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Residential Cleaning Services

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

The residential cleaning services performed by SERVPRO of Rolla will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

We understand life happens. Pets have accidents, kids spill drinks, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of Rolla Professionals have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. 

Residential Cleaning Services Include:

Carpet Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet  may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

SERVPRO of Rolla experts are ready to assist in the cleanup of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. 

Need Cleaning Services?

Call SERVPRO of Rolla Today 573-368-5555

Contents overlooked

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Loss of a bedroom with significant smoke damage This fire loss had many contents and keepsakes that we were able to salvage.

Contents are often easily overlooked in a fire. Most homeowners or tenants are worried about the damage and devastation that a fire calls to the property. They’re worried about their furniture, they are worried about their vehicle and their wallet, but it’s easy to forget many of the smaller things that can add up and cost a lot of money to a customer to replace.

Here at SERVPRO of Rolla, we make every effort possible to restore every item and article in your home or property that has been damaged or affected by a fire. This includes all of your electronics, DVD collections, memorabilia, clothes, shoes and all other personal items and keepsakes that can be restored. We know that our customers are in an uncomfortable situation with any type of loss, so that’s where SERVPRO of Rolla comes in to help you deal with the devastation of your loss.

We are #HereToHelp 

Please call us 24/7 (573) 368-5555

Be Prepared, Not Scared

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?  You can never be too early to be prepared.  National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planing now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is not better time to be involved this September.

The 2020 Theme is "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

  • Week 1-Make A Plan Talk to your family and friends and have a plan on what to do before, during and after a disaster.
  • Week 2 -Build a Kit  Make sure that you have enough supplies that will last for several days after the disaster for all that live in your home.
  • Week 3 -Prepare For Disasters  Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning alert.
  • Week 4 -Teach Youth About Preparedness  Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated.  

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

Safety Tips For Generator Use

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

During these uncertain times, with uncertain weather events you may need to pull out that generator for temporary power.

If you have a generator on had for power outages during severe weather, follow the safety tips below from the American Red Cross:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions.  Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home.  Although CO can't be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death.  Even if you can not smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO.  If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or week while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulation carbon monoxide.

SERVPRO of Rolla cares about your safety!

Thunderstorms & Lightning

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Look to the skies! This was a thunderstorm quickly approaching Rolla, Missouri.

Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning, powerful winds, hail, that can cause flash flooding and tornadoes.

What do you know about lightning?

Lightning can occur inside clouds, between clouds and from clouds to the ground.  Around one quarter of lightning is from cloud to ground.  When lightning strikes the ground it seeks out the shortest route to something with a positive charge, this could be a tree, a tall building or even a person.  Lightning is a violent, scary and sometimes quite beautiful.

What do you know about thunderstorms?

A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning.  Thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the spring and summer months and during the afternoon and evening hours, but they can occur year-round and at all hours of the day.

Stay Safe!

If you are under a thunderstorm warning, find shelter right away.  Move from outdoors into a building or a car, pay attention to alerts and warnings.  When indoors, avoid running water or using landline phones, unplug appliances and other electric devices. Stay away from windows and go to a interior room of the home or building.

If storm damages your home or business, call SERVPRO of Rolla and we will be there to help! (573)368-5555

Carbon Monoxide; Did You Know?

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that you can not see or smell carbon monoxide? Well, you can not!  At high levels it can kill a person in minutes.  Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels lie gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, and propane burn incompletely.  

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year more that 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning. It is estimated that another 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning.  All people and animals are at risk for CO poisoning, with some groups including, unborn babies, infants, and people with chronic heart disease, anemia or respiratory problems being more susceptible to the effects of carbon monoxide.

An excess of carbon monoxide, leading to CO poisoning can result from faulty furnaces, or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers, or idling cars left running in garages.

How to Recognize CO Poisoning

The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are;

  1. Headache
  2. Dizziness
  3. Weakness
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Chest pain
  7. Confusion

People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.

CO Poisoning Precautionary Tips

  • Have a carbon monoxide detector placed in your home and change the batteries every 6 months.
  • Keep all vents and flues free of debris.
  • Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil or coal burning appliances serviced by qualified technician yearly.
  • Never run a motor vehicle, generator, or any gas powered engines less than 20 feet from an open window, door or vent.
  • If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning call 911 or a health care professional right away.

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.  

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."

Be Cautious in Extreme Heat

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

With summertime here, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat.  Heat affects all people, but especially the young, the elderly, and overweight.  Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas.

Know before you go

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several thing that you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you.  If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning.  Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside.  Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.

If you must go outside, were loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and be sure to apply sunscreen often to avoid sun burn. 

Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion signs

*Heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale, and        clammy skin, nausea or vomiting and fainting.

Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening.  Signs of heat stroke:

 *High body temperature (103 degrees (F)+,         rapid and strong pulse, and possible               unconsciousness.

If you think someone has had a heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool, and reduce temperature will cool wet cloths.  Do not give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency.

Extreme heat is a serious danger.

We Offer Continuing Education Classes

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

CE Class instructed by our very own Missouri State Director

Are you in the insurance industry and need continuing education credits?  SERVPRO of Rolla offers both credited and non-credited courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff.  These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include;

  • Water Damage Restoration Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for loss control
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)
  • Ethics

SERVPRO of Rolla offers Continuing Education Classes twice a year at no cost to the attendee with free lunch, and informational pamphlets.  Our Sales and Marketing representative will send out notices to the agents office and have additional information online before each course is offered.  Anyone is welcomed to attend the classes that is hosted by SERVPRO of Rolla and taught by our very own Missouri State Director, Richard. Depending upon which class is provided they can range from 2-4 hours each with breaks and question and answer time. Please look out for our announcements as we prepare for our next upcoming CE Course where you will be sure to be provided with extensive knowledge of mitigation.

Lightning Facts

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

What do you know about lightning?  Lightning can occur inside clouds, between clouds and from clouds to the ground.  Around one quarter of lightning is from cloud to ground.  When lightning strikes the ground it seeks out the shortest route to something with a positive charge, this could be a tree, a tall building or even a person.  Lightning is a violent, scary and sometime quite beautiful.  Here are some fun facts about lightning:

  • The energy contained from a single lightning strike can power a 100 watt light bulb for 90 days.
  • The irrational fear of lightning is know as Keraunophobia.
  • The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.
  • A single bolt of lightning is around 50,000 or 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  • An average instance of lightning last about a quarter of a second and consist of 3-4 strikes.
  • "Lightning never strikes twice" is just a myth, lightning can strike the same location many times.

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the spring and summer months.  Please be safe when you see lightning in the sky.  It can strike you at anytime.

Carbon Monoxide: A Friendly Reminder

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

A little friendly reminder of the hazards of carbon monoxide.  Carbon monoxide is a gas that 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.  

CO poisoning is entirely preventable.  Protect yourself and your family by learning the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it.

How to Recognize CO Poisoning

The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion.  People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.

CO Poisoning Prevention Tips

  • Have a Carbon Monoxide detector placed in your home and change the batteries every 6 months.
  • Have you heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician yearly.
  • Keep all vents and flues free of debris.
  • Never run a motor vehicle, generator, or any gasoline-powered engines less than 20 feet from an open window, door or vent where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.
  • Never run a generator or any gas powered  engines in a basement.
  • If you suspect CO poisoning call 911 or a health care professional right away.

Prevention is Key.

September is National Preparedness Month!

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

You can never be to early to prepare for National Preparedness.

Did you know SERVPRO of Rolla does ERP for businesses? By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 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 business. If you are wanting to set up a time to for SERVPRO of Rolla to do an ERP please call us (573-368-5555) at anytime to do so. If you want more information on ERP please let us know and we can get your business some information. Its never to early or late to get an ERP set up for your business.

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

Foggers

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Here are two types of foggers that SERVPRO uses.

Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers

The ULV  will atomized 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 wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.

Thermal Foggers

Thermal foggers 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 cannot reach.

SERVPRO of Rolla has the training and equipment to make it, Like it never even happened."

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

Generator Safety

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather, follow the safety tips below form the American Red Cross:

* Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.

* To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.

* Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO cant be seen or smelled, it can rapidly led to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.

* Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulation carbon monoxide.

Continuing Education Classes

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Our Missouri State Director, Richard teaching the CE Class

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Rolla offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO of Rolla offers Continuing Education Classes twice a year at no cost, free lunch, and informational pamphlets. We will send out a notice to the agents office and put our notice online about two months ahead of time. Anyone is welcomed to attend the Continuing Education Classes.  Our Missouri State Director, Richard will tech the class and will provide you with so much knowledge of mitigation.

Lightning Safety Tips

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months. Stay safe with these basic tips.

* Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.

*If you do get caught outside, avoid high grounds, open spaces, and all metal objects including eclectic wires, fences, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle.

* If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Consider unplugging computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

There were a few safety tips for you. Please be safe when you see lightning in the sky, it can strike you at any time.

Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Cold-Weather Killer

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Time Is A Precious Commodity

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Rolla for all your commercial cleaning needs.  Did you know when you hire SERVPRO of Rolla for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response-That's the SERVPRO way.

Cant figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.

SERVPRO of Rolla are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. SERVPRO of Rolla can provide

* Over 45 years of experience as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider.

* A SERVPRO Franchise is nearby-more than 1,700 Franchise nationwide.

* More locations for faster responses. A uniformed technician will arrive on-site usually within four hours of notification.

* Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process begins promptly.

* Large loss capabilities-no fire or water damage is too big.

Are your air ducts dirty?

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Air ducts before SERVPRO cleaned them.

Sweeping Away Years of Dust and Dirt-Helping Reduce Potential for Damage and Health Risks

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Rolla service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

The SERVPRO Proven Duct Cleaning System is Cost Efficient

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Rolla uses a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Process

 * The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the ducts shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

* Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.

* Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.

* As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.

* Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

Did you know?

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know, washing machines are one of the most common source of water damage in the home? Follow these steps to avoid washing machine leaks:

 * Never overload a machine

 * Replace the washing machine intake hose every 5 years.

 *Check sewer lines after a storm, before running a machine.

 More Tips:

Water travels quickly and sometimes it is naked to the eye knowing if something is affected. Its always good to get a professional business out at your home, business, and etc. to check. SERVPRO of Rolla has the proper equipment to make sure you didn't miss anything and that nothing is still wet. *Make sure you shut off the source of water, turn off circuit breakers for wet area of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.  All these tips can help you before help arrives. SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help 24/7 no job is too big.