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Drying Chamber

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying Chamber Using containment to create a drying chamber. When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. SERVPRO of Dane County West

By using a simple containment system we can decrease the size of the area we are drying.  This speeds drying and lessens costs to our clients and customers.  In this case we had a saturated floor in one area of a large showroom. By using containment we focused the drying to only the affected areas instead of drying the whole showroom.

Restoration professionals must establish an environment favorable for drying.  The restoration professional must also understand how to manipulate temperature and humidity levels to produce optimum drying conditions, without causing secondary damages through improper drying processes. 

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.

SERVPRO of Dane County West
#608-497-3331
24-Hour Emergency Service.

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) We are an IICRC Certified Firm. SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331 www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Dane County West
SERVPRO of Dane County West 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Faster to Any Disaster

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

General Faster to Any Disaster One, Four, Eight - SERVPRO® of Dane County West has the equipment and personnel.

Service Response Guidelines

  • Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professional will contact you to arrange for service. 
  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
  • Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by a SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professional.
 

About SERVPRO of Dane County West

SERVPRO of Dane County West 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.


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Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing!

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing! Our floor mat drying system can dry out and save wood floors. In this instance from a bathtub overflow in Blackhawk Neighborhood, Madison, WI

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professional arrives on-site to perform floor drying, the better the results – including lower claim costs. Lower Recovery Costs – The SERVPRO® System Helps Save Money Emergency Mitigation Services help minimize additional property damages. SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professionals use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water. Restoration versus replacement of contents saves heirlooms and money too. By using advanced drying techniques like these floor drying mats SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professionals monitor and ensure your property is properly dried.  SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve west Dane County. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals have the training and equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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People make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened."

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

General People make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened." Professional Uniformed Technicians

Professional Uniformed Technicians from SERVPRO® of Dane County West offer a variety of services, such as smoke and soot removal, restoration, water removal and dehumidification to help restore your customers’ homes to preloss condition when possible. Proper remediation of fire, smoke, soot and water damage can help prevent further damage such as lingering odors, mold growth and permanent discoloration of items. 

About SERVPRO of Dane County West


SERVPRO of Dane County West specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Saving Hardwood After Water Damage

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Saving Hardwood After Water Damage Floor drying system in use. When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331

At SERVPRO of Dane County West we utilize the latest in drying technologies to restore damaged materials instead of replacing.  This saves everyone time and money.  One great example of this is the floor drying system we use to save hardwood floors after a water loss.  The attached photo is from a home in Madison, WI that had a water loss from a second floor sink overflow.  We were able to save their hardwood floors using our floor drying system.  Needless to say the customers were very happy they didn't need to spend thousands of dollars to replace their floors! 

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals have the training and equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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Fire Damage - The Restoration Process

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage - The Restoration Process soot cleanup from fire. SERVPRO of Dane County West #fire #waterdamage #emergencyservices #restoration #rebuild

Structural Cleaning:

 

  • After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. SERVPRO of Dane County West will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure.  Depending on the amount of soot, SERVPRO of Dane County West may be even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing.  In other cases, SERVPRO of Dane County West will clean to "prepare for painting".  This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

 

Contents Cleaning:

 

  • All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized.  This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery.  SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services.  Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre-loss condition.  This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more.  Finally, SERVPRO of Dane County West can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items if requested. 

 

Deodorization: 

 

  • SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.  SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals do not merely cover lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of odor and remove them.  

 

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

24-Hour Emergency Service.  Independently owned and operated.

The Right Equipment - Fire Damage Restoration

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Right Equipment - Fire Damage Restoration It's imperative to use professional equipment when mitigating a fire loss. FACT: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing!

SERVPRO of Dane County West understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time maters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.  SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed personnel. Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation and restoration, but perhaps more important, SERVPRO of Dane County West fire damage professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration.  For instance, knowing the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

  • Wet Smoke - Plastics and Synthetics; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.
  • Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry powdery, no smeary residues.
  • Protein - Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 
  • Fuel Oil Soot - Furnace Puff Backs.
  • Other Types - Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

Pretesting determines the proper cleaning methods and allows SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals to focus on saving your precious items.  Isn't that what really matters?

Deodorizing Equipment:

  • Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to apply fungicides and disinfectants.
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles. 

You Have So Much Invested In Your Property; Trust Professionals to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset!

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

24-Hour Emergency Service.  Independently owned and operated.

Is Your Property Winter Ready?

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Your Property Winter Ready? #SERVPROdanecountywest #stormdamage #waterrestoration #watermitigation #floodedbasement #rebuild #restoration #waterextraction #frozenpipe

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries
  • Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a damming effect that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate ?ood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing Warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Dane County West about completing an Emergency READY Pro?le (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.

When winter strikes, call SERVPRO of Dane County West to strike back.

IT'S THE WATER YOU DON'T SEE

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage IT'S THE WATER YOU DON'T SEE Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. #servprodanecountywest #608-497-3331

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious 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 Dane County West Professionals have 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 time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of Dane County West will answer your call with rapid action and a full arsenal of drying equipment. Here are a few of the tools used by SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals.

  • Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.
  • Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, SERVPRO Professionals can calculate and create an environment most conducive to drying. When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.
  • Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. This device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor-causing particles.

The bottom line? SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals have the training and equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Dane County West - #608-497-3331

SERVPRO of Dane County West