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Hurricane Prep Week Day 3

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Day 3 Hurricane Prep Week Day 3

Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week.

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready. 

Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week is about reviewing your insurance. Look at your policies ahead of time to see what's covered and if flood insurance is available to you since it's the leading cause of damage from tropical systems. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. For more insurance tips visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan

We Dan Dry Out Your Commercial Sussex Property

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Intricate Drying System Intricate Drying System

We Can Dry It

A sprinkler head in a local gym had busted due to cold weather in Sussex, Wisconsin. Due to the nature of the water damage and the facility that it occurred in, intricate specialty drying was set up and used in order to dry the affected materials in a timely manner to minimize any additional disruption to business. The photo shows the tubing drying system SERVPRO of Pewaukee and Sussex used to dry the affected areas under & around a custom-built raised floor. It doesn't matter what it is that needs to be dried, SERVPRO of Pewaukee and Sussex can dry it. In this case, drying was much more cost effective and saved them time as well as money versus having to replace the affected materials.

If you have a water damage at your commercial or residential property, give SERVPRO of Pewaukee and Sussex a call today at 262.696.6336.

Hurricane Prep Week Day 2

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Day 2 Hurricane Prep Week Day 2

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready.
Day 2 of Hurricane Prep Week is about having an emergency kit ready at work, in your car, and at home. This could include a backpack, water, non-perishable food, a blanket, etc. The best place to store the kit is somewhere that you will go to take shelter. Having all your materials in one place and storing them in your shelter location means that you don’t have to worry about getting prepared when a warning is issued. You’re already prepared and can just focus on getting yourself to your shelter. To learn more about what to put in your kit visit https://www.weather.gov/owlie/emergencysupplieskit

Sump Pump Failures in Waukesha County

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Sump pump located in homeowner's basement Sump pump located in homeowner's basement

Sump Pump Basics

A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basements of homes. The water may enter via the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system, funneling into the basin or because of rain or natural ground water, if the basement is below the water table level.

Sump pumps are used where basement flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well. 

Why do Sump Pumps fail?

  • Sump Pump is having to constantly run
  • You have an overworked Sump Pump
  • Sump Pump loses power
  • Clogged Sump Pump
  • Clogged discharge lines
  • Your Sump Pump is Defective
  • It was installed incorrectly 
  • Lack of Maintenance 

What happens if my Sump Pump fails and causes damage?

If you your sump pump does fail and floods your basement causing water damage, then give us a call! SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. 262.696.6336.

Hurricane Prep Week

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Hurricane Prep Week

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready.


First things First:

Start by creating an emergency ready plan for your family that includes emergency meeting places in your home, neighborhood and outside your neighborhood. You should make copies of your Family Emergency Ready Plan for each member of the household to carry in his or her wallet, backpack or purse. You should also post a copy in a central place at home.
You can create your own emergency ready plan at https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-04/family-emergency-communication-plan.pdf

Flood basements in the Pewaukee and Waukesha Area

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

This Pewaukee's basement flooded due to heavy rains This Pewaukee's basement flooded due to heavy rains

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Pewaukee or Sussex basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 262.696.6336.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 262.696.6336

Mold Remediation in the Pewaukee Area

5/2/2021 (Permalink)

Mold present in attic Mold present in attic

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.This is why you should call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex. 

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 262.696.6336

Water Damage Statistics

5/2/2021 (Permalink)

Example of Water Damage Example of Water Damage

Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems then lead to significant flooding. Flooding, plumbing leaks, and water damage can happen at any time. Due to this, your valuables, textiles, and furnishings can be be damaged. Basements and lower levels of a home  are especially susceptible to this type of damage.

Numerical Water Damage Statistics 

98% of basements in the US will experience some type of water damage during their lifespans.

37% of US homeowners have suffered loses from water damage 

14,000 Americans have some type of water damage emergency at home or work EACH DAY. 

2.5 Billion is the annual cost to insurance companies from water damage and mold in the US. 

6,965 is the average cost of a residential water damage insurance claim

Have a Water Damage?

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and training to help get your property dried quickly and thoroughly.

Call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex at 262.696.6336.

Volunteer Week 2020

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Fire Truck One of our crew applying disinfectant to a firetruck

Coming Together


We love Volunteer week.  It is all about showing appreciation for volunteerism. Given the uncertain times we are currently facing, volunteering could not be more important to our community. It's such a sight to behold seeing how all of America has come together.

Here at SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex, we really wanted to volunteer last year by giving back to some of our local first responders. The country is so grateful for everything they are doing and have been doing during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We got the opportunity to do this by being able to disinfect three of our local fire stations, a police station and their emergency vehicles. What better way to show your appreciation by helping to keep them safe.

We are proud to be able to give back to those who give most! Thanks for all you do Pewaukee & Sussex first responders!

SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is always #HeretoHelp

Water Damaged Home in Hartland, Wisconsin

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Chamber for Wood Paneling Drying Chamber for Wood Paneling

As you can see in the photo, a property had flooded due to a recent storm event. SERVPRO of Pewaukee and Sussex set up a drying chamber around the wood paneling and the drywall that was behind it.  When you need to isolate a certain area for drying treatment, then this is where drying chambers come into play. They allow you to manipulate the humidity, airflow, and temperature. The affected area becomes limited to external, environmental factors due to the polyethylene barrier that surrounds it. By reducing the volume of the drying area by creating your chamber, it can speed up drying time as well as save you from pulling out additional materials if not needed. 

If your property has suffered a water damage, give SERVPRO of Pewaukee and Sussex a call today at 262.696.6336.