Recent Water Damage Posts

My dishwasher leaked all over my hardwood floors

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage My dishwasher leaked all over my hardwood floors Cupping hardwood floors due to water damage

It happens.  Your dishwasher leaks all over your beautiful hardwood floors and not they are starting to cup.   The first thought is that you will need to pull them up and replace them - not necessarily.  

Give SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County a call - we have had great success in drawing out the moisture in hardwood floors allowing them to be sanded and refinished  Much more economical over replacement.

How do we do this?  We use our Injectidry Mat System that uses the power of a high-pressure blower to draw the moisture right through the surface of the floor.  We create containment and pump dehumidified air into the containment.  It takes between 5-10 days to accomplish dependent on how long the wood was saturated before we began, but the results are amazing.

So, before you start ripping out that beautiful hardwood, give us a call!

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County "Like it never even happened"

Water Damage

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Don't wait, call early

Water damage occurs when excess water begins to pool in ares where it shouldn't.  Many different factors can create this excess water and thereby contribute to water damage. 

When you are aware of potential causes, you can take precautionary measures to insure against a leak or flood.  Basically, the sooner you notice and address your water, the better!

Causes of water damage:

  • Bursting or leaking pipes
  • Issues with the plumbing system
  • Buildup in areas prone to collecting water, such as a crawl spaces, attics and basements
  • Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning issues
  • Natural disasters and other weather related water problems.

If you have any water issues, call SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be at your home home or business quickly to take care of the clean up and restoration "Like it never even happened."

A small water leak, may not be small...

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County has crews that are professionally trained to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the Source/Type of Water
  • Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis.
  • Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises for Hidden Moisture.
  • Perform emergency water extraction.
  • Move and block furniture and contents
  • Inspect Carpet Pad / Carpet and provide service.
  • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
  • Utilize advanced drying and monitoring equipment.
  • Dispose of refuse

Areas that can be affected by a small water leak and you don't even realize it are:

  • Break exterior
  • Sheathing
  • Wall Studs
  • Insulation
  • Interior area
  • Drywall
  • Baseboard
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding
  • Bottom wall plate
  • Sub-floor
  • Floor joist
  • sill Plate
  • Basement
  • Foundation

If you notice water, give us a call.  SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County will be out to help!

SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."

Home Sweet Home

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Your home should be your place of rest.  But when water begins leaking - even small leaks in areas your can't see - your home could quickly become a source of stress.  The possibility of harmful mold, rot and unseen damage may affect the value of your home and the health of loved ones.

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County understands how disruptive water damages can be for your entire family and will help ensure the water is identified, regardless of where it hides.  That's why we offer 24- hour emergency response by our trained, uniformed restoration professionals.  With top-of-the line equipment and time-tested cleanup and restoration techniques, SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County has the expertise to help make your house feel like home again.

After all, when it comes to your home and your family, even small disasters can feel like huge problems.  So if a water damage occurs in  your home, just call us at 414-421-3500.  We'll be there to help make it "Like it never even happened"

Peace of Mind

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Peace of Mind Once every three months, drain one gallon of water from your water heater tank to reduce the sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank.

Leaks within a home or business can cause extensive damage if unnoticed for a long period of time.   Leaking water can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout the structure.  Such a leak not only damages your property, it can also interrupt you day-to-day schedule.

One out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater or washing machine.   When you find a leak, you can also find the damage it causes to your home.

It's natural to feel a sense of panic.  SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County can provide peace of mind.  We understand your concerns and are trained in the cleanup and care of your home and property.   Our professional technicians utilize the knowledge and experience only gained by doing hundreds of jobs similar to yours and are prepared to properly clean up damage caused by a leaking water heater or washing machine.

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County is ready to help make it "Like it never even happened"

Should you clean it up yourself?

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Should you clean it up yourself? This water could be contaminated.

There's no such thing as a small disaster.  Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria - or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  Water damage can affect the value of your property.  So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.

A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough for serious water intrusions. 

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County is equipped to safely clean and restore your home or business, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the Source/Type of Water
  • Measure Temperature and Humidity for drying analysis.
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises.
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • Apply necessary treatments i.e. disinfectants/deodorization.
  • Utilize drying equipment and monitor drying.

So, before you risk further damaging the value of your home or business by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County at 414-421-3500.

"Like it never even happened."

Happy National Tell a Bad Joke Day!

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Happy National Tell a Bad Joke Day! courtesy of Meme Center

Let's hope this never happens to you, but if you find yourself with a water problem call SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County.  We have the expertise and equipment to make it "Like it never even happened." #gotta smile ##Happy National Joke Day