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Storm Deployment to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

A blue tarp and wood covering holes in a home This is the emergency tarp and board up from one home that was crushed by an oak tree in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Team Moody Travels to Iowa After Derecho Damage

Have you ever heard of a Derecho? This storm system consists of thunderstorms with intense straight-line winds that rival those of tornadoes and hurricanes. A derecho comes with little to no warning with the potential to demolish buildings or landscaping in its path. 

Storm Team Moody was activated to Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 19th. We were granted 50 leads of homeowners who had water damage in every level of their home. The sales marketing team evaluated homes with missing roofs, fallen trees that had collapsed the structure, and windows that had leaked in water. Many of our customers went without power for over 10 days and were unable to leave their homes due to the lines and trees on the roadways. The devastation was something that these Iowa citizens had never experienced, even living in "tornado alley". 

Our team was able to assist with restoration services for over 15 homes in 6 days. We are thankful to be given this opportunity to help so many during these events. SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties is always "Here to Help"! 

Contents and Fire Damage

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (270) 885-8811

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, we can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process, by providing a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list 
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims

Peace of mind when you need it most!

The Brand You Can Trust

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responding to a loss When disaster strikes, it's all hands on deck.

When, not if a disaster strikes knowing who trust is in your home or business is a big decision. SERVPRO is the leading brand in the Restoration Industry. 

Whether you live in Christian, Todd, Logan, or Simpson Counties, one call to is all you need to make.

                      (270) 885-8811 

Our team of trained and certified technicians along with a dedicated Project Manager will quickly respond to the loss and begin the process of restoring your life back to normal. 

With a network of over 1700 locations, there is no job that SERVPRO cannot handle. 

From Fire, Lightning Strikes, Smoke, Water, Mold, Bio-Hazard, or Covid, we have the resources, equipment, and knowledge to protect you and provide the peace of mind you deserve. 

We have National Accounts with hundreds of Insurance Carriers which means we have strict standards to follow during the entire cleanup and restoration process. 

Call your friends at SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties for all your Remediation needs.  (270) 885-8811

**Don't forget that we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.** 

SERVPRO is always ready to respond!

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks on site SERVPRO responding to a commercial loss at midnight.

If a natural disaster hits it might impact your commercial or residential business. Our SERVPRO team is highly trained and qualified to respond to your residential or commercial needs! Our Storm Team has traveled near and far to respond to natural disasters. When responding, we want to make sure we arrive on site as quickly as possible! If your commercial business was impacted by water damage, the first thing our technicians will do is remove all of the wet and affected areas. Our team always is tentative to help clean up and get your business running again in no time!

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (270) 885-8811

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to be a part of our community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area the fastest response times and our best work each and every day.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Preventing Fires This Summer

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

People at a table and a man with food on a grill Call SERVPRO today for any questions or more safety tips

Summertime Safety!

From Memorial Day weekend until the leaves start to fall, everyone is ready to pull out the grills and start up the fire pit for s'mores and hotdogs. It is critical for homeowners to follow SERVPRO safety tips to avoid a fire and extensive damage!

  • Never use a propane or charcoal grill indoors. 
  • Always keep children and pets as far away from the grill as possible. They will not understand the severity or how dangerous it can be.
  • Place your grill on concrete or any hard surface. Avoid grass, areas of high foot traffic, siding, railing on decks, or near trees with low hanging branches.
  • Any tools used to start a flame should be locked away, such as matches, starter fluid, or lighters. 

Air Duct Cleaning in your Commercial Building

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

We get this question a lot: How often should I get the air ducts cleaned in my home or business? The recommended answer is every 3-5 years dependent upon the environment and other conditions. 

SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties has partnered with several apartment complexes,nursing homes, and businesses in our area to keep them clean on a regular basis.

Think your property is in need of an air duct cleaning? Here are a few telling signs to let you know it's time:

  • Thick dirt building up on air vents
  • The smell of mold is present
  • More dust is visible around the property than normal

Our professional recommendation is to always scheduling a cleaning when moving to a new location, if pets are in the property, or after any reconstruction or remodeling. Call us today for a FREE estimate on air duct cleanings in Hopkinsville, Russellville, Elkton, Auburn, or Franklin! 

SERVPRO Travels to Cincinnati, OH

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fans and dehumidifiers in a basement SERVPRO drying equipment in a Cincinnati basement

SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties is always "Here to Help", even if that means driving 4 hours! Last month, we were called to travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to help the local franchises with an overwhelming number of water losses. The area had an abnormal amount of rain in a short time frame, which caused basements to flood and floor drains to back up. 

Our Production Technician, Brooklyn, was one of those team members called to action. We helped over 15 homeowners get their basements dried out, demoed, and sanitized "Like it never even happened." We enjoyed being chosen to help during this time, and are always thankful to lend a helping hand. 

Be sure to call us for any and all of your restoration needs! From fire, water, mold, or biohazard, we do it all. Call today at (270) 885-8811

Fire Damage Cleanup in Russellville, KY

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

a bedroom with clothes and trash on the floor Fire damage in a Russellville/Logan County

Answering the Call

On January 15th, 2020, our office got the call from a State Farm insurance agent who had a family suffer from a large fire overnight. The fire started from smoking materials in a first floor bedroom and it spread throughout both levels and all rooms. Our production technicians and project manager immediately headed to the home to do a free board up of the windows and doors that were blown out. 

The family members helped sort through their salvageable contents and we took care of the rest. Our crews were able to take inventory of the contents that were disposed of, take out the affected drywall and insulation, remove any flooring that was trapping moisture, and do a general cleanup of the area. Our next step is to begin the reconstruction process and get this family moved back in as soon as possible. 

We are always heartbroken when this happens to our customers, but we take pride in being the team called to help. Have questions? Call us today! (270) 885-8811

Choose SERVPRO for Biohazard Cleanup

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

A man in a tyvek suit holding a biohazard sign Call SERVPRO today for any biohazard cleanup!

Occasionally, there are some things you cannot clean on your own. 

SERVPRO of Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties have been professionally trained to clean up biohazard materials with the safest techniques. Some of these situations could include:

  • Hoarding: We will discard of any items necessary, while also cleaning the areas that have not been properly treated due to the hoarding. 
  • Sewage Backups: It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it! Our technicians can remove the damage and bring the area back to a sanitized and safe state.
  • Crime Scene/Bodily Fluids: Once a crime scene is released by the proper authorities, SERVPRO is certified to handle any cleaning necessary.
  • Animal Infestation: SERVPRO ozone machines are state-of-the-art devices that can remove odors from the air in your home or business. 
  • Vandalism 

Tornado Preparation

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Storm team photo Our Storm Team is always ready to respond!

Luckily in Christian, Todd, Logan, and Simpson Counties  we do not experience the potential threats that tornadoes can have as often as other parts of the country. These places include the upper Mid-west, the northern and southern plains and the Gulf coast.

Tornado season usually refers to the time of year the U.S. sees the most tornadoes.  But, remember, tornadoes can happen at any time of year. Tornadoes can also happen at any time of day or night, but most tornadoes occur between 4–9 p.m.

However, it is always a good idea to be prepared in case a disaster strikes. About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. yearly. Since official tornado records only date back to 1950, we do not know the actual average number of tornadoes that occur each year. Plus, tornado spotting and reporting methods have changed a lot over the last several decades.

SERVPRO will respond 24-hours a day to emergency fire and water services. We are a proud partner with the Red Cross and take part in cleaning up damages after a storm.  We have the tools and the people who have experience in water, storm, fire damage restoration and we are always here to help.