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We Are Locally Owned and Operated

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Joseph is a franchise, but we are owned and operated by local members of your community! From our owners Brett and Sam Halsey, all the way to our production crew, we are from St. Joseph and surrounding towns. We know the area that we serve and we love building relationships with our customers! We are personal when it comes to each job that we complete. When you call our office you will speak with a real person and we will directly help you with your situation. With the personal connection we provide, we also have advanced equipment, high end technology, and high standards that get the job done quick and right. We value our customers, community, employees, and the work we provide. If you have any questions, stop by our office at 507 N 36th Street in St. Joseph for more information or give us a call at 816-232-7711! Thank you for trusting SERVPRO of St. Joseph for all your cleaning and restoration needs!

Flood Warning for St. Joseph, Missouri

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service, St. Joseph is in a flood warning due to the Missouri River's high elevation. 

  • The Flood Warning continues for the Missouri River at St Joseph until Sunday August 25.
  • At 9:30 am Tuesday the stage was 18.1 feet.
  • Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
  • Forecast... the river is cresting this morning. The river will then begin a slow fall. At 17.0 feet... lowland flooding upstream and downstream from St. Joseph occurs.

https://www.wunderground.com/US/MO/020.html?hdf=1

If you have flooding occur on your property, give us a call at 816-232-7711 and we can get our professional crew out to begin extracting water. Stay safe and avoid flood waters as they can be very dangerous!

Fire Escape Planning

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Does your home or business office have a plan to escape the building safely if a fire occurs?

According to Missouri Department of Public Safety 

Here are some tips to think about when preparing your escape plans:

  • Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
  • Have a plan for everyone in your home who has a disability.
  • Practice your fire escape plan at night and during the daytime.
  • Close bedroom doors before going to sleep.
  • Designate a meeting spot outside of your home a safe distance away to ensure that all family members are safe.
  • Remind family members that once they are out, it is important to stay out. You should never go back into a burning building for any reason. If someone is trapped in the home, allow firefighters who are equipped to enter the home to rescue them.
  • Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Use the ladder only in a real emergency.

https://dfs.dps.mo.gov/safetytips/fire-escaping.php

SERVPRO wants everyone to stay safe and be prepared for emergencies. If you do have a fire and need damaged property restored, we are here to help! Just give us a call at 816-232-7711! 

When Storms or Floods hit St. Joseph, SERVPRO is ready!

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Joseph specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit St. Joseph, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams (https://www.SERVPROstjoseph.com/disaster-recovery) that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 816-232-7711!

Owner and Marketing/Sales Manager, Samantha Halsey

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Have you met our owner AND Sales/Marketing Manager Samantha Halsey?! Sam is in charge of all marketing events, accounts payable, business relationships, planning events, and the advertising that is done for our franchise. She has been the owner since 2003 with her husband Brett, but around 6 years ago, she came in to help grow the business! Some other duties that Sam often partakes in are: answering the phone, emailing contacts inside and outside of the business, and leading board meetings. Her creativity and personality are perfect for the job as Marketing Manager and to uplift the office! Not only is she busy around the office, but she also has two teenagers to raise at home. We do not know what we would do without her every day. Thank you for all you do here Sam!

Why Choose SERVPRO Vacuum Freeze Drying?

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Do you or does your business have important paper documents that cannot be lost? If those documents were to be damaged by water, how would you restore them? Here is why you should call SERVPRO!

  • We use sublimation- turning a solid directly into a vapor, skipping the liquid stage to avoid causing more damage to the documents.
  • We are local!
  • Vacuum freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage water-damaged documents.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology.
  • We use the only method approved by NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) and the GSA (General Services Administration).
  • Other methods such as dehumidification can alter the structure of the paper's fibers causing them to become more brittle.
  • All employees of the Document Restoration Team are HIPAA Master certified.
  • Once your items arrive at our facility, we guarantee 24/7 video surveillance.
  • Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible for our customers.
  • Standard drying time is 7-10 days.
  • We offer cleaning, trimming from fire damage, refile jacketing, deodorization, gamma irradiation, and basic drying.

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows timely mitigation is the key to reducing severity and recovering damaged items. Water damaged paper can rapidly deteriorate. Without proper handling, valuable files and irreplaceable documents could be lost forever. Let SERVPRO's restoration professionals help you recover your damaged goods before it is too late! Call us at 816-232-7711 or stop by our office at 507 N. 36th Street in Saint Joseph, Missouri for more information!

Gift Baskets Given To St. Joseph Firefighters

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Appreciation Baskets

With the 4th of July this week, SERVPRO recognized and showed appreciation for all the firefighters in our area! We brought a basket of treats to each station. We know this is a busy time of year for them due to everyone having fun with fireworks. According to the NFPA...

  • In 2013, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires in the U.S., including 1,400 structure fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14,000 outside and other fires.
  • These fires resulted in an estimated 30 civilian injuries and $21 million in direct property damage, with no reported fire deaths. Most fireworks deaths and injuries occur without fires.
  • Two thirds of the fires started by fireworks in 2009-2013 were brush, grass or forest fires. However, most of the injuries and property damage resulted from structure fires.
  • More than one-quarter (28%) of fires started by fireworks in 2009-2013 were reported on Independence Day. Almost half (47%) of the reported fires on the Fourth of July were started by fireworks.

Our definition of a hero is someone who protects our world and continues to make it a better place. Our hero rushes in when everyone else is rushing out. Our hero sacrifices more daily than most do in an entire lifetime. Thank you to all the firefighters protecting us!

Meet Barry Throckmorton our Production Tech Crew Chief

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Barry has been with the SERVPRO Team in Production for 5 years.  He is often the first to show up to any job and the last to leave! He is ECTP, OSHA 10 & Construction, water, and confined space certified. He also has training in water, fire, carpet & upholstery, contents management and crew training. His extensive training shows in his work too as each job that he completes is done fast and professionally. His work ethic and drive are both impressive and we love having him around. Many of our customers rave about Barry and the service he does to their property. We hope that if you do end up needing our services, that you get to meet Barry and the rest of our crew. He leads the  the whole team with positivity. We are very lucky to have an employee with such dedication! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your job, Barry!

Does Your Business Have A Plan For Every Emergency?

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Do you own a business? Do you have a plan for when an emergency happens? Where are your water shut off valves located and who do you plan to call when you need help? 

50% of businesses that may never recover after suffering a disaster.

SERVPRO offers emergency ready profiles for big and small businesses for FREE and we keep them updated when you make changes to your building! 

ERPs may benefit you and your business by saving your property, reducing the amount of damage, and overall saving your business money! Below is the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

- A no cost assessment of your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

- Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Give us a call today at 816-232-7711 if you aren’t sure what to do when an emergency occurs at your business!

Check Out These Home Maintenance Tips To Do Before Summer Hits

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Another Nickel posted this recent article that can be very helpful for those trying to save some money this summer around the house! https://anothernickel.com/vital-home-maintenance/

It has tips from insulting your attic area more properly, to turning down your water heater. Try to make your home work for you by knowing what energy is being wasted and what is being used. Here are some other key ideas the article has for saving money:

- "Childproof" Your Outlets Even If You Don't Have Kids"

- Use WD-40 For EVERYTHING!

- Change ALL Your Air Filters

- Clean Your Refrigerator Coils!

- Seal Your Sidewalk Cracks

Here at SERVPRO, we are all about improving your home and your life! Make some simple adjustments to your house to improve your life!