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Frigid Temps are among us in the Spooner area

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

The Northern Area of Wisconsin is frigidly cold this time of year, so that means we are in the midst of possible water pipes bursting due to frozen pipes.  At SERVPRO of Hayward, we are in a vacation area which means a lot of cabins that are sitting vacant this time of year.  Any vacationing area is susceptible to water damage to cracked pipes due to freezing.  So the question is why should you pick SERVPRO of Hayward to be your mitigation specialist.  Here are a few reasons below:

-All of our staff is trained and certified in water mitigation removal and drying.

-We have top of the line equipment to deal with your water loss.

-SERVPRO of Hayward is IICRC certified.

-We are a local restoration company that can respond to your emergency very quickly.

Give SERVPRO of Hayward a call at 715-634-0699 and you won't be sorry you chose SERVPRO!

Fire Trauma in Sawyer County?

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Understands the Trauma of Fire Disasters

Every 18 seconds a fire occurs in the U.S. but only one matters to you!  We are here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We at SERVPRO of Hayward have service response guidelines to better serve you in your disaster.

  • Within 1 hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Hayward will contact you to arrange for service

4-    Within 4 hours of loss notification, our SERVPRO of Hayward will be on-site to start mitigation (if necessary)

8-    Within 8 hours business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the adjuster by our SERVPRO of Hayward Professional

Give us a call at 715-634-0699 if you fall to this situation we will be faster to your fire disaster.

Restoring your Commercial Property after a loss

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Timely mitigation is key to the restoration process.  Restoring property is SERVPRO of Hayward's first priority.  Our customers appreciate the immediate response, and you will know everything is done to limit the damage.  Even if a loss is below the deductible, fast action helps assure the event will stay small.  We take our guidelines seriously to assure your job is done to satisfaction.

Within one hour from notice of loss, our SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact the insured.

Within four hours of loss notification, we will be one site to start mitigation services if necessary

Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the adjuster by our SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

Let SERVPRO of Hayward be your trusted restoration company by giving us a call at 715-634-0699.

Frigid Temps and Your Business in Hayward

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our winter in Northern Wisconsin came in fast and furious early in the fall and hasn't really let off at all.  Now we sit nearing the end of December and this morning reaching -20 degrees Fahrenheit in Hayward, Wisconsin.  We are used to this as humans but we tend to forget our business buildings and commercial properties have aging structure, pipes, and other properties that need maintaining just as our human bodies.  Without proper maintenance, your property and business could be in distress in a disaster such as these frigid winter temperatures that could cause frozen pipes, ice dams, and many other potential problems.

At SERVPRO of Hayward, we have a highly trained staff that can be at your place of business within a matter of hours to help mitigate and restore your property.  Give us a call at 715-634-0699 to see how we can get a plan set up for your place of business in case of an emergency.

Pipe Burst in Hayward

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning up yourself after a water pipe bursting can be a pain and we realize this at SERVPRO of Hayward.  In some cases, excess water can be removed through the use of a wet-dry vacuum unit, but in cases of considerable depth, such as several feet of water, more heavy-duty equipment, such as powered submersible pumps, will be required. All of the water will need to be pumped out of the structure and then fans, blowers, and dehumidifiers will need to be brought in to remove residual moisture from the property.  We are here for when the water is too much for you to handle.  At SERVPRO of Hayward, we offer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Emergency restoration services.  Give us a call at 715-634-0699.

Below Freezing Temps in Sawyer County

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Temperatures are dropping in Northern Wisconsin especially at SERVPRO of Hayward in Sawyer County, this morning it was -12 Fahrenheit. 

Being that this area is a resort and cabin area please make sure to check your properties frequently and properly winterize them as we get many frozen water pipe-cases which lead to a busted pipe and water everywhere.  Some common causes of busted water pipes are:

  • Freezing, likely from exposure to severe cold and lack of insulation
  • Water hammer – or the movement of unsecured pipes – weakening pipe joints
  • Issues with high or fluctuating water pressure
  • Weakened pipe walls due to rust and hard water corrosion.

SERVPRO of Hayward offers 24/7 Emergency Restoration needs if you fall to this disaster and are in need of water damage cleanup, give us a call at 715-634-0699.

Prevention tips for your business in Polk County: Water Pipe Bursts

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

It goes without saying that any business owner would want to prevent the stressful (and often expensive) experience of having a burst pipe flood your business. So, how can you prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting in the future?

The most effective prevention tips include:

  • Adding insulation to unheated areas with pipes, an unfinished basement or the attic or storage areas.
  • Insulating pipes themselves, using foam tubing. 
  • Keeping a consistent temperature set on your thermostat, and never letting your business temperature dip lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Letting cold water drip from your faucets when temperatures are below freezing.

If you suspect a frozen pipe, try thawing it using a hairdryer or space heater before the pipe bursts.

If the pipe burst because it froze, take steps to insulate water supply pipes and outside walls that have pipes inside them. If the pipe simply failed and did not freeze, ask the plumber why he thinks it happened and get his advice for avoiding future problems. Depending on the age of your building, your water supply pipes could be made of cast iron, lead, copper, PVC, or PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) tubing. Each material has its strengths and weaknesses, and an experienced plumber can provide good advice and guidance for avoiding future failures.

SERVPRO of Hayward is here to help if you have water in your place of business at 715-634-0699.

Cleaning up after a water damage in Washburn County

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Depending on the amount of water first thing salvage important belongings.  In the case of standing water in any room, you should quickly unplug any electronics before you start recovering important belongings. When salvaging items that have come in contact with water, prioritize things that are the most difficult to replace or the most expensive, such as important documents, family keepsakes, computers, and TVs.  Start by wiping all of your personal items down with an antimicrobial, move them to a dry location and put fans on them, until the insurance company can get there to assess if items need to be professionally cleaned or thrown away. Other than damaged drywall and flooring, keep everything around until the insurance company comes, so they can confirm the quality and grade of your items to file your claim. If you’ve been gone with a water leak for more than 72 hours, mold has had a chance to spread, and it’s all considered graywater – meaning everything must go.

Give SERVPRO of Hayward a call at 715-634-0699 if you have water damage to see how we can help.

Smoke intrusion and how SERVPRO of Hayward can help

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Chimney fire damaged fire place This chimney fire doesn't look too bad to the eye, but the house was damaged by smoke and soot, the owner was back living in the house in no time.

Having a chimney fire can be just as bad as a physical fire, the smoke damage that is caused gets into everything as the odor can seep into unimaginable areas.  Luckily at SERVPRO of Hayward, we have you covered.  With IICRC trained technicians in smoke and soot removal, we provide a service from beginning to end to make sure there is no trace of smoke or soot.  SERVPRO of Hayward has professional air movers and air purification and deodorizers that remove these odors from your personal items to your walls.  We also are able to dry clean soo from your walls without damaging any surfaces.  Our carpet cleaning expertise will leave your carpets looking good as new through our innovative systems.  If your home has fallen to a chimney fire with smoke and soot intrusion give SERPVRO of Hayward a call 24/7 for all your emergency restoration needs at 715-634-0699.

Fire safety this Thanksgivng

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires:

• Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.

• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

• Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop. If you have a small (grease) cooking fire and decide to fight the fire...  On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire… Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

• Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from outside the home.