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Summer heat is here

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Extreme heat has arrived.

Lately the weather has been very hot and humid. We have been on a heat advisory as well. Extreme heat is when the temperature is above 90 degrees for two to three days. During extreme heat evaporation is slowed and the body works harder to maintain normal body temperature.

Using these tips will help keep you cool and safe during this horrible heat.

  • Wearing light and loose clothing will keep you cooler. Dark tight-fitting clothing will trap in the rays; keeping the heat in.
  • Drink more water! Try to stay away from caffeine and alcohol as well.
  • Avoid high-energy activities and get help when doing hard manual work outside
  • Keep your home cooler by covering all windows with drapes or shades, using weather-strips on all windows and doors, and using an attic fan if you have one.

Check often on your elderly, neighbors and pets. This heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat strokes. Staying hydrated and cool will less your chance from any heat illness.

SERVPRO wants everyone to continue to have a fun, cool and safe summer!!

Basement Floods Clean-Up

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

We Specialize in Basement Floods Clean-Up and Restoration After Storms

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your  basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 618-233-1289

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon Is Here To Help 618-233-1289

What to do When a Pipe Breaks

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody wants to be responsible for water damage in Belleville IL If you have bursting pipes in your place of business and the building owner or any other authority figure is not present to give direction, there are several things that you could do to stop the problem before it gets out of hand. Keep in mind that if your business has any standard rules for dealing with this type of problem, you can probably find them in a handbook, or a manager could direct you to them over the phone. However, if all else fails follow these simple steps.

The first thing you should do, probably before you even call for help, is stop the flow of water. This action has several benefits:
• Stops current damage and potentially allows water to drain
• Prevents future damage due to seepage 
• Reduces the risk of a water damage category increase
After the water has stopped flowing, then you can start to take action by identifying the major risks involved with your incident. A good first step is to try to estimate the type of water damage you have. 

Knowledge Is Power

Instead of trying to fix a broken pipe by yourself, focus on gathering information. Ask yourself a few simple questions. Where did the water come from? Bursting pipes and sewer drains pose much different risks. Does the water have any chemicals, such as cleaning supplies or cooking chemicals? These questions should help you determine the type of water you have and therefore the water cleanup measures needed to get your business back to a like-new state.

Spread the Word Carefully

After you assess the state of your flood, it's time to communicate what you've found to the various parties involved. Keep in mind that not everyone needs the same information. Responsible people, such as business owners, building managers or janitorial staff, might not need the same information as customers, fellow employees or other similar stakeholders. Dealing with bursting pipes is a team effort, so tell everyone exactly what they need to know in order to minimize professional risks and accelerate your cleanup process. For more information call SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon at 618-233-1289

Commercial Fire Restoration

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – 618-233-1289

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon has been helping businesses in the metro east area get back to work following fires for over 20 years. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, church, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters. We are proud to be a member of the Greater Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce.

We serve our local communities and the surrounding area:

Belleville

O’Fallon

Fairview Heights

Swansea

Shiloh

Commercial Services

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients.  When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military 

 Call Today – 618-233-1289  We will answer your questions.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon responds quickly to your St. Clair County fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

STORM AND FLOOD CLEANUP IN THE BELLEVILLE AREA

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

As the rain comes pouring down and the wind kicks up, you might be wondering how well your home will survive the storm. If flooding or storm damage does happen to affect your home, call SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon right away. We have experience in restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We respond immediately with highly trained technicians who have the specialized equipment and techniques required to restore your home or business. SERVPRO of Belleville-O’Fallon knows that when it comes to storm damage you could be looking at water, mold or debris cleaning. We are ready to help you no matter what the storm brought!

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call Us Today 618-233-1289

We are Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your St. Clair County home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We are Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

 We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Fast Response Time from SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

We know that closures for your business don’t just impact you, they also impact your customers and employees.

SERVPRO® of Belleville-O'Fallon is open 24/7, 365 days a year because we know that quick response time can make all the difference. Fast response to a damage can make the difference between restoring and replacing your business’ property and belongings. The first 24 hours are the most critical time when a major damage happens as after this first window of time subsequent damage can occur. The sooner an assessment of the damage can be made, the sooner the clean up work can begin and the sooner other problems can be prevented.  

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean the damage yourself, call SERVPRO® of Belleville-O'Fallon at 618-233-1289

Is your business and employees prepared for any emergency?

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Would you and all employees be prepared, if an emergency were to happen in your business today?  If your answer is no then don’t be afraid! SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon is always here to help! We can come out to your business and set up an Emergency Ready Plan for FREE!

If you don't know what an Emergency Ready Plan aka ERP is, an ERP is a packet for you and your employees to have to help keep everyone calm during an emergency.  An experienced Customer Service Rep, will create an individualized packet for your building/business with the information you need.  It includes a property overview, building access information, an emergency action checklist, contact information for the local Fire Department, Police Department, and Hospital, pictures of all shut off valves and description of location, and more. We can add any information you think would be necessary for an emergency. For example: we can add photos and locations of all fire extinguishers, add a map for fire routes, and even add where the safe areas are for a tornado or earthquakes. 

Give us a call today at 618-233-1289 to set up an appointment for you FREE ERP!

SERVPRO is here to help after storm damage!

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO is here to help after storm damage! During a storm the tree broke and landed on the home.

SERVPRO of Belleville-O'Fallon 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.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, 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 a storm hits, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 618-233-1289

Does your home have a mold problem?

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your home have a mold problem? Mold growth in a humid wet basement.

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 You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 618-233-1289