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Small Leaks Can Cause Big Headaches

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

With all of the water sources going into your kitchen, do you ever think about what might happen if any of them leaks? The professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties are here if you find yourself with water damage. 

With water sources at your sink, dishwasher and refrigerator there are several ways for water to affect areas that you might not be able to see.  Water can potentially run behind base cabinets or under your refrigerator and can be virtually undetectable for some time. 

Did you know that SERVPRO can potentially save solid hardwood floors if water damage is caught quick enough? With a dry mat system that is able to extract water through the floors before water begins to warp and twist flooring.  This comes at a tremendous money savings on a claim as we can restore those floors rather than replace all of them. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties does more than just repair homes or businesses from water damage. Call us today at 618-435-8200 or tell your Insurance agent or adjuster you prefer SERVPRO.

Commercial Restaurant Fire in Perry County

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

Recently our SERVPRO of Jefferson, Perry and Franklin crews responded to a commercial structure fire at a fine dining establishment in Perry County. 

The restaurant equipment as well as dining area were affected with smoke and soot damage requiring intense cleaning and air purification. It was essential to get the restaurant back to food grade quality for any inspections that would be required to reopen. 

That's where our amazing fire remediation crew came in and cleaned every square inch of smoke and soot damaged areas. It takes a perfectly trained crew to locate, identify and clean those areas to ensure that the damage is gone, and that no residues come back after the clean. 

We handle fire, water and mold damage as well as offer a full line laundry service for smoke and soot damaged soft contents all in house, call us today 618-435-8200

Storm Damage In Mount Vernon, IL

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

When spring storms hit our area, look for the professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties to help clean up damage done to your home. With high winds and heavy precipitation it's a recipe for water damage throughout your home.  SERVPRO has the equipment and trained technicians to make sure water damage is handled correctly the first time. 

No power, no problem. Even after storms take power out to homes we have secondary power units to be able to allow our equipment to run and trucks mounted water extraction units that can run without electricity.  After water damage we make sure to disinfect the flooded spaces to prevent future mold growth.

Though storm season can be scary, know that SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties can help make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke And Soot Damaged Laundry Can Be Restored

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that your local SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties also has full capacity to handle smoke and soot damaged laundry?  It's a huge difference and a true reason why SERVPRO can handle your insurance claim. 

Our laundry system uses specialized equipment and procedures to ensure smoke and soot damaged clothing can be restored instead of replaced, making your insurance claim less and helping to keep premiums down. 

Other restoration companies outsource their customers' laundry out of state meaning another set of hands processing laundry, more costs involved and a more lengthy process in getting your essential items back.

For more about how this process can restore and not replace all of your soft contents give your local SERVPRO a call at 618-435-8200.

Ways To Stay Safe From A House Fire In DuQuoin, I

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarm Its essential to test smoke alarms monthly to make sure they work properly.

There are several ways to ensure your safety from a house fire. The American Red Cross has data listed on their website at to help individuals be as prepared as they can be for a house fire.

  • Installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are very important and can often be the first alert you can have when a fire starts.
  • With any smoke and carbon monoxide detector it is essential to test them once a month to make sure they are operating. Even though sealed detectors are typically good for 10 years, you still need to test them monthly.
  • Create a fire escape plan for your family. That way everyone knows where to meet or be found in the event of a fire. 
  • Install fire extinguishers in rooms where heat sources are prevalent such as kitchens and garages

Continual training and in-home maintenance will help keep you safe from home fires. For any fire damage, trust in the experts at SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties to help repair your home from damages.

How SERVPRO Has You Covered

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties handles everything from Fire, water and mold, but what happens when a large catastrophic disaster takes place? How can one location handle it all?

SERVPRO has a nationwide reach of over 1900 offices throughout the United States, and during large events they are able to mobilize and make sure SERVPRO is on site and ready to help. 

Recently in Texas a large cold snap hit the area causing widespread power outages and subsequent water pipe breaks inside homes and businesses. Several SERVPRO locations throughout the United States traveled to the state of Texas and helped get homes and businesses back in the dry. 

Rest assured that when disaster strikes there is no group faster to any disaster than SERVPRO, give SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties a call today at 618-435-8200

Difference Between Weather Warnings and Watches

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

While you’re in your home or business in the Benton, IL area and you hear the weather warning on the radio or television be sure you know the differences between weather warnings and watches.

These warnings and watches apply to the seasonality of storms from winter, summer, spring and fall, as well as can be used for precipitation alerts.

A weather WATCH means that there are elements that exist for the potential development of severe weather. When this weather alert happens, it's a good idea to refresh yourself on your emergency evacuation or safety plans but you don’t need to act on them during this alert. 

A weather WARNING indicates that severe weather is in your area or it is already occurring based on either the severe weather has been spotted or is showing on weather radar. It is during this weather alert it's important to act on your emergency plans to ensure safety. 

For any severe weather event, you can count on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Franklin, Jefferson and Perry counties to assist you if your home is damaged in any weather event. Give them a call today at 618-435-8200


4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Passion. Passion fuels our associates to come into a damaged home or business and empowers them to make it, “Like it never even happened.”  

From the newest technology and equipment, SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties is able to handle any sized disaster. Our crews are available 24-7 and are able to help guide you through the process. 

We handle everything from damages stemming from Fire, Water and Mold. We are full service and able to help residential and commercial property owners.  We also work closely with all insurance groups to better be able to serve you. 

From DuQuoin to Pinckneyville to Benton to Mt. Vernon Illinois and all points in between SERVPRO is there to serve.

Call us at 618-435-8200 for free consultations and estimates. 

Commercial Water Damage

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial group recently contacted us after their pipes in their ceiling froze and quickly busted. The floors were flooded and the extent of the water damage went far beyond just the floors being wet. That's where the professionals from SERVPRO of Franklin, Jefferson and Perry Counties come in. SERVPRO’S fans, dehumidifiers and extraction units are industrial grade, and with our trained professionals able to take care of water damage to restore your business quickly. 

Of course with any business, time is absolutely money and that's why it's always important to use the best in the business to handle your water damage needs. That’s why we act quickly to make sure your business is back up and running as soon as possible, and do it right the first time so you can rest easy knowing it's taken care of. 

In addition to water damage services, SERVPRO also provides services for fire and mold damage to commercial groups, ensuring their employees and customers are safe after any sized disaster. 

Call today to request information about our free Emergency Ready Profile to help your business be ready for whatever happens at 618-435-8200 or 618-998-8828.

Handling Smoke and Soot Damaged Clothing

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

One of the newest services that SERVPRO of Franklin, Jefferson and Perry Counties offers is a laundry service. That's right! Our laundry is the only one in the area that can take the smoke smell and soot damage from clothing! Where most restoration companies send off all of your soft contents out of state to be cleaned. SERVPRO is proud to be able to take care of it and keep it local. 

The state of the art laundry equipment is able to take all of the smoke smells out of your laundry without using harmful or abrasive chemicals. In addition to its ability to take smoke odors out, its ability to remove soot stains is remarkable in saving your clothing. 

By restoring and not replacing clothing it helps to save on insurance claims and get back to normal by getting your items back.

To find out more call SERVPRO of Franklin, Jefferson and Perry Counties at 618-435-8200