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A Look Behind the Scenes

A Look Behind the Scenes
A behind the scenes look at some of what goes on in the shop after we’ve been on a water or sewer loss. The equipment must be cleaned, so it’s ready for the next call. Here, Lance is wiping down an air mover with an anti-microbial cleaner and power washing an extension cord. We’re always ready When Big Surprises Strike Your Home!
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Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration
When a fire happens, people always think the only way to restore a home is be rebuilding the damaged elements. These images help illustrate how well we can clean fire damaged areas and restore them to like-new. It is truly amazing how good a fire damaged area can look after it has been cleaned by professionals. This was media (soda) blasted to remove the black, charred surface.BeforeAfter
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Water Damage from Sprinkler Systems

Water Damage from Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems offer reliable and affordable fire protection to your commercial properties. Not only do sprinkler systems prevent lives and property losses from fires, but also save millions of dollars to business owners by way of tax deductions, code and ordinance compliance, insurance savings, and the ability to continue business as usual.But for as beneficial as sprinkler systems may be in reducing harm caused by a fire, the downside is the wet mess they leave behind.Water, Water Everywhere? Not Really.To prevent a fire from spreading and causing widespread damage, if not a total loss, the sprinkler systems springs into action as soon as a fire is detected. This typically occurs during the “flashover” stage, or when the fire transitions from the “growing” stage to the last stage--a fully developed fire. Sprinkler systems can address the specific area of the fire, preventing the spread.This may seem as though you are trading...
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Tips for Fire Damage Repair in Salina

Tips for Fire Damage Repair in Salina
A fire is a traumatic experience and can be very devastating for homeowners in Salina. In addition to the concern of getting things repaired, you are more than likely also troubled by the things lost. Every hour spent restoring your home back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost time for other things. While the devastation often appears to be insurmountable, knowing what to do and what not to do will help you get through this challenging time.There are things you can do after a fire that can help reduce your losses and speed up the restoration process. And while these things will help with your fire loss, the best advice we can give is to hire a fire damage repair company, as this will help reduce your total losses while getting you back on your feet as soon as possible.A Few Things You Can Do Although the fire may...
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Preventing Kitchen Fires

Preventing Kitchen Fires
All too often we hear of someone innocently starting to deep fry some chicken, or fries or a tortilla, leave the kitchen for "just a minute" and come back in to a blazing stove top.  The mess a fire like this creates is unbelievable. I spent a few minutes reviewing a report from the University of Maryland and it's Department of Fire Protection Engineering.  In among all the statistics for how quickly different oils ignite were the sobering facts about residential fires.  They account for 1/4th of fire incidents but they're also responsible for 75% of fire related deaths and injuries.  Eighty eight percent of fires leading to deaths were on the range or cook top and 93% of these "food ignition fires" began with the ignition of cooking oil.Further considerations in cooking with oil...Cooking oil and fireOil is a key ingredient found in the majority of today’s kitchens. Whether a recipe calls for...
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Clothes Dryer Fires - A Simple Prevention

Clothes Dryer Fires - A Simple Prevention
A recent survey showed in a 4 year period 1 in 22 home fires involved either a washing machine or a dryer.  The dryer fires are really fairly easy to prevent with just a few simple steps.  We have them listed below...Clean out your lint screen Each Time you use the dryer.  It's fast and easy.  Think of it as depriving the fire of any food!Check your vent hose.  Make sure it's in good shape.  Did you know the white plastic hoses have been outlawed?  These aren't safe and need to be replaced.  Use the aluminum type, just make sure the length is as short as possible and don't crush or kink it when you push the machine back.Clean the vent line regularly.  It's so important this line isn't clogged with lint since it can greatly increase the chance of a dryer fire.  If you cannot clean the line by yourself, call a...
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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value Insurance - which?

Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value Insurance - which?
When you first head out on your own, insurance isn't always high up there on your priority list.  Many times you'll look for the cheapest rate, doesn't matter what sort of insurance it is.  Is that the smartest thing to do?It depends.  Educate yourself first and then make a decision based on your checkbook and possessions.  ACV will only pay for an item's depreciated value rather than the cost of full replacement.For example:  Your couch burns up due to careless smoking.  You paid $700 for it 10 years ago.  ACV will apply deductions for depreciation of the piece by age and condition.  If they figure it's just worth $100 now, that's what you will receive.  Replacement Cost trumps ACVReplacement cost terms mean the policy covers a piece of property for the amount it will cost to replace it with a comparable one, without deducting anything for depreciation.  Depending on how many...
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Can furniture be cleaned properly after a fire?

Can furniture be cleaned properly after a fire?
Can your furniture be saved after a fire?If you've been through the trauma of a house fire, you're no doubt wondering if your furniture, among other things, can be saved.  After you see the results of soot and smoke everywhere, you may find yourself wondering if the fire should have just kept going and you can just start over again!  Take heart though, all is NOT lost!Does it matter WHAT burned?This isn't something the average homeowner will consider, but it can make a difference in how easily things clean up.  The burning of natural materials (wood, natural fabrics, etc.) generally give off a dry smoke residue free of oil and grease which will increase the efforts needed to clean.  Protein fires (the burning of meat, oil or other organic matter) and synthetic material fires (plastics, nylon, polyester, etc.) give off an oily residue that is greasy to the touch.  Of course,...
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Cleaning up after a fire

Cleaning up after a fire
This past February, we had a major disaster at our home.  My 85 year old mother forgot to turn off a pot of turkey legs and then we left for church.  You can only imagine the smell and smoke!  I was so grateful we had a dog door because I'm sure the smoke would've killed our pets.  That and the smoke alarms shrieking had unnerved them big-time!  So here I am, having been on dozens (literally) of fire disasters and cleaning up now after experiencing one of my own!  Right away we opened all the windows, turned on fans and got the pot off the stove!  The problem with burned meat, even if it doesn't ignite, is that it gets over everything.  In the restoration business it's called a "protein fire."  The horrible smell is actually the meat molecules rotting on all surfaces it came in contact with; awful!  In cleaning...
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What to do after a fire

What to do after a fire
Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process.When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.The U.S. Fire Administration has gathered the following information to assist you in this time of need. Action on some of the suggestions will need to be taken immediately. Some actions may be needed in the future while others will be on going. The purpose of this information is to give you the assistance needed to assist you as you begin rebuilding your life.Adobe Acrobat (PDF) HelpDownloadAfter the Fire: Returning to Normal (PDF, 406 Kb)This booklet provides information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacement of valuable documents, salvage hints, fire department operations, and more. After the Fire: Returning to Normal (Spanish) (353 Kb)The following are excerpts...
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Surviving a Smoky Mess

Surviving a Smoky Mess
Surviving a Smoky Mess: What if you have a 'protein fire/smoke loss?' The homeowner who's turkey didn't survive called Lamunyon's. The reason it's so difficult to clean up after this sort of loss is the DETAIL. The terrible smell resulting from something like this are the protein molecules rotting on all surfaces! Disgusting and potent! Lamunyon's crew uses industry approved deodorizers and detergents as well as a meticulous cleaning routine to eliminate all these odors. When they finish, you have the best spring cleaning EVER and no sign you ever had a disaster!
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Safeguarding Your Important Documents From Disasters

Safeguarding Your Important Documents From Disasters
When people suffer the loss of their home and possessions in a tornado, flood, or fire, it is often the treasured family photos and documents that are missed the most.  Fortunately today there are many options for insuring that these family records are not lost forever.  One of your best bets will be to keep the originals or copies in a safe deposit box.  If that isn’t an option for you, a heavy-duty metal fire proof box kept on a high shelf can also work.  It may be wise to keep the copies in a separate location from the originals so that if one set is destroyed, the other will be safe.  Keeping them at a friend or relatives house may be a viable alternative. Another way to preserve your documents is to scan them into an electronic format that can be kept on a CD or external hard drive.  There...
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What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Foundation Stabilization in Russell, KS
Very pleased with their communication and establishing estimates as well as the thorough inspection. The crew that preformed foundation repairs were knowledgeable and respectful. They stayed late to complete repairs in one day instead of the scheduled two days. They left my home and property in ...
Scott M Mowry - Russell, KS 67665
Clean Up Water Damage in Smith Center, KS
These guys did great work! They were prompt & efficient, minimally invasive, and when they did interact with us they were always kind & courteous. They also cleaned up after themselves as much as is possible in water damage situation.
Jessica Schmidt - Smith Center, KS 66967
Water Damage Restoration in Clay Center, KS
Jaimie was great. Spent his entire weekend at our house on two emergency calls, and did so while maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor the entire time. He explained what he was doing and did a thorough job. He took great care not to track anything through the house and kept a clean work ...
Homeowner - Clay Center, KS 67432

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Fire Damage Restoration in Topeka, KS
Very friendly and willing to come out the next day. Very professional and gave us information how to help. Would recommend. Thank you
Michelle D - Topeka, KS 66610
Mold Services in Concordia, KS
Water damage in our garage had allowed mold to grow in the ceiling there. The technicians who identified and schedule remediation were knowledgeable, courteous and professional. We would not hesitate to use them again
Eunice K - Concordia, KS 66901

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Water Removal And Dry Out; Removal Of Black Mold in McPherson, KS
Lance and Gustav did were wonderful! They went above and beyond to serve our facility and to do a quality job for us!
Arlo Blevins - McPherson, KS 67460