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We are Here to Help!

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Entrance to SERVPRO of Rolla Located in Rolla, Mo. SERVPRO is never to far away.

When water damage puts the thing that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.  Thats's why knowing the easiest ways to contact the SERVPRO team near you so important.  Just visit SERVPROrolla.com on your computer, tablet or mobil device or simply call 573-368-5555 to get the team that is faster to any size disaster.  SERVPRO is a leader in giving homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the devastating effects of water.  So whether you have a small home or business or a large home or business, call on the team that is ready for any size disaster, SERVPRO of Rolla.  Located in Rolla, Mo., our team is ready to help Phelps and all surrounding counties in their time of need 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Do You Understand Mold?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Here are a  few tips to help you understand mold a little better.  

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • 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.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even get a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Mold can release microscopic spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If you think that you have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your needs.  We are now offering mold testing to help our customers put their mold worries to rest!

SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs.

Stay Safe in Flood Areas

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Parts of our country it seems have been affected by severe storms and floods this year.  The Phelps County and surrounding areas has had their share for sure.  This water from rivers and creeks that have jumped their banks is not a healthy environment.  Once the water escapes its normal channels it can pick up any combination of pollutants from the ground it runs over and the structures it runs through.

These waters can contain harmful bacteria, dangerous chemicals, and insecticides to name a few. This is dangerous water to wading through.  Flood water is categorized as a three and is the same category as sewage water.

Keep in mind that exposure to flood waters should be kept to a minimum.  Individuals who are extremely young, old, or who have a compromised immune system are especially at risk.  While some contact with flood water is inevitable, it should be done with care and kept to a emergency need only.

Don't Let Unexpected Water Damage Weigh You Down

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

High school weight room after SERVPRO of Rolla has removed the mats and placed drying equipment Recent storms had caused this area High School weight room to take on large amounts of water.

One of many August storms helped create this water damage in a weight room of one of our local high schools in St. James, Mo.  This picture reflects the water left behind in the area where the rubber mats were removed.

SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! Our crew of technicians were fast acting in helping extract water, and help dry out the structure.

It does not matter weather you have a small water loss or a large flooded commercial area, SERVPRO of Rolla will always be there to help!

Please call 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for your water mitigation needs. (573)-368-5555

Look Out for Your Commercial HVAC System

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold resulting from high humidity in a commercial building

Properly having your commercial HVAC systems checked regularly is crucial to your indoor air quality.  

Though we are not experts with commercial heating and air conditioning units, there are a few thing that everyone can check to ensure that their commercial unit is functioning properly.  As always, if you have a question about your HVAC system, the first professional that you need to call is your local HVAC company.

5 common commercial HVAC functions to check:

  1. Odors or poor indoor air quality
  2. Strange, or odd sounds
  3. Unexpected change in heating and cooling cost
  4. inconsistent airflow
  5. Loss of system efficiency

If you notice any of these HVAC problems, the fix can be fairly simple.  There could be dirty or clogged filters, leaking refrigerant, thermostat malfunctions.  Be sure to have your HVAC system checked regularly.

Call the Cleanup Team

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster.

This is not just another tag line for SERVPRO-it is a commitment to be there when you need us most.

Whether you are a small business or a home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO Hero's have the resources needed to respond quickly and efficiently.  The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume business as usual.

Our SERVPRO of Rolla team is just the tip of the iceberg.  Should a major disaster such as a flood or wildfire occur, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is always poised and ready to go were they are needed.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO of Rolla.  Backed by a system of more that 1,700 Franchises strong, we will help make your property disaster "Like it never even happened."

Never to Early!

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?  You can never be to early to be prepared.  National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year.  The 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters 

2019 Weekly Themes

  • Week 1- Save Early for Disaster Cost
  • Week 2- Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 3- Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 4- Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness

You can visit https://www.ready.gov/september for more information.  

Is Your Home Prepared for a Storm?

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Front crossing the Midwest from Tropical Storm Barry, 2019

Living in the Midwest can be quite a challenge when it comes to storms.  Although our area does not see the hurricane weather that our coastal regions do, the Midwest has had some severe storms that can cause significant damage to your home and property.

Preventative measure are necessary, especially when it comes to storms. Storm season in the Midwest is March through June.  During these three months you want to be prepared at all time.  SERVPRO of Rolla would like you to be prepared for any storm situation that could arise.

Secure Your Roof

With unpredictable weather make sure that your roof has been inspected by either yourself or a professional, making sure to  reinforce your roof long before strong winds hit. Always check roof seams, overhangs, and entire decking to ensure stability.

Secure Windows & Doors

Windows and doors can be damaged when high winds, heavy rains, and hail are a threat.  Here are some things to check for;

  • Make sure that all hinges are tight and secure
  • Check for missing screws in doors and windows
  • Check door threshold is tightly screwed into your home

Secure Fences and Anchor Loose Objects

Strong winds can develop very quickly and without warning.  It can blow down fences and other objects such as outdoor furniture, grills, trash cans and more.  Check your fence for strength and resilience, making sure all areas are secure.  Anchor loose objects or move any objects indoors to help minimize damage caused by high wind.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help when storm damage hits your area.  When a storm emergency occurs, we will be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Did You Say Odor?

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have an odor issue that needs attention?  Call SERVPRO of Rolla for help!  With all odors there is always a source of that odor.  Our technicians can help identify the source and rid you home or place of business of the problem.

Did you know that our SERVPRO of Rolla team has the equipment necessary to aid in the process of odor elimination?  Here are a couple of fog units and there purposes;

Ultra Low Volume  Fog

The ultra low volume fog will atomize 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 the wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.

Thermal Fog

The thermal fog 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 can not be reached.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your odor issues. We can make it "Like it never even happened."

Do You Need Mold Testing?

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  If you do not see visible mold but are having the worries of mold existing in your home call SERVPRO of Rolla where we can help.

Our professionals here at SERVPRO of Rolla can perform mold testing to ease your worries.  Our technicians will perform a few steps in ensuring that air samples and swab samples are taken in areas that are of concern to you.  

In our process of mold testing, we will take 3 air-o-cell samples. One outdoor sample to obtain an air analysis to set as a raw count to compare to the indoor air samples.  After collection of the samples they are sent off to a independent lab to be read by a PH.D of Microbiology.  The results are then sent back to our office and delivered with a complete explanation to our customers.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your Mold Testing Needs! 573-368-5555