SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry, and its professionals are faster for any size of disaster.
SERVPRO is a restoration company that we lead and many people trust; we are 24/7 for all our clients. We know how to respond as quickly as it is crucial and can change the outcome of any water loss; this helps minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
We are ready to reconstruct or help your residence or commercial asset.
We have a professional for each position who acts quickly and appropriately to handle any work properly; our clients trust us 100%, and we are always before any disaster, no matter how small or how big, we are one call away.
Faster than any disaster, contact us! SERVPRO of Burlington is a call away! We love to support our local community. Make it look "Like it never even happened." Give us a call at 319-754-8050!
Christmas Tree Fires
According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of all Christmas tree fires are caused by either an electrical problem or a heat source too close to the tree. Below are some safety measures you can take to prevent these accidents.
- If purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label "Fire Retardant". This indicates that the tree will resist burning and extinguish quickly if an accident were to happen.
- When purchasing a live tree: - Make sure the needles are green and are hard to pull from the branches. - Look for one where the lower trunk is sticky with resin.
- Once the tree is in your home, place it away from fireplaces, radiators, portable heaters, heater vents, electronics, and electrical equipment. If it is a real tree, make sure to keep the stand filled with water.
Everyone have a safe and happy holiday season! Should an emergency happen, we are available 24/7 by calling 319-754-8050!
SERVPRO is the Leader in Specialty Cleaning
Biohazard cleanups are especially dangerous to both you and our cleanup crew. Without proper training and techniques the affected area could become even more hazardous. SERVPRO of Burlington is recognized as an industry expert on specialty cleaning. Whether it be a sewer backup, a crime scene cleanup or dealing with infectious pathogens, SERVPRO can safety restore the property.
Our certified technicians are trained in the handling and disposal of the biohazard materials. They are trained in wearing the appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) and take special pre-caution to avoid cross contamination. We have the specialized equipment and disinfecting agents to ensure both cleanliness and odor removal.
Should you find the unfortunate need for an outside cleanup and disinfecting company, call the industry leader for your piece of mind that the job will get done correctly; SERVPRO of Burlington (319)-754-8050.
SERVPRO OF Burlington is the Leading Restoration Company in Southeast Iowa
It is important that you trust the cleaning and restoration of your home or business and your contents to a company that has technicians who are highly trained and certified in all areas of remediation. Our technicians here at SERVPRO Burlington are IICRC certified and undergo extensive educational instruction in the restoration sciences. They learn the latest techniques used in tandem with technologically advanced equipment for the best outcome on every job they do.
Availability is another crucial issue in choosing a mitigation company. The longer the damage in your home sits, the greater the loss to your property and belongings. SERVPRO technicians have a commitment to 24-hour a day/7 days a week service- no matter when the loss happens; they arrive quickly to prevent further damage.
SERVPRO of Burlington stands ready to assist with the cleanup and restoration from any fire, storm, water, or mold damage. Call us (319)-754-8050 for your emergency!
Protect Your Pets
Protecting your Pets
Your pets are a part of your family, and you surely would do whatever you can to keep them safe and out of harm’s way. To help keep all of your family safe from the dangers of a home fire, here are some important steps you should take to prepare for the possibility of a fire emergency in your home.
Your pets are not always aware of their surroundings and that their actions can result in a fire. Here are a few pet safety tips for preventing a fire:
- Don’t leave pets unattended near space heaters or an open flame
- Secure electrical cords that your dog might chew on
- Remove stove knobs or use safety covers. Never leave food on the stove unattended
- Consider flameless candles or other candle alternatives
Pet Fire Preparedness
Once you have set up your home to help your pets from starting a fire emergency, you then need to start on your pet evacuation plan. When developing an evacuation plan with your family, identify which member of the family will be responsible for helping your pets get to safety, and make sure your pet comes when called by that family member.
Place a pet alert window cling to a front window with information on all of your pets so firefighters can quickly find them.
While the saving your pets is important, make sure to you don’t delay your escape if saving your pet isn’t possible. Once out of the house, do not reenter, inform the firefighters of your pets and let the professional take the lead on finding your pets. Wait until the fire damage assessment team says your home is safe to enter before reentering the house.
SERVPRO of Burlington has been to a number of jobs that could be considered hoarding houses. A special type of care is needed to keep our team safe when we do any type of work there. There are many risks that come with hoarding compulsion and hoarding houses such as:
- Increased risk of falls
- Injury or being trapped by shifting or falling items
- Family conflicts
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Unsanitary conditions that pose a risk to health
- Pest infestation
- A fire hazard
- Bio hazard
- Poor work performance
- Legal issues, such as eviction
That is one of the reasons we are here. Our team is highly trained and more than willing to take on tough jobs such as hoarding and the risks that are involved with them. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus, training and cleaning products, our teams are prepared to help transform unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes. It’s just one of the many ways we are here to help
For information on how we can help, you can call us at:
SERVPRO of Burlington
Fire Pit Safety
Having family and friends around an outdoor fire pit is a great pastime as the temperatures begin to drop. Please ensure they are the good times by following these safety tips.
Check the weather. If winds greater than 15 MPH are in the forecast, do not ignite the fire pit at your gathering. Some fire pits are made to handle 20 to 25 MPH wind. Check with the manufacturer.
With weather permitting, start your fire pit and clear all brush from the area. No structures within 25 feet of the fire pit should be present.
The safest way to start a fire is with small kindling. If you must use charcoal lighter fluid, make sure to seal the container and keep it far away from the fire. Never use lighter fluid once the fire has started.
The size of a recreational fire should be no more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high.
Keep a bucket of water or garden hose at the ready.
Never use an accelerant other than a lighter fluid.
Keep a safe distance from the fire, and don’t horse around.
Make sure to put the fire out completely. Stir the ashes and douse thoroughly with water.
Most cities do not allow open burning of garbage, but do permit fire pits. Check your local regulations.
Call SERVPRO of Burlington for all you Fire and Water Restoration needs at 319-754-8050!
Unsuspecting Water Leaks
When we think of water damage natural disasters come to mind. Heavy rain storms and hurricanes are certainly an expensive form of water damage, but they are definitely not the most common. Some of the most unexpected water losses come from unsuspecting water leaks. So what are some signs that may indicate you may have water leaks in your home.
Increased Water Bill
Typically your water bill will be around the same range from month to month with a couple of exceptions. Start by tracking your water bill to learn the patterns of your household. Remember to note when there are changes in your home - new roommate, filling the pool during the summer, etc. If you see anything suspicious for more than two months you may have a water leak.
Cracks in concrete in spaces like the basement or garage can indicate underground water typically this occurs over time, heavy rain makes matters worse and should be taken care of by a water remediation specialist. Warped or caving in ceilings may indicate roof damage in a home, and should be fixed immediately as this can be a hazard to safety.
Discoloration can come from water stains, mold, and unusual build up around pipes. Water stains along with mold are most common on ceilings and walls.
Should you run into any of these issues give our office a call at 319-754-8050!
Toilets overflowing is a common cause of water damage in homes. Depending on the location of the toilet and type of overflow, SERVPRO of Burlington professionals will approach the situation differently.
When sewage is involved, you want the expert help of SERVPRO professionals. Not only can we help clean up the water and dry your home back out, but we also need to attack the smells the mess left behind.
A first step in removing odors is to get rid of what is causing it – in this case, the sewage. Odor problems from water damage occur because wet materials are not dry. Once the moisture level returns to normal, a lot of the odor problems go away as well.
In most situations with deodorization, odors are coming from multiple sources. To find all of them and figure out the specific methods to fight each of them requires technical equipment and much knowledge. Our SERVPRO technicians use various methods to eliminate the smells.
A single kind of deodorization agent will not work on every odor, so we use more than one type to treat the various odors we encounter in these situations. Plus, we ensure that you as our customer likes the smell of the professional product we choose to apply.
When it comes down to it, SERVPRO of Burlington are the ones to trust with any water disaster. Not only can we clean everything up, but we ensure that your home is back to itself again.
Call us at 319-754-8050!
Lost time equals money in an emergency
24 Hours can make a difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 service response guidelines can prevent long term problems.
SERVPRO of Burlington professionals arrive quickly and are trained and equipped to help you regain control of your life when you have an emergency such as a water loss or smoke damage. Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO can be on-site to start the cleanup for water or smoke, the better the results. This could also keep the cost of the claim down.
Emergency Response 1-4-8
Service Response Guidelines
- Within one hour from notice of loss a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service.
- Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.
- Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.
If you need service, don't wait. Call SERVPRO of Burlington, and we will be there to make it "Like it never even happened." Call 319-754-8050