Preparing for Stormy Weather
Living in the Midwest, we have grown accustom to dealing with all types of weather related issues. From ice storms in the winter to tornadoes in the spring, we need to be ready for anything. A few simple ways to stay ahead of the game is to have emergency supplies on hand, and to have a plan of action in place for you and your family. Be sure everyone in your household has a list of emergency numbers in a safe place, and not just on your cell phone. If power outages occur, you may lose battery on your phone without the ability to charge it. Outfitting your vehicle with quality tires is another useful tip. During icy weather they will come in handy. Having an emergency tool box filled with first aid items, water and non perishable foods is beneficial to have in your home and vehicle. Staying prepared is always the best course of action to take before an emergency occurs.
A Summer Storm
Summer storms can arrive suddenly and violently, causing not only damages to your yard but potentially your home as well. Lightning is a major contributor. With an intense electrical surge, power can be lost and transformers can be blown. Lightning is a deadly force which can also be the ignition source to fires within your home and business. Thunderstorms generate both lightning and can produce heavy rainfalls. When heavy rains hit after a prolonged period of hot and dry weather, flooding can be imminent. The ground will have become to dry to be able to absorb the excess water. Flooding can bring down power lines, uproot trees and can damage the integrity of the foundation of your home. SERVPRO have the tools needed and a team of trained professionals to help mitigate the damages and begin repairs, getting you back on your feet faster.
Summer Bummer: Summer Home Water Damage
One of the worst vacation experiences is to arrive at your summer home, only to see it has been severely damaged by water. Water can enter your home in a variety of ways, and if you do not frequent the property often, they can pack a bunch in your wallet. Anything from leaky pipes to a ruptured washing machine hose can cause lasting and detrimental damages to your floors, walls and ceiling. It is imperative to have the excess water removed as quickly as possible, or you might also be facing a mold growth issue. Our team at SERVPRO has over 30 years of experience in dealing with water loss on a commercial and residential level. We have the tools needed and the expertise to get started on repairs quickly and efficiently. Do not wait when facing water damages. Call us today!
Prepare For Fire Damage
The most efficient way to avoid fire damages is to avoid having a fire. Simple concept, but when you consider how many heating sources that are located in your home, you may think twice. First and above all else, it is essential to have your fire alarms maintained and batteries checked regularly. Having your fire alarms located outside of bedrooms and leading a path to a safe exit from the home is a life saving technique. Smoke can hinder your ability to see, having fire alarms strategically placed helps guide you to safety with sound. Maintain all heating sources in your home (heaters, outlets, etc) and have them checked regularly. Lastly, never leave an open flame unattended. Kitchen fires caused by food left to cook alone, or candles that were lit and forgotten are two of the leading causes of in home fire. Taking the proper steps and paying attention can save you thousands of dollars, if not your life!
A common misconception when dealing with the aftermath of a fire is that once the fire has been extinguished the threat is over. Unfortunately that is far from the truth. The fact of the matter is that anything that was in proximity to the fire, more than likely retained smoke damage. Toxins can attach themselves to any surface. When a fire occurs in your home, the materials it is burning, releases these toxins into the air, which then get absorbed into the surrounding areas. SERVPRO has the tools and techniques to fully sanitize your home of these pollutants. Using state of the art equipment, paired with decades of experience, your smoke and fire damages will be tended to and repaired completely and correctly. Give us a call today with any questions you may have. With SERVPRO you are in good hands.
We Are Cleaning Experts
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Rock County (608) 754-7202
Being a family owned business in a town with deep history and even deeper roots, maintaining a connection to the community is essential. Having over 30 years of experience has given our management the opportunity to get to know the community we serve and the people we help. When faced with situations that test and challenge you it is very important to rely on people you know and trust. Giving back to our local businesses and residents is a cornerstone of our company. You will often find us in the center of any local festival or fundraiser. We spend our time interacting with local vendors and giving our energy to help see our community thrive. Having the reputation of reliability and dependability is no minor feat. We work hard in every way to be available for you when you need us.
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
If you have never found yourself in knee deep flood waters in your basement, or clearing out items from your home after a kitchen fire, you may have questions about how to approach the situation. In times like these, our dedicated crew of highly trained individuals will have answers and advice on how to mitigate and restore the damages. Having access to essential tools on demand is another benefit we utilize to expedite the length of time reconstruction will take. We explain the process and what items will be best for the job. We keep you involved in every aspect, from clean up to repair, to the design and materials that will be used in the finishing stages. Call SERVPRO and you never be left guessing when dealing with home or business repairs.
Fire in the Dryer
Are your clothes not getting completely dry? Is there a musty smell that was never there before? Is your dryer extremely hot to the touch when it is running? These may all be warning signals that it is high time you have your dryer properly cleaned. Fires from blocked ventilation are extremely dangerous and have the ability to cause thousands in repairs. There are simple steps you can take to prevent this from occurring. Always keep your lint trap free of all debris and have it emptied after every drying cycle. Particles of dust and lint may be pushed back through the hose, inaccessible to reach and extremely dangerous to ignore. Our team at SERVPRO have the necessary tools needed to safely remove all lint and get your ventilation back to working order. Give us a call today!
There to Answer Your Call
In stressful situations involving damages to your home or business, you may not know what to do or who to turn to first. That is what SERVPRO is here for. From the moment we answer your call you are our top priority. We understand how a flooded basement or a dryer fire can completely put your life on hold and know how important it is to get you back on your feet. Covering a wide range of tasks, we can almost always finish a job from start to finish and if we cant, we locate the ones who can come in and help complete it with us. Some jobs are bigger than others but we arrive and assist both large and small scale occurrences with both compassion and skill. When choosing SERVPRO you can expect the best.