Recent Posts

Commercial Cleaning Services

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is here to help.

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities offers a variety of commercial cleaning services.

Our newest service addition, made necessary with the advent of COVID, is our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned service. What does this service entail? Certified SERVPRO Cleaned is a new standard of clean during these pandemic times that focuses on destroying all the germs and pathogens that can live in and on our surfaces.  This service is comprised of the three C’s:

  1. Consult
  2. Clean
  3. Certify

After a business has gone through the Certified SERVPRO Cleaning service, we will mark the door with a shield sticker, so that patrons are immediately aware upon entrance that this building has been cleaned to the Certified Cleaned standard.  When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield on a building's door, you can feel safe knowing that it represents a business’s commitment to the safety and security of all their employees, customers, and their community.

Some of our other SERVPRO specialty cleaning services include:

  • Air ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

Fun Facts About Water...DID YOU KNOW???

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know: Fun Water Facts Everything Needs Water to survive!

Did you know? Facts about Water:

Water! Water is essential to Earth's survival! Did you know that water is in everything…all living and breathing species require water and water is everywhere! Water mitigation and restoration are some of the pillars of our services, and so we thought we would list some interesting water facts.

  • Many people can hear the difference between pouring hot versus cold water
  • Less than 1% of the water supply on Earth can be used as drinking water
  • A small drip leaking from a faucet is liable to waste as much as 34 gallons of water per day
  • There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks a year in the United States yearly
    • The aging infrastructure in the US causes a water main break on average every 2 minutes
  • Human bones are comprised of 31% water
  • Every day, enough rain falls on the United States to cover the entire state of Vermont with over 2 feet of water
  • Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid, including sulfuric acid
  • 6,800 gallons of water is required daily to grow enough food for a family of 4

Did you know that an acre of corn will give 4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation! That’s crazy!

While water is beneficial to life, it can also cause wreak havoc on our lives and our surroundings. So when disaster strikes in the form of standing water, broken pipes, or flooding, don’t forget to call SERVPRO of the Quad Cities for all of your water mitigation emergencies.  SERVPRO is your local Water Cleanup & Restoration Professionals! When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is here to help! 24/7

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

7 Reasons Why you should choose SERVPRO for your Commercial Property, When disaster strikes

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleaning Commercial Building When disaster strikes, we are here to help!

SERVPRO understands the extreme anxiety and stress that accompany an event such as when a fire or a water disaster hits your home or business. Our professionally trained staff is readily available to handle these emergencies, and they are committed to minimizing the time and disruption while they restore your property to its original quality. SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup, restoration services, pathogen and biohazard cleaning, and much, much, more.

7 reasons to choose SERVPRO for your commercial property’s fire damage and water damage cleanup and restoration.

  1. 24-Hour Emergency Response. Timely mitigation is key to controlling damage, downtime, and recovery costs.
  2. We keep you fully informed on our processes from start to finish.
  3. Reduced Recovery Time. We will help minimize business interruption. We understand when fire, water, or mold damage strikes, it has a negative financial impact on you and your business.
  4. Lower Recovery Costs. Our recovery system helps you to save money. Emergency mitigation services help minimize secondary damages, meaning less damage overall. Proper restoration versus replacement of contents is less expensive, and faster recovery lessens loss, making SERVPRO of the Quad cities the best choice in the case of emergency.
  5. Emergency Response Profile. Hopefully, your property has an emergency process in place for when a disaster occurs. SERVPRO can help you in developing a well-thought-out contingency plan by coming in and surveying your building and locating all of the important emergency features so that you are ready when disaster hits. When a valid plan is in place, you are more likely to mitigate the problem sooner and lessen the potential damage.
  6. Full Line of Services. We have the solutions to all of your cleanup needs, the right equipment, and the proper supplies. Our quality and knowledge in the field far surpass that of regular maintenance staff, making us the leader in disaster management.
  7. We are a National Leader in Storm Response. We can help you when you need it the most. If a major catastrophe happens to befall you, we have a nationwide large loss response team; trained and equipped to be of service and to aid local SERVPRO employees in the case of a major disaster. By amplifying our current team with professionals from other parts of the country, we are able to help get you back on your feet faster and more efficiently. 

At SERVPRO, we are the number one Fire and Water cleanup service and restoration company in the nation. Our clients know and trust the SERVPRO name, due to the fact that we have over 54 years in the business. We are a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year service with our goal being to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

FUN FACTS about SERVPRO of the Quad Cities

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Bright Green Truck SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is here to help!

At SERVPRO of the Quad Cities, we understand that during life’s stressful times, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is “who are these people coming into my home?” With SERVPRO of the Quad Cities, you can have peace of mind knowing that we perform background checks on each and every one of our employees. These checks are not only performed upon hire but are repeated annually for every SERVPRO employee. Additionally, every employee signs a code of conduct stating that they have not been found guilty of any crime that involves deceit, violence, or assault. At SERVPRO of the Quad Cities, we want to give you peace of mind, and know that when you call us, you can trust us! We know we cannot completely alleviate the stress and worry that accompanies a disaster in your home or business, but at SERVPRO of the Quad Cities, we strive to make the process as trouble-free as possible.

When you see the bright green trucks, you can be confident that you will be in good hands. At SERVPRO of the Quad Cities, we treat you and your belongings, your home, and your business, as if they were our own. We take pride in every facet of our business, and when you choose SERVPRO, you can relax knowing that we will always do our best to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

What is IICRC

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC logo SERVPRO Employees are constantly learning and getting certified.

What is IICRC? 

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities has trained uniformed technicians. IICRC stands for The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification; a set of standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration industry. All of our SERVPRO employees have to go through several different training processes in crew training, fire restoration, water restoration, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. Certification is given after they have completed the course and passed a test.

SERVPRO franchises is an approved IICRC training school and offer classes in each of those categories. SERVPRO even has its own Applied Structural Drying Training Facility. SERVPRO is a brand you can trust. If disaster strikes, SERVPRO is your number 1 Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration Company. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

Doors Open or Shut While Sleeping, That is the Question.

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

2 rooms, 1 with door open and 1 with door closed during a fire Close your doors while sleeping.

Do you close your bedroom doors when sleeping?

Do you feel safer with your bedroom door shut or open while sleeping, which one do you think is safer? Some feel safer with it open because they can hear the smoke alarm; on the other hand, others feel safer with it closed; because they feel it would give them more time. Well, if you thought it was safer to sleep with your door open, you would be wrong! In case of a fire, a closed-door can actually help be a barrier against the levels of carbon monoxide, smoke, and flames.

Reasons, why you should sleep with your door, closed

  1. Fires are getting faster; we use to have 17 minutes to escape if there was a fire, now we are down to about 3 minutes.
  2. Closing the door buys you time
  3. Closed doors act as a barrier; helps slow down the spread
  4. Firefighters have changed their ways of approaching a burning home or building.

Some tips and precautions to consider to be safe and prepared.

  1. Create and practice a fire escape plan
  2. Check your smoke detectors
    1. Remember they do expire
  3. Smoke contains many gases that reduce oxygen in the air and can cause disorientation. So, keep those doors shut while sleeping.

If a fire disaster happens, call the professionals. SERVPRO of the Quad Cities offers full-service capabilities 24/7. We will make it “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

Are You Ready For The Upcoming Colder Months?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Fall Winter It is important to have your home ready for colder months! Fall is the perfect time to do so.

I know, when it’s hot out and miserable you can not wait for the cooler temperature and months to come. Believe it or not, winter is coming; it’ll be here before we know it. So, in the fall, it’s important to take the time to check over your property, to help prevent property damage during the winter months.

We all know that Iowa winters can be harsh and temperatures can be extremely cold.

Here is a fall maintenance checklist

  • Stow the mower
  • Store hoses and turn off outdoor water
  • Drain and turn off sprinkler systems (if you have one)
  • Seal crack around doors and windows
  • Clean your gutters
  • Inspect your roof
  • Direct drainage away from your house
  • Get your furnace serviced
  • Prune all your plants
  • Look up the chimney for blockages
  • Check dampers make sure they work

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is your #1 Fire & Water – Cleanup & Restoration company. We are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

Sump Pump Failure

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement Always check your sump pump for issues. You do not want a flooded basement.

Sump Pump Failure

Why is my sump pump not working?: First, we should figure out what a sump pump is and what it is supposed to do. A sump pump is a pump that is used to remove water that has accumulated in the pump’s basin. You can usually find them in basements. If they fail; you’ll have standing water, which can cause mold, stench, and create damage to your home.

Have you ever wondered what causes sump pumps to fail? Here are a few reasons why: 

Power Failure: without power, it’s completely worthless. You should have a battery backup in case of power failure.

Frozen Discharge Pipe: if that pipe is not attached correctly, water will gather and eventually freeze.

Switch Stuck in Place: there are several different types of sump float switches. Vertical and tethered are the most common. Verticals work best and tethered are known for getting stuck.

Overworked/Underpowered: not all pumps are the same. Make sure to install the correct horsepower to keep up with the flow of water.

Old Age: It is usually recommended that they be replaced every 5-7 years. Don’t wait until it's too late.

However, if your sump pump does fail and for whatever reason, it fails, SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is here to help. We off 24/7 full-service capabilities.

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

Fire Myths...DEBUNKED

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Surge Protector on Fire Make sure NOT to overload your surge protectors.

Fires can be nice, warm, and cozy especially with a fireplace or campfire, but they can also be extremely dangerous, wreak havoc on forests, homes, and businesses. Regardless of your home or business is effective from damages of a fire, you need to protect yourself, your family, and your property.

Fire damage can start from the spark of a lighter to a lightning strike. 4 Fire Myths people need to know:

  1. Smoke Detectors are enough. That’s true. Smoke detectors provide an early warning.
  2. Sprinklers Will Cause More Damage. That’s true. The Sprinklers nearest the flame will activate.
  3. Electrical Malfunctions Cause Fires. That’s true. Cooking causes more house fires than anything. Heating is second.
  4. Flames Post Largest Potential for Damage. That’s true. Flames cause great damage, but it's important to remember that smoke is just as destructive. Smoke is full of toxic chemicals.

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities hopes this helps you. Don’t forget to have an evacuation plan in place before a fire starts. It’s always better to be prepared. If a fire disaster happens, before you risk further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO of the Quad Cities. We are available 24-7.

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

September is National Preparedness Month

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Are you ready? Are you ready...September is National Preparedness Month and we are here to remind everyone to be prepared for any disasters or emergencies.

September is National Preparedness Month

National preparedness month encourages and reminds us to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in our homes, businesses, and communities. Every week of September is a different theme to help you get and be prepared. Disasters don’t wait, make your plan today.

Week 1 September 1-4 Make a Plan: Communicate with your family, friends, and co-workers before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure your plans are up to date. SERVPRO of the Quad Cities can help. We have an Emergency Ready Profile for businesses and your plan should be updated every year.

Week 2 September 5-11 Build a Kit: Now that you have talked about what you need to do in case of a disaster/emergency; now it’s time to build the kit. Gather supplies for a few days for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget about your pets and always update your kit every year.

Week 3 September 12-18 Prepare for Disasters: To limit the impact of a disaster or emergency, know the risk of the disaster. Learn how to make your home stronger and safer when dealing with storms and common hazards. Also, check with your homeowner’s insurance to see what it covers and doesn’t. You might be surprised what is covered and not. Be prepared; not scared

Week 4 September 19-24 Teach Youth About Preparedness: It helps to talk with your children about the risk and possible disasters/emergencies. It helps prepare them so they aren’t as scared and they know what to do if they are separated from you. Educate them and yourselves on what can occur. Don’t wait, communicate!

When disaster strikes, you can be ruined or you can be READY!!! SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is committed to providing fire, water cleanup, and restoration services, 24/7. We will help reduce business and home life interruptions and recovery costs. "Like it never even happened."

Always remember to think ahead have a plan, be prepared for any emergency.

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661