Faces of the Team
SERVPRO of South Kenosha County 2021
Marching into 2021 - SERVPRO of South Kenosha County
Showcased is our awesome, dedicated, hardworking team who helps make this business run. Each trained employee holds a special position here!
Left: Mike (Owner), Leon (Production), Kathy (Marketing), Eric (Production Manager), Michael (Production), Shawn (Project Manager), Marcella (Office Manager), Robert (Production), Jay (Production), and Kathy (Owner).
We are blessed to have such an amazing, kind-hearted crew. They work every day to help restore the community. We love hearing great comments and reviews from customers who have been serviced by us. If you ever find yourself in a restoration need, SERVPRO of South Kenosha is here to help.
Let us help you get back to business . . .
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County today at 262-332-7044 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Free Winter Fires
SERVPRO of South Kenosha County knows fire’s strength. We are here to help you and our local community prevent and battle this force.
Fire prevention tips:
- Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.
- Keep portable generators outside away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.
- Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
- Plug only 1 heat producing appliance (like a space heater) into an electrical outlet a time.
- Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
- Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it outside at least 10 feet from you home and any nearby buildings.
- Keep portable generators outside away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.
SERVPRO of South Kenosha County has seen their fair share of fire losses. We are here for you, cleaning up and restoring all that matters to you.Fire Damage Call us at 262-332-7044. We are open and have crews 24/7!
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder . . .
Do you see the beauty in this icicle like I do?
Icicles are beautiful at first sight but beware of their power. They can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up in your house. The after effects of this happening include warped floors, sagging ceilings, soggy insulation in your attic, and a magnet for mold and mildew.
Tips to prevent and fix an ice dam:
- Use heated cables along the roof’s edge
- Blow in cold air to the underside of your roof
- Rake off the snow with a long-handled aluminum roof rake
- Ventilate eaves and ridges
- Cap the hatch
- Exhaust to the outside
- Add insulation
- Install sealed can lights
- Flash around chimneys
- Seal and insulate ducts
- Caulk penetrations
- Read the attached article for details
- And lucky #13, call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County for additional tips.
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Thanksgiving Food Drive
Dropping off donation bins at participating locations - Lakeside Foods (Paddock Lake)
And just like that we’re on to the next holiday and it’s the end of 2020.
I want to take a moment to step back and thank all the local businesses who helped participate in our Thanksgiving Food Drive: Lakeside Foods in Paddock Lake and Sandlots of Salem in Salem.
All the non-perishable items collected were dropped off at a couple places who we knew needed to stock up. This year we donated to the Sharing Center, St. Vincent DePaul, and Westosha Lakes Church. As 2020 has taken a toll on most of us, it has also affected our community members as well. Many of us are very fortunate and can help give back. We were proud of the items collected and donated back into the community.
Everyone is just looking to have a blessed and beautiful holiday season. Although things may have looked different this year, we can still spread joy and cheer.
While we can’t connect like usual, don’t forget to call your loved ones and make someone smile. Life is too short to not call. Enjoy the moment this holiday season.
SERVPRO of South Kenosha County
Storms, the never-ending season
Our vans are ready to go anywhere, rain or snow.
Storms do not stop, they just come at us with a change of pace. We are getting to the point where we are switching from rain to snow. For most of us, we aren’t excited, but for some they are! Mother Nature is bringing on the colder weather, and we all know what comes with it. We are here for the good and the not so good times of winter: sledding, fires, hot coco, family time, and even frozen pipes, icy roads, and icy sidewalks. I know living in the Midwest we’ve prepared for that, but no one likes when it comes around for the first time each year.
So here we are, with our yearly reminders!
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
Neat & Tidy
Sweep, sweep, sweep! Time to tidy up!
South Kenosha County, are you ready? Cause we are!! We’re ready for anything that comes at us. Knowing that anything can come our way, we like to keep our vans neat and tidy. It is important for us to stay organized and efficient, whether that is in production or the office. Realizing that we can get a call at any time of the night keeps us motivated to keep ourselves prepared for whatever strikes us.
Our clients are our number 1 priority! We are here to help educate and assist while emotion are running high. Knowing that you signed with a company that has your back no matter what is promising to hear. We fight for you because we are hired by YOU and not your insurance company.
We are the highly trained team you want! Check out our team!
SERVPRO of South Kenosha County
Tips for a First Timer
Ready to Respond! Shown are our air movers, these will be deployed onsite once it has entered its drying phase.
Concerned about a water loss and not sure what to do next? Don’t worry, the professionals at SERVPRO of South Kenosha County know how to help and educate you along the way. Check out some tips!
Emergency Water Damage Tips
- Shut off the water source if possible.
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
- Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
- Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
- Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
- Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.
Water Damage Services
- Emergency Response: Reduce Loss Severity/Pretesting for Restorability.
- Contents Cleaning Specialists: On-Site or Move Out.
- Structural Restoration Services.
- Large Loss Completion with Trained Crew Leaders
Are you Covered For That Loss?
Majority of the contents are off the ground. Homeowners awaiting SERVPRO to show up and start restoring.
WOWZERS! Those storms really hit hard last week! Storms this bad don’t come often, but when they do, we want you to be prepared!
Have you made sure your insurance policy is up to date with full coverage for your needs? Are you under insured or not insured for sump pump coverage? Did you find this out after the storm tore through this town?
As we talk with our local insurance agents, we remind our agents the importance of this coverage. We have been around the block a few too many times. Our job is to see what is happening out in the field and relay that to the insurance agents to ensure we are both taking care of our clients. Sharing experiences, job photos, and damage cost, shows them why this really is important for both of our clients. It is a team effort for all of us to be taken care of. Give the professionals the chance to make sure things are done right.
Minor things that can assist in a storm event:
- Keeping an eye out for your sump pump: during a storm, check on it every hour or so
- Do not forget about your neighbors, especially if it is their second home
- Check your gutters for clogged debris
- Move contents to a higher location to prevent secondary damage
- Consider a generator: this can be a tremendous asset if the power is out
- Have a back up battery operated sump pump that can kick in when power goes out
- Mop up standing water
- Use a wet/dry vacuum if needed
If your basement needs restoration, give us a call
Fourth of July – Independence Day
Firefighter on scene putting out a grill fire.
It is going to be a hot one this year! The Fourth of July is on a Saturday this year, which means a lot of people will be outside, grilling, and hanging out. As we get together with one another it is important to remember the safety of grilling. Check out below for some tip and tricks about your grill. Stay safe this weekend everyone!
General grilling tips:
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
Before you use your grill:
- Check the major connection points between the gas (propane) tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
- Check the gas (propane) tank hose for the potential (gas) leaks. To do that:
- Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle.
- Turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose (big enough to see).
- If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
- If there are bubbles, turn off the tank and check connections, then have your grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
- If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.
When the grill is on:
- As you are cooking, if you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners.
- If the leak stops immediately, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
- If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.
On average, 8,900 home fires are started by grilling accidents each year. By utilizing these tips can help prevent a serious problem from happening on a memorable weekend.
If something does come up, call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County.