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Water Damage from a Broken Toilet Water Supply Line

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from a Broken Toilet Water Supply Line Air movers at work to help reduce water damage dry out time

The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent water damage.  Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Jefferson City will be on-site to help ensure water damage is handled properly.  This Jefferson City home suffered damage from a break in the toilet’s water supply line, resulting in water damage to the home’s family room carpeting. 

After a thorough inspection of the property, our SERVPRO professionals took the necessary steps to protect the home from further damage by extracting the excess water, then prepare for drying. 

The water extraction process involved our SERVPRO professionals bringing in air movers, also known as “industrial air blowers”, “commercial blower fans”, or floor drying fans. The air movers were used to increase the air circulation which speeds up the water evaporation and reduces drying time.   Drying time was monitored, with the results consistently communicated to the homeowner throughout the monitoring process.  Air movers are an essential tool mitigating water damage as they reduce the water damage dry out time to the carpet and floors, as well as wall cavities behind the drywall.

If you notice your home or business has water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883

Choose the Leader in the Restoration Industry

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Choose the Leader in the Restoration Industry "Like it never even happened."

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO of Jefferson City Professionals, whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.  Check out these reasons to use SERVPRO:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Faster to Any Sized Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

SERVPRO of Jefferson City specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Jefferson City can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. SERVPRO of Jefferson City can also perform your duct and carpet cleaning in your home or business. We can even clean up after your construction project is completed.

Choose the leader in the Jefferson City area by calling 1-573-635-5883.  Why SERVPRO? Because we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Flood Insurance May Not Be an Option for Your Business

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

You read that correctly. Flood insurance may not be an option. In some situations, it is a requirement. Financial institutions, investors and others expect you to protect their investments and property. They will not leave the insurance decision in your hands. Sometimes, it’s one of the costs of doing business.  Insurance companies distinguish between water damage and floods. Rising water causes flood damage.

Typical examples are:

  • Overflowing rivers and streams
  • Storm surge on large bodies of water
  • Local Flooding due to heavy rain or blocked storm drains
  • Runoff from melting ice and snow

Weather, plumbing and fire sprinklers are common sources of water damage. A standard commercial insurance policy covers the cost of these repairs. It offers no coverage for floods. The following are situations that may require a business to have insurance.

  1. The Federal Government funded, backed, or insured a business mortgage.

If your business is in a flood zone, the government requires you to have flood insurance. It’s the law. If a flood destroys the business, they want to get paid.

  1. Other mortgage lenders may require the insurance.

Lenders want to protect their investment as well. They may even want the insurance for businesses near flood zones.

  1. Investors may demand insurance.

If there is a flood, the investor’s investment is at risk. It is reasonable for them to expect the protection of their investment.

  1. Certain customers and vendors may require insurance.

A distribution business ships inventory belonging to their customer. Other businesses may hold inventory consigned by a vendor. Both parties may want insurance protection for their inventory.

The Flood Happened and the Damage Is Extensive

That flood insurance sure was a great idea. The water is gone. Now, it’s a race against mold. Contact SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883.  We are fire and  water damage remediation leaders in the Jefferson City, MO area.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Jefferson City - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Jefferson City provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City 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 Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 573-635-5883

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 Jefferson City 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)?

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. 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.

Our crew will make it "Like it never even happened."

What is Performed with a Mold Remediation Protocol

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Performed with a Mold Remediation Protocol SERVPRO of Jefferson City - Here to help you with your mold remediation process- 573-635-5883

SERVPRO of Jefferson City will do a brief walk through of your home or business to inspect for possible mold growth. This is done to help you understand what will need to be done to remove any mold

If we suspect mold is present, we will contact a local trusted vendor to do a complete inspection. The vendor we use is licensed to identify types of mold and the amount of mold that is present.  Our vendor will put together a full protocol which involves the following:

Interview – Review and discussion with the home or business owner of the property of current conditions which has led to the claim.

Site Assessment – A physical site assessment of the Property in the area(s) of concern to: visually assess the damage(s), retrieve temperature and RH readings, take air and direct samples for mold (if applicable), and gather room dimension to create room/floor drawings to identify the location(s) of concern.

  • Air Sampling – The purpose of non-viable spore trap air sampling is to provide an approximation of the airborne microbial (fungal) spore concentrations. A minimum of one control sample is typically taken outside the most common used entrance into the building, then one or more air samples are collected in the areas of concern within the building. Elevated airborne spore concentrations may indicate an indoor microbial reservoir(s), or that cleaning of personal effects or the HVAC system(s), is a necessary component of a microbial remediation plan.
  • Direct sampling – The purpose of direct sampling is to identify the type and concentration of microbial spores present on affected materials identified with suspect visible microbial growth. The sampling results are also used for reference for source contamination when air samples are taken.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Alarms Save Lives Smoke Alarms Can Save Lives.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City wants you to stay safe and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) smoke alarms, when properly installed, can help save your life.

In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement.

Alarms should be tested monthly using the test button.  Alarms with non-replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years.  Other alarms need batteries replaced every year and the unit replaced every ten years.  If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately, and never disable or remove the battery from the alarm.

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross.

Keep your family save and create a fire emergency plan and conduct regular fire drills.  More tips on what to do before, during or after a fire are available at this American Red Cross site:

3 Reasons Why Commercial Properties Need Fire Sprinkler Systemsms

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

It is common knowledge that most commercial buildings have fire sprinkler systems that work to prevent fire damage. However, many do not realize how important these fixtures are in the case of fire. In fact, mounting evidence shows that this form of fire protection is more effective than many give it credit for.

If you are thinking about investing in new fire sprinkler systems, consider the ways that commercial sprinkler systems can benefit your building in case of fire:

Sprinkler Systems Are Virtually Fault-Free
In a recent study conducted on fires, the researchers discovered that fire sprinkler systems operated during 91% of all reported structure fires large enough to activate the systems. Ultimately, nine times out of 10, the sprinkler systems worked. Typically, the reason sprinkler systems stop working due to a lack of maintenance. This fact drives home the importance of regularly repairing your commercial fire sprinkler systems and replacing them if necessary.

Fire Sprinklers are Capable of Cutting Potential Losses in Half
It’s no secret that fires can result in devastating damage to both the structure of the building and the people that are trapped inside. Another recent study found that when paired with early warning systems, automatic fire sprinklers help to reduce property damage, injuries, and loss of life by over 50%. Those are numbers you just can’t ignore!

Fire Sprinklers Help Save Lives
Perhaps one of the most important things that fire sprinklers do is help to lower the risk of death and injury during devastating structure fires. According to a study from the National Fire Protection Association, there has been no record of more than two lives lost inside of a building with a full sprinkler protection that was well maintained and fully functioning.

As you can see, having a full system sprinkler system is a crucial part of fire protection for commercial buildings. If you already have a sprinkler system in place, make sure your fire alarm inspections are up to date and your fire protection equipment is functioning properly. Fire alarm inspections can mean life or death — make sure your equipment is working when it counts.

Commercial fire damage?  Call us today -  SERVPRO of Jefferson City - 573-635-5883.

Fire Extinguishers In Your Home

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Extinguishers In Your Home Fire extinguishers can save lives.

Do you need a fire extinguisher in your home?  The answer is yes.  And you must know when and how to operate it.  Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

Pull the pin.  Hold the nozzle pointing away form you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out.  Remember, extinguishers do have limitations.  It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility.  To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at

Why your Business Wants an IICRC Certified Restoration Company

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why your Business Wants an IICRC Certified Restoration Company Choose a restoration company that is IICRC certified.

When water damage impacts your commercial property, you want professionals to help get you back in business. SERVPRO of Jefferson City works closely with insurance companies to get you back up and running in a quick manner.  As business leaders know, contacting a professional water damage restoration company is typically the first step to restoring your property. However, many individuals do not know how to select the most exceptional, ethical company. If this is the case for you, it's important to know that hiring an IICRC-certified company will prove advantageous. Learn more about why this is the case by reviewing this short outline: 

  • What Is The IICRC?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification organization within the restoration, cleaning, and inspection industries.

  • How Do Companies Obtain Certification?

To obtain IICRC certification, water remediation companies have to conform to specific criteria. Some of the criteria include:

  1. Provide consumers with accurate data
  2. Conduct business processes with integrity and honesty
  3. Ensure that a trained technician is present for all work assignments
  4. Ensure that a continuing education program is in place
  5. Maintain policies for written complaints
  6. Hold liability insurance
  • Why Choose an IICRC-Certified Company?

There is a wide variety of forms water damage can take. Some of them include flooding, a burst pipe, sump pump overflow, and sewage backup. Irrespective of the cause; however, the end-result is substantive damage. In fact, standing liquid can lead to severe property damage as well as mold infestation. For this reason, it's essential that you attain water damage restoration services from a qualified team of professionals.

Doing a Google search for the key phrase "water damage restoration" will produce over 500,000 results. To narrow your selection, it's a good idea to limit your search to companies that have obtained their certification from the IICRC. Because the IICRC is efficient in establishing reference guides and industry standards regarding water damage restoration and mold removal, companies that have been certified by the organization will likely offer you the excellent, effective services you want.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City also offers 24/7/365 service for their customers. You can call 573-635-5883 for your commercial emergency.

Jefferson City Church Suffers Water Damage

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Jefferson City Church Suffers Water Damage Water damage at Landmark United Pentecostal Church

You never know when the unexpected is going to happen, and when a water line breaks (of course it’s a given that it’s unexpected) it could range from a small trickle to a full-blown disaster.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City received a phone call from the Landmark United Pentecostal Church, located in Jefferson City, that they had discovered water in their church that had extended to the hallway and numerous rooms.  It’s was important to us to help get this church up and running again.  There are many needs to be met in a church and being displaced for too long a time is certainly something a pastor and his congregation want to avoid.  Our crew was quick to load up and take care of the water removal and drying process.  SERVPRO franchises are trained and understand how to manage the drying process.  We provide our state-of-the art equipment and the latest technology to quickly and thoroughly dry carpet and flooring in order to help prevent secondary water damage.  Disinfecting and deodorizing are important process as well.  We’re glad Landmark United Pentecostal called us.

If you own a commercial business, or a home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call when the unexpected comes your way.  Remember, we’re faster to any size disaster.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City, 573-635-5883.