Now is the Time to Prepare your Branson Home for Winter
At SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson we know the importance of preparing your home for winter weather. It is essential to ensure comfort, safety, and energy efficiency during the colder months. Here are some tips to help you get your home ready for winter:
Inspect and Maintain Heating System:
- Schedule a professional HVAC inspection to ensure your heating system is in good working condition.
- Change or clean furnace filters regularly throughout the winter.
Seal Drafts and Insulate:
- Check for drafts around windows, doors, and electrical outlets. Seal any gaps with caulk or weatherstripping.
- Consider adding additional insulation to your attic, walls, and basement to improve energy efficiency.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts:
- Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent ice dams and water damage.
- Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and potential burst pipes. Use heat tape or pipe insulation.
- Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses, and shut off exterior water faucets.
Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance:
- Have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional before using your fireplace.
- Install a chimney cap to keep out animals and debris.
Prepare for Power Outages:
- Ensure you have flashlights, batteries, and candles on hand.
- Consider investing in a portable generator for emergency power.
Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
- Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to ensure they are working correctly.
- Consider using thermal curtains or plastic film insulation kits on windows to reduce heat loss.
Plan for Emergency Supplies:
- Create an emergency kit that includes food, water, blankets, and essential supplies in case of a power outage or severe weather.
- Keep track of weather forecasts and stay informed about any winter storm warnings or advisories.
By following these winter preparation tips, you can help ensure a safer and more comfortable living environment during the colder months while also potentially saving on energy costs. If you find yourself in need of a restoration professional give SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson a call at 417-724-0084.
Choosing SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson: Your Ultimate Restoration Partner in Branson
When disaster strikes, whether it's a fire, flood, mold growth, or any other unforeseen event that damages your property, the road to recovery can seem daunting. During such times, having a reliable and efficient restoration partner by your side is crucial. This is where SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson steps in as the clear choice for all your restoration needs in the Branson area.
Experience and Expertise
With years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson brings unparalleled expertise to the table. Their team of skilled professionals is trained to handle a wide range of restoration challenges, ensuring that no matter the complexity of the situation, your property will be in capable hands. From water extraction and fire damage restoration to mold remediation, they possess the know-how to tackle it all.
One of the defining factors of SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson is their commitment to rapid response. They understand that time is of the essence when it comes to mitigating damage caused by disasters. That's why they offer a 24/7 emergency service, ready to dispatch a team to your location at a moment's notice. This immediate response can make a significant difference in preventing further damage and reducing the overall restoration costs.
Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in restoration technology is a priority for SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson. Their utilization of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques sets them apart from the competition. From advanced moisture detection tools to industrial-grade air scrubbers, their arsenal of equipment is designed to ensure thorough restoration and a safe living environment for you and your family.
What makes SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson a comprehensive restoration choice is their ability to handle a wide array of restoration needs. Whether your property has suffered from fire, water, storm, or mold damage, they have specialized teams to address each issue. This eliminates the hassle of dealing with multiple contractors and streamlines the restoration process.
Navigating the insurance claims process can be complex and overwhelming, especially during times of crisis. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson offers assistance in working with insurance companies to make the process as smooth as possible for their clients. Their expertise in this area can save you time and alleviate stress during a challenging period.
Being a part of the Branson community, SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson takes pride in their community-centric approach. They understand the unique needs and challenges faced by locals when disaster strikes. Choosing them means choosing a partner who genuinely cares about the well-being of your community and its members.
Testimonials Speak Volumes
The positive experiences of previous clients stand as a testament to the quality of service provided by SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson. Numerous testimonials and reviews highlight their professionalism, efficiency, and dedication to restoring properties to their pre-damage condition.
In conclusion, when disaster strikes close to home, choosing the right restoration partner can make all the difference. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson's combination of experience, swift response, advanced technology, comprehensive services, insurance assistance, community engagement, and proven customer satisfaction make them the best choice for all your restoration needs in Branson. With them by your side, you can trust that your property will be on the path to a full recovery.
Summer Storms in Southwest Missouri
Summer in the Branson area brings a threat of thunderstorms with lightning. Summer thunderstorms may pop up quickly or be staggered in clusters or lines. The warm humid conditions of summer make our atmosphere favorable for producing heavy rain for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The biggest threat of summer storms to humans and property a like is usually lighting, lightning can occur as far as 10 miles away from the storm. Most lightning injuries or deaths are caused when people are caught outdoors and usually occur in the afternoons or evenings.
A good way to prepare yourself and family and prevent injuries is to familiarize yourselves with our warning systems.
- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued to tell you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur.
- A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. A Warning indicates imminent danger.
Stay weather aware by listening to television, radio or your NOAA Weather Radio, a smartphone device is good to have on hand, there are many apps that will send notifications if you are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or Warning. It’s a good rule of thumb that if you hear thunder to go indoors, if you hear thunder lightning is in the area.
If your home or business suffer property damage from summer thunderstorms call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson at 417-724-0084.
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson celebrates Branson Fire Station Groundbreaking
Team members of SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson attended the official groundbreaking ceremony on May 25th.
Several team members of SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson attended the official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, May 25th to celebrate the start of construction for Branson’s soon-to-be Fire Station #4 on Champagne Blvd. This project has been in the making for nearly two decades. The Branson Fire Department was organized in 1912 and was staffed mostly by volunteers until 1993.
It’s an exciting time for Branson as was demonstrated with the bells and sirens officially marking the groundbreaking for construction. The new fire station located in southwest Branson is expected to greatly increase safety by reducing fire and emergency response times throughout Branson with additional manpower, equipment, and resources. The new response time is expected to be 4 ½ minutes, and will add 12 more firefighters, and one new engine. With a budget of $5 million this project is funded by the half cent Public Safety Sales tax that residents passed in 2017.
Administrative Assistants Day 2022
Celebrating our Office Staff on Administrative Professionals Day
This year we celebrate our SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson office team on Administrative Assistants Day, Wednesday, April 27th. We truly appreciate all that our office team does each day and couldn’t do what we do without them. Our team including, Laken, Dawn and Courtney take wonderful care of our customers each day, addressing needs, scheduling our production team and documentation that goes into restoration work. Our Office Manager Laken has been with us since 2018 and has a certification in Water Removal Technician from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Dawn is the Accounts Payable and Receivable Administrator for SERVPRO of Springfield / Greene County. Dawn joined our team in 2021 and has many years of experience in accounting and assists our customers by taking payments in person and on the phone. Courtney also joined our office team in 2021 and is an Administrative Assistant and answers our phones, schedules, and dispatches our production team to jobs.
Springs Arrival in Southwest Missouri means Burst Spigot Pipes
Spring Time Brings Burst Spigots Call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson at 417-724-0084
It's that time of the year, winter has left us the temperatures start to warm up and we are ready to leave winter behind us. Unfortunately, many people have broken pipes left over from winter and don’t even know it yet. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson always sees an uptick of calls from customers that have been outside working all day and unbeknownst to them water was running in their basement or main level of their home all day while they were working outside.
Typically, these are caused by leaving the hose connected all winter, the leftover water freezes in the stem of the faucet spigot. The best way to prevent this is to disconnect all hoses in the fall. It is also a good idea to check inside your home if you plan to be working outside with the hose during that first spring day. If this unfortunate event happens to you call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson 417-724-0084 our trained professionals know how to take care of this quickly and efficiently to minimize damage to your home.
How to Deal with Skunk Odor
Call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson for skunk odor removal at 417-724-0084
It is not uncommon to see skunks wandering around in Southwest Missouri this time of year. Skunks are usually not a problem unless one gets trapped in the crawlspace of your home, when this happens the smell can permeate the house and everything in it. Skunk spray is not easy to get rid of it is an oily compound that is rich in sulfur. Sulfur atoms have a way of bonding with other atoms, and this makes it much harder to eliminate the smell.
This leaves the big question how to get rid of the skunk smell? This is where you will need a professional’s help. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson will start by locating and removing the source if needed, identify each item that needs to be treated, remove any affected insulation in the crawlspace, ventilate the area by using air movers. We use SERVPRO’s bio-odor neutralizer on the affected areas, this completely eliminates the smell and does not just mask it. Inside the home we remove all filters from the HVAC system, ventilate the air ducts and structure and pull in as much fresh air as possible.
If you find your home has been invaded by these stinky creatures, we recommend you Call animal control or pest company that can relocate the skunks. Clean up any pets that may have been affected. And Call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson at 417-724-0084 to get the process going as quickly as possible. For more tips on odor removal visit our website.
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson Annual Easter Egg Hunt
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Friday April 15th SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson hosted our 2nd Annual Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt for our office and production crew, this event was sponsored by the marketing department and organized by our Marketing Manager, Katie Jackson. Our crew works hard each day serving our customers, so it is always a great to take some time to have fun together as a team, along with candy prizes there were of course cash prizes in the eggs. Breakfast was served along with the annual hunt, and a great time was had by all! At SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson we encourage a positive team atmosphere and team culture, if you would like to be a part of our team please submit your resume by contacting us on our website.
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson Laundry Facility Upgrade
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson new laundry facility
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson has recently completed upgrades to our laundry facility to better serve our customers. When one of our customers’ homes is affected by a fire, even a small fire most time all the clothing and textiles in the home are affected. We recently purchased new commercial washing machine, we now have 3 washing machines and 3 dryers, we also enlarged our laundry storage facility to accommodate more storage for dry cleaning and regular laundry services and added some new laundry carts, a new ironing press and fresh new paint and flooring. Our contents cleaning specialist have already put our new equipment to work washing cleaning and protecting and packing laundry for our customers. If your home suffers a fire or smoke and soot damage, please call us to schedule a time to assess your property. Our professionals will walk you through the process of restoring your home and contents.
Working Women in Nixa Networking
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson is proud to be a part of Working Women in Nixa (WWIN)
SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson is proud to be a part of Working Women in Nixa (WWIN), they meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Main Event Center in downtown, Nixa, Missouri.
Working women in Nixa is a monthly networking event sponsored by the Nixa Chamber geared to Nixa’s businesswomen, each session is focused on connecting and empowering women in the community. Session feature guest speakers, learning and leadership opportunities. This meeting is fun and informative as we discuss important topics that women in the workforce and business owners face, cultivating friendships with like-minded women.
In March speaker Heather Zoromski, she spoke about “Not Being Afraid to Create Your Own Path”. SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson Account Manager Amberlyn Simmons, attends monthly meetings and enjoys the fact that women supporting other women and genuinely caring and encouraging one another. For more information you may go to the Nixa Chamber Working Women in Nixa website.