Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

What’s in Your Ducts?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Dust, dirt, bacteria, rodents, insects or pests, debris, pollen, mold?  Any one of these contaminants or foreign objects can enter and collect in your air ducts.  All of these can diminish the quality of the indoor air in your home or office, or cause damage to your HVAC system.

Our SERVPRO of Jefferson City team has a duct cleaning system that is proven and cost-efficient. We use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • We begin by using a roto-scraper that conforms to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • A push-pull air delivery and collection system then transfer the debris from the ductwork to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. We use HEPA filters to capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • Additionally, your filter will be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

Call your SERVPRO of Jefferson City to schedule a duct cleaning appointment at 573-635-5883.  Let us remove years of whatever is lurking you your ducts.

Winter Driving Tips

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Hey, SERVPRO of Jefferson City customers.  Are you prepared to hit the road during these cold snowy days?  Have you winterized your car?  It's not too late to be prepared for the worst that cold winter Missouri days can offer you.  So with that being said, we are happy to provide you with some cold weather tips:

So, before hitting the road, winterize your car with antifreeze, make certain you have a full tank of gas,  and check out road conditions on MoDOT's Traveler Information Map or call 888-ASK-MODOT.

Carry the following in your car:

  • Working flashlight & extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and necessary medications
  • Blankets
  • Gloves, socks, warm cap, waterproof jacket
  • Booster Cables
  • A small shovel
  • A small sack of sand to use for traction under your wheels
  • A brightly colored cloth to use as a flag
  • Non perishable foods
  • Bottled water

We hope these tips help you to stay safe this winter.  

Why SERVPRO - What You Need To Know About Mold

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Mold spores are everywhere in your environment and can enter homes easily.  Most types of mold grow quickly if they have a water source, an organic food source and temperatures between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Studies have found excessive dampness indoors is a public health problem by encouraging growth of molds, dust mites and other organisms.

Ways to Control Moisture and Reduce Mold

  • Correct any water leaks or standing water.
  • Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units.
  • Replace washing machine hoses with steel mesh lines.
  • Move large objects away from the walls to provide good air circulation.
  • Use exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Give the professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson City a call with questions about mold at 573-635-5883 or check out our website at https://www.SERVPROjeffersoncity.com/

We are a Member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

As the sales and marketing representative for SERVPRO of Jefferson City I have made it a priority to be active with our local Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.  This is an organization that is well established and beneficial to both our community and our business.

The Chamber has served our community since 1893 when it was first organized as The Commercial Club.  From its advocacy for the construction of the bridges across the Missouri River to its current involvement in riverfront development, the Chamber's mission is to "Grow JCMO."  They work together with our businesses and community leaders to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for our residents, not only for our current generation but for generations to come

As a membership organization, the Chamber strives to offer members networking, marketing, and professional development opportunities in addition to an emphasis on Economic Development.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is honored to be a part of the community and being a member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is just one way to show our part in doing so.

WHY SERVPRO - Because We're the Best in the Business

11/26/2020 (Permalink)

You walk into your office early on a Monday morning to find water in your reception area, down two hallways, and into your employee's offices and the break room.  Your first thought is going to be, who do we contact to clean this untimely mess up?  Hopefully the best in the business, SERVPRO of Jefferson City, is at the forefront of your mind and you make the call to 573-635-5883.  Then the process proceeds from here.

  • We will ask that you contact a qualified professional to stop the water source
  • Turn off circuit breakers to prevent electrical shock
  • Move any computers

Then our SERVPRO professionals will arrive and take charge of the job from there.

All our SERVPRO of Jefferson City technicians are IICRC certified and have extensive knowledge about our services and equipment. We have the professional training and equipment to help make water damage “Like it never even happened."

Give us a call 24/7 at 573-635-5883 because we are the best in the business.

Have You Prepared Yourself For Winter Weather?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

If you haven't prepared your home for winter weather, now's the time.  It's just around the corner in mid-Missouri.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City would like to provide some helpful tips to help you out.

  • Protect your water pipes from freezing by allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing.
  • Check your roof, water pipes, and gutters; and direct your downspouts away from your home.
  • Inspect your handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas.  
  • If you have downed tree limbs and branches clear them away.  These could cause damage to your property.

You may not be able to control the weather but you can take the necessary steps to be prepared.  As you're preparing be sure to keep SERVPRO of Jefferson City's phone number close by at 573-635-5883l.  We here to help

Why SERVPRO - Keep Your Home Healthy

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Most of us are concerned about our general health.  We make yearly well-checks with our primary care physician to keep our blood pressure under control, maintain our weight (or at least try), as well as schedule twelve or six month visits to the dentist and eye doctor for examinations. These good health routines may prevent poor health later in life.

If we were to treat our homes with the same preventative care maintenance we provide for ourselves imagine the home repair problems and money that could be saved. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City wants to help you start your "Healthy Home" checklist today:

  • Avoid smoking in your home
  • Have adequate ventilation and exhaust fans in you kitchen, bathroom and laundry room.
  • Change your air filters once a month
  • If you use gas, check your fireplace and/or gas stove yearly for emissions
  • Check for water leaks or standing water
  • Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units.
  • Replace washing machine hoses with steel mesh lines.
  • Move large objects away from the walls to provide good air circulation.

There may be more items to add to your checklist.  Go through each room of your home and see what additional tasks you can add to keep your home "healthy."

SERVPRO of Jefferson City, we hope your home maintenance routines keep your home healthy, but if a disaster happens, give us a call at 573-635-5883.

WHY SERVPRO - Learn About Some of our Friendly Staff

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

As the sales and marketing representative of SERVPRO of Jefferson City I have had the opportunity to see the best side of every member of our team.  Yes, I realize we can’t have the best of days every day, but why would I want to focus on anything besides the best.  Honestly, "the best" is what I see the most in our office.  For example, our office manager, Lisa, no matter how busy her day, she always gives her best.  She answers the phone professionally with a congenial “SERVPRO of Jefferson City, this is Lisa, can I help you?”  Doesn’t get any kinder than that, does it?  Kind and pleasant wins “every time” in my book.  Of course, on occasion she gets dealt the cranky customer card on the other end of the line; but she is good at managing the conversation, she’s a good listener and she doesn’t take their negativity personally. She gives her best.  Give us a call and find out for yourself.  You can even talk to Lisa with SERVPRO of Jefferson City at 573-635-5883.

WHY SERVPRO - We Appreciate Our Customers and Their Reviews

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO – We Appreciate Our Customers and Their Reviews

SERVPRO of Jefferson City truly appreciates our customers and we also appreciate the wonderful reviews we receive from our customers.  Customer service is important to us and we strive every day to do our best in providing exemplary customer service beginning with that first phone call and ending with the completion of a job.  We like seeing ten’s and the additional comments in the customer service reviews like the ones that follow:

“They were very professional and gave us a great sense of comfort.”

“I really appreciate the expertise and daily communication by team members.”

“The workers are wonderful, hard-working and very professional.”

“SERVPRO is consistently professional, do a great job and are reasonably priced.”

Thank you for choosing SERVPRO of Jefferson City and for letting us be the cleanup team that is there for you.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City - 573-635-5883.

WHY SERVPRO - Because We Rebuild

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Did you call SERVPRO of Jefferson City for flood damage, fire damage, mold cleanup, or hazardous waste? Or maybe you called someone else and the damage was taken care of and you're not certain what the next step should be.  It's all okay because SERVPRO of Jefferson City can come in after the cleanup is completed and restore your home or business, whatever the case.

We can restore it back to the way it was or even better with our top of the line equipment and our highly trained professionals.

At SERVPRO of Jefferson City we can replace the dry wall, dry or replace the flooring, paint and so much more.  Give us a call 24/7 at 573-635-5883  for your remodeling needs!! 

WHY SERVPRO - SERVPRO of Jefferson City Team Always Ready to Take On Your Disaster

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

I’ve had the opportunity on numerous occasions to see our SERVPRO of Jefferson City production team at work on many disasters. The days begins when the crew arrives early and settle in before their 8 o’clock punch-in-time.  They meet and with their operations manager who instructs each of them on their job(s) for the day and verification is made as to what equipment is needed; cars and/or trucks are loaded and then they set off on their workday.

Our team’s jobs range anywhere from water extraction from a busted water pipe, smoke and soot removal from a kitchen fire, mold from a water intrusion or biohazard cleanup from a suicide.

Our SERVPRO of Jefferson City team is prepared to handle any size job.  We’ll make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Jefferson City – 573-635-5883.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Jefferson City - 573-635-5883

Resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Why SERVPRO - We Appreciate Customer's Reviews

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

We appreciate customer service reviews that come from satisfied customers.  This particular one comes from The Salvation Army of Jefferson City. "We have needed the services of SERVPRO several times in the five years I have been with The Salvation Army. They have done a great job every time I have needed them, at home and at our shelter building."

"Most recently they have worked with us to put together an Emergency READY Profile (ERP), this was a completely FREE document that they put together after meeting with us a couple of times. It records and highlights all the important values, shut offs and connections in our buildings along with contacts and service providers - very handy for both SERVPRO when they come in a crisis and our staff who may not know where things are located."

"SERVPRO are consistently professional, do a great job and are reasonably priced. When we are faced with a crisis, they are the first call we make."

SERVPRO of Jefferson  City would like to send a  big thank you to The Salvation Army of Jefferson City.  We appreciate your kind words and in turn, we appreciate you meeting the needs of our community.  

Why SERVPRO - Winter Weather Safety Tips

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO winter weather logo Let SERVPRO of Jefferson City help with your winter weather storm damage. 573-635-5883

Working in the Elements.  How to Stay Safe When Winter Weather Arrives

When the snowing and blowing of cold winter weather arrives our SERVPRO of Jefferson City crew is often called to brave the elements. 

Falls along with injuries can be a result of those winter weather elements.  Some of the most frequent reported injuries are from slips, trips and falls with injuries involving ice, sleet or snow. 

A way to minimize your risk of falling while working outdoors include:

  • Taking extra time to plan your steps. Take a route that provides the best footing when it’s snowy and icy. 
  • Wearing appropriate shoes. Boots with rough or heavy tread are good for walking in the snow 
  • Watching for black ice. After freezing rain or melting snow, black ice often forms on roadways and sidewalks.  Familiarize yourself with black ice conditions and be prepared. 
  • Walking cautiously once indoors. Entrances can become very slippery from people walking in with snowy shoes.

Give SERVPRO of Jefferson City a call to help you in emergency situations 24/7...  even when it's snowing and blowing.  573-635-5883.

Why SERVPRO - The Right Choice

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Make SERVPRO of Jefferson City your choice after a water loss water.

As a customer of SERVPRO of Jefferson City, we want you to know that every SERVPRO technician that enters your home is trained to safely clean and restore your home or business after it's faced a loss.

The following steps are taken to Clean and Restore Your Home or Business after a water loss: 

- Identify the Source/ Type of Water

- Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis

- Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises for Hidden Moisture

- Perform Emergency Water Extraction

- Move and Block furniture and Contents

- Inspect Carpet Pad/Carpet and Provide Service

- Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)

- Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment

- Dispose of Refuse 

All our SERVPRO of Jefferson City technicians are IICRC certified and have extensive knowledge about our services and equipment. We have the professional training and equipment to help make water damage “Like it never even happened."

Give us a call 24/7 at 573-635-5883.  You’ll be happy you made the right choice.

Why SERVPRO - Faster to Any Size Disaster

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Let SERVPRO of Jefferson City be your first choice in speedy restoration

SERVPRO - Faster to Any Size Disaster

In the insurance claim process, a speedy restoration company response matters, and that is why SERVPRO with their Faster to Any Size Disaster motto is leading the industry. However, it is more than just a slogan. It is a tagline that the company stands behind and for several good reasons.

1. 24/7 Emergency Response

Adjusters and clients alike, require the services of restoration companies at all hours. Disaster doesn’t set a clock and therefore emergency response shouldn’t either. SERVPRO’s standard of service is built on the idea of 24/7 availability, meaning that they’re out working while the other guy is sleeping. This level of commitment has not gone unnoticed as the company has been recognized nationally for their dependability.

2. Nationally Available

Additionally, they can make it Faster to Any Size Disaster because there are over 1,700 franchises spread across the country. This level of localization means that the company truly can make it to your client’s home sooner than less expansive brands.

3. Preferred Vendor

Also, SERVPRO only works with preferred vendors, meaning that all contractors and suppliers go through a screening process. Every company is expected to meet specific qualifications and comply with the level of care and professionalism outlined in the company’s standard practices.

4. Residential and Commercial Services

Beyond being nationally available, SERVPRO’s services include both residential and commercial properties, allowing a larger client base. This versatility suits insurance companies well because they typically cater to both large and small clients.

Faster to Any Size Disaster is not merely a slogan. It is a reality. It is an honest description of a company’s ability to receive a call and respond to a client in need, regardless of property size or type. Insurance companies depend on these quick responses to mitigate further loss and to make the claims process more manageable.

SERVPRO is a localized company that has a proven reputation of compliance and satisfaction that can provide the level of service both insurers and clients require.

Make SERVPRO OF JEFFERSON CITY your first choice and give us a call at 573-635-5883.

Why SERVPRO - How SERVPRO of Jefferson City Can Help You

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Let SERVPRO of Jefferson City help you

There is never a good time for a disaster to happen and when it does happen chances are you already have a lot on your plate. There’s a very good chance you may be overwhelmed with stress from damages and trying to figure out how to get the repairs started. On top of it all, now you need to contact your insurance agent and see if these particular damages will be covered. 

How SERVPRO® of Jefferson City can help you

When you experience a disaster please call SERVPRO of Jefferson City, the longer you wait to call professionals for disaster relief clean up the more secondary damages can begin to form, like mold. Let us restore while you rest. 

  • Insured parties have the right to choose any contractor or mitigation specialist, not just the one the insurance company suggests. Many people think that the only choice they have is the one company the insurance provider refers to. However, that is not true. The Insured ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. 
  • We will be in direct contact with the adjuster for approvals and updates, so you don’t have to. 
  • We also can schedule any necessary testing, abatement, storage pod, and dumpster deliveries. 
  • Not all people realize how important it is to stay in contact with their adjuster throughout the mitigation process. Your adjuster should be able to give you the information about how the claim process works if you have a deductible and how the payment process works. 

The office works well as a liaison between you and your insurance company. SERVPRO is the preferred vendor for nearly all the large insurance companies. We also go above and beyond insurance protocol. When a disaster happens you need the best, so don’t hesitate to call https://www.SERVPROjeffersoncity.com/ 24/7 at 573-635-5883.

Why SERVPRO - Because We Offer Professional Cleaning Products

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

jugs of cleaning products Just a few products offered by SERVPRO of Jefferson CIty

As your local mitigation, remediation and restoration company, SERVPRO of Jefferso City carries a variety of professional cleaning products. We do not use the same cleaners that you can purchase in a store. SERVPRO® Industries have scientists on staff who formulate products that are designed exclusively for our franchise. You can be assured that the most effective products are being used to take care of your loss.

Our products are used to decontaminate, deodorize, clean leather & wood, general cleaning and much more. Each of our products are labeled and specify proper cleaning use. As our customers, for your knowledge and comfort, our technicians carry the Safety Data Sheets per product.

We ensure thorough cleaning is maintained throughout each job because we think of your property as our own.

SERVPRO® of Jefferson City is available 24/7/365. We are a highly trained water, fire, mold and biohazard restoration company with many services not typically covered by other restoration companies.

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property mitigation, remediation and restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

Call SERVPRO of Jefferson City today for your cleaning, mitigation, and remediation needs at 573-635-5883

Why SERVPRO - Choose the Leader in the Restoration Industry

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Technicians extracting water "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."

Water Pipe Break Under Floor

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Damage caused from a water pipe break

SERVPRO OF JEFFERSON CITY... always faster to any size disaster.  A water pipe break can create a mess in any home but you can be assured that SERVPRO OF JEFFERSON CITY can respond immediately and arrive with the proper equipment to begin properly restoring your property

SERVPRO OF JEFFERSON CITY uses advanced water damage inspection equipment to help them find the  moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible.  Our technicians are trained to monitor and document the drying process.  We want you to have your property back to its' normal state.

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

If you have water or flood damage call SERVPRO OF JEFFERSON CITY today at 573-635-5883

SERVPRO of Jefferson City Cares

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson City owner David Kirk with Production Manager Drew Call and homeowner.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is invested in more than cleanup and restoration.  We are invested in our customers.  Our production crew, available for 24-hour emergency services, will arrive at your commercial or residential job prepared not only to tackle the job at hand but prepared to do so in a professional and compassionate manner.  We treat all our customers with the same courtesies and service and arrive prepared for the job.  Our SERVPRO of Jefferson City customers will be assured that everything will be okay and throughout the entire process they will be updated on the job and what to expect next.  SERVPRO of Jefferson City encounters customers daily in some of the worst circumstances but rest assured they are trained to be prepared and to arrive with compassion.  Our Profile.

Why Not SERVPRO of Jefferson City?

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson City

If anyone is up for the challenge to answer the question, "Why SERVPRO?"  My answer to them would be, "Why Not SERVPRO?" 

After all, SERVPRO of Jefferson City is always ready to help.  We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry, with over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City professionals have the advanced training and equipment needed to clean or restore your home. We also have the resources to respond faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us.

Any more questions?

One Person Can Make All The Difference

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Tabitha Ferris - Project Manager

In the fast-moving world of real estate, one little glitch can make or break sealing a deal.  And at times, if there is a serious glitch involved, a realtor might be lucky enough to have that one person step in to save the day for all parties involved.

Tabetha Farris (Tabby), SERVPRO of Jefferson City’s project manager, was that one person.  She put an agent’s clients at ease during an incredibly stressful time.  The home they were purchasing was vacant, and within 3 days of closing, a sizable water leak in the basement was discovered.   The agent was so pleased with the work Tabetha did. She shared the fantastic and extremely professional job Tabby did explaining the details of the restoration process to her clients, further complimenting Tabby on her professionalism and putting her clients at ease.  She worked tirelessly communicating between both buyers, sellers and their agents with status updates.  Tabby’s efforts strengthened the realtor’s opinion of SERVPRO of Jefferson City and she truly believes Tabby saved the sale of the house, further stating that SERVPRO of Jefferson City is now listed as a primary contact in her phone.   We at SERVPRO of Jefferson City are so proud to have Tabby on our team.

Providing Service to Local Communities

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

A favorite iconic statuary in Tipton, Missouri

If you recognize this familiar icon on Highway 50 at Legacy Statuary, then you will know that SERVPRO of Jefferson City was visiting in Tipton, Missouri.  Tipton is just one of the many wonderful communities in our territory that we service.  The following is a list of local communities that SERVPRO of Jefferson City is proud to provide service to:

  • Jefferson City
  • Fulton
  • California
  • Lake Ozark
  • Eldon
  • Holts Summit
  • Tuscumbia
  • Readsville
  • Iberia
  • Enon 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We're just a phone call away at 573-635-5883, so give us a call when you have a need.  We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios.