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Saving Your Winter Cabin with Disaster Restoration in Park Falls, WI

December 21st, 2018 · No Comments

So far, the winter in Park Falls, WI has been relentless, leaving you trapped indoors most of the time. You’re worried that the annual holiday party you host at your cabin will be put in jeopardy until there’s a break in the cold and snow and you’re able to go and get it ready. Unfortunately, when you finally get to your cabin, you find the winter hasn’t been kind to it either – a large, snow-laden tree branch has fallen through the roof. The inside of the cabin is a mess, and you’re faced with the burden of restoring your cabin.

That’s where the disaster restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services come in. We’re are available 24/7/365 to help residents of Park Falls, WI recover from a variety of disaster scenarios. The following information will help you know what to do when you’re faced with a disaster.

 

  1. Ensure that the property is safe. Using the scenario above, after finding your winter cabin in a state of disaster, the first order of business is to ensure it’s safe. This may seem simple, but things aren’t always as they appear, so you should have the property inspected by the authorities before entering.
  2. Start the debris cleanup process as quickly as possible. Once the cabin is deemed safe, debris cleanup needs to start as soon as possible. The longer the debris is allowed to sit, the more likely it is for additional damage to occur. Our disaster restoration professionals can tackle debris cleanup by safely removing branches, tree limbs, and damaged materials.
  3. Perform pack out and storage. Many disaster scenarios leave your belongings at risk. In this scenario, a tree limb has left a hole in your roof, exposing your belongings to the elements. We provide pack out and storage services to ensure your items are safely removed and stored in one of our secure, climate-controlled warehouses. We carefully catalogue every item and make sure everything is returned to where it needs to be once restoration is finished.

 

Facing a disaster scenario is stressful, but with disaster restoration help from ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services, you can rest assured that your home, cabin, or business will be restored to its pre-loss condition quickly. We’ll work your insurance company so you don’t have to. For all your disaster restoration needs in Park Falls, WI, call us immediately at (715) 682-4500!

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Preventing Fire Damage in Your Phillips, WI Hunting Cabin

November 1st, 2018 · No Comments

It’s that time of year again in Phillips, WI and you’re getting your cabin ready for deer hunting season. As is tradition for you and your friends on opening weekend you’ll pack yourselves into your cabin and wake at the crack of dawn, all hoping to bring home the biggest buck. However, it’s important not to get too caught up in the fun and make sure you and the cabin stay safe from fire damage. Do you know how to make sure your home away from home doesn’t suffer from fire damage? The fire damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services are here to help with our top fire damage prevention tips!

 

  1. Make sure your heater and fireplace are in good condition. As you get out the portable heaters and chop wood for the fireplace make sure everything is in good working condition. Check that the wiring on portable heaters isn’t frayed and that they are placed away flammable items. Frayed wires can cause a spark and if there is anything flammable within sparking distance you may find yourself facing serious fire damage. Make sure the fireplace is clean and the flue is open. A fire can easily start if there is soot in the flue or the fireplace is coated in soot or old wood.
  2. Practice fire safety. Whether you’re cooking over the fire or just enjoying the warmth, it’s important to practice fire safety. It wouldn’t be the first time a hunter accidentally caused a fire so make sure you’re not the next! Ensure fires are properly contained, are not left unattended, that you have something to extinguish the fire nearby, and that the fire is completely put out. This isn’t just up to you; make sure everyone in your hunting party is practicing appropriate fire safety.
  3. Keep your wits about you. One of the great things about getting together with friends is joining together for a few drinks. However, it’s important to keep your wits about you. There are plenty of opportunities for fires to start and the chances of one occurring only grow with negligence. From not completely putting out a fire, to putting things too close to the heater, it’s easy to make mistakes when you’re inebriated.

Facing Fire Damage in Your Cabin?

 

What do you do if despite all your best efforts you find yourself in need of fire damage restoration? ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services helps those in the Phillips, WI area with all their fire damage restoration needs. Our technicians have the tools and training to make sure restoration is done correctly and quickly. Even the smallest fires can cause serious damage, especially if not treated quickly. We have the tools to help with soot removal and smoke damage mitigation.

 

Don’t let your fun weekend turn into a disaster; follow our top fire prevention tips and stay safe this hunting season! If you do find yourself facing fire damage, contact the fire damage restoration professionals at (715) 682-4500 for immediate assistance.

 

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Pumpkin Guts Down the Toilet Lead to Water Damage in Bayfield, WI

October 1st, 2018 · No Comments

You love October. Between the changing leaves and Halloween festivities, it can’t be beat! You’ve spent the day decorating the yard and your Bayfield, WI, home and now you and your children are carving pumpkins in the kitchen. You’re just finishing up getting the innards out of the last pumpkin when your youngest suddenly disappears.

 

You hear little feet make their way to the bathroom and eventually hear the toilet flush. You think nothing of it until you hear you the ear-splitting yells. You race down the hall with pumpkin guts drying to your skin to find the toilet puking water all over the floor.

 

Your youngest thought they would help dispose of the pumpkin guts by flushing them down the toilet. Now you’re faced with an indoor swimming pool and a toilet that isn’t going to be working anytime soon. Once the toilet is fixed, where do you turn for water damage restoration help in Bayfield, WI? The experts at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services are here to help!

 

  1. How can you prevent water damage? While Halloween is fun and exciting and offers many different opportunities to decorate, you need to be careful when cleaning up once the task is done. When disposing of unwanted parts of the pumpkin in your Bayfield, WI home it best to either throw them in the trash or put them in a compost heap. When pumpkin innards are introduced to your plumbing you’re going to find yourself in need of damage restoration as your plumbing isn’t designed to handle solids that large or dense.
  2. What do you do if you need restoration help? If you have accidentally flooded your home and need water damage restoration your first call should be to ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services. We service the Bayfield, WI area with all their water damage restoration needs. Our technicians know the techniques to make the water extraction process fast and easy.
  3. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can help with any water damage situation. We know that water damage can be caused by any number of situations, and we can help with everything from burst pipe cleanup to sewer backup cleanup. These situations call for different services because the water left behind has different levels of cleanliness, our technicians know how to make sure your home is safe.

 

Water damage can be difficult to handle and cause lots of stress, especially if you or someone you love are the cause of the water damage. So, for your water damage restoration needs in Bayfield, WI call us at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services at (715) 682-4500.

 

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A Summer of Storms Results in Disaster Restoration in Ashland, WI

September 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

The summer in Ashland, WI has been crazy. The spring was hot and humid, and the summer wasn’t much cooler. September has been rolling in with strong storms and lots of rain. The kids have almost had to paddle to school in a canoe in the last week. As a result, you have branches down in your yard and parts of the house have been damaged.

 

With the kids starting back at school you don’t have time to do all the storm cleanup yourself, and you need board up services to help keep your home safe and secure while everything is being cleaned and repaired.

 

  1. Determining the type of disaster and the type of disaster restoration required. The first step in any disaster restoration project is to determine the type and extent of the damage. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services technicians will be able to help you with all of your disaster restoration needs. Our technicians have the training to determine if your home will require storm damage cleanup or biohazard cleanup, making sure that the job gets done fast and right.
  2. Biohazard cleanup, what is it and when do you need it? If you find yourself in a situation where something has passed and been allowed to degrade this can result in a strong smell and other unpleasant sights. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services trains its technicians to recognize this exact situation and know how to perform biohazard cleanup. During the biohazard cleanup process, our technicians will make sure that the area affected will be completely cleaned and then sanitized to ensure that nothing remains that can cause illness.
  3. Board up services. You find yourself in a situation where a tree has fallen through the side of the house, or a window was blown out during the storm. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services offer those in the Ashland, WI area emergency board-up services to help cover these holes and keep your home safe and secure until they can be properly repaired.

 

Disasters can be stressful and difficult to clean up after. No two disasters are the same and the disaster restoration process can include any number of different services to help you get your home back to normal. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services technicians have the training and technology to make the process as quick and pain-free as possible. For your disaster restoration needs in Ashland, WI, call us at (715) 682-4500.

 

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Prevent Fire Damage During the Dry Season in Park Falls, WI

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

As you head into the dog days of summer in Park Falls, WI, the days are only becoming hotter and dryer. This means the potential for fires increases. No homeowner wants to deal with fire damage. Do you know how to prevent fire damage and protect your home?

  1. Keep the area clear of flammable debris. Make sure to take the time to keep the area surrounding your home clear of flammable material. Dry sticks or wood should be kept in one area and kept a safe distance from your home. In the event that your woodpile does catch fire, it won’t spread to your home. Things such as dried grass and leaves should be raked and disposed of to prevent them from catching fire.
  2. Keep water or sand near your fire pit. You should have a pail of water or sand near your fire pit when it is in use, but having it close by can also help put out a fire if one accidentally occurs. Keeping your fire pit in good working order will also ensure that the fire remains in the fire pit.
  3. Contact the professionals. Sometimes you can do everything right and still find yourself facing fire damage. The fire damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services are here to help. Our technicians have the tools and training needed to get the fire damage cleanup done quickly and make the process stress-free. We will help with smoke damage removal and soot removal to make sure there are little to no lasting effects.

Cleaning up fire damage can be hard work, but the technicians at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services have been trained in all the latest tools and techniques to make it easy and quick. Our job is to make the fire damage restoration as stress-free as possible for you, so we even work with your insurance company, so you don’t have to. For immediate fire damage restoration help in Park Falls, WI, call us at (715) 682-4500.

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3 Tips to Prevent Water Damage this Summer in Phillips, WI

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Summer weather brings warmth, long days, and strong storms in Phillips, WI. When the heavy rains come the potential for flooding in your home increases. It can be difficult and distressing to face water damage in your Phillips, WI home. So, how can you help prevent water damage from happening?

  1. Check for potential spots where water can make its way into your home. Make sure to periodically check your foundation and basement windows to ensure there are no holes or cracks. Water tends to follow the path of least resistance, and if there is a crack or even a small hole you can bet water will find its way into your Phillips, WI home.
  2. Make sure your windows and doors are shut tight. Whenever heavy weather is on the way make sure you prepare your home. Shut all windows and doors tight. If there’s a potential for high winds it may also be beneficial to lock your windows and doors to ensure they aren’t accidentally blown open. Once water gets into your home it can cause a big mess and be difficult to clean.
  3. If you’re faced with water damage don’t try to clean it up yourself. Water damage restoration is difficult and messy work; leave it to ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services to help those in the Phillips, WI area. Our technicians have the tools to help you get your water-logged home back to normal, so you and your family can get back to your summer fun quickly.

The longer water is allowed to sit the more water damage your home and property will sustain. Standing water can lead to mold and mildew problems that are difficult to clean and remedy. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services makes sure to train all their technicians in the latest mold cleanup procedures, so you don’t have to worry about it being done correctly. Our technicians are also armed with moisture detection tools to make sure your home is completely dry when we’re all done. For your water damage restoration needs in Phillips, WI call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services at (715) 682-4500.

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June Storms Can Lead to Disaster! Get Expert Tips to Prepare From the Disaster Restoration in Bayfield, WI

June 4th, 2018 · No Comments

For Bayfield, WI, residents June not only brings warmer weather but also the increased risk of strong storms. These strong Midwestern storms can cause serious wind, water, and debris damage to your property. Do you know how to protect your home and family from a disaster? The disaster restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services are here to help you get prepared! Check out our top tips for getting through summer storms below.

 

  1. Be prepared for anything. The first step is to be prepared for anything that may come your way. Have an emergency preparedness kit ready to go at a moment’s notice. This kit should include a battery-operated radio that you can use to hear warnings and updates. It should also include flashlights or battery-operated candles in the event that the power goes out. You want to include non-perishable food and water to ensure that if you become trapped you have a way to survive.
  2. Once the disaster has passed make sure everyone is safe and accounted for. Once the storm has passed make sure you do a safety check and know where everyone in your family is located. Once that’s done you can begin the long process of storm damage cleanup both in and outside of your home. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services helps those in the Bayfield, WI area with disaster restoration to help them put their lives and homes back together.
  3. Call the professionals. Disaster restoration isn’t something you should attempt yourself. Contacting the professionals right away will give you peace of mind and allow them to limit the severity of the damage. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services offers all the disaster restoration services you need to recover, from emergency board-up services to a full-scale restoration of your home and belongings. We’ll work quickly to help you get back to business as usual.

 

We’re available 24/7/365, so no matter when disaster strikes, we’re ready to help you recover your home. For all of your disaster restoration needs in Bayfield, WI call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services at (715) 682-4500.

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Top 3 Fire Prevention Tips from the Fire Damage Restoration Experts in Ashland, WI

May 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Experiencing a house fire is one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. The tragedy of a house fire only compounds when it could have been prevented. The experts at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services want to help residents of Ashland, WI avoid needing our fire damage restoration services with these simple fire prevention tips!

  1. Pay attention to your surroundings. Most house fires can be prevented with simple observation. When using your hair accessories such as flat irons and curling irons, make sure they’re off and completely cooled before you leave or put them away. These items get hot when in use, and when put on top of towels or other items in the bathroom, they can cause a fire. Make sure you pay close attention to ensure no fires are started and no fire damage is incurred.
  2. Make sure all your appliances are in good working order. If your appliances or electronics have frayed or exposed wiring, your run the risk of a fire starting. As electricity goes through the wiring it causes the metal conduits to heat up which can cause sparking and fires. Fire damage can happen quickly, and it’s up to you to do everything you can to prevent it.
  3. Make sure you know how to use fire extinguishing devices. Every home should have fire extinguishing devices such as a fire extinguisher or fire blanket. Learn how to use these items in the event you’re faced with a fire so you can put it out and save your home and loved ones. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can help with fire damage restoration for those in the Ashland, WI, so once you extinguish the fire we can help you clean it up.

If you experience a house fire, ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services is here to help those in the Ashland, WI area with fire damage restoration and smoke damage cleanup. Cleaning up after a fire can be stressful and hard work. Our technicians have the tools to get fire damage cleanup done quickly and as stress-free for you as possible. For fire damage restoration needs in Ashland, WI, call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services immediately at (715) 682-4500.

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Waterfall in the Basement: Water Damage Restoration in Park Falls, WI

April 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

It’s been a long weekend of cleaning your cabin and you’ve finally returned to your Park Falls, WI, home. As you make your way into the house all you’re thinking about is taking a shower and getting ready for bed. As you’re getting settled, you hear something in the basement. Upon opening the basement door you’re faced with a waterfall pouring from your ceiling. It seems that while you were away, one of the pipes in your basement burst, leaving you with a water-logged basement. It may seem that all is lost, but ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services is here to return your basement to its pre-loss condition.

  1. Damage assessment. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services helps those in the Park Falls, WI area with all of their water damage restoration needs. Our technicians are trained to assess the damage and determine the best way to clean your home and belongings, returning it to normal. Burst pipe cleanup and flood damage cleanup can seem daunting, but we have the right tools and training to quickly restore your home.
  2. Water damage cleanup. You may worry that the water damage is irreparable at first, but our technicians are trained to mitigate a variety of water damage scenarios. We have the tools and techniques to make water damage cleanup quick and easy. We know that watching your belongings floating around your home and bobbing in the water is stressful and difficult. We make it our number one priority to ensure that this process is as stress free and easy as possible.

ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services works with your Park Falls, WI insurance company to ensure that everything is done up to the insurance standards, so you have nothing to worry about. We use moisture detection tools to make sure that all of the moisture is removed from your belongings and home before we finish. We’ll make sure you’re satisfied before we’re finished. For your water damage restoration needs in Park Falls, WI, call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services at (715) 682-4500.

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The Storm Winds Blow! Recover With Professional Storm Damage Cleanup in Phillips, WI

March 6th, 2018 · No Comments

Your Phillips, WI home is facing a disaster. A strong winter storm has blown through with high winds, freezing rain, and heavy snow. Your Phillips, WI home has suffered severe damage due to a fallen tree that has punched holes in the roof and knocked out several windows. Where do you start? ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services is here for all those in the Phillips, WI area offering professional storm damage cleanup.

  1. Assess the damage. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can help you determine the best way to secure your home during repair. Our technicians will supply you with emergency board up services making sure that any holes are covered and secured to ensure no further damage to your property. We want to help you in making sure nothing else happens to your home and property.
  2. Cleaning up. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services has the tools, techniques, and staff to help the residents of Phillips, WI with all their debris cleanup. We can help with storm damage cleanup outside and debris cleanup on the inside. Our goal is to make your life easier and as stress-free as possible after the storm.
  3. Restoration of your items and belongings. We have pack out and content storage services available to help remove items from your damaged home. We can clean and restore your items while they’re in storage so when your home is restored to pre-loss condition everything can be put back to where it once was.

Facing a disaster of any kind is scary and stressful. The last thing you need is to worry about your home and property while getting everything back to normal. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can help you with all your storm damage cleanup needs. We work directly with your insurance company so you don’t have to. We treat your family and belongings as if they were our own, so you always get top-of-the-line service.

For any and all professional disaster restoration services in Phillips, WI, call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services at (715) 682-4500 as soon as possible.

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