When Water Damage Isn't Responded to Properly, It Can Cause You Plenty of Frustration
When water damages occur in your home or workplace, avoid the frustration and potential risk of handling the cleanup yourself. A professional from SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville will respond quickly, with the right equipment to dry and help protect your property. I come before you all today to provide tips and tricks regarding your response to water damage. Quick disclaimer, these tips and tricks are for clean water only.
- Shut off the water source if possible, and if it can be done safely.
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in washing machine.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
- Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
- Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
- Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
- Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.
Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. If you have any questions or need help to ensure your property is drying properly, contact SERVPRO Of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville and we will come out and make certain that your property is on it's way back to it's pre-damage form.
The Dangers of Storms
Storms can be extremely dangerous and frightening. You and either your family, friend, or coworkers safety should be priority number one. Be on the lookout for major problems in your area. If you think your home has been structurally damaged due to a storm, consider getting a hotel room or staying at a family or friend's house for a few nights up until a professional says it is safe to return. As you probably know, there are several types of storms. Flooding causes a lot of risks to your home and safety. According to the NSSL, flooding causes more deaths than lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. They can lead to serious damage to drywall, support beams, and foundations. Mold can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flooding occurs so, getting a SERVPRO professional out to your location as quickly as possible is crucial.
SERVPRO, a Better Restoration System
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SERVPRO understands your responsibility to provide results to your shareholders, managers, clients, or whatever it may be, given your profession. SERVPRO professionals are uniquely qualified to help. You receive improved results you can measure, while your customers view you as a "hero" in their time of need. SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville operates at the intersection of customer service and accountability with proven methods of mitigating damage after water and fire losses. The result? 24-hour mitigation, restoration, and a quality job file. It is our absolute top priority to perform quality work in a timely manner to stand out from our competition and most importantly, satisfy our customers. We understand that in our line of work, there is no margin for cutting corners or error. We're perfectionists. Whatever it takes, we will take of your needs and make them "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Post Construction
Construction can leave behind some things that you might not think about. Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, there is dirt and debris that needs to be removed before laying carpet, painting, and decorating. During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture and as you probably know already, excessive moisture can lead to mold growth. Before you open and or reopen your doors to the public, you'll want the facility to look its best. SERVPRO offers services such as carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish, ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning, deodorization, air duct cleaning, and window cleaning that will help give the building that extra shine. The last thing anyone wants is fire damage, water intrusion, or mold growth slowing down or stopping one of your projects. SERVPRO helps ensure your finished projects always look their best!
What You Can Do Until Help Arrives
Homeowners putting out a fire can be worse than the fire itself. The first 48 hours after a fire damage can be the difference between restoring and replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO can provide a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. What can you do until help arrives you ask? Well, you can limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring, place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery, coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil, place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet, do not wash any walls or painted surfaces, do not shampoo carpet or upholstery, do not clean any electrical equipment, and DO NOT send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set the smoke odor. Emotions often sweeps over the homeowner after fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress, and doubt about the future can overwhelm a property owner long after the flames are extinguished. So, after the first responders rescue the property, let your local SERVPRO help you restore it. With our industry approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well. So, before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville to make it "Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO you ask? Well, here at SERVPRO, we have an entire team of highly trained and certified professionals always ready to spring into action and help our customers who are in need of our services. Whether it be a fire, water, or mold situation. Maybe you need your air ducts cleaned, your carpets cleaned, or your furniture cleaned. SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/ Wentzville is here for YOU! You can call us at any moment of the day and we will immediately dispatch our technicians to come and get to work on your needs. Whatever they may be, no job is too big or too small for us. Our top priority is the satisfaction of our customers and we will do what ever it takes to achieve that.
Extracting water at The Hitting Zone in O’Fallon
Our guys got called into action late on Tuesday night and were out past midnight after a local baseball/softball training facility had a sprinkler head malfunction. This is fairly common in commercial buildings such as this one but can be very detrimental to the business. Luckily, they have a 24/7 restoration company nearby that was able to be on site within minutes to start alleviating the issue. Our speedy response time and willingness to work around the clock is what sets us apart from our competition. When we are called into action, we don’t take shortcuts. We go into jobs and, depending on the job, stay until we’ve either reached an appropriate stopping point for that day or completed entirely. Our customers are top priority at SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/Wentzville and it is our duty to make them happy and their problems "Like it never even happened."
A Clean Home Sells Faster
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You know how when you are selling a car, you’re supposed to get it detailed and washed before hand to make it more valuable? Well the same goes for a house. Going the extra mile and ensuring your home is spotless inside and out is very beneficial. Increased market value, reduced list to sale conversion times, and enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales in the future just to name a couple. SERVPRO doesn’t only clean up after major fires and floods. We offer a variety of services to help revive your home and get it into top show condition. These services include:
- carpet, upholstery, drapery and blind cleaning.
- ceiling, wall, and hardwood floor cleaning.
- duct & HVAC cleaning
- mold mitigation and remediation
So whether you are trying to get your home into top showing condition, or just trying to live in a cleaner environment. SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/Wentzville has you covered!
From Carpets to Catastrophes...
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When you need it done right and need it done fast, call SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/Wentzville. When you can’t figure out how to get the job done, call SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/Wentzville. Did you know that when you hire SERVPRO for maintenance cleaning, you’re getting 24/7 restoration services built with you in mind? When you experience fire, water, or mold damages in your facility, you need a fast response and expertise to ensure the job is done right and to ensure your business will be up in running again as quickly as possible. We are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable information at the fairest price. From carpets to catastrophes, call SERVPRO. We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Building Disasters
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Having a disaster in your commercial building can cause more problems than you might initially think. For instance, say you have a fire on the top floor of your multi story commercial building. If you are able to contain said fire to that one level, that doesn't necessarily mean just that one floor was affected. The water used to extinguish the fire will inevitably make it’s way down to the levels below causing flooding, which will eventually cause mold. This is why it’s very important to have a trustworthy restoration service that prioritizes response time in your back pocket. SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville prides itself on it’s rapid 24/7 response time. Ensuring that your issues will be "Like it never even happened."