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Summer Storms

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Summer storms can wreak havoc on your home. From tree limbs or winds damaging your roof and allowing rain in, to flash floods, drain backups and more, there is plenty of opportunity for water damage. While of course we hope your home remains untouched, we are always here to help. Our production technicians are trained to respond quickly and efficiently in storm situations in order to minimize the damage done by the elements. Our office staff is dedicated to clearly communicating each step of the process as well as coordinating with your insurance company to ensure your coverage is maximized. Our extraction and drying process is extremely effective, and we always strive to save flooring, drywall and contents before they are damaged beyond repair. Some things you can do to help make sure you’re prepared for a storm event are: ask your insurance agent about flood coverage, determine if it would benefit you to have a sump pump, regularly check your basement and crawlspace to find any leaks that could lead to further damage, especially during heavy rains. If damage does occur, we will be ready to do whatever we need to make the remediation process effective and as stress free as possible!

Protecting Your Business

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville knows how important your place of business is to you. The productivity of your business depends on having a clean, functioning workspace for your employees. When disaster strikes, we here at SERVPRO of Kirksville aim to remediate the damage as quickly and effectively as possible while striving to allow your business to function as normally as possible. One key component of this is catching damage early, which is why we offer our Emergency Ready Profile to local businesses. Our ERP provides us with information in regard to the layout and use of your property so that in the event of an emergency, we are able to respond quickly with knowledge that is helpful. You can rest easy knowing that if disaster does strike your business, SERVPRO of Kirksville is prepared to best serve your business. We are always here to help!

Who Should You Call??

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

After a long rainy season, you notice what looks like mold climbing up the walls of your damp basement. You know that mold can be harmful to your and your family’s health, so what’s your next step? Now’s the time to call SERVPRO of Kirksville! Our production managers are quick to inspect mold growth, determine how it was caused and make a plan of action to remediate and prevent future growth. We know it can be stressful to discover a problem like this in your home, so we are dedicated to walking you through the process of remediation from beginning to end. All our employees, from technicians to office administrators to managers are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and to ensure the process moves quickly and effectively. Of course, we want to help you prevent growth in the first place. Some ways to do that are run a dehumidifier in damp areas of your home, be vigilant for leaks, especially during heavy rains, keep an eye out for any unusual growth as it best to catch it early. If you have any questions about possible mold growth in your home or business or want to learn more about what you can do to prevent it, call the experts at SERVPRO of Kirksville. We are always here to help!

Water to Mold, SERVPRO of Kirksville stands by you.

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

water on the floor. Have the peace of mind that you have a restoration company that stands by your side throughout the whole course of returning your home back.

Picture this in your mind, you are on the way home from a spring shopping spree. A nice little weekend getaway. Getting ready for that long-awaited summer break. All the sunscreen, pool floaties, flip flops and shorts that you can fit in the shopping cart. The family is soaking up the sunshine and looking forward to all that free time that is coming your way. Not a worry in sight, just enjoying the family laughing and summertime fun.

Little do you know that back at home, there has been heavy rains and flash flooding in the area for the last few days. Soon you will learn how water damage can cause mold damage in your home. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to help!

Now, flash back to the car ride home. While you were at the store, the last worry on your mind is probably your home. You have great neighbors and a state of the art alarm system in place. You have that peace of mind knowing that your home, the place that you have made endless memories in, is intruder-free when you arrive back at the house.

How protected is your home and belongings?  All the personal items that hold joyous memories for you. The toy box from when the kids were little, the cabinet that holds grandma’s dishes. That pocket watch that your grandpa left to you. It is all protected right? Not against water damage. Water damage can occur at any moment to anyone.

After days of shopping with the whole family, it is late and has been a long but entertaining ride home. Getting home just in time to get the kids to bed and relax. When you head downstairs, your open the door to find almost a foot of standing water in your basement. Now, instead of getting everyone settled for the night you must figure out a new plan. A huge disaster at the end of a fun filled weekend. Your belongings are soaked, and some are even floating around. The mold damage has started to set in. You become overwhelmed with a flood of emotions. This is not how you imagined your home to look. Witnessing firsthand how water damage can cause mold damage.

You may think there is just water damage when you find your flooded home, after water damage happens. However, there may be additional damage such as mold growth. Mold can begin growing within 48-72 hours. It is important to act quickly, and have an experienced remediation and restoration company at your home to make the damages "Like it never even happened."®  It is important that you have a clear understanding of how water damage can become more.

When your home and other properties suffer from water damage, know that SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here for you and your home. Knowing how quickly water damage can turn into mold damage is a huge key to helping save not only the items in your home, but your home itself. Having the peace of mind that you have a restoration company that stands by your side throughout the whole course of returning your home back to preloss condition is important. Our highly trained SERVPRO® heroes are always here to help.

If you experience water or mold damage in your home, know that SERVPRO® of Kirksville is just a call or text away. 660-665-3390. 

Cleaning your business with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

3/27/2021 (Permalink)

Text reading "virus" We can perform regular preventative cleaning, or you can call us to come take care of your business after a known or suspected Covid-19 exposure.

This past year, cleaning has been more important in your business than ever. With the Covid-19 virus spreading rapidly across the globe, customers want to know that they’re safe in your business. From general cleaning services to Covid-10 specific cleanings, we can help you do what it takes for your customers to feel safe. Studies have shown that 68% of people are actively thinking about Covid when they are out in public, and 64% of people feel more safe and secure in a business that is using professional cleaners rather than doing it on their own. SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help.

Here at SERVPRO of Kirksville, we use hospital grade cleaners to rid your business of any germs or viruses. Our cleaning agents are on the EPA’s SARS-CoV-2 list. They are extremely effective and totally safe for you and your customers. It’s even been approved for use on surfaces with direct food contact! Our team is trained to perform the most effective cleaning and take all precautions to ensure a safe cleaning experience for themselves, you and your customers. We take your business very seriously. We want you to know that when you tell your customers your business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. 

We can perform regular preventative cleaning, or you can call us to come take care of your business after a known or suspected Covid-19 exposure. For more information or to schedule a cleaning, call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville at 660-665-3390. We look forward to working with you!

Spring Storms

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Rain on the road. There is never a convenient time for water damage of any kind to strike! Call SERVPRO of Kirksville- 660-665-3390.

The view from your office in the spring is gorgeous. Springtime brings many beautiful things. Flowers blooming, new butterflies and baby birds are singing in the sunshine. As beautiful as these images are, spring can be the season of storms. Early spring storms can play havoc on your home and business.   Understanding that spring showers can bring storm damage to your front door is especially important this time of year. From sump pumps failing to flash flooding spring can be filled with surprises. 

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is ready to help! We know that springtime storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rams and flooding that can devastate your home and business in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for water damage of any kind to strike. and storms do not just come during regular business hours. That is why SERVPRO® HEROES are ready to help with 24-hour emergency services, 365 days a year.

Every hour that you spend cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, call SERVPRO® of Kirksville. We will be there fast with the help you need.

 660-665-3390 call or text.

Your Local Fire Damage Specialist.

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flames with SERVPRO of Kirksville Call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville,660-665-3390 We are here to help 24/7 - 365 days a year.

The days are filled with sunshine and flowers are starting to bloom, and few springtime rain showers. However, these early spring evenings and nights still have that crisp winter feeling. Running a small heater at nighttime takes that little chill out of the house.

This morning, everyone overslept and are all scrambling to make it out the house on time! On your way to the office, you are able to slow down and think about this morning. Did I lock the doors? Yes of course I did. Do I have all my papers for this morning meeting?  Check, they are in the seat next to me. WHOO WHOO!  I am really doing great for rushing this morning! Did I turn off the coffee pot? Yes, I think it's time for a new one, I saw a really nice one in the store the other day. All these thoughts are perfectly normal for your car ride to work. But what are you forgetting? 

As you start to pull into the parking lot at work, you can hear fire trucks, soon you can see them, and they are heading to your home! 

You come home to find that even a small space heater can cause a huge fire. You are not worried, knowing that the firefighters did an amazing job and were able to put out the fire quickly. No one was hurt and that you have SERVPRO® of Kirksville on the way already. 

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your local fire damage specialist. With the expert training and the most advanced technology. The SERVPRO® Heroes will make it like it never even happened.  Our friendly crew members and understanding office staff will work with experience to quickly restore your home to preloss condition. We have specific training, equipment and products for odor removal and even deep cleaning of upholstery and carpets. 

 Any damage can be devastating for your and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common and you need a caring expert to help guide you through this crisis. We will always treat your family with the greatest respect. and we will treat your property with great care. The crew members and the office staff are always here to help 24/7. Call or text 660-665-3390.

We are here for you.

3/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Kirksville has professional cleaning products for every kind of disaster. Know that when you have your flooring professionally cleaned, it will be safe for children and pets. Your flooring should not only look and smell clean but should be safe for you and your family. Using the correct professional products and equipment is just important as the knowledge and training that our certified technicians have. These standards make us a premier leader in the cleaning industry. 

We know that when it rains, it pours. Not to worry, SERVPRO® of Kirksville will clean up the water damage. Returning your home or business to "Like it never even happened." Our goal is to bring your property back to preloss condition. We always have the correct products and the right drying equipment ready, and we are here to help. That overwhelming feeling will soon fade away as we begin to give you back that peace of mind that you had before the disaster happened. 

Your home is not just a house. Your business is not just a commercial structure. Your property and belongings are just as important to SERVPRO® of Kirksville as they are to you, When you have a sewer pipe break and take over your basement. A fire from that pot of noodles that was forgotten about, the storm last week that caused a leak in the attic and now there are browning spots on the ceiling, the spray paint from last night's upcycling project all over the side of the house? Not to worry SERVPRO® of Kirksville has the products and equipment to take care of all of that and more! 

Our very own scientists have developed products, specially formulated to help remove these damages. We have several environmentally friendly, green products that will work in any number of these instances. Our IICRC trained SERVPRO® Heroes follow straight guidelines that are set for them by several trusted institutes and organizations. We follow all the guidelines that are presented from the EPA, CDC, IICRC and SERVPRO. ® 

 We are here for you, as your premier cleaning company, to make it "Like it never even happened." Our products are always stocked and ready to go on our shelves. Our trained technicians’ knowledge of how to resources safely and effectively to treat the damage that has happened to your home or business, are ready to help. 

Now that you have the peace of mind knowing, just a few of the ways that SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here for you. For all your cleaning and restoration needs, call or text 660-665-3390.

We Are Your Cleaning Company!

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is the leading  cleaning company in Northeastern Missouri. We specialize in residential and commercial cleanings. Our Heroes are known for being faster to any size disaster. We are truly here to help 24/7, 365 days a year. Helping bring your structure back to preloss condition is one of things that we take great pride in. 

From grease fire in your kitchen at home to having your office proactively cleaned, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to make it "Like it never even happened." with our advanced technology, we are able to help not only your home or commercial building get back to normal but to preloss life. Our SERVPRO® Heroes are trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards. Making us your number one choice for cleanup and restoration.  

We want you to have the peace of mind know that we, along with your insurance carrier will do everything that we can to make your loss "Like it never even happened."® When you experience a loss, call your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville to see how we can clean your home or business. 

 Call or text today! 660-665-3390.

Air Quality

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Dirty Duct work / After Cleaning Before and after having your ducts professionally cleaned/

Did you know that duct cleaning can improve your air quality? It is important to have a clean duct and HVAC system at both your residence and commercial structure. The professionals at SERVPRO® can clean your whole system for you. The SERVPRO® duct cleaning is proven and cost-efficient. 

Over time, different contaminants or foreign objects can enter and start to collect in your air ducts that may diminish in the indoor air quality of your home or business. It may cause other damages to your HVAC system. Here is a list of what could potentially be there.

  • Bacteria 
  • Debris 
  • Dirt 
  • Dust
  • Insects
  • Mold
  • Pollen 
  • Rodents excreta 

 These are just a few of the reasons why is it so important to have our HEROES clean your ducts. Depending on where you liver and other variables. It is recommended to get your ducts cleaned every three to five years. If you have never had your system cleaned, now is the time to have SERVPRO® of Kirksville service your ducts. 

For all you residential and commercial duct cleaning needs, count on the professional at SERVPRO® of Kirksville. call or text today! 660-665-3390. 

Serving Our Communities

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® has been serving communities in the United States for 54 years.  Founded by Ted and Doris Isaacson in 1967 and has been growing since. Turning one small business into over 1700 franchises nationwide and expanding into Canada. SERVPRO® continues to grow. The need for experienced, trained, and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant. With a proud history, a positive current growth, and a bright future, SERVPRO® will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville has deeply rooted our foundation upon the same principles, knowledge, and goals.  With a combination of family values, strong work ethic and excellent customer service, we are always here to help. ® From carpet cleanings and floor burnishing to complex water remediation or fire restoration. Our goal is to make sure that all of your needs are met in a timely and professional manner, from the production technicians to our office managers. We always want to leave your property restored to preloss condition and well as leave you with a little less stress. Of course, we hope that you never have to experience a loss, but if you do, we want you to have the knowledge that we are here to make it "Like it never even happened."®  

660-665-3390, call or text. 

Start with SERVPRO of Kirksville

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville SERVPRO of Kirksville is here for you when you experience fire or smoke damage. We are always just a call or text away.

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® of Kirksville have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet along with your personal contents. 

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your home you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO® of Kirksville, the next steps are used as a guideline to ensure your home is returned to preloss condition:

  1. Initial Inspection- Our trained Production Manager will come inspect your home for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents to its preloss condition. This could include cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.
  3. Final Walk-through- Once all work has been completed and your home has been restored to its preloss condition, our Production Manager will perform a final walk through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction before gathering payment from the appropriate parties.

It is our hope that knowing a little about the process will help ease your mind as our technicians work diligently to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

660-665-3390.

When your business need help the most

2/13/2021 (Permalink)

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

Until the HEROES Arrive

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can be absolutely devastating, but at SERVPRO® of Kirksville, we are here to help. Each of our production technicians are highly trained in water remediation and what to restore your residential and commercial property to preloss conditions. Quick action is crucial when it comes to water damage. Our HEROES are ready to immediately respond to your water loss 24/7. We will be there every step of the way.  Our highly trained technicians are on site to make sure that quality work is being done from start to finish, making sure that you stay informed about the work though out the process. We welcome all the questions that you may have. 

Until Help Arrives Guide is a great starting point, to help ensure that every step can be taken to save as much of your property and belongings as possible. From frozen pipes breaking to storm events, a flooded basement to sewage backup, SERVPRO® of Kirksville has you covered. 660-665-3390.

Quick call SERVPRO® of Kirksville

2/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Heroes using equipment SERVPRO Heroes is the most advanced equipment in your property to ensure to make it "Like it never even happened."

Last month you had just installed beautiful hard wood floors in your home or commercial business. The floors look amazing!  This morning on your way to get you coffee all you can see is water on your brand-new hardwood floors. 

Quick call SERVPRO® of Kirksville, your local water damaged specialist. Seeing that water is damaging your new hardwood floors can be overwhelming at first. The trick to being able to save the flooring is speed. Know that your local SERVPRO® heroes are on their way to help. 

Our IICRC trained technicians have the specialty drying systems needed to be able to help possibly restore your flooring. Hardwood floor drying systems include mats, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to be able to remove the water trapped by the flooring.

 Quickly extracting standing water and quick setting of the floor system is key. If too much warping of the wood has taken place it is hard to bring the wood back to its original state.  When water damage occurs to any hardwood flooring it is best to call SERVPRO® of Kirksville and have them do a moisture check of the floor and make sure the flooring is dry. So, there is not any unwanted moisture trapped under the floor to prevent further damage days later.  SERVPRO® of Kirksville has the equipment for drying your hardwood floors, of all ages.  660-665-3390.

Ice Dam Damages Homes

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Ice Dam SERVPRO® of Kirksville restores your home or business after a storm, so it's "Like it never even happened."

When old man winter blows his was into town, he can leave a wake of damage unlike the storms of other seasons. Freezing rain, snow and ice can all be the beginning of damaged that can occur during a winter storm.   Ice Dams are just one of the ways that winter storms can create mayhem within your

An ice dam is an ice build-up on the eaves of sloped roofs of heated buildings that results from melting snow under a snowpack reaching the eave and freezing there. Freezing at the eave impedes the drainage of meltwater, which adds to the ice dam and causes backup of the meltwater, which may cause water leakage into the roof and consequent damage to the building and its contents if the water leaks through the roof, according to wikipedia.org.

Ice dams occur on heated buildings with sloping roofs in cold climates with deep snow accumulation. Ice dams on roofs form when accumulated snow forms an insulating layer under cold conditions that would cause the freezing point to be within the snow layer if it were not subject to melting. Instead, building heat coming through the roof's surface melts the snow resting on it. This causes meltwater to flow down the roof, until it reaches below a place on the roof's surface that is below freezing—typically at the eaves where there is no building heat. When the meltwater reaches the frozen surface, ice accumulates, growing a barrier that impedes further passage of meltwater off the roof. Ice dams may result in leaks through the roofing material, possibly resulting in damaged ceilings, walls, roof structure and insulation, or injury when the ice dam falls off or from attempts to remove ice dams.

The melting of roof snow comes from the combination of three basic causes:

  1. Air temperatures well below freezing.
  2. A thick layer of dry snow, which has good insulating capabilities.
  3. Heat from the building coming through the roof.

If any of these factors is absent, ice dams cannot form. Above freezing air does not promote ice dams, nor does granulated spring snow on a roof, which has poor insulating capabilities, nor does a roof that does not warm to above freezing at its surface. Ice dams may occur when the under-roof temperature is above 30 °F (−1 °C) and the outdoor air temperature is below 22 °F (−6 °C).

If old man winter tries to enter your roof, call you local professionals at SERVPRO® of Kirksville. 660-665-3390.

Freezing Risk

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville Van Call our experienced storm damage professionals to make that storm damage at your home or business "Like it never even happened."

With bitter wind chills, snow, and ice, are all possibilities for damage to you home or commercial structure.  Below freezing temperature are always a risk for your water lines to freeze. Snow and ice storm can create damage to structure’s roof. When the warmth of your home can create the melting of snow and ice, any little crevice can be a possibility to allow winter damage in.  When the melting occurs, the water can find its way inside, causing damage to your attic, ceilings, walls and even your floors.  Trying to keep the warmth inside can be difficult, be sure to use extra precautions around open flame heating sources.

  1. Freezing Pipes- Sub freezing temperatures, mixed with poor insulation can cause your pipes to freeze and burst, possibly causing a water damage in your home.
  2. Roof Damage- Winter storms can easily cause roof damage in several ways. High winds often associated with storms can easily blow debris at your roof, or cause lose shingles to fly off. The weight of a high accumulation of snow could also cause a weak roof to cave, or a nearby limb to fall and tear a hole in your roof. This could cause a sudden rush of snow and water in your home.
  3. Fires- Often winter storms can also cause downed electrical wires and loss of power. Once power has been lost, homeowners must seek supplemental heat from other sources. Things such as open flames in fireplaces or Personal heaters that run on different types of fuel can pose a significant threat if not handled safely.

If you experience a loss from a winter storm, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is always here to help.

Call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

Intruding Storms

1/16/2021 (Permalink)

Ice Storm Damage Ice from Winter Storm Damages.

Winter storms can be extremely dangerous and can all cause storm damage to your business. Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, freezing rain, heavy snows and ice that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for winter storm damage or water damage to strike. These storms do not just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO® of Kirksville offers 24-hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your commercial structure, give our heroes a call and they will be there fast with the help you need.

Time is of the essence. it can only take as matter of minutes before water damage from a winter storm can become detrimental.  Storm damage can cause water to flow though your business, saturating everything in its path. Your ceilings, walls, and floors can all be affected in the first few minutes that storm water invades your structure.

Within the first 24 hours, odors may start to show, a musky or mildew smell can easily be found after storm water has entered your building. Affected drywall may start to break down and may need to be removed. Metal objects, such as copper and silver may start to become tarnish.  Chairs, table legs and other furnishings will become weak, having the possibility to break.

The next 48 hours to seven days, mold has the potential to grow and spread engulfing the structure. Bio-hazard contamination with be come a dangerous threat to the affected areas. Paint can begin to crake and bubble. Wood floors and subflooring may become warped and brittle. The framing in your structure, such as studs, doors and windows can begin to warp or rust (if metal).

If a storm tried to intrude into your commercial building or home, call or text your local experts at SERVPRO® of Kirksville. 660-665-3390.

Fire Safety with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Flames during fire damage When fire damage tries to reach in a takeaway all that you have worked so hard for let our HEROES bring your building back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville knows that you house is not just a home and your business is not just a commercial structure. When fire damage tries to reach in a takeaway all that you have worked so hard for let our HEROES bring your building back to preloss condition. As your local fire and smoke restoration experts, we want you give you a few tips from ready.org for fire safety.

Electrical and Appliance Safety

  • Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
  • If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
  • Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker.

Portable Space Heaters

  • Keep combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heating devices.
  • Buy only heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Check to make the portable heater has a thermostat control mechanism and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.
  • Only use crystal clear K-1 kerosene in kerosene heaters. Never overfill it. Use the heater in a well-ventilated room.

Fireplaces and Woodstoves

  • Inspect and clean woodstove pipes and chimneys annually and check monthly for damage or obstructions.
  • Use a fireplace screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

If you have questions, please feel free to call or text us. We are always here to help. We will be happy to walk you through the process in which we can bring your structure back to being your home and business. 660-665-3390.

Start the New Year with Safety in Mind.

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree Fire Nearly one-third of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January.

A fresh start to brand new year!  It is that time of year for the new. While starting your new year, think about what is around you that you may no longer need.  With advice from SUSAN MCKELVEY at Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA.com)

“If you are having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out. The longer you keep one in your home, the more of a fire hazard it becomes.”

“NFPA statistics show that on average each year, one of every 52 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to one death per 135 total reported home structure fires. In other words, Christmas tree fires don't happen all that often, but when they do occur, they're much more likely to be serious.”

“At NFPA, we recommend using the local community's recycling program for tree disposal, if possible; trees should not be put in the garage or left outside.”

SERVPRO® of Kirksville wants your new year to start with safety in mind, not overcoming the damage that can be left behind by a fire. When your new year starts out in flames, do not worry we are always here to help. Our heroes are ready 24/7, 365.

660-665-3390. We are always just a call or text away from bringing your home or commercial structure back to preloss condition.

Water Damage Strikes your Commercial Property.

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Water trying to take over your commercial structure.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a winter storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Water damage in a commercial can potentially prevent you from conducting business as normal and it may put the safety and health everyone using the building at risk. If you find signs of water damage, it is vital that you act right away by calling SERVPRO ® of Kirksville is here to help. ®

Common causes of water damage in commercial structures are:

Damaged Windows.

In many commercial buildings, water damage is caused by windows that are not properly sealed. If windows are damaged, it can cause moisture to seep inside. This can trigger many issues, including warped drywall and wood along with potential mold growth. Regularly resealing the windows is crucial because caulk may breakdown as time passes.

Damaged Pipes.

Issues related to broken pipes can be caused by an array of issues. They can occur because of changes in pressure, cold weather, and deteriorated sewer drains and water supply lines. Some of the signs of damaged pipes in your building include:

  • Musty odors
  • Loose tiles
  • Cracked tiles
  • Stains on the floors and walls
  • Bulging walls

Detecting damaged pipes is something that can be quite challenging. Normally requires some type of inspection utilizing special equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters and borescopes.

The Foundation.

If the gutters of your commercial building are not cleaned properly or regularly, they may become clogged potentially overflow. This will cause water to leak into the property through the roof or the foundation. A common sign of leaks in a commercial building foundation include puddles close by or framing that is wet. Improper drainage systems may also cause damage in the foundation.

Roof Leaks.

A roof that is leaking may result in water stains and potential mold, compromised structural integrity, and fire hazards resulting from faulty wiring. Exposure to snow and heavy rains make roofs very vulnerable to serious damage. Also, if ice or snow is not removed properly, it can trigger even more water damage for a commercial property.

If you notice water damage or related issues, it is best to contact SERVPRO® of Kirksville right away. We can help reduce the issues that may arise and ensure that your business or building does not experience significant downtime and can continue "Like it never even happened." ® 660-665-3390.

A Fire in Our Community.

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Fire threatens local home. SERVPRO of Kirksville works along side our community members to bring your home back, Like it never even happened.®

SERVPRO® of Kirksville understands that a household fire can be an overwhelming experience for you and your family. During the aftermath, images of debris floating in dirty water and soot-covered walls create unforgettable memories of the devastating experience. Because we understand that you consider your home as a sanctuary, our heroes take very seriously our opportunity to return you and your loved ones to a clean and comfortable abode quickly and reliably.

Communication is Key
Our commitment to communication is the key to the relationship that we build with each and every customer. Our highly qualified team of project managers and technicians take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions throughout the restoration process. Fire damage recovery can seem overwhelming until we break it down, clearly, and respectfully explaining what to expect during each step.

Working alongside your insurance.

Your day-to-day life can up turn upside down when your homes experiences fire damage, large or small we understand that it can still be difficult. SERVPRO® of Kirksville helps to take the worries way. Working side by side with your insurance to ensure that your property is being taken care of by one of the most trusted leaders in the mitigation and restoration.  We strive to keep you informed though out the process of bringing your home back to preloss condition. The focus is not only on restoring the damage done to the structure of your residence, but also the harm sustained by furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions during the fire -- the familiar and treasured items that make your house a home.

In our community.
The success of SERVPRO® of Kirksville depends on the trust our customers give to us. We are humbled by the confidence your show of support in our heroes and management team. Each SERVPRO® team member is honored to assist during the disruption and devastation in the wake of a home fire. As you reach out to us for help, we respond by using our training, experience, and equipment to give back.  As we are all members of this community, finding inspiration in your belief that our crew can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Depend on the professionals from SERVPRO® of Kirksville to restore your home to preloss condition after a fire. Schedule by calling or texting our heroes at 660-665-3390.

Met SERVPRO of Kirksville Production Manager Mike Rowland.

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Mike is the Production Manager for SERVPRO® of Kirksville. He has been with us since June of 2013.
He began his career here, as a water restoration technician. Mike has earned his IICRC Certification as such with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. His desire to learn, assist others and with his great attention to detail has, and continues to serve him well. With Mike’s drive to grown, he has stepped into his leadership role with an unstoppable force.
We are extremely proud of all of his efforts, determination and commitment to SERVPRO® of Kirksville.
Great job Mike!

Fall and Flooding

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The world around us is starting to turn into the beautiful shades of autumn. Pumpkins and scarecrows as far as you can see. Fall actives like hayrides and pumpkin carving are just around the corner. Everyone has started to decorate for fall, and not even a few rain showers can slow them down from enjoying the season.  What happens when a just a couple of storms back to back, turn your beautifully decorated home into a floating flooded mess?  Call or text SERVPRO® of Kirksville. 660-665-3390.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, also it may cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. SERVPRO of Kirksville's highly trained, professional heroes 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 are 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

What to Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

ARE YOU READY?

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Be Ready Be ready. Be prepared. Have an Emergency READY Profile.

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your business ready?

Are you prepared for flood damage? What do you do in the event of a storm? What about tornadoes, are you and your employees ready? What happens in the event that your commercial structure has a fire?  How prepared is your company for emergencies?

Prepared for whatever is thrown your way? Are you Prepared, at all? SERVPRO® of Kirksville  can make sure your company is prepared at all times with  an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

What is an Emergency Ready Profile? A tool that property managers and owners -- both residential and commercial can use to be prepared for whatever happens .By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, your company minimize  interruptions by having an immediate plan of action. Helping you and your employees know what to do and what to expect in advance.  Knowledge and timing are the key to mitigation and restoration.

Help ensure your business is prepared for National Preparedness Month, every other month before and after. In addition, an ERP can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your residential or commercial properties. With and ERP in place, you can be prepared year-round.


How prepared is your commercial structure? Do not wait for disasters to happen, hoping that you are ready.   The marketing team at SERVPRO® of Kirksville will help to ensure your business is well-prepared. Call or text 660-665-3390.

Storms

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Storms are no match for SERVPRO of Kirksville Commercial restoration can presents unique challenges, however, not for your locally owned SERVPRO of Kirksville.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO® of Kirksville has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO® of Kirksville will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to be a part of our community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area the fastest response times and our best work each and every day.

P.A.S.S.

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PASS Fire Ectingusher Pass. Pull. Aim. Squeeze. Sweep. Call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville want you to be at the top of your safety game. Is your fire extinguisher at your home in Salisbury the right one? Does your family know how to operate one?  We want that answer to be yes, always yes.  Knowing when to use an extinguisher and how to operate it safely. Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. 

The National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

Pull the pin.  Hold the nozzle pointing away form you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out.  Remember, extinguishers do have limitations.  It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility.  To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org

Top Tips for Fire Safety

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Top Tips for Fire Safety When a fire tries to take control. Please remember these few steps for your safety. If you have any questions, please call or text 660-665-3390.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville knows how devastating a fire can be, to not only you and your family but to your home and business. Having a fire is traumatic event regardless of the size. From a small kitchen appliance to a large piece of heating equipment, we are here to help.

Here are a few safety tips from the AMERICAN RED CROSS to keep in mind when it comes to your safety.

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they are not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

When a fire tries to take control. Please remember these few steps for your safety. If you have any questions, please call or text 660-665-3390.

Safety Tips

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Be Ready With SERVPRO of Kirksville Call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390 for helpful tips.

Safety First

Account that all employees or family members are safe by establishing evacuation plans in advance, identifying areas outside the building that are designated meeting places. Assign select individuals to keep a list of their assigned team’s names and contact numbers in order to account for their whereabouts.

If floodwaters enter your building and evacuation becomes impossible, move to an upper floor, and wait for rescuers. While evacuating, avoid attempting to drive through floods or rising water, nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are auto related.

Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.

Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.

Use no open flames, there may be gas escaping from ruptured mains.

Avoid floodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged. If the water has entered the structure through the flooding of a creek, stream, or river, or if it has filtered through insulation during its intrusion, it is considered to be black water and could be hazardous to your health.

Avoid contact with contaminated items as much as possible. Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters. Listen for news reports to learn if the community’s water supply is safe to drink.

Return only when authorities indicate it is safe.

SECURE THE PROPERTY

Contact local emergency officials. If you can, always call 911.

Secure main entrances to building. To prevent any one or pets from entering the structure.

Alert Security company and Alarm company of the situation with the aid of your EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP)

STABILIZE THE PROPERTY

Wait for local emergency officials deem the structure safe to enter.

Notify your insurance agent or Risk Manager to determine insurance policy guidelines and steps to take.

Take the greatest caution while entering your home or commercial structure and wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing when dealing with flooded areas. Always wear protective clothing .

Open basement or low-level windows to equalize water pressure on the building’s foundation and walls

Take photos or video to record conditions of the structure and collections. Make sure images clearly record damages.

Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

Do not attempt to operate any electrical equipment while standing in wet or damp locations.

Do not use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

 Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Do not turn on heat unless required for human comfort.

Do not move objects or collections without documenting their condition.

Throw away all foods – even canned goods – that have come into contact with flood waters.

Call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390 for helpful tips.

Recommendations and Reviews

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Thank You! Thank you for all your wonderful recommendations and reviews. We always strive to help our customers.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is YOUR local leader in water damage mitigation. The most important part of restoring your home or business to preloss condition is, you. The emotions that come with water damage can be overwhelming at first. Our SERVPRO® Heroes, start taking care of you and your property from the minute that the phone rings until we return your property to you.

Mike the project manager got his team in there quickly and got the job that was large done in a timely manner. SERVPRO was efficient and easy to contact whenever I had any questions. The crew was friendly and always had a smile on their face!! GREAT WORK GUYS!!

— Amanda C. in Kirksville, MO

The staff of SERVPRO of Kirksville is great! They openly communicated with me and walked me through the whole process after I experienced some flooding in my home. It is so nice to have such a reliable service and pleasant employees during a such a stressful time! I recommend them to all!

— Megan C. in Kirksville, MO

My basement flooded on a weekend, when I called SERVPRO they came right out and were very courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. They helped get everything under control quickly and inexpensively, I would recommend SERVPRO to anyone.

— Chuck W. in Kirksville, MO

I never saw a harder working crew before. Every one of them were as pleasant and as friendly as could be.

— Sue L. in Kirksville, MO

These good people are the best. They are willing to go the extra mile. "Like it never even happened."

— Michael W. in Kirksville, MO

Thanks for your kindness & help! Can’t say enough good about your SERVPRO people!!

- Jeanne R. Marceline, MO

Fire Prevention in Your Workplace.

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SERVPRO® of Kirksville knows what it takes to return to normal business hours after a fire.

During your lunch hour, you get that call. The one that no business owner wants to get. The office has had a fire! You know that your staff is safe and that the fire is out. Knowing the next step is to use your EMERGENCY READY PROFILE (ERP), that you developed with SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

Having all the information to keep moving forward at your figure tips, is key in returning to business as normal. Being able to help you staff to safety, all of your vendors notified of what has happened and having SERVPRO® of Kirksville there to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Having a fire in your commercial structure is never easy. We want you to have the peace of mind knowing that we are always just a click, text, or call way.  As the trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your locally own and operated business. 24-hour a day, 365 days a year, we are here to service your business.  We are dedicated to handling all your restoration and cleaning needs. Our technicians have the most up to date training in the industry. We have the most advanced equipment on hand.

FIRE PREVENTION IN YOUR WORKPLACE CONSISTS OF FOUR STEPS:

  1. Implement a program that includes preparation, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards with an ERP.
  2. Make sure you practice proper handling of combustible and flammable material.
  3. Maintain safe housekeeping practices that reduce the risk of fire danger.
  4. Always keep adequate fire suppression equipment in your work area to extinguish fire before it goes out of control.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your local fire restoration company, for questions on how to get started with and EMERGENCY READY PROFILE, call or text we are always here to help. 660-665-3390.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville Heroes are Here to Help

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SERVPRO of Kirksville is HERE TO HELP. SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your local, professional water damage repair and restoration company. 660-665-3390.

You are on your way home from a weekend shopping spree. Soaking up the sunshine. Taking advantage of seeing the kids being kids for just a little while longer.  A weekend full of smiles and laughter. Spending quality time with your family. Getting ready for fall activities and sports. Enjoying the last of the warm weather while it last. No worries. Life is good.

Little do you know, back at home, there has been heavy rains and flash flooding for days. Soon you will find out how water damage can cause mold damage in your residence. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is there for you!

Now, back to the ride home. While you are at the stores, the last worry on your mind is probably your home. You have an alarm system, you have peace of mind knowing that the home that you have made endless memories in, will be intruder-free once you arrive back home. You are not thinking about you home being invaded because of that state of the art security system you have in place.

How protected are your home and belongings? All the items that hold those memories of when the kids were little, they are protected right? Not against water damage. Water damage can occur at any moment, to anyone. Yes, even to your beloved home.

After days of shopping with the while family, it has been a long, yet entertaining ride home. Getting home just in time to get the kids around for bed. When you head downstairs, you open the door to almost a foot of standing water in your basement. Now, instead of settling down for the night, you must figure out a new plan. A huge disaster at the end of a fun filled weekend away.  Your belongings are soaked, some are even floating in the water. The mold damage has set in. You become overwhelmed with a flood of emotions. This is not how you imagined your home would look. This is you witnessing, first-hand how water damage can cause mold damage.

It just may look like there is water damage when you find water in your home. Even though there could be much more damage than meets the eye, such as mold damage. If you do not act quickly and have the experienced professionals there to make it like it "Like it never even happened," mold can take over your home or business. It is important for you to have a strong understanding of how water damage can cause mold damage.

When your property encounters water damage, an onslaught of mold quickly arises and spreads throughout your home in 48-72 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants. You will want a professional who has the training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. 

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your local, professional water damage repair and restoration company. Our experienced and qualified heroes can bring your home back to life. When your property has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the professional water damage company that can respond immediately. The company that has the expertise and correct professional equipment to meticulously restore your property. Our Heroes will perform an advanced, thorough inspection and use the most up-to-date extraction equipment to help them find moisture and remove it quickly. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you will know your property is back to preloss condition.

Now that you know about how water damage can cause mold damage. You can make the educated decision, should you be faced with water invading your home. Water damage can lead to numerous issues. From water damage to mold damage the heroes at SERVPRO® of Kirksville will come to your aid. If you plan a trip in the near future and are concerned your home or business may be affected by water damage, you can have peace of mind knowing that we are just a call or text away. 660-665-3390.

Poor indoor air quality? Not with the help of SERVPRO of Kirksville

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SERVPRO® of Kirksville For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO® of Kirksville today at 660-665-3390.

Your ventilation system is often the biggest cause in poor indoor air quality. Inspecting the ductwork in your facility should be high on your priority list. In most cases, your HVAC system has been operating for some time without maintenance. Dirty ductwork can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and many other irritants throughout your commercial structure. 

A routine part of SERVPRO® of Kirksville services is to inspect the ventilation system (HVAC). Keeping your ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak conditions, which could help save you money.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help give you the peace of mind that you can make the changes that are needed to have better indoor air quality.  The inspection can also provide peace of mind on the status of your HVAC system and ductwork. Having a clean HVAC system can save not only your equipment but your budget as well.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO® of Kirksville heroes can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. 

The SERVPRO® Duct Cleaning System is proven effective  and cost efficient. SERVPRO® of Kirksville’s trained technicians use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and removing years of irritants. 

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO® of Kirksville today at 660-665-3390.

National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month. SERVPRO® of Kirksville is a proud member of the National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is a proud member of the National Preparedness Month Coalition and is committed to helping the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in their efforts to promote the importance of preparedness planning.

The weeks in September are divided into sections, to help keep your family, friends, and colleagues safe.

  • Make A Plan. Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.
  • Build A Kit. Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Do not forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
  • Prepare For Disasters. Limit the impacts that disasters. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
  • Teach Youth About Preparedness. Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

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.

https://www.ready.gov/september

Your Local Professionals.

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SERVPRO® of Kirksville is faster to any size disaster. Call our experienced storm damage professionals to make that storm damage at your home or business "Like it never even happened."

When Mother Nature stirs up a storm, she can really mean business. From lightning storms to flooding, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to give you back your peace of mind. Knowing that you need a professional storm damage cleanup company by your side, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is faster to any size disaster.

No one has control over when Mother Nature will strike. We certainly have no control over the degree of damage that she will leave behind. Storm damage can cause a home or business owner a wide range of emotions. Storm damage can feel overwhelming. SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to make it like it never even happened.® Our SERVPRO® Heroes are ready to restore your home or establishment to preloss condition.

Our Heroes are faster to handle any type of storm damage.

  • THUNDERSTORMS
  • LIGHTNING
  • HURRICANES
  • TORNADOES
  • HIGH WINDS
  • HAIL
  • ICE STORMS
  • FREEZING WEATHER

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your local storm damage cleanup company. We provide emergency services, we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are faster to any size disaster.

Call or text when Mother Nature tries to storm her way into your home or commercial structure.

660-665-3390

Technology and SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

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Help in the palm of your hand. Let SERVPRO® of Kirksville help you develop an ERP for your commercial structure today.

You Can Be Ready- With the Help of Technology and SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

Technology can now be a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or to stay informed of the situation and in communication with others. From common technology you already use on a daily basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare, the following will help you be ready in the even of an emergency or disaster.

STORE INFORMATION ONLINE

There are many places to store information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer a free was to store different types of files, from Word Documents to images of important documents, medical records and even information for your pets.

Follow the News.

Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local new channels and local government on social media outlets.

Mark Yourself Safe.

The American Red Cross offers as SAFE & WELL check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situation where communication is difficult to establish.

GET in Touch

Make sure your contact information is up to date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and other whom you may need to get in contact with before, during or after a disaster.

Charge UP

Keep a portable charger in your vehicle and commercial structure in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time, but you can also buy solar- powered chargers.

Get an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is a proud to offer and EMERGENCY READY PROFILE for you property or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing that to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your property or business.

Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App. Let SERVPRO® of Kirksville help you develop and ERP for your commercial structure today.  

For questions please call or text SERVPRO® of Kirksville, 660-665-3390.

Storm Damage Vs. SERVPRO of Kirksville

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Faster to any size disaster, SERVPRO of Kirksville. Faster to any size disaster, SERVPRO of Kirksville, serving you, your home and business.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here for your when home or commercial property has damage from a storm. As your local professional technicians that will bring your property back to life, we strive to make it "Like it never even happened."® Our highly trained professionals are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


When you home or business suffers from water damage after a flash flood, structural damage from high winds or smoke damage from electrical fire, SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to help. Our production manager and technicians are IICRC certified and trained to assess the situation and stabilize your structure for you. SERVPR® of Kirksville understands that this can be a difficult time and are willing to help you find additional resources you might need. We have long standing relationships with contractors and vendors that we collaborate with that are here to assist you with your loss. Such as roofers, plumbers, electricians, and flooring specialist.


SERVPRO® of Kirksville is faster to any size disaster. Having the ability to bring standard to large sized equipment, if needed, to solve any size disaster that you might have. We are here to help, being that resource for you in your time of need when a disaster happens. You can turn to SERVPRO® of Kirksville Here for you knowing that we are always ready to help. We know the importance of feeling that you have a local business that is here for you, your home and your business that is “Ready for whatever happens.” We know that your family, your home, and your business are important to you. They are important to SERVPRO® of Kirksville we will get your home and back to your quickly. That is why SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your leader in disaster recovery clean up.
We are here to help. Please call or text 660-665-3390 for inquiries.

Water Damage to Mold

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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.

Fire Restoration in Macon and Randolph Counties.

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your emergency service for Fire Restoration in Macon and Randolph Counties.  Having knowledge in the event of a fire in your commercial structure or personal residence will help keep everyone safe.  There is no time like the present to make plans for an emergency evacuation.  We would like to offer a few tips to help with your safety plan:

  • Plan an escape route with your family or staff
  • Know how to exit each room
  • Place a working a smoke detector on every floor in the home. 
  • Arrange for a meeting place outside and make sure it is away from the structure
  • If there is an emergency, call 911
  • If you do not have your cell phone, go to the nearest neighbor to call, 911
  • Do not stay in a building that has caught on fire

Along with your business having an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE, we want to make your  sure that your home is ready in the event of a fire as well.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville 660-665-3390 call or text.

Here to Help!

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

Flooring services SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help your office flooring come back to life.

Despite all the cleaning that you do normally to your foyer and offices, does it still feel somewhat dingy. Maybe smell a little musky in areas? Is the heating and cooling system working to its full potential? When was the last time that your warehouse was professionally cleaned?


The SERVPRO® of Kirksville heroes are here to help! Our technicians are highly trained to give your commercial space that fresh clean overhaul that it is needing. Along with our advanced technology and proven products SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to bring life back into the foyer floors, office vents and warehouse areas.

Allow us to do the hard work for you. Cleaning your duct work, cleaning carpets and tile are just the start of what we can do to help bring that shine back into your commercial structure.

For more information please call or text the office. 660-665-3390. We are always here to help. 24/7 – 365.

Do I Need a Professional?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO PROFESSIONALS SERVPRO of Kirksville's professionals servicing your resident and commercial business.

When your home or business suffers from a devastating loss, you need a professional. To ensure that the work being done to your property is done correctly, in a cost-effective way and is made "Like it never even happened." Your local SERVPRO® heroes are here to do just that.
The professional technicians at SERVPRO® of Kirksville are IICRC certified. What does that mean? Why is this important to you? It is especially important to know when choosing a restoration company. If a company states, they perform restoration services and they are not properly educated it could cause more damages than you had to begin with. When working with fire, mold, or storm damage it is better to have the professionals at SERVPRO® of Kirksville handle the restoration.
The IICRC develops the standards for the restoration industry. The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. SERVPRO® of Kirksville follows the S500 and S520 laid out by the IICRC and standards provided by SERVPRO® corporate.
These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contactors, and public health professionals. Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
SERVPRO® of Kirksville specializes in the cleanup, drying and restoration of residential and commercial property after fire, smoke, mold, or storm event. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training from SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to IICRC- industry certifications, rest assure our trained heroes are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property correctly.
SERVPRO® of Kirksville is here to make it "Like it never even happened."
Please call or text 660-665-3390 for more information from your local SERVPRO® of Kirksville.

When Storms Hit Your Home.

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

When summer is coming to an end but it still humid and sticky outside. The days at the lake and pool are soon coming to a close. Finishing up those last few swimming lessons and picnics at the park. Kids are gearing up for fall sports and activities.  School is just around the corner. How ever Mother Nature has one last storm up her sleeve for the summer.  As we are cleaning the sand off our flip-flops and picking up the last pool noodles. There is are large, dark clouds that are starting to roll our way. As we are gathering everyone and everything up before we get rained on, the house is all we are looking for, not knowing that it has been storm there for hours.

As we get closer to home, thankful we missed that storm back at our favorite spot.  As we pull up the house there are tree limbs everywhere, our home looks like it was turned upside down. We have broken windows from the debris. It has not just rained into the house but poured the whole time that it was storming here. As we try to walk around, trying to see what all Mother Nature threw at our house, we finally go inside to see everything that we hold dear is floating on the floor. Photos and other beloved items are soaked.

Not letting panic and stress set it. We call SERVPRO® of Kirksville. Knowing that they are coming to help. Knowing that the crew will be here as soon as possible. Knowing that we can trust their professionals in our home with our things. We instantly feel like everything is going to be better.

Here at SERVPRO® of Kirksville, we want you to know that you are not alone on the road to bringing your house back into being your home. Our technicians and office staff know that storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed. We are on our way and we are always “here to help.” You need the company with storm damage experience.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

When that storm hit your home, call SERVPRO® of Kirksville. We are here to make it "Like it never even happened." Call or text 365 days a year, 24/7. 660-665-3390.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

Kitchen/Food Areas

Bathrooms

Schools/Classrooms

Offices

Retail Spaces

Water Fountains

Shelving/Racks

Sales Counters

Carpets and Rugs

Stair Handrails

Elevator Cars

Playground Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Kirkville 660-665-3390 call or text.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Spring Cleaning Common Mistakes

3/26/2020 (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.

Caring for Your Business and Your Home

3/25/2020 (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 been 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.

Continuing Education Class

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Continuing Education Class Continuing Education Course .Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration.

SERVPRO of Kirksville hosted its 13th annual Continuing Educational course on March 12th, 2020. The course that was offered to our local insurance agents was Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration.

Our attendees learned many aspects of a fire damage claims process and how to deal with the aftermath of fire damage. They gained awareness of how quickly a fire in your home or business can start and how quickly that fire can spread. They learned how different materials burn, in order to determine what cleaning process will be most beneficial in returning the fire damage back to preloss condition.

They learned about the differences between a dry or wet soot, fuel oil soot and protein soot. The behavior of smoke, including heat transference, temperatures of smoke and surfaces, airflow patterns, convection and heat lines and the differences in them. This helps us to determine what type of smoke damage they have and the different types of odors that they cause to the home and personal property.

The class also highlighted a homeowners Perception vs reality and how important communication is during the remediation process. By doing so, it helps give the homeowner or business owner confidence in the cleaning process and gives them a sense of order when things seem so chaotic and frightening.  The most important job is helping customers put their lives back together. SERVPRO of Kirksville wants to help you, regain that control.

Regaining control after a fire, starts with beginning mitigation as soon as possible. The sooner mitigation begins the sooner you or your customer can start gaining control again. Remembering that speed is key. The longer that an item is exposed, the greater the chance of additional damage. The more that you restore the less you have to replace. Immediate response lessens damages and will help preserve all the important irreplaceable valuables. SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to be your mitigation partner and to serve as one of your first responders.

We want to thank our instructor and all the agents that were able to attend.

SERVPRO of Kirksville is EMERGENCY READY

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

It is stated that about 50% of business who run into a disaster never re-open after the disaster. SERVPRO of Kirksville is the support system for you and your business to make that re-opening 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 has budget for the downtime.

  1. App for help at the touch.

that an app that helps your business at the touch of button. Will help to unsure that your business has an immediate plan of action in place incase 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 you are not at your facility at the time of emergency.

When 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

SERVPRO of Kirksville, Our Story

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville Anthony B. Felice, III, Jill Susanna Felice Owners of SERVPRO of Kirksville

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

The Story of SERVPRO

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

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

SERVPRO relocated its corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1988 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.

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

In 2005, SERVPRO Industries, LLC, moved to a new 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 positive current growth, 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

Have Lingering Smell of Smoke?

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Your business or home have the smell of smoke still?  That smell is soot that has settled on the items in your business. Often a business owner believe that they have removed the source of the smell, but the scent remains.  When soot stays on an object, even if you cannot see the soot, there will be an odor.

There are two types of smoke, wet smoke and dry smoke. After a fire there will be different kinds of soot residue due to the different types of smoke. Before SERVPRO of Kirksville trained technicians can begin, they will perform a pretest to determine the type of smoke damaged that has occurred. Based on the data that is gathered during testing, the SERVPRO technicians will determine which cleaning procedures are done. This pretesting and the chosen restoration process will protect your belongings.

Some additional information for you:

DRY SMOKE- high temperatures, fast burning- heat rises there for the smoke rises. Heavy odor.

Materials: wood, furniture, papers type textiles.

Protein Fire Residue- discolors paint and varnish. Essentially invisible.

        Materials: a product of the materials evaporating not necessarily the fire itself. 

WET SMOKE– smoldering, sticky, smeary, low heat. Harsh odor

        Materials: rubber plastic

Let SERVPRO of Kirksville professionals come to your business and do an inspection for soot damage after the fire. We will be able to use our deodorization tools and cleaning techniques to return your business back to preloss condition.

For any questions about smoke odors and soot please feel free to call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville, 660-665-3390.

Returning your Macon home to you after a Fire

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville knows that fires happen. What you do after the fire is what matters the most. Returning your Macon home back to preloss condition can be overwhelming.  SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help you return your fire damaged house back into your home.  As the trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Kirksville is your locally own and operated business. With 24-hour, 365 days a year, we are here to service your home or business.  We are dedicated to handling all your restoration and cleaning needs. Our technicians have the most up to date training in the industry. We have the most advanced equipment on hand. Along with the experience to return your home back to you as if it had never even happened. Give SERVPRO of Kirksville a call today 660-665-3390.

Battling Time When Water Invades Your Brookfield Home.

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Timing is critical when fighting water. The faster that you call SERVPRO of Kirksville the faster the IICRC trained technicians can begin to return your home to preloss status.

When battling water damage time is not on your side. Here are some examples of just how fast water can damage your home.

Minutes:

  • Photographs, books, and other paper textiles. Start to swell and warp.
  • Water rapidly spreads thought your home soaking everything in its path.
  • Furnishings will begin to soak up the water causing them to bleed dyes out onto the flooring, staining carpets and rugs.

1-24 Hours:

  • Metal surfaces will begin to tarnish.
  • Dyes and inks from papers goods and textiles will spread and stain.
  • Sheetrock will begin to swell and break down.

48 hours to 1 week:

  • Mildew smells and mold may begin to grow and spread.
  • Studs in the walls, doors, and widows will become swollen and warped.
  • Corrosion and rust will begin on metal items.
  • Paint will begin to crack and blister.
  • Floors will begin to swell, warp and buckle.

Call the experts at SERVPRO of Kirksville as soon as water starts the battle on your home.  660-665-3390 We are here to make it "Like never even happened."

MOTHER NATURE EMERGENCY

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mother Nature waits for no one. Emergencies wait for no one, nor do they have normal business hours and neither does SERVPRO of Kirksville. We are always here to help! Emergency ready for your home or your business 24 hours a day and 356 days a year and yes even Holidays.

 When freezing temperatures cause a pipe to burst in your home? Wait no longer, Call your local SERVice PROfessionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville. We’re ready for whatever happens.

  • Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • Preferred Service Providers for National Insurance Companies
  • Bill your Insurance Directly – One Less Thing for You to Worry About
  • IICRC Certified Technicians
  • Follow s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

SERVPRO of Kirksville is your local disaster recovery team, faster to any size disaster!

With SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 promise we will respond within 1 hour of the initial call and arrive to your home within 4 hours of notification to begin the remediation process and give your insurance claims adjuster a verbal update within 8 hours of beginning services. Our goal is to return your home back to preloss condition as quickly and cost effectively as possible. It’s very important

 Call SERVPRO of Kirksville when Mother Nature causes an emergency.

660-665-3390

Beat the Seasonal Flooring Blues

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is more than Fire, Water and Mold remediation. SERVPRO understands that with the change in seasons also brings a fluctuation of dirt and grime into your business. The traffic through your office is a must, but the dirt and mud doesn’t have to be. From ice melt to muddy feet we know your floors take a beating. Our trained technicians can clean an restore most any type of flooring. We specialize in hardwood, carpet, ceramic and VCT tile.

SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to make it like it never even happened.  Call the trusted leader in the industry at SERVPRO of Kirksville to renew your floors to its pre-seasonal condition.

We are always here to help, a call or text, 660-665-3390.

Your Home Isn’t Just a House to SERVPRO of Kirksville After the Fire

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Loss origin of recent fire This fire was caused by an electrical short.

Your Home is not just another House to SERVPRO of Kirksville. We understand that your personal belongs are part of the home. We have strict fire restoration policies in place to protect and restore your personal belongings to preloss condition.

Our Production Manager along with our IICRC Certified technicians will walk you through the process of how we will clean your personal belongings and let you know if there is anything that is not cleanable, so you can include those items on your loss inventory worksheet. In some cases, due to the safety within the structure, we may have to pack out your belongings and safely transport them to our cleaning facility, while the structure is being restored. As a measure to keep track of your belongings, a detailed, itemized inventory sheet will be taken of your belongings. Your belongings are carefully counted, and photos are taken before and after. After they are cleaned, your personal belongings are stored at the SERVPRO of Kirksville warehouse until the restoration is complete. Once the restoration of your home is complete, we will carefully return your contents back to your home, safe and sound!

If you have any questions, we are just a phone call away, 660.665.3390. SERVPRO of Kirksville, we’ll make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

What you need to know about Smoke and Soot

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

What you need to know about Smoke and Soot

While the flames of a fire can cause extensive damage to your home, smoke is also a primary cause of damage during a fire. Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke can greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (660) 665-3390

Are You Ready for Winter?

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Winter weather can play havoc on your home. While you are enjoying the fun of winter, snowball fights and hot cocoa, the cold weather is working against your home. Strong winter storms come with powerful winds, large amounts of snow even accumulation of ice. Many destructive impacts can come out of a single winter storm. Are you prepared for the coming winter? The array of hazards that can come from a winter storm are sometimes countless.

  • Fires – While your home is nice & cozy most of winter, when you lose power you may be forced to find other methods to heat your home. If not handled correctly other sources of heat can be a possible fire hazard. Things like small personal heaters, flames from a fireplace, or even overheating the wood stove can place you and your home in danger.
  • Home damage- Winter storms may come with freezing temperatures, high wind gusts, ice and large amounts of snow. All these things put your home at risk. Too much weight from the ice and snow may cause your roof to buckle. High winds blow around tree limbs and other debris can cause damage to your roof, siding, and windows. Snow and colder temperatures can turn even the smallest breach in your home into a water loss.
  • Frozen plumbing- One of the most common water losses during the winter months are due to frozen water pipes. Several factors play a role in frozen pipes. One is not having a safe and correct heating source to prevent them from freezing. There may not be adequate insulation to accommodate the below freezing temperatures and the type of plumbing and the age of the plumbing materials may also be a factor for pipes to burst.

Melting snow and ice after a storm can also cause damage to the inside of your home or business. If you experience a water loss, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville to assess the situation and make your water damage back to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."  We are always here to help!

Call or Text 660-665-3390

Winter Storms cause Frozen Pipes

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Winter storms and below freezing temperatures, can cause more damage than just what we see outside. We understand that a water loss can be devastating. It’s more than a broken water line, it interferes with your daily life and we’re here to help!

When water damage occurs, timing is of the essence. Water losses, left unattended or untreated can cause further damage and is the breeding ground for bacteria, mold and mildew to easily form. The Service Professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville will be there to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Time is of the essence:

Minutes:

  • Water flowing through your home, soaking everything in its pathway.
  • Ceilings, Walls and Floors can all be affected.
  • Baseboards, door jams and cabinetry
  • Personal documents, photos, books, can become easily damaged.

1-24 Hours:

  • Odor may start to appear, a mildew and/or musky smells can easily fill a home.
  • Affected drywall can begin break down and may have to be removed.
  • Metal objects, such as sliver or copper can have the onset of tarnish.
  • Table legs chairs, and other furniture will begin to become weak and break.

48 Hrs to SEVEN DAYS:

  • Bio-hazard Contamination becomes a very dangerous threat.
  • Mold has the potential to grow and spread throughout the home.
  • Wood flooring and subflooring becomes warped and weakened.
  • Paint can begin to bubble and crack.
  • Framing, studs, doors and windows can begin to rust (if metal) and/or warp.

When A Winter Storm Takes Over Your Unionville Home

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Winter storms pose many threats against you and you home. If you lose power due to a winter storm. Always start looking for other heating options. Please take extra precautions when dealing with new or different heating options for you home.

Small personal heaters that are battery operated are a good option for a smaller area for a short time. Some may want to try gas or kerosene heaters. Please use extra caution when using any form of a fuel feed heating option. Heaters can put off Vapors that can be very dangerous in a poorly ventilated room. Heating sources need oxygen to operate correctly, if they are being used in a smaller room they may not work to their full or correct potential.

When using wood burning fireplaces, wood burning stoves or even pellet stoves, please make sure that the front of the stove or hearth has protective screening and or closers. Be sure the ventilation is adequate for the size of the home and the heating source that you are going to use. Also, make sure that there is nothing around the source of heat that could easily ignite.

Call or text the Service Professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville, we are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390

When Fire and Smoke Have Taken Over!

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Homeowner viewing the damage of her home. Fire Damage Can Be Devastating!

Fire and Smoke damage can be devastating! We hope you never have to experience a fire; in case you do, we are here to help and will walk you through the steps to bring your home back to preloss condition. 

There are numerous ways fire damage can devastate homes and businesses. It’s destructive and can leave lingering odors behind not to mention the extensive water damage that results from the firefighter’s efforts to extinguish the flames. The professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville, have specialized training, equipment, and experience that will restore your home or place of work back to the way it looked before or even better!

The first steps for SERVPRO of Kirksville to take your home back to preloss condition.

Step 1: Initial Inspection-

If possible, it’s always good to have your Insurance adjuster present during the first initial inspection but it’s not necessary. We work for you and will work with your adjuster to make the restoration process go as smoothly as possible. It is best if we can all meet at the same time so we can all be on the same page regarding the cleaning and restoration of your home or business. Once the inspection date is set, our Production Manager will meet with you at your home or business to inspect the damages and discuss the cleaning process. They will guide you through step by step, so you know what to expect.  

Once the inspection is complete, they will go over the authorization form and a customer information form to be signed prior to beginning the restoration process.   

Step 2: Content and Structure Cleaning-

SERVPRO of Kirksville has the knowledge, professional equipment and ability to eliminate all traces of a fire. Besides the easily accessible areas, we also examine wall cavities, ductwork, crawl spaces, and plumbing chases to establish whether they also suffered any smoke or fire damage. We will make sure that all fire damage is cleaned, repaired, or removed and leave your home or business "Like it never even happened." Because that is the SERVPRO way! 

After you, the Adjustor and SERVPRO of Kirksville have chosen the correct course for your home. SERVPRO will begin the cleaning process of your home or business. Depending on the severity of damage it may be necessary to box up your belongings and bring them back to our cleaning facility. This enables us to clean your contents in a clean environment while the structure cleaning and demoing is being completed. Once all cleaning is finalized of both the structure and your contents, we will bring your belongings back to your home.

Step 3: FINAL WALK Though –

When the cleaning is complete our production manager will do a final walkthrough to address any questions or concerns you may have. Once that is complete, they will present you with a Certificate of Satisfaction form for you to fill out and sign. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate any feedback you have regarding your experience with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

It is our SERVPRO goal to ensure that our customers understand the process and are happy they call us to make their loss “Like it never even happened.”

When Fire and Smoke Have Taken Over!

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and Smoke damage can be devastating! We hope you never have to experience a fire; in case you do, we are here to help and will walk you through the steps to bring your home back to preloss condition. 

There are numerous ways fire damage can devastate homes and businesses. It’s destructive and can leave lingering odors behind not to mention the extensive water damage that results from the firefighter’s efforts to extinguish the flames. The professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville, have specialized training, equipment, and experience that will restore your home or place of work back to the way it looked before or even better!

The first steps for SERVPRO of Kirksville to take your home back to preloss condition.

Step 1: Initial Inspection-

If possible, it’s always good to have your Insurance adjuster present during the first initial inspection but it’s not necessary. We work for you and will work with your adjuster to make the restoration process go as smoothly as possible. It is best if we can all meet at the same time so we can all be on the same page regarding the cleaning and restoration of your home or business. Once the inspection date is set, our Production Manager will meet with you at your home or business to inspect the damages and discuss the cleaning process. They will guide you through step by step, so you know what to expect.  

Once the inspection is complete, they will go over the authorization form and a customer information form to be signed prior to beginning the restoration process.   

Step 2: Content and Structure Cleaning-

SERVPRO of Kirksville has the knowledge, professional equipment and ability to eliminate all traces of a fire. Besides the easily accessible areas, we also examine wall cavities, ductwork, crawl spaces, and plumbing chases to establish whether they also suffered any smoke or fire damage. We will make sure that all fire damage is cleaned, repaired, or removed and leave your home or business "Like it never even happened." Because that is the SERVPRO way! 

After you, the Adjustor and SERVPRO of Kirksville have chosen the correct course for your home. SERVPRO will begin the cleaning process of your home or business. Depending on the severity of damage it may be necessary to box up your belongings and bring them back to our cleaning facility. This enables us to clean your contents in a clean environment while the structure cleaning and demoing is being completed. Once all cleaning is finalized of both the structure and your contents, we will bring your belongings back to your home.

Step 3: FINAL WALK Though –

When the cleaning is complete our production manager will do a final walkthrough to address any questions or concerns you may have. Once that is complete, they will present you with a Certificate of Satisfaction form for you to fill out and sign. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate any feedback you have regarding your experience with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

It is our SERVPRO goal to ensure that our customers understand the process and are happy they call us to make their loss “Like it never even happened.”

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

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Below is an explanation from OSHA on when it is time for you to evacuate the 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."

Sump Pump Failures

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24 hour water damage restoration service to homes and businesses around the Macon and Moberly area! 

SERVPRO of Kirksville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, whether they be 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 your water damage.

In instances when there might be 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 the recent storm, call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

“Like it never even happened.”

Different Types of Soot

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can get into various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage knowledge and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to colder areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

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. Soot 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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  Here  at SERVPRO we have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 660-665-3390

Count On Us After a Storm in Moberly!

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Moberly. 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

Faster to You After the Storm

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Since we are locally owned and operated, we 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

When storms hit Northeast Missouri, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 660-665-3390

What Happens When Your Content Needs Cleaned?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

During a residential fire restoration, our Production Manager will meet with you and/or your adjuster to decide how best to handle your restoration. Sometimes it is deemed that SERVPRO of Kirksville need to perform what is referred to as a “Pack-Out.”

A Pack-Out is when our trained technicians carefully pack some of your personal belongings back to our warehouse to be properly cleaned. We take steps to ensure that your belongings are being handled with the upmost care. We always inventory and photograph each item to ensure there is an adequate record of your belongings throughout this process.

Often repairs and/or additional cleaning will need to be performed on your home and packing out some of your items allows our technicians to take more care with cleaning of your personal belongings, as well as ensures that your belongings stay clean through any reconstruction that might needed.

If you have any questions regarding our restoration processes or what to in the event of fire damage in your home, please call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

SERVPRO Heroes Here To Help

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is available 24 hours a day every 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 your 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 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 basis of our business.

About SERVPRO of Kirksville

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire 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.

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)?

Water Damage Falls into Three Catagories

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs in your home or business, it can be grouped into one of three categories. Below are the common characteristics that professionals use to classify water damage into these three categories. 

Category 1:

Water that came from a clean, sanitary source. this type of water damage can stem from:

-water from an appliance supply line leak

- interior home pipe burst

Even if a loss was originally classified as a Category 1 loss, if the "dwell time" (how long the water sits,) exceeds 48 or more hours, the water would become a Category 2

Category 2:

Water that may contain contaminants that have the potential to cause sickness. This category might have potentially unsafe levels of microbial and bacterial growth. Some examples may include:

- A clean source that has sat for longer than 48 hours

- dishwasher or washing machine leak

- water that has traveled through ceilings or layers of insulation

Category 3:

Otherwise known as "black water." Can contain high level of pollutants and any number of bacteria and toxins. Examples of this Category include:

- Sewage

- Flood Water

- Roof Leaks

Tornado Safety Tips

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Below is an article from Ready.gov on what to do when a tornado is near. Follow this link to see the original text, and for more information https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

"Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can:

  • Happen anytime and anywhere;

  • Bring intense winds, over 200 MPH; and

  • Look like funnels.

 IF YOU ARE UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
  • If you can safely get to a sturdy building, then do so immediately.
  • Go to a safe room, basement, or storm cellar.
  • If you are in a building with no basement, then get to a small interior room on the lowest level.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
  • Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death.
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A TORNADO THREATENS

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s tornado risk. In the U.S., the Midwest and the Southeast have a greater risk for tornadoes.
  • Know the signs of a tornado, including a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud; an approaching cloud of debris; or a loud roar—similar to a freight train.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. If your community has sirens, then become familiar with the warning tone.
  • Pay attention to weather reports. Meteorologists can predict when conditions might be right for a tornado.
  • Identify and practice going to a safe shelter in the event of high winds, such as a safe room built using FEMA criteria or a storm shelter built to ICC 500 standards. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
  • Consider constructing your own safe room that meets FEMA or ICC 500 standards.

 Survive DURING

  • Immediately go to a safe location that you identified.
  • Take additional cover by shielding your head and neck with your arms and putting materials such as furniture and blankets around you.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle.
  • If you are in a car or outdoors and cannot get to a building, cover your head and neck with your arms and cover your body with a coat or blanket, if possible.

Be Safe AFTER

  • Keep listening to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, and local authorities for updated information.
  • If you are trapped, cover your mouth with a cloth or mask to avoid breathing dust. Try to send a text, bang on a pipe or wall, or use a whistle instead of shouting.
  • Stay clear of fallen power lines or broken utility lines.
  • Do not enter damaged buildings until you are told that they are safe.
  • Save your phone calls for emergencies. Phone systems are often down or busy after a disaster. Use text messaging or social media to communicate with family and friends.
  • Be careful during clean-up. Wear thick-soled shoes, long pants, and work gloves."

Moisture From Water Damage Can Cause Secondary Damage in Schools

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville services many counties in our territories, which includes many school districts. Schools are a major concern for spreading germs, but might also be breeding ground for other microbial growth. The following information from https://www.epa.gov/ will help shed light on the presence or possibility of mold in schools.

Common Moisture Sources Found in Schools 

Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by a variety of conditions, including roof and plumbing leaks, condensation and excess humidity. Some moisture problems in schools have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the past twenty to thirty years. These changes have resulted in more tightly sealed buildings that may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems in schools are also associated with delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance, due to budget and other constraints. Temporary structures in schools, such as trailers and portable classrooms, have frequently been associated with moisture and mold problems.

Suggestions for Reducing Mold Growth in Schools

Reduce Indoor Humidity

  • Vent showers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside.
  • Control humidity levels and dampness by using air conditioners and de-humidifiers.
  • Provide adequate ventilation to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30-60%.
  • Use exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning in food service areas.

Inspect the building for signs of mold, moisture, leaks or spills

  • Check for moldy odors.
  • Look for water stains or discoloration on the ceiling, walls, floors, and window sills.
  • Look around and under sinks for standing water, water stains, or mold.
  • Inspect bathrooms for standing water, water stains, or mold.
  • Do not let water stand in air conditioning or refrigerator drip pans.

Respond promptly when you see signs of moisture and/or mold, or when leaks or spills occur

  • Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours of occurrence to prevent mold growth.
  • Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  • Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely.
  • Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  • Check the mechanical room and roof for unsanitary conditions, leaks, or spills.

Prevent moisture condensation

  • Add insulation to reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e. windows, piping, exterior walls, room, or floors).

Floor and carpet cleaning

  • Remove spots and stains immediately, using the flooring manufacturer’s recommended techniques.
  • Use care to prevent excess moisture or cleaning residue accumulation and ensure that cleaned areas are dried quickly.
  • Do not install carpeting in areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

Is the Smoke Detector in Your Business Up To Date?

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Read below about the importance of fire detectors in your home or place of business and follow the link to find out if you are taking all the right steps to ensure your business has the best practices. https://www.ocwr.gov/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/fastfacts_smokedetectors.pdf 

Early fire detection can mean the difference between life and death. The fastest way to alert people to the existence of a fire is by means of an automatic detection device such as a smoke detector.

A smoke detector works by detecting tiny smoke particles given off when something burns. When it detects a fire, it sounds an alarm or activates the fire alarm system, signifying the presence of fire, as well as to the need to exit the building. Under limited circumstances, a fire alarm system may be programmed to allow a three-minute delay to investigate an area where a detector has been activated. During this time, the fire alarm system may initiate other actions such as closing fire doors and activating smoke controls. If three minutes pass without an assessment of the potential fire, Life Safety Code requires that the building’s fire alarm system be programmed to automatically trigger an evacuation alarm.

Developing Your Job-site Emergency Action Plan

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Read this excerpt from OSHA on developing an emergency action plan, and follow the website for more tips. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3088.pdf

"When developing your emergency action plan, it’s a good idea to look at a wide variety of potential emergencies that could occur in your workplace. It should be tailored to your worksite and include information about all potential sources of emergencies. Developing an emergency action plan means you should do a hazard assessment to determine what, if any, physical or chemical hazards in your workplaces could cause an emergency. If you have more than one worksite, each site should have an emergency action plan.

At a minimum, your emergency action plan must include the following:

¦ A preferred method for reporting fires and other emergencies;

¦ An evacuation policy and procedure;

¦ Emergency escape procedures and route assignments, such as floor plans,workplace maps, and safe or refuge areas; What should your emergency action plan include?

¦ Names, titles, departments, and telephone numbers of individuals both within and outside your company to contact for additional information or explanation of duties and responsibilities under the emergency plan;

¦ Procedures for employees who remain to perform or shut down critical plant operations, operate fire extinguishers, or perform other essential services that cannot be shut down for every emergency alarm before evacuating; and

¦ Rescue and medical duties for any workers designated to perform them. You also may want to consider designating an assembly location and procedures to account for all employees after an evacuation. AID FIRST AID FIRST 3

In addition, although they are not specifically required by OSHA, you may find it helpful to include in your plan the following:

¦ The site of an alternative communications center to be used in the event of a fire or explosion; and

¦ A secure on- or offsite location to store originals or duplicate copies of accounting records, legal documents, your employees’ emergency contact lists, and other essential records."

Workplace Fire Prevention Tips

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire prevention is not something just to be talked about at your home. You should also practice proper fire prevention at the workplace. Follow some of these tips taken from the article "Workplace Fire Prevention: Adopting Better Safety Measures" from the safety services company. Find the full article and more tips at https://www.safetyservicescompany.com/topic/training/fire-prevention-in-your-workplace-getting-better-fire-safety-measures/

FIRE PREVENTION IN YOUR WORKPLACE CONSISTS OF FOUR STEPS:

  1. Implement a program that includes preparation, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards.
  2. Make sure you practice proper handling of combustible and flammable material.
  3. Maintain safe housekeeping practices that reduce the risk of fire danger.
  4. Always keep adequate fire suppression equipment in your work area to extinguish fire before it goes out of control.

Sump Pump Tips to Keep Your Macon Home Dry

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Below are some tips by Crawford Mechanical Services on how to keep your sump pump working and leave your basement dry. To read the full article go to http://crawfordmech.com/2016/06/16/sump-pump-tips-keep-basement-flood-free/

Clean the Sump Pump

It is easy to think your sump pump can take care of itself as it whisks dirty water and debris away from your home. But the truth is it needs your help occasionally. Remove the pump from the basin and clean the screen on the bottom. This can get clogged with dirt and gunk as it sucks up dirty water. For best results, clean the pump after major uses or a least once per year, depending on how often you use the pump.

Clean Drainage Pipes

While you are in cleaning mode, check the drainage plumbing for any signs of blockages or clogs. Remove any debris in or around the pipes to keep water running freely when your sump pump is in use. If you have problems clearing the pipes, call you plumber now so you can get it taken care of before the waters come flooding in.

Water Loss Could Lead To Mold

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Kirksville to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 660-665-3390

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Kirksville for mold remediation services.

CDC Mold Prevention Tips for Your Business

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Keeping your business mold free might sound impossible, however there are ways to reduce the chance of having a mold issue occur in your business.The following tips have been taken from the Center For Disease Control's Website. For More information go to https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-10/documents/moldguide12.pdf

MOLD PREVENTION TIPS

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly. Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

Does Your Home Smell Musty After A Storm?

8/15/2019 (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 https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/mold/index.cfm

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.

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."

Winter Storms Affecting Local Businesses

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Lately this winter has been very harsh for the surrounding areas. Not just for residents, but for local businesses as well. SERVPRO of Kirksville has been called on multiple jobs to help our local businesses when they have had water losses due to the inclement weather.

From frozen downspouts causing water to come in through the entryway, to a burst pipe in the walls, our local businesses have depended on SERVPRO of Kirksville during this difficult time. We were there to quickly respond to their needs, and we will be there to respond quickly to yours as well. You can always prepare and hope nothing will happen to your business but if it does, let us help you make your problem “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Carpet and Duct Services

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Does your office or place of business have carpets in bad need of some TLC? Have ductwork that might need a little attention at your place of business? At SERVPRO of Kirksville we do more than just fire, water, and mold restoration and remediation, we also can clean and restore both residential and commercial carpets and duct work.

Carpeting in offices and retail businesses often get shabby and dingy much quicker than they might at someone’s home due to the larger amount of foot traffic they receive. Call upon a trusted leader in the industry at SERVPRO of Kirksville to help return your carpeting to the beauty it once was. We are always here to help, just a call or text away at 660-665-3390. Give us a call today!

Does Your Home Still Have a Smoke Smell?

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

When you have a fire damage in your home, you may not notice the soot that can travel throughout your home. Fires started by grease often have a transparent or clear looking soot that is difficult to spot with the naked eye.

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!

Identifying the Possibility of Black Mold

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

If left untreated, black mold may cause serious health issues to you or your loved ones. Learning the potential signs of black mold can help save you from the possibility of health risks.

Water Damages – A leading cause of black mold comes from water damages that were left untreated. Look for areas where there might be previous water damages, or places where moisture might be elevated such as basements and bathrooms.

Patches – Look for patches of black mold on different surfaces. Black mold will begin growing in a circular patter until it begins to spread. Also check to see if it is still wet, leaving it with a slimy looking appearance, or if it has a dustier appearance meaning that the area has now dried.

If you suspect there might be black mold in your home, the first step to take would be to have an Industrial Hygienist come and collect samples to determine if you do indeed have mold in your home, as well as what type. Once it has been determined that there is mold in your home, SERVPRO of Kirksville will be able to come in take measures to remediate the mold and make your problem “Like it never even happened.”

Help Prevent a Pipe Burst in Your Macon Home Today

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

This time of year is the hardest time on your pipes. Not having them properly insulated and below freezing temperatures can cause the water in your pipes to freeze and expand, causing the pipes to burst. To keep from having a disaster like this affect your home, follow some of these steps:

  1. If you will be out of your home for an extended time, set your thermostat above 50 degrees to insure nothing insider your home will freeze.
  2. Allow your faucets to drip slightly. Having your faucet open slightly will allow the pressure caused from water freezing in your pipes to escape instead of bursting your pipes.
  3. Add extra insulation to exterior pipes. You can purchase foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves that fit around pipes to decrease the chance that your pipes will freeze.

Following these steps will help greatly lower your risk of pipes freezing in your home. If you do still experience a pipe burst in your home, we are always here to help at 660-665-3390.

When a Winter Storm Knocks Out Power in Your Milan Home

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

When a winter storm knocks your power out, you will need to use other sources for supplemental heat. When using these alternative sources, please keep in mind the dangers associated with them.

Open flames such as fire places need to have screens and adequate ventilation. You also need to make sure nothing is placed around the fireplace that could ignite.

Small kerosene or other gas heaters also poses potential threats. Be careful not to put the heaters in an area that would cause a trip hazard that could quickly ignite the surrounding area. Poor ventilation is also an important concern with dealing with these types of heaters. As the heaters burn they consume oxygen, and when placed in a small room with no ventilation this could pose a significant threat.

What to Expect During the SERVPRO Fire Remediation Process

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your home you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO of Kirksville, the next steps are used as a guideline to ensure your home is returned to preloss condition:

  1. Initial Inspection- Our trained Production Manager will come inspect your home for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents to its preloss condition. This could include cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.
  3. Final Walk-through- Once all worked has been completed and your home has been restored to its preloss condition, our Production Manager will perform a final walk through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction before gathering payment from the appropriate parties.

It is our hope that knowing a little about the process will help ease your mind as our technicians work diligently to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Your Personal Belongings During a Fire Restoration

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

During a residential fire restoration, our Production Manager will meet with you and/or your adjuster to decide how best to handle your restoration. Sometimes it is deemed that SERVPRO of Kirksville need to perform what’s called a “Pack-Out.”

A Pack-Out is when our technicians carefully pack some of your personal belongings back to our warehouse to be properly cleaned. We take lengthy steps to ensure that your belongings are being handled with the upmost care. We always inventory and photograph each item to ensure there is an adequate record of your belongings throughout this process.

Often repairs or additional cleaning will need to be performed on your home and packing out some of your items allows our technicians to take more care with cleaning of your personal belongings, as well as ensures that your belongings stay clean through any reconstruction that may needed.

If you have any questions regarding our restoration processes or what to in the event of fire damage in your home, please call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

Possible Threats to Your Home This Winter

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the possible threats of a winter storm this year? Although you may not realize, winter storms can be very hard on your home. Below are some possible effects that a winter storm might have on your home:

  1. Freezing Pipes- Sub freezing temperatures, mixed with poor insulation can cause your pipes to freeze and burst, possibly causing a water damage in your home.
  2. Roof Damage- Winter storms can easily cause roof damage in several ways. High winds often associated with storms can easily blow debris at your roof, or cause lose shingles to fly off. The weight of a high accumulation of snow could also cause a weak roof to cave, or a nearby limb to fall and tear a hole in your roof. This could cause a sudden rush of snow and water in your home.
  3. Fires- Often winter storms can also cause downed electrical wires and loss of power. Once power has been lost, homeowners must seek supplemental heat from other sources. Things such as open flames in fire places or Personal heaters that run on different types of fuel can pose a significant threat if not handled safely.

Hopefully this knowledge will help keep you safe this winter storm season, however if you experience a loss from a winter storm, SERVPRO of Kirksville is always here to help. Call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

What to Do With Sump Pump Failure

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24 hour water damage restoration service 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 the recent storm, call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

“Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Timeline

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Within Minutes

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

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.
  • A musty odor appears.

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.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

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.

Commercial Duct Cleaning in your Kirksville Business

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

SERVPRO of Kirksville professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. SERVPRO of Kirksville will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your local SERVPRO of Kirksville today. 

Lunch is on Us at the Pear Tree in Macon!

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Let us buy you lunch at the Pear Tree in Macon Missouri! One lucky person will win a $25 gift card to the Pear tree in Macon. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and find the post about this promo! You will then need to make sure that you have liked our page, and then tag a friend in the comment section of the post! Only one entry will be allowed per person. 

We are planning on having more promotions similar to this in the future, so if you end up not winning this round, keep your head up and your eyes peeled! You just might be our lucky winner next time! 

If you would like to suggest future promotion or contest ideas please send us a text at 66-665-3390 today!

Brookfield Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Kirksville for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

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

Moberly Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Moberly basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

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

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 660-665-3390

Faster to your Milan Water Damage Event

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water 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 and water damage 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.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 660-665-3390

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

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.
  • A musty odor appears.

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.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

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.

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.

Restoring Your Kirksville Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Kirksville commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Kirksville

SERVPRO of Kirksville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Brookfield Smoke & Soot Damage

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 660-665-3390

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

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

Since we are locally owned and operated, we 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

When storms hit Northeast Missouri, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 660-665-3390

Does Your Adair County Business Have a Mold Problem?

10/24/2018 (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

Kirksville Area 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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.

For Immediate Service in Macon, Call SERVPRO

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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

New addition to our company

7/10/2013 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville is pleased to announce we now have 2 carpet cleaning vans!

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