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How to handle a commercial water loss in Farmington, MO

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a commercial water loss in Farmington, MO, SERVPRO of Farmington is the premier restoration company to help you from start to finish. 

Here is a typical guideline of what will be needed to perform to get your business back to pre loss condition. 

1. Initial Assessment: This can include the initial walkthrough and determine what needs to be done from start to finish. Typically a scope of service will be written, a sketch of the affected areas, and gathering information.

2. Immediate Emergency Services: SERVPRO of Farmington will begin extracting and removing water from the facility. 

3. Drying: SERVPRO of Farmington will place drying equipment throughout your facility. Each day a member of our team will check on the progress until the structure is completely dry. 

After the drying stage, SERVPRO of Farmington can provide Reconstruction to your facility. We are able to reconstruct your facility and return it to make it look "Like it never even happened." After reconstruction, we will clean all of the affected areas, which will complete the entire process. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at anytime. We are always here to help! 

When the brand counts

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

When the brand counts reach out to the local company with the large brand name. Call SERVPRO of Farmington so you can count on a local family owned and operated business that has 50 years of branding behind it. SERVPRO of Farmington is proud to be a member of a large family of franchises that believes in helping each customer experience what it means to have their home or business be "Like it never even happened."

The team at SERVPRO of Farmington takes pride in being a part of something larger than themselves as they strive to achieve larger goals each day. At SERVPRO of Farmington the brand is where it all started, and a rich tradition keeps the brand and the company strong.

Call us today for all your restoration needs: 573-756-5191

Is Your Farmington Home Storm Ready?

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

As anyone who lives here knows, springtime in Farmington brings beautiful sunshine as well as strong rain and wind storms. With weather that can switch so quickly between the two, it’s important to make sure your home is storm-ready, prepared to handle and withstand unpredictable conditions.

It’s always a good idea to conduct a home and ground inspection before weather conditions take a turn for the worst. Things like leaky roofs or windows can be very problematic in the midst of heavy rainfall and strong winds, so checking them and making sure they are all fitted correctly is a critical step to take.

Checking for loose shutters and trimming back any trees or shrubbery that may be surrounding your home is another good way to get it storm-ready. Shutters, tree limbs, and other loose debris can get picked up by wind and thrown in any direction, including towards your house. Also inspect any drainage areas near or around your home, clearing them of any debris that may be creating blockage. This will help reduce chances of flooding your property during a storm.

Another thing to consider when preparing your home for a storm is what kind of system to have in place that will allow you to communicate with your loved ones and receive weather updates. In some cases, storms can become strong enough to put your cell phone’s service signal at risk, so it’s good to be prepared and have an alternative form of communication in place.

And as always, in the event of storm damage SERVPRO of Farmington is here to help. We’re available 24/7 and ready when you need us. Give us a call at (573) 756-5191.

Getting Rid of Unpleasant Odors in Your Home

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Odors from smoke, pets, decomposition or mold can cause lingering odors in your home or business. A simple surface clean doesn’t necessarily get rid of these smells. With technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO of Farmington provides specialized services that can rid your home or business of offensive odors left by smoke, mold or other sources. Our professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out and remove the sources of the odor. Once the source is found, we use SERVPRO’s own proprietary line of cleaning products to treat and prevent the odor from returning. Any restorable item in affected areas will also be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more. Along with our proprietary line of cleaning products SERVPRO of Farmington uses various techniques and equipment to treat odors. These techniques are capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly. Some of the tools we use include: Ozone Generator: The Ozone Generator is one of the quickest ways to eliminate odors from a home or office. We use the Ozone Generator to oxidize odor and eliminate odors from mold, mildew, pets, nicotine, smoke and more without the use of chemicals. Though the room being treated cannot be occupied while in use, the generator works quickly to clean, sanitize and remove offensive odors. Hydroxyl Generator: The Hydroxyl Generator has several benefits that the Ozone Generator does not. The main benefit is that the room being treated can be occupied during the deodorization process; though it does work slower. The Hydroxyl Generator can be used to treat fire and smoke, as well as biohazard jobs, water damage, crime scene situations, and animal odors. Air Filtration Device: This piece of equipment, also known as an air scrubber, is used to remove airborne contaminants during water, fire, smoke, mold, and sewage restoration work. These work by pulling air through HEPA filtration to remove airborne particles from the air. This helps clean the air and remove odors. Whether you are a building manager who needs an apartment cleaned for the next tenant or homeowner who wants to get your home ready for sale, getting rid of offensive odors is a high priority. Fire, water, or mold damage, or just a stubborn odor that refuses to go away, SERVPRO of Farmington is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (573) 756-5191 

Why SERVPRO of Farmington? Local Fire Damage Specialists

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Farmington? Local Fire Damage Specialists SERVPRO of Farmington is your local fire damage specialists. We make fire damage look "Like it never even happened."®

Why SERVPRO of Farmington? Because we are your local fire damage specialists. If your home is hit with fire damage, would you want a company that is specialized in fire damage repair and restoration or a generalist? We believe you’d want a specialist and that’s exactly what the heroes at SERVPRO of Farmington are.   

A fire to your residential or commercial property can cause a serious detriment and stress to your family. But, our highly qualified and trained fire damage specialists at SERVPRO of Farmington can relieve some of that stress by restoring your home or business to make it “Like it never even happened.” ®    

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The 7 steps listed below illustrate the SERVPRO of Farmington's’ process for the “typical” fire damage restoration.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

After the fire trucks leave, your home or business likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Farmington has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

If you’re ever faced with fire damage at your home or business and wonder why SERVPRO of Farmington, it’s because we are your local fire damage specialists. And we are there with you throughout your entire journey. If you ever have any questions, contact us online anytime. Or, simply give us a call (573) 756-5191.

Water Damage & SERVPRO

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. If you have questions or need help to ensure your property, contact SERVPRO of Farmington at 573-756-5191. 

You have so much invested in your home! Choose SERVPRO of Farmington to protect your most valuable asset!

Your home is a reflection of you and makes an impression on all those who enter it. You invest your time, energy, and hard-earned resources to maintain, protect and increase the value of your home. When you need work done on your home, you should expect the very best service at a fair price. That's where SERVPRO of Farmington shines.

Helping Families

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Helping Families SERVPRO of Farmington is committed to helping families across our servicing area!

Why SERVPRO of Farmington? SERVPRO of Farmington helps families by providing a necessary service. Bereaved families are often unprepared to assume the task of cleaning a residence following an unexpected passing of a family member or friend. Now families have somewhere to turn for help. SERVPRO of Farmington is committed to providing a safe and courteous cleanup and restoration services to protect the health of family members and to help preserve their memories of the deceased. SERVPRO technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Their first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. SERVPRO of Farmington will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

SERVPRO of Farmington: Your One Stop Shop

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO of Farmington: Your One Stop Shop We have 50 years of experience and counting!

Why SERVPRO of Farmington? After your property has been restored and replacement of materials is necessary, SERVPRO of Farmington provides general contracting services. Sometimes a damage requires more than just cleaning soot or removing sewage. Some damages require replacement of drywall paint, flooring, or even electrical and plumbing services. SERVPRO of Farmington provides many general contracting services to help return your home or business to preloss condition. When it comes to helping you get your life back to normal, SERVPRO of Farmington can and will make the damage "Like it never even happened." You may be surprised what SERVPRO of Farmington can do for you. Questions? No problem, call our office anytime! 573-756-5191. SERVPRO of Farmington's mission for each customer is to be the "one stop shop". Our Reconstruction Manager, Greg, is more than happy to help get your property back to normal or even better than it was before.

Call the "Cleanup Team" that's faster to any size disaster!

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call the "Cleanup Team" that's faster to any size disaster! We are faster to any size disaster!

Why SERVPRO of Farmington? Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another catchy tag line for SERVPRO. It is a commitment from each SERVPRO franchise professional to be there when you need us the most. Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, SERVPRO of Farmington has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner the restoration begins and the sooner you can resume life and business as usual. SERVPRO of Farmington is just the tip of the iceberg. If a fire, water, or mold damage strikes, no matter what size, call us 573-756-5191. Backed by a system of franchises more than 1,700 strong, we'll make your property disaster "Like it never even happened."

Educating Kids About Fire Safety

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Week was established to remember the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which began on October 8. Use these worksheets, activities, and lessons to teach your students/child(ren) about fire safety and prevention. Prepare your students/child(ren) for emergency situations with worksheets and literature on fire readiness. October is Fire Prevention Month, but any time of the year is appropriate to enjoy these resources.

Please visit: https://www.teachervision.com/emergency/teacher-resources/47554.html

1. Go to a firefighter in an emergency. Young children may be scared the first time they see a firefighter in full gear. Explain to children

  • What firefighters wear and why.
  • How a firefighter can help if there is a fire.

Contact your local fire station to arrange a tour. The children can learn about equipment and become familiar with what firefighters look like and what they do. Or invite firefighters to your classroom so they can put on their gear in front of the children, explain their jobs, and answer children’s questions.

2. Crawl low under smoke.

  • Tell children that some fires make lots of smoke, which is dangerous to breathe.
  • Show them the safe way to respond when a room fills with smoke: get down on your hands and knees, keep your head up, and crawl outside.
  • Ask children to practice with you.  Lead them in crawling across the room with their heads up. Repeat frequently to help children remember this important safety strategy.

3. Stop, drop, and roll. When children’s clothes catch fire, their first reaction may be to run. This can make the fire spread faster. Show children the safest way to respond:  

  • Stop, cover your face, get down on the ground, and roll from side to side until you smother the fire.
  • Ask children to practice with you a few times and then split them into pairs. Children can take turns demonstrating to their partners. Repeat frequently to help children learn to stop, drop, and roll automatically.

4. Tell a grown-up. Emphasize to children that matches and lighters are tools that only adults use.

  • Tell children that they should not play with or even touch these materials.
  • Explain that if they find a match or lighter, they should tell a grown-up immediately.
  • Role-play with children in small groups about what to do when they find these types of materials.

Visit www.playsafebesafe.com to learn about the play safe! be safe!program workshops, access free activities for children, and order a low-cost multimedia kit that includes a teacher manual and a DVD with fire-safety lessons.