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Supporting Coats for Kids

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

four women, one man, green truck Here in your community, and here to help

Cold weather is coming. And with it, the knowledge that the most vulnerable population in our community will suffer due to the lack of winter clothing.

SERVPRO of Lawton is proud to continue our support of the Coats for Kids - Lawton campaign.

This United Way campaign provides coats, hats and gloves for children in our community.

With the help of our partners at Real Estate Experts, we're raising awareness and funding for over 1300 coats for children at two of our local schools.

Our SERVPRO of Lawton team pitched in with cash donations, and are helping share this program information throughout the community.

Why? Because we live here. We're raising our families here. And when it comes to helping our community, we're truly here to help.

Helping our neighbors, and helping our communities. That's the SERVPRO of Lawton commitment. 

Trusted and recommended by agents and adjusters

10/6/2022 (Permalink)

Facebook referral picture Agents, adjusters and businesses rely on SERVPRO of Lawton

Why do more insurance agents and adjusters recommend SERVPRO of Lawton to help their customers?

Because they know our professionally trained team of fire and water damage technicians are here to help when they need us.

Our most recent referral came from Angela Schertle, a Farmers Insurance agent in Lawton.

Angela contacted us to help with damage after a car drove through a customers business.

Within the hour, our team of cleanup and restoration experts were on site, boarding up the business to protect the contents, and determining the extent of the damage.

The next morning, our team arrived to clean up broken glass from the windows, as well as the damaged inventory.

We thoroughly documented the damaged inventory for the customer and the insurance adjuster, restored broken counters and display units, cleaned and deodorized the property so the business could reopen the next day.

When damage happens, your business can rely on the team that's recommended by agents and adjusters. 

Insurance agents trust the PRO's at SERVPRO

10/2/2022 (Permalink)

wet, damaged wood floor Here to answer the call on our agents property, and yours

We're accustomed to our agents calling when a customer suffers fire, water or smoke damage.

One call was different. The agent herself called to report water damage in her home, and she needed help.

Our team of expertly trained technicians met the agent at her home, and it was a mess.

The line to the ice maker had been leaking unchecked, and the damage wasn't discovered until they noticed the squishy floors.

Our team quickly began to move appliances and pull up the flooring to determine to size of the loss. 

Layer by layer revealed wet materials in the kitchen and adjacent living room. All the new laminate floors had to be removed, as well as carpet, baseboards, sheetrock and insulation.

The drying process required 5 days to ensure it met our SERVPRO dry standards.

In the end, the agent said she had a new appreciation of our services. She had recommended us before, and will continue to do so.

We like good neighbors like that!

Tips on what NOT to do after fire damage happens

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen with burned doors, blackened contents For best results, always call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

When fire and smoke damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We're here to help you navigate the restoration process, including working with your insurance and adjuster to ensure an easier process.

Yesterday, we talked about things you could do until help arrived after a fire. Today, let's look at things you should NOT do after a fire has damaged your home or business:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

What to do when fire damage happens

9/29/2022 (Permalink)

pile of burned, unrecognizable items Call your agent. Then call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Remember, safety first! If you're not comfortable working in a fire zone, wait for our certified professionals to arrive on-site.

Fire damage? Thankfully, there's a PRO for that.

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

burned bedroom walls Call the trusted cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

SERVPRO of Lawton knows how devastating a fire can be to your home or office. Aside from seeing precious memories ruined or business records destroyed, you now have to deal with the clean up restoration process, of which you know nothing about.

Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Our highly trained technicians will explain the process to you, and we’ll be here for you every step of the way.

We’ll work with your insurance agent and adjuster. We’ll provide a free inspection (if necessary) to show where the smoke and soot has traveled throughout your property. And we’ll provide a loss report as well as our recommendations for the clean up and restoration process.

Fire and smoke damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662. 

Why choose SERVPRO?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

fire burned dining room Because we are the preferred vendor for insurance companies.

Continuing our blog discussion from yesterday, as to why insurance agents should choose the #1 recommended restoration services of SERVPRO:

Electronic Claims Information

Our Claims Information Center provides fast, accurate information you need to make sound decisions, including:

  • A Complete Electronic Job File.
    • First Notice of Loss.
    • Detailed Estimate.
    • Digital Loss Photos.
    • Scanned Forms and Paperwork.
    • All delivered by email or hard copy.
  • On-line Access to All Files.
    • New Assignments.
    • Pending Jobs.
    • Completed Jobs.
  • Informative Reports to Improve Results
    • Job Cost Data.
  • Performance Comparison to Industry Standard.

Superior, Time-Tested Training

Effective training is the best way to help ensure your customers receive the service they deserve. Franchises are trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism

If you call SERVPRO, we will use only qualified vendors to service your customer. That commitment resulted in:

  • A Customer Care Center to achieve prompt handling of the claim.
  • Implementation of best practices and job process programs.
  • National Accounts qualification criteria and annual compliance checks.
  • Crew and vehicle standards.
  • Insurance requirements.
  • File documentation requirements.
  • Quality assurance program.

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

A SERVPRO franchise professional's job is to reassure the customer, perform quality service and to report to you quickly. We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim... and not to deal with problems from vendors! Working together we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you are assigned. 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic file are available to you within hours. 

Why choose SERVPRO? Because we are the #1 choice in damage restoration.

Agents and adjusters prefer SERVPRO

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

messy room full of clothes, toys, debris Helping insurance professionals help you

SERVPRO franchise professionals understand your situation. As an agent or adjuster, you have a responsibility to keep claims costs down while still providing the best services possible for your customers.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are uniquely qualified to help. Our results create a measurable difference, giving you many competitive advantages.

Emergency Response to Claims

Restoring property is the SERVPRO franchise professional's first priority. Your customer will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage.

Pretesting Reduces Claims Expense

Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. Claims Professionals know the rule is, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." SERVPRO franchise professionals make sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

Claims Inventory Service

SERVPRO franchise professionals can provide an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items.

Check out our blog tomorrow for more reasons why agents and adjusters choose SERVPRO.

Here to help restore your business

9/25/2022 (Permalink)

restaurant, wet carpet, man on green equipment Here to help when you need us.

Texoma residents know that storms form quickly and bring wind damage, heavy rain and flooding.

Our severe thunderstorms cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes, and are devastating to home owners and business owners alike.

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Aside from structural damage you may have a loss of inventory and contents, as well as employee down-time.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

We've helped with hurricane disasters, wildfires and tornadoes, and we're here for you. 24/7/365.

SERVPRO of Lawton has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Cleaning and restoration for your business

9/24/2022 (Permalink)

church sanctuary, pews, wet carpet Our expertise provides excellent results for all your commercial needs.

We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. Our expertly trained team of technicians can provide a SERVPRO level of cleaning and restoration with the least amount of disruption to your business. SERVPRO of Lawton has helped clean and restore medical facilities, government offices, casinos, schools, apartment complexes, and industrial warehouses, and we're here to help your business.

SERVPRO of Lawton has the resources and expertise to provide excellent results for all your commercial needs. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Lawton has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Fire, water, mold or storm damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.