Recent Commercial Posts

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.

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.

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.

ERP's - Be Prepared for Any Type of Disaster

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial ERP's - Be Prepared for Any Type of Disaster Schedule your ERP today.

When you are the one in charge of daily operations of a Salvation Army shelter the last thing you want, especially during bitterly cold winter temperatures, is for your facility to be unavailable to those in need of warmth and shelter.  The Salvation Army of Jefferson City provides shelter at their Center of Hope, a 31-bed shelter for homeless men, women and families with children.  And no matter the temperature, the Salvation Army wants to make sure they are prepared to accept anyone homeless at any time.

After a few route visits with Lt. Christopher White at the Salvation Army administrative office, we discussed the idea of preparing an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP) to help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster at their shelter.  He was quickly on board with the idea and a date was scheduled to meet and prepare the comprehensive document containing critical information about his administrative office and shelter, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.

Preparation is the key and the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.””

The ERP is a no-cost assessment that requires a short amount of time.  Call your SERVPRO of Jefferson City, 573-635-5883, to schedule an Emergency READY Profile at your office. 

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.

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!

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.

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. 

"The big bear building"

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial "The big bear building" Pictured is the iconic bear in front of the Jefferson Building

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. 

Our commercial work ranges from restoration, to carpet cleanings, and duct cleanings. Whatever service your business needs, we have got you covered! One of our more recent commercial jobs was the Jefferson Building, right here in downtown Jefferson City. After the freezing temps caused a pipe to burst, they called our team of professionals and we responded immediately, got the water extracted, and thoroughly dried out the affected areas! Our team is always on standby for when disaster strikes, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. Just like SERVPRO’s motto, we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our Commercial Services

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Commercial Services This photo was taken at Washington Ice Arena. Crew Chief Tabby and Marketing Manager Tony begin to extract the flood water 9/2016.

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 Washington Ice Arena, Westminister fire and water clean up and restoration, JCMG, the Unemployment Building, JC Chamber of Commerce, 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.