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OSHA RULES With SERVPRO

12/31/2020 (Permalink)

Safety sign SERVPRO knows safety is top priority.

OSHA RULES

When handling any sized disaster for your business, SERVPRO knows safety is top priority, and following OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) guidelines are of the upmost importance. For fire, water, and mold cleanup, it is up to us to be aware of any dangers and preventative measures. For the disaster restoration to go more smoothly, we at SERVPRO like to share those measures with you. For more information on OSHA guidelines, visit www.osha.gov.

Basic Safety Risks

These are a few safety tips that are essential for being safe in a home or business disaster.

  1. Sometimes structural integrity issues occur from fire or flood damage so don’t walk on surfaces that are not stable. 
  2. Toxic chemicals can be produced from a water or fire disaster. Always wear boots and gloves to protect yourself.
  3. Damage done to structures or furniture can create sharp points or jagged edges. If you do get injured, use care when handling and cleaning any cuts or wounds.
  4. To prevent eye injuries from flying debris, dust, contaminated water, or chemicals, wear safety goggles. 
  5. Avoid areas with carbon monoxide from propane, gas fired generators, or other equipment.
  6. When using ladders, always position at a safe angle, avoid any electrical wires overhead, and do not place on unstable surfaces.
  7. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and don’t overreach when using chainsaws or other power tools.
  8. Wear proper filtration masks/equipment when dealing with toxic fumes and mold spores.

At SERVPRO, we take OSHA guidelines seriously in order to keep our technicians (and you) safe. By sharing some of these preventative measures, we hope to make you aware of the standard we are held to so that you may stay safe as well. 

If your business ever suffers from a disaster, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300.

Another Year, Another Chance to Keep Your Nashville Business Disaster-Free

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Ask us about our Emergency Ready Profile to protect your home or business.

Every new year is a chance to try new things, improve on certain aspects of your business, or completely change the way things operate. No matter what you do, it is always good to take steps to protect your business. One way to do this is by signing up for our ERP (Emergency Ready Profile)!

What is it?

Our ERP is a no-cost assessment to a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. Having a disaster plan in place is a quick and easy way to save your business from fire, water, and mold damage. This saves you time and money in the long run, so make sure your business is ready for whatever happens in 2021. 

Other Features

While giving you an emergency plan, the ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider as well as identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin. These are all steps put in place to streamline the restoration of your building to get you back to business as quickly and painlessly as possible. 


If you have questions about our ERP or have fire, water, storm, or mold damage, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties today at (618) 464-0300.

Don’t Change the Way You Think, Just Be Prepared for a Disaster Before it Happens

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Contact us about our Emergency Ready Profile to protect your business today.

Every new year is a chance to try new things, improve on certain aspects of your business, and being prepared for the unexpected. No matter what you do, it is always good to take steps to protect your business. One way to do this is by signing up for our ERP (Emergency Ready Profile)!

What is it?

Our ERP is a no-cost assessment to a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. Not only are you provided with a hard copy, you also have access to all your information digitally. Download the free app today on any mobile device to access all important information regarding your building at the touch of your fingers. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/
Having a disaster plan in place is a quick and easy way to save your business from fire, water, and mold damage. This saves you time and money in the long run, so make sure your business is ready for whatever happens in 2021. 

Other Features

While giving you an emergency plan, the ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider as well as identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin. These are all steps put in place to streamline the restoration of your building to get you back to business as quickly and painlessly as possible. 


If you have questions about our ERP or have fire, water, or mold damage, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties today at (618) 464-0300.

Commercial Water Removal Ensures Your Sparta, IL Hotel a Swift Recovery

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Keep your business safe with our expert services.

Not knowing when a disaster might strike can create severe problems for your hotel in the Sparta area. SERVPRO can help business owners recover quickly to their normal business operations. When water covers floors and makes a mess, safety also becomes an issue that can cause problems for guests, particularly those with mobility concerns. 

Hotels and other hospitality-based businesses rely on their guests to keep their businesses vibrant, and when soaked and saturated, commercial water removal in Sparta can restore normal operations. SERVPRO knows that this needs to happen quickly, especially when bookings and current guests rely on your ability to provide their lodging when expected. We always consider the needs of both your staff and your guests as we perform extraction and drying services. 

When the water's depth reaches more than a couple of inches high, we use our truck-mounted and portable submersible pumps. They pull the water out of rooms, halls, and other areas. However, these areas remain damp and prone to developing problems. Our SERVPRO technicians can also contain both mold and odor-producing substances, which help you keep your hotel interior a safe environment. 

We continuously monitor the progress we make in drying out your hotel. Our technicians use both infrared thermal imaging cameras that locate damp areas and highly accurate moisture meters that help us determine when an area is reaching an acceptable percentage of moisture.

We highly recommend Sparta businesses request information about our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) before a disaster happens. We can visit your building and provide you with the necessary tools to prevent or mitigate disaster. Because water can invade into the tiniest areas of your business and cause enormous levels of damage, the time saved by our ERP can significantly reduce the expenses involved in recovering and restoring your business. 

SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties provides water removal and extraction services 24/7, so if your business has water damage, contact us at (618) 464-0300.

Water vs. Your Commercial Flooring in Columbia, IL

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Hardwood Floors Beautiful hardwood flooring can be ruined in an instant when water damage occurs. Always be prepared!

As a business owner in the Monroe, Randolph, or Washington counties, one of your concerns is your flooring. It needs to be functional, yet fashionable enough to entice guests. When it comes to choosing your flooring, it can be a hard decision. However, the real question is, can any of the types of flooring available save you from water damage?

Types

There are many different types of flooring you can choose and they fall into two categories: organic and inorganic. Organic flooring is made of natural materials like wood or bamboo. Inorganic is made of synthetic materials. Here are some examples of different types of flooring we’re talking about here:

  1. Hardwood
  2. Laminate
  3. Vinyl Tile
  4. Luxury Vinyl
  5. Porcelain Tile
  6. Ceramic Tile
  7. Carpet
  8. Engineered Hardwood
  9. Concrete and more

The Best Ones for the Job

Vinyl tile, luxury vinyl, porcelain tile, ceramic tile, and Engineered Hardwood are all the most water-durable surfaces for your business. If you have rooms or entire floors that get wet regularly, it would be a good idea to look into these types of flooring. 

If your business has water issues or you have questions regarding what type of flooring works best for what conditions, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties. With our expertise, we can help you make the best decisions for keeping your business safe from water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Contact us 24/7 at (618) 464-0300.

HEPA Can HELP Your Business

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

HEPA vacuum image HEPA Can Help Your Columbia, IL Business

Mold is tricky to remediate. It grows rapidly and spreads millions of spores as long as it is allowed to sit. The worst part is, some things cannot be recovered from mold. If mold is growing on drywall, the only way to remove it is to cut out the entire section of affected drywall. Quick mold removal is essential when your stuff is on the line. One of the ways SERVPRO helps you recover from any mold disaster is through HEPA filters and vacuums. 

HEPA

HEPA filters are heavy-duty filters that can capture particles in the air. When used properly, they are the most efficient way of removing mold spores from your business. HEPA filters are mostly found in our air scrubbers. We close off mold-afflicted rooms and create a negative-pressure environment, forcing all of the air through the HEPA filter-equipped air scrubber. This ensures that those mold spores are captured and destroyed, bringing the mold level back to natural levels. 

Use in Fire Disasters

The use of HEPA filters and vacuums doesn’t stop there. They also prove useful in fire situations. Air scrubbers are used to remove smoke odors and HEPA vacuums are used to remove soot webs.

If your business is affected by mold, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300.

SERVPRO Air Duct Cleaning for Steeleville Homes/Businesses

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

A man in an air duct Allow SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties to maintain the air ducts in your home or business today!

Did you know that the SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties can clean residential and commercial air ducts? Having your air ducts cleaned can sweep away years of dust and dirt and can help reduce the potential for damage and health risks. 

Your ventilation system is most often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty air ducts can circulate odors and contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

Keeping your ductwork clean can potentially extend the lifespan of your equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition. In some circumstances, such as after a fire disaster or mold issue, duct cleaning may be an essential part of the cleanup process.

Duct cleaning, however, is not always necessary. We will make recommendations on how to deal with any indoor air quality issues you may have. This can save you money and provide you peace of mind on the health of your system. 


If your home or business needs air duct cleaning, come to the experts. We can help you improve your air quality and keep your home or business safe. Call us 24/7 at (618) 464-0300.

OSHA and SERVPRO

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Various OSHA safety signs Keep your piece of mind knowing that SERVPRO is OSHA certified and will take all the necessary precautions during any cleanup or restoration!

We at SERVPRO know businesses like yours have safety at top priority, so we follow OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) guidelines when handling any disaster. From mold disasters to fire cleanup, it is up to us to be aware of any dangers and preventative measures. We at SERVPRO like to share those measures with you to help your disaster restoration go more smoothly. For more information on OSHA guidelines, visit www.osha.gov.

Basic Safety Risks

These are a few safety tips that are essential for being safe in a home or business disaster.

  1. Sometimes structural integrity issues occur from fire or flood damage so don’t walk on surfaces that are not stable. 
  2. Toxic chemicals can be produced from a water or fire disaster. Always wear boots and gloves to protect yourself.
  3. Damage done to structures or furniture can create sharp points or jagged edges. If you do get injured, use care when handling and cleaning any cuts or wounds.

Wear proper filtration masks/equipment when dealing with toxic fumes and mold spores.

  1. To prevent eye injuries from flying debris, dust, contaminated water, or chemicals, wear safety goggles. 
  2. Avoid areas with carbon monoxide from propane, gas fired generators, or other equipment.
  3. When using ladders, always position at a safe angle, avoid any electrical wires overhead, and do not place on unstable surfaces.
  4. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and don’t overreach when using chainsaws or other power tools.
  5. Always be alert on the job when trucks or other heavy equipment are being used. 

At SERVPRO, we take OSHA guidelines seriously in order to keep our technicians (and you) safe. By sharing some of these preventative measures, we hope to make you aware of the standard we are held to so that you may stay safe as well. 

If your home or business ever suffers from a disaster, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300.

Another Year, Another Chance to Keep Your Nashville Business Disaster-Free

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Ask us about our Emergency Ready Profile to protect your home or business!

Every new year is a chance to try new things, improve on certain aspects of your business, or completely change the way things operate. No matter what you do, it is always good to take steps to protect your business. One way to do this is by signing up for our ERP (Emergency Ready Profile)!

What is it?

Our ERP is a no-cost assessment to a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. Having a disaster plan in place is a quick and easy way to save your business from fire, water, mold, and storm damage. This saves you time and money in the long run, so make sure your business is ready for whatever happens in 2020. 

Other Features

While giving you an emergency plan, the ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider as well as identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin. These are all steps put in place to streamline the restoration of your building to get you back to business as quickly and painlessly as possible. 


If you have questions about our ERP or have fire, water, storm, or mold damage, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties today at (618) 464-0300.

Commercial Water Removal Ensures Your Sparta, IL Hotel a Swift Recovery

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

A hotel in Sparta, IL Keep your business safe with our expert services.

Not knowing when a disaster might strike can create severe problems for your hotel in the Sparta area. SERVPRO can help business owners recover quickly after a crisis. When water covers floors and makes a mess, safety also becomes an issue that can cause problems for guests, particularly those with mobility concerns. 

Hotels and other hospitality-based businesses rely on their guests to keep their businesses vibrant, and when soaked and saturated, commercial water removal in Sparta can restore normal operations. SERVPRO knows that this needs to happen quickly, especially when bookings and current guests rely on your ability to provide their lodging when expected. We always consider the needs of both your staff and your guests as we perform extraction and drying services.  

When the water's depth reaches more than a couple of inches high, we use our truck-mounted and portable submersible pumps. They pull the water out of rooms, halls, and other areas. However, these areas remain damp and prone to developing problems. Our SERVPRO technicians can also contain both mold and odor-producing substances, which help you keep your hotel interior a safe environment. 

We continuously monitor the progress we make in drying out your hotel. Our technicians use both infrared thermal imaging cameras that locate damp areas and highly accurate moisture meters that help us determine when an area is reaching an acceptable percentage of moisture.

We highly recommend Sparta businesses request information about our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) before a disaster happens. We can visit your building and provide you with the necessary tools to prevent or mitigate disaster. Because water can invade into the tiniest areas of your business and cause enormous levels of damage, the time saved by our ERP can significantly reduce the expenses involved in recovering and restoring your business. 

SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties provides water removal and extraction services 24/7, so if your business has water damage, contact us at (618) 464-0300.

Water vs. Your Commercial Flooring in Columbia, IL

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Hardwood Floors Beautiful hardwood flooring can be ruined in an instant when water damage occurs. Always be prepared!

As a business owner in the Monroe, Randolph, or Washington counties, one of your concerns is your flooring. It needs to be functional, yet fashionable enough to entice guests. When it comes to choosing your flooring, it can be a hard decision. However, the real question is, can any of the types of flooring available save you from water damage?

Types

There are many different types of flooring you can choose and they fall into two categories: organic and inorganic. Organic flooring is made of natural materials like wood or bamboo. Inorganic is made of synthetic materials. Here are some examples of different types of flooring we’re talking about here:

  1. Hardwood
  2. Laminate
  3. Vinyl Tile
  4. Luxury Vinyl
  5. Porcelain Tile
  6. Ceramic Tile
  7. Carpet
  8. Concrete and more

The Best Ones for the Job

Vinyl tile, luxury vinyl, porcelain tile, and ceramic tile are all the most water-durable surfaces for your business. If you have rooms or entire floors that get wet regularly, it would be a good idea to look into these types of flooring. 


If your business has water issues or you have questions regarding what type of flooring works best for what conditions, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties. With our expertise, we can help you make the best decisions for keeping your business safe from water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Contact us 24/7 at (618) 464-0300.

Uphold Your Upholstery in Steeleville, IL

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

A couch with mold A couch overtaken by mold in Steeleville, IL

With the hustle and bustle of day-to-day activities, it is easy to forget some smaller aspects of your business. One of these aspects that need attention is your furniture. Whether you have a waiting room, office, or lounge area, your furniture needs to be cleaned. Commercially-used furniture often takes a beating. However, if properly maintained, they can survive for much longer. 

Promoting a Healthy Environment

A great way to liven up a room is by cleaning the furniture. Think about how much dirt and pollen can attach to a chair or cushion near an open window. By frequently cleaning the material, people with allergies can have an easier time breathing and the room can be less stuffy. Bacteria and germs can also be removed during cleaning which promotes a healthier environment.

Freshening Up

Certain materials are really good at holding onto odors. By cleaning furniture you can get rid of foul odors that cling to the material. For example, if an employee heats fish in the lounge microwave, the furniture will smell like that fish for a long time. It is not very pleasant. Cleaning furniture can deodorize as well as sanitize it.

Saving You Money

Obviously cleaning and maintaining your furniture is not free, but by clearing out the bacteria, dirt, and odors, your furniture will last much longer, thus saving you money in the long run. This is just one of the ways we at SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties show how much we care about our local businesses. 


If your home or business needs upholstery cleaning, call the experts at (618) 464-0300.

Business Insurance Coverage

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

As unpredictable as life is, it is important that your business has the proper insurance coverage for a variety of disasters. Basic property insurance is a must, but we urge you to search for more specific coverage. Talk to your insurance agent to see what kind of coverage you can get to protect your belongings.

For example, property insurance will cover the general repairs such as water damage due to leaks and other external factors, but flood and storm insurance specifically target the kind of prolonged water damage you can get from floods or the damage caused by hail.


We at SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties want only the best for you and your business, so do not hesitate to call the experts at (618) 464-0300.

Making Your Waterloo, IL Nursing Home Well

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

It can be hard for commercial building owners when disaster strikes, but when that building is a nursing home, it can be hard for everyone involved. Nursing homes have many rooms with lots of plumbing and equipment that rely on pipes for water. If one of these pipes were to leak or break it not only affects the building, but also the patients and staff. A minor issue can quickly turn into a large one if the conditions cause the staff to be unable to do their jobs. This nursing home in Waterloo, IL suffered from water damage due to a pipe leak in the ceiling, causing the staff to spend important time going around the affected hallway.

Our SERVPRO technicians were able to find the source of the leak and quickly began setting up drying equipment. Acting swiftly during water restorations is paramount in order to avoid secondary damage. Once everything was dry, the affected areas could be repaired and the nursing home made whole again.

If your business requires fire, water, mold, or storm damage restoration, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300.

Desert Your Water Damage; Come to SERVPRO

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Restoring this beautiful bank back to pre-disaster condition!

Water Damage in East St. Louis, IL Bank

An East St. Louis, IL bank called their local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties with water damage and we responded with our state-of-the-art desiccant dehumidifiers.

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Desiccant dehumidifiers are devices that replace humid air with desert-dry air quickly and efficiently. Inside each of these dehumidifiers is a rotor containing water-absorbing chemicals. As the air cycles through the machine, water is absorbed and re-cycled until only bone-dry air can escape. Compressor-type dehumidifiers can often be noisy, heavy, and inconvenient, so we make sure to better serve you with desiccant-type dehumidifiers.

Using the desiccant dehumidifier is just one of the ways SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties treats you like our neighbor. When you use SERVPRO for your water damage recovery needs, know that you are getting the latest and most efficient equipment available.


If YOUR business is affected by water damage, call your local SERVPRO experts 24/7 at (618) 464-0300

SERVPRO Assisting our Veterans

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team was able to fully restore this American Legion location from their sewer backup. Keep up the good work, American Legion!

Sewer Cleanup for American Legion

The American Legion building in Nashville, IL suffered an unfortunate sewer backup last week, causing water damage inside the building. However, thanks to our SERVPRO team, they did not suffer for long. By responding quickly and with the proper tools, our team was able to recover this site from water damage. We dried out the affected floors and cleared out debris caused by the backup, ensuring that the American Legion of Nashville, IL is able to serve our veterans as they do so well.

It is our business to ensure that your workplace is a clean and healthy environment.

We will be there for you to swiftly prepare your building for work again.

If YOUR commercial business is in need of fire, water, mold, or storm cleanup, come to the pros at SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties.

618-464-0300

Funeral Home Fire in Millstadt, IL

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

This funeral home experienced a fire on a Sunday morning.

Funeral Home Fire

When you are a business owner and you experience a fire in your commercial building, you want to get back into business quickly! 

So, the first thing you need to do is call your local SERVPRO, which is SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties. 

618-464-0300

Even if their boss is out of town and they are running a skeleton crew, SERVPRO is always ready for whatever happens.

After SERVPRO received the call on a Sunday morning, one crew member arrived within the hour and started the assessment, while two more crew members followed an hour later. 

We finished our cleaning, drying, and tear-out in just four days and this funeral home was back into business in no time.

If you experience a commercial fire and you want to get back into business quickly, call SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties and we can help make it "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Ready Profile

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Do you have a plan?

As a business owner, what if you have an unexpected catastrophic event happen?  I couldn't begin to fathom the amount of stress such an event would cause! That’s why it is important to have a list of emergency contacts close by. SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph and Washington counties wants to be in your corner. We want you to be prepared for whatever happens with our Emergency Ready Program.

Our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage A is a no cost assessment of your facility. We will not need allocate funds giving you a great value for peace of mind. A succinct Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. To set this up takes up minimal time and will not get in the way of your current tasks. However, it will save a lot of precious time if ever needed. The ERP will serve as an excellent reference to assist you getting back into your building following a disaster.  Time is of the essence when your business is inactive.  This immediate plan of action will establish your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster restoration and mitigation provider. This is peace of mind that you have an excellent and professional industry leader on your side. When you have this in place you can get work of mitigating the damage authorized sooner thus in the end saving you money and time. This guide also provides us with an immediate reference on the details about your facility such as priority contact information, priority areas and shut-off valve location. It is crucial to save time, so your business can get back to normal “Like it never even happened.” Contact us today to set up your no cost ERP. Our priority is to help you get through a disaster in a timely manner, so it saves you time and money.

 For Immediate Commercial Service in Monroe, Randolph and Washington Counties, Call SERVPRO

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

We provide immediate service day or night for your commercial property.

Back Into Business -Immediate Commercial Restoration

SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph and Washington Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Monroe, Randolph and Washington Counties. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 618-464-0300

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Monroe, Randolph and Washington Counties commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROmonroerandolphwashingtoncounties.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning Services