Recent Storm Damage Posts

Tips to prevent frozen pipes

11/3/2021 (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

Commercial property in Madison experiences water damage

9/29/2021 (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

Through storm damage, we are here to help

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Every year, all over the country, catastrophic natural disasters wreak havoc on communities large and small.

Whether its a tornado, flooding, or hail damage, the effects of these colossal events can be felt across the nation.

In the midst of the chaos and stress caused by these happenings, it is easy for business and home owners to feel overwhelmed and lost.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin strives to put our customers at ease, guiding and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

So in the event that your home or business is involved in a STORM, you can rely on SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin (608) 221-1818 to turn a stressful situation into a manageable, professional experience.

Madison house suffers basement flood after storm

5/17/2021 (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

How to protect you home against flooding

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that many of us dread because of the concerns that our homes will be affected by it. SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin understands that your home is more than a structure: it's your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings that help transform a house into a home.  Here are some helpful suggestions on how to protect your property just in case disaster happens.

 How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place 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 top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

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

Rain storms cause water damage to local businesses

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy rain storms caused several water damages to Madison Wisconsin area homes and businesses.  This Madison business called SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin when they needed help fast to minimize the time that their business was not able to serve their customers.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to be a part of our Madison Wisconsin community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area the fastest response times and our best work each and every day.

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

Flood watch or warning. What is the difference?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

When a storm hits your home, SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin has storm damage experience and expertise with the capabilities and professional personnel to quickly respond to your storm damage concerns. 

Here is some descriptions of flood terminology to help you better prepare.

Flash Flood Watch:A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning:A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flood Watch:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning:  A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin Today (608)221-1818

What are the Differences between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning?

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

What Is the Difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning?

  • tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in the area. You should review your emergency plan, check supplies and be ready to act quickly if a tornado does approach.
  • tornado warning means a tornado has been visually sighted or indicated by weather radar and you should act immediately. Be sure to have a battery-powered weather radio available to monitor potential tornado activity.

What Are the Signs of a Tornado?

Some of the potential indicators of tornadoes may include:

  • A strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base and/or whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base.
  • Hail or heavy rain followed by either a dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift.
  • A loud continuous roar or rumble that does not fade in a few seconds, like thunder does.

What Should I Do if I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • If you are in a house, go to the lowest level, such as a basement or a storm cellar.
  • If there is no basement, go to an interior room such as a closet, hallway or bathroom.
  • Try to cover your head with a blanket or jacket to guard against flying debris or broken glass. If you are in a mobile home, you should leave immediately and seek shelter elsewhere.
  • If you are outside and cannot get to shelter, crouch beside a strong structure or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and try to cover your head and neck.
  • Get as far away from trees and cars as you can.

What if I Am in a Car and I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • Try to locate a sturdy building in which you can immediately seek shelter. If that isn’t possible, you have two options:
    • Stay in the car with the seat belt on, putting your head down below the windows and covering it with your hands and a blanket if you have one.
    • If you can safely get lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.

What Are Some of the Common Misconceptions about Tornadoes?

  • One misconception is that opening a window in your house will “equalize the pressure” created by the tornado. Do not open any windows; doing so may actually pressurize the house and cause the roof to be torn off.
  • Tornadoes are not always visible from a distance. Rely on a weather radio for the latest information.
  • Although tornadoes are usually spawned by thunderstorms, they have been known to occur without lightning. They can cross a river or another body of water.
  • Tornadoes are not confined to “tornado alley,” a region of the Midwestern U.S. where tornadoes are most frequent. Tornadoes can occur anywhere, any time.

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Madison WI Today – (608) 221-1818

Why have flood insurance

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Why Should I have Flood Insurance?

Last year the National Flood Insurance Program reported that 25% of claims related to flood insurance were in areas where there was low to moderate risk of flooding.  Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin will respond immediately to your emergency.  We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. 

  • 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

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin Today (608) 221-1818

Through Storm Damage, SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin is here to help

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Every year, all over the country, catastrophic natural disasters wreak havoc on communities large and small.

Whether its a tornado, flooding, or hail damage, the effects of these colossal events can be felt across the nation.

In the midst of the chaos and stress caused by these happenings, it is easy for business and home owners to feel overwhelmed and lost.

SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin strives to put our customers at ease, guiding and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

So in the event that your home or business is involved in a STORM, you can rely on SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin (608) 221-1818 to turn a stressful situation into a manageable, professional experience.

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

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

Causes of Sump Pump Failure

3/20/2020 (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

Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

3/3/2020 (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

Basement floods in Madison Wisconsin

3/3/2020 (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

Protecting Your Property From a Flood

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that many of us dread because of the concerns that our homes will be affected by it. SERVPRO of Madison Wisconsin understands that your home is more than a structure: it's your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings that help transform a house into a home.  Here are some helpful suggestions on how to protect your property just in case disaster happens.

 How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place 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 top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

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

Why have Flood Insurance?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Why Should I have Flood Insurance?

Last year the National Flood Insurance Program reported that 25% of claims related to flood insurance were in areas where there was low to moderate risk of flooding.  Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East will respond immediately to your emergency.  We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. 

  • 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

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Madison North & East Today (608) 221-1818

Flood Watch & Warning: How do they differ?

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm hits your home, SERVPRO of Madison North & East has storm damage experience and expertise with the capabilities and professional personnel to quickly respond to your storm damage concerns. 

Here is some descriptions of flood terminology to help you better prepare.

Flash Flood Watch:A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning:A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flood Watch:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning:  A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Madison North & East Today (608)221-1818

Difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

What Is the Difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning?

  • tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in the area. You should review your emergency plan, check supplies and be ready to act quickly if a tornado does approach.
  • tornado warning means a tornado has been visually sighted or indicated by weather radar and you should act immediately. Be sure to have a battery-powered weather radio available to monitor potential tornado activity.

What Are the Signs of a Tornado?

Some of the potential indicators of tornadoes may include:

  • A strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base and/or whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base.
  • Hail or heavy rain followed by either a dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift.
  • A loud continuous roar or rumble that does not fade in a few seconds, like thunder does.

What Should I Do if I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • If you are in a house, go to the lowest level, such as a basement or a storm cellar.
  • If there is no basement, go to an interior room such as a closet, hallway or bathroom.
  • Try to cover your head with a blanket or jacket to guard against flying debris or broken glass. If you are in a mobile home, you should leave immediately and seek shelter elsewhere.
  • If you are outside and cannot get to shelter, crouch beside a strong structure or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and try to cover your head and neck.
  • Get as far away from trees and cars as you can.

What if I Am in a Car and I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • Try to locate a sturdy building in which you can immediately seek shelter. If that isn’t possible, you have two options:
    • Stay in the car with the seat belt on, putting your head down below the windows and covering it with your hands and a blanket if you have one.
    • If you can safely get lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.

What Are Some of the Common Misconceptions about Tornadoes?

  • One misconception is that opening a window in your house will “equalize the pressure” created by the tornado. Do not open any windows; doing so may actually pressurize the house and cause the roof to be torn off.
  • Tornadoes are not always visible from a distance. Rely on a weather radio for the latest information.
  • Although tornadoes are usually spawned by thunderstorms, they have been known to occur without lightning. They can cross a river or another body of water.
  • Tornadoes are not confined to “tornado alley,” a region of the Midwestern U.S. where tornadoes are most frequent. Tornadoes can occur anywhere, any time.

www.travelers.com/resources/weather/tornadoes/tornado-safety-at-home.aspx

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Madison North & East Today – (608) 221-1818

Rain Storms hit Dane County Area

4/11/2019 (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 North & East to do the mitigation.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East 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 North & East Today – (608) 221-1818

Through Storm Damage, SERVPRO of Madison North & East is here to help

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Every year, all over the country, catastrophic natural disasters wreak havoc on communities large and small.

Whether its a tornado, flooding, or hail damage, the effects of these colossal events can be felt across the nation.

In the midst of the chaos and stress caused by these happenings, it is easy for business and home owners to feel overwhelmed and lost.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East strive to put our customers at ease, guiding them and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

So in the event that your home or business is involved in a STORM, you can rely on SERVPRO of Madison North & East (608) 221-1818to turn a stressful situation into a manageable, professional experience.

Protecting your property from flooding

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that many of us dread because of the concerns that our homes will be affected by it. SERVPRO of Madison North & East understands that your home is more than a structure: it's your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings that help transform a house into a home.  Here are some helpful suggestions on how to protect your property just in case disaster happens.

 How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place 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 top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

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

Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

1/18/2019 (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 North & East (608)221-1818

Flooded Basement in Madison

1/18/2019 (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 North & East 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

Protecting your Property from a Flood

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that a lot of us dread. Why you may ask? Flooding of your home. By calling SERVPRO of Madison North & East at 608-221-1818, we can help make it "Like it never even happened."

How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place where it's least likely to be damaged by a flood.
  • Raise your furnace, water heather, 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 top prevent flood water from backing up into 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 North & East at 608-221-1818

Storm floods Madison Apartment Complex

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

This Madison apartment complex became flooded with water after some severe weather came through the area.  Water affected several rooms of this building.  SERVPRO of Madison North & East was called in to do the water mitigation.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

At SERVPRO of Madison North & East, we understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Madison North & East has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

How to Prepare for Hail Storms

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison North & East strives to put our customers at ease, guiding them and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

Hail storms can strike without much warning, leaving you with little time to react. Being prepared in advance and knowing what to do can help you stay safe and keep damage to a minimum. Consider signing up for local weather alerts, which deliver warnings when hail storms are approaching your area.

How to Minimize Hail Damage

  • Large hail can shatter windows. Closing the drapes, blinds or window shades can help prevent the wind from blowing broken glass into your home or buildings.
  • Whenever possible, park your vehicles inside a garage or under a carport.
  • Patio and lawn furniture can be dented, broken or even shattered by hail. Move these items indoors or under a covered area when not in use.

If you have questions, call SERVPRO of Madison North & East (608) 221-1818

SERVPRO Storm Preparation Tips

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

When a storm hits your home, you need a company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Madison has the capabilities and professional personnel to quickly respond to your storm damage concerns.

As we continue to see storms throughout the area, we at SERVPRO of Madison want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens. 

Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (608)221-1818

Be Storm Ready

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. According to Ready.gov severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Restoring storm and flood damaged properties is the cornerstone of our SERVPRO of Madison North & East business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. SERVPRO of Madison North & East is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency.

For more information on storm preparation, visit https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather

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

Lightning Safety Tips

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Although lightning can strike at anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months.  Stay safe with these basic tips from the National Weather Service,

  • Have a lightning safety plan and cancel/postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces and all metal objects including electric wires, fences, etc.  Seek shelter in a substantial building or fully enclosed metal vehicle.
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows.  Do not use the telephone.  Consider unplugging computers, power tools & TV sets.  Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Madison North & East provides 24-hour residential and commercial services.

Have Storm Damage? Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Preparing for a storm

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

When a storm hits your home, you need a company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Madison has the capabilities and professional personnel to quickly respond to your storm damage concerns.

As we continue to see storms throughout the area, we at SERVPRO of Madison want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens. 

Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (608)221-1818

Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes When Cold Hits

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Cold temperatures are inevitable here in Madison, Wisconsin.  When the 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 decrees.
  • 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 (608) 221-1818

Madison Commercial Property Suffers Water Damage

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

This Madison commercial property suffered water damage after severe storms hit the Madison area causing flooding in Dane County and it's surrounding areas .  As you can see in the picture, the water seeped in on the first floor and began to flow down the wall into the basement.  SERVPRO of Madison was called to do the mitigation.

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

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Protecting your Property

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- that alert that a lot of us dread. Why you may ask? Flooding of your home. By calling SERVPRO of Madison at 608-221-1818, we can help- "Like it never even happened."

How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place where it's least likely to be damaged by a flood.
  • Raise your furnace, water heather, 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 top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

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Proudly serving our local counties: Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Richland, Iowa, Grant and Vernon.

Heavy Rain Causes Water Damage in Commercial Property

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Thermal image technology shows water damage in hallway

Heavy rain in northwest Wisconsin caused this commercial property to flood when their sub pump failed to pump the water out. SERVPRO of Madison was called in to do the mitagation.  

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.  With the help of SERVPRO's thermal camera technology our crew were able to detect harder-to-find water damaged areas.

Proudly serving our local counties: Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Richland, Iowa, Grant and Vernon.

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Hail Protection for Your Home

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison strives to put our customers at ease, guiding them and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

Hail storms can strike without much warning, leaving you with little time to react. Being prepared in advance — and knowing what to do — can help you stay safe and keep damage to a minimum. Consider signing up for local weather alerts, which deliver warnings when hail storms are approaching your area.

What Is Hail?

Hail is a type of solid precipitation, distinct from, but often confused with sleet. Sleet generally falls in colder temperatures while hail growth is inhibited at very cold temperatures. Hail creation is possible within thunderstorms and is formed when water vapor in updrafts reaches a freezing point. Ice then forms and is suspended in the air by updrafts and falls down to be coated by water again. This process can occur over and over adding many layers to the hailstone. Hailstones can be as small as peas or as large as softballs, and the larger ones can cause injury and serious damage.* The average hailstorm lasts only five minutes, but the damage hailstorms cause totals about $1 billion a year, according to the National Weather Service.

How to Minimize Hail Damage

  • Large hail can shatter windows. Closing the drapes, blinds or window shades can help prevent the wind from blowing broken glass into your home or buildings.
  • Whenever possible, park your vehicles inside a garage or under a carport.
  • Patio and lawn furniture can be dented, broken or even shattered by hail. Move these items indoors or under a covered area when not in use.
  • If you have plans to replace the roof covering on your home or business, consider using impact-resistant material if you live in a hail-prone area. For guidance on making the right choices for roof coverings, visit the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety website.
Source:
* Hail Facts, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety,
http://disastersafety.org/wp-content/uploads/Hail-Facts_IBHS.pdf

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Tornado Safety Tips

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Every year, all over the country, catastrophic natural disasters wreak havoc on communities large and small.

Whether its a tornado, flooding, or hail damage,the effects of these colossal events can be felt across the nation.

In the midst of the chaos and stress caused by these happenings, it is easy for business and home owners to feel overwhelmed and lost.

“SERVPRO of Madison North & East” strives to put our customers at ease, guiding them and supporting them through the STORM emergency process while providing education and knowledge on how to best navigate the situation. 

What Is the Difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning?

  • A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in the area. You should review your emergency plan, check supplies and be ready to act quickly if a tornado does approach.
  • A tornado warning means a tornado has been visually sighted or indicated by weather radar and you should act immediately. Be sure to have a battery-powered weather radio available to monitor potential tornado activity.

What Are the Signs of a Tornado?

Some of the potential indicators of tornadoes may include:

  • A strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base and/or whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base.
  • Hail or heavy rain followed by either a dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift.
  • A loud continuous roar or rumble that does not fade in a few seconds, like thunder does.

What Should I Do if I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • If you are in a house, go to the lowest level, such as a basement or a storm cellar.
  • If there is no basement, go to an interior room such as a closet, hallway or bathroom.
  • Try to cover your head with a blanket or jacket to guard against flying debris or broken glass. If you are in a mobile home, you should leave immediately and seek shelter elsewhere.
  • If you are outside and cannot get to shelter, crouch beside a strong structure or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and try to cover your head and neck.
  • Get as far away from trees and cars as you can.

What if I Am in a Car and I Learn a Tornado Is Approaching?

  • Try to locate a sturdy building in which you can immediately seek shelter. If that isn’t possible, you have two options:
    • Stay in the car with the seat belt on, putting your head down below the windows and covering it with your hands and a blanket if you have one.
    • If you can safely get lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.

What Are Some of the Common Misconceptions about Tornadoes?

  • One misconception is that opening a window in your house will “equalize the pressure” created by the tornado. Do not open any windows; doing so may actually pressurize the house and cause the roof to be torn off.
  • Tornadoes are not always visible from a distance. Rely on a weather radio for the latest information.
  • Although tornadoes are usually spawned by thunderstorms, they have been known to occur without lightning. They can cross a river or another body of water.
  • Tornadoes are not confined to “tornado alley,” a region of the Midwestern U.S. where tornadoes are most frequent. Tornadoes can occur anywhere, any time.

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So in the event that your home or business is involved in a STORM, you can rely on “SERVPRO of Madison North & East” (608) 221-1818 to turn a stressful situation into a manageable, professional experience.

SERVPRO Storm Preparation

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Tree causes damage to roof of home during a storm

When a storm hits your home, you need a company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Madison has the capabilities and professional personnel to quickly respond to your storm damage concerns.


As we continue to see storms throughout the area, we at SERVPRO of Madison want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens. 


Flash Flood Watch


A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.


Flash Flood Warning


A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.


Flood Watch


A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.


Flood Warning


A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.


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When Storms or Floods hit The City of Madison, SERVPRO is ready!

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in The Madison Area.

SERVPRO of  Madison specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit The City of Madison, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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