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Cleaning Services for Your Home or Business

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Cleaning Services for Your Home or Business SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers effective cleaning services for your home or business.

Keeping your residential or commercial property clean can help protect your investment and increase the value of your property. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers a myriad of cleaning services for your home or business. We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You may know SERVPRO as the leader in fire & water cleanup & restoration, but know what else we’re known for? Our professional residential cleaning services. We make a dirty, soiled carpet "Like it never even happened." And that’s one of the many reasons we were voted #1, again, in Carpet Cleaning for the Southeast Missourian’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards. We’ve received this prestigious awards for six years (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). We are so honored and humbled. We thank all of our customers, everyone who voted for us. Thanks for making this award possible.

Here are the residential cleaning services that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties offers:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will get out the dirt you see and remove unwanted dust. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is crucial for every home and business. It helps to keep clean air circulating and to reduce allergens, pet dander and mold. Consistent duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

We can help you get rid of odor removal in your home or business with our effective, proven process. Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors today.

Sewage & Biohazard Cleanup

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties does sewage & biohazard cleanup to make your home or business “Like it never even happened.” No task is too big for our specialists. We’re always ready and equipped to assist in the cleanup of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your residential or commercial property.

Anytime you need cleaning services for your home or business, you can trust SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Not only can you rely on the leader in fire & water cleanup & restoration for your home and business needs, you can also rely on us for your carpet cleaning needs. Additionally, we clean ceilings, floors, walls, drapes, blinds, trauma/crime scene, vandalism and graffiti. We’re basically an all-encompassing company. Give us a call today: 573-339-1948.

Tips to Stay Safe During National Fire Prevention Month

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips to Stay Safe During National Fire Prevention Month SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can help you stay safe during National Fire Prevention Month and year-round.

Fire prevention is always key because a fire can happen at your residence or commercial property at any given moment. And with the alarming number of wildfires that have erupted across our nation, it raises caution, concern, and maybe fear. But, rest assured, with SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, you can feel confident you have a team of highly qualified and trained fire restoration specialists on your side who will be there with you before, during and after that journey. We’re always ready for whatever happens. We’re there to help put your mind at ease. We can get your home and/or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Since October is National Fire Prevention Month, there are a host of tips out there to help keep you, your family members, your business and your home safe. Check out this resource from nfpa.org. Here, they provide you with free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties fully supports prevention, and we’re all about educating you, so here are 5 top tips you and your family can follow in case you’re faced with fire damage.

  1. Install Smoke Alarms

Installing smoke alarms on every level of your home and/or business can help prevent a lot of damage and headache. Ensure these are installed properly in every room. Your home and/or business means the world to you. You’ve built memories there, and you want to do everything you can to protect those precious memories should a fire break out. One thing that can be the big difference, a lifesaver, a belongings’ saver, a memories’ saver is smoke alarms. Make this small investment now to save you a potential large cost in the future.

  1. Test Smoke Alarms

Testing smoke alarms is highly vital. Smoke alarms can help protect you, your family and your investment, but you have to ensure they are functioning properly in the event of fire damage. You want to test your smoke alarms at least every month, if not, more. If they’re not working, simply replace the batteries. And a good rule of thumb: keep extra batteries on-hand at all times. Test smoke alarms in every room of your home or business.

  1. Communicate Effectively

With anything, whether in a business, a relationship, etc., communication is always key. When in doubt, over-communicate. You want to effectively communicate with your family members, loved ones, coworkers, etc. about a safe fire escape plan. Once this has been established, you need to practice it. It’s vital that everyone practices the plan at least twice per year. Communicating effectively can save a lot of time and hassle.

  1. Find a Safe Place

If you ever encounter a fire in your home or business, it’s best that you get out, stay out and call for help immediately. Do not, under any circumstances, put yourself in danger by going back inside a burning dwelling. Speaking of a safe place, the American Red Cross can be a “safe place” you can reference to get more safety tips. They can provide you with knowledge of what to do before, during and after a fire.

  1. Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can help you prepare your home or business with our proven and effective Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is an intuitive tool for property managers and owners -- both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how fire damage can affect your home or business. And with just a tap of an icon on your mobile device, we can be there just like that. Get the SERVPRO ERP App on your iPhone or Android now; it’s FREE.  

Follow these tips to stay safe during National Fire Prevention Month. When you need a team that is faster to any size disaster and offers 24/7 emergency services, trust and count on SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. Anytime you have questions about fire, smoke, or soot damage, call the fire damage specialists. And anytime you have fire damage at your residential or commercial property, give us a call: 573-339-1948. We’ll be there in “ablaze.”

Why Community Involvement is a Key Recipe for Your Business

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Community Why Community Involvement is a Key Recipe for Your Business SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties supports our local community. We understand why community involvement is a key recipe for your success.

Community involvement is one key recipe for any successful business. And SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has certainly been busy with community events for the month of September. And we have some coming up in October as well. If you’re a business owner, we propose one of your goals to be community involvement. Giving back, sponsoring events, and such, are vital for your business’ success.

For the month of September, we sponsored the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee event. Since September is National Preparedness Month, we discussed the importance of be prepared in general and being prepared if your home or business is hit with water or fire damage. And since this event was all about being prepared and What You “Auto” Know, we did a social media giveaway of a car safety kit in case you have car issues. We love our social media community. It’s always good to be prepared in all facets of life.

We, also, sponsored the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Impact Network (WIN) event. This was such a fun, empowering event. We were honored to be one of the premier sponsors of this life-changing, impactful event. This was a powerful opportunity that afforded women of all backgrounds to unite and to achieve goals, network, make a difference in lives, others' lives, the community and the world. WIN's goal is to connect powerful women with other powerful women, learn something new and feel empowered.

Additionally, we sponsored the Jackson Police Department golf tournament. We had such a great turnout. We’ll be sponsoring the Notre Dame golf tourney October 1st, too. We enjoy these community events. These events afford us the opportunity to network … and have a good time. And we’re always so eager to see if anyone gets the hole-in-one by the water.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to give our SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties Facebook page a “like” so you can keep us top of mind, stay in-the-know of our community involvement, be educated and so much more.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties fully supports our local community. We understand the importance of community involvement and why it is key for your business. Get involved in your local community today; it can pay huge dividends. Mix in all the right ingredients, and you have the secret recipe for success for your business. And in the event your community, home or business is hit with a disaster, fire damage or water damage, give us a call at 573-339-1948, because we can make it "Like it never even happened."

How Agents Can Benefit Greatly by Referring SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Agents Can Benefit Greatly by Referring SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is proud to have a strategic partnership and be a preferred vendor with Farmers Insurance.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties has some very exciting news. News so big that we want to announce it to the world.

We are officially part of the Farmers Emergency Mitigation Referral Program. This is epic. And we are so very happy, privileged and humbled to be their preferred vendor, to have this strategic partnership with Farmers Insurance. SERVPRO and its franchises have service agreements with many insurance companies across the country. We have relationships with lots of different companies at the Corporate level.

So, what does this mean for agents? Benefits.

As an agent, you care deeply about your customers, and you’re always looking out for their best interest. Know how agents can benefit greatly? By referring SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties.

Customer service, customer retention, additional product sales and limited warranty two years’ labor/one year materials are all benefits of how you, the agent, can benefit greatly by referring SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. Learn how as we extrapolate on the 4 benefits:

Customer Service

Customer service is vital in any industry, especially in the fire and water restoration business, and it’s one of the many benefits agents will reap by referring us. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ professionals will handle each job according to the highest professional standards, interacting with customers in a professional manner to provide exemplary customer satisfaction.

The science of restoration can be quite complex, but SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties makes it easy. We are well-equipped, highly trained, have advanced technology and customer diplomacy to handle any size disaster.

Customer Retention

When you have satisfied customers, they can convert to a higher rate of policy retention and renewals. And, ultimately, they will become brand ambassadors for your company, which, as a result, the influx of qualified leads. It will be like the gift that keeps on giving.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties thoroughly documents and communicates each step of the restoration process. We keep you in the loop, because informed customers are happy customers. In fact, that’s one of our mottos: create happy customers. We’re with you throughout the entire journey. Furthermore, we produce the correct claim documentation for fast, easy and effective claim processing.

Additional Product Sales

We’ve all heard the saying, happy wife, happy life. We have that same philosophy for our customers. When customers are satisfied, they are more apt to provide new referrals and to be more receptive to allow you to offer additional insurance options.

If a large-scale disaster or storm hits, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ System has the resources to get to customers quickly and efficiently. When their needs are met, your relationship has added value.

Limited Warranty Two Years’ Labor/One Year Materials  

Customers enjoy knowing we will not only meet expectations, but exceed expectations, or we will provide re-service at no additional cost for up to two years.

We warrant for two years the workmanship of the emergency mitigation service or restoration work performed. We warrant for one year that all materials, furnished by us, will be new, of good quality and free from defects.

As you can see, there are benefits and real value when agents refer SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We would like to take this opportune time to thank Farmers Insurance for this incredible opportunity. We look more than forward to working with each of you. Here’s to a healthy, happy working relationship. Anytime you need us, have questions or ready to send a referral, simply give us a call at 573-339-1948, or fill out this brief form.

What to Do When You Have Water Damage

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Imagine: You’re on the last day of your family vacation, soaking up the rays, getting a nice tan, swimming in the pool or ocean, just living it up to the fullest before you have to depart. Now, you’re on your way back home, sharing lots of laughs with your family and loved ones. You finally arrive home safely. Then, you walk into your home and … surprise. The ocean has taken a vacation at your residence. You now have a beach inside your home. Not so much fun, huh?!

Before you leave for a vacation, or anywhere for that matter, there are some things you can do to prevent water damage. However, it’s not always preventable. It can be very stressful dealing with this type of situation, but having a clear plan can help alleviate the situation at hand. As you know, water damage doesn’t have a time schedule. It can happen at the least unlikely times. But, when it does, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is available 24/7, 365 days of the year. When you experience such, it’s important you know what to do when you have water damage. Follow these 5 tips:

Stop the Water Source  

Water damage can be a result of a number of things such as a pipe burst, dishwasher malfunction, and so much more. If either of these happen, find the source where the water is coming from and stop the water source immediately. Then, contact water damage professionals.

Turn Off the Power

When you have water damage in your home or business, it’s key you turn off the power immediately to avoid a serious potential hazard. Know beforehand where the source is so you can act fast and shut it off in the event of water damage.

Assess the Damage

Assess the water damage to see the severity of it. Make sure you take photos and other documentation as proof for your insurance company. And once the professional is on-site, consult with him or her and do a walkthrough to help determine what will be needed to help you get it back to “Like it never even happened.”

Rescue Your Most Valuable Possessions

Water damage can ruin your most valuable possessions. If possible, rescue them from the flooded area as soon as you can to help prevent further damage. This can include valuables such as jewelry, heirlooms, money, photos/photo albums, awards, etc. Protect your investment and rescue your most valuable possessions as early as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to the Rescue

It’s crucial that you act fast when you have water damage at your residential and/or commercial property. Because, if you don’t, you can have a bigger issue on your hand, like mold. Thankfully, our highly trained specialists (heroes) are well-equipped to handle either. Allow our heroes to restore your home and/or business after a water damage. Call us today at 573-339-1948.

In Business for Your Business: 26 Years Going Strong

9/15/2018 (Permalink)

We’re in business for your business. This September, we celebrate our 26th year anniversary of SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. It’s still so hard to believe that we opened these doors right here in our vibrant Cape Girardeau, Missouri, community over a quarter of a century ago. We’re nationally known, but locally owned. We’ve been going 26 years strong for your business, and we’ll continue to do so. Learn more about our humble beginnings, how it all started.

We’ve accomplished a lot of goals over the years, and we plan to accomplish a whole lot more in the present and future. Our mission is something that we’ve stayed true to since the beginning and will continue to do so.

Since we’re in business for your business, we offer a myriad of commercial services such as fire & water cleanup & restoration and mold remediation. Furthermore, we offer cleaning services such as air ducts, HVAC, biohazard, carpet & upholstery, ceilings, walls & floors, drapes, blinds, odor removal, sewage, trauma/crime scene, vandalism & graffiti. We care about your business, so anytime it’s hit with a disaster, we’ll be there for your business.

We have a number of things that we attribute to our success, but here are 3 top success factors:

Our Customers

One of our top priorities is to create happy customers. We take this to heart. We take the extra initiative to build that rapport with you, strive to make you happy. Without you, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties would not be where we are today, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Straight from the owners’ mouth, from all the heroes here, each of us thanks you. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey. You are the MVPs. You are the heroes. We attribute our customers for our success, and we thank you.

Our Employees

We firmly believe great, qualified employees are the strongest asset to our company. In fact, it is for any company. We like to refer to ours as our heroes. Each individual here has something unique about him or her and brings something to the table. But, together, everyone achieves more (T.E.A.M.). Teamwork makes the dream work every day. And it truly takes a great team to do the quality work that we do for your business. Check out our heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We attribute our employees for our success, and we thank you.

Our Community

We fully support our community in every way that we can. We have such a vibrant local community. Everyone unites to help one another, and that is so beautiful, so powerful. It’s something we’re proud to say we’re a part of. Check out some of the community events we’ve done over the years. We attribute our community for our success, and we thank you.

If your business is hit with fire and/or water damage, you can count on our business to restore it and make it “Like it never even happened.” Trust the company that’s a trusted leader in the restoration company. Trust the company that has over a century of combined experience. You can contact us anytime. We’re more than just your friend; we’re your trusted partner.

SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties truly feels blessed to be in business for your business. We’ve been so thankful for the journey we’ve taken with you over the years, and we look more than forward to being there with you in your present and future journey. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our customers, to our employees, to our community for these past 26 years, and we look forward to the next 26+ years with you.

Yours truly,

Richard, Sandy, and the entire team of heroes at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Preparing for Hurricane Florence SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties team of heroes can make your home or business "Like it never even happened." after a storm damage.

Did you get “wind” of that time of season? Unfortunately, it’s that time of the year: hurricane season.

Hurricane Florence has hit the east coast, and our SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ heroes, here in Southeast Missouri, will soon touch down there. We’re a locally owned company with national storm resources. Our team is faster to any size disaster. We’re gearing up and preparing for Hurricane Florence. We’ll help to restore and get those businesses and homes back to “Like it never even happened.”

Although it’s hard to predict when a hurricane will happen, you can prepare for one. Here are 14 of the most important things to do to prepare for a hurricane:

  1. Establish an emergency plan with your family
  2. Prepare an emergency kit ahead of time
  3. Treat water if necessary
  4. Don’t evacuate unless officials recommend it
  5. Find out where your local evacuation shelter is located
  6. Create a list of pet-friendly shelters and hotels
  7. Prepare your home for heavy rainfall
  8. Clear your yard before the storm hits
  9. Do not put tape on your windows
  10. Prepare your car in case you need to evacuate
  11. Do not attempt to drive through floodwater
  12. Insulate your clothing if in wet or cold conditions
  13. Put a quarter in a cup of frozen water in your freezer
  14. Clean your home quickly after a storm ends to prevent mold growth

For more in-depth information about each of these tips, check out this article.

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 readily access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Here’s another resource to learn more about Hurricane Florence. Track its progress here.

If your residential, commercial property or community is hit with a fire or water damage, storm or natural disaster, our SERVPRO community can aide you and be there with you throughout the entire journey.

Pray for our team of heroes, all the families, all the first responders, everyone impacted by this powerful hurricane.

Hurricanes can be highly devastating and stressful. But, thankfully, with a trusted company and partner like SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we’re with you every step of the journey to help alleviate some of that stress from you by helping you to restore your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.” Just contact us to find out how.

Who’s Ready for Some Football?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

General Who’s Ready for Some Football? SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is always in the end zone & ready to help with your fire or water damage even during football season.

Hot wings. Cheese boat. Little smokies. Chips and salsa. Artichoke spinach dip. Drinks. Snacks. And a bunch of other scrumptious game day recipes. Salivating at the mouth yet?

Well, it’s that time of the year that just about everyone has been patiently awaiting: the start of the football season. And it’s finally arrived. Whoohoo! Whether you've been waiting to tailgate with your favorite college team or spend a lazy Sunday watching the NFL, all football fans are excited the season has arrived. Then, the Super Bowl will be here before you know it (Feb. 03, 2019). Get the 411 here about Super Bowl LIII. Know what else it could be a potential time for? A time of chaos. Fires, leaks and water damage, which can result in mold. But, it doesn’t have to be with your SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties team.

When you’re glued to the football game, rooting on your fave team, the last thing you want to worry about is a fire from all the cooking or an indoor pool that wasn’t originally there. In fact, that’s the last “interception” you want to be concerned with. That’s where SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties comes into “play.” We’re always there in the “end zone” to rescue your home or business from any fire or water emergency.

And since we’re on the topic of football, did you know that SERVPRO is sponsoring the First Responder Bowl Dec. 26? “Score!” This is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders! You don’t want to miss this epic game. We are so proud and honored to give back in this capacity. And we salute them each and every single day.

As you’re gearing up for the season, ensure there are no “turnovers” and you have everything checked off your game day ready checklist:

Sustenance & Cold Ones

Sustenance may be one of the number one ingredients for any successful game day. And drinks (aka cold ones) -- a requirement. From meatballs to wings to stuffed jalapenos to pizza to delectable treats, these can make any get-together more pleasurable and game days complete. So, make sure you have plenty of food, refreshments and cold ones for your next football game gathering.

Friends, Family & Coworkers

Gathering friends, family and coworkers for football games is like the icing on the cake. Sharing laughter, stories, memories is what it’s all about … that is, of course, maybe before the game, during the commercials and after the game. Spending that quality time together is so special. Once the game is over, it’s a time for celebration of your winning team and, like Monopoly, collect your money if you made any bets or participated in any football pools.

Entertainment Area with Large TV

Anytime there’s a large gathering of people at your abode, you need an ideal entertainment space for them. Especially when it comes to the football season, a large television is a must-have for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Your entertainment area will be the number one gathering place for everyone, so the aesthetics, comfortability and a large television are key. Since a tv is a big investment, especially a nice, large, quality HD one, you want to protect it in case it’s damaged as a result of water and/or fire damage.

Practice, Practice, Practice

With anything, practice makes perfect. Just like football players constantly practice throughout the year to improve their game (even if they’re the best, the greatest!), we strongly advise you to practice your emergency evacuation routine. Practice, practice, practice, then practice again. It’s vital you and your family make strategic moves and know exactly the “game plan” should an emergency occurs.   

The #1 Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration Team on Speed Dial

As you’re gearing up and preparing for the big game day at your home, be sure you’re preparing for a disaster, too, because it can happen at the least unlikely times. And SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is always ready and equipped for “Whatever Happens.” We’re always focused on your “safety.” When a disaster strikes, just easily reach us with the touch of an app or the dial of a number. If you ever wondered if there’s an emergency ready app for disasters, yep, there’s an app for that, and it’s our SERVPRO Ready App. Get it for free in your App Store. You can, also, call us anytime, 24/7/365. Put us on speed dial. And we’ll “rush” over and be there in a “snap” to your home or business.

Now, who’s ready for some football? And now you’re prepared for a disaster, too. Our team of heroes can “tackle” any size disaster at your home and/or commercial property. Once we’re done cleaning or restoring your home or business, it’s sure to be a “touchdown” and “Like it never even happened.” We’re the fire & water - cleanup & restoration team you can bet on. As soon as a disaster strikes, call to get SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties on the other end of that “receiver.” Here, we’ll “punt” the number to you: 573-339-1948.

September is National Preparedness Month. How Will You Prepare?

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial September is National Preparedness Month. How Will You Prepare? SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is always prepared if your home or business is hit with a disaster.

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? How will you prepare if your home or business is hit with a disaster? This month is a constant reminder about the importance of preparedness 24/7, year-round. Disaster can strike at any time, any day, anywhere, and you should be ready to strike back -- with preparedness -- when it does happen.  

You never know when Mother Nature will come in with a vengeance or what it will throw your way. You can check the weather all day long on your mobile device, watch it on your television, or tune in to your local radio station. But, a lot of times, you don’t know the extent, the severity of the damage until it’s done. One thing you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your employees is to be prepared at all times. Do you wonder if your business will recover from a disaster? Reference this resource to get more intel.

There are a myriad of disasters you should always be prepared for, including:

Natural Hazards

Natural hazards can be anything from earthquakes to floods to hurricanes to tornadoes to wildfires to H1N1 virus, etc. You hear about these events occurring on a day-to-day basis in various parts of the world. It’s scary to hear and see, especially if these events occur in a city where you have family residing. These type of hazards may be out of your control, but there is one variable you can control: preparation. Invest in yourself and your family by being prepared, at all times, for these natural hazards.

Human-caused Hazards

Human-caused hazards can range from anything such as accidents to acts of violence to acts of terrorism. It’s unfortunate these type of things occur, but it’s the truth of the matter. Although not always preventable, there are minute things you can do to help prevent human-caused hazards, such as being a defensive driver, avoid dangerous surroundings/environments, etc. Again, preparation is key.

Technology-related Hazards

Technology is the way of the future. Technology is a blessing. It helps us in our business, in our homes, in our personal lives, in our professional lives, and more. It has served as a vehicle that has allowed us to connect with people, conduct business all over the world via social networks. It has progressed the world, and it will continue to do so. But, on the other hand, technology can be a curse when a disaster occurs due to failure or malfunction of an operating systems (os), equipment or software. Like with anything else, technology-related hazards can happen at any given moment. Knowing what to do can be the biggest key factor. Being prepared is a good indicator of how much damage -- or how little -- your company or home will experience. How will you be prepared?

Did you know that more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster? Forty percent. That stat is alarming. Don’t be one of those businesses. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties wants to see your business succeed, thrive and be prepared. And we can help you do just that.

We know all too well the importance of National Preparedness Month, the preparation for your home and/or business in the event of a disaster. In fact, SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties will be the sponsor at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee event Friday, Sept. 07, 2018, speaking on this topical matter.

In honor of this national holiday, we will emphasize preparedness, provide you tips and more. Additionally, we’ll be giving away a car safety kit, so you’re prepared should your car breaks down. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’re having a giveaway contest on social media. Plus, as an added value, we’ll come out to your place of business to set you up with a complimentary Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), so you’re well-equipped for any disaster. Download the ERP mobile app now from your App Store; it’s free.  

So, starting in September, tune in to our SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties’ Facebook page to engage in all the fun. Someone’s gotta win. It might as well be you! Good luck!

Mother Nature isn’t always on your side. But you know who is? SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. We are your fire & water - cleanup & restoration company. With over a century of combined experience, rest-assured, our highly qualified and trained heroes can get your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at 573-339-1948 so we can get you prepared for any disaster that comes you, your family or business’ way. We’d love the opportunity to get your residential and/or commercial property prepared for National Preparedness Month.

The “People” Have Voted. Their “Choice” is SERVPRO.

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Well, the People’s Choice results are in, and it’s official. The people have spoken and voted SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties #1 in Carpet Cleaning.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. We attribute our happy customers for this feat, for this success. And we dedicate this award to you. We are so humbled and thankful for this prestigious award.

The People’s Choice Awards is a local award tradition that affords the people of our beautiful, thriving community the opportunity to vote for their favorite company. There are more than 130 categories people can vote for. We’ve received the People’s Choice Awards for a number of years. We are honored to have received the #1 spot in Carpet Cleaning in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. And we are striving to claim it in 2019 and beyond.

When it comes to carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning or any of the other services we provide, we always strive to create happy customers, and our customers always create happy business owners and heroes here at SERVPRO. Our team of heroes help protect your investment with preventative maintenance for your carpets and upholstery.

Foot traffic, food, drinks, animals, etc. are all causes of dirty carpets and upholstery. It’s inevitable, whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, you’ll eventually need carpet cleaning and/or upholstery cleaning. Because even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. It’s a much more cost-effective option to get your carpets cleaned on a consistent basis than to replace it. Because, as you know, new carpets can cost you a pretty penny. We encourage restoring your carpets or upholstery versus replacing them for a number of reasons. One being protecting your investment. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Here at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, we offer a myriad of specialized cleaning methods:

- Bonnet Cleaning, which is a less aggressive method for short pile carpets.

- Hot Water Extraction, which is a deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.

- Deluxe Precondition and Rinse, which helps restore deeply soiled areas.

- Showcase Premier Cleaning, which is the most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

- Dry Cleaning, which is a solution when color-fastness is an issue.

Next time you need carpet or upholstery cleaning for your residential or commercial property, go with the company the people would go with and voted #1 in Carpet Cleaning (thank you to our customers, to the people!): SERVPRO. Make the right choice and call us today: 573-339-1948.