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Put Your Trust in SERVPRO

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

24/7 Including Holidays Disasters don't just happen during business hours.

Dealing with Disaster 24/7

When disaster happens at a business, it's important to hire professionals you can rust to help assist in the recovery and restoration efforts. SERVPRO serves New Amsterdam, WI along with many other cities throughout the United States, making it faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO is trusted by the majority of insurance agencies for a number of reasons, including the following:

-With over 1700 individually owned and operated franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is close by for a fast response.


-SERVPRO offers service availability every hour of every day.


-SERVPRO specialists are rigorously trained in disaster and restoration.


Faster to Any Size Disaster


Because SERVPRO has numerous franchises across the United States, their prompt services are available to most metropolitan and rural areas. When clients are in need of an emergency response, SERVPRO professionals can respond fast to be on site and help to alleviate any stress the client may be experiencing.


24/7 Reliable Service


Disasters don't just happen during business hours. SERVPRO of La Crosse County understands this which is why our professionals are always on call to assist clients during their most stressful moments. This is an important reason insurance agencies and their clients put their trust in the SERVPRO name.


Highly Trained Specialists


Each SERVPRO franchise business is required to employ specialists who have received training that meets the SERVPRO standard. This ensures that you can return safely to your business like the disaster never happened. The specialist will begin with a mitigation plan that is followed by meticulous cleaning that will remove all dangerous pathogens, molds and structural hazards. Because SERVPRO has worked with most major insurance companies, SERVPRO can be a partner to the client in steps to processing their insurance claim.


Dealing with disaster is stressful. Recovering from it doesn't need to be. The next time you or a client is facing a disaster situation, remember, SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster and trusted by more agencies.

If you think you see Mold - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Mold DIY Cleaning product, gloves and brush. Call SERVPRO "Green Team" to get it Clean

Microscopic mold spores occur naturally. Over 100,000 types of fungi have been identified. Some types of fungi are very useful.  They are used to bake our breads and to ferment alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese is the result of mold; and lifesaving penicillin is also the product of mold.

Although some forms add value to our lives, other forms of mold can cause health effects, especially with infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune systems.

Some companies advertise “Mold Removal” and even go as far as to guarantee that they will remove all mold.  This is a misconception, as it is impossible to remove all molds from a home or business.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers Mold Remediation, which reduces the mold spore count back to its “natural” or “baseline level”.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals will come into your home and evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure.  Using various testing devices and equipment, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.  

If You Think You See Mold, Call Us Today (608) 786.0387  Our trained professionals will inspect your home or business, and create a scope of work to remediate the mold from the structure.    

SERVPRO is Here To Help

SERVPRO is the Team to Call

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Apartment wall with water damage being dried throughout Water Extraction and Drying in apartment building to prevent further internal damage or possible mold issues

When water damage affects your home or business, you want it restored as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County  has been restoring property in our area for 14 years.  SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know that we have the expertise and the experience to the job right.  

The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.  Within four hours of loss notification, an IICRC Certified Technician will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps:

  1. Inspection
    1. Affected areas are inspected to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.
  2. Emergency Services
    1. Steps are then taken to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting excess water and preparing the area for drying.  Needed emergency services are explained  to you step-by-step.
  3. Monitoring
    1. To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, SERVPRO of La Crosse County will monitor the drying process.  Updates are communicated to you on a regular basis.
  4. Restoration Services
    1. Structural materials are repaired, carpets are reinstalled, property and belongings are cleaned before leaving.  A final walk-through of the site will be conducted with you to ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

Have you recently suffered a water damage in your home or business?  Whether it be a flood or an unnoticed leaky pipe, SERVPRO of La Crosse County is Here to Help.

608-786-0387

Spring Showers can be hazardous

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Basement Flooding with water damages to personal possessions SERVPRO can help make it look as if it never happened

Here in the La Crosse area, torrential rains can often cause flooding especially in the spring time. When floods damage your La Crosse home or business, give locally owned and operated SERVPRO of La Crosse the opportunity to help you throughout the cleanup and restoration process. Our team has the training, expertise, and tools necessary to help you recover quickly from a flood. Cleaning up after a flood requires patience and persistence, and is often an overwhelming task for homeowners and business owners. However, if you decide to do the cleanup yourself, here are our best 7 tips for cleaning up after a flood:

1.      Wear Protective Clothing.  Floodwaters carry potentially hazardous chemicals, bacteria, debris, and even wildlife. It is imperative that anyone starting the cleanup process wears steel-shank and toed boots, mid-arm rubber gloves, eye protection, and heavy clothing.

2.      Use Proper Equipment. As soon as it is safe to go back into your home or business, extract the standing water with a wet/dry vacuum. Using fans and portable dehumidifiers throughout will also help to speed up the process. If electricity has been cut to your home, use a generator and extension cords designed for outdoor use.

3.      Remove Furniture. If possible, place water damaged furniture  outdoors to dry, preferably out of direct sunlight.

4.      Remove Carpet. Carpet that has been saturated by floodwaters will need to be thrown out. Cut into narrow strips, roll, and dispose of properly. Be mindful that carpet and padding will be extremely heavy when waterlogged. Rent a dumpster to aid in the disposal.

5.      Scrub Hard Surfaces. Use a combination of soap and hot water and then a sanitizing mixture of bleach and water to scrub all of the hard surfaces including floors, walls, counter tops, and others items to kill the potentially dangerous bacteria carried by the water. Purchase a large supply of buckets, sponges, stiff scrub brushes, and paper towels.

6.      Apply Mold Inhibitors. In our area, mold starts to develop within 48 hours of  water damage. Once the water has been extracted, the drywall, insulation, and carpeting have been removed, and all surfaces have been disinfected and dried, apply a commercially available mold inhibitor.  This step will help prevent the need for mold remediation in the future.

7.      Research Restoration Tips.  When water damages personal items like photos, antiques, clothing, or fine art, it can be tempting to throw them in the dumpster with the other damaged items. However, there is a chance that with proper restoration, these items can be salvaged. It is important to use the techniques and processes professional emergency flood restoration teams utilize.

Severe weather is common in our area, and SERVPRO of La Crosse ensures that all of our team members have the training and the equipment necessary to restore properties to their pre-flood condition. We are honored to be a preferred service provider for many national insurance companies, allowing us to coordinate directly with them, saving you time and frustration. Call on us whenever disaster strikes; we serve our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of La Crosse is Faster to Any Size Disaster, helping residential and commercial property owners when natural disasters, water damage, sewage backups, floods, fires, mold infestations, and other events happen. 

Free Emergency Ready Profile Being Offered to Local La Crosse County Businesses

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Information An Emergency Ready Profile is a free assessment done by your local SERVPRO Marketing Representative.

Did you know that 50% of businesses that suffer a loss NEVER reopen...? 

The Emergency Ready Profile is a handy go-to for your home of business.  It contains all the important information you would need in the event of an emergency or catastrophic situation.  We don't think about the what-ifs in life, but what would you do if a sewer pipe burst while you were away for the weekend or a fire swept through your property?  SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers a FREE service to help you gather vital information and pictures.  We put all of this information into a handy reference guide that is easily downloaded into our app.

The ERP provides an immediate plan of action while establishing your chain of command. 

There is NO cost to you or your business. 

Critical information is at your fingertips for when every second counts.  (Shut-off valve locations, account numbers,  priority areas, and relevant contact information.)

Whether it's in your home or business, we are #Ready for whatever happens. 

#Faster to your disaster.

608-786-0387

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need.

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees wearing full protective suits and masks. We are going out of our way to be sure that not only our team mates are safe, but our customers are too.

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of La Crosse County at 608-786-0387

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-

Water Damage-Big or Small-SERVPRO Can Handle it All!

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Big truck and small truck Big or small, your local SERVPRO can handle it all.

When damage affects your home or business, you want it restored as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County  has been restoring property in our area for 14 years.  SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know that we have the expertise and the experience to the job right.  

The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.  Within four hours of loss notification, an IICRC Certified Technician will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps:

  1. Inspection
    1. Affected areas are inspected to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.
  2. Emergency Services
    1. Steps are then taken to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting excess water and preparing the area for drying.  Needed emergency services are explained  to you step-by-step.
  3. Monitoring
    1. To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, SERVPRO of La Crosse County will monitor the drying process.  Updates are communicated to you on a regular basis.
  4. Restoration Services
    1. Structural materials are repaired, carpets are reinstalled, property and belongings are cleaned before leaving.  A final walk-through of the site will be conducted with you to ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

Have you recently suffered a water damage in your home or business?  Whether it be a flood or an unnoticed leaky pipe, SERVPRO of La Crosse County is Here to Help.

608-786-0387

Biohazard, Vandalism, and Crime Scene Cleanup in La Crosse County

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Two men in tyvek suits and respirators. Two technicians are wearing full personal protective equipment in order to perform a rather messy cleanup.

Exposure to biological and chemical containments can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners.  Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to dangerous environments.  

Your #WeAreLocal SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County can help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses by helping with:

  • Blood borne Pathogens include bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma. crime, or death.
  • Methamphetamine Labs contain many chemicals that are a result of the production of illegal drugs.  They are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure.
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson Click for more information
  • Vandalism cleanup includes graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste and consists of cleaning and deodorization.
  • Sewage Backups introduce harmful microorganisms  into a structure.  SERVPRO removes the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, all while disinfecting as they clean.  
  • Black Water Intrusions Click for more information
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation Click for more information

Have questions or need more information?  Give is a call at 608-786-0387 or send us an email at SERVPRO9488@yahoo.com

Special Cleaning Services Available in La Crosse County.

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Employees learning about product. SERVPRO of La Crosse County's owner, Vince, recently held a company wide training in regards to the Ultrasonics Machine process.

SERVPRO of La Crosse County's owner, Vince, recently brought everyone in the office together in order to show off the Morantz Ultrasonics Cleaning System.  This wonder of a machine is used in place of hand cleaning items that have been dirtied by soot, mold, and water.  

This cleaning system is easy to use and is safe for the environment.  It uses the process of Cavitation which is the formation of bubbles-lots of bubbles that are created by sound waves that move through water.  

What kinds of things can be cleaned by this machine? 

  • Window Blind Cleaning made of wood or vinyl, Venetian, vertical, roller shades, shades, curtains, shutters, mini blinds, and draperies.
  • Contents Cleaning includes knickknacks, collectibles, stuffed animals, toys, dishes, fixtures, antiques, and ceramics.  
  • Medical Cleaning supplies such as wheel chairs, IV poles, trays, nurses station equipment, and surgical equipment.
  • Electronics Cleaning of computers, TV's, DVD and CD players, appliances, keyboards, power tools, lamps, and so much more!
  • Parts Cleaning of automotive, airplanes, boats, restaurants, kitchens, and even industrial equipment.

SERVPRO of La Crosse County believes in using safe and gentle cleaning procedures in order to restore your belongings rather than to replace them.  We work hard to get your property and your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Have you had a recent damage to your home or business?  Or just need a good cleaning of your golf clubs or suitcases?  

Let us help...608-786-0387

Mold Cleaning in a La Crosse County Home

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on a basement wall. When a home is left unattended for some time and a flooding situation happens, mold is given the right ingredients to grow at an exponential rate.

After all of the moisture that we have experienced over the last few years, did you happen to have water where it shouldn't be?  Did you clean it up by yourself?  Hopefully, you got it all.  How do you know?

Is there a funny odor emanating from the area that happen to get wet? Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment with over 100,000 different species that have been identified.  Excessive amounts of mold and mold exposure may present health effects for some people.  

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

Any of these conditions may require a a qualified indoor air quality/environmental professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

SERVPRO Technicians care about proper restoration of your structure and, in most water damage situations, can safely restore your building to preloss condition.

Let us have a look at it.  608-786-0387