Recent Water Damage Posts

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."

No Disaster is a Small Disaster

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Large carpeted hall with standing water. SERVPRO House logo "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is available 24 hours a day--nights, weekends, and holidays included.

There's no such thing as a small disaster when it happens to you and your home or business. Small leaks can eventually become big claims later. Time is of the essence.

We are available 24 hours a day all year long--holidays included--for emergency mitigation work. But what is emergency mitigation? That means under normal circumstances, a SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County professional can be at your property within four hours of the initial loss call to begin drying your home or facility and restoring your contents.

The Drying Process

Each one of our employees, from office to marketing to production, is professionally trained and IICRC certified. Our team manages the drying process by using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology. As a result, the structure will be quickly and thoroughly dried which will aid in preventing any secondary water damages. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County professional technicians will remove moisture and any contaminants by disinfecting and deodorizing to safely clean and dry your home or commercial building and all the contents.

SERVPRO is the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration and stands on over 50 years of national experience and expertise in the industry. Locally, SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County has over a decade of combined experience. As the economy reopens, it's especially important to ensure your business is taken care of, and allow us to serve you.

24/7/365 Water Damage Service

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO® is so important. Just call 636-296-6813 to get the team that’s faster to any size disaster. We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 – be ready for the worst with the very best: SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County.

We are a local water restoration company. We work with your insurance company to provide you with the best possible experience for your disaster. We want to help make it "Like it never even happened."®

Faster to your Arnold Water Damage Event

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

picture of doorway, one room in white tile, one in light carpet, green air movers placed in both rooms SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Arnold.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County arrives quickly and starts 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 – 636-296-6813

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County 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.

Jefferson County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

carpeted basement with water marks, green SERVPRO whistle air movers and an LGR dehumidifier set to aid in drying This Jefferson County home’s basement flooded due to a leaky pipe.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Arnold/North Jefferson County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 636-296-6813

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (636) 296-6813

North Jefferson County’s 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

water heater in unfinished room in basement, concrete floor, water on the concrete around the drain SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in North Jefferson County and Arnold.

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today - 636-296-6813

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County 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.