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Call SERVPRO as soon as you notice Water!

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage is the most severe type of water loss a homeowner can experience. The faster mitigation begins, lessens the potential loss to both your home and its contents.

Ground water is sometimes referred to as "black water"  and is considered a category three biohazard. This type of water loss event should always have professional mitigation for both health and safety reasons. This is important for the home/business owner to get it taken care of immediately, to prevent many more future problems.  

When SERVPRO technicians work on a site, along with restoring as much of the water loss contents as possible, we try to limit disruptions in the home and dry furnishings in place when possible. 
Our air movers blow high-velocity air that causes water vapor inside objects to rise to the surface. Once that happens, the dehumidifiers capture and port out the moisture. This method enables warm, dry air to bring down the moisture levels in the room and its contents in an expedient manner. Once confirmed dry though moisture readings, we clean and disinfect all surfaces affected by groundwater to ensure they are sanitary. 

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is available at (618) 998-8828 to mitigate flood damage in your home or business. No matter the time of day or night or how large or small the water loss, we can be onsite within hours and make it "Like it never even happened."

Southern Illinois Storms

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Wow, oh, wow! Southern Illinois has had some pretty crazy weather this past month! Tornadoes and strong storms with high speed wind, has been very disturbing to our Southern Illinois area. 

Has your home been damaged by these storms? SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is here to help if so! 

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion has highly trained technicians to clean and restore any damage that a storm or water has ruined. We offer the best of the best and we care about you and your family or business. Our fast pace will get the job completed in an efficient way; leaving your home or business "Like it never even happened." 

Call us today at (618) 998-8828 for any of your fire, water, or storm damage needs! We can assure you, the job will be done in a fast, efficient, and professional way. 

Located in Marion, IL at 1610 Adams Dr. 

Does Bleach Kill Mold?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Surprisingly, bleach does NOT kill mold. Bleach can actually contribute to mold growth. The trusted and experienced SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion, is here to educate you on this topic: a common misconception: bleach + mold.

If you suspect mold at your residential or commercial property, please know that bleach is not the solution. It may seem like an inexpensive way to remove your mold problem, but, with the use of bleach, you could be causing more harm than good.   

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Here at SERVPRO® of Cape Carbondale/Marion, our technicians are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Our advanced equipment helps to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.

The best way to combat a common misconception is to educate yourself, and immerse yourself in that subject.

Now that you’ve been educated on this topic: a common misconception: bleach + mold, will you give us your next mold restoration job? Call the mold specialists at (618) 998-8828. We’ll make that mold damage at your home or business "Like it never even happened."

Prepare Your Business with an E.A.P.

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner, you are constantly thinking about your business; how to improve it, and how to keep it running smoothly. But, do you ever think about natural disasters that could damage your business?

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion offers free Emergency Action Plans to install in your business. When preparing with an E.A.P., your business will know what to do in the event of a natural disaster. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion can create E.A.P.'s for your business with a few easy steps of communicating with you about your business, a few pictures to add into the plan, and creating the plan on paper and on the app for you to easily access. 

This easy and free option can and will prepare not only you, but also your employees, on what to do in the event of a flood, fire, or storm. Choosing an E.A.P. through SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion allows a stress-free, easy to follow plan that will save your business possible high amounts of money that could happen if no plan is provided to quickly stop or prevent disasters. 

Interested in an Emergency Action Plan for your business? Call us today at (618) 998-8828. 

Storm Tips

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Storm headed your way? read these tips to prepare:

  • "Always keep a battery-powered radio in your home so that you can tune to radio stations if you lose electricity. Check or change the batteries frequently.

  • Keep a flashlight in an easily accessible spot on every floor of your home. Check the batteries monthly, and replace them as needed.

  • Keep a supply of candles on hand for power failures.

  • As a safety precaution before leaving the house on vacation, unplug all electrical appliances except for those lights connected to automatic timers.

  • If you live in a storm-prone area, nail down roof shingles or use adequate adhesive to keep them from blowing off in a violent wind. For roofs with shingles that are not the seal-down type, apply a little dab of roofing cement under each tab.

  • A lightning-protection system should offer an easy, direct path for the bolt to follow into the ground and thus prevent injury or damage. Grounding rods (at least two for a house) should be placed at opposite corners of the house.

  • Don't go out during a hurricane unless you have to; however, if flooding threatens, seek high ground, and follow the instructions of civil defense personnel.

  • When a major storm is imminent, close shutters, board windows, or tape the inside of larger panes with an "X" along the full length of their diagonals. Even a light material like masking tape may give the glass the extra margin of strength it needs to resist cracking."

For more tips visit https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/home-diy/projects/storm-safety-tips.htm

In the event of your home or business getting damaged by a storm, Call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion at (618) 998-8828. 

We are Proud to Serve YOU

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Reviews like this remind us why we do what we do. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion focuses on their relationships with each individual that comes our way. We strive to highly please every home or business owner that calls on our restoration services. 

Your opinion matters to us. As a business, we want to highly satisfy every single customer. We accept your opinions and learn from them! Please contact us and let us know how we did at (628) 998-8828. 

Other ways to leave a review is on Facebook or Google reviews. Each month we have a drawing for the good reviews to choose a winner for a gift card. We want to hear from you, so give us a review for your chance to win our monthly review drawing! 

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is proud to serve such an amazing community!

SERVPRO Responds Quickly

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Many residents in Southern Illinois enjoy setting off fireworks during the summer monthsespecially The 4th of July.  Sometimes things go wrong, however, and cause injuries to people or damage to property.  When areas outside your residence sustain damage in this manner, pests such as rodents and insects can come inside your dwelling all too easily.

If your home or business sustains fire damage in this manner, the holes burned into siding can seem minor.  However, rain water does not require large openings to infiltrate your home.  SERVPRO prepares our technicians according to IICRC standards to mitigate such situations adequately.   
 
Rainwater can also substantially damage insulation, wiring, and interior walls.  If burnt out areas occur around second story levels, water can damage ceilings, also.  Our SERVPRO team can remove affected areas of siding and help you locate matching sections. 
 
In homes where fire damage causes more extensive damage than just a few minor holes, SERVPRO employees are also able to remove the damaged materials so replacement work can happen more easily.  Often, though, we find that cleaning materials first reveals minimal damage that does not require this extra cost.  Saving our customers money through restoration by cleaning instead of replacement of materials means making everything "Like it never even happened." can cost considerably less than expected. 
 
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion wants you and your family to enjoy a safe and fun 4th of July.  When fire damage from any source causes your home damage, call us at (618) 998-8828 so we can help you protect your home. 

Let US Help with your Fire Damage

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes, fire damage to your Southern Illinois home may barely touch the interior but leave significant scars on the exterior of the building. When this happens, the restoration process may be less intrusive and more simple to go through, but a major amount of work remains to be done making sure that discoloration, smoke damage, and necessary reconstruction work all receive the attention they deserve. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion's team can help you handle all of these tasks and more and even take some steps to prevent against fire damages in the future.

Restoring Color
One of the most important ways our experts can help you to restore your home after fire damage burns its exterior is to bring its color and appearance back to the way it was before the disaster. Thanks to efficient fire-specific cleaning methods and fast repainting efforts, we can remove any visual signs of damage your home may have received from the incident. If you feel uncomfortable with having our team work on your home, ask us to show you the extensive list of certifications that every SERVPRO employee receives.

Deep Cleaning
Our cleanup efforts extend well beyond the original sites of damage. Smoke odors and residues can travel quickly around and inside of your home, sometimes giving a section of the building interior a smoky odor despite there being no visual signs of damage. Our thorough cleaning regimens and smoke odor removal work can keep your home scrubbed free of even the smallest and most hard-to-handle fire and smoke residues.

Minor Reconstructive Efforts
Sometimes, some limited reconstruction may be necessary even when smoke and flame never touches the inside of your home. We can help you to make minor repairs such as patching up holes, replacing porch materials, and trimming trees to eliminate any sign of what might have happened before.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion brings friendly faces, years of experience, and affordable restoration services to your home when you need them the most. Call us anytime at (618) 998-8828.

Need an Expert for your Water Damage?

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Have you checked under your kitchen or bathroom sink lately? Most people store a variety of cleaners, sponges, and miscellaneous clutter under the sink. It is out of the way, out of sight, but still handy. However, the team at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion knows this can put small problems out of site, leading to huge problems.

Leaks from pipes under the sink are a common cause of water damage. With all the clutter that you hide in that sink cabinet, you may never even notice a water leak. 

The drip might be slow but can accumulate over time to cause major problems. water can cause major damage over time to the floor in your bathroom or kitchen, and the ceiling of the room below. It ruins your possessions and appliances. Unnoticed water leaking will ruin everything it comes in contact with.
 
As soon as you notice a water leak, it is important to get the appropriate help as soon as possible. When calling SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion for your restoration needs, we will assure you it will be done professionally and efficient.
 
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC, which sets industry standards, certifies our SERVPRO team. We receive specialized training in a range of services, including microbial remediation, drying techniques, and water damage restoration. We use state-of-the-art air movers and dehumidifiers, and the most advanced cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing agents. 

Call us today at (618) 998-8828 for any water damage you may find! 

Did you know this could happen to your business?

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage usually occurs from flooding due to the weather in the area. But are you aware of other potential water damaging hazards in your business? 

Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.  

1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems.Some older buildings have outdated water sprinkler systems that work in sync with the fire alarm system. But, outdated sprinklers can malfunction and cause major water damage.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment.This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.  

3. Broken pipes and plumbing. Just like in your own home, pipes and plumbing can fail, leading to a watery mess.   

4. Backed up sewer lines. This potentially dangerous mess is often not thought about, especially in your commercial business. But, it is something that should be taken care of FAST. 

When running a commercial business, it is often hard to think of everything. Water damage is usually not the first thing on your mind when running your business. In the event that you or an employee finds water, call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion to get it taken care of. SERVPRO of Cabrondale/Marion will get your business back in great shape so fast that it will be "Like it never even happened."

Call us today at (618) 998-8828.