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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What Types of Commercial Flood Damage can SERVPRO of Hannibal Handle?
Heavy seasonal rains have been hitting our area leading to flooding of rivers, creeks, and lakes, fueling the demand for flood damage restoration services. Our production technicians are experienced in successfully cleaning up and restoring most types of flood damage that our area businesses are likely to face. As a leading biohazard cleaning company and emergency water damage service provider, we expertly handle many kinds of remediation issues.
- Rapid water removal services using powerful, industrial-grade extractors
- Basement flooding cleanup
- Professional sewage cleanup
- Water damage repairs, including the fixing of ceiling leaks, sagging ceilings, warped walls, destroyed rooms, and other storm/flood- related problems
- Complete facility disinfection using cutting edge foggers and EPA-approved disinfectants and antifungals
- Full deodorization of your commercial structures with industrial-strength deodorants
Call SERVPRO of Hannibal for your commercial flood damage cleanup needs!
Last Weekend's Storm
This tree was uprooted in a yard in Perry, MO.
This past weekend’s storm ravaged our surrounding areas. Perry received the brunt of Friday night’s storm where 90 miles per hour winds were estimated. Other communities around Mark Twain Lake also saw significant damage. Roofs were missing, trees uprooted, and sheds tossed into neighbor’s yards.
First and foremost, we are so thankful that no one was seriously injured during this past weekend’s storm. We are also grateful to the linemen that worked around the clock to help restore power to Perry.
SERVPRO of Hannibal started receiving calls early Saturday morning. We called in all of our production technicians to send that way to start helping with the clean up. Our crews worked all day Saturday and Sunday extracting water from homes. If you suffer damage from a storm event then you can trust that our heroes will be there day and night to help!
Why SERVPRO of Hannibal®? Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Hannibal is independently owned and operated by Les and Cindy Smith, lifelong residents of Hannibal. As a Franchise community, we have a very powerful, unparalleled network. This system allows us to truly be “Faster to Any Size Disaster.”
Large Loss Team
When we had a local farming equipment building suffer a fire, they called on us to clean up the damage. There was over 50,000 square feet of space that was affected. Our team was on site in a flash and began to scope the damage. We then called in our large loss team to help us clean up the mess so we could get the company up and running faster than other smaller companies with limited resources. We got their business back to preloss condition in record time and made it “Like it never even happened.”
If you have a fire or water loss, no matter the size, then trust your local heroes at SERVPRO of Hannibal to be there! 573-231-0056
Severe Weather Tips
If severe weather is forecast for your area then prepare ahead of time. Start by having an emergency supply kit for your family and pets including food, water, batteries, flashlights, battery operated radio, medications, first aid kit, and a communication device like a phone or walkie talkie.
Keep important documents in a plastic bag so they stay dry.
The day severe weather is forecast, try to keep all your devices charged just in case you end up losing power.
If you live in a mobile home then get out. You are safer in your vehicle than in a mobile home. Make plans ahead of time to stay with someone who lives in a non-mobile home. If that is not an option then you can go to a library or a police or fire station.