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SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia is Here to Help.

Did your commercial property experience a disaster? Do you know who to call? Call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia, no job is too large for us to handle. Our large-loss specialists are strategically positioned to handle any size disaster. The Disaster Recovery Team is made up of the best in restoration.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Property Mangers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a disaster hit our area in Missouri, SERVPRO has storm teams on standby. We are prepared for the unpredictable disasters and available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Let us help you get your business back to pre-disaster condition by calling:

SERVPRO Of Marshall     660-886-5194

SERVPRO Of Sedalia        660-826-1144

SERVPRO Of Columbia    573-449-1999

Dishwasher Flooded Kitchen

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dishwasher Flooded Kitchen Picture caption: SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia is Here to Help with your water damage needs.

On the way out the door to go to work, you turn on the dishwasher. In your mind, that will be one item marked off your to do list. Unfortunately, when you arrive home you discovered that your dishwasher has flooded your kitchen. What should you do besides contact SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia?

  1. Turn off the water.
  2. Safely turn off electricity to wet areas of the building.
  3. Remove as much excess water as possible.

Prevention

Save yourself a headache and take these simple steps to prevent a water damage from your dishwasher.

  • Regularly maintain dishwasher
  • Load it properly
  • Use the right soap
  • Only use when someone is home

Dishwashers can be very helpful taking loads of dishes off of our hands. If your dishwasher creates a water damage, call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia. Our highly trained professionals, are here to help 24/7.

What to Do During a Flood

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do During a Flood Get to higher ground during a flood and avoid flood waters.

You may know how to prepare for a flood, but do you know what to do during a flood? Water levels and the rate the water is traveling, can change very quickly. Keep these tips in mind during flooding.

Stay informed. Listen to the radio or watch your local television stations. You may also want to check social media for information and updates.

Get to higher ground.

Practice electrical safety. If electrical outlets or cords are submerged in water do not enter the room. Stay out of water that may have electricity in it.

Avoid flood waters. Do not walk or drive through flood waters. It only takes less than 2 feet of water to carry away large vehicles.

Obey evacuation orders.

If your home or business is facing a water damage, call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia. We are available 24/7 to take care of your water damage emergency. We are a trusted leader in the water restoration industry.

Dirty Ducts in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia

5/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Dirty Ducts in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia Breath easy and call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia.

Do you know the biggest culprit for poor indoor air quality? Your ventilation system. Inspecting the ductwork in your home or facility should be a priority. Ductwork may be out of sight, out of mind, but it should be given the proper attention. Dirty ducts can circulate one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Insects or pests
  • Other contaminants

Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to work at peak condition. This may also, help you save money. Duct cleaning may not be necessary. Our professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia locations.

Safe Grilling in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safe Grilling in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia is a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration.

Grilling season is here! We will now find our neighbors outside soaking up the sun and enjoying food from the grill. Grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food. Whether you like the flavor of a charcoal grill or the convenience and control of a gas grill, outdoor grilling can be a fire hazard.

Preparing to Cook

  • Use grills outside only
  • Keep your grill clean
  • If using a starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid (Charcoal grill)
  • Check gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time of the year (Gas grill)

While Cooking

  • Place them away from
    • Home
    • Deck
    • Low hanging branches
    • Children and pets
  • Never leave your grill unattended

After Cooking

  • Cool coals completely before disposing in a metal container (Charcoal grill)
  • Do not place grill against structure

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia hope you use these tips to have a safe summer filled with gourmet grilling. If you are grilling a delicious meal, don’t hesitate to call. Happy grilling!

Tornadoes in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia Area

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Tornadoes in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia Area When storms strike in our area, SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia is Here to Help®.

Missouri is a high-risk state for tornadoes and is considered to be in “tornado alley.” In our area, tornado season begins mid-March to late June. The majority of tornadoes typically occur between noon and midnight. While most of this time may be spent at home, about 40% of the duration is spent at work. We may have a plan of action when the tornado sirens alarm at home, but do you have a plan if it happens at work?

Before

  • Develop a plan for you and your coworkers
  • Hold frequent drills
  • Purchase a NOAA weather radio for the office
  • Know how to shut off utilities

During

  • Move to pre-designated area (interior room or hallway on the lowest floor)
  • Stay away from windows
  • Get underneath a sturdy table
  • Protect head and neck

After

  • Call and notify utility company of a downed power line
  • Turn on the radio or television for the latest emergency information
  • Do NOT use matches, lighters, appliances, or light switches until you are sure there are no gas leaks

According to Missouri Storm Aware, our state accounts for six of the 25 deadliest tornadoes in United States history. It is very important to always have a plan of action. Being prepared can help save lives. Ask us about our no cost assessment of your facility. SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia can help your business be prepared before a disaster strikes.

Three Types of Water in Water Damages

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Three Types of Water in Water Damages If you have a water damage, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia.

To ensure a proper cleanup of a water damage. The type of water must be determined.

Types of Water

Clean Water (Category 1)

Clean water is when the water originates from a sanitary water source. Examples of category 1 water can include: broken water supply lines; tub or sink overflows with no contaminants; and falling rainwater. It should not pose a substantial risk if exposed to water. Clean water can become gray or black water, if it is left untreated.

Gray Water (Category 2)

Gray water is when the water is slightly contaminated.  Examples of category 2 water can include: discharge from dishwashers or washing machines; overflows from washing machines; and overflows from toilet bowls on the room side of the trap with some urine. It has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if consumed. Gray water can become black water, if left untreated.

Black Water (Category 3)

Black water is highly contaminated and can contain fungi, bacteria, chemicals, or other harmful agents. Examples of category 3 water can include: sewage; flooding or any type of natural disaster. It can cause significant adverse reactions to humans if contacted or consumed. Blackwater should always be handled by the professionals.

When you have a water damage, do not leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia. We take care of those in our community.

Preparing for a Flood in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia and Surrounding Areas

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Preparing for a Flood in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia and Surrounding Areas Flooding can happen anywhere...be alert and keep safety on your mind.

The above normal amount of precipitation this winter has led to flooding stages along the Missouri River. What can you do to be prepared for flooding in our area?

  • Visit MoDOT Traveler Map for updates on road closures.
  • Stay away from floodwaters. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and find another route.
  • Keep children out of the water.

If water is rapidly rising around you and your vehicle, get out of your vehicle quickly and move to higher ground. Most vehicles can be swept away by less than 2 feet of moving water. Always be safe and do not underestimate the power of water.

If a flood does strike your home or business in Waverly, Glasgow, Boonville, or surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia. Even minor flooding has the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly.

Clean Carpets in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Clean Carpets in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia Experience a showcase carpet cleaning.

It is that time of the year again, you know, spring cleaning. We have had a rough winter with freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Have you glanced at your carpet lately? Maintain, protect, and increase the life span of your investment by calling SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia.

Preventative Maintenance

  • Vacuum regularly
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet
  • Change traffic lanes by rearranging furniture
  • Use mats to limit soil tracked onto carpet

How Often

Professional carpet cleaning occurrence depends on the following:

  • Soil Build-up
  • Traffic
  • Type
  • Color

A good rule of thumb is to have them cleaned every 12 months and before they become saturated with soil.

Schedule

Dirty carpets? Our showcase premier cleaning is the most thorough cleaning method in the industry. Schedule your carpet cleaning with us today and call 660-886-5194 for a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment in our area.

Smoke Alarm Safety in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Alarm Safety in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia Do you have enough smoke alarms in your home?

Smoke alarms save lives. This statement is only true, if they are properly installed and maintained. According to Missouri Department of Public Safety, about 540 children (14 and under) die each year from home fires and 80 percent of those children did not have working smoke alarms in the home. What can you do keep your family safe?

Location

  • Every Bedroom
  • Every level
  • Don’t forget basement and attic

Test & Replace

  • Monthly by pressing the test button
  • Replace batteries every year (daylight saving time)
  • Replace unit every 10 years

Additional Tips

  • Fire escape plan with two exits
  • Practice fire drill
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home

When fire and water damage take control of your life and home, SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia will help you take it back. We are here to help our neighbors.