Recent Water Damage Posts

Emergency Tips for CLEAN Water Damage

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

DO:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source
  • Turn off circuit breaker for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and table top items
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood clocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floor
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature

DON’T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. ALWAYS avoid electrical shock hazards
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Be sure to call SERVPRO of South Kenosha County if you have a water loss or water damage in your residential or commercial property. We want to respond ASAP and help prevent secondary damage.

(262) 332-7044 

Faster to your South Kenosha Water Damage Event

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your South Kenosha Water Damage Event SERVPRO of South Kenosha County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in South Kenosha

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of South Kenosha County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (262) 332 7044

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of South Kenosha County

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Kenosh County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

12/5/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 262-332-7044

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Kenosha County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Kenosha County

SERVPRO of South Kenosha County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.