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When Disaster Strikes: What to Do When Water Floods Your Home or Business

Most would say water is the natural remedy. At Sams Carpet, we know that water can also be a natural disaster. Floods are unpredictable, and in addition to causing property damage, they can really take a toll on your emotions. When water enters your home or business, it’s imperative that you take quick action to avoid health and safety hazards. Here’s what you should do if you experience flooding and water damage in your home or business:

  1. Call a Professional as quickly as possible
    We have the equipment and expertise to dry out the structure, can assess the damage done, and will determine whether materials can be saved or need to be removed. A professional can also assess whether there is mold or contaminants that would need to be removed. We offer a 24 hour restoration services. Our technicians have extensive experience, IICRC certification, and are formally trained to protect your home and furnishings. The sooner you call us, the sooner the water is removed and mitigation techniques are employed to prevent further damage and return your property to its pre-loss condition.
  1. Disconnect Power, Remove Electronics and Furniture
    Electricity and water don’t mix. Be sure that your home or business power supply is disconnected even if the power company has turned off electricity in your area. The electricity must be turned off at the main beaker box, but If you have to step in or through water to get to your electric box, don’t do it! You need a professional, so call an electrician.
  1. Dry out the affected area
    We will extract the water with a powerful truck-mounted extraction system. This is an extremely vital first step in the drying process to help prevent further damage. If the structure is not properly dried out, there is a higher likelihood that mold will form (and who wants that?)
  1. Disinfect
    When the materials in your home or business have dried, we will apply a Microban Disinfectant to protect against germs and odor and kill allergy and disease causing germs, bacteria, mold and mildew. Basically, fight off all the gross crud that you don’t want in your home.
  1. Waterproof
    Before you start to repair or rebuild, consider some waterproofing measures that can be easily worked in during the rebuilding process. Mount high shelves for storing valuable items if you don’t have the option of moving them from the ground. This same method can be applied to other household appliances including entertainment equipment and electrical sockets. Replace wooden floors and carpets with ceramic tiles or concrete. Rugs are also a good alternate for carpets, which are easy to move away. This time don’t just build it back, build it better.

Before you start doing anything, call your insurance company, inform them of your plans, and take pictures of the damage. We have exceptional relationships with insurance companies and we would be happy to guide you through the claims process or answer any questions you might have. At Sams, we are insured with an emphasis in Liability and Mold for your protection. If your insurance policy excludes your water damage restoration, we will provide you with a competitive proposal. Some things aren’t worth repairing and may call for a recovery plan.

I know we don’t want to think about water damage in our home or business, but be prepared! If disaster strikes, you know who to call. We will be happy to get your property and items back to their previous condition or better, while giving you peace of mind.

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Back to School with Lindenwood University

Sams has been partners with Lindenwood University for many years. We help them get ready for the return of students and faculty as summer comes to an end, as well as take care of anything that may come up throughout the school year.

We at Sams respond to any and all of Lindenwood’s carpet needs, like an emergency water leak or carpet repair. Lindenwood University has worked incredibly hard over the last number of years to achieve such high standards for a clean and put-together campus and we at Sams are here to help them maintain that standard.

As summer begins to come to a close, Lindenwood University calls on Sams to help them get their housing units ready for the school year. This includes all of the dorms, apartments, and houses that Lindenwood has as housing options for their students. The University has approximately 600 units to prepare for the students and it usually takes about 4-5 weeks to complete the entire project. The Sams team is responsible for preparing all of the carpets clean and ready to go for the return of Lindenwood’s students.

Lindenwood University calls on the Sams team for more than just carpet maintenance in the dorms. We take care of all of the buildings on campus that have carpet, including the Scheidegger Center for the Arts, Spellmann Center, Evans Commons, and faculty and staff offices. Sams also responds to any carpet needs Lindenwood may have at any of their other locations off the main campus, like in Wentzville and West County.

Lindenwood University continues to choose Sams year after year to maintain their facilities for a number of reasons; one of which is that we are a local company. They know they can count on us to get the job done right. The Sams team is fully committed to Lindenwood at this time of year to help their facilities be the best they can be.

Lindenwood isn’t the only university that Sams works with at this time of year. We help Maryville and Washington University prepare some of their buildings for the upcoming school year, as well. We at Sams are dedicating to helping our local schools and businesses shine for their students and staff.

How can Sams help you with the carpet in your home or business this time of year? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to assist you!

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