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Our Marketers Love to Network!

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Our Marketing Representatives love to market and network! There are many positive aspects and networking and meeting people at events. Right now, there are a ton of reconstruction events going on the marketing and networking world! This is a great SERVPRO because the construction department is growing more and more every day! The more people you meet, the more likely it is that they will remember you when they are experiencing a disaster! You never know who you might meet that may become a new client. When disaster strikes, it is never scheduled.

Not only is it beneficial when we meet potential clients, but it might work in our marketers favor as well! It is always good to meet new people and potentially expand our business!

Who Can Help With My Home Restoration?

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

With so many options in our society, who is the best, most trusted, and will stand by their work when working on my home restoration after an event happens that causes damage?

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County is dedicated to always standing above the competition and constantly doing due diligence to maintain the highest standards when doing home and business restoration. We encourage you to see our local reviews of customers. Often the advice form others is what solidifies who you will trust when it comes to repairing your most valuable asset.

We also pride ourselves on offering a gamut of services that allow you to know that when SERVPRO shows up at your home or business we can handle the job.

We encourage you to investigate any company that you are going to hire to make repairs in your home. SERVPRO offers several remediation services including:

  • Water Damage Issues
  • Fire Damage Repair and Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration & Cleanup
  • Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

No one wants to deal with repairs at their home or business. At SERVPRO – we understand and go to great lengths to work with your schedule, make sure that our staff is trained to make sure you and your restoration needs are handled with care, and the highest standards.

If you have home or business restoration needs call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County to set up an evaluation and estimate to bring your property back to life (262) 332-7044.

What Do Noisy Pipes Mean?

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Are noises coming from your pipes? What does it mean?

Every home is vulnerable to a pipe break or a pipe burst, especially in the annual freeze-thaw that South Kenosha, WI sees every year. Sometimes you might hear mysterious noises coming from your pipes such as: Banging, Humming, Gurgling, Whistling, or Rattling.

But what do these noises mean, and should you be worried? It is always a good idea to call your local plumbing and water damage experts, but here are a few clues to what these sounds might be signaling.

  1. Water Pressure Problems

If you hear banging or humming noises, it is likely that there is an issue with your water pressure. To prevent a pipe leak, call in professionals to determine whether your water pressure is too high. It is always smarter to prevent a pipe burst in the first place than to fix broken pipelines after the face.

 2. Blockages and Back-ups

Banging or gurgling may indicate an obstruction in your water lines that is getting in the way of the water flow. If left unattended, these blockages can lead to major problems in the future, so if you hear these sounds coming from your pipes, you’ll be thanking yourself soon for calling in professionals sooner rather than later.

 3. Loose Components

Whistling, rattling, and squealing noises can all come from various parts of the plumbing system coming loose and shaking around. It could be the large metal contraptions holding the pipes up, or the tiniest washer or valve wiggling loose, but ay flaw in the water line can cause water damage disaster. Many of these potentially moving parts are probably hidden in your home, so you’ll need a professional to come in and give you a diagnosis. Just remember, time is of the essence when it comes to a pipe break just waiting to happen.

Properly functioning pipes don’t make much noise at all, so if you hear anything unusual, just ask for help. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County is always a phone call away. 262-332-7044.

Preparing For Fall Storms

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Getting your home ready for cooler temperatures and stormy weather for fall is wise, whether you are a homeowner, a business owner, or both. Weather may be unpredictable during the fall in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but you won’t have to worry about it if you start to prepare now. Here at SERVPRO of South Kenosha County, we have some preparation suggestions for you to consider:

  • Remove dead leaves and debris form your gutters and drainpipes. This will prevent clogging during the wet weather. Drain all outdoor faucets ahead of freezing weather as soon as possible.
  • While late summer is not the time to heavily prune trees and bushes, it is a good time to remove any branches that are dead or look like they could become dangerous during a fall storm. If you have a tree that you think may be dead or dying, contact an arborist to come and look at it. If it is dead and near your home, you will want to have it removed before anything happens during a storm.
  • Examine all your windows and doors for cracks. If you find any, have them sealed so that you can stay warm and save energy this winter. You’ll be saving both time and money!
  • A roof inspection ahead of cold weather will tell you if your roof needs any attention before any fall storms. Loose shingles can be replaced more easily when its warm and dry outside. If you have siding on your home, look it over for any loose sections; fall storms bring wind that can create problems.
  • Make sure your entry walkways are in good shape with out any buckling or crumbling. When the surround ground is wet it can compromise cement, causing it to crack and split.

 If you need help with preparing your home for storm season, you can give us a call. We have the experience and skills needed to take care of your property to keep them safe. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too! 262-332-7044.

Company That Does Board-Ups

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered if there was a company out there that does board-ups? There is. And that company is SERVPRO of South Kenosha County. Whether you need a residential or commercial property to be boarded up, we are here to help.

Whether after a fire, storm, or other structural disasters, boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should ever have to go through. Especially if it is your property that has been damaged.

Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, which makes the situation even worse. And, as you know, excess moisture can result in mold damage. The process of boarding up after an unexpected damage can also be as dangerous as the damage itself. Our experienced and qualified professionals here at SERVPRO of South Kenosha County can board up the damaged property. We mitigate and remediate the original damage while providing you with peace of mind.

The next time you are searching for a company that does board-ups, look no further. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County has you covered. If you have a property that needs to be boarded up, call us at 262-332-7044.

We Take Care of Your Personal Belongings

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

contents Customer's contents brought back to our shop for cleaning.

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 in an emergency. As a customer, knowing that I will be taken care of from start to finish, is exactly what I am 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! Give us a call 262-332-7044

How to Clean your Gas Range

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

A gas range is the preferred appliance of cooks because it provides a more uniform cooking method than an electric range. A bonus is the fact that it heats up immediately. The disadvantage of a gas stove is that it is more complicated to clean. Dried food should be cleaned up quickly before they create a smoke smell. You can become a pro at cleaning your stove by following a few simple instructions.

You just need a few simple materials to conduct a thorough range cleaning. Just grab dish soap, white vinegar, paper towels, and a clean scrub brush or a toothbrush.

To clean the stove, fill the kitchen sink with HOT, sudsy water using a few drops of dish soap. Remove the grates and burner caps from the gas range and soak them in the water. After they have soaked a bit, scrub them with a toothbrush to remove any stubborn debris. Brush loose crumbs off the stovetop with a paper towel and spray the entire area with a solution of one part vinegar to one part water. Let It sit for a couple minutes. Wipe the area with clean paper towels. Make sure you clean the knobs and the back panel also. If dried bits of food or debris remain, squirt a drop of soap onto the toothbrush and give it a good scrub. Wipe the area dry with paper towels. Remove the burner caps and scrub them with sudsy water. Dry them completely.

Once you have cleaned up all the crumbs and debris, put all the parts back together. Repeat this routine every month to maintain a clean, shiny stove. If you ever suspect smoke or fire damage, call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County to conduct a fire damage assessment.

262-332-7044

We Offer Commercial Restoration Services

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

As much as we wish they wouldn’t, disaster happens, and all types of damage occur. From fires to water damage, mold, smoke, storms, natural disasters, and biohazards like COVID-19, there are a lot of unfortunate events that can wreak havoc on our homes, businesses, and other buildings frequently throughout our lives. In addition to specializing in residential restoration, SERVPRO of South Kenosha also offers commercial restoration services to help you restore and repair your commercial properties after any damage that they experience.

Every hour you spend cleaning after a disaster hits your business, you are losing time and money that you could dedicate to furthering your objectives. This is where SERVPRO of South Kenosha County steps in. Our team of professional restoration experts can be on-site at your business when an emergency hits, and we are dedicated to helping you restore and repair your business as fast as we can to help you get back on your feet and to business as usual.

Our disaster recovery team is trained to address restoration following tornadoes, blizzards and floods, no matter the size of the damage.

Our commercial restoration services include water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation and storm damage cleanup. In addition to restoring damage cause by natural disasters. All our technicians have hours of training and certifications.

Give us a call at 262-332-7044 at any time of day or night, after experiencing damage to your commercial property or a large loss of any kind. We are on call and ready to help you restore your property as fast as we can.

Reasons for Noisy Pipes

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common concern for homeowners because of the rapid and costly damage that ensures from a pipe break or other water issue. With the fear of repairs lurking in their minds, many homeowners worry when they hear strange noises coming from the pipes. While some concern is normal, most noises stem from three fixable problems.

1. Loose Connections  

The primary cause of whistling from faucets is not a pipe burst. Instead, the likely culprit is a loose or worn-out washer. You can often correct the problem by tightening the little screw in the handle of the faucet. However, if the noise is coming from multiple sinks and it does not matter which faucet is open, you may want to call a plumbing specialist in Kenosha, WI to take a look.

2. Faulty Ballcock

If you hear a rushing or hissing sound, do not immediately bring the alarm for a pipe break. Many hissing sounds stem from toilet appliances. The most likely cause is a loose or old ballcock in the toilet tank. If you replace the mechanism in the tank, the problem noise should correct itself. If the noise persists, it can speak to another problem deeper in the system, so you would likely want to have it assessed.

3. Rapid Cutoffs

There is one noise that could suggest you need to fix the broken pipe or resolve the problem quickly. If you hear hammering or banging when turning on or off the water supply, you have a rapid shutoff occurring in the system. The constant banging can cause loose connections or leaks if left unresolved. While homeowners worry about a pipe break or sudden water damage, there is often little to fear from the noises in your pipes. Sounds only indicate that something requires your attention. but that doesn't always equate to costly and time-consuming repairs.

If you have encountered a broken pipe you should fix it right away. If you need any help, give us a call 262-332-7044.

Prepare for a Storm NOW

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

There are eight simple things that you can do NOW to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.

  1. Maintain your yard and balcony. Store away items that could blow around if strong winds occur.
  1. Clean your gutters, down spouts and drains to prevent blockages.
  1. Trim trees and branches that could potentially fall on your home.
  1. Fix any damage to your roof.
  1. Check to make sure your insurance policy is current and adequate.
  1. Make a Home Emergency Plan for your family that outlines what you would do in an emergency.
  1. Prepare an emergency kit with essentials incase you lose power or need to leave home in an emergency.
  1. Listen to your local radio station and other media for weather warnings.