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New Year's Fire

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Happy New Year! 2022 is here, and we hope it’s your best year yet. The holidays have wound down, but if you’re like me, you have a little trouble putting your decorations away. Well here is some motivation for you: Susan McKelvery with the NFPA says, “With nearly one-third of Christmas tree fires occurring in January, prompt removal from homes is critical. ... The longer a natural tree is kept up after Christmas, the more likely it is to dry out and ignite; a dried-out tree can become engulfed in flames in a matter of seconds.” Yikes! While we sincerely hope nothing like this ever happens to your home, if it does, you know who to call. We have 24 hour emergency services and a crew that is trained to know exactly what to do to get your home back to preloss condition.

Commercial Covid Cleaning

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

We know in these times, making sure your employees and customers are safe is critical. With the recent rise in Covid cases, we want you to know that SERVPRO of Kirksville has your back! Learning an employee or a customer who has recently been on the premises has Covid can be stressful. When it comes to cleaning the interior of your building, let us take that on for you! We offer commercial Covid cleaning using Hospital Grade EPA Registered water-based disinfectant. 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. The disinfectant we use is in the EPA’s lowest toxicity category. We use a fine misting application and wipe down common touch points such as door knobs, light switches, hand rails etc. If you believe there has been a Covid exposure in your business, give us a call! We are always here to help!

Overwhelming Fire & Smoke Damage

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage can be completely overwhelming. By calling SERVPRO of Kirksville, we guarantee you will get fast, thorough and excellent help. We will start with the Initial Inspection. One of our production managers will come out and assess the damage to your structure and contents. Our office staff will begin communicating with your insurance company to ensure that the process goes smoothly moving forward. From there we will write an estimate of the work that needs to be done and get that to you as well as your insurance adjustor. Once we begin work, we aim to be as efficient as possible. Smoke damage can be tedious work, especially if contents in your home were affected. Oftentimes, we will remove the contents from your home, taking a thorough inventory, and take them back to our shop to do detailed cleaning, removing any soot and smoke smell. Once your structure and contents are cleaned, we’ll pack your contents back to your home! At each step along the way, our office staff and production managers will be available to answer any questions or talk through any concerns you may have. We are always here to help!

FEMA Fire Tips

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Here in Northeast Missouri, we have been getting some freezing cold days! Between the frigid winds and the snow piling up, we’re doing all we can to stay warm and cozy inside. We have fires going in fire places, candles lit, space heaters running full blast. All this, of course, means we have to be extra vigilant about fire safety! Here are some helpful tips from FEMA (for more, visit their website www.usfa.fema.gov/winter): “Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters. Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible. Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance (like a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time. Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings. Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.” We want your home to be as safe as possible, however we know accidents happen and that sometimes these things are just out of our control, no matter how careful. If disaster strikes, we are always here to help!

Winter Storm Damage

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Here in Northeast Missouri we are just getting into our winter storm season. With the usual snow and ice, most people are just concerned about if the roads will be okay to get the kids to school in the morning and get themselves to work. Don’t forget to think about protecting your home from the consequences of winter storms too! Pipes can freeze and then burst, snow can melt and flood into your basement,  high winds and heavy snowfall could cause your roof to buckle and cave in, lots of things can go wrong in this winter weather! We hope none of these things happen to you this winter, but if they do, we are here to help! You can rest assured knowing that you will have fast, reliable, professional service when you call SERVPRO of Kirksville. Everyone from our office staff to our production technicians is equipped and ready to help you get your home back to preloss conditions. When winter weather strikes, call us!

Winter Storms and Your Business

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Does winter storm damage have you worried about your business? We know how stressful that can be, especially in Northeast Missouri! You could have a day that’s fifty degrees and sunny, and the next be stuck in your house because there is so much snow. With so much unpredictability in our weather, one thing you can depend on is that we are always here to help! With our 24 hour emergency services, we are faster to any size disaster. We know how important your business is. We also know you can’t run it effectively if you’re worried about how you’re going to get the water cleaned up from that pipe that froze and burst. So let us worry about that for you! We’ll do whatever you need to work with your schedule, insurance carrier and any other needs you may have. We know getting you back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible is the priority, so all of our managers and technicians are trained to be efficient and effective in their work. Let us take it from here. If you have storm damage, call us at 660.665.3390!

Be Prepared

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

You see a big winter storm in the forecast. What can you do to make sure you and your home are ready for it? Well, we’ve got a few tips for you. First of all, make a list of anything you need from the store and get there well before the storm is set to hit. Chances are, everyone in town will be doing the same thing, so give yourself plenty of time to make it through the store and get back home. Make sure you have some backup sources of heat such as space heaters. Also, having some flashlights or candles on hand is a great idea in case you lose power. You’ll need to make sure that you have a snow shovel to dig your way out and some rock salt so that you and your family don’t slip once you do. If you have pipes in any part of your house that is unheated or not insulated well, run cold water through them. Even a small trickle of water can help them not to freeze up. If they do freeze, you not only run the risk of not having water, but them bursting and causing water damage in your home that can be devastating. Make sure your windows and doors are sealed well to keep the warm air in and the cold air out! Sometimes, even with all this preparation, things are beyond our control. If you have water or fire damage as a result of a winter storm this season, give us a call! We are always here to help.

24 Hour Emergency Service

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

21 Hour Emergency Service 21 Hour Emergency Service

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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!!

Call Today - 660-665-3390

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kirksville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect:

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kirksville:

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Join The Team!

9/30/2021 (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

If You Let Water Sit...

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

When dealing with water damage, it is imperative to act quickly. Water damage can lead to a host of issues, especially the longer it sits. SERVPRO of  Kirksville has 24 hour emergency services. We are always ready to help you, day or night. Below is a timeline of how quickly water can damage your home and belongings:

Within Minutes

  • Water floods throughout your home or business
  • Your walls, flooring and contents in your home are saturated
  • Damage to your furniture and personal belongings

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall shows sign of damage (swelling, breaking)
  • Furniture can swell
  • You’ll notice a musty smell begin to set in
  • Anything with dye in it may begin to bleed

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew can begin e to grow
  • House structures can warp and swell
  • Paint may begin to peel or blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.