Great Information to Know!
Did you know that washing machines are one of the most common source of water damage in the home or business? Follow these steps to avoid washing machine leaks and overflows:
- Check sewer lines after a storm, before running a machine.
- Never overload a machine with to many items
- Replace the washing machine intake hose every 5 years.
Water travels quickly and sometimes it is naked to the eye knowing if something is affected. It is always good to get a professional business out at your home, or business to check. SERVPRO of Rolla has the proper professional equipment to make sure you did not miss any water and that no items are still wet. *Make sure you shut off the source of water, turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. All these tips can help you before help arrives.
SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help 24/7 no job is to big or small!
Could You Have a Mold Problem?
Have you ever had a water damage and thought maybe that you could take care of it yourself? Even the smallest water damage can be a big deal. You think you have taken care of it and in a couple of weeks you start seeing mold? Even the smallest job can turn into the biggest one. When in need of help, you can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla.
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 my enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies my produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise the mold may return.
- Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
If you see signs of Mold, call SERVPRO of Rolla, 573-368-5555 we are here to help!
Unwanted Mold in Unoccupied Homes
Mold Growth in unoccupied home
In some cases homes are left over a period of time with no occupants to ensure the stability of the structure. Some homeowners need to leave there home, and move away leaving their property to a management company or realtor. Mold can develop in homes due to many causes and here are a couple.
*Humidity in home being over 60 percent for period of time
*Plumbing or appliances could leak or break causing water intrusion with laps in time
In this unoccupied home, a water heater leaked over a period of time causing water intrusion with high humidity in the home, in turn causing mold growth. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to mitigate all areas of need.
SERVPRO of Rolla has the correct equipment and cleaning chemicals along with professional knowledge to assist in all of your mold mitigation and remediation needs.
Standing Water in Basement of Home
Standing water in any part of your home is always a cause for panic. When water intrudes into your home causing panic and devastation, you need the very best professionals out there. That's why when you call SERVPRO of Rolla our team of professionals will be on your door step ready to help. Weather you have a small water loss or a large water loss there is no job our technicians will back down from.
SERVPRO of Rolla is a 24 hour emergency service professional always looking out for the best interest of our customers, and getting their home back to pre loss condition in a timely manner twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Just call SERVPRO of Rolla 573-368-5555 and there will be a live member of our staff ready and willing to assist you in your time of need.
Restoring Your Phelps County Commercial Property After A Water Damage
Standing water in a storage room that was extracted by our team of trained technicians
Flooding and water damage events at all commercial properties in Phelps County are often complex with a number of issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. SERVPRO of Rolla was called and ready to help! This water damage was a relatively small water damage that was a minimal expense. A pipe fitting burst in this structure that required extraction of hard surfaces and carpeted areas. Cove mold baseboards were removed to dry the walls and air movers and dehumidifiers were placed to dry out the structure. After all emergency mitigation was completed and drying equipment was placed, this structure only took 46.8 hours to be completely dry. This business was back up and running in no time at all.
Our technicians are trained to fully restore the damaged areas of all structures while keeping businesses informed of all progress being made. We understand that every our spent cleaning up is a hour of lost revenue and productivity.
So when an emergency situation arises in your business, please call SERVPRO of Rolla for all your needs!
Water Damage at S&T
Desiccant all setup and running
Water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call, we answer the phone-ready to help. We received a call from S&T at 5:15AM and had someone there at 6:15AM. S&T had a water damage. SERVPRO of Rolla called in SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team , Team Wolfe to assist. This video walks you through the loss and shows the process of the drying. We had several air scrubbers, air movers and dehumidifier running. Team Wolfe also set up the desiccant they brought to help the drying process. Along the way, we will keep you informed on our progress with regular updates, and we'll always treat you and your family with respect. No disaster is too big. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7.
We are always here to help
When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That's why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO of Rolla is so important. Just go to www.SERVPROrolla.com on your mobile phone or call 573-368-5555 to get the team that's faster to any size disaster. We're a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you're responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 be ready for the worst with the very best: Your trusted, local SERVPRO of Rolla. You can call at anytime we are always here to help, 24/7.
September is National Preparedness Month!
You can never be to early to prepare for National Preparedness.
Did you know SERVPRO of Rolla does ERP for businesses? By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. If you are wanting to set up a time to for SERVPRO of Rolla to do an ERP please call us (573-368-5555) at anytime to do so. If you want more information on ERP please let us know and we can get your business some information. Its never to early or late to get an ERP set up for your business.
SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7.
Information on Hurricane Hazards
Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property damage. The National Weather Service lists the following as potential " hurricane hazards."
Storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storms winds. This hazard is historically the leading cause of hurricane related deaths in the United States. Storm surge and large battering waves can result in large loss of life and causes massive destruction along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland, especially along bays, rivers and estuaries.
Flooding from heavy rains is the second leading cause of fatalities from land falling tropical cyclones. Widespread torrential rains associated with these storms often cause flooding hundreds of miles inland. This flooding can persist for several days after a storm has dissipated.
Winds from a hurricane can destroy buildings and manufactured homes. Signs, roofing material and other items left outside can become flying missiles during hurricanes.
Tornadoes can accompany landfilling tropical cyclones. These tornadoes typically occur in rain brands well away from the center of the storm.
Dangerous waves produced by a tropical cyclones strong winds can pose a significant hazard to coastal residents and mariners. There waves can cause deadly rip currents, significant beach erosion and damage to structures along the coastline, even when the storm is more than 1,000 miles offshore.
Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property and take steps to protect your home or business.
Here are two types of foggers that SERVPRO uses.
Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers
The ULV will atomized liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. The device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.
Thermal foggers dispense solvent based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor-causing particles to deodorize structures, garments, automobiles and other places where cleaning cannot reach.
SERVPRO of Rolla has the training and equipment to make it, Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7.