Recent Storm Damage Posts

Winter Storm Damage

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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

Winter Storms and Your Business

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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

Be Prepared

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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

National Preparedness Month

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

https://www.ready.gov/september

Storm Damage? You Know What To Do!

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storms are unpredictable and unpreventable, and the damage they cause can be devastating.You can depend on SERVPRO of Kirksville being here to help! Whether your home is flooded from torrential rains, or wind caused electrical wires to cause and start a house fire, we are ready to help you get your home back to preloss conditions. Our office staff is ready to take your information and questions, our production managers are ready to make a plan and coordinate with your insurance every step of the way, and our production technicians are ready to jump in and start restoring your home. We know there is so much to think about when starting your restoration project, so we will always be available to answer any questions, explain our processes, and help you with anything else you may need. We have top notch equipment, products and team members so you can rest easy knowing you are in the best of hands. So when a storm rolls through, don’t stress! You know that SERVPRO of Kirksville has your back no matter the extent of the damage. 

Storms and Your Business

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storms always seem to strike at the worst of times, and the damage they cause can be unpredictable and devastating. We know you work hard to run your business efficiently, and you don’t have time to slow down for storm damage! SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help! Our team works to make sure you have the best quality restoration as quickly as possible. We work to effectively communicate with your management team and your insurance to make sure all aspects of the job are properly taken care of. While we know efficiency and timeliness are important, we never sacrifice our quality of work. We want your business back to preloss conditions so that you, your employees and your customers can return to your normal routines. We use the best equipment and products that are completely non-hazardous. Our team has been trained in the best way to restore your business, and our office staff is always ready to help you with any questions or scheduling conflicts you may have. So if your business suffers storm damage, call SERVPRO of Kirksville! We are always here to help!

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!

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.

Storms

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Safety Tips

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

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.

National Preparedness Month

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

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.

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

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

Storm Damage Vs. SERVPRO of Kirksville

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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