Recent Storm Damage Posts

When Storms hit Barron County, SERVPRO is ready!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofBarron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Barron County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 715-643-7171.

Disaster ready STORM teams

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Home with trees down around the home due to a storm This home was damaged by fallen trees during a wind and rain storm.

When storms and flooding hit the SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties area we are ready to serve.  With disaster ready SERVPRO teams we are faster to your disaster and can offer more help when needed when nearby franchises come to help also when a storm hits.  Our crews are trained in proper water extraction, and we offer emergency board up services when your home suffers a major loss that cannot be dealt with immediately.  Our franchise also offers 24 hours a day 7 days a week emergency services, we are just a phone call away at 715-643-7171.

Check out our crews certifications hereOur crew members are all individually certified as well, some with special certifications to better serve each customer and job accurately. 

From windy days to calm, we can help!

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties know the weather is unpredictable in Northern Wisconsin.  Our technicians love the calm days that bring on May flowers, but as unpredictable as the weather can be we know it could be the unpredictable wind that could wreak havoc on your home.  Shown here is a home that had high winds and the surrounding trees caused significant damage.  SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties crew was able to provide emergency board up services to this customer trying to prevent further damage to their home.  That is our job to make sure your loss is done in a timely matter by preventing further damage by offering service from our trained, certified, and professional technicians, meet them here!

Storms can be unpredictable but who provides your restoration services doesn't need to be.  Give us a call for your storm restoration needs at 715-643-7171.

Storm Ready

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

One day it can be raining cats & dogs, the next snowing and sleeting and now this weekend it is supposed to be nearing 70 degrees. That is the beauty of Wisconsin this time of year but are you ready for spring time weather and storm prepared.

Luckily at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Counties we are ready.  Whether it is heavy winds that damage a roof we can be there 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide a emergency board up situation to prevent further damage to your home.  Do you have flooding in your basement due to heavy rain falls, luckily for you we have trained and certified technicians that will properly remove that water for you and dry out your home correctly with state of the art drying and dehumidification equipment. 

Whatever storm conditions your home or business may encounter during this unpredictable time of year, we have you covered.

Give us a call at 715-643-7171 if you are in need of help and we will be happy to assist you

When winter weather strikes......we strike back in Rice Lake Area

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

When winter strikes, we strike back at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties.  In the cold winter months in our northern Wisconsin frozen tundra cold weather is our storm.  We fight crazy cold temperatures that can wreak havoc on any home or business. During these far way below zero temps frozen pipes can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly by a SERVPRO professional at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties.  Give us a call we will be faster to your disaster at 715-643-7171.  We will bring the latest equipment and training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Ice Damns in the Menomonie Area

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice.  When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof ’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas. Your local SERVPRO® of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties can help mitigate water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to preloss condition. If you find yourself in such a problem give us a call at 715-643-7171, we are available for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our team is a professional group that will get your house to "Like it never even happened."  We are certified and will always make sure work is completed to your satisfaction.

Prepare your home for Winter Storms

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Although the winter season can be beautiful, get your house ready for winter storm season by following these handy tips for protecting your home from American Red Cross.

  • Learn how to protect pipes from freezing
  • Make sure your home heating sources are installed according to local codes and permit requirements and are clean and in working order.
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.
  • Consider buying emergency heating equipment, such as a wood- or coal-burning stove or an electric or kerosene heater.

- Stoves must be properly vented and in good working order. Dispose of ashes safely. Keep a supply of wood or coal on hand.

- Electric space heaters, either portable or fixed, must be certified by an independent testing laboratory. Plug a heater directly into the wall socket rather than using an extension cord and unplug it when it is not in use.

- Use a kerosene heater only if permitted by law in your area; check with your local fire department. Use only the correct fuel for your unit. Properly ventilate the area. Refuel the unit outdoors only, and only when the unit is cool. Follow all of the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Consider storing sufficient heating fuel. Regular fuel sources may be cut off. Be cautious of fire hazards when storing any type of fuel.
  • If you have a fireplace, consider keeping a supply of firewood or coal. Be sure the fireplace is properly vented and in good working order and that you dispose of ashes safely.
  • Consider installing a portable generator, following our safety tips to avoid home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance, if you live in a flood-prone area, to cover possible flood damage that may occur during the spring thaw. Homeowners' policies do not cover damage from floods. Ask your insurance agent about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) if you are at risk. More information on NFIP is available at www.fema.gov/nfip.

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties helps out in Madison Area when flood waters rose.

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Our team headed to Madison to Handle Storm Flooding

When our fellow SERVPRO franchises have severe storms in their areas, we as a team are all here to serve.  Sometimes your local SERVPRO team may not have enough equipment, team members, or time to handle a storm situation, but that won't stop our exceptional service.  When storms arise we call on other franchises to make sure our customers needs are met.  When rain wouldn't stop in the Madison Wisconsin area, the natural flooding started.  Our SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties was ready to serve when in need.  Our teams were able to get extra equipment and team members down to the area quickly. 

WE at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties are here to take care of you no matter where you are located.

Are you covered in Barron, Dunn, or Rusk Counties?

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Have you checked with your insurance provider lately to see what is covered on your policy if a tornado or storm hits? 

In the US on average tornadoes cause $25 million in damage each year.  If you're in an at-risk area make sure you are properly covered before the storm hits.

If you do have storm damage we are here to help and are faster to any size disaster.  At SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties we offer 24 hours a day 7 days a week emergency services.  Give us a call to see how we can "make it like it never even happened" at 715-643-7171.

If you own a business call us at 715-643-7171 to speak to our Marketing Representative to get an Emergency Readiness Profile set up for your place of business in case a disaster strikes. This plan will be very helpful for you and employees to get back to business with minimal downtime.

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."

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties are IICRC Certified

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the IICRC logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise. All 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 actively has relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.

If you have storm damage make sure the company you call you can trust.

Give us a call at 715-643-7171.

Winter Weather Tips

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn and Rusk Counties care about you, we know that with this time of year with temperatures constantly changing it can wreak havoc on your home. Give us a call if there are any services we can help you with at (715)643-7171.

Make sure you also know how to handle these rapidly changing conditions, here are a few tips:

Know winter weather terms

  • Watch=winter storm is possible in your area.
  • Advisor=conditions expected to cause major delays and may be hazardous. Use caution.
  • Warning=winter storm is occurring or will occur soon in your area.

Winter storm tips

  • Prepare for possible power loss: add warm clothes to emergency kit, check flashlight(never use candles) &radio batteries charge mobile devices, fill car tank, take cash out
  • Only use generators in open areas away from windows & home to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Bring pets/animals inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
  • Travel only if necessary. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle
  • Let family and friends know where you are. Check on neighbors before, after, and during the storm to make sure they are OK.

Always follow local official’s directions and warnings! Once again please know that your local SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties are here to help.

Preparing your home for Winter Storms

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Although the winter season can be beautiful, get your house ready for winter storm season by following these handy tips for protecting your home from American Red Cross.

  • Learn how to protect pipes from freezing
  • Make sure your home heating sources are installed according to local codes and permit requirements and are clean and in working order.
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.
  • Consider buying emergency heating equipment, such as a wood- or coal-burning stove or an electric or kerosene heater.

- Stoves must be properly vented and in good working order. Dispose of ashes safely. Keep a supply of wood or coal on hand.

- Electric space heaters, either portable or fixed, must be certified by an independent testing laboratory. Plug a heater directly into the wall socket rather than using an extension cord and unplug it when it is not in use.

- Use a kerosene heater only if permitted by law in your area; check with your local fire department. Use only the correct fuel for your unit. Properly ventilate the area. Refuel the unit outdoors only, and only when the unit is cool. Follow all of the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Consider storing sufficient heating fuel. Regular fuel sources may be cut off. Be cautious of fire hazards when storing any type of fuel.
  • If you have a fireplace, consider keeping a supply of firewood or coal. Be sure the fireplace is properly vented and in good working order and that you dispose of ashes safely.
  • Consider installing a portable generator, following our safety tips to avoid home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance, if you live in a flood-prone area, to cover possible flood damage that may occur during the spring thaw. Homeowners' policies do not cover damage from floods. Ask your insurance agent about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) if you are at risk. More information on NFIP is available at www.fema.gov/nfip.

Ice Dams

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice.  When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof ’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas. Your local SERVPRO® of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties can help mitigate water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to preloss condition. If you find yourself in such a problem give us a call at 715-643-7171, we are available for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our team is a professional group that will get your house to "Like it never even happened."  We are certified and will always make sure work is completed to your satisfaction.

Winter Storm Ready?

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties care about you and your family.  This time of year can be beautiful out but also with that comes some safety hazards.

Here are a few tips to protect your family and get you winter storm ready before the weather hits from American Red Cross:

  • Talk with your family about what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued. Discussing winter storms ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for young children.
  • Have your vehicle winterized before the winter storm season to decrease your chance of being stranded in cold weather.
  • Have a mechanic check your battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield washer fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes, defroster, and oil.
  • Install good winter tires with adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate but some jurisdictions require vehicles to be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.
  • Keep in your vehicle:

- A windshield scraper and small broom

- A small sack of sand for generating traction under wheels and a set of tire chains or traction mats

- Matches in a waterproof container

- A brightly colored (preferably red) cloth to tie to the antenna

- An emergency supply kit, including warm clothing.

  • Keep your vehicle’s gas tank full so you can leave right away in an emergency and to keep the fuel line from freezing.
  • Keep a supply of non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery.
  • Service snow removal equipment before the winter storm season and maintain it in good working order.
  • Keep handy a warm coat, gloves or mittens, hat, water-resistant boots, and extra blankets and warm clothing for each member of the household.

Local SERVPRO teams respond to Hurricane Irma

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Chris Nelson, Andrew Mathews, Jacob Erickson, Mike Hartung heading down to Florida!

Our SERVPRO Production Manager Chris Nelson of SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties headed out to Florida for Hurricane Irma cleanup and restoration.  Chris, along with his Fire and Water Damage Technicians, Mike Hartung, Andrew Mathews, and Jake Erickson all of SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, and Rusk Counties all put in a excellent communication process, and professional service to the below customer.  The customer left an awesome message(below) for our franchise owner Andrea Hanestad which also owns SERVPRO of Hayward location.

Dear Andrea,

I completed the customer survey, but I also wanted to follow up with a personal email.

We had waited almost a week to get a return call from another restoration company.  When I called SERVPRO, I received a call back the next day.  It was worth waiting for Chris and his crew to drive to Florida.  

Mike, Jake, and Andy were the BEST.  Professionally dressed, polite and experts in their field.  The removal of flood damaged drywall, cabinets, and appliances were done in a "surgical" manner.  When they came back and removed the contents from the yard, it looked like nothing had been placed there.

For the most part, we are not use to this level of quality work by some of our contracted providers.  Chris was an excellent communicator and kept me up to date what was going to happen and when they would be returning for their equipment.  Any time that was given, the "guys" arrived at the given time.

Thank you for sending your crew to Florida to help us when we needed it the most.  If you would also thank their families who made the sacrifice of being without a husband, father or son.

Bless You, 

Susan A.

St. Augustine, FL

SERVPRO ofHayward specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Barron, Dunn and Rusk Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (715)643-7171

Be Flood Smart

3/11/2016 (Permalink)

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert - there is always potential for flood damage. Floodsmart.gov reports, in the last 5 years all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won't in the future. In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas. On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.

According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster. The ARC offers the following flood safety tips.

  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can keep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact your local SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn & Rusk Counties Professionals. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. The SERVPRO System is prepared to handle any sized disaster. When fire and water take control of your life, your local SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn & Rusk Counties Professionals will help you take it back.