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How Fast Can I Restore and Occupy My Kansas City House after Fire Damage?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Charred wood on a home. Fire damage to your Kansas City home can be unexpected and scary, let SERVPRO help you through the mix.

SERVPRO Helps Find Ways to Complete Fire Restoration in Kansas City Properties Faster

When a fire occurs, you may be surprised how fast it consumes various parts of your Kansas City home. Although firefighting efforts and good fortune can help put out the fire before it brings down the structure, you are left with a considerable renovation challenge. SERVPRO has knowledgeable technicians in Kansas City who can help you estimate the time it might take to restore your property for safe occupancy.

 What actions are necessary during fire restoration in Affected Kansas City properties?

  • Cleaning residues from surfaces
  • Repairing or replacing charred materials
  • Deodorization
  • Refinishing surfaces

The combustion of different materials produces a wide range of products, including gases and residues, which settle in different parts of the house. You cannot occupy the house until you remove all the soils. Unlike regular soiling, fire soiling is indiscriminate, so you need to clean all contents and surfaces in the rooms affected by the fire. After major fire incidents, cleaning is necessary for the entire house.

Soiling also affects the exterior parts of the house, and especially the area around the eaves since smoke concentrates there as it billows from the burning structure. Cleaning after fire incidents is more challenging than spring-cleaning, which you can complete in a few days to a week - so it can take longer. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you cut down the time by availing more people, equipment, and expertise to expedite the processes.

 Which types of repairs are essential after fire damage?

Fires damage a wide range of materials in the house through soiling, heat, or exposure to flames. Damage is typical on:

  • Drywall or other wall coverings
  • Carpets or wooden floorboards
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Utilities such as power cables and air ducts

Depending on the intensity of the fire, the damage could be massive soot deposits, surface charring, or deep burning. In case of slight damages, it is possible to renovate the material through cleaning and resurfacing. However, deep charring and other severe damages necessitate the replacement of the affected materials. Although it is the less desirable option, it might be faster to tear down and replace the damaged materials compared to cleaning and refinishing, which involves several steps.

Our SERVPRO technicians help ease the restoration of soiled or slightly charred materials by availing the right resources. For instance, we have different tools for agitating the soiled surfaces depending on the cleaning power needed:

  • Mild agitation

Brushes, feather dusters, vacuums, and compressed air systems

  • Medium agitation

Dusting cloths, dry cleaning sponges, cleaning towels and crumbly cleaners

  • Heavy agitation

Blast cleaners, abrasive powders, sandpaper, and Roto pads

 Can odor prevent me from occupying the house?

The nose detects odors when the inhaled air contains unique molecules. The volatile nature of odorous substances means they evaporate continuously until the source is depleted. Whether the odor is harmful depends on the source. For instance, if you experience odors because of aerosols and particulate matter suspended in the air, staying in the house exposes you to respiratory problems.  On the other hand, odors originating from deep within materials are only likely to cause discomfort.  

Our SERVPRO technicians help remove all odors to ensure a comfortable and safe stay in your house. We ventilate the interior of the house using axial air movers because they move large volumes of air, thus pushing out the air filled with particulate matter and aerosols. We also perform full deodorization to deal with stubborn odors.

 Which deodorization steps help remove all fire odors?

  • Identifying hidden odor reservoirs
  • Neutralization of odor molecules
  • Sealing surfaces

Although odors are readily discernible, it is not always easy to identify the source. Failure to fix the source can limit the effectiveness of any deodorization steps taken. In many cases, stubborn odors emanate from porous materials such as unfinished wood since the molecules penetrate beyond the surface. Some areas, such as crawl spaces, wall cavities, and spaces above suspended ceilings, can act as odor pockets. Finally, the HVAC system can re-circulate odorous materials back into the house if it was on during the fire incident.

Our SERVPRO technicians take several steps to neutralize the odors. For the HVAC system, we place cheesecloth over the vents to detect whether it emits residues. If so, we clean the system. In the case of odors emanating from porous materials, we fog the area using ULV or thermal foggers, which deliver deodorizers that pair with the odor molecules, neutralizing them. In the case of charred structural supports, we apply a sealing agent to lock in any remaining after cleaning them.

Even a trivial fire incident can make your house uninhabitable for some time if not properly managed. Call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown at (816) 895-8890 to help with full restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Do I Respond When My Kansas City Home Suffers Flooding After Storms Knock Trees or Down Utility Lines into My Property?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

transformer on a electric poles and a tree laying across power lines over a road after hurricane The recent storms may have affected the power lines and exterior of your home. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

Many Things Can Go Wrong During Kansas City Storms -- Flood Damage Is an Emergency SERVPRO Can Bring Under Control

Recent severe storms woke some Kansas City residents to the stress of flooding after large branches and power lines damaged home exteriors. Heavy rain pours in through crushed eaves or broken siding and windows, collecting in the lower levels of your house after flowing down walls and stairs.

What Makes “Top-Down” Flood Damage Different?

Wherever the storm’s flood damage presents, Kansas City residents need help getting it under control.  Failure to mitigate the migration of rainwater is a recipe for slow, steady deterioration of structural components and mold growth from rooftop to cellar.

Can the Migration of the Water Be Traced?

SERVPRO does a visual inspection to get a sense of where the water wandered. We look for water percolating down from the roof that can collect in building cavities under floors, above ceilings, and between walls. Pooled water is incredibly heavy, capable of breaking through drywall and ceiling tiles. We look for:

  • Bulging or blistering paint, wallpaper, or surfaces 
  • Staining or darkening of surfaces 
  • “Sweating,” where walls or ceilings glisten with moisture

More subtle signs of water migration are discovered, measured, and monitored through the use of:

  • Penetrating or non-penetrating moisture detectors
  • Moisture meters
  • Thermal imaging

How Do Professionals Get the Flood Water Out?

If the bulk of the storm water hides in cavities, mindful controlled demolition might be the only option. Our technicians cut or punch weep holes in or below the bulges, and we often take the pressure off overhead by drilling release holes or making flood cuts between floor level and several inches above where water lurks behind drywall. Opening up wet, hidden areas not only permits us to extract the flood water, but also enhances the effects of the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers we use for structural drying.

Count on SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown to find and eradicate storm-related flood damage no matter where it shows up in your home. Call us at (816) 895-8890 for a consultation on how to manage your storm water emergency.

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Is Drying Out a Flooded Kansas City Property Complicated?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home To minimize the length of flood restoration, contact SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown at (816) 895-8890.

Successfully Drying a Kansas City Property with Flood Damage is an Exact Science

What are the best conditions for drying?

Drying your Kansas City home relies on balancing heat, air movement, and humidity. These conditions are controlled by sealing the property to control conditions then set up drying equipment to speed up the evaporation process. Psychrometrics is the measure of indoor humidity that SERVPRO uses to establish an active drying system. Usually, we can measure an unaffected area of the home to identify the standard conditions. These conditions become a dry goal that we can work toward in the affected area. It is common for technicians to take measurements throughout service to assess the effectiveness of the drying systems.

Should I open windows after flooding?

Opening windows can be a useful way to control flood damage in your Kansas City home while you wait for restorers, but that depends upon relative humidity levels both inside and outside your structure, and also the ability to properly secure your home or business with windows opened.

Ventilating space can help to quickly reduce humid air in the property when there is drier air outdoors. But usually, once SERVPRO technicians arrive, they aim to control the temperature conditions using dehumidifiers and provide airflow using rapid air-movers. When water intrudes into your home, it raises humidity as indoor air becomes humid. Once the moisture in the air becomes saturated, it can no longer take on more moisture slowing the evaporation process. Dehumidifiers can help to remove that moisture and ensure that drying continues at an efficient rate.

What equipment is useful for drying a property?

    •    Portable heaters and portable generators if power is shut-off at the property
    •    Desiccant and Refrigerant dehumidifiers to control humidity in the affected area
    •    Air-moving equipment and, in some cases, air scrubbers to help ventilate the property

To minimize the length of flood restoration, contact SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown at (816) 895-8890.

How Long Does the Smell of Smoke Linger After My House Fire?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Woman holding her nose Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

SERVPRO is Available for Expert Fire Damage Restoration, Including Addressing Smoke Odors in Your Kansas City Home

There are times when one of the more significant challenges after a house fire in Kansas City is ensuring that there are no lingering odors from smoke and soot residue. Unless these particles get addressed using tried-and-true expert techniques, there is the potential to spread throughout the home and to become a constant reminder of the fire event. This is where our IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO are here to help!

What Can Be Done to Fight Smoke Odors?

When our skilled technicians get called to help with fire damage in Kansas City, we pay close attention to the entire job. This means assessing the full scope of your loss, including any areas where soot particles and smoke residue settled. Even the smallest bit of residue left behind can cause odors to sprout up weeks or months down the road. This is why we have a series of carefully planned steps we take to execute a full restoration on your property.

How Do You Work Through the Damage?

Once you call us for fire restoration services, a fully equipped crew arrives at your property in as little as 4 hours or less. Our crew chief begins the assessment so that a detailed plan of action can get put into place. Addressing a fire loss with heavy smoke damage includes:

  •   Testing and Cleaning

Once your interior is deemed safe to enter, and the plan is formulated, we work to remove items that are too charred to salvage. This helps us to limit the amount of soot spread from one location to another while also lessening odors throughout the interior. Our technicians test the smoke residue, which allows us to select cleaning agents carefully. This ensures more efficient cleaning as well as cuts back on the potential for damage using incorrect cleaning measures.

  •   Residue Cleaning Options

We see two main types of smoke damage after a fire loss. Dry smoke requires careful cleaning because wet cleaning agents might drive the residue further into the surfaces. We take our time, using care to lift the dry smoke using sponges and soft cloths. With wet smoke, it often binds to surfaces. This calls for solvent-based cleaners to lift it for removal safely. The initial testing done helps ensure no marring happens on any surfaces.

  •   Content Cleaning

There will be items within your home covered in soot and smoke residue. We handle all of these items on a case by case basis, using a variety of methods to suit each item. Non-porous items can be cleaned using our specialized immersion method. This is when items get immersed in a cleaning solution that helps carefully remove the residue, restoring it to like-new condition. Fabric items and upholstery get tested to ensure no damage comes to the materials, with our technicians often using soft bristle brushes to remove particles. 

Why Can’t I Handle the Cleaning on My Own?

Regardless of the nature or scope of the blaze, we have the cleaning technicians equipped to handle the job. Our team is fully accredited in both Odor Control (OCT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT). Just a sampling of the tasks we cover throughout the restoration process includes:

  •   Debris removal
  •   Pack out services
  •   Dry vacuuming
  •   Surface cleaning
  •   Moisture detection
  •   Soot removal
  •   Controlled demolition

We Make Sure No Foul Odors Linger

For any fire damage call, addressing odors is paramount. Deodorization is a critical element of the process, no matter the severity or size of the fire loss. Burning odors and smoke can intensify without professional mitigation such as removal of charred debris and surface cleaning. Our skilled technicians remove all of the noxious odors and neutralize them with a variety of advanced equipment, such as:

  •   Thermal Fogging Equipment: These are units that heat up a deodorizing compound to put a fine mist on surfaces. This compound penetrates the porous materials to trap the odors in both your contents and structural materials. 
  •   Hydroxyl Generators: These units utilize UV cleaning to help neutralize odors across an open area. The equipment features a HEPA filtration system that works to cut back on harmful particulates in the air. 

When Will My Home Be Ready?

Our team does everything we can to provide you with a working timeline of the project from start to finish. The crew works according to a plan that helps us to maintain efficiency without leaving anything unattended to. The job is wrapped up with a full cleaning and deodorization to ensure everything is sanitized and safe for your family to enjoy. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

To have a crew deployed to your location 24/7 for emergency fire damage restoration, contact us at SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown by calling (816) 895-8890.

Is There a Team That Can Remove Flash Flood Damage from My Basement?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

sump pump in basement floor Call the professional technicians in SERVPRO to handle all of the flood damage in your KC home.

SERVPRO Techs Are Certified to Eliminate Flash Flooding from Kansas City Homes

Flash flooding can be overwhelming for Kanas City homeowners to tackle. After ensuring your family is safe, it can be overwhelming to consider the cleanup that now has to take place. However, there is a team that works fast to restore your home.

If a flash flood has damaged your Kansas City home’s basement, SERVPRO technicians coordinate with property owners and insurance adjusters to ensure a quality, thorough cleanup that returns your property to a clean and safe condition. SERVPRO’s documentation measures can bolster your proof of loss claim with paper evidence, as well as photos and videos.

How Do I Troubleshoot Problems with My Basement Sump Pump?

The sump pump is one of the main lines of defense for minimizing basement flooding. However, problems can arise from inconsistent maintenance, older systems, pump size, or clogs and debris in your system. Keep an eye out for these common sump pump issues:

  • Clogged or frozen discharge lines
  • Obstructions in the intake
  • A burnt-out or overwhelmed pump
  • Power outages, which can leave your pump unable to drain water

What Does SERVPRO Use to Extract Floodwaters?

After a flash flood, it may not be safe to use your electrical system to power extraction. SERVPRO is ready to bring power sources that allow for effective floodwater and debris extraction using truck-mounted pump systems. Submersible, gas-powered sump pumps can supplement water removal if there is still water at least two inches deep in your basement. Thorough extraction is key to sanitizing and drying your home safely.

SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is ready to keep your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” You can call (816) 895-8890 to have an emergency response team at your home within hours.

Can a Local Restoration Company Meet the Water Damage Needs of a Large Business?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on the floor in a shop. Let SERVPRO show you the right way to handle your Kansas commercial water loss.

SERVPRO Has the Scalable Workforce and Extensive Equipment Inventory to Respond to Any Size Kansas City Disaster

When large commercial buildings spread out over one or more business campuses confront a substantial water loss, their owners reach out for professional help. A supply line break or waste backup flooding acres is not a routine cleaning job. Who can handle a massive undertaking on a local level?

Who Can You Rely Upon for Comprehensive Water Removal, Cleaning, and Drying?

Kansas City commercial water cleanup has a tight timeframe, with little room for false starts. Lining up multiple contractors for a nearly endless variety of challenges is not the answer. Finding a reliable mitigation and remediation company that can handle all aspects of water removal and structural drying is preferable.

How Are Our Services Uniquely Matched to Large Commercial Water Losses?

SERVPRO covers the three main elements of an effective response:

Why Is a Local Presence Essential?

We know our city and region is only as vital as the businesses in the area. Our team members commit to and live in the community, so when asked, we are "all hands on deck" today, and when needed in the future. Our stability as a restoration partner is crucial to the successful resolution of your current crises and helps minimize future challenges.

How Does a Trained and Motivated Workforce Make a Difference?

We deliver a fully-trained and equipped crew to your site fast. The speed of response is key in reaching the desired outcome. Restoration is our mindset. We arrive promptly and avoid secondary damage.

What Is Our Capability to Get the Quantity and Quality of Equipment on the Scene?

We invest in a vast inventory of commercial-grade equipment to support our crews and your interests. Tasks do not wait, because we have the resources needed right here.

SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown stands ready 24/7 year-round to assist our community's business leaders with water cleanup circumstances of all intensities and complexities. Schedule an assessment from one of our Catastrophic Loss Teams (CAT) by calling (816) 895-8890.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team Wiping Down Tables The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that you are SERVPRO clean.

Ushering in a new standard of clean

As America gets back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations*. At SERVPRO, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

Have Questions? Call Today 816-895-8890

*#1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
**Certified SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result.

(*The Harris Poll conducted online on behalf of Fast, between April 28 and April 30, 2020. About 2,048 U.S. adults aged 18 or older participated.) https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/350922/89-of-consumers-concerned-about-returning-to-bric.html

An Upstairs Pipe Ruptured in My Kansas City Home, and Covered the Living Room with Water, What Can I Do?

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room We are equipped to handle any water loss event you might experience.

Whenever Something Like This Occurs, It’s Important to Contact a Good Water Damage Remediation Service As Soon As Possible 

Leaky and ruptured pipes are often the cause of residential water damage and are frequent headaches for Kansas City homeowners. Leaky pipes can be especially insidious, with damage sometimes remaining unnoticed for months or even years.  

Unfortunately, when a homeowner does eventually discover these problems, the harm already done to their home is usually quite substantial. So, it is crucial that you routinely have your home checked for leaks and excessive moisture. As far as catastrophic pipe bursts go, they often occur during hard freezes but are possible at any time. Whenever they do occur, you need help fast and should call a reputable service provider like SERVPRO for help. 

What Makes Some Water Damage Restoration Companies Better than Others? 

As with all products and services, not all are of equal quality or value, and it pays to shop around. The same, of course, goes for Kansas City water damage remediation businesses. Some providers may offer affordable help but do shoddy work, while others do quality work but are overpriced. It is also important to know that not all companies have workers trained and experienced in fields related to your particular problem. Others do not possess the right equipment to handle your job. With all that said, a company like SERVPRO is usually your best option. SERVPRO is a good, reliable choice because: 

  • We are an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – certified firm
  • Our technicians are certified in, among other things, Water Damage Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), Carpet Cleaning (CCT), Carpet Repair & Reinstallation (RRT), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT), and Color Repair (CRT)
  • Company workers have had OSHA General or Construction Industry Training
  • Our Catastrophic Loss Teams can handle and remediate significant water loss events, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year
  • We have a 5-star rating on Google Reviews 

Does SERVPRO Have the Right Equipment to Effectively Deal with My Particular Issue? 

Our company uses all the latest state-of-the-art cleaning and water damage remediation equipment. Whatever your service needs are in Kansas City, we likely have the tools necessary to help you. Some of the advanced equipment we use is listed below: 

  • Moisture sensors to find moisture in walls, carpets, and baseboards
  • Moisture meters to detect moisture levels in various household items
  • Thermohygrometers to determine the relative humidity, specific humidity, vapor pressure, dew point, and temperature inside your home
  • Extractors to remove standing water and clean carpets and upholstery
  • Air movers to facilitate evaporative drying
  • Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air 
  • Injectidry systems to dry areas behind walls and ceilings
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers that inject deodorants, disinfectants, or fungicides into difficult-to-access areas
  • Thermal foggers that produce deodorizing fogs to eliminate unwanted odors in confined spaces 

Our technicians are often able to limit damage and repair most water-related issues using theses resources. 

How Does SERVPRO Handle My Water Damage in Kansas City? 

We dedicate ourselves to restoring your Kansas City home to its pre-water damage state. Rest assured that our Kansas City professionals are trained and skilled in handling water-related issues like yours. They deal with your case in a fast, time-tested, cost-effective way. Our general work process is as follows:  

  • We usually arrive on-site within four hours of being informed of your issue
  • Technicians remove any standing water with wet vacs or extractors
  • Using extractors or wet vacs, we dry carpets and upholstery
  • Utilizing Dehumidifiers, air movers, and injectidry systems to dry the interior of your home
  • Workers periodically monitor moisture levels in your home and its contents with moisture sensors/meters and thermohygrometers
  • Upon reaching the pre-determined drying goal, technicians deodorize your residence with high-tech foggers and odor sealing techniques 

After completing all the work, customers are generally impressed by the results. They appreciate the speed at which we complete our work, our service quality, and how we always endeavor to save them money. In the long run, our efforts usually prevent additional damage from the homeowner’s water issue, help protect their house from dry rot, and hinder harmful odor-causing microbial growth. 

When considering hiring a water damage service company in Kansas City, do your research. Evaluate company reputations, the credentials of their professionals, the services they offer, the resources they have to handle your job, and, if available, their rates. This effort should not only save your home but also safeguard your wallet in the long run. When you need water damage cleaned up and your home restored, contact SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown at (816) 895-8890 for help.  

Fire Damage Recovery In Kansas City

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property Depend on the professionals from SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown to restore your home to preloss condition after a fire.

SERVPRO Supports Kansas City Residents Through All Phases of Fire Damage Recovery

A household fire in Kansas City can be a terrifying event for you and your family. During the aftermath, images of debris floating in dirty water and soot-covered walls create haunting memories of the catastrophic experience. Because we appreciate that you consider your home as a sanctuary, we take very seriously our opportunity to return you and your loved ones to a clean and comfortable abode quickly and reliably.

Count on Communication
Our commitment to transparent and consistent communication during mitigation and remediation of your Kansas City fire damage scenario underlies the partnership we build with every customer. Our highly-qualified team of project managers and technicians take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions throughout the restoration process. Fire damage recovery can seem overwhelming until we break it down, clearly and respectfully explaining what to expect during each phase.

Entrust Us to Facilitate Insurance Claims
Life turns upside down for our customers after a fire. SERVPRO helps work through the worry and confusion by managing the documentation and other claim paperwork for your insurance company. We keep you in the loop, advocating for your carrier to cover the most stress-free solutions for you and your loved ones during mitigation and remediation. The focus is not only on restoring the damage done to the structure of your residence, but also reversing the harm sustained by furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions during the fire -- the familiar and treasured items that make your house a home.

Motivated by Our Desire to Give Back
The success of SERVPRO depends on the trust our customers extend to us. We are humbled by the confidence you show in our workforce and management. Each SERVPRO team member is honored to assist during the disruption and devastation in the wake of a home fire. As you reach out to us for help, we respond by using our training, experience, and equipment to give back. We live and work alongside our customers in the community, finding inspiration in your belief that our crew can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Depend on the professionals from SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown to restore your home to preloss condition after a fire. Schedule expert assessment, planning, and implementation by calling (816) 895-8890.

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Professional Mold Remediation for your Home

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall No matter where mold damage occurs in your home, count on SERVPRO for mold remediation

Anytime you open your windows to let fresh air in, mold spores are blowing through your home. Turning on your air conditioner or heater may produce mold. Rainy days? They are great for watching movies, taking naps, and stirring up mold.

Take a moment and look all around you - everywhere you look, mold spores are present. Moisture provides mold with the perfect climate for growth, and by the time you see mold, it has typically been growing for a long time.

No matter what any business might advertise, you can’t ever fully get rid of mold. There’s a great deal of misinformation about the mold remediation process, and it’s imperative that you work with a company that is forthcoming about the process. At SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown, we will always be open and honest with you about what our capabilities are.

Call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown to Help

All it takes is one simple phone call for help to be on the way. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we are here for you. We want to start your mold remediation process as soon as we can, and we respond to your call and dispatch crews quickly. Mold spreads so rapidly - the faster we get started, the easier and more affordable it is to contain.

Mold Damage Assessment

Peace of mind arrives within hours of calling SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown. We quickly dispatch a Project Manager who helps navigate you through the entire process. They work alongside the crew to locate the water source that is feeding the mold growth. Using advanced technology and equipment, we are able to locate damage even if it isn’t in plain sight.

Mold Containment

The entire mold remediation process must be handled strategically, so there isn’t additional mold spreading during cleanup. For everyone’s health and safety, our highly trained team uses advanced containment equipment and procedures. Negative air chambers help us isolate the area, and negative air pressure can prevent further spreading during cleanup. It’s crucial that we successfully isolate and contain the area before moving forward.

Air Filtration

It takes professional-grade air purifiers and HEPA vacuums to help trap the mold particles. Powerful air scrubbers and filters are used to help filter out the mold spores during the remediation process. At SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown, we work hard to make sure that we stop the spreading.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Every home and every situation is unique, which is why there are so many different variables involved in the mold remediation process. Mold can be found anywhere from your carpet to your ceiling. While some areas of mold can be eliminated with anti-fungal or antimicrobial treatments, other areas and items might require full removal. If you have carpet or drywall that needs to be disposed of, we make sure to handle it safely.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

If mold has spread to furniture or other personal items, we have multiple ways to help restore them. We understand that you might have sentimental items that have been compromised, and we do everything we can to restore those items. Throughout the entire process, your Project Manager works closely with you to make sure that everything is handled with care. Our high-tech equipment cannot just clean and sanitize, but it can also deodorize.

Restoration

It can feel so nice once you are in the final homestretch of the project. The Project Manager assigned to you goes through the area with the team to make sure that your home is all ready to be repaired. Some homes may require some hefty rebuilding of areas, while others may require some fresh drywall or new flooring. No matter what needs to be done, we have experienced workers to make sure it gets done right.

During mold remediation, stress is inevitable, and we understand that this has affected you in multiple ways. We don’t just care about the mold in your home - we care about you. That’s why we assign you a Project Manager who is your one-stop contact and who walks you through the entire process. They are familiar with the insurance process and can provide you with any documentation your insurance company may need.

There is no one-size-fits-all process for mold remediation because there are so many ways and areas that mold can make its appearance in your home. Until we assess the magnitude of the situation, it’s hard to say what your home needs. One thing we can be sure about is that we have the skills and equipment to handle whatever remediation your home may need.

Protect your health and your home - call SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown at the first signs of mold in your home.