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Do You Have Sewage Damage in Dane County, WI?

7/11/2024 (Permalink)

a clock with24:07 and a SERVPRO logo Sewage Backup, Toilet Overflow or Flooding? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Don’t worry! SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here To Help® With the clean-up near you!

A sewer backup occurs when wastewater doesn’t properly drain away from your property. Sewer backups contain highly contaminated water also known as Category-3, "black" water that is grossly unsanitary. Category-3 water may contain harmful untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, microbes, and water from flooding rivers and streams or a sewer backup.

Sewage backups are typically caused from buildups in pipes from grease, clogs, or improperly flushed items such as disinfectant wipes, sanitary products, or paper towels. Damage to the sewer lines or flooding can also cause a sewage backup.

Sewage wastewater can pose a serious health hazard with the potential for air-borne contaminants. Don’t worry, you are not alone, sewage backups happen all the time and we at SERVPRO of Dane County West offer sewage clean up services to safely clean this type of contamination by licensed and trained, IICRC certified professionals 24/7. 

If you have water damage from sewage overflow, flooding or storm damage, here are some tips until help arrives. 

Do: 

  • Do: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. 
  • Do: Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items. 
  • Do: Stay out of affected areas of harmful waste (sewage, blood-borne pathogens, etc.)
  • Do: Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Do: Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don't: 

  • Don't: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Don't: Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don't: Use household fans to dry the structure and spread the contaminants. 
  • Don't: Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to contaminated areas. 
  • Don't: Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Don't: Touch or handle items that are contaminated with bodily fluids. 

If water damage strikes your property, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Sewage Backup, Toilet Overflow or Flooding? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

7 Tips to Prepare for Winter

11/28/2023 (Permalink)

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With temperatures dropping daily here in the Dane County, Madison, WI area, here are some tips to help you prepare for the winter months to come.

  1. Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. 
  2. Consider shutting off outdoor faucets to prevent frozen pipes from bursting.  Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it off. 
  3. If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off. 
  4. Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, leading to roof problems and water damage. 
    • Ice dams are a leading culprit for water leaks during the winter season. Ice dams form when heated indoor air melts roof snow. The melted snow collects on unheated eaves and starts freezing, creating ice dams. When heated air melts roof snow above and behind the dammed ice, trapped water cannot safely flow or run off the roof—the ice dam backflows under the roof's shingles and into the structure's interior areas.
  5. Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of furnace malfunctions like puff-backs that cause extensive fire damage. 
  6. A puff-back 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 grimy soot, or a puff-back can leak soot particles more gradually.
  7. Puff-backs can also be caused by a partly clogged or cracked nozzle, improper nozzle angle, cracked electrodes, poor adjustment of the air-fuel mixture, a defective spark transformer, shorted ignition cables, or dirty or low-grade fuel.

If winter weather strikes your business or home with water damage or fire damage, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

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

How Do We Detect the Extent of Water Damage to a Property?

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO® technician using a moisture meter on a wood floor When fire damage and water damage take control of your life, we help you take it back. Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today (608) 497-3331

Question: How do we detect the extent of water damage from broken water pipes, leaks, bathroom overflows, storm flooding, and the many other causes of water damage in the Madison, WI, area?

Answer: We at SERVPRO of Dane County West use industry-standard scoping tools to detect the moisture levels incurred from water damage. This allows us to effectively dry the affected areas with state-of-the-art drying equipment that includes high-velocity air movers, industrial-stand dehumidifiers, wood-floor drying mats, and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration.  

Scoping involves locating the areas of the structure affected by water damage and defining how much the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices also verify that an environment has been dried thoroughly.

SERVPRO of Dane County West uses the following equipment:

  • Moisture Sensors 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 moisture readings that enable SERVPRO of Dane County West to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermo-hygrometers measure both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, a SERVPRO of Dane County West Professional using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure. 

Once the scoping is completed, and the affected areas are identified, we use Psychrometry to measure and evaluate air conditions to create the proper atmosphere for optimal drying.

Psychometry studies the air and its temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point properties. They are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure, enabling SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals to create the proper atmosphere for optimal and efficient drying. 

Water can damage materials in two ways: first, 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. 

Once the scoping is completed and the affected areas are identified, SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals establishes an environment favorable for drying. Using psychometry, we understand how to manipulate temperature and humidity with state-of-the-art detection and drying equipment to produce optimum drying conditions. 

When fire damage and water damage take control of your life, we help you take it back. We are an IICRC Certified Firm, Available 24/7 for Emergency Services with 5-star ratings

Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

As the #1 Choice in Cleanup and Restoration, you can count on SERVPRO for property restoration in the Dane County, Madison, WI area 

6 Reasons Why You Need SERVPRO for Sewer Backup Cleanup in Dane County

6/6/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO certified clean logo Should you experience a sewer back-up call SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331. We are an IICRC Certified Firm available 24/7.

Using a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Dane County West for sewer backup cleanup is essential for the following reasons:

  1. Health and Safety: Sewer backups can contain hazardous pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that pose significant health risks. SERVPRO® has the necessary knowledge, experience, and equipment to safely handle sewage cleanup while minimizing exposure to harmful substances. SERVPRO’s expertise in personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and proper sanitation procedures ensure the health and safety of both the occupants and the restoration team.
  2. Thorough Cleanup and Disinfection: SERVPRO has access to specialized cleaning agents, disinfectants, and equipment that effectively removes sewage and contaminants from the affected area. SERVPRO follows industry IICRC best practices to thoroughly clean and sanitize the premises, eliminating health hazards and reducing the risk of future problems like mold growth or lingering odors.
  3. Proper Extraction and Drying: Sewage backups often result in standing water and excessive moisture, which can lead to further damage and mold growth if not addressed promptly and adequately. SERVPRO utilizes advanced equipment for efficient water extraction and implement proper drying techniques to restore normal moisture levels. This helps prevent structural damage, mold infestation, and the associated health risks.
  4. Expertise in Handling Structural Damage: Sewer backups can cause structural damage to walls, flooring, and other building components. SERVPRO is an IICRC Firm with the skills and experience to assess and address such damage. They can carry out necessary repairs, ensuring the structural integrity of the property is restored while also preventing potential long-term issues.
  5. Insurance and Documentation: Dealing with sewer backups often involve insurance claims and documentation. SERVPRO can provide detailed documentation of the cleanup process, including photographs, itemized lists of damaged materials, and reports. This documentation helps facilitate insurance claims and ensures a smoother process for the property owner.
  6. Time and Cost Efficiency: Hiring a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Dane County West for sewer backup cleanup can save time and money in the long run. Their expertise and efficient processes enable them to complete the cleanup and restoration process more quickly than attempting to handle it independently. Additionally, their thorough approach helps prevent potential long-term issues that may require costly repairs down the line.

Should you experience a sewer back-up call SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331. We are an IICRC Certified Firm available 24/7 to the Dane County, WI area.

10 Tips to prevent water & fire damage to my Dane County, WI property while on Spring Break.

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

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Protecting your property from fire and water damage while you're away on spring break is important to avoid any potential disasters. Here are some tips to help protect your property:

  1. Test your sump pump. Install a backup sump battery if needed.
  2. Turn off the main water valve.
  3. Check gutters to make sure they are draining properly. Clean or amend as needed.
  4. Make sure exterior water faucets and sprinkler systems are turned off.
  5. Install a water sensor and/or leak detector, which can contact your phone when a water problem presents itself in your home.
  6. Unplug all electronics and appliances that won’t be in use while away.
  7. Avoid your home from looking vacant by putting lights on a timer and canceling mail delivery to deter your home from becoming an arson target.
  8. Trim back trees and overhanging branches from your roof and home’s exterior in case of a lightning storm.
  9. Ensure that all flammable liquids, including gasoline, paints, and cleaning agents, are stored in a cool, safe place.
  10. Don’t run appliances, such as your washer, dryer, or dishwasher, when not at home.

By taking these precautions, you can help protect your property from fire and water damage while you're away on spring break. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you take the time to properly safeguard your home before you leave.

Should you come home to fire or water damage call SERVPRO of Dane County West #(608) 497-3331

Video - The Fire Damage Process - SERVPRO of Dane County West

The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Why Choose a Trained Specialist to Mitigate Your Dane County Home or Business?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC firm SERVPRO of Dane County West is not only an IICRC Certified Firm but also has a BBB A+ rating and 5 star Google rating and we're available

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals understands the trauma that follows a loss to your home or commercial facility. We understand that your property contains many of your most valuable possessions and when fire, water, or smoke damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Adheres to IICRC standards on your job.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC firm.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization devoted to the certification and standard setting for professional inspection, cleaning, restoration, and remediation service industries

We Strictly Adhere to the Following:

  • 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, agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

Our technicians have these IICRC Certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

Technicians are proficient at mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform these procedures in the field while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants on your property.

  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively using monitoring devices, extraction systems, and drying equipment..

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)

Technicians are proficient at all types of smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)

Technicians know how to address odors and deodorization techniques including odor control caused by biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, and other sources.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area.

What our Customers say...Testimonials

Have Water Damage, Storm Damage, Flood Damage, Fire Damage or Mold?
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7 Common Fire, Water, and Mold Restoration Questions

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Commonly Asked Questions for SERVPRO of Dane County West in Madison, Wisconsin

  1. Do we provide Water Damage Restoration Services?

Yes. We are available 24/7 for water damage restoration to an area near you in Dane County, Wisconsin. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals uses specialized test equipment to determine hidden water. IICRC Certified SERVPRO of Dane County West professionals monitors and ensured your property is properly dried using advanced drying techniques. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals arrive on-site, the better the results – including lower claims cost.

The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Water Damage Tips - What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

2. Do we provide Fire Damage Restoration Services?

Yes. We specialize in cleaning and restoring residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, soot, or water damage in the Madison, Dane County, WI area. After a water or fire 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,"® in an area near you.

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

Fire Damage Tips - What You Can Do Before Help Arrives

3. Do we provide catastrophic storm and major event response in Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin area?

Yes. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby throughout the United States should a disaster strike near you. SERVPRO of Dane County West is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team - Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

4. Do we provide mold mitigation?

Yes. SERVPRO of Dane County West has the training and expertise to remediate your home or business's mold in the near year.

Understanding Mold and Our Remediation Process

5. Do we provide mold testing?

No. We offer mold remediation, which is the removal of mold. It's a conflict of interest for us to offer mold testing in addition to mold remediation. We at SERVPRO of Dane County West often partner with Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists for mold mitigation. Industrial Hygienists are trained and certified to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process. Once the mold sample analysis is completed, SERVPRO of Dane County West mitigate and removes the detected mold.

Blog - The Mold Mitigation Process – Partnering with Industrial Hygienists / Environmentalists

6. Do you work with your insurance?

Yes. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West can help manage the insurance paperwork and process for a stress-free claims process. SERVPRO is the preferred vendor to 200 plus insurance companies throughout the United States and Canada.

7. Do we offer construction services to rebuild water damaged or fire damaged properties in the Dane County, Madison, WI area?

Yes. We are General Contractors (License #1317784). SERVPRO of Dane County West construction department is dedicated to making it “Like it never even happened.”®

Blog - As General Contractors, We Rebuild Damaged Property to Make it “Like it never even happened.”®

Have Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Soot Damage, or Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West (608) 497-8047

We are locally owned and operated, serving the Dane County, Madison, WI area. We live and work in our community and take great pride in living and working here. 

When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. We are an IICRC Certified Firm. 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings. A+ BBB Rating.

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Advanced Imaging Technology is used for Scoping Precision and Estimating Near You

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Image description: image of a hotel hallway and room with servpro air movers and a sketch of the affected area on the right SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here to Help® for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, biohazard, and rebuild. Call us at (608) 497-3331

SERVPRO of Dane County West uses advanced AI imaging technology to create detailed 360° panoramic images of our customer’s properties to ensure we have accurate documentation of the loss.  This system also creates detailed digital floor plans that we can use to properly estimate the damages and repairs needed to get our customer’s property back to its preloss condition.

Utilizing advanced scoping tools and adhering to industry-standard protocols is why SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for insurance companies. We work with all insurance for a worry-free claims process.

If winter weather strikes your business or home with water or fire damage, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water, mold or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here to Help® for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, COVID-19 disinfection, biohazard, and rebuild. Call us at (608) 497-3331.

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Do you have a Mold Problem near You?

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

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MOLD Management - A "Typical" Mold Removal Process

When there's a water intrusion in your Dane County, Madison, WI property, like a roof leak, a busted frozen pipe, appliance malfunction, or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business.

Mold and mildew will develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure and will continue to grow until the source of the moisture is eliminated. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Dane County West has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.

The mold cleanup and restoration process begin when you call SERVPRO. A representative will ask a series of questions to determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

Inspection and Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for mold signs using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Here at SERVPRO of Dane County West, we highly recommend that our customers engage Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists to detect exactly where microbial growth may be found in their homes. This is a partnership we strongly recommend and is mutually beneficial for our customers.

Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists are specialists who tend to approach indoor mold conditions primarily from a scientific perspective. They are trained to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process.

Once a customer has a sample analysis completed, SERVPRO of Dane County West completes the detected mold's remediation. 

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent these mold spores' spread while the mold remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals clean restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Depending on the mold damage level, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It may entail major repairs such as reconstructing various areas or rooms in a home or business.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area. Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water, fire or mold damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau). 
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook ratings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

If You Have Water Damage and see Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Got Mold Near You?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West can inspect, assess and remediate your Dane county, Madison, WI, property.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. 

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water damage intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing water leaks, broken water pipes, burst frozen water pipes, and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments.

If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. 

When a business or home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here To Help!

Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Madison home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Dane County West can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Have a Mold Problem?
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Mold Damage Emergency Tips - What you can do until help arrives

COVID Disinfection Near You

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Trust SERVPRO of Dane County West for COVID Disinfection

With COVID cases on the rise, trust SERVPRO of Dane County West to disinfect your business or home with EPA-approved cleaning products and equipment following CDC standards.

We’re Here to Help®:

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial cleaning. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of businesses, restaurants, and public spaces in the communities we all call home.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – Peace of Mind 

  • SERVPRO of Dane County West is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) Certified Firm.
  • We have the experience and the certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and are compliant with CDC standards.
  • We provide proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral to their customers for proof of disinfection. 
  • Specialized Products & Equipment.
    • SERVPRO’s disinfectant foggers quickly and evenly coat a surface with our EPA-registered disinfecting solutions. This is done by using a fogger applicator that delivers highly compressed air combined with minuscule droplets of disinfecting solution. The fog that is created from this allows the solution to adhere to hard-to-get-to nooks and crevasses.  
    • SERVPRO of Dane County West has the experience and certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and is compliant with CDC standards as an IICRC certified firm. 

When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there. If there is anything we can do to help, please call SERVPRO of Dane County West at (608) 497-3331.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Call SERVPRO of Dane County West for peace-of-mind Covid-19 disinfection. (608) 497-3331

Is Water Damage Covered Near You?

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Question: Is Water Damage Covered by Insurance?

Answer: Sudden and accidental water damage caused by an inside source, such as a busted pipe, is covered under most standard homeowner’s insurance policies. Busted water pipes, appliance malfunctions, sink or tub overflows, toilet overflows and sewage backup are common causes of water damage claims.

As a preferred vendor for most insurance carriers, SERVPRO of Dane County West works with your insurance for a stress free claims process by managing the insurance paperwork and process. We understand that working through insurance claims can seem like an overwhelming task after a family or business has experienced water or fire damage and we are Here to Help® with the insurance claim process and the property restoration process.

SERVPRO® has gained a unique standing with the insurance industry by:

  • Adhering to the most extensive performance guidelines in the restoration industry.
  • Undergoing rigorous training programs that meets the stringent certification standards of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
  • Providing end-to-end insurance claim assistance through the national Claims Information Center (CIC). Clients have online access to the claim process and can monitor their claims from start to completion.

When it comes to repairing and restoring damage to a home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West specialists have the advantages of national guidelines and IICRC certified training. Adhering to the principle of timely mitigation and IICRC standards result in lower claims costs while delivering the best service possible to our customers.

If water damage strikes your property, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened."®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West today (608) 497-3331

Flu Prevention Tips Near You

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

a cloudy backdrop with warning sign saying "Flu Season Ahead" To help prevent the spread of flu & COVID businesses can depend on SERVPRO of Dane County West to clean and sanitize buildings. (608) 497-3331

Flu Season - Prevention Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business owners and homeowners alike in the Dane County, Madison, WI area to find ways to live and work without exposing themselves or others to this highly contagious virus. Now, the approaching flu season is set to complicate that challenge even further. To help control the threat that the one-two punch of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu presents, we at SERVPRO of Dane County West urges everyone to be extra vigilant about adhering to the CDC cleaning and disinfecting protocols this year.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

Flu Prevention Tips

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

To help prevent the spread of flu germs, homes and businesses can depend on SERVPRO of Dane County West to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces, and contents. We use restoration industry standards, professional cleaning products, and EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants.

For home and business owners who want the peace of mind that a professional cleaning service can offer in this stressful time, SERVPRO of Dane County West can help with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned was developed for businesses in response to the pandemic. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - Ushering in a New Standard of Clean

The high level of confidence that a professionally cleaned space provides offers a welcomed reassurance to patrons as the flu season intersects with COVID-19. 

SERVPRO® is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

We at SERVPRO of Dane County West want you to have the confidence and security in knowing that we have the specialized training and products to give your patrons and employees peace-of-mind with documentation showing proof of sanitization.

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Questions? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331.

Water Intrusions Can Lead to Mold Growth Near You

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

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When water intrusions are not addressed right away in Madison, WI, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of potentially harmful mold growth. 

Water intrusions can result from storm damage, leaky water pipes, broken water pipes, toilet, sink, and bathtub overflows, septic back-up, plumbing or equipment failures, to name a few.

Take Precautions

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals handles water damage every day and knows prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and promptly dry the structure. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong, musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require a qualified Indoor Air Quality Professional's expertise like an Industrial Hygienist/Environmentalist to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. Air Quality Professionals, also called Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists, tend to approach indoor mold conditions primarily from a scientific perspective. They are trained to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process. Once they have the sample analysis completed, the customer calls us, SERVPRO of Dane County West, to mitigate and remove the detected mold. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West highly recommends that our customers engage Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists to detect exactly where microbial growth may be found in their homes. This is a partnership we strongly recommend and is mutually beneficial for our customers.

Blog - The Mold Mitigation Process – Partnering with Industrial Hygienists / Environmentalists

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331. 

We’re Here To Help™!

We care about the proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations, excessive mold growth is not a problem, and SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals can safely restore your building to its preloss condition. 

Best Water Damage Restoration Services in Madison, Wisconsin

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

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We are thrilled to be recognized by Expertise as one of the “Best Madison Water Damage Restoration Services” with an A+ reputation rating. 

Expertise added, SERVPRO of Dane County West is a fire and water cleanup and restoration company offering service to residential and commercial customers with 24/7 emergency service available. Using thermographic imaging to detect moisture in walls, carpets, and structural elements along with high-end drying and dehumidification equipment, the company's trained restoration technicians rapidly remove water caused by leaks, backups, broken fixtures, and natural disasters. Carpet reinstallation, drywall replacement, and painting services are available to restore affected areas to their pre-damage state."

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

We specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, or water damage. SERVPRO of Dane County West also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business. We are General Contractors for rebuild services (license #1317784); also, we have experience and certification in bioremediation. We utilize EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and are compliant with CDC standards for COVID-19 disinfection. 

As a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning damaged properties to their preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened."  

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC Certified Firm with fire, water, biohazard, and mold IICRC certifications. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our team 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. 

We are locally owned and operated serving the Dane County, Madison, WI area. We also live and work in our community and take great pride in living and working here. When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back. We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. 

  • We are an IICRC Certified Firm
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings
  • A+ BBB Rating
  • 24/7 Emergency Services

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

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Dane County, WI, Did you know it's National Preparedness Month?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

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The 2021 National Preparedness Theme is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

SERVPRO® Industries, Inc. is once again proud to be a member of the National Preparedness Month Coalition and is committed to helping the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its efforts to promote the importance of preparedness planning.

Here are steps to help you "Prepare to Protect" in an area near you

Make a Plan!

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the CDC recommendations due to COVID-19.

Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

  •  How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? 
  • What is my shelter plan?
  • What is my evacuation route?
  • What is my family/household communication plan?
  • Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
  • Check with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to update my emergency plans due to Coronavirus.
    • Get masks (for everyone over 2 years old), disinfectants, and check my sheltering plan.

Step 2:  Consider specific needs in your household

Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities as you prepare your plan. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like operating medical equipment. Keep in mind some of these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs, including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs, including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan

Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use it as a guide to creating your own.

Family Emergency Communication Plan - Ready.Gov

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household

Build a Kit. Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don't forget to consider the uniqueness of each person or pet if you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the CDC.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit 

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Additional Emergency Supplies

Since Spring of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu.

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, or laxatives
  • Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

Emergency Supply List - Ready.Gov

Prepare For Disasters

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home and business stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

  • Know what storm disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate.  Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.

Order Free Preparedness Materials

Order free preparedness materials from FEMA's online ordering platform. These materials can be shipped directly to you at no cost. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. Due to safety precautions put in place to protect employees and customers from COVID-19, you may experience delays. 

Have Storm, Flood, or Fire Damage Near You?
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Common SERVPRO Questions in Madison, WI

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Commonly Asked Questions for SERVPRO of Dane County West in Madison, Wisconsin

  • Do we provide Water Damage Restoration Services?

Yes. We are available 24/7 for water damage restoration to an area near you in Dane County, Wisconsin. SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals uses specialized test equipment to determine hidden water. IICRC Certified SERVPRO of Dane County West professionals monitors and ensured your property is properly dried using advanced drying techniques. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals arrive on-site, the better the results – including lower claims cost.

The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Water Damage Tips - What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

  • Do we provide Fire Damage Restoration Services?

Yes. We specialize in cleaning and restoring residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, soot, or water damage in Madison, Dane County, WI. After a water or fire 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,"® in an area near you.

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

Fire Damage Tips - What You Can Do Before Help Arrives

  • Do we provide catastrophic storm and major event response in Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin area?

Yes. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby throughout the United States should a disaster strike near you. SERVPRO of Dane County West is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team - Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

  • Do we provide storm damage services?

Yes. SERVPRO of Dane County West has years of experience, training, and IICRC certifications to handle all types and sizes of storms and floods with the inevitable water damage that follows near you.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

  • Do we provide mold mitigation?

Yes. SERVPRO of Dane County West has the training and expertise to remediate your home or business's mold in the near year.

Understanding Mold and Our Remediation Process

  • Do we provide mold testing?

No. We offer mold remediation, which is the removal of mold. It's a conflict of interest for us to offer mold testing in addition to mold remediation. We at SERVPRO of Dane County West often partner with Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists for mold mitigation. Industrial Hygienists are trained and certified to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process. Once the mold sample analysis is completed, SERVPRO of Dane County West mitigate and removes the detected mold.

Blog - The Mold Mitigation Process – Partnering with Industrial Hygienists / Environmentalists

  • Do you work with your insurance?

Yes. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West can help manage the insurance paperwork and process for a stress-free claims process. SERVPRO is the preferred vendor to 200 plus insurance companies throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Do we offer construction services to rebuild water damaged or fire damaged properties in the Dane County, Madison, WI area?

Yes. We are General Contractors (License #1317784). SERVPRO of Dane County West construction department is dedicated to making it “Like it never even happened.”®

Blog - As General Contractors, We Rebuild Damaged Property to Make it “Like it never even happened.”®

Have Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Soot Damage, or Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West (608) 497-8047

We are locally owned and operated, serving the Dane County, Madison, WI area. We live and work in our community and take great pride in living and working here. 

When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. We are an IICRC Certified Firm. 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings. A+ BBB Rating.

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Proudly Serves an Area Near You!

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

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We understand the Stress and Worry that comes with Fire or Water Damage in the Dane County, Madison, WI area.

Whether it be fire damage, soot damage, smoke damage, water damage, storm damage, or mold damage, our SERVPRO of Dane County West family understands the disruption it causes to your home or business. Our team is available 24/7 for emergency services, and we work with your insurance.  

Owners Jim & Heather McEllistrem have been married for twenty-plus years, proud UW-Madison Alumni, with children at UW-Madison and MHS. They live and work in the Dane County, Madison, WI area. With backgrounds in Finance and Sales & Marketing, Jim and Heather bring decades of experience to SERVPRO of Dane County West.

The SERVPRO of Dane County West family has helped thousands of businesses and homeowners in the greater Madison, WI area since 2014. 

Our Team - Trained Professionals

We are a family-owned, independently operated SERVPRO franchise specializing in cleaning, restoration, and construction of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, storm, or water damage. We utilize EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and are compliant with CDC standards for COVID-19 disinfection. 

As a trusted leader in fire damage and water damage restoration and construction, our number one goal is returning damaged properties to their preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened."®  

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

As an IICRC Certified firm, we have IICRC certifications in fire, water, biohazard, and mold. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our team 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 the total restoration of the damage and helping our customers through a difficult time.  

We're a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of storm and water damage or fire damage. Whether you're responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 - be ready for the worst with the very best with SERVPRO of Dane County West. 

When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

  • We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly.
  • We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. 
  • We are an IICRC Certified Firm. 
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings. A+ BBB Rating and Angie's List Recommended.
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Video - Why Choose SERVPRO of Dane County West

Like it was never hazardous, like it 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 Damage, Water Damage, or Mold Damage?
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If Disaster Strikes, will YOU be ready? One way to Prepare is to build an Emergency Supply Kit

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

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It is important to prepare before a water, storm, flood, or fire disaster occurs; one way to do that is by building a basic emergency kit.

Preparing an emergency kit is an important step to protect you, and your household should unforeseen events occur. An emergency kit is essential for short-term survival that provides essential items. It’s recommended to keep your kit in a convenient place for ease of accessibility.

The following items are recommended for your Emergency kit:

  • Water, one gallon per person per day
  • Food, non-perishable 3-day supply
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery-operated radio, preferably an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, if necessary
  • Cash
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account information
  • local maps
  • Hygiene items
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Fire, water, and storm emergencies can happen anytime to anyone.

Take action now to protect yourself and your property. SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here to Help® and will assist you in every step of the cleanup, restoration, and rebuild process. We are an independently owned and operated business proudly serving the Dane County, Madison, WI area.

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • 24/7 Emergency Services 
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Google and Facebook 5-Star recommended 
  • SERVPRO works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.

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

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The Mold Mitigation Process – Partnering with Industrial Hygienists / Environmentalists

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

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We at SERVPRO of Dane County West often partner with Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists for mold mitigation.

An example of one of these jobs was recently completed in Madison, WI. There was visible mold in various areas throughout the basement. The customer initially hired an Industrial Hygienist to test for mold type and severity.

Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists are specialists who tend to approach indoor mold conditions primarily from a scientific perspective. They are trained to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process. Once they had the sample analysis completed, the customer called SERVPRO of Dane County West to mitigate and remove the detected mold. 

The following steps are involved in the mold removal/mitigation process:

  1. Cleaning all furniture all non-porous furniture in the area and then covering it to protect it from any contamination thereafter.
  2. Removal of all porous material that has been affected by microbial growth.
  3. Setting up containment. We contained this area from the rest of the house and used zippers to gain access to the area.
  4. We then ducted our air filtration devices to the outside to create a negative pressure environment so that any spore contamination would be contained to that area (as seen in the picture). Once all the affected materials were removed, we thoroughly cleaned the area and treated it with an antimicrobial solution to prevent further microbial growth.

Here at SERVPRO of Dane County West, we highly recommend that our customers engage Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists to detect exactly where microbial growth may be found in their homes. This is a partnership we strongly recommend and is mutually beneficial for our customers.

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

When water, mold, fire, or storm damage takes control of your life, we are Here to Help® and will assist you in every step of the cleanup, restoration, and rebuild process. 

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • 24/7 Emergency Services 
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Google and Facebook 5-Star recommended 
  • SERVPRO works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.

What our Customers say...Testimonials

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC Certified Firm

IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. It is a certification program and standards to facilitate the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. These strict standards protect not only the interests of consumers but also compliant restoration industry companies. 

How do Restoration Companies Qualify for IICRC Certified Firm Status?:

There are several steps that restoration companies must take to qualify for IICRC-Certified status to prove that they are both trustworthy and reliable. Those include:

Proof of insurance

  • Insurance is a necessary part of the operation for all businesses to ensure that the customer, property, and team are properly protected. 
  • An IICRC-certified business must provide proof of insurance and maintain that protection throughout its operating period. This includes retaining and sharing all documentation that relates to insurance coverage, as necessary. If a customer or IICRC representative requests proof, the business must provide it. 
  • Because every IICRC-certified company must provide proof of insurance, customers know coverage is not a concern in the event of an unforeseen accident.

Proper documentation that shows the education and training requirements for certification have been met by all technicians

  • An IICRC Certified Firm must offer continuous training for employees and technicians, so they maintain their credentials. This allows our SERVPRO of Dane County West employees to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and procedures for fire, water, mold, and biohazard mitigation and restoration. 
  • This also includes keeping them employed in the field, constantly earning experience, in addition to the course work required to earn a particular certification. 
  • At SERVPRO of Dane County West, we are IICRC Certified in the following:
    • Water Restoration
    • Applied Structural Drying
    • Fire & Smoke Restoration
    • Trauma & Crime Scene
    • 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)
    • General Contractor License #1317784

Adhere to the IICRC’s Code of Ethics

  • An IICRC restoration company must also adhere to a strict set of codes set by the IICRC to maintain its certified status. These are often referred to as ANSI or IICRC standards, and they explicitly set the standard state of care which professionals in the industry should give.

Customer Trust

The rigid standards of the IICRC are developed by the industry’s top professionals and evolve as necessary with new information and technology. IICRC certifications are considered the “gold standard” in the restoration industry. By maintaining consistent standards and expectations, IICRC-certified firms protect all parties involved in a related job. It ensures the professionals doing the work have the proper training and safety knowledge. It also ensures they meet other requirements that protect the business and the customer, such as carrying the proper insurance.

The IICRC standards and codes adhered to by the community of the inspection, cleaning, and restoration professionals have power because they require strict adherence and are constantly updated by professionals working within the industry. These standards keep both professionals and consumers in these industries safe.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is not only an IICRC Certified Firm but also has a BBB A+ rating, 5 star Google and Facebook ratings, and we're available for fire and water emergencies 24/7. 

What our Customers say...Testimonials

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

SERVPRO of Dane County West Certifications

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Certifications:

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business - A+ Rating
  • IICRC Certified Firm:
    • Water Restoration
    • Applied Structural Drying
    • Fire & Smoke Restoration
    • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • Restoration Consultants Mold Remediation 
    • Restoration Consultants is an IICRC approved school that works with IICRC to develop industry-wide standards for water damage and mold remediation.
  • General Contractor License #1317784
  • Angie's List Certified - A Rating
  • 5-Star Google & Facebook Ratings

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the restoration industry standards 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 have 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 the Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes and accept arbitration's conclusions and recommendations.

The IICRC Develops the Standards for the Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the 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. We are locally owned and operated with National Resources for storm and large commercial losses. 

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 Bureau (BBB), Angie's List Certified, and have 5-star ratings with Google and Facebook. Our General Contractor License is #1317784.

We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facilities to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Dane County West proudly serves the Dane County, Madison, WI area. We understand the stress and worry that comes with fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life, home, or business and we are Here To Help®. 

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

Residential, Commercial & Hospital Disinfectant

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPROXIDE Meets the Lowest Toxicity Rating Approved by the EPA

SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19. SERVPROXIDE kills similar viruses and can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used following the directions for use against Canine Parvovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Designed to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold on hard surfaces, SERVPROXIDE is also effective for sanitizing soft surfaces, which means this single cleaner can help eliminate many viral pathogens from virtually any surface in your space. SERVPROXIDE is also formulated for everyday use because it meets the lowest toxicity rating approved by the EPA. Specifically, this product may be used around: 

  • Children
  • Infants
  • Pets (both cats and dogs)
  • Food preparation

SERVPROXIDE ‘s wide range of applications means you can effectively kill viral pathogens in areas across your workplace. Uses include:

  • Homes, Daycares, Schools, and Places of Worship
  • Hospitals, Doctor and Dental Offices, Nursing Homes, Veterinary Clinics and Laboratories
  • Restaurants and Bars
  • Hair and Nail Salons
  • Vehicles, Ambulances, Buses
  • Gyms, Locker Rooms, Sports Equipment

IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE A COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE AT YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS, CALL IN THE EXPERTS.

  • If you encounter a positive case of COVID-19 or are interested in a deep-clean for your space, SERVPRO® of Dane County West professionals are ready with our pathogen cleaning program, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. This professional pathogen cleaning goes significantly beyond a typical routine clean and can be achieved only with our professionally trained staff, equipment, and products. 

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today (608) 497-3331. 

**Certified SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result.

As General Contractors, We Rebuild Damaged Property to Make it “Like it never even happened.”®

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Once the fire or water loss has been mitigated and restored, we are often involved in rebuilding the damaged property to make it “Like it never even happened.”®

As General Contractors or the main contractor, we are responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction site. We work with all the necessary vendors and trades and communicate information to all involved parties to complete a remodel.

We are fortunate to have Steven Tracy on our team as our dedicated Reconstruction Department Project Manager. Steven leads the necessary renovation crews in restoring properties to their preloss condition. Steven has 20 years of construction experience and owned his own reconstruction company. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our SERVPRO of Dane County West team, and we’re thrilled to have him. 

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 costs low.

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

Building and Reconstruction Services

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Mold Problem? SERVPRO Specializes in Mold Remediation

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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MOLD

From the Ordinary

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. Over 100,000 kinds of fungi exist. Fungi produce some beneficial results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing bread, baked goods, and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum). 

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, exposure to some types may present health effects for some people. 

The Unhealthy

The intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing water leaks, and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not taken care of right away, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of dangerous exposure in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside buildings, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. 

Help Is Here

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a higher risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Dane County West for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331. SERVPRO of Dane County West has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

Restore vs. Replace - Depending on the Damage, We Aim to Restore vs. Replace

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes, a flurry of emotions hits.

Whether fire, smoke, or water damage, there is a long list of things to stay level-headed about when it comes to getting your home back to normal. After knowing that your family and pets are safe, concerns about property damage follow quickly. Knowing how to get your home back to its preloss condition will come down to a single question: Will I need to restore or replace my belongings? But what is the difference?

Restore by definition; “to bring back to a previous condition or state.”

Replace by definition; “to supply or substitute an equivalent for”

Replacing is Not Always Necessary

SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professionals use specialized test equipment to determine damage. We utilize advanced drying techniques and monitor progress daily to ensure your property is completely dried and cleaned. Depending on the damage, we will always try to restore vs. replace. However, there are exceptions, such as harmful bacteria found in Cat3 water saturation or contaminated soot particles. There are health effects associated with restoring contaminated items like these.

Mitigation Requires Quick Action 

The most obvious incentive to choose restoration over replacement is the speed at which the restoration process will be complete. If reconstruction is needed, the timeline for completion gets much longer. A restoration job without reconstruction is often the preferred choice for homeowners eager to get their homes back if the property is deemed restorable. 

The cost to restore damaged contents is a fraction of the cost to replace. Depending on the insurance company, they reserve the right to restore damaged contents instead of replacing them. Running up the cost of replacing contents can have a detrimental effect on your rates and coverage for many years to come. However, there are instances when items are deemed non-salvageable due to health and safety reasons. If you want to keep any non-salvageable items, you must discuss that with your insurance adjuster immediately.

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO® of Dane County West Professional arrives on-site to perform drying and cleaning, 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 is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area. Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau). 
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation 
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

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

Cleaning Soot, Smoke, and Fire Damaged Wood Surfaces

The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

We're Hiring! Estamos Contratondo!

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West is seeking an individual who has a great attitude.

This is an opportunity to join one of the nation’s leaders in water and fire restoration. We are a rapidly growing operation with tremendous opportunity for advancement for the dedicated individual who enjoys helping people through difficult situations.

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • Valid driver's license with reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to be on call as we provide 24-hour emergency services.
  • Health insurance for full-time employees.

We offer:

  • Medical Benefits for full-time.
  • Compensation from $15 - $18+/hour depending on experience.
  • Opportunity for overtime at time-and-a-half, as we are an emergency services company.

Please e-mail resume and/or brief description of work history to office@SERVPROdanecountywest.com.

Job Location: Verona, WI

Estamos Contratondo

SERVPRO de Dane County West está buscando a una persona quien posee gran dinámica, buena personalidad y la capacidad de trabajar eficazmente en situaciones de alta presión.

Esta es una oportunidad para unirse a una de las compañías líderes en la restauración por daños de agua o fuego. Somos parte de una operación de crecimiento rápido donde hay gran oportunidad de avance para la persona que disfruta ayudar a personas que están pasando por una situación difícil.

Requisitos:

  • Debe poseer apariencia professional y gran personalidad
  • Licencia de conducir válida.
  • Disponibilidad de guardia ya que brindamos servicio las 24 horas.
  • Algo de inglés requerido

Se ofrece:

  • Beneficios médicos para los que trabajan jornada entera
  • Oportunidad para horas extras ya que somos una compañía de servicios de emergencia.

Envíe un resumen por correo electrónico y/o una breve descripción del historial laboral a office@SERVPROdanecountywest.com. (608) 497-3331.

Are you Going on Vacation? Here are Some Steps that Will Ensure your Home is Safe While You and Your Family are Elsewhere.

3/20/2021 (Permalink)

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According to a study by AAA, thirty-five percent of Americans plan on taking at least one family vacation every year.

If you plan on traveling for more than a couple of days, then you should make sure your home is adequately protected while you’re away. Here are some steps that will ensure your home is safe while you and your family are elsewhere.

Don’t let people know your home is empty.

  • Suspend mail and newspaper services. You can sign up online to suspend USPS mail service and have your mail delivered to a local post office for up to thirty days. For trips longer than thirty days, you should ask a neighbor or friend to pick up your mail. Contact your newspaper provider and ask them to postpone deliveries temporarily.
  • Arrange for lawn care services while you’re gone to make your home seem less abandoned to strangers.
  • Install exterior lighting or motion detectors to deter burglars.
  • Wait to post vacation pictures on social media. Enjoy the time with your family or friends, and post pictures when you return.

Accident proof your home.

  • Check the batteries in home security devices, including motion detectors, cameras, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace them if necessary.
  • Shut off the main water supply. Often a homeowner will call us upon returning from vacation because they have learned a broken pipe or malfunctioning leaking appliance has caused water damage. No one wants to come home to a fire or water disaster. ahead
  • Conserve energy. Switch your water heater to vacation mode or turn it off completely. Most water heaters now have a pre-programmed vacation mode. If yours does not, then you should be able to adjust the temperature manually. Set your thermostat to either four degrees above or below your average room temperature.
  • Prevent a power surge by unplugging your electronics or plugging them into a surge protector.
  • If you often lose power during a storm or day of heavy rain, then before you leave for vacation freeze a cup of water, place a penny on top of it, and leave it in your freezer. If the penny is not frozen on top when you return, then this means your house lost power sometime during your trip. Inspect the food inside your refrigerator and freezer. You may need to throw several items away.

We hope these tips help to protect your home and give you increased peace of mind during your next vacation.

Have Fire, Smoke, Water, or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Earns 2020 Angie’s List Super Service Award

2/7/2021 (Permalink)

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2020 Angie’s List Super Service Award earned by SERVPRO of Dane County West

Award reflects the company’s consistently high level of customer service

Madison, WI, January 1, 2021 – SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2020.

“Despite the enormous challenges facing our service pros throughout 2020, our Angie’s List Super Service Award winners continued to provide exceptional customer service,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These outstanding businesses have helped homeowners not only maintain their homes but also evolve them into safe and comfortable spaces that can handle all the mess of life, work, school, and entertainment under one roof. Our homeowners’ consistent positive reviews make it clear: these are the best pros in our network.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2020 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an exceptional rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

“SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here To Help® with fire & water damage emergencies”

SERVPRO of Dane County West has been listed on Angie’s List since 2019. This the first year SERVPRO of Dane County West has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are rated in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

About SERVPRO of Dane County West 

About SERVPRO of Dane County West - Company Profile

SERVPRO of Dane County West understands the stress and worry that comes with fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life, home, or business. We specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, soot, odor, or water damage from flood, storm, appliance malfunctions, sewer back-ups, broken water pipes, and countless types of leaking pipes. SERVPRO of Dane County West also specializes in mold mitigation and remediation from your home or business and we have the experience and certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and are compliant with CDC standards for COVID-19 disinfection.

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Angie’s List Certified Firm
  • 5-Star Google & Facebook Ratings
  • General Contractors (license #1317784) for Reconstruction. 
  • We're locally owned with National resources.
  • We're available 24/7/365 for emergency services.
  • For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork.

Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Have Water, Flood, Fire, Soot, Smoke, or Mold Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 497-3331

We Are Locally Owned and Operated and Support the Communities We Work and Live In!

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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We are proud members of the Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, and Mount Horeb, WI Chambers.

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce:

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce promotes a strong economy and a high quality of life for the greater Middleton Community. The Middleton Chamber of Commerce also serves as an excellent resource for learning and sharing best practices; they offer various programs to help guide and develop leaders. They provide excellent advocacy and community engagement.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is 1 of nearly 700 businesses that are a part of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce.  For the past 6 years, SERVPRO of Dane County West has been a proud member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce. Through many different events, from Get Moving Middleton, Ask the Expert, Business Social Hours, to the Annual Celebration, we have had a fantastic experience with the Chamber. On behalf of SERVPRO of Dane County West and nearly 700 local businesses, we would like to say "THANK YOU" for all your help and support. 

The Verona Chamber of Commerce:

The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of businesses and professional people working together to build a healthy Verona economy and continually improve the quality of life in the greater Verona community. The Verona Chamber’s mission is to proactively promote, support, and enhance economic growth and community well-being.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is 1 of nearly 300 businesses that are a part of the Verona Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber fulfills many roles - economic development and planning, tourist information center, business advocacy, economic counseling, referral service, and more. For the past 6 years, SERVPRO of Dane County West has been a proud member of the Verona Chamber of Commerce. SERVPRO of Dane County West has been happy participants in the Chamber’s following events; monthly Networking Lunch, Business Before 9, various Lunch and Learns, and the Annual Meeting.

The Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce:

The Fitchburg Chamber, Visitor + Business Bureau, provides leadership to advance the city’s economic vitality and quality of life for businesses, residents, and visitors. The Fitchburg Chamber Visitor & Business Bureau’s mission is to provide tools, resources, and opportunities to support its members' success.

The Fitchburg Chamber provides programs and services to expand and mature investments, job opportunities, support business networks and build tourism and community assets. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West is 1 of nearly 400 businesses that are a part of the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce.  SERVPRO of Dane County West is a proud member of the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce and appreciates the many networking events, information, and educational programs that The Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce offers.  On behalf of SERVPRO of Dane County West and nearly 400 local businesses, we would like to say "THANK YOU" for all your help and support. 

The Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce:

The Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce mission statement is to promote all member businesses' economic well-being and enhance the image of Mount Horeb as a great place to live, work, and visit. The Mount Horeb Chamber has a Connect, Impact, and Thrive focus to create opportunities for meaningful business connections and marketing, promote all member businesses' economic well-being, and enhance the community brand and image. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West is 1 of nearly 300 businesses that are a part of the Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce. For the past 4 years, SERVPRO of Dane County West has been a proud member of the Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce.  On behalf of SERVPRO of Dane County West and nearly 300 local businesses, we would like to say "THANK YOU" for all your help and support. 

We Are Locally Owned and Operated and support the communities we work and live in!

SERVPRO of Dane County West is locally owned and operated - so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,800 Franchises, enabling us to respond quicker with more resources. We can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country for major storms and disasters. 

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team - No Job is Too Large

SERVPRO of Dane County West takes great pride in being a part of the Dane County West community, including Madison, Middleton, Verona, Cross Plains, Black Earth, Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, Montrose, Belleville, Oregon, and Fitchburg. We understand that communities like ours hold America together. We want to do our part to ensure that our communities thrive by helping those less fortunate, keeping the area safe, and making our community the best it can be.

About SERVPRO of Dane County West - Company Profile

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area. Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau). 
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation 
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook ratings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Have Questions About Water, Fire, Smoke, Soot, COVID-19 disinfection, or Mold Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

Flu Season - Prevention Tips

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Flu Season - Prevention Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business owners and homeowners alike to find ways to live and work without exposing themselves or others to this highly contagious virus. Now, the approaching flu season is set to complicate that challenge even further. To help control the threat that the one-two punch of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu presents, we at SERVPRO of Dane County West urges everyone to be extra vigilant about adhering to the CDC cleaning and disinfecting protocols this year.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

Flu Prevention Tips

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

To help prevent the spread of flu germs, homes and businesses can depend on SERVPRO of Dane County West to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces, and contents. We use restoration industry standards, professional cleaning products, and EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants.

For home and business owners who want the peace of mind that a professional cleaning service can offer in this stressful time, SERVPRO of Dane County West can help with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned was developed for businesses in response to the pandemic. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - Ushering in a New Standard of Clean

The high level of confidence that a professionally cleaned space provides offers a welcomed reassurance to patrons as the flu season intersects with COVID-19. 

Questions? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331.

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

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck with saying, "Here in Your Community. Here to Help" Have Fire, Water, Mold, or Biohazard Damage? Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

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 specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, or water damage. SERVPRO of Dane County West also mitigates mold and mildew. We have the experience and certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and are compliant with the CDC standard for COVID-19 disinfection. Also, we are General Contractors (license #1317784) to rebuild services. 

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 the total restoration of the damage and the customer's life being helped. We live and work in the Dane County, WI community like you. We take great pride in our work and helping people through a difficult fire, water, mold, or biohazardous situation. As a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning damaged to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened."  

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. 

SERVPRO is 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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SERVPRO® Cleaning Specialists Offers Tips for Staying Healthy as COVID-19 and Flu Season Converge

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® Cleaning Specialists Offers Tips for Staying Healthy as COVID-19 and Flu Season Converge

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business owners and homeowners alike to find ways to live and work without exposing themselves or others to this highly contagious virus. Now, the approaching flu season is set to complicate that challenge even further. To help control the threat that the one-two punch of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu presents, local professional cleaning specialists from SERVPRO of Dane County West urges everyone to be extra vigilant about adhering to the CDC cleaning and disinfecting protocols this year.

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believe both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu spread primarily by droplets made when infected people cough, sneeze, or talk. While not as frequent, it is also believed adults and children can contract COVID-19 or the flu by touching a surface or an object that has virus particles on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. The CDC continues to recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses, but experts also emphasize the importance of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily to help mitigate the potential spread from contaminated surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

To limit exposure and control the spread of these double threats, SERVPRO® recommends you wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol, keep your hands away from your face, and wear a mask to protect others. For effective daily, routine cleaning at home or work, SERVPRO® recommends first removing surface grime and dirt with soap and water, then following up with a disinfectant. “It’s easier to feel comfortable about limiting exposure at home where you can control how clean your surroundings are,” said a SERVPRO® Professional. “It’s more difficult out in public; but this year especially, it’s important to be aware of the space you’re in. You need to learn to recognize spaces where cleaning is – or is not – a priority so you can adjust your behavior accordingly.”

For those home and business owners who have specialized cleaning requirements or who simply want the peace of mind that a professional cleaning service can offer in this stressful time, SERVPRO of Dane County West can help. “While we remain a leader in disaster cleanup and remediation situations, we also provide that same ‘deeper level of clean’ for everyday residential and commercial cleaning. Also, SERVPRO® offers it's Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned*’ program, developed for businesses in response to the pandemic. The high level of confidence that a professionally cleaned space provides offers a welcomed reassurance to patrons as the flu season intersects with COVID-19.” SERVPRO® specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate fire, smoke, water, or biohazard damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers.

For more information about SERVPRO of Dane County West, please contact their office directly at, #(608)-497-3331 or email,  office@SERVPROdanecountywest.com. For more information on the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program, please visit Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - Ushering in a new standard of clean.

SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,800 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® system has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

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Video - We're Here to Help® - Cleaning for COVID-19 - SERVPRO of Dane County West 

*Certified SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result.

“Best Water Damage Restoration Services in Madison, 2020” – Expertise article

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

expertise logo saying best water damage companies in Madison, WI SERVPRO of Dane County West recognized by Expertise as one of the “12 Best Madison Water Damage Restoration Services” with an A+ reputation rating.

We are thrilled to be recognized by Expertise as one of the “12 Best Madison Water Damage Restoration Services” with an A+ reputation rating. 

Expertise scored 73 Water Damage Restoration Services in Madison, WI, and picked the top 12.  

Expertise added, "SERVPRO of Dane County West is a fire and water cleanup and restoration company offering service to residential and commercial customers with 24/7 emergency service available. Using thermographic imaging to detect moisture in walls, carpets, and structural elements along with high-end drying and dehumidification equipment, the company's trained restoration technicians rapidly remove water caused by leaks, backups, broken fixtures, and natural disasters. Carpet reinstallation, drywall replacement, and painting services are available to restore affected areas to their pre-damage state."


Expertise Article: Best Water Damage Restoration Services in Madison

About SERVPRO of Dane County West Blog

About SERVPRO of Dane County West Blog

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 specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, or water damage. SERVPRO of Dane County West also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business. We are General Contractors for rebuild services (license #1317784); also, we have experience and certification in bioremediation. We utilize EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and are compliant with CDC standards for COVID-19 disinfection. 

As a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning damaged properties to their preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened."  

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC Certified Firm with fire, water, biohazard, and mold IICRC certifications. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our team 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. 

We are locally owned and operated serving the Dane County, Madison, WI area. We also live and work in our community and take great pride in living and working here. When fire or water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back. We are available 24/7 for emergency services to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. We are an IICRC Certified Firm. 5-Star Google and Facebook Ratings. A+ BBB Rating and Angie's List Recommended.

Have Fire, Water, Biohazard, or Mold Damage?
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(608) 497-3331

What Our Customers Have to Say - Testimonials

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

graphic logo with verbiage: Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned on it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that ensures the cleanliness of public spaces. Call (608) 497-3331 for information.

Open for Business - Ushering in a New Standard of Clean

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. With 89% of consumers concerned about returning to brick and mortar and 40% citing store cleanliness as a top concern*, business owners now need to keep customers and employees safe but must also communicate you care enough to choose the highest standard of cleaning available in America.

As you begin to think about re-opening or you may have already re-opened your business, developing a plan, and implementing it is going to be key. Here are some suggestions:

Communication:

Our environment is continuously changing. It is vital to keep your employees informed as well as your clients and customers. 

  • Communicate with workers about actions being taken to prevent COVID-19 exposure through routine meetings, postings, and the company website.
  • Post signage to remind your employees of safe practices for social distancing, hand hygiene, and cough/ sneeze etiquette.
  • Keep your clients and customers informed by using: 
    • Signage to indicate that your business is sanitized and disinfected. 
    • Use stickers or ropes for traffic directions. 
    • Have hand sanitizer available for use.
    • Use Social Media to let them know that you’re open. 
    • If possible, have a designated employee available to proactively clean.

Maintain Safe Behavioral Practices:

We have all had to make significant behavioral changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space, this is about 2 arms’ length). This may require you to redesign your floorplan or add screens at your place of business.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

Routine cleaning and disinfecting are an important part of a safe return to work. Surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, such as door handles, desks, phones, light switches, and faucets, should be cleaned and disinfected frequently. Keeping a supply of PPE, disinfectant, and sanitizers are going to be essential.

We’re Here to Help®:

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial cleaning. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of businesses, restaurants, and public spaces in the communities we all call home.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – Peace of Mind 

  • SERVPRO of Dane County West is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) Certified Firm.
  • We have the experience and the certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and are compliant with CDC standards.
  • We provide proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral to their customers for proof of disinfection. 
  • Specialized Products & Equipment.
    • SERVPRO’s disinfectant foggers quickly and evenly coat a surface with our EPA-registered disinfecting solutions. This is done by using a fogger applicator that delivers highly compressed air combined with minuscule droplets of disinfecting solution. The fog that is created from this allows the solution to adhere to hard-to-get-to nooks and crevasses.  
    • SERVPRO of Dane County West has the experience and certification in bioremediation, utilizing EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and is compliant with CDC standards as an IICRC certified firm. 

When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there. We wish you the very best in reopening up your business. If there is anything we can do to help, please call SERVPRO of Dane County West at (608) 497-3331.

Video - Peace of Mind - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Call SERVPRO of Dane County West for peace-of-mind Covid-19 disinfection. (608) 497-3331

*The Harris Poll conducted online on behalf of Fast, between April 28 and April 30, 2020.  About 2,048 U.S. adults aged 18 or older participated.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here in Your Community and Here to Help®.

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here in Your Community and Here to Help®.

#GivingTuesdays have been fulfilling days for our SERVPRO of Dane County West family. Over the past few weeks, we have complimentary disinfected well over a hundred squad cars, fire truck fleets, and EMS vehicles. It is an honor to be able to give back to the following departments within our Dane County Community that do so much for us. Thank you, First Responders, for everything you do to keep us safe and secure.

  • Verona Police Department
  • Verona Fire District
  • Fitch-Rona EMS
  • Middleton Police Department
  • Middleton Fire Department
  • Cross Plains & Berry Fire Department
  • Cross Plains Police Department
  • Dane County Sheriff's Westside Precinct

During uncertain times, SERVPRO is prepared to help you when it matters most.

Responding during difficult times is what we do; it’s who we are and what we know. Right now, during this most unprecedented moment, that we all share, we continue to answer the calls of our neighbors who need us most.

Our business remains open to you as our employees and services are essential during this coronavirus pandemic. If your home or business requires cleaning and sanitizing, or any of our core water and fire services, give us a call at 608-497-3331, we are here to help and ready to serve.

SERVPRO of Dane County West #608-497-3331

Note: SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities. 

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West cleans and disinfects your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs daily. 

SERVPRO® is Here to Help® you get your business back to normal during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak

Thank You, Firefighters! May 4th Is National Firefighter's Day

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

a woman in khaki pants and black SERVPRO shirt standing in front of fire trucks and the American flag Thank you, First Responders, we at SERVPRO of Dane County West salute you!

Did you know that Monday, May 4th is International Firefighter's Day 2020?

International Firefighter's Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.

We are so grateful to live and work in the Dane County Community with amazing first responders!  We at SERVPRO of Dane County West always looks forward to giving back to the Firefighters whenever we can. 

Thank you, First Responders, we salute you! 

SERVPRO® is Here to Help® you get your business back to normal during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak.

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals offers cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants.

We have specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. 

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West cleans and disinfects your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs daily. 

About Coronavirus 

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.*

 *source: www.cdc.gov/coronovirus/2019

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

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Stop the spread of germs with a professional cleaning and disinfection of your business or home. As the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration, we have the resources to help you immediately. Call #608-497-3331 or email us at office@SERVPROdanecountywest.com to see how we can help you. 

Are you going on Vacation? Here are Some Steps that Will Ensure your Home is Safe While You and Your Family are Elsewhere

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Are you Going on Vacation? Here are Some Steps that Will Ensure your Home is Safe While You and Your Family are Elsewhere.

According to a study by AAA, thirty-five percent of Americans plan on taking at least one family vacation every year. If you plan on traveling for more than a couple of days, then you should make sure your home is adequately protected while you’re away. Here are some steps that will ensure your home is safe while you and your family are elsewhere.

Don’t let people know your home is empty.

  • Suspend mail and newspaper services. You can sign up online to suspend USPS mail service and have your mail delivered to a local post office for up to thirty days. For trips longer than thirty days, you should ask a neighbor or friend to pick up your mail. Contact your newspaper provider and ask them to postpone deliveries temporarily.
  • Arrange for lawn care services while you’re gone to make your home seem less abandoned to strangers.
  • Install exterior lighting or motion detectors to deter burglars.
  • Wait to post vacation pictures on social media. Enjoy the time with your family or friends, and post pictures when you return.

Accident proof your home.

  • Check the batteries in home security devices, including motion detectors, cameras, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace them if necessary.
  • Shut off the main water supply. Often a homeowner will call us upon returning from vacation because they have learned a broken pipe or malfunctioning leaking appliance has caused water damage. No one wants to come home to a fire or water disaster. ahead
  • Conserve energy. Switch your water heater to vacation mode or turn it off completely. Most water heaters now have a pre-programmed vacation mode. If yours does not, then you should be able to adjust the temperature manually. Set your thermostat to either four degrees above or below your average room temperature.
  • Prevent a power surge by unplugging your electronics or plugging the into a surge protector.
  • If you often lose power during a storm or day of heavy rain, then before you leave for vacation freeze a cup of water, place a penny on top of it, and leave it in your freezer. If the penny is not frozen on top when you return, then this means your house lost power sometime during your trip. Inspect the food inside your refrigerator and freezer. You may need to throw several items away.

We hope these tips help to protect your home and give you increased peace of mind during your next vacation.

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Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets.  Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to off. 
  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off. 
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage. 
  • Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of furnace malfunctions like puffbacks that cause fire damage. 

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

What our customers say...testimonials

Local realtor recommends SERVPRO of Dane County West

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Local realtor, Mary Browning of Browning Real Estate Group recommends SERVPRO of Dane County West. Thank you Mary from SERVPRO of Dane County West!

We have just received the honor of being recognized by Mary Lockyer Browning, Realtor on her Facebook page’s new series in which she spotlights local businesses. It is always rewarding when SERVPRO of Dane County West is recognized by our community and especially rewarding as it comes from Mary’s real estate firm. We appreciate Mary’s kind words especially in light of the recent storms that affected western Dane County. SERVPRO of Dane County West strives to mitigate residential and commercial flood issues to make it "Like it never even happened.”

September 27 at 2:13 PM · 

I am pleased to announce the start of a new series, in which I will spotlight local businesses that we support and trust! I hope to bring you interesting and useful information, especially when there is a connection to real estate.

Today, I wanted to pass on some information from a dear friend and fellow business owner, Heather McEllistrem. SERVPRO of Dane County West is locally owned and operated by Heather and her husband Jim. Their highly trained team of restoration specialists are experienced in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. They also hold a General Contractors License, unique from others in this field, so you can be confident in their skills and expertise! SERVPRO has been in overdrive serving those affected by the recent local flooding, and they are available to assist anyone still experiencing water or mold damage. They have also created a blog on their website, keeping the community informed on a variety of issues. Check out their recent posts on extreme flooding and mold, as they are especially helpful to those affected by the flooding!

I also want to add that this flooding will have an impact on local home sales over the next few years. Even if you do not intend to sell your home for some time, I highly recommend that all homeowners document and record any repairs/remediation made during this unfortunate period. Future homebuyers will want to know how this unprecedented event affected your property and what you did to correct any damage. I hope this information was helpful to you and that everyone is having a great day!

Thank you, Browning Real Estate Group! Our SERVPRO of Dane County West Family Sincerely appreciates your endorsement. 

Should you need a trusted realtor in the Dane County area, we highly recommend Browning Real Estate Group.

 Mary Browning Profile

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When Fire and Water Take Control of Your Life, We Help You Take it Back!

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

After a water or fire 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 PRE-LOSS 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.

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

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Putting You Back in Control - Why Choose SERVPRO of Dane County West

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Have Fire, Water or Mold Damage? Call Us Today – (608) 497-3331

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."  

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 is so important.  Just go to: SERVPRO of Dane County West or call #608-407-3331 to get the team that's faster than 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."

Testimonials From Our Customers

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SERVPRO of Dane County Professionals are Highly Trained - The SERVPRO Difference

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are Highly Trained - The SERVPRO Difference

Our SERVPRO of Dane County West staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Dane County West offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

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.

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. 

Call the cleanup team that is faster to any size disaster. There is no disaster hat hits home quite like a disaster to your property, home or business. When you have suffered a fire, water, or mold damage, you don't have time to waste searching for a company to fix your property. When disaster strikes, depend on SERVPRO of Dane County West. 

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

Highly Trained Professionals