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Dealing with fire and water damage

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

burned kitchen stove, cabinets When it's fire, water and smoke damage, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton

This may come as a surprise to you, but fire damage may not be your biggest concern when a fire strikes your home. In order to put the fire out, your local fire company uses a lot of water. While this sounds like a great idea at the time, all that water can cause damage to areas of your home not affected by the fire directly. This is why it’s important to examine all areas of your home after a fire for damage, even those places where the fire didn’t reach.

The amount of water a fire department uses to put out your house fire can easily exceed one thousand gallons. That’s a lot of water for the structure of your house and your belongings to absorb in a short amount of time. In addition, if the fire is hot enough, some of that water gets converted to steam, which can penetrate areas the liquid water may not be able to reach. This is why your home can suffer significant water damage in addition to fire damage when a fire occurs.

Firefighters have one goal when they arrive at your house fire: to put out the fire as quickly as possible. To do this, they use powerful hoses to deliver the water into your home. While a fire hose is an efficient way to deliver a huge amount of water to a confined area in a short period of time, they can also cause damage to your home when dragged through rooms.

Fire damage isn’t the main problem you deal with after a fire. It's fire, water and smoke damage. When that happens, call the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Wildfires create smoke and soot damage for homeowners

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

red and orange flames It's not just fire - it's smoke damage

When wildfires broke out near Altus, Oklahoma last August, fire wasn't the only concern for homeowners.

Once the fires were contained, many residents in the area called SERVPRO of Lawton complaining about residual soot and smoke smell.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today at 580-699-2662.

Let SERVPRO clean and restore your shelter from life's storms!

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

church sanctuary, pews, wet carpet Many Texoma churches trust SERVPRO of Lawton for professional restoration services.

Your church is your congregation's shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life.

But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship - or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff - call SERVPRO of Lawton.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for our SERVPRO professionals.

We have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Restoration:

  • Fire, smoke and soot
  • Water removal and dehumidification
  • Mold mitigation and remediation
  • Catastrophic storm response
  • Move outs and contents restoration
  • Electronics and equipment
  • Document drying
  • Contents claim inventory service

Cleaning:

  • Air ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, crime scene and vandalism
  • Carpet, upholstery, drapes and blinds
  • Ceilings, walls and hard floors
  • Deodorization

When you need us, we're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is the water restoration process?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Living room, wet flooring, drying fans SERVPRO of Lawton specializes in restoring your property.

SERVPRO of Lawton specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Move outs and pack outs: If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Lawton can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area.

A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662. We're here to help make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Get The Facts About Mold Growth After Flooding

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

buckled hard wood floors While water damage is usually visible, mold damage may be harder to see

Flooding from broken pipes can cause massive amounts of damage if not cared for properly. Water damage can ruin flooding and sheetrock, leading to extensive repairs that may be expensive. The longer water is left unattended, the more damage it can cause, so the water cleanup process should be done quickly and efficiently.

Damage from a broken pipe may be limited to a single room or, if left undetected for several days, could spread throughout an entire floor. To understand exactly needs to be done, it is important to remove any remaining water with the help of a sump or a trash pump and then thoroughly examine the damaged area. There are two types of damage to look for:

1. Water damage. This type of destruction involves any damage to the structure of your home from the flood. It includes ruined wood flooring, carpet, sheetrock, and insulation, among other structural components.

2. Secondary damage. Unlike other types of damage, this type of problem may not be visible without a thorough investigation. Warm, moist environments can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria, so these fungi and pathogens thrive under wet carpet and in porous materials. In many cases, removing mold is more difficult than repairing structural damage.

Not only is repairing and restoring your home from flooding often difficult and time-consuming, but fixing secondary damage often requires the help of a qualified restoration company. Household cleaning products may not be strong enough to remove mold, and thoroughly disinfecting the area is necessary for safety. Call for help quickly to reduce the amount of damage caused by flooding.

In many cases, having broken pipes is difficult to handle on your own. After assessing the damage, calling a company for the water cleanup process may be a good idea. To reduce the impact of water damage, the issue should be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Visit http://www.SERVPROlawton.com for more information on water damage.

Does anyone know what time it is?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

bedroom furniture, wet carpet SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When it comes to water damage, time matters. It's critical that the cleanup and drying process begins quickly to prevent secondary damages, like mold.

SERVPRO of Lawton is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help 24 hours a day, every day.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lawton has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

When water damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help.

Responding to our First Responders calls

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

training classroom, desks and chairs Providing a clean environment for Emergency Personnel

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Because we're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even on holidays.

And just like area First Responders, we're here to help.

You know when you have an emergency and you call 911, help is on the way.

First Responders know when they call 580-699-2662, our team of expertly trained professionals are also on the way.

Traffic at Emergency Response offices, dispatch centers, fire and police stations is hard on carpet and other floor coverings.

That's where SERVPRO of Lawton can help. Our technicians thoroughly clean all surfaces and duct work to ensure a healthy environment for our First Responders.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton? Because we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us today at 580-699-2662.

Celebrating donuts and First Responders

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

lady in pink shirt with yellow truck Sharing fresh made treats with First Responders puts a sweet smile on everyone's face

Helping you community doesn't always mean doing big things.

Golf tournaments are great, for those of our team who golfs. 

Our local Chamber of Commerce events are always fun, and help support our local businesses.

But some mornings it's the little things that count. Like supporting a new local food truck in our community.

Jimmy's Bag of Donuts serves up made to order mini donuts. With a variety of toppings to please everyone, these little gems are the talk of the town.

Marketing Representative Denise Henry stopped by one morning to pick up these treats for some area First Responders.

We know it's time for our First Responder Bowl nominations, and what better way to remind our local heroes we need their nominations than freshly made bag of donuts?

Take time to celebrate all the little gems in your community, and share the smiles!

Proudly serving our communities

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

ladies in red coats Together we are Lawton strong and #lawtonproud

Let's face it: this past year has been a rough one for all of us as individuals, as well as our communities.

Most (if not all) public events were cancelled. Non-profit organizations struggled to assist those in need as their funding opportunities were closed down.

And just as we all looked forward to returning to normal, new variants of COVID-19 appear and once again put a damper on activities.

Despite the difficulties, SERVPRO of Lawton marketing director Denise Henry, together with Annette Wiseman of WellFast Urgent Care and all Chamber Red Coat Ambassadors have worked to reaffirm our commitment to local businesses.

We're once again involved in helping our communities grow, and supporting area non-profit organizations achieve their fundraising goals.

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we are #lawtonproud.

Creating community partnerships for our First Responders

10/9/2021 (Permalink)

bottled water Water donated by SERVPRO of Lawton and Sparkletts benefits area fire fighters.

SERVPRO of Lawton has partnered with local businesses to support our area First Responders.

We are providing emergency kits to our First Responders so that they can distribute them to residents in need.

Oftentimes, when fire destroys a home, the family is left with nothing except the clothes on their backs. These kits offer them a lifeline, knowing their basic needs are provided for until help arrives.

These kits include shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, a comb, tylenol and advil, protein bar, notepads and pens, coloring books and crayons, stuffed animals, bandaids and more.

Sparkletts Water also joined us in delivering a palette of bottled water to Comanche Country Emergency Management for distribution to area fire fighters!

SERVPRO of Lawton would like to thank:

CASA of Southwest Oklahoma

Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Farmers Insurance Angela Schertle

Good Vibes Nutrition Center

97.9 JAMZ

Sparkletts Water

WellFast Urgent Care

for their help in providing the emergency kits to our First Responders!