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Soda Media, It's a Blast!

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Demonstration of Soda Blast Look at the difference Soda Blasting can make

Did you know that SERVPRO of Rolla can blast away your troubles?  Our trained technicians are using soda media. 

You might not of known that baking soda abrasive blasting can remove soot carbon and even some light charring from wood after a fire damage without further damaging the structure.  Our blasting with soda media technique is four times faster than hand sanding and brushing with leaving the wood with what can be best describes as a "like new" appearance.  The added bonus is the natural deodorization achieved while using this media.

Soda blast media can be used for several other jobs such as;

  • Removal of graffiti from buildings
  • Removal of grease and gunk from tools and auto parts
  • Removal of old paint
  • Removal of mold from crawl spaces
  • Removal of soot from brick or stone fireplaces
  • And many more

There is no soda media blast that is to big or to small for SERVPRO of Rolla.  Please give us a call at (573)368-5555 to discuss your cleaning needs.

Training Time!

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Respirator training Great day at SERVPRO of Rolla for our annual respirator fit test and training

Although your SERVPRO technicians are always ready to respond in your time of need, there is ample time for training.  In this picture our technicians are retraining on their respirators.  Our retraining on respirator fit test occur annually.  This annual training helps refresh the employees of the safety and OSHA requirements.  Our goal in this training procedure is to help our technicians understand the;

  • Why to use a respirator
  • How to use a respirator
  • When to use a respirator
  • How to inspect, clean, maintain, and store
  • How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit use

Air quality at work sites may become contaminated by various sources.  Gases, fumes, and mists along with smoke, dusts, microorganisms, sprays, fogs and vapors from professional cleaning products.  All of these sources could have hazards causing the technicians the need to use their respirators.

There are several areas in our work that technicians use a respirator;

  • Dry cleaning upholstery
  • Thermal fogging, ULV misting, or applying sealants
  • Smoke and heavy soot, fire extinguisher dust, or construction dust
  • Sewage backups due to air borne bacteria
  • Mold contamination

Here at SERVPRO of Rolla we keep our technicians fully trained and retrained on respirator fit test and the knowledge of the use to fully protect themselves when the situations arises.

Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Winter weather is fast approaching!  Do you know all the tips and tricks of protecting pipes from freezing?  Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those that are located outside of your home.  These cold areas such as basements, attics, garages.  Here are some frozen pipe prevention tips to help you out;

  • Be Prepared.  Check you foundation, and locate all vents.  Place foam insulation to block off those vents leading to crawlspace spaces.
  • When weather is extremely cold, let water drip form faucets that may come from exposed pipes.
  • Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air circulate around plumbing lines.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.  In extreme cold weather you may want to raise the temperature in the home slightly.
  • In the worst case, turn off the main water valve while the house is unoccupied or while you sleep.  This will ensure that if a pipe freezes and breaks, the water loss will be limited only to the water contained within the pipe.

A frozen pipe that burst in your home can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  Make sure to always know where your shut off valve is located and call SERVPRO of Rolla if the need arises.

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

Timeline-Storm Damage Act Fast to Minimize Damage

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Are you prepared if a storm hits?  Within minutes;

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and your belongings.
  • Furniture finish may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets, floors.
  • Door, furniture, books and other papers start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 through 24

  • Drywall will begin to swell and crumble
  • Metal surface begin to tarnish
  • Furniture, cabinets and doors begin to swell and crack.
  • 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 bio-hazard contamination is possible

Many home or business owners lose sight of why 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 preloss storm/water conditions. 

Always remember, SERVPRO of Rolla is a 24/7 Emergency Service Business and here to help.

Faster is Better When Dealing With Water Damage

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician SERVPRO of Rolla is always ready to help

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and we are there to help!  SERVPRO of Rolla provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including all holidays.

Leaks from piping, roof 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 no 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 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 trained and experienced technicians that will arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.  Immediate response helps to minimize the damage and restoration cost.

Need Emergency Service?

Call Us 24/7 at (573)368-5555

What Not to do For Fire and Soot Damage

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you have a small fire or a large structure altering fire, there are some Do Not's that you may want to avoid.  When you have a fire in your home the first thought is to start cleaning up yourself.  Washing clothes, shampooing carpet or upholstered furniture, attempt to clean appliances, etc.  Here are a few tips on the should not's of fire and soot.


  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water.
  • Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.  Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, with air movement creating secondary changes.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner.  Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Fire/Smoke damage can be naked to the eye, and sometimes you don't know the extent of the damage.  SERVPRO of Rolla will give you the right direction to take, the proper information and guide you through the whole process.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24 hours a day 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs!

Moldy Contents

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 1000,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Are your belongings covered with mold?  Moldy contents are more common than you might think.  Especially if your belongings have been stored in a storage unit that does not have regulated temperature.  This could even include a basement.  Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth on your contents.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%.  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

At SERVPRO of Rolla, we clean and remediate more than just moldy structures, we can restore your contents too.  We can clean contents onsite or perform a move-out/pack out.

Our goal is to restore your property so that you don't have to replace it.  We have multiple techniques that we can use to clean your contents;

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning

When in need call our office at (573)368-5555 

Wind Damage in Waynesville, Mo.

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Roof tarped After the roof was tarped preventing further damage to the home.

A storm resulting in high wind in the Waynesville, Missouri area caused significant damage to the roof of this home.  Along with roof damage caused by wind, the hours that followed proceeded to have wind driven rain enter the home. This picture is to show the emergency service of roof tarp that SERPVRO of Rolla provides to our customers.  After the roof was tarped by our technicians, they proceeded indoors to find water damaged areas along the ceiling  and walls of the home.  After wet insulation and drywall was removed, our team placed air movers and dehumidification to dry out the customers home.  Within two days the customer was ready to put back together their home.  SERVPRO of Rolla provided fast, professional service at a time of need when the customer needed us most. Our team of Hero's are always ready to jump in and help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

Give us a call (573)368-5555

Helpful Information to Know!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, it is 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 are 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.  Smoke and soot has a way of getting into places that do not seem possible.  Proper cleaning and deodorization is vital 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, and make sure your do not have to much running into one outlet.  There are so many different ways to avoid a fire, but so many ways that can go unnoticed by the average eye.  Make sure you have a fire marshal check your commercial building often.  

In the instance of any type of emergency in your business or home please call SERVPRO of Rolla, we are always here to help! (573)368-5555

Look for the Green

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Green box truck The Mighty Green

If you see us honk and wave!  You can be sure that we are on our way to someone in need.  Our Mighty Green Machines are put to work for you!

Our SERVPRO Hero's are ready and waiting for your call. We use these box trucks to transport air movers, dehumidifiers, truck mount extractors, and cleaning supplies to your home or business in your time of need.  Our green machines help us take care of water, fire, sewer backups, mold, duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning.  These bad boys help us get the job done right.  Whatever the emergency, or non-emergency, we are there for you! Always remember that there is no job to small or to large for SERVPRO of Rolla to handle.  Keep an eye out for these eye-catching vehicles and know that SERVPRO of Rolla Ready for whatever happens.  Call us today for an estimate, water damage, or any service you may need. You can count on us to arrive in our Mighty Green Machine with Hero Ready technicians on board! (573)368-5555