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When Is It Time To Evacuate Your Business During a Fire?

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Evacuation Plan Do you know where to exit the building in case of an emergency?

OSHA's recommendations on when it is time to evacuate a building following a fire, smoke, water, or gas leak. View the full text here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3088.pdf

"In the event of an emergency, local emergency officials may order you to evacuate your premises. In some cases, they may instruct you to shut off the water, gas, and electricity. If you have access to radio or television, listen to newscasts to keep informed and follow whatever official orders you receive.

In other cases, a designated person within your business should be responsible for making the decision to evacuate or shut down operations. Protecting the health and safety of everyone in the facility should be the first priority. In the event of a fire, an immediate evacuation to a predetermined area away from the facility is the best way to protect employees. On the other hand, evacuating employees may not be the best response to an emergency such as a toxic gas release at a facility across town from your business.

The type of building you work in may be a factor in your decision. Most buildings are vulnerable to the effects of disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, or explosions. The extent of the damage depends on the type of emergency and the building’s construction. Modern factories and office buildings, for example, are framed in steel and are structurally more sound than neighborhood business premises may be. In a disaster such as a major earthquake or explosion, however, nearly every type of structure will be affected. Some buildings will collapse and others will be left with weakened floors and walls."

What to do with Sump Pump failure?

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

 Sump Pump Failure Kirksville flooded basement due to sump pump failure.

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24 hour water extraction and remediation services to homes and businesses around the Kirksville area! 

SERVPRO of Kirksville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

In instances when there is an error with your sump pump, which causes flooding, be sure to check with your insurance company to see if you have sewer and drain and or sump pump coverage on your insurance policy. Without the proper coverage, your claim might not be covered!

If you experienced a flooded basement from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

We are always here to help!

When Storms or Floods hit Northeast Missouri, SERVPRO is ready!

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Metal frame pierces through shower Storm damage from a metal frame piercing through the shower. Thank goodness no one was injured.

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

When Storms or Floods hit Northeast Missouri, SERVPRO is ready! We are locally owned and operated, and are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

We have access to trained uniformed personnel and equipment from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are ready when we need the help! Making SERVPRO faster for any sized disaster and equipped to help!

Ready for whatever happens! Call Us Today 660-665-3390

Storm Damage In Macon

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Storm Damage On Roof Storm Damage On Roof

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Macon. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 660-665-3390

Residential Services

Whether your Macon home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Macon commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Mold in Adair County

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 660-665-3390

Introducing Myself

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Vanessa Vanessa

Hello, My name is Vanessa Smith. I am the new Administrative Assistant here at SERVPRO of Kirksville. I am from a small town near Kirksville. I grew up being involved in the community and I am very excited to serve it alongside the team at SERVPRO. I live in Kirksville with my daughter. Who will be starting kindergarten in August.  We are very active in things to do around town such as baseball games, helping out with the school district, and participating in Parks and Recreational activities. We are proud Community members and glad to be a part of Kirksville. I am looking forward to getting to know each and everyone of you and helping you in your times of need. While we hope you never have a fire or water damage, We Are Always Here To Help! Thank you.

SERVPRO Cares

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is here for you, when it comes to caring for your business and home. We are more than Fire Water and Mold. We are here to help take care of your flooring and upholstery. Have an event that you want your business to have that extra shine for? Maybe the office chairs are looking a little less than perfect? Your lobby or breakroom have someone spill something? Maybe they are starting to look worn from higher traffic areas? Were the holidays  hard on your flooring at the house? Your favorite guest spilled a whole plate on your rug?

SERVPRO of Kirksville will be happy to help your flooring shine again! Having a proven system for cleaning all your flooring and upholstery. We use professional tools and advanced cleaning techniques to help you get your residential or commercial floors back to life.  SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to make it "Like it never even happened." Your flooring and upholstery will be ready for that next event or holiday.

 Call or Text 660-665-3390, SERVPRO of Kirksville is always here to help

SERVPRO Cares

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is here for you, when it comes to caring for your business and home. We are more than Fire Water and Mold. We are here to help take care of your flooring and upholstery. Have an event that you want your business to have that extra shine for? Maybe the office chairs are looking a little less than perfect? Your lobby or breakroom have someone spill something? Maybe they are starting to look worn from higher traffic areas? Were the holidays  hard on your flooring at the house? Your favorite guest spilled a whole plate on your rug?

SERVPRO of Kirksville will be happy to help your flooring shine again! Having a proven system for cleaning all your flooring and upholstery. We use professional tools and advanced cleaning techniques to help you get your residential or commercial floors back to life.  SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to make it "Like it never even happened." Your flooring and upholstery will be ready for that next event or holiday.

 Call or Text 660-665-3390, SERVPRO of Kirksville is always here to help

Common Cleaning Blunders

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter. In many cultures, annual cleaning occurs at the end of the year, which may be in spring or winter, depending on the calendar.

The term is also used metaphorically for any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise. A person who gets their affairs in order before an audit or inspection could be said to be doing some spring cleaning.

 Credit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_cleaning

Spring Cleaning Common Mistakes

 Mistake No. 1: Cleaning a Cold Oven

We're not saying you should start scrubbing when it's hot, but a warm oven is easier to clean than a cold one, according to Great Green's LeBow. Turn it on low (e.g., 250°) for 10 to 15 minutes. Then turn it off, spray a nonabrasive cleaner (or spread a homemade baking-soda-and-water paste) all over the inside, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Scrub with a nylon brush or pad and use a sponge to rinse it off.

Mistake No. 2: Washing Windows on a Sunny Day

A gorgeous spring morning may seem like the perfect time to wash your windows. But doing the job when it's sunny out is a bad idea, since the windows will dry too quickly and probably streak. An overcast day is better, says Cindy LeBow, founder of Great Green, an environmentally friendly cleaning service in New York City. LeBow makes a solution from 2 ounces of vinegar, 20 ounces of water and a few drops of dishwashing soap. Using a microfiber cloth (instead of a sponge) will ensure that you don't use too much cleaning solution—it should coat the windows but not splash down them. Donna Smallin, author of The One-Minute Cleaner, says a squeegee will make the job a lot easier too (run it over the windows after you wash with a cloth).

Mistake No. 3: Scrubbing Like Crazy

Sim Fern, co-founder of Mod Restoration in Brooklyn, says the first thing people do when they spill, say, red wine on their white sofa is douse a towel in water or club soda and furiously try to rub the stain out. While club soda can help, the last thing you want to do is scrub—that just does more damage. Keep a cleaner like Guardsman Professional Strength Dry Cleaning Fluid handy, says Fern (and try it on an inconspicuous area when you buy it, before you're faced with a must-treat-now stain). Then, dab it onto the stain with a cloth. Don't scrub, since that will just ingrain the stain further. Keep using new sections of the cloth, and eventually you will get all or most of the wine (or other offender) out.


 Mistake No. 4: Spraying Furniture Polish All Over a Table

Statistics are hard to come by, but we're pretty sure 99 percent of people who set out to dust their wood furniture do the spritz-and-wipe. However, if you spray your cloth instead, you'll have to buff less, you'll waste less product and you'll avoid the sticky buildup that can come from using too much polish. (Hint: Ones with citrus oil will bring out the wood's natural shine, and the oil tends to repel dust and dirt for a while.) And if your aim is simply to remove dust, you don't have to use any cleaner at all—Smallin is a huge fan of microfiber dusters, since they pick up dust on their own and don't need spray.

Mistake No. 5: Using an Abrasive Cleaner on Your Bathtub

Steven Natale, owner of Staten Island, New York, bathroom repair and refinishing service Al & Dave & Son, says the reason many tubs lose their luster is they've been scrubbed with cleansers that have granulated powders, like Comet and Ajax. They scuff the porcelain and take the glaze off. Instead, he advises, use a mild shower spray like Scrubbing Bubbles. Natale knows one woman whose tub he reglazed 17 years ago—and it's still spotless and shiny. She sprays the surface daily with the nonabrasive cleanser and (although the directions say you don't need to) rinses it off and wipes it dry 10 minutes later. If you'd rather not spray every day, do what Natale does at home: He just runs a bath towel—a dry rag would work too—over the tub after he showers and the water has drained, since, he says, simply drying the tub is enough to prevent scum.

Mistake No. 6: Vacuuming Up Cat Hair

If you have a pet that sheds, you're probably accustomed to rolling a lint brush over your clothes and furniture daily. But if you've been taking a vacuum to your hardwood floors in an attempt to rid them of hair, chances are you're just blowing the mess around instead of picking it up. Jennifer Coates, a licensed veterinarian and contributor to petMD.com who once owned five dogs and four cats, says the vacuum's exhaust tends to push as much hair away as it cleans up. On wood and other hard floors, she says, use a big electrostatic mop (like Carlisle's Microfiber Dry Mop Pad), which won't create a lot of wind, so you can push the hair into a big pile. Then, pull out the vacuum—but use the wand attachment—to suck it up. You can also use the vacuum to clean the mop itself, or just toss it into the washing machine.

Dependable Emergency Service

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

It is stated that about 50% of businesses who run into a disaster never reopen after the disaster. SERVPRO of Kirksville is the support system for you and your business to make that reopening happen. As a property manager or owner of a business, you will do whatever it takes to protect your business. SERVPRO of Kirksville is “Here to Help” with a tool for you to use for the protection of your investment.

An emergency ready profile is vital for your business to have because disaster could happen at any moment. SERVPRO of Kirksville wants to help prepare you for any emergency that may come your way.  An ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) is a tool for owners and property managers, both residential and commercial, to use at their fingertips. Creating an ERP for your business will help your knowledge of what to do and what to expect in advance. This advantage will play a huge role in timely mitigation. This can help minimize who fire damage and water damage affect your business or home.

Your local SERVPRO Heroes want you to be prepared, be “Ready for whatever happens,” with an ERP. Having access to help minimize damage at your fingertips, in a digital and paper form. Our team will do a thorough walk through to make sure that all the bases are covered. We tag each system of your business so that you and your staff can easily recognize where they are in the case of an emergency.

Benefits of and Emergency Ready Profile.

  1. Helps minimize business interruption.

By having a plan of action in place that helps to protect your place of business, will little to no downtime.

  1.  Proven System.

The Emergency Ready Profile helps to unsure that your business “Ready for whatever happens.” With having an ERP in place will help you have the advantage of staying ahead of the disaster when it comes.

  1. Money and Time

Having an ERP will help safeguard your valuable time and your bottom line. As business is operating, any downtime is harsh on a budget. Having an emergency ready program in place will help shorten the time that your company's down.

  1. App for help at the touch.

that an app that helps your business at the touch of a button. Will help to ensure that your business has an immediate plan of action in place in case a disaster happens.

Having an ERP that is mobile friendly will help your business in the case of an emergency. Downloading the FREE app allows you to have critical information at your fingertips. Allows you to make important steps in protecting your investment. Helps you take important measures even if you are not at your facility at the time of emergency.

When it comes to protecting your business, trust SERVPRO of Kirksville to be part of your support system. Protecting your facility with an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE. 

Have SERVPRO of Kirksville come and start your Emergency Ready Profile.

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