Recent Commercial Posts

Be Emergency Ready with the Matterport

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

A view from the matterport The matterport camera always the user to use 3 different types of views to see the images; this view is from a walkthrough virtual piece.

Our emergency ready plan is a great resource to prepare for the unexpected. SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia has decided to add an additional resource—Matterport. This camera records 360 degrees of photos to create a digital walkthrough that is great for assessing damages as well as contents.

Matterport—What can it do?

  • 360 degrees of photos
  • Full floor plans
  • Claims documentation
  • 4k quality photos
  • Easy to share
  • Measure tool
  • Blur brush
  • 3 views—Bird’s eye view, doll house view, & walk through

The pairing of the emergency ready profile with the link of your scanned commercial building via Matterport, will allow you to be prepared for the unexpected. Combing the technology will allow your building and important emergency information to fit in the palm of your hand. Your local SERVPRO® marketing representative is here to help.

How To Help Your Business During A Disaster

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

people carrying equipment No matter the time of day, out team of professionals are ready to assist you with whatever disaster that has affected your business.

We have the capability to handle any large job. We have the equipment and vehicles ready for whatever is needed to assist you on your journey to get business back up and running again. It is said the 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen. The businesses that are able to reopen normally have a emergency plan set up to ensure a quick and efficient transition back to normalcy. We offer a cost-free option for those looking to record emergency information in one accessible application that's accessible on mobile devices. So when the unexpected happens, whoever is onsite can access the proper contacts to get the situation handled. When is comes to the unexpected disaster, it is essential to be timely to limit further damage. Call our office today to set up an appointment with one of our marketing representative to set up your Emergency Ready Profile today.

Is your business ready for any disaster?

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

a team member helping a client with our logo and icons We offer a wide variety of services and when your business experiences a disaster, we will be able to assist and be there to help.

It is important to be prepared for a disaster before it occurs.  50% of businesses may never reopen following a disaster. The majority of the businesses that survive had a preparedness plan in place.

SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia knows how important it is for a business to have minimal interruption and an immediate plan of action. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® is a quick reference of vital building and contact information. It contains the information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® Advantages:

  • FREE!
  • Access emergency plan through smart phone, tablet, and internet.
  • Guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia to get started and know you are “Ready for whatever happens.”  660-886-5194

Commercial Fires

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professional cleaning with PPE We know the importance of safety, so we come in the proper PPE to make sure everything is done properly and efficiently.

As we all know, fire damage can be very overwhelming for a business or commercial property. At SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia we understand the importance of getting you back to your preloss conditions quickly, so you can continue normal business. Not only may you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, but also water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may also affect the property. We offer a wide array of work to help you get your business up and running. 

  • Detailed Cleaning – This is utilized to remove excess soot or other contaminants from impacted areas through HEPA vacuuming and dry sponging.
  • Selective Demolition – This is done to remove unsalvageable materials or property.
  • Pack Outs – This removes salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage. This are the contents that can be restored for future use.
  • Air Flow Management – This helps eliminate airborne contaminants and soot and to reduce offensive odors.
  • Deodorization – to remove or mask offensive odors and return the affected area to a usable space

SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion. We have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage and get your property business-ready.

How To Remove Graffiti

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting and overwhelming. Vandalism and graffiti can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner. Here at SERVPRO of Marshall, Columbia, And Sedalia, we have the capability to help with this property damage. We offer vandalism removal as part of our many services. Our removal product is placed on a brush and rolled/painted on with some sort of applicator to the affected surface. The product is power-washed off to remove the paint after the necessary dwell time. As you can see, there are two layers of paint, so the process would be repeated to remove the other layer. We can do a board-up which is done after a storm, fire or vandalism incident where the building is exposed. It is meant to prevent further damage from happening to the facility.

Large Loss Response Team

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO workers with helmets We, as professionals, want to ensure your safety. We will work to get the business back preloss conditions with our 24-hour emergency services.

We are currently the only certified Large Loss Response Team in the state of Iowa.  We have the equipment, employees, and connections to help in even the largest disaster. We promise to be ready when you need us. Our equipment is always fueled, tested, loaded.  We have on call staff 24 hours a day for your emergency.  We have a trailer loaded with our desiccant and a dedicated generator to run it at all times. This desiccant is a 5,000 cfm piece of equipment for dehumidification. We have air movers and large portable dehumidifiers for drying a structure. We have large air scrubbers and different ozone machines for removing odor. A large loss is a loss valued at over $50,000 in mitigation or remediation work.  Every loss is managed by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation for your large loss. Our employees are trained residential and commercially for any size disaster.

Are you Ready?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

a man and a woman talking This application is accessible on almost any device and can help when disaster strikes.

We know there is a lot of uncertainty at this time, and we would like to help take some of the stress away. Call us to find out about our cost-free Emergency Readiness Profiles (ERPs) and how they can help you, especially during this time. We are continuing to operate at this time and are here to help. We offer a service of helping businesses develop an emergency ready profile for their property at no cost.  We offer a free app for all phones  to also maintain this critical contact and property information electronically prior to any incident or unexpected disaster. Everything  can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if a disaster strikes. This information can be shared very easily with staff and whoever else needs to be ahold of the information and contacts. An ERP includes information about emergency contact numbers, priority and high/risk area, shut off valve locations, insurance contacts, and more. If also details the location and directions for the different parts of the building. This is essential since every building is different in  one way or another.  We believe in helping to reduce property damage when a disaster occurs.  We provide a paper copy, emailed copy, and the app copy of the Emergency Ready Profile for easy access by all employees. We here at SERVPRO of Marshall/Columbia/Sedalia stand by being proactive not reactive to an emergency situation.  These profiles are proven to help reduce the amount of damage that occurs if kept current and utilized. Call and schedule your appointment with one of our team members to help develop your FREE Emergency Ready Profile.

Do you Know How to Turn Off Your Water Supply?

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

We offer a no cost assessment of your facility and provide property details such as shut-off valve locations.

The amount of water that can leak from a 1/2-inch pipe is about 50 gallons per minute. If the pipe breaks and is left unattended for up to 12 hours, you could have up to 36,000 gallons of water damaging your business. To gain some perspective, a 20 X 40-foot pool (6 feet in depth) holds about 36,000 gallons of water.

Time is of the essence to shut off the water to your property. Review these helpful tips before water strikes:

  • Main shut off valves are usually located by the entrance of the water in the commercial building.
  • You will usually find a water meter box close to the street, as well.
  • If you are unable to locate your main water shut off, reach out to your local water department.
  • Once found, make it a point to let employees know the main shut off location(s).

 It is always best to be prepared and SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help. We are here when the unthinkable water damage occurs and will get your business back to normal.

Winter Ready Business

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Get back to business quickly when winter strikes your property.

It may be hard to believe, but winter is right around the corner. In Mid-Missouri we can experience ice, cold winters with sleet, snow, ice, and damaging winds. We may not be able to control Mother Nature, but we can take action by getting the property winter ready with these precautions.

  • Check property for downed tree limbs and branches. Winter conditions could cause branches to fall causing damage to property or person injuries.
  • Inspect roofs, water pipes, and gutters. Clear gutters of any debris from the fall to prevent a damming effect. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building.
  • Inspect walkways and parking lots for proper drainage. This could alleviate a potential flood and/or slip hazard.
  • Entryways, handrails, and stairwells should be checked to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Post caution signs where water may be present and install mats or non-slip surfaces in the dangerous areas.
  • Protect pipes from freezing. Allow water to drip when temperatures go below freezing. Leave cabinet doors open to circulate warm air, if pipes are under them. Consider shutting off water to outdoor faucets and ensure they are properly drained.
  • Emergency Ready Profile. Contact SERVPRO for a no-cost assessment of your facility. It provides you with a plan to get back to business faster following a disaster.

Make sure your business is ready for the bitterly cold weather that may be ahead. If winter weather strikes, SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia are Here to Help.

3 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Disasters

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

The ERP is available at all times in a digital or physical format.

September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. Your business can be prepared for a disaster with these three steps:

Have a plan to stay in business

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. It is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information shut-off valve locations, and priority areas.

Encourage your employees to become ready              

Conduct drills to practice emergency response actions. Have employees get together for preparedness discussions, training, or even a class.

Protect your investment

Preparation is the key to get your property through any disaster. Contact SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia to prepare your business for a disaster with a no-cost assessment of your facility.

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

Tornadoes in Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia Area

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

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.

What to Expect When Mold is Discovered in Your Marshall, Sedalia, or Columbia Business

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help with your mold remediation.

There are many types of mold, some are beneficial and others can pose a health concern. In order for mold to grow it needs nutrients, moisture, and time.

Mold Discovery

Once you discover mold in your business call SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia. We will get the ball rolling on remediating the mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth.

What to Expect

The mold remediation professionals will have specific tasks to complete. They may include:

  • Industrial Hygienist – develop a cost-effective removal protocol
  • Containment – eliminate the potential for cross contamination
  • Air Flow Management – eliminate the potential for cross contamination and provide data to support the effectiveness of containment
  • Selective Demolition – remove impacted building materials
  • Detailed Cleaning – remove contamination through HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, and appropriate cleaning
  • Ice or Soda Blasting – provide economical and thorough cleaning of building materials when a large area is affected.
  • HVAC Cleaning – remove contamination from these systems.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

We are here to help with your commercial water damage in Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia areas.

What would you do?  You walk into your business ready for a productive day at the office. Suddenly, you notice water pouring into the building. What is your next step?

Next Steps

If possible, shut off the source of the water or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Call SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia.

Why SERVPRO®

We understand that time is money when it comes to your business. We can be on-site within a few hours to help reduce any further damage water can cause. SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia has the right procedures, equipment, and training to help ensure the structure is dry the first time. In turn, this will save you time and money.

Learn more about our local commercial water damage restoration by clicking HERE.

Commercial Fire Damage in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help when a fire occurs in your business or property.

Fire damage can be very overwhelming for a business or commercial property. At SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia we understand the importance of getting you back to your pre-fire condition quickly. Not only may you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur, also.

Tasks to expect from the professionals:

  • Detailed Cleaning – to remove excess soot or other contaminants from impacted areas through HEPA vacuuming and dry sponging.
  • Selective Demolition – to remove unsalvageable materials or property.
  • Pack Outs – to remove salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage.
  • Air Flow Management – to remove airborne contaminants and soot and to reduce offensive odors
  • Deodorization – to remove or mask offensive odors and return the affected area to a usable space

SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion. We have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage and get your property business-ready.

Commercial Services in Marshall, Sedalia, & Columbia

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help you with your commercial restoration and cleaning needs.

When it comes to your business, you need a cleaning and restoration company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your employees and clients. SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia has the expertise and training to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We are here to help to your business, no matter the size.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia has the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. Most importantly, we are available 24 hours a day to restore your property and get you back to business. Our commercial restoration services include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your work space look its very best.

Is Your Business Prepared for an Emergency?

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Be prepared for a flood or fire damage with an Emergency Ready Profile.

National Preparedness Month is the perfect time to develop a readiness plan for your business in Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia. SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help you get a plan in place for free!

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Schedule and ERP

SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia can put together an Emergency Ready Profile for your business for free. There are no contracts or obligations, we just want to help your business. Preparation is key for making it through any size disaster. Schedule an appointment today with SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia by calling 660-886-5194.

Are You Ready for a Disaster?

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

An emergency plan in the palm of your hand.

It is important to be prepared for a disaster before it occurs.  50% of businesses may never reopen following a disaster. The majority of the businesses that survive had a preparedness plan in place.

SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia knows how important it is for a business to have minimal interruption and an immediate plan of action. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® is a quick reference of vital building and contact information. It contains the information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® Advantages:

  • FREE!
  • Access emergency plan through smart phone, tablet, and internet.
  • Guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia to get started and know you are “Ready for whatever happens.”  660-886-5194