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Water damage can cause some damage real fast and acting fast can help!

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water that has come in the home on the carpet SERVPRO of Utah County has made its name by performing cleanup and restoration work after water damage.

When it comes to water damage in your home time is not on your side.  In most cases the longer the water remains an issue the more at risk your home is for water damage.  Water damage can turn into mold within a few days, especially in warm environments.  Water damage is much easier and less expensive to mitigate before mold starts to grow.

Within a few minutes to a few hours, the water damage starts to spread and can damage flooring, furniture, and other items near the water.  Flooring can start to warp and lift, cloth furniture absorbs the water making it hard to extract, wooden furniture begins to swell, leather fades and stains the flooring, and the moisture/humidity mixes with normal household odors and you now have a stinky house.

 The longer you leave the water damage untreated the more damage your home is at risk for.  Eventually, the flooring and subflooring will be so warped it will not be repairable, if the water is affecting your walls the paint can begin to blister and the drywall will mold, and if left long enough the structural wood will begin to swell, warp, and split apart.  DO NOT let water damage get to this point in your home.  This will take time to fix and you will be displaced from your home.

SERVPRO of Utah County has made its name by performing cleanup and restoration work after water damage. Using advanced extraction techniques, our technicians have the expertise, training, and certificates to help clear away water and mitigate loss.  As part of a national franchise, we have access to national resources that ensure our technicians are equipped with the best possible equipment, including Inject dry systems as well as truck-mounted extractors and desiccant humidifiers. If you notice or suspect water damage, Call us immediately for an expert assessment. We can make it "Like it never even happened.”

Disaster recovery specialists

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

lightening with servpro logo SERVPRO is always here to help.

There is a cleaning and restoration business located in Utah County area. You see their bright green trucks at businesses and residences around town. Their advertisements talk about disaster recovery. They seem to be good at drying buildings and always have the equipment needed. They will show up at commercial and residential locations after:

  • Fires
  • Floods
  • storms
  • Mold outbreaks

SERVPRO Has a Secret Weapon

That small company is one of many similar businesses around the country. At last count, there were more than 1,700 of them. Every one of them works locally, just like the one near you. Their corporate office activates the Disaster Recovery Team. The team turns those local experts into a regional task force. The recovery team is the communications center. It coordinates the activities of the task force and temporary labor brought in to assist with thedamage.

Not all emergencies require a big response. They also have smaller response teams positioned. Those teams provide the same support as the corporate team, but on a smaller scale. These storm teams also play a role in larger regional disasters. They provide an intermediate level of control and operate as mobile command centers.

You now understand what makes that small cleaning andrestorationbusiness so special. They really are disaster recovery specialists. When fire, water, or weather damages your home, you now know who to call. Those local cleaning and restoration professionals are ready to handle your problem. When they finish with the damage, your home will feel and look “Like it never even happened."

Fire Escape plan

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Shows 2 ways to get out of your home with arrows pointing Make a fire escape plan with your family!!

In 2016 there were an estimated 364,300 reported residential fires and 2,000 fire-related fatalities. In the event of a fire, TIME is the BIGGEST ENEMY and EVERY SECOND COUNTS! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire.  The most important thing you can do to prepare is to have a Safety Escape Plan.

At Home Fire Safety Plan Tips

First and foremost, make sure you have one working smoke alarm on every level of the home, as well as inside and outside each sleeping area.

Have two ways out of each room, and the proper equipment to get out any upper story windows. Walkthrough each room in your home with your family and point out possible exits. Also, provide alternatives for anyone with a disability.

Once you have established the exits, practice and show children how to get out of the house and check the door for heat before opening it.

Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke. Practice dropping to your stomach and shimmying out under the smoke with your children.

Make a plan to help pets evacuate safely as well if possible.

Once you are out of the house, STAY OUT. DO NOT go back in the house. There could be unseen damage and danger. Call 911 immediately.

Know where to meet after the escape. Your meeting place should be near the front of your home so firefighters know you are out.

Practice, Practice, Practice your escape plan. It is recommended you practice at least twice a year.  If you have young children it may require more than twice.  Practicing can save the lives of you and your family.

If you do have a fire in your home call SERVPRO Utah County 801-785-5228

Commercial Fire Board Up.

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

smoke coming out of windows Call us if you need a board up or have any questions. 801-785-5228.

If your commercial property in Utah county has experienced a fire, there are several reasons why you might want to board up structural damage or windows. In addition to keeping the external elements out of your home with fire damage, boarding up can also prevent additional losses due to looting and make the fire cleanup process easier.

Most full-service restoration specialists offer boarding-up services. Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire.

1. The premises still have sustainable inventory. If the building still contains products that appear viable, you should consider boarding. These products may involve evaluation and cleaning and may not be suitable for sale, but it may be useful for insurance reasons to have them correctly processed rather than stolen.


  1. You want electronics and other valuables to be protected. You may be able to restore certain electronics or other precious assets to working condition depending on the extent of the fire damage. Loss can be much more costly than repairing or replacing covered.

  2. You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.

    4. You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

    Talk to restoration experts at SERVPRO of Utah County about whether boarding-up is a good strategy for preventing loss and limiting damage after a fire. Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful.

SERVPRO takes on New York!

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

crane with a flag on top and tall buildings behind it Such a cool experience to be there for 9/11. Proud to fly that flag. Thank you to all those men and women!

Did you know we have a SERVPRO of Utah County crew in New York helping with the recent flooding? They were able to visit the 9/11 Memorial this last weekend. What a cool experience to be there for 20 year anniversary.

New York had severe flooding a few weeks ago and has caused a lot of damage to commercial buildings and residential homes.

We have a storm team here in Utah that is ready for any large disaster. We have been to Texas, New York, Florida, and Louisiana just to name a few.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood.TheSERVPROSystem has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.

Reasons to choose SERVPRO

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Green back ground with orange SERVPRO logo Locally owned and operated. No job is too big.

You may be wondering why you should choose SERVPRO of Utah County instead of one of the other dozens of restorations companies, let us tell you why:

  1. 38+ Years Experience in the Industry

- The old owners Libbie & Tom Hamann opened their first franchise over 38 years ago after they experiences not one but two kitchen fires.  They have been leading the way since! Now Tom and Libbies son Scott and his wife Ashley own the business. 

  1. Respond Immediately when you need us most.

-Home emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Utah County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day, or night.

  1. Qualified Technicians and Team Members

-Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following: IICRC training, Employee Certification training, E-Learning programs, and Continuing Education Classes.

  1. We are ready and equip to handle any loss whether it be small or large
  • SERVPRO of Utah County is ready to handle your loss whether it is a water loss caused by a leaky dishwasher in your home or water loss in your commercial business caused by fire sprinklers throughout the entire structure.
  1. We understand the stress of a loss in your home
  • We at SERVPRO of Utah County understand the stress a hardship in your home can cause and our staff is there to make it as easy as possible. Our technicians know it is your house but treat it with respect like their own.  Our hope is to take that stress from you and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of County Today

  801-785-5228

Flash flooding in your Pleasant Grove home?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo and says storm water with rain We have been asking for rain here in Utah but unfortunately, that can also start flooding problems. Call us today so we can help.

Pleasant Grove residents often have to deal with storms and other adverse weather that comes quickly out of the nearby mountains. The excess rainfall quickly turns into floodwaters which can cost thousands of dollars in damage and loss.
 
Simply put, there is no one better prepared for a flood in Pleasant Grove than SERVPRO. As a member of a designated Large Loss Response Team, our restoration technicians have the equipment and training to deal with a water-related disaster of any size. These specialists that travel around the country are the same ones we send to clean and restore area homes.
 
No matter the amount of floodwater, our technicians start by reducing the health threat. Outside flooding contains soil, animal wastes, and other contaminants, so they spray the surface of the water and nearby property with a chemical agent to minimize any live bacteria.
 
Now, team members work to remove the floodwater quickly. They start with commercial pumps that can clear most homes from several hours to several days, depending on the volume and situation. The pumps do not draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards, however. To finish the task, we utilize extraction wands. SERVPRO personnel has access to the standard wand extractor which is a commercial-grade water vacuum, but these have adjustable speeds to control suction and a heater that can slowly dry wood floors or fibers as they draw out water.
 
Unlike wood floors, our teams cannot guarantee that carpets are safe to use after exposure to floodwater. The only way to keep them from posing a further threat to a home is to remove and dispose of them.
 
Next, our teams clean every exposed surface. Using our extensive inventory of anti-bacterial and other cleaning agents, and equipment, technicians can restore much or the structural and personal property affected by a flood. If a personal item or piece of building material is not restorable, they dispose of it according to Utah and Federal regulations.
 
These are simply the first steps we take to return area homes to their pre-flood condition. If your home was affected by flooding, no matter how small the amount of water, contact SERVPRO of North Utah County at (801) 785-5228 today. We are here for you.

Why board up after a fire?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Dryer on fire We hope these few tips can help.

If your Commercial property in Utah county has experienced a fire, there are several reasons why you might want to board up structural damage or windows. In addition to keeping the external elements out of your home with fire damage, boarding up can also prevent additional losses due to looting and make the fire cleanup process easier. 

 Boarding Up

Most full-service restoration specialists offer boarding-up services. Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire.

1. The premises still have sustainable inventory. If the building still contains products that appear viable, you should consider boarding. These products may involve evaluation and cleaning and may not be suitable for sale, but it may be useful for insurance reasons to have them correctly processed rather than stolen.

2. You want electronics and other valuables to be protected. You may be able to restore certain electronics or other precious assets to working condition depending on the extent of the fire damage. Loss can be much more costly than repairing or replacing covered.

3. You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.

4. You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

Talk to restoration experts at SERVPRO of Utah County, about whether boarding-up is a good strategy for preventing loss and limiting the damage after a fire. Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful.

Water damage to your commercial building? SERVPRO can help

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Road with mountains Don't let damage to your business get you down. Call SERVPRO to help we will restore it back to new.

One of the most rewarding things about running a Lehi restaurant is giving your customers a positive experience every time that they step through your doors. Small disasters can sometimes pose a significant threat to this positive experience, however, and you need to get the mess cleaned up quickly and thoroughly to prevent lasting damages to the building.

Every business owner focuses on cutting out the extra spending, even when it comes to approaching water damages to their Orem eatery. Most believe that these situations can get taken care of without professional intervention, but this is rarely the case. There are effects and lingering damages that can continue to affect your restaurant long after the initial mess has gotten seemingly cleaned up.

One of the things that you need to consider when it comes to cleaning up a mess like this is the far-reaching effects of water spreading throughout areas of your restaurant. With various flooring materials and drywall, saturation can occur in a brief period which puts a timeline on when the damage must get restored before the material becomes unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO team can say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because that is the commitment that we have made to the clients we serve throughout the area.

Another reason that you should consider our SERVPRO restoration services for the water damage in your facility is adverse secondary effects. Lingering water and moisture can allow mold spores present in the environment to seat and colonize. When running a restaurant, mold damage is one of the situations that could stop your business in its tracks and prove costly to remediate and verify that the health hazard of mold exposure has gotten successfully removed.

Operating a restaurant has many rewarding aspects, but when you sustain water damages in your facility, you need to act quickly to ensure that the problem does not get worse. Our SERVPRO of North Utah County water restoration technicians are standing by 24/7 at (801) 785-5228.

Water and worn cords can cause fire damage to your Lehi home.

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Maintain the appliances in your home to help prevent a fire. Should you have a fire, call SERVPRO.

When a water line to your refrigerator drips in your Lehi kitchen, this might seem a minor inconvenience. However, this can cause problems with dry rotting or microbial activity from the water itself, but other issues can also present themselves. Cords to heavy appliances often become nicked and crimped when someone moves them, and sometimes creating tiny breaks in the insulation.
 
If your refrigerator cord contains such breaks, your home can eventually become a victim to fire damage in Lehi. Electrical fires can melt the exterior of the appliance that caused the fire, as well. We can mitigate all of the damage caused by such fires and get your home wholly restored. Our employees are certified by the IICRC and understand the complexities that can result from such fires.

Electrical shocks can pose a risk when trying to put out such a fire. Always shut off the electricity at the breaker before attempting to extinguish a small fire like this. More massive fires require you to evacuate your home and call the fire department from a phone outside of your home. Staying safe in an emergency can seem difficult when valuable items tempt you to return for their removal. However, calling emergency services can save your life. We can help you restore the majority of your belongings.
 
Items that were located in other areas of your home can become covered in a film from the fire. When plastic composites burn, greasy soot spews out of the fire, covering everything in your home. We get to work cleaning this away from your belongings and home furnishings. Allowing it to settle allows it to cause finishes to become ruined. We clean small items at our facility after boxing them up and restore larger ones at your home. We compile inventory sheets to allow you to find anything we take away from your home. These same sheets can help you return items to their original location, as well.
 
SERVPRO of Utah County can restore your home after events involving fire damage, as well as other disasters. Our number, (801) 785-5228, puts you in contact with our caring professionals 24 hours a day, every day of the year.