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SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning Options

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning Options Extend the life of your carpets, have them cleaned by professional from SERVPRO of Lee's Summit.

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO of Lee’s Summit  offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Lee’s Summit Professionals also offer a range of specialized carpet cleaning methods:

• Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.

• Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

• Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.

• Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

• Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

•Regular vacuuming

•Spot removal

•Pilating the carpet to prevent matting

•Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

•Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

SERVPRO Storm Response

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Storm Response SERVPRO equipment used to dry out your structure during a water damage!

When it comes to fire & water damage, or specialty cleanup needs, it's SERVPRO brand that comes to mind. Our TEAMS work endlessly to make sure our customers are happy, and have one objective in the aftermath of disaster, to make their loss "Like it never even happened." 

No matter the job size, our SERVPRO teams are ready to handle any size loss. With 1,700+ franchises nationwide, we have access to numerous highly trained personnel and thousands of pieces of equipment. Our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery teams are strategically placed throughout the country to respond when needed. Our Teams have a proven track record for success, assisting with cleanup of floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and damage caused from frigid temperatures. 

Whether it’s a major storm event, or faulty appliance, we will be there with one call. (816)-246-5566

Water Damage Restoration Tips For Your House After A Flood

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Tips For Your House After A Flood Contact SERVPRO of Lee's Summit today to be prepared for when natural disasters like this strike near you.

Water Damage Restoration Tips For Your House After A Flood

A few years back, homes, business properties and personal items devastated by flood water were considered lost. Today, with innovations in technology, the losses due to flood damage can now be restored to their former state. The process is not easy, it requires extensive mopping up and drying of the property after a severe water damage. 

Flood water in home or business can damage your walls, floors, carpets and other personal belongings too. Extracting the water is impossible without proper equipment while sun drying does not guarantee your assets' restoration to their former state before the incident. There is also an additional risk the water in the home might have damaged electrical equipment or wires. Anyone tampering with either could be in for a horrible electrocution during the water cleanup and restoration. 

For these reasons, water cleanup and restoration is best handled by professionals. They have to requisite experience, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to do the job properly and offer mitigation against further damage. If the renovation job requires extensive work, promptness in beginning the works is paramount. The less the time-frame between flood damage and refurbishment, the greater the ease of reinstating a property or item to its preloss state. There are four fundamental steps to follow with any renovation job after a water damage:

  1. Removal of the Flood Water

The first important step to restoring a property after damaging from water in home or business premise is removing the stagnant water. Often, a submersible pump is used to remove the water accumulation in various structures around the premises. 

2.  Moisture Mapping

It is crucial to get an idea of the extent of water damage and take the first mitigation steps against mold growth. The step uses detection equipment to obtain and appropriately map the moisture values on the property. Properly trained technicians use infrared and digital imaging to determine the damage extent.

3. Mold Inspection and Removal

After moisture mapping, the house will need to be prepared to repel mold and mildew. Any residual stagnant water in business or homestead leads to a favorable habitat for the fungi to thrive thus mitigation against it is essential. Water cleanup professionals make use of special detergents to sterilize the area and make the surroundings unfavorable for mold growth. Some renovation firms take advantage of deodorization and ventilation during this step to remove any airborne contaminants and lingering, unpleasant odors. 

4. Water Drying

This last step ensures the property is completely dry and humidity is brought back to its normal state after flood damage. There are various water drying techniques and the one used will depend on the situation’s severity. These techniques include:

  • Air Movers- They help dry the establishment by controlling humidity and promoting air circulation. Working in sections, the air movers remove liquids from all porous materials including carpets and wood. Any remaining water in home or business premises is left for more sophisticated machines. 
  • Dehumidifiers- They remove moisture form the air and help extract any remaining water in business or home environment. Broadly, professional use either desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifier. Desiccant dehumidifiers operate by cooling the air to make it reduce its ability to retain water. As a result, condensation occurs around the equipment’s cooling coils. Applying these machines on a large scale promptly extracts excess humidity from the air leaving no more water in business or household and thus no further water damage. The particular type of equipment, however, depends on the tired company and how extensive the restoration job is. 

With the right professionals, a successful water cleanup is possible, and any damage from water in business or home establishment can be fixed. Each job, however, is unique and requires prompt, proper investigation. This helps come up with a plan based on the steps above to restore the property after water damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROleessummit.com for more information on water damage. 

4th of July Summer Safety Tips

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 4th of July Summer Safety Tips Celebrating the summer safely!

The 4th of July is one of the best times of the year in Missouri. Many people get together to celebrate freedom, friends, and food. Unfortunately, the holiday can also be dangerous due to different risks that are present. When trying to stay safe during the holiday, there are a few important safety tips to follow to protect yourself from harm.

Handle Fireworks with Caution

To prevent injuries and fires that are caused by fireworks in the community, certain precautions  should be taken. Never allow small children to get near fireworks or handle them. Adults should be the only ones lighting off the fireworks and should do so on the ground at a safe distance from trees or other objects. Keep a fire extinguisher close by and avoid lighting more than one firework at the same time. 

Grill Safely

Grilling can also cause fires when you’re spending time flipping hamburgers and hot dogs outdoors. Look for leaks, holes, and cracks in the grill before you start using it on the 4th of July. Avoid grilling indoors or in an inclosed area. This can cause a fire to start and will lead to you to hire professionals such as SERVPRO of Lee’s Summit to repair the damage. The grill should also be placed at least two feet away from the deck, branches, or the siding of the house. 

Use a Pool Gate

Many people spend time in the pool cooling off from the warm temperatures in Missouri during the summer season. Keep it a safe activity by using a pool gate that will prevent children from getting into the water when they’re not supervised. Wireless outdoor sensors can also be installed to inform you if a child is near the pool. A first aid kit should also be on hand to tend to any injuries that can occur in the water. Kids should also use life jackets and floatation devices while swimming. 

Practice Food Safety

Wash hands and clean the surfaces where you plan to prep food on the holiday. All meat should be cooked with a thermometer used to ensure that it reaches the right temperature to avoid food-borne illness. All leftovers should be refrigerated after two hours and not left outside. Toss out anything that sits outside for too long. 

When trying to have a safe and memorable 4th of July, there are several safety practices to follow. With the right caution used, you can protect your family from harm and enjoy the day. 

Celebrate Mother's Day with something homemade.

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

General Celebrate Mother's Day with something homemade. #Mothersday #Beautiful #Makeherone #SERVPROLS

Did you pick bouquets of dandelion's for your mother, grandmother, or teacher when you were a child? There is something so classically All-American about a Mason Jar full of fresh picked dandelions, regardless of them being considered weeds. You may not want dandelions growing in your backyard, but these pretty yellow and green dandelions are a perfect gift for Mother's Day.


HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM MASON JAR


Materials needed:



  • Mason Jar

  • Chalk Finish Furniture Paint (Whatever color you want, and then a white or black)

  • Foam Brush

  • Rubbing alcohol


Start by washing and cleaning the Mason Jar with rubbing alcohol. (This will help the paint stick to the Mason Jar) Next, use your foam brush to start applying the chalk paint to the Mason Jar. I suggest doing one coat; allowing it to dry and then placing on another coat. Finally, allow to dry completely - dry time is about 24 hours. **TIP: Chalk Paint's dry quicker if they are placed outside in the sun.** To make the Mason Jar a little more personal - dip a child's hand in the white or black paint and place on the front of the Mason Jar.


HOW TO MAKE AN EASY TASSEL FLOWER


Materials needed:



  • Yellow yarn

  • Green yarn

  • Green Pip cleaners

  • Fabric glue or hot glue gun

  • Scissors

  • Serving fork, 1-1.5 inches wide


Gather all your materials. First, place a pipe cleaner along one side of your fork. Wrap the fork and pipe cleaner with yellow yarn. Be careful to keep the area of wrapped yarn about 1 inch wide. Wrap the yarn 25-30 times around the fork. Next, twist the pipe cleaner together around the end of the yarn. Wrap it 3 times down the stem and then back up towards the flower (you are forming the base of the stem). Cut a 4-inch piece of green yarn and tie it around the base of the flower (between the last tine of the fork). Remove the tassel from the fork. Knot the green yarn tightly two times. Trim the ends of the green yarn close to the knot. Cut a 8-inch piece of green yarn; add a dot of glue near the green knot and attach the green yarn. Wrap the flower from the green knot down to the stem, wrapping the yarn close together so no yellow yarn shows. Finally, wrap the green yarn until it is about 1/4-inch from the end, add a dot of glue to the flower base and secure the end of the yarn. Cut the loops of the yellow yarn with scissors; use a fork or metal tool to fray the yarn slightly; fluff the top of your flower and trim any stray threads.


Placing the flowers in the Mason Jar - you can either make a handful of dandelion's and they will hold each other up. Or cut a small of Styrofoam; place in the bottom of the Mason Jar and poke the flowers into the Styrofoam to get them to stand straight up right.

When Storms or Floods hit Lee's Summit, SERVPRO is ready!

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Lee's Summit, SERVPRO is ready! When storms hit Lee's Summit, we are here to help!

SERVPRO of Lee's Summit specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

 

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lee's Summit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.  We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,800 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 1(816)246-5566

Sprucing up your home for spring!

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Sprucing up your home for spring! Spring Cleaning Checklist #sofreshandsocleanclean #springcleaning #SERVPRO #cleanhouse

"Spring cleaning" - the term we've all grown up to hate but as we get older, respect. If you're planning on doing some serious spring cleaning this year... we are here to help! 


Lets start by creating a full proof action plan, assign tasks to specific family members (or the professionals, if required), offer rewards once the task's are completed - this will inspire everyone to work hard! Hold a "family meeting" to go over all the enticing tasks and great reward(s) so that everyone has an understanding of their responsibilities. 


As always, read all the labels of any product you use to fully understand all directions and precautions. Take into consideration all the special equipment you may need: safety goggles, and rubber gloves. Pay attention to the age limitations; this could help decide which child or husband does which specific task. 


Now, that your spring is cleaning is complete. Enjoy your clean house from roof to basement. 

Lees Summit 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lees Summit 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Lees Summit provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Lees Summit, Greenwood, and Lone Jack!

SERVPRO of Lees Summit is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (816)246-5566 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lee's Summit has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Lee's Summit

SERVPRO of Lee's Summit specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Lee's Summit / Raytown / East Kansas City expands there Commercial Large Loss Capacity

7/13/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Lee's Summit / Raytown / East Kansas City expands there Commercial Large Loss Capacity Large Loss Franchises Nation Wide

Recently SERVPRO of Lee's Summit / Raytown / East Kansas City joined the ranks of leading franchises nationwide as a Commercial Large Loss franchise!  SERVPRO of Lee's Summit / Raytown / East Kansas City has also invested heavily in people and equipment over the last few months, greatly increasing our capacity to perform at a very high level on large commercial losses.  One of the biggest benefits to the Kansas City Metro, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Olathe, and other surrounding communities is the assets that can be brought to bare for large commercial business in need of mitigation services.  Recently Lee's Summit was struck by a small tornado and we were able to help quite a few businesses get their shops back in order to facilitate a speedy re-opening of the business.  Our commitment to growing as a franchise and servicing the communities that support us is our number one goal! 

Water Damage Laminate Flooring

4/20/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Laminate Flooring I have water damage to my laminate flooring, can it be saved?

We have recently had a lot of customers ask about Water Damage Laminate Flooring and what kind of flooring they should put back in after water damage.  SERVPRO of Lee's Summit has a couple of opinions on this matter and can best be summed up in the article above.