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Flooded Basements in St. Louis

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded basement Flooded Basement? Call SERVPRO.

A basement can flood at any time in the St. Louis region region, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your St. Louis basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • Sump Pump Failure
  • And many more

Have a Basement Flooding Disaster?

Call Today - (314) 260-7177

The bottom line, a flooded basement can cause significant water damage and possible mold growth if not handled properly. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use S500 Industry Standard, IICRC Restoration protocol
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment is used to mitigate the damage

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today: (314) 260-7177

Water Damage From a Storm can Wreak Havoc On a Home

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room from a major rain event Flooded Home? Call SERVPRO!

Water Damage From a Storm Can Be Catastrophic to your home or business

O.K., a St. Louis storm just hit and dumped 5 inches in an hour overwhelming the sewer systems in your community. The result is 3 inches of gray water in your finished basement. The longer you wait after having water damage from a rain event the more damage you are causing to your home.

When you have water damage the best thing to do is to mityigate the source that is causing the damage. It could be a clogged sewer line, debri clogged gutters or a sump pump failure. If the damage is coming from something you are unable to cut off, you may need to contact a plumber in your area. Once this is completed, you will want to call the professionasl here at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central & SERVPRO of Bridgeston/Florissant. No matter how big or small, we will be able to help get it under control. If not remedied rapidly, here is some of the damage that can happen:

  • Water rings on your ceiling or walls
  • Soft or sagging on your ceiling or walls
  • Wet or soggy carpets
  • Warping in your wood flooring
  • wicking of walls the longer the water is present
  • wet insulation inside the wall cavities

The best thing to do is call an expert right away before the problem gets worse. Our highly trained technicians are waiting for your call. We have our specialized equipment ready to use to get to your emergency mitigated as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse, call our team here at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central & SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant at (314) 260-7177.

We Are Your Storm Damage & Reconstruction Specialist

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

a street littered by storm debri Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO.

We Specialize in Storm Damage Restoration & Reconstruction!

SERVPRO of St. Louis Central specializes in storm and flood damage cleanup, restoration and reconstruction in the St. Louis region.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to mitigate the damage and then restore your property completely with our own in-house construction division to its pre-storm condition.

We Have a Faster Response Time

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 dramatically.

Resources to Handle Midwest Floods and Storms

SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is one of the only certified Disaster Recovery Team in the midwest region!  When storms hit St. Louis, Missouri, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster at a moments notice. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (314) 260-7177.


5/10/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO semi tactor trailer staged in front of a municipal building One of our many SERVPRO Large Loss Trailers

Here at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissasnt, we have a team of well trained restoration professionals that can tackle any size disaster, 24/7 and 365 days a week! Our team has proven to provide an industry best service to our clients with expedited service that does not compromise on value!


Whether it is 2:00AM in the morning or the evening hours, SERVPRO is able to dispatch a team of professionals to quickly address any issue you may have. Burst pipes? Fire damage? Flooding? No matter what the damage or the situation you are experiencing, we have a team standing by to serve you with one of the industry's best restoration services in the nation. 


Did you know our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is both prequalified and strategically positioned to handle a natural disaster of any size within the United States? Our SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is uniquely positioned to help in case of any large loss with urgency and unmatched mitigation efforts. Whether flood or tornado, hurricane or storm, the Disaster Recovery Team is prepared for the unpredictable 365 DAYS A YEAR! 

Proven Track Record

At SERVPRO we are a trusted franchise that has been the leader in the cleanup and restoration industry for 50 plus years. In that time, our services have been trusted by businesses, homeowners, the insurance industry, and the government! 

No matter how big your disaster, we will make sure it looks "Like it never even happened." Call 314-260-7177 today for more information and help. 

SERVPRO, Your Clean Ducts Specialists

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

picture of a very dirty duct vent How's Your Indoor Air Quality?

Looks like high temperatures have arrived early in St. Louis this year, and when it gets near 90 degrees we tend to keep the doors and windows to our homes and businesses shut tight to keep the hot weather outside. This also keeps the air trapped inside and recirculating through the building. Without regular maintenance and cleaning, ductwork can become dusty and dirty especially if there is neglect in routine filter replacements. This will cause foul odors, dust, mold, and other contaminants to be circulated around the building which will result in poor air quality in your home or business.

Cleaning the ductwork helps to improve the air quality and gain energy efficiency. Odors will be less noticeable and the potential for mold growth will be reduced. This can also help to remedy any bacteria, fugus, or mold that may be in the ductwork.

Does your ductwork need cleaned? SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant can help! Contact our team at 314-260-7177 today to schedule having your ducts cleaned.  


5/10/2022 (Permalink)

a picture of smoke damaged insulation Smoke Damaged Insulation


SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant understands the need to remove all damaged materials from your home or business to make sure there is no lingering effects from a fire damage. One of those materials is your insulation. Insulation is very porous and absorbent which will trap odors like smoke in the material. SERVPRO has various ways of removing insulation based on what type (rolled or blown in) insulation it is. We make sure we remove all materials that could cause odor problems.

Smoke and Soot Facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke:

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Call the cleanup team that is Faster to any size disaster at (314) 260-7177.


5/10/2022 (Permalink)

picture of a reconstruction project that SERVPRO is doing. Total Reconstruction

At SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant we do so much more than just emergency cleanup. We are you Full Service restoration/reconstruction contractor. One call to TEAM WOLFE does it all, from initial building stabilization, mitigation to complete reconstruction services. 

Our Construction Division at TEAM WOLFE can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage, mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas including a total construction project. Having one qualified company for the entire process from emergency services, to mitigation and reconstruction, SERVPRO can save time, keep costs low and relieve you and your family of the stress from juggling all that goes into restoring your home or business. TEAM WOLFE can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration and construction services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

Here at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and SERVPRO of Bridgeton/Florissant, we employ all of the trades necessary to complete your project, from lead management, project managers, IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) Certified restoration technicians and carefully selected Trade Partners that work seamlessly within our SERVPRO approved processes. All of our employees and trade partners are skilled and trained to take care of your belongings and restore your property back to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."


5/10/2022 (Permalink)

a lady holding an umbrella with water falling Being rained on by a broken pipe? Call SERVPRO

What should you do in the event of a pipe burst in your home or business?

Cracked, broken or bursting pipes can cause a lot of damage to your home or business. Because of this, its very important to have the problem taken care of as quickly as possible to minimize secondary damage. It can be difficult to determine what to do in a high-stress situation like this, but the following steps will put you on the right path until SERVPRO of St. Louis Central arrives.

1. Contact Your Insurance Agent

One of the first things you want to do when you've experienced water to your home or business is to call your insurance agent. This will allow you to get the claims process started right away. It can be a lengthy process and the money you receive can help you pay to fix broken pipes and have repairs done. Your claim can also be denied if you take too long to report the damage.

2. Locate and Document Damage

When you make an insurance claim, an adjuster will need to inspect your home to determine the extent of the damage. While you are waiting for the visit, you can start making a list and taking pictures of damaged areas and belongings. The adjuster can use this information when working on your claim. Do not throw away affected items until you have documented and inventoried them, as these can provide proof of damage as well.

3. Have Mitigation Done by SERVPRO

A busted water line can result in flooding in your home or business and, if it is not cleaned up quickly, it can lead to a lot of secondary damage. When exposed to moisture, mold can begin to grow in as little as a day and can easily spread to large areas. Excessive water can also absorb into building materials which will then need to be replaced if you delay in mitigating the damage.
If your home or business has been damaged as a result of a busted pipe, a cleanup and restoration service like SERVPRO of St. Louis Central can perform mitigation quickly to minimize further damage. They can also make any necessary repairs and salvage many of your affected belongings to have your home looking as good as new.

Water Damage Have You All Wet? We Got This

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

A lady being dreanched by water Water Damage Have You All Wet? Call SERVPRO

Water Damage Have You All Wet? We Got This

A water line bursting, washer overflows, sewer back ups, sump pump failures, toilet problems, and natural floods can wreak havoc to your home or business in St. Louis. You may feel like you have lost all control of your home or business, and it can only get worse by hiring the wrong contractor who rips and tears your walls, furniture, carpet, and other personal belongings out of its place. This process can leave you clutching your chest in agony as well as a draining your finances and your bank account.

Water removal is not an easy task and should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central. Homeowners and business owners often try to clean a major water damage without consulting the experts, which can cause more damage and problems. There are a lot of components that are involved in water damage restoration and reconstruction. It's not something that a beginner should consider tackling. Hiring SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is a step in the right direction and a wise decision because we have all the tools that are needed to take out extra water to prevent further damage. Plus, a thorough cleaning and drying process is required and SERVPRO has the knowledge and the training to mitigate the damage properly.

SERVPRO has high-tech equipment such as  extractors to help remove water from carpets and other flooring materials. Air movers enhance evaporation to reduce drying time. Dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air. After removing all the water, they use deodorizer equipment such as thermal foggers to produce the fog that has tiny particles of deodorant solutions to neutralize any odor caused by the water damage. We also treat surfaces with anti-microbials to stop mold growth after a water damage. Afterward, these technicians perform a thorough walk-through with you to make sure that everything is done to your satisfaction.

With SERVPRO of St, Louis Central, you can expect reliable and excellent customer services and a team of professionals to get the job done right. Call us for service at (314) 260-7177.

Rolling Out to the next commercial Water Damage

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Our Semi Tractor Trailer hauling equipment to a commercial loss. ROLLING OUT


Our Commercial Large Loss Division is always prepared to roll in the event of a large loss fire, water or storm damage to commercial or retail spaces and is composed of our best of the best in restoration industry. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle large scale water damages and any other size disasters that transpire.

Every large loss water job is supervised by one of our commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation through the time we engage, start building stabilization all the way through to the completion of the project.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals who have decades of large loss commercial restoration, call SERVPRO of St. Louis Central at (314) 260-7177.