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Fire Damage Process Overview

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Soot Cleaning Soot Cleaning

Emergency Fire Damage Process Overview

Within one hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Southern Washing County will contact you to arrange for service. You'll know help is on the way.

Within four hours of loss notification, we will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly.

We will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. 

We then pretest for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal or written briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

We will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control on your property when a damaging event has occurred. We ONLY use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of the first time.

After all work has been completed and equipment removed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

If your property has suffered a fire damage or has soot damage, call SERVPRO Southern Washing County at 262.229.7522. We are always Here to Help!

Hurricane Prep Week Day 5

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Day 5 Hurricane Prep Week Day 5

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready. 

Day 5 of Hurricane Prep Week is about getting your home ready. If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds. Trim your trees to prevent damage from snapped branches and board up your windows to protect them from flying debris. To learn about more ways to strengthen your home visit

Hurricane Prep Week Day 3

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Day 3 Hurricane Prep Week Day 3

Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week.

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready. 

Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week is about reviewing your insurance. Look at your policies ahead of time to see what's covered and if flood insurance is available to you since it's the leading cause of damage from tropical systems. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. For more insurance tips visit

Water Damage Statistics

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Example of Water Damage Example of Water Damage

Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems then lead to significant flooding. Flooding, plumbing leaks, and water damage can happen at any time. Due to this, your valuables, textiles, and furnishings can be be damaged. Basements and lower levels of a home  are especially susceptible to this type of damage.

Numerical Water Damage Statistics 

  • 98% of basements in the US will experience some type of water damage during their lifespans.
  • 37% of US homeowners have suffered loses from water damage 
  • 14,000 Americans have some type of water damage emergency at home or work EACH DAY. 
  • 2.5 Billion is the annual cost to insurance companies from water damage and mold in the US. 
  • 6,965 is the average cost of a residential water damage insurance claim

Have a Water Damage?

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and training to help get your property dried quickly and thoroughly.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Washington County at 262.229.7522

IICRC Certified Firm

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified We are IICRC Certified

SERVPRO of Southern Washington County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

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.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO Southern Washington County

SERVPRO of Southern Washington County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Taking Extra Care of Southern Washington Homes

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Taking Extra Care Taking Extra Care

We take extra care of your Southern Washington County, Wisconsin Home.

In this photo you see a kitchen from Hartford, Wisconsin. Originally, SERVPRO of Southern Washington County did the water damage that occurred in this kitchen. The kitchen containment and cabinet protection in this photo are contained for future repairs and the hardwood floor sanding. From start to finish, we take pride in following precaution and making sure that every step along the way, we are taking care of not only your home- but you as well. We are a part of this community and want to make sure that the properties we restore are done properly!

If your property has suffered a water damage, then give us a call. Estimates are always free.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Washington County at 262.229.7522 today.

Does Your Hartford, Wisconsin Home Have A Mold Problem?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 262.229.7522!

Excited to begin our work in Southern Washington County!

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Our Little Mascot, Enzo Our little mascot, Enzo

No that little man doesn't work for us, but he is our mascot!

SERVPRO of Southern Washington County may be new to the AREA but we can assure you we are NOT new to SERVPRO or at what we do.

Both of our owners worked at other SERVPROs until one day they decided they wanted to open up their own. They wanted to create a work environment that was customer first focused, work goal- oriented, and provide the absolute BEST services and do their jobs efficiently. They wanted their customer service to be top- grade, and we strive for these ideals everyday. 

These ideas were some of the building blocks for the foundation for our first SERVPRO territory- Pewaukee and Sussex- and we will provide these same ideals and commitments to Southern Washington County.