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System Services at SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City is located in Yukon, Oklahoma specializing in firewatermoldcleanup and restoration helping property owners and management companies mitigate damage after natural disastersstorm events and all other types of property losses. We are able to equip operations to support any size project, nothing too big or too small. From a 200 square-foot residential loss to a million-square-foot commercial large loss we have the resources and infrastructure to support your every need. SERVPRO is the trusted leader in property restoration and we are always here to help.

Other Services Offered:

  1. Air Duct Cleaning
  2. Bio-hazard Cleaning
  3. Carpet Upholstery Cleaning
  4. Cleaning Walls
  5. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  6. Drapes & Blinds Cleaning
  7. Odor Removal & Deodorization
  8. Sewage Cleanup
  9. Trauma Crime Scene Cleanup
  10. Vandalism & Graffiti Cleanup

Soot damage? One of the least talked about fire damage issues!

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fires are an unexpected and terrible occurrence for West Oklahoma City homes. The combustion of structural materials and contents in your home produces smoke and soot that can spread quickly throughout the residence. Addressing these concerns where they are found can only happen once the fire has gotten extinguished, and the property has been handed back over to the owner from the first responders. 

Smoke damage restoration for Yukon homes incorporates multiple approaches. Understanding what a property needs gets based on information gathered during the initial job scoping phase. Project managers and crew chiefs for our SERVPRO team can identify surface concerns, circulating particulates, and odors present in the house attributed to combustion. Our cleaning and restoration of fire-damaged homes often focus on three primary areas: 

  • Surface Residues: With partial combustion creating threats like soot particles, smoke residues become a considerable threat for families. Depending on these soils' composition, multiple strategies exist to remove them, including emulsification, dissolving, and abrasive approaches.
  • Content Damages: Cataloging damage to contents determines if on-site cleaning is possible or relocation to our SERVPRO facility can benefit recovering personal belongings.
  • Lingering Odors: Smoke also impacts properties by leaving harsh, noxious odors in the property. Using actions like thermal fogging and equipment like ozone generators, we can neutralize smoke scents. 

Will Reconstruction Be Necessary? 

There are few instances with structure fires where reconstruction or repair is not necessary. We can implement these essential repairs, demolition, and full-scale build back with in-house contractors when needed. 

Fires can be one of the most devastating disasters that homes contend with, but with a fast response from our SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City team, we can reduce total losses and customers' expenses. We work directly with insurance companies for efficient service. Give us a call today at 405-265-7299.

When Fire Damage Strikes Your Home, SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City Is Here For You

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

No matter who it is, when fire damage becomes a part of your reality, it can be scary, frustrating, and confusing! Luckily, with SERVPRO around, it doesn't have to be! SERVPRO deals with fire each and every day, and can help guide you through each step. 

We have relationships with insurance agents and adjusters, and can help to get that process started for you. We also can help with the smoke, soot and yes, even water damage that often comes along with fire damage as well. We can mitigate the damage, do the reconstruction for you, and get you back to "Like it never even happened."

We are here 24/7/365, and are faster to any disaster! Call us today! 

Did fire strike your business? Don't be a statistic! Call SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that many businesses never recover after a fire damage event? Unless you have a plan in place, have your information secured offsite, and make sure your team knows the plan, and what to do in case the unthinkable happens, you have left your business open to potentially failing should an unexpected disaster strike!

Did you know SERVPRO offers to put a plan in place for you for FREE? We call it our Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP), and we would love to come out to your business, and talk to you about what an ERP entails, and how it can help you have peace of mind. Call us today! We are available 24/7/365 should a fire or water damage event strike, are faster to any disaster and are ready to help make things "Like it never even happened."

Do You Know How to Prevent Frozen Pipes In Your Home? (Part 1 of 2)

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipes with SERVPRO logo Pipes and plumbing fixtures often burst in the winter because water expands as it freezes.

Oklahoma winters bring sub-freezing temperatures that can wreak havoc on unprotected water pipes in Yukon , Oklahoma homes. A little preparation before the cold weather sets in can save you the expense and stress of water damage from frozen pipes bursting.

Pipes and plumbing fixtures often burst in the winter because water expands as it freezes. Pipes and plumbing that are outdoors and above ground are the first to freeze and break, but any pipe plumbing fixture that gets too cold can break.

Winterize all outdoor faucets.

Water left in the spigots on the outside of your home can freeze, causing a pressure buildup that can lead to a burst pipe in your crawlspace or basement. To prevent this, disconnect all water hoses, drain them, and store them inside a garage or shed. If there’s a shutoff valve for your home’s outdoor faucets, turn it off and open the spigots long enough to drain any remaining water from them.

Add insulation to water pipes located in unheated areas.

If you have water lines running through the attic, garage or crawl space, they need to be protected from freezing. Wrap these pipes with foam insulating sleeves (available at your local hardware store), heat tape, or even newspaper and duct tape to provide an extra layer of protection from the cold.

Open cabinets under sinks and let the water run on very cold days.

If you notice your bathroom or kitchen doesn’t stay as warm as the rest of the house, protect the pipes in those areas by leaving cabinet doors open under the sink. This will make it easier for warm air to circulate and keep the pipes warmer. Letting a trickle of water run from each faucet will keep water flowing and help prevent frozen pipes.

Do You Know How to Prevent Frozen Pipes In Your Home? (Part 2 of 2)

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

cold temperature and SERVPRO Pipes and plumbing fixtures often burst in the winter because water expands as it freezes.

Seal cracks, holes and gaps.

Sealing holes and cracks in areas where plumbing runs through walls or floors can reduce the risk of burst pipes. Caulking or using spray foam insulation to fill these air leaks around plumbing and throughout your home is also a good way to improve energy efficiency.

Winterize your sprinkler system.

Most sprinkler systems have a backflow preventer or well connections that are above ground and exposed to the elements. When water expands as it freezes inside these devices and connections they can easily break. Underground pipes are warmer, but during a deep freeze the plastic lines of a sprinkler system can crack or burst. These leaks may not be found for weeks or months, and they can be costly to repair.

Keep the heat running while you’re traveling.

You may be tempted to turn off the furnace to save money while you’re away for the holidays or traveling south for the winter, but this could end up costing you thousands to repair water damage if a pipe bursts. A better solution is to turn your thermostat down to 55 degrees. For added protection, turn off the main water supply to the house and open each faucet for a minute or two to drain any water left in the pipes.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Belongings When I Have A Flood?

2/6/2022 (Permalink)

dry wall exposed with servpro fans Water Damage in basement of Yukon, OK Home

You hear running water and when you go to investigate, you discover your washing machine pumping gallons of water all over your floor. You rush to the basement to turn off the water source, only to discover water pouring down the walls. What a disaster! Of course, the first thing you do is call the emergency line for your local water mitigation and repair company in Yukon, OK. They'll be there within an hour, but you're thinking about the possible water damage to your house. 


  1. Pick Up Items
    If there are rugs or carpets in your laundry room that you can pick up, remove them. Weather depending, you may want to take them outside and drape them over a clothes line or a chair to let the water drain out. Shoes, bags, and pet gear, and especially anything that has color that can run, like books or magazines, should all be picked up and moved. Most things can hang to dry and won't suffer ill-effects from water damage, but a bag of dog food should probably be replaced since you don't want to run the risk of feeding your pet anything contaminated.
  2. Sop Up Water
    Once the floor is clear, you can concentrate on sopping up some of the standing water. A handful of towels or a mop may be enough to get the mess under control, or you may want to use a shop vacuum. While the mitigation team will be able to help with water cleanup, the sooner you can remove standing water, the better.
  3. Prop Up Furniture
    Broken pipes may have gotten the better of your washing machine but they don't have to claim your furniture, too. Use aluminum foil or small wooded blocks to raise furniture up off of wet floors, especially if it's carpeted. By doing this, you're protecting your furniture from prolonged water exposure.
    You can expedite your recovery from water damage by taking steps to clean up even before help arrives.

When Water Strikes Your Business, Will You Be Ready?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to your business, no one wants to think about what “might” happen, but everyone should be thinking about that. Planning for disaster is a great way to be ready should the unthinkable occur.

Do you and your employees know who to call if a fire breaks out? Do they know where the main water shutoff valve is should a water disaster occur? Do they have a number ready should a leak start in the roof? Do they know the best way to evacuate the building should disaster strike? All of these questions and more can be answered and documented in the SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Plan, or, ERP. 

Guess what else? It is a free service that we offer businesses, to help them sleep better at night. All you have to do it give us a call! We will send out someone from SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City to go over all of the necessary info, and put together your very own ERP. Call us today! (405)265-7299.

Do You Know How To Prevent Your Dishwasher From Overflowing?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen and dishwasher problems When faulty appliances leave your home covered in water, Call the water damage experts at SERVPRO immediately for remediation assistance.
 

Restoration Technicians at SERVPRO are Available for Riverview Water Damage Repair 24/7.

Dishwashers, washing machines, and other such fixtures that operate with large amounts of water tend to be left to their own devices more often than not. However, this practice can eventually lead to leaks or even disastrous overflows and appliance failures that saturate carpet, floors, and cabinetry in Yukon homes. Worse still, the average cost of remediating damages from a dishwasher failure is around $5,000–a hefty expense for homeowners.

SERVPRO technicians perform water damage repair for Yukon, Mustang, Bethany, Piedmont properties 24/7 to ensure that the affected structures and contents return to a preloss condition. This Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited firm is committed to extensive training and education resources for technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike to maximize the knowledge and benefits available to homeowners in need of mitigation and restoration services.

A Highly-Trained Team Ensures Consistent Results for Clients

SERVPRO’s commitment to education encompasses the following:

  • Hands-on training and certification for restoration technicians per IICRC benchmarks. Employee certification training covers such topics as fire and water damage mitigation, as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.
  • A thorough 15-day course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Center for new franchise owners to learn more about restoration.
  • Additional self-paced e-Learning resources for staff to further hone their knowledge.
  • Credit and noncredit courses for SERVPRO staff as well as real estate and insurance professionals who wish to learn more about structural damages from fire, water, and mold, as well as restoration industry best practices.

How Can Homeowners Prevent a Dishwasher Overflow Regularly?

While SERVPRO techs are available day and night to preserve Riverview homes, there are several small ways that homeowners can lower the risk of a dishwasher failure, including:

  • Maintaining a clean drain basket. The drain basket at the bottom of your dishwasher catches debris that might otherwise clog the drain line. When removing the drain basket for cleaning, consider clearing the drain itself with baking soda, vinegar, and hot water to mitigate potential clogs.
  • Keeping the garbage disposal clear of debris. If your dishwasher drains water through the garbage disposal, it is crucial to prevent water from backing up into your sink. Flush out the drain periodically.
  • Inspecting the air gap in the drain line. The air gap, typically mounted by the kitchen sink, is crucial for keeping wastewater from getting sucked back into the dishwasher. Keep this chamber free of obstructions to ensure it functions as intended.

SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City can keep your property looking, “Like it never even happened.” Contact your local disaster cleanup team at 405-265-7299 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Do You Know How Your Sump Pump Requires Maintenance?

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

SUMP PUMP Sump Pump System cutaway drawing
 Many basements in Yukon, OK, are installed below the top of the water table. Others are built in areas where storm water collects. Once water starts pooling around the foundation, it’s essential to remove the excess water before it can cause damage. Typically, the best way to do this is with a sump pump.
The sump system works automatically and in the background. They can last more than a decade without problems and are customized for your particular conditions. However, it does require pump maintenance for it to work seamlessly. Fortunately, just doing a few things a year will increase longevity and prevent problems:
  • Quarterly or monthly screen cleaning
  • Annual pump cleaning
  • Annual Testing


Screen Cleaning Intervals Will Vary

The Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturer's Association recommends cleaning the sump pump screen or inlet opening regularly. If you don’t have a washing machine, clean it every three or four months; if you do, clean it monthly.

Annual Cleaning Is Critical

Remove the pump and hand clean it. Clean out the sump pit, paying particular attention to sediment that’s collected. Also, clean the pump screen. If the water was oily, you may have to wipe the pit out. Also, check the sump discharge pipe for clogs and make sure it’s still draining in a good location.
Inspect the pump for rust or defects. Most pumps will not require lubrication, but each is different, so consult your manual. If you aren’t sure, you can contact local water damage restoration specialists who have experience with maintenance and cleanups that become necessary if the pump fails.

Testing Helps Prevent Catastrophic Failures

The float switch is what turns your pump on and off. It’s sensitive to debris, so it should be tested. Pour some water in and observe it while functioning. Does it move jerkily or bind? Does the pump start and stop smoothly and do so in time with the switch?
Identifying problems early helps prevent water damage and black mold from developing. When done correctly, your sump pump can mostly stay out of mind and out of trouble.