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Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Your Local Document Restoration Company

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties? We are your professional local document restoration specialists. If you’re a business owner, you know the vast importance of paperwork. How valuable would that paperwork be if it was ruined during a water damage or store damage? Not so useful, right? This could cause a big problem at your business. If you’re a homeowner, you have highly important paperwork stored at your home. That paperwork wouldn’t be so useful if it was ruined during a water damage or storm damage, either, correct? This could cause a big problem at your home. But, no need to fret! We’re in the problem-solving business. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the perfect solution for your home and business.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers document restoration. Reference this resource to learn more about document restoration. We can restore your documents to make it nearly “Like it never even happened.”   

Benefits of Document Restoration:  

  • Efficient and Effective - Did you know Vacuum Freezing is the most efficient and effective way to salvage damage documents? It’s true. This is a trusted method in the industry. Being effective and efficient can save you time, money and other resources, especially in business, so this is one benefit document restoration can offer your home or business.  
  • NARA-Approved - Vacuum Freezing is the only method that is approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA). These agencies are well-known in the industry. You can have that piece of mind knowing you have the NARA and GSA backing with this method. It’s important to protect what’s important to you.      
  • Safe - Vacuum Freezing is a safe method. There may be other methods that exist, such as dehumidification, but that process can alter the structure of the paper’s fibers, which can cause the papers to become brittle. Dehumidification is a process that is not recommended by any means. Vacuum Freezing is the recommended method. When it comes to important documents for your home or business, go with the trusted and safe method.   

Important Business Documents:

  • Employee W2s
  • Employee W4s
  • Business Plan
  • Bylaws
  • Financial Documents
  • Bank Statements
  • Tax Documents
  • Etc.

All of these documents are vital for any business. And it’s key to be able to restore these documents should they be affected by water or storm damage. And that’s where SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties comes into play. 

Important Homeowner Documents:

  • Tax Returns
  • Social Security Card
  • Home Insurance Documents
  • Bank Statements
  • Mortgage Statements
  • Pay Stubs
  • Credit History
  • Living Will/Power of Attorney
  • Family Photo Albums
  • Etc.

All of these are very important documents that you may store at your residence. So, if your home is hit with water or storm damage, effective restoration of these documents is key. And this is where SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties comes into play.   

Tip: If you have important documents that are damaged by water damage or storm damage, and you need to restore them, immediately place them in a freezer. Then, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We’ll handle it from there.


Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? We’re your local document restoration company. Want to learn more about document restoration for your home or business? Just contact us. Whenever you need a specialist to restore your documents for your residential or commercial property, there’s only one company you should rely on, and that’s SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. Call 573-339-1948. We’d love to discuss these services with you.  

Types of Storm Damage

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Types of Storm Damage Different types of storm damage can greatly affect your home or business. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is the solution to that problem.

At any given moment, a storm can “storm” right in and ruin all of your possessions and in just seconds. When you discuss storm damage, it can refer to a number of things: water damage, wind damage, hail damage, and more. All of those are types of storm damage. And there are more that exist. The various types of storm damage can result in significant damage done to your home or business. But, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is there in your time of need.

With SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties being your professional local storm damage cleanup and restoration specialists, if your Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie, or Benton, Missouri, home or business is impacted by a storm, we help pick up the pieces, piece life back together and make it “Like it never even happened.”

The different types of storm damage can cause severe damage to your residential or commercial property. Here are three common types of storm damage:   

Water Damage

Water damage can sometimes take days to notice, which makes it hard to detect at times. Knowing what to look for can make all the difference. There can be both interior and exterior damage done to your residential or commercial property. Some common signs are as follows: water spots, discoloration on ceilings, walls or surfaces, soggy and/or expanded wood, leaks in the ceiling or your roof. Damp, musty odors are signs of water damage, too.

Wind Damage

Wind damage can occur at your home or business at any given time. As a result, trees can fall onto your property, which can cause roof damage and more, patio furniture can be blown, which can cause windows to break and more. Once wind damage occurs, here are some common signs to look for: missing shingles, shutters, cracks, chipping and splitting in siding, stucco, paint or wood, dings and dents in roofing, siding, door frames and window sills/window panes.      

Hail Damage

Hail damage can cause significant damage to your property. No matter the size of the hail, it can result in costly storm cleanup for homeowners or business owners. Hail damage can ruin homes, businesses, and vehicles. Furthermore, it can cause roof damage, damage to window sills/window casings/siding, air conditioning units and more.


From water damage to wind damage to hail damage, these are three common types of storm damage. It’s vital to know what to do in the event of storm damage. Here’s a resource you can reference for storm safety tips. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your professional local storm damage cleanup and restoration specialists. If your home or business is impacted by storm damage, count on the #1 leader in the restoration industry. Next time storm damage comes to disrupt your home, business and life, allow the heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties the opportunity to make it “Like it never even happened.” Just give us a call, day or night: 573-339-1948.

Fire Damage and Your Contents

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Your Contents SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can restore your contents and make it "Like it never even happened" as a result of fire damage.

Fire damage and your contents go hand-in-hand. Fire damage, which can include smoke and soot damage, can have an adverse effect on your contents. Upon fire damage at your home or business, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ heroes work diligently to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We understand your belongings are sentimental and valuable. Those are the things that make your house a home. We are all about protecting your investments. And we do everything in our care and power to protect them. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has an effective, streamlined fire process our heroes abide by.

Effective 4-Step Method:

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

Once your home is affected by fire damage and/or soot damage, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties conducts an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area(s). A move-out affords you many benefits, such as a quicker remodeling process, protects items from potential damage and protects contents from further on-site damage. Our systemic move-out/pack-out process makes it easy for the homeowner or business owner.

Inventory Contents

Inventory is key. Our heroes take detailed notes and inventory of our customers’ contents. Once we inventory contents, we cross-reference. We offer a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This effective service provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and, in some instances, barcoding. 

Clean Contents

Fire damage and soot damage can ruin, cause damage or dirty your contents. Our heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can restore your contents to make it “Like it never even happened,” so you have clean contents, again. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Store Contents in a Safe, Clean Chamber

Once our heroes here at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties have cleaned your contents, they store contents in a safe, clean chamber. Our chambers help protect your belongings. This chamber is 5 ft. wide, 7 ft. deep, and 7 ft. wide, which allows for plenty of storage room for your contents.   

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire. We are positioned to be your one-stop shop. We communicate clearly with your adjuster and can recommend one of our trusted and reputable contractors, so it makes us your one-stop shop, which makes it convenient and hassle-free for you. The team at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can take care of your fire damage and your contents at your residential or commercial property from start to finish.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can restore fire damage and your contents as a result of a fire. are your professional local fire damage repair and restoration company. Our experienced and qualified heroes can get your property back to “Like it never even happened.” Any time your Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie and Benton, Missouri, home or business is hit by fire damage, give the fire damage repair and restoration specialists a call at 573-339-1948.

How Water Damage Affects Your Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Affects Your Home It's crucial you know how water damage affects your home. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can make it "Like it never even happened."

Wonder how water damage affects your home? Significantly! When it comes to water damage or flood damage, time is of the absolute essence. And if it’s not properly handled, it can result in further damage, such as mold damage. It’s critical that you contact the water damage specialists at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties at the first sign of water or flood damage.

According to this article from Angie’s List, below you will see just how water damage can affect your home within minutes, hours, days and weeks.

Water damage within minutes:

  • Water contamination spreads, rapidly increasing claim costs.
  • Moisture-sensitive furniture finishes begin to turn white.
  • Furniture standing on saturated carpets will begin to leach and stain the carpeting.

Water damage within hours:

  • Furniture in direct contact with water begins to delaminate and swell.
  • Normal household odors, amplified by humidity, become glaringly apparent.
  • Dyes from non-colorfast fabrics begin to bleed.

Water damage within days:

  • Fungi appear, along with their characteristic musty odors.
  • Severe warping and cupping of wood become apparent. Wood floors may become unsalvageable.
  • Paint blisters, and wallpaper adhesives release and start to peel away.
  • Wood structural members begin to swell, warp and split apart.

Water damage within weeks:

  • Mold sinks roots into organic materials and destroys their integrity.
  • Occupants must be evacuated due to health hazards.
  • Allergen sensitivity may arise from microbial growth.
  • A complete gutting of the structure may be necessary, which will drive the claim up astronomically and displace the occupants.

Since water damage greatly affects your home and can cause serious damage, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers 24-hour emergency services. We’re faster to any size disaster. In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Upon reading this, you learned how water damage can affect your home immensely. But, with a trusted leader, you can count on SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to get your residential property back inhabitable and “Like it never even happened.” That way, you can get back to work, back to life. For all your water damage or flood needs, call us: 573-339-1948.

How We Make Water Damage "Like it never even happened."

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Make Water Damage "Like it never even happened." The heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties makes water damage at your home or business "Like it never even happened."

Water damage or flood damage can cause a “flood” of emotions. Wonder how we make water damage “Like it never even happened.”? SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties specializes in water damage restoration, which is the cornerstone of our business. And we make it our business to make it “Like it never even happened” at your home and business. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Learn more about our IICRC training and certification, employee certification training and more.

We are the water damage restoration specialists. And that’s the SERVPRO Advantage. We live and work in this community, too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is nearby and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Cape Girardeau community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Water damage or flood damage doesn’t have to interrupt your home, your business, or your life. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is a company that’s locally owned, but with the luxury of national resources. Now that you’ve learned how we make water damage “Like it never even happened.” contact us today. Give SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties a call anytime: 573-339-1948.   

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Experience

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Experience Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Experience. Our qualified heroes are there for your home or business.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Experience in fire damage. Experience in water damage. Experience in mold remediation. Experience in storm damage. Experience in commercial services. Experience in professionalism. Experience in being helpful. Experience in problem-solving. Experience in being efficient. Experience in being effective. Experience in well-versed backgrounds. Experience in customer service. Experience in creating happy customers.

With over a century of combined experience -- and counting -- in the Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration industry, if you have fire or water damage at your home or business, you’ll want a company you can trust and one with a major component: experience. You want a company with credibility, history, a solid reputation and qualified experts. And that’s SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties.

Experience in Fire Damage & Restoration

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has experience in fire damage and restoration. We specialize in fire damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home or business to pre-fire condition. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your residential or commercial property may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. And we’re well-equipped to handle that, too.

Experience in Water Damage & Restoration

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has experience in water damage and restoration. When your home or business has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help us find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Experience in Mold Remediation & Restoration

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has experience in mold remediation and restoration. When a home or business suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional who has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your residential property or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Experience in Storm Damage & Restoration

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has experience in storm damage and restoration. Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie or Benton, Missouri, home or business, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Experience in Commercial Services

Our team of highly trained restoration specialists has experience in commercial services. Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened” for any of the following:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Experienced Heroes

Our team of heroes has a high degree of professionalism. No matter where you may encounter our staff, we represent the company with the utmost respect. We understand the importance of being professional in all settings. We are extremely helpful to our customers. In fact, being helpful is one word that many of our happy customers expressed in our Certificate of Satisfaction (COS). We are there to help you, to serve you. And when there is a problem with fire damage, water damage, mold damage, storm damage at your home or business, our team of heroes knows how to effectively and efficiently resolve that problem. We know how to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our heroes have well-versed backgrounds, which creates a diverse dynamic at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. One of the many things we pride ourselves on is customer satisfaction. We always put our customers first, make them our #1 priority. We are advocates in creating happy customers. To create happy customers is a mantra we firmly stand behind 100%. That’s part of our mission, part of our goal every day. In fact, “create happy customers” is plastered in our office as a constant reminder to our staff.  

Our team of heroes is our biggest asset. They come to the rescue when your residential or commercial property faces a fire damage or water damage. They even come to the rescue if your home or business needs mold remediation, carpet cleaning or any other general cleaning services. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ highly trained restoration specialists is faster to any size disaster.

Fire damage, water damage, mold damage, storm damage, or any type of damage for that matter, at your home or business can be upsetting and destructive. It can leave you feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. When it does, you’ll need a caring expert with experience to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties will treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home, business and belongings with care. We’re with you throughout your entire journey. We help to make that unpleasant situation into a pleasant experience. Go with the company that has a diverse portfolio of experience. Experience the SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ way. Call us at 573-339-1948.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Giving Back to Our Community

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Because we give back to our local community. In order to have a vibrant and thriving community, you must continually invest in your community. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties takes great pride in being a part of the Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties community. We understand that communities like ours is what holds America together. We want to do our part to ensure the Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ communities thrive by helping the less fortunate, keeping the area safe and making our community the best it can be.

Food Pantries

In one capacity that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties gives back to the community is by our local food pantries. In 2018, we sponsored two food pantries. In September of 2018, we held one at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, Missouri. We served more than 70+ families in a 2-hour window. In December of 2018, we held another Mobile Food Pantry at City Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We served more than 60+ families. This one was a huge success, too. It’s always better to give than to receive, and this is one way we wanted to give back to our community and to those families.  

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

2018 was a special year for SERVPRO. SERVPRO sponsored the first-ever SERVPRO Bowl. This was a bowl specifically dedicated to all of our first responders. We know and understand what they have to endure on a daily basis. We knew we wanted to give them a special gift. As a small token of our appreciation, the marketing team at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties put together a special marketing package and personally delivered them to the local First Responders. As part of the sponsorship package, First Responders got four tickets to the big game day. Learn more about this epic event here.

Continuing Education

Throughout the year, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers a myriad of Continuing Education courses for insurance agents. We know that insurance agents have to have an allotted number of credit requirements to fulfill. That’s one reason we offer these interactive courses just for you. We want to make it as easy and accessible as possible.  

Local Golf Tournaments

SERVPRO is the official cleanup and restoration company for the PGA Tour. This is a national sponsorship we are proud to be a supporter of and humbled. Learn more about our other national sponsorships here.

Local Events

We support local community events. We love to get involved however we can. Over the years, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has been involved and/or sponsored events such as parades, Polar Plunge, Duck Regatta, Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, and more. See what other local community events we’ve been involved with.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties loves giving back to our community. We wholeheartedly believe the notion “it’s better to give than to receive.” From food pantries to the SERVPRO Responder Bowl to continuing education to local golf tournaments to local events, we’re there in our community giving back. How will you give back to your community? 

And just remember, if your residential or commercial property is hit with fire or water damage, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties gives you back your home or business by making it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call if it does: 573-339-1948.   

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Fire Damage Specialists

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Fire Damage Specialists SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your local fire damage specialists. We make a fire or water damage "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Because we are your local fire damage specialists. If your home is hit with fire damage, would you want a company that is specialized in fire damage repair and restoration or a generalist? We believe you’d want a specialist. And that’s exactly what the heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties are.   

A fire to your residential or commercial property can cause a serious detriment and stress to your family. But, our highly qualified and trained fire damage specialists at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can relieve some of that stress by restoring your home or business to make it “Like it never even happened.”     

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The 7 steps listed below illustrate the SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ process for the “typical” fire damage restoration.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

After the fire trucks leave, your home or business likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

If you’re ever faced with fire damage at your home or business and wonder why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, it’s because we are your local fire damage specialists. And we are there with you throughout your entire journey. If you ever have any questions, contact us online anytime. Or, simply give us a ring at 573-339-1948.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Mold Remediation and Restoration Specialists

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Mold Remediation and Restoration Specialists Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? We are your local mold remediation and restoration specialists.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Because we’re your local mold remediation and restoration specialists. When your home or business encounters mold, it’s vital to act fast and get mold remediation and restoration specialists there as quickly as possible. And SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is faster to any size disaster.

Did you know mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout your home in as little as 48-72 hours? It’s true. Mold can be a serious problem at your home or business, so it’s vital that you understand mold and the different types out there. One type of mold out there that may really concern a lot of people is black mold. So, it’s crucial you educate yourself.

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional who has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie or Benton, Missouri, home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can inspect, assess and remediate your property.


If you ever wonder why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we’re a company that specializes in mold remediation and restoration. We’re a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Rest assured, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties fits the “mold.” To contact your local mold remediation and restoration specialists, call 573-339-1948.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Storm Damage Specialists

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Local Storm Damage Specialists SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your local storm damage specialists. A storm can occur any time. We offer 24-hr. emergency services.

Why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Because we’re your local storm damage specialists. Mother Nature can be highly unpredictable. When she strikes, it can result in thousands even millions in property damage. If your residential or commercial property is faced with storm damage, count on the company that has local storm damage specialists, where they have a team of heroes that specializes in storm damage. Count on SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties.  

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

A flood can cause a flood of emotions. We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, which is the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home or business back to normal quickly.

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies, but that’s not the case for SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We can access resources from 1,700+ Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms, disasters and major events.

Our bricks and mortar is situated in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, but we proudly serve the Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie and Benton, Missouri, communities should they have storm damage at their home or business. So, we live, play and work here, too.

Our number one goal is to return damaged items and belongings to preloss condition, to make it “Like it never even happened.” We help you to regain control following a disaster.

Here are some storm damage tips of what to do after flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

When your home or business is hit with storm damage, why SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties? Because we are your local storm damage specialists. We can restore your residential or commercial property back to “Like it never even happened.” Contact us online, or call us at 573-339-1948 -- 365 days a year, 24/7. We’re there for you in your time of need.