Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Pride & Cleaning Restoration Offers Emergency Cleanup Services For A Flooded Basement And More - Press Release - Digital Journal

Pride & Cleaning Restoration Offers Emergency Cleanup Services For A Flooded Basement And More - Press Release - Digital Journal


Pride & Cleaning Restoration Offers Emergency Cleanup Services For A Flooded Basement And More - Press Release - Digital Journal

Posted: 06 May 2019 11:51 AM PDT

St Louis, Missouri based Pride Cleaning & Restoration recently issued a public advisory regarding the heavy rains over the last few weeks and how the recent weather caused water damage to homes and properties in the area. Pride Cleaning & Restoration states that they are one of the few service providers in Illinois and Missouri who provide professional flooded basement cleanup, mold removal, sewage extraction, and fire/smoke damage restoration services.

"Flooded basements during the spring is a very common problem. Water in your basement can extensive property damage and be very frustrating for homeowners. Immediate flood water cleanup and removal is necessary to help prevent mold and mildew buildup because these fungi can pose significant health risks and can cause serious damage to a property," says Jim Seubert from Pride Cleaning & Restoration. He explains that mold, especially black molds, are toxic, and thrive on surfaces like fiberboard, wood, gypsum boards, and even paper. This specific type of mold grows in damp and warm environments such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements, and can spread exponentially in no time.

Seubert also states that black mold can release harmful toxins in the air, and inhaling these toxins may result in a variety of health issues which include allergic reactions, coughing, wheezing, itchy skin and eyes, sore throat, and nosebleeds. In worse cases, exposure to black mold cause severe headaches, asthma, hay fever, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), among others. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a number of studies suggest that young children who are exposed to mold toxins early on in life may be more likely to develop asthma and other respiratory diseases.

On the other hand, Seubert warns that getting rid of mold is not an easy task because these fungi can easily spread their spores inside the house when disturbed. However, preventative measures can be taken to prevent mold from invading living spaces. He recommends regular cleaning of damp and wet areas where mold is likely to grow, such as bathrooms, showers, and basements. Next, he states that using a dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air, keeping walls and surfaces dry. "You must ensure that rooms are warm and well-ventilated, especially during the cold and rainy seasons. Fitting and using exhaust fans in damp areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens, may also help to control the level of humidity," says Seubert. He also recommends that homeowners regularly check pipes, gutters, and air conditioners to prevent mold from thriving on surfaces that are hard to notice.

As noted on the company's website, Pride Cleaning & Restoration is a full-service water damage St Louis restoration, mold remediation, contents restoration, and fire damage restoration company serving the greater Illinois and Missouri regions since 1987. Their service area now includes the Madison and St Clair counties in Illinois as well as St Louis, St Charles, and Jefferson counties in Missouri. The company explains that they specialize in both residential and commercial water damage restoration and flood water cleanup. "The Pride Cleaning & Restoration team is on call 24/7 to attend to all your restoration emergencies. Our water damage technicians are courteous, fully trained, and have years of onsite experience to deliver professional and quality cleanup and restoration services. You can trust us to get the job done professionally and efficiently, to your expectations, satisfaction guaranteed," says Seubert.

Pride Cleaning & Restoration is regarded as one of the most trusted local businesses in the greater Illinois and Missouri areas, as illustrated by the positive reviews and recommendations the company receives online.

"Jim, Susan, and the team at Pride Cleaning & Restoration are awesome. I personally worked with them as well as many of my clients. As an insurance agent, I appreciate the attention to detail and the professionalism they bring. They showed up at our house at 10:30 on a Friday night to handle the sewer water leak we had. They helped with every aspect of the claim process, including working with the adjuster to make sure nothing got missed on our insurance claim. They are a family owned business that I have had the privilege working with for years. If you have any issue with water damage and are in need of water restoration St Louis, only trust Pride Cleaning & Restoration," says JR Bell in a Google review.

Another satisfied homeowner, C Schomber, said, "We had a water pipe break and our insurance agent called Pride Cleaning & Restoration. They came quickly, stayed until the job was done, and came back to monitor the final stages of clean up. The technicians were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and understanding. I hope we never have another emergency, but if I do, Pride Cleaning & Restoration has earned my business."

More information can be found on the company's website. Interested parties may also contact Jim Seubert of Pride Cleaning & Restoration St Louis, or connect with the cleaning company through their official Facebook page to learn more about their latest news and important announcements.

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For more information about Pride Cleaning & Restoration St Louis, contact the company here:

Pride Cleaning & Restoration St Louis
Jim Seubert
314-450-7930
jseubert@priderestoration.com
2437 Lemp Ave St. Louis, MO 63104

Front Street Brewery won’t reopen until the fall due to flood damage - WQAD Moline

Posted: 06 May 2019 01:53 PM PDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa – It's been almost a week since the barrier in Davenport breached.  Business owners in the area are eager to start the clean up process, especially those like Front Street Brewery at the front of the line.

When you step inside and look around Front Street, you can see the restaurant needs repair.  But some items are still untouched from before the barrier broke.

Restaurant owner, Tim Baldwin, was half a block away almost a week ago when he saw the breach take place.

"We stood there dumbfounded for a minute and that's when we realized, "oh my God that water is coming this way"," Baldwin remembers.

On the restaurant's first level a muddy residue sits on the flood, but in the basement, water is filled to the brim.

Now, with the water receding, business owners and contractors are assessing the damage left behind.

"They have a lot of flood damage," says contractor Mitch Heitman of Perfection Property Restoration. "Especially being right here on the river, but it could have been a lot more severe."

Front Street isn't a stranger to these types of floods.  They were hit hard back in 1993 and had countless volunteers work to save the riverfront restaurant.

"As history tells you it didn't work and the place had come to the floods," Baldwin explains.

This year history is being made once again in the flood of 2019. When you walk into Front Street there's a plaque where the water line reached back in 1993.  This time, Baldwin says, it reached just above that plaque.

With the damage done, Baldwin doesn't plan to reopen until the fall.  In the meantime, they are doing all they can to keep business flowing.

"I actually came to salvage our merchandise," explains General Manager Kristy Peiffer. "Endless Brews told us they would sell our merchandise if I got it to them."

Back in 1993, Front Street created a new beer now called "Raging River".  Baldwin says they will be making a new beer to honor the flood of 2019.  They are throwing around names like "Dam Buster" and "Barrier Breach".

They've also been able to do business from their taproom, which is part of the Freight House Farmer's Market.  Beer is being distributed to stores and businesses around the Quad City area as well.

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Bow Baptist Church, built in 1832, added to NH Register of Historic Places - Concord Monitor

Posted: 05 May 2019 05:17 PM PDT

In all the years since Bow Baptist Church was built in 1832, the building has stood strong even as its bones have aged.

Some modifications to the church's interior have been made along the way, but the majority of the structure contains the original materials used to build the church that sits on a small hill along Branch Londonderry Turnpike East.

"They built it quite well," said the Rev. Richard Huntley, who has served as the church's pastor for 28 years.

But in a storm last summer, lightning struck the church steeple and started a fire. Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the rest of the church, but the interior beneath the steeple sustained heavy water damage.

Huntley said they hope to be back in the church by July 2020, and in the meantime, the congregation continues to gather in the church's basement, which also has a preschool, while the main hall undergoes restoration.

This week, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources added Bow Baptist Church to the state register of historic places, a status that makes the church eligible for funding for projects to maintain the church's structure.

The recognition also reaffirms the church's significance to the town's history.

The church was built under the ministry of the Rev. William Boswell, who was succeeded by the Rev. Henry Archibald, according to a town history compiled by the Bow Heritage Commission.

Archibald was an abolitionist who eventually became the leader of the town's antislavery movement. Huntley said the church's nearby parsonage was an Underground Railroad safe house in the mid-19th century. It is believed, he said, that the church would to signal to escaped slaves if the area was safe by changing the direction of its weather vane atop the steeple.

The steeple, destroyed in the lightning strike in July, is being restored to its original appearance, Huntley said, with builders using an old photograph as a guide. He said some old finials were found stored up in the steeple and will be added back to the church's exterior.

"It's going to be everything it should be once again," he said.

The church was one of three buildings in the area to catch fire by lightning within an hour of each other on July 17. A few weeks later, a lightning strike ignited a fire in the cupola of the Hopkinton Town Library, which continues to undergo restoration.

In April, a fire broke out in the wooden attic of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris that burned two-thirds of its roof and brought down its iconic spire. The event sent shockwaves through communities around the world, including groups of faith in the Concord area

In the days following the Notre-Dame fire, several faith leaders in Concord spoke to the Monitor about what place a building holds in religion. Many shared the view that it is important to maintain and honor the building where they worship, but it is the people who make the church, whether they meet in a grand building or an old town hall.

It is a sentiment that Huntley also expressed in an interview Thursday.

"It's the people who matter, not the building," Huntley said. "However, the goal is to keep the building in great condition because it's a valuable piece of history, and you don't want to lose that."

(Nick Stoico can be reached at 369-3321, nstoico@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @NickStoico.)


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