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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.

1 https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Images/Infographics/Grilling-Infographic2020BIG.png

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

Key tips to staying Safe During Thunderstorms

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

Lighting crashing over a lighted town Lightening crashing over suburban town

With spring right around the corner and summer rolling in, its true what they say, "April showers bring May flowers", but do you know how to stay safe during pop up thunderstorm season? 

In the Midwest when the sirens go off, everyone rushes outside to see where the storm is coming from, or which direction the tornado is forming. In reality what should happen is that at the first sound of thunder, the safest thing to do is move indoors. Being completely covered is important to avoid lightning strikes.

Once inside stay up to date with a weather radio and avoid using excessive electronics connected to electrical outlets to avoid any shock. 

It is also best practice to avoid running any water in case of an electrical surge. This would include washing dishes and taking a shower. 

A fun fact that most people aren't aware of is that 6 inches of fast-moving water can swipe you off your feet and cause serious harm. It is best to avoid walking through fast moving water and driving through flooded roadways. Water will not think twice about taking you away with the current, which is why you have to think twice for it.

Please remember to make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is always stocked and easily accessible in case of any emergency. 

Recovery After the Storm

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

town in ruin from storm. Cars flipped and houses broke Town left in ruins from a natural disaster.

Has a server storm ever gone through your hometown leaving you clueless what do next to repair the damages? We have the helpful guide to get you on the road to recovery.

The first thing is to ensure that you and your family are all healthy and free of any injury. If you were evacuated from your home, it can be very over-whelming to return to your property, but do not return until the safety officials have given the green light.

Once you have returned home and able to assess all damages, you are going to want to call your insurance and file a claim. Take note of all the damages and take pictures for your own personal documentation. Save all your receipts for any clean up you do to turn into insurance as well.

Beware of all safety concerns such as open gas lines, fallen powerlines, excessive standing water with the potential to hold an electrical current, and unstable foundations.

Notify officials of any unsafe factors such as chemical spills, a strong gas smell, and large amounts of standing water. 

We are your 1 stop shop!

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles leaving the warehouse SERVPRO vehicles leaving warehouse

Water and Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO. Mold? Call SERVPRO. Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO. Reconstruction? Call SERVPRO. Commercial losses or cleaning? Call SERVPRO. 

When we say one stop shop, we mean one stop shop! Whether your house just caught fire, or you had a water main break, we can make any disaster appear "Like it never even happened."

Our technicians are certified and experienced in all your restoration needs. Every job no matter how big or small is scoped and completed to our customers satisfaction. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail and leave no book unturned, literally! If you have called us for a general cleaning, we leave it looking brand new. 

Have a commercial business that has high traffic and needs some attention to detail? We can help you with that. We have some of the best carpet cleaners in the business, and they become a stains worse enemy. 

If you find yourself in a bind, give your neighborhood SERVPRO a call. We are faster to any disaster. 

We have the Technology

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees being trained on carpet cleaner SERVPRO crew chief training employee on how to use a carpet cleaner.

In today's world technology is always advancing, and at SERVPRO of Clinton we are advancing right along with it. We have some of the best advance technology to help cure your restoration needs. 

We follow the scientific drying process to ensure that your water losses are restored to their preloss stage, and it happens quickly and effectively.  

We also have infrared cameras that help us detect water through walls, ceilings, and floors to ensure that we get the entire space dry to prevent mold growth. 

Knocking down water is one of our specialties. Our air movers and dehumidifiers working together eliminate moisture not only on the ground, but in the air as well. Our dehumidifiers work around the clock to make sure that all the moisture is being pulled from the new circling air. 

The crew at SERVPRO of Clinton is highly trained and very knowledgeable of the science we use to stay with the times, and ensure we are getting you back into your homes faster with no issues.