storm damage

Summer Storm Damage Readiness in Winona, MN

/ June 21, 2018

Summer is officially here in Winona, MN which means it’s time for the Midwest storm season. We’re no strangers to severe weather in Winona, MN. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, and hail can cause serious storm damage to your home or business. Typically when we think of summer we think of warm weather, but it can also bring harsh weather, sometimes leading to severe storms. There are a few ways we can reduce these threats to our properties and even avoid possible injuries.

A few tips from Nationwide on how you can reduce storm damage to your property:

  • Clear limbs and trim trees near your home: During a storm, dead limbs and trees can get loose and cause damage to your home or even puncture a window or the roof. Heavy rain can also cause trees with shallow root systems to pull out of the ground.
  • Secure any loose items in your yard: Strong winds can cause loose items such as furniture and large toys to end up as projectiles and cause exterior damage to your home. It’s recommended to anchor any patio furniture or bring it inside before a storm strikes.
  • Clear all gutters, downpipes, or drains: Help prevent damage inside your home by having downspouts drain away from your property and clear gutters of any debris.
  • Secure fences: Ensure that your fences are secured to help prevent them from being lifted up and thrown against the house by strong winds.
  • Know your policy: Make sure to read and fully understand your insurance policy. Also, examine your property and make sure there are no physical or liability hazards present.

Before or after the storm, ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services is here for you. We offer water and flood damage restoration and reconstruction services to help mitigate your home or business. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our team of experts will be on site immediately to help when you need us the most.

For more on how to prepare for a variety of severe weather situations, you can also visit the Insurance Institute for Better Homes & Safety website. 

moving

We’re Moving to La Crosse!

/ June 13, 2018

ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services is moving! Beginning July 1st, we will be working out of our new shop at 2004 Ward Ave in La Crosse, WI.

Our new location will give us much needed breathing room to continue to grow and will place us in a centralized location to better serve our local neighbors in and around La Crosse, Onalaska, and Winona who require water damage cleanup, fire restoration, content restoration services, or mold mitigation services.

We will also have additional off-site storage space available when a pack out is required during water or fire damages, and we’ll have additional cleaning space and more deodorization chambers available to help decrease mitigation and down times on loses.

We’re going to miss our old shop as it has served as our home for over 20 years.

You can visit us at 2004 Ward Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601 during our normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8-4pm. But, you’ll have to excuse our construction dust as we’ll be making a few final touches to our new building.

Memorial Day Fire Prevention Tips for La Crosse, WI

/ May 23, 2018

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have lost their lives while serving the United States. It’s also the unofficial start of summer and of course, grilling season in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area.

But, while you fire up the grill and cook up those hot dogs and hamburgers with friends and family, ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services wants to remind you to light up those grills with caution to prevent costly fire damages and fire damage restoration to your property with a few helpful tips.

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