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SERVPRO of Quincy and National Fire Protection Association

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem visit www.nfpa.org/ecosystem

Safety: Don't take it for granted.

Do not take your safety for granted, when it comes to fire prevention and protection. To minimize the risk and help prevent loss, injuries and death from fire, electrical and other hazards we recommend following the framework of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem.

Eight Cogs Working Together 

The Ecosystem contains eight key interdependent components or cogs in the wheel. When they work together, the Ecosystem protects everyone. If any one of the components is missing or broken, the Ecosystem can collapse, often resulting in tragedy. Most life safety incidents and tragedies can be traced back to a breakdown of one or more components.

NFPA & SERVPRO of Quincy

NFPA is committed to promoting the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem to protect people and property against evolving safety threats, and wants to work with others, like SERVPRO of Quincy who want to be part of this critical system.

If you experience a Fire loss, SERVPRO of Quincy is always here to help.

24/7/365      217-223-2993

Source information can be found here:

NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem 

Big Pipes = Big Mess

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

8" Water mains had burst

Big Pipes Burst - Big Mess Happens

A very large prominent commercial business building, housing many great Quincy businesses had a very big problem. The main 8 inch water lines which supply the over 200,000 square foot facility with building and life saving fire protection throughout, heaved up and burst. This caused a major problem for the commercial business which housed the incoming water supply lines. This business was immediately faced with water and mud covering their entire 20,000+ square foot space. 

Everything wet, but work needed to go on.

The property manager immediately called SERVPRO of Quincy, the trusted name in the Quincy, IL area for water cleanup. Everything in this business was effected by the water and mud. The showroom, the offices, the restrooms and the majority of their warehouse area. But, the work needed to go on. Our crews worked well into the night extracting water and mud, so the business could stay open to their customers the next business day.

No matter the size of your business, SERVPRO of Quincy can handle the job. We are available 24/7/365. 

217-223-2993

Tornado Basics

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Know the Basics in Severe Conditions.

What is a Tornado?

Tornadoes are the most violent of all atmospheric storms. A tornado is a narrow, violently rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.

Where to Tornadoes occur?

Tornadoes can occur anywhere, at anytime if the right atmospheric conditions are present. So, anytime you are near a thunderstorm, you need to be prepared and ready for a possible tornado.

How many tornadoes occur in the U.S. each year?

According to Wikipedia, there have been 1,267 preliminary filtered reports of tornadoes in the United States in 2019, of which at least 918 have been confirmed. 

What is the difference between a Tornado WATCH and a Tornado WARNING?

A Tornado WATCH means conditions are favorable for tornado activity.

A Tornado WARNING means a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the tornado. ACT now to find safe shelter immediately.

Cleanup after a Tornado?

Call the experts in Storm and Tornado cleanup: SERVPRO of Quincy is ready and able to help you and your home and/or business board-up and cleanup after a Tornado.

24/7/365:  217-223-2993 

For more Tornado information, please visit this source: The National Severe Storms Laboratory

SERVPRO® of Quincy wants you to be Prepared for Storms

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Supply

Summer Storms: Are you Prepared?

After a storm or emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

All information available at: READY.GOV

Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF)

Faster to Any Quincy Area Water Disaster

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Quincy is Faster to Any Size Disaster

Water Emergencies Don't Wait

Water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours. They seem to occur at the most inopportune times. SERVPRO of Quincy provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  We arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. 

Need Emergency Service?

Call us 24/7: 217-223-2993

SERVPRO of Quincy 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.

Seepage = Not Covered

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Quick Response = Quick Results

Why isn't this covered?

With all the recent rainfall and flooding in the area, many homeowners and business owners alike have been dealing with unwanted water.

Many are finding out, some for the first time ever, that their insurance does not cover "Seepage". Water coming inside through porous material, small cracks or holes in the foundation. Most insurance policies cover broken pipes, busted water heaters, drain back up and even sump pump failure if the proper endorsements have been added to the policies. But with the record amount of rain and flooding in the area many are experiencing "Seepage" which is Not covered under any policy. This falls under the category of "Maintenance", of which the homeowner or business owner are responsible.

We can Help...

Even though you may not be covered for this type of damage, we can still help. Regardless of coverage, you will still need to dry and clean your property properly to prevent further damage. We can assess the situation and give you an estimate on what it will take to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Call us today for a Free Estimate on your Water Cleanup

24/7:  217-223-2993

Water is Great if it is your home, but not in your home.

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water belongs to the ducks. Photo by Kateryna Moskalova on Unsplash

Finding your basement is now a pond.

Water is great if you are a duck, it is your home. But, not so great if it is covering your basement  floor and ruining your stuff. With all the recent heavy rains in our area, many people are finding this a very real problem.

What should you ask yourself if you find this situation?

  1. Do I know the source? Has the source been stopped?
  2. How bad is the damage?
  3. How long has the water been sitting? When was the last time you remember it was dry?
  4. What type of water are you dealing with? Clean? Outside? Sewage?
  5. What type of flooring and contents have been effected?

If you answered any of these questions with an "I don't know.", you need to call the experts at SERVPRO of Quincy. We are trained professionals in the water cleanup and drying process. We will access the situation and determine the best course of action dependent upon the answers to these questions. If you do have the answers to these questions, this will help speed up the process and help us come to your home or business properly equipped and ready to help you make it... "Like it never even happened."

Call us today and leave the water to the ducks.

24/7/365:   217-223-2993

SERVPRO of Quincy Service Policy

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

We are Here to Help!®

Keep Calm...

SERVPRO of Quincy is always here for you in your time of need. We have the training and experience needed to get you through any size disaster. We know that when the unexpected happens, you need someone you can rely on and trust for help. An immediate response is a crucial part in getting things back to, Like it never even happened.

Our Service Policy insures that we:

  • Contact you within 1 hour from the first notice of loss, to arrange for service.
  • Are on-site to begin mitigation services within 4 hours of notification.
  • Provide verbal and possibly written briefing of services needed within 8 hours of on-site arrival.

Call SERVPRO...

If a disaster occurs, we are always here for you! Call us 24/7/365 at 217-223-2993

Please note: Exceptions to our service response times may apply if a storm event occurs.

One-of-a-Kind Service: Emergency Response Program

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Unique and Better

What sets SERVPRO of Quincy apart from other area restoration companies? It is our Emergency Response Program.

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO® of Quincy as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call Us Today To Get Started!

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Constant Rain and Flooding, can lead to Mold

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding brings more than water problems.

When the flood waters recede...

Flood damaged homes and businesses are very likely to experience mold damage as water and moisture permeates the structure of the building for an extended period of time. Mold organisms are found almost everywhere and only need 3 essential elements to grow: moisture, humidity and a cellulose food source (ie: wood, carpet, drywall). If you have a flood damaged home or business, keep an eye out for discoloration on surfaces and the tell-tale musty odor.

If you notice or suspect mold in your home or business, these are things you can do.

  • Control the moisture. After a flood, the water must be extracted and the structure dried properly.
  • All porous materials (drywall, carpeting, and ceiling tiles) with mold growth should be discarded.
  • Heating and air conditioning filters need to be changed. The system will need to be inspected by a professional and may need to be replaced. Duct work will need to be cleaned.
  • Appliances that contain insulation should be discarded as they may harbor mold spores that cannot be seen.
  • Non-porous materials and surfaces will need to be professionally cleaned depending on the extent of the damage. Remember, if clean up is not handled appropriately, it is likely that the mold spores will spread.

Avoid the Mold, call for Assistance

Contact SERVPRO of Quincy. We are available 24/7/365. Please call us at 217-223-2993