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Well Pump Causes Water Damage To Local Rental Property

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Well pump located under kitchen sink Even a Well Pump Can Cause Water Damage

A well pump that failed led to significant water damage at this property on Okauchee Lake.  This picture shows the new well pump that was installed by a licensed plumber because the former one developed a crack and slowly leaked water into the kitchen.  This kitchen was recently remodeled and the cabinets were installed on top the new vinyl tile.  Because the water migrated under the vinyl tile and there was no way to dry the floor through the vinyl, the sink had to be removed, granite countertops removed, cabinets detached and flooring removed so that the subfloor could be dried.

SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was called in to clean the disaster and coordinate the demo and dry out the structure.  The property owner was happy with SERVPRO because we were able to begin the same day and his tenant would be inconvenienced for as short a time as possible.

Please call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc or SERVPRO of SW Waukesha Count for all your water damage needs, both commercial and residential.  920-674-3002 or 262-542-0900.

SERVPRO Provides "Deep" Cleaning Commercial Services

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Dirt on a hardwood floor SERVPRO Provides Floor Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is called to perform all types of cleaning services, in addition to fire and water damage clean up and restoration.  In this case, a local restaurant owner called on SERVPRO to do a "deep" cleaning of the hardwood floors.

The normal wear and tear of this of this hardwood floor was beyond cleaning with traditional methods.  As a result, it was recommended that the floors be sanded and refinished, which would make these floors look shiny and new.  In this case the restaurant owner elected for our standard floor cleaning services but she will be using us in the spring when she will be ready for a complete sanding and refinishing of the entire restaurant.  SERVPRO works with numerous subcontractors in many different industries to accomplish the task at hand.

Please call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc or SERVPRO of SW Waukesha Count for all your cleaning nees,  both commercial and residential.  We offer more services beyond fire and water cleanup and restoration.  920-674-3002 or 262-542-0900.

Watch or Warning - What is the Difference?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Watch or Warning...what is the difference? When storms begin to brew, terminology may begin to sound confusing. Storms can go from light to heavy within the blink of an eye. If the weather becomes dangerous, here are some definitions to help distinguish the severity of them.  

Flash Flood Watch: A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.  

Flash Flood Warning: A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.  

Flood Watch: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.  

Flood Warning: A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. 

SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is here to help in any case of flooding or water damage that may occur due to a storm. In the event you have a flooding situation in your home, please call us. We are here to help. 262-542-0900 of 920-674-3002

Watch or Warning - What is the Difference?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Watch sign on road caused by flooding Heavy Rains May Cause Flooding On Roads And In Structures

Watch or Warning...what is the difference? When storms begin to brew, terminology may begin to sound confusing. Storms can go from light to heavy within the blink of an eye. If the weather becomes dangerous, here are some definitions to help distinguish the severity of them.  

Flash Flood Watch: A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.  

Flash Flood Warning: A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.  

Flood Watch: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.  

Flood Warning: A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. 

SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is here to help in any case of flooding or water damage that may occur due to a storm. In the event you have a flooding situation in your home, please call us. We are here to help. 262-542-0900 of 920-674-3002

Containment Speeds Up Drying In Water Damaged Areas

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Plastic wall hung with poles Building Temporary Plastic Walls Helps With Drying

By using a simple containment system, as seen in this commercial property in Oconomowoc, WI, we can decrease the size of the area we are drying.

Setting up plastic containment walls allows the dry, dehumidified air to focus on the affected area, in a smaller cavity.  This process speeds drying in the areas that have water damage and lessens costs to our clients and customers.  In this case we had a saturated water damaged floor in one area of a large showroom from a broken water pipe. The water leaked onto a large carpeted area. Using containment, we were able to focus the drying to only the affected areas instead of drying the whole showroom. This process is simple but effective and is used often with great success.  

For all of your commercial or residential water damage needs, please call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at 920-674-3002 or SERVPRO SW Waukesha County at 262-542-0900. We are here to help. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Establishes Environments Favorable For Drying

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo with House SERVPRO Uses Latest Technology to Dry Structures

Why and how does SERVPRO establish environments favorable for drying  

We do this by manipulating temperature and humidity levels with the aid of state of the art monitoring and drying equipment to produce optimum drying conditions. 

Psychrometry is the study of the air and its properties. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure, enabling SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc professionals to create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.  

Water can damage materials in two ways: first, by absorption through direct contact with water; and absorption of moisture from the air. Measuring the moisture content of the air is critical to the drying process.  

Even small water damages from broken water pipes, overflown sinks, and dishwasher or washing machine malfunctions can cause severe structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc has the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire or water loss.  

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. Our goal is to make it...”Like it never even happened.” 

We are locally owned and operated serving the Jefferson and Waukesha County, WI area. We also live and work in our community and take great pride in living and working here. When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back. We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process.  

  • We are an IICRC Certified Firm 
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings 
  • A+ BBB Rating 
  • 24/7 Emergency Services 

Have Fire Damage, Water Damage, Biohazard, or Mold Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Today – 920-674-3002
 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees group photo Wonderful SERVPRO Team Members

Why choose SERVPRO Of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc? First of all, we live in the community. We care about our local community. We take pride in our community. We build trust and relationships with our customers in any situation we are called out to. Here is just one example of us helping out a fellow community member:A customer called us out for a sewage back up in their parents home. Once we arrived, we discovered this home was a hoarding situation. The home needed content removal that was heavily affected from sewage. Jobs such as these can be very emotional for the customer as they can be very sensitive, emotional situations. Our production manager and team created a safe relationship through communication and trust. We talked the parents through each item and completed the removal. At the end our customer was in tears of joy and happiness and understood that the situation was not just a disaster but a blessing as well.  SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc truly cares about our customers and our goes above and beyond to ensure ALL our customers needs are met.  If you want a caring, compassionate team to handle your unfortunate disaster, please call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc to discuss your unique needs. We are always here to help our fellow community members. Any we enjoy it.  SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc 920-674-3002.

SERVPRO's Annual Holiday Party!

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

This past Wednesday was our annual company holiday party. Our SERVPRO family came together for a fun day of food, bowling and festivities before the holidays. We are so thankful for our amazing team here at SERVPRO and we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

SERVPRO is Here for All Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc and Southwest Waukesha County offers commercial cleaning services for virtually every commercial business. 

  • Carpet Cleaning - One of the best ways to welcome new customers or clients into your commercial building is to clean the carpets regularly. 
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning - Ceiling and walls are regularly exposed to dirt, dust, and restaurant cooking oils and grease, as well as other contaminants.  Cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your business. It would help to clean the walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. 
  • Vandalism and Graffiti Cleaning - Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed promptly. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry.
  • Odor Removal - Your basic cleaning service will not have the expertise to deodorize your property effectively. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s cleaning services to remove unwanted odors using professional-grade clean-up products and equipment.
  • Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up - Our experts are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your business.
  • COVID Disinfections - Unfortunately, these types of cleanings have picked back up for us recently. If your commercial building has any bacteria or disease outbreak, we can disinfect. We offer two types of cleanings: preventive and confirmed cases. 
    • Certified: SERVPRO Clean, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning utilizing EPA-approved products. 

If your commercial building requires any of our cleaning services, please reach out to us, and we will be happy to provide a free estimate!   

If you have questions about our commercial cleaning services, please reach out to us at 920-674-3002 or 262-542-0900.

Wind Storm Damage

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Wind storms are common in the Midwest and can cause severe damage to property. They are caused by differences in atmospheric pressure and overhead jetstream winds. Although they can be difficult to predict, there are a few ways to prepare your home and property for a windstorm:

  • Remove dead tree branches that may break off and fall on your home during a wind storm. 
  • If you know that a wind storm is coming, move garbage cans and patio furniture into the garage and close and secure outdoor pools. 
  • If you know that the storm will be severe, board up windows and glass doors to minimize damage from broken glass due to high winds. 
  • Always have batteries, a flashlight, a first aid kit and other essentials on hand in case of power loss. 

After the storm, if you property has been damage or is in need or restoration, SERVPRO professionals are here to help with all your restoration needs.