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Mold in Southwest Missouri Kitchen

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Southwest Missouri Kitchen Mold in Springfield/Greene County kitchen caused by leaky faucet.

We recently completed an extensive mold remediation in a kitchen in a Southwest Missouri home.  The mold was caused simply by a leaky faucet.  The photo shown is during the cleaning process.   SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County's professionally certified crews use containment while cleaning to keep the mold spores from spreading through out the home.  This is done by using air scrubbers to capture the spores in the work area and pulling the air outside while work is being performed.  Due to the amount of mold the kitchen had to be completely demoed down to the stud framing.  This allows us to dry the structure and remove, clean and disinfect the mold. This demonstrates how something as simple as a leaky faucet can cause damage to your home.

Commercial Water Damage in Southwest Missouri

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Southwest Missouri This hotel was flooded from a burst pipe during recent freezing temperatures.

Due to recent freezing a pipe burst in an attic of a local hotel damaging the two levels below.  We removed all the affected wet ceiling tiles, dried the ceiling and walls and were able to save the carpet in the large conference room of the hotel.  

SERVPRO of Springfield / Greene County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you have a commercial water damage or would like to get a free Emergency Response Plan into place for your business call us at 417-865-7711.

Frozen Pipe causes water damage in Springfield Church

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Frozen Pipe causes water damage in Springfield Church Air movers drying the walls after removing base trim in Springfield church.

During a recent cold snap a frozen pipe caused this Springfield church to flood.  This picture shows a portion of the building during the drying process. The cove trim was removed to allow us to access the area behind the walls.   We utilized a large desiccant dehumidifier to dry the entire building.  The desiccant recycles the air inside, bringing warm dry air inside while sucking moist air outside.  SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County's efforts resulted in having 90% of the building dry within 3 days.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a commercial water damage or would like to get a free Emergency Response Plan into place for your business call us at 417-865-7711.

Commercial Water Damage in Southwest Missouri

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Southwest Missouri This hotel was flooded from a burst pipe during recent freezing temperatures.

Due to recent freezing a pipe burst in an attic of a local hotel damaging the two levels below.  We removed all the affected wet ceiling tiles, dried the ceiling and walls and were able to save the carpet in the large conference room of the hotel.  

If you have a commercial water damage or would like to get a free Emergency Response Plan into place for your business call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County at 417-865-7711.

Severe Weather Expo of Southwest Missouri

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Community Severe Weather Expo of Southwest Missouri Our SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County Team at the Battlefield Mall Severe Weather Expo

The Battlefield Mall in Springfield, Missouri hosted their annual Severe Weather Expo on February 24.  SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County was privileged to take part in this event this year.  The expo is designed to better equip Southwest Missouri communities to prepare for the upcoming severe weather of tornadoes, severe storms and flash flooding.  There were some great vendors this year from the National Weather Service to the local new stations, our team met many wonderful people during this event from the greater Springfield area and were able to educate them on the best ways to handle situations and to prepare if their homes and businesses are affected by severe weather. Severe Weather Awareness week is March 4 -10 and is also a great time to create an action plan for your family.  If you would like more information about how to be prepared for Severe Weather contact us at 417-865-7711. 

Two Story Water Damage in Southwest Missouri

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Two Story Water Damage in Southwest Missouri Two Story Water Damage Southwest Missouri

During a recent cold snap a cold water supply line under a kitchen sink caused this Southwest Missouri basement home to have a major flood.   This before picture shows the mess that was left behind in the basement as the water spread throughout the entire home and even into the garage. SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County was called to clean up the water damaged home. Our crews immediately began working to extract the water and removed the affected drywall and flooring and cabinets to get this home completely dry.  Construction repairs are under way to get this house back in order like it was pre water damage. If you have a water damage do not hesitate to contact us anytime day or night at 417-865-7711.

SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County is Hiring!

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a Construction Helper. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened”!

 Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills and is a serious multi-tasker.  Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

SERVPRO of the Springfield/Greene County
Construction Helper Wanted.

Requirements for this Position:

  • Basic construction knowledge with experience in finished carpentry required.
  • Must be responsible, friendly and hard working with a valid driver’s license
  • The ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft and able to pass a drug screening.

Send Resume to mbryngelson@SERVPROofspringfield.com or apply within Monday through Friday 9 to 4 at 765 N Miller Road, Springfield, MO 65802. 

Preparing for Winter Weather in Southwest Missouri

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Community 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.

Emergency Kit

  • 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

Pet Safety

  • 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. 

Heating Safety

  • 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

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial 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