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When the Temperature Drops in early Winter or late Spring

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

When the temperature drops in late Spring or early Winter, those of us who live in the Midwest with basements need to shut off the water lines to the outside hose spigots.  After shutting off the water, open the spigots to drain the water that may be between the shutoff valve and the spigot.  Water that is trapped between a closed shutoff and a closed valve can expand with freezing temperatures causing the water line to rupture.  After shutting off the valve in the waterline, wait a few minutes and check it again in 15 minutes to verify that there are no leaks.  Globe valves have packings around the valve stem that can become dry and as a consequence lose the ability to seal. Remember, we are available 24/7. Call us at SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888.

Water Water Everywhere

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water sustains life.  But too much water, at one time, or at the wrong place spells trouble.  That’s where SERVPRO of Ozaukee County comes in.  We are here to help with all your water needs.  Whether you have a flooded basement, a leaky roof, or a washing machine that overflowed, we can clean up the mess and dry out your structure. 

The faster you have the water cleaned up, the less chance there is for extended damage.  Your insurance carrier will want to know if you took care of your structure in a timely manner.  Or did you let the water sit there allowing secondary damage to occur, or even mold to build up. We can take care of any moisture problem that you have.  Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 and we will come to your home or business and extract water, place drying equipment, and get you back to preloss condition as soon as possible. 

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is ready

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Ozaukee County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,800 Franchises across North America and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the Country.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at SERVPRO of Ozaukee County, 262-242-8888.

Don't Panic, Prepare!

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

If you live in Wisconsin, you know that we have a lot of storms. In Southeast Wisconsin, the weather forecasters seem to delight in all the possible weather scenarios that we may experience.

When we get storms, we usually have warnings... lots of warnings.  Whether it's rain or snow, the weather men and women give us lots of warnings.  

The main thing to remember is not to panic, but to prepare.  If it is winter time, make sure that you have a good working snow shovel and container of "snow melt."  Keeping your walks free of snow and ice is important for safety reasons.  Keep up with the shoveling when you can but don't over do it.  Of course, if it is a really bad snow storm, wait until it is over to get out there.  Also be sure to have extra blankets in case the heat is off.

If it is a rain storm, make sure that you have extra supplies in case the power is out for a couple of days.  Always have extra water.  You need more drinkable water than you think.  You should also have a first aid kit, extra flashlights and batteries.  If you have little kids, be sure to keep extra diapers, baby formula, etc. on hand.  

If you need help during a storm event, call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888.  We will help in any way we can.  Remember, don't panic, PREPARE!!!

Commercial Concerns?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

We do such a great job on private residences that many cannot imagine us doing a large manufacturing plant, university building, hospital, hotel, shopping mall, or any other commercial business you can think of.  Rest assured that even a small SERVPRO franchise is backed by the resources and experience of over fifty years and 1700 franchises nationwide.  This includes semi trailer sized generators capable of generating enough electricity to temporarily power most any large facility.  There are semi-trailer sized desiccant dehumidifiers to deploy as needed.  Not to mention access to a large pool of SERVPRO trained and independently certified technicians. 

We use SERVPRO cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing products that are readily available to SERVPRO franchises.  We will come in, assess and determine the scope of damage and, upon acceptance of our recommendations, immediately mobilize our teams and equipment.  We will provide daily detailed reporting and documentation of project progress.  We understand that minimizing business interruption is in the best interest of all involved, and is often critical to the chances of the business reopening.  Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 when you have a commercial water loss and we will get you back into business fast!

SERVPRO is Ready for Stormy Weather

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County keeps on top of storms and their destructive nature.  We follow the weather reports and prepare for upcoming storms in our area.  In fact, we specialize in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are not only highly trained in storm and flood damage, they know how to use specialized equipment to ensure that your property is dried and restored to its pre-storm condition as soon as possible.

Since SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond faster and come to your home or place of business with the right resources.  This is extremely important because a quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

We are able to scale our resources to handle a large storm or a flooding disaster. We can get equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country.  We also have access to Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 if a storm comes your way.  We will take care of all your storm damage and have you smiling in no time.

Restoring Commercial Properties

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges.  We know how important it is to get back into business as soon as possible.

Commercial properties require a knowledgeable and flexible response when flooding and water damage occurs.

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County knows that whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of environmental concerns and they strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, please give SERVPRO of Ozaukee County a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. 262-242-8888.

Flooded Basements

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time depending upon variable circumstances. Heavy rainfall is only one of those circumstances. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. Some other reasons for a flooded basement are:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • Have Questions about Basement Flooding? Call 262-242-8888.
  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We bill The Insurance Company Directly – One Less thing for you to worry about
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use IICRC S500 Restoration Standards
  • We Use Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
  • Call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County today  at 262-242-8888 to let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

Who Will Answer Your Call 24/7?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ozaukee will Answer the Phone, 24/7 Ready to Help!!!   Call Today - 262-242-8888.  

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable because there is water everywhere. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Ozaukee County has a real person answering the phone who has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect:

When you call, we will ask you several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask you several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Ozaukee County:

SERVPRO of Ozaukee County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  Just call 262-242-8888 for immediate help with your water loss.

Is Your Central Air Conditioning Leaking?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

The dog days of summer are upon us with high heat and humidity.  Thank Goodness for central air conditioning.  However, your central air conditioner is also a dehumidifier.  The moist air condenses into water as it is cooled inside the unit.  The moisture collects and drains through a hose or tubing into a nearby drain.  If this drain line becomes obstructed with dust, debris and/or microbial growth (mold/mildew), the water will backup and seek another path to flow. 

Typically the HVAC unit is in a closet or behind a partition wall adjacent to a finished living space and this moisture seeps undetected into the nearby carpet and pad.  It won’t take long for the moisture to generate microbial growth in the pad/carpet which will generate that unpleasant musty, mil-dewy odor.  It is also possible for water to damage the air conditioner, depending upon the path it travels. 

So it is a good idea to check those drain lines at the onset of high heat and humidity.  If nothing is trickling out of the end of the line, you better call an HVAC Tech and find out why.   The longer it goes undetected, the greater the damage and cost.  Some individuals may be quite sensitive to toxic organisms that thrive in these cool, quiet and moist conditions.    Be sure to call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 if you need any help assessing possible water problems.