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When you crawl space fills with water.

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

A St. Louis Crisis Nursery sign with Servpro trucks in the background When The Crisis Nursery Has A Crisis.

The workers at the Crisis Nursery heard a noise coming from the floor.  They decided that they should get a hold of someone to check it out.  As soon as their maintenance opened the crawl space they were shocked to see that there was water almost to the top.  They called SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville right away and we got to them withing 1/2 hour of the call.  It was a good thing that we were that quick because had we not been the water would have damaged the entire floor from underneath.  Our guys got in there and extracted all the water right away.  Because of that there was minimal damage.

Wentzville Fire Department

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

a Servpro of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville truck parked in front of the Wentzville Fire House 1. Cleaning the Fire House

When the Wentzville Fire Department was getting ready for their open house at their main fire house on Luetkenhaus blvd. they wanted to be sure the building was as clean as could be.  They hired SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville to come in and clean their carpets.  We were able to work together on when the best time was to come there.  When we left the place looked and smelled like brand new.  The Wentzville Fire Department is always so great to the community We were happy to help them out. 

Are you having family over for the holidays?  Or did your house just have a hard summer?  We can come and not only clean your carpets but also your air ducts.  We can eliminate all those nasty smells that you can not seem to locate the source of.

A Faulty Battery

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

the inside of a garage with all the contents burned up. Burnt Garage

Have you ever left a battery plugged in to be charged?  Well that is exactly what this guy did.  It seems like a perfectly normal thing to do.  We all do it.  Only this time the battery happened to be faulty.  No one was hurt but the entire garage was destroyed and a lot of smoke got into the house.  SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville was able to clean up a lot of their belongings and in the big picture the fact that no one was heart is the main thing.  However just because of one dumb little rechargeable battery their garage went up on flames and the house suffered major smoke damage.  All of the insulation in the attic was damaged and it caused a huge mess inside the house.  

No Matter The Damage

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

A bathroom at STL Shirt Co. after a fire.  There is black soot all over everything. STL Shirt Co. Bathroom

There is no damage to big or to small for SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville.  When a fire happens you just need to know that we can take care of it.  We can handle everything from the initial Board up all the way to the cleaning and returning the content.  When there is a fire in a business the amount of money that has to be paid out by insurance depends a lot on how quickly you call us and who you call.  SERVPRO WOW prides ourselves in being able to get in there and clean as much as possible instead of just throwing everything out.  And also getting to the job and getting it started quickly.  That will cut down if not completely eliminate any mold issue.  Just remember when you have a disaster call us 1st.  We will get it boarded up and get started right away.

Honk and Wave If You See Greg Out and About!

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

blue F150 on left F150 wrapped with SERVPRO logo on right F150 Before and after

Check out the truck transformation.  We want to thank Schneider Graphics in Weldon Springs for doing such an amazing job helping us stand out in our community,  Greg Young is driving from job to job all day every day and most nights.  When it comes to having Fire , Water or Mold damage SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon /Wentzville will be there for you 24/7.  Now you will see us coming!  If you happen to see this truck around town honk and wave.  Who wants to drive around a boring blue truck when you can drive around in a kick butt SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville truck with Fire water and mold on it.  You will also recognize our marketing truck and our box truck they are SERVPRO green with our franchise name on them.  If you see a house that has one of these trucks in front of them you can bet they are getting the Best customer service.

No Job is Too Big

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Our Owner By The SERVPRO Tractor Trailer

SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville works with all Insurance companies. We can clean up mold, water and fire damage, carpets, air ducts and furniture along with any bio hazardous waste and crime scenes. You can see by the looks of the tractor trailer in this photo that there is no job too big for us to handle.

Tag you water shut off

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

man holding SERVPRO tag on pipe tag your water shut off

Do you know where your water shut off is in your house?  A leaking pipe in your walls can cause massive damage to the inside of your walls, your instillation, your drywall not to mention lead to mold in the future.  Knowing where your water shut off is in your house can help a lot.  Maybe you know where the shut off is but you may not be the one there when the issue is happening.  It is a good idea to locate it and tag it.  The shut off is normally in your basement on an exterior wall.  Make sure the tag is bright and easy to see.  We can get you a tag if you do not have one. 

Non weather-related water damage to your home is the second most common insurance claim.  You have worked hard for your home and the belongings.  Protect them every way you can.  

Should you clean your air ducts?

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

the inside of an air duct

Should you have your air ducts cleaned?  If you remove contaminants from your home’s air duct system, the effects of dust and mold reduced. Clean, healthy, circulating is exactly what people who are sensitive to indoor air contaminants need.  Allergies are at an all-time high in America. These types of people are very likely to notice an instant relief once they have cleaned their air ducts.

Here are some reasons that you might want to have your air ducts cleaned.

  1. Allergies. Air ducts are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungi, and other allergens.  Kids 4 years old and younger are extremely vulnerable. A lot of times this will lead to allergies or asthma.  
  2. Mold.Air ducts that are in a basement have been exposed to water or moister at some time. This will lead to mold growth.  An anti-microbial should be fogged into the system after the cleaning to prevent future growth.
  3. Pets. Animal hair will build up over time. Not only causing allergy problems but also cause the HVAC system to not work properly.
  4. Dust. New home owners can find this particularly frustrating. They will dust and dust everyday only to find that there is always a new layer.  Until you clean the construction dust out of the air ducts this will happen.
  5. Efficiency. By getting rid of the years of build up of pet hair , dust, and insects you will not only have a healthier home but your HVAC system will be able to run at top performance and will in turn last longer.

Get The Flood Out

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Setting up water extractors

We have had a lot of rain here in the Western St. Charles O'Fallon/ Wentzville area.  We had a client call us when they discovered 29 inches of water in the crawl space of their business.  With all of this rain the sump pumps are working on over time and that will cause them to just not be able to do the job any longer or just break all together.  Please check your basements.  This could have caused so  much more damage had they not caught it before the water came up through the floor.  We were able to come in through the window and down into the crawl space with extractors and get the water out. and followed that up with putting in what is called a desiccant dehumidifier.  This type of dehumidifier works best when we are dealing with extreme temps rather it be extremely cold or extremely hot.  

Getting rid of mold

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Air Scrubber

Mold is its own beast.  I know you can go on Pinterest and find all kinds of ways to get rid of mold.  The fact of the matter is that for the most part those solutions are simply masking the problem.  Yes the mold will go away for a while and everything will be great but unless properly removed it will come back.  This picture is of a Air Scrubber.  What this machine is doing is pulling the air into it,  the air is going through a filter that is trapping the mold and then shooting the good air back out.  Because when you see mold it is more than likely not just where you see it but it is also in the air.