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"Faster" is better when dealing with Water Damage in S. Illinois

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service?

Call Us 24/7 – (618) 998-8828

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion 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. 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.

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion is ready for the storms

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion 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

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion is the only certified Disaster Recovery Team in the Southern Illinois Region!  When storms hit Southern Illinois, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (618) 998-8828

 

Residential & Commercial Smoke and Soot Cleanup in Southern Illinois

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Residential & Commercial Smoke and Soot Cleanup in Southern Illinois Smoke and Soot Damage

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (618) 998-8828

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion are your Flood Damage Experts!

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

No place is immune from the threat of flooding, and Marion, Herrin and Carbondale Illinois neighborhoods is not an exception. Our area of Southern Illinois experiences waves of heavy rainstorms, the combined strength of which can result in flooding situations. If water fills the lower levels of your home due to extended periods of rain, a call to us can turn the tide toward recovery.

When a home or business suffers flood damage in the Williamson or Jackson County region, the inhabitants do not have the luxury of waiting until the water recedes to make decisions. Large quantities of water inside your home’s foundation or basement risk significant harm to your building’s structure and contents. It is crucial that rapid removal of the water occurs, followed by complete drying of floors, walls, ceilings, and other building components. Our teams of flood damage specialists train for the opportunity to complete these tasks for you.

Flood damage is a water event that requires professional help. A bucket and mop or shop vacuum are not up to the challenge. The sheer amount of water quickly overwhelms any do it yourself attempt. The experienced technicians from SERVPRO employ powerful, industrial strength pumps and extractors to evacuate the water fast. Speed is critical because of the progressive nature of water damage.

Many structures, items, and surfaces can emerge nearly good as new if water does not have the chance to soak into and begin the process of disintegration. Although building materials like finished wood, concrete or cinder block may be able to shed water without much change, drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, carpeting, and other porous components risk swelling, crumbling, and delamination if soaked for any period of time.

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion employees learn dozens of targeted strategies to quickly and successfully remove water from you place of business or home. Once the obvious water is gone, the crew uses high-efficiency fans and dehumidifiers to complete the job, drawing residual moisture out of contents and structure.

If severe weather threatens your property with flood damage, SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion is ready to help you recover from this catastrophe completely. One call to (618) 998-8828 sets a process in motion that returns your home to you “Like it never even happened.”

SAVE THE DATE SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion Golf Scramble

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Community SAVE THE DATE SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion Golf Scramble 2018 SERVPRO Golf Scramble

REMEMBER THIS DATE AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  JUNE 15TH, 2018

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion 2018 Annual Golf Scramble

Save The Date! June 15th, 2018 is SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion's Annual Golf Scramble and we anticipate an awesome. We will be holding it at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, Illinois. Be sure and plan to come to this event so get your 4 member team together! There will be a flyer going out to all of our valued clients 30 days prior to the event. We will provide refreshments and will be serving a wonderful lunch prior to a shotgun start at 12:00pm noon.

There will be a Invitation Flyer going out 30 days prior to event.

Our Marketing team will be hand delivering an invitation for the SERVPRO Golf Scramble to all our wonderful clients 30 days prior to the event.  It will contain all of the day's events and a place to fill in your team's names.

For Additional Information Call us at (618) 998-8828

Soot and Smoke Damaged Insulation Removal Technique

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soot and Smoke Damaged Insulation Removal Technique Insulation Removal

We Know How To Remove Smoke Damaged Insulation

SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion thinks outside the box when it comes to creative ways to get the job done. Here, we engineered a way to continually extract all the insulation out of the attic with minimal manipulation and manpower of an assisted living center. 

Smoke and Soot Facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke:

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Call us at (618) 998-8828 for all your Cleanup and Restoration Needs.

Illinois Ethics 3 HR. In Classroom Offering

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

General Illinois Ethics 3 HR. In Classroom Offering Illinois Ethics Continuing Education

Our franchise will be hosting a 3 HR "In Classroom" Illinois Ethics Class.

DATE: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

This is by invitation only. If you need this class be sure and give us a call before the event.

At SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion, it's our pleasure to make this available to our clients!