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What To Do Until Help Arrives

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall’ hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be very heavy. Be careful!

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 condition 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.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Large Loss

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

When your commercial property is suddenly hit with damage due to a storm, flood, fire or other disaster, it can leave you, your employees and customers in shock.  It’s important to know that you have professional large-loss specialists to handle the restoration process as quickly as possible so that you can get back to business.  SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood is equipped to handle any job, any size.  With the help of our Disaster Recovery Teams, we’re able to pull teams from all over the country to get your business back up and running as soon as possible.  Call SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood to set your Emergency Ready Plan in case a disaster strikes your business.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

660 Goddard Ave., Chesterfield, MO 63005

636-537-5400

Assessing Mold Damage

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a common concern for people living in the St. Louis area with the high humidity we deal with particularly during the summer months.  When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with the problem quickly and safely should be a priority.  It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which may result in negative health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property.  SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood responds quickly to your call to assess your situation.  Our professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem.  Then, we’ll work with you in the cleanup and restoration process with as little disruption to your family as possible.  If you find yourself in a situation where you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood to help figure out next steps for you.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Dry Ice Blasting

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

If a fire has occurred in your home, it will leave behind soot that needs to be removed to eliminate any odor within your home.  Depending on how extensive the damage is will determine which methods of cleaning the professionals at SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood will use.  One of the techniques we like to use is dry-ice blasting.  This can be used on something like brick to remove the smoke and black residue that is left behind after a fire.  Dry-ice blasting is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it.  Take a look at a video on our Facebook Page to see how this technique is performed: Dry Ice Blasting

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

24-Hour Emergency Contact

4/9/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in your home day or night.  That is why the professionals at SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood are at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We’re here to help you navigate through the process as we understand this can be a stressful time.

When you call, our local office will ask several questions regarding the damage emergency.  Armed with the details of your water event, we’ll dispatch a team to respond immediately.

To help you understand what to anticipate when you call, here are a few questions you can expect us to ask:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. Your insurance information (if applicable)
  3. The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  4. When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  5. What caused the water damage (if known)?
  6. Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Commercial Storm Damage

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

If you’re a business owner in need of storm remediation, you can trust SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood to help you get back in business after a storm or flood disaster.  We have elite large-loss specialists that are pre-qualified and strategically placed throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.  Past industries we served have included hospitals, property management, universities, municipalities and even The Pentagon. 

As the #1 choice in the cleanup and restoration industry, we can help you every step of the way.  From immediately after the disaster to returning your property to its preloss condition, we want to make the process as smooth as possible.  We understand the importance of getting your business up and running as soon as possible.  If you find yourself in this situation, call SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood to assist you through the process.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

SERVPRO - The One Stop Shop

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

When a disaster strikes and you have damage to your home, make sure to call SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood.  We have the ability to put your home back together from start to finish.  We’ll start by assessing the damage and determine the best solution to mitigate the problem.  Once it has all been cleaned up, our reconstruction team will come in to help with putting the pieces back together.  Whether it’s to put on a new roof or to replace drywall and flooring, we can assist in getting your home back to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood will work closely with your insurance company to ensure you are made whole again.  We can be your one stop shop for all your restoration and reconstruction needs.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Outdoor Fire Pit and Fireplace Safety

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

According the  American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, are the number one requested design feature today.  They can add ambiance as well as warmth on a cool night.  It’s important to practice safety when using these outdoor features.  Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are a wonderful asset to your outdoor living space; however, they can cause damage to your home if not operated properly.  There are a couple things to keep in mind when building your fire.  According to HGTV, when it comes time to actually start a fire, it’s important to reminder to keep your fire small.  There’s no need for a blazing bonfire, and the bigger the fire, the greater the potential disaster.  Another way to avoid a problem is to make sure your fire pit is at least 10 feet away from your home.  Following these tips will help to avoid causing damage to your home. 

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Burning Candles Safely

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A fire can be devastating to your home and all of your personal belongings.  One of the most common reasons for a fire in your home is due to burning candles.  It’s important to be sure you’re taking the proper precautions to ensure you’re burning your candles safely.  According to the National Fire Protection Association there are some steps you can take to help prevent a fire.

  1. Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
  2. Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
  3. Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  4. Don’t burn a candle all the way down – put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  5. Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
  6. Have flashlights and battery powered lighting ready to use during a power out outage. Never use candles.

Lastly, make sure you are double checking you have blown out all of your candles before leaving your home or going to bed at night.  If you follow these tips, this can help in preventing a fire in your home. 

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400

Is storm damage covered by insurance?

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

When a storm occurs in your area, whether it’s caused by floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards, it can cause severe damage to your home.  A common question asked when this occurs is “Is storm damage covered by insurance”?  This is not a clear-cut answer as it can vary with each person’s policy.  Storm damage may be covered by your insurance policy, but you’ll need to reach out to your agent to get specifics about your particular coverage.  It’s important to note that your home must be maintained to a reasonable standard.  Otherwise, it could be hard to prove that the storm was the cause of the damage versus a lack of proper maintenance and general wear and tear.  If a storm damage occurs to your home call SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood for a free estimate for any clean up and reconstruction needs after a storm.

SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood

636-537-5400