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Faster to your Branson / Nixa Water Damage Event

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Branson / Nixa Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Branson

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson 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 Nixa/Branson 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 – 417-724-0084

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 Nixa/Branson

SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson 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.

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Conditions in Nixa Might Be Right for Mold

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Conditions in Nixa Might Be Right for Mold SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 417-724-0084

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson for mold remediation services.

Branson Smoke and Soot Cleanup

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Branson Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Branson area Home.

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 Nixa/Branson 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 – 417-724-0084

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Nixa / Branson Home

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Nixa / Branson Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson 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 Nixa & Branson

SERVPRO of Nixa & Branson 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. We believe in continuous training: 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.

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Commercial Water Damage affects Southwest Missouri Hotel

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage affects Southwest Missouri Hotel This hotel was flooding from a burst pipe during recent cold snap.

Due to recent freezing spell a pipe burst in the attic of a local hotel damaging the two levels below.  Upon arrival there was several inches of water in the downstairs conference room.  SERVPRO of Nixa & Branson crew members worked quickly and efficiently to extract the water and remove all the affected wet ceiling tiles and other material affected, this enabled us to dry the ceilings and walls. Our crews worked throughout the night and were able to get the building dry and we were able to save the carpet in the large conference room of the hotel.  

If you have a commercial water damage or would like to get a free Emergency Response Plan into place for your business call us at 417-724-0084.

Frozen Pipes cause flood for southwest Missouri church

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Frozen Pipes cause flood for southwest Missouri church Air movers drying the walls of a church after a flood in Southwest Missouri

During a recent cold snap a frozen pipe caused this southwest Missouri church to flood.  This picture shows a portion of the building during the drying process. The cove trim was removed to allow us to access the area behind the walls.   We utilized a large desiccant dehumidifier to dry the entire building.  The desiccant recycles the air inside, bringing warm dry air inside while sucking moist air outside.  SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson's efforts resulted in having 90% of the building dry within 3 days.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. 

If you have a commercial water damage or would like to get a free Emergency Response Plan into place for your business call us at 417-724-0084

Severe Weather Expo of Southwest Missouri

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Community Severe Weather Expo of Southwest Missouri SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson team at the Severe Weather Expo February 24 at the Battlefield Mall

The Battlefield Mall in Springfield, Missouri hosted their annual Severe Weather Expo on February 24.  SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson was privileged to take part in this event this year.  The expo is designed to better equip Southwest Missouri communities to prepare for the upcoming severe weather of tornadoes, severe storms and flash flooding.  There were some great vendors this year from the National Weather Service to the local new stations, our team met many wonderful people during this event from the greater Springfield area and were able to educate them on the best ways to handle situations and to prepare if their homes and businesses are affected by severe weather. Severe Weather Awareness week is March 4 -10 and is also a great time to create an action plan for your family.  If you would like more information about how to be prepared for Severe Weather contact us at 417-865-7711. 

Prevent Mold Growth in your Branson Area Home

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Mold Growth in your Branson Area Home Mold in Southwest Missouri area home

SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson professionals handle water damages every day and know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when the environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has seen a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry structure promptly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for: 

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odor which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity. 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the property for mold growth and water damage problems.  If you think you might have a mold problem don't panic call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson today at (417) 724-0084

Two Story Water Damage in Southwest Missouri

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Two Story Water Damage in Southwest Missouri Flooded basement in Southwest Missouri

During a recent cold snap a cold water supply line under a kitchen sink caused this Southwest Missouri basement home to have a major flood. 

This before picture shows the mess that was left behind in the basement as the water spread throughout the entire home and even into the garage. SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County was called to clean up the water damaged home. Our crews immediately began working to extract the water and removed the affected drywall and flooring and cabinets to get this home completely dry.  Construction repairs are under way to get this house back in order like it was pre water damage. If you have a water damage do not hesitate to contact us anytime day or night at 417-865-7711.

Mold Remediation in Southwest Missouri Home

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in Southwest Missouri Home Southwest Missouri kitchen mold remediation.

We recently completed an extensive mold remediation in a kitchen in a Southwest Missouri home.  The mold was caused simply by a leaky faucet.  The photo shown is during the cleaning process.   SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson's professionally certified crews use containment while cleaning to keep the mold spores from spreading through out the home.  This is done by using air scrubbers to capture the spores in the work area and pulling the air outside while work is being performed.  Due to the amount of mold the kitchen had to be completely demoed down to the stud framing.  This allows us to dry the structure and remove, clean and disinfect the mold. This demonstrates how something as simple as a leaky faucet can cause damage to your home.