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Why use SERVPRO® for your Duct Cleaning needs

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

Allergies are rampant during the Spring. Did you know duct cleaning can help? Duct cleaning can improve the air quality in your home and business. You may wonder, why use SERVPRO® of Jefferson City for your duct cleaning? The SERVPRO® duct cleaning system is proven and cost-effective.  

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but our highly trained and qualified technicians here at SERVPRO® of Jefferson City can help you change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your home should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your home. 

What might be residing in your ducts:

  • Rodents
  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Debris
  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Insects
  • Pests 

A routine part of your local SERVPRO® franchise professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. We will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, your SERVPRO® of Jefferson City professional can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. 

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends it be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Jefferson City professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 

If your allergies persist this season, contact us to come out to provide you a FREE quote for duct cleaning. Call SERVPRO® of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883 to make your appointment today.

What Do You Do When Water Damage Strikes...

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Do you know what to do when water damage strikes your residential or commercial property? SERVPRO® of Jefferson City does! We are Here to Help you and your family in your time of need.

Did you know the first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage? It’s true! Here at SERVPRO® of Jefferson City, we stand behind our 1-4-8 philosophy. 

One hour

Within one hour from notice of loss, one of our heroes will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way!

Four hours

Within four hours of loss notification, one of our professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Eight hours 

Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

It’s critical you know what to do if -- or when -- water damage strikes. We’ll provide you with three tips. 

Tips: 

  1. Shut off the water source, if possible, or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source.
  2. Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  3. Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.

Immediate action needs to be taken if you’re experiencing a water or storm event. Fast response time is vital to help prevent further damage. The heroes here at SERVPRO® of Jefferson City are faster to any size disaster. 

When water damage strikes your home or business, contact the Brand leader in the cleanup and restoration industry: SERVPRO® of Jefferson City We’re Here to Help you 24/7, 365 for all your emergency service needs. Just call 573-635-5883.

SERVPRO’s ® 1-4-8 Philosophy for Water Damage

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage. Something you never want to encounter. Something that’s never fun. Something that many may face one day. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day. And did you know 98% of basements in the U.S. will suffer from some type of water damage during its lifetime? If your home happens to fall into that percentage, rest assured, the highly trained water restoration technicians at SERVPRO® of Jefferson City can make the damage "Like it never even happened."® SERVPRO’s ® 1-4-8 philosophy for water damage is a guarantee. 

Our water damage process overview:

One Hour

Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® of Jefferson City, professional will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know professional help is on the way.

Four Hours 

Within four hours of loss notification, we’ll be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Detailed Explanation

Our trained, uniformed and equipped professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step. He or she will thoroughly explain what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Pretesting 

Our professionals will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward. 

Eight Hours 

Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person -- normally your adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning & Restoration

SERVPRO® of Jefferson City professionals will work diligently and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

Final Walk-through 

After the restoration and/or mitigation work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction. Our team always strives to create happy customers.

When there’s a disaster at your residential or commercial property, you don’t have time to waste; you need to act quickly to help prevent secondary damage. You need a quality restoration company that’s fully capable and quick to respond. SERVPRO® of Jefferson City is fully capable and faster to any size disaster. You can fully rely on and trust our experience, reputation, credibility, integrity, equipment, and knowledge. You can also rely on and have faith in SERVPRO’s ® 1-4-8 philosophy for water damage. When it comes to fire damage, water damage, or storm damage, trust that SERVPRO® of Jefferson City has you covered. When you need us, we’re Here to Help.® Make the call today: 573-635-5883. 

Trust the Premier Commercial Company That Understands the Science of Drying

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

When you have water damage at your commercial or residential property, trust the premier commercial company that understands the science of drying. Trust SERVPRO® of Jefferson City.

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? Having the knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water-damaged structure to its preloss condition. 

While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, the professionals here at SERVPRO® of Jefferson City are trained in the science of drying. We follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages to your property. If your home or business suffers water damage, we’ll thoroughly do the following: 

  1. Inspect your building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  2. Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  3. Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does it mean to help "speed up Mother Nature?" A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material, but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem? Nature often takes too long, and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

We have the tools to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO® of Jefferson City professionals use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help accelerate the drying of your home or business.

It's not only the equipment but the technology, too! We utilize DryBook™, a proprietary tool that provides real-time documentation and updates on the drying process. It helps ensure industry drying requirements are met. With DryBook™ Mobile, you have the ability to know exactly where your property is in the drying process.

Bottom line? Your local SERVPRO® of Jefferson City franchise has the expertise, equipment and history to help make water damage "Like it never even happened."® So in the event of your next water damage, trust the premier commercial company that understands the science of drying. Our highly trained professionals are “Here to Help” you. We’re just a click or phone call away. Make the call today: 573-635-5883.

Stay Safe on the Fourth of July

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

It's that time of the year again.  Long, hot summer days, baseball, the American flag and buntings decorating the front of our homes.  Then comes the Fourth of July.  It's a time of celebration with fireworks, BBQs, friends and family. With all of the fanfare the  most important thing to keep in mind is safety.

Fireworks

Fireworks can be dangerous.  Give yourself plenty of space and find a safe location away from your house or anything flammable.  Supervise children and be sure that first-aid supplies are close by.  Find more fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency management Agency FEMA.

Grilling

While grilling. keep your grill a safe distance from your house tree branches and deck railings.  Keeping your grill free from grease and fat is helpful as well as fat can cause unexpected flames.  

Heat

This time of year we can generally expect hot days.  Stay cool, wear a hat and light clothing, protect yourself with sunscreen, stay hydrated  and find relief in the shade.  

Your friends at SERVPRO of Jefferson City wish for you to have a fun and safe Independence Day celebration.

Summer Commercial Building Maintenance

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

It's important to maintain your commercial business.  Going from the cooler months of spring to the heat of the summer can cause faulty mechanical issues in commercial buildings.  This can affect the efficiency of businesses and often times end up costing you more money than expected to fix.

Keep your commercial business in top condition during summer months with these tips:

1.  Have your HVAC inspected by a professional.  This will ensure the system will be at its top performance level when you  need it most.  

2. Conduct a sprinkler system test.  Look for any hidden water problems.  Run sprinkler and irrigation systems early in the season to make sure none of the sprinkler heads are broken.  

3. Check for roof storm damage.  Damage can lead to leaks that affect your insulation, building structure and allow for critters to enter into your property. Check for missing or damaged shingles.

4. Inspect the outdoor lighting.  Make sure your property's outdoor lights are working.  Check light's wiring screws, and bases to make sure it is watertight sealed and in good repair.

5.  Conduct routine maintenance of safety equipment.  In hotter months there is an increased chance of fire.  Check your indoor sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, fire safety kits and update your business fire evacuation plan. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is available for any of  your fire or water disasters and we are available 24/7 at 573-635-5883.

Fire Damage - "Like it never even happened."

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Were you aware that a fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces through your entire home?  Regardless of the size, a fire can also cause odors that may last for year.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City understand how events like fire can affect your life.  Concerns may range from the expense replacing personal belongings to the emotions associated with losing an actual keepsake.  Typically restoring an item will save you money versus replacing the item, relieving your concern of losing priceless treasures.  SERVPRO consists of a 24-hour emergency response team, trained in caring for both the home and the homeowner.  Trained, uniformed technicians are on-site of a fire damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, your local SERVPRO of Jefferson City professionals can help you regain control quickly and help protect your home and personal belongings.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals at 573-635-5883.  We can help make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Are You Prepared For The Next Disaster

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex – fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO professionals know that there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property’s owner. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City has a 1-4-8- SERVICE Response Guideline.  With one hour from notice of loss, someone from our office will contact you to arrange for service.  Within four hours of loss notification, a team member will be on-site to start mitigation services.  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

  • Our quick response can help you avoid revenue loss for property owners and inconvenience to tenants.
  • Restoration service can help you resume normal business functions quickly while avoiding costly construction downtime.
  • Professional equipment and industry-approved techniques can save you time and money.

Contact SERVPRO of Jefferson City professionals at 573-635-5883.  We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Why Your Business Needs SERVPRO of Jefferson City

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

On routine route visits as sales and marketing representative for SERVPRO of Jefferson City I visit new commercial businesses, introduce myself, and share our brand and services.  Most of the time folks are familiar with us and our services, but on rare occasion, I might hear this from a potential customer, “I’m not sure we need your services today, or anytime soon.”  At that moment, I will clarify that SERVPRO’s services may not be needed today, but that we want to be there for them in the event of a future emergency.  For example, if they have a water line leak, there is great importance that a restoration team responds to the water damage; or, perhaps their business has suffered a fire and our services are needed for removal of smoke and soot.

Time is of the essence when a business encounters fire or water damage and we want to help get businesses back up and running as soon as possible.  Let SERVPRO of Jefferson City bring our team in to assist you.  We are available 24/7/365 at 573-635-5883.

Commercial Building Maintenance

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Hey business owners.  Are you doing all you can to prevent water leaks in your building?

As a business owner you are probably already aware that an ongoing and proactive building maintenance program is essential to the financial and economic well-being of your commercial real estate.  And, more than likely, you have those steps in place. 

Both exterior and interior building maintenance is crucial and can resolve issues before they become problems.  For preventative care we are suggesting you regularly check the following items for leaks:

Exterior

  • Check roofing for deterioration.
  • Check gutters and down spouts for blockage.
  • Check basements and crawl spaces for moisture.

Interiors

  • Check appliances in break rooms and cafeterias.
  • Check sinks and toilets in restrooms.
  • Check HVAC for leaks and blockage

So rely on the SERVPRO of Jefferson City team  to help you with your unexpected disaster.  We are the professionals that understand water damage.  573-635-5883.