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Heavy rain causes water damage in an office building

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

This Wisconsin office suffered a water damage when several days of heavy rain flooded the area around the building.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North and East to handle the mitigation.  

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm 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 SERVPRO of Madison North and East a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

Bookstore floor soaked with water from heavy rain

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

This Wisconsin bookstore suffered a water damage when heavy rain storms flooded parts of the area.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North and East to handle the mitigation to get them back in business as soon as possible.

Restoring storm and flood damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

SERVPRO of Madison North and East is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. 

If you have Storm Damage, Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

 

Apartment building suffers water damage

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

This Columbus, Wi apartment complex experienced a water damage that flooded carpeting and affected the ceiling of the apartment below.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North & East to handle the water mitigation.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Madison home or apartment building 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.  We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

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

Taking precautions to prevent water damage during construction

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

As a new business owner, the last thing you want is water damage during the construction of your business. However, it can happen if the proper procedures are not followed.  This article from "The Hartford Insurance" explains what can happen: 

Common causes of water damage during construction include:

• Improper installation of weatherproofing, waterproofing and moisture barrier systems on the exterior skin of a building

• Poorly glued connections on plastic pipes or improperly sweated copper pipe connections

Supervisors should ensure that all weatherproofing/ waterproofing installations adhere to the building plans, manufacturers’ specifications, industry standards, and all relevant building codes. The WDPP (Water Damage Protection Plan) should include a quality control plan for plumbing connections and fittings such as marking each connection with a permanent marker. The plan should also include the fire sprinkler system. Worksite inspections should verify that:

• Water accumulations from rain and groundwater are not migrating into the building

• All door and window openings are covered at the end of each work shift and prior to inclement weather

• Water lines and mechanical equipment are protected from freezing

• Sprinkler or plumbing lines that are pressure tested with water are drained immediately following the test

• Standpipe valves are closed

• Roof drains are not blocked with leaves or debris

• Sink drains are not clogged

• Storage areas are dry and well ventilated

• Materials are raised off the floor by pallets for storage Controls

The WDPP (Water Detection Protection Plan) often outlines preventative measures to minimize the risk of water damage such as an administrative policy to shut off the domestic water supply during off-hours. Supervisory personnel should verify that no trades will be working during off-hours before shutting off the water supply. In addition, they must ensure that the domestic water line doesn’t provide water to any operating mechanical system that requires a constant water source. Other preventative procedures include:

• Providing a secondary power source (i.e. generator) when using sump pumps or other water pumping systems

• Testing sprinkler and plumbing systems with air pressure to identify system leaks before charging with water

• Sealing leading edges of roofing materials at the end of each day to prevent storm water from getting under an incomplete roofing membrane

• Providing heat during the winter in buildings with charged water lines or standpipes to protect from freezing

• Leaving a gap of at least 1/2” between the drywall and the floor to minimize water contact in the event floors become wet

Many leak detection systems are available to help prevent water damage. Many commercial water flow detection systems are completely non-intrusive (no cutting of pipe to install) and easy to program. Passive leak detectors monitor water flow and sound an alarm (local or connected to a centrally monitored system) when water starts to flow and the system is armed during off hours. Active leak detectors not only generate an alarm, but can also prevent water leaks by automatically shutting off the water supply. The WDPP can list the leak detection systems used on-site, identify supervisory personnel responsible for their use, and refer to the operating guidelines for each system.

Source: https://www.thehartford.com/sites/the_hartford/files/preventing-water-damage-during-construction.pdf

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Madison North & East Today – (608) 221-1818

Wisconsin home experiences fire damage

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

This southern Wisconsin home experienced a kitchen fire when a grease fire started on the stove.  The owner used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire but smoke and soot still traveled throughout the house.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North and East to handle the fire and odor clean up.

When your home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts. You may feel stressed and confused after such a disaster, and you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Madison North & East has the specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to help you through this tough time.

We’ll treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Broken sprinkler head causes a water damage in a Monona warehouse

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

This Monona Wisconsin warehouse suffered a water damage when the head of a water sprinkler broke.  Approximately 50,000 sq feet were affected in a matter of minutes.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North & East to handle their commercial water loss.

There’s never a convenient time for flooding 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.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

Leaky Water Heater Causes Water Damage

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

This Middleton Wisconsin homeowner called SERVPRO of Madison North & East when they discovered that their water heater had been leaking  for a while causing a strong musty smell to develop in their home.

As experts in water and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Madison North & East are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.  In this particular situation the musty smell was from mold growth caused by the slow water leak.

Water damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions, the odor can often be removed. 

If you have any mold questions or concerns, call us at (608) 221-2102

Leaking kitchen sink damages Mauston home

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

This Mauston Wi home suffered water damage when the kitchen sink drain leaked first all over the kitchen floor then down to the room below affecting the ceiling.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North & East to handle the water mitigation. 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Madison North & East provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

SERVPRO of Madison North & East technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again. You can depend on SERVPRO of Madison North & East to handle all of your restoration needs.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (608) 221-1818

Apartment water pipe leak causes damage

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

This downtown Madison Wi apartment building experienced a water damage when a water pipe under the sink began to leak.  This apartment was on the third floor and went unnoticed while the tennant was out.  Water leaked throughout the apartment and began to leak into the apartment directly below.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North & East to handle the water mitigation. 

SERVPRO of Madison North & East can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency and has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in an apartment building, office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (608) 221-1818

Lightning strike causes damage in Madison home

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

This Madison Wi home experienced smoke, electrical and water damage when lightning struck their home.  When the lightning struck the house, it caused damage to the siding, outside water downspout, electrical and broke a copper water pipe in the basement.  They called SERVPRO of Madison North and East to handle the smoke and water damage.

Since each smoke damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure.  By using air scrubbers, thermal foggers and deodorization agents our technicians are able to remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

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