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Backyard Safety Tips

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

In northern Wisconsin summertime means catching up with family at backyard cookouts and spending warm summer nights telling stories around a bonfire. When combined with hot, dry weather, a single flame can rapidly advance to a devastating blaze. Here are some helpful tips to prevent your backyard going down in flames.

1.Check your clothing

Wear non-flammable clothing if possible, and never go barefoot when grilling or walking around a fire.

2.Location

Whether it's a grill, bonfire, citronella candles, or tiki torches—plan where you are going to set up an open flame. If children are present, candles should be out of reach. Make sure to check with your local DNR to make sure it is safe to have a fire. Ground that is too dry can lite up with just a single spark.

3.Keep everyone aware

Everyone is responsible for fire safety. You can avoid incidents through communication and awareness. Make sure everyone is aware of any open or recently snuffed flames that may still be hot to the touch. Exercise extra caution when children and pets are present. Always be alert and never leave a fire unattended.

4.Be ready to take-action

No one knows when an accident is going to happen, but when it does, having the right tools to react can be a lifesaver. In any case of an open flame, always keep a fire extinguisher nearby, so others are aware of its location. If you're grilling or cooking over a fire, never try to extinguish it with water. Remember to keep baking soda nearby in case of a grease fire.

Leaking Dishwasher can lead to huge problems

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage? It’s a scene that has played out in countless movies, usually to be funny. Kid puts regular soap in dishwasher, dishwasher explodes with bubbles, and we all have a good laugh at their expense. But when you’re dealing with water leaks from your dishwasher, you need to know how quickly water damages can occur, why they happen, and what to do about them.

Dishwasher water damage can occur within just a couple of hours. You get home, turn on the dishwasher, walk away and watch TV for a while, or run a few errands, only to come home and find a pool of water on the kitchen floor. The first reaction should be to soak up as much of the water as you can, because the longer it sits there, the more likely it will cause permanent damage.

Common causes of dishwasher leaks include:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Dishwasher not level
  • Wrong dishwashing soap used
  • Broken door
  • Defective dishwasher tub

SERVPRO fast!

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

When you have a leaky pipe in your finished basement 9 times out of ten it doesn’t end well. SERVPRO of Hayward was fast to the site on this one. We got in there got all the carpet remover and set up all of out equipment in record time. Our number one goal is to have happy customers. With us getting as fast as we did it saved form the water getting to the walls and soaking in resulting in more repairs and more money for the homeowner to spend. Leaving water damage unattended can cause health effects. The faster the better, at the same time it needs to be done the right way and that is why we are SERVPRO. Call us at 715-634-0699

#1 in the country for Clean up & Restoration

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has recently been honored by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #10 ranked franchise in their franchise 500.  Along with this distinction, SERVPRO has also been named Entrepreneur’s #1 franchise in the Clean Up and Restoration category.  SERVPRO of Hayward is proud to be a part of this thriving business system, which has over 1,700 franchises nationwide, offering multiple service lines including water mitigation, fire restoration, COVID-19 cleaning, and mold remediation.

When you choose SERVPRO of Hayward to provide property damage remediation, you can expect a quick response from a professionally trained team, who will treat your property as we would our own, honest communication, and excellent customer service from the beginning of your mitigation process through the end of reconstruction services.  We have been serving northern Wisconsin since 2016, and as a locally owned and operated franchise, are proud to both live and work in our community.

Teaching Children About the Dangers of Fire

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), some children play with fire out of curiosity, boredom, or peer pressure and do not realize the danger fire poses. Each year children cause fires that result in hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in damage. Here are some safety tips from NFPA to keep your family safe:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • It is natural for young children to be curious and ask questions about fire, play with fire trucks, or pretend to cook. Use these opportunities to teach them about fire safety
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire

Storm season is coming

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Are you storm ready? SERVPRO of Barron Dunn and Rusk counties know that Wisconsin averages about 20 tornadoes a year but reports have shown as many as 60 in one year! Tornado and severe weather season runs April through September. Does your family have a severe weather or tornado plan in place?

Do you have a safe place to go for shelter? Does your family have all the necessary supplies they may need? Such as food, batteries for the flashlights, and bottled water.  Do you have a safe place that will take your pets with you? Do you have food for them?

Does your family have other ways to communicate in case all the towers happen to go down?

We here at SERVPRO of Hayward know firsthand things can change in an instant. We are always just a phone call away. We are here 24/7. 365 days a year 715-634-0699.

Do you know how fast SE

4/22/2021 (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

Do you know how fast SERVPRO is on site?

4/22/2021 (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

Check your coverage

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

With spring is full force, storm season is here. Are you covered in the case of water backup or sewer back up? If this question leaves you in doubt, it might be a good idea to confirm that you are covered for such a loss with your insurance agent.  The fact is, most unendorsed homeowner's insurance policies DO NOT provide coverage for Water Backup & Sewer Back up.

Water Backup & Sewer Backup claims are one of the more common insurance claims on a homeowner's policy and can be one of the most costly as well.  Types of losses we are referring to are as follows:

  • Backup of a sewer or drain
  • Over flow or discharge of a sump
  • Sump failure

Even if you have an unfinished basement, you should STRONGLY consider the endorsement as losses can add up quickly when the water is rising.  Water backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair but also can create health hazards.

Call your agent today to discuss your policy.

One year later

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Well, we are officially one year into this pandemic! When this craziness started, I do not think there is a single person that thought it would last this long. All of our lives have been changed in one way or another.

              SERVPRO as a company has become bigger and stronger through it all. Our company as a whole has grown greatly. We have developed more ways to clean and sanitize. Our Covid Certified: SERVPRO Cleans have become a huge hit! They leave everything clean and completely sanitized and leave our customers happy. We as a franchise have proven even through the toughest and the most stressful times, we rise above and are a great TEAM! Teamwork makes the dream work! From the SERVPRO of Hayward team, STAY SAFE and Healthy!