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National Response

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

With over 1,700 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO® truly does stretch from sea to shining sea. Out of those franchises, over 400 are large loss response teams – these teams are able to handle $100,000 or more in damage, so you can rest assured that your building is in good hands. Our Large Loss Response teams have extra equipment, staff members, and training that allow them to mobilize all over the United States whenever disaster strikes. These team work together during hurricanes, tornadoes, polar vortexes, floods, and much more to ensure that everything looks “Like it never even happened.”

Additionally, there are more than 10 Extreme Response Teams within SERVPRO® who are ready to head out at a moment’s notice. These teams are often made up of multiple Large Loss Response Teams, and they are the highest tier of disaster response at SERVPRO®. These teams can handle losses of $500,000 or more and are strategically placed around America so that they can act quickly when they are called into action.

With so many SERVPRO® franchises, Large Loss Response Teams, and Extreme Response Teams around America, it is easy to see why we are a leader in the restoration industry. No matter where you are in the U.S., we can be there very quickly to help get your property back to normal.

SERVPRO of Lake Geneva is always here for you!

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing a restoration company to come into your home can be a difficult decision to make.  You may not be familiarized with what work needs to be completed and how much man power it will require to complete. SERVPRO of Lake Geneva gives you peace of mind by finishing any project we are assigned from beginning to end. Rather than having to hire multiple companies to repair multiple types of damages, we do the work for you. Having more than 30 years of experience we are one of the most highly respected and sought after companies for restoration, a reputation we hold dear to us. With a full staff of over 30 employees, we are able to be on call and ready to assist our customer base any time of day or night on any day of the year. Disasters can come in many forms. From fire, water, mold and trauma we have the capabilities you help in every scenario. With top of the line equipment and a crew of highly trained individuals which have been meticulously selected through a vigorous application process, we only offer the very best in commercial and residential repair. Our staff will explain which steps we are taking to assess the damages and what is needed for repairs. You will never feel left out of the construction process, as we keep in constant contact for any questions you may have. When disaster strikes, you can count on us to be there for you!

The Importance of taking action to prevent commercial losses

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial losses on a large scale can come quickly and carry a heavy price tag. Something as simple as a leaky roof or a drippy pipe can cause thousands in reconstructive damages and repairs. As some disasters are natural there is little that can be done to prevent injury to your building or to have an exact plan in place for preventative measures. On the other hand, there are many steps that can be implemented ahead of time that can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to recover.

  • Most importantly is to have an emergency plan on hand and constructed ahead of time to refer to in case disaster strikes. This should include the contact information for your nearest SERVPRO facility, as we can help assess and repair commercial damages on large and small scales on any type of disaster you may be facing.
  • Know where all vital power sources and water sources are located in your facility. This includes your main water shut off valve and circuit breakers as cutting these off can be major contributors to salvaging your property.
  • Have all vital insurance and business information prepared in an emergency folder for easy and swift access to prevent the delay of repairs and to expedite the time it takes to start the repairs.

These are just a few steps that can be taken to lessen the difficulties you may experience after Commercial building loss. SERVPRO of Lake Geneva is just a call away and is here for you should you need us.

Hiring Multiple people to repair multiple types of damage? No need for that! Call SERVPRO of Lake Geneva!

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing a restoration company to come into your home can be a difficult decision to make.  You may not be familiarized with what work needs to be completed and how much man power it will require to complete. SERVPRO of Lake Geneva gives you peace of mind by finishing any project we are assigned from beginning to end. Rather than having to hire multiple companies to repair multiple types of damages, we do the work for you. Having more than 30 years of experience we are one of the most highly respected and sought after companies for restoration, a reputation we hold dear to us. With a full staff of over 30 employees, we are able to be on call and ready to assist our customer base any time of day or night on any day of the year. Disasters can come in many forms. From fire, water, mold and trauma we have the capabilities you help in every scenario. With top of the line equipment and a crew of highly trained individuals which have been meticulously selected through a vigorous application process, we only offer the very best in commercial and residential repair. Our staff will explain which steps we are taking to assess the damages and what is needed for repairs. You will never feel left out of the construction process, as we keep in constant contact for any questions you may have. When disaster strikes, you can count on us to be there for you.

Damaging effects from storms

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Storms can produce many damaging effects from high winds and heavy rainfall, to lightning strikes and flooding. Each carries its own destructive properties. Lightning strikes can be the ignition source to starting devastating fires and heavy rains could possibly produce dangerous flood waters. Some storm cells can increase in intensity and produce even stronger fronts such as tornadoes. It is important to consider each possibility and prepare for anything Mother Nature may throw at you. SERVPRO of Lake Geneva has the ability and experience to mitigate and repair any effects storm damage may incur. From fallen trees that destroy your roof to basements flooded with unsanitary water, we clean it all. The longer time passes after disaster strikes, the higher the price tag will be. Call us today at 262-248-7588.

When extreme and violent weather strikes

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Extreme and violent weather can unfortunately happen when we least expect it. Heavy rains or strong winds have the capability of causing thousands in damages. Once the storm is over and it is safe to walk the grounds, you may notice cosmetic issues such as patio furniture that has been knocked over. But you must take a closer inspection of the areas that matter most and can result in more costly repairs. Ensure windows are intact with no cracks, damaged frames or broken panes. Look for any shingles that may have been lost during heavy winds. Clogged gutters can also be an issue to focus on. Check to ensure no items had gotten lodged during the storm. Lastly inspect to be sure that your siding, paint or brick exterior shows no signs of wear, as each is susceptible to high velocity storm fronts. By doing these steps soon after storm damages occur can save you time and money and may avoid further problems.

When unwarted water damage strikes

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

When unwanted water seeps into places it doesn’t belong, it brings numerous issues along that can make matters worse. Water damage can become more serious as the problem goes undetected or unaddressed. Not only does water damage spread, it also becomes significantly at risk of mold formation in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, water damage isn’t always apparent. Our skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Lake Geneva are equipped with infrared sensors which can detect temperature changes within the walls. But what are the signs to notice before you give us a ring? Here are 4 signs of impending water damage.

Do you hear what I hear? : Most of us are familiar with the sounds our homes make. From the rushing water of the plumbing systems, to creaking floorboards in the hallways, they become less alarming as time goes by. What you need to pay attention to are the different or unfamiliar sounds your home may be making. From a slow drip to flowing water, be aware of the sounds around you, they may indicate a larger problem.

What stinks? : When moisture comes in contact in dark places, a distinct scent of mildew is sure to follow. Trust your nose and follow it to the source. Early detection may help you prevent a huge mold infestation on top of the water damages.

From a puddle to a pool: Have you noticed unexplainable pools of water? Any puddles that keep reappearing after you’ve cleaned them? Chances are you are facing a leak somewhere in the area.

Cold Abode: Moisture and water tend to zap a home of heat, as it draws it in to evaporate. If your home is difficult to heat or your walls are cold to the touch, it may be an indication of moisture within.

When water damage presents itself unexpectedly, give us a call day or night and we will be there to make things right!

Our response to water damage

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Last year the National Flood Insurance Program reported that 25% of claims related to flood insurance were in areas where there was low to moderate risk of flooding.  Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage.

SERVPRO of Lake Geneva will respond immediately to your emergency.  We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Lake Geneva at 262-248-7588

Why SERVPRO of Lake Geneva?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lake Geneva specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Lake Geneva can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. On top of that, we also provide a whole host of residential and commercial cleaning services—anything from carpet and upholstery cleaning, to vandalism and crime scene cleanup, to COVID-safe commercial cleaning.

"Like it never even happened."  These five words are so much more than our company tagline at SERVPRO—they define what every one of our thousands of locally owned and operated teams do every day. From air duct cleaning to water damage restoration, there are several ways and reasons why your neighborhood SERVPRO of Lake Geneva is the only one to call at 262-248-7588 if you need us for complete cleaning and restoration services.

Why SERVPRO?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

If you’re in need of disaster repair SERVPRO of Lake Geneva’s team is here to help. Each and every one of our professionals are highly trained in property restoration to better serve our community. From initial and ongoing corporate training to regular e-training and continuing education classes, you can trust that your SERVPRO Professionals have the knowledge and experience to handle your disaster, no matter the size.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the governing body that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. All members of the SERVPRO team study IICRC standards and best practices to know how to restore damaged properties correctly. The certifications include:

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT):This course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform the proper procedures in the field to keep all workers and occupants safe.

Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD):Through this training, technicians learn how to dry water-damaged structures safely and efficiently.

Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT):This course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT):Through this training, technicians learn about smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, odor concepts, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

Odor Control Technician (OCT):This course covers odor control, odor causes, and deodorization techniques.

Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT):Throughout this training, technicians go over fiber identifications and upholstery cleaning methods.

Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT):During this course, trainees learn about the concepts of water damage, its effects in different settings, and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination.

At SERVPRO, we understand that having the knowledge and training to handle an array of damages and disasters is crucial to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers when the restoration is required. Our extensive SERVPRO training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training:This voluntary, self-paced program allows our professionals to learn more about crew training, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation.
  • Initial Franchise Training:This 15-day hands-on course at our training facility allows new franchise owners to master topics such as fire restoration and mold mitigation.
  • e-Learnings:Through this web-based training, team members can stay up-to-date on industry standards and professional quality.
  • Continuing Education Classes:These programs are designed for insurance agents, adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff to learn more about emergency mitigation.