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Watch vs. Warning

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Watch vs. Warning Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties for your storm cleanup needs.

As we go further into spring, we can expect more storms to come our way. It is important to be prepared for storms. In order to know how to be prepared for storms, we also have to know when to be prepared.

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the devlopment of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued bu the SPC (Storm Prediction Center).

Severe Thunderstorm WARNING

A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued by the local National Weather Services, which for us is in Paducah.

How Can SERVPRO Help?

Unexepected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is the professional team near you that knows that immediate reaction to the disaster is important to helping you get your life back to normal.

Utilizing our 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines*, we strive to:

  • Contact you within 1 hour from ntoice of loss to arrange for service.
  • Be on-site to begin mitigation services within hours of notification.
  • Provide verbal briefing of scope to you within 8 busiess hours sof on-site arrival.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can also perform pack-out services, which is removing salvageable personal property from the affect area for off-site cleaning and storage.

Call 573-339-1948 for your storm damage needs.

*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

Watch vs. Warning information is provided by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

We're the Water Damage Restoration Team Near You!

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage We're the Water Damage Restoration Team Near You! With our office in Cape Girardeau, we service Cape, Scott, Bollinger, Mississippi, and Perry Counties.

When water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact the SERVPRO® nearest you is so important. Just visit on your computer, tablet, or mobile device or simply call 573-339-1948 to get the team that’s faster to any size disaster. We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water. So whether you are responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000—be ready for the worst with the very best: SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. With a network of more than 1,700 franchises ready to help in the even of a water loss, our local team, owned by Richard and Sandy Hastings, has all the resources needed to take care of you. Call on a restoration system serving insurance companies and their insureds, as well of thousands of commercial property owners in North America. SERVPRO® is a brand you can trust…and we’re just down the street.

Moldy March Madness

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

We know your bracket is probably busted, but has your water pipe ever been busted? Have you ever had a leak? Was it properly restored and dried out? If not, you might have a mold issue. As Spring arrives and warmer weather returns, it’s the perfect opportunity for mold to harvest and grow.

The good news, is that there is a professional mold remediation company near you: SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties.

Mold is no issue for SERVPRO®. We are trained in how to take care of mold on your property.

As if the pollen that comes with spring isn’t bad enough for allergies, mold can also be a contributor. Don’t have a moldy March that leads to April allergies. Give us a call at 573-339-1948, and we will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Is There Mold Lurking in your Ducts?

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Is there a musty smell when you turn on your HVAC system? If so, listen up.

Mold can easily spread through your ducts, vents, and HVAC system, leaving a nasty haze of mold that you can smell all over the house. If you're running a business, your customers could smell it too- which is why you should always call our service professionals to deal with the problem as soon as possible.  

How Does Mold Get in The HVAC System? 

Mold damage in Scott City is no laughing matter. Mold, fungus, and other bacteria are in their perfect environment when they're trapped in your HVAC system. It's dark, warm, moist, closed in, and humid, meaning that spores can grow practically unabated. You'll notice more and more scent as heat and humidity is generated from outside and pulled through your ducts. 

When this moist air gets in your air system, it collects within and above your HVAC units. At this point, the spores of mold and other fungi easily rise through the air, setting up colonies as your condenser forces them up through the duct system. These aren't the only cases of mold that we've seen at SERVPRO; we've seen mold stick to people's clothes or shoes, and it's all brought inside by excess humidity caused by rainfall. 

Tips on How to Remove Mold From Your HVAC System 

1. Continue to clean and maintain your HVAC system, even when you aren't using it. Check the ducts for wet spots, and regularly check and maintain your HVAC filter. 

2. Double check the drainage systems on your HVAC for mold. Allow for "dry-out" areas where the drainage comes out to prevent excess moisture. 

3. Get dehumidifiers for your home. They are ideal for collecting excess humidity, and they help with the temperature inside your house, too. 

4. Always insulate your pipes, walls, and ceilings. Use caulking for cracks to control cracks and leaks. 

5. Contrary to common beliefs, keep your windows closed when it's hot outside. Humidity, dust, and dampness easily travel inside. 

Don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We are the nearest SERVPRO® to your Scott City home and can take care of your mold remediation.

Olympic Speed

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Olympic Speed Even faster than a short-track speed skater - Team SERVPRO® is faster to any size disaster.

The 2018 Winter Olympics is underway. We are already seeing impressive performances. So many of the Olympic events rely on incredible speed to achieve the gold.

Just like Olympic athletes, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties trains for crunch-time moments. We know that speed matters when your office building is flooded. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties promises to be onsite of your emergency within four hours of receiving the call. 

Commercial restoration is a job for professionals. We understand the needs of property managers and large facilities. We work with you to help get you back in business. 

Our goal is to restoring over replacing. We are your local restoration company. Give us a call at (573) 339-1948. Don't wait for another contractor to fly in to assess the damage. By the time he or she arrives, you may be dealing with a mold issue. Instead, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties could have water extracted, drying equipment in place, and flood cuts wherever necessary. 

At SERVPRO®, we go for the gold.

National Burn Awareness Week

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

This week is National Burn Awareness Week. Now is the time to educate yourself on heat, fire, and burn safety.

If you do ever find yourself a victim of fire damage, we have provided a list of helpful tips.

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives.

  • Limit Movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blacks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties at 573-339-1948 for a peace of mind.

The Super Bowl

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Super Bowl Call the green team that's ready to clean!

You have a bunch of friends over to watch the Patriots play the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. You're all enjoying classic Super Bowl snacks: buffalo dip, wings, BBQ sliders, and maybe a cold one. 

Can't miss the game. Can't miss the commercials.

The only time to go to the bathroom is while they are setting up for the halftime show.So EVERYONE has to go in that small window of time.

That's a lot of flushing in a short period of time.

Right as JT finishes up his last song, the last person runs out of the bathroom saying that the toilet is overflowing and there is water all down the hall.

Well, there goes the rest of the game.

Or not.

Download our SERVPRO Ready App NOW and set SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties" as your preferred franchise. That way all you have to do is "tap, tap, tap," and we'll be on our way, and you can finish the game knowing help is on the way.

Or you can call us at 573-339-1948. Our 24-hour emergency services are ready to take care of that water from your overflowed bowl during the Super Bowl.

An Unwanted Valentine

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Just before you and your significant other head out the door for a romantic Valentine's dinner, a pipe bursts in your wall spraying water everywhere.

Exchange the heels and dress shoes for water boots because your house is a sloppy mess.


Download our SERVPRO Ready App NOW and set SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties" as your preferred franchise. That way all you have to do is "tap, tap, tap," and we'll be on our way, and you can still go out and have a nice Valentine's date knowing that the water restoration and cleanup professionals are taking care of your house to make it "Like it never even happened."

We are also available at 573-339-1948. Our 24-hour emergency services are ready to take care of your wet, unwanted valentine so that you can still spend time with the one that you love.

Fire Cleanup Professionals

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the professionals that can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties provide timely response with mitigation services ranging form fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claim inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your go-to company for fire restoration in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryvillle, Sikeston, Gordonville, Scott City, Charleston, and any other surrounding community.

Prepare Your Business for Winter

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we know that your business can't afford to be out of business for even a short period of time. Don't let winter surprise you with mahem! We have compiled a list of tips to help you be proactive:

Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

We are faster to any size disaster. When winter strikes, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties strikes back.