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Leave Mold Remediation for Us!

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold in crawlpace This is some mold damage inside a crawlspace in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

If you see visible mold on your residential or commercial property, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home or business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What To Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Farmington for mold remediation services.

What Not To Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services:

SERVPRO of Farmington specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If you discover mold in your home or business, call our professionals at SERVPRO of Farmington at 573-756-5191.

Response Time Matters!

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

24-7 clock We are available anytime, 24/7!

It is a sad fact of life that household emergencies often happen at inconvenient times. Hearing the unmistakable noise of running water from a broken pipe in the middle of the night, coming home from vacation to find two feet of water in your basement...there is no good time to deal with this kind of disaster. At SERVPRO of Farmington, we understand that when these types of situations arise, you need help NOW-and that may not be during regular business hours. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including holidays. It only takes minutes for water to begin damaging structures, contents, and personal belongings. Faster response times help to minimize damage and the costs of cleaning and restoration.  Call SERVPRO of Farmington anytime at 573-756-5191 and let our specially trained restoration specialists make your home "Like it never even happened."

We love our customers!

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO background We are here to save the day!

We love our customers and appreciate your feedback. We strive hard to train our employees to meet the standards in our industry and to communicate clearly with our customers. If we have performed a job for you please take the time to leave us a review on Google, Facebook or Yelp. Many customers have complimented us on our response time and the quality of our work. Many of our employees have been named specifically on our customer satisfaction forms and we appreciate that. Please consider leaving us an online review of our great work at the link below. We are always here to help, anytime. House fire at 3am on a Saturday? No problem. Sewage backup on Christmas Day? No problem. We are ready for whatever happens!

https://www.SERVPROfarmingtonmo.com/customer-reviews/reviews

If you need us anytime please call us at 573-756-5191.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Virus in a petri dish. Has sickness taken over your home or office? Call us!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today at 573-756-5191.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Our Mission

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Here to help photo We are always here to help!

Our mission is to develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness, and mutual respect.

With every water, fire, or flood comes a flood of emotions. There is a certain amount of uncertainty, and a loss of control. It can be your home, business, or your belongings that have become damaged. You don't just want things to be clean, you want your life back as well. You look to us, SERVPRO of Farmington, to handle the situation.

And that is where SERVPRO of Farmington comes in. We are a franchise system with over 40 years of leadership in the cleanup and restoration industry.

Our team takes to the streets, every hour of every day. Proving that wherever there's a house full of water, or an office filled with smoke, there is also a van full of clean. SERVPRO of Farmington can make it "Like it never even happened."

Because we care!

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on lower portion of wall. Here is a prime example of mold that you wouldn't typically see unless baseboard is removed.

Did you know that there are multiple, hundreds of thousands of mold spores floating around outdoors? Knowing the dangers of mold, it is quite frightening thinking about it, but what is more of a concern would be finding mold inside your own home. Mold is known to belong to the kingdom of fungi. It can appear to be plant like but cannot create its own food. It absorbs its nutrients from other organic substances. Mold can simply generate with water and something living – or even once living, like wood. Invitations of mold to your own home would consist of poor ventilation, moisture and water damages in which were not addressed immediately. In any areas of your home that moisture issues happen to occur, you want to be sure that you have a source of ventilation within that area. The consistent moisture and humidity will eventually cause mold. This is another reason to report any serious water damages right away. You may be able to clean the visible mess but sometimes the affected areas cannot be seen. SERVPRO of Farmington is here for you, anytime. If you have any questions or concerns due to recent water loss or any visible mold, do not hesitate to call us 573-756-5191. Our team will always be there, ready to help.

The Importance of IICRC Certification in the Restoration Industry

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of the IICRC logo. We take great pride in the IICRC at SERVPRO of Farmington.

IICRC Certification

Restoration industry standards are set by the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification Board. It is a non-profit group overseeing the qualification of the restoration, remediation and cleaning trade. When a technician obtains a program mitigation certificate from the IICRC, he or she is held to the highest standards. Not only does this keep industry standards high, but it also establishes a recognized national standard, and that is why insurance agents and adjusters keep the graduates on their preferred vendor's lists. Here are a few of the values the technicians are expected to uphold.

1. Respect

Technicians are taught that working with clients and staff that everyone treats respectfully can elevate the job site. It can also help bring out natural abilities and let inborn qualities shine.

2. Integrity

Valuing integrity, the expectation is that all graduating technicians will have strong ethical principles. Dealing honestly and upholding high values is important in developing an honorable reputation within the cleaning and restoration industry.

3. Responsibility

Once at a job, all IICRC technicians are expected to work as if the property were their own. This includes completing the job promptly and using the best tools available to finish the job.

4. Excellence

Service, leadership, and duty are all part of what the graduate is expected to bring to the office each day. Technicians are also taught to hold high standards in service, on the job and off.

5. Expertise

To keep standards, values, and expertise high, the board continues to hold classes to improve industry knowledge. As new and improved tools become available, they are incorporated into the classes. Also, certification is a lifelong process of self-improvement and gaining professional knowledge. Technicians must obtain 14 hours of education every four years.

The IICRC helps hold trained technicians of the cleaning and restoration industry to a high standard and we take great pride of that here at SERVPRO of Farmington.

Professional Board Ups

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Boarded up building. Need board up services? Call us anytime at 573-756-5191.

Regardless if your home or business has suffered a fire, storm, or other structural loss, let the professionals at SERVPRO of Farmington lift a burden from your shoulders by handling the boarding up of your damaged property.

If done incorrectly, boarding up your residential or commercial property could cause secondary
damages such as moisture or critter invasion, making the already unpleasant situation worse, and causing the cost of repairs to increase.

In addition to the remediation and restoration services we offer, SERVPRO of Farmington can board up your damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind while helping make it “Like it never even happened.”

Don't hesitate to call us when you need us - we're here to help! Call us anytime at 573-756-5191.

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

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)

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.

Helping Families

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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."