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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

CSC Window Seal Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that SERVPRO, the nation’s #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Call us for details. #certifiedSERVPROcleaned #SERVPRObentoncountylinncounty

Technique called "Flood Cut"

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Living room Call SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County at 541-745-2097

When flooding affects your home our technicians may perform a technique called a "flood cut".

This specific technique requires cutting out sections of drywall about two feet above the flood line to inspect the wall behind it. While this process is not always necessary, there are a few circumstances that may require it after a flood occurs, or in areas that have been affected for a longer period of time.

1. Black Water Floods - (Category 3)

When outdoor flooding invades your home from overflowing streams or rivers, it may contain sewage, chemicals or dead animal carcasses. This water can be considered contaminated and is known as black water or - (Category 3). A flood cut is usually necessary when this type of flooding occurs because your home’s drywall and any insulation behind it may be affected by the dirty water and will need replacing.

2. Wet Insulation

Flood technicians may perform a flood cut and tear out sections of drywall if they believe any insulation behind your home’s walls has water damage. Because once insulation is wet, it can loose its R value, and some cases depending on the insulation, it can be harder to dry. 

3. Mold Growth

After flooding, mold can begin to grow behind interior walls and spread quickly if it is not addressed. Flood technicians may perform a flood cut to check for mold and treat the area if any is found. Because mold does not need sunlight to grow, it can spread from interior walls to other areas and cause an unpleasant odor in your home. A flood cut can prevent this and keep mold at bay.

Why Realtors Should Choose SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Currently, we are in a time where the real estate market is hot. Houses are selling faster than they can be listed. We are seeing interest rates drop to an all-time low and what a better time to have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings whether it be a commercial or a residential listing. SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County understands that you want to move a sale through quickly to get your commission. How your listing looks is everything to a potential buyer and we can assist in making that happen. It doesn’t matter what shape or situation your listing is in, the SERVPRO of Benton and Linn County's team can assist you in many different ways to make this sale is quick and the most profitable for you!  Our team can assist you in inspecting a crawl space/attic area for mold, water, or biohazard damage and fix this damage efficiently.  Our team can even assist in estate sales in the case of hoarder cleanouts with optional inventory itemization and cleaning services.   A SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties professional would be happy to attend your next sales meeting to discuss how to recognize the potential for mold and what to do in case of a fire or water emergency.

We Repair Storm Damage in Benton & Linn Counties

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipe Frozen pipe. When this happens call the professionals at SERVPRO of Benton County at 541-745-2097

Winter storms are not a common occurance in Benton and Linn Counties, but it can can happen with little or no advanced warning. Snow and ice buildup on the roof or other building structure can cause water intrusion damage to your home or commercial property. SERVPRO® of Benton County & Linn County wants our community to know that we are ready to respond to your storm damage call and will begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately. We have the specialized training and state-of-the-art equipment needed to restore your business or home back to pre-storm condition. Here are some of the storm and related services we offer:

We hope you never experience winter storm damage but if you do, we want to help. We know that every minute counts when it comes to preventing storm damage repairs from becoming costly. Our team of highly trained professionals is on call 24 hours a day every day. Call us today at 541-745-2097. 

SERVPRO® of Benton County is Independently Owned and Operated.

Do's and Don'ts for Water Damage

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

 Water damage can be risky. These DO's and DON'TS Emergency Tips for water damage will help home owners until we arrive to take care of them.

These DO's and DON'TS Emergency Tips for water damage will assist you in taking quick proper action to help you reduce damage and increase the chances of successful restoration before help arrives.

Sanitary Water-Clear

DO:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

DON'T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may occur.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as this may cause staining.

Contaminated Water-Gray, Black or Sewage

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash you're hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated area.

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.

Why SERVPRO

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles There is no job to big for SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County. Call us if you need help.

Since its founding in 1967 SERVPRO has expanded to over 1,700+ locations across the United States and Canada. Since then SERVPRO has also greatly expanded the array of services we offer. Since those services range from carpet cleaning and deodorization to large scale disaster recovery and with SERVPRO’s 1,700+ locations our collective knowledge and experience are one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has and we know how to use it. SERVPRO locations provide all kinds of support to each other ranging from equipment to people-power and technical advice. Sometimes we might run into an issue that we have not encountered before or possibly elements to a job that prevents our normal methods for jobs. This is when we have been able to rely on the knowledge base which our corporate office and other SERVPROs have accumulated. It does not matter what emergency you are facing. From Water Mitigation, Fire Restoration, or Mold Remediation. SERVPRO has the team and backing to handle it all. We are known for taking care of big problems and disasters, but we also are adept at helping people with issues you normally may not know the solution too. If you have an emergency which makes you think “I don’t even know who does this,” try giving us a call.

SERVPRO of Benton County, SERVPRO of Linn County. We can help. 541-745-2097 or 541-745-3971

Process of Fire Restoration

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire damage, preparation is the key.

The first 48 hours after a fire often can be the difference between "restoring" vs. "replacing" your property and/or personal items. SERVPRO of Birmingham provides timely response with restoration services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal, to content claims inventory and document restoration.

If you have experienced fire damage in your home or business, here is what to expect from us:

One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a priority responder will contact you.

Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, our certified technicians will be onsite to assess the damage.

Eight Hours: Within eight hours of on-site arrival, certified technicians will be working neatly and efficiently to clean, restore, and deodorization. Pre-cleaning for restoration, to prevent any further damage from soot and smoke.

Detailed Explanation: A trained and uniformed technician will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your home or business is back to normal in an appropriate timeframe.

Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

Fire Tips for Kids

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Lego Firefighter Children are going to be curious about fire, but it can be dangerous and costly.

According to the American Burn Association, children are the most susceptible to burn injuries. 73% of all burn injuries happen in the home. At some point in time, children are going to be curious about fire, but it can be dangerous and costly.

Here are some tips to follow to keep your family safe according to the National Protection Association:

  • Be sure to keep all matches and lighters out of the reach of children, preferably somewhere up high or in a locked cabinet.
  • Closely supervise your children, making sure that they are away from any fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, fire pits, and stoves.
  • Take advantage of any opportunity to teach your children about fire safety.
  • Explain that fires are something to be taken seriously as they move very fast and can hurt you with contact.
  • Teach young children to not touch matches or lighters, and to notify an adult immediately if found.
  • Establish a clear set of rules and consequences about unsupervised and unapproved uses of fire.
  • Remember, children are always watching. Make sure you set a good example by handling fire in a safe manner.
  • Show your children appreciation for displaying respect and age-appropriate responsibility when it comes to fire.

If your children happen to burn themselves, cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10 to 15 minutes.

If it is a more serious burn, CALL 9-1-1

SERVPRO® of Benton County & Linn County is Here to Help® Businesses Get Back to Business

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus We’ll deep clean your business and get you ready to reopen your doors!

This Pandemic Won’t Last Forever

This global pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19 has taken away many of the social activities that we as Americans enjoy, but it will not last forever. When businesses reopen, people will be ready to socialize, dine, and enjoy all the activities that they used to. SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County wants to help our community businesses get back to business. We have years of experience cleaning biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19 and we use EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning products.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

We follow the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and adhere to their strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting both porous and nonporous surfaces. The CDC recommends the routine cleaning of all high-touch surfaces including:

  • Tables
  • Handles
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Common areas

SERVPRO Technicians are Uniquely Prepared

Our highly trained professionals are required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing specialty cleaning training and we are uniquely positioned to respond to any biological cleaning need. When you are ready to get back to business, SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at 541-745-2097. We’ll clean and restore your business in Benton & Linn County “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Benton County, and Linn County is Independently Owned and Operated.

We Can Clean Your Home or Business!

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County are trained professionals for cleaning for the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has reminded all of us how important it is to properly clean the surfaces and objects we handle.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and disinfecting are separate processes. Cleaning removes dirt, oils and most surface germs. Disinfection kills (or deactivates) remaining germs.

SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County is qualified to clean and properly apply disinfectants according to the CDC’s protocols.

We have numerous years of experience in cleaning and disinfecting contaminants, including infectious bio hazards. We have specific training and the appropriate equipment to go beyond standard cleaning services.  More recently, our professionals received additional training certifications regarding COVID-19 decontamination.

Many SERVPRO cleaning products include products the CDC recommends for other coronaviruses (such as SARS).  The EPA has just added three more of our branded disinfectants to their approved product list!  Although there has not yet been product testing against COVID-19, we can assure our community in and around Boulder that we follow all of the CDC-recommended guidelines.

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Counters and tabletops
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures (faucets, handrails, tubs & showers)
  • Tablets, keyboards & other office (home or business) equipment

We also clean soft surfaces such as:

  • Carpets & rugs
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Exercise mats

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas:

  • Kitchen & dining areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools, classrooms, conference rooms
  • Retail spaces, including
    • Sales counters
    • Racks, shelves
    • Hand-rails & elevator cars
    • Flooring, regardless of material
    • Water fountains
    • Carpets, rugs
    • Fitness equipment
    • Playground equipment

Call SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County for a Proactive Cleaning Today!

We care and are Ready To Respond!  SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County 541-745-2097.

SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County is independently owned and operated.