Recent Biohazard Posts

SERVPRO Crew Takes inventory

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew taking inventory SERVPRO Crew taking inventory

The SERVPRO crew was called to help take care of biohazard problem at a client's house. Because of the severity of the issue the crew was forced to remove all items from the infected area.

The crew then disinfects all of the items that they remove from the infected area to ensure they are clean and safe. After this they then take inventory of all items to ensure that all of the items are present, and that they will all be returned safely to the client after the clean is over.

The SERVPRO crew prides themselves on taking caution when working with personal belongings and making sure that nothing is damaged during the clean. 

For any cleaning or restoration needs contact SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at (920) 541-1710

Asbestos is The #1 Hidden Killer! Call SERVPRO to Help Remove it Safely

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Asbestos spores, a mask, and safety goggles are on atable together with a black backroad SERVPRO has asbestos certifications and will gladly remove it from your home and business. Just call!

After a leaking pipe in a dishwasher burst and flooded the kitchen and basement of a residence, an ambitious homeowner decided to remove wet floor tiles from his basement with an ice chipper.  This homeowner did not think of the possibility of the tiles containing asbestos fibers.  After speaking with a friend and being warned about the possibility of that floor containing asbestos, he received a recommendation to call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc.  A Wisconsin state certified asbestos inspector with SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc inspected the project and took a sample of the material to be analyzed in an accredited lab.  The result was positive for containing chrysotile, the most common form of asbestos.  The homeowner did the floor removal without containment or proper equipment and potentially may have contaminated the entire home through the running HVAC system.  The homeowner is now responsible for the cost to decontaminate all the drying equipment that was put in place by another restoration company, and the cost of an entire asbestos abatement throughout the affected area.  

If your home was built prior to 1990, and you have an original floor covering like vinyl, linoleum, floor tile, etc., it is highly recommended you have the flooring tested for asbestos before disturbing or removing the material. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is is fully asbestos certified, and the only one in Wi! Don't be afraid to call at 920-674-3002.

SERVPRO Is On the Front Lines Of COVID-19 Decontamination

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee is in PPE cleaning a desk area for COVID contamination SERVPRO is always trying our best to keep you, and ourselves, safe.

The year of 2020 has been very challenging for most people.  Business owners and employees have been impacted in numerous ways as well.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is being called upon to clean and disinfect after an exposure.  Even though businesses are taking extra and special pre-cautions, this virus is still finding ways of getting into both commercial and residential settings.

This photo shows a SERVPRO employee wearing personal protective equipment while wiping down with a hospital-grade disinfectant an office that recently had 2 confirmed employee cases of COVID-19.  Not only are the horizontal and vertical surfaces cleaned and disinfected, a disinfectant is sprayed into the air to knock down any virus that might be in the air.

If you are concerned about a possible exposure to COVID-19 and would like your place of employment or home disinfected, call on the professionals who have been cleaning and disinfecting since the 1960s.  Call on SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at 920-674-3002 and speak with a member of the management team who can assist you in making your structure Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

SERVPRO is Here to Help During These Challenging Times of Covid-19

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Black and orange bio hazard sign SERVPRO is always available for bio hazards, even outside of a pandemic.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc gets called to many different scenarios every week. We have helped clean up after broken pipes, kitchen fires, chemical spills and septic tank back-ups. One type of clean-up that we deal with but often goes unnoticed but takes special care and requires a special crew - the clean up & disinfecting and deodorization after a death or suicide.  

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc recognizes this is an unplanned and unfortunate circumstance that no one is prepared to handle, but we are here to help. Our company treats each case with confidentiality, dignity, respect and compassion.  Our trained team of professionals follows OSHA and EPA protocols to transform the environment back to a clean and safe area. We work directly with the family and clearly communicate the process to ensure their satisfaction. We sympathize that these particular jobs often need to be done quickly and safely and strive to complete them within the expectations and timeline of the family.  

With these sensitive situations, you can be confident that SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc has the ability to help you through your difficult time so you can focus on other details. Call us and let us help you and your family through this stressful time. 920-674-3002

Asbestos Training

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Hosts Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos is a hazardous material and professionals in the restoration industry are often exposed to asbestos containing material.  Therefore, it is a common practice to continually train our technicians about asbestos and how to identify something that may be asbestos containing.

Close to 30 people from four different Wisconsin SERVPRO franchises visited SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc on October 2, 2019 to learn about asbestos awareness.  Asbestos abatement is highly regulated by the government and restoration professionals need to be informed about it and the hazards that go with it.  Because SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is the only SERVPRO franchise in Wisconsin certified to do as asbestos abatement, we feel it is important to share our knowledge with our neighboring SERVPRO employees.

If you have any asbestos abatement questions or concerns due to water damage or fire damage, or just general needs, please contact SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at 920-674-3002.  Let a trained technician remove the asbestos for you so that your property will be "Like it never even happened."