Fire Safety with the Kickoff of Summer Aproaching
As Memorial Day is a day that we honor our fallen heroes that have sacrificed their lives for our freedom by serving in the military, some look at is an unofficial kick-off to the summer months.
With grilling and campfires, a staple as families gather this weekend we at SERVPRO of Hayward want you to do this as safely as possible. Here are some campfire and grilling safety tips.
Campfire safety tips from Smokey the Bear and eekwi.org
- Dig a small pit away from overhanging branches. (Most parks have campfire pits ready and waiting for you.)
- Circle the pit with rocks or be sure it already has a metal fire ring.
- Clear a five-foot area around the pit down to the soil.
- Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
- Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire.
- After lighting, do not discard the match until it is cold.
- Never leave a campfire unattended, not even for a minute.
And Grilling tips from NFPA.org
1. Have grill far away from home or building as possible.
2. Check gas tank for any leaks and that it is properly hooked up and wait 5 minutes if the cover is closed and you turn the gas on so it dissipates.
3. When turning off, turn off gas first then the knob in front.
If you are in need of any fire cleanup and restoration give SERVPRO of Hayward a call at 715-634-0699.
Water Intrusion and Mold in the Ladysmith area
Water intrusion and mold in your home can lead to many unforeseen damages. In this home, it appeared as though the toilet vent has been leaking causing mold and drywall damage to the bathroom ceiling.
From a catastrophic flooding event to a persistent plumbing leak, any water intrusion could lead to mold growth. Even high humidity that causes condensation on cold surfaces could be enough to trigger growth.
It only takes 24 to 48 hours from the time water is introduced for mold to start growing. Therefore, if you just ran across flood water or a plumbing leak with no indication of how long it’s been there, you may want to hire a mold remediation company to test for mold. Luckily SERVPRO of Hayward has trained and certified technicians to do this for your home or business.
Give us a call at 715-634-0699 for all your water restoration needs.
Polk County are you ready at your commercial property
Be “Ready for whatever happens” with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program!
Our Marketing Representative at SERVPRO of Hayward can help you get an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) put into place for your business to benefit customers, business, and family. In the event of an emergency, a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is accessible online using your computer or tablet. Give SERVPRO of Hayward a call at 715-634-0699 to set up an appointment to see how we can get your place of business “ready for whatever happens.”
Northern Wisconsin Ready for Storms?
In northern Wisconsin, we can have 70's one day, next day a rainstorm, and the next a winter storm. What I am saying is our weather is very unpredictable this time of year. So with that are your ready for whatever type of storm comes at you? Being prepared is your best defense, you can do this by having emergency numbers handy, knowing where your emergency shut-offs are, having a safe meeting ground for your family, and having appropriate supplies.
If you do find your home or business fallen to an emergency storm event have SERVPRO of Hayward as one of your emergency contact numbers as we off emergency board up services, and we are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even holidays.
Our number is 715-634-0699 for all your storm emergency needs.
Grilling this weekend in Burnett County?
Temperatures are warming up quickly around the SERVPRO of Hayward area. This weekend will feel like spring and that means many of us will be bringing out our grills. Although we may be experienced grillers accidents can happen. Make sure your grill is in tip-top shape and have a good time, here are a couple of small tips also:
- Grill outside and away from any structures.
- Make sure your grill is stable.
- Keep your grill clean.
- Check for propane leaks on your gas grill.
- If the flame goes out, wait to re-light.
- Take care around the grill.
- Be careful with charcoal starter fluid.
- Wear the right clothing.
Open flame is always a dangerous thing, make sure to keep kids away also.
SERVPRO of Hayward wants you to have a safe spring grilling season.
Ashland, we are faster to your water damage event
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Hayward provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Hayward arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 715-634-0699
Water Damage Timeline
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
- Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
Hours 1 - 24:
- Drywall begins to swell and break down.
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
- Furniture begins to swell and crack.
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
- A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
- Metal begins to rust and corrode.
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
- Paint begins to blister.
- Wood flooring swells and warps.
- Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week:
- Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
About SERVPRO of Hayward
SERVPRO of Hayward specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
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Spring storms are you ready?
I woke from a dream this early morning, and I was in a nightmare of a tornado. This tornado had chased me down and suddenly I woke up to find it was just a dream. In my dream, my family wasn't prepared and there was no warning.
A lot of time we do have great storm warnings and precautions but we always think they aren't common occurrences so why be so prepared. Here are a few things to think about.
Have you and your family thought of a safety plan and tried it out? This is first and foremost safety. But further down the road, what if your home or business sustains storm damage, do you have a plan? With your home, having local emergency numbers on hand is a must. In your business you should have this as well, but do you know where your emergency shutoffs are located and/or a plan for your business when it sustains storm damage.
At SERVPRO of Hayward we can help you out at both home and your business. We offer emergency board up services 24/7 by calling 715-634-0699. For businesses we offer free of charge Emergency Ready Profile where we will come and walk you through your business and set up a plan in case of an emergency for you. This will help you save time and money in your place of business.
If you find any of these services would benefit you please give us a call at 715-634-0699.
Hayward Residents we specialize in flooded basements
Water in this basement caused by quick thawing grounds and heavy rain this spring.
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Hayward basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today - 715-634-0699
If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Hayward and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 715-634-0699
Sawyer County Businesses Are you Ready?
How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today! While each situation is unique the regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared.
Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.
-Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation or what kind of emergencies could affect your company?
-Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating, do you have a backup for those operations. What if your building isn't accessible, or if suppliers are impacted by a disaster? Or utility disruptions.
-Do you have an evacuation plan and shelter in place?
These are a few of the questions you should ask yourself as a business owner or manager.
Let our staff at SERVPRO of Hayward help you develop a plan ahead of time, so you are prepared when an emergency arises.
Give us a call at 715-634-0699 to see how we can get an emergency plan in place for you!
We are local and in YOUR community Hayward
Recently our Marketing Representative was asked to speak at a job fair at the Hayward, WI Highschool, home of the Hurricanes! She spoke about her personal career with SERVPRO of Hayward, all the services that SERVPRO offers, and also if a career with SERVPRO is right for you! Here is a thank you from the lead of this event.
Thank you for speaking to our interested 7th and 8th grades in regards to your career path and SERVPRO. My students and I learned a lot. I found it especially interesting to learn about your procedures from the first call to the project completion. Thanks Again - Mrs. K."
We are extremely proud of Andi for going and speaking of SERVPRO of Hayward so proudly and recognize her efforts in getting the community involved and being involved in it.
Just another reason to "Why SERVPRO" because we believe being involved in our local area!