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The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for Whatever Happens."

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

a hand holding an iphone up-close with a caution fire tape behind it To schedule a complimentary Emergency READY Plan (ERP) for your business, call (608) 497-3331.

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business and family.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's FREE Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO of Dane County West Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 50 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call your SERVPRO of Dane County West Franchise Professional to establish your Emergency READY Profile - 608-497-3331.

Advantages of the 
SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility available as an app on your smart phone.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO of Dane County West Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

We offer a complimentary Emergency READY Plan to local businesses in West Dane County. 

To schedule an ERP for your business, call (608) 497-3331.

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Saving Hardwood Floors After Storm Damage

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

a wood floor with three plastic floor drying mats with yellow hoses attached to a green water extraction machine At SERVPRO of Dane County West we utilize the latest in drying technologies to restore damaged materials instead of replacing. #SERVPROdanecountywest

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! 

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Dane County West responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Madison home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (608) 497-3331

Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration

Your home or commercial facility contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals understand the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back. 

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 pre-test 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 preloss 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.  

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

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

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

24-Hour Emergency Service.  Independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Certifications

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

a graphic logo of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) and a logo of the Better Business Bureau SERVPRO of Dane County West is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating, IICRC certified, and are general contractors. #608-497-3331 #sdcw

SERVPRO of Dane County West Certifications:

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business - A+ Rating
  • IICRC Certified in:
    • Water Restoration
    • Applied Structural Drying
    • Fire & Smoke Restoration
    • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • General Contractor License #1317784
  • Restoration Consultants Mold Remediation 
    • Restoration Consultants is an IICRC approved school that work with IICRC to help develop industry wide standards for water damage and mold remediation.

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 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 cleaning, water damage restoration, fire & smoke restoration, trauma & crime scene 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 IICRC Certified in Water Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, and Trauma & Crime Scene. In addition to the IICRC Certifications, we hold an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureu (BBB) and are certified in Mold Remediation through Restoration Consultants.  Our General Contractor License is #1317784.  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.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (608) 497-3331

About SERVPRO of Dane County West - Company Profile, Certifications, Affiliations & Awards

SERVPRO of Dane County West understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. 

We specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Dane County West can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business and are General Contractors for rebuild services. 
As a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened."  

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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Dane County West. 

Whenever SERVPRO of Dane County West steps onto a job site, it’s about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.  

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter the most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.  That's why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO of Dane County West is so important.  Just call #608-497-3331 to get to the team that's faster to any size disaster. 

We're a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire.

So whether you're responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 - be ready for the worst with the very best; Your trusted, local SERVPRO Franchise Professional, SERVPRO of Dane County West. 

Like it was never dirty, like it was never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered - whatever the case, with SERVPRO of Dane County West our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Fire, Water or Mold Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

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Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West

9/21/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, Verona, Oregon, Mt. Horeb, Cross Plains, Belleville, Black Earth, Mazomanie and surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today #608-497-3331

It's the Water You Don't See

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

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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.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

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

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today (608) 497-3331

Drying Chambers Speeds Drying & Reduces Cost

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

By using a simple containment system as seen in this commercial property, we can decrease the size of the area we are drying.  This speeds drying and lessens costs to our clients and customers.  On this commercial job 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.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals establish environments favorable for drying. We do this by manipulating temperature and humidity levels with the aide of state of the art monitoring equipment to produce optimum drying conditions.

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.

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Disaster can strike at any time! Prepare for the unpredictable!

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

graphic with first aid kit, flashlight, battery, piggy bank and radio This year for National Preparedness Month (NPM), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types.

Disaster can strike at any time! Prepare for the unpredictable!

As a business owner, insurer, or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow.

This year for National Preparedness Month (NPM), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and lead efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. “Disasters happen” and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

The 2019 theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. You can become prepared for a disaster by taking three simple steps:

  • Have a plan to stay in business

  • Encourage your employees to become ready

  • Protect your investment

We must Work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship, and neighborhoods are ready for any type of disaster that can potentially affect your local community. At ready.gov/business, companies like yours can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency situation. You can also contact your local SERVPRO of Dane County West Franchise Professionals to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program.

Be "Ready for whatever happens" with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program (ERP)

The Three Ps of Family Fire Safety

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

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A Safety Plan like the Three Ps can help prevent home fires

The best way to protect your family’s safety from a home fire is to teach all family members about fire prevention. The three Ps of safety is a plan provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Fire Administration.

The three Ps of fire prevention are:

Prepare – This step focuses on reducing the risk of fire damage situations
Practice – This step covers conducting fire drills and overall fire safety habits
Prevent – This final step includes teaching your family about getting out safely

Prepare Your Home

There are several situations common to any home that could lead to fire damage,

  • overloaded electrical outlets
  • old and damaged wiring
  • old appliances.
  • unattended lit candles
  • clutter near a hot stove

Prepare, Practice and Prevent the above situations to eliminate the possibility of unwanted and unexpected fire. Involve your children and the whole will family be safer.

Practice Fire Escape Plans

Establish a fire escape plan and for your entire family, then run drills regularly. These drills should include:

  • what to do if the primary escape route is blocked. During these drills, watch out for things such as clutter in the hall
  • taking time to practice that if a doorknob is too hot to touch it is not safe to open the door.
  • discussing the importance of remaining low to the ground so you don't inhale smoke while exiting

Prevent Fire Injuries

This part of the family plan should include:

  • discussions with children about not playing with matches or lighters but telling an adult about them
  • teaching your family the Stop, Drop, Roll technique in the event their clothing is on fire
  • talking about never going back into a building that's on fire


There are many resources available for your safety practices and fire prevention habits. SERVPRO of Dane County West understands that fire and smoke damage can be devastating to not only a business or home’s structure but to the property owner especially. We are a IICRC fire remediation certified firm and are here to help

Consistently review the three Ps of fire safety to protect your family from harm.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West (608) 497-3331

24-Hour Emergency Service.  Independently owned and operated.

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