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Importance of Water Extraction by SERVPRO of Hannibal.

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Importance of Water Extraction by SERVPRO of Hannibal. Water Damage from a leaking toilet.

Importance of Water Extraction by SERVPRO of Hannibal.

Water extraction is important on so many levels. It should be done by a professional water restoration company such as SERVPRO of Hannibal that is IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification).

Here is why it is Important for you to use an IICRC certified professional water restoration company when you have a water loss.

First few minutes water (i.e... busted pipe) is coming into your home, business. Water damage starts with your carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl flooring, as water can get underneath stated floor coverings, in your heating and air conditioning ducts. As the water starts to rise so does the damage. Your furniture and your personal belongings start to become affected.

Hours 1 to 24 – Furniture swells and cracks, Sheetrock gets soft & crumbly.

Hours 25 to 1 week – Mold starts to grow & appear. Wood begins to warp. Metal starts to corrode.

1 Week & Beyond - Structural Safety Issues start, Health Hazards are in the beginning stages.

Now all the above can happen faster if the water is contaminated (i.e.…. Sump pump failure, Sewer back up) with bacteria associated with this type of water loss.

When Water Damage Strikes

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Hannibal technician will be on-site to help ensure that water damage is handled by completing the following steps.


SERVPRO of Hannibal will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.


SERVPRO of Hannibal technician will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.


To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, SERVPRO of Hannibal technicians will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.


SERVPRO of Hannibal technicians will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

What is lurking in YOUR DUCTS?

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Hannibal's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which can in turn save you money.

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Hannibal uses a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Call us at SERVPRO of Hannibal to schedule an appointment. 573-231-0056

Bloodborne Pathogens

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Hannibal also offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup* and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Your local SERVPRO of Hannibal professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Hannibal can help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO of Hannibal can help with the following issues:

-Bloodborne Pathogens

-Methamphetamine Labs

-Crime Scene Residues



-Sewage Backups

-Black Water Intrusions

-Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Please contact SERVPRO of Hannibal for 24-hour emergency service.

Flue safety

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

The season is here for alternative heating.

Be extra careful when using your heating system using wood or other material for burning. Many people use wood for alternate heat and it is usually safe.

Some tips:

Be sure your flue is clear of soot creosote build-up. This material in the flue can ignite and cause a flue fire which can cause a hot fire somewhere in the flue. Devices or a service company can be used to clean your flue.

Have an area around your loading door that is tile or fire brick so when the door is open, sparks will not land on flammable surfaces.

Regularly check the furnace for proper seals on all doors and flue connections to be sure smoke is being vented outside.

Be safe when saving money by burning wood.

What is De-Lamination?

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause wood warping, mold on materials and carpet damage.

When carpets get damaged it can become stained or molded if certain types of water get soaked in. Another type of damage is where the backing starts coming away from the main carpet weave. This is called de-lamination. It basically separates the back from the top.

Carpets cant be stretched back in place when this happens. So another reason to get the water dried fast, is it can sometimes stop carpet from de-laminating.

Continuing Education Class for Insurance Agents

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Community Continuing Education Class for Insurance Agents Brian's being observed as a new instructor. Great Job Brian!

Our November 16, 2017 CE class went well. We had around 20 attend the course on Fire Restoration.

After the class we heard wonderful comments about the class material. Some comments went like this:

- I didn't know that you shouldn't touch soot covered items. This could cause permanent discoloration!

- The video of the actual fire and how things spread give me a whole new perspective on fires and how the cleaning company must deal with it.

- The insured will always want to gather things and clean things but that's not what should be done.

- That was the best overall class I have attended!.

I would like to say thanks for all the kind words I have heard and we will be sure to have another one soon.

Thanks for the Hannibal Knights of Columbus for allowing us to use the meeting room. K of C 907 in Hannibal.

Moving? Who lived there? Is it Clean?

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

General Moving? Who lived there? Is it Clean? Before / After Ducts

To be sure before moving in the new house your'e buying be sure your'e starting fresh.

Ducts can be holding unseen dirt or soils from people and, or animals. Be sure your new home is clean from carpets to ducts.

With an awesome machine, SERVPRO of Hannibal will spin-brush your ducts and suck the dirt at the same time leaving the ducts and air handler (furnace) dust free and ready to blow clean air.

We can show you before and after pics if you want so you can see the difference. There's no recommended time between duct cleanings but at or before move in lets you know the dirt and dust is gone.

In NorthEast Missouri call SERVPRO of Hannibal, we are here to help.

573-231-0056, Call anytime!

Smoke and Soot.... GONE!

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot.... GONE! Table Top before after.

After a fire the smoke and soot gets in the smallest places.

Cleaning it takes the right people, the right process and a bit of time.

To get all the smoke smell you must get all the soot from the smallest crevices. To clean surfaces you must determine wet or dry smoke residue then use the right process. if not you end up with impossible-to-remove stains, then possible smell.

SERVPRO has the cleaners, the right process and trained technicians to get it ALL!

The before and after shows a job done right and a cleaning done Like It Never Even Happened!

For smoke damage cleanup call and we will take care of the clean-up and your insurance coverage details.

Phone 573-231-0056

$99.00 Carpet Cleaning Special

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning $99.00 Carpet Cleaning Special Before After Carpet Cleaning

1) Deluxe Carpet Cleaning -- $99.00 (two rooms and hallway)

  • Deep restorative cleaning for light to moderate soils. 
  • Extractor unit uses hot water while vacuuming the carpet.
  • Helps promote longer carpet life.

2) Showcase Premier Carpet Cleaning -- $120.00 (two rooms and hallway) 

  • Deep restorative cleaning for moderate to heavy soils.
  • Most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Typically is used for cleaning heavily soiled carpets caused by children, pets, and fire and water restoration.
  • Pre-spray heavily soiled and trafic areas, as needed.
  • Penetrate cleaning solution into the carpet by using a rotary machine.
  • Extract all cleaning solution with hot water extraction.