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Lessen Stress by Choosing the Right Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

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Lessen Stress by Choosing the Right Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin - SERVPRO OF SE WAUKESHA COUNTY/WEST FRANKLIN Blog

When home damages occur unexpectedly, it can come as a shock to homeowners. The stress of what to do next can feel intense, but by planning ahead, homeowners can lessen the complications of this difficult time.

By knowing what restoration company they want to work with in advance, homeowners can make the call right away when damage is discovered in order to get the restoration process started.

How to Choose the Right Restoration Company

Picking a restoration company you can trust is key to making this process go smoothly, but how do you know which one to choose? Below are some key points to consider:

The Aspects of Restoration They Handle

Home damages are often complex and require multiple levels of restoration. Fire damage can require air scrubbing for health reasons while structural elements can be damaged by water. Picking a company (like us) that is fully certified in every type of restoration will ensure your home gets fully restored instead of just halfway repaired.

Their After-Hours Service

It’s impossible to know when damages might occur, so having a plan for after-hours calls is essential. Having a 24-hour emergency line enables us to provide around-the-clock service when you report your damage, so our team of technicians can assemble to respond right away.

Their Training Process

It is important to work with a company that invests in the training of their technicians in order to ensure quality work. Our trainings are based on restoration industry standards to provide the best service and be sure our technicians are prepared.

Their Scalability

Being a local-based business with a national network allows us to scale to proportions appropriate for any size disaster. With over 1,700 locations across the country, we are able to work with other franchise locations to obtain more resources as needed to ensure homeowners get the best service even after going through a disaster.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts 247 so we can address your damages quickly.

We’re Here to Help Resolve Disaster Situations Fast | SERVPRO® of SE Waukesha County/West Franklin

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

We’re Here to Help Resolve Disaster Situations Fast | SERVPRO® of SE Waukesha County/West Franklin - SERVPRO OF SE WAUKESHA COUNTY/WEST FRANKLIN Blog

When disaster strikes your home or business, time is of the essence when it comes to cleanup and restoration. When it is your home or livelihood on the line, you don’t have the luxury of the benefit of waiting for help—you need it right away.

We understand that a fast response is crucial, which is why responding faster to any size disaster is more than just a slogan to us.

The Importance of a Fast Response

When your belongings or business are on the line, time is not on your side when it comes to disaster cleanup. This can be especially true where water damage comes into the picture, which can occur through various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and fire damage, as water is used to put out the fires.

Within minutes, water can spread throughout your property, saturating everything it touches in its path. Your walls, floors, upholstery and your belongings are fast casualties of water—nothing is safe.

The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:

  • Drywall beginning to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces beginning to tarnish
  • Furniture beginning to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spreading and staining
  • The beginning of a musty odor

The damage continues to worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you could begin to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

Water damage that is left untreated for more than a week will lead to dramatically increased restoration time and costs and may also impact structural safety.

We’re Here to Help

Our services offer an immediate response to any size or type of disaster, which can help minimize the damage and help keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.

Our trained cleanup and restoration specialists will be dispatched to your property or business at any time, no matter what day or time it is that you call.

Also, since we are a locally owned and operated franchise, we are close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in. One major perk of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO® of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

January Is The Deadliest Month For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide.

According to a new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first month of the year is the worst for carbon monoxide poisoning. At least two people die each day from carbon-monoxide poisoning in the month of January.

It should come as no surprise that carbon monoxide deaths are the highest in winter (with December being the second highest month). Cold weather increases the use of gas-powered furnaces, portable generators, charcoal briquettes and propane stoves/grills during power outages.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning (headaches, nausea, dizziness or confusion) can often be mistaken for the flu or fatigue.

Safety tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal-burning appliance inspected and serviced by a qualified technician every year.
  • Install battery-operated CO detectors on every level of your home.
  • Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside the home, basement, garage or outside the home near a window.
  • Don’t burn anything in an unvented stove or fireplace.
  • Don’t let a vehicle idle inside a garage attached to a house, even if the garage door is left open.
  • Don’t heat a house with a gas oven.

If a CO detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911 from outside. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and if you or someone in your household is feeling dizzy, light-headed or nauseated.