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Congrats to Our Contest Winner!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is always looking for ways to be involved with our local community. We periodically hold contests on our Facebook pages to give back to our loyal customers and members of the community.

Our most recent contest was to give away a $25 gift card to Cancun Mexican Restaurant. Our lucky winner of this gift card dropped by last week for a photo op with her prize.

For chances to be entered into our future contests and promotions please remember to like our page on Facebook and be on the lookout for our next post! If you have any suggestions for future contests we should hold, please feel free to message us on Facebook with your ideas! We are always looking for new ways to engage our local community!

Choose SERVPRO of Kirksville For Your Needs

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

As members of the local community you can depend on SERVPRO of Kirksville to treat your home or place of business with the utmost care and concern. Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned we are always here and willing to help your situation.

Our SERVPRO heroes take pride and integrity in their work and they will always work diligently to make your damage "Like it never even happened."

Our professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again. If you or someone you know needs assistance in their home or place of business, please call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville today at 660-665-3390 and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

the SERVPRO Story

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

If you have ever wondered where our company SERVPRO was originally founded, please read the following blog post taken from our Corporate website:

"Ted and Doris Isaacson launched SERVPRO in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, Calif. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO continued to grow, acquiring the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises in 1979.

SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population.

At the time of the relocation, the SERVPRO System consisted of 647 Franchises.

SERVPRO Corporate quickly became a key contributor in its community, and in 1991 the Nashville Business Journal named SERVPRO the Small Business of the Year. In the meantime the company continued its impressive growth, selling the 1,000th Franchise in 2000. Learn more about our Awards and Recognition.

In 2005, SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion.

More than 1,700 Franchises are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO continues to grow. The need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective Franchisees.

With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world."

Credit: https://www.SERVPRO.com/SERVPRO-story

Become a Member of Our Team

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Production Crew Chief. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a real drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened”!

Our Franchise is seeking someone comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, enjoys supervising others, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Thenyou may be our perfect hero!

As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with the opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Explain the process and answer customer questions, as needed.
  • Monitor, communicate and respond to customer needs/concerns.
  • Communicate clear expectations to Production Technicians and supervise their activities.
  • Perform production processes as scheduled and ensure quality control.
  • Identify safety hazards, communicate, and establish control measures to ensure the safety of occupants and workers.
  • Manage job file documentation to ensure complete and accurate project details.
  • Cleaning and documentation of equipment and materials properly.

Position Requirements

  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Basic math skills
  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred
  • After hours availability
  • On-call availability
  • High school diploma/GED
  • IICRC certifications preferred but not required
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals
  • Ability to travel locally when necessary

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

With Spring in the air brings Spring cleaning! Did you know that SERVPRO of Kirksville does more than just water, fire, and mold? We will happily clean your residential  and commercial carpets and upholstery as well! Have an event coming up? Spill something on the carpet? Traffic areas starting to look a little shabby? We have professional tools and advanced cleaning techniques to help you get your residential or commercial carpets back in action. We can help bring your waiting room or break room furniture back to life! We can even clean your office and desk chairs!

If you are ready to spruce up your commercial or residential carpets  and upholstery give us a call today at 660-665-3390 to have your carpets looking good as new again!

Spring Cleaning is in the Air

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

With Spring in the air, it is time to start thinking about Spring Cleaning. Below are some tips taken from the following blog from Nationwide. For additional tips follow the link provided here (https://blog.nationwide.com/spring-cleaning-tips-and-tricks/)

Spring cleaning tips

Remove water stains with lemon for a natural faucet fix

This spring, make faucets clean and sparkly by rubbing a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then, use the other half of the lemon for our next tip.

Clean your microwave by heating lemon juice and rinds in water

Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.

Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup

Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits accumulate in showerheads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day.

Clean stainless steel sinks with baking soda

Simply wet your sink and faucet, sprinkle baking soda, and scrub with a sponge. If you need more heavy-duty scrubbing power, add salt to the baking soda.

Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors

Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the glass and scrub with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers.

Flooded Kirksville Basement?

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Kirksville provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding  is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Kirksville arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 660-665-3390

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Kirksville and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Time Matters When Dealing With Your Macon Home Damage

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Being fast to respond to a water damage is critical. Below is a rough timeline of how water damage could affect your home or place of business as time goes by:

What Can Happen Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

What Can Happen in Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

What Might Happen After 48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.

Different Types of Smoke/Soot

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kirksville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

When soot remains on an object, even if the soot is not visible, there will still be an odor associated with the soot. Often after a customer believes they have removed the source of a smell; the smell will remain.

Leave it to our professionals to come in and inspect your home for soot damage after a fire. We will be able to use our advanced cleaning techniques, combined with our deodorization tools to return your home to a preloss condition.

If you have any questions about the process of removing smoke odor from your home or business, please give us a call at 660-665-3390 today!

Help Us Return Your Moberly Home Back to Pre-Loss Condition

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

When dealing with a fire loss in your home, the process can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help ease the burden of trying to return your home back to normal.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business ran by members of the community, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

SERVPRO of Kirksville technicians are highly trained and use advanced equipment and techniques to clean and restore your home. Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again. We always strive to make your emergency "Like it never even happened."