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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.

660-665-3390 call or text. SERVPRO9534@sbcglobal.net

Refresh Your Rugs (And Upholstery!)

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air and that means 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’ve certainly had plenty of snow and slush being tracked in this winter. Whatever you need cleaned, we are here to help. We have professional tools and advanced cleaning techniques to help you get your residential or commercial carpets back in action. Let us take on some of that spring cleaning for you while you take a well deserved break. We’ve got this. 

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

Spring Cleaning

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

We are finally having some warm weather here in NEMO! 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.

Choose SERVPRO

3/6/2022 (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." They are trained and equipped with the best equipment. From fire damage to dirty carpet, we have an expert for that. 

Our professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again. We love this community and would love to serve you!  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."

SERVPRO of Kirksville Story

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville was started in 2007, by local residents Tony and Jill Felice. As active members in the community, Tony and Jill saw a need for a proper mitigation company in the area. With that they began to build their business into what it has become today.

Along with dedicated ownership, our core staff of employees have worked hard and diligently in the community that they also call their home. We strive to not only serve the community but become a part of it as well.

SERVPRO of Kirksville understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Kirksville can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Kirksville.

SERVPRO of Kirksville is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust. 

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Awards

Weather Woes

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

We have been having lots of early spring rains lately! While I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of winter yet, it’s been nice to have some warmer days and rainy days mixed in. However, between rain and the random snowfalls melting, there’s a lot of potential for water damage. Luckily for you, we are always here to help. The most crucial thing during a water damage is to respond quickly. The longer water sits, the more damage it can cause to your home, including mold growth. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it’s for early spring showers or the snowstorms we just can’t seem to shake, our technicians are fully trained and equipped to help. We move quickly to restore your home to preloss conditions and get you back to normal life as soon as possible. So while we hope the weather takes it easy on you, if you have some damage, you know who to call!

While You Wait

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

You have water damage. You knew the best thing to do was call SERVPRO of Kirksville, and our experts are on the way! What do you do in the meantime? First of all, try to determine if it is safe to stay in the house. Are there any electrical cords or outlets in the water, etc. Is it slick and could cause you to fall? If you can’t determine if it’s safe or not, it’s better to be safe than sorry and avoid the home or at least the area with water damage. It’s probably best you not attempt to clean anything yourself. Our technicians are trained in the best process to efficiently clean without causing further damage. What you can do while you wait is contact your insurance to see if you are covered and start a claim. We will work closely with your insurance to make this process as stress free and efficient as possible. The sooner they are notified and can begin their process, the better. If you have any questions or concerns while waiting for the SERVPRO team to arrive, never hesitate to call our office!