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Employee Appreciation

11/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee Employee Appreciation

Hello and welcome to SERVPRO of West Topeka's Employee Spotlight Series! Shawna Boberg is a Crew Chief for SERVPRO of West Topeka. She has been working with the company for several years, and helps provide excellent customer service for all of our customers. She also has the following certification from Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Fire and Smoke Restoration. In her spare time she loves to go hiking and running. Her favorite part of her job is helping others through difficult situations. Her favorite Topeka restaurant is El Mezcal!

If you would like to check out the rest of our SERVPRO of West Topeka team please click here. And remember we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Remove Odor from Sports Equipment

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of West Topeka is the MOST excited that football season is almost back! However, with the return of sports, comes sports odors. These can be particularly strong if you happen to be a parent washing your teenagers sports gear. That sports equipment is dirty and smells awful. While you might have an extra strong detergent to deal with the uniforms, there are other pieces of equipment that can not be so easily taken care of, and that is where SERVPRO comes in. With a deodorization treatment, franchise pros clean and remove those lingering smells. The multi-step process includes the help of an ozone generator that produces ozone atoms that neutralize odor molecules and remove the smell. Remove the smell from: football pads, cleats, gloves, helmets, and more! 

Employee Appreciation

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Welcome to our Employee Spotlight Series! Jay Coverdale is the Marketing Manager for SERVPRO of West Topeka. He has several years of experience working with different communities to bring fun and exciting marketing based events to life. He has been with us for a little over 3 years. He also has the following certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Carpet Cleaning. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and work on restoring old cars. His favorite part of the job is meeting new people. He likes building relationships with people and helping our customers recover from unexpected events in life. His favorite Topeka restaurant is The Blind Tiger! 

If you would like to check out the rest of our team click here

Commercial Property Damage

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Damage Commercial Property Damage

If you are a commercial business owner, you know that any type of water damage can be detrimental to your business. It is important when faced with a water damage, fire, mold or any other loss that you can resume normal operations as soon as possible to protect your business. If your business is forced to close until damage repairs are complete your short-term losses will start to add up and your customers may find somewhere else to go which could cause you to lose their business long-term.


SERVPRO of West Topeka specializes in commercial damage mitigation and repair and can help ensure that damages are kept to a minimum, reducing your total losses. Commercial businesses have unique needs when it comes to damage repairs and the best way to protect your business is to leave damage repairs to the pros.

What to Do If Your Property Floods

When your commercial property is affected by water or flooding, the source of water needs to be addressed before water damage repairs can begin. Water damage can affect expensive or specialized equipment and inventory, and it is imperative to act quickly! SERVPRO of West Topeka is ready to respond!

In an event of a disaster call SERVPRO of West Topeka at 785-862-0550. Our SERVPRO team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Sanitizing a Commercial Building

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Sanitizing a Commercial Building Sanitizing a Commercial Building

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, SERVPRO of West Topeka has been an industry leader when it comes to cleaning up biohazards. We employ highly trained technicians who know how to use the proper equipment to thoroughly clean and disinfect commercial and residential properties. No matter how big or small SERVPRO can disinfect it all. We are prepared for a deep cleaning if someone in your office or home has tested positive for COVID-19, or we can also perform preventative cleanings as well. Another service we offer is a disinfection of high touch areas instead of a more extensive deep cleaning. In the picture for this blog you will see two SERVPRO of West West Topeka employees doing a COVID-19 cleaning for a commercial call facility.

If you have any questions about the services we offer, or if you need a COVID-19 cleanup please give us a call at 785-862-0550.

Water Damage Clean Up

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of West Topeka 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 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 West Topeka 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)?
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 785-862-0550

About SERVPRO of West Topeka

SERVPRO of West Topeka 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.

Commercial Building Maintenance

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

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When commercial business owners think about water damage, they often picture storms and natural disasters wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. While it is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water coming from weather events and storms, that is not the only cause.

Many businesses on commercial property forget that damage can come from other internal issues as well. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.

Malfunctioning sprinkler systems


Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work with fire protection systems. While these sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

Damaged appliances and equipment


This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.

Broken pipes and plumbing


Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result.

Backed up sewer lines


This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.

If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of West Topeka will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime at 785-862-0550

Professionally Drying Out Water Damage

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

shop with rack of equipment Professionally Drying Out Water Damage

Box fans are a good way to stay cool in the summer, but when it comes to significant water damage something more powerful is required to put a residence or commercial building back to where it needs to be.

The same can be said of general dehumidifiers. Small dehumidifiers in the basement can be helpful for general maintenance but when there is more than just moisture in the air something stronger is helpful.

SERVPRO of West Topeka is fully stocked with professional equipment to help with your next water damage. We have specialty fans and dehumidifiers to bring down humidity, conduct air, and help prevent any secondary damage.

SERVPRO also has a highly trained crew of professional water technicians that are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help out on any loss.

Fire Damage Clean Up

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Identify the type of residues

Different types of smoke residues can exist in
the same loss environment. SERVPRO of West Topeka will select a cleaning method that will effectively remove the type of smoke residues present.

Identify the type of surface

The type of surface determines which cleaning
methods and products are safe to use on that surface. SERVPRO will be careful to preserve the material or surface being cleaned, and unfortunately some materials may not be restorable because they cannot withstand the cleaning process.

Capture and remove residues

Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. SERVPRO uses dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry residue particles away
from the affected surface.

Dispose of residues

SERVPRO of West Topeka properly disposes of debris and cleaning waste.

Our highly trained staff is available to roll out to any fire damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tornado Safety

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

know your risks, rain, wind and water Tornado Safety

With all the crazy weather the Midwest has in the spring and summer, it is always better to be prepared and know how to stay safe ahead of time. Below are some tips from the American Red Cross on the best ways to stay safe during a tornado.

Top Tips

Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor.
In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.
Know the Difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning!

A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible.
A tornado WARNING means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. GO TO YOUR SAFE PLACE IMMEDIATELY.