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Kirksville Storm Damage

8/9/2023 (Permalink)

Will the rain ever stop?

We at SERVPRO of Kirksville are hard at work taking care of the storm damage from the major rain storm over 8/5-6/2023.  

If you are needing assistance please give us a call at 660-665-3390.  We have SERVPRO teams from St. Charles, MO and Iowa here to help us get to you as soon as possible!

We are here to make it "Like it never happened".

Mold Remediation in Adair County

8/3/2023 (Permalink)

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 – 660-665-3390

Storm Damage

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

We have been having lots of early Summer rains lately! While I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them yet, it’s been nice to have some sunny days and rainy days mixed in. However, between rain and sunny days, there’s a lot of potential for water damage. Luckily for you, we are always here to help. The most crucial thing during a water damage is to respond quickly. The longer water sits, the more damage it can cause to your home, including mold growth. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here for the summer showers, our technicians are fully trained and equipped to help. We move quickly to restore your home to "Like it never even happened.". So let us get you back to normal life as soon as possible. So while we hope the weather takes it easy on you, if you have some damage, you know who to call!

We are here to Help!

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Vans Ready for when you need us! The Equipment to make it " Like it never even happened!"

When your business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO® of Kirksville can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • HVAC Services
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Warehouse Space

Preventable Mold damage

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage water damage from sprinkler system pipe bursting

Commercial buildings are not exempt to water damage. Water damage left uncared for can produce mold growth. Mold growing in a commercial structure may pose serious issues for the owners, tenants and even customers.

Most encounters with mold are after it has had the opportunity to grow and become visible. However, there are ways you can spot mold growth before it gets out of control. When you see moisture or a water loss happening, jump into action, stopping the source of a water loss can greatly reduce the chances of mold growing over time.

A different or unusual odor.

Mold can grow in your office ceiling for some time before you begin to see it. There are instances when the mold odor may become obvious before the staining may show though the paint or ceiling tiles. If you or your colleagues notice a persistently robust odor, musty, or damp smell in a particular section of your office, mold is likely underlying. SERVPRO® of Kirksville’s production manager and trained SERVPRO® heroes have a keen understanding and the most up to date training for all the stages of mold remediation.

Moisture Exposure

If your building was affected by the flooding, it more likely you commercial building will experience mold growth. In this instance, before you can notice the strange odor creeping though the office, mold may start to gain traction in the affected areas. If there was a leak in the roof or basement of your building. Mold may have certainly begin to develop. Having an IICRC trained and certified crew, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is ready and here to help your business begin the steps it takes to make it "Like it never even happened."  

Slight Discoloration

The office walls or ceiling could start to become discolored. Before they become completely gray or black, you may notice some slight darkening initially. Including the browning stain in the ceiling. This is a possible sign of mold growth that should be investigated further by your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville’s trained technicians.

Even if only one of these cases is present in your building, you should not attempt to determine the severity or clean up the mold yourself. It may not be contained to what your see with the naked eye. You should contact the specialist at SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

Our trained professionals can properly identify the entirety of the growth. Even if the mold cannot be seen or the mildew smell is not present at the moment, the specialist can use infrared thermal cameras to detect the presence and level of moisture in your office space. With this information, the specialist can make a proper recommendation for the safest cleanup.

Water entering your commercial structure can lead to mold growth quickly. Mold smell in your office space should not be taken lightly. Overlooking it or using traditional cleanup measures may lead to bigger problems down the road. It is best to contact your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville specialist early on who can complete, thorough assessment and recommend a safe solution. If you have inquires on how SERVPRO® of Kirksville can help your business, please feel free to call or text, 660-665-3390. We are always here to help.

What to do until help arrives

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Warehouse Warehouse with the equipment to make your water damage like it never even happened!

SERVPRO of Kirksville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We are here to Help!
Call Today - 660-665-3390

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kirksville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kirksville

SERVPRO of Kirksville 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.

What to do when Fire & Smoke Damage has taken over!

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians sponge cleaning SERVPRO Technicians sponge cleaning the walls

Fire and Smoke damage can be devastating! We hope you never have to experience a fire; in case you do, we are here to help and will walk you through the steps to bring your home back to preloss condition. 

There are numerous ways fire damage can devastate homes and businesses. It’s destructive and can leave lingering odors behind not to mention the extensive water damage that results from the firefighter’s efforts to extinguish the flames. The professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville, have specialized training, equipment, and experience that will restore your home or place of work back to the way it looked before or even better!

The first steps for SERVPRO of Kirksville to take your home back to preloss condition.

Step 1: Initial Inspection-

If possible, it’s always good to have your Insurance adjuster present during the first initial inspection but it’s not necessary. We work for you and will work with your adjuster to make the restoration process go as smoothly as possible. It is best if we can all meet at the same time so we can all be on the same page regarding the cleaning and restoration of your home or business. Once the inspection date is set, our Production Manager will meet with you at your home or business to inspect the damages and discuss the cleaning process. They will guide you through step by step, so you know what to expect.  

Once the inspection is complete, they will go over the authorization form and a customer information form to be signed prior to beginning the restoration process.   

Step 2: Content and Structure Cleaning-

SERVPRO of Kirksville has the knowledge, professional equipment and ability to eliminate all traces of a fire. Besides the easily accessible areas, we also examine wall cavities, ductwork, crawl spaces, and plumbing chases to establish whether they also suffered any smoke or fire damage. We will make sure that all fire damage is cleaned, repaired, or removed and leave your home or business "Like it never even happened." Because that is the SERVPRO way! 

After you, the Adjustor and SERVPRO of Kirksville have chosen the correct course for your home. SERVPRO will begin the cleaning process of your home or business. Depending on the severity of damage it may be necessary to box up your belongings and bring them back to our cleaning facility. This enables us to clean your contents in a clean environment while the structure cleaning and demoing is being completed. Once all cleaning is finalized of both the structure and your contents, we will bring your belongings back to your home.

Step 3: FINAL WALK Though –

When the cleaning is complete our production manager will do a final walkthrough to address any questions or concerns you may have. Once that is complete, they will present you with a Certificate of Satisfaction form for you to fill out and sign. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate any feedback you have regarding your experience with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

It is our SERVPRO goal to ensure that our customers understand the process and are happy they call us to make their loss “Like it never even happened.”

When Is It Time To Evacuate Your Business During a Fire?

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Evacuation Plan Do you know where to exit the building in case of an emergency?

OSHA's recommendations on when it is time to evacuate a building following a fire, smoke, water, or gas leak. View the full text here:

"In the event of an emergency, local emergency officials may order you to evacuate your premises. In some cases, they may instruct you to shut off the water, gas, and electricity. If you have access to radio or television, listen to newscasts to keep informed and follow whatever official orders you receive.

In other cases, a designated person within your business should be responsible for making the decision to evacuate or shut down operations. Protecting the health and safety of everyone in the facility should be the first priority. In the event of a fire, an immediate evacuation to a predetermined area away from the facility is the best way to protect employees. On the other hand, evacuating employees may not be the best response to an emergency such as a toxic gas release at a facility across town from your business.

The type of building you work in may be a factor in your decision. Most buildings are vulnerable to the effects of disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, or explosions. The extent of the damage depends on the type of emergency and the building’s construction. Modern factories and office buildings, for example, are framed in steel and are structurally more sound than neighborhood business premises may be. In a disaster such as a major earthquake or explosion, however, nearly every type of structure will be affected. Some buildings will collapse and others will be left with weakened floors and walls."

What to do with Sump Pump failure?

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

 Sump Pump Failure Kirksville flooded basement due to sump pump failure.

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24 hour water extraction and remediation services to homes and businesses around the Kirksville area! 

SERVPRO of Kirksville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

In instances when there is an error with your sump pump, which causes flooding, be sure to check with your insurance company to see if you have sewer and drain and or sump pump coverage on your insurance policy. Without the proper coverage, your claim might not be covered!

If you experienced a flooded basement from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

We are always here to help!

When Storms or Floods hit Northeast Missouri, SERVPRO is ready!

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Metal frame pierces through shower Storm damage from a metal frame piercing through the shower. Thank goodness no one was injured.

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

When Storms or Floods hit Northeast Missouri, SERVPRO is ready! We are locally owned and operated, and are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

We have access to trained uniformed personnel and equipment from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are ready when we need the help! Making SERVPRO faster for any sized disaster and equipped to help!

Ready for whatever happens! Call Us Today 660-665-3390