We are helping in Florida.
Richard and Mike are loading equipment to take to Florida.
SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon currently has crews down in Florida helping clean up after hurricane Michael. SERVPRO as a company has what they call a Storm Team. Franchise's all over the US will receive a email asking if they are able to go help whichever state has been damaged by any storm. Last year we had crews in Texas for a few months helping after their hurricane.
This year we decided to send 5 of our team members down to help with restoration and clean up. They left October 27th and October 28th. We expect them to be coming back the week of Thanksgiving.
Our crews have been working very long and hard days to help as many people as we can. SERVPRO is always Here To Help when disaster strikes!
Broken sink pipe floods home
Standing water was in every room in the upper level.
This family came home from vacation to find their home flooded. The pipe for their kitchen sink busted and water was flowing for roughly 2-5 days. Serious damaged occurred to this newly built home. The upstairs flooring started buckling and the basement ceiling drywall had fallen.
When we arrived on site the CSR did a walk through to determine what all needed done. The crew began extracting all the water and removing the carpet. Our next step was to remove the ceilings in the basement, all flooring, start drying out contents and setting equipment to prevent mold growth.
A disaster like this can be prevented by turning your water off when you leave for vacation. Many never think it will happen to them. But if it does you can always count on us to be there!
Give us a call at 618-233-1289 to make your disaster look "Like it never even happened."
No matter what time or size of damage we are ready!
This is not all! We have more!
SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon is here for all of your commercial property needs. We have the equipment and man power to restore the damages that occur to your building.
Do you need carpet or duct cleaning?
We can do that!
Did a pipe burst and flood a couple floors?
That is no problem for us!
You have a guest trash a room?
We will clean it right up.
Our crews are professionally trained for any general cleaning or water, fire and mold restoration. No matter what time or day we are here to help. You can count on us to be ready on a Thursday at 11 am or a Sunday at 4 pm.
We understand the need to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible!
Give us a call at 618-233-1289!!
About SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon
We do Fire, Water, Mold, Bio-Hazard, Vandalism, Carpet and upholstery cleaning, Crime Scene clean up and more!
SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon has been servicing the St. Clair and Madison County area since 1993 by owners Dan and Cyndi VanDenBossche. Our office is located in Troy right off of 162. We understand you cannot predict or choose when a disaster will happen. That is why we have crews on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year for emergency services. Whether a disaster happens at 5 am or 11 pm we are here to help! SERVPRO goes by a 1-4-8 rule. 1 hour to contact the home owner after a call is received, 4 hours to reach the customers location, and 8 hours for the appropriate person to have all information for the remediation plan. Our crews work very hard to contact and arrive on site quicker than the 1 and 4 hour rule. We know the quicker your home or business returns to normal the less stress there is. The crews will work around the clock to finish and also keep you informed during the process.
IF your home or business ever experiences a fire, water, mold, vandalism or any disaster give our office a call! 618-233-1289
Prevent mold growth in your laundry room
SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon knows there are areas in your home that are more prone to mold growth than others. The bathrooms are main areas for mold growth; and so is your laundry room. Between the damp laundry, potential small leaks and the humidity, mold can spread quickly in your laundry room. How to prevent mold from growing? Make a regular routine to check your laundry room for moisture or mold growth.
Check for Wet Areas
Check your pipes for leaks, drywall and floors regularly for moisture or signs of mold growth. Always address the issue as soon as possible if there is noticeable water.
You should clean and check the maintenance on your washer and dryer regularly. Replace any loose seals, clean the washer of soap scum, clean out the dryer vents and make sure all water hoses are tight.
Don’t Leave Wet Clothes Sit
The inside of the washer is a prime area for mold growth. Do not leave wet laundry in the washer for a long period of time. Try to dry the clothes as soon as the washer ends.
Call our office as soon as you can if you discover mold growing in your home. The sooner the mold is removed the better. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 618-233-1289
Fire Prevention Tips
Fire prevention week is October 7-13 this year. This year’s campaign is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” This week is to educate everyone on the three basic steps to reduce house fires. Take these tips into your home to keep you and your family prepared and safe. Being prepared for a fire will help keep you and your family calmer if one occurs.
Look: Walk around your home to see if there are any potential fire hazards. Examples being clothes or blankets to close to space heaters, full dryer vents, too many cords plugged into one outlet, etc.
Listen: Make sure all your smoke alarms are working and replace batteries if you have not done so this year.
Learn: Put together an emergency exit route in place. Find all the quickest and safest exit possibilities. Make a designated meeting area outside your home for the family to meet.
Fire fact: The U.S fire departments are called to an average of 1 house fire every 86 seconds!
Restoring your commercial property after a water damage.
Flooding and water damage events at Belleville commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon
SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.
IIRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon 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 Belleville-O'Fallon
SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon 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.
The storms are rolling in!
St. Clair county is supposed to be getting hit by a storm within the next few days. Heavy rain causes flooding which can cause water damage to your home. Dealing with a flooded home, leaking roof, or any other disaster is very stressful. SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon is ready for this storm. Our crews have been cleaning and checking all equipment making sure we are ready to help. If you’re home is affected by this storm here are some tips to use until we arrive:
• Remove as much water as possible by mopping or shop vac
• Wipe excess water from furniture, shelves, etc.
• Remove and prop up wet cushions, rugs, etc.
• Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture to avoid water damage
SERVPRO Belleville-O’Fallon is available 24/7 for calls and services. If this storm brings damage to your home give us a call at 618-233-1289.
Do you know what to do after a fire?
Fires are never planned. They catch you off guard and take you by surprise. It is always best to be prepared for one and to know what to do when one strikes. From a small kitchen fire to a full house fire SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon is always here to help. We have 25 years’ experience with disaster clean-up and restoration.
So, what do you do when a fire happens? Here are some helpful tips to use:
- Limit movement to prevents soot being embedded in your carpet and upholstery
- If your power is out empty the refrigerator and freezer
- Change your HVAC filter, but leave the system off until a trained professional comes out
- Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces
- Shampoo any carpets or furniture
- Consume any food or beverages that may have been close to the fire, heat or water
After experiencing a fire in your home or business, give us a call to have our professionals come out and make your fire damage look “Like it never even happened.”