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Why Water Damage Restoration Services are Imperative After a Flood

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Water Damage Restoration Services are Imperative After a Flood Call SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City with any water damage restoration needs 816-737-8776

Flooded water in the home or water in the business needs to be handled immediately. The flooding could be as a result of a supply line break or a pipe break. Regardless of the cause water damage, restoration services need to be sought early. The first approach after a flooded home should be mitigation so as to prevent further flood damage. Water cleanup and drying services need to follow. Dealing water damage mitigation on your own can be overwhelming. Again, you may not have the necessary water cleanup tools to handle the flooded home or flood damage. When contemplating on whether to hire the services of a restoration company, home and business owners should consider the following benefits.

Prompt Restoration Services

When dealing with a flooded home, timing is everything. Your main concern should be to avoid secondary water damage. This is why you need to bring in a professional restoration company on board. They will conduct mitigation, water cleanup and drying services within a short span of time. This is because they have extensive experience in water damage restoration. These professionals will send multiple contractors to the site so as to get the work done in the shortest time possible. The restoration company will also get to the root cause of the water in the home or water in the business flood damage. If it is a supply line break or a pipe break, then they will fix it as well.

Mildew and Mold Growth Prevention

Flooded water and secondary water damage can provide a good breeding ground for mold and mildew. Flood damage mitigation professionals will conduct drying to avoid the growth of fungi and other harmful microorganisms. If mold is already present, the professionals will use grade cleaner and disinfectants to eliminate the mold. This will prevent mold exposure, which can affect your health.

Holistic Help

A Water restoration company will offer more than drying and water cleanup services. Their services are holistic and beneficial to the home or business owner. A flooded home comes with other issues that are subject to the flood damage. These professionals also offer additional services such as deodorization, vent cleaning, sanitation, and content restoration. Their main objective is to restore the home or business to its previous condition prior to water in the home or water in the business damage. These professionals will also take care of any supply line break or pipe break.

Reduced Drying Time

Reduced drying time is another advantage of hiring prompt services. This is made possible by quick water extraction methods. Water restoration experts have the necessary tools and skills to extract excess water, especially on carpets and drugs. They also get rid of standing water. These prompt services eliminate further loss and save the home or business owner. Fast water removal services are also important because mold spores can grow in 48 hours after a flood. Timing is therefore crucial for the success of the water removal process. Home and business owners can also salvage items such as carpets and furniture if the cleanup is done in good time.

Tips and Advice

Prevention is always safer as opposed to dealing with a flooded home. Once you have experienced a flood, you do not want to go through this again. Supply line breaks and a pipe break can be very expensive to repair. Leaking pipes have the potential to cause extensive water damage. This can even damage the structure of a building. It is prudent for home and business owners to conduct regular inspections of their supply lines.

Water removal professionals will also offer tips and advice and how to check for leaks. Common signs of water problems include wet carpets, drippings on the wall, exaggerated water bill and signs of rust. Prevention and mitigation strategies can help to avoid costly repairs after water in the home or water in the business damage. The effects of water can be mitigated by enlisting professional help in good time.

Storm Damage? NO problem for SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage? NO problem for SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City We will get your business back up and running as quickly as possible!

When Raytown/East Kansas City businesses suffer serious damage after storm events, SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City will work around the clock to clean up any debris and to restore the property to pre-storm conditions. We understand that commercial storm damage can be very costly in terms of productivity; that is why it is always our goal to get your business back up and running as quickly and as seamlessly as possible. 

We Have the Resources to Handle Large Commercial Storm Damage 

When a storm hits Raytown/East Kansas City, we can scale our resources to handle large-loss commercial restoration projects. We have access to equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,600 Franchises across the country. 

If you business is ever damaged by sever floods or storms, call us right away 816-737-8776. Disaster can strike when we lease expect it, but SERVPRO Raytown/East Kansas City will be there to help you weather the storm. 

National Preparedness Month

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Community National Preparedness Month Be Prepared! Call Raytown/East Kansas City SERVPRO to start your ERP today! (816) 737-8776

September is National Preparedness Month and a good reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Emergencies will happen, but taking action now can help everyone minimize the impact of the disaster. 

NOW is the best time to plan for an emergency. Make your Emergency Plan today! 

You can start by taking these simple steps:

  • Be informed. Know the hazards and risks in your area, and learn what you need to do to get ready for them.
  • Make a emergency plan, so you know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hits.
  • Build an emergency supply kit - both at home and in the car - that includes water, food, and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lost power or get stranded in your car.
  • Get Involved - safety and emergency preparedness. Most communities have established emergency procedures and participate in activities planned to communicate those procedures.  

Watch a short video and learn more about our ERP APP so you can be prepared at:

Shut Off Valves at Work

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Shut Off Valves at Work We also have shut off tags you can put on your water valves so they are easily noticeable.

Many workplaces always call's on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start? 

SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City can help commercial property in planning for a water, fire, storm damage. How, with a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO Marketing Department. 

By having a plan of action and including it into your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a frozen pipe, fire, or anything. 

Some property manager use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location. 

Is your business ready for a disaster. Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headache. With a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employee's of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE services that we provide to commercial properties. 

Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Lee's Summit Professionals at 816-737-8776 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages.  We will help make it "Like it never even happened."

Biohazard Cleanup

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleanup We will make it look "Like it never even happened."

When you need a plan for emergency Biohazard clean up and disinfection, SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City has professionals on call. 

Our customers do not have to go through this alone, we are here to help in any way possible.

Biohazard cleanup may involve bodily fluids, sewage, rodent feces and many other contaminates that have to be handled with care. Our certified professionals use proper personal protective equipment to protect themselves from spreading possible illness. 

Please call SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City (816) 737-8776 for an estimate and leave biohazard clean up to the professionals. 

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IIRC industry certifications, our professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the following: 

- IICRC Training 

- Employee Certification Training

- Initial Franchise Training 

- e-Learings

- Continuing Education Classes 

SERVPRO Professionals are the Storm Damage Experts

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Professionals are the Storm Damage Experts We are ready to deal with any size storm damage! Call today!

Quick Response and High Standards Will Leave you Satisfied after Remediation

When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds. Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can respond swiftly to your needs to an already anxiety provoking situation. SERVPRO delivers the help you need swiftly even when a local disaster is widespread as we are able to call upon a network of over 1,650 franchises nationwide to respond if the need is great.
Storm damage in Raytown / East Kansas City can feel overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear when our team of professionals responds to your water, wind and flooding repair and restoration needs. Your particular situation is of paramount importance to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues you face. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system, but our local ownership means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “like it never even happened.”
Placing your trust in SERVPRO for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, we also restore your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood. We are not satisfied until you are happily back in your restored dwelling.
Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO of Raytown / East Kansas City. Call 816-737-8776 24/7 and begin the road to recovery by scheduling an inspection with our storm damage experts.

August Ladder Safety

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

General August Ladder Safety Be safe and use a ladder.

As the scorching heats slowly cools down, people are having outside work done to get ready for the Fall season. 

Ladder climbing takes place various outside jobs; painting, cleaning cutters and trimming trees.

Take precautions and follow these safety tips: 

- Make sure to inspect the ladder before using it. Check for broken or missing parts, as well as slippery spots. 

- Place the ladder on a firm, even ground to ensure stability. 

- Use the 4 to 1 rule; if the ladder touches the wall 16 feet above the ground, the feet of the ladder should be 4 feet away from the wall. 

- Always check to make sure the braces are fully extended and locked in place before climbing up. 

- Keep you feet braced against the side rails and lean sightly forward. Never reach more than a comfortable arm's length away. 

- Always face the ladder when ascending or descending. 

- If at all possible; work within sight of someone in case of emergency. 

Understanding Mold

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding Mold Samples of different types of mold

Mold is a problem that homeowners have been dealing with for centuries. In fact, every house and environment has mold spores; they are a normal part of the air we breathe. When there is a greater concentration of mold spores is when mold becomes a problem. 

Mold needs three things in order to thrive: a source of food, an ideal temperature, and moisture. Mold will feed on dirt and dust which is present in every home. And most houses are kept at temperatures that are almost always ideal for mold growth. As for moisture? Moisture can come in more than one form. Most people believe that you need to have experienced some kind of water damage (i.e. flooding, burst pipe, malfunctioning appliance) to encourage mold growth. While that can be true, especially if remediation isn't done within 24-48 hours, this is not always the case. If your home has a relative humidity of 60% or greater, mold can grow in your home, regardless of if you experienced water damage or not. A musty smell is usually the first sign that you have a mold problem in your Raytown/East Kansas City home. 

Finding mold in your home or business can be panic-inducing, but that is what we are here for. SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City is here to help. We have a great, professional team of highly-trained technicians that will make your mold problem "Like it never even happened."


Benefits for Commercial Clients

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Benefits for Commercial Clients A broken water main resulting in partial foundation replacement.

Commercial Property Managers

If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn round time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, it can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you. 

Commercial Client Benefits 

Choosing SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to: 

  • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication. 
  • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 
  • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. 

Call us Today!

Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City when you discover damage at your business. 816-737-8776 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation. 

Back to School Home Safety

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

General Back to School Home Safety Safety First!

Right now, parents are only thinking about the last few days they have before school starts again. Some things they should be thinking about are some safety precautions around the house. 

In the Kitchen: 

- Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?

- Are glass objects out of reach? 

- Are matches and lighters stored somewhere safe? (Locked cabinet) 

In Bedrooms:

- Are the smoke alarms full of battery and working? 

In Bathrooms: 

- Are razor blades, tweezers and other sharp objects out of reach? 

- Are all of the medication bottles in the medicine cabinet or out of reach?


- Are all unused outlets covered with safety plugs?

- Have you checked for overloaded electrical sockets and other potential electrical fire hazards?

Make sure your home is safe!