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Refreshed Look, Same SERVPRO

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

new logo SERVPRO's New Logo

As Spring is right around the corner, we find ourselves pulling out cooler clothing as the warmer weather approaches us. Trees start to get leaves, and the grass gets green.

Here at SERVPRO we are refreshing our look as well. On November 1st we introduced our new logo, with a fresh brand descriptor as well. Best part is we are still the same SERVPRO just updating our look. We did not adopt a new name, no new logo design, just a refreshed look to streamline the ever growing #1 brand in Cleanup and Restoration.

With the new look we are focusing on being the Full-Service Provider you expect from SERVPRO! Cleaning. Restoration. Construction.

Now Construction is not a new focus for us but one most clients and customers did not know we offered. The new bolder logo clearly allows us to really make it “Like it never even happened.”

This is our promise to you to be “Ready for Whatever Happens” and “Faster to Any Disaster.”

We know that weather can turn from a beautiful day to a severe weather threat. But weather is not the only factor we deal with. Pipe’s bursting in homes or businesses causing water damage, and fire’s causing more than expected damages, you can trust the same green trucks to help make it “Like It Never Even Happened,” happen.

South Kenosha and our surrounding areas are forever growing and changing. Having a trusted partner for both commercial and residential property damages is vital.

To learn more about our services and what we have to offer please visit our website www.SERVPROsouthkenoshacountywi.com.

If a disaster strikes your home or business call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 262-332-7044 to speak with one of our team members if you have any questions.

What is Hiding in your Ducts?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

dirty duct Keeping your ductwork clean is vital

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irrigating dust throughout your building, office, or home.

A routine part of a SERVPRO Franchise Professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save your money. Apart from helping financially, a clean HVAC system will also permit your home’s air quality to remain in immaculate condition.

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County is always here to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call 262-332-7044.

Fire Safety During Winter Storms

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

Winter Storms can happen almost anywhere. They can cause problems. Know what to do before and after a storm. This will help keep you and your family safe from a winter fire.

  • Test all smoke alarms. Do this at least once a month. This way you will know they are working. Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Test the alarms.
  • Plan two ways out of your home in case of an emergency. Clear the driveway and from walkway of any ice or snow. This will provide easy access to your home.
  • Make sure your house number can be seen from the street. That way if you need help, firefighters will be able to find you.
  • Be ready in case your power goes out. Have flashlights on hand. Also, have battery-powered lighting and fresh batteries. Never use candles!
  • Stay aware of winter weather. Listen to the television or radio updates.
  • Check on your neighbors and check on others who may need help.
  • Generators should be used outdoors. Keep them away from windows and doors. Do not run a generator inside your garage, even if the door is open.
  • Stay away from downed wires. Report any downed wires to authorities.
  • Be ready if the heat stops working. Use extra layers of clothes and blankets to stay warm. If you use an emergency heat source, keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away.
  • Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room and turn them off when you go to bed.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  There are more home fires in winter than in any other season. Half of all home heating fires happen in December, January, and February.

SERVPRO South Kenosha County is always here to help and answer any questions you may have.

414-332-7044.

When Does Your Insurance Cover a Flood?

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

man in a call center Make sure your flood insurance is up to date.

Experiencing a disaster at home can be devastating. Flooding is one of the most common and damaging incidents that homeowners come across. There are some cases where your homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage of a basement flood and other water damage. Other situations require that you turn to secondary flood insurance to file a claim.

What Your Homeowner’s Insurance Covers

You purchase homeowner’s insurance to help you when an accidental damage occurs on your home and property. This applies to a flooded house as well. If there is sudden, unintentional water damage, your insurance should step in and help with repair and replacement costs. Some examples include:

  • A broken pipe
  • A failed appliance such as a dishwasher or water heater that expels water onto the floors or walls
  • A leaky roof that lets rainwater into the attic

What Your Homeowner’s Policy Doesn’t Cover

Traditional insurance coverage won’t take care of all your water damage. If you fail to properly maintain appliances and other systems in your home, the insurance company won’t likely pay to repair the damage. If you intentionally cause flooding on your property, it will void any insurance protection, and you may face legal issues. Also, your policy will not cover the cause of the water damage, just the results. For example, if your refrigerator breaks and leaks water down the wall, ruining the drywall, your insurance will pay to replace the wall but not the fridge.

When To Get Flood Insurance

You can get supplemental flood coverage to take care of water damage from issues such as sewer backups or main water line breaks. If you live in an area where a basement flood would be common because of severe storms or overflowing rivers or canals, you should consider purchasing flood insurance.

When you’ve got a basement flood or other damage, its nice to know you can call a professional flood remediation team. SERVPRO OF SOUTH KENOSHA is always here to help. Give us a call 262-332-7044.

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