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Cooking Safety Tips for Plainview?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A person is cooking in a kitchen. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pierce County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration. Here are some kitchen fire safety tips from Travelers Insurance:

What to Do If a Cooking Fire Flares Up

  • Your safety comes first. If you cannot safely extinguish the fire, leave the scene, call 911 for help, and let the fire department control the fire.
  • If a small fire flares up and you are going to try to extinguish it, call 911 for help first. A fire may grow out of control more quickly than you anticipate.
  • Smother a grease fire – never throw water on a grease fire. The water can be super-heated, change to steam, and cause severe burns. Also, it can cause oil to splash up and spread the fire. If a grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by sliding the lid over the pan while wearing an oven mitt. If safe to do so, turn off the heat source. Do not move the pan; keep the lid on until the fire is out and the pan is completely cool.
  • If a fire starts in your oven, keep the door closed and turn off the heat source. Keeping the door closed will help smother the flames. Do not open the door until the flames are completely out.

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Plainview residents and commercial businesses can count on  SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety for Stanton?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising towards a smoke alarm. We are trusted leaders in contents restoration services in Wayne County.

Stanton residents need to know.

Have you tested your smoke alarms lately? Smoke alarms are an essential part of a home fire escape plan. They provide an early warning so you can get out quickly. SERVPRO® of Norfolk witnesses firsthand the difference properly installed and maintained smoke detectors can make. Here is some information on smoke alarms from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

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You never know when you may need fire damage restoration services for your Stanton home or commercial business, but when you do, you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damaged Belongings in Wayne?

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Clothes are soaking in a cleaning solution. We are trusted leaders in contents restoration services in Wayne County.

When my home flooded during a recent storm, the contents of my basement were damaged by water intrusion. The water originated from a storm drain and brought contaminated water into my home.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk has been restoring water damage and belongings for Wayne residents and businesses for years. We offer cleaning and deodorization services to restore your clothing and other household items to preloss condition. When you have water-damaged belongings that require restoration, we will pretest every item to determine the best cleaning method to restore the item. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Call Us!

You never know when you will have water damage and require contents restoration services, but when you do, you can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore your water-damaged belongings in Wayne, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Basement Flooding in Battle Creek?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A wall in a basement shows water on the walls. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Madison County.

The winter months bring lots of opportunities for basements to flood to Battle Creek. SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your basement from water damage:

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you’ve never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

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Water damage can happen at any time. Battle Creek residents and businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Crime Scene and Accident Cleanup in Norfolk?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency vehicles sit in front of an active crime scene investigation. We clean and restore crime scenes in Madison County.

Although violent crimes are 66 percent lower in Norfolk than in other cities nearby, crime does happen. SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to safely clean and restore crime scenes.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Common Trauma and Crime Scene Scenarios

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, we can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Our trained Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug - “Meth” Labs

Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as “meth” are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. Our technicians follow federal and state guidelines to clean all surfaces properly.

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You never know when your home or business may be compromised by a crime or accident. Norfolk residents and businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Warehouse in Wakefield?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A clean damage-free warehouse is shown. We restore commercial flooding in Dixon and Wayne Counties.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk has been restoring water damage in Wakefield for many years. We understand that every minute your business is closed represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and restore water damage efficiently. Here are some examples of the advanced technology and equipment we use to get your business operational quickly:

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are used to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

You never know when your business or home may flood, but Wakefield businesses and residents can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore their water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hypothermia in Hartington?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A person wearing a snow mask and hat is shown.  We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore storm damage. We will immediately tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements to discourage secondary damage as soon as we arrive. Winter weather in Hartington gets below freezing, and frostbite and hypothermia are known to happen. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers this helpful information about frostbite and hypothermia: 

 
Frostbite?causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes. 

Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin. 

Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad. 

Hypothermia?is a shallow body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency. 

Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness. 

Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck. 

Call Us Today! 

You never know when you may experience storm damage, but Hartington residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to restore their property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.  

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

Fire Damage Tips for Madison?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters stand outside of a home.  We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Madison residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore water damage. Here are some water damage tips from our website:  

First, ask yourself if it is safe to stay in the house.  

  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns 
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. 
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! 

What To Do After A Fire 

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. 
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork 
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas 
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open 
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil 
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves 
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system filter 
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers 

Call Us Today! 

Madison residents and businesses can count on SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to restore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Water Damage Tips for South Sioux City?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water extraction equipment is being used. We restore water damage in Dakota County, “Like it never even happened.”

South Sioux City residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore water damage. Here are some water damage tips from our website:

First, ask yourself if it is safe to stay in the house.

  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

South Sioux City residents and businesses can count on SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services in Randolph?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A light fixture is being cleaned. We provide many deep cleaning services in Cedar County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers a full range of specialty deep cleaning services that exceed the scope of a standard cleaning service. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. We always pretest each fabric and surface to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method.

Some of the cleaning methods we use include:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

 Here are some of the specialty cleaning services we offer:

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Biohazard
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Trauma and Crime Scene

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s cleaning services are designed to keep your home or business looking its best. Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.