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"Ready for whatever happens" in Rusk County

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Be “Ready for whatever happens” with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program!

Our Marketing Representative at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties can help you get an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) put into place for your business to benefit customers, business, and family.  In the event of an emergency, a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut off valve locations, and priority areas.  The ERP is accessible online using your computer or tablet.  Give SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties a call at 715-643-7171 to set up an appointment to see how we can get your place of business “ready for whatever happens.” 

April Showers Bring....?????

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

April showers bring snow plowers!  NO, I think our saying is incorrect, this should not be, how about May flowers!

But here in Wisconsin at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties, our snow showers are not ending but when that snow does melt fast it could possibly leave flooding in the basement of your home or business.  We are here to help if such emergency arises, with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency services.  

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 to see how we can help you, we are faster to your disaster.

Our trained and certified crew will be there to serve you with professionalism and courtesy in your time of need.   

We know how a loss to your home that you spent so much time and energy on maintaining can be a large headache, let us help take that away and make it "Like it never even happened."

Stress Free Professionals

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stress Free Professionals Let us handle a stressful situation for you!

Did you know April is National Stress Awareness Month?  Let us at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties help take away some of that stress if you fall to a disaster of any size.

Our restoration team specializes in Fire & Water Cleanup and Restoration, along with Mold Remediation.   

Why call us first?  Because we will make sure your cleanup is stress-free from beginning to end, with a smooth easy process from our trained professionals.  They will communicate the entire job from start to finish so you understand, and can deal with your insurance carrier as well to assure you are getting the best job done for you. 

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Are you prepared in Barron County?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are you prepared in Barron County? Let our staff help you get a plan in place!

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today! While each situation is unique the regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared.

Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.

-Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation or what kind of emergencies could affect your company?

-Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating, do you have a backup for those operations. What if your building isn't accessible, or if suppliers are impacted by a disaster? Or utility disruptions.

-Do you have an evacuation plan and shelter in place?

These are a few of the questions you should ask yourself as a business owner or manager.

Let our staff at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties help you develop a plan ahead of time, so you are prepared when an emergency arises.

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 to see how we can get an emergency plan in place for you!

Tips If you have a Fire in your Home

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your home we understand you won’t be out there on the web looking for tips, but maybe by reading these ahead of time some of these will stick in your head if you do fall into this unfortunate position.

At SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties we have to goal in mind to make it “Like it never even happened” in your home. Whether it smoked or smoldered we will make sure our professionally trained crew will be there for you.

Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts if you have fire and smoke damage.


  • Limit movement of people in the structure to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open to prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances. Then protect with a light coat of lubricant.
  • Pour RV antifreeze into sinks, toilet bowl, holding tanks, and tubs if heat is off during freezing season.
  • Gently wash both side of leaves and indoor plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until checked by trained professional.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.


  • DON’T attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties Professional.
  • DON’T attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties.
  • DON’T attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service person.
  • DON’T consume any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. They could be contaminated.
  • DON’T turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock.
  • DON’T send garments to the dry cleaner, Improper cleaning may set the smoke odor.

Let SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties help you out by contacting us at 715-643-7171.

SERVPRO Understands the Trauma of Fire Disasters

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Every 18 seconds a fire occurs in the U.S. but only one matters to you! We are here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties have service response guidelines to better serve you in your disaster.

1-    Within 1 hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties will contact you to arrange for service

4-    Within 4 hours of loss notification, our SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties will be on-site to start mitigation (if necessary)

8-    Within 8 hours business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the adjuster by our SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties Professional

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 if you fall to this situation we will be faster to your fire disaster.

Conditions In your Rice Lake Home Might Be Right For Mold

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 715-643-7171.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties for mold remediation services.

Menomonie Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Menomonie Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties specialize in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –715-643-7171.

Rice Lake Area Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Rice Lake basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • Frozen Broken Pipes
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 715-643-7171

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 715-643-7171

Helping Schools

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Helping schools provide clean, healthy environments for our children is one of our priorities at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties. Educational institutions can depend of SERVPRO Professionals for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. We at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup. Our Professionals at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties are trained to clan and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.

Give us a call for your school cleanup at 715-643-7171.