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Thorough Sanitizing Brings Your Property back to its Pre-Loss Condition

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thorough Sanitizing Brings Your Property back to its Pre-Loss Condition #SERVPROdanecountywest #SERVPROdcw #spdcw #SERVPROdaneco #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild #servep

There is never a convenient time for fire of water damage to strike your home or business. When you need thorough sanitizing call SERVPRO of Dane County West and we'll be there fast with the help to get your property back to its preloss condition. 

We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise and industrial grade air scrubbers and fogging equipment go well beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by fire or water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

SERVPRO of Dane County West understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. The right tool for the right job is vital to timely mitigation and restoration. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals have the right equipment to Sanitize your property:

Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid disinfectant agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. Low pressure is applied to a high volume of air to push solution through a nozzle to create precisely sized tiny droplets.  The purpose is to create and disperse a disinfectant aerosol to reduce the numbers of airborne micro-organisms and also to apply disinfectant to surfaces that may be difficult to reach.  Ultra low volume sprayers, are lightweight, portable aerosol sprayers that allow you to disinfect areas quickly. The disinfectant hangs in the air before settling on and disinfecting the objects in the room.

Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume creating dense fogs suitable for sanitizing confined areas.  The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles. When properly created and applied, thermal fogging delivers excellent sanitation and odor control.

Thermal Fogging Devices quickly penetrate hard to reach areas with thermal fogging. Thermal fogging devices use heat to create a visible, fog-like dry mist. These fogging machines produce a large amount of fog, and are useful in a large variety of settings. The heat from the device does not affect the chemicals in the disinfecting solution, so it does not lose effectiveness. Thermal fog reaches difficult areas such as cracks in the ceiling and crevices in furniture, walls and the floor. Use thermal foggers without risking exposure to the chemicals by standing in one location and allowing the fog to spread into the room.

Ozone Generator: The portable ozone generator eliminates a variety of odors caused by animals, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew, fire, and water damage. This machine generates “ozone”, which consists of unstable oxygen molecules (containing three oxygen atoms). Ozone chemically reacts with odor-causing molecules to oxidize residues and remove the odors. When using this piece of equipment, we follow the absolute and necessary guidelines of use. Once the deodorization process is complete, ozone quickly reverts to the normal oxygen molecule, leaving no residues. Once the odor is gone, the results are permanent. One of the features of the ozone generator is that it is made to be compact and portable, yet also be a durable and professional unit.

SERVPRO Professionals utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 
  • Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Treatments - Depending on the scenario, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property.

To learn more, click here:

http://www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com/water-damage-restoration

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Record May Rainfall Creates Flood Potential

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Record May Rainfall Creates Flood Potential #SERVPROdanecountywest #SERVPROdcw #spdcw #SERVPROdaneco #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild #servep

It is only the middle of the month of May and Dane county has already received 7.5 inches of rain, well above a normal one-and-a-half inches for this month. Ironic that this month follows a record snow fall for April but two wet months together can have an impact on spring flooding on  your property.

Advance Preparation

Prepare in advance with a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile  (ERP). Our convenient mobile app stores all your utility and emergency response information in one place, so you can access this information from your smartphone or computer.

Watch for Pooling Water 

Look for places around your property where water pools and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris so they can direct water as intended.

Maintain Sump Pump 

If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails. 

Raise Storage Goods 

Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the water line. 

Cut Power if Necessary 

As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.

Keep Storm Drains Clear

If you see water pooling around a storm drain, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your neighborhood.

Consider Flood Insurance 

Homeowners insurance will not cover floods; you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection. When all else fails, flood insurance will provide you the means to respond to a catastrophic flooding event.

Be Aware on the Road 

Be careful when driving during spring storms, especially when you hear flash flood warnings. Never drive into fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view can deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface. 

Act Fast 

When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Call SERVPRO of Dane County West at 608-497-3331 to extract water and mitigate any mold growth

Should you experience water damage from the recent abundance of rain, SERVPRO of Dane County West is here to help for and make it "Like it never even happened."  #608-497-3331

Restoration is the Final Step in Making It “Like it never even happened.”

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration is the Final Step in Making It “Like it never even happened.” #SERVPROdanecountywest #SERVPROdcw #spdcw #SERVPROdaneco #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild #servep

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Dane County West can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Dane County West can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps cost  low. Restoration versus replacement of contents and property saves money. For example, using advanced drying techniques like floor drying mats SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals monitor and ensure your property is properly dried without having to replace costly hardwood flooring.

Fire Damage Mitigation Experts

Having 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.

SERVPRO of Dane County West has the technology, training and experience to mitigate various types of smoke damage. Our trained technicians use ozone treatments and thermal fogging to mitigate protein odor. An ozone treatment can deodorize, disinfect, and remove smoke particles in an indoor environment. Ozone is formed in the generator and dispersed in a room where it oxidizes organic smoke and odor particles. A thermal fogger emits a cloud of particles that are similar in composition to smoke then penetrate a structure's cracks, crevices and surface pores neutralizing any smoke particles they come in contact with.

If you have a kitchen fire and/or odor damage from burnt food and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Dane County West is here to help!

Watch our video on Thermal Fogging at http://www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com/video-content.

To learn more about deodorization equipment, click the link below: http://www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com/blog/post/8974/cleaning/deodorization-equipment-

Water Damage Mitigation Experts

Here are a few of the tools used by your local SERVPRO® Dane County West to mitigate water damage. 

PORTABLE EXTRACTORS: Extractors are used for cleaning carpets, cleaning upholstery, and removing water from floors after a water loss. An extractor has three major components: a heater, a pump, and a vacuum system. Restoration Technicians use this machine for variable heat-controlled cleaning, including to heat the rinse solutions to clean more effectively. The vacuum system and waste recovery tank remove soils and moisture from the surface and collects it in the tank. With this machine, we can expedite the removal of water and moisture from damaged materials and textiles to help restore it to preloss conditions. In doing this, the potential of having to replace materials or belongings is lowered.

THE OZONE GENERATOR: The portable ozone generator eliminates a variety of odors caused by animals, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew, fire, and water damage. This machine generates “ozone”, which consists of unstable oxygen molecules (containing three oxygen atoms). Ozone chemically reacts with odor-causing molecules to oxidize residues and remove the odors. When using this piece of equipment, we follow the absolute and necessary guidelines of use with the purpose of all people and pets should be removed from the environment during the ozone process for health and safety reasons. Once the deodorization process is complete, ozone quickly reverts to the normal oxygen molecule, leaving no residues. Once the odor is gone, the results are permanent. One of the features of the ozone generator is that it is made to be compact and portable, yet also be a durable and professional unit.

WEARING AND FIT CHECKING OUR RESPIRATORS: Safety for not only our Technicians, but also our customers, is a priority at SERVPRO. We enforce that respirators must be worn during all times by our technicians during exposure to hazardous situations. To be safe, we follow one rule of thumb: if the work environment is unpleasant or if it makes you dizzy, our crew is to wear their respirators. No if’s, and’s or but’s. If we are using respirators, we inform customers in the general area of this and advise them with the necessary precautions associated with the work going on for their safety.

DEHUMIDIFICATION EQUIPMENT: By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. Our Restoration Technicians position dehumidifiers strategically in a water-damaged structure so the moist, humid air moves through the unit while dry, warm air is discharged from the unit circulating back into the wet areas. Did you know that dry air acts like a sponge to absorb moisture from wet materials? Since it does, we use the dehumidifiers especially because it provides a continual source of dry air to enhance the restoration process. Refrigerant dehumidifiers remove water vapor through condensation, and based on the specific job, we will use a small commercial refrigerant dehumidifier because it removes approximately 8 gallons of water per day from the atmosphere, while an extra-large commercial refrigerant could remove as much as 20 gallons per day.

AIR MOVING EQUIPMENT: Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level and reduce drying time. These machines introduce airflow at the surface level and replace the highly saturated air with drier air to enhance evaporation. Our crew has gone through specific training on the science of drying to know how many air movers they will need and how to position them to create airflow across all wet surfaces. In some cases, when the lower portion of multiple walls are wet, involving wet drywall behind baseboards, enough air movers are positioned to create a vortex of circular airflow around the walls. Our technicians operate the air movers in several different positions, offering flexibility in how to direct the airflow with the best possible outcome. 

TRUCK MOUNT EXTRACTOR: A truck-mounted extraction unit consists of several smaller components, which work together to make one of the best pieces of cleaning equipment in the industry. The pieces are made up of the engine, the vacuum, the chemical pump, the water pump, and the heating system. The vacuum system extracts water, soils, and cleaning solutions. The chemical pumping system meters cleaning solution into the extraction tool. The water pumping system pressurizes the water used for cleaning and/or rinsing. The heating system heats the water used for cleaning and rinsing. This equipment setup is crucial and is used for various disaster clean ups. Due to the required training of this equipment our technicians know the specific environment needed for this piece of machinery to work and how to maintain it appropriately for health and safety reasons. 

Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.A Moisture Meter is used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO Dane County West to monitor the drying process. 

Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, SERVPRO Dane County West can calculate and create an environment most conclusive 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 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. 

Your complete source for restoration services

SERVPRO of Dane County West can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electronics Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Tile Floor Repair

General Contractor License #: 1317784

When a fire loss, like a puffback, takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When a fire loss, like a puffback, takes control of your life, we help you take it back. #SERVPROdanecountywest #SERVPROdcw #spdcw #SERVPROdaneco #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild #servep

In this before picture is a type of fire damage called a puffback that occurred in Barneveld, WI.  A puffback is a messy furnace malfunction that occurs when an oil burner backfires, sending soot throughout your home or business. It can happen all at once, covering an interior in a grimy film or a puffback can leak soot particles more gradually.

The aftermath of a puffback is usually the main problem. Walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture and curtains are coated with a fine film of soot and smoky streaks that look like spider webs, known as “soot webs” in the restoration industry. As a rule, the damage is worse with a forced-air heating system or central air-conditioning, because the duct work provides a path through the house, even into closets.

Cleaning up the mess is not a job for the amateur, but rather a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Dane County West. We use special techniques and materials. For example, attempts to wash soot off a flat-painted wall or ceiling usually leave greasy smears. At SERVPRO of Dane County, we use water-less rubber sponges and specialized vacuums that work like erasers and absorb the soot without spreading it.

What to You Can Do Until Help Arrives:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum boil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not sent clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Equipped with the training, tools and experience to quickly and efficiently clean and restore your home or business after a fire loss, SERVPRO of Dane County West can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

http://www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. #608-497-3331

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Use Highly Technical Equipment to Mitigate Your Loss

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Use Highly Technical Equipment to Mitigate Your Loss #SERVPROdanecountywest #SERVPROdcw #spdcw #SERVPROdaneco #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild #servep

SERVPRO of Dane County West was able to extract over and inch of standing water in an unfinished basement in Verona, WI.  Using the portable extractor, we were able to remove over 100 gallons of water from the structure. 

The benefit of portable extractors is that we can use them anywhere and are not limited by the length of hose on the truck mount.  The portable extractor can store up to fifteen gallons of water at a time. This unit also has an auto discharge that allows us to extract uninterrupted until the water is removed.  With a portable extractor, we can expedite the removal of water and moisture from floors and carpet to help restore it to preloss conditions, reducing the potential of having to replace damaged materials or belongings.

An extractor has three major components: a heater, a pump, and a vacuum system. Our technicians use this machine for variable heat-controlled cleaning, including to heat the rinse solutions to clean more effectively. The vacuum system and waste recovery tank remove soils and moisture from the surface and collects it in tank.

THE TOOLS WE USE

At SERVPRO of Dane County West, helping our customers and returning damaged areas and items to preloss conditions is our number one priority.  To do this, SERVPRO of Dane County West understands that using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. With that in mind, we will take you through a behind the scenes look at some of the equipment we use to help get your property and structure to preloss condition. Each machine and piece of equipment has a crucial role in the restoration process. SERVPRO of Dane County West Restoration Technicians are trained to use each piece of equipment to its highest potential. Here are a few of our most commonly seen and used machines, and their purpose.

PORTABLE EXTRACTORS: Extractors are used for cleaning carpets, cleaning upholstery, and removing water from floors after a water loss. An extractor has three major components: a heater, a pump, and a vacuum system. Restoration Technicians use this machine for variable heat-controlled cleaning, including to heat the rinse solutions to clean more effectively. The vacuum system and waste recovery tank remove soils and moisture from the surface and collects it in the tank. With this machine, we can expedite the removal of water and moisture from damaged materials and textiles to help restore it to preloss conditions. In doing this, the potential of having to replace materials or belongings is lowered.

THE OZONE GENERATOR: The portable ozone generator eliminates a variety of odors caused by animals, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew, fire, and water damage. This machine generates “ozone”, which consists of unstable oxygen molecules (containing three oxygen atoms). Ozone chemically reacts with odor-causing molecules to oxidize residues and remove the odors. When using this piece of equipment, we follow the absolute and necessary guidelines of use with the purpose of all people and pets should be removed from the environment during the ozone process for health and safety reasons. Once the deodorization process is complete, ozone quickly reverts to the normal oxygen molecule, leaving no residues. Once the odor is gone, the results are permanent. One of the features of the ozone generator is that it is made to be compact and portable, yet also be a durable and professional unit.

WEARING AND FIT CHECKING OUR RESPIRATORS: Safety for not only our Technicians, but also our customers, is a priority at SERVPRO. We enforce that respirators must be worn during all times by our technicians during exposure to hazardous situations. To be safe, we follow one rule of thumb: if the work environment is unpleasant or if it makes you dizzy, our crew is to wear their respirators. No if’s, and’s or but’s. If we are using respirators, we inform customers in the general area of this and advise them with the necessary precautions associated with the work going on for their safety.

DEHUMIDIFICATION EQUIPMENT: By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. Our Restoration Technicians position dehumidifiers strategically in a water-damaged structure so the moist, humid air moves through the unit while dry, warm air is discharged from the unit circulating back into the wet areas. Did you know that dry air acts like a sponge to absorb moisture from wet materials? Since it does, we use the dehumidifiers especially because it provides a continual source of dry air to enhance the restoration process. Refrigerant dehumidifiers remove water vapor through condensation, and based on the specific job, we will use a small commercial refrigerant dehumidifier because it removes approximately 8 gallons of water per day from the atmosphere, while an extra-large commercial refrigerant could remove as much as 20 gallons per day.

AIR MOVING EQUIPMENT: Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level and reduce drying time. These machines introduce airflow at the surface level and replace the highly saturated air with drier air to enhance evaporation. Our crew has gone through specific training on the science of drying to know how many air movers they will need and how to position them to create airflow across all wet surfaces. In some cases, when the lower portion of multiple walls are wet, involving wet drywall behind baseboards, enough air movers are positioned to create a vortex of circular airflow around the walls. Our technicians operate the air movers in several different positions, offering flexibility in how to direct the airflow with the best possible outcome. 

TRUCK MOUNT EXTRACTOR: A truck-mounted extraction unit consists of several smaller components, which work together to make one of the best pieces of cleaning equipment in the industry. The pieces are made up of the engine, the vacuum, the chemical pump, the water pump, and the heating system. The vacuum system extracts water, soils, and cleaning solutions. The chemical pumping system meters cleaning solution into the extraction tool. The water pumping system pressurizes the water used for cleaning and/or rinsing. The heating system heats the water used for cleaning and rinsing. This equipment setup is crucial and is used for various disaster clean ups. Due to the required training of this equipment our technicians know the specific environment needed for this piece of machinery to work and how to maintain it appropriately for health and safety reasons. 

The SERVPRO® Equipment Department tests all equipment, including the truck mount, before putting the items in the product line. To provide the best service to our customers, we must know how the truck mount works, how to set up and maintain the unit, how to use it safely, how to clean the vehicle interior, unit, tools, hoses, and so forth as needed, and how to inspect all equipment and accessories for any damage, leaks, or wear.

There are many other machines and equipment accessories we use, but for today’s behind the scenes look we are proud to show you some our most commonly used pieces of equipment. These machines help us get your personal disaster back to preloss condition and to make it “like it never even happened!” because SERVPRO of Dane County West is always here to help!

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 available 24/7/365 for Emergency Services and are Here to Help! SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-33311. www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. #608-497-3331

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Put Property Owners Back in Control

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Put Property Owners Back in Control #SERVPROdanecountywest #24houremergencyservice #restoration #firedamage #cleanup #waterdamage #mold #rebuild

After a water loss, SERVPRO of Dane County West's number one goal is returning affected areas and items to their preloss condition, putting property owners back and control and doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water. By using advanced drying techniques, SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals monitor and ensure your property is properly dried. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals arrive on-site, the better the results – including lower claim costs.

WHAT IS RESTORABLE

Determining exactly what can be saved until everything is dry is usually impossible. We will set a follow-up date so we can monitor the drying process. In addition, the restoration process will be scheduled when the drying is complete. This can include floor preparation, tack strip replacement, carpet and pad installation, seaming, carpet cleaning and restoring, and furniture and contents cleaning. A scope of services will be provided.

PRE-EXISTING OR PRELOSS CONDITIONS

During the course of cleaning, it is likely we will remove day-to-day soiling, which existed prior to your loss. We are happy to do so. If, however, the removal of pre-existing soil requires significant extra effort, our crews will be instructed to move on to the next item. Pre-existing damage, including visible mold growth, will also be noted.

PERSONAL ITEMS

In the course of our survey and cleaning, we will sometimes be required to open doors, cupboards, etc. to qualify and/or restore the damage. If any of these areas contain personal items you would prefer to relocate before we start work, please let us know.

  • Guns and Ammunition

Our crews are instructed NEVER to touch guns or ammunition. For this reason, we request you remove any such items from the areas we are cleaning.

  • Jewelry, Valuables, Heirlooms

Please remove any valuable items from the areas we are cleaning before the job is started. We are not responsible for those items.

OVERLOOKED ITEMS

Although our supervisors inspect all work, you should accompany the supervisor on the final walk-through and bring any overlooked items or concerns to the supervisor’s attention.

INSURANCE ADJUSTERS OR AGENTS

We are neither insurance adjusters nor agents. We cannot authorize anything to be replaced, repaired or painted. Our job is to preserve and protect, stop further damage from occurring and to restore damaged items to their prior condition when possible.

EMERGENCY CHARGES

The exact price of restoring your property following a water damage emergency is virtually impossible to determine on our first visit. However, in order to give you an idea, we will review the SERVPRO® Water Damage Emergency Services Report to provide you an initial estimate while on our first visit if requested. The scope of work can change due to unforeseen circumstances. The final bill will be forwarded to you and/or your insurance carrier upon completion.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Maintaining your personal health and safety is of great concern to us. All occupants and pets should stay away from the work areas to protect their health and safety during the work process. Material Safety Data Sheets for our products are available upon request.

APPROXIMATE COMPLETION

The actual time required to complete the restoration process is difficult to estimate. However, the more quickly technicians begin work to limit the damage, the faster the job can be completed. When water has time to absorb, the drying and restoration process can take longer.

http://www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com/water-damage-restoration

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 available 24/7/365 for Emergency Services and are Here to Help! SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-33311. www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. #608-497-3331

www.SERVPROdanecountywest.com

The Science of Drying

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Science of Drying 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."

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 Dane County West 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 second, absorption of moisture from the air. Measuring the moisture content of the air is critical to the drying process. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals establish an environment favorable for drying. They also understand how to manipulate temperature and humidity levels to produce optimum drying conditions with state of the art detection equipment, 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

Saving hardwood floors after water or storm damage

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Saving hardwood floors after water or storm damage We were able to save their hardwood floors using our floor drying system. Why take the risk? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West to help! #608-497-3331.

Storms can wreak havoc on a home. Hardwood floors are often affected. If you have water damage to your wood floors, we can often save them with our floor mat drying systems.

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 recent storm.  We were able to save their hardwood floors using our floor drying system.  Needless to say the customer was very happy they didn't need to spend thousands of dollars to replace their floors! 

Why take the risk? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West to help! #608-497-3331.

Working to make it "Like it never even happened."

April snowstorm hits the Madison, WI area with 7.2 inches of snow

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage April snowstorm hits the Madison, WI area with 7.2 inches of snow Should you experience water damage from the snow melting this week, call SERVPRO of Dane County West. #608-497-3331

Biggest storm of the season hits Madison, WI. 

From Wisconsin State Journal:

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snowstorms bring?

The biggest snowstorm of the snow season dumped a record 7.2 inches of snow on Madison Wednesday, but that very likely will be the last snow we see in this very unusual spring.

The heaviest snow fell in a narrow band from Wisconsin Dells to West Bend, with the Dells getting almost 8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow, combined with rain and sleet, made for harrowing driving conditions during the Wednesday evening commute, with crashes and slide offs reported throughout south-central Wisconsin.

The state highway travel map shows slippery stretches throughout southern Wisconsin Thursday morning, but roads were in fairly good shape for the commute.

About 30 school districts and private schools were opening later than usual Thursday morning, and the Wisconsin Dells School District cancelled classes for the day.

Besides setting a record for April 18 snowfall in Madison, another record was set when the thermometer only got up to 33 degrees, making it the coldest high temperature on April 18 in the capital city, the Weather Service said.

A total of 13.5 inches of snow has fallen this April at the Dane County Regional Airport, the official weather site in Madison. That's the second highest snowfall on record for the month, the record being 17.4 inches in 1973.

With the snow finally moving on, we should see a pretty good stretch of weather, with no snow in the extended forecast.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Guy Brown said sunshine and warmer temperatures are forecast through Monday, with highs of 43 on Thursday, 51 on Friday, 57 on Saturday, 58 on Sunday and 62 on Monday.

The Weather Service said there's a slight chance of rain showers Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs of 62 and 55, respectively.

Brown said it could be colder next Thursday at 48, under mostly to partly sunny skies.

Wednesday's high of 33 was a record coldest high, 26 degrees below normal and 54 degrees below the record high of 87 for April 18, set in 1977.

The low was 27, 10 degrees below normal and 9 degrees above the record low of 18 for the date, set in 1983.

The mixed precipitation totaled 0.77 inches at the airport, bringing the April precipitation (rain and melted snow) total up to 2.12 inches, 0.10 inches above normal.

The record precipitation total on April 18 was 2.15 inches in 1880.

For the meteorological spring (March through May), Madison has received 2.86 inches of precipitation, 1.36 inches below normal.

Since Jan. 1, Madison has received 7.04 inches of precipitation, 0.14 inches above normal.

The record 7.2 inches of snow smashed the old record of 3.4 inches for April 18, set in 1912.

Madison has received 13.5 inches of snow this month, 11.5 inches above normal; 16.9 inches for spring, 7.9 inches above normal; and 44.4 inches for the snow season (July to June), 5.7 inches below normal.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

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Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Recently in Monticello, WI, SERVPRO of Dane County West was called to a local café to mitigate extensive water damage from flood damage caused by the Sugar River overflow.  The café was next door to the river and despite having a 5-foot berm protecting the structure, water unfortunately still got in.  Up to 8 feet of water flooded their business and SERVPRO of Dane County West is diligently working “to make it like it never even happened”.

https://www.channel3000.com/news/flooding-at-little-sugar-river-leaves-monticello-underwater/704893013

Fema.gov reports in the last 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash ?oods. Just because you haven’t experienced a ?ood in the past does not mean you won’t in the future. In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas.

According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other Weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers the following ?ood safety tips.

  • Stay away from ?oodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are s rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out or the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact your local SERVPRO of Dane County Professionals. Even minor ?oods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. The SERVPRO System is prepared to handle any sized disaster. When ?re and water take control of your life, your local SERVPRO of Dane County Professionals will help you take it back. 

*Facts and figures provided by www.fema.gov