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Tips & Tricks for Thawing Out Your Home

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

As spring approaches, many of you cannot wait for the warmer weather. Warmer weather means no more snow, no more ice, and more sunshine! It is important to remember that all of that snow and ice that once plagued your home has to go somewhere.

Here at SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties we want to ensure that you can enjoy everything about spring without worrying about your home. Here are some tips  and tricks you can take to prepare your home for melting snow and ice. 

Step 1: Clear any remaining ice and snow away from your home

Remove any snow up against the side of your home or covering drains, when this melts it will seep into the ground and around your foundation.

A good way to ensure that meltwater is not seeping around your foundation is to shovel snow out of the way at least a foot around your home.

Step 2: Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free of debris

All of the melting snow on your roof has to go somewhere. Your downspouts should be positioned to lead to a drainage system.

Make sure to clean out any debris or dirt and dispose of it. This will help your downspouts to work properly, and prevent ice dams from forming if the temperature drops again.

Step 3: Check that your sump pump is in good working order

After the thaw water levels can be high, your  sump pump will lead the water away from your basement. This will prevent flooding in the basement of your home.

If you are unsure of how to check your sump pump you can refer to the manufacturer's manual for tips.

Step 4: Walk around your yard and familiarize yourself with the grading

The grading in your home is important because without proper grading it can lead to flooding, water damage in your home and foundation, standing water, dead landscaping, and structural damage. 

The grade or grading around your house is essentially the level of the ground. The way that your ground is graded will guide water and keep it from flowing towards your home. 

Step 5: Look for signs of water damage and call the experts right away.

The sooner you spot a leak or water damage in your home, the faster our experts at SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties can help stop damages and work on restoring your home. You can start by checking your basement and crawlspace for any water.

SERVPRO®  of Boone and Clinton Counties is a highly experienced team with expertise in water damage and restoration. Here at SERVPRO®  we have the skills and tools to restore your home. Call SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties today at (765) -659-9600

Office Cleanings

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Office cleanings can be a pain and take up too much time. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties does commercial cleanings and can come in and extensively clean an office space, kitchen, break room, or the production floor. We have cleaned numerous commercial buildings and always work around the businesses schedules. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties has gone in super early in the morning to have it done by first shift. We have even worked on weekends if asked to do so and is the only time we could get in and get the job completed. Give us a call and we will get you on our schedule (765) 659-9600.

Storm Team

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO as a whole has a storm team that goes all over the country to different disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or anything else that may need our help. Once the initial team gets to the destination, they will determine how many teams would be best to have come and help and then send a nationwide message to all SERVPRO franchises asking for help. Although asked, franchises do not have to help. From experience sending people from our franchise, it is an amazing training tool and the citizens in the communities are very thankful for our help. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties are here to help and we will do whatever it takes to help those in need.

Preventing Electrical Fires

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

The most common cause of a fire either at a residential home or a business is electrical. Electrical fires happen all of the time and out of all of the fires we have received in the last two years only one was not caused by electrical. One of the most common causes of electrical fires is either having too many things plugged into an outlet or not having an extension cord that has a breaker on it or can handle all of the wattage plugged into it. Ways to prevent electrical fires is to distribute your wattage in each room across different outlets if possible. Another thing to help is if you have to use an extension cord, use one that has a trigger system to power down the cord before the surge reaches the outlet.

The SERVPRO Experience

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

When a loss occurs in your home, call the guys that have been doing it for years, the resources and the experience needed to get the job done. Only one business matches that criteria and it is SERVPRO. SERVPRO has 38 years of business in the restoration industry. SERVPRO also has more than 1,350 franchises servicing 48 states, so wherever you are, we will be there to help. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties professionals are standing by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with your cleanup and restoration needs. Regardless of the time of day or the day of the year, if called upon, we will be there and make it "Like it never even happened".

Mold Treatment

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a scary thing to think about because you do not know it is there until it begins to smell or be visible to the eye. When that happens though, who knows how much has spread until some of the contaminated area is removed. Once a piece of wall or whatever has the mold on it is removed, then we can see behind the scenes of how far it went and how much more needs to be removed. Before removing the mold, we spray a chemical that kills the mold, so it no longer spreads and then remove it all. 

Turn a Bad Experience

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

There is never a good time to find a water leak. Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout your property, potentially creating mildew and staining walls. Quick action is needed to help prevent major damage and to get the problem fixed. SERVPRO franchise professionals here in Boone & Clinton Counties understand such a leak not only damages your home, it also interrupts your day-to-day schedule while trying to cope with the problem at hand. We will come in, pinpoint the problem and get it fixed prior to starting mitigation work. We will also speak with the customer about everything throughout the process.

Winter Storms

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain to freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can control who you call upon to help with the loss that occurred to ensure it is done right and in a timely manner. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties will be there in your time of need regardless of the amount of snow on the ground, the temperature or anything else. We are here to help.

Exceed Customer Expectations

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counites, our goal is to not only fix the problem at hand, but to also educate and answer any questions the customer may have. Our mission is to offer great service on the job and while talking with the customer to ensure they are always aware of what is going on and where we are at on getting the job done. SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties gets the job done quickly and right so the customer does not have a big expense piling up and does not have to worry about if it will happen again due to poor work.

IICRC Certified

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been an IICRC approved business and educator since 1997. We teach five IICRC courses and those are:

1. Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

2. Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)

3. Fire and Smote Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT)

4. Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT)

5. Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

If you would like to know more about the certifications, give our office a call and we can go over each one. Those certifications make our team members better and give our customers the piece of mind that the job is not only being done, but being done by a certified technician who knows what he is doing.