When the Wind Blows..
Wind is a commonly overlooked aspect of severe weather. Unfortunately, its a force that will not be ignored and packs a wallop to the weak point of your home's structure. Listed below are a few ways to prevent the damaging effects of when the wind blows.
1) Secure the garage door. Strong winds have the potential to do massive damages to your garage. Have an inspection done to test the durability of your door in case a storm approaches. Its always better to be prepared before the worst happens.
2) Shutter the windows. One of the most vulnerable areas to high winds are sliding doors and windows. Consider getting storm proof shutters or aluminum covers.
3) Secure shingles and anchor any items that can potentially become flying projectiles during high winds.
Wind may not be at the front of the line when we think of stormy weather, but the resulting damages can remain with you for a lifetime. Stay safe and call SERVPRO.
In a Cloud of Smoke.
Fire damage to your home or business bring with it disastrous results. Structural damage, lost property and the emotional trauma that follows can be difficult to recover from immediately. As much as we are aware of the destruction that fire causes, smoke is just as deadly,if not more so. If a fire occurs while you are asleep, smoke can be a fatal element. Not all items are lost in home and business fires. Some rooms may be completely decimated, while others remain relatively untouched. It is important to be aware of the hidden dangers of items effects by smoke. When a fire occurs, a toxic mix of chemicals are released from burning items. It is important to inspect your remaining furniture and have them properly cleaned before reuse. Our team at SERVPRO are ready for the call. Our crew of experts have extensive training and expertise to clean and reconstruct the damaging effects, to get you back on your feet, faster.
Bring on the Rain
After effects of water damage
An unpleasant and unexpected surprise to some homeowners facing water damages is that their insurance won’t cover the costs. This is, of course, dependent on the situation at hand and what events lead up to the damaged property. Homeowners insurance does not cover water damages resulting from floods. Nor do they cover water related losses occurring from lack of maintenance or neglect. There are a few grey areas when these situations arise. For example, if the roof of your home springs a leak, your insurance should cover it, unless it was caused by gross neglect. In the unfortunate scenario that wind damage destroys shingles, or if a tree crashes into your roof, the water damage resulting will be covered by your insurance. Our team at SERVPRO possesses the equipment and expertise to help in any situation life hands to you and will make it "Like it never even happened."
Lightning Strikes: Damages of Thunderstorms
When we think of severe weather, the damaging effects of thunderstorms can be easily overlooked. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, thunderstorms can be responsible for multiple causes of property loss. High winds, flash floods and lightning strikes are all possible when severe weather hits. It is essential to be prepared for whatever nature brings. Having an established ERP ( Emergency Ready Plan) for you business is a time and money saver. SERVPRO and our team of experts are ready day or night to assist you. We have the ability to formally create your ERP so you can be prepared for when the unfortunate happens. When disaster strikes, it can be upending, frightening and confusing. It puts your life on pause. Let us help you through the worst of it.
Shut The Door!
A recent study has discovered that a closed door can save your life. In the unfortunate occurrence of a home fire, it has now been proven that, other than fire alarms, a closed door is essential. Within minutes of a fire located on a lower level, toxic fumes and suffocating smoke will have already made their way to the upper most rooms, stealing precious lifesaving minutes. A closed door acts as a shield between you and the damage raging outside. It also allows you time to formulate an escape plan, or if trapped, for rescue efforts to reach your location. A basic house fire can reach upwards of 1,100 degrees but by having your door remain closed prevents the atmospheric temperate of rising above 110 degrees. Hot, but survivable. By choosing this one simple step for your daily routine could be a lifesaving method that’s as simple as shutting the door.
As always, SERVPRO is here to give you tips to keep safe and will always be there when things go wrong.
Stand By Me
When facing the uncertainty of disaster such as flooding or fire, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. We know all too well the complications that contribute to the stressful occurrence of losing your home or valuables to unexpected events. Fortunately, your neighbors at SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to help you through your worst of times. Being equipped with the tools and personal needed to complete disaster relief measures is something we pride ourselves on. SERVPRO of Rock County provides the very best in restoration. A few of the items and pieces of machinery you might see on our arrival are some of the best the industry has to offer.
3 Pack out Trucks
4 Dump Trucks
8 Extraction Units
450 Plus Fans
85 200 Phoenix Max Dehumidifiers
25 200 Phoenix Dehumidifiers
3 Fire Birds Temp. Heating
10 Wall injection units
8 Wood Floor Drying Units
3 180 BTU Indirect Heaters
10 Generators from 4k to 10k
With these tools at our locations we can fully equip ourselves for whatever disastrous event occurs. Never face damages alone. Give us a call day or night and we will be there to help!
A Friend in Deed
Giving back to the community we serve is something our family owned business holds at the highest regard. In today’s society it’s easy to become manufactured with little real people connection. Our staff at SERVPRO of Rock County is not like the rest. Being family owned and operated we have gained experience in the industry for more than 30 years. We have seen the under belly of most disasters of residential or commercial damages than anyone in the state and have the skilled professionals to utilize that knowledge. We take time to get to know our community. Being involved in local events and supporting local business is very important to us and our mission as a business. We treat our entire clientele base with the same compassion and expediency we would give to our own family members. Disasters can be intimidating, we try our very best to comfort you in your times of need while being honest and direct about the steps we need to take to get you back on your feet. Your needs will always be heard and your questions will always be answered. From the time we receive you initial phone call to the time we complete the restoration of your home or business you will never feel alone. Give us a call day or night, we are happy to help!
From our home to yours
Choosing a restoration company to come into your home can be a difficult decision to make. You may not be familiarized with what work needs to be completed and how much man power it will require to complete. SERVPRO of Rock County gives you peace of mind by finishing any project we are assigned from beginning to end. Rather than having to hire multiple companies to repair multiple types of damages, we do the work for you. Having more than 30 years of experience we are one of the most highly respected and sought after companies for restoration, a reputation we hold dear to us. With a full staff of over 30 employees, we are able to be on call and ready to assist our customer base any time of day or night on any day of the year. Disasters can come in many forms. From fire, water, mold and trauma we have the capabilities you help in every scenario. With top of the line equipment and a crew of highly trained individuals which have been meticulously selected through a vigorous application process, we only offer the very best in commercial and residential repair. Our staff will explain which steps we are taking to assess the damages and what is needed for repairs. You will never feel left out of the construction process, as we keep in constant contact for any questions you may have. When disaster strikes, you can count on us to be there for you.
Water damage can arrive in many different shapes and many different ways. From a slow drip to a burst pipe, water is a destructible force to be reckoned with. Though some situations may be unavoidable, such as a swell in a nearby river, there are certain measures you can take to help prevent home flooding. Preventative measures truly are worth the effort.
- What lies above: Inspection of your roof and shingles is essential because of its constant exposure to harsh elements. Keeping your roof well maintained is an important step in water damage prevention
- Gut it out: Good drainage in your gutters is one of the major steps you can take to avoid a water leak issue.
- Air tight: Caulking and sealing your windows is a great way to prevent unwanted water exposure.
- Pump up the jam: Testing your sump pump is vital in preparation of water damage avoidance.
- You OK in there? : Your plumbing and pipes within your home or business can be a major factor in water loss causes. Be sure to check on your pipes periodically to avoid any disasters.
Preparing your home in the event of a water loss situation can help you save money and time in the long run. Follow these tips to keep your head above water!
I Saw the Signs: 4 Signs of Water Damage
When unwanted water seeps into places it doesn’t belong, it brings numerous issues along that can make matters worse. Water damage can become more serious as the problem goes undetected or unaddressed. Not only does water damage spread, it also becomes significantly at risk of mold formation in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, water damage isn’t always apparent. Our skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Rock County are equipped with infrared sensors which can detect temperature changes within the walls. But what are the signs to notice before you give us a ring? Here are 4 signs of impending water damage.
Do you hear what I hear? : Most of us are familiar with the sounds our homes make. From the rushing water of the plumbing systems, to creaking floorboards in the hallways, they become less alarming as time goes by. What you need to pay attention to are the different or unfamiliar sounds your home may be making. From a slow drip to flowing water, be aware of the sounds around you, they may indicate a larger problem.
What stinks? : When moisture comes in contact in dark places, a distinct scent of mildew is sure to follow. Trust your nose and follow it to the source. Early detection may help you prevent a huge mold infestation on top of the water damages.
From a puddle to a pool: Have you noticed unexplainable pools of water? Any puddles that keep reappearing after you’ve cleaned them? Chances are you are facing a leak somewhere in the area.
Cold Abode: Moisture and water tend to zap a home of heat, as it draws it in to evaporate. If your home is difficult to heat or your walls are cold to the touch, it may be an indication of moisture within.
When water damage presents itself unexpectedly, give us a call day or night and we will be there to make things right!