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Veterans Day

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Veterans Day Thank you to all of those who have served to protect our country.

This month, we want to take time and salute our veterans.

There are many soldiers who have risked or given their lives so that we can live in a nation that offers us so many freedoms and opportunities. This Veterans Day, we want to take time to thank our veterans for all that they have done for us. They are true heroes.

Veterans are heroes that have been under fire. SERVPRO® heroes are the ones that cleanup after fires. While there is a large difference in our day-to-day jobs, we still serve a similar purpose: to serve others. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is here for you in your time of loss after something tragic like a home fire. We understand that your world has been flipped upside down and want to make the process easier.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. This Veterans Day, please remember to thank a veteran.

Moldy Contents

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Are your belongings covered with mold?

Moldy contents are more common than you might think. Especially if your belongings have been stored in a storage unit that does not have regulated temperature. This could even include a basement.

Here to Help

At SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we clean and remediate more than just moldy structures, we can restore your contents, too.  We can clean contents onsite or perform a move-out/pack-out.

How We Remediate Mold

Our goal is to restore your property so that you don’t have to replace it. We have multiple techniques that we can use to clean your contents:

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning

Call Now

Call our office at 573-339-1948 today for a free estimate. We primarily service Cape Girardeau County, Scott County, Bollinger County, Mississippi County, and Perry County.

Avoiding a Fire on Friday the 13th

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoiding a Fire on Friday the 13th Stay safe.

Since October is Fire Prevention Month, we thought we would help you avoid bad luck when it comes to fires on this Friday the 13th.

First of all, everyone in your house should know to “Stop, Drop, and Roll” if ever caught on fire. Secondly, remember to “Stay Low and Go” if you find yourself and in a burning building. A few other simple measures to take would be to have sprinklers installed in your home, make sure smoke detectors are in working order, and have a fire extinguisher somewhere in the house (we suggest the kitchen). These simple little fire prevention ideas can help you avoid some bad luck this Friday the 13th. You can also learn more through the City of Cape Girardeau's Public Education Programs.

And if you’re not so lucky and have a house fire, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We will help make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Prevention Week

10/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week Call us at 573-339-1948 to learn more about Fire Prevention Week

Today is the start of the 2017 National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme from NFPA is “Every Second Counts: 2 Ways Out!” To learn more about the history behind Fire Prevention Week, click here. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties wants to make sure you are informed about fire safety. 

Ways to Prevent Fires

  • Install working smoke detectors throughout the house; change batteries every six months.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
  • Exercise extra caution when doing any type of frying.
  • Keep loose clothing away from any open flames or stove tops.
  • Properly dispose of all cigarettes.
  • Keep heating equipment clean and free of any type of residue build-up.
  • Keep space heaters away from upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing, or bedding.
  • Unplug any space heaters, irons, hair straighteners, etc. after use and before leaving the house.

Preparing Your Family for an Emergency

  • Plan an escape route from every room in the house—know two ways out of each room
  • Practice your escape routes
  • Have a meeting place away from the house in case family members are separated
  • Twice a year, quiz children on emergency procedures: what to do, where to go, and whom to call
  • Have a plan for your pets
  • Put together and store an emergency kit in the trunk of your car

Here to Help

Always remember that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is always here to help if you are dealing with a fire damage. We are available 24/7/365 to help with your emergency. We want you to stay safe!

Celebrating 25 Years of Business

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Celebrating 25 Years of Business Join us in celebrating 25 years of business!

The Local Professionals You Can Trust

25 years ago, we opened our doors to business in Cape Girardeau. My, how we have grown.

We may have started out as a carpet cleaning company that grew into a residential water and fire restoration company, but our growth didn’t stop there. As we added on to our list of provided services, including mold remediation and ducts, we ventured into the world of commercial mitigation.

Bigger Adventures

At SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we now have the capability to handle any size disaster. So if your commercial building experiences a fire damage or water damage, we can handle it. In 2013, we restored Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University after it caught on fire. We have also cleaned up a 200,000 sq. ft. facility in Scott City that suffered from a water main break in early 2017.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is faster to any size disaster.

Help Us Celebrate

On October 27, 2017, we are hosting an Open House celebrating our 25 years of business in Cape Girardeau. This open house will be open to the public. You will be able to tour our warehouse and view our various types of equipment. We will also have the Red Cross and the Fire Department in attendance to talk about Fire Prevention Month. Please come join us and celebrate with us!

Wet Document Restoration

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Wet Document Restoration SERVPRO® has a million-dollar Vacuum Freeze Drying Chamber

Restoring Your Wet Documents

Did you know that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the capabilities to restore your wet documents? We use a special combination of vacuums and pressure to achieve sublimation to dry wet papers in a special drying chamber. Sublimation is the direct conversion of a solid into a gas without passing through the liquid stage. This technique of Vacuum Freeze Drying is the only method that the NARA and GSA approve. That’s why the most important detail in document restoration is immediately freezing all wet papers to stop any more damage from occurring.

The following is a non-exclusive list of items we can dry in our chamber:

  • Medical Records / Patient Records
  • Sheet Music
  • Blueprints
  • Company Records
  • Customer Records
  • Archived Records
  • Government Documents
  • Historical Documents
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • Pressed Plants
  • Drawings
  • VHS Tapes
  • Log Books
  • Certificates / Diplomas
  • Transcripts
  • Books

What We Offer

Our document restoration service is not limited to simply drying wet papers. The following is a list of services we offer for documents:

  • Cleaning
  • Sterilization*
  • Deodorization
  • Certified Destruction
  • Digitization**

Certified to Handle Health Information

All Drying Chamber personnel are Master HIPPA certified, so handling PHI files should not be a concern. We also track documents through a Chain of Custody process according to HIPPA Guidelines.

Call the Professionals

Whether it’s a hospital, local city hall, library, or basement that floods, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the capability to save your precious documents.

* Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods. 

** We use state-of-the-art equipment to turn your paper copy into a digital file.

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.