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Take the Right Steps to Protect Your Mequon Home From Heavy Rains | SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common headache for homeowners, and it can come from both expected and unexpected places. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably know that natural disasters (like severe storms) and home accidents (like major appliance malfunctions) can cause water damage.

But did you know heavy rains can do a lot of significant damage, too?

You probably haven’t thought a lot about the ways heavy rains can damage your home. But it does happen. Rain is common during the spring and summer months in particular. If your home is not properly maintained, these rains can cause costly damage.

You can’t avoid all water damage hazards. Flash flooding can’t always be predicted and can cause serious damage to entire neighborhoods and communities.

But sometimes, homeowners can avoid the damage caused by heavy rains if they take the right steps.

Protecting Your Home and Family from Rain Dangers

We use a staff of experienced water damage technicians to work on projects in your community. That means we have unique insights into how you can protect your home from suffering water damage.

Basic home maintenance can make a difference, and many of these projects might be on your list already.

Take stock of your yard. Understanding your yard and how it drains in relation to your home can help you protect your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.

Think about native plants as a landscaping option. Many people choose plants and flowers because they like the aesthetics they create. But choosing landscaping items for protection can ensure your home is ready for heavy rain. Native plants, trees and shrubs can be vital in protecting your home from water damage.

Look into sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. It’s definitely worth considering.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County Makes These Home Projects a Priority This Spring

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Are you ready for winter to be over and spring to arrive? If you’re like most residents of Mequon, Grafton, Cedarburg or Port Washington you are. And you aren’t alone. After another cold, dreary Wisconsin winter, spring is finally in the air.

You probably aren’t the only person you know who’s dealing with spring fever. It’s March now, and that’s a great time to plan what we want to do with warmer days and sunnier afternoons.

Spring is also the time many of us start planning new projects. For you, that might mean deciding how you want to change up your home’s landscaping for the new season. Or you might research parks in the area to (finally) get outside.

Most of us enjoy changing the seasons, but there are always hazards that can come along with it, too. Spring thunderstorms can cause a headache for many homeowners.

The good news is that are many ways you can ensure your home is ready to withstand the weather.

Add These Projects to Your List

Make these home improvement projects a priority one weekend this month:

  1. Remove any hazards that threaten your roof. Limbs and branches hanging over your home can be hazardous. Winds can bring them down and cause damage. You can prevent this from happening by cutting them down.
  2. Clean your gutters. Clean gutters allow water to move around your home the correct way. Don’t let water back up from your home and cause water damage.
  3. Check your roof for leaks and damage. Be sure your roof doesn’t have any missing shingles.
  4. Secure things around your home that you can. Be sure your patio furniture or other similar items don’t become tools for the wind to damage your home.

If a fire, flood or any other disaster cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available247in the event of an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Grafton Business Owners Can Count On Us for Cleaning Support

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Our team is passionate about supporting businesses in Grafton and the surrounding communities. We want to help you succeed because our locally owned business is part of the community, too.

It isn’t easy to build a business. Entrepreneurs work hard to provide services and products to members of our community. In some cases, it takes long days and nights to make things work.

Planning for the future is a big part of owning a business, too.

But even the most thorough five-year plan can’t predict everything. The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful example of unpredictability. If you own a business, you’ve likely spent a lot of time lately looking for new ways to reach and serve your customers.

Some local business owners have opted to open up restaurants, stores and companies again for in-person services. Others are finding new ways to offer products and services online. There’s help for you regardless of how you’ve decided to move forward.

Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888!

Resources for a Safe Reopening

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

If you’re serving customers again, it’s likely that you’re searching for ways to keep your employees and the customers you serve safer. That’s where our SERVPRO of Ozaukee County team comes in.

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County will ensure that your business is “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” Here’s how our process works:

First, our technicians will consult with you about your business needs and organize an individualized cleaning plan.  Then

the team will clean your space. Our technicians use a high-level system to ensure you’re ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

The last step is when we certify that your business is clean. You can open again with confidence.  If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 at any time to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

Fire Damaged Belongings

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

A fire is always devastating. Even if it was stopped before getting out of hand, you are left with a mess and smoke damage. All your furniture, carpets, and belongings are now covered with thick soot, and with an unforgettable smell. You may think your only option is to replace all the contents of your home. All the items that took you years to obtain, the items that are irreplaceable and sentimental to you are now all of a sudden gone. This isn’t always the case!

Replacement is not your only option. We are able to clean, restore and deodorize your home, and belongings. We have special solutions that dissolve and conquer smoke damage. We leave your home fresh, while saving you money, and your precious memories. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is here! Please call us at 262-242-8888.

Restoration Services after a Fire

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire, SERVPRO of Ozaukee County’s job is to go in and make everything smell good and look as good or better than it did before. This includes using both wet and dry techniques to clean away soot and smoke residue. Sometimes we have to demolish parts of the home, and replace drywall, cabinets, doors, windows, or basically start from scratch. The hardest part of a fire restoration job is getting the smoke smell out of the home and out of the belongings.

We have special cleaning solutions that help break down soot, detergents that clean smoke damaged materials and deodorizers to illuminate odors.  When the odor is really bad, we use our Ozone machines which can remove almost any smoke smell, and get the air quality back to where it should be.   Remember, SERVPRO of Ozaukee County can help! If you have smoke or other odors, give us a call at 262-242-8888!

Why SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County technicians can help you through every phase of restoration, from the initial damage inspection and mitigation work, through reconstruction and cleanup. We are the most reliable commercial and residential restoration franchise and we are backed by over 1800 locations within the United States and Canada.

No one expects a disaster, but if one happens, SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County will respond quickly and efficiently! With our experience we are able to explain the process and work with your insurance provider. We can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier.  We will get you back to your home or business and make it “Like it never even happened.”  Although all franchises are independently owned and operated, we all come together and work together whenever needed to make sure each customer is helped. This is why we can handle any size disaster from small to large. 

Call SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888.

When Stormy Weather Hits!

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

When stormy weather hits, be prepared! Our SERVPRO of Ozaukee County staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial hiring and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following and much more:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

We are available to stabilize your structure to prevent further damage and dry it out quickly to prevent any suspected mold.  SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is locally owned and operated. We are  ready to respond to any storm, fire or water damage day or night.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County Today at (262) 242- 8888.

Severe Weather Can Happen Anytime.

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Severe weather can happen at any time here in Wisconsin. Storm Damage includes hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, strong winds, large hail, & flooding. Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan. Know who to call for cleaning and restoration.

If your home or business suffers damage from a storm, remember to call SERPVRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888.

When you are dealing with a storm, a flood, or any kind of water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERPVRO of Ozaukee County has storm damage experience. We also have the expertise and the resources and equipment to handle the job.

We have the ability to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. SERVPRO of Ozaukee County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. Call us 24/7 at 262-242-8888.

Commercial Needs

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is here for all your commercial needs.  If you have a water loss, call us at 262-242-8888 so we can assign a Priority Manager to your location.  We will do an initial walk-through with the key people on site, which will entail a tremendous amount of detail.  We will conduct this right away so we can Identify your priorities, safety hazards, affected area, and general service needs. 

Restoration challenges or other project limitations affecting the completion of the project will also be discussed.  We are good listeners!!!  That can make all the difference in making sure the project is done successfully and on time. At the end of the walk-through, our Reconstruction Project Manager will summarize what has been seen and confirm all your priorities.  Sometimes we need a little more time to document the loss area fully and compile a complete plan.  We will communicate with all the stakeholders to make sure that every area of concern has been prioritized. 

We are available 24/7 and can take care of your needs quickly and professionally.  Please call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888.  We will make your loss “Like it never even happened.”