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Water damage demolition

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water damage demolition Wet carpeted in a home

When a water damage happens, there are a lot of people who panic and start tearing out carpet and drywall. When a homeowner calls and asks if they should start tearing out wet materials, we typically tell them not to, because we may be able to save the materials.

Of the many factors that are in play on a water damage, one of the important ones is can we save and restore the wet materials?  In most cases, materials can be saved. When we enter a water-damaged home or office, we start evaluating: what is the source of the water intrusion? Is the carpet holding together, or is it beginning to delaminate? Is the drywall falling apart? Are there wet ceilings that may collapse? Is it a safety risk?

If the carpet can be saved, we remove the pad from underneath, extract any standing water on the ground, and extract the carpet. We often “float” the carpet, by attaching the carpet to an air mover and blowing air under it.  After the entire structure is dry, we replace the pad and re-stretch and reinstall the carpet.

If the carpet is not salvageable, we promptly remove the carpet and pad, and focus on drying the remaining wet materials.

If the drywall if shows significant weakness, especially the ceiling, we do need to remove it for safety reasons. Also, if there is a vapor barrier present behind the drywall, we may need to remove some of the drywall to effectively dry the framing and substructure.

When attempting to dry out wet drywall, there are many different methods that can be used. We detach baseboards and drill holes in the drywall below the baseboard line. This allows for easy airflow into the drywall, as well as the wall cavities. We also have an injection drying system, which allows us to directly inject dry air into the walls. This is a highly-effective method of addressing “hidden” water inside the walls and framing. It can also be used for hard-to-reach areas, such as the space under kitchen cabinets.

Before you start demolishing wet carpeting and walls in your home or commercial building, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Casper. Our restorative drying techniques can save a lot of your materials, and get you put back together more quickly!

5 Baking Safety Tips

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 5 Baking Safety Tips Holiday Cookies

  1. D5 Baking Safety Tipson’t eat raw cookie dough. Don’t eat any kind of raw cookie dough. Even if it doesn’t have eggs in it, or it is prepackaged, there is still always a risk for food poisoning. Eating raw cookie dough is just not worth the risk.
  2. Wash your hands after handling eggs. When handling meat products of any kind, it’s important to prevent cross-contamination. One easy way to do this is to wash your hands with warm water and soap. Be sure to scrub them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Keep countertops clean. After rolling any cookie dough out on the counter, make sure that you clean and sanitize your counter top.
  4. Don’t let perishable ingredients sit on the counter for too long. Anything that comes from the fridge like eggs or milk needs to stay in the refrigerator for as long as possible.
  5. Before each use, perform an oven safety check.
    1. Make sure you do not smell gas leaking from a gas stove. If you do, open a window and leave the room.
    2. Make sure there is nothing in the oven. An oven should never be used for storage.
    3. Make sure that there are no food particles or grease residue on the stove top.
    4. Position your oven racks before pre-heating to prevent scalding.

Emergency Ready Profiles

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles Emergency Ready Profile

We have a program called ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). It’s a profile we put together in case of an emergency in your home or business. It’s good for employees, babysitters, or house sitters. The profile is designed to help people that have an emergency occur in their property. For example if you have water damage, and you need to shut off your water supply, the profile will show a picture of what the shut off looks like, and a description of where it’s at. It will also have contact information in case the home owner or building manager is not available.

WHY SERVPRO? We offer this FREE profile to anyone. All we need is just a little of your time, and we can make you better prepared for any type of emergency or disaster.

Employee Certifications

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Employee Certifications Employee Certifications

It’s important when hiring a company that you make sure that the company, and employees have the proper training to ensure that the job is done to industry standards. We are proud at the fact that we have our employees trained in any aspect of the job we come across. We have employees all the way from office to Owners trained.

Owners:

Jeff Sleep:

IICRC Certifications

Carpet Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Journeyman Water Restorer

Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

Applied Microbial Remediation

Commercial Drying Specialist

Health & Safety Equivalent

Master Water Restorer

Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

Journeyman Textile Cleaner

Odor Control

Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer

Master Fire & Smoke Restoration

Non IICRC Certifications

Subrogation Specialist

Trauma Scene Cleanup – Restoration Sciences Academy

Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting

 John Sleep:

IICRC Certifications

Carpet Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Journeyman Water Restorer

Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

Applied Microbial Remediation

Commercial Drying Specialist

Health & Safety Equivalent

Master Water Restorer

Non IICRC Certifications

Subrogation Specialist

Trauma Scene Cleanup – Restoration Sciences Academy

Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting

Technician Certifications:

 Tyler A:

IICRC Certifications

Carpet Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Journeyman Water Restorer

Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

Applied Microbial Remediation

Health & Safety Equivalent

Master Water Restorer

Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

Journeyman Textile Cleaner

Odor Control

Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer

Master Fire & Smoke Restoration

Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting

Chad M:

IICRC Certifications

Water Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

Carpet Cleaning Technician 

Non IICRC Certifications

Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

Guy N:

 IICRC Certifications

Water Restoration

Fire & Smoke Restoration

 Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

 Chelsea W:

IICRC Certifications

Water Restoration

Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

 Danyelle B:

Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

Amber V:

Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course

Office Staff:

Paula J:

Water Damage Restoration

 Sara K:

Water Damage Restoration

Marketer:

Miamie S.

 IICRC Certifications

Water Damage Restoration

Carpet Cleaning Technician 

Fire & Smoke Restoration 

Non IICRC Certifications

Employee Certification Training Program

  • Crew training course
  • Water Certification
  • Fire Certification
  • Carpet & Upholstery Certification

Emergency READY Profile

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Emergency READY Profile

When you need your water, fire, or mold damage fixed quickly and correctly, call SERVPRO of Casper. We do mitigation and restoration services on both commercial and residential properties. We offer quality cleaning and quick response – that is the SERVPRO way.

SERVPRO of Casper can develop a free Emergency READY Profile for your business. This assessment of your commercial facility creates an immediate plan of action, in case disaster strikes. A compact portfolio contains all the information that you need for priority response. Important details such as key contacts, the location of shut-off valves and breakers, and priority areas in your building ensure that emergency services can begin quickly. With some prior planning, the professionals at SERVPRO of Casper can minimize the interruption to your business, and get you up and running again as soon as possible.