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Water Damage

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

We have a saying here at SERVPRO of Brown County, and all franchises that we’re, “Faster to any size disaster.”

 No matter where you are, if you need our help, we will be there for you ASAP.

If your home floods in the middle of the night, or you have a business fire on a holiday and need board up services, we will be there for you.

There is always someone to answer our phones, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have an emergency, we always have a team of highly-trained, expert technicians on call. They will come to you when you need them for any disaster large or small.

If a natural disaster causes widespread damage across the Green Bay area, our team will be there to help!

The goal is to help people get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible, while providing the very best service.

Don’t forget, we offer help for cleanup after floods, fires, storms, mold and biohazard events. We can help with disasters large and small, because we know what even a “small issue” can seem very large when you’re the one living through it.

Call us when you need us at 920-434-8224, because we are the ones who are “Faster to any size disaster.”

Water Emergency

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Brown County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help 24/7/365
Call Today - 920-434-8224

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Brown County

SERVPRO of Brown County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Severe Weather

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

The term “severe weather” covers a whole lot of activity that can affect people across the country on any given day, at any given time.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Americans deal with thousands of these weather events yearly.

To be prepared for severe weather, it helps to first know the hazards that can affect you, your family and your property.

In the Green Bay area, the National Weather Service (NWS) says we’re at risk for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding and, of course, winter storms. You’ve probably experienced a few of these in your time here (we know we have!).

At SERVPRO we recommend being prepared for the worst as we head into the warmest months of the year. According to the NWS, we’re much more likely to see those severe thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes during the spring and summer (although they can strike any time!).

To prepare we advise getting a NOAA weather radio and taking a look at the FEMA app, which we discussed in a previous blog post. That way you can hear about any watches or warnings headed your way and make sure to seek safe shelter.

It’s also a good time to come up with an emergency plan for your family and your business, put together or buy an emergency kit and keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

SERVPRO also advises that you spread the word to your friends and family once you have your own plans in place. Post on your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter that you have plans for staying during severe weather. Your good example could lead others to do the same.

If storms or floods come your way, remember SERVPRO of Brown County can always help you out in the aftermath. We are here for your storm and water damage recovery needs. Just pick up the phone and dial 920-434-8224.

Casino Night Auction

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Casino Night Online Auction
 | July 30, 2020

Howard Suamico Business & Professional Association proudly supports the students in our community by awarding scholarships as they prepare for college. In support of this initiative, HSBPA has partnered with many area businesses to host the annual “Casino Night Event” where all funds raised are donated to scholarships for deserving students. Due to the pandemic, this year’s in-person event has been cancelled and we will host an online auction with the generous gift baskets that have been donated.

This year, we were able to award eight scholarships! Please help us continue this tradition by participating in our online auction and bidding generously. As always, all money raised will support future scholarships.

You can bid online at: www.hsbpa.org/auction. The auction will end August 16th at 5pm!

As always, our SERVPRO of Brown County family is here to support our community!

SUMMER SHOPPING DAZE

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Brown County, we love being a part of the Suamico/ Howard community. As part of this community, we like to be in the know about fun, local events. And we want to help keep you in the know too!

So, in the spirit of keeping you in the know…the Howard-Suamico Business and Professional Association (HSBPA) is holding a SUMMER SHOPPING DAZE!

The August Community Bulletin will feature SUMMER SHOPPING DAZE that will take place Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8. The event will be promoted through the Community Bulletin and also through a social media campaign. SUMMER SHOPPING DAZE ads will appear in the August's EXPANDED issue of the Community Bulletin that will be mailed to over 18,000 area homes and business in Howard, Suamico, Little Suamico and Sobieski.

Our sales and marketing manager Jim Knopf is on the board of directors for the HSBPA, he says it’s incredible to see so many businesses get involved in the event and to see how the community itself has grown over the last few years.

For more information visit  www.hsbpa.org/community-bulletin/advertising or call or email Bob Strazishar at (920) 655-8278 or info@communitybulletin.org

And if you do head out, come say hello to us in Howard on Pamperin Road! We always like to meet new friends!

Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States and the dangers only rise as we get into the holiday season. So, (since October is Fire Prevention Month) now is a good time to learn more about these incidents and what you can do to prevent them.

The statistics when it comes to kitchen fires are stark. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking accounts for about 47% of home fires, 20% of fire-related deaths and 45% of the fire-related injuries reported across the country each year. The NFPA says Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and then Christmas Eve.

Luckily, there are many simple steps home chefs can take to avoid these fires. One big step? Always watch what you’re cooking. The NFPA tells us one third of kitchen fires happen when a person leaves the equipment they’re using unattended. So, particularly if you’re using the stove top, stay in the kitchen and watch closely. If you’re using the oven, experts advise checking in regularly.

It’s important to remember, kitchen fires don’t just happen when food burns, anything flammable can catch fire if it’s too close to the heat. So, keep anything like oven mitts, dish cloths and paper towels AWAY from heat sources.

We have saved the BIGGEST culprit of cooking fires for last: frying. The NFPA says frying dominates the cooking fire problem. So, the Association has some advice you’ll want to follow this holiday season (and, of course, all year long):

  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying.
  • If you see smoke coming off the food you’re frying, turn off the burner or safely remove the pan from the burner. Smoke it a sign the oil is too hot.
  • Slowly heat the oil to the temperature you need.
  • Add food to the oil gently so that it does not splatter.
  • Always keep a lid beside your pan. If the pan does catch fire, cover it with the lid and turn off the banner. Let the oil cool before removing the lid again.
  • NEVER put water on a grease fire. If a fire starts to spread, leave the house immediately and call 911.

Now you know a little bit more about how to stand the heat and stay in the kitchen SAFELY. And in any unfortunate event that you may need help with clean up, give SERVPRO of Brown County a call at 920-434-8224

Flooding

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Floods can be unpredictable and destructive. Whether a flood occurs from excessive rain, a storm, or snow melting, staying prepared can help avoid any further damage. SERVPRO of  Brown County is ready to help in case of a flood emergency in your home or business.  Here are some tips to prepare ahead of a storm.  

Consider an emergency kit

You may want to consider organizing your family an emergency kit. Here’s a list of things you may want to include in your emergency kit:

  • First aid kit
  • Prescriptions and important medicines
  • Credit cards and cash
  • A change of clothes
  • Important documents
  • Battery powered flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • Water
  • Nonperishable food

SERVPRO of Brown County offers storm restoration for your home or business. We’re faster to respond to an unfortunate event since we are local and open 24/7/365. You can trust the SERVPRO of Brown team to clean up any storm damage in your home or business and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know lightning strikes occur in the United States about 25 million times each year?

That statistic is according to the National Weather Service, or NWS, and is especially important to think about this time of year. According to the NWS, lightning is more likely to strike during the summer months, although it can happen any time of year.

The NWS says about 47 people, on average, are killed by lightning strikes, with hundreds more being injured.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep yourself safe.

If you are at home, the National Weather Service has several tips to stay safe:

  • Stay off corded phones (you CAN use cell phones).
  • Avoid plumbing: do not take a shower or wash your hands.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
  • Bring your pets inside.
  • Remember that typical surge protectors will NOT protect against surges caused by lightning strikes.

If you are unable to get to shelter, the NWS advises you take these steps:

  • Avoid open fields and hilltops.
  • Stay away from tall, isolated trees or objects
  • Stay away from water.
  • Try to get into a low-lying area or keep heading toward shelter.
  • If you’re in a group, spread out to avoid a strike hitting multiple people.

It’s unfortunate we know the damage, but luckily, we also know how to fix a lot of that damage. Our crews have the knowledge and experience to help you recover if the unthinkable happens. Just give SERVPRO of Brown County a call at 920-434-8224.

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7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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What Should You do After a Fire Disaster Affects Your Home

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

An unexpected house fire in the West Brown County area could be a very traumatic and unsettling experience for your family. Having to deal with the aftermath can leave anyone feeling uncertain about the future of the place they call home. Where does one start once the smoke as settled, and are now faced with making decisions you never thought possible? 

At SERVPRO of Brown County we understand how a fire can throw a person’s entire life into chaos. That’s why our team is prepared to bring order to that chaos.

SERVPRO technicians can provide cleanup of fire, smoke and soot damage. We have the training and specialized equipment to handle all size jobs.  We are also able to provide reconstruction services.

Do keep in mind, water damage is typical if water hoses were used to put out the fire. Your possessions could end up soggy. Anything you want to preserve, or reuse will need careful cleaning. When you have a critical cleanup situation, it is best to take immediate action and hire professionals that specialize in both fire and water restoration services. 

SERVPRO of West Brown County specializes in fire and water restoration. We've received advance training in restoration techniques, and we have the experience and specialized equipment to restore your property quickly.

Our Technicians train in the following areas:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration 
  • Odor Control 
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We are a locally owned and operated business that is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. If you have questions about fire, smoke, or soot damage, call us today at (920) 434-8224.