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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)

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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.

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.