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Stay Safe and Give Thanks

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

It’s almost turkey frying season, that means we all have to educate ourselves on the dangers of frying a turkey. Deep frying a turkey can be very dangerous for many reasons, including the high risk of fire. The oil used to fry the turkey is highly flammable and can lead to large fires, even with small amounts of oil. There is also a risk of tipping the fryer over, possibly causing fires and injuries.

If you are planning on frying a turkey this Thanksgiving, please follow proper safety procedure. Here are a few guidelines to follow to keep your family and your home safe. 

  1. Do not fry your turkey in an enclosed area. 
  2. Keep a fire extinguisher near the fryer. Be sure it is an all-purpose extinguisher that can handle fires from the heat source and from the grease.
  3. Never leave the fryer unattended, just as you should never leave a stove unattended.
  4. Don’t let children or pets near the fryer, even after you are done cooking as the oil could be hot hours after. 
  5. Use proper safety equipment when frying, like potholders/oven mitts, wear long sleeves, and safety goggles to protect yourself from oil splatter. 

If a fire does start, call 911 right away. 

Certified Firm

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

General Certified Firm Look for the IICRC sticker on our vehicles #SERVPROsouthwestwaukeshacounty #IICRC

What is the benefit of hiring an IICRC Certified Firm?

Just as any professional performs at a higher level of competency in their fields, IICRC Certified Technicians set themselves apart through training, experience, and comprehensive examination. The examinations consist of the successful completion of one or more of the 28 certifications courses available. 

When you see an IICRC logo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property. IICRC Certified Firms employ technicians who, after study, field experience and passing comprehensive exams, have received IICRC certifications in specific cleaning, restoration and inspection categories such as upholstery, wood flooring, stone and tile flooring, carpet cleaning, odor removal, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage restoration and more.

Certified Firms are the only cleaning, restoration and inspection companies listed in the IICRC locator. They also promise to adhere to the IICRC Code of Ethics, be current in their business insurance and licensee requirements, and can proudly display the IICRC logo on their company website and vehicles.

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is an IICRC certified firm.

Cited from the IICRC website

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 #SERVPROsouthwestwaukeshacounty

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

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!

 

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County real customer quotes

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

General 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.

7 Reasons to call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County

4/9/2015 (Permalink)

General 7 Reasons to call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County Water/Sewage damage in a basement from a sewage line leak.

  1. 24 Hour Emergency Response: SERVPRO will work to exceed your expectations.
  2. Communication: SERVPRO will keep you informed from start to finish.
  3. Reduce Recovery Time: SERVPRO will help minimize business interruption.
  4. Lower Recovery Cost: SERVPRO will help you save money.
  5. Emergency Ready Profile: SERVPRO will help you plan for recovery before disaster strikes.  Contact Tony at (262) 993-9053, he will help you create a plan.
  6. Full Line of Service: SERVPRO will help to solve your cleanup needs.
  7. A Leader in Storm Response: SERVPRO will help when you need it the most.