your Kansas City Property?

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

mold on a white wall You never want to play when it comes to mold. Call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown today.

SERVPRO Ensures Proper Mold Remediation Takes Place Safely and Effectively and Kansas City

Noticing mold colonization anywhere in your Kansas City property can feel like a nightmare. You never want to take a chance of disturbing the spores and making matters worse, so contacting skilled professionals for mold inspection and remediation is best. The good news for all area residents and business owners is that SERVPRO features mold specialists that can address the cleaning and sanitizing of your interior to make everything Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Why call on SERVPRO for mold damage remediation in Kansas City? Once you call us, we mobilize a team for mold inspections, remediations, and cleaning. Our Green Fleet comes packed with all the right products and equipment to address your mold infestation issue. Some of the steps included with our black mold remediation projects include:

  • Inspection and containment, with the impact zone getting quarantined with containment barriers of plastic sheeting
  • We ensure your HVAC system is off to halt airflow that could otherwise carry mold spores into unaffected areas
  • A negative air chamber might get put into play, allowing the crew to contain spores within the work zone
  • We implement cleaning measures with air scrubbers, HEPA filtration vacuums, and various equipment to trap spores and filter them from the air
  • Treatments using antifungals and antimicrobials to inhibit re-infestation
  • Controlled demolition for any areas that materials get deemed unsalvageable 

Whether you had a small colonization area or noticed a significant development, everything gets cleaned and thoroughly sanitized to ensure safety and enjoyment for your family and pets. SERVPRO always makes it “Like it never even happened.”

Why wait to address a black mold issue when you can call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown? Call our team at (816) 895-8890 when you need a prompt response for mold damage remediation.

Incidents at Your Kansas City Property that May Call for Professional Water Damage Restoration

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Flooring removed from a room with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is here to help in any way possible after your water damage.

Water Damage Restoration and Clean-up When You Need It, 24/7 With SERVPRO in Kansas City

Whenever you have a water-related incident at your Kansas City home, it is customary to wonder if you can handle the water clean-up on your own. However, all homeowners and property managers must know that DIY methods can do more harm than good. There are numerous reasons to call skilled, experienced technicians like SERVPRO to handle the clean-up and drying. 

What constitutes a phone call for professional water damage restoration in Kansas City? The answer usually depends on the spill area, how much water is involved, and materials impacted. However, SERVPRO is fast, efficient, and ready to go 24/7 for all water-loss incidents for commercial and residential clients. Some of the calls we receive are most often related to:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Broken dishwasher hoses
  • Overflowing washing machines
  • Water heater tank malfunctions
  • Water infiltration due to storms and leaking roofs
  • Basement flooding
  • Overflowing tubs, shower leaks, and more

The extraction of standing water in these and other incidents is not enough. DIY methods with a mop and bucket or a wet/dry vacuum will only pull up the water you can see with the naked eye. SERVPRO technicians bring along dehumidification equipment, industrial-grade fans, and moisture detection tools to ensure nothing gets left untreated. 

What About Unpleasant Smells?

Water removal services must also include the application of deodorants with a complete cleaning of each impacted area. SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered antimicrobials to battle foul, musty odors while inhibiting mold and mildew growth.

There is nothing that our team at SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown cannot cover when you call us for water damage restoration. We are reachable around the clock for emergency response by dialing (816) 895-8890.

Mitigation, Water Removal and Cleanup Can Help Rebuild Your Kansas City Business

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Wet flooring in a building with sales items on a shelf. Water damage to your business is serious. SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is here to help get you and your business back up and running.

SERVPRO Helps Keep Your Kansas City Business Running – Call Us for Water Removal and Cleanup!

Day or night, when any water emergency strikes at your Kansas City business, you need to be ready. No matter the project's scope or time of day, SERVPRO can deploy a team that gets to work fast. Quick water mitigation lessens downtime, cuts costs, and helps you to keep your commercial property up and running. Whether you run a bakery, laundry mat, or production facility, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning we can be there to get started within hours of your call. 

The pros best handle water removal and cleanup in Kansas City for many reasons. Here is a loose timeline of what you can expect after a water event happens in your place of business:

Within Minutes:

  • Water spreads fast following the path of least resistance, saturating all porous materials in its path – this includes floors, walls, and contents.
  • Furnishings with finish can bleed, leading to permanent stains on office carpet, etc.

Within the first 24 hours:

  • Metal surfaces will start to tarnish
  • Drywall can swell and begin breaking down
  • Ink and dye from paper goods and cloth can spread and cause stains
  • Musty odors begin to develop

48 Hours to a Week:

  • Mildew and mold grow and spread
  • Structural elements, doors, and windows can swell and warp
  • Paint can start to blister and peel
  • Potentially dangerous biohazard contamination becomes possible

Over a Week:

  • Cost and time for restoration dramatically increases, and the need for structural reconstruction may be extensive
  • Structural integrity and safety become an issue

The only way to ensure your water removal and cleanup goes as planned is to have a trusted team on the job. Contact SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown by calling (816) 895-8890, and we can initiate a team for water removal services.

Kansas City House Fire Clean Up Calls for Professional Fire Damage Restoration Equipment

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

A white house on a black background on fire with a lit match above it. Fire damage is crucial and SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown understands. Call us today we are ready to assist you and your home.

SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage Restoration with Care and Precision Using the Best Technology in Kansas City

The success of any water and fire damage restorations rests on the skills of the technician and the equipment they have access to. Anyone navigating the loss after a fire will find that calling SERVPRO to the job ensures rapid, efficient results. We bring all the right equipment to the job and carefully adjust our processes to better achieve our restoration goals. The main objective is always to clean everything to help restore it to the way it was before the fire, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO has our Green Fleet of vehicles filled to the rafters with the latest products and equipment to handle your fire damage restoration needs in Kansas City. Some of the equipment you will most likely see us using to control a fire restoration project includes:

  • Dehumidifiers – Our industrial dehumidifiers help remove moisture from the air, helping to address any water used to extinguish the flames.
  • Air Scrubbers – HEPA filtration pulls odorous particulates and contaminants from the air to deodorize and clean it with air scrubbers.
  • Air Movers – Our commercial air movers promote as-needed evaporation, drying, and ventilation depending on the project.
  • Ozone Generators – Ozone features three bonded oxygen atoms and acts as a powerful oxidizing and sterilizing agent when used in fire restoration projects to battle foul smoke odors.
  • Hydroxyl Generators – These units work to put hydrogen peroxide molecules into the air, creating an interaction with odor-causing elements at a molecular level.

We have skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) who have been thoroughly trained in best practices for safely using these and other tools that we bring to each job. Everything gets restored and cleaned so that there is no trace left of the fire and soot residue.

Call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown when you need a team onsite for rapid fire damage restoration. You can reach us by dialing (816) 895-8890.

Kansas City Residents - Know Your Options When You Need Floodwater Removal

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Concrete floor in a garage with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. When storm damage strikes, call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown. We are prepared and ready to go.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Floodwater Removal Solutions for Homes and Businesses in Kansas City

Even if you try to stay prepared for Kansas City storms and flooding, there is always the chance that something happens, and you need skilled technicians to handle the cleanup. Working with a team like SERVPRO helps return your property to pre-event condition fast if you have flooding and water damage. Additionally, because floodwater is often full of contaminants, hiring trained technicians get everything done in the safest manner possible.

It is wise to have our number handy if you need prompt floodwater removal in Kansas City after a storm. Our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) are ready 24 hours a day so that you are not left waiting with standing water or storm damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and provide our clients with detailed estimates before beginning restoration. Some of the quality services that you can expect when you call us include:

  • Rapid water extraction with powerful pumps, extractors, and various attachments
  • Packout services to either store items off-site or relocate them for detailed cleaning and drying
  • Board up and tarping services for addressing a leaking roof from storms, broken windows, and more
  • Controlled demolition to replace drywall, ceiling tiles, wood panels, and structural elements
  • Precision drying and dehumidification to return the air inside your property to normal relative humidity (RH) levels
  • Sanitizing and deodorizing with the help of EPA-registered antimicrobials and cleaning agents – leaving your property Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Documenting any relative inventory and details regarding your project to aid in the insurance claims process

SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is here to help with floodwater removal and storm response. Call us at (816) 895-8890, and we can deploy our Green Fleet within hours of initial contact.

Can Professionals Deliver Successful Water Damage Mitigation for Kansas City Ceramic Tiled Floors?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor When facing a large-scale water spill on your ceramic floors, water removal is critical. Team SERVPRO can help with many services in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians use Different Strategies to Restore Water Damage Suffered by Kansas City Residential Flooring

Ceramic floors are popular in Kansas City, and water damage mitigation is the goal when they experience harm from spills or burst pipes. The ability of skilled Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to remove excess water and dry the subflooring is the key to water damage restoration.

Can SERVPRO Crews Mitigate and Remediate Water Damaged Ceramic Tile Floors?

Durable and close to waterproof if installed, grouted, and sealed properly, ceramic tiles in Kansas City homes frequently sail through a plumbing or appliance malfunction and subsequent water incursion with few residual effects. What do SERVPRO managers and IICRC certified technicians check when evaluating a tile floor’s integrity after possible water damage?

  • Cracked or loosened grout and dislodged ceramic tiles signal water damage beneath tiles.
  • If possible, we examine the subfloor from beneath for evidence of water leak-through.
  • When the subfloor has plaster, drywall, or acoustical tiles beneath, we look for new staining, bulging, crumbling drywall, or broken plaster to indicate a ceiling leak.

When Kansas City Ceramic Tile Floors Need Water Damage Restoration, What Is the Protocol SERVPRO Follows?

Although the ceramic tiles themselves rarely suffer damage, the plywood subfloor often warps and expands. Breaks at the grout joints occur, and the tiles need resetting and grouting. This cannot happen until the repair or replacement of the subfloor. The SERVPRO crew will:

  • Check for moisture under the ceramic tiles using a nonpenetrating meter.
  • Dry the subfloor from the bottom, if possible, to reduce the warping. 
  • In some cases, holes drilled into the subfloor can facilitate drying.
  • Strategic removal of some ceramic tiles can permit top-down drying.
  • If the plywood subfloor continues to exhibit warping even after appropriate drying, it may need full or partial replacement, requiring removing all ceramic tiles before resetting.

Your ceramic tile floors are in good hands with SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown if in need of water damage mitigation. Call us at (816) 895-8890 to explore your options.

How Do Local Disaster Recovery Leaders Handle Kansas City Fire Cleanup and Restoration Best?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Team SERVPRO can help with many facets of fire damage including preparing photos and damage lists for insurance. Contact us today for services.

IICRC Training and State-of-the-Art Products and Equipment are Why SERVPRO Should be Your First Call for Kansas City Water and Fire Damage Restorations

Fire cleanup and restoration in Kansas City takes teamwork and a 24/7 workforce response. An investment in an extensive inventory of immediately available and cutting edge resources stocked on our ready-to-roll service vehicles is also critical:

  • Proprietary cleaning and antimicrobial products 
  • Tools and supplies
  • Mitigation, remediation, and deodorization equipment 

What Is the Rush When Reacting to Fire Damage?

After the chaos and fear engendered by a Kansas City house fire, you might want to collect your thoughts before devising a plan after researching the issues. Realistically the clock is ticking even before the fire department takes its leave, impelled by the rapid and destructive action on building materials of both firefighting water and smoke and soot residues. Feel confident in calling us immediately as:

  • Reviews confirm SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown’s place as a leading local smoke and fire damage restoration contractor.
  • We are also rated as the #1 rated water damage restoration company in Kansas City, including working with firefighting fluids.
  • Our management  strives to measure our response time in minutes, so SERVPRO can pledge that our experienced crews get an essential jump on all aspects of fire restoration. 

Who Can Help Me with Insurance Documentation and Communication During My Kansas City Fire Restoration Project?

We hold preferred vendor status for many insurance and property management companies because of our reputation for the highest quality customer service delivered with integrity and professionalism. Our excellent working relationships with insurers are other reasons why SERVPRO streamlines your fire damage project’s positive outcomes.

House fire clean up proceeds more smoothly when a scalable and well-equipped workforce responds fast, why SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown should help you shoulder the load from initial assessment through comprehensive restoration. Call us at (816) 895-8890 to partner with our team.

Is It Dangerous for Homeowners to Do Their Own Stormwater Removal in Kansas City?

8/15/2021 (Permalink)

a tree that has fallen onto a house Has your area recently been affected by storm damage? Team SERVPRO can help with cleanup and water removal. We are standing by to take your call.

Take Advantage of SERVPRO’s Skilled Crews and High-Capacity Equipment for Storm Flooding Mitigation and Remediation in Kansas City

Property owners naturally feel responsible for repairing any kind of harm to their dwelling, but Kansas City stormwater removal is a formidable task. Torrential rains and overland flooding can quickly fill all the recesses and cavities in your home’s lower levels. A leaking roof from storms activity might funnel water over ceilings and between walls, with the fluids migrating unchecked throughout the house.

Why Is Professional Assessment Necessary to Locate Trapped Water?

When water becomes trapped inside building structures in Kansas City, the potential for structural collapse increases rapidly. When SERVPRO crews answer a call for help, the first task on the agenda is a safety hazard assessment. In addition to controlling for slips and falls, contaminated water, and electrical shock, our project manager evaluates structures for hidden caches of water by looking for signs:

  • Bulging ceilings or walls
  • New staining on surfaces
  • “Sweating” on surfaces
  • Pooling of water on lower levels without overland flooding or foundation seepage
  • Infrared imaging indicating fluids behind walls, under floors, in cinder block foundations without with flooding or seepage from saturated ground

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Manage Safe Stormwater Removal?

Some significant controlled demolition will become necessary to release the water and open up wet cavities for effective structural drying. Trained IICRC-certified professionals should perform the intentional demolition to limit the chance of structural collapse. Controlled demolition methods include:

  • Punching weep holes in ceilings, from the edge of the room to the center
  • Removal of baseboards to cut or drill drainage holes to release stormwater between walls
  • Sawing of flood cuts several inches above floodlines between studs, taking professional care to avoid wiring and other utility conduits
  • Removing disintegrated drywall and plaster during the flood cut process while opening up wet spaces for better airflow to facilitate rapid drying
  • Drilling holes in mortar joints to remove stormwater from cement block cells and brickwork

Partner with SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown for stormwater removal. Call (816) 895-8890 day or night to request assistance.

How Can I Avoid Needing Professional Mold Remediation for My Kansas City Business?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

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There Are Ways to Prevent Mold, But Sometimes Mold Remediation is Unavoidable

The seeds of mold, called “spores,” are omnipresent in the environment, so there is always a chance that mold colonies might grow somewhere in your Kansas City business. If this happens, it could impact your facilities, damage your inventory, or even force you to cease operations.

SERVPRO’s mold remediation experts in Kansas City know that it is exceedingly difficult for business owners to prevent mold growth because mold spores can be found floating in the air almost anywhere. These airborne seeds are relatively harmless until they land on a surface where the right conditions exist for them to sprout and grow into thriving colonies. To prevent this from happening, our mold specialists suggest that you:

  • Look for and try to eliminate all potential water sources that mold can use to survive
  • Avoid using wooden elements and furnishings in moisture-rich parts of your business, like kitchens and restrooms, whenever possible
  • Maintain interior temperatures below 77 F
  • Keep interior humidity levels under 55% with dehumidifiers, if necessary
  • Treat water/moisture-prone areas of your business with antifungals

If, after taking these measures, you are unable to prevent mold issues, SERVPRO can assist you with mold inspection, mold removal, and black mold damage repairs.

Whenever you need us, your neighborhood SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is ready to do whatever it takes to complete your mold remediation job. Call us anytime at (816) 895-8890 for assistance.

Why Should I Consider Using SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Service in Kansas City?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged kitchen Water damage can impact any area of your home. SERVPRO can locate the moisture source and restore your home.

SERVPRO Is Uniquely Suited for Performing Local Water Restoration Work

At any moment, a water leak could impact your Kansas City residence. Such a leak could come in many forms, occur at varying speeds, and be of differing levels of severity. Regardless of how they result, SERVPRO is uniquely capable of remediating their effects.

SERVPRO, a Kansas City water restoration company, is experienced in handling a wide variety of water leaks and cleaning up the issues they cause. Our skilled technicians have successfully performed water damage remediation work on the effects of ceiling leaks, burst pipes, and basement flooding caused by leaky water containers and malfunctioning appliances.

Some reasons why we are so effective at cleaning up and restoring water-damaged homes:

  • We are strategically located in Kansas City, so our technicians, equipment, and facilities are often close enough to your home to offer you the fastest emergency water damage services
  • Our experts are trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, color repair, and odor control
  • The SERVPRO arsenal contains all the latest industry tools, like powerful wet vacs and extractors, advanced air movers and dehumidifiers, cutting edge Injectidry systems, and state-of-the-art foggers that disinfect and deodorize even the most inaccessible areas

As you can see, SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is well-prepared to help you with all of your water restoration needs. Whenever you need us, call (816) 895-8890 for assistance.