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Preventing Water Damage on Furniture

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

A couch under water Preventing Water Damage on Furniture

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County knows that when water damage occurs it can be hard to be prepared. That is why we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with some of the quickest response times in the industry. However, if you are worried about immediate damage to your personal belongings and furniture there are steps you can take to help preserve your items. Below are some tips to help you out!  1) Move furniture from wet areas. Wooden table legs can absorb water, expand, and cause more damage.2) If deep standing water, try raising furniture above it with blocks.3) Even if the water is not deep you can still raise it with blocks or tupperware lids to prevent damage to the furniture legs. If the furniture is on carpet it also prevents damage to the carpet as well.

Preparing Your House for Winter

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo in ice Preparing Your House for Winter

January is normally the coldest month across the nation. The national average temperature is 31 degrees Fahrenheit. This puts exterior pipes like hose bibs and irrigation systems at risk.

For houses without adequate protection the temperature alert threshold is 20 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature un-insulated pipes in unconditioned areas are at risk.

However, pipes can freeze in well insulated houses when the temperatures dip into the teens or below. Extended period of time with temperatures in this range can be dangerous, as heat within enclosed areas of a structure naturally dissipates.

Of course we all have heard the tip to open cabinet doors. It is a simple fix that can save you an immense amount of difficulty. Somehow though we are inclined to think, because it has not happened it will not happen. That is all good and well until it happens.

When pipes freeze hundreds of gallons of water can flow through the walls, behind cabinets and into ceilings. Water damage can cause cabinets to swell, ceilings to collapse, along with damage to furniture and belongings. Water damage also causes soaked carpet and pad. Hardwood and laminate floors can buckle and swell.

As cold spells move across the country make it a habit to open doors to enclosed spaces that contain plumbing. On a side note when you open those doors make sure to remove any hazardous materials to keep them away from children and pets.

If your pipes do freeze make sure to shut the water off at the source, call a plumber to fix the pipe and call SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte County. Here at SERVPRO we have the training and equipment to make water damage in your home “Like it never even happened.”


Employee Appreciation

12/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee Employee Appreciation

Hello and welcome to our Employee Spotlight Series! Jake Mitchell is a Crew Chief at SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County. He has 10 years of experience, 6 of those with SERVPRO,  and has the following certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, Applied Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, and Odor Control.

In his spare time he likes to go fishing with his family. His favorite part of his job is helping people in their time of need. His favorite Leavenworth restaurant is Ten Penny! 

If you would like to check out the rest of the crew at SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County click here. And remember we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Tips for frying a Thanksgiving turkey

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Turkey being deep fried Tips for frying a Thanksgiving turkey

SERVPRO knows that the turkey is the most important part of the Thanksgiving meal. It is the centerpiece that brings the rest of the dinner together. And while we all agree that fried turkey is amazing, injuring yourself or damaging property isn't. Here are a few tips to help keep you safe while preparing that deep fried bird.

  • Find a flat area: This helps keep the pot from tipping over and helps keep the oil level even when cooking
  • Use proper tools: Take the turkey in and out of the oil with gloves and the lifter tool
  • Be Prepared! Have a fire extinguisher ready at all times! 

If you do experience fire or smoke damage while cooking the Thanksgiving feast, call SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County, the fire cleanup professionals.

Employee Appreciation

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

Jacob Jacob

Hello and welcome to our Employee Spotlight Series! Jacob Robinson is one of our  Production Managers at SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County. He has several years of experience with customer service and equipment repair and is always ready to enthusiastically help in any situation. In his spare time he enjoys doing outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping. His favorite part of his job is seeing the relief customers feel when they know SERVPRO is there to help, and when the customers see the final results of the work. His favorite Leavenworth restaurant is The Depot.

To see the rest of our employee bios please visit our employee page by clicking here

Fire/Soot Damage Clean Up

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fire/Soot Damage Clean Up Fire/Soot Damage Clean Up

SERVPRO knows that when you have a fire in your home or business it is very difficult to deal with the aftermath. That is why the cleanup experts at SERVPRO are always here to help. Our fire damage restoration team has over 50 years of combined experience to help put your home or business back together as quickly as possible. One main concern after a fire is the damage from soot and smoke.

The soot from a fire damage can leave stains and nasty odors. One way SERVPRO restores fire-damaged materials is with a media blasting process using dry ice or sand. Media blasting helps remove odor-causing soot and saves money by restoring costly building materials, instead of replacing them. This is just one way SERVPRO can help in the restoration of your home or business after a fire. 

For more information on our fire damage repair and restoration services click here

Prevent Fire Damage

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County knows that keeping up with house work can sometimes feel like a full time job. However, some cleanup tasks are more important than others. Like preventative maintenance on your yard to reduce your risk of fire damage. Here are some basic things you can do to help prevent your risk of fire damage to your home.

  1. Get rid of combustible materials within 30 feet of your home. This could be fire-prone vegetation, firewood stacks, combustible patio furniture, umbrellas, etc.
  2. Trim tree branches that overhang the roof and chimney.
  3. Remove combustible litter on roof and gutters. 

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If you do experience a fire we are here to help 24/7.

Storm Water Damage Clean Up

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

Faster Faster

SERVPRO of Leavenworth and NW Wyandotte County knows that here in the Midwest you never know when a natural disaster is going to strike. Between the summer storms, tornado season, and the up and down temperatures in the winter (and all year long if we are being honest) it is hard to be prepared when disaster strikes. That is why SERVPRO is always here to help! We know that a fast response is a critical factor in reducing damage and restoring water damaged materials.

Not only does SERVPRO pride ourselves on our quick response times, we also have STORM Extreme Teams always waiting in the wings to help out in the event of a large natural disaster.

SERVPRO's STORM Teams are comprised of highly trained technicians ready to roll out to anywhere in the country in the event of a giant natural disaster. 

So remember, you can always count of SERVPRO to faster to any size disaster!

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.