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From Our Family To Yours

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Being a locally owned and family operated has given our company a greater understanding and connection with the community around us. When choosing SERVPRO of Racine County, you are inviting our team of highly trained professionals into your home and we understand the importance of treating your property as if it were our own. Being in the midst of a catastrophic event is a trying experience and there may be multiple levels of recovery and reconstruction needed before your home or business can be usable again. With SERVPRO we have the ability to complete work that is needed for recovery from start to finish. We have the equipment that can quickly and efficiently restore damaged property.  Having to go through multiple sources to be able to repair and rebuild damages is time consuming and brings with it its own frustrations. When catastrophe hits, time is limited. Give us a call today to get you back on your feet, sooner.

The Right Tools For The Job

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

When tackling any size disaster, SERVPRO of Racine County not only has the trained and skilled group of employees to mitigate the damages, but also the tools and equipment needed to get the job done. With extensive water damages that occur after flood waters have subsided, there can be a variety of items that are needed to properly extract the water that has been absorbed into the surrounding areas. On location to any recovery, our crew has at their fingertips the most advanced pieces of technology to help mitigate the situation. With having the proper tools needed on hand for every job site, it exponentially  shortens the time in which it takes to complete the work needed.  The advantages in using SERVPRO are ever growing. Not only do you have the peace of mind knowing your home or business is in skilled hands, but also the equipment needed to rebuild will be available for every one of our visits. 

Does Your Insurance Cover Slow Water Leaks?

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

There are multiple reasons as to why water damages can become a bigger problem than you originally imagined. An unfortunate piece of information a majority of homeowners might not know, is that your homeowners insurance does not cover most water related damages. In the fine print of most insurance policies, you may discover that water damages are only covered by a sudden onset of heavy water related weather, . Meaning, that slow water dripping behind the kitchen sink will not be covered. Not the news you may have been hoping for when these scenarios play out. It is vital to prevent slow water leaks from progressing. Home owners insurance will not cover neglect. Our team at SERVPRO of Racine County have extensive training and state of the art equipment to help mitigate any water loss situation and begin the repairing process. Mold is a secondary issue that usually accompanies water loss situations. We have to tools to help clean and sanitize after your water loss. 

Is there saving water logged wood flooring?

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

One of the more frequent recovery tasks associated with major flooding recovery are water logged hardwood floors. There are many contributing factors that must be considered when attempting to save hardwood floor. One of those being the duration of time water has been in contact with the planks. The response time to addressing the removal of standing water significantly determines the extent of damages and if the floors may not be salvageable. The longer water has time to absorb into the wood, the more difficult it will be to save. Laminate flooring is not considered a hardwood and it treated differently than natural wood. Laminate flooring is far more susceptible to damages and are usually removed and replaced in the event of a flood. SERVPRO of Racine County has more decades of hands on experience and has seen the worst that floods can bring. We are available to answer any questions and help in every way we can.

Great Lakes Create Unpredictable Weather

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Having the one of the Great Lakes in our backyard has many advantages. Fresh water is a benefit to all forms of life and can give a much needed respite from the scorching summer sun. Unfortunately, the drawback of living so closely to Lake Michigan is the unpredictable and at times dangerous weather patterns it brings with it. Winters have been an extreme force of nature the past few years with no signs of slowing down. Extreme weather can cause excessive damages to your home and property in multiple ways. Always be sure to weatherproof your windows, as they are a key element in retain cool air in your home in the summer, and prevents hot air from escaping in the winter. When you live in a location that can see searing hot temperatures in the summer and a polar vortex in the winter, it is essential to maintain the integrity of your home to stay comfortable and safe!

Storm Damage, Now What?

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

When heavy storms hit, there might not be time to prepare. Luckily, there are preventative measures you can take to ready yourself before dark clouds roll in. If there are signs of an impending storm, be sure to make sure any lose items such as umbrellas or trampolines are secured and park your car away from any trees and under cover. If it is safe, check downspouts and gutter to be sure they are free from debris. When the storm arrives, stay indoors and away from windows. Be prepared for power outages and the possibility of flood waters. If outside stay away from any type of waterway such as creeks and gutters. Once the storm passes, check your property for any damages. Keep clear of any down power lines. SERVPRO of Racine is always here to help, after disaster strikes

Is Your Business Prepared For Disaster?

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

With the ever changing dynamic with our climate, it would seem natural disasters are occurring more frequently and with more destructive outcomes. With the physical results of an unexpected natural disaster comes the emotional and stressful elements as well. If you are a business owner, it is essential to have a plan set in place for critical decision making. Having designated individuals assigned to dealing with every aspect of the crisis will help them better understand what is needed from them in the following weeks. Be sure to have open communication between all persons involved to ensure they are prepared for every phase of recovery. Have realistic expectations on how quickly your business can bounce back. It takes time and effort to get back on your feet, having SERVPRO of Racine create you an Emergency Ready Plan can help keep you prepared for any type of disaster. 

Emergency Ready Profile Can Save Money and Time

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

One of the overlooked aspects that SERVPRO of Racine County provides is a tool that could essentially save you precious time and money. Being a business owner, having a plan in writing for any type of disaster helps keep your team prepared for what happens next. Our marketing team has the ability to create a portfolio to ensure any one of your employees knows the steps to take to mitigate the situation. We provide crucial information, locating the key elements after disaster loss, such as the main shut off valve for any water source, the location of major items in your home and what to do in each type of disaster. Having this information on hand is instrumental in how quickly you can get ahead of each event. Give us a call today to help keep you business prepared. 

Fire Devastation At Local Residence

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

When a fire happens, your entire life can change. Furniture, clothing, photos, documents and personal effects can all be lost within a matter of moments. It is crucial to have steps set ahead of time in order to keep your family safe. Fires can erupt in any room of your home or business and for multiple reasons. Faulty wiring and kitchen fires are the most commonly known igniters in residential fires. Always be sure to check the batteries on your electronic devices that would alert you to a home fire. Be sure to discuss with your family the steps to take immediately after a fire, such as a meeting point and emergency numbers to call. Having these actions planned ahead of time can mean all the difference. 

Electronics After Fire Damage

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Some of our most important information isn't necessarily in physical documents, they are found in our electronic devices. Family pictures, credit card numbers and every application that we use daily contain our most vital information. What would you do if your electronics were involved in a home or office fire? Would they be able to be saved? Well, that depends a lot on the situation involving the fire. If your devices such as an iPad or cell phone experienced extreme heat, chances are it will no longer be unusable. If your devices were engulfed in smoke, there is hope. Soot is the major culprit with smoke logged devices. Always consult with a professional to clean and decontaminate your devices before powering them on. Doing so gives you a greater chance at recovery for your electronics. Our team at SERVPRO of Racine have top of the line equipment that help expedite recovery time.