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Mold Growth - Proper Defense is Vital

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth - Proper Defense is Vital This picture depicts damage that could have been prevented.

Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.  Regular inspection for plumbing leaks could have prevented this homeowner's disaster.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City was called to assist the homeowner with the mitigation.  Most water damage, no matter how small, have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.  Our crew had the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.  The proper equipment made a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during this water loss. SERVPRO of Jefferson City uses moisture sensor to detect water in the baseboards and walls; moisture meters to determine the moisture content, and thermohygrometers to measure the temperature and relative humidity.

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges Commercial Water Damage being assessed.
Commercial Water Damage Jefferson City, MO

Flooding and water damage events at Jefferson City, MO commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Jefferson  City

SERVPRO of Jefferson City specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your Jefferson City area home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Don't Get Swept Away in Missouri Weather

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Get Swept Away in Missouri Weather Be prepared for whatever weather we get in Missouri!
Be prepared for whatever weather we get in Missouri!

We all know how crazy the weather in Missouri can be at any time. There is never a better time to be prepared than before the storm hits! Be sure you know the difference between a watch and a warning.                                              

      Make sure your prepared with these tips from ready.gov

Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.

Steps to Take

  • Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Prepare Your Home

  • Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
  • If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.

Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.

Steps to Take

  • Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.
  • Evacuate if directed.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

After the water recedes and your home has sustained damage don’t forget SERVPRO of Jefferson City is always here to help!

Call us at 573-635-5883

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.

Signs That You Need To Hire A Water Damage Repair Professional

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Signs That You Need To Hire A Water Damage Repair Professional Avoid entering a room that has a water-logged ceiling.

Your Jefferson City area home was flooded.  There’s little doubt about it. You arrived home from work to find puddles of water on the floor with objects floating about, all caused by a broken pipe. You turned off the water to your Jefferson City home and are about to call in a water damage repair professional to take on the cleanup job. But do you? Or is it something that you can handle yourself? Let’s go over some of the criteria in order to help you make this decision.

Your Jefferson City Basement Is Submerged In Several Inches of Water

A submerged basement can lead to a number of problems, all of which an expert water damage repair company can deal with. They can pump out the water, work with a plumbing company to repair the problem (if it was a damaged pipe), and then restore everything in your basement until it looks just as it did before the flood.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City experts can even identify secondary problems, such as the beginnings of mold before they even begin.

Your Carpeting Is Soaked

It can be tricky to remove water from carpeting. The pad underneath is most likely soaked and will probably need to be discarded. Since mold can easily grow in these waterlogged conditions, you want to call in a water damage restoration company to restore your carpeting back to how it used to be. There’s no need to rip out the carpeting and have a new one installed if SERVPRO of Jefferson City could save it!

Your Ceilings Are Sagging

A sagging ceiling is a sign that water has ruined the structural integrity of your building. You should never go into a room with a sagging ceiling because you don’t want to be underneath if it were to collapse. If you see problems of this magnitude, then you need to call your local water damage repair company SERVPRO of Jefferson City. They will be able to remove the water, shore up the ceiling, and then conduct any necessary restoration.

You Want the Experts to Handle the Job

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to deal with a flooded basement no matter how minor the incident.  If this is the case, then go ahead and call SERVPRO of Jefferson City.  It’s their duty to help. Call for your free inspection today, 573-635-5883.

Water Damage and Its' Source - SERVPRO of Jefferson City to the Rescue

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Damage and Its' Source - SERVPRO of Jefferson City to the Rescue Water Damage Source - Toilet Water Line Shut Off Valve

SERVPRO of Jefferson City was called in to clean up the water damage caused from this toilet water line shut off valve.  Our crew was quick to respond with their air movers and dehumidifiers, cleaning the bathroom, bedroom, living room and hall areas. Demolition involved taking down a collapsed ceiling, and removing baseboards on insulated walls. SERVPRO had a very pleased owner at the end of this process.

Water damage can affect the value of your property.  Before you try to tackle the job yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.  SERVPRO professionals know how disruptive water damage can be to your home or business.  They are trained and properly equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your property will be quickly and thoroughly dried

Water Damage to a Ceiling

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to a Ceiling Examining a ceiling after a water leak.

This picture shows our SERVPRO off Jefferson City production team at work after tearing down lower level ceiling drywall.  The water from a toilet water line shut-off valve made its' way through the insulation and drywall creating extensive water damage which can cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.  Fortunately our crew has the proper equipment and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.  

Restoring your Jefferson City Commercial Property After Water Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring your Jefferson City Commercial Property After Water Damage Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in the Jefferson City, Missouri, commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Jefferson City

SERVPRO of JeffersonCity specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a pervasive Odor in your Jefferson City, Missouri, Area Home

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a pervasive Odor in your Jefferson City, Missouri, Area Home This picture depicts soot residue after a home fire.

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?


Call Us Today – 573-635-5883
  

Does Your Jefferson City, Missouri Area Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Jefferson City, Missouri Area Home Have A Mold Problem? Jefferson City, Missouri, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 1-800-SERVPRO

Jefferson City area Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If you Suspect Mold

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Jefferson City area Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If you Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home. This picture depicts a mold containment procedure.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of  Jefferson City for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of JeffersonCity specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 573-635-5883

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