SERVPRO for Veterans
Marketing manager with our customers at Hardee's in Eldon, Mo Sign for donations to Veterans
SERVPRO is for veterans. SERVPRO understands the value that veterans, veteran spouses and families bring to our community. With the qualities of being proud, determined and dedicated to keeping our nation safe, happy, and healthy for all.
One of our customers, Hardees in Eldon, Mo is also showing their support to our troops. They are running a program called “Stars for Heroes”. This program allows the community to donate $1 or more to these veteran families in need. Once you donate, you’re given a star cutout to write a beloved veterans name down and hang on the wall for the community to recognize this person’s service. This star honors your veterans hard work for this country.
SERVPRO provides opportunities to veterans returning to civilian life. It is important to us to provide these men and women with meaningful work as they reintegrate to the world. We are dedicated to supporting our troops and supporting local business that do the same.
Making a Emergency Kit for you and your family
Make a Plan, Be Prepared.
Being prepared for an emergency event is a very responsible task you can do for you and your family.
Make a Plan
-Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.
-How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
-What is my shelter plan?
-What is my evacuation route?
-What is my family/household communication plan?
-Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
-Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.
If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors.
BUILDING A KIT:
To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
-Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
-Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
-Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
-First aid kit
-Whistle (to signal for help)
-Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
-Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
-Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
-Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
-Manual can opener (for food)
-Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
In the event that a storm does happen, call SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883 to make it "Like it never even happened."
Preparing for the next major storm
Living in Mid-Missouri you and your family have to be prepared for the crazy weather that we experience- especially in our winter months! Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
Things to consider:
- Check your tires and check tire pressure.
- Get a vehicle winter maintenance check-up.
- Keep your fuel tank full.
- Program your radio for traffic reports and emergency messages.
- Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, phone charging bank, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit.
- Load your car with winter travel gear: tire chains, ice scraper/snowbrush, jumper cables, road flares.
If you do end up stranded be sure to engage your flashers, call for help and wait in your car until the help arrives.
Create a Fire Escape plan for your family!
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.
Make sure to install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, level and outside each separate sleeping area (also be sure to regularly check the batteries in all smoke alarms).
Bring everyone in your household together and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.
Consider drawing a floor plan of your home if you have children. This will help them visually see the exits. Make sure to mark two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
Escape planning tips:
- Check to make sure the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be opened easily.
- Choose an outside meeting place (i.e. neighbor's house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
- Go outside to see if your street number is clearly visible from the road. If not, paint it on the curb or install house numbers to ensure that responding emergency personnel can find your home.
- Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department. That way any member of the household can call from a neighbor's home or a cellular phone once safely outside.
- Once you're out, stay out! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.
In the event that a fire damage does strike, call SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883, and we will help make it "Like it never even happened."
Fire Safety Tips for Winter
Fires can occur at any time, but there is often an increased risk of fires in the winter. There are several factors that can cause this increase.
- Increased candle usage
- Winter storms
- Improper use of portable generators
- Using different methods to heat the home. - This can include using space heaters, fireplaces, or wood stoves
Some easy tips to prevent fires and practice fire safety in your Mid- Missouri home are:
- If you use a space heater or portable heater in your home ensure that it has an auto shut off feature in case it ever tips over or falls.
- Plug space heaters or portable heaters directly into an outlet, do not use extension cords or power strips
- Turn space heaters or portable heaters off before leaving the room or house.
- While using a fire place, place a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from catching anything nearby on fire.
- Keep anything flammable or that could catch on fire at least 3 feet away from any heat sources or open flames.
- Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in each room of the house and check them monthly to ensure they are working and have working batteries in them.
- Have a professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents yearly.
- Place candles on a sturdy surface and ensure there is nothing flammable nearby them
- Ensure that you extinguish any candles before leaving the room or going to sleep
If you have any questions about fire restoration or any other cleaning and restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883.
Services we offer for our Commercial Properties
There are many different services that we offer for commercial properties. We understand that it is difficult at times to schedule services during business hours, so we can work with you to find a time that best fits you and your company's needs.
If needed we can work in one section at a time in order to keep your business open while we work, or we can attempt to schedule it before or after business hours.
In addition to our emergency water, fire, and storm clean up services we also offer many other cleaning services. These include, but are not limited to:
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
- Drapes and Blinds
- Odor Removal
- Trauma and Crime Scene
If you would like more information on any of the services listed above, please call SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883.
Keep your pets safe in the event of a disaster.
While developing an emergency plan for your family, it is important to consider the safety of your pets as well. Disasters such as storms, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, or floods can also affect your pets.
There are many different ways that you can prepare your pets for an emergency.
- Place a sticker by your front door with all of your pet's information on it. This can include their name, breed, medical information, and any other information that may be needed. If an evacuation ever occurs, you can mark down on the sticker that your pets have been evacuated to alert rescuers.
- Ensure that pets can be identified. Attach a physical tag to their collar and ensure that current contact information is included on it. Consider microchipping your pets. This will allow a veterinarian or other rescue group to identify your pet and retrieve your contact information if your pet gets separated from you or lost.
- Have an emergency bag prepared with food, water, bowls, and a leash for your pets. Also consider including any medicines or first aid items they may need.
- In case of an emergency or natural disaster, be aware of what emergency shelters, kennels and/or vets in the area may accept pets. This list could also include hotels that accept pets or family friends that may be willing to provide care for them.
All of us at SERVPRO of Jefferson City, want to ensure that your entire family, including pets stay safe.
Having an emergency plan prepared, staying aware, and having a bag packed may help to keep your pets safe and more comfortable in case of an emergency.
Different Types of Warnings for this Winter Season
Living in Mid Missouri, we hear the words ‘storm watch’ and ‘storm warning’ many times throughout the year from our trusty meteorologists, but what do they mean? A storm watch means that weather conditions are at a level where a severe storm can easily develop. A storm warningmeans that a current storm that already exists could turn even worse.
According to the National Weather Service(NWS), they issue two types of watches and three types of warnings during the winter season. A Winter Storm Watch is issued when “conditions are favorable for a winter storm event, which is a threat to life or property”, while a Blizzard Watch is issued when “conditions are favorable for a blizzard event” with low visibility and high winds. On the other hand, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when there is a heavy snowfall of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, 8 inches in 24 hours, or ½ inch of sleet. A Ice Storm Warning is issued when there is an ice accumulation of at least ¼ inch, while a Blizzard Warning is issued when blizzard conditions continued for at least three hours or more.
If you have any storm damage to your home or commercial property, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573.635.5883 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”
Are you prepared for driving this Winter?
Driving during a winter storm
Our first bit of advice on traveling during a winter storm, is to not do it! But we know that is not always realistic. When traveling during a snow storm:
- Slow Down! Higher speeds increase the risk of injury during an accident.
- Clear your vehicle of snow and ice before embarking on your trip- Make sure to remove that "mattress of snow" on the roof!
- Be sure to have an emergency road side kit as well as blankets, food, and bottled water.
- If your visibility deteriorates to the point that driving is unsafe, pull over to the shoulder of the road and turn on your emergency lights.
Should you have to stop your vehicle and wait out a snow storm:
- Do not leave your vehicle unless to get an item from the trunk.
- Run the motor in ten minute intervals each hour to retain heat inside the vehicle.
- Clear snow buildup from the tail pipe if necessary.
- Turn on your dome light at night while running the vehicle so help can find you.
- After snow has stopped falling, put up your car hood so your vehicle is easily visible.
For any damage done to your home or commercial business this winter, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City 573.635.5883 today! We will make it "Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO of Jefferson City?
Pipe burst, mold, fire, home damage... words that no homeowner wants to hear. When something happens to your home, you want a team you can trust and count. Why choose SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of Jefferson City offers 24 hour emergency service. We are dedicated to your needs, and the needs of the Jefferson City community and the surrounding areas. At SERVPRO we strive to be faster to any size disaster that may happen! We are a locally owned and operated with highly trained technicians, and advanced cleaning equipment.
Just a few things our team specializes in:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning
- Air Duct Cleaning
- COVID19 Cleaning
- & so much more!
We are also Hiring! Come join our awesome staff of highly trained technicians, restoring our community every day!
If you have any questions, or just want to learn more about how we can assist you please call us today at 573.635.5883