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SERVPRO Insider – October 2022

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Front page of newsletter. Our newest quarterly newsletter is here!

Our newest quarterly newsletter is here! The SERVPRO Insider gives an inside look at what SERVPRO Team Miller has been up to!   

In this issue, we’re helping you prepare for the holidays! Follow our fire safety tips to safely deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey and learn about the potential fire hazards that can come with holiday decorations.  

Get an inside look at our storm damage restoration projects in Fort Wayne, Indiana, learn about a few of our dedicated team members who services residential and commercial large loss projects, and help us celebrate our amazing employee Bob who has been working for SERVPRO Team Miller for the past 25 years!  

Each newsletter comes with a special feature on the services that SERVPRO offers. The service of this quarter: Fire Damage Restoration. Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive to properties and belongings. The SERVPRO team specializes in restoring versus replacing smoke and soot damaged contents and can perform restoration services to get fire-damaged buildings back to pre-fire condition.  

If you’d like to subscribe to receive our full quarterly newsletters, send us a request at marketing@rdmhc.com

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

7/24/2022 (Permalink)

Bathroom with sewage water on the floor. Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business. The three types of contaminated water are: 

Category 1: "Clean Water" 

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants. 

Category 2: "Gray Water" 

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces, or dishwasher overflow. 

Category 3: "Black Water" 

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. 

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business. 

Commercial Cleaning Services

7/24/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians wiping down a table. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us.

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne for prompt service.  

SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following: 

  • Air Ducts and HVAC 
  • Biohazard and Sewage 
  • Trauma and Crime Scene 
  • Carpet and Upholstery 
  • Drapes and Blinds 
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors 
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization 
  • Vandalism 

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. Call SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne today at 260-255-6271. 

The Right Equipment

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Water mitigation equipment in a room. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.

SERVPRO understands that using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. Learn more about the water mitigation equipment used by our team members! 

Detection Equipment 

  • Moisture Sensors - Used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.  
  • Moisture Meters - Used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enables our team to monitor the drying process. 
  • Thermohygrometers - Measures both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, we use a psychrometric chart to calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor press 

Extraction Equipment 

  • Extractors - Used in cleaning carpets and upholstery and in removing water from floors following water damage. Extractors can either be truck-mounted or portable, allowing for greater access inside structures. 

Dehumidification Equipment 

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers - Works similarly to air conditioners.  
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers - Uses chemicals, called desiccants, that readily absorb moisture from the air. 

SERVPRO has the training, expertise and proper equipment to help with your water damage problem. If your commercial or residential property has an issue with water damage, call us today at 260-255-2671. 

Odor Removal

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Technician next to deodorization equipment. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

Has a nearby home or business had a fire that left you with soot or fire damage odor? We can help. As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne is trained to identify and eliminate odors left behind after property fire damage. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent. 

SERVPRO has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize any unpleasant odor thoroughly. 

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing. Call SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne at 260-255-6271 and leave the fire damage odor removal to us. 

Carpet Cleaning for Your Business

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet being cleaned. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.

Our professional carpet cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in the carpets in your business. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type, and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.  

The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until the carpets look dirty, there’s a chance that the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty, you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has already penetrated the crevices and has become firmly lodged. 

For a professional carpet cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 25 years of experience, and professionals trained to the highest standards, call SERVPRO of Ft. Wayne today at 260-255-6271. 

SERVPRO Insider – July 2022

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Front page of newsletter. Our newest quarterly newsletter is here!

Our newest quarterly newsletter is here! The SERVPRO Insider gives an inside look at what SERVPRO Team Miller has been up to!   

In this issue, it’s storm season! We’re highlighting all of the storm response services that SERVPRO offers including board-ups, roof tarping, and restoring storm damaged contents. 

Get an inside look at one of our fire restoration projects, learn how to prepare your home and family for tornadoes, and read up on some tips on how you can grill safely this summer without causing unwanted fire emergencies. And take a peep at our office dog, Buddy and his tips to protect your furry friends from summer suffering! 

Each newsletter comes with a special feature on the services that SERVPRO offers. The service of this quarter: Storm Response. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither does SERVPRO. Our team will respond day or night to assist with any wind damage, flooding, tornado, hurricane, or blizzard. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

If you’d like to subscribe to receive our full quarterly newsletters, send us a request at marketing@rdmhc.com

SERVPRO Insider – April 2022

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Front page of newsletter. Our newest quarterly newsletter is here!

Our newest quarterly newsletter is here! The SERVPRO Insider gives an inside look at what SERVPRO Team Miller has been up to!   

In this issue, we’re highlighting a large fire loss in our Shiawassee territory. A local restaurant experienced a fire in the middle of the night that affected four other local businesses. Our SERVPRO team was on site starting the board up and mitigation process within hours. The surrounding businesses are currently smoke and water damage free and operating as normal. 

Get an inside look at the cleanup of one of the large loss jobs our Disaster Recovery Team worked on in Kentucky, learn how to prepare your home for floods, and read up on some tips on how you can protect your garden during rainstorms. 

Each newsletter comes with a special feature on the services that SERVPRO offers. The service of this quarter: Residential Cleaning Services. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for your clients. Our residential cleaning services include carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, sewage and biohazard cleanup, and more! 

If you’d like to subscribe to receive our full quarterly newsletters, send us a request at marketing@rdmhc.com

Tips for Driving in the Rain

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Driving in the rain down the highway. By employing these safe driving techniques, you can keep yourself and your passengers safe during spring drizzles and downpours.

Did you know nearly half (47%) of all weather-related car accidents — more than 700,000 a year — are due to rain? Read below for our tips on how to drive safely in the rain. Here are a few tips to help you drive safely in the rain:   

  • Avoid pooling water. By splashing through puddles, you can impair your vision and other drivers’. Additionally, standing water often shields potholes and debris from view and it can reduce the effectiveness of your vehicle’s brakes.  
  • If your car begins to hydroplane, do not brake, or turn the wheel abruptly as this may cause your vehicle to go into a skid or spin. Take your foot off the gas and keep the wheel straight until your car reclaims traction.  
  • Increase your following distance. Slick roads, wet brakes and reduced visibility can lead to collisions. Give other vehicles plenty of room and brake early with reduced force.  
  • Don’t use cruise control. It can cause your car to accelerate when hydroplaning and reduces driver attentiveness.  
  • Drive through the tracks of the car in front of you. This allows the vehicle ahead to displace any standing water that’s on the road. 

By employing these safe driving techniques, you can keep yourself and your passengers safe during spring drizzles and downpours. Rainy roads can be dangerous, but if we all slow down and use extra caution, rainy days might be a little brighter. 

Storm Safety Tips 

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds over a landscape. We may all love watching a good thunderstorm, but it’s important to know that storms can always be potentially dangerous.

We may all love watching a good thunderstorm, but it’s important to know that storms can always be potentially dangerous. Follow these tips to stay safe during a severe storm: 

  • Remember that all thunderstorms all have lightning, so it’s best to stay indoors. Just because you don’t see lightning doesn’t mean it’s not there; when there’s thunder, lightning always follows.  
  • During storms, stay away from windows and avoid bathing or showering. In the case of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, make sure that you have an emergency kit prepared for your family. It’s also important to know your evacuation plan as well.  
  • Remember the saying “turn around, don’t drown” anytime you see possible flooding. Never attempt to drive through moving water, because it doesn’t take much to carry your car away.  
  • Flood waters can also cover roads so much that they could be completely washed away, yet you would never know until it’s too late.  

There are a number of dangers that can come into play in a thunderstorm. It’s always best to be cautious and put things on hold until storms safely pass. If storms cause damage to your home or business, the SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.