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Carpet Cleaning in Columbia

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning in Columbia Experience clean carpets in Columbia area.

It is that time of the year again, you know, spring cleaning. We have had a rough winter with freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Have you glanced at your carpet lately? Maintain, protect, and increase the life span of your investment by calling SERVPRO® of Columbia.

Preventative Maintenance

  • Vacuum regularly
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet
  • Change traffic lanes by rearranging furniture
  • Use mats to limit soil tracked onto carpet

How Often

Professional carpet cleaning occurrence depends on the following:

  • Soil Build-up
  • Traffic
  • Type
  • Color

A good rule of thumb is to have them cleaned every 12 months and before they become saturated with soil.

Schedule

Dirty carpets? Our showcase premier cleaning is the most thorough cleaning method in the industry. Schedule your carpet cleaning with us today and call 573-449-1999for a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment in the Columbia, Centralia, & Ashland area.

Smoke Alarm Safety in Columbia

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Alarm Safety in Columbia How often do you replace your batteries?

Smoke alarms save lives. This statement is only true, if they are properly installed and maintained. According to Missouri Department of Public Safety, about 540 children (14 and under) die each year from home fires and 80 percent of those children did not have working smoke alarms in the home. What can you do keep your family safe?

Location

  • Every Bedroom
  • Every level
  • Don’t forget basement and attic

Test & Replace

  • Monthly by pressing the test button
  • Replace batteries every year (daylight saving time)
  • Replace unit every 10 years

Additional Tips

  • Fire escape plan with two exits
  • Practice fire drill
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home

When fire and water damage take control of your life and home, SERVPRO® of Columbia will help you take it back. We are here to help our neighbors in Columbia, Centralia, and Ashland area.

Mold Discovery in Columbia Business

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Discovery in Columbia Business We are here to help with your mold remediation needs.

There are many types of mold, some are beneficial and others can pose a health concern. In order for mold to grow it needs nutrients, moisture, and time.

Mold Discovery

Once you discover mold in your business call SERVPRO® of Columbia. We will get the ball rolling on remediating the mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth.

What to Expect

The mold remediation professionals will have specific tasks to complete. They may include:

  • Industrial Hygienist – develop a cost-effective removal protocol
  • Containment – eliminate the potential for cross contamination
  • Air Flow Management – eliminate the potential for cross contamination and provide data to support the effectiveness of containment
  • Selective Demolition – remove impacted building materials
  • Detailed Cleaning – remove contamination through HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, and appropriate cleaning
  • Ice or Soda Blasting – provide economical and thorough cleaning of building materials when a large area is affected.
  • HVAC Cleaning – remove contamination from these systems.

What are Ice Dams?

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What are Ice Dams? Ice dams in Columbia, Missouri.

Ice dams form when:

  • Snow is present on the roof.
  • Temperature is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit on higher portion of the roof.
  • Temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit on lower portion of the roof.

Snow melts down the roof and freezes once it reaches the cooler portion of the roof. The dam grows from the melting snow and water begins to back up on top of the ice. The water tries to find a way to escape and backflows under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior.

Ice dams can cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, insulation, and other areas of your home. If your home or business has been affected by winter damage, call SERVPRO® of Columbia. We are here to help those in our Boone and Howard communities.

Winter Storm Preparedness in Columbia

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storm Preparedness in Columbia Are you prepared for a winter storm?

A winter storm can come in a blink of an eye or we can know weeks in advance. Which ever the case may be, being prepared is always key in keeping you and your family safe. Be prepared with these needed items for your home and vehicle.

For the Home

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Weather radio
  • First aid kit
  • Food that does not require cooking or being refrigerated
  • Extra water
  • Baby items (diapers, formula, etc.)
  • Emergency heat source
  • Check carbon monoxide and smoke alarm detectors
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Generator (review safety information)

For the Vehicle

  • Blankets
  • Tire Chains
  • First aid kit
  • Battery powered radio
  • Maps
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Sand or kitty litter
  • Candle and matches
  • Windshield scraper and brush

Even when you are prepared, you may still experience ice dams, frozen pipes, or roof damage. If you do, call SERVPRO® of Columbia for your water and storm damage restoration needs. We have the expertise and here to help our neighbors in Boone and Howard counties.

24 Hour Emergency Service in Columbia

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 24 Hour Emergency Service in Columbia SERVPRO of Columbia is faster to any size disaster.

Flooding and water emergencies do not care what time of the day it is. They do not have a schedule. SERVPRO® of Columbia understands that water damages can occur at all hours of the day, on weekends, and/or holidays. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

What to Expect in a Water Damage Emergency

On the initial call, you will be able to speak with someone who will empathize with your situation and gather the needed information for us to arrive.

Our uniformed professionals will arrive on site typically within four hours of notification to begin the mitigation services and address your concerns.

SERVPRO® of Columbia is ready to help those in our community with their water damage restoration needs.

Christmas Tree Safety in Columbia

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Christmas Tree Safety in Columbia Take the time to remove and dispose of your Christmas tree safely.

Christmas trees are a beautiful sight and many love to see them glowing with lights. However, no one wants to see one glowing because of a fire. It is very important to dispose of the tree once Christmas is over or the tree has dried out.

In Columbia, trees can be placed curbside with your regular trash. After January 31st, trees placed curbside need to be cut into four foot lengths and bundled. There are also drop off sites at Capen Park Site or Parkside Mulch Site.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of the Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems or a heat source being too close. When Christmas tree fires do occur, they tend to be more serious fires.

If you experience a fire in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Columbia. We are here to help you with your fire damage in your home. SERVPRO® of Columbia hopes you can wrap up the holidays safely.

Columbia Area Commercial Water Damage Restoration

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Columbia Area Commercial Water Damage Restoration We take care of our local businesses in Columbia.

What would you do?  You walk into your business ready for a productive day at the office. Suddenly, you notice water pouring into the building. What is your next step?

Next Steps

If possible, shut off the source of the water or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Call SERVPRO® of Columbia.

Why SERVPRO®

We understand that time is money when it comes to your business. We can be on-site within a few hours to help reduce any further damage water can cause. SERVPRO® of Columbia has the right procedures, equipment, and training to help ensure the structure is dry the first time. In turn, this will save you time and money.

Learn more about our local commercial water damage restoration by clicking HERE.

Water Restoration Process in Columbia

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Restoration Process in Columbia SERVPRO of Columbia is ready to restore your property to pre-water damage condition.

Every water damage is a little different, and entails a unique solution. However, the general process of a water damage stays the same. Listed below are the steps for a typical water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Cleanup and restoration begin with a phone call. We have a representative to answer your phone call 24/7/365. They will lead you through several questions to better understand your needs of the water event.

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Our SERVPRO professional completes a detailed inspection of your property and determine the scope of the damage.

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

This step removes the majority of the water from your home or business.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Columbia professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. Daily monitoring will occur until the materials reach an acceptable drying goal.

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Walls, floors, and other surfaces of the property will likely need professional cleaning treatments once the area is dry. Restoring contents, odor removal and deodorization, and sanitizing treatments occur during this step.

Step 6: Restoration

This is the final step in the process of restoring your property to its pre-water damage condition.

Winter Storms in Columbia

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storms in Columbia Be prepared for winter weather!

We have already begun to see the snow fall this fall/winter. Whether you enjoy seeing the white landscape or not, it is best to be prepared for winter storms. A winter storm can last a few hours or several days, even knocking out power.

PREPARE

  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car and home.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.
  • Prepare home to keep pipes from freezing.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide.

DURING

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors.
  • Listen for emergency alerts and information.
  • Check on neighbors.

AFTER

If you experienced frozen pipes, ice dams, or roof damage from a winter storm leaving behind a water damage, contact SERVPRO® of Columbia. We have the winter storm experience and expertise to remediate damage caused by winter weather in Boone and Howard counties.