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Mold Problem in East Prairie?

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Problem in East Prairie? We service all of Mississippi County. Call 573-339-1948.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties will service your East Prairie property that is suffering from mold damage. Mold is present almost everywhere all the time. However, there are times that mold grows to be too much to handle. That’s when you call us.

Mold thrives in moist areas. When mold grows too much, it can cause allergy and other irritant problems. So if you are starting to develop allergy problems in your East Prairie home or office, maybe it’s time to call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties.

If you have a high indoor humidity, maybe you need to get your HVAC system inspected. It’s recommended that you keep your indoor humidity at 45% or less.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to remediate your mold problem in East Prairie.

Your Professional Water Mitigation Specialists in Perryville

9/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Professional Water Mitigation Specialists in Perryville If you have a water damage in Perry County, call 573-339-1948.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties makes a promise to be onsite to your emergency in your Perryville home or office within 4 hours of our initial contact? That means your water damage is a priority for us.

From Lake Perry to Friedheim, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties services all of Perry County. So if your toilet overflows, ice maker leaks, pipes burst, sewage backs up, or a water main ruptures, have SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties on speed dial and give us a call. Or better yet, download the SERVPRO Ready Plan App and set up your account now, especially since it’s National Preparedness Month. Be sure to set SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties as your preferred franchise so that our response time can be even faster. Then if you have a water damage, we are only the push of a button away. Doesn’t that put your mind at ease?

Don’t worry Perryville, we’ve got your back. And your basement.

How Hurricanes Affect Southeast Missouri

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Hurricanes Affect Southeast Missouri No job is too big for us to handle

How Our Local Community Responds to Hurricanes

SERVPRO® works as a team across the country to help those that have been affected by a disaster. In years past, our local franchise has sent crews to various hurricane sites to help reach customers faster so that they can begin putting their lives back together. Local crews from SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties have helped with Hurricane storms Ivan (2004), Katrina (2005), Lee (2011), Isaac (2013), and now Harvey (2017).

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Being a part of SERVPRO®, we know that our job is to help customers and victims of disasters put their lives back together. It’s nice to know that if a tornado, flood, ice storm, or any other disaster were to strike the heartland, that there are over 1,700 franchises in our system that can come to our aid to help you put your life back together.

Just remember that SERVPRO® is faster to any size disaster.

Does Your Business Have a lot of Foot Traffic?

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Are customers constantly coming in and out of your doors? Is your facility sporting a professional cleanliness? Lots of businesses have commercial carpet that gets trampled on every day…and sometimes, you can tell. Banks, restaurants, and retail stores are easy victims of heavy and dirty foot traffic. As a result, the carpets have a visible path that could make a customer cringe. While seeing customers so frequently is great for business, it’s not so great for your carpets.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers commercial carpet cleaning. We have specialized chemicals to help lighten those heavy traffic lanes to help you put your best foot forward. We also have various spotting agents to help lighten and remove various stains that may have popped up.

Call us today at 573-339-1948 to get a free estimate for your commercial carpet cleaning. We can get you on a regular cleaning schedule so that you can keep your professional image.

National Preparedness Month: Preparing Your Business for a Disaster

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial National Preparedness Month: Preparing Your Business for a Disaster Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We are the cleanup team that is "faster to any size disaster."

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

According to FEMA, 40% of businesses never reopen after suffering a disaster. That’s not a friendly statistic.

Disasters vary. Maybe it is a disaster like the tornado that went through Perryville in early 2017. Maybe it is flooding from a storm like what happened to the Cape Girardeau area in May 2017. Maybe it is an ice storm like the Polar Vortex of 2014. Maybe it isn’t weather related. We have helped local businesses recover from various disasters including a water main break in Scott City, a sprinkler malfunction in Piedmont, a busted pipe at a Cape hospital, or tar that caught fire on the roof of a university building.

You can’t predict these types of disasters and their severity. You can, however, prepare for them so that you are ready if they come.

SERVPRO® is a member of the Ready Campaign’s National Preparedness Coalition. Do you know what steps you need to take for your company to recover after a disaster? A good business owner has a plan in place to help keep their business operating, which helps keep their people employed, who then continue to serve the community, who then contribute to the local economy.

Are you prepared?

We have compiled a list of steps and questions to help you prepare your business for a disaster:

  • Be Informed
    • What type of emergencies would affect your business, and what would you do in response?
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan
    • What is the bare minimum staff, procedures, and equipment needed to keep your company operating? If your suppliers are affected by a disaster, what is your backup plan?
  • Prepare Your Emergency Plan
    • Have you created an evacuation/shelter plan? How will you communicate with employees?
  • Practice the Emergency Plan
    • Have you ever practiced the plan? Is it reviewed yearly?
  • Review Insurance Coverage
    • What type of disasters does your insurance cover?
  • Secure Your Facility and Equipment
    • How do you secure your entrances? Are there falling risks throughout your facility if an earthquake were to occur along the New Madrid Fault?
  • Improve Cybersecurity
    • How regularly do you update your antivirus software? Do you have a firewall? How often do you backup your systems?
  • Promote Family and Individual Preparedness
    • Do you value your employees enough to encourage them and their families to have their own personal emergency kits and plans?

The best time to prepare for a disaster is before it ever strikes. Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties at 573-339-1948 to make sure your business is “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Like our Facebook page to learn more about National Preparedness Month and how to be prepared.

Responding to Hurricane Harvey

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Responding to Hurricane Harvey SERVPRO® works with the Red Cross to help victims of any size disaster.

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit land on Friday night, August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane. Earlier the day before, it was being tracked and categorized as merely a Tropical Storm. This put many people in an immediate emergency evacuation situation. Not only were there 130 mph damaging winds, but the rains that came resulted in historic flooding in Texas. 

SERVPRO® Efforts

SERVPRO® leaders from across the country gathered for a conference call Friday morning before the storm hit to prepare for the disaster ahead. The Storm Teams were organizing crews and developing a plan of action so that SERVPRO® could best serve the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We are always ready for whatever happens. We are proactive and not reactive.

Working with the Red Cross

We are a proud sponsor of the American Red Cross. We work hand-in-hand with them to help victims of disaster. There has been a lot of damage in Texas already, and there is more to come. It will be a long road to recovery. Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross and their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

What’s that Musty Smell?

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What’s that Musty Smell? Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to get rid of your musty odor.

It’s August. In Missouri, that means it’s HOT. What makes our Missouri heat so miserable? The humidity. What loves humidity?


Yep. Maybe your AC unit has been cranked up and accidentally causing extra condensation. Or maybe you were affected by the spring floods and the structure wasn’t dried properly. These two culprits are just a few of what may be causing that musty smell in your home or business. The heat combined with the high humidity means optimal conditions for mold to grow.

If you start smelling a musty odor, you may have mold. Give SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties a call. Our professionals will come out and remediate your mold so you can breathe fresh air again. Call our office at 573-339-1948 for a free estimate!

Back to School Time: Is your school prepared for when disaster strikes?

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Back to School Time: Is your school prepared for when disaster strikes? Schools all across the heartland can rest assured that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can take of their fire or water damage needs.

It’s time for students to shop for their supply list and teachers to setup their classrooms. Now is also a good time for educational institutions to get a plan in place to keep classes going if the facility experiences a fire damage or water damage. Education matters, so we know that keeping students in classrooms is important. If you’re a parent, student, faculty, or staff, you should make sure that your school has a plan in place.

Educational Facilities can be Complicated

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is ready and qualified to handle the needs of your educational facility. Damages and procedures can be very complex and restoration is no average task. However, our team members are OSHA trained and ready to start work immediately. We are aware of the legal and environmental concerns and want you to have a safe environment to continue educating students. If your school experiences a fire damage or water damage, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties will work quickly and try and contain a temporary space during the rest of the restoration. We also want to work with you to stay in your budget.

Types of Facilities

At SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we have the capability to handle a variety of cleanup situations from county school systems to large accredited colleges and universities. We can service the following facilities:

  • K-12 Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Dormitories
  • Private Schools
  • Libraries
  • Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

Plan Ahead

Contact our office today to set up an Emergency Ready Plan for your educational facility. This is free of charge and ensures that help is prepared and on the way even faster when a disaster strikes. For more information call 573-339-1948.

From Perryville Pirates to Chaffee Red Devils to SEMO Redhawks, we are ready for whatever happens. So as school gets ready to start, you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties is always ready to handle a disaster your educational facility may undergo and make it “like it never even happened.”

Solar Eclipse 2017: The Great Ball of Fire

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Solar Eclipse 2017: The Great Ball of Fire Call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties: 573-339-1948.

On August 21, 2017, our region will experience a total solar eclipse. This type of eclipse is when the sun, moon, and earth align so that the moon casts a shadow on the earth. We are in its direct path and will have a prime viewing opportunity.

The Great Ball of Fire

According to, the temperature of the sun’s surface is about 5800 Kelvin—or 9980 degrees Fahrenheit. That is roughly nine times hotter than the average house fire, which burns at 1100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Institute of Fire and Safety Training. A lot of damage can occur at that temperature.

Here to Help

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your local professional fire restoration team. When the fire trucks are gone and you find yourself stressed and confused, know that SERVPRO® is here to help. More so than even help cleaning up the fire damage, you need someone who cares for your needs during this time of crisis.  We provide 24-hour emergency service so that we are there when you need us the most.

We primarily serve Cape Girardeau County, Scott County, Perry County, Bollinger County, and Mississippi County but are willing to help wherever we get called.

When the 2017 Solar Eclipse makes its way through town, remember the power of the sun, and that a fraction of that heat is all it takes to damage a home. When fire restoration is needed, call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, and we will help make it “like it never even happened.”

Prepare Your Business for an Emergency

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Prepare Your Business for an Emergency Whether it's a warehouse in Scott City or municipal building in Jackson, make sure you are prepared for a flood or fire damage.

As a business owner or property owner, it is important to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. That's where SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties comes in to help!

Schedule an ERP

What is an ERP?  An ERP is an Emergency Ready Plan that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can put together for your business to help save time when a disaster may strike. Profiles can be created for each of your individual properties. By having these profiles already created, SERVPRO® will have helpful information and save you time when you need it the most. Schedule an appointment today with SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties by calling 573-339-1948 to complete a free profile for your business. There are no contracts and no obligations, we simply want to help your business. Our SERVPRO representative will help take measurements of your facility and identify water and gas shut-off valve locations among other things to better prepare our team and yours if a disaster my strike.

Mobile App

You can download the Ready Plan Mobile App to your iPhone or Android device. Once your profile information is in the app, all you need to do when you find out that your business has been flooded is open the app and submit a water damage claim from wherever you may be. Our restoration team then immediately goes into action to help.

No business is too small to be prepared. No business is too large for us to handle. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is ready for whatever happens from Perryville to East Prairie.