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Madison Apartment Building Suffers Water Damage

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

This facility manager of this Madison apartment building called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin when one of their tenants said there was water coming out of the ceiling in their bathroom.  They discovered that a cooling tower pump burst and was leaking water into the apartment below and possibly inside the walls of the apartment.  

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 a large apartment building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

With all water damages, time is of the essence to lessen the chance of further damage to your property.  This is why SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin prides itself on their 24 hour 365 days a year service.  

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

International Firefighters Day

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the entire world’s population can recognize and honor all the sacrifices that firefighters make for their communities and environment so we are safe. Please remember to thank any current and past firefighters for their contributions.

In honor of International Firefighters Day, here are some helpful suggestions from SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin on what to do and what not to do after a fire.

What to Do:

    • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
    • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
    • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
    • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
    • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
    • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
    • Change HVAC filter.
    • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT to do:

    • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
    • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
    • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
    • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
    • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin (608) 221-1818

Madison Commercial Property Suffers Water Damage after Storm

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

This Madison Wisconsin commercial property suffered water damage after severe storms hit the  area causing flooding in several parts of  Dane County and its surrounding areas.  As you can see in the picture, the water flooded the first floor and began to flow down the wall into the basement.  This owner called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to do the mitigation.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin is dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.  

  • 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 SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin Today – (608) 221-1818

Madison Business Experiences Water Damage

5/1/2020 (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

Fire in McFarland home starts in bathroom

4/30/2020 (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

We are Cleaning Experts

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison WI is here to help during this time of need.

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 carry the EPA-approved 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.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Madison WI (608) 221-1818

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Dryer Causes Smoke Damage in Waunakee Wi Home

4/8/2020 (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

Protecting your property from flooding

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that many of us dread. By calling SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin at 608-221-1818, we can help make it "Like it never even happened."

How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, important documents and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Make sure you store them where it's least likely to be damaged by a flood.
  • Raise your furnace, water heater and electric panel to higher floors if there are areas in your home that are capable of being flooded. 
  • Install check valves in building sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

If you experience a flood damage, call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin at 608-221-1818

Madison Home Suffers Sewer Backup

4/5/2020 (Permalink)

This Madison Wisconsin area home suffered water damage and mold growth when their sewer backed up into the basement and was left unnoticed.  Knowing the severity of not properly cleaning and sanitizing a category 2 or 3 water loss, this homeowner called the professionals at SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin.

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Faulty Sprinkler System Causes a Water Loss at a Wisconsin Restaurant

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

This Wisconsin Dells, WI restaurant experienced a water damage when the sprinkler system went off unexpectedly.  Water sprayed over the main dining area affecting the ceiling, walls, tables and flooring.  The owner called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin to handle the mitigation as efficiently as possible to minimize loss of business.

A water loss can strike your commercial property at any time and can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, the SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin professionals offer fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818