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HVAC Cleaning for your Commercial Property

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

Have you had your Henderson business cleaned recently?

Employees and customers can spend countless hours in your business or commercial property. During these times, the buildup can create allergy problems, illness, poor air quality, and other irritants. 

Air ducts and a lack of HVAC cleaning can be to blame for this. In fact, a non-maintained ventilation system is usually the culprit behind not getting good, quality air circulation in any building.

You always want to take time to be mindful of your HVAC systems. Our professionals can evaluate air quality and the system to see if it’s time for service. If your system has been around for a long time and you have not conducted a thorough HVAC cleaning, there is a chance that your air ducts have begun to accumulate a lot of the following:

  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Debris

Our professional and trained technicians are here to help with your HVAC cleaning. Do not let your ducts build up! 

Are you prepared in 2022?

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

We can all agree there have been several different emergencies in the past few years. Businesses have been closing and it has been a hard time for employee turnover. 

Let us help you be prepared!

The way to combat future years like the ones we have recently experienced is to prepare. Here at SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean & Crittenden Counties, we are here to help. One of the first ways we can help you prepare is through an Emergency Ready Plan or ERP. ERP's are a customized plan to help you get ready for unprecedented events and disasters.

These types of contingency plans can help you keep control during an emergency. When the weather hits sometimes you do not have time to be prepared. Whether it be snow, rain, or thunderstorm that create water or fire damages and power outages, being prepared is the way. 

Sometimes it can be hard to recall all the information you might need during an emergency. Our ERP keeps utility, fire, medical, square footage, water shut-off, and other information so that you do not have to remember it off the top of your head during a time of distress.  

One way to help alleviate damages is to stay prepared before they can happen to your business. For information on ERPs, contact your local marketing rep or call our local offices for help.

Is your Henderson Basement Flooding?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

During this time of year, spring can bring a lot of unwanted flooding. Flooding in your Henderson home can occur when you have low floors. Here are a few tips that you can use to help combat flooding in your basement: 

Location: When rainfall occurs in excess, it can cause your basement to flood. Know your flood zones and check with your insurance company on possible flood damage coverage. 

Basement Drains: If you know your home is in a low area, consider a drainage system or a sump pump. 

Sources: When water damage enters your home, the best way to not allow it to happen again is to find the source. Drains and gutter systems can be placed in the wrong area and can even be placed in a way that directs water to your home, instead of away. Also, knowing your roof, foundation, and other areas to check on cracks and places of weakness. Consider a french drain or gutters that divert into a place not near your home.

When flooding enters your home, you can call a professional to help. Reach out to us at SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean & Crittenden Counties.

The three types of Storm Damages

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Three Types of Storm Damage

Storm damage is a type of service we can help homeowners with, but there are several things that can go wrong during a spring storm. 

Wind Damage 

One of those extra aspects of a storm that hits is wind damage. Wind can create a host of issues for your home. Wind can upend your roof. When the shingles are rocked and slid out of place, this creates water damage. 

Lightning Damage 

Another one of those side effects of storms is lightning damage. Lightning does not just light up the sky, but it can light up your house if it strikes just so. Lightning strikes can cause severe fire damage and be unsafe. 

Flooding Damage

When storms hit, floods likely follow. Flooding can get inside of your home from multiple sources. Basements, crawl spaces, and even garages can flood from heavy rains. Outside of your home, flooding can disrupt driving situations and municipal water systems. 

Fire Damage in Henderson Home

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Small Fire damage, Big Smoke damage

The fire in this home in Henderson started out in the utility room. The door was damaged, but not much else outside the room was damaged by the fire. The smoke was the major problem in the home. 

How far can smoke damage carry throughout a home?

The smoke from fire damage can go throughout the entire home destroying everything from curtains to carpets and everything in between. When this happens after the fire, the best advice we can give is to call a professional. 

Professionals, like SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties have special equipment, tools, and protocols to help restore and save your contents. Our technicians are trained to carefully remove what needs to be restored and how to clean what is attached to the home: walls, flooring, and contents not being removed. 

Let our team help if your home is damaged by smoke.

Henderson Chamber of Commerce Community Ambassador

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

group photo of henderson chamber of commerce Marketing Representative Andrea Shemwell with the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, as she is now an Ambassador herself.

Why SERVPRO of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties?

We are involved in our community. Not only do we serve the local community, but we also take part in making it a better place to live, work, and play.

Our business is already a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, but recently, marketing representative, Andrea Shemwell joined the ambassador's program. 

Our team is always looking for more ways to be involved and serve the community we all live and work in together. To the side, is a group photo of when she was sworn in at a local lunch. She cannot wait to get started with this talented and honorable group to help bring the community closer together. We are so proud of our team member for going the extra mile to represent SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties in even bigger ways. 

We know she will go far with helping the chamber grow and build and even better Henderson.

For more information on the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, follow them here. 

Henderson Spring Storms

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

hail damage How to Handle Hail Damage

What to do with Hail Damage

Hail damage occurs after spring storms more often than you think. Hail damage in Henderson can show up in several ways. It can impact your roof, siding, driveways, your car, and even your windows. Hail storms can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes. How to handle hail damage? View our tips below: 

  • Damaged vehicles—If the roofs of nearby cars were dented, then there’s a good chance your building also sustained hail damage.
  • Damaged siding, downspouts or windows—If you are unable to safely inspect your roof, hail damage to other parts of your building, such as dented downspouts or siding, can be a good indicator you may need to take action.
  • Your neighbors are having hail-damaged parts of their home repaired-- have a professional check your property a little closer for any damages.

Our construction team can help with hail damage. Look for those indicators above, and have a professional at SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties take a look after a hail storm.

Categories of Water Damage in your Henderson Home

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage comes in all shapes and sizes!

Did you know there are three different types of water damage? Water can be a serious issue that causes more than water damage if left untreated by a professional. We have examples and definitions below to help you better understand the three different categories of water.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

Knowing these categories could save you time, money, and a possible health risk. Call us today for more information on water damage in your home or business.

Fire Damage at Commercial Gas Station in Henderson

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged car Fire damage can impact your commercial property in a variety of ways.

Have you seen fire damage at a gas station?

In Henderson, a local gas station had a semi-truck catch fire in the parking lot. The cause is unknown but when this truck caught on fire chaos ensued. 

Fires are dangerous and can spread rapidly. Thankfully, this fire was contained to the truck but the smoke damage reached far and wide. This fire damage impacted the inside of the gas station and restaurant. 

Fire damage structural clean-up is not the only aspect that SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties can take care of after a fire. Smoke damage is a secondary damage from a fire that can reach your contents even if your property was not the one on fire, depending on the severity of the fire. 

If you own local properties that have motor vehicles that frequent in and out, even if just in a parking lot, it can create secondary damages for you should a vehicle or neighboring building set fire.

This gas station had the insurance coverage but always check with your policy to see what you have coverage over. 

We are here to help with contents cleaning, which is what this commercial property needs. We were able to restore what contents could be saved. 

Remember, fire damage is not only smoke and structure --it's contents too. 

Storm Season is Around the Corner in Henderson

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

emergency plan graphic Storm season: Get Prepared!

It may be February but storm season is right around the corner: Are you prepared? 

April and May are when storms begin in our area. The best way to combat them is to be prepared.

Stay Informed

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? Do you know what to do when different weather patterns appear? 

Get an Emergency Plan 

Create a plan for your family. Make sure that your family knows the plan and that it is written down for everyone to have a copy of. Keep a supply kit to prepare your family during storm events in case storm damages occur to your home. 

Review Insurance 

Do you know your coverage? Do you know your agent? We get so many calls after the damage has occurred and our customers do not know their agent's name or phone number. Having this information readily available can help you get service faster. 

Stay prepared for storm damage in Henderson.