(CE class) Insurance Continued Education Course Des Moines Iowa

ImageSERVPRO of Des Moines NW and SERVPRO of Ames, Iowa will be hosting a CE course (Continued Education) for Insurance professionals Monday August 20th, 2012. The Course will be Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry. This course is a 4 credit hour course that will feature handouts, props, equipment, and supplies provided by SERVPRO Industries. This class will be taught by certified Servpro training professional who will cover everything from the introduction on mold restoration, mold mitigationremediation, guidelines for working with mold, and much-much more.  feature a video Invisible Killers, as well as give a history of mold. The purpose of this lesson is for Adjusters and Agents to have an better understanding of mold and mold growth requirements. They will learn the goals in mold remediation as well as the science of mold and the dangers involved with mold. This course is intended to provide knowledge to insurance professionals and will cover topics such as: Biology of Mold, Mold Growth Requirements, Types of Mold and Their Effects,and  Health Effects of Exposure, just to name a few. For a complete course outline please email Jeff Naples at jnaples@qwestoffice.net

 This course will include four 60 minute lessons. 

  • Introduction to Mold Restoration
  • History and Science of Mold
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation, and Guidelines
  • Role of the Mold Remediator 

Staybridge Suites
6905 Lake Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50266

This CE class will be held at the Staybridge Suites, Located in West Des Moines 6905 Lake Dr. located just off the interstate.  The class will begin at 8 A.M. and end at Noon, and include refreshments and snacks provided by Servpro of Des Moines NW and Ames. 

There is no cost for this course and it is open to all insurance adjusters and agents in and around the Des Moines and Ames surrounding areas. 

To reserve a spot in the class please contact Jeff Naples at Servpro of Des Moines NW by email phone or fax. Contact info listed below.   Seats are limited so please do not delay.  

Class info: 

  • Location: Staybridge Suites 
  • Time: 8 A.M. – 12 P.M. 
  • Course: Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry 
  • Date: Monday, August 20th, 2012
  • Credit Hrs: 4hrs 
  • Host: SERVPRO of Des Moines NW & Ames

Contact:  Jeff Naples

Email: jnaples@qwestoffice.net

Phone: 515-986-3711

Fax: 515-986-9056

Directions to the Staybridge Suites



Fathers Day Des Moines Iowa

Fathers day is Sunday June 17th, Don’t forget your dad! Servpro of Des Moines NW and Servpro of Ames would like to wish a Happy Fathers Day to all the dads and soon to be dads out there. Here are some gift ideas to make the father in your life a happy camper!


Clive Fire Department Injury Awareness and Prevention Carnival

The Clive Fire Department is hosting an injury awareness and prevention carnival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in honor of Emergency Medical Services Week.

Events will be at the Clive Aquatics Center, 1801 N.W. 114th St., and include a texting/impaired driving course, a bicycle safety rodeo, child car seat safety checks, and home and community pool water safety.

CPR classes will be offered every 45 minutes in the special events center. The aquatics staff will be working on their annual lifeguard training, including rescue drills that integrate with the 911 system and ambulance response.

Life Flight and the Iowa Air Guard will have helicopters on display. The LifeServe blood center bloodmobile will be on hand for walk-in donors.

Admission is free; there will be door prizes and a raffle drawing.

The Clive Firefighter’s Association will sell burgers and brats to help offset the cost of the department’s injury prevention programs.

The department also is hosting events this week at the Clive Fareway, 10151 University Ave. Free blood pressure checks will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and May 23; no appointment is needed.

The HeartReach mobile lab also will be at Fareway from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 23; call the fire department at 223-1595 for an appointment.

Re-blogged from The Des Moines Registerhttp://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012305150009

Mold in Des Moines

Mold – It is a four letter word that makes most people cringe. But Contrary to Popular belief, not all mold is dangerous; some mold is even quite useful. Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  More than 100,000 different types of fungi have been identified. You can find fungi in our everyday lives in bread and baked products; the unique flavor of blue cheese is the result of mold. Though some types of mold can be useful, many other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold and mold exposure may present health concerns for some people.

The intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long standing leaks and poor humidity control. When these water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can be increased risk of harmful mold growth. Mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not controlled, mold spores can grow and multiply.  Organic materials found inside a building, like wood, drywall, paper, and insulation, provide a food source for mold, allowing growth to flourish. This can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

SERVPRO of Des Moines NW and SERVPRO Of Ames, Iowa Professionals handle water damage everyday and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained  recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and fry the structure promptly. Once the environment is dry, it is important the structure is properly cleaned. When determining if you have a mold problem, Be alert for:

If you fear you have a mold problem, call Servpro of Des Moines NW at 515.986.3711 ask to speak with Jeff or tell the receptionist SERVPRO JEFF sent you. Servpro Mold Remediation Professional Technician will come out and examine the structure in question and determine the steps needed to contain and clean the affected areas. Doing what Servpro of Des Moines NW and Servpro of Ames does best making it like it never even happened. Because we are the good guys and we’re here to help!

Emergency Ready Plan how-to guide Servpro-des-moines-ia


Emergency Ready Plan for your Mobile devices to keep you connected to all your emergency contacts when you are away from home or the occasion that you are unable to enter your home during a fire. Servpro of Des Moines NW & Servpro of Ames, Iowa will get you back into your home like it never even happened. Servpro of Des Moines NW and Ames, IA. We are here to help!

Experience Grimes, A Tasteful Business Expo.

Experience Grimes truly a tasteful business expo! Servpro of Des Moines NW and Servpro of Ames are taking part in theExperience Grimes Business Expo which all pun intended is truly a “tasteful” expo with each of the areas local vendors being required to provide a tasty dish to expo-goers.  The Experience Grimes or as sometimes called the “Taste of Grimes” is an opportunity for local business such as Servpro to meet and greet those who live and work in the community. This is a great opportunity for business to show case their unique services to individuals who otherwise may not know what services a company offers. Experience Grimes will feature: door prizes, free food and drinks, a balloon artist, face painter, and other kid friendly activities in the “Kids Korner.” Best of all, Experience Grimes is FREE of charge to the public.

The 2nd annual Experience Grimes will be held at Performance Display. Performance Display is a custom display solutions manufacturer which has a beautiful office located in Grimes at 1400 SE 11th Street. Experience Grimes is Tuesday March 6, 2012 going from 4:30 until 7 P.M. This event is a great chance to come out and meet your neighbors, introduce yourself to the community or just come out and visit the community. Even if you’re not from Grimes this is one night you don’t want to miss.

If you are looking for an activity for the whole family or just looking to get out and get some fresh air the Experience Grimes Business Expo is the place for you. While you’re at the expo make sure to stop by and say hello to Jeff at the Servpro booth located on far northeast corner of the room right next to Glenn Waterhouse State Farm. Stop by and say hello and make sure to get on our email list for updates on community events such as our 2012 Toys 4 Tots Drive that will kick off in December.

 At the booth you will be able to find fun activities for children as well as advice for homeowners, property managers/owners, and business owners. Pick up information on safety tips for fire, water, mold and much-much more. Let Jeff and the Servpro of Des Moines NW staff set you up on the Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), because everyone needs a plan, and because it’s completely free including the downloadable mobile app to keep you linked to your emergency contacts 24/7.  So make your way to the Experience Grimes Business Expo and stop by the Servpro booth and pick up some tasty goodies and some other fun Servpro green items.

See you there!

Protect Your Home or Business this Winter

Heavy precipitation and freezing cold temperatures can cause serious damage to your home or business. While property owners can’t control the weather, they can prepare, taking the sting out of winter weather. Following a few simple steps will help prevent costly damages.

Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Gutters should also be clear of debris that may have gathered during the fall months. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a damming effect, that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.

Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If popes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside a9ir to circulate around the popes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

It is also important to consider any potential safety hazards created as a result of winter weather.  Protect yourself and your business by reviewing the following tips.

  • Check your business for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water or ice could be present.
  • Ask your local Servpro® Franchise Professional about creating an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Servpro Restoration Newsline. 23(2), 2012