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Do you have mold trouble?

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is naturally occurring and can be found both indoor and out.  This is why mold remediation is so important.  Where mold cannot totally be removed, remediation reduces the spores to its natural or baseline count making the area safe to live and work in. Here are some important key points to keep in mind.

*Mold is present everywhere both inside and out.

*Mold spores are microscopic and drift through the air and may enter your house through windows, doors, HVAC systems.  They may even gain access on your clothing or pet hair.

*Mold spores thrive in wet damp conditions.  These conditions allow mold colonies to grow quickly and spread.

*Mold often produces a heavy musty odor and can produce allergens and irritants.  This can be especially dangerous for small children and senior citizens.

If your home or business has a mold problem let us here at SERVPRO help!  We can inspect and access your property and use our specialized training, expertise and equipment to re-mediate your mold infestation.  Remember the health of the home can translate to the health of those living and working there.

If you see signs of mold please call us today at 1 217 935 2992!  

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water emergencies can occur in many ways.  Sump pump failure, seepage into a basement, roof or window leak, sewer backup and water lines from a refrigerator or dishwasher leaking are but a few of the ways this can happen.  Should this happen a quick response is crucial to prevent damage to the home, your belongings and prevent mold.  We at SERVPRO are here to help out at anytime, day or night.

Water can be tricky as you cannot always see the full extent of water intrusion during a water loss.  This can lead to mold growing on wet insulation, behind drywall, on personal items, underneath laminate flooring and ceiling tiles potentially causing health problems as mold spores are released into the air.  This can also lead to damage to the house itself over time.  

Here at SERVPRO we have specialty equipment that lets us read moisture levels and follow the water intrusion so the whole problem can be solved, not just what is visible on the surface.  We also have specialty drying equipment that quickly dries the affected area and reduces the humidity to optimal levels.  Spraying to prevent mold is also part of our expertise service to ensure you and your families safety.

Should you have a water emergency, no matter how big or how small, we here at SERVPRO are ready to help 24 hours a day! Call us today at 217 935 2992.

Clean Up After a Fire

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are both very invasive and can penetrate every corner of your house and personal items causing hidden damage and smells.  Let us help you, our smoke and fire expertise and experience allows us to inspect and assess the damage so we can quickly develop a plan of action.

Smoke and Soot facts.

*Hot smoke carries to cooler places and the upper levels of the structure.

*Smoke flows around plumbing systems by seeping through holes the piping goes through to travel throughout the house.

*The types of smoke can greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke.

There are two different types of smoke, wet and dry.  Because of this there are different types of soot residue after a fire.  The cleaning procedures will depend on the type of smoke damage.

Wet Smoke-Plastic and rubber

Low heat, smoldering pungent smell.  Often more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke-Paper and Wood.

High heat, quickly burning.  This smoke rises quickly and is very invasive.

Since each smoke and fire situation is a little different, each requires a unique plan of action specifically tailored for specific condition.  We at SERVPRO have the expertise, experience and equipment to get you back to normal and will do so with both understanding and empathy.

If you have a smoke and fire loss, call us today at 217 935 2992. 

Hurricane Harvey Unites Central Illinois

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Disaster can strike anywhere and SERVPRO is always there to step up, this time however, it was all of Central Illinois rallying around the State of Texas along with SERVPRO in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  

As a Storm Event, SERVPRO of Clinton sent a majority of its staff and resources to assist the people in the state of Texas.  The team realizing we would be taking down an extra empty box truck came up with the idea of taking donations of much needed non perishable and food items the day before leaving.  Everyone we contacted quickly stepped up and offered their time and services to make this happen, starting with the Clinton Fire Department and the Superintendent of the Clinton school district.  All the schools, local businesses and the wonderful community, not just from Clinton, but also from Decatur, Bloomington, Moroa, Forsythe, Argenta, Monticello, Mahomet, Farmer City, Lincoln, Atlanta, Mt Pulaski, Bement and more stood and delivered.  We had hoped to fill a box truck top to bottom with goods showing our support for Texas.  We surpassed all expectations, we filled three box trucks!!!!  

It was amazing to watch as donations poured in fast and furious at the First Christian Church in Clinton.  Students came from the High School to volunteer their help sorting, loading and unloading.  The local Police and Fire Department collected items from the many drop off points around town.  A group of preschoolers arrived in a train of wagons to deliver toothbrushes.  It was truly amazing to see people from all walks of life step up to help out people they have never met.  

SERVPRO sent the first truck down with the crew and the owner brought the next loads down soon after.  The items raised went to the First Christian Church in Houston, Texas.  They had set up an emergency food bank and were in need of donations.  The church shared with all the local churches in the area to get much needed relief to those who needed it most.  The first truck load was fully dispersed to the  people that night, and did not sit in a warehouse a single day.  What an amazing experience and we here at SERVPRO take our hats off in honor of all the people of Central Illinois, you did us all proud.