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Find the Right Home Restoration Experts I SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

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There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying or renting a home. You may consider what works for your budget, whether or not the property has an HOA or the school zone that works best for your family.

But have you put any thought into a home restoration service? If not, now is a good time to start considering it.

Home Damage Is Common

Most people believe that home damage is rare. But that just isn’t the case. The facts don’t support that thought. But instead of letting that scare you, use it as a reason to already have a plan in place.

The Insurance Information Institute says that about one in every 20 homeowners will file a claim this year. That includes all types of claims.

But certain types of home damage culprits are more common than others. For example, about one out of every 350 American homeowners will file a claim fire claim for issues ranging from lightning strikes to appliance fires. Water damage is much more common. About one in 50 homeowners will file one of these claims.

That is why we train our teams extensively, so homeowners can trust in our team’s expertise and quality of work when they choose to work with us.

Education Empowers Our Technician to Do Great Work

Beyond the training offered by SERVPRO at a national level, our technicians earn valuable certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This non-profit group provides various certifications to ensure restoration and cleaning technicians can use the latest proven techniques when restoring your home.

Our commitment to training means you can trust that everything we offer and suggest is in line with the industry’s best practices. It will give you added peace of mind when you reach out to us. You can be sure we’ll do everything possible to restore your home.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

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Protecting Your Kenosha Home From Heavy Rain Can Be As Easy As Taking These Simple Steps | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

4/24/2021 (Permalink)

bright blue rain splashing into a pool of water If you need help dealing with any damage caused by water, contact SERVPRO of North Kenosha County today.

Protecting Your Kenosha Home From Heavy Rain Can Be As Easy As Taking These Simple Steps | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog

Water damage is so common that one in every 50 American homeowners will file a claim in 2021.

If something unexpected happens and you realize that you need water damage restoration help, you won’t be alone. Depending on your social circle, more than one friend, acquaintance, family member or coworker might need to file a water damage claim, too.

Water damages the home in many ways. You probably know a few of them. Most homeowners have a few of the most common causes on their mental list. That includes problems like a flash flood or a burst pipe.

But heavy rains can be a significant cause of water damage. This is especially true if there are home maintenance issues that go unaddressed over time.

It’s not possible to prevent every type of water damage your home could suffer. But there is a lot you can do regarding maintaining your home to help ensure it’s not vulnerable to damage caused by heavy rains.

Getting Your Home Ready to Withstand Wet Weather

Our staff includes a dedicated team of water damage experts, so we have valuable insights into how you can protect your home from suffering water damage now and in the future. The good news is that basic home maintenance can help you stay safe from water damage.

Learn how your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.

Invest in native plant landscaping. Many people don’t realize that the right landscaping at your home can make a big difference when it comes to preventing water damage. Native plants, trees and bushes can be vital in protecting your home from water damage. Talk with landscaping experts in the area or visit a native plant sale for tips and ideas.

Explore sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

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Assistance for Paris Business Owners | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

3/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Assistance for Paris Business Owners | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog

We know you’ve put a lot of work into making your dream business in Paris (or one of the communities nearby) a success.

The services and jobs you provide are important to all of us. We know your business is important to you personally, too. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve done a lot of work to get to where you are now.

So we want to be sure you know how much the members of your locally owned SERVPRO team support you during these uncertain times.

Over the past year, we’ve been dealing with the unpredictable challenges caused by COVID-19. It has changed how most of us interact with clients, add value and meet our customers’ needs.

Many businesses have already opened their doors again or found ways to serve their customers digitally. Regardless of how you and your employees are moving forward, you can find help and resources for your situation.

Navigating Difficult Times With the Right Tools

Resources with information about business loans and tips, advice and more are available from sources you can trust.

Ensuring that your business is clean and sanitary is vital, too.

Our team can help you get your business “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” That means our technicians will use the latest technology to ensure your business is safe for everyone.

Here’s how the service works:

We start by talking with you. The team will consult with you about ways to help you clean and prepare your business.

Next, we’ll clean your space using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

Finally, we’ll certify your business. And you’ll be ready to serve your customers.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

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You Can Make Your Home Safer When Spring Thunderstorms Hit | SERVPRO® North Kenosha County

3/20/2021 (Permalink)

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You Can Make Your Home Safer When Spring Thunderstorms Hit | SERVPRO® North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog

Is your family ready for spring yet? If so, no one could blame you. Another cold and snowy Wisconsin winter has many of our friends and neighbors in Kenosha and the surrounding communities dealing with a serious case of spring fever.

Here’s some good news. It’s already March, so spring is getting closer and will be here before we know it. And now is a good time to plan for how you’ll spend warm and sunny Saturday afternoons.

If you haven’t thought about adding home maintenance to the list of activities, we’d like to ask you to reconsider. This is a great time to take steps to protect your home against the threat of spring thunderstorms.

We can’t stop a storm from hitting our neighborhood. But we can take steps to protect our homes from the damage they can cause. Here’s how you can do it.

Spring Projects for Your Family’s To-Do List

Make these projects one of your priorities this season:

Get your roof ready for stormy weather. Don’t let the first time you realize your shingles are loose or your roof is leaking be when it starts storming. You can take steps to prevent this by checking your roof on a sunny Saturday. Look for missing shingles and signs of leaks. Then you can repair them.

Be sure your gutters aren’t cluttered with winter debris. Clean gutters allow water around your home to flow the right way. When they’re full of trash, they can overflow and cause water damage.

Check your home and garage for overhanging limbs. Mature trees are beautiful, and many people enjoy having them in their yards. But they can cause damage if limbs are overhanging your home or garage during heavy winds. Cut them early.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Walking Through the Restoration Process With Kenosha Business Owners l SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

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We’re proud of our work as a Kenosha County business.

And our team wants other business owners in Kenosha to grow—even after a natural disaster has impacted them. To help aid them in the process. Our team has put together a list of our best advice to guide local businesses through the disaster restoration process.

You Can Succeed After a Natural Disaster

Here are some of our team’s best advice members can offer to help local business owners through the steps to restore their business after a fire, flood or other natural disasters:

Review your disaster plan. Focusing after a disaster impacts your business can be difficult. That’s why your disaster plan is an essential part of moving forward. Review the steps you laid out and follow them.

Have photos and an inventory ready. Take plenty of pictures of the damage your business suffered. You’ll also want to make a list of any items that were lost and damaged during the disaster. This is the type of information your insurance company will ask you to provide.

Find ways to support your employees. The people who work in your business will be affected by the disaster, too. You can find resources through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other avenues to ensure your employees have access to assistance.

Keep the people who matter to your business in the loop. Don’t neglect reaching out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community.

Be selective when choosing who will work on your restoration project. If you work with a trusted restoration resource, you’ll feel more confident that the work is getting done to the highest standard. And that can help you sleep easier after a disaster.

If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

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We’re Right Here if You Need Home Restoration Services Fast l SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

black glasses and pen sitting on top of white insurance policy If your home is damaged due to a disaster, Contact SERVPRO of North Kenosha County. From start to finish, we will be here to help.

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Do you know the most common reasons your neighbors in Kenosha call us for home restoration services? The answers might surprise you.

Many homeowners call us when they’re dealing with damage from severe weather issues, such as wind, hail and rain. Accidents and appliance malfunctions can also cause significant damage to your home.

No matter why you need restoration services this year, or how large or small the job is, we’ve found that all restoration projects have one thing in common. Timing can make all the difference.

How Timing Makes a Difference to Homeowners

When you’re dealing with damage to your home, starting sooner can ensure your home can be quickly and efficiently renovated and repaired.

Realistically, the sooner you start the process, the easier it is to stop the damage process. And that can move more quickly than you might think. The first signs of water damage, for example, can appear within a few hours or days.

How SERVPRO Makes a Difference

Because we’ve spent years perfecting our home renovation and restoration processes, we know that it’s vital to start quickly.

We’re dedicated to providing homeowners the best service we can, so we are always here to answer your call. Our teams are available 247. That means you can reach us on nights, weekends or holidays.

We’re always available to help you, but we also pride ourselves on being a partner who will do the best work possible. Our technicians are all highly trained and hold the proper certifications to restore your home up to the best standards.

Because we’re a national company, we also have access to the newest and latest restoration technology. We bring that mix of skill and technology to every job we do.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Restoring Your Kenosha Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building with water on the floor Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Kenosha commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

About SERVPRO of North Kenosha County

SERVPRO of North Kenosha County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

Can You Pass a Fire Safety Knowledge Test? | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Can You Pass a Fire Safety Knowledge Test? | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to do everything you can to protect your investment, your family heirlooms, and, most importantly, the members of your family.

House fires caused by unpredictable natural disasters or certain appliance and heating system failures can’t always be prevented. But many of the most common house fire culprits can be prevented by taking extra safety measures and doing regular, basic maintenance on your home.

See How Much You Know About Fire Safety

How you answer these questions can let you know how well you’re managing your home’s fire safety risk. They can also help guide you toward lowering your fire risk.

Do you know what a natural gas leak smells like? Natural gas has a distinctive smell, like rotten eggs, and it’s the main sign you’ll likely notice if there’s a gas leak in your home. If you smell it, then it’s best to shut off the gas immediately.

Do you know how to stop a grease fire? Grease fires can happen in any home. A fire extinguisher is the best way to put out a grease fire. If you don’t have one handy, baking soda or a metal pan lid or a cookie sheet can help you put out the fire. Experts recommend buying and learning to use a fire extinguisher if there isn’t one in your home.

Do you clean the ashes and debris from your fireplace Dirty, clogged fireplaces with old ashes are a fire hazard. Instead, be sure you’re cleaning your fireplace and that you’re disposing of the ashes correctly.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

You Can Know the Signs of Water Damage l SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

1/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Can You Find Signs of Water Damage?

You Can Know the Signs of Water Damage l SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog

Do you know how to look for signs of water damage—and what to do if you find them?

If you’re living in Brighton, Paris or Kenosha, there’s a team of local water damage specialists who are ready to help you find the signs you need to know and fix any damage that needs an expert touch.

Sometimes leaks that are caught early can be handled by a homeowner. A mop and bucket or a few old towels might be enough to clean up after you notice a little water leaking from your dishwasher or accidentally overfill a bathtub.

Knowing when you need to call in more help may be a more difficult question to answer. Here are some signs you might see when you’re dealing with water damage:

Your home smells different—and not in a good way. Does your home have a musty odor? That can be among the first signs of mold damage, meaning if you notice that scent, it’s time to call in a professional to help you deal with remediation issues.

Your windows or walls are warped. Like your floors, your window panes and walls can start to warp if the water damage is severe enough. That means it’s vital if you notice these signs to get remediation help.

Your furniture or floorboards are stained or damaged. Wet wood will begin to warp within just a few days. It’s best to start seeking help from professionals who can help you restore your home as soon as you notice these changes.

Water damage gets worse over time, so the sooner you can call, the better your home will recover. Call a professional team as soon as you notice issues like these.

Water Damage Claims Are Growing

Did you know that water damage claims are growing?

Water damage claims the most common claims homeowners file. One in 50 American homeowners will do it, and that’s not just because all types of claims are growing. Fire damage claims have been falling over the years.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Dealing With Fire Damage? Help Is Right Here in Kenosha l SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

12/19/2020 (Permalink)

firefighter with water hose trying to put out large flames engulfing brick home If you have fire damage due to a heating malfunction or other issue, count on SERVPRO of North Kenosha County to fully restore your home.

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Home fires are common during the winter, especially in cold places like Wisconsin, where it takes more effort to make our homes warm and comfortable.

Many of the winter’s seasonal hazards are linked to how we heat our homes. For example, space heaters that don’t have the automatic shutoff function can topple over and start a fire while they’re still running. Additionally, furnace malfunctions and issues involving home appliances happen, too.

With the holidays approaching, you should also be aware of the additional hazards linked to this season. Christmas tree issues are a leading cause of house fires.. Kitchen fires happen more often during the holidays because more people are at home cooking large holiday meals.

Why SERVPRO Is the Right Partner for You

Kenosha residents know they can call us when they need our help. Here’s why we’re their choice:

We can help with any restoration project. House fires can damage your walls, your furniture’s upholstery and more. Other issues homeowners deal with after a fire include smoke and water damage. We have the tools and resources to remediate these issues and more.

We prioritize restoration over replacement. Our team helps families recover from fire damage in a way that’s both logical and economical. We work to keep repairs affordable and insurance premiums down.

We are available any time. Getting started early on restoration efforts can make a difference. That’s why our team is here to help you, 247. Just reach out when you need our team’s support.

Our location is a local business.Because we’re a SERVPRO location, we can use the resources, equipment and training you would find at a large, thriving company with the advantage of choosing a partner here in the community.

If you have fire damage in your home due to a kitchen, heating or other fire, you can count on us for restoration assistance. Our team is always ready to meet your needs and help you restore your home. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.