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Mold Remediation

6/7/2024 (Permalink)

Worker performing mold remediation process Know that SERVPRO is here for all of your mold remediation needs.

Mold damage at a property can be a result of excess moisture being present, among other factors. It can grow quickly and cause further damage to a residential or commercial property. Fortunately, SERVPRO® is Here to help. Our technicians are trained to assess and inspect any mold damage and have the tools necessary to remediate it. They use various techniques to detect the presence of mold and possible hidden water sources. Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. If mold is found, SERVPRO works with you through the cleanup, repair, and remediation process to get your property great again. If you suspect mold growth at your property, get in contact with SERVPRO of Marshall and Sedalia for assistance. 

Revived Construction Division has Big Plans for the Future

3/18/2024 (Permalink)

man in front of servpro logo Jason Davis is the Director of Construction at SERVPRO Team Meyer.

With over 30 years in the construction industry, Jason Davis is ready to level up SERVPRO Team Meyer’s construction division in 2024. Davis took on the role of Director of Construction in October, and says he hopes to “bring a new beginning” to the division at SERVPRO®.  

Prior to his position at SERVPRO, Davis spent two decades in the carpenter's union working on both residential and commercial projects. There, he oversaw multi-million-dollar projects, including Iowa landmarks such as the Art Museum, Oak Noll Retirement Home, U of I Athletic Learning Center, The Pomerantz, parts of the Children's Hospital, and the Pappajohn addition to the University of Iowa Hospital. Davis also owned a business in which the company constructed homes and performed extensive remodels. 

Because SERVPRO Team Meyer took a short pause on construction work, Davis looks forward to “raising the bar” in the coming year. The company now has a fully functioning division, led by Davis, that covers all 10 of Team Meyer’s locations. Davis says he has high hopes and big goals for the future. 

“I want SERVPRO Team Meyer to become the top remodeling company in the industry,” he says. 

Davis understands that construction work following damage restoration has its unique characteristics. Having construction integrated into the restoration company allows the franchise to be a one-stop shop for its customers.  

“We’re able to help the customer as a whole because we can offer all service lines to help them complete a project,” he says. “This way, they're not having to search around for other companies...we are start to finish.” 

Davis notes that the most enjoyable part about what he does is working with customers. He says he has always been in tune with his clients, and that he prioritizes customer satisfaction. When he completes a job, one of Davis’s favorite things to see is a customer’s face filled with joy and relief, knowing that they hired the right team for the job. 

With this new position, one of Davis’s goals is to educate more people on the “why” and “how” of construction and get his team excited about it. 

“Just like with any job, if you don't know about it or don't understand it, you won't believe in it,” he says. “So, you gotta get people believing in what you’re doing.” 

Beyond Davis’s professional life, he says he finds fulfillment in family time with his five children and wife Michele, as well as golfing and hunting.  

SERVPRO Team Meyer is so excited to welcome Jason to our team and to see our construction division thrive. 

Consistent Communication

7/28/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Marshall and Sedalia knows that when your residential or commercial property is threatened with damage, it can be a very stressful and unknown time. This is why we make it a priority to communicate with our clients every step of the way. SERVPRO® will provide detailed information to our customers in every step of the restoration process so that our valued customers are never left in the dark. Afterall, having repair teams working on your private property and belongings can come with questions or concerns. 

Beginning with the initial phone call to SERVPRO, our office staff will talk through options and scheduling with the customer. The staff will gather information and let the customer know that SERVPRO is here to help. A Project Manager will scope the loss and provide an estimate. These managers will also discuss the restoration process with the customer and inform him or her of the work that will need to be done on the property. Our skilled technicians will work to make fire, water or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Our consistent communication continues through the payment process with our office staff and follow-up conversations.  

Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO.

6/7/2023 (Permalink)

storm damage on home SERVPRO has 24-hour Emergency Services to respond quickly to disaster.

Storms can be unpredictable and take a toll on your home or commercial space, which can cause damage to both the interior and exterior of your property. SERVPRO of Marshall and Sedalia understands that these disasters can come at any time and provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have trained, on-call professionals to respond to your loss, and our teams make it a priority to be faster to any size disaster. This immediate response time can lessen damage, cleaning time and costs as further damage will be prevented. So, if your property is ever impacted by storm damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Marshall and Sedalia at any time, day or night. We are always Here to help. 

For residential services that can bring you peace of mind when something goes wrong, SERVPRO offers water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, general cleaning and building services. A commercial property impacted by damage can also be restored by SERVPRO with services such as commercial water damage restoration, commercial fire damage restoration, commercial mold remediation, storm damage and large loss event restoration, and cleaning services.   

Our Reconstruction Team is Here to help

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

men working SERVPRO is a one-stop-shop for restoration and reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Marshall and Sedalia prides itself on its ability to restore residential and commercial spaces following water, fire and mold damage. We have the experts needed to handle a job of this type, yet we also have another important aspect of our team—the reconstruction team. This group of professionals will go in following a restoration job to repair walls, flooring, roofing and more to make your disaster seem “Like it never even happened.” Our reconstruction teams also aid in demolition, remodels and roof tarp and board-up services. Having SERVPRO handle the reconstruction part of a job as well as the restoration can bring you peace of mind as you won't be needing to hire multiple repair teams. Likewise, this will make the job be finished quicker due to team communication, and the insurance claims process will be smoother. 

Graffitied Property? SERVPRO can help.

5/3/2023 (Permalink)

graffiti wall with cleaning bucket Contact SERVPRO of Marshall and Sedalia to restore your property after vandalism.

Having your commercial property vandalized can take a toll on your business and can be a stressful experience. Whether a window gets busted, or graffiti ends up on your property, SERVPRO® of Marshall and Sedalia can be there to clean and restore your commercial space. With our strive to be faster to any size disaster, and our 24/7 Emergency Services, you can count on SERVPRO to get your property back to its preloss condition. Cleaning up vandalism should be left to the professionals, so make sure to call SERVPRO if you experience it. Our SERVPRO team uses the following three common methods to remove graffiti from driveways, walkways, walls, stonework and more: 

  • Scrubbing, using solvents and a wire brush 
  • Pressure washing the affected area 
  • Media blasting with sand or dry ice

A Growing Company that's Here to help®

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

map of servpro locations SERVPRO has over 2,000 locations Here to help® you through any disaster!

With 2,000+ franchise locations spread across North America, our SERVPRO branded cars can be found anywhere and everywhere. We are locally owned and operated with the support of our Headquarter location and the support of the other SERVPRO locations. 

Our Family of Franchises is a Member of SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team®, which means we will send crews to assist other locations for large loss jobs in the affected areas. This is important because a significant loss, such as a natural disaster, can mean long hours a need for extra labor. By dispatching our crew, we can provide a helping hand during a time of need. 

Another way that our SERVPRO Family of Franchises helps other locations is by providing assistance to newer and growing locations. Our HQ location does an excellent job at providing material to help develop our team’s workflow.  Our team will work to train departments that might need help with learning the roles. 

If you need SERVPRO services, please call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia at 660-886-5194.

Moisture Leads to Microbial Growth

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Microbial Growth Growing on Material in the Wall If your property needs to be evaluated for water damage call SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia at 660-886-5194.

We send one of our Project Managers to a property instead of accepting images because we can’t engage our other senses with images. The biggest sense that we can’t engage is the sense of smell; our Project Managers know what to smell to tell how severe the job is. If a property has standing water, we must consider factors such as microbial growth. With us being in the warmer months, properties have a higher chance of microbial growth with the added humidity in the air. By following these easy controllable steps, you can ensure your property doesn’t fall victim to microbial growth.

  1. Microbial Growth needs specific conditions to flourish, one being moisture in the air. Adding moisture to your home’s air quality can stem from multiple sources, so finding what is causing the moisture needs to be the focus immediately. This could be flood water, dishwasher leak, or as simple as having the water vapor from a boiling pot of water. 
  2. Everything that is a living organism needs a food source to thrive. Microbial growth also needs a food source, and some of the most common household materials that promote growth are wood, cardboard, textiles, and dust-containing skin cells.
  3.  We all know that temperatures during the summer are unbearable at times; well, microbial growth thrives in temperatures ranging from 41 to 104?, which is what we keep our homes at. 
  4. Finally, Oxygen is the last factor that can control microbial growth.

Flash Flood Requires Swift Action

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

City Scene with Heavy Rain If your property was affected/ gets affected by flooding, please reach out to our team at 660-886-5194.

Our SERVPRO of Sedalia location was devastated by flash flooding that caused water damage throughout numerous homes. We had to send some of our team members from our 9 other franchise locations to help with the widespread water damage. We also called another SERVPRO Family of Franchises and asked for assistance when the jobs became too much. Flash Flooding is a severe problem that requires swift action. This is what we recommend our clients to do when they fall victim to flooding:

  1. The first tip is to prepare for the projected severe weather by buying nonperishable items and sandbags. If the store has a limit based on demand, we suggest using expanding foam in the cracks and crevices of the door while sealing it with duct tape.
  2.  This is very important if water seeps into your home, especially if you’re unsure if the water will continue to rise; please TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY BOX. If water gets into the wall sockets, you risk the water becoming a conductor for electricity. Buildings have to have sockets a foot off baseboards to prevent this from becoming a problem.

Once the water has begun to lower, our team of professionals is ready to restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Survey BEFORE You Dig!

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

outdoor project tools and equipment Before you break ground on a project, call a land surveyor to locate where underground system lines are.

The summertime is an ideal time to tackle those outdoor projects you have been planning all year. Whether somebody wants to optimize their yard space by building planters, a pool, an inground fire pit or attempting the trend of creating small garden ponds, it is important to survey the yard before attempting any outdoor, DIY project. Failing to complete this task may lead to a slew of issues, including ones that require SERVPRO services. 

SERVPRO recommends locating where gas and water lines are underneath the surface to avoid hitting a utility line. If a power tool does come in contact with these lines, the consequences can spread through the town with large power outages and sewer mishaps.

Locating utility lines can be done by calling 811, as you will be directed to a service that can survey your property and mark the lines. So, the next time you plan to dig on your land, survey it BEFORE you break ground!