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Why Choose a Trained Specialist to Mitigate Your Dane County Home or Business?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals understands the trauma that follows a loss to your home or commercial facility. We understand that your property contains many of your most valuable possessions and when fire, water, or smoke damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Adheres to IICRC standards on your job.

SERVPRO of Dane County West is an IICRC firm.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization devoted to the certification and standard setting for professional inspection, cleaning, restoration, and remediation service industries

We Strictly Adhere to the Following:

  • 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, agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

Our technicians have these IICRC Certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

Technicians are proficient at mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform these procedures in the field while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants on your property.

  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively using monitoring devices, extraction systems, and drying equipment..

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)

Technicians are proficient at all types of smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)

Technicians know how to address odors and deodorization techniques including odor control caused by biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, and other sources.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area.

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Water Damage Timeline

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

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Timeline for Water Damage Near You

The longer water damage sits, the more damage it causes. Every water damage should be treated as an emergency and it’s important to get water damage mitigated immediately. The following timeline shows how fast water damage occurs, and why water damage mitigation needs to happen as possible:

Within Minutes

Water spreads and saturates the property quickly and is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings. Porous materials, like paper goods begin to absorb water immediately.  

1-2 Hours

Drywall and insulation swells, carpet and upholstery have absorbed water and become heavy and sodden. Metals begin to tarnish.  

48 Hours – 1 week

Mold grows; doors and furniture warp; metal begins to rust. Wood floors and wood furnishings also begin to swell, and furniture begins to warp/mold. Mold growth begins in as little as 24 hours after moisture has been present, so now there will be a major concern for mold.

Over 1 week

Water contamination becomes Category 3, with bio-hazardous contaminants that pose serious health effects. Few items are salvageable and structural damage is likely to occur. Mold growth and other harmful bacteria are now major risks.

No matter the size, scope, or length of water damage to your Madison, WI, home, SERVPRO of Dane County West is Here To Help® make it “Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Locally Owned and Operated – Proudly serving Dane County, Madison, WI
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians – IICRC CERTIFIED FIRM
  • 5-Star Google Rating, and A+BBB (Better Business Bureau) A+ Rating

The SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

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Be Prepared for an Emergency with a SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan (ERP)

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

a hand holding a smart phone with SERVPRO ERP app with background of fire damage Call SERVPRO of Dane County West, #608-497-3331, to establish your Emergency READY Profile (ERP), and be “Ready for whatever happens” in 2023.

No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is a no-cost assessment of your Madison, WI area business facility. It will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens” in 2023.

In the event of a fire or water emergency, the Emergency READY Profile (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a massive fire, or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don’t wait until disaster strikes-resolve to be READY. Call SERVPRO of Dane County West, #608-497-3331, to establish your Emergency READY Profile (ERP), and be “Ready for whatever happens” in 2023. 

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP):

  • no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Details shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. A Commercial Operations Manager is assigned to every large loss to ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

Have Water Damage, Storm Damage, Flood Damage, Fire Damage or Mold?
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Never Too Late to Prepare Your Dane County, WI, Property for Winter!

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

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Winter is just setting in and the really bitter and dangerous cold is just around the corner. Taking steps to prepare your business or home for serious cold will take the sting out of winter weather now.

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells.  This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets.  Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to off. 
  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off. 
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure.  Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage. 
  • Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks. 
  • When winter strikes, call SERVPRO of Dane County West to strike back.

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Ice dams are a Leading Culprit for Water Leaks in Winter

1/15/2023 (Permalink)

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Winter Weather Worries - Ice Dams

A roof leaking water into your interior walls, ceilings, and floors is not a pretty picture. Ice dams are a leading culprit for water leaks during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow above and behind the dammed up ice when the trapped water cannot safely flow or run off the roof. The ice-dam backflows under the roof's shingles and into interior areas. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West can help mitigate water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to it's preloss condition. 

Prevent Ice Dams from forming on your roof in the first place.

Consider these tried and true preventative measures:

  • Start by removing the offending culprit in the first place. Shovel or use a snow rake to remove the snow from your roof.
  • Make sure your attic and rafter space is adequately insulated. Insulation is the first line of defense consideration.
  • Make sure your attic and crawl spaces are well ventilated. The buildup of warm air in open areas above the layer of insulation is what causes snow on the roof to melt then freeze into ice dams in the first place.
  • Make sure exhaust fans, plumbing vents recessed ceiling fans, and anything penetrating through your roof are sealed and insulated.

When should I be concerned about water coming inside my structure?

  • Icicles forming on the edge of your roof are the most apparent indicator of ice dams and possible water invasion.
  • Be extra aware when ice accumulates higher than just the edge of the roof, over the gutters, or up onto the roof itself.
  • If ice forms underneath the soffits through the vents, on the wall, or under windows, water is invading your structure.

What do I do if I think I have water damage?

Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331

If winter weather strikes your business or home with water or fire damage, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • 5-Star Google rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Have Water, Storm, Flood, or Fire Damage?
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(608) 497-3331

The Water Damage Restoration Process

11 Tips to Prevent Pipes From Freezing Near You

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

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Water has a unique property of expanding as it freezes that can cause pipes to crack and then burst. The ensuing rush of water can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. 

Tips to Prevent Pipes From Freezing in the Dane County, Madison, WI area:

  1. Inspect outdoor faucets. Find the indoor shut-off valve for the outdoor faucet in the basement or crawl space and shut it off. Then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it relieves pressure and drains completely.
  2. Make sure that your heating system is maintained regularly. Also, inspect the insulation on all of your plumbing as well as your cold water tank. Units in the attic should be protected with insulated sleeves. 
  3. Keep your heat on throughout the winter months. During harsh, cold months, the chances of your pipes freezing increases as the temperature plummets. 
  4. Clean your gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely.
  5. Open cabinet doors below sinks. It will help allow warm air to circulate.
  6. Drain your water system if you are away for an extended time.
  7. Disconnect all gardening hoses and install covers on all outside faucets.
  8. Wrap pipes nearest exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or with heating tape.
  9. Close all windows near water pipes; cover or close open-air vents. Freezing temperatures combined with wind drafts can cause pipes to freeze more frequently.
  10. Heat your basement and consider weather sealing your windows.
  11. Insulate outside walls and unheated areas of your home.

When winter strikes, call SERVPRO of Dane County West to strike back. Should you experience water damage from flooding, ice dam damage, melted snow, or burst water pipes, we are available 24/7 for emergency fire & water restoration services. 

SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the Dane County, Madison, WI area. Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau). 
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation 
  • 5-Star Google rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Have Water, Storm, Flood, or Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today (608) 497-3331

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7 Holiday Fire Safety Tips in The Dane County, Madison Area

12/25/2022 (Permalink)

a burnt christmas tree in a family room affected with charred walls, ceilings and furniture If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes your Madison, WI area home, give the experts at SERVPRO of Dane County West a call at (608) 497-3331.

Pretty lights, candles, and decorations are just a few of the items bringing charm and cheer to the holiday seasons—however, if they are not used carefully your holidays may go from festive to frightening.

Holiday Fire Safety Tips Near You: 

  1. Place Christmas trees, candles, and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents.
  2. Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed.
  4. Never leave burning candles unattended or sleep in a room with a lit candle.
  5. Don't burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper in the fireplace
  6. Make sure candles are on stable surfaces.
  7. Check and clean the chimney and fireplace area at least once a year. 

The National Fire Protection Association reports that 12% of home fires occur in December.  The higher risk of fire and smoke damage during the holiday season comes with fireplace and candle usage. 

If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes, give the experts at SERVPRO of Dane County West a call at (608) 497-3331.

As a locally owned and operated company, we also live and work in the Dane County, WI area. We have helped many families through difficult fire losses and have restored fire-damaged houses to homes again. We'll help make it "Like it never even happened." 

Your SERVPRO of Dane County West family wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

How To Detect Frozen Pipes and What You Can do To Prevent Water Damage

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

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The following are Signs of Frozen Pipes

When temperatures drop below zero for an extended time like they currently are in the Dane County, WI area, and water pipes are exposed, pipes can burst.

There are a few clues which can help you determine if you have frozen pipes at your property: 

  • There Is Frost on the Pipe- For pipes that can actively be seen, such as those under sinks, you may be able to see frost that has accumulated on the exterior of the pipe. This can serve as a warning sign that the pipe is frozen before you ever try to turn on the faucet.
     
  • No Water Is Coming Out of the Faucet- Another sign that you may have a frozen pipe on your hands is lack of running water. If you or a tenant turn on a kitchen or bathroom faucet and only a slight trickle of water or no water at all comes out, the water pipe leading to the faucet may be frozen.
  • Strange Smells- A forth potential sign of a blocked pipe is an odd smell coming from a faucet or drain. If the pipe is partially or completely blocked, the only way the odor can escape is back up in the direction of your property.

If a Water Pipe is Frozen, Act Quickly!

Once you are aware that a pipe is frozen, you must act quickly to thaw the pipe. Depending on the location of the pipe and your level of expertise, you can attempt to thaw the pipe yourself or you can contact a licensed plumber to thaw the pipe for you. It is imperative to thaw the pipe as soon as possible, because it has the potential to burst and cause extensive damage to your property.

If a frozen water pipe bursts and you experience flooding, turn off your water shut-off valve to prevent further water damage. Contact a professional water restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Dane County West, to extract and mitigate the water loss and restore your property to it’s preloss damage.

If winter weather strikes your business or home with water or fire damage, let us help strike back! Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service.
  • IICRC Certified Firm.
  • A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  • Angie's List recommended with an A-rated reputation
  • 5-Star Google and Facebook rankings.
  • We work with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork for a stress-free claims process.
  • General Contractor License #: 1317784

Have Water Damage, Storm Damage, Flood Damage, Fire Damage or Mold?
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today (608) 497-3331

Advanced Imaging Technology Provides Accurate Documentation for Insurance Claims Here in Dane County, WI

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Dane County West technicians use advanced technology to create detailed 360° panoramic images that document damage and repairs needed to get your property back to its preloss condition. That is one reason why SERVPRO of Dane County West is a preferred vendor by insurance companies.

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Be Fire Smart as You Deck the Halls this Holiday Season in Dane County, WI

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

your holidays may go from festive to frightening. The National Fire Protection Association suggests Christmas Tree Safety tips

Pretty lights, candles, and Christmas Trees are just a few of the items bringing charm and cheer to the holiday seasons—however, if they are not used carefully your holidays may go from festive to frightening.

The National Fire Protection Association suggests the following Christmas Tree Safety tips:

PICKING THE TREE • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

PLACING THE TREE • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk. • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit. • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

LIGHTING THE TREE • Use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use. • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect. • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed

Your SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals Wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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