Structure Fire Statistics
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers the following eye-opening statistics on structure fires: more than one-quarter (27%) of reported fires occurred in homes within the last year. Even worse, 79% of fire related deaths were caused by home fires. On average, US fire departments respond to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year resulting in $6.9 billion in direct property damage. Most home fires and fire casualties result from five causes: cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials. Per our last fire blog post, cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires.
If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes your home or business, give the experts at SERVPRO of Hannibal a call. We will help make it “Like it never even happened.”
#1 Cause of Residential Fires
Did you know that cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires? We are getting close to the holiday season so when you find yourself in the kitchen more often hosting friends and family, fire precautions should be top of mind.
A property owner experiences a flood of emotions when a fire ravages their business or home. Fear, uncertainty, stress, and doubt about the future of the property and their livelihood can be overwhelming to the property owner long after the flames have been extinguished and smoke has cleared. After the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Hannibal professionals help you restore it to its preloss condition. Combining rapid response, the utmost professionalism, and open communication throughout the entire job process, we strive to restore not only the home or business structure, but the customer’s peace of mind as well.
Commercial Fire or Water Damage
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 of Hannibal is so important. Just go to www.SERVPROhannibal.com on your mobile phone or call 573-231-0056 to get the team that’s faster to any size disaster. We’re a leader in giving control back to business owners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet of 100,000 – be ready for the worst with the very best: SERVPRO of Hannibal. We are independently owned and operated locally. We have access to a Disaster Recovery Team, Large Loss Team, and Storm Teams. We truly are “Faster to Any Size Disaster.”
Hannibal Chamber Women's Golf Tournament
These ladies won best dressed at the tournament!
Last Friday, SERVPRO of Hannibal sponsored a hole at the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce Women’s Golf Tournament.
This is the third year for the event and we have been a sponsor every year. We encourage women around the community to come enjoy a day of golf even if they have never played before. Each hole has a different activity or snack for the ladies to enjoy. This year, the theme was Disney so there were great costumes all around!
There was a nice boxed lunch before tee off. After the tournament, the women enjoyed appetizers on the patio and won door prizes.
SERVPRO of Hannibal loves to be able to participate in events throughout the community. If you know of a golf tournament or event coming up then contact our office ?? 573-231-0056
A derecho is a rare storm but here in the Midwest, we are the most susceptible to them. They most often occur April through August but they can develop into the Fall months.
Derechos are fast-moving bands of thunderstorms with dangerous winds. They are different from tornadoes because their winds often move in straight lines rather than spiraling. However, they can cause hurricane and tornado like winds, actual tornadoes, heavy rains, and flash floods.
About a year ago, a derecho hit Iowa where speeds of up to 126 mph were recorded. The storm not only destroyed homes and businesses but also took out a significant number of crops. It was absolute devastation to the state of Iowa. SERVPROs from around the area rallied to help Iowa during their disaster. We not only look out for our immediate community but any community that is need of help!
Disaster Recovery Team
Our Disaster Recovery Team came in strong with a semi full of equipment.
Did you know that SERVPRO has a Disaster Recovery Team? This Commercial Large Loss Division is comprised of elite large-loss specialists. We can call on this team to help clean up the largest of jobs.
After a severe storm hit the Hannibal area causing massive damage, a local school called SERVPRO of Hannibal to come assess the damage on their campus. Once on site, we realized the severity of the situation as multiple buildings suffered water losses. We called on our Disaster Recovery Team and they were here within a couple hours. They brought with them a semi full of equipment and their team of experts. They spread through campus and were able to set equipment at every building that was damaged. This is why you can truly trust that SERVPRO of Hannibal is “Faster to Any Size Disaster.”
Back to School!
Have a wonderful school year!
SERVPRO of Hannibal wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and safe school year!
This year, we made two “new teacher” baskets to hand out to Hannibal and Bowling Green school districts. We wish you the best of luck and we know you will have a great year! Thank you for all the hard work that you do.
We also looked up school supply lists for Mark Twain Elementary, Mexico Elementary, and Knox County Elementary schools. We filled up new book bags with the supplies then delivered them to each campus. The staff was thrilled to receive them and be able to hand out to a student in need. These young students are our future leaders and we wish them all the luck in the world. They will grow up to do great things!
Commercial Storm Damage
This ominous storm cloud rolled into Hannibal.
After last night’s storm in Hannibal and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of Hannibal was called out to multiple commercial properties throughout the area. We were able to handle everything from a small office to a big distribution warehouse. We have plenty of equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out any sized property. We truly are “Faster to Any Size Disaster.”
Once we dispatch our crews, they arrive on site to scope the amount of damage. If there is any standing water, then they will begin extraction. After extraction is complete, they set drying equipment. Sometimes minimal tear out of the bottom of drywall is needed. They come by to monitor saturation levels daily until the structure is dry to IICRC standards.
If your business is ever hit by storm damage, then you can trust the heroes at SERVPRO of Hannibal to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Hannibal and Commercial Water Damage
Whether you have flooding from a storm or pipe burst in your Hannibal business, you never want to wait too long so that secondary damage has a chance to set in. The results of a water incident can bring a costly catastrophe down on your business that you can avoid with prompt action. Once you call us, SERVPRO deploys a crew to your location to get started right away on mitigation and restoration efforts.
We know that each project for commercial water mitigation in Hannibal that we get called to can be different. However, we use the same proven formula to address each situation, such as:
- We identify the source of water intrusion so that we can control it
- We determine the level of contamination before beginning repair
- We remove all standing water
- We ensure mold growth gets carefully monitored and inhibited
- We utilize equipment like dehumidifiers, fans, and air movers to evaporate moisture and lower relative humidity
- We remove and replace all materials with damage beyond repair
We know that your business is your livelihood, so we take great pride in our commercial water mitigation services. Our crew works fast to ensure you are back up and running once again while cutting down restoration costs.
Call SERVPRO of Hannibal for prompt, reliable emergency service. 573-231-0056
SERVPRO Recommendations for Fire Prevention
No one wants to deal with a fire in their home and it is better to prevent a fire if you can. There are some easy things you can do to make your home safer and reduce the risk of a blaze.
SERVPRO of Hannibal understands that residents are concerned about fire damage restoration in their homes. We are on hand to help 24/7 all year round. However, there are some simple things you can take to prevent a fire:
- Never leave burning items unattended, including candles, fires, incense, cigarettes, and stoves.
- If you have any pets or children, invest in safety gates so they cannot enter the kitchen unnoticed.
- Do not overload electrical sockets.
- Keep radiators uncovered and with proper clearance around them.
It is also a good idea to remember to test your fire alarm regularly and ensure your family knows about fire safety. However, even with the best care, a fire can still break out. If you need help with fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO. We will take care of everything from cleaning up soot to getting rid of odors.
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