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Building Services provided by SERVPRO of JC!

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.  Keeping you, your family/ customers safe after an emergency is our number one priority. Helping you put the pieces back to preloss conditions, “like it never even happened” is what we are certified and trained to do.  A quick response and expert knowledge is imperative to accomplish a safe and successful mitigation, and here at SERVPRO, we have just what it takes to get the job done. The professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

Don't wait, Get a head start on spring cleaning!

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Spring is right around the corner. One of the best ways to start off the new season, other than stepping outside and feeling the warmth, is spring cleaning.  Everything has a way of becoming dusty, grimy and cluttered in the winter. It's the perfect time to give your business a good cleaning and SERVPRO of Jefferson City can help!   

Carpet  Cleaning: We offer commercial carpet cleaning that effectively removes all of the salt, snow and dirt that has been tracked in over the winter months. Experts recommend that having them professionally cleaned every 12 months extends the life of your carpeting.  

Upholstery Cleaning: We can also clean the upholstery in your Jefferson City office. Have the chairs in your waiting room been sat on for years without being cleaned? Is the office looking a bit dingy? We can remove soil and stains from upholstered furniture and give it new life this spring! If your business has drapery, SERVPRO of Jefferson City has an exclusive process of dry cleaning draperies so that there is no shrinkage or damage to the material. 

HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning: Have your HVAC system and air ducts inspected and cleaned prior to turning on the air conditioning for the summer. Our crew cleans your system to remove dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris as well as other contaminants. Cleaning extends the life of your equipment and gives you, your employees and your customers cleaner air to breathe.  

Industrial Kitchen Cleaning: Your restaurant has worked hard over the winter! While your kitchen staff does a fantastic job cleaning on a day to day basis, we have the training and equipment to degrease and sanitize your industrial kitchen. Have our crew come in and give the kitchen the cleaning it deserves with a top to bottom scrub down. We clean and sanitize freezers, refrigerators, ovens and ranges. Our team can clean your hard to reach places, such as high ceilings and light fixtures.  

Get your Jefferson City business ready for spring with a call to SERVPRO of Jefferson City at (573)635-5883. We will come out and get you ready for another successful year!

Are you using a wood burning stove?

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

With the temperatures so low and the cost of heating so high. Many homeowners have opted to use wood burning stoves to heat their homes. This method is efficient and perfectly safe. As long as you follow a few safety tips:

  • Most importantly make sure you have smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home
  • Make sure your stove is properly installed and has been inspected by a professional.
  • Keep all contents the proper distance away from the stove. Per your cities fire safe guidelines. It is usually at least 3ft.
  • Use seasoned wood only and light small bright fires. No paper or trash!
  • Clean your chimney yearly and have it inspected.

Our team of Professionals here at SERVPRO of Jefferson City want you to have a safe warm disaster free winter! Remember, IF disaster strikes give us a call. We are always on standby to rush in and make it “Like it never even happened!”

Fire, Smoke, & Soot

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Jefferson City will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Fire Facts

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Structural fires, such as home fires, can originate from many different causes, and happen very suddenly.  Correspondingly, every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process .

Emergency Contact
Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Cleaning and Repair, uniquely taylored
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Commercial Job Information

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Job Information This is an area of a goverment building that was affected by water damage

Did you know that we do commercial restoration work too? In fact, that’s the fastest growing segment of our business. Cleaning and restoring commercial properties requires a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Jefferson City has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. 

We can take care of any of your commercial business needs!    Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation and professional cleaning. SERVPRO of Jefferson City offers professional cleaning and preventative maintenance for your carpet and upholstery that keeps your property looking its best. Our cleaning system offers a number of specialized cleaning options to match your needs.

Some examples of commercial work we have done just this year include the Jefferson Building, Westminister fire and water clean up and restoration, among many others including restaurants and other government buildings.

We are available 24 hours a day to get your Mid MO  business back up and running. Whether your business needs a deep cleaning or a persistent odor removed, you can trust SERVPRO of Jefferson City.

Storm Damage doesn't always mean high winds, and rain!

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

As you know, winter here in Missouri can be quite unpredictable. We may enjoy milder, fall like temperatures for a couple of days, but before you know it, we are shivering in the snow! Here at SERVPRO of Jefferson City, we understand this, and believe the best defense for your home or business is to be prepared. We are always ready to respond when you find the need arises, however; there are some steps that you can take to prevent or minimize the damage.

Preparedness tips before a severe winter storm

According to SEMA, Missourians can prepare for winter by:

- Creating a family emergency plan, and emergency kit with bottled water, along with canned and dried food that can be prepared without cooking in case of a power outage.

- Add the following supplies to your disaster supply kit: rock salt to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.

- Secure an alternate fuel source such as firewood or a generator. Make sure your fireplace functions properly. If you have a generator, make sure you have fuel and that it functions properly. Only operate the generator outdoors. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand.

-Create a winter car kit in the trunk of your car. This includes: windshield scraper and small broom, flashlight, blanket, spare radio with batteries, snacks or energy type food, water, jumper cables, flares and matches, shovel, sand or shingles to give tires traction, extra hats, socks, and mittens, first aid kit, and fluorescent distress flag.

- Learn WHERE your water shut off valve is located, and HOW to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.

Some long term preparations include winterizing your home, barn/shed, or business.  In order to extend the life of your fuel supply, it helps to insulate walls, attics, caulking and weather stripping doors and windows as well as installing storm windows or covering with plastic.  Clear rain gutters, repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on the home or other structure during a storm.  Insulate pipes with insulations or newspaper and plastic, and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.  Keep a fire extinguisher on hand, and make sure everyone in the home or office knows how to use it. Fires are a risk during winter weather due to holiday activities as well as using alternate heating sources without taking necessary safety precautions.

What to do if you have unmet needs after a winter storm?

Throughout the "recovery period," SEMA states it is important to monitor local radio or television reports, or other media sources for information on where to go for emergency housing, food, first aid, clothing and financial assistance. SERVPRO partners with the American Red Cross, and can assist with contacting local chapters. If you find yourself with structural damage after the winter weather, such as fire, water damage, or other structural damages, call SERVPRO of Jefferson City. We can help with communicating with your insurance and other service providers, clean up, cleaning and storing items, repairs from fire/water, along with many other services.  Although we are located in Cole County, we cover many surrounding areas as well.  Don't hesitate to call if you have any questions! 573-635-5883, and of course, check us out on our Facebook page!

Highly trained to help with your Mold Remediation!

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Highly trained to help with your Mold Remediation! Visible Mold

SERVPRO of Jefferson City 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.

About SERVPRO of Jefferson City

SERVPRO of Jefferson City 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. 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.

Protect your business from a Fire!

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner, examining your risk and taking preventative measures as well as educating your employees on procedures can help reduce the damage to your facility. 

Assess the risk that fire hazards may pose to your business. The National Fire Protection Association offers handbooks and other publications on the fire safety code in place for businesses.  You can also call your local Connecticut fire department and ask the fire marshal if they are available to make a visit and identify any risks.  

Maintain your sprinkler system.  An  automatic sprinkler system will dramatically reduce the spread of a fire in your business as well as keep your employees and customers safe. Have your system properly maintained and inspected so that it works when you need it! 

Check your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Standard fire safety practices call for smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on every floor. Your best bet is multipurpose extinguishers, which will douse most small fires with ease, without shorting out your electronics. 

Educate your employees. Make sure all employees are aware of your fire safety plan by conducting a yearly fire drill and educating new employees.  Training in how to use fire extinguishers should also be conducted.  

By following these steps, if your Jefferson City, MO business does experience a fire, the damage to your building should be minimal. SERVPRO of Jefferson City can take care of the water and fire damage that results and get your business back up and running. 

Water Damage in Businesses

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

When a water or mold emergency stirkes your Jefferson City, MO area business, time is paramount in keeping your financial losses down and eliminating the need of having to close your doors for a lengthy period of time.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City has serviced many local businesses over the past several years and we know how to get the job done fully and efficiently so that disruption to your business is minimal.

Whether it be a shopping plaza in which mold behind a shared wall affected two businesses, a new big box store with water damage due to a construction mishap or an apartment complex where a kitchen sink leak damaged 4 apartments, our team is trained and equipped to mitigate the damage. 

Call SERVPRO of Jefferson City immediately if your business experiences a sewage leak, oil spill or burst pipes. Our crew will be on the job and working hard so that your business can keep it's doors open.