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Where Did My Stuff Go?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Two-step cleaning process in house Shown is some items that would be able to be salvaged and cleaned.

Ever wonder what happens to your personal contents when you’ve experienced a fire or water loss in your home?!

Depending on the item, and the material it is made of, will dictate where it goes off to. The items that will typically come back to our shop will be the items that can be cleaned with a two-step rinse and dry process. Items that will go to a trustworthy, dependable third-party would-be electronics, furniture restoration, document restoration, and or anything that is outside of our reach. We want to ensure the customer’s personal property is getting handled by the best professionals in our area!

There is a peace of mind knowing that SERVPRO of South Kenosha County will be your one stop shop in an emergency. As a customer, knowing that I will be taken care of from start to finish, is exactly what I’m looking for. Our team is glad to provide that kind of service for you.

If you run into a situation, you know who can help!

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Communicating with the property owners It is very critical to keep all parties informed and updated throughout the process of the job.

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.

Specialized Training

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
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 South Kenosha County, 262-332-7044

Ghostbusters? or SERVPRO Technicians?

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning wall with our HEPA vacuums Our production technicians are out in the field cleaning garage walls acting like Ghost Busters. Playing a little dress up today!

Who you gonna call….. GHOST…. Wait. SERVPRO of SOUTH KENOSHA COUNTY!

What are those Ghostbusters looking things on their backs?! Are they sucking up ghosts and spirits?

Silly customer, those are our HEPA vacuums! HEPA stands for (High-Efficiency Particulate Air). The main difference between a conventional vacuum and a HEPA vacuum is that the HEPA filters can capture extremely small, micron-sized particles. They can collect particles of 0.3 microns trapping 99.97% of particles that are airborne.

When would you see something like this in action?! We would use these on any kind of cleaning, demolition, and/or mold remediation jobs. These filters just help keep the air quality safe and helps to not release the particulates into the air.

If you need our service- CALL US!

- Your team @ South Kenosha

262-332-7044

Custom Woodwork

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Custom Carpentry Bathroom This photo shows some quality customer carpentry. Water losses can throw homeowners in a dizzy if their hard work is tampered. Check out this article

And just like that, there is 6 inches of water in your basement and you’re yelling up the stairs, “Ummmm honey! We have a slight problem, can you get SERVPRO of South Kenosha on the phone.” At this point, he/she calls SERVPRO and we respond within a reasonable amount of time. She/he can now assume to contact your insurance agent next to see your coverage on the affected finished basement.

While trying to stay calm, the water isn’t dissipating, and your personal contents are starting to float. As the items rise, so does your emotions. Thinking about all the memories and hard work that was put into the basement to get it into the position it was before. The long nights and hours spent on the custom woodwork and carpentry, is sending you in to a panic. BUT don’t worry, because SERVPRO of South Kenosha is already on their way.

One of the many things our franchise specializes in is restoring hard wood floors from water damage. If there is moisture trapped under your beautiful hardwoods, one of the first things you will notice is your flooring starting to “cup” or "buckle". This will give a good indication that there is moisture under that floor.

When it comes to drying, we all have different techniques that we can use. At our franchise We have highly qualified and trained employees with specialty equipment that will get the job done right. Making those floors look, “like it never even happened.”

Call us if your concerned about your quality hardwoods.

262-332-7044

What Does Having a Fire Mean?

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Bristol FD Live Burn Bristol, Salem Lakes, and Antioch FD tackle a live burn event. Training all the time to make them better and stronger for when the time comes.

How to Understand Fire Damage Cleanup

Residential and commercial fire damage isn't easy to repair.

Fire Damage Restoration from a Trusted Source

When a fire rips through your home or business, the smoke and fire damage can be overwhelming. You don't know where to begin with your fire cleanup. You're dealing with a smoke smell that won't go away, soot damage, and personal property damage. Things you didn’t imagine worrying about.

Fire in the home and business can cause extensive damage. Fire damage restoration is not a job you should handle on your own. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County professionals deal with commercial and residential fire damages. Our company can assist you with fire damage restoration from start to finish, we’ll be there with you. Our qualified Project Manager’s will walk through the scope of work with all parties, so everyone is on the same page as we progress. Communication is a huge priority within our company. You can contact our office or project managers at any time with questions. We are here to help you!

(262) 332 7044

Decisions after the Fire

Decisions must be made once the fire is put out and the fire department considers the property to be safe. Our company will progress with the scope of work that was determined during the initial inspection. Your contents may be destroyed, and you may be left in distraught. Our company wants to restore your personal properties, especially the ones that mean the most to you. We are your one stop shop to getting your items cleaned and or salvaged, unless deemed lost. It seems that when it comes to personal property, our communication must be on point. These items may have sentimental value or even a dollar value that you can’t imagine losing.

The smoke smell will be so heavy you are afraid it will never go away. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County can handle the odor cleanup and fire damage restoration job for you. At the completion of the project and you’re back in your property, you’ll forget what the odor originally smelt like. We are able to deal with every aspect of your fire cleanup job after there has been a fire in the house or business.

We can handle commercial fire damage in addition to residential damage. The size of the property doesn't matter. We will put the processes in place to board up the property to protect it from intrusion, eliminate the smoke smell, and tackle every type of damage that has occurred. Our protocol is very similar for residential versus commercial. The scope of work will be detailed with all appropriate parties. The use of the proper tools, technique, and cleaning products will effectively address soot damage, as well as every other type of damage that has taken place.

If it is possible to salvage your property after residential or commercial fire damage, SERVPRO of South Kenosha County will help you to put this terrible time behind you. 

Residential and commercial fire damage isn't easy to repair, but a professional service will be with you every step of the way to help you cope during this difficult time. You will be able to get back to a normal life once your cleanup and restoration is over.

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County -

(262) 332 7044

Why SERVPRO of South Kenosha

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Initial Inspection with Customers It's great to have all parties involved with the loss so we are all of the same page. We try our best to have minimal miscommunications.

Work Order Phases- Here is the breakdown of our protocol when a lead comes in.

Phase I: Initial inspection: Scope of work is generated. Conversation with all parties involved will be updated on what will need to happen in order to restore your property back to preloss condition. Once approved by the homeowner/business-owner, initial documents must be signed.  If you are filing an insurance claim the necessary approvals will need to be approved by your insurance carrier and then documented before mitigation can start. If you are not going through insurance, 50% down is required before mitigation can start. An agreed upon price will be discussed before down payment is required.

Phase II: Once approvals have been approved, the mitigation process will start. Based off the scope of work, services can include demolition, cleaning, pack-out, dumpster rental, pod rental, etc. Necessary drying equipment will be placed and monitored to ensure that the structure has met the recommended drying goals. Once drying goals have been met and the structure is dry, mitigation is complete. At this time any and all equipment will be removed from the property. Final documentation will need to be signed for the mitigation portion of this loss.

Phase III:  At this time, you may select a contractor of your choice to repair your property back to preloss condition. If you are inquiring to have SERVPRO of South Kenosha County do any repair work, an inspection and estimate will need to be scheduled, written, and submitted to all parties involved. No repairs will start until an agreed upon price is established with all parties. Once a contract is written and signed, 50% down payment will be collected before repairs can begin.

Sincerely, SERVPRO of South Kenosha County

Wisconsin Winters = Frozen Pipes

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment Coming out of the Truck Shown is our professional dehumidifier! These will help adsorb moisture out of the air.

This 2019-2020 winter has been an unpredictable one. Snow on Halloween, freezing temperatures one day and then 60° the next. Is the snow coming, or are we going to be snow free until spring?

Reasoning for pipes bursting or leaking is related to the pipes location and how they are insulated. Water pipes burst because the water inside them expands as it gets close to freezing, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the metal or plastic pipe to contain, it ruptures. Leaving you with an unpleasant mess to handle.

The three most common ways for pipes to freeze are quick drop in temperature, poor insulation, and or thermostats set too low. When the temperatures drop low, here is what to do for your home:

  • Make sure all outside house faucets are shut off.
  • Make sure you are keeping your home at a temperature no lower than 55° F
  • Make sure that all attic and crawl spaces are well insulated
  • Make sure you plumbing is insulated properly.

If you have a pipe that burst this winter season, SERVPRO of South Kenosha is available to help assist you at any time, 24/7. Please call us at (262) 332-7044.

We are your one stop shop, give us a call to get you taken care of! ??

Paint Splatter? OH NO!

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

Paint Splatter All geared up in PPE, ready to remove paint!

Why choose SERVPRO of South Kenosha County?

We aren’t your typical Joes, we’re better! Handling anything that comes across the phone.

Well, we are more than just your average water, fire, and mold mitigators. This week we took on a project many wouldn’t think to call about. A homeowner called in and was looking to get paint splatters removed off a neighboring fence. This is a unique kind of call, but it is something that we can take care of. The proper removal of the paint is done by Soda Blasting! This is an abrasive blasting method used with Sodium Bicarbonate, otherwise known as Baking Soda!! The baking soda is applied at a high pressure to the surface of the material, in this case the fence. Due to the fence being stained wood, the finish did come off. This was established before we started the project. The homeowner is just excited to have his fence without white paint splatters. He is going to finalize the project by restaining the fence when he has time!

A huge positive about soda blasting is that it’s environmentally friendly and biodegradable. It is also non-toxic and water soluble. As you can see in the photo, there is a garden bed right below the fence. Happy to inform the customer that this will not damage their flowers, as it will not build up in the soil! This method can remove grease and paint up to 15 times quicker than industrial hydro-blasting.

As it is no surprise to me, at the end of it all the homeowner was extremely pleased with the final product. So appreciative of our crew rocking this job.

If you ever come across a situation like this, give us a call!    262-332-7044

Are your Gutters Prepped for the Rain?

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fall Chores Fall Chores- Make it fun, enjoy with your family!

It’s Fall Y’all!! Down here the leaves are slowly starting to change and fall off as we get into the colder days. We all know that Fall is extremely beautiful, but they leave such a mess behind! Not only do I have to rake the yard, but also break out the ladder to clean my gutters?! I know how much of a pain it can be, BUT it is extremely crucial in order to avoid damage to your home or roof.

I know when people tell you to clean your gutters, you roll your eyes and say that you’ll get around to it. Very common. This one to two-hour project has never been fun, BUT it could save you potentially thousands of dollars if it were to collapse and ruin your roof.

We all know that gutters are intended to collect rain and bring that away from the foundation. If there are too many leaves clogging up the line, it could cause overflow or other damage to your property. You don’t want to stress your roof with all that pressure.  Plus, with the amount of rain we have got in Southeastern Wisconsin, the ground is very saturated. With there being no where for the water to go, it may try to seep into the basement or crawl space.

SO… When you see the rain coming off the gutters instead of going down it, it’s a settle reminder to break out to ladder and check on those gutters!

If you do seem to have some water damage in your home, give SERVPRO of South Kenosha County a call to come out and moisture map to see where that water is located.

Happy Fall! Enjoy those Fall activities!

Give us a call, (262) 332-7077

HMMM… WHAT TO DO NEXT AFTER A LOSS

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Rain, Rain, Go Away. In Southeastern Wisconsin we have received so much rain and have had so many mini storm events within our communities. BUT….

Does anyone else like to be organized like me!? I love having things planned out, so I feel ahead of the game. Nothing is worse than already feeling behind the 8-ball due to having an unexpected loss. Well today I’m going to give you some insight and share the process when you call us in. This helps give you, as a homeowner or business owner, a better understanding of the different phases we work through as we make progress.

Phase I: Initial inspection: Scope of work is generated. Conversation with all parties involved will be updated on what will need to happen in order to restore your property back to preloss condition. Once approved by the homeowner/business-owner, initial documents must be signed.  If you are filing an insurance claim the necessary approvals will need to be approved by your insurance carrier and then documented before mitigation can start. If you are not going through insurance, 50% down is required before mitigation can start. An agreed upon price will be discussed before down payment is required.

Phase II: Once approvals have been approved, the mitigation process will start. Based off the scope of work, services can include demolition, cleaning, pack-out, dumpster rental, pod rental, etc. Necessary drying equipment will be placed and monitored to ensure that the structure has met the recommended drying goals. Once drying goals have been met and the structure is dry, mitigation is complete. At this time any and all equipment will be removed from the property. Final documentation will need to be signed for the mitigation portion of this loss.

Phase III:  At this time, you may select a contractor of your choice to repair your property back to preloss condition. If you are inquiring to have SERVPRO of South Kenosha County do any repair work, an inspection and estimate will need to be scheduled, written, and submitted to all parties involved. No repairs will start until an agreed upon price is established with all parties. Once a contract is written and signed, 50% down payment will be collected before repairs can begin.