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Winter Weather

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

When living in Missouri you never know what your going to get. Weather changes so much in Missouri you can have all four seasons in one week. Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.  *A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. **Here are some tips to prevent pipes from freezing.

*Be sure to completely drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.

*Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.

*When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.

*Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7

What to look for after the storm

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Its good to check your property even if you do not suspect damage. This can help prevent more problems later on and determine if you need to make an insurance claim.


Siding, stucco and brick are all durable but they can suffer storm damage. You need to check for:

*Cracking, chipping or ding and dents on siding.

*Holes in stucco

*Damaged brick and tuck pointing

*Detach or damaged trim, gutters and etc.


*Holes in the roof

*Spilt Seams

*Missing Shingles

*Leaks in roof or ceiling

You can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla to respond immediately to your flood and storm damage property. SERVPRO of Rolla has specialized equipment and knowledge to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. We are always here to help, 24/7

Act Fast -Storm Damage Timeline

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Within Minutes

*Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

*Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and your belongings.

*Furniture finished may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets, floors and etc

*Doors, furniture, books and other papers start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24

*Drywall will begin to swell and crumble

*Metal surface begin to tarnish

*Furniture (doors) begin to swell and crack

*A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

*Mold and mildew may grow and spread

*Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp

*Metal begins to rust and corrode.

*Furniture warps and shows signs of mold

*Wood flooring swells and buckles

*Serious biohazard contamination is possible

It is so important to act quickly on a storm/water loss. Your first 24 hours are the most important hours. SERVPRO of Rolla has the right drying out equipment and knowledge to get your home or business back to pre loss storm/water conditions. Don't hesitate to call us at anytime. SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help 24/7. 

 "Like it never even happened."


10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Having a water damage is not just removing standing water from the home or business. There are several things to look for and several things that needs to be checked. Example: A customer had a water pipe that froze in the crawl space above, flooding the floor and into the air vents. He had another company come in and clean up. When the furnace would kick on, he would start coughing. He thought when the other company took out the water and dried the air vents, that they would be clean. He was wrong. He called SERVPRO in to clean out the air ducts. SERVPRO showed the customer the dirt that was removed from his air vents, which consisted of carpet, weave, dried mud, grit, insulation paper, and lots of dust! You can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla to start and finish a job the right way and make sure your home or business is done correctly. SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24/7 and always here to help!

Who to call when you have a water damage?

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Leaks from piping, roofs and other water sources can cause water damages that can go unnoticed for weeks, even months. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage and contamination if not handled properly.  SERVPRO of Rolla is trained and are equipped with a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damage caused by leaks and excessive moisture. SERVPRO of Rolla is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is always ready to help. SERVPRO of Rolla can and will help you protect your business and property from further damage and get you back to normal business functions. SERVPRO of Rolla has a Service Response Guidelines we follow.

 * Within one hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Rolla will contact you to arrange for service.

 * Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Rolla will be on-site to start mitigation services.

 * Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

 So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the water yourself, call SERVPRO of Rolla to help. We are here 24/7!

 "Like it never even happened."

Smoke/Soot Damage

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

When a house or business has a fire you think of major damage and can see where the damage is. Well, in some cases you can't see where soot is. SERVPRO of Rolla uses test sponges to wipe surfaces in parts of the home and business to see if you have any soot anywhere. Just because you don't see if doesn't mean its not there. At any time you have a fire you need to get everything tested so you don't miss anything, SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help and ready to test any part of your home or business. SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24/7 and ready to help. You can call at anytime 573-368-5555.

 "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know that a Hydroxyl is used to eliminate smoke odors on countless things. Hydroxyl are so reactive and powerful. After you have a fire in your home or business and it has been cleaned professionally sometimes you can still have a smoke odor in your home or business. SERVPRO of Rolla has special chemicals and equipment to make sure your house is free of smoke odor. Hydroxyl is one of them, fogging, ozone and may more. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7, we have the right chemicals, pack out system, and equipment to get your home or business back to pre loss condition.

SERVPRO of Rolla 573-368-5555 you can always count on us!

 "Like it never even happened."

Did you know?

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know according to the National Fire Protection Association, its estimated that some 370,000 home fires occur each year, costing close to $7 billion in total property damage. In many of these fires, however, the fire starts and is contained in a certain area of a home or business. Even though containment eliminates the necessity for complete demolition and reconstruction, it is still necessary for proper cleaning of soot and smoke to commence, in order to restore your business or home to preloss conditions. Fires are extremely dangerous, leaving you with nothing. Always remember to check your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly. In a business you need to make sure you check all the outlets, make sure you don't have too much running into one outlet, there are so many different ways to avoid a fire, but so many ways we don't know what to look for that's when you make sure you have a fire marshal check your commercial building often.

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7!

Taking Precautions for Mold

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rolla handles water damages every day and know the prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/ or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

If you have a ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

 * The presence of visible mold

 * Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

 * Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

 * Excessive humidity.

 These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/ Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7!

Undiscovered Leaks

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Undiscovered leaks and moisture build-up can cause damage to the floors, walls and ceilings of our business, leading to soft dry wall, stained ceiling tiles and other more serious problems. Leaks from piping, roofs and other water sources can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for weeks, even months. Attempting to clean up water leak can lead to further damage and contamination if not handled property. Here is some MAINTENANCE TIPS:

*Inspect ceiling tiles regularly for discoloration or leaks. This could be a sign of leak in the HVAC unit or piping.

* Check waterlines in coffee makers, refrigerators and water filtration systems for kinks or leak, annually.

* Remove standing water with a mop and seek professional assistance for complete drying and restoration.

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help 24/7!