Recent Storm Damage Posts

Is Your Emergency Supply Kit Ready?

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

No matter what time of year it is, in Missouri we should always be prepared.  Weather it is Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere.  Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and setting an example are just a few steps that you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Keep informed on upcoming weather, and understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work.

Take action and put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Share your story with others.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Here are some items for a emergency supply kit;

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food ( non perishable 3 day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust mask or bandannas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

You can never be to prepared for an emergency for your loved ones.

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE AT SERVPRO OF ROLLA

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Administrative Assistant at desk SERVPRO of Rolla Administrative Assistant

When You Need a Rapid Response to Your Storm, Water, Fire, or Mold Damage, We Respond Immediately.

SERVPRO of Rolla knows that when you call our company, you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed and vulnerable.  You need an expert to guide you through the crisis you have just endured.  SERVPRO of Rolla has specific fire, water, mold and smoke damage training and the expertise to help you through your dilemma.  We specialize in fire, water, smoke and storm damage cleanup and restoration.  In fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect When You Call

When you call, our friendly representative will ask several questions regarding the type of damage you have incurred.  These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring with us when we deploy, including how many trained SERVPRO specialist that may be needed for your particular situation.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask

several questions:

  • Your name and contact information including your phone number and email address
  • Your insurance carrier (if applicable)
  • Has a claim been turned in?
  • Name of Adjuster (if assigned)
  • The street address of your home or business
  • When did the damage occur?
  • What caused the damage
  • Is there electricity and water available (onsite)?
  • Is there standing water (if applicable)?
  • What year was the home or business built?
  • What type of flooring is affected

Our staff here at SERVPRO of Rolla is highly trained and ready to help out our customers in need.  Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When Emergency Strikes, Call SERVPRO of Rolla 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

(573)368-5555

Act Fast to Minimize Storm Damage

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Are you prepared if a storm hits?  Let us give you a little timeline to prepare you to act fast.

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 my bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets and 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 begins 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 buckle
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible

Many home or business owners loose 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 conditions.

Always remember, SERVPRO of Rolla is your 24/7 Emergency Service Business!

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.

(573)368-5555

Preparing for Storm Season

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner which means that storm season is upon us.  It is important before disaster strikes to minimize damage done on your home or business.  SERVPRO of Rolla encourages individuals to follow these safety precautions before disaster strikes.

  • Know your alert system- Be aware of your community's severe weather warning system.  Know in advance where you will take shelter is at home or in the office, etc.
  • Keep and emergency kit handy- Emergency kits should include first-aid supplies, enough drinking water for three days and food that doesn't need to be refrigerated or cooked.  Also be sure to have several flashlights, a battery-powered radio, blankets and extra batteries within reach.
  • Take inventory of your personal property- Make a detailed list of your possessions and back it up with photos or video footage.  Keep one copy in your home and another in a separate location.
  • Protect your home- Branches can cause substantial damage if they become airborne, so make sure to keep all trees properly trimmed.  Also, keep a supply of lumber and other materials on hand to use to brace windows and other openings.

Extensive damage can also be caused by floods, an inevitable consequence of storm season.  In the event of water or fire damage, SERVPRO of Rolla offers an assortment of services to help people quickly recover and restore any damaged property.  SERVPRO is a 24 hour emergency service with trained professional on standby ready to help when needed.

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

(573)368-5555

Storm Damage Professionals

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Call our experienced storm damage professionals to make that storm damage at your home or business "Like it never even happened."

Missouri weather is about to ramp up for the season.  When water damage, flood damage, hail damage, or any other types of storm damage hits your home or business, you need the storm damage professionals. Our team here at SERVPRO of Rolla can be called on to make that disaster at your residential or commercial property less stressful for all.

Flooding and storms don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we.  SERVPRO of Rolla provides 24-hour emergency services 7 days a week, 365 days a year including all holidays.

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.  We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home or business and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

Water damages require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.  Some of our equipment includes the following:

Moisture Detection & Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property's moisture levels.  Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.  Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.  Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from the ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business.  Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture.  Our high-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.  Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

At SERVPRO of Rolla our heroes are your experienced storm damage professionals.  Call on us day or night and we will be there ready to help.

(573)368-5555

Do You Have a Emergency Supply Kit?

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Whether it is Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being and example are just a few steps that you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know your risk.  Understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work.

Take action.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important papers and valuables in a sate place.

Be an example.  Share your story with co-workers, family and friends.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Here are some items for a emergency supply kit;

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandannas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

You can never be to prepared for an emergency.

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.

Wind Damage in Waynesville, Mo.

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

Rain, Flooding, and Sump Pump Failure

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

After affects of a sump pump failure in St. James, Missouri

Our local community as well as other parts of Missouri have dealt with inches of ran this past month.  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 crew are 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 fails and overflows into the rest of your home; 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.  In the picture is a church in St. James, Missouri that has had a sump pump failure that had gone unnoticed with mold growth as the aftermath.

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.  

For all of your needs, big or small call SERVPRO of Rolla, because we can handle it!

573-368-5555

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.

No Storm Damage to Small

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

This is a photo of a shingles missing after a storm that had caused water damage to the interior of the home in Waynesville.

With all of the unpredictable weather popping up in Missouri this spring, even the smallest of damages could result in water damage. 

Even if you feel that your property was spared, or the storm was not that severe, it is a good idea to always check your home and property thoroughly. 

Just a few areas to consider:

  • Siding-cracking, chipping or dents or possibly missing siding
  • Gutters-loose or clogged areas preventing proper drainage
  • Roof-missing or loose shingles, gable ends along with ridge caps 

All of these areas of your property can pose a possible risk for water damage to occur.

It is so important to act quickly on a storm loss, the first 24 hours are critical.  SERVPRO of Rolla has the ability to mobilize within 4 hours of contact and are ready with the knowledge and equipment needed to help you out after a storm.  No job is too big or too small

"Like it never even happened."

Be Prepared for Extreme Heat

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Summer is approaching,  and in Missouri, heat can can come on very quick and fierce.  It is never to early to consider safety precautions for extreme heat.

Extreme heat can cause cramps, swelling, and fainting. Heat waves kill more Americans than other natural disasters such as floods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Young children and adults over the age of 65 are most likely to experience heat exhaustion or other heat-related illness.  A few of the  best thing to protect yourself during extreme heat is to stay out of the sun; use a fan or sit in air conditioning; take a cold shower or bath and avoid physical activity and being outside.  Make sure that you always drink lots of water for this is you body's air conditioning!

Stay Cool and be Prepared this year! 

Changing Winter Weather

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Results of what can happen 12 hours later.....Snow!

When living in Missouri you never know what your going to get. Weather changes so much in Missouri you can have all four seasons in one week. Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.  *A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. **Here are some tips to prevent pipes from freezing.

*Be sure to completely drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.

*Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.

*When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.

*Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

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

Storm Damage Timeline-Act Fast to Minimize Damage

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Within Minutes

*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.

Hours 1-24

*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."

What should you do if your home or business is flooded?

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding

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.

573-368-5555

When Storms or Floods hit Rolla, SERVPRO is ready!

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Faster Response

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)

Information on Hurricane Hazards

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property damage. The National Weather Service lists the following as potential " hurricane hazards."

Storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storms winds. This hazard is historically the leading cause of hurricane related deaths in the United States. Storm surge and large battering waves can result in large loss of life and causes massive destruction along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland, especially along bays, rivers and estuaries.

Flooding from heavy rains is the second leading cause of fatalities from land falling tropical cyclones. Widespread torrential rains associated with these storms often cause flooding hundreds of miles inland. This flooding can persist for several days after a storm has dissipated.

Winds from a hurricane can destroy buildings and manufactured homes. Signs, roofing material and other items left outside can become flying missiles during hurricanes.

Tornadoes can accompany landfilling tropical cyclones. These tornadoes typically occur in rain brands well away from the center of the storm.

Dangerous waves produced by a tropical cyclones strong winds can pose a significant hazard to coastal residents and mariners. There waves can cause deadly rip currents, significant beach erosion and damage to structures along the coastline, even when the storm is more than 1,000 miles offshore.

Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property and take steps to protect your home or business.

EXTREME HEAT

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

A summer approaches, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months. Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick, and overweight. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

According to the EPA, " the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90F hotter that the air, while shaded or moist surface-often in more rural surrounding-remain close to air temperatures." These surface heat islands are stronger during the day when the sin is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset " due to the slow release of heat from urban infrastructure."

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things 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, ear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often. Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; and fainting, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life- threatening. Sings of heat stroke are a high body temperatures (103+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has a heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths or a bath. Do no give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC).

If you lice in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature fell 15 degrees hotter.

Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information and preparation and prevention, visit ready.gov or cdc.gov.

Winter Weather

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

When living in Missouri you never know what your going to get. Weather changes so much in Missouri you can have all four seasons in one week. Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.  *A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. **Here are some tips to prevent pipes from freezing.

*Be sure to completely drain water from the swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.

*Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.

*When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.

*Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

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

What to look for after the storm

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Its good to check your property even if you do not suspect damage. This can help prevent more problems later on and determine if you need to make an insurance claim.

Exteriors

Siding, stucco and brick are all durable but they can suffer storm damage. You need to check for:

*Cracking, chipping or ding and dents on siding.

*Holes in stucco

*Damaged brick and tuck pointing

*Detach or damaged trim, gutters and etc.

Roof

*Holes in the roof

*Spilt Seams

*Missing Shingles

*Leaks in roof or ceiling

You can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla to respond immediately to your flood and storm damage property. SERVPRO of Rolla has specialized equipment and knowledge to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. We are always here to help, 24/7

Act Fast -Storm Damage Timeline

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Within Minutes

*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.

Hours 1-24

*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."

Unexpected Weather

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Disaster can happen at any time and its the most divesting thing ever. SERVPRO of Rolla can give you some tips on what you can do before help arrives.

* You can place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpeting.

* Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

* Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

* Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting floors.

* Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Remember SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7 no matter what kind of disaster it is. No job is too big. 

 "Like it never even happened"

Storm Damage, Salem, MO

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Picture before showing the damage

During the spring of this year Missouri had some pretty harsh weather. At the end of March Salem, MO was hit pretty hard with a tornado in the area that did a lot of damage to homes, tress, business and etc.  The tornado caused this specific house a lot of damage to the inside and outside of the house with busting the windows out leaving glass throughout the home and tress down in the yard, and insulation all over the screen in patio. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! SERVPRO of Rolla had to make sure the home was safe for the owners to return and make sure all the little pieces of glass was removed, it was a challenge but a challenge we accepted and won! The owners were thrilled with the outcome. No job is to messy or big! SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help 24/7!

Flooded House in Salem, MO

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

This is a flooded laundry room caused by storms and heavy rain

A down pour and storms for several days caused this house to flood in Salem, MO. This picture shows the water standing in the home and affecting contents, walls and floors. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! Flooding can be so devastating to a home owner, business owner, etc. Water can travel fast with destroying things it comes in contact with. This house was up for sale and the home owner was upset that the entire house was affect with standing water, some parts more than others. SERVPRO of Rolla assured her that we would get her house back and dried out. SERVPRO of Rolla had to extract a lot of water from carpeted and hard surface areas. After extracting and setting air movers and dehumidification the house was dried and the home owner was more than pleased with the outcome. She trusted and let SERVPRO of Rolla do the work that needed to be done. No disaster is to big. SERVPRO of Rolla is here anytime, 24/7

Storm Damage Edgar Springs, MO.

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

The before picture shows where the roof was damaged and you can see outside from the inside of the home.

A storm that caused sever damage to the roof of the home causing the ceiling to collapse and roof to leak  in Edgar Springs, MO. This before picture shows the mess left behind after the home owner removed some of the insulation from the floor. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! SERVPRO of Rolla was instructed to tarp the roof so no further damage would happen and do water restoration. The customer was so pleased that SERVPRO of Rolla tarp the roof for them and had their house clean up so no more damage could be done. Their home was completed in just 4 days and they were ready to move back in and start putting everything back. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7