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Clean Homes Will Sell Faster!

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Ever walk into a home for sale and the first thing you notice is an odor? That odor makes it very hard to concentrate on the home and the features you may like and want. Chances are, you may pass on a great home because your first impression is an offensive odor. Sadly, this happens more often than you think. In today's housing market, it is important to present the best house showing possible. Houses are flying off the market within 24 to 48 hours of being listed.

Get it clean and you will get it sold! Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. Cleaning your ductwork can reduce allergens and pet dander, eliminate offensive odors, and improve operating conditions and efficiency.

You can use SERVPRO of Eau Claire as an informed resource. Our trained and certified professionals can inspect a home or commercial building for damage and whether moisture has penetrated materials or is allowing mold growth.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an inspection of your property, please call us at 715-834-3473 or visit our website at www.SERVPROeauclaire.com

Taking Precautions

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, there are some signs to be looking for:

  • The presence of mold.
  • Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality or Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

If you discover any of these issues, call SERVPRO of Eau Claire. 715-834-3473 or visit our website at www.SERVPROeauclaire.comOur trained and certified Professionals will do an inspection and assessment of damage. Containment will be done to keep any mold from spreading. Air filtration will be used to capture microscopic mold spores. The mold will be removed from infested materials. SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals will clean the contents and belongings. Finally, depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs like replacing drywall, painting or installing new carpet; or it may require major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

No matter the size or damages rest assured that SERVPRO of Eau Claire will make it "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO of Eau Claire?

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

There are a lot of restoration, and remediation companies to choose from in the Chippewa Valley, so why should you or your business choose SERVPRO of Eau Claire? Great question!

First: "Faster to any size disaster" isn't just a catch phrase, it's true. SERVPRO of Eau Claire average response time to the first emergency call or an agent or insurance adjusters call is less than 20 minutes. This means even at 2 a.m. or on a Holiday! SERVPRO of Eau Claire is available and ready to roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Within 2 hours from first contact, a highly trained SERVPRO Professional is on scene. When it comes to restoring your property and saving your precious memories, time and quick response are everything!

Second: There is no Disaster too big or too small for us to handle! Seriously! No matter if it is just a backed up drain that flooded a tiny bathroom or basement room, or the US Pentagon, SERVPRO will and has restored it. With over 1,700 franchises Nation wide, we come together and work as Team Green! Meaning, we can handle any size disaster that comes our way!

Third: Our highly trained professionals adhere to our industry standards of IICRC training. On top of continuous education provided by SERVPRO of Eau Claire, we require all of our employees to go through and pass certified training. When it comes to your home and or business, we want you to know, SERVPRO of Eau Claire takes it serious.

Last: SERVPRO is the largest restoration and mitigation in the nation. A company doesn't get to be number 1 in the nation without doing the right things and treating people the right way. So when it comes time to call a local restoration company, remember SERVPRO of Eau Claire.

Office number is 715-834-3473 or visit us at www.SERVPROeauclaire.comyou can also check us out on Facebook at SERVPRO Eau Claire.

Use Us As A Resource!

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

You may know SERVPRO of Eau Claire as a MITIGATION and REMEDIATION service company, but did you know, among many other services, we also EDUCATE?

Not only do we offer CE CLASSES but we do LUNCH & LEARNS, 1 to 1's and offer our SOCIAL MEDIA and WEBSITE as a resource for anyone to use. You can always call SERVPRO of Eau Claire too!

We believe in giving back to the Chippewa Valley as much as we possibly can. Part of giving back is, continuing to educate our community. From commercial to residential concerns of remediation and mitigation, to community concerns. We try to cover and offer a wide variety of important issues that are of interest to the Chippewa Valley.

Recently, we held an Continuing Education Class for insurance agents. We covered topics of Ethics and also Restoring Contaminated Buildings. We also work with the insurance industry to help them educate their insured of the damages certain disasters can cause and the importance of certain types of insurance coverages to be addressed.

If you found this blog to be helpful and or interesting, please be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK at SERVPRO Eau Claire... on TWITTER @SERVPROEauClair ...ALINABLE at SERVPRO of Eau Claire .... our WEBSITE www.SERVPROeauclaire.com and our OFFICE PHONE NUMBER 715-834-3473. We look forward to talking and sharing with you!

And Then The Rains Came!

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding. NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:

  • Flash Flooding
  • River Flooding
  • Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems
  • Burn Scars/Debris Flows(Caused by Wildfires)
  • Ice/Debris Jams
  • Snowmelt
  • Dry Wash (Caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)
  • Dam Breaks/Levee Failure

Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't! In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average more than $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States and commercial flood claims average more than $75,000 (NFIP)

When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals can help. They can help you be prepared ahead of time by helping you with an Emergency Ready Program (ERP), or respond to any size disaster to begin cleanup and restoration to get you back in business as soon as possible. Let SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals make it "Like it never even happened."

Call today to learn more! 715-834-3473

Get your ducts in a row!

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Your ventilation system is usually the biggest reason for poor indoor air quality, but you can change that! Air duct inspections should be a high priority for your business or home. In most cases, the HVAC system has operated for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminates such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of Eau Claire's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit, or HVAC. Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can extend the life of your equipment and allows it to run at peak condition, which will translate into saving money. However duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality issues or concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health and life span of your HVAC system and ductwork.

To schedule an inspection and cleaning contact SERVPRO of Eau Claire today, and tell them that you read this blog for a special offer! Call us at 715-834-3473.

The Weather Outside Is Frightful!

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

If you weren't lucky enough to be in a warm and tropical climate over the past weekend, you saw Mother Nature doing her best to remind everyone, just who says it is officially spring! In some Wisconsin towns, as much as 30" of snow was dumped on everyone. The Dairy state seen everything from, rain, sleet, lightning and thunder, high winds, and most definitely saw plenty of snow! With the snow, and rain comes many issues that can effect your home and business.

Remember to clear snow away from your vents, in order to keep from blocking them and causing deadly gases from building up in your home. Clear off your roof to help lessen the wait that heavy snow and ice can cause. Salt your steps and sidewalks to help prevent slips and falls. When running your vehicles to warm up, remember to open the garage door for proper ventilation.

Although lightning can happen at anytime, the chances are rare with winter like weather. No matter what time of the year lightning happens, here's some safety tips.

  • HAve a lightning safety plan, and cancel or postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high grounds, open spaces, and all metal objects including electric wires, fences, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle.
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Consider unplugging computers, power tools, and tv sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipement.

Source for lightning tips are from the National Weather Service.

Why SERVPRO of Eau Claire?

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Pop quiz:

  1. Who is the biggest/best soda company in the US?
  2. Who is the largest US retailer?
  3. How about who is the largest real estate firm?

Answers:

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. Wal-Mart
  3. Keller Williams

Now for the big question:

Who is the biggest/best Remediation company in the US? SERVPRO!

How do companies become the biggest and the best? It's easy, through hard work, going above and beyond what is expected, doing quality work, and taking care of customers.

When it comes to customers, SERVPRO of Eau Claire does everything possible to ensure our customers are happy and well taken care of. Recently the city of Eau Claire had a water main break and run into the sewer system, causing an entire neighborhood to have raw sewage and water flood their homes. SERVPRO of Eau Claire sprung into action. out of 48 homes affected, SERVPRO took care of 23. Check out what one of our satisfied customers had to say about their experience with SERVPRO of Eau Claire.

(5 star review)

by Joel L. - 3/22/2018

Early on Feb 27, 2018, a city sewer main backed up into our basement. We were one of over 50 affected homes, and got by "lucky" with only 7 inches of sewage in our finished basement. SERVPRO of EC was on site by 8 am and had the bulk of the cleanup done that day. Abbi & Sandy did a great job, and maintained a very professional manor throughout the day, eventhough they had more homes to get to after ours that day. Eve in the office kept us informed over the next week and the team completed the last few touch ups over the next week. I will not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Eau Claire in the future, they did a great job!. Thank you Abbi, Sandy & Eve.

Go to review on www.SERVPROofeauclaireviews.com
Listed on Testimonial Page

Another happy customer! If you would like to leave a review, simply click on the link above. We look forward to hearing from you!

What SERVPRO of Eau Claire can do for you!

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

As I mingle amongst the locals, I find most people know who or what SERVPRO of Eau Claire is, but they only are aware of a small part of the service that is offered. Beyond the Fire and Water Remidiation and Mitigation, we have a number of services, that include Mitigation, Remidiation, Cleaning, Education, and Community Service.

First, what the majority of people know about SERVPRO of Eau Claire, beyond the GREEN TEAM vehicles and the national commercials.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remidiation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods
  • Continiuing Education Classes
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Community Informational Classes
  • Supporter and Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
  • Military Supporter

As you can see, there is a lot that we can do for your family home or business. With over 1,700 franchises nation wide, there is literally NO JOB TOO BIG for SERVPRO. More locations means faster response times. Response time can save you or cost you thousands of dollars. Time is money.

If you have questions, or are interested in SERVPRO of Eau Claire's services, please call our office at 715-834-3473, find and follow us on Facebook @ SERVPRO Eau Claire, check out our website - www.SERVPROeauclaire.com

Severe Weather Safety

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Severe weather happens any time, anywhere. Every single year the US averages 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods or flash floods, 1,300 tornadoes, and 2 land falling deadly hurricanes.

about 98% of all providentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to approximately 650 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. There are a few steps you can take to better prepare yourself for disasters and possibly save your life or the lives of others.

  • Know Your Risks. First step to being weather ready is to understandthe type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather can impact you, your business, and your family. Check the forecast regularly, get a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. There are many forms of severe weather and your shelter plans should include all types of local hazards.
  • Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Be an Example. Once you've taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with friends and family, coworkers, on your social media accounts. Your time and effort to be prepared will be an inspiration to others and encourage them to do the same.

Contact SERVPRO of Eau Claire for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for you or your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. SERVPRO of Eau Claire will help you be "Ready for whatever happens!"

***Facts and figures provided by noaa.gov