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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)

remove odor remove odor

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)

Jay Jay

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

Covid Cleaning

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

covid cleaning Covid Cleaning

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need:

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
• Kitchen/Food Areas
• Bathrooms
• Schools/Classrooms
• Offices
• Retail Spaces
• Water Fountains
• Shelving/Racks
• Sales Counters
• Carpets and Rugs
• Stair Handrails
• Elevator Cars
• Playground Equipment
• Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to COVID-19.
Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of COVID-19, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local
authorities.


Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning: 785-862-0550
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –
SERVPRO of West Topeka

How to Sanitize Surfaces

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

How to Sanitize Surfaces How to Sanitize Surfaces

In these uncertain times, SERVPRO of West Topeka knows staying safe and staying inside are two of the most important things 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?

General Surface Cleaning

Physically removes microbes if possible, rather than killing them with a sanitizer or disinfectant. 

Sanitizing

To be a registered sanitizer, test results must show a reduction of at least 99.9% in bacteria.

Disinfecting

Destroys or irreversibly inactivates microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi.

If someone in your home or work area does test positive for COVID-19, or if you want preventative sanitizing done, SERVPRO of West Topeka has all the correct equipment to get it done for you. Just call us at 785-862-0550.

What is PPE and why is it important

3/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees cleaning in PPE What is PPE and why is it important

SERVPRO of West Topeka has always been a leader in the biohazard cleanup industry. From animal feces to crime scene cleanup we have handled it all. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit we felt prepared to handle cleanup of exposures to the virus with effectiveness and efficiency. SERVPRO always follows proper cleanup protocol including wearing PPE. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and while most people outside our industry had never heard of it before COVID-19, there are plenty of questions about it now. Below you will find some important reasons why our highly trained employees wear PPE on job sites.

PPE helps to:
-Protect workers from threat of viral pathogens in area
-Protect area from potential contamination by our workers
-Protect from harmful contaminants in water or particulates in the air during our fire restoration & water mitigation work

Carpet, Upholstery, Duct Cleaning

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

A dog on a dirty carpet and a chair under water damage Carpet, Upholstery, Duct Cleaning

It is March 1st and you know what that means...MARCH MADNESS!! As we are finally able to get back together with friends and family it is very exciting but also has the potential to create a lot of dirt buildup and potential spills and messes in our homes. Especially if you are having some extra exciting March Madness parties. As you watch your favorite team go for the win you could also be spilling several layers of that seven layer dip on the carpet or sofa. And if you have kids and/or pets running around that can create an extra layer to be cleaned up as well. Whether it's water damage, dirty furniture, dirty carpets, or clogged ducts SERVPRO can clean it up. Just give us a call at 785-862-0550!

Employee Appreciation

11/17/2021 (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!

Employee Appreciation

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee Employee Appreciation

Welcome to our Employee Spotlight Series! Andy is a Production Manager at SERVPRO of West Topeka. He has been with us for several years and has the following certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Applied Microbial Remediation, Applied Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration. In his free time he prides himself on being a great dad to his son by getting him outside and active and always helping him learn something new! Andy's favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help a customer in need. He enjoys being able to put someone's mind at ease and help save their home. His favorite Topeka restaurant is The Wheel Barrel. It is an awesome place to grab a bite!

Removing odor from sports equipment

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

A giant nose is sniffing the air Removing odor from sports equipment

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

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee Employee Appreciation

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 2 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

Employee Appreciation

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee Employee Appreciation

Hello and welcome to our Employee Spotlight Series! Tavis Graika is a Production Technician at SERVPRO of West Topeka. He has been with us for almost a year and is excited to be a part of the SERVPRO team. He is very dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all our customers. In his spare time he likes to ride his skateboard and work on his car. His favorite part of the job is interacting with customers and coworkers, as well as getting to be hands on every day. His favorite Topeka restaurant is Tup Tim Thai!

If you would like to check out the rest of our SERVPRO of West Topeka please click here and remember SERVPRO is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

COVID-19 Cleaning

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

A sign says Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in the corner of a restaurant COVID-19 Cleaning

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need:

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
• Kitchen/Food Areas
• Bathrooms
• Schools/Classrooms
• Offices
• Retail Spaces
• Water Fountains
• Shelving/Racks
• Sales Counters
• Carpets and Rugs
• Stair Handrails
• Elevator Cars
• Playground Equipment
• Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to COVID-19.
Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of COVID-19, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local
authorities.


Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning: 785-862-0550
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –
SERVPRO of West Topeka

Sanitizing Surfaces

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

A sign says Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Sanitizing Surfaces

In these uncertain times, SERVPRO of West Topeka knows staying safe is the most important thing you can do, both for yourself and others. 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?

General Surface Cleaning

Physically removes microbes if possible, rather than killing them with a sanitizer or disinfectant. 

Sanitizing

To be a registered sanitizer, test results must show a reduction of at least 99.9% in bacteria.

Disinfecting

Destroys or irreversibly inactivates microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi.

If someone in your home or work area does test positive for COVID-19, or if you want preventative sanitizing done, SERVPRO of West Topeka has all the correct equipment to get it done for you. Just call us at 785-862-0550.

How often should you clean your air ducts

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

A drawing of an air ventilation system How often should you clean your air ducts

It's almost that time of year again...Spring Cleaning! SERVPRO of West Topeka knows that good old fashioned elbow grease can only go so far. And with everyone spending more time at home that means things are getting dirty faster, including your HVAC system. 

Did you know that ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the air duct work of your home or business. If your HVAC system has been operating for awhile without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust, and other contaminants. Especially if you have multiple pets. All that dander! EW! 

Give SERVPRO of West Topeka a call to see if -y-our air ducts or carpets need cleaning. Call us at 785-862-0550!

What is PPE and why is it important

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee is cleaning in full PPE What is PPE and why is it important

SERVPRO of West Topeka has always been a leader in the biohazard cleanup industry. From animal feces to crime scene cleanup we have handled it all. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit we felt prepared to handle cleanup of exposures to the virus with effectiveness and efficiency. SERVPRO always follows proper cleanup protocol including wearing PPE. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and while most people outside our industry had never heard of it before COVID-19, there are plenty of questions about it now. Below you will find some important reasons why our highly trained employees wear PPE on job sites.

PPE helps to:
-Protect workers from threat of viral pathogens in area
-Protect area from potential contamination by our workers
-Protect from harmful contaminants in water or particulates in the air during our fire restoration & water mitigation work

How to remove peanut butter from your carpet or sofa

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vans are stuck in globs of peanut butter How to remove peanut butter from your carpet or sofa

There are so many different ways to enjoy peanut butter! You can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a peanut butter and nutella sandwich, or go old school and make a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich! And of course there is always spooning it out of the container and eating it straight. No matter how you choose to eat it, peanut butter rocks, until it gets in your carpet or sofa.

First, remove it by scraping up the excess peanut butter.

Second, apply a dry solvent product.

Third, cover the area with a white towel, and gently tamp the area repeatedly. Make sure to rotate the towel and use clean areas of the towel until all the peanut butter is removed.

Lastly, remake whatever you were eating that had peanut butter in it so you can satisfy that craving! 

#PeanutButterLovers 

Document Restoration Services

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

A bunch of wet documents on a shelf Document Restoration Services

SERVPRO Franchises have been answering the call since 1967 and SERVPRO is easily one of the most recognizable and reliable brands for both residential and commercial cleaning and restoration services. But did you know that SERVPRO of West Topeka offers more than just your basic cleaning services? In fact SERVPRO has an entire team dedicated to Document Restoration. If you've experienced damage to important or beloved documents, let us help. If you were storing a box of favorite childhood books in your basement and experience flooding resulting in water damage to the books we may be able to help! SERVPRO of West Topeka understands that sentimental value is just as important, if not more important, than monetary value and we are here to help.

You can contact us at 785-862-0550

Tips For Making Your Carpet Last Longer

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

An overhead view of the diorama of a living room Tips For Making Your Carpet Last Longer

SERVPRO of West Topeka knows that keeping your carpets cleaned can sometimes feel like a full time job. Especially if you have kids and pets running around! In these times of working from home and online learning it can be extra challenging to keep your house clean, and easier to notice when the carpets are getting dirty! But not to worry! SERVPRO is here to help! Being #1 in the industry, means we know dirt. We have highly trained carpet cleaning technicians that are ready to get your carpets back in to shape. There are also some things you can do to keep help your carpet last longer. See below for our tips!

5 Tips For Making Your Carpet Last Longer:


1. Vacuum regularly
2. Spot removal
3. Groom carpet to prevent matting
4. Move furniture to change traffic patterns
5. Use welcome mats to limit the soil tracked in

IICRC Certified

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC IICRC Certified

SERVPRO of West Topeka is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry


The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


SERVPRO of West Topeka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. We believe in continuous training: 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.

How to sanitize a surface

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees standing in front of the diorama of a house with the text Here to Help How to sanitize a surface

In these uncertain times, SERVPRO of West Topeka knows staying safe and staying inside are two of the most important things 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?

General Surface Cleaning

Physically removes microbes if possible, rather than killing them with a sanitizer or disinfectant. 

Sanitizing

To be a registered sanitizer, test results must show a reduction of at least 99.9% in bacteria.

Disinfecting

Destroys or irreversibly inactivates microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi.

If someone in your home or work area does test positive for COVID-19, or if you want preventative sanitizing done, SERVPRO of West Topeka has all the correct equipment to get it done for you. Just call us at 785-862-0550.

COVID-19 Update

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic stating Yes We Are Open COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN!

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need:


During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training


We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
• Kitchen/Food Areas
• Bathrooms
• Schools/Classrooms
• Offices
• Retail Spaces
• Water Fountains
• Shelving/Racks
• Sales Counters
• Carpets and Rugs
• Stair Handrails
• Elevator Cars
• Playground Equipment
• Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products


The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to COVID-19.
Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of COVID-19, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local
authorities.


Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning: 785-862-0550
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –
SERVPRO of West Topeka

First Responders

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

A sign says SERVPRO First Responders Bowl First Responders

SERVPRO of West Topeka recently recognized The Soldier Township Fire Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Communications Division for their service to the Topeka Community.

We are truly honored to recognize the hard working men and women who are serving and protecting our local communities. We are grateful for the sacrifice and service these brave men and women provide 24/7/365. When our lives are in danger these organizations perform at their best to provide the help needed. In addition, these two organizations have gone above and beyond by providing education to the communities they serve related to public safety and fire prevention.

Both groups were presented gifts reflecting the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. We hope that next year these men and women can take pride in watching the game knowing that they are greatly appreciated nationally and locally for their service.

Topeka Home Show

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

A sign says we love our customers Topeka Home Show

SERVPRO of West Topeka recently participated in the 58th annual Topeka Home Show. We had a great time sharing information about water damage and our other services. The display was well received by the community who attended the show. Our marketing guys Jay and Paul were able to show the community the details of how some of our services work with this display and get the kids involved with some fishing for SERVPRO ducks! SERVPRO of West Topeka is always looking for opportunities to get more involved in the community and we are so glad that we were able to attend this event and give live demonstrations of some of our services. If you would like to see Jay give a demonstration of how one of our water extraction services works check out our SERVPRO of West Topeka YouTube channel!

What exactly is the IICRC?

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

A globe made up of dots with the letters IICRC Certified below it IICRC Certified!

SERVPRO of West Topeka is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry


The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


SERVPRO of West Topeka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Document Restoration Services

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

A binder full of papers is soaking wet Document Restoration Services

SERVPRO Franchises have been answering the call since 1967 and SERVPRO is easily one of the most recognizable and reliable brands for both residential and commercial cleaning and restoration services. But did you know that SERVPRO of West Topeka offers more than just your basic cleaning services? In fact SERVPRO has an entire team dedicated to Document Restoration. If you've experienced damage to important or beloved documents, let us help. If you were storing a box of favorite childhood books in your basement and experience flooding resulting in water damage to the books we may be able to help! SERVPRO of West Topeka understands that sentimental value is just as important, if not more important, than monetary value and we are here to help.

You can contact us at 785-862-0550

SERVPRO of Topeka new member of ACT

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Topeka gets involved with March madness theme at the ACT annual meeting.

Recently, SERVPRO of Topeka joined the Apartment Council of Topeka (ACT). We have enjoyed getting to know this group of people and are excited to learn more about how the members work together to provide housing to the community. 

SERVPRO of Topeka has fun at Topeka Home Show

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water display gets attention from public. The kids loved playing with the ducks.

SERVPRO of West Topeka recently participated in the 57th annual Topeka Home Show. We had a great time sharing information about water damage and our other services. The display was well received by the community who attended the show. Our marketing guys Jay and Paul were able to show the community the details of how some of our services work with this display and get the kids involved with some fishing for SERVPRO ducks! SERVPRO of West Topeka is always looking for opportunities to get more involved in the community and we are so glad that we were able to attend this event and give live demonstrations of some of our services. If you would like to see Jay give a demonstration of how one of our water extraction services works check out our SERVPRO of West Topeka YouTube channel!

Recognition to local First Responders in Shawnee County

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Battalion Chief Chad Lady (STFD), Jay Coverdale (SERVPRO of Topeka), and Communications Director Melanie Mills-Bergers (SNCO 911)

SERVPRO of West Topeka recently recognized The Soldier Township Fire Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Communications Division for their service to the Topeka Community.

We are truly honored to recognize the hard working men and women who are serving and protecting our local communities. We are grateful for the sacrifice and service these brave men and women provide 24/7/365. When our lives are in danger these organizations perform at their best to provide the help needed. In addition, these two organizations have gone above and beyond by providing education to the communities they serve related to public safety and fire prevention. 

Both groups were presented gifts reflecting the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. We hope that next year these men and women can take pride in watching the game knowing that they are greatly appreciated nationally and locally for their service.

Water damage at midnight? No worries we are here to help!

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Topeka is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Top notch customer service and protecting your home from extended damage are our top priorities so we are open all the time. Our dedicated and experienced crew is always ready to answer the call. Whether it is at one o'clock in the morning on a Sunday or Christmas Eve your water damage, fire, or mold loss is not going to wait so neither do we! SERVPRO of West Topeka understands the urgency of home damage and we are here to make it "Like it never even happened." To learn more about our crew of skilled professionals click here and for service or questions give us a call at 785-862-0550.

SERVPRO is serving it up!

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchises have been answering the call since 1967 and SERVPRO is easily one of the most recognizable and reliable brands for both residential and commercial cleaning and restoration services. But did you know that SERVPRO of West Topeka offers more than just your basic cleaning services? In fact SERVPRO has an entire team dedicated to Document Restoration. If you've experienced damage to important or beloved documents, let us help. If you were storing a box of favorite childhood books in your basement and experience flooding resulting in water damage to the books we may be able to help! SERVPRO of West Topeka understands that sentimental value is just as important, if not more important, than monetary value and we are here to help. 

You can contact us at 785-862-0550

We are IICRC Certified! Why is it important?

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Topeka is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must: 
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry


The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


SERVPRO of West Topeka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. We believe in continuous training: 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.