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What SERVPRO Can Do When Disasters Strike Milwaukee

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Flag of Milwaukee SERVPRO will always be first in line to help when disaster hits in your Milwaukee property.

Let us be there to show you why when it comes to your Milwaukee Community.

We strive to provide every customer with an unparalleled recovery experience for their Milwaukee property. While we have specialists in every niche of the industry, our primary focus is continuing to be a leading company providing restoration services to Wisconsin in the common damage areas of fire, water, storm, and mold loss. Our SERVPRO professionals can help steer your home through every phase of its recovery, from the initial damage inspection and mitigation work through reconstruction and cleanup. 

Fire

Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, many Milwaukee residents have looked to our expertise and training to help restore their properties after fire loss incidents occur. These situations can be devastating for homeowners, so it is vital to work quickly on mitigating loss and reducing the physical hazards that threaten the customer and our SERVPRO team working in the house. 

No fire damage in Milwaukee residences is precisely the same, and because of this, our professionals must continue their education into modern practices, equipment, and products. We have accreditations and endorsements through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT), Odor Control (OCT), and Carpet Cleaning (CCT.) Many of our fire recovery specialists have more than one of these certifications to make our efforts more efficient and to help complete jobs on time and under budget. 

We know that some structure fires can take a heavy toll on your Milwaukee home, and we have structural engineers and construction experts to help from small repairs through full-scale reconstruction and renovation. We are a one-stop shop for fire recovery, offering effective mitigation services like soot and smoke removal, deodorization, and fire debris cleanup which seamlessly transitions to reconstruction and repair. 

Water 

Especially with larger properties like Mayfair Mall, water damage in Milwaukee structures can happen from countless sources and become a hazardous situation for many affected individuals. Preparing for all of these potential outcomes could be impossible, but protecting your property and its contents during these emergencies does not have to be. Our SERVPRO staff is the most prepared for water loss incidents, as this is among the most common of callouts that our team must respond to throughout the area. This preparedness for these emergencies has encouraged nearly all of our employees to get IICRC-Certified as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) so that no customer ever has to wait for knowledgeable mitigation and recovery. 

We are structural drying specialists, able to both assess the damage to your Milwaukee home quickly and implement the right machines and tools to overcome saturation and water exposure. Many of our Water Restoration Technicians also have secondary accreditations from the IICRC for Applied Structural Drying to stay attuned to the latest practices, equipment, and products involved in moisture removal. 

With a 24/7 response to water damage emergencies, our SERVPRO team can help your Milwaukee home or business to avoid costly conditions like mold growth and structural degradation. Though we have a full-service contracting division capable of helping in reconstruction efforts and in other areas where repair could be necessary, it is our focus to restore before replacement when possible. 

Storm 

Our SERVPRO team is a part of a much grander Large Loss Recovery Team, helping to quickly and confidently manage storm damage in Milwaukee homes and businesses. With so many powerful storm systems that can compromise many homes and properties simultaneously, having the support and expertise of accredited and well-trained restoration specialists like ours can help. With our focus on a fast response in critical situations, no customer ever has to wait for the effective mitigation, reconstruction, and attention their property needs. 

Considering how frequent flooding is in storm-damaged Milwaukee properties, you need a restoration team that can not only address the water but also the structural concerns for your house as well. Our comprehensive recovery approach can start with temporary construction solutions to prevent further water penetration, even including security measures for your property like installing provisional fences to ward off both intruders and animals to your compromised home. 

Restoring flood effects on the inside of your home includes employing the latest cutting-edge equipment and products. We can quickly manage the extraction and drying of your Milwaukee property, working to prevent unnecessary tear out and replacement whenever possible. 

Mold 

Of all of the restoration services that our SERVPRO team provides, our remediation of mold damage to Milwaukee homes and businesses is among the most intricate and involved. We have extensive training in recovery of these conditions, learning not just about how to get rid of mold colonization in a home but understanding the science of microbial threats and how to protect our customers, their properties, and our service technicians in the field. 

Mold colonization can become a rapidly spreading and hazardous situation for Milwaukee residents. By the time that many homeowners recognize a problem, the conditions have often gotten out of control. Our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can first work quickly to address the food source of the organism, reducing relative humidity levels and identifying the source of dampness in the affected areas of the house. 

We do not cut corners when removing colonies from your Milwaukee property. We have multiple strategies for this removal, including media and sandblasting, antimicrobial sprays, and even controlled demolition and replacement with our team of reconstruction contractors. No matter how widespread and severe these conditions might appear, we have trained technicians to handle it safely and swiftly. 

Our advanced restoration specialists can offer credible solutions for every niche of the industry, even including biohazard cleaning and reconstruction. We have continued to work to maintain our position as a leading recovery team in Wisconsin, and you can count on our expertise and fast response in any emergency. Our SERVPRO of Milwaukee North team can make all loss incidents “Like it never even happened” because we have the backing of our Large Loss Recovery Team to ensure that no job is too much for our professionals. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (414) 354-7566.

Call SERVPRO When Disaster Strikes in Milwaukee

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Green & Black Background of Disaster with SERVPRO logo & Words:Here to Help SERVPRO of Milwaukee North is HERE TO HELP 24/7

When you are in the middle of a crisis, it can be difficult to make the right decision. If your Milwaukee home is on fire, the first thing you should do is call 911. If a storm has dropped a power line in front of your office, you would call the power company. These choices are rational, normal choices but whom would you call after the fire is out? Who do you call after the storm ends and you notice the damage is worse than you thought?  Maybe you notice the power line actually fell because a tree branch took it down and damaged a part of your home. 

You call SERVPRO of Milwaukee North. We are centrally located in Milwaukee, and are efficient, experienced, and open 24/7. We have a trained team of IICRC certified professionals who can take care of water damage, mold damage, storm damage, fire and smoke damage, and even flood damage. That’s right, SERVPRO of Milwaukee North comes when you call, and we show up ready to work. If you need a restoration company, please consider us because we can make your problem or damaged area look “Like it never even happened.”

Why You Should Use SERVPRO of Milwaukee North for Restoration

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in front of residence "here in your community & here to help" SERVPRO of Milwaukee North is ready to help your business or home disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

Who should I use?

At different times in life we may find ourselves in emergency situations that call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in Milwaukee is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Milwaukee North is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations should be handled by professionals with the right tools to do the job efficiently. When you are choosing your clean-up and restoration specialist, you may be considering a few important things such as:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Milwuakee North is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re here to help.  We want to make the clean-up process as easy as possible for you and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling. SERVPRO of Milwaukee North has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make your disaster in Milwaukee look “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Biohazard Cleanup In Milwaukee -- Rely On SERVPRO’s Specialists

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Safe and Clean Biohazardous Removal from Milwaukee Area Enterprises

Even if you employ high-quality in-house or contracted cleaning services, your Milwaukee business needs specialized biohazard cleanup help from a certified firm in some circumstances. When an accident, emergency, crime, or tragedy strikes in your commercial space dangerous substances and residues complicate cleanup. We can help.

A typical example of Milwaukee commercial jobs that require professional biohazard cleanup includes sewage backup or flooding that allows contaminated water to enter one or more areas of your business property. The contaminants contained in sewage are many -- human and animal waste, fertilizer and road chemical runoff, insects and vermin, and rotten food and other waste are just a few. Our crews receive baseline and updated training on how to manage these biohazards safely and effectively.
 
Human or animal fluids and waste deposited through other means such as traumatic injury or violent crime on your premises also needs our expert attention. The viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens involved in blood and other secretions need to be managed using protocols developed by OSHA, the EPA, and local health authorities. Proper cleaning with registered disinfectants is key to restoring your workplace, and SERVPRO has the experience with biohazards and innovative commercial cleaning products to achieve the goals.
 
Your business may also suffer from a chemical spill or other spread of a biohazard. The often is a complication of a flooding scenario where your own inventory or cleaning and maintenance products are knocked over or soaked through, contributing to the dangers in the waters contained in your building. SERVPRO contains such contaminated water, ensure that it is disposed of properly to keep you, your employees and customers, and the general public safe from harm.
 
During these unique catastrophic events, it is critical that your biohazard cleanup company be not only professional and effective but also completely discreet. Our team can return your business to a safe and healthy condition, “Like it never even happened.” For you to retain the confidence of your employees and customers, the process must be transparent yet ethical and without unnecessary drama or scare tactics.
 
SERVPRO of Milwaukee North is a full-service restoration company, poised to assist with your biohazard cleanup needs. Contact us at (414) 354-7566 for fast and confidential help.

Commercial Promise

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Down Time is bad.  SERVPRO of Milwaukee North recognizes that for all businesses down time is loss of revenue.  As a business, do you have a Emergency Plan?

SERVPRO of Milwaukee North promises:

- quick response that may help avoid revenue loss for property owners and minimize losses for tenants and business owners.  We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your needs!
- restoration services that avoids costly downtime and helps resume business functions quickly
- industry approved equipment and techniques along with well trained and uniformed professionals that saves time and money.

SERVPRO of Milwaukee North also offers a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for businesses.  This gives people a chance to walk through their business to see the whole building and maybe even re-familiarize themselves with the area.  Water, Electric and Gas shut-offs all get labelled to help with any emergency situations.  Emergency contacts are detailed and all this is located in one easy to use booklet or can be accessed online with the ERP app.  

SERVPRO wants to be sure that you are Ready for Any Size Disaster.

Water Removal Services Available For Your Milwaukee Area Business

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Removal Services

You may operate a Milwaukee area business that recently experienced water intrusions varying in size and exposure. If you do, you know first-hand that these incidents can wreak havoc on productivity, cause extensive damage to equipment, and directly affect your companies bottom line.

Operating a shipping warehouse, retail establishment, or high-rise office building in Milwaukee comes with a hefty responsibility. Having water removal problems is something you just cannot afford to deal with, which makes finding a trusted professional that much more crucial.

Being unable to remove water from your warehouse as soon as possible means that your stored goods, equipment, and business assets become exposed to elements longer. Often leading to irreversible damages that have a severe impact on your company. SERVPRO’s expertly trained staff can help locate profoundly affected areas and take steps to limit any losses you might experience.

Standing water in a retail space can severely damage products, cause you to close your doors, and cost immeasurable amounts of revenue loss. The sooner you get water out and the entire space dried, cleaned, and restored, the sooner you can get back to business. SERVPRO has access to a variety of water extractors, air-movers, hygrometers, moisture detectors and additional drying equipment that quickly and efficiently removes water, making any water removal on your property take less time than you might imagine.

Our vast network of resources puts needed supplies, personnel, and equipment at our disposal. SERVPRO can handle any job, regardless of size or scope, even those in hard to reach high-rise offices, or those affecting many floors at once. Our entire team of IICRC-industry certified technicians makes short work of even the most demanding jobs and provide you with quality services that often exceed any expectations you might have.

SERVPRO of Milwaukee North has qualified professionals available 24/7, 365, and offer unique solutions to water removal situations that may occur on your property. Get the help you need to get your business back on track by calling our offices, today (414) 354-7566.

Watch Out For Avoidable Mistakes When You Face Mold Damage In Milwaukee

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage In Your Home

The buildup of indoor moisture from high relative humidity, plumbing, and roof leaks may lead to mold damage. When the relative humidity is kept low, chances for condensation to take place reduce, and that means there are no appropriate conditions for fungi to grow. Mold spores cannot thrive without the presence of water in your Milwaukee property.

It is necessary to take precautionary measure when dealing with mold damage because it can cause health effects. Our SERVPRO technicians assess the level of contamination and choose the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job. When the area is extensively contaminated, we prefer a half-mask respirator, full body suits, and chemical resistant gloves. For light levels of contamination, an N95 respirator can be good enough.

We are careful not to spread the contaminant to clean areas, and if we have to disturb the mold when cleaning the site, we make sure containment procedures are already in place. Containment also helps limit mold exposure to the occupants and our SERVPRO team. If the area we are working on is small, we practice limited containment. Otherwise, we do full containment when the area is more than 100 square feet.

After disturbing the mold, spores and dust might settle on porous and non-porous surfaces. When that happens, we do damp wiping and HEPA vacuuming to do the removal. We first determine the airflow direction and clean areas towards that path, and the cleaning process starts from the structure's top towards its bottom.

When drying the items and rooms, our SERVPRO technicians first remove any wet objects from the area to speed up the rate of evaporation and after that setup dehumidifiers to lower the humidity. Moisture meters provide initial readings of overall humidty at the start of the job and will be monitored to ensure the project is complete.

At SERVPRO of Milwaukee North, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it strikes your home or business property. Call us at (414) 354-7566 when you need to be served by a proven industry leader.

Mold Damage Can Rapidly Grow in Your Milwaukee Home's Attic

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Thoroughly Remediates Mold Damage

Microbial growth in any home needs special care when it spreads. Airborne spores can cause health effects in Milwaukee residents, and the winter months do not slow microbial activity a significant amount. During the colder season, the flu, colds, and allergies can all cause confusion and disagreement regarding the best treatment for individuals suffering runny noses and other undesirable symptoms.

Milwaukee residents can eliminate one source of the sniffles by hiring professional mold damage experts to remediate an attic overcome by microbes. Although your family may rarely enter the attic, air ducts can carry spores away from the attic and into the living spaces of your home.

Remediation by SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians can help reduce the microbial population to reasonable numbers. Part of this involves washing and treating damaged materials and cleaning mold-inundated belongings stored in the attic. Because many attics do not include drywall materials, removing materials does not happen at the same level commonly found for living areas of a home.

Attics can easily harbor hidden mold, so we use devices that can detect higher levels of moisture. These areas easily allow microbial populations at very rapid rates. After locating all mold growth, cleaning the surfaces of microbial activity, and then treating the area, helps prevent any further damage.

Finding the source of water that permitted such growth to occur in the first place lets us stop any additional water from coming into your attic. These sources can include slow drips from ice damming, overhead water lines from new appliance's installation or remodeling of your home, leaks around the chimney, or other sources. Each source never precludes the presence of any others, so we always check thoroughly to ensure we find all possible sources.

SERVPRO of Milwaukee North always keeps the equipment and tools ready to combat mold damage and provide excellent mold remediation services to our local community. If the moisture from winter storms overfed mold in your attic, call us at (414) 354-7566. Our services are available 24/7 year-round.

Are You Prepared for Snowmelt Flooding in Milwaukee?

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Snowmelt Can Cause Flood Damage in Your Milwaukee Home

As the seasons change in WI, melting snow can cause flood damage in your home. Typical weather in the Midwest brings us a heavy winter. If your home is positioned at the bottom of a hill or a slope, the chances of flood damage for your home grow significantly, as gravity dictates that the water would flow downward. Most homes in these situations have defenses for this, such as sump pumps laid in their basement to redirect snowmelt-waters away from the house. However, sometimes, defense mechanisms can fail.  

Calling for help as soon as you find the flood damage in your Milwaukee basement is best. Unfortunately, the flood damage in your home did come from a sump pump failure, causing puddles of water to form around the drain. In severe cases, it can flood the entire floor of your home. The reason why it is essential to call for aid, as soon as you can, is because leaving water-based damage for any length of time can lead to future problems developing in your home. Furthermore, allowing more damages to develop only makes the problem more expensive to solve. Dealing with it quickly not only ensures the best price but also increases the chances of smooth remediation.  

SERVPRO Franchise professionals understand how stressful finding flood damage inside of your home can be. As a result, we always make an effort of arriving at the earliest time possible after we get your call. Once we arrive, our SERVPRO techs can get to work right away and use advanced technology to solve the issue.  

To remove the standing water, SERVPRO Franchise professionals can use a combination of portable pumps, even submersible if the water is significant in volume, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors. All of these devices are designed to get the water out of your house as soon as possible. Depending on the location and situation, SERVPRO can either redirect the water away from your house or remove it via truck. Once the water is gone, we can focus on using drying equipment to ensure that your home is at the proper moisture level that it should be, relative to the climate of your location.  

If snowmelt causes flood damage in your home, always get help right away. Speak with SERVPRO of Milwaukee North by phoning (414) 354-7566. 24/7, we are open and ready to get the job done.

Employee Profile - John Szyjewski

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

John Szyjewski is our Commercial Marketing Representative, he is new to our SERVPRO family as of earlier this Spring but has jumped right in & easily become one of our team. On a daily basis, John takes charge of Building Customer Relationships, he is the face of our Mass Marketing Department, Association Events & Company Awareness. Not to mention his new found talent for YouTube as our Master of Web Presence & all things social media!

In his spare time John is a family man with a love for motorcyles & concerts. When not riding or rocking out he can be found running a Non-profit Charity and is well known in WI bridal scene as the Rockin Rev. We are proud at SERVPRO of Milwaukee North to have him on our team!