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SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties Commercial Restoration Services

4/12/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties commercial restoration services. SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties helps with all your commercial restoration service needs.

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties offers many different services that we offer for commercial properties. We understand that it is difficult at times to schedule services during business hours, so we can work with you to find a time that best fits you and your company's needs.

If needed we can work in one section at a time in order to keep your business open while we work, or we can attempt to schedule it before or after business hours. 

In addition to our emergency water, fire, and storm clean up services we also offer many other cleaning services. These include, but are not limited to:  

  • Air Ducts and HVAC 
  • Biohazard 
  • Carpet and Upholstery 
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls 
  • Drapes and Blinds 
  • Odor Removal 
  • Sewage 
  • Trauma and Crime Scene 
  • Vandalism 


The faster SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results— including lower claim costs.

Within four hours of a loss notification (and usually much earlier), SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled properly by utilizing the following services:

Structural Cleaning

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. SERVPRO® will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found within the structure.

Contents Cleaning

All the restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO can provide wet or dry-cleaning services. Additionally, all other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items.


SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties provides specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; we seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.  


If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.

Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

If you would like more information on any of the services listed above, please call SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties at (618) 435-8200. Your leader in commercial and residential  damage restoration. We make fire and water cleanup and restoration, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties. The Best in Commercial Services Restoration

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties carries a specialized group that handles large loss disasters that have struck large commercial structures.  Utilizing large scale equipment that can handle drying processes throughout large open air areas as well as the ability to mobilize crew and equipment quickly. 

The competitive advantage that SERVPRO brings to any sized disaster is the ability to not only handle multiple jobs at once, but to also be able to handle large scale disasters.  From natural disasters striking large regions of the country to fire and water damage in large commercial or industrial complexes, SERVPRO can handle it all. 

We also offer a free ERP or Emergency Ready Profile to help prepare you and your business with the steps needed to take after a disaster. Call us today for a free ERP profile for your business at 618-435-8200. We also offer Matterport services to scan full structures with a virtual tour. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties. Your leader in commercial and residential damage restoration. We make fire and water cleanup and restoration, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties Specializes in Commercial Services

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Businesses and commercial offices know the importance of time and that in most cases that time is money. That's why you can count and depend on the professional services by your SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties. 

When any type of disaster strikes, it's good to know that SERVPRO is ready and available 24-7, 365 days a year. Fire and water damage doesn’t stand a chance to our equipment and trained certified staff. There is no limitation to the damage that we can handle and be able to repair. 

Your local SERVPRO is ready for major storm events, as well as any fire or water damage. More importantly, we are able to mobilize even more trained staff at a moment's notice throughout our SERVPRO network across the United States, allowing us the power in equipment, vehicles and staff to quickly and efficiently begin the restoration process. 

We provide our services both prior and after disasters striking. Call today to find out more about our free Emergency Ready Profile, which can be the difference in saving your business when a disaster strikes. Call today at 618-435-8200.

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties. Your leader in commercial and residential  damage restoration. We make fire and water cleanup and restoration, "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Services in Mt. Vernon, IL

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

The trusted source for Commercial Fire or Water Damage Restoration is your local SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties. When a disaster strikes your business no one knows better than SERVPRO to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. 

With the best in service and equipment SERVPRO is there both before and/or after any disaster takes place. 

Our Emergency Ready Profile helps business owners be prepared for any type of disaster. It includes a free app for your phone to be able to know what to do with any disaster. It gives detailed information for emergency contacts and where critical shut offs are located in your facility so that each and every employee will know what to do. 

Our Commercial Disaster Loss Team is ready and on call 24-7 to ensure your property and business is taken care of quickly and efficiently. For more questions on what all SERVPRO can do to help your business be prepared for any sized disaster please call us at 618-435-8200

Call on SERVPRO Before Disasters Happen

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties carries a Commercial Services group that is there before or after a disaster takes place. You know how we can handle the after, the fire, water, storm or mold damage but did you know we can help before the disaster takes place. 

SERVPRO carries an ERP Program, Emergency Ready Profile, which allows you to utilize a free service and phone app that outlines your emergency to-do list. This program gives you the chance to educate your staff on what to do after a disaster as well as create a list of contacts to call afterwards.  This service is completely free and only takes a few minutes to create onsite at your location.

This program will also mark and tag emergency shut offs for water and gas so that you have the chance to act quickly if disaster should strike. 

For more details on this program please call us at 618-435-8200

Commercial Fire in Benton, IL

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

A fire broke out in a Benton, IL business damaging part of the structure as well as taking on water from the fire department putting out the fire.  The business was in a total mess, from blackened walls, floors and ceiling and a layer of water that was more of a sludge from the debris on the floor. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin and Perry Counties was the first call the owner made after the fire. Working closely with a Commercial Insurance Adjuster we scanned the building creating a full three-dimensional walk-thru to create a fully interactive layout of the structure.  From there the team started in and worked to firstly dry out the structure and began to work on demolition. Setting equipment was essential to begin removing the smoke and soot damage to the structure as well as full cleaning on walls and ceiling where smoke damage wasn’t as heavy. 

Once the structure was complete and smoke odors were removed, our construction division took over, working hand in hand with the business owner making the fixes necessary to make the building like new again and ready for business. 

Though it sounds simple a lot of hard work was done to help get this business back up and running as quickly as possible without giving up any quality to ensure it was done right the first time.  For more information on our commercial services call us today at 618-435-8200.

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

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.

Commercial Restoration Services

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

One of our most recent calls for our commercial and business friends was a local community college that faced an emergency smoke and soot remediation.  With so much square footage affected it was essential to have all areas third party tested to ensure what areas needed cleaned. With over 150,000 square feet of office space affected in high traffic areas the university put their trust in the company best suited to handle such a large loss. 

Smoke and soot damage was spread throughout the campus through the HVAC unit running during the event. Ensuring every square foot of the building was thoroughly wiped down as well as vacuumed and making sure the air was filtered through specialty equipment. 

Find out more about how we can help your small business or commercial property during a fire, water or mold loss at 618-435-8200.

Commercial Emergency Ready Profile

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Having spent most of my life dedicated to business operations I realize how easy it is to get caught up in the day-to-day aspect of keeping it running. 

One thing that I constantly find is that most businesses do not have a plan in place of an emergency.  Most businesses don't train staff on what things to do to potentially save a business in face of an accident or disaster.  

The importance of showing staff where the shut off for water is located in case of a water break can save your business considerable time and money. 

SERVPRO has a free solution for our local businesses under our Emergency Ready Program or ERP. This includes a interactive App that pinpoints areas of interest including shut offs as well as emergency contacts to ensure your business is ready for whatever happens.  Also we are including a free Matterport scan of your business that gives you a full virtual walkthrough of your business . It helps to serve as a way to have a full visual inventory of your business as well as a way to map out points of interest.

Our ERP and Matterport scan for our local businesses is FREE! Call Gary today and schedule a time to have this setup for your business at 618-435-8200. 

What is an ERP?

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Most companies prepare for the unexpected, hence the reason most have insurance policies in place. However an insurance policy typically only comes into play after a loss has occurred. Which begs the questions, how can we be proactive in our approach?

Larger companies have develop contingency plans that upper management is aware of in the event of disaster. At SERVPRO, we work with our commercial accounts to create an Emergency Readiness Profile that even the least experienced employee can follow.

Our Emergency Readiness Profile is a tool created to more properly identify best practices to mitigating losses. Additionally it allows our crews to arrive more quickly on site; research has shown the quicker trained professionals arrive on site the less damage that your building and property will sustain.

To have your team properly prepared via an ERP, please contact our Sales Department!

Be Safe Tomorrow

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Safety First 

Studies show that cooking is the main cause for most home fires and burn related injuries. With Thanksgiving being the busiest cooking day of the year.  It's good to know some safety tips to have a safe, and happy Thanksgiving holiday.  

  • Never leave food that is cooking unattended, especially when frying or broiling food. The stove should be turned off if you must leave the kitchen
  • Keep anything that could easily catch fire a safe distance away from flames, or hot surfaces. Examples such as; potholders,towels of any material, paper or plastic bags, and wooden utensils.
  • Cooking surfaces should be kept clean to prevent grease buildup.
  • Always make sure to check the kitchen before leaving the home or going to bed.  Check to see that all ovens, stoves and appliances are shut off and stored correctly. 
  • Have a fire extinguisher near by, and know how to properly use it if needed. Also smoke alarms should be checked monthly to see if properly functioning. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!  Gobble Gobble! 

Southern Illinois Businesses

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

When customers walk into your facility, nothing can stand out more than a dirty carpet. No matter the product or service, a work space with clean carpets attracts customers. Clean carpets let customers know that they are investing in a professional business that values the quality aspect of the product they are producing, or the service they are providing. 

Taking the Extra Step for Your Business

While day-to-day maintenance such as vacuuming should be practiced in your business, sometimes professional carpet cleaning is a great way to bring life and cleanliness to your business. SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties  offers a wide variety of services to fit your commercial carpet cleaning needs, such as:

  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Hot Water Extraction
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties produces incredible results! Check our website today for before and after images and customer testimonials, and give us a call at (618) 435-8200.

The Sooner You Call; The Better

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties understands that when a commercial water emergency occurs in your business it is important that the issues is mitigated quickly and efficiently.

The longer your business sits, the more money you loose. We own our own SERVPRO so we understand that each day and each hour are critical the money and business lost. 

During these emergencies, it is not just the building that needs to be back up and functioning but the materials and equipment you use on a daily basis that allows your business to be successful. So not only do we want to take care of your building, but we want to help you with your equipment too. It is all part of the business and we are here to make it all better. 

Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Part of mission at SERVPRO has been to create a team of well-trained and experienced disaster recovery technicians, certified in a broad range of remediation, mitigation, and restoration specialties. Our team far exceeds our expectations and we are grateful for their devotion and desire to serve others here in Southern Illinois. 

Emergency preparedness planning can be a useful tool for our area’s businesses. We offer the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) as an opportunity for our managers to view and assess your premises and operations before disaster strikes. Abby Carrie is the head of our Emergency Ready Plan team and she will go to any business and create one for you and your business at zero cost. Using your input via mobile app, she will devise a personalized digital response plan that lets our crew hit the ground running if a catastrophe occurs.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties at 618-435-8200.

Can SERVPRO Help Businesses too?

8/27/2019 (Permalink)


SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties cleans, deodorizes, and completes disaster relief in businesses all of the time!

Our crew is fully capable and prepared to tackle multiple situations and your business's home is included on our list! 

Our crew is aware that your business needs to be up and running again as soon as possible. With this in mind, SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties sends out a professional team to assure your business will be available to the public as fast as they can in a clean and adequate manner.   

Commercial Specialty Cleaning Services options may include but not limited to: 

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

If you are needing assistance with any of the above listed, contact SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin & Perry Counties at any time of any day at (618) 435-8200.