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Covid-19 update at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

With all the uncertainty of Covid-19 novel coronavirus, SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties understands the questions that may arise.  Is SERVPRO taking precautions? Is SERVPRO training all its franchise owners and technicians with proper cleaning techniques?  The answer to both of these is yes, at SERVPRO we treat every virus as serious as it is, that is why we offer ULV fogging, proper hand washing with various products.  This can help your place of business or home if you are worried if anyone you have been in contact with may be infected.  At SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties we are here for you for all Emergency Services 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  But with that being said we are also not putting any of our employees or customers at risk during this time.  Our offices have been closed for almost two weeks and we will be back in office on Thursday, April 2nd. We are taking all precautionary procedures to protect our employees and customers.  We will have a checklist for when our crews are going into homes, and we are all set up with the proper PPE to better serve you. 

All Commercial Services offered in the Rice Lake Area

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

When you are at work you should be focused on work, not on whether or not the work space is being cleaned and maintained properly.  At SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties we offer an extensive commercial cleaning service.  With this service for commercial businesses we offer hard surface floor care and maintenance, pressure washing, window cleaning, air ducts and HVAC cleaning, carpet cleaning, office detailing, and post construction cleanup.  If your commercial business is in need of any of these services give us a call at 715-643-7171.  Some of our past clients have used our services for everything from restaurant kitchen cleaning services to standard daily cleaning services. Whether your job big or small we will make it look "Like it never even happened." 

When to use a fires extinguisher

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

A fire is a traumatic time, whether big or small, ones senses are to grab everyone and get out. Which is the best thing to do depending on the size of the fire, but when in the heat of the moment(no pun intended) do you know that using this small device of fire extinguisher can help save your home.  Here are a few tips of when to use it:

1- The outside of the extinguisher is clean, and all parts are operable and not damaged or restricted.

2- You have identified an escape, and the fire is not between you and the route.

3- You have alerted other occupants, and someone has called the fire department

4- You are safe from the toxic smoke produced by the fire.

5- The fire is contained to a single object, such as a wastebasket.

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties if you find yourself with a fire loss at 715-643-7171.

Fire Evacuation Tips

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties care about your safety first.  Have you thought about if a fire does happen in your home, do you have a plan, a plan that will evacuate you and your love ones in the home.  Here are a few safety fire evacuation tips.  You may have heard of R.A.C.E. used to describe these tips.

R-Rescue those who cannot get out by themselves and get everyone to a safe place, 

A-Alarm or alert someone to get help, such as telling someone to contact the fire department.

C-Confine the fire by closing doors on the way out of the building to stop the fire from spreading.

E-Extinguish the fire if possible using a fire extinguisher, if no one is able to extinguish the fire or the fire is too big, wait for help in a safe place.

Make sure everyone is aware of a route to use and a place to meet when everyone is out so you know if they have escaped.

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties wants its surrounding community to be safe, please know we are always here for the time of need with compassionate staff.

Common Causes of water damage

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Our fast response time and advanced drying methods allow us to respond quickly to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup need to help prevent secondary damage and mold. 

Here are some common causes of water damage are:

-Flooding caused by severe weather such as rain or even extreme temperature changes causing pipes to burst and flood your home.

-Plumbing leaks

-Sink, bathtub or toilet overflow

-Sewage backup

If your home or business falls to a water damage make sure to give us a call immediately so we can properly mitigate, and dry the area so mold doesn't start to grow.  If it is too far damaged with mold we can also help as we have mold specialist that can help detect.  Give us a call at 715-643-7171.

Water Damage in Barron County

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in Business and SERVPRO equipment set for mitigation Barron County business had a water damage due to over flowing toilet.

We can never plan for a disaster like this business pictured here in Barron County, that's why it's called a disaster.  But we can be prepared for the aftermath, and have a plan if one arises.  At SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties we offer something called an ERP, which stands for Emergency Ready Profile. What this does is gives you a easy ready to use app to show you all your emergency shutoffs, creates a disaster plan and gives you peace of mind of knowing you can move forward with a company that will get your job done correctly.  Our Marketing Representative Breanna can help you get this set up for you at your place of business.

This business unfortunately had a toilet runover for an entire weekend and didn't realize it went into their entire office until Monday morning.  Fortunately we were able to help them out and be there in a timely matter to get this resolved.  We have the proper equipment and our crew has the proper training as well to clean up this disaster.

If you are interested in setting up a ERP or have fallen to a disaster such as water damage you will not be disappointed you called SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties at 715-643-7171.

Ice Damns are creating in Northern Wisconsin

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Ice Dam build up on roof line Ice Dam on Roof Line in Norther Wisconsin

It hasn't been a awful winter in Northern Wisconsin but we have had our fair share of snow and lots of warm weather that has wreaked havoc on our roofs as you can see in this picture. An ice dam is an ice build-up on the eaves of sopped roofs of heated buildings that results from melting snow under a snowpack reaching the eave and freezing there. Freezing at the eave impedes the drainage of melting water, which adds to the ice dam and causes backup of the melted water. This will cause water leakage into the roof and possible damage to the building and its contents if the water leaks through the roof.

The best way to prevent this is to get them removed by a professional, but if your house has already seen damage from these we can help too!

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 to see how we can help you prevent these.

We show we care in Dunn County

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Insurance Agents holding signs they decorated at a appreciation event These local Insurance Agents were hosted by SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties to show appreciation for the work they have sent us over the year

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties cares about all those in the area not only around Christmas time but all year round.  Our franchise hosts and shows appreciation to our local insurance agents that send us work all year round.  This proves to their customers and we believe it says a lot about the quality of care that we put into each and every job.  We show their customers that we can and will also provide a quality service to them in their time of need.  Our team is customer service oriented and also trained and certified properly to prove this.  We thank you to all of those who trust us.  If you are fallen to any size disaster big or small please give us a call and see why others chose SERVPRO. 

How frozen pipes break in Chetek

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

frozen pipe bursting If this happens in your home give SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties a call!

The Northern Wisconsin area can be a beautiful landscape this time of year.  But also comes with that frigid temperatures.  This morning on December 18th, 2019 it was a whopping -18.  Yes, you read that correctly I said 18 below 0 Fahrenheit!  I also believe it was colder but that was when I decided to wonder out to work at 8am!  This is a high risk time for frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties is faster to any size disaster, bringing the latest equipment and training to help your water damage.  We have 24/7 Emergency Technicians on-call if your water damage happens to be after hours or on a weekend.  We will be here for you! Give us a call at 715-643-7171.

Grimy Soot from a puffback in Cumberland?

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Although a fire is far more damaging, a puffback, which is a messy furnace malfunction can cause a mess throughout an entire home also.  It happens in furnaces that are oil burning and it sends soot throughout your home or business.  It can happen all at once, covering an interior in grimy soot, or a puffback can leak soot particles more gradually.  Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently clean and bring back your home or business to its preloss condition SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties has it all!   Give us a call at 715-643-7171 for all your cleaning and restoration needs!  We are available 24/7 for Emergencies as we have on-call technician's that are highly trained and certified meet them here!