Bloodborne Pathogens Training
SERVPRO of Rolla does a training every year on Bloodborne Pathogens. Here is a little knowledge and information for you.
Bloodborne Pathogens are bacteria, viruses or diseases that are transmitted by contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials (such as semen, vaginal secretions, amniotic fluid, etc.) from infected person to another person. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV) are three of the most widely known bloodborne pathogens.
Urine, feces, vomitus, and saliva are not known to transmit bloodborne pathogens unless they contain visible blood.
You cannot tell by looking at someone if he/she is infected; therefore all employees should be trained on how to safely clean up a spill of potentially infectious materials using "Universal Precautions", which treat all bodily fluids as if they were infectious. Doing so ensures that no one is exposed during clean-up.
Unless you have attended a Bloodborne Pathogens Training class, DO NOT touch or attempt to clean-up:
* Human Blood
* Used Condoms
* Needles and Syringes
* Any bodily fluid mixed with visible blood.
Please never try to clean up or take care of any Bloodborne Pathogens unless you are properly trained. SERVPRO of Rolla is properly rained and has the right PPE to do the job. SERVPRO is here 24/7, (573) 368-5555.
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Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Cold-Weather Killer
Just a little information on carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a gas you can not see, taste, or smell. According to ready.gov, an average of 430 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide(CO) poisoning. Oftentimes, it is the result of faulty, improperly used, or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators.
However, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself, your family, and your employees from deadly CO fumes.
Reduce the chance of CO exposure in your workplace by performing regular maintenance on equipment and appliances that can produce CO. Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home, including outside of all bedrooms.
For addition CO safety information, visit usfa.fema.gov or osha.gov.
A frozen pipe at the Hotel
SERVPRO of Rolla drying equipment placed for drying out the executive center
A frozen busted pipe caused this hotel in St. Robert, MO to flood. This before picture shows the mess left behind. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! The hotel did not stop operating and needed us to keep it going as smoothly as possible for their customers. SERVPRO had to work around customers and hotel workers coming in and out, just like it was a normal day. A big potion of the hotel was affected and need a quick respond and quick turn around with little removal. The picture below shows SERVPRO'S equipment placed and the right drying system set up for dry out. After everything was completely dried out SERVPRO came back in and cleaned all the carpet. The owner was thrilled!
SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7.
Picture of the basement after the fire
A electrical fire caused this house in Bunker, MO to catch fire and leave the homeowners with little left of their belongings. This before picture show the mess left behind and the extent of all the damage the fire did. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! SERVPRO of Rolla did a complete pack out of any salvageable items and a pack out of all non salvageable items with keeping a photo and a inventory list of everything. The owners didn't think anything was salvageable and was thrilled to find out some of their belongings were salvageable.
SERVPRO of Rolla uses assured packout to keep inventory of everything so at the end the customer will received a list as well. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7
The Science of Drying
Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. SERVPRO of Rolla technicians are all certified in water, so what that being said they know the science behind the process of drying. If your property or business suffers a water damage, SERVPRO of Rolla will...
Here is some helpful tips and some facts about drying...
*Inspect the building/structure to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
* Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
* Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.
You ask what does, "speed up Mother Nature" mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material-but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, SERVPRO has been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more.
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
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
*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
*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.
*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."
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?
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."