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Safety Tips for Turkey Frying Season

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Approaching the turkey frying holiday means we need to educate ourselves on the dangers of frying our own turkeys at home. Deep frying a turkey presents a high risk of fire, one of the many reasons to be careful. Turkey frying oil, even in small amounts, is highly flammable. There is also the risk of the fryer tipping over, possibly causing injuries and even fires. 

Please follow proper safety procedures when frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. Here are a few rules to follow to keep your family and your home safe this fall. 

  • Don’t fry a turkey in an enclosed area, like a porch area or a garage. 
  • Keep a fire extinguisher near the fryer in case of emergency. Make sure the extinguisher is all-purpose. 
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer, even after you are done cooking. It can take a few hours for the oil to cool after cooking. 
  • Never leave the fryer unattended, just as you should never leave the stove unattended when cooking. 
  • Always wear proper safety equipment like oven mitts or use pot holders. Long sleeves and safety goggles will protect you from oil splatter. 

As always, if a fire starts, call 911 right away. 

Colder Weather Preparation and Cleaning

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

It is starting to get colder as fall approaches, are you prepared for the colder weather? Check out each of the items on this list to prep your home. Planning for harsh weather will help reduce expenses and keep your home safe throughout the winter months 

  1. Keep the heat in
    • Seal off any areas where the heat could leak out, like cracks under doors or around windows. Another cost efficient way to keep the heat from escaping is using a window insulation kit you can set up yourself. 
  2. Don’t freeze the pipes
    • Drain all outside hoses and faucets to keep them from freezing. Water freezing in pipes could cause them to burst, creating a lot of problems. Even if you are away for the winter, keep the heat set above 55? to keep the pipes from freezing. Simply keeping the garage door closed can keep the winter air from getting to pipes that may be running near the garage. 
  3. Give your house a good fall cleaning
    • Get your chimney cleaned out before enjoying your fireplace on a cold day. Built up soot and debris can cause a chimney fire. 
    • Clean out all the dead leaves and other debris from the gutters to prevent them from blocking water from properly draining. Backed up water will freeze and create ice dams, which can cause damage to your home. 

Prep your home for the cold before winter comes. Each little fix could prevent expensive repairs during the winter months. 

Are You Prepared?

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Beginner's Guide to National Preparedness Month 

September is National Preparedness Month so make sure you and your family are prepared for disaster. Having a plan is vital to keeping everyone safe. Check out this list of important procedures to keep your household safe and sound. 

  1. Make an In-Case-of-Emergency Plan. 
  • Create a plan for your family to follow so they know what to do when emergency strikes. Establish the do’s and don’t’s of any particular emergency. It is important that everyone knows where they need to go and how to get there. Make sure children know how to get out of the house in the case of a fire and where they know they can find you once they are out of the house.
  1. Practice your I.C.E. Plan 
  • Practice the emergency plan you created with your family. Practicing ensures that everyone fully understands the plan and helps keep everyone from stressing when an emergency does happen. Don’t be afraid to go through the plan from time to time. It is important to run through everything every few months so no one forgets important parts of the plan. 
  1. Learn basic life-saving skills and procedures (and teach them to the whole family!)
  • Learn CPR and make sure your household knows it, too. Everyone who is old enough to stay home alone should know to perform CPR on themselves and someone else. 
  •   Make sure your home is fully equipped with smoke and natural gas detectors. All detectors should be tested once a month to ensure they work properly and the batteries are not dead. 
  •   Know where the emergency shutoffs are for everything in your home. In the case of an emergency, you want to know where you need to go to shut off the natural gas line in the occurence of a leak, for example.
  •   Teach all members of the family how to use basic emergency equipment, like a fire extinguisher, so they are able to try to prevent major emergencies when they can.
  1. Check your insurance policy to make sure you are covered
  •   It’s better to be safe rather than sorry. Check your policy to see if your house is fully protected against accidents and natural disasters. Keep in mind that home insurance does not cover flooding, a fact most homeowners don’t know until it’s too late. 
  1. Always set aside an emergency fund.
  •   Keep a savings account to save up money in case disaster strikes. Damage done by natural disasters can wreak havoc on your bank account so keep some funds available to get your family and your home back on their feet.

Being prepared reduces the hardship on your home and your family during disaster. Follow these tips to keep your family safe because disaster can happen at any moment. To see more about the tips above and for more ways to prepare yourself, check out Ready.Gov for more information about National Preparedness Month.

We Help You Take Back Control

1/20/2016 (Permalink)

General We Help You Take Back Control SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has the equipment and know how to get the job done.

With over 5,000,000 square feet of building space, housing over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc trained professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

Our Trained Professionals

1/15/2016 (Permalink)

General Our Trained Professionals SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has trained professionals that are here 24/7/365 when you need us the most.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc trained professionals carefully inspect your property, determining the type of damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Animals & Cold Weather

1/13/2016 (Permalink)

General Animals & Cold Weather SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows pets and livestock need shelter during the winter months, just as much as people.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to bring pets and animals inside during cold weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with access to drinking water.

Winter Weather

1/11/2016 (Permalink)

General Winter Weather SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows winter weather can sneak up and catch you off guard.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to know, is anyone ever truly prepared for winter weather? Researchers say that 70 percent of the fatalities related to ice and snow occur in automobiles, and about 25 percent of all winter related fatalities occur when people are caught off guard in a storm.

Happy New Year!

1/1/2016 (Permalink)

General Happy New Year! SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wish you and your loved ones have a GREAT 2016!

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2016. Please remember, if you experience any water or fire damage, contact us so that we can clear things away quickly and get your life back to "like it never even happened".

Holiday Safety Tip #10

12/29/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #10 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to help us spread as much holiday cheer as possible.

Happy Holidays from our entire team at SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc. Here's a tip that EVERYONE can get involved in: Spreading holiday cheer! #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #9

12/28/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #9 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants everyone to enjoy tasty food without any danger present.

If your holiday plans include eating a lot of food, be mindful that cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to please pay attention while cooking this year. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #8

12/25/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #8 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows it's safer to see clearly this holiday season.

Got an iced windshield? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to use lukewarm, NOT HOT, water to de-ice. Hot water can cause your windshield to crack. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #7

12/24/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #7 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc likes to try to be inventive with helping, as suggested here.

Got an icy deck or driveway? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to keep your family and guests safe by using salt or kitty litter to add traction to icy surfaces. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #6

12/23/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #6 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc want your holidays to be filled with happy smells, not stinky ones.

Believe it or not, sewage backup is a common holiday problem. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to be smart and dispose of trash properly, or you may find yourself in a stinky situation. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #5

12/22/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #5 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you, your pets and children to have a fun and safe holiday season.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows they may make great holiday decorations, but keep in mind mistletoe, poinsettias and holly berries can be toxic, especially to children. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #4

12/21/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #4 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like for BOTH you and your pets to have a joyous holiday season.

Trees and pets. Both of them can add a lot of joy to the holiday season, but sometimes, they don't mix well. Check out the SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc Pet/Tree Safety tips here. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #3

12/18/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #3 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants your lights on so all can enjoy them. But be safe with them while sleeping or while away from home.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows holiday lights are beautiful, but by turning yours off when you leave the house and go to sleep, you can both minimize your bills and reduce the risk of fire. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #2

12/17/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #2 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like for you and your family to enjoy candles and be safe around them as well.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to handle holiday candles with care! Remember to keep the flame far away from decorations, ornaments and especially trees. #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Safety Tip #1

12/16/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Safety Tip #1 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure your decorations look good and are safe.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows trees, though festive, can be the cause of serious fire damage.

  • Keep your tree away from fireplaces
  • Avoid high-traffic areas
  • Don't forget to water it!

#12DaysOfSafety

12 Days of Safety

12/15/2015 (Permalink)

General 12 Days of Safety SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will be giving you the 12 days of safety.

Decorating your home or have loved ones coming to visit? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will be gathering a tip a day to help you get in the holiday spirit safely. So come back every day for the next 12 days to see what they are! #12DaysOfSafety

Holiday Travel Plans

12/14/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Travel Plans SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you to have peace of mind this holiday season.

If you're going out of town for an extended period of time this holiday season, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has compiled a list of tips to keep your home safe. #HolidayHomePrep

Winterize Your Vehicle

12/7/2015 (Permalink)

General Winterize Your Vehicle SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to be prepared for every season.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows Winter can take a nasty toll on your car. Follow these simple tips to make sure your vehicle is adequately prepared for the cold.

A Roof Over Your Head

12/4/2015 (Permalink)

General A Roof Over Your Head SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure you and your family are covered at all times.

Remember to be thankful for the shelter above your head that keeps you warm and dry. And if disaster ever strikes, don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc a call. Everything under your roof, everyone under ours. #RoofOverYourHeadDay

Holiday Obstructions

12/1/2015 (Permalink)

General Holiday Obstructions SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that safety is as important as beautiful decorations.

When setting up a holiday display, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to remind you to make sure you do not block or obstruct doors and passageways.

Our Employees & Customers

11/30/2015 (Permalink)

General Our Employees & Customers SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is thankful everyday for what we have and what we can give back.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is very thankful for all of our hardworking employees and our wonderful customers who trust us to make it Like It Never Even Happened.

40+ Years

11/27/2015 (Permalink)

General 40+ Years SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is very thankful to be here to serve you in your time of need.

Today, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is thankful for 40+ years of dedicated employees who've worked hard every day to make it "Like it never even happened." We're very  thankful for the amazing opportunity to serve our customers & neighbors these last 48 years. #HappyThanksgiving

Giving Thanks

11/25/2015 (Permalink)

General Giving Thanks SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We give our thanks to YOU for letting us serve you year after year. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc.

A Moving Plan

11/24/2015 (Permalink)

General A Moving Plan SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants your move to be as stress-free as possible.

Moving to a new home or office soon? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to minimize your stress by creating a moving plan. #TipTuesday

Peace of Mind

11/17/2015 (Permalink)

General Peace of Mind SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks that peace of mind goes a long way when disaster strikes.

Have peace of mind when a disaster strikes and create your evacuation and emergency communication plans. For more tips and information SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to visit: www.ready.gov/make-a-plan #NatlPrep

Preparation

11/13/2015 (Permalink)

General Preparation SERVPRO Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests getting a FREE E.R.P. set up so you can be better prepared.

SERVPRO Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is no stranger to preparation. We encourage you to put the proper steps in place should an emergency arise. Need help? Call us today to set up an Emergency Ready Plan!

Thank You For Our Freedom

11/12/2015 (Permalink)

General Thank You For Our Freedom SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that our freedom isn't free, it's paid with a price. We are eternally grateful.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc salutes all those who have fought for the freedom Americans cherish and enjoy every day. All of us here owe you our gratitude and heartfelt thanks.

Business Disaster Tip

11/6/2015 (Permalink)

General Business Disaster Tip SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to be prepared at home, at the office or while on the road.

Being prepared in advance can affect how much of your property can be restored versus replaced. Call SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc to set up your Emergency READY Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens."

Fall

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

General Fall SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc loves to give back to the community and to those who are in need.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that fall is a great time to clean out your unwanted/used items and donate them to Goodwill, Easter Seals or the charity of your choice.

Burning Candles Longer

11/4/2015 (Permalink)

General Burning Candles Longer SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that fall lighting and scents create a warm mood. Try the tips above to make your candles last longer.

Whether you are burning candles for fun, fall scent or for lighting your home during a power loss, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has ways to make them burn longer by following these simple tips.

Fire Wood

11/3/2015 (Permalink)

General Fire Wood SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure you have fun too.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that sometimes it's more fun to play than to clean up.

Halloween Bonfire

10/30/2015 (Permalink)

General Halloween Bonfire SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you to be save and have fun this Halloween.

Thinking of having a bonfire for Halloween? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to please follow these simple tips to have fun and stay safe.

House to Home

10/29/2015 (Permalink)

General House to Home SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will make sure that your fire or water damage will be "Like it never even happened".

Afraid of returning to your house again after a scary fire or water damage? Give our experts at SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc a call, and we'll make your house feel like home again.

Commercial and Residential

10/27/2015 (Permalink)

General Commercial and Residential Commercial or residential, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will make sure your disaster is taken care of "Like it never even happened".

Whether your cleanup needs are commercial or residential, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is faster to any sized disaster, and we're always #HereToHelp.

Getting Caught

10/13/2015 (Permalink)

General Getting Caught SERVPRO Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc unfortunately can only help so much.

When your boss catches you on Facebook while you are supposed to be working, you're going to wish you could make it "Like It never even happened." If only there was a SERVPRO Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc for everything.

And Your Answer Is...

10/9/2015 (Permalink)

General And Your Answer Is... SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is here 24/7/365 no matter what kind of disaster strikes.

Storms and floods have caused the most reported losses with wildfires coming in at 3rd. Make sure you are prepared for the possibilities, and if disaster strikes, you know who to call; SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc.

Do You Know?

10/8/2015 (Permalink)

General Do You Know? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to test your knowledge.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has a question: Do you know which disasters have caused the most reported losses over the last 25 years?

Restoration > Devastation

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

General Restoration > Devastation SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is here to help you out through hard decisions and to make things "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows sometimes it's the hardest things in life that end up making us the most thankful.

Prepare Your Car

9/30/2015 (Permalink)

General Prepare Your Car Like any other tool you may have, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that your car is just as important.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to keep in mind that in case of emergency, make sure to prepare your car in case you have to leave at a moment's notice. Cables, water and food are also great items to keep stocked in your vehicle.

90% Mental

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

General 90% Mental SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that being mentally prepared is just as important as being physically prepared.

Studies show that survival in a disaster is 90% mental. Being emotionally prepared can significantly affect you and your family's experience. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to think about the possibilities and ready yourself.

Read more here:http://www.newsweek.com/10-survival-tips-disaster-preparedness-75541

Fall is Here

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

General Fall is Here SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is here all through Fall, 24/7 for your fire and water disaster needs.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows there are so many awesome, fun activities in the Fall. All of us here hope you enjoy all the wonderful things fall has to offer. If during this time you have a fire or water disaster, call us 24/7 and we'll be there. 

Cash On Hand

9/23/2015 (Permalink)

General Cash On Hand SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that sometimes the simplest things can make life easier when a disaster hits.

In today's world, paper money is quickly becoming an afterthought. But in a disaster, technology often takes a hit. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks it's a good idea to prepare your family by making sure you have cash on hand.

Office Communication

9/15/2015 (Permalink)

General Office Communication At SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc we know office safety is just as important as safety at home.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows office communication is key during a disaster. Make sure a contact list is an important piece of your office emergency plan.

Family Emergency Plan

9/14/2015 (Permalink)

General Family Emergency Plan SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you and your family to have a family emergency plan before disaster strikes.

Here's a tip for you and your family from SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc; The first step to being prepared in any situation is to have a plan. And there's no place where that plan matters more than at home with the ones you love most.

24/7, 365

9/11/2015 (Permalink)

General 24/7, 365 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is a friend that doesn't mind being contacted 24/7, 365 days a year. We are here when you need us the most.

No matter if your disaster is small or large, fire or water, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is always here when you need us.

After the Power Goes Out...

9/4/2015 (Permalink)

General After the Power Goes Out... SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure you know about food safety before the power goes out.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to let you know that most foods - meat, poultry, fish, dairy and cooked leftovers - are safe to eat for up to 4 hours from the time the power in your refrigerator goes out. After that, it's time to discard.

We Have the Experience

8/25/2015 (Permalink)

General We Have the Experience SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has the know how and experience to get the job done.

No matter how bad your property damage is, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has the experience to handle it.

Fires & Storms

8/19/2015 (Permalink)

General Fires & Storms No matter if it's fire or water, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will be here for you 24/7 when disaster strikes.

Fires and storms cost more than monetary damage to your property. They can cost you the moments you love most. When you experience damage, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will be here to make your house feel like home again.

Social Media Tip

8/14/2015 (Permalink)

General Social Media Tip SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks it's very important to be well connected on social media so you know what's going on around you.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to stay informed about local weather and emergency updates by following local officials like police, fire, and emergency managers on social media.

About Your Lost Fuzzy Sock...

8/11/2015 (Permalink)

General About Your Lost Fuzzy Sock... SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc gives you a useful option for your one fuzzy sock that was left behind.

Did your dryer eat one of your fuzzy socks? No worries! SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to let you know that your other fuzzy sock can actually be used as a sweeper mop to help out around the house. ?#‎HereToHelp?

Are You Ready?

8/7/2015 (Permalink)

General Are You Ready? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to be prepared for an unexpected disaster by downloading our #ReadyApp today.

You may never feel fully ready for school to start again, but by downloading the SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc #ReadyApp, you can be prepared for an unexpected disaster.

Work Like a Dog Day

8/6/2015 (Permalink)

General Work Like a Dog Day SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc works hard every day to make your disaster like it never even happened.

At the SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc office, we work like a dog every day to make your disaster like it never even happened. But since somebody out there decided to make yesterday the official ?#‎WorkLikeADogDay?, we thought we'd share this cute pic.

The End of National Ice Cream Month

8/3/2015 (Permalink)

General The End of National Ice Cream Month SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc likes to have a sweet treat every once in a while when we aren't busy with fire & water damage cleanup.

Seeing as July 31st was the last day of national #IceCreamMonth, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc invites you to indulge in a little sweet treat. Our favorite flavor is green mint, obviously. ;) What's yours?

Proper People & Tools

7/28/2015 (Permalink)

General Proper People & Tools SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that the right people and tools at the right time can make a world of difference.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc feels that putting the proper people and tools in place can prevent chaos and confusion during an emergency.

It's All About 911

7/27/2015 (Permalink)

General It's All About 911 SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure you know when it's the right time to call.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to ensure that your family members and office staff know how and when it's appropriate to call 9-1-1.

We Are Nationwide

7/24/2015 (Permalink)

General We Are Nationwide The SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc office is one of many across the nation. Making SERVPRO faster to any size disaster.

Our SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc office is one of 1,650 Franchises nationwide so you know we're always here to help, everywhere.

Stash Some Cash

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

General Stash Some Cash SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to stash some cash if there's an extended power outage in your area.

During an extended power outage, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks ATMs & credit card machines may not work. Include extra $$ in your emergency kit.

Account For All Employees

7/17/2015 (Permalink)

General Account For All Employees SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc knows employee safety is most important to any employer.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co. / Oconomowoc knows that before, during and after any disaster event, employee safety should always be the first priority. Account for all employees by establishing evacuation plans in advance, identifying areas outside the building that are designated meeting places.

We Are Packed & Ready

7/16/2015 (Permalink)

General We Are Packed & Ready At SERVPRO Jefferson Co. / Oconomowoc we like to keep you ready for whatever happens.

When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier using the SERVPRO of Jefferson Co. / Oconomowoc READY Plan App. The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile® containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

Watch the helpful, informational video by clicking HERE.

Reconnecting After A Disaster

7/15/2015 (Permalink)

General Reconnecting After A Disaster SERVPRO of Jefferson Co. / Oconomowoc want's you to be able to reconnect to those who matter the most to you when disaster strikes.

How will you reconnect with one another? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co. / Oconomowoc thinks it's very important to make a plan now so you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in the event of an emergency.

Need New scissors?

7/14/2015 (Permalink)

General Need New scissors? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc want's to remind that you can sharpen your dull scissors with sandpaper.

No need to purchase new scissors when they become dull; instead sharpen them with sandpaper! Just another helpful tip from SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc.

Cricket Chirps & Outside Temperature

7/13/2015 (Permalink)

General Cricket Chirps & Outside Temperature SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like you to try this fun and educational science experiment.

Did you know you can calculate the temperature outside by counting the number of chirps a cricket produces in 14 seconds and then adding 40? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc knows it sounds like a lot of math in this heat, but give it a try.

Our Drive To Help

7/10/2015 (Permalink)

General Our Drive To Help SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc uses the best state of the art equipment to help get things back to normal in your time of need.

With the help of up to date technology and state of the art equipment, SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc strives to make your property loss "Like it never even happened!"

You Can Count On Us!

7/9/2015 (Permalink)

General You Can Count On Us! SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is always ready to help you in your time of need, no matter if it's fire or water damage.

We know you count on us when you need help most. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is dedicated to helping you recover after a flood or fire.

Old SERVPRO Equipment

7/8/2015 (Permalink)

General Old SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is very interested in the history of the company that helps make disasters "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc loves the look of this old SERVPRO equipment displayed in the museum at Corporate Headquarters!

SERVPRO Convention Week

7/6/2015 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Convention Week SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc can't wait for the yearly convention to begin!

Convention week has finally arrived - Windy City get ready for SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc! We're ready for this years convention so we can learn to help our customers even better in their time of need.

It's SERVPRO Convention Time

7/2/2015 (Permalink)

General It's SERVPRO Convention Time SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc will be represented by our owner Tom Hendricks at this years convention.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc will be heading to the 46th Annual SERVPRO® Convention next week, we're looking forward to another great year!

Over The Years

7/1/2015 (Permalink)

General Over The Years SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc has all the tools at the ready when you need us the most.

Guess not that much has changed over the years. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc still has all the tools to make it "Like it never even happened."

It Doesn't Matter The Size...

6/25/2015 (Permalink)

General It Doesn't Matter The Size... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is ready for any size disaster you may have for us.

Big or small, SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is ready for cleanups of any size! Click HERE to learn more.

We Hope You Had a Happy Father's Day

6/22/2015 (Permalink)

General We Hope You Had a Happy Father's Day SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like to thank all the fathers out there in the SERVPRO family for doing what you do.

A belated Happy Father's Day to all those Dads out there, those who wear green and those who don't from SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc.

Our Great Team

6/11/2015 (Permalink)

General Our Great Team The SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc team is here for you 24/7.

Our employees at SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc make a great team and are ready to help you out in your time of need through ANY disaster.

National Donut Day

6/8/2015 (Permalink)

General National Donut Day SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc really loves donuts! We hope you do too!

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc didn't let this holiday pass us by... National Donut Day! Did you celebrate, we all did!

Warmer Weather

6/5/2015 (Permalink)

General Warmer Weather SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc likes it when everything has turned green. Have a great Summer!

What's your favorite part about the warmer weather? Personally, SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc enjoys all the greenery.

About Your Emergency READY Profile...

5/25/2015 (Permalink)

General About Your Emergency READY Profile... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like to set up your Emergency READY Profile so you can be better prepared when disaster strikes.

So are you a Safety Pro or Safety No? If you need help getting your property ready, contact SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc to start your Emergency READY Profile today!

Preparation Is Key

5/19/2015 (Permalink)

General Preparation Is Key SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is always prepared to help you out in your time of need.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc doesn't rely on luck, we count on preparation.

Refuling Safety

5/12/2015 (Permalink)

General Refuling Safety SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc thinks of your safety no matter what you do or where you are.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc suggests to avoid getting in and out of your vehicle while refueling. Static electricity can develop on your body as you slide across the seat, causing a spark to ignite the gasoline vapor when you reach for the pump.

About Your Property...

5/8/2015 (Permalink)

General About Your Property... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's number one priority is to make sure you are happy and like we weren't even there.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc treats your property like we would our own and strive to make our visit #LikeItNeverEvenHappened.

Our Favorite Things...

5/7/2015 (Permalink)

General Our Favorite Things... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc has a few favorite tools we love to use to make your loss "Like it never even happened".

Extractors we roll out and dehues that dry out, sponges of white and hoses of green...these are a few of SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's favorite things.

Our Resources

5/6/2015 (Permalink)

General Our Resources SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants to make sure that your loss is "Like it never even happened".

With over 5,000,000 square feet of building space, housing over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc trained professionals have the resources to help you take back control of your life.

April Showers...

4/30/2015 (Permalink)

General April Showers... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc thinks that it's been a very dry Spring thus far.

What April showers? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc sees nothing but blue skies. #LikeItNeverEvenHappened

Thank You Deanna

4/22/2015 (Permalink)

General Thank You Deanna SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc appreciates our Admin Professional Deanna. Thank you for all you do to help. It's GREATLY appreciated!

It's always busy here at SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc, and we couldn't keep up without the help from our Admin Professional Deanna. Thank you for all you do! 

Being Green

4/20/2015 (Permalink)

General Being Green SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc always thinks green and tries hard on every job to be green.

Being green is in SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's DNA in more ways than one. What are you doing to get ready for #EarthDay? #RestoreVsReplace

No Job Is Too Large

4/15/2015 (Permalink)

General No Job Is Too Large SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc has the cleanup specialists to get the job done right every time!

From residential to commercial, no job is too large for our SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc cleanup specialists!

Fire and Water Damage

4/14/2015 (Permalink)

General Fire and Water Damage SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc technicians are trained to clean and restore your home to the point "Like it never even happened".

Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc technicians are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. "Like it never even happened".

10 Quick Energy Saving Tips for Spring

3/25/2015 (Permalink)

General 10 Quick Energy Saving Tips for Spring With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity for SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc to find ways for you to save energy and money.

Here are 10 simple things that SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc thinks you can do to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home as warmer temperatures arrive:

1.) Service your air conditioner. Easy maintenance such as routinely replacing or cleaning air filters can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent. Also, the first day of spring could serve as a reminder to check your air conditioner’s evaporator coil, which should be cleaned annually to ensure the system is performing at optimal levels.

2.) Open windows. Opening windows creates a cross-wise breeze, allowing you to naturally cool your home without switching on air conditioners. This is an ideal tactic in spring when temperatures are mild.

3.) Use ceiling fans. Cooling your home with ceiling fans will allow you to raise your thermostat four degrees. This can help lower your electricity bills without sacrificing overall comfort.

4.) Cook outside. On warmer spring days, keep the heat out of your home by using an outdoor grill instead of indoor ovens.

5.) Install window treatments. Energy efficient window treatments or coverings such as blinds, shades and films can slash heat gain when temperatures rise. These devices not only improve the look of your home but also reduce energy costs.

6.) Caulk air leaks. Using low-cost caulk to seal cracks and openings in your home keeps warm air out -- and cash in your wallet.

7.)  Bring in sunlight. During daylight hours, switch off artificial lights and use windows and skylights to brighten your home.

8.) Set the thermostat. On warm days, setting a programmable thermostat to a higher setting when you are not at home can help reduce your energy costs by approximately 10 percent.

9.) Seal ducts. Air loss through ducts can lead to high electricity costs, accounting for nearly 30 percent of a cooling system’s energy consumption. Sealing and insulating ducts can go a long way toward lowering your electricity bills.

10.)  Switch on bathroom fans. Bathroom fans suck out heat and humidity from your home, improving comfort.

Being Prepared For An Emergency

3/24/2015 (Permalink)

General Being Prepared For An Emergency SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc suggests getting a list of people and tools together you can trust when any type of emergency hits.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc believes putting the proper people and tools in place can prevent chaos and confusion during an emergency.

Spring is Here

3/23/2015 (Permalink)

General Spring is Here SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc believes a list of items to clean would be helpful to obtain your Spring cleaning goals faster.

The SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc calendar says Spring is here. What does your #SpringCleaning checklist include?

Our IICRC Training Helps You

3/17/2015 (Permalink)

General Our IICRC Training Helps You SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's intense IICRC training arms us with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's intense IICRC training arms us with the knowledge to restore your property so it's "Like it never even happend". The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

To find out more information click HERE.

Technology & Equipment Combined

3/11/2015 (Permalink)

General Technology & Equipment Combined SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc will work hard to get everything back to normal for your home or business.

With the help of up to date technology and state of the art equipment, SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc strive to make your property loss "Like it never even happened!"

SERVPRO of Jefferson County is Here for You 24/7/365

3/10/2015 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Jefferson County is Here for You 24/7/365 Call on SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc in your time of need.

We may have already sprung forward but no matter what the clock says, you can call SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc 24/7/365.