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La Crosse County Blood and Crime Scene Cleanup Specialists

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard La Crosse County Blood and Crime Scene Cleanup Specialists Professional cleaning after blood spills, crime scenes, or unexpected deaths with our trained and certified technicians.

Local Company Provides Compassionate Services

We are the ONLY Company that is local and provides quick, competitively-priced biohazard services with 2 experienced technicians who attend annual training and certification testing. 

Call the Cleanup Professionals Now at (608) 786-0387 

SERVPRO of La Crosse County follows OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety as crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. 

Our staff will suit up in their personal protective equipment (PPE) and begin the cleanup process.   Over the last eight years, our company has helped many families begin the healing process.  We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.  Every attempt to clean and restore sentimental items are our #1 priority.

Often times, our staff are asked how much biohazard cleaning services cost.  Every situation is unique and needs to be handled as such.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County will always provide an estimate before any works begins.  Some companies claim that they cannot estimate a price, but that the cost will be “reasonable”.  Then you receive a bill for five times more than what you expected.  If you haven’t contacted us for a price, please consider doing so before signing with any company.  A second opinion is always worth the time.  

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Fingerprint Powder And Evidence-Gathering Chemicals
  • Fire Extinguisher Residue
  • Blood, Bodily Fluids, And Tissue Remnants
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Hoarding 
  • Homicide/Murder
  • Meth Labs/Drug Houses
  • Natural/Unexpected Death
  • Odor Removal
  • Suicide
  • Tear Gas And Pepper Spray Residues
  • Industrial/Commercial/Residential

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Severe Weather - Is It A Watch Or A Warning?

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Community Severe Weather - Is It A Watch Or A Warning? Sever Weather Happens. SERVPRO of La Crosse is Faster To Any Size Disaster

Watch vs. Warning

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds.

A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on radar information or a reliable spotter report.  

A thunderstorm is classified as "severe" when it contains one or more of the following:  Hail (1" min), Winds (58+ mph), Structural wind damage, Potential for a Tornado.

Tornadoes: FYI

  • The average tornado moves southwest to northwest, but can move in any direction
  • The average forward speed is 30 mph, but may vary from 5mph to 70 mph
  • Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move inland.
  • Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3pm and 9pm

SERVPRO recommends you have an Emergency Supply Kit.  These kits should contain:  water, food, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, whistle, dust mask, garbage bags, duct tape, small kit of wrenches and screwdrivers, basic hygiene items, fire extinguisher, matches, important documents, and any other items you may need.

SERVPRO is a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross.  You can find more information about building your kit and being prepared HERE

For more information about tornadoes, lightning, hail, flooding, or any other severe weather click HERE

Local La Crosse County Home Has Mold Invasion

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Local La Crosse County Home Has Mold Invasion Mold, Mildew, and Mushrooms Are No Match For The Trained Professionals

This country home was broken into and vandalized. Intruders took what they wanted, and then left the water running when they left.  Damage to the home included a flooded kitchen and basement.  The end result was extensive mold throughout the entire basement and behind the walls of the kitchen cabinets.  The flooring in the basement had mushrooms growing on area rugs.

Take Precautions

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. 

Four Things Are Needed For Mold To Become A Problem

-Organic Materials (wood, paper, drywall, insulation)

-Temperature (60* and above)

-Humidity (70% or higher)

-Time (as little as 48 hours)

Our trained professionals will examine your structure, and if they find mold you will be asked to approve and sign work authorization forms prior to any mold remediation being performed.

If You Think You Might Have Mold, Call Us Today 608-786-0387

Carpet Cleaning Services Available For Your Home or Business

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Services Available For Your Home or Business Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning Service for Onalaska and Area Communities

Anytime is a good time to have your carpets cleaned.  Is company coming over?  Maybe company just left, and now you have stains.  Is a big event planned, and you want everything to look its best?  Winter can track in salt, and spring can track in mud.  Pets will continuously track in whatever they stepped in outside.  Don’t take a chance with cheap pricing.

SERVPRO offers carpet cleaning for your home or your business.  Best of all, your carpets will be DRY within hours so you can resume your life.

Our cleaning services also include hot water extraction, upholstery cleaning, hard wood cleaning, grout and tile cleaning, blind and window covering cleaning, and steam cleaning just to name a few.  Plus, we offer a line of environmentally conscious green products which are safe for your kids and your pets.  

 Professionals recommend that carpets are cleaned annually. 

Call to set-up your appointment at 608-786-0387.  

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage From Puff-Back in West Salem Home

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage From Puff-Back in West Salem Home Heavy fuel oil damage after a puff-back

This Onalaska home suffered from a fuel oil “puff back”, which is literally an explosion of un-burned oil in the combustion chamber of an oil-fired furnace.  It sends out heavy, oily, black soot through the ventilation system and into every room in the house, including all belongings.  It is a devastating experience, but SERVPRO of La Crosse County works hard to clean and inventory all of the content. We are able to remove the oily soot, and even the smell from the home.  Our goal is always to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

What To Expect:

When we visit your home after any type of fire, smoke, or soot damage, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke, and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your home. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 608-786-0387.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – 608-786-0387

Cleaning Services Offered For Businesses

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Cleaning Services Offered For Businesses Deep Cleaning Services Offered For Businesses

SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers heavy cleaning services for Industrial or Commercial buildings.  When grime, odor, and other challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in the professionals. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or shelving, you can rely on SERVPRO of La Crosse County to make your workspace look its very best.

 

We recently completed a cleaning service on a large warehouse building approximately 8,000 sq.ft.; which included an office, breakroom, and restroom area. Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of La Crosse County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

SERVPRO offers services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:  Biohazard, Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Drapes, Odor Removal, Sewage, Crime Scene, Vandalism, and more.

 

Have Questions?  Call today at 608-786-0387  No job is too large or too small.

Industrial Fire Leads to Major Water Damage

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Industrial Fire Leads to Major Water Damage SERVPRO of La Crosse County helps Industrial and Commercial Businesses rebound with minimal business interruptions.

La Crosse, WI - An industry leader in building materials recently experienced a fire on one of their machines inside the factory.  Although the fire itself was small, contained, and quickly extinguished, the smoke triggered the automatic water sprinkler system.  The result was a very wet building, including their entire inventory of doors, trim, and other wood materials.  SERVPRO responded immediately to help extract the water, and set air movers and dehumidifiers.  This quick action helps prevent potential secondary damages to their wood products, and ultimately their profits.  Management stated, “We were very satisfied with the overall service provided by SERVPRO.”  In just two days, they were back up and running at 100%.  SERVPRO is always happy to help businesses make it “Like it never even happened”.  We offer 24 hour emergency services nights, weekends, and holidays.

Helping Businesses Prepare For A Disaster Around La Crosse County

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Community Helping Businesses Prepare For A Disaster Around La Crosse County Businesses Can Plan For Disasters With This FREE Profile from SERVPRO of La Crosse County

SERVPRO of La Crosse County helps businesses prepare for a disaster.


 The Marketing Representatives at SERVPRO of La Crosse will create a comprehensive plan t o get your business back up and running quickly. 


Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) FAQ:
Here are the most frequent questions we encounter when introducing the ERP to property managers and business owners.


What Is an ERP?


An Emergency Ready Profile® is compiled by our Marketing Representatives.  It is a digital document that organizes critical emergency information so that a property owner or manager can respond quickly and efficiently. While many emergency plans focus on getting people out of a building safely, our plan aims to get everyone back in the building as soon as possible.


What Will an ERP Cost?


There is no charge for an ERP. As a national sponsor of the American Red Cross, we help commercial property owners and business managers create their profile(s). Homeowners can download the SERVPRO® Ready Plan App to create an ERP for their home.


What Is In It For You?


With an ERP, you will be able to reduce business interruption and quickly mitigate a loss following an adverse event, saving both time and money. Important information like where to find your water, gas, electric, sprinkler shutoffs, and key contacts to begin restoration will be right at your fingertips in the SERVPRO® Ready Plan App, and you will be able to share this information quickly and easily with anyone who needs it.


What Is In It For SERVPRO?


You may be wondering, “What’s in it for SERVPRO if there is no charge for an ERP?” That is a fair question. First, we hope that by helping you prepare before you need our services, it will make it more likely you will think of us when disaster strikes. Second, we know that having this information organized ahead of time will allow us to better serve you (should you choose to call us) following an adverse event. However, even if you never use our services, we will still have the satisfaction of helping our community be better equipped to survive a disaster.


Who Has Access To Your Information?


Once we compile your customized ERP, we deliver the finished digital profile to the property owner, business manager, or any approved personnel at your company. An email is sent with a link providing your unique username and password. You can share and print your ERP immediately with all necessary parties at your discretion. You can also edit information, change your password, or allow your Marketing Representative to assist you anytime.  A copy is also secured on our company’s server so that our Technicians responding will have the critical information needed to assist in your time of need.


Call Us Today at 608-786-0387 to get started.

SERVPRO of La Crosse County is an IICRC Certified Firm

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of La Crosse County is an IICRC Certified Firm Training and Certification through the IICRC. SERVPRO of La Crosse County is a Certified Firm!

Highly Trained Cleaning and Restoration Technicians   

SERVPRO continually trains employees with the knowledge to restore your property.

The IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. 

The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. 

They set the gold standards for the Cleaning and Restoration industry.

The following is from the IICRC official website: 

IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the CleanTrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

Why use a certified technician?

Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is the key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition. Look for the IICRC logo to verify IICRC certification.

SERVPRO of La Crosse County has held this certification for 6 years straight, and is honored to count itself among select organizations. 

Holiday Tips from Homeowners Who Know

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Holiday Tips from Homeowners Who Know Wood flooring dried with help of specialty equipment from SERVPRO.

La Crosse, WI – A homeowner tried his best to keep his Christmas tree fresh by watering it regularly… maybe a little too regularly.  His best efforts created an unwanted situation.  In his attempt to keep the holiday tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard, he accidentally overwatered it, and the excess water ran onto their hard wood flooring, and through the subfloor to the lower level of the home.  SERVPRO brought in drying equipment designed just for hard wood flooring.  This specialty equipment is used to dry high risk areas of hidden moisture in and under flooring including wood flooring, marble, tile, subfloors, etc.  Dehumidifiers and air movers were also positioned, then monitored daily to ensure all the materials were drying properly. 

 “The services and the technicians were great!” the homeowner stated.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, don’t wait!  This flooring was saved, along with all other affected materials thanks to a quick phone call to SERVPRO of La Crosse County to help make it “Like it never even happened”.