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SERVPRO Clinton Understands Your Water Damage

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

Anytime water invades our homes or businesses responding quickly is always the best course of action. SERVPRO Clinton always has a team of trained technicians to dispatch to the scene. These technicians will look at the category and class of the damage allowing them to determine the best and fastest way to remove and remediate the water damage.

Water damage comes in 3 different categories. Assessing which category, the water damage falls under is very important in determining what is needed to start water removal and damage repair.

Category 1 is a clean water loss. The possible causes of this type of damage may include a broken appliance or a sink overflowing. This is water damage that poses no threat to humans.

Category 2 is a gray water loss. A gray water loss means that the water is contaminated and contains microorganisms that may cause sickness if ingested. Some common causes of a Category 2 Water damage include broken toilets, broke sump pumps and seepage.

Category 3 is black water. This type of water loss is unsanitary since is contains bacteria and other organisms that cause sickness. Sewage problems and contaminated standing water are possible sources of black water damage.

Once SERVPRO Clinton has determined which category your water loss is we are then able to assess the water damage repair options. There are 4 classes of water damage that our SERVPRO Clinton technicians use to assess the options for repairs.

Class 1 is the least harmful with the easiest water damage repair. The materials involved in this loss absorbed very little of the water making remediation and repairs quicker.

Class 2 generally involves damaged carpets and cushions. Having a fast evaporation rate makes the Class 2 water damage more difficult to repair.

Class 3 has the fastest evaporation rate. The water from this loss may have come from broken sprinklers or other overhead sources that have soaked the walls and furniture.

Class 4 requires specialized water removal and restoration procedures. This type of damage may affect areas such as hardwood floors, plaster and concrete.

Call SERVPRO Clinton @ 563-212-2874 anytime you experience water loss or damage to your home or business.

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Clinton specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today. 563-212-2874

 

Let us do the worrying

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

You come home from work and find a flooded basement. You left a towel to close a burner and it started a kitchen fire. Weather turned bad and your yard decide it should be in your house. You have purchase a new home but it needs a good cleaning before you move in.

Why SERVPRO? Because those are just a few emergencies that SERVPRO Clinton will handle for you. Water!!! No Problem. Fire!!! Restored. Mud and Sewer!!! Removed and Sanitized.  New home!!!! Cleaned and Deodorized.

 Our technicians are highly trained to handle any situation that may arise. As a team, we show up and take your troubles away . Our amazing office staff helps put your mind at ease speaking with your insurance and helping you to understand your claim.

Contact SERVPRO Clinton @ 563-212-2874 and let us do the worrying

Tis the Season for Severe Weather Patterns

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

This is the time of year when severe weather seems to pop up across the Midwest. We here at SERVPRO Clinton are prepared to weather any emergency that will arise. As severe storms move thru our area there are so many incidents that may arise. From the smallest rainstorm to the devastating Derecho, SERVPRO Clinton is Faster to any Disaster. 

Rainstorms, big or small, seem to always find the way into the basement leading to flooding. Every homeowner knows that removing, cleaning and restoring the home to its original state is always difficult to deal with. SERVPRO Clinton steps in and handles everything from start to finish. After removal of contents and water, we begin the drying process and assess and restore any damage that incurred from the water.    

Larger storms with lightening and high winds are capable of creating more damage than flooding. Lightning strikes and high winds are capable of wreaking havoc on a home. Fires and damaged trees spawn roofs and window dilemmas. We at SERVPRO Clinton will arrive to board up broken windows and tarp a damaged roof allowing the home owner time to assess the damage.

SERVPRO Clinton lends a hand to our customers because we know storm damage leads to dealing with insurance concerns. Our representatives are able to help the customer to navigate and understand the process of filing a claim. Being able to help our customer makes an effortless process, from the beginning to the end.

Why Choose SERVPRO Clinton for your business cleaning needs

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Every day you work hard to build your business and a disruption to your daily functions can be a lot to deal with. Accidents both large and small happen at any time and SERVPRO Clinton is able to help with specialty cleaning for your commercial property.

Whether it is a routine need like carpet cleaning or a major emergency, such as biohazard and crime scene cleanup we have the equipment and experience to get the job done. Our skilled  professionals work with the most advanced products and techniques to clean and restore your commercial property and getting you back in business with the least amount of down time.

If an emergency has left your business needing one of our specialty cleaning services we prove a 24/7 Emergency Service. We respond quickly to prevent further damage thereby lessening the cost of the repairs.

We are trusted leaders in the restoration industry and our professions are trained to the highest standards. We use only the sate of art equipment and have more than 50 years of experience.

SERVPRO Clinton will help navigate the claims process with you and your insurance agency and coordinate the necessary paperwork making the experience quicker and easier.

When Your Home is Damaged by a Storm We Are Only One Call Away

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Forces of nature can take a violent turn. Events such as floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards can have a devastating effect on your home. SERVPRO of Clinton  is equipped with the training and experience to handle whatever damage any storm may unexpectedly bring your way.

SERVPRO of Clinton wants to get you back into your home as quick as possible. Regardless if the storm damage is major or minor, SERVPRO Clinton has the experience and equipment to cleanup and restore your home getting your life back to normal as soon as possible.

SERVPRO Clinton provides 24/7 Emergency Service and our teams are available should disaster strike. We will provide you with assistance navigating the insurance claims process and will coordinate the necessary paperwork making your experience easier and quicker.

Ready Set Grill

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Ready, Set, Grill!

Local SERVPRO Clinton/Sterling fire remediation specialists advises grill masters to prepare now for a safe, savory outdoor cooking season

 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns families that the onset of the summer season also marks a rise in home fires started by outdoor grilling activities. According to the NFPA, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August.1

Sixty-one percent of U.S. households own a gas grill. A total of sixty-four percent own at least one outdoor BBQ, grill, or smoker. The popularity of this outdoor cooking equipment combined with longer, warmer days creates a unique fire hazard that should be taken seriously.

The time to take precautions is now, before the outdoor cooking season is in full swing. The NFPA offers these basic tips for fire-safe grilling:2

For gas/propane grills:

  • Check the gas tank for leaks before using.
  • Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting the grill.

For charcoal grills:

  • Use only charcoal starter fluid to start the fire but never add it or any flammable liquids to a fire that is burning.
  • Cool coals completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.

For all grills:

  • Place grill well away from house and deck railings. Don’t place under eaves or branches.
  • Remove grease and fat buildup from grills and trays after each use.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.
  • Never leave the grill unattended when in use.

Basic precautions set the stage for a safe and enjoyable outdoor cooking season. Life is unpredictable, but you can take steps to control the risk of house and property fires caused by outdoor cooking. Whether you are strictly a summer grilling warrior or you use your grill year-round, simple, common-sense actions can help ensure that the only smoke you smell this summer is the sweet aroma of steaks and vegetables grilling.

SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services and repair services, helping to remediate damage for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO® of Clinton/Sterling, please contact our office at 563- 212-2874. For more information on SERVPRO of Clinton/Sterling, please visit www.SERVPROclinton.com.

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2 https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Press-Room/News-releases/2021/NFPA-offers-safe-grilling-tips-and-recommendations-to-prevent-fires-and-injuries

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Clinton

SERVPRO of Clinton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Who Ya Gonna Call? SERVPRO!

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water on wood flooring in hallway. SERVPRO of Clinton provides 24 hour water damage restoration service in Clinton, Cedar, Jackson and Jones Counties in Iowa.

SERVPRO of Clinton is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 563-212-2874

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Clinton has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

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

About SERVPRO of Clinton

SERVPRO of Clinton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Soot on walls, cabinets, and contents. Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Clinton will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 563-212-2874