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Safety Tips for Grilling Outside

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Safety Tips for Grilling Outside Safety Tips for Grilling Outside

It's summertime here at SERVPRO! And while we are happy to officially start the party, we also want everyone to stay safe while engaged in all the fun outdoor activities summer has to offer.  Grilling and backyard bonfires can be great, but if you don't stay safe it can turn in to a disaster. Stay fire safe this summer with these tips from FEMA, but IF you happen to scorch your pavilion a little, we can help to restore it.

  • Only use your grill outside
  • Keep it at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails, and eaves
  • Keep a 3 foot zone around your grill to protect your kids and pets
  • Never leave fires unattended, including: grills, fire pits, and patio torches
  • Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire.

Watching Water Levels

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Watching Water Levels Watching Water Levels

With all the rain that Leavenworth and the surrounding areas can get it is helpful to monitor how much rain we are getting and what the river levels are. A good resource is the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

The purpose of the flood forecast inundation map's they provide is to communicate flood risk based on best available information at the time of map development. The flood forecast inundation map on their site has been compiled using the best information available and is believed to be accurate; however, its preparation required many assumptions. Actual conditions during a flood event, such as natural phenomena e.g. sedimentation, erosion, debris build-up, cascading escalating risks or man-made interactions, e.g. flood protection measurements from sand bagging to exercising varying flood operation schema may vary from those modeled in the map. The limits of flooding shown should only be used as a guideline for emergency planning and response actions. Actual areas inundated will depend on specific flooding conditions and may differ from the areas shown on the map.

Stopping water damage from spreading

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

water damage Stopping water damage from spreading

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County knows that the faster you attend to a water damage, the better the chances of stopping any secondary damage such as mold. The quicker that materials are dried, the faster water damage stops. That is why we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and employ highly trained technicians that know the best ways to stop your water damage from spreading and creating secondary damage issues. SERVPRO technicians know how to adjust temperature and humidity levels in affected areas to produce the fastest drying conditions to get your life back to normal. Between our employees knowledge and our equipment SERVPRO can make your water damage “Like it never even happened.” 

If you have a water damage at your house or commercial property give us a call at 913-772-1818.

Commercial Cleaning

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Commercial Cleaning

When you're the number 1 cleaning and restoration company, there are many reasons for getting here. SERVPROXIDE is one of them.

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County only uses SERVPRO approved products so you always know you are getting the best product for whatever kind of loss you might have at your commercial or residential property.

SERVPROXIDE is an excellent example of SERVPRO's standards for cleaning products as it has many great properties. It is perfect for disinfecting surfaces.

SERVPROXIDE is also EPA registered. This product carries the EPA's lowest toxicity rating making it safe for everyday use. SERVPROXIDE is also safe for the environment as it is a 100% biodegradable surfactant.

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County is happy to answer any questions that homeowners and business owners might have. So feel free to ask at any point during the cleanup of your loss.

Commercial Building Restoration Work

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Restoration Work Commercial Building Restoration Work

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County handles not only residential damage and restoration, but commercial as well.

There are three types of damage for commercial claims:

Type 1

Type 1 is a small commercial loss typically involving 15,000 square feet or less of affected floor space. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a small commercial loss may include; a stand-alone retail establishment, a small church, a small warehouse, or a stand-alone administrative building. A Type 1 loss can also be a smaller portion of a much larger structure.

Type 2

Type 2 is a midsize commercial loss typically involving 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved are usually multi-level and/or divided spaces. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Type 2 loss may include a small multi-family property, a midsize school, a small shopping center, a multi-tenant administration facility, or a midsize warehouse or manufacturing facility. A Type 2 loss can also be just a portion of a much larger structure.

Type 3

Type 3 is a large commercial loss typically involving more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved will likely be large multi-level structures. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Type 3 loss can include, but are not limited to, a large church, hospital, school, or university; a mid- to high-rise retail facility; a large industrial, manufacturing, or warehouse facility; or a large strip-style shopping center. This is the level at which it would be appropriate to refer to the project as a “large loss.”

Once our team determines the level of loss, the property is further assessed, and a team of appropriate size is dispatched to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and return your business to operation “Like it never even happened.”

For ways to be prepared for when a loss happens at your business please see our blog post entitled What is an ERP.

Flood Safety

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Flood Safety Flood Safety

Spring and Summer in the Midwest are always a time for storms and it is important to know how to remain safe during high waters. Especially during flash floods and warnings.

The National Weather Service has some good tips for staying safe during high water and flood conditions.

Flood and Flash Flood Safety Rules:

Heavy rain should be a signal to alerting you to the possibility of dangerous flood conditions.

During periods of heavy rains, stay away from flood prone areas such as stream beds, drainage ditches and culverts.

Move to higher ground if flooding threatens your area.

If you live or work in flood prone areas, remain alert during periods of heavy rain.

Be especially cautious at night as it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Never drive your car into water of unknown depth. Most flash flood deaths occur when people drive their vehicles into flood waters. Remember: Turn Around Don't Drown!!

If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Flood water may rise quickly, cover the vehicle and sweep it away.

Stay out of flooded areas. The water may still be rising and very swift. A rapidly flowing stream can sweep you off your feet and sweep your vehicle downstream.

Children are especially vulnerable and should not be allowed to play in or around flowing water.

Water can run off streets and parking lots rapidly, causing natural and man-made drainage systems to overflow with flood waters.

Flood waters can hide rocks, trees, trash and other debris that can be dangerous to someone in their path.

Water is a very powerful force and should NEVER be underestimated.

Flood Watch:

When conditions look favorable for flash flooding, the National Weather Service will issue a Flood Watch, highlighting flash flood potential in and around the specified area. A Watch usually encompasses several counties. This is the time to start thinking about your plan of action if water begins to rise or a flash flood warning is issued.

Flash Flood Warning:
issued for a smaller, more specific area. This is when you must act quickly as flash floods are an imminent threat to you and your family. You may only have seconds to move to higher ground.

Mold Clean up Commercial Building

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Clean up Commercial Building Mold Clean up Commercial Building

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home or business through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County

913-772-1818

Employee Spotlight

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Employee Spotlight

Welcome to our SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County employee spotlight! We would like to introduce you to Jenniffer Murray. She is our newest and most fun office administrator! She has been with us for about three months but has been in the customer service industry for quite a while. She does everything from keeping our customer service on point to finishing files. Jenniffer's favorite part of the job is helping people. In her free time she likes to hang out with family and friends, read, and work on remodeling her house. Her favorite Leavenworth restaurant is Luigi's! If you would like to learn more about our other employees visit our employee page on our website! And remember SERVPRO is open 24/7.

Cleaning commercial buildings

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

Cleaning Commercial Buildings Cleaning Commercial Buildings

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned: is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County today at 913-772-1818 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

How to Sanitize Surfaces

5/14/2022 (Permalink)

how to sanitize surfaces How to sanitize surfaces

In these uncertain times, SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County knows staying safe is the most important thing you can do. However, if you have to go out for work, to get groceries, or you just need to get out of your house and take a walk, it is important to make sure you are washing your hands and keeping clean surfaces at home. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it can be hard to know the correct method for disinfecting surfaces. You've heard of these cleaning types before, but do you know the differences between them?