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Pipe leak floods basement

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City received a call for a flooded basement and they were not sure what the cause was. Once our CSR arrived to the home he determined their was a pin size hole in the hot water pipe. The pipe had to have been leaking for a while. Almost the entire basement was wet. With the steam from the hot water mold started growing on the walls and contents. 

We were able to extract the water from the floor and remove all the damaged dry wall and contents. When you have a water leak in your home it is important to find the source quickly. Mold can grow fast and can be very harmful to you and your family.

SERVPRO is ready for any size water damage that occurs! Call us at 618-797-1392

To make your damage look "Like it never even happened."

Burnt attic from a lightening strike

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Burnt attic from a lightening strike Burnt attic

A local house was struck by lightening during the last big storm we had. It struck the roof over the garage causing damage to their attic, as well as smoke and soot damage to their home. 

Our crews are out there cleaning contents, removing insulation and doing a demo on the majority of the upper level in the home. The homeowners were very lucky their entire house wasn't burnt. 

Lightening strikes and storm damages are not something you can prevent; but you can be prepared for them. Always have an emergency kit ready for a storm. Most of the time you will lose power. Be prepared by having the necessities for a power outage that could last days. 

If your home gets damaged during a storm give us a call 618-797-1392! We will work hard to make your home look "Like it never even happened."

Stay safe in this extreme heat!

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Lately the weather has been very dry, hot and humid. We have been on a heat advisory as well. Extreme heat is when the temperature is above 90 degrees for two to three days. During extreme heat evaporation is slowed and the body works harder to maintain normal body temperature.

Using these tips will help keep you cool and safe during this horrible heat.

  • Wearing light and loose clothing will keep you cooler. Dark tight-fitting clothing will trap in the rays; keeping the heat in.
  • Drink more water! Try to stay away from caffeine and alcohol as well.
  • Avoid high-energy activities and get help when doing hard manual work outside
  • Keep your home cooler by covering all windows with drapes or shades, using weather-strips on all windows and doors, and using an attic fan if you have one.

Check often on your elderly, neighbors and pets. This heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat strokes. Staying hydrated and cool will less your chance from any heat illness.

SERVPRO wants everyone to continue to have a fun, cool and safe summer!!

We aren't scared of storms!

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We aren't scared of storms! Storms rolling in by our office in Troy!

Storms can be scary and we sure have had a few in the last week. There are many outcomes that can happen during a storm. Tree falling on your home or business, flooding, lighting strikes causing a fire, and many more. SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City is always ready for your storm damage! Our crews are well trained and ready 24/7 to make your home or business look "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO can help you in many ways during or after a storm hits. We do roof tarps, board ups and immediate water and fire restoration and clean up! We understand how stressful it is to deal with damage to your home or business. Our crews work hard to quickly restore your home or business back to how it was before!

If you experience any damage this storm season be sure to give us a call! 618-797-1392

We do more than just fire, water and mold!

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City does more than just fire, water, and mold restoration and clean up. We provide many services for all residential and commercial properties. We specialize in deep carpet cleanings, deodorization, upholstery cleaning, duct system services, general deep cleanings and much more. Our crews work hard on every job whether its a fire damage job or a carpet cleaning job.

SERVPRO also provides the cleaning services for crime scene clean ups, Bio-hazard clean up, vandalism clean up, board ups and roof tarps as well!

For your next water damage, carpet cleaning, duct cleaning or whatever you made need give us a call! We are available 24/7 for calls and services! We will be happy to help you make your problem look "Like it never even happened."

Call us at 618-797-1392

Cleaning up a birds nest in an attic.

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning up a birds nest in an attic. Now that's a birds nest!

Our office received a call about a five foot birds nest in an attic. Now we weren't really thinking we would find a five foot birds nest in an office attic; but sure enough there was! As you can see in this photo the customer was not exaggerating. The bird or birds had to have building that nest for a while. If you find any kind of nest in your attic do not move anything or touch it. You can release the spores or whatever else is in the nest and cause you and your coworkers to be at risk of getting sick.

Did you know SERVPRO removes/cleans up after birds or animals? Our crews will come in and remove the nest, feces, insulation and sanitize anything that was affected by the bird or animal.

If you have a pest problem and need a good cleaning give our office a call!


Conditions In Madison County Might Be Right For Mold

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 618-797-1392

Memorial Day is right around the corner

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

With Memorial Day coming up, we know many of your are going to be grilling or sitting by a fire. It is very important to use all safety precautions to prevent your home catching on fire. SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City has trained crews to clean and restore fire damaged homes and contents. Our crew will work around the clock to restore your home and belongings back to original condition. We are available 24/7 for calls and services. SERVPRO understands how important and stressful it is to go through any sort of disaster. We assure you our crew will work hard to make it look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City wants to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.   

SERVPRO does roof tarps!

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

With the crazy winds and weather we have been experiencing it is possible your home or business may be damaged by the storms. Did you know SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City can help you with your damaged roof? SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City does more than just fire, water and mold restoration and clean-up. Our crew is well trained for storms; including installing a tarp on your roof! Every member of our production team has been trained on how to safely tarp a roof. If your home or business' roof gets damaged during a storm give our office a call 618-797-1392. Our crews are available 24/7 for calls and services. We will have a crew sent out to save the day as quickly as possible to your location! 

How to eliminate the odors caused by a fire

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to eliminate the odors caused by a fire We are building new ozone chambers

Experiencing a fire in your home or business is very tough. If you are fortunate enough to be able to save your furniture and belongings; they will have an odor left from the fire. Removing the odor may be tough, but not for SERVPRO of Alton, Edwardsville & Granite City. Our facility currently has five ozone chambers and we are in the process of building more. These ozone chambers will eliminate the odor left form the fire in your belongings. Our crews are trained on how to use them and what needs to be done to make your belongings "Look like it never even happened." We are available 24/7 for calls and services. If you were to experience a fire give us a call at 618-797-1392