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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.

Let us help you with the board-up process!

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our team members doing a board up on a storm damaged home Here our team of technicians are providing a storm damaged home a much needed board-up.

When you have storm damage, leave the hassle of board-ups to the professionals.  As if having a massive storm roll through and cause severe property isn't enough, don't let the board-up process be a hassle.  This is a burden that no one should ever have to go through.

If not boarding up a damaged property properly you could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making the situation even worse.  Not to mention boarding up after damage can be as dangerous as the damage itself.  

SERVPRO of Hayward professionals can board up the damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind while helping make it "Like it never even happened."

If you have storm damage and are in need of emergency board up services give us a call 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 715-634-0699.

Need a clean home for re-sale?

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Crew carpet cleaning Our franchise owner is always hands-on, here she is cleaning carpets for one of our customers

A clean home sells faster!  In today's real estate marketplace, you can have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings if you are the agent. if you are the seller, presentation is everything.  

At SERVPRO of Hayward, our technicians will inspect a property, including crawl spaces to help determine the extent of water or mold damage and remove potentially harmful bacteria and odors.  

Also if you are just in need of cleaning whether it be carpet cleaning or just a general cleaning for odors and dirt and grime we are available to help you.  

The fact of the matter is if you are trying to sell your home or if you are the agent you don't want you or your client exposed to anything unhealthy.  We are here to help.  Give us a call at 715-634-0699 for your restoration needs.  Our technicians are certified in carpet cleaning as well as odor removal for all our customer's needs.

We will help if your loved one has passed

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Hayward, we show compassion for all of our customers.  But you may be asking why SERVPRO?  To sum it up, it is because we provide a necessary service.  We provide sage, courteous cleanup and restoration services.

Bereaved families are often unprepared to assume the task of cleaning a residence following an unexpected passing of a family member or friend.  Now families have somewhere to turn for help.  SERVPRO of Hayward is committed to providing safe, courteous cleanup and restoration services to protect the health of family members and to help preserve their memories of the deceased.  

Our team members are background and safety checked along with compassionate people.  We work as a team and will communicate the process with all family members if needed.  Our franchise owner treats all customers as if they are family!  We are here for you, that is why you should call SERVPRO of Hayward at 715-634-0699.  

Provide a clean healthy environment for our children

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged classroom This is a classroom that had water damage, leaving a mess on a Friday, but they were back to the classroom by Monday morning!

When you think SERVPRO and commercial cleaning do you think cleaning of schools?

Our priority is to help schools as well, and to provide clean, healthy environments for our children!

We at SERVPRO of Hayward like to say we are in a "CLASS" by ourselves.  We can provide educational institutions fast thorough service in the event of a fire, water, or mold damage.  With the 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Hayward provides mitigation, cleanup, and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.  We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery, and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.  Our professional technicians are trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. 

If your commercial building such as a school in need of restoration services give us a call at 715-634-0699,