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Clean Up Debris After A Fire

Clean Up Debris After A Fire

This picture shows one of our technicians cleaning up debris in a house after a fire.  The insulation from the ceiling above and the drywall had to be bagged and removed from the house for disposal.  The fire department had broken down the ceiling to get to the ceiling joists in the attic above to check for hot spots.  We were called in to clean up the debris.  It is important to wear proper personal protective equipment to protect yourself when working with materials possibly affected by fire.  We also bag up the materials to contain the mess from being spread through the other work areas. 

Mold and Microbial Growth Cleaning in Centerville

Mold and Microbial Growth Cleaning in Centerville

When mold or microbial growth affect your life, health, home, business or building call SERVPRO of Iowa City / Coralville, Ottumwa / Oskaloosa, Des Moines East & SW.  We are here to help.  We have properly trained service technicians who are trained in remediation and will safely remove the growth and keep further contamination from spreading using special equipment and containment.  We can do air testing to determine the extent and type of contamination first and determine our course of action.  This picture shows our technician removing microbial growth from the walls in a business in Centerville.  We take a lot of pride in the work that we do. Making it "Like it never even happened."

Document Freeze Drying

Document Freeze Drying

When water affects important documents, WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

With specialty drying systems such as document freeze drying we are able to save items that it use to be impossible to save and keep after they got wet.  When paper gets wet the ink will run and deteriorate.  By using a special drying process and a controlled freeze drying system we are able to bring those documents down to a very cold temperature and freeze the moisture out of the paper maintaining the integrity of the document and being able to return them.  This process is in a controlled environment and we maintain the utmost integrity for secure guidelines to protect even confidential information.  You can trust SERVPRO of Iowa City/Coralville, Ottumwa/Oskaloosa, and Des Moines East & SW to always be on the top of technology and utilizing equipment to do the best job we can to make it "Like it never even happened"

Decontamination Chamber - Mold Removal in Iowa City

Decontamination Chamber - Mold Removal in Iowa City

In June a few of our employees attended AMRT Mold Training in Pekin, IL. This picture shows an example of a decontamination chamber that the team built in class. This system is used at the entrance of a mold containment. It is set up with negative air pressure to pull all contaminates out. This shows the training that our team goes through. We are prepared and ready to help you with your mold mitigation and air sampling needs in Iowa City and the surrounding area. 

SERVPRO national Convention - We believe in training

SERVPRO national Convention - We believe in training

We believe in training.  We attended the SERVPRO national convention in Seattle Washington in June of 2017 to learn about our industry and how to grow and be a better restoration company for our clients.  We attend the national convention every year and we have our staff attend multiple trainings a year to increase our teams knowledge to better serve you.  You can trust us to make it "Like it never even happened."

When Flooding Happens In Iowa City

When Flooding Happens In Iowa City

When massive rain storms come through the area in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tipton, Washington, or Williamsburg know that we are here to help you.  We are storm ready and have our equipment and crews ready all the time to be able to come in and help you clean up and dry out as quickly as possible.  We watch the weather. You can trust any SERVPRO employee nationwide that comes to help you clean up after a storm. We are trained and licensed and will do the work for the best price and stand behind the work that we do.

It is the Water you Don't see!

It is the Water you Don't see!

This picture shows you the areas of your home or business that can be affected by water.  When water spills onto a surface and has time, even a little bit of time, to travel it can affect many different parts of your structure.  It is the water you don't see that you can't just wipe up with a towel that can cause you further damage.  Warping can occur or even microbial growth.  Take a minute to assess the damage after a water intrusion.

Protective Clothing When Treating For Mold

Protective Clothing When Treating For Mold

When we mitigate from mold damage it is necessary to wear protective personal equipment to protect your body. Our employees are required and trained in how to wear proper protective equipment when doing the work that we do. Don't tackle mold removal your self. Let the professionals help. So no further spread or health concerns occur. Our employees wear suits, respirators, gloves, and booties. All to protect their skin and lungs from containments.

Smoke and Soot Damage in Ottumwa

Smoke and Soot Damage in Ottumwa

We arrived on scene to this house in Dallas, IA that had storm damage from wind. The roof vent cap had blown off and needed to be repaired right away.  We worked very quickly to seal the roof until we could have fixed and then we were able to fix within 2 days so water or wind caused no further damage to the house. They were very thankful for our fast service.

Roof Damage following Wind Storm

Roof Damage following Wind Storm

We arrived on scene to this house in Dallas, IA that had storm damage from wind. The roof vent cap had blown off and needed to be repaired right away.  We worked very quickly to seal the roof until we could have fixed and then we were able to fix within 2 days so water or wind caused no further damage to the house. They were very thankful for our fast service.

Monitoring After Water Damage in Tipton

Monitoring After Water Damage in Tipton

When we are called in to provide water restoration work for a commercial or residential customer we come right away and access the situation and what we need to set up for equipment.  The process does not stop there after setting equipment. We come daily and monitor the progress the structure is having to dry out. This picture shows one of our tools we use to access moisture content of the structure. Some times we are able to dry the structure in just a couple of days or a few hours with the correct equipment and depending on the extent of the intrusion.  With diligent monitoring we can make equipment changes as needed to dry the structure quickly. There is a science to drying and we believe in following the process that we are trained in to get your business or home back to business quickly and make it "Like it never even happened." 

Extracting water from Carpet

Extracting water from Carpet

This picture shows Nick, one of our technicians, extracting water from the carpet and pad following a fresh water intrusion.  Water affected the basement from an outside water spigot. The customer was watering their grass and the spigot was leaking into the basement the whole time.  They called right away and we were able to come right out and help clean up the water and were able to save a lot of the structure with very little demo.

Checking Water Levels in Ottumwa

Checking Water Levels in Ottumwa

This water loss occurred at a downtown Ottumwa, IA business.  The water was from a supply line to a sink that broke from the apartment above the business.  The water leaked through the floor of the apartment and then into the business down below.  In this picture our employee Brandon, is checking the structural materials levels. The customer and insurance called us right away and we were able to set our air movers and dehumidifiers right away. We will be able to dry most of the building structure with very little demolition and removal of materials.  This is why it is so important to call right away when a water intrusion occurs.

Starting to Set Up Equipment

Starting to Set Up Equipment

This Commercial Auto Business in Independence was effected by a fire from an electrical strike.  We were called in to start the clean up process right away.  We arrived on scene and started to set equipment.  This business is heavily effected by water, soot, and smoke odor. It will take many different pieces of equipment. We are set up for this type of loss and were on scene setting equipment with in just a few hours of being released to go on scene.  We are here to make it "Like it never even happened." and get your business up and back to business quickly.

Responding to a Fire

Responding to a Fire

This business had a fire caused by a lighting strike that came through the building and started their auto repair side of the business on fire.  We were called in as the Large Loss Response Team. We arrived on scene right away and began setting equipment.  This building has heavy fire, smoke, and soot damage and odor.  We will set many different pieces of equipment in this building and we will get business back up and running as quickly as possible. 

Tulip Time In Pella

Tulip Time In Pella

Our crew was working in Pella and it was Tulip Time.  We stopped and took a break to enjoy the 70 degree day and the beautiful flowers and beautiful community.  The SERVPRO car looks fantastic with the beautiful reflection of the tulips in the water.

Cleaning A Church

Cleaning A Church

We cleaned this church after a window broke and the storm blew shards of glass around the room as well as dirt and dust debris.  The building was damaged from a tornado. We were honored to go through the building and make sure that the building was ready for parishioners for Sunday Mass a few days later.  We are happy to make it "Like it never even happened."

Smoke Damage To Duct System

Smoke Damage To Duct System

This picture shows the damage and the way soot travels through the duct system of a building.  The fire originated in a commercial kitchen but since the heating system was running the smoke and soot traveled through the duct system to other areas of the building.  When cleaning from a fire we clean the duct system right away, do the general cleaning, sealing, and demo if needed and then do a final duct cleaning when the project is completed.

Damage from Rags in a Mop Bucket

Damage from Rags in a Mop Bucket

Rags in a mop bucket at a commercial college kitchen spontaneously combusted and caused a fire.  It was put out very quickly but the soot damage is visible. Everything in the kitchen had to be cleaned, sealed where needed, and duct work cleaned.  Cleaning Rags need to be stored in the proper container to prevent this from occurring.

Water Damage

Water Damage

This water damage was caused by a sewer backing up.  This water infiltration needs to be cleaned up using special methods to prevent health risks and microbial growth.  Sewer water contains many contaminants and is a hazard to peoples health.

Water Loss Caused By Sewer Back Up

Water Loss Caused By Sewer Back Up

In the event of a sewer back up remember to call for help.  We are here to help clean and remove materials if needed after this kind of loss.  Sewer back ups are something you want to have the right equipment for.  Sewer water has many contaminates in it and can be harmful. Potential for microbial growth is even higher in this type of loss.  This loss occurred due to a plugged sewer line.

Mold On a Ceiling

Mold On a Ceiling

This is mold on a ceiling area where the water came in through an intrusion from the ceiling.  The ceiling was saturated with water and then mold started to grow. In order to clean this up the effected drywall was removed, the source of the leak was fixed and we had to make sure the structure was dry before it could be closed back up and re dry walled.

Mold From A Water Intrusion

Mold From A Water Intrusion

This mold is growing on drywall that was effected from water seeping and soaking up into the drywall from water that was on the floor in a basement.  This is why it is so important to repair leaks and remove standing water so that further damage does not occur following a water intrusion.

Mold Present When Cabinets Removed

Mold Present When Cabinets Removed

This photo shows mold present after removal of some kitchen cabinets during a remodel process.  At one point their was a water leak from the sink and it was never dried up properly so mold grew.  Mold loves dark areas where construction materials are wet.  This is why it is so important to make sure all the water is completely dried up after a water leak.

Mold On Ceiling

Mold On Ceiling

This mold is present due to a roof water leak. The wet dry wall set long enough wet that mold started to grow.  Mold loves wet construction materials to grow on.  In order to remove the mold we had to cut the effected dry wall and remove it and make sure that the leak above was fixed.  We also had to make sure that other areas were then dry. We sprayed with an antimicrobial product the areas around it to prevent future microbial growth.

Fire at an Apartment

Fire at an Apartment

This fire was at an apartment building.  The bathroom exhaust fan malfunctioned and caused a fire.  We came in after this picture was taken and sealed the roof to prevent further damage and started to remove debris and charred material.  The other apartments were affected by water and soot.  We cleaned up the affected areas and ran deodorizing equipment.

Window and Debris Following Storm

Window and Debris Following Storm

After a storm came through and brought high winds, rain, and a tornado this shows the damage done.  A window was broken and shattered glass and insulation through out the room.  We are able to board up situations like this as well as clean up the construction materials scattered about. We want the area to be clean and safe for people to come back in and do the work to repair the area and get business back up and running.

Gym Roof Gone

Gym Roof Gone

This picture shows part of a gym's roof gone after a tornado effected a school.  We are equipped to come in and clean up after an event like this as your local large loss certified response team.  We are able to clean up the debris and secure the facility from future and further damage.

Roof Damage

Roof Damage

This picture shows roof damage from a school building.  The damage to the roof then effected all the rooms and space below.  There was glass, construction materials, and wood scattered through the facility.  Contents were affected by these items as well as by a tiny bit of water.  We arrived on scene to help clean up after this event quickly.

Ceiling Damage in School

Ceiling Damage in School

This is ceiling damage from a school where a tornado came and effected the entire building.  Windows are boarded up and we can come in and clean up the broken glass and remove the damaged debris.  We responded to the school very quickly to get to work after the event.

Tools to Find Water Damage

Tools to Find Water Damage

This is a thermal imaging camera. We use this thermal imaging camera to locate water within a structure.  We are aiming the camera a the ceiling of an apartment. The apartment above it had a water leak that affected the apartment below it.  The dark areas on the camera show where the structure is wet.

Board Up After a Fire

Board Up After a Fire

This apartment building was affected by a fire on the 2nd floor.  We were called in to board up the structure and keep the source area secure and maintain integrity of the building and protect evidence for the fire department.  We will board up any structure residential or commercial.

Desiccant and Generator

Desiccant and Generator

Our desiccant and generator are ready all the time. In the event of a large water loss we are able to bring this piece of equipment in to dry out the area quickly.  This unit is utilized by taking round piping and ducting it inside the building and having a return line back to the unit.  The unit sits outside and moves mass amounts of air through it to remove moisture from the air.

Checking a roof cavity

Checking a roof cavity

This is the owner, Brian Meyer, checking an air cavity between the roof cap and ceiling joists for smoke infiltration and soot following a fire in an adjacent building. The smoke and soot transferred into this building through holes in the brick mortar. It affected all walls, floors and ceilings.  He is checking for the proper method to seal this area so that there is no odor transfered into the living space following our restoration work.

Terminator Gun-Thermal Fogger

Terminator Gun-Thermal Fogger

This is what we call our Terminator Gun. The real purpose of this piece of equipment is to thermal fog a space for odor. 

The gun fills the area that is affected by odor with a fog deodorizer. This process neutralizes the molecules by using fragrance modification for permanent odor neutralization. When using this equipment the source of the odor needs to be removed.  Then it is possible to neutralize the molecules that are left that are containing the odor.  We can use this to treat any contained space; rooms, houses, businesses, semi trailers, trucks, etc.

Vendor Booth

Vendor Booth

Our marketing team enjoys going to events of our clients and talking about SERVPRO and talking about all the services we provide and how we can help their businesses. This vendor booth was set up at a hotel property management conference. We talked about ERP'S and how we can do more for their properties like providing carpet and duct cleaning along with the water and Fire mitigation.

On site at an apartment fire

On site at an apartment fire

One of our large loss trucks responding to a fire in our area the day after the event. We work hard to make it like it never ever happened. This fire effected multiple apartments. We brought in 3 large commercial dumpsters and a man lift to help with the project. We have the availability of equipment for any size disaster. We boarded up the structure right away to protect the structure from further damage.

We are SERVPRO

We are SERVPRO

All of our staff; from the office administration, technicians, estimators, marketing team, and upper management we are all Professionals in our industry, providing you, our client, with the best Service. If at any time you don't receive the service you should, let us know and we will commit to providing the type of service you desire.

Air Movers & Dehumidifiers

Air Movers & Dehumidifiers

These are just a few of our air movers and dehumidifiers.  We use these units to move air and remove humidity from a space.  These units are tested regularly and maintained for top performance at all times.  They are ready to be mobilized and set up quickly to minimize the property damage that may occur after a loss.

Ozone Units

Ozone Units

This is a picture of our portable ozone machines.  We use these to eliminate odor from gases, smoke, pets, mold, organic material, etc.  These machines have to be ran in areas not inhabited by living organisms. 

Contents from a Pack Out

Contents from a Pack Out

This picture is of our warehouse.  When this picture was taken we just received all of these contents after a water damage.  We bring contents from a loss to our location when needed and with stringent documentation while packing the contents we then clean and/or store the contents while the home is renovated after the loss.

Marketing Machine

Marketing Machine

Watch for this SERVPRO vehicle in your area.   Our marketing team enjoys stopping by to say hi and tell you all about our services and how we can help. "Like it never even happened"

Ottumwa Office

Ottumwa Office

This is our Ottumwa Office located at

201 Osage Dr, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Our Ottumwa office staff provides our list of services to Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Centerville Fairfield, Sigourney and the surrounding areas. 

 

Carpet Cleaning Coralville, IA

Carpet Cleaning Coralville, IA

These stairs have been damaged by soot from smoke after a small fire inside of a home. This carpet has had a couple swipes of our carpet cleaning machine.  You can see where the machine has gone and how the carpets were effected.  The homeowner is very pleased with our final work when we finished.