Polar Vortex affects Area Churches
The Polar Vortex event of February 2021 greatly affected many Southwest Missouri area churches causing pipes to burst. SERVPRO of Springfield / Greene County was privileged to be able to assist many of them in mitigating their water damage. When water freezes it expands, this expansion puts pressure on water pipes and they burst. Our goal at SERVPRO is to get these buildings dried out as quickly as possible to prohibit fungal growth and to allow the churches to be able to continue to hold worship services for their parishioners.
In this particular church building multiple pipes burst flooding and causing damage to around 16,000 square feet of their building including the sanctuary, hallways, classrooms and cafe. Our crews performed a 2 foot flood cut to all the affected dry wall and removed any wet insulation, set air movers and dehumidifiers and air scrubbers.
You can prepare your church for potential water damages or other disasters by getting a contingency plan in place. SERVPRO of Springfield / Greene County has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your church or business, when a disaster strikes the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile or ERP identifies prioritized points of contact for authorizing the cleanup and restoration to begin. We have helped many churches with their disaster and getting a back up plan in place to be able to hold worship services. The ERP provides detailed information like gas and water shut off valve locations and other information that is nice to have at your fingertips such as utility company information and facility management personnel name and contact information. You can protect your church or business by setting up an Emergency Ready Profile today. Contact us at 417-865-7711.