Recent Storm Damage Posts

Dangers Lurking in Flood Waters

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

  • After the storm has passed, you never know what may be lurking in the flooded basement.  Be aware that snakes and other animals may be in your house. 
  • Understand that there is a huge risk of electrocution. Make sure that no one touches any electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. Check to make sure that someone has turned off the electricity to prevent electric shock if it is safe to do so.  Do not go in the water unless you are sure that the power is off.  Have an electrician check it.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater, which can be contaminated and also contain dangerous debris. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.

Tips to Stay Safe during a Storm

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Here are tips to stay safe during a storm:


• Find safe shelter right away.
• Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
• Remember, just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
• Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
• Evacuate if told to do so.
• Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
• Stay where you are.
• Pay attention to authorities for information and instructions.
• Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
• Avoid driving except in emergencies.
• Wear heavy work gloves, protective clothing and boots during clean up and use appropriate face coverings or masks if cleaning mold or other debris.
• People with asthma and other lung conditions and/or immune suppression should not enter buildings with indoor water leaks or mold growth that can be seen or smelled. Children should not take part in disaster cleanup work.

Preparing for a Flood

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

There are certain things you should do to prepare for a flood.  First of all, consider signing up for your local community’s warning system.  You can also get alerts on your smart phone.   

Find out if you are in a flood zone.  You can visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center to know what type of flood risk you are in.  If you are in a flood zone, you should consider buying a flood insurance policy.  Regular homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flooding.  It can take a month or so for a policy to go into effect so make sure you buy the flood insurance BEFORE there is a disaster!  You can buy flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To be really prepared, you should make an emergency plan for your household.  Don’t forget about your pets.  Your family needs to understand what the plan is.  Review the plan on a regular basis. They will need to know where to go, and how to protect themselves from the flood.  Set up and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and a flash flood response.  Make sure you have ample supplies, that you have prepared in advance, including non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, and water for several days.

If you have a flood, call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 and we will take care of all your water loss needs.  We will dry and restore your home to pre-flood condition. 

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.

How Timing Sets Quality Restoration Services Apart at SERVPRO® of Ozaukee County

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Wisconsin residents know severe weather, especially with our cold, wet and snowy winters. These weather hazards can certainly lead to water damage at home.

But do you know why homeowners across the country end up needing water (or fire) damage restoration during the course of a year? Severe weather, including wind, hail and rain, is one of the top reasons homeowners need restoration help.

What’s another major reason? Home accidents and appliance malfunctions can also cause damage to homes.

We know that no two home restoration projects are identical. After all, each home and family is different. Even the damage done by a burst pipe is different, depending on the home. But we have noticed a common theme and all of these jobs actually do have one thing in common.

What is it? It’s the importance of getting started quickly.

Your home can begin to show signs of mold damage, including a musty odor,  within 48-72 hours. Water will begin damaging wood just as fast. Upholstery will begin to show water damage signs by fading and staining.

Choose a Team That Can Move Fast

We have an in-depth understanding of how the damage process works, so our teams are available to assist you 247.

You can reach us at any time, and we’ll begin restoring your home. Our teams are always available to assist during an emergency.

The technicians you’ll meet when you work with our team are highly trained experts. They’re ready to assist you with the knowledge and experience from high-level training and the best certifications.

Additionally, SERVPRO of Ozaukee County uses advanced technology that you would expect when working with a national brand. We’ll bring that knowledge and equipment to our work at your home.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at 262-242-8888 to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

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!!!

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.

When Storms or Floods hit Ozaukee County SERVPRO is Ready

2/11/2020 (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 SERVPRO of 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 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Storm Damage Cleanup

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

If you live in Mequon, Thiensville, Grafton, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Port Washington, Belgium, Saukville, Ulao, Hamilton, Holy Cross, Lake Church, Decker, Lakefield, Knellsville, Little Kohler,  Dacada or any nearby area, you are in luck!  The reason is because SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is as close as your backyard and ready to assist you with Storm Damage.  Just call 262-242-8888 and we will come out to your property and assess the damage that the recent storm caused.  We will coordinate with your insurance company to make sure that the paper work goes smoothly.

Storms can wreak havoc on your home or property and you’ll want the damage cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent any secondary damage.  SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is experienced in Storm Damage.  We have the right people, the right equipment, and because we live in the neighborhood, we understand what you are going through because we went through it too.  When you hire SERVPRO of Ozaukee County, you’ll find people who care and who have the right resources to assist with any size job.  We will be there for you day or night.  Just call 262-242-8888.  

A Storm is Coming

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

The TV Weather Forecasters are pretty good at predicting stormy weather.  Pay attention to the areas where the storm is going to hit and take all the normal precautions.  

When the storm is really big and there is a chance that you may have to evacuate, make sure that you have your cell phone charged up and your cell phone charger with you.  You should also have a contact person who can receive phone calls from you and distribute your important information to others who may need it.  The contact person should be someone who is not in the affected area. 

If you don't have to evacuate, make sure that all your windows and doors are closed properly.  You may want to get some sand bags and put them in places that will keep the rain from coming in. If your home has a sump pump, check it to make sure that it is working and is plugged in.   

You might want to make up an emergency bag with equipment like flash lights and batteries.  Make sure that each person in the house has a flashlight and that there are lots of batteries. You should make sure that you have enough water for a couple of days for you and your family.  You may need water to drink, cook, or even bathe.  If you have prescription drugs that are running low, check with your pharmacy to see if they will let you refill them ahead of the storm.  

The best thing you can do is to be prepared.  If you need help after the storm, call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 and we will help you dry out your structure.

Storms, Storms Everywhere

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

The TV channel you watch says that a storm is coming.  What should you do?  First of all, don't panic.  Second of all, listen to all the warnings and follow directions.  If you are asked to evacuate, don't hesitate.  Evacuate! 

If it looks like a lot of rain is coming, do all the obvious things first: make sure that all your windows and doors are closed properly.  You may want to get some sand bags and put them in places that will keep the rain from coming in.  Be sure to check your sump pump to make sure that it is working and plugged in.   

This would be a good time to check your flash lights and batteries.  Make sure that each person in the house has a flashlight and that there are lots of batteries. Make sure that you have supplies, especially water, for a couple of days for you and your family just in case you can't get out right away.  If you have prescriptions that are running low, you may want to fill them ahead of the storm.  

The best thing you can do is be prepared.  If after all that preparation water still gets into your house, call SERVPRO of Ozaukee County at 262-242-8888 and we will dry out your structure.