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SERVPRO's partnership with PGA

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO's partnership with PGA SERVPRO is the proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA Tour.

SERVPRO and PGA


SERVPRO® is proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA TOUR.

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,650 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.

SERVPRO® will initiate marketing efforts across multiple PGA TOUR platforms; including tournament activation, national media, access to national TPC courses and business networking opportunities. In the upcoming year, SERVPRO® will partner with the PGA TOUR and TPC Clubhouses to develop emergency ‘Ready’ plans to insure business preparedness in case of weather related or other disasters.

With the SERVPRO® Ready Plan APP and Emergency Ready Profile, tools created for property managers and owners, business interruption can be minimized by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business. Visit www.SERVPRO.com/ready for more information.

Asbestos Abatement

3/29/2017 (Permalink)

General Asbestos Abatement This is vinyl flooring that tested positive for asbestos.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County now offers Asbestos Abatement Services

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals, which when disturbed, can lead to a variety of health complications for those affected.

WHO CAN HANDLE ASBESTOS REMOVAL?

Because of the potential health risks, only those vendors trained and certified by the State of Wisconsin are allowed to remove asbestos within our state.

WHERE CAN ASBESTOS BE FOUND?

Because the health risks of asbestos were not fully realized until 1977, any residential or commercial building built before that year are likely to have asbestos materials in them. Many builders even continued to use these materials even after that point. Many materials in structures today still test positive for asbestos.

Materials that often test positive for asbestos include, but are not limited to:

-Thermal Insulation

-Pipe Wrap

-HVAC Duct Wrap

-Floor Tile

-Sheets of Flooring

HOW DO I GET A MATERIAL TESTED?

Call us SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County at (262) 542-0900. Only a licensed asbestos inspector can take an asbestos sample. Doing so personally could cause a threat to whoever is taking the sample and cause the building owner to incur unwanted liability.

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP IF THE TEST IS POSITIVE FOR ASBESTOS?

Our trained and certified asbestos workers will talk with the property owner and map out and execute a plan of safe and proper disposal. That cooperates with state mandates.

 

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is growing

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is growing Production Team

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha would like to announce that we are providing more services in Southwest Waukesha County.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (262) 542-0900

Residential Services

Whether your Waukesha home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Learn more about our residential services:

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Waukesha commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

New Services

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is excited to announce that we now provide:

  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Air Duct and HVAC cleaning

2nd Annual Bags Tournament for Breast Cancer

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

Community 2nd Annual Bags Tournament for Breast Cancer Our tournament champs won these boards.

We were able to donated $3510.00 to Susan G Komen for breast care in Waukesha County as well as donating money towards breast cancer research.


A special THANK YOU to the businesses that sponsored our event.


Kohl's, Denali Realty group, Nationwide Flooring and Window, Caring Transitions, Precision Service Consultants, Wood Specialists, Alexander Plumbing, Smoke Out, R & R Insurance, CRDN, Hanson Landscaping, and Leben CPA


A BIG THANK YOU to all of the businesses that donated to 2nd Annual Bags Tournament!


323 Electric, Advocare, Chad Whelan, Bark & Bag Boutique, Bissett-Manke Agency, Brian Bauer, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Clip Art by Julie Husted, Express Care Walk-in Health Clinic,Great Harvest Bread Co., Ironwood Golf Course,Jersey Mike’s, Lumber Inn, Norwex by Julie Husted, Panera Bread, Pepsi Co., Pizza Hut, Point Burger Bar, R & R Insurance, Rosati’s, Spring City Rox Bar, Steeple Pointe Homes, Target, Transform Fitness, Wood Specialist.


Congrats to our tournament champs, Erick Belus and Charlie Luko!


We hope to see everyone again for our 3rd annual tournament.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County strive for good customer service

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County strive for good customer service SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County's team

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County's team puts forth effort to make every job run smoothly and provide the best customer service.  No matter what job the team is working on, water, fire or mold, they strive to give our customers the best service by communicating throughout the process and taking care of the property as if it was there own.

"The SERVPRO team was great during this very trying time for our family.  Thank you it really meant a lot!"  - Desiree

"I wanted to let you know how happy I am with the service your company, SERVPRO provided today.  Matt and Nick were punctual, very courteous, friendly and polite.  They both worked very hard and did an excellent job. Congratulations on hiring two people who work hard and knowledgeable and care!"  -Cathy

"Your employees, Matt and Conner were a pleasure to work with.  They were very friendly, neat, skilled and professional.  Matt is an excellent teacher.  He was patient when he explained things to Conner and would say please.  They are a real asset to your company."  -Kathy

Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County we are very proud to have a great team!

 

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Home or Business in Waukesha County

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Home or Business in Waukesha County We are IICRC Certified Firm

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

IICRC Certified Firms must

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

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

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

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

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

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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

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

About SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County real customer quotes

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County real customer quotes Customer services means a lot to SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County strives to make a difference in the lives of our customers. SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County team take great care of every job, no matter how big or small it is.

"I am e-mailing regarding the excellent service that Todd Szada and his team members provided during a two-day cleanup of my brother's apartment.  Todd, the owner, worked through this difficult cleanup with professionalism and provided his expert advice during this cleanup of an apartment where two individuals lived that hoarded for 10+ years and both have mental illness.  The situation was very challenging for me to coordinate since I live in Illinois, but act as the trustee for my brother, who has been treated for mental illness for many years.  I called Todd's SERVPRO franchise and from my first meeting for an estimate, I knew I had found the organization that would help me with cleaning out this apartment due to their eviction. I worked side by side with his team and they were hardworking professionals and all very knowledgeable about how to best clean out the premises. I feel so grateful to Todd and his team for their efforts and solid advice.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is Here to Help, contact us at (262) 542-0900 or online SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha Co.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damaged bathroom

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
(262) 542-0900

Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem? In Waukesha County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (262) 542-0900

Cleaning

2/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning 65,000 square foot commercial building cleaning

Warehouse Cleaning in Waukesha County.


In January 2017, SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County did a cleaning job for a 65,000 square foot commercial building.  The building had build-up of dust on it's ceilings from the machinery that was used in the warehouse.  


SERVPRO's crew cleaned this building in 7 days. SERVPRO's crews used HEPA vacuums, scissor lifts and boom trucks to complete the job. SERVPRO's crews worked diligently to vacuum the ceiling, cross beams, lights and ceiling fans. In the photo you can see SERVPRO was able to finish the job even with having to work around the machinery. This company did not even have to shut down production, SERVPRO worked around the workers and the machines. 


This job appeared to be a huge under taking, but SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County was able to conquer the challenge.