Preparing for Winter Weather in Southwest Missouri
Its time to prepare for winter weather in the greater Springfield/Greene County area.
What you should know about Winter Weather in Springfield/Greene County Missouri
Know what to do before, during, and after a winter storm.
Listen to local officials.
Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
Stay off the road during and after a winter storm.
Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if using alternative heating devices.
Use safe heating devices.
- Have an Emergency plan in place with phone numbers to call in case of disaster such as Fire or Water Damages. Call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County 24 hours a day at 417-865-7711.
- Include enough food, water, meds & anything used daily in your emergency kit to last for at least 72 hrs
- Before a Winter Storm: Have emergency supplies ready in your home; when the storm hits, stay put and off the roads. WinterSafety
- Get ahead of winter storms by making sure your emergency kit for your car is fully stocked
- Keep water, non-perishable food, and an extra set of warm clothes in the car in case you get stranded during winter weather.
- Prepare for winter by keeping an emergency supply kit in your car with these extras:
- Jumper cables
- Flares or reflective triangle
- Ice scraper
- Car cell phone charger
- Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
- WinterSafety Tip: Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip!
- Tip: Wipe dog’s paws after each trip outside. Ice-melting chemicals or rock salt can cause irritation, sickness or be fatal #WinterSafety
- WinterSafety Tip: Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip!
- Your pet may think antifreeze is sweet, but it can be deadly.
- Space heaters cause 1/3 of home heating fires and 4/5 home heating fires deaths.
- Heating is the 2nd leading cause of home fires after cooking.
Winter fires can be deadly. When using your fireplace always keep a metal or heat tempered screen around it to stay safe.
Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from a fireplace, wood stove, or space heater.
If you’re running a portable generator, you need to have a working Carbon Monoxide alarm in your home.
- Winter Safety Tip: NEVER use a generator, camp stove, charcoal grill, gasoline or propane heater indoors.
- NEVER heat a home by using the stovetop or oven.
- Keep generators outside at least 20 feet away from doors, windows, and vents to avoid accidental CO poisoning.
- Wear layered clothing and use blankets to stay warm during a Winter Storm.
For more tips visit https://www.ready.gov
Prevent Mold Growth in your Springfield Home
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County professionals handle water damages every day and know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when the environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has seen a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:
- The presence of visible mold.
- Strong musty odor which may indicate mold is present.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the property for mold growth and water damage problems. If you think you might have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County today at (417) 865-7711.
Commercial Water Damage in Springfield
Basement Reception Area
Commercial Water Damage After Major Flooding in Springfield / Greene County
After a recent flooding event this Springfield Commercial building had a sump pump failure in the basement portion of their building resulting in over two inches of water throughout the entire basement level. Within an hour the SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County crew was on the scene and removed hundreds of gallons of water. Our crew pumped the water out then extracted the flooring using a truck mounted machine that has 100 pounds per square inch vacuum force. The baseboards were also removed and the surfaces were prepped to set the drying equipment and dehumidifiers. The structure was dry after about 4 days, our crews reattached the baseboards the carpets were steamed and furniture cleaned and replaced.
If your Springfield area home or business has a water damage, call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County at 417-865-7711
Springfield and Greene County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration.
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 Springfield/Greene County 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 Springfield/Greene C ounty 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 – 417-865-7711
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Springfield area Home
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
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. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, 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.
About SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.
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- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
This four-day course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform these procedures in the field while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants on your property.
- Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)
Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively using monitoring devices, extraction systems, and drying equipment. This three-day course includes comprehensive classroom and hands-on training to develop technical and practical drying expertise.
- Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
This two-day course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques for residential and commercial applications.
- Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)
Technicians will learn about types of smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings. This two-day course also includes instruction on odor and deodorization concepts.
- Odor Control Technician (OCT)
Technicians learn to address odors and deodorization techniques. This one-day course covers odor control caused by biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, and other sources.
- Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT)
Technicians learn fiber identification and upholstery cleaning methods. This two-day course also covers identifying upholstery cleaning problems before fabrics shrink, bleed, crown, or distort.
- Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
This three-day course covers the concepts of water damage and its effects in residential and commercial settings. Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.
When Storms or Floods hit Springfield/Greene County, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Springfield/Greene County.
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County 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.
At SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County we are local family owned and operated business with 30 plus years of experience, 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 Springfield/Greene County area, 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 http://www.SERVPROspringfieldgreenecounty.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 417-865-7711
SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County Referral Program
Our Referral Bonus Program is a great opportunity to partner with other businesses in our Southwest Missouri community.
Are you a plumber? HVAC technician? Exterminator? Contact us to find out more about SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County, Nixa & Branson's referral bonus program. We offer referral bonuses simply for referring a potential customer to us. Our friends at Kimberling City Plumbing recently referred a customer to us and received their bonus. We enjoy working with other local businesses and will take care of your customer. For more information please contact us at 417-865-7711 and ask for our sales team.
See what our past customers have to say about us here - Customer Testimonials
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 Springfield/Greene County.
Commercial Fire Damage Southwest Missouri
This is a recent Fire and Water Damage in a Commercial building in Southwest Missouri.
This is a recent Fire and Water Damage in a Commercial building in Southwest Missouri. This building was adjacent to a warehouse that was completely demolished by fire. SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County was called and we completed emergency services by extracting and cleaning the flooded floors left behind from the Fire Department when putting out the fire. Our employees worked diligently through the night to extract the water left over from the Fire Department. The floors were also covered in soot as you can see in the photos, so we steam cleaned the floors, to keep the rest of the plant from getting cross contaminated with soot.
Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. Like this situation, in many instances your Southwest Missouri property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home or business to pre-fire condition.
Does Your Springfield Home Have A Mold Problem?
In Springfield mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.
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 – 417-865-7711