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Winter Weather is upon us!

1/2/2024 (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 whether 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 condition. When winter weather strikes, call us at 660-665-3390.

Join Our Team!

9/26/2023 (Permalink)

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Production Technician. 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, 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? Then you 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.
  • 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

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

You always want to have your best foot forward when clients come into your workplace. Let SERVPRO of Kirksville help with that by getting your carpets professionally cleaned! From foot traffic to spilled coffee, and maybe some accidents by your favorite office pet, it’s easy for business carpets to start looking dingy. Our carpet technicians know exactly what to do to bring your carpet back to life! We use the best quality cleaners that are completely safe for  your employees and your customers. Our team cleaning technique removes dirt, dust, and any other unwelcome guests in your carpet. We are quick and efficient, as we want you to be able to continue with business as usual. Dry time is minimal, and your carpet will look brand new! Give us a call to get a quote! Our production manager may want to come measure and walk through your space ahead of time to ensure that our technicians can be fully prepared and ready to get everything done as efficiently as possible. When your business needs a little TLC to look its best, call SERVPRO of Kirksville!

September is National Storm Preparedness

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month! We here at SERVPRO of Kirksville know that fall storms can be unpredictable and devastating, so being as prepared as possible is key. 

Here are some tips to make sure you’re ready for storm related emergencies:

  • Make A Plan. Make sure your family has a set plan on what to do in different storm situations. It is also good to have plans in place at your business to ensure the safety of your employees. 
  • Build A Kit. Storms are unpredictable, and you never know if you might get trapped. Be sure to have non-perishable food items, bottled water, blankets, medication, flares, anything you may need if stuck for several days or longer. 
  • Prepare For Disasters. Knowing the condition of your home, the severity and timing of past storms, and having a plan will help you be prepared for a storm disaster. You want to know any risks your property has in advance if possible. 
  • Teach Youth About Preparedness. Make sure your kids know exactly what todo in different storm scenarios. It is possible you will be separated from them, so they need to have an idea of where to go and what to do in order to be safe. There are lots of resources available to help you have these conversations. 

Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips. If you have any questions regarding National Preparedness Month, please call or text 660-665-3390.

Musty smell after a storm?

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

For a general understanding of what is considered "mold" and what to be concerned about, read this article taken from the National Institute of Health Sciences. For More information, go to

Molds are microscopic organisms that play an important role in the breakdown of plant and animal matter. Outdoors, molds can be found in shady, damp areas, or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoor molds can grow on virtually any surface, as long as moisture, oxygen, and organic material are present. When molds are disturbed, they release tiny cells called spores into the surrounding air.

How do people get exposed to mold?

People are exposed to molds every day and everywhere, at home, at work, at school, both indoors and out. Molds are generally not harmful to healthy humans.

Inhalation is considered the primary way that people are exposed to mold. Mold spores and fragments can become airborne and get into the air we breathe. People may also be exposed to mold through the skin. Workers should be properly protected with safety equipment when remediating, or cleaning up mold after a disaster. In some cases, people may be exposed to mold through their diet.

What are the most common forms of mold?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common indoor molds are:

What can I do to get rid of mold in my home?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), residents can do any of the following to prevent, and or get rid of, mold in their homes:

  • Keep your house clean and dry.
  • Fix water problems, such as roof leaks, wet basements, and leaking pipes or faucets.
  • Make sure your home is well ventilated, and always use ventilation fans in bathrooms and kitchens.
  • If possible, keep humidity in your house below 50 percent, by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier.
  • Avoid using carpeting in areas of the home that may become wet, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
  • Dry floor mats regularly.

Kirksville Storm Damage

8/9/2023 (Permalink)

Will the rain ever stop?

We at SERVPRO of Kirksville are hard at work taking care of the storm damage from the major rain storm over 8/5-6/2023.  

If you are needing assistance please give us a call at 660-665-3390.  We have SERVPRO teams from St. Charles, MO and Iowa here to help us get to you as soon as possible!

We are here to make it "Like it never happened".

Mold Remediation in Adair County

8/3/2023 (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

Storm Damage

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

We have been having lots of early Summer rains lately! While I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them yet, it’s been nice to have some sunny days and rainy days mixed in. However, between rain and sunny days, 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. We are here for the summer showers, our technicians are fully trained and equipped to help. We move quickly to restore your home to "Like it never even happened.". So let us 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!

We are here to Help!

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Vans Ready for when you need us! The Equipment to make it " Like it never even happened!"

When your business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO® of Kirksville can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • HVAC Services
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Warehouse Space

Preventable Mold damage

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage water damage from sprinkler system pipe bursting

Commercial buildings are not exempt to water damage. Water damage left uncared for can produce mold growth. Mold growing in a commercial structure may pose serious issues for the owners, tenants and even customers.

Most encounters with mold are after it has had the opportunity to grow and become visible. However, there are ways you can spot mold growth before it gets out of control. When you see moisture or a water loss happening, jump into action, stopping the source of a water loss can greatly reduce the chances of mold growing over time.

A different or unusual odor.

Mold can grow in your office ceiling for some time before you begin to see it. There are instances when the mold odor may become obvious before the staining may show though the paint or ceiling tiles. If you or your colleagues notice a persistently robust odor, musty, or damp smell in a particular section of your office, mold is likely underlying. SERVPRO® of Kirksville’s production manager and trained SERVPRO® heroes have a keen understanding and the most up to date training for all the stages of mold remediation.

Moisture Exposure

If your building was affected by the flooding, it more likely you commercial building will experience mold growth. In this instance, before you can notice the strange odor creeping though the office, mold may start to gain traction in the affected areas. If there was a leak in the roof or basement of your building. Mold may have certainly begin to develop. Having an IICRC trained and certified crew, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is ready and here to help your business begin the steps it takes to make it "Like it never even happened."  

Slight Discoloration

The office walls or ceiling could start to become discolored. Before they become completely gray or black, you may notice some slight darkening initially. Including the browning stain in the ceiling. This is a possible sign of mold growth that should be investigated further by your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville’s trained technicians.

Even if only one of these cases is present in your building, you should not attempt to determine the severity or clean up the mold yourself. It may not be contained to what your see with the naked eye. You should contact the specialist at SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

Our trained professionals can properly identify the entirety of the growth. Even if the mold cannot be seen or the mildew smell is not present at the moment, the specialist can use infrared thermal cameras to detect the presence and level of moisture in your office space. With this information, the specialist can make a proper recommendation for the safest cleanup.

Water entering your commercial structure can lead to mold growth quickly. Mold smell in your office space should not be taken lightly. Overlooking it or using traditional cleanup measures may lead to bigger problems down the road. It is best to contact your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville specialist early on who can complete, thorough assessment and recommend a safe solution. If you have inquires on how SERVPRO® of Kirksville can help your business, please feel free to call or text, 660-665-3390. We are always here to help.