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Ventilation Fan Causes Fire in the Sun Prairie Home

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

This Sun Prairie home caught on fire due to a faulty ventilation vent.  Smoke and soot  affected several rooms in this home.  SERVPRO of Madison was called in to do the mitigation on this home.  SERVPRO of Madison specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.  

In addition to removing all smoke and soot for all areas of your home, we clean, sanitize and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. Our professionals use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They are also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (608) 221-1818

Water Damage in Madison Clubhouse

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

This clubhouse in Madison, Wisconsin suffered a water damage when the upstairs bathroom toilet overflowed.  Water soaked the floor causing the ceiling downstairs to leak water in the room below.  SERVPRO of Madison North & East was called in to do the mitigation.  

We are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Madison home back to pre-water damage condition. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Madison North & East uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Leaky Roof Causes Water Damage in Commercial Property

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

A leaky roof caused water damage in this commercial property in Watertown, Wi. During a storm, water came in from under the roof, damaging ceiling tiles and flooding the carpet.

SERVPRO of Madison was called to do the mitigation.  Within 3 days, this business was back to normal "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Restoration Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

If your business suffers a major loss, call (608) 221-1818.

Flooded Basement in Village of Dane Home

9/16/2017 (Permalink)

This village of Dane resident returned home to find their basement was flooded due to a leaky pipe in their upstair kitchen.  Water saturated the drywall ceiling causing it to cave in, affected 5 rooms of their home.  SERVPRO of Madison was called in to do the mitigation.

After extracting the water, our professionals completed moisture checks in the floors, ceilings and walls so they knew where to position fans and dehumidifiers to speed the drying process.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Madison North & East provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (608) 221-1818

Flooded basement in Madison

9/4/2017 (Permalink)

This basement became flooded when water came in from one of the window. SERVPRO of Madison was called into do the mitigation.  After removal of this families belongings, moisture checks, water extraction and removal of some trim, our professionals were able to position fans and dehumidifiers to quickly dry out the remaining water.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

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The Four Classes of Water Damage

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

4 Classes of Water Damage

Classes of Water Damage losses are determined by the rate of evaporation based on the type of materials affected by water damage to your property. Determining the Class of Water is an important first step, and will determine the amount and type of equipment utilized to restore your business. There are four IICRC water damage classifications, they are as follows:

Class 1 - Slow Evaporation Rate 
Water losses that affect only part of a room or area, or losses with lower permeance/porosity materials (e.g., plywood, particle board, structural wood, vinyl composition tile or VCT, concrete). Little or no wet carpet or cushion is present. Minimum moisture is absorbed by materials, releasing moisture slowly.

Class 2 - Fast Evaporation Rate 
Water losses that affect an entire room or carpet and cushion. Water has wicked up walls 12" - 24". There is moisture remaining in structural materials (e.g., plywood, particle board, structural wood, concrete).

Class 3 - Fastest Evaporation Rate
Water may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and sub-floor in the entire area are saturated.

Class 4 - Specialty Drying Situations
These consist of wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, stone, and crawlspace). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which requires very low specific humidity.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Madison Today – (608) 221-1818

How to protect your property before a flood

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning-- that alert that a lot of us dread. Why you may ask? Flooding of your home. By calling SERVPRO at 608-221-1818, we can help- Like it never even happened.

How to Protect Your Property:

  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and oter valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place where it's least likely to be damaged by a flood.
  • Raise your furnace, water heather, and electric panel to higher floors if there are areas in your home that are capable of being flooded. 
  • Install check valves in building sewer traps top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home. 
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks. 

#likeitneverhappend #SERVPROofMadison #waterdamage

Safely Enjoying your Summer

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

There are many great things that come along with the great thrill of summer like swimming, many outdoor activities, but most importantly cook outs and campfires. Using the grill and campfires are huge instigators for house fires. Here are some safety tips on preventing this...

Grilling Safety Tips:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outside.
  • The grill should be placed several feet away from the home, deck railings and out from under leaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep caution of children and pets around the grilling area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • Always make sure your gas grill's lid is open before lighting it.

For charcoal grills...

  • There are many ways to get charcoal ready for use. Chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
  • If using starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

Campfire Safety tips:

  • You should keep your fire 8 to 10 feet away from anything such as your house, chairs, food, etc.
  • Have water nearby. Controlling a fire can be just as important as putting it out.
  • Safety proof your pit:
  1. Clear all debris from around the pit like garbage and grass. A 5-foot perimeter of soil around the campfire space is recommended.
  2. If there isn't a metal ring, circle the pit with rocks or stones. It will help keep the fire in it's borders.

SERVPRO hopes everyone has a great summer! Remember to call SERVPRO at 608-221-1818 if an accident happens.

#Likeitneverevenhappened #SERVPROofMadison #firesafety

Long Term Water Leak Causes Mold

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Long Term Water Leak Causes Mold Mold discovered in wall of Dane County home

This Dane county resident noticed a water leak behind her washer.  The leak had gone unnoticed for some time and effected the wall of the kitchen that is adjacent to the laundry room.  When SERVPRO did the initial assessment, they discovered some substantial mold growth affecting both walls.  

At SERVPRO of Madison, our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call SERVPRO of Madison Today – (608) 221-1818

#fastertoanysizedisaster #moldremediation #proudtoserveourlocalcommunities #likeitneverhappened 

Attic Fire Caused by Lightning Strike

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Attic Fire Caused by Lightning Strike Hole on roof caused by lightning strike

This Beaver Dam home started on fire when a lightning bolt struck the peak of the house.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and SERVPRO was called to do the fire and water mitigation on the home and contents.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (608) 221-1818

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.