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Are You Ready for Whatever Happens?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Ready App Let your business be ready for whatever happens!

As a business owner, you always strive to do everything in your will and power to protect your business, to protect your investment.  We are "Here to Help" you do just that and more.  SERVPRO of Rolla will help keep your business safe with our easy and effective Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).  We make it our business to help protect your business.  Why SERVPRO?  Because we are you exclusive ERP partner.

An ERP is a tool for property managers ans owners, both residential and commercial.  It allows for the creation of a Emergency READY Profile.  An ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information regarding your business.  This includes information such as emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.  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 home or business.

Our team of professionals here at SERVPRO of Roll encourage you to always be prepared and always be "Ready for whatever happens."

Are You Prepared for Rain, Flooding, and Storms?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

All areas of the nation has dealt with inches of rain this past year.  For many of you that means it is now in your home or office.

At SERVPRO of Rolla, we understand what it is like to feel that panic.  The great news is that we also know what to do when it happens.  Our team is professionally trained to take care of your water damage situation so that you can have peace of mind.

Storm damage comes in many forms.  Your roof can leak, causing a pool in your home or office; your sump pump could fail and overflow into the rest of your home or business; a basement window leaks and starts an unwanted water fall in your newly finished game room.  This can be a horrifying moment for anyone.

The after affects if not caught right away can be just as horrifying.  When gone unnoticed, water damage can for mold growth with a unfriendly odor.

Whether it be a flooded basement or residual affects of water damage, SERVPRO of Rolla has the trained personal and resources to take care of all of our customers.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your emergency service needs.  Our team of heroes are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Does Your Employees Know How to Use A Fire Extinguisher?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher Make sure that you know the proper techniques of the fire extinguisher.

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your business?  Have you asked your employees if they know the correct way to use the extinguisher?  A fire extinguisher is one of the most essential pieces of life-saving equipment in your commercial property.  While your fire suppression system is excellent for your overall facility, and alarms will ensure the safe evacuation of your employees or tenants, extinguishers provide a direct line of defense and allow for immediate response to manageable fires.  With this being said, there is a four-step process known as the P.A.S.S. technique.  Let's take a look at them all;

  1. Pull- The first step is to pull the pin form the extinguisher handle.  This will allow the handle to be fully compressed.
  2. Aim- Aim the flexible rubber hose attached to the nozzle and extend away from the handle toward the fire.
  3. Squeeze- Squeezing the handle will release the extinguishing agent. The mixture will come out quickly and somewhat powerfully, so be prepared and keep firm aim on the blaze.
  4. Sweep- Focus on extinguishing the mixture at the base of the fire, you will want to use a sweeping motion. After the fire is out, watch the area and ensure that there are no remaining embers.

Keep everyone in your work place safe with the knowledge of proper procedure of fire extinguishers.  If you have any questions regarding the proper technique, you can contact your local fire department for guided help.

Do You Know About Soda Blast Media?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Soda blasting demo Look at the difference soda blast media can make!

When a home or business has a fire the first thought that may come to mind is wiping the affected area. Our team of professionals will test all areas of the home, and that could be one method of cleaning.  In some extensive cases of fire damage the wood may be severely damaged where professional cleaners may not be effective. When home fires affect the stud walls, attics, and or joist systems soda blast media has been found to be very effective. 

Here is a great example of baking soda abrasive blasting to remove soot carbon and even some light charring from wood after fire damage, without further damaging the structure.  This technique is four times faster than hand sanding and brushing, and leaves wood with what can be best described as a "like new" appearance.  An added bonus to using the soda blast media is the natural deodorization achieved while using this media.  Remember SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."

What to do When You Have Standing Water

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water in basement From extraction to drying call the hero's at SERPVRO!

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.  Our team of highly trained technicians 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.

Having a water damage is not just removing standing water from the home or business.  There are several things to look for and several areas that need to be checked for moisture intrusion.  Walls and contents could be affected along with seepage into adjoining rooms that could of wicked up into drywall.  SERVPRO and their team of professionals will know where to look and have the tools available to help you out in your time of need.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your water damage needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


COVID-19 and Your Business

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table tops display Get your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Not every business gets the luxury of working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, especially if your business thrives on customers.  Routine cleaning of your business is essential to limiting guests, and employees to exposure.  Follow these tips to sanitize your space!

Always start by educating workers, and develop policies for worker protection.  This can include enforcing masks, and having a policy if workers start to feel ill.  When cleaning your establishment, wear disposable gloves and start with cleaning the areas well with soap and water.  Follow up with a disinfectant that will kill germs. Make sure to focus on high touch surfaces.  These surfaces can include but are not limited to:

  • Tables
  • Doorknobs
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Handles
  • Phones
  • Desks

If an employee or customer has tested positive for COVID-19 it is best to let the professionals take care of the sanitizing.  SERVPRO of Rolla offers a defensive pathogen cleaning program that goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. We use an EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade solution to decontaminate.  Once completed you can be certain your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

If you would like to learn more of our commercial cleaning, please give us a call! (573)368-5555 

SERVPRO, We Are Here to Help!

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Are you overwhelmed with the water damage in your home that you have had?  SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help.  When water damage puts the thing that matters most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.  That's why knowing the easiest ways to contact the SERVPRO team near you is so important. All you have to do is visit our website, SERVPROROLLA.COM on your computer, tablet or mobile device or simply call 573-368-5555 to get the team this 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 a piece of mind.  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 county and surrounding counties in their time of need.  24 hours a day and 7 days a week for all of your emergency water damage needs.

Where To Look for Mold in Your Home

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

If you know where to look for mold, you can stop mold damage before it gets too serious.  In Rolla, MO, this is an important issue for any homeowner.  Mold can be predictable, so it is a good idea to educate yourself about how mold works in order to stay on top of it.

What are Mold and Mildew?

Mold is a type of fungus that can cause structural damage in your home.  It reproduces via microscopic airborne spores, so it can only be seen once it begins growing as a colony.  Mold growth has a fuzzy appearance due to the multicellular filaments known as hyphen and can present in a variety of colors, such as black, brown, blue, green, yellow, pink and white.  It emits a distinct musty odor.  Mildew growth is a specific type of mold that appears chalky rather than fuzzy and is usually white or gray.  It does not cause as much damage as mold.

Where Does Mold Like to Hang Out?

Since moisture facilitates mold, it is best to identify any sources of this in your home, such as leaky pipes.  Mold likes to feed on organic materials such as drywall, paper, wood and fibers that have been exposed to water.  You should routinely inspect the following places for mold damage.

  • Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Area near HVAC
  • Anywhere that appears damp

What Should You do When You Find it?

If you locate evidence of damage from mold in your inspections, the first thing you should do is have the problem assessed by professionals.  They can recommend how to move forward via a mold remediation process.  Mold can never be totally removed because it is a natural component of the air around you, but it can be managed to stay within appropriate levels.  

Knowing where to expect mold in your home is an important first step in preventing mold damage.  Remember, mold loves moisture.

If you find mold in your home call the experts that can help you through your process, SERVPRO of Rolla.

Is Water Damage Weighing You Down

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in theater room Recent storms caused this theater room to take on standing water which our SERVPRO Heroes helped to save!

Our weather here in Missouri is quite unpredictable and can cause severe damage.  One of may August storms helped create this water damage in a theater room of a commercial living facility. With several inches of rain falling in a short amount of time storm drains just can't keep up.  

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.  All areas of the facility were treated with an antimicrobial application and dried completely out with minimal loss of the area.

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

Please contact us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for your water mitigation needs!


How Well Do You Understand Mold?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Let's 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 get a ride indoors on your clothing.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise the mold may return.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.  

If you think that you may have a problem with no visible mold, we offer mold testing to put your worries to rest.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Rolla where we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs.