Storm Damage Timeline-Act Fast to Minimize Damage
*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."
When you have a Water Damage, who do you call?
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."
Fire and Smoke Damage
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 and ect. Here are some tips on you should not:
* Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface
* Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
* Attempt to clean any electrical appliance (TV sets, radio, VCR, DVD players, ect) 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, and air movement may create 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 how extent the damage is. 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 24/7 call at anytime 573-368-5555
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Do You Know?
Did you know according to the National Fire Protection Association, its 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 area 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 to commence, 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 you don't have too much running into one outlet. There are so many different ways to avoid a fire, but so many ways we don't know what to look for that's when you make sure you have a fire marshal check your commercial building often.
SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7!
Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.
Mold can occur in your home and surrounding areas but mainly is concentrated to areas where moisture is present. Most moisture areas in your home are common to the bathroom, kitchen, and basements. Laundry rooms, HVAC units and ductwork could pose a threat also. Mold is not limited to these areas so be aware.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45%
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
If you have had any sign of water damage or intrusion to your home that has not been addressed and dried completely, the possibility of mold development is evident.
If You Se Signs of Mold, Call Us Today
Kitchen Fire Safety
This photo is of a kitchen fire started from frying on a gas stovetop.
In 2010-2014, U.S. fire department s responded to an average of 166,100 home structure fires that involved cooking equipment per year. These fires caused and average of 480 civilian fire deaths, 5,540 civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
Here are a few tips on how to prevent kitchen fires and keep your family safe.
- Stay in the kitchen do not leave food unattended on the stove.
- Watch your clothing. Keep long flowing sleeves and large fitting shirts tied back while cooking.
- Keep a fire extinguisher near or in the kitchen
- Do not leave towels or oven mitts close to the hot burner.
- Change the batteries in your smoke detector regularly.
For smoke or fire damage call SERVPRO of Rolla, we are always here to help! 573-368-5555
SERVPRO Green Machine
The Mighty Green Machine
Keep a look out for our Mighty Green Machines.
We use these box trucks to transport air moviers, dehumidifiers, truck mounts, and cleaning supplies to your home or office. Our green machines help us take care of fire and water damage, sewer backups, mold, duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning. These bad boys help us get the job done. Whatever the emergency, we are there! No job to big or to small for SERVPRO of Rolla. Keep an eye out for these eye-catching vehicles and know that SERVPRO® of Rolla is Ready for whatever happens® to make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today for a estimate, or any service you may need and you might get to see one of our green vehicles in action!
What should you do if your home or business is flooded?
Do not take a flooded home or business as a lighthearted matter. You should be very serious in your attempts to enter your home after it has been flooded. Keep these in mind after a flood damage in the Phelps County and surrounding areas.
- Disconnect all the Electronics-these can start fires if left on
- Move anything not bolted to the ground-furniture and tables should be moved out
- Have a Restoration Company remove the water-Extraction of water helps with the drying process
- Get rid of moisture in the affected area-dehumidification will help keep the mold from growing
- Disinfect the home-part of the cleaning process is to disinfect the house before rebuilding.
- Dispose of waste responsibly-tearing out items from the home is naturally the case. Remember to take into consideration items with asbestos or you could be fined for disposing of them incorrectly.
When in need call SERVPRO of Rolla, we are here to help 24/7.
When Storms or Floods hit Rolla, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Phelps County and surrounding areas.
SERVPRO of Rolla specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessons the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Our Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit the Rolla and surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Rolla, (573-368-5555)
Be ready be prepared!
Be ready for whatever happens, Emergency Ready Profile
National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business, and family. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.” In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Rolla as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of Rolla to establish your Emergency READY Profile® today. SERVPRO of Rolla, 573-368-5555