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Defense Against Mold Growth

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Visible mold growth on ceiling from a recent job. If you discover mold in your home or business, give SERVPRO of Franklin County a call.

Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.

Here are some tips to keep your home safe from mold growth:

  • Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent.
  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
  • Inspect the roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

Contact SERVPRO® of Franklin County for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold.

We are here to help: 636-583-5200.

VirUS

8/1/2020 (Permalink)

VirUS text with SERVPRO logo One Team. We are here in the community and ready to serve.

We are all in this together.

While the many of our community went into quarantine, we went into action, disinfecting area first responders’ vehicles and area businesses – completely for free.

As Missouri started to reopen, we began to offer our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. This is a proactive cleaning that works in addition to the already great lengths our community takes to keep everyone safe.

Now, the pandemic continues and so do we. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and we have been busy working to keep the community safe. We have completed numerous confirmed COVID-19 disinfectant cleanings at area businesses.

As of today, we have cleaned 276 police cars, 189 fire trucks, and 117 ambulances. We have also completed free disinfecting at several local restaurants, insurance agents, and other small business we’ve known throughout the years – no charge.

We do not know what this new normal will bring in the future, but we know one thing: we will be READY to help when you need us.

In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 

We are here and ready to serve. 

Call us 24/7: 636-583-5200

A Small Disaster

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Franklin County office located in Union, MO Water damage? Call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Franklin County

There is no such thing as a small disaster—especially when a small leak now could blossom into a big claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on sub floors, causing major problems over time. You need help—fast.

No matter what time of day or night, contact SERVPRO of Franklin County to begin emergency mitigation. Emergency mitigation means under normal circumstances, SERVPRO can be on-site within four hours to begin drying your building and restoring contents. The faster the water is removed, the less chance of serious damage to your facility.

We are trained and understands how to manage the drying process. By utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology, your structure will be quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages. SERVPRO will remove moisture and any contaminants by disinfecting and deodorizing to safely clean and dry your building and contents. Help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Franklin County today.  

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help ensure your business is taken care of as the economy begins to reopen.

Are You READY?

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Table Topper Advertisement Contact us to learn more about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service and for a free quote.

When our logo is on your door, your commitment to clean is clear.

Are you ready to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

With reported COVID-19 cases on the rise, communicate to your customers and employees that you’ve chosen a higher standard of clean with the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning.

When you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

Fast Response With Confirmed Cases

In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 

Have Questions? Interested in a free quote?

Call Us 24/7: (636) 583-5200

CPR and First Aid Certified

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees in our Training Center for CPR class Learning CPR and first aid. A big thank you to Stayin' Alive.

A huge thank you to Stayin’ Alive for coming by today to train all our employees on CPR and first aid. While not an event that would typically be in our daily duties, our employees are on the road and visiting customers every day. This was an excellent training for us to know what to do if a fellow employee or customer became injured or ill. We hope that everyone stays safe, but if needed we could use this valuable information in the future.

How to Check Your Home for Storm Damage

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Franklin County Office Storm damage in Franklin County, MO? Call SERVPRO of Franklin County

Storms can bring heavy rains, strong winds and destructive hail. 

Your home protects you from the elements, so be sure to check it for damage afterward. It is a good idea to check your property even if you do not suspect damage. This can help prevent more problems later and determine if you need to make an insurance claim.


Roof
Your roof can be very vulnerable, because so many things can damage it. High winds, downed tree branches or a hailstorm, look for these indicators of damage:

  • Holes in the roof
  • Split Seams
  • Missing Shingles
  • Leaks in roof or ceiling

Exteriors

Siding, stucco, and brick are all durable, but they can suffer storm damage. Check for:

  • Cracking, chipping or ding and dents on siding. Check in different lighting because you may see something you missed.
  • Holes in stucco
  • Damaged brick and tuck pointing.
  • Detached or damaged trim, gutters, etc.

General Tips

  • Severe storms often will knock down power lines. If this happens on your property, rope off 30 feet in each direction around the line and do not touch it. Call 911 and the power company immediately.
  • Be sure to do a full check of your property, including things such as your air-conditioning unit, fences, vent caps, etc. And do not forget to check your vehicles if they were not garaged at the time of the storm.
  • Check your crawl space and basement. You need to be sure no water is getting in, and, if it is, make sure it is removed quickly via a sump pump or underground drainage system.
  • Take pictures of all damage from different angles. Finally, knowing the details of your homeowner’s coverage, your limits and your deductibles can help you during the insurance claims process. It is a great idea to examine your policy and know what your homeowner’s insurance covers now, before the storm.

Restoration

SERVPRO of Franklin County responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Franklin County, MO home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Need Storm or Flood Restoration Service? Call us today: 636-583-5200

Committed to Clean

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Table top advertisement for Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic

Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patronize are safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Are you ready to communicate to your customers and employees that you have chosen a higher standard of clean for all Americans? Are you ready to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning.

This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you have selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will help ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy begins to reopen.

Call SERVPRO of Franklin County today for more information: (636) 583-5200.

Severe Storm Damage

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Black background with words "Be Ready" Be ready for whatever happens, give SERVPRO of Franklin County a call.

Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Know your risk:
Tornadoes
Floods
Thunderstorms & Lightning

Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan.

What can you do when your Franklin County, MO home suffers water damage?  Click Here to visit our blog post covering water damage.

If your home or business suffers damage from a storm, know who to call to quickly get help.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial.  You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job.

SERVPRO of Franklin County responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. SERVPRO of Franklin County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Franklin County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Union community. We are also part of a national network of 1,650 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (636) 583-5200

Does your home or business have smoke odor?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of a fire damaged home Did your home or business suffer a recent fire damage? We are here to help. Give us a call today.

Professional smoke odor removal is important not only to eliminate unpleasant smells, but because lingering smoke can pose a health hazard.

Exposure to particles caused by fires can be harmful to one’s health and should be dealt with as soon as possible.

  • There are a few steps homeowners can take while waiting for professional help.
  • When it is safe to re-enter the house, circulate the air as much as possible. Open all windows and doors and use fans to ventilate the area.
  • Mop floors and make sure everything dries thoroughly to prevent mold growth.
  • Items made of brass and copper should be cleaned within 24 hours to prevent them from etching.
  • Vacuum carpets to remove dirt and dust particles that trap unwanted smells.


To completely rid the house, one smoke odor removal process that is utilized is called thermal fogging, which is a procedure used by professionals.

Thermal fog is a process in which a fluid is vaporized and then condenses when it meets a cooler atmosphere temperature. The particles that are created are extremely tiny and mimic particles created by fire, heat, and pressure. This technique is one treatment that is proven to eliminate odors.

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Franklin County is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors.

These odors can come from several sources both inside and outside a structure.
SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts do not work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.


We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contacts any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.


The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give SERVPRO of Franklin County a call, and leave the restoration to us. 636-583-5200

Within Minutes....

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Franklin County Office in Union, MO SERVPRO of Franklin County is READY to help when your home or business suffers water damage.

Within minutes of a water leak in your home, water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. The water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings, your furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets. Your photographs, books, and other paper goods will start to swell and warp. Within 24 hours, your drywall will begin to swell and break down, you may even notice a musty odor. Therefore, when you have water damage, you want to call someone that arrives quickly to get started.

Not only does SERVPRO offer 24/7 response time 7 days a week, our goal is to be on site within 4 hours of loss notification. Usually, our response time is even less. For example, at a recent loss in Union, MO, we were on site within 20 minutes. This loss was in the basement of the home with most of the rooms 100% saturated. Drywall had to be removed as it was falling and to find the source. Non-salvageable materials were removed, and a power distribution box was required.  There were also some contents that needed to be moved for the drying process. We used our moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure the home was properly dried. This home was dry within 4 days with our state-of-the-art equipment.

If you have water damage in your home, please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

You should call the water damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Franklin County for your water loss. We are always “Here to Help”!