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Water Damage at Madison Commercial Property

1/1/2024 (Permalink)

This commercial property in Madison, Wisconsin experienced a water damage in the ceiling of the large manufacturing area.  They noticed first some condensation forming on the underside of the roof.  During further inspection, they found that a water hose in the attic was leaking.  They called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the water damage.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin responds quickly to your Madison business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. 

Have Questions? Call Today – (608) 221-1818

Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

Cold temperatures are inevitable in Wisconsin.  When freezing temperatures hit, here are some helpful prevention tips:

  • When you know temperatures will be dipping below freezing, allow water to run in all the sinks at a slow, constant drip. It only needs to trickle, and that tiny amount of water will keep the water moving through the pipes and prevent them from freezing.
  • Open up the cabinet doors in the bathrooms and kitchen. This will allow the heat from the home to circulate and warm up the pipes.
  • Keep the garage door closed to keep garage pipes from freezing.
  • Keep your house at a warm, consistent temperature both day and night.
  • If you leave your home for extended periods of time, do not set your thermostat lower than 55 degrees.
  • If you do end up with frozen pipes, a hand-held hair dryer or heat lamp can thaw them.

Have water damage from a frozen pipe? Call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin (608)221-1818

Lightning Strikes Roof in Beaver Dam

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

This Beaver Dam home started on fire when a lightning bolt struck the peak of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire and SERVPRO of Madison, WI was called to handle the fire and water mitigation.  Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our trained professionals carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (608) 221-1818

Causes of Sub Pump Failure

10/1/2023 (Permalink)

Power Failure

Your primary sump pump should not be treated any different than any other appliance in your home - without power, it is completely worthless.  As a safeguard, invest in a high quality battery back-up sump pump.   A battery kept continually charged by the backup system operates a separate pump linked to the discharge pipe, providing you hours of protection until power is restored. Some backup pumps even monitor the condition of the battery and alert you when it needs to be replaced.

Frozen Discharge Pipe

If the discharge pipe is not installed pitched properly, water will collect and eventually freeze, causing a blockage. 

Switch Stuck in Place

There are several different types of sump float switches.  Vertical and tethered floats are the most common.  Vertical floats seem to work the best as tethered floats are known for  getting stuck on the side walls of the sump pit (resulting in a flooded basement). 

Over-worked / Under-Powered Sump Pump

Not all pumps are created equal.  Make sure you install the correct horsepower pump capable of keeping up with your flow of water.   

Old Age

It is generally recommended that sump pumps should be replaced every five to seven years in order to be reasonably safe. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Have a water damage from a sump pump failure? Call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin at (608) 221-1818

Bathroom Fire in McFarland

8/29/2023 (Permalink)

This McFarland, WI home experienced fire, smoke and soot damage when a cigarette started this bathroom on fire.  They called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the fire restoration.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires caused 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct property damage. SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Waunakee home suffers fire damage

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

This Waunakee Wisconsin home experienced fire and soot damage when the owners dryer started on fire.  Smoke and soot traveled throughout the home, leaving an intense smell.  They called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the fire and smoke clean up and to get their home back to pre fire damage condition.

If you are dealing with fire damage in your home or place of business, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Madison house suffers water damage after storm

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

This Madison WI basement suffered a water damage when water from a heavy rain storm came in from one of their windows. SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin was called into do the mitigation.  After removing this family's belongings, our trained professionals completed moisture checks to evaluate the severity of the situation. Next they extracted the water and removed some of the base trim so our professionals could position fans and dehumidifiers too quickly dry out the remaining water and promote proper airflow .

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Water Damage in Office Building

5/28/2023 (Permalink)

This Wisconsin office suffered a water damage when several days of heavy rain flooded the area around the building.  Water seeped in affecting several of the offices. They called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the mitigation.  

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Do you have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

Middleton home suffers water damage

5/21/2023 (Permalink)

This Middleton Wisconsin homeowner called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin when they discovered that their water heater had been leaking for a while causing a strong musty smell to develop in their home.

As experts in water and mold remediation, the professionals at SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure. 

Water damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions, the odor can often be removed. 

If you have any water or mold damage concerns, call us at (608) 221-2102

Water damage in apartment building

5/20/2023 (Permalink)

This Columbus, Wi apartment complex experienced a water damage that flooded carpeting and affected the ceiling of the apartment below.  They called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the water mitigation.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Madison home or apartment building back to pre-water damage condition. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry.  We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818