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We need Heroes! Now Hiring!

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Production Technician utilizing wand to remove water from large  concrete warehouse Do you love helping people in difficult situations? Then apply now to join our team of heroes.

Why work for SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County?

Our mission is to develop a team of quality people, who focus on excellent service, fairness, and mutual respect.

Our vision is to be the premier restoration company in our area (Northern Jefferson County).

Our purpose is to create happy customers who are willing to pay. 

The way we do that is by growing and developing our team of heroes both individually and professionally. When you have a good team, the team grows the company. We want our team to be service-oriented. Our business serves customers in possibly the worst times of their lives. We want to be compassionate and helpful to do our best and provide hope and comfort amid disaster.

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is prepared to help any and all customers that need us. We do that by continually growing our team.

Now Hiring - Production Technicians

We’re seeking individuals who have a desire to grow, are comfortable working hard in challenging situations, put customers first, have excellent communication skills, and are comfortable with using an iPad. If you are self-motivated and compassionate, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and desire to routinely exceed expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

If you would like to join our quality team, dedicated to serving customers in their time of need, then please click here to apply.

Choosing the Appropriate Fire Extinguisher

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

To conclude Fire Prevention Month, We want to make sure that now that you know how to use a fire extinguisher, and are aware of other helpful fire prevention tips, you know how to choose the right type of fire extinguisher for your needs.

Fire Extinguisher Classes

There are five different classes of fire extinguishers from which to choose. Use the following as a guide to determine what is best for your situation:

  • Class A: This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.
  • Class B: used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, and oil.
  • Class C: Designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electronically energized or plugged in.
  • Class D: For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found in factories.
  • Class K: Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. Generally found in commercial kitchens.

As always, we want you to stay safe. We understand accidents happen. Should you experience a fire and in need of having it cleaned up, give SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County a call. Don't take the risk of doing it yourself and causing more damage. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is working to make it "Like it never even happened."

October: Fall, Family, and Fire Prevention Month

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Large tree with green, yellow, and orange leaves in the fall with blue sky background May you enjoy all the pleasures and beauty of fall this season.

Fun in the Fall

Fall in Missouri. It’s beautiful. Especially in October. The weather cools off, and the leaves display a beautiful array of colors. People love spending time outside with friends and family, whether it’s at fall festival, corn maze, pumpkin patch, or bonfire. 

Fall Hazards

There are hazards as well. Bonfires. Dry leaves. It’s a recipe for unwanted flames. Walking away smelling like smoke from a bonfire is one thing. Walking into your home or business after experiencing a fire and smelling that smoke is a totally different ball game. That’s where SERVPRO® of Arnold/North Jefferson County comes in. We are trained, certified professionals in fire restoration. We understand the science of how to properly clean your structure and contents of soot after a fire loss. 

Fire Prevention Month

We hope you never need our fire restoration services, so we want to make you aware that October is Fire Prevention Month. We have three simple tips for you to do this month—and every October—to help keep your home or office safe from fires:

 
  1. Change batteries in all smoke detectors.
  2. Check all electronics and appliances for frayed cords and replace any you find.
  3. Educate yourself on how to use a fire extinguisher, and make sure you know where to find it if/when you may need it.
 Remember that SERVPRO® of Arnold/North Jefferson County is an emergency service company. You can call us 24/7 and even on any holiday, if you have a fire or water damage. Google us, or simply call 636-296-6813.

No Job is Too Spooky for SERVPRO

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic image of haunted house with SERVPRO van in front No job is too spooky for us.

Halloween. A time for costumes, candy, spooky decorations, and mischievous pranks. Sometimes those pranks cross over into outright vandalism. Paint, debris, a general mess...That's where SERVPRO® can help. SERVPRO® of Arnold/North Jefferson County has a variety of products and cleaning methods to use on a variety of vandalism acts. We can help clean up broken glass, debris in your yard, spray paint, or many other “pranks.” We don’t wish this upon anyone, but we want you to know that we are Here to Help.® We wish you a Happy Halloween! May you be able to have fun, enjoy some treats, and avoid the tricks! Should you be a victim of vandalism this Halloween, call SERVPRO® of Arnold/North Jefferson County at 636-296-6813 to make it "Like it never even happened."® Remember: No job is too spooky for us.

National Day of Service and Rememberance

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Blue and red background reading National Day of Service and Remembrance. Black and white image of first responder SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County wants to say thank you to all first responders and other every day heroes.

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001?

Most of us probably do. That day had a great impact on our nation. It also had a very personal impact for families around the country.

National Day of Service and Remembrance

In honor and memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11, along with the survivors and first responders, a day of reflection was established in 2009: National Day of Service and Rememberance.

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County salutes heroes--the first responders-- who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster. These are the same heroes who keep our Jefferson County community safe during these unprecedented times.

Reflect and strive to make a postive difference in our community this year to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. To find volunteer opportunities, visit nationalservice.gov/911day.

How to Work a Portable Fire Extinguisher

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

woman in red dress against a brick wall next to a fire extinguisher Don't be caught off-guard in an emergency. Learn how to use a portable fire extinguisher.

As part of National Preparedness Month, we want to make sure that you are prepared to use a portable fire extinguisher, should an emergency arise.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remember the word PASS in order to operate a portable fire extinguisher:

Pull the pin. Hold the nozzel pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzel from side-to-side.

Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools, but you have to know how to operate them correctly. Read the instructions on the fires extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Remember, they do have limitations, so it's important to ensure you have the correct extinguisher for your facility. To help identify the appropriate class of extinguisher needed, please visit the NFPA website.

Watch this video for a quick recap on how to use a fire extinguisher.

Remember that SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is ready and able to aid in any-size fire damage. Our goal is to help make it "Like it never even happened."®

September is National Preparedness Month

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

text of National Preparedness Month, "Are you ready?" It's important to be prepared in an Emergency. National Preparedness Month is a time to focus and remind the community to prepare for disasters.

This year for National Preparedness Month, join the Jefferson County community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities. Learn how to be prepared.

Make and Practice Your Plan

Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with your family before, during and after an incident? Do you have an emergency supply kit?

Make sure your family is informed and practiced in your emergency plan. Be sure to sign up for alerts and warnings for your area, and download other necessary apps to stay informed, such as the FEMA app.

Learn Life Saving Skills

Do you or someone in your family know CPR? Could you turn off your natural gas if necessary? Do you know how to take cover in an earthquake? Knowing these life saving skills could mean life or death in an emergency situation for you, your family or your neighbors.

Check your Insurance Coverage

Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you’re covered in a disaster? Evaluate which hazards are relevant to your area and obtain the appropriate insurance for your home, business, or other property and become familiar with your coverage.

Save for an Emergency

Are you prepared financially in case of a disaster? Does your family have an emergency fund for unexpected expenses after a flood or fire? Check out FEMA’s Emergency Financial First Aid Kit for an in-depth document to help you identify and compile important documents and account information all in one spot. Just search “EFFAK” on fema.gov for the free PDF.

Whether its flood, wildfire or extreme winter weather, we must work together as a team to help ensure our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are prepared. Contact your SERVPRO® of Arnold/North Jefferson County at 636-296-6813 or send us a Facebook message to find out how we can help make it “Like it never even happened,” if disaster strikes in your life.

Jefferson County Business Safe Reimbursement Program

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Are you a local business owner in Jefferson County? Like many other communities across the world, how we do business looks differently since COVID-19. Are your employees hesitant to come back to work? Are your customers afraid to come in to your office? The coronoavirus has changed how we view clean.

Cares Act

Thanks to the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, you can now apply for $5,000 through the Cares Act. The Business Safe Reimbursement program is specifically available to ensure the health and safety of your customers and employees. With these funds, you can now afford to get your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Call your fellow Jefferson County business, SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County, and allow us the opportunity to clean your offices, stores, restaurants, and other facilities. We are all in this together. Let's help the Jefferson County economy thrive. Call 636-296-6813 today for a free consultation.

Professional Equipment Matters

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

When you are faced with a fire or water loss, why is it important to have a professional do the mitigation instead of cleaning it up yourself? Aside from understanding the science behind fire and water mitigation through our IICRC certifications, we have the professional equipment to help us perform the job. The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense whenever you have a fire or water loss.

Equipment Matters

When time matters, technology and equipment must be relied upon to perform well. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County professionals answer calls promptly with a full arsenal of drying equipment. Below are some of our tools we use.

Moisture Sensors

These are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards, and walls to find all affected materials.

Moisture Meters

These are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The accurate readings these testers provide allow us to monitor the drying process.

Thermohygrometers

These meters measure temperature and relative humidity. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County professionals use this information to calculate and create an environment most conductive to drying.

Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers

ULV Foggers atomize liquid deodorizing agents that produce a fine mist that easily penetrates the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. This machine is also able to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.

Thermal Foggers

These foggers dispense solvent-based products by creating a dense fog that is made up of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor-causing particles. This helps deodorize structures, garments, vehicles, and other places where cleaning cannot reach.

Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County for their training and equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

7 Tips to Avoid Mold Growth

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Defense Against Mold Growth

Firstly, prompt mitigation is crucial in avoiding any future mold growth. Mold growth can be visible as quickly as 24 to 48 hours after a water damage.

7 Tips to Avoid Mold Growth

  1. Maintain the humidity level between 30-50%.
  2. Provide proper drainage away from the foundation of the building.
  3. Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  4. Keep gutters and drains clean and free of debris.
  5. Inspect the roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building and perform maintenance, as needed.
  6. Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
  7. Contact SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County professionals for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold.

If you find or suspect mold growth in your home or office, contact us to day at 636-296-6813 and schedule a FREE estimate.