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The Costs of Commercial Damage to Your Business

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

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There are countless ways that your business space can become damaged, whether through natural disasters, technical malfunctions, or vandalism. There are a number of other drawbacks that commercial water damage, fire damage, or storm damage can have to your business.

Lost Income:

Whether you work from an office space, an events venue, or a shopfront, damage causing your doors to close will put a stop to business as usual, so repairs should be prompt to avoid incurring too much loss of income.

Lost Relevance:

The longer your business is shut means the longer that your current and potential customer base aren’t able to access your goods or services. This opens up time for competitors, so reopen quickly to stay relevant.

Lost Staff:

Even if the business has to be put on hold, people still need to eat and your staff will still need to be paid. If you can’t afford to do so while the business is shut they’ll have the right mind to find new employment.

With a good insurance policy, commercial damage restoration shouldn’t be too hard to organize, so just contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

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A flood in your house can cause all sorts of damage to your belongings, electronics, and even the structural integrity of your home. We know the risks that water damage can bring with it, but it’s important to know what causes that damage in homes, so we can best prepare for it.

Common Causes of Water Damage

  • Damaged Pipes: This is especially common in older homes where plumbing systems can become rusted and worn down over time. Watch out for cracks and bulges in the floors and ceilings to stay one step ahead of pipe failure.
  • Kitchen Appliances: After being used for a long time, or used improperly, your white goods can start to flood the floors. Common culprits are overfilled fridges, clogged up dishwashers, and leaky washing machines.
  • Natural Disasters: Maybe there has been a hurricane, a nearby dam has broken, or your home has been caught in a major snowstorm. There are a number of possibly harmful natural occurrences that mean floodproofing your home against these eventualities is always a smart move.

If you can’t get ahead of water damage and find yourself having to deal with the fallout, don’t take it on yourself, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage and Severe Weather

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Due to climate change, storm damage today has the potential to be more catastrophic than ever before. There are various forms of severe weather that can cause storm damage, each of which is more or less common in different parts of the USA.

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - Southeast:

Hurricanes and tropical storms are extreme winds that occur in random directions, usually coupled with masses of precipitation. Hurricanes have winds of at least 74mph, while tropical storms fall between 39-73mph. These storms occur in tropical regions, such as the Atlantic Basin, near the Caribbean Sea, and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Tornadoes - Midwest:

A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of wind that can reach speeds of up to 300mph, which can absolutely decimate flimsier properties. They usually occur around “Tornado Alley” which includes South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Northern Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Blizzards - North:

Blizzards and winter storms occur in colder weather, with a blizzard having winds of at least 35mph and generally carrying masses of snow. You’ll find blizzards in areas such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

If you live in any of these areas, there are structural and additional precautions you can take to combat the effects of severe weather, however, it won’t always be enough. For a proper storm damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO?

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Whether your home or commercial space is damaged, you need your repairs to be completed by professionals with the right level of expertise and experience. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley are the people for the job.

Along with our team’s extensive technical skills, knowledge, equipment, and versatility when it comes to damage restoration services, there are plenty of other reasons that you should choose us. We’re about much more than handling the big picture, understanding that losses can be the largest in the smallest of elements.

Along with larger-scale cleanups and construction projects, our skills lie in the details, with our team adept in odor removal, dealing with graffiti, cleaning up biohazards/crime scenes, restoring soft furnishings, and even salvaging important damaged documents.

We also pride ourselves on being insurance experts, partnering with firms to provide the most excellent service possible to clients and policyholders. We do what we can to reduce claim costs, create low loss ratios, and help customers feel satisfied with their policies.

So, if your home or business space suffers from major damage, come to SERVPRO, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Advantages of Professional Storm Damage Restoration

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Whether your home suffers damage due to a storm, blizzard, or any other form of “disaster”, in many cases there will be a lot that you can effectively salvage. However, you shouldn’t embark on a rescue mission for your home without the assistance of professional storm restoration services, and here’s why.

Using professional services will undoubtedly get the job done a lot quicker and of a higher quality. Things like repairing structural and roof damage aren’t small tasks to undertake, and with a professional team using the right equipment you can expect things to be back to normal a lot sooner. By using a professional service, you’re also likely to reduce your overall costs, because you’ll be consolidating parts and labor into complete transactions rather than attempting to pay for things bit by bit and by yourself. Along with all this, you can minimize the risks of lingering damage by using a team that has true expertise. 

At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we work with an extremely capable team of technicians, with the equipment and knowledge at their disposal to ensure that homes recover effectively from “disasters” such as storms.

In these situations, you should call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll get to you as soon as possible to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.” with our storm damage repair team.

The Importance of Professional Restoration for Water Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding is a serious issue for homeowners, whether from natural causes or due to technological malfunctions in your home. If your house suffers water damage you may feel like you could attempt to deal with it yourself, but in reality, it’s vital to go to a professional.

Without professional water removal, your home could be in serious danger. Serious water damage can cause the structural integrity of your home to become severely compromised, with the foundations and walls at risk of falling apart. Similarly, the electrical systems in your home could be majorly damaged, meaning many of your home’s vital technologies could stop working, and you could even risk electrocution. That’s not to mention the potential risks of mold and contaminated water.

The safety of your home and family is priceless, so it’s essential that you bring in professionals with experience in cleaning water damage away. At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we have a crack team of technicians with the expertise and technology to remove water from your home quickly and efficiently, before moving on to a restoration project to mitigate any damage.

If you find yourself in a situation like this, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll work to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO?

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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When it comes to damage restoration, you need to work with a company that you can trust, and at SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, all we can do is throw our hat into the ring. We’ve put together this short piece to express why you should come to us when disaster strikes your home or commercial space.

When it comes to damage, we have an expert team of technicians at our disposal, each with the knowledge to approach repairs and restoration in the most efficient and professional manner possible. Along with this, our team is also kitted out with the best equipment available to get the job done.

As far as homes are concerned, our team is capable of tackling construction issues, storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. And on the topic of commercial damage restoration, we approach large loss and industry-specialized restoration with the same degree of professionalism as we do in any other instance. Similarly, we offer both general and specialized cleaning services, along with providing emergency readiness plans for businesses in case of disasters striking.

At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we’re a comprehensive restoration company, bringing an expert team and state-of-the-art technology together for each and every situation that we aim to tackle. If disaster strikes you or your business, call the SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team, and we’ll get to you as soon as we can.

Storm Damage Cleanup - The Process

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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A storm, blizzard, tornado, or any other “disaster” can strike at any moment, causing severe damage to your home. If you’re lucky, you’ll be in a salvageable situation, which is when you should bring in a professional storm damage restoration company that could help your home’s recovery in various ways.

Firstly, the company should examine your home’s interior and exterior very carefully, assessing the level of damage and considering the approach that they should take to the restoration. Once they’ve analyzed the situation and considered the necessary treatment, the work will begin. Prior to bringing in more structural solutions and technology, the team should perform a deep clean wherever they can, along with bringing in dehumidifiers to combat the spread of mold and mildew. Once this is complete, the process could be anything from patching up walls to relaying roof tiles, all dependent on the type of damage present.

At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we work with a highly knowledgeable and capable team of technicians, with the expertise and equipment at their disposal to help your home recover effectively from storms, and any other “disasters”.

If you find yourself in a tight spot like this, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll do our best to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.” with our storm damage restoration services.

The Right Kind of Commercial Damage Restoration

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Suffering serious damage to a commercial space can feel catastrophic. Along with the cost of repairs, the looming financial pressure of potentially losing your business can be too much to bear. But with speedy and effective damage restoration, issues like commercial water damage can be resolved before you go under.

A good restoration company can deal with issues in spaces large and small, with a variety of approaches in how they approach damage repair. Large loss restoration is an important option if a large space requires structural repairs, major cleanups, or even commercial fire damage restoration. A good restoration company can also offer businesses an emergency-ready plan, giving them pre-decided options for how to approach things if disaster strikes. General and specialty cleaning services should also be offered, in the case of smaller, messier situations. Finally, you want to know that a restoration company can approach different industries in a specialized manner, adding the degree of specificity that’s necessary for different businesses.

At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we offer all of the commercial restoration services described in this blog, so if your business ends up in a tight spot, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley. We’ll have an expert team over as soon as possible to begin the repairs.

The Importance of Professional Fire Restoration

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Any house fire is a tragedy, but you might be lucky enough not to lose the entire property. Upon inspecting your charred, but salvageable home, you might believe that you could complete an effective fire damage cleanup, but really, you should always bring in professionals.

Firstly, it’s unlikely that you have the proper equipment or expertise to clean the effects of the damage away – simply wiping away ashes with a mask on your face won’t cut it. Secondly, the recovery process could take much longer if you attempt to complete it yourself, as it’s not an easy task to complete. Thirdly, you could easily end up throwing away salvageable goods or things you could claim on insurance. It also goes without saying that the effects of fire could linger around the home, potentially affecting your health.

Your home is your sanctuary, so it’s crucial to recruit restoration professionals with experience in dealing with fire damage. At SERVPRO, we have an expert team of technicians with the knowledge and technology needed to help your home recover from fire damage to the best possible degree.

If you find yourself in a situation like this, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll work to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.”