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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

12/26/2022 (Permalink)

Carbon monoxide detector. When the temperature drops in the winter, keep an eye on your carbon monoxide levels.

When the temperature drops in the winter, your furnace has the potential to become a silent killer. 

Oil and gas burning furnaces produce carbon monoxide (CO). CO is an odorless, invisible, poisonous gas that kills at least 430 people each year and sends approximately 50,000 to the hospital. 

Breathing in carbon monoxide fumes prevents the body from using oxygen properly, which can damage the brain, heart and other organs. Breathing in carbon monoxide can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.

People with pre-existing health issues are at greater risk to harm from CO. Children, pregnant women and older adults are also at greater risk.

Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

The most common source of CO poisoning is unvented space heaters in the home. Instead of venting the gases outdoors, they are vented into the room. A space heater that is not installed properly or isn’t working correctly can release CO and use up much of the oxygen in the room.  

Space heaters aren’t the only sources of carbon monoxide, however. Other common sources of carbon monoxide include:

  • Malfunctioning cooking appliances
  • Clogged chimney
  • Malfunctioning water heater
  • Malfunctioning oil, wood, gas, or coal furnaces
  • Malfunctioning gas clothes dryer
  • Wood burning fireplace, gas log burner, or any unvented space heater
  • Gas or fuel-burning appliances in cabins or campers, barbecue grills, pool or spa heaters, or ceiling-mounted heating units
  • Fires

How Can Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Be Prevented?

While carbon monoxide poisoning is a scary thought, it is entirely preventable. 

First, you should have your furnace and fireplace inspected before each winter. CO detectors should be installed in your home, and the batteries should be checked and replaced regularly.

Only use fuel-burning space heaters in well-ventilated areas. If possible, use electrical space heaters, as they don’t pose any danger of CO poisoning. When using a gas-powered generator for electricity, be sure to keep it a safe distance away from the home. 

When it comes to heating your home, it’s vital to be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide. Neglecting your heating system can lead to heartbreak and tragedy for your family. Maintaining your heating system will ensure your family’s safety.

No job is too little!

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Our team of professionals can handle any type of mess!

In addition to the mitigation, and restoration services we provide, we also specialize in other cleaning services. Do you need your carpets cleaned? We got you covered! Wanting to clean out your duct work to ensure you’re getting the best ventilation possible and cleaner air? We can get that taken care of! Need someone to just come in and give your house an overall deep clean? Yes, we can do that too! Maybe you just want the outside of your home cleaned, we also do power washing! Our cleaning possibilities are endless. No job is too large or too small, for our team of professionals to take on!

  • Duct Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Power Washing
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • Nicotine Cleaning
  • Hard Surface Cleaning

Give us a call today to schedule your cleaning services! SERVPRO of Jefferson City (573)634-5883

IICRC Certified Firm: Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your home

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

We work with integrity and take pride in serving you. We have a strong leadership team, with multiple members serving you for nearly a decade.

SERVPRO of Jefferson City is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Jefferson City

SERVPRO of Jefferson City specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 Introducing our team dedicated to providing the best services to you,  starting from the back left, Jason, Operations Manager ;  Drew, Project Manager; EJ, Project Manager- reports ;  DJ, Production Technician; Eric, Crew Chief;  and Dylan, Production Technician; Tony, Marketing Manager.  Starting Front row, left, Lisa, Office Manager;  Tanner, Production Technician; Tabby, Project Manager; Rich, Crew Chief;  Meghan, Production Technician; and Jeanne, Production Technician; Susan, Marketing Representative; David Kirk, Owner ; and Amy, Account Administrator.


For Immediate Service in the Jefferson City area, Call SERVPRO

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

: Mid MO Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Jefferson City provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mid MO. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 573-635-5883

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Mid MO commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration