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Storms and Board Ups

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Plywood board up with SERVPRO stencil. Plywood Board Up service available 24/7.

Storms and Property Damage

Thunderstorms, Lightning Storms, Wind Storms, Hail, Rain, and Tornadoes can all bring destruction to your property. Property damage can be in many different forms. Trees can be blown over, limbs downed, vehicles crushed, and windows broken out.

Whatever the case may be for you, once it is safe to assess the damage, you will need to take care of these issues. If some of that destruction is broken or damaged windows, your first step is to secure your property while you look for the best options to repair the damage. The quickest way to do this is to call SERVPRO of Quincy. Our construction crews are on call 24/7 for instances such as these. They have the material and the know-how for quick Board Ups at your property.

Residential or Commercial, we are ready to help you secure your property!

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Hardwood Doesn't Like Water

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Buckled Damaged Hardwood Water damage to Hardwood flooring from a water leak.

Water and Hardwood - Not Friendly Companions

Hardwood floors are beautiful. They make any room stand out and grab your attention. But, when a leaky supply line adds a steady amount of water to those floors, it can be disastrous.

If the water is removed immediately and not allowed to set on the flooring or soak through to the subfloor, things should be okay. With proper extraction and drying, these floors should be good to go. And even if the water has found its way to the subfloor, with the proper equipment such as drying mats, specifically made for wooden floors, everything should be fine.

But, in the case water has gone undetected for an extended period of time, things get a lot worse. The wooden planks begin to warp, buckle and cup. At this point, there is nothing that can be done to save the floor. It will need to be replaced.

If you have water on your hardwood floors, call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Quincy immediately! We will help make your water problem... "Like it never even happened." And keep your hardwood looking great.

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Frozen in the Summer?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

A piece of hail with ruler. Hail with measurement. Image by JWahl from Pixabay

Hail: Summer's Frozen Menace

So, it's Summertime. The last thing you may expect is Frozen Chunks of water from the Heavens. But with many summer storms comes hail. These frozen projectiles can cause major damage to your home and your home's roof. 

Hail can cause holes and damage to your metal roof or shingles and once your roof is damaged and compromised, water can get into your home and cause a lot of damage. If this happens to you, you will first want to contact a Reputable Roofer in your area. They can assess the damage and make any repairs to the roof itself. If water has gotten into your home, your next call should be to SERVPRO of Quincy. We can give you a game plan on cleaning up the water and drying out your home, to prevent any further damage. 

So, if these Frozen Summer droplets hit your home and cause you grief, and the water is coming in with no relief, call us at SERVPRO of Quincy.

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Unseen Water

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water soaked carpet Footprints expose hidden water under the carpet.

Water that is Unseen

There have been many instances where a customer does not know they have a water leak until they walk on their carpet. They may take a quick look at the basement and everything looks normal... but then the musty smell alerts them. Something is not right.

So, they decide to do a walk-through and find the reason for the musty smell. The water forms perfect footprints everywhere they step. The water has been hiding in the pad under the carpet. And now every step leads them closer to the source. They may find that the water heater has been leaking from a hole in the tank. Or that the air conditioner drain tube is clogged or a sump pump has failed. Whatever the cause may be, it now needs to be repaired and the water dried up.

That is where SERVPRO of Quincy steps in and takes over. We can dry the carpet out if the water is from a clean source or remove the carpet if it happened to come from a backup or sump pump failure.

Whatever the cause, we are Here to Help!

Call us 24/7/365

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Weather Radio: An important tool to keep you safe

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of Midland Radio Midland Weather Alert Radio

Midland Weather Alert Radios

SERVPRO of Quincy and Hannibal, Full Service Roofing and Remodeling, as well as area Hy-Vee stores, have teamed up with the WGEM StormTrak Weather Team. Providing Midland Weather Alert Radios at a reduced price until the end of June.

Early warning is your best protection in times of severe weather. Emergency Weather Alert Radio features S.A.M.E. EZ localized programming and alerts you to over 60 kinds of weather hazards and emergencies. When a severe weather watch or warning is issued by the National Weather Service, the WR120 automatically alerts you, giving you the seconds you need to seek shelter.

Once you have your Midland Weather Alert Radio go to this page:

https://wgem.com/weather-radio/

WGEM StormTrak Weather Chief Meteorologist Brian Inman will show you how to program your radio.

We want everyone to be the safest possible during severe weather. Please get your Weather Radios before the end of June.

Water: Silent Destroyer

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Hole in Basement Ceiling Basement Ceiling hole with Water Damage.

Out of Site - Out of Mind

There are many that do not use their basements like they used to. Sure, the basement may be fully furnished and fully completed and just waiting for the day it will be utilized. But checking your basement on a regular basis is sort of put out of mind if we do not plan to use it regularly.

So, you can imagine the horror of walking down those basement stairs and stepping into water after months of being closed off from the world. Then finding a gaping hole in the basement ceiling, where water has been slowly eating away at the drywall and paint. Leaving behind wet carpet, damaged contents and worst of all, mold.

Water can be silent, but it can destroy you life and peace of mind. If you have a basement, make sure you are checking it on a regular basis. Add it to your calendar and do a walkthrough at least once per month. Checking for any leaks and signs of moisture or mold growth.

If you do find any leaks or water spots or mold, call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Quincy, IL to take care of the issue right away.

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2021 Quincy Dogwood Parade

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees dressed as Super Heroes 2021 Dogwood Parade - Celebrating the Hero in All of Us

"Celebrating the HERO in all of Us"

The Quincy, IL 2021 Dogwood Parade was back in full force this year with almost 200 entries and the theme was so fitting after the last year all of us have experienced.

"Celebrating the Hero in all of Us", was a perfect theme for SERVPRO of Quincy. This last year has been very challenging with water, fire, and mold losses, in addition to all the COVID-19 cleanings and pro-active cleanings. Every employee stepped up and made the best of tough situations and went above and beyond to be "Heroes" to our customers.

So, a few employees and our owner Tim Maguire gathered on Saturday morning to show our "Super-Hero"! It was a Beautiful Day to celebrate and show our community support. And to show everyone "Why SERVPRO?" is the Best Choice to be their, "Super Heroes of Cleaning & Restoration!"

Best Tool to Reduce Business Interruption

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of ERP logo Emergency Ready Profile: ERP

Is your Business Ready?

Did you know that according to industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may not recover following a disaster? Having a contingency disaster plan in place can help you and your business to not be a statistic.

Having a SERVPRO Professional develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business or commercial property is key to helping you minimize business interruption. Knowing what to expect and what to do beforehand is key to minimizing the effects of fire and water damage.

What are the advantages of an ERP?

  1. Free - No Cost assessment of your facility
  2. Concise Document with only critical information
  3. A Guide to get you back into your building
  4. Identifies line of command to authorize work to begin
  5. Provides shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information

Schedule your ERP today!

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Large Loss Building Fires

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Large Building on Fire Large Commercial Fire Photo by Matthew LeJune on Unsplash

Large Loss Building Fires

National estimates for the leading causes of fires in non-residential buildings are:

  1. Cooking: 31,700 fires.
  2. Other unintentional, careless: 11,900 fires.
  3. Intentional: 10,200 fires. 

Overall trends in the leading fire causes for the 10-year period of 2009 to 2018 show the following:

  • Cooking was the leading cause of nonresidential building fires for the 10-year period.
  • A 33% increase in nonresidential cooking fires.
  • A 55% increase in nonresidential other unintentionally or carelessly set fires.
  • A 15% increase in nonresidential intentionally set fires.

National estimates for the leading causes of nonresidential building fire dollar loss for 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, are as follows:

  1. Other unintentional, careless: $505,900,000.
  2. Electrical malfunction: $373,400,000.
  3. Other equipment: $350,600,000.

As you can see, large loss building fires can be very expensive. But SERVPRO of Quincy has the resources to help no matter how Big or Small. We can make it... "Like it never even happened."

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Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

SERVPRO: More than Cleaning & Restoration... Caring

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Clothes Totes next to Mini-Pantry One of four clothes totes next to mini-pantry.

More than Cleaning & Restoration... it's Caring

Community involvement is more than just Cleaning and Restoration, it's caring for the community and those around you. SERVPRO of Quincy is teamed up with the Quincy Neighborhood Foundation, who see to it that neighborhood "Blessing Boxes" or "Mini-Pantries" are stocked with food and personal care items. 

Recently we received a call from an employee at the Quincy Sam's Club. They wanted to donate several totes to be alongside the Mini-Pantries. These totes would be used for Hats, Coats, Blankets, Gloves, Blankets, Hand and Feet Warmers, etc. This was a Great Idea as the recent temperatures had been well below 0 degrees with the windchill. 

We prepared the totes with signage and secured the totes to the pantries with a locked bicycle cable. Since the weather has now warmed a bit, the totes can be used for personal and hygiene products, leaving more room for food items in the pantry boxes.

Anyone wanting to help with items or drop off items can contact our office.

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