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Storm damage? There's a PRO for that.

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

living room with ceiling falling in When damage happens, call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

When you think of storm damage, you may think of downed trees and power lines, and possibly roof damage.

Oftentimes, it's more than that. It's windows blown out, tree limbs falling on rooftops, or severe winds that tear off a portion of the roof.

That's what this homeowner discovered after returning home. An early morning storm partially destroyed her roof, causing wind driven rains to pour into the attic space, and eventually leading to the ceiling collapsing.

She called her insurance agent, who recommended SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team quickly responded to the call, and immediately began boarding windows and tarping the roof to prevent further water damage.

We then removed the wet insulation and sheetrock from the attic space, and cleaned up the debris from the living area.

Next on the list was the need to pack out and move her property to our warehouse for proper cleaning, followed by the removal of all wet flooring and walls.

After seven days, the home was clean and dry, and the homeowner was working with her contractor to finish the restoration process.

Storm damage? Call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help.

Keeping your pets safe when storms happen

3/15/2023 (Permalink)

puppy playing with toy on carpet And if storm damage happens? Secure your pets, and call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan.

  • Have an evacuation plan for your pet. Many public shelters and hotels do not allow pets inside. Know a safe place where you can take your pets before disasters and emergencies happen.
  • Develop a buddy system. Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so.
  • Have your pet microchipped. Make sure to keep your address and phone number up-to-date and include contact information for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.

Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, such as food and water. Have two kits, one larger kit if you are sheltering in place and one lightweight version for if you need to evacuate.  Review your kits regularly to ensure that their contents, especially foods and medicines, are fresh.

  • Food. Keep several days’ supply of food in an airtight, waterproof container.
  • Water. Store a water bowl and several days’ supply of water.
  • Medicine. Keep an extra supply of the medicine your pet takes on a regular basis in a waterproof container.
  • First aid kit. Talk to your veterinarian about what is most appropriate for your pet’s emergency medical needs.
  • Collar with ID tag and a harness or leash. Include a backup leash, collar and ID tag. Have copies of your pet’s registration information and other relevant documents in a waterproof container and available electronically.
  • Traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet.
  • Grooming items. Pet shampoo, conditioner and other items, in case your pet needs some cleaning up.
  • Sanitation needs. Include pet litter and litter box (if appropriate), newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach to provide for your pet’s sanitation needs.
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet.
  • Familiar items. Put favorite toys, treats or bedding in your kit. Familiar items can help reduce stress for your pet.

For more tips on keeping your pets safe during severe weather, visit https://www.ready.gov/pets.

Life is busy. That's why we're here to help 24/7/365.

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

kitchen, wet floor, green equipment When water damage happens, call the team that's here when you need us.

Life is busy enough without having to deal with water damage.

When it happens, call the #1 recommended cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Because you can't plan on damage happening during regular business hours, our team of professionals are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work with your insurance agent and adjuster to make the process easier on you, and to help expedite the cleanup and restoration process.

And we treat you, your family, and your property with courtesy and respect.

From emergency water extraction and drying, to content pack out and move out, and even structural cleaning and full restoration, we're here to help.

Water damage? Thankfully, there's a local PRO for that. Call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. 

Medical professionals trust SERVPRO

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

medical exam room with green fans When it has to be clean, it has to be SERVPRO clean

Medical facilities are there to help when we need them. But who helps them, when they need it?

The cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We were here when a local facility called with a large water leak. While patient care could be rerouted to another facility, some critical areas, such as their in-house labs, needed attention immediately.

Our certified team of experts quickly responded, extracting standing water and establishing a drying protocol.

We also had multiple teams of content cleaning professionals on site to clean the contents of their exam rooms, lobby, offices and common areas.

Patients and medical professionals have to feel confident in the level of care, and the quality of a SERVPRO clean.

Thankfully, they called the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton to properly clean, dry and restore the property.

Manufacturing facility relies on the experts at SERVPRO

3/12/2023 (Permalink)

large green equipment and SERVPRO trailers When you're a 24/7 business, you trust the 24/7 team at SERVPRO

Who do you call when a burst pipes floods an entire complex at your manufacturing facility?

Locals who know, call SERVPRO.

Our SERVPRO of Lawton team responded early one morning to the call of a manufacturing plant who had an entire building flooded.

Our team of cleanup and restoration experts arrived onsite and met with members of the management and maintenance teams to determine the scope of work.

While one team began setting up generators and unloading a large truck load of equipment, other team members worked to extract standing water and move furniture and office equipment.

By the end of the first day, drying equipment was in place and two teams of content personnel were hard at work cleaning each section.

It's a big job, but not too big for the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Fentanyl puts Emergency Responders at risk

3/11/2023 (Permalink)

silver police car, green truck in background Here to help those who serve

Responders are likely to come into contact with a mixture of illicit drugs during routine job duties. These mixtures of illicit drugs can include cocaine, methamphetamines, cannabinoids, cathinones, and opioids such as fentanyl and heroin for example.

Officers who perform day-to-day law enforcement duties may come into contact with illicit drugs during the course of their daily activities such as traffic stops, apprehending and searching subjects, and responding to overdose calls.

And oftentimes, individuals who are transported by First Responders may leave traces of fentanyl in vehicles, leading to additional exposure.

When that happens, First Responders call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our highly trained team of biohazard cleanup technicians thoroughly clean responders vehicles to ensure they are safe for their teams, and the general public.

It's just another service we provide to help our communities, and those who serve.

Fire damage can be personal, and emotional

3/10/2023 (Permalink)

pile of fire debris in bedroom, on bed We're here to help

It's not just a fire. It's a gut wrenching, life changing, devastating event.

And that's why you call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

You know us. We live in this community. And we're truly here to help.

Our team of professionals take each event personally, and work with you to ensure your precious memories and family heirlooms are treated with the proper care and respect.

Your contents are carefully inventoried, packed, and delivered to our secure warehouse. Each item is gently and properly cleaned and restored, then expertly packed into clean boxes and stored until you're ready for them.

Throughout the process, we'll work with your adjuster to help ease the stress that comes with fire damage, and ensure that we're doing everything we can to make it "Like it never even happened."

Helping prevent fires with education

3/9/2023 (Permalink)

group of ladies in meeting room Fire damage and fire prevention? There's a PRO for that.

You know we're the ones to call when fire damage happens.

But did you know we also work with local organizations to help educate residents on fire prevention?

Recent frigid temperatures lead to an increase in fire damage calls, and one local housing authority asked Marketing Representative Denise Henry if SERVPRO could provide a fire safety class to residents.

Because we're always here to help, in any way we can, we compiled goodie bags and fire safety hand out sheets and headed to a local community center for the presentation.

Over 40 residents were on hand, and were very receptive to the information. Many thanked us for the safety tips and reminders, and the director was truly pleased that we would take the time to offer prevention tips to the residents.

Opportunities like these are why SERVPRO is the #1 recommended fire and water cleanup and restoration service. 

Because it's not just about our services. It's about the service we offer to our community.

Supporting our community and our military members

3/8/2023 (Permalink)

Two ladies and a man in front of bank sign Together with our community partners, we're here to help keep food banks stocked

Why do more people choose SERVPRO? They prefer to work with a name they know, and the brand they trust.

Denise Henry, Marketing Representative for SERVPRO of Lawton, is very involved in local organizations and events.

"Working with our community partners to help those in need is important to me, and helps support our mission that we're here to help. Not just with fire and water damage cleanup and restoration. But to truly help our communities."

One local event was a food drive for the local Armed Services YMCA programs in Lawton and Altus. 

Together with other community members, SERVPRO of Lawton teamed up with Communication Federal Credit Union to establish permanent drop off sites at the Oklahoma locations, to ensure a consistent supply of food items for the food pantry.

This pantry ensures that our younger military members have a readily available food source, especially critical during these difficult financial times.

Working together to build relationships and support our community members in need. 

That's the SERVPRO way. 

Here to help support our community

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

4 ladies in Valentine frame Supporting our community partners at Mountain Metro AMBUCS

Why choose SERVPRO for your fire, water and storm damage cleanup and restoration?

Because we're a part of our community, and we're here to help in more ways than just emergency restoration.

SERVPRO of Lawton Marketing Representative Denise Henry volunteers with many local organizations, including Mountain Metro AMBUCS.

This organization provides people with disabilities mobility assistance.

Residents unable to operate a traditional bicycle can receive an AmTryke, free of charge. We also build handicap access ramps for those in need, and provide scholarships for speech and occupational therapy.

While each chapter has it's own signature fund raiser, the Mountain Metro AMBUCS unit is known for their car show.

The Trykes and Tread car show is in it's eleventh year, and is held at the Great Plains Coliseum in April.

SERVPRO of Lawton is proud to work with our community partners, like AMBUCS, to help our community.

"We're here to help" is more than a slogan. It's who we are, and what we do.