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Water damage doesn't dampen sermon

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

church pews, wet floors Restoring the sanctuary before services

The past year has been hard on businesses. Many were forced to close due to the pandemic, or operate at reduced capacity.

Houses of worship were hit especially hard, as all were closed and unable to comfort their congregations.

As restrictions eased and church families were once again hoping to gather, some faced additional delays due to water damage.

Too often, these once bustling gathering places had been left unattended for months, with limited to no maintenance or temperature control.

Thankfully, this church family was in the building cleaning and preparing for the next day's sermon when they discovered water damage.

They quickly called SERVPRO of Lawton to extract water and begin the drying process, hoping it would not interfere with their return to worship.

Our team of professionally trained experts worked throughout the day to stabilize the environment so they could enjoy their Sunday gathering, and we returned after services to continue the restoration process.

The "inside" scoop on storm damage

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

fallen ceiling, debris covered floor Safety is our number one priority

There's a little bit of storm chaser in all of us.

We watch the weather, and we know the impact severe storms can have on our area.

After the storm, it may be tempting to drive through the neighborhood to see how much damage was done.

Downed tree limbs, power lines, and debris are typically seen, and can be hazardous to navigate.

Just as hazardous are collapsing ceilings due to roof damage from severe storms.

When our team of expertly trained technicians arrive onsite, we first inspect the area to ensure the safety of our team, as well as the safety of our customers.

Is the exterior free from hazards? Do the roof and windows need emergency tarping and boarding to prevent further damage? Are the electricity and water turned off?

And in this case, can we contain and demo the falling ceiling without injury to anyone onsite?

There's a lot that has to happen to restore your property after the storms have passed.

And we're here to help. With safety as our number one priority.

Hump Day headache? Call SERVPRO of Lawton.

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

fallen ceiling tiles wet office Commercial damage requires professional restoration

It's Wednesday. Hump Day. Half way through the week. And you're thinking to yourself, "I've got this!"

Until you walk into your office and see this. 

Sigh. Take a deep breath. You've got this. 

Just call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We know you have a business to run. So there's never going to be a convenient time for fire or water to damage your business. And every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Early in the morning or late at night, SERVPRO of Lawton is ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Our team of highly trained professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One call to 580-699-2662 and we'll immediately dispatch a team to begin inspecting the source of the loss, extract standing water, document all affected areas, and determine the best course of action to fully restore your property.

You can focus on your business, knowing we have the experience and equipment to restore your property to preloss condition.

When damage happens, call the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

What's the number one cause of home fires?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire burned stove and cabinet Avoiding distractions while cooking can prevent kitchen fires.

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.  And the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

We've all been there. It's been a busy day, you've rushed home from work to start dinner, and the kids are fussing in the other room.

You've probably yelled at them a time or two before leaving the kitchen to see what the fuss is all about.

And just like that, a fire can start. 

It doesn't take long for a small, unattended fire to become a much larger problem.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we know how destructive a cooking fire can be.

We also know that the majority of cooking fires can be avoided.

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

Eliminating distractions is one of the easiest ways to help prevent cooking fires!

If fire damage does happen, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

When storm damage means water damage

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

wet concrete Frozen pipes flood homes and businesses across Texoma.

National headlines in February drew attention to the fact that almost two-thirds of the United States was in the midst of an arctic blast of record breaking temperatures.

Many media images also showed record levels of snow fall, massive pileups on freeways, and entire areas closed to travel due to hazardous conditions.

Here in Southwest Oklahoma, the images weren't as dramatic, although the damage was certainly severe.

The frigid temperatures resulted in tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity, heat and water.

For some, the outages lasted almost a week.

For those properties without heat and running water, it was inevitable that broken pipes would lead to water damage.

As services came back on line, SERVPRO of Lawton professionals prepared to respond to hundreds of calls for help. And we in turn called in our national Disaster Response team to ensure our communities would be helped in a timely manner.

Storm damage isn't always dramatic pictures of severe damage. Sometimes it's more subtle, such as this recent storm.

When storm damage happens, trust the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton for all your restoration needs. We're here to help.

SERVPRO utilizes advanced restoration technology

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

digital device detects water Advanced technology provides a healthier environment

Why choose SERVPRO for your fire and water restoration needs?

Because we utilize the latest scientific research and advanced restoration technology to ensure your property is properly restored.

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. 

Our highly trained staff are IICRC certified and follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards of acceptance for restoration protocols.

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. 

SERVPRO of Lawton is proud to follow the most stringent guidance available in our industry to ensure a healthier environment.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program continues

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

man in white PPE Diligent cleaning helps prevent spread of viruses

Although the COVID-19 crisis has taken a back seat in the headlines, it is still very much a part of our world.

SERVPRO continues to monitor federal, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 as well as all CDC recommendations.

Currently, many Texoma localities have removed mask and social restrictions, while still encouraging communities to practice better hygiene to prevent the continued spread of the virus.

While large outbreaks are now rarely reported, we at SERVPRO continue to provide our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program to help protect communities against viral outbreaks.

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it’s a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home.

Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

SERVPRO of Lawton is dedicated to keeping our communities clean and safe. Learn more by visiting our website at: https://www.SERVPROlawton.com/?utm_medium=yext&utm_source=gmb&y_source=1_MTYxOTQ1OTktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLmdvb2dsZV93ZWJzaXRlX292ZXJyaWRl

Can my hardwood floors be saved after water damage?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

torn up hardwood floors This hardwood floor was too severely damaged to restore.

We hear that question a lot. And we understand, especially if you've recently remodeled your home and invested in a hardwood floor.

The answer is: maybe.

Our professionally trained technicians will inspect your property after water damage has happened.

They'll check for damage and moisture content in your walls, floors and cabinetry.

And they'll assess which products are restorable, versus which will have to be replaced.

Our goal in the restoration process is to thoroughly restore your property, and to ensure your environment is truly clean, dry and healthy.

Unfortunately, we cannot always save your hardwood floors, custom built-ins and cabinetry.

Rest assured, we know how difficult it is to see your property suffer water damage. We use our extensive training and restoration processes to safely restore your property.

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

Proud to be a part of the Green Team

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

green semi trailer Disaster Response teams help restore properties at Ft. Sill

It's good to be green.

We don't mean renewable green, we mean SERVPRO green.

The recent arctic blast created massive water damage throughout Texoma, and SERVPRO was called to help with the restoration process.

Our national Disaster Recovery Teams are still deployed around the region, helping our communities recover from this disaster.

And we're proud to welcome them to Texoma. Our own teams have deployed to hurricane damaged areas to help with the restoration process, but this is the first time we've needed the help ourselves.

The response to our communities needs has been amazing, and our customers truly appreciate the large scale response.

Here is a brief post from one of our restoration sites at Ft. Sill:

"Corvias Property Management has secured SERVPRO, a nationally recognized disaster recovery service, to assist in the recovery efforts. They have amassed a team of nearly 100 people to assess homes and complete repairs. They have already completed more than 87 assessments and have begun repairs on 8 homes. Their crews are working closely with our resident team to schedule work in impacted homes. They will continue working throughout the weekend so that homes are restored as soon as possible."

Follow our team's progress at: https://www.facebook.com/SillResidents/

When it's more than storm damage

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

ducting hanging from ceiling This storm led to water, fire, and smoke damage

Most of us think of storm damage as tarped roofs and flooded homes and businesses.

But sometimes, it's a trifecta of damages.

This home suffered severe roof damage during a recent storm. That led to water soaking through attic insulation, wall insulation, and major sheet rock damage.

The wet materials in the attic caused the ceiling to collapse. Which then caused the HVAC system to fall through the damaged ceiling, starting an electrical fire.

The fire and firefighting efforts led to smoke and soot damage throughout the home.

What started as storm damage quickly became water, fire, smoke and soot damage.

And the homeowners didn't know where to start the cleanup process, until they called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team of restoration experts walked them through the process, explaining each step that would be taken to ensure their property was properly restored.

It was a long process. But we were there for them every step of the way.

When storm damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

It could never happen to me

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

blue tarps on roof Severe storms create severe damage.

Today's forecasting technology warns us well in advance of upcoming storms.

Most of us get weather alerts on our smart phones, and we follow the local weather during storm season.

And we always think, "It could never happen to me."

But it does. Even with advanced warnings, and precautions taken, storm damage happens.

This customer shared her story while our team was onsite doing restoration.

They thought they were prepared for a storm, as they had so many times in past.

Until they heard loud, crashing noises in the middle of the night. Getting out of bed, they were surprised to find themselves knee deep in water, with more water pouring into the house from the ceiling and under the doors.

They went to the kitchen to ride out the storm and stayed on the countertops until the water began to recede.

It was a long night, and an even longer morning as they assessed the damage. 

Not only was there severe damage to the home, most of the contents were also damaged or destroyed.

And they just kept saying to each other, "I never thought this would happen."

Storm damage does happen. When it does, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help.

We're helping feed families this holiday season

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt, lady in pink with car Teaming up with Nissan of Lawton to help feed families in need.

You see it every year. Food banks and other non-profit organizations asking for help to fee those in need in our communities.

This year, we're seeing it more frequently. The pandemic has left many people without jobs, or with a lesser job that makes it hard to provide for their family.

And the organizations who provide help are desperate. Food supplies were almost non-existent for months, and what was received was not enough to provide help to an overwhelming number of people.

SERVPRO of Lawton is doing its part to help feed the hungry. 

Our marketing representative, Dee Henry, is very active with the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Working Leaders.

Both organizations have multiple food donation programs, and we've supported every event.

And we will continue to help our neighbors in need. 

Why choose SERVPRO? Because we're a part of this community, and we're truly here to help.

Giving back to our communities

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

white police car green van Helping First Responders is a priority

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Because we live in this community, and we love supporting the programs and charities that help those in need.

And, because of COVID-19.

When our governor implemented a stay at home policy, most residents did just that.

Except our First Responders. They were at the forefront of this pandemic, and they had little information to keep them safe.

SERVPRO of Lawton reached out to all First Responders in Southwest Oklahoma and offered free proactive cleanings of their vehicles and offices.

Almost every agency responded, and our teams were busy working to provide them with a safe, clean unit.

There were a lot of tears at each location, both theirs and ours. They were so grateful that we were helping to keep their work areas clean and safe, protecting them and their families.

We continue to provide these cleanings to our First Responders. They respond when we call for help, and we respond to their calls.

Giving back to our communities. That's why you choose SERVPRO.

Basements are uncommon in Texoma

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

wet concrete basement Basements attract water and mold.

Texoma has it's own weather patterns.

We could be facing borderline drought conditions, then flood due to heavy rainfall.

That's why few homes in our region have a basement.

The shifting grounds tend to crack the walls, allowing our higher water table to seep in and rain to pour in.

Take this basement. The homeowner had moved out and placed the property up for sale.

He also turned off the electricity.

Why does that matter? Because if you have a basement, you have a sump pump. And that requires electricity to pump water out of the space.

Thankfully, a realtor showing the property knew what the problem was, and how to fix it.

She called SERVPRO of Lawton. Our team of technicians extracted the standing water, established a drying protocol, and treated the area to prevent antimicrobial growth.

She also recommended the power be restored to prevent future issues.

Water damage? Call the restoration company the professionals use. Call SERVPRO of Lawton.

This agent knew to call SERVPRO

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

bare concrete floors Water damaged flooring must be removed to dry this kitchen

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!

Leaking roof damages ceiling, walls and flooring

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

fallen ceiling tiles and bare studs Large water volume causes ceiling to collapse

Customers often ask us which is the most common type of water leak.

Typically the toilet is the most frequent culprit. Followed by kitchen appliances and the hot water heater.

Followed by roof leaks, especially here in Texoma. Sudden thunderstorms and high winds leave roof damage that may go unnoticed until the next rainstorm.

This customer suffered a combination of those loss types.

The building was vacant during the pandemic. Numerous severe storms damaged the roof, allowing water to pour in.

That damage caused the ceiling to collapse, leaving wet materials on the carpet below.

And, because the building was vacant, there was no heat, causing frozen and busted pipes.

When a neighbor noticed water seeping out of the foundation, he called the owner, who called us.

We've seen a lot of damage, but this was bad. Large piles of wet and moldy insulation and sheet rock, on top of wet and moldy carpet.

The damage also affected the walls, requiring us to strip the building down to the studs and concrete flooring.

It was a large building, and it took time to remediate it properly. 

When water damage is more than just a small leak, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Fire leaves tenant with nowhere to go

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged cabinets Fire damaged apartment is not safe for tenant

If you've ever been to the scene of a fire, you know the damage caused by the fire itself, as well as smoke, soot and water damage.

Typically, very little is left for the family to take with them. And what may be restorable must be properly cleaned before sending to a new family home.

This apartment fire was no different than many we see. Except the occupant was an elderly lady, with no family close by and no available units for her to relocate to.

The property manager contacted another (unrelated) complex to see if they could assist.

And they did. They offered an apartment free of charge for three months. The current property manager offered to take care of the restoration of her property. And the onsite handyman helped her gather a few essentials and drove her to her new home.

We are so proud to be a part of a community that cares, and is here to help their neighbors.

SERVPRO of Lawton. Together with our community, we can make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Fire destroys home and garage

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged garage Fire damage leaves few belongings intact

One of our agents called to let us know a customer of his had suffered a major house fire and needed help.

Our team of expertly trained professionals went to inspect the loss and were stunned by the damage.

The left wing of the home was covered in soot and smoke damage. The entire middle section of the home was a pile of charred debris. And the right wing, which contained the garage, was barely standing.

Our technicians noted that the contents in the left wing would need to be packed up and moved out to our warehouse for cleaning and restoration.

The rest of the home was a complete loss.

Once we received the notice to proceed from the adjuster, we began the job of documenting each item and packing everything up.

All told, this customers contents were cleaned and restored within three weeks. We kept her property secured in our warehouse until she was ready for us to deliver them to her new home.

That was a happy day for everyone involved!

Fire damages fireplace, leaves apartment untouched.

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged chimney Fire destroyed this chimney unit

When a landlord calls us about an apartment fire, we immediately think of a large amount of damage.

In this case, we were surprised that while the exterior of the unit suffered fire damage, the apartment itself did not.

As we inspected the property for smoke or soot, we realized the unit was clean and did not require our services.

The exterior of the unit had been inspected by the property manager and their contractor, and plans were already underway to remove the damaged areas.

When the manager asked how much he owed us for the inspection, we replied "no charge."

He was pleasantly surprised and very thankful that we responded quickly and were not charging him for the site visit.

And he assured us that if he ever needed any damage restoration services that he would definitely call us.

Why call SERVPRO of Lawton for your damage restoration needs? Because our services go beyond just restoration. We care about your loss, and we're here to help.

Car crashes into home, destroying property

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

large pile of debris inside home Carefully sorting through debris to locate personal property.

What do you do when a car crashes into your home around 5 am? 

You call your insurance professional, who recommends you call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Why?

Your agent and adjusters see a lot of damage. And they know who the #1 recommended restoration company is: SERVPRO of Lawton.

Their recommendation is based on years of experience handling claims like this. They know we have the experience, and the equipment, to properly restore your property.

Our team of expertly trained technicians carefully sorted through this debris, layer by layer, setting aside personal property that could be restored.

Debris was hauled to a dumpster outside, another layer would be cleared, items were inventoried and packed, and each step was repeated until the home was empty.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton? Because professional agents and adjusters trust us to take care of their customers.

Why do insurance providers recommend SERVPRO?

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

water on carpet Good neighbors trust SERVPRO of Lawton

Did you know SERVPRO of Lawton is a preferred vendor for Farmers Insurance, State Farm Insurance and Allstate?

We are also their #1 recommended restoration company.

Why is that?

Consider the agent who arrived to work one morning and found his office covered in water.

Or an agent provider who woke up to her entire first floor flooded.

Or the agent whose old-enough-to-know-better child was playing with matches and started a kitchen fire.

And then there was the agent who had direct contact with a COVID positive customer in his office.

In each of these cases (and many other instances) the agents called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Why? Because they know we have the equipment, and the expertise, to properly restore their property.

Whether you have fire, water or smoke damage, or need a viral cleaning, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Storm damages church - again.

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged wood flooring Removal of carpet shows damaged sub-floor

Did you know your odds of being hit by lightning over an 80-year lifespan are roughly 1 in 3000?

That's much better than the odds this church faced when two storm systems days apart damaged the property.

Torrential rains damaged the retention walls surrounding the church and led to massive amounts of water flooding into the property.

SERVPRO of Lawton professionals were called to quickly begin the extraction, cleaning and drying process.

While working to remove the mud and other debris, a second storm system formed and deposited another round of water into the building.

Our crews worked diligently to remove the standing water and began to demo damaged flooring and walls.

You can see the damage done in the chapel area in this photo. Removing the carpet showed severely damaged sub-floors, which also had to be removed.

All told, the congregation was without a home for just over a month as new decking and floor coverings were installed.

Two storms. One phone call to SERVPRO of Lawton.

When water damage happens, call the trusted experts at 580-699-2662.

Water damage in server room threatens connectivity

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Computer server room, shelving Water damage did not affect communications

Have you ever wondered why your telephone or internet connections suddenly stop working?

While there are many common reasons (contractor cut a line), in this case it was water damage.

Or it would have been, if the customer hadn't already called SERVPRO of Lawton.

This communication company immediately switched connectivity to a backup location when employees noticed water standing on the floors.

And they called the 24/7 team at SERVPRO of Lawton for immediate assistance.

Our professionally trained technicians quickly (and carefully) began to extract water from the main server room, as well as all adjacent rooms.

Once that step was complete, they began setting up equipment and established a drying protocol.

This included the need for generators to power our equipment, so we didn't strain the power system and cause loss of power.

Delicate work in a sensitive environment requires professional equipment and the professional expertise provided by SERVPRO of Lawton.

Commercial water damage? Call us at 580-699-2662.

Attic fire creates severe damage

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

hole in ceiling, burned furnishings Small chimney fire causes major damage

Have you had your chimney inspected recently?

This homeowner didn't realize the inspection of their new home did not include a thorough inspection and cleaning of their chimney.

At the first sign of a cold spell, the owners built a fire and were enjoying its warmth when a neighbor called to notify them their roof was on fire.

911 was called, and the homeowners and their neighbors stood outside watching the firefighting efforts.

While firefighters were tearing holes in the roof to gain access to hot spots, inside the home ceilings were being torn down to ensure the flames were completely out.

One small spark from a damaged flue left a big mess inside and outside of the home.

SERVPRO of Lawton responded to this customers call quickly, and began the clean up and restoration process.

Fire, water and smoke damage? Call the #1 recommended restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Lawton today.

Lawton Fort Sill Chamber Redcoats back in action!

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Four people in red coats Redcoat Ambassador Denise Henry (right) welcomes new Chamber members.

As the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber gets back out into the community, our volunteer group of Redcoats jumps back into action!

We recently held a Ribbon Cutting for Anna's Mobile CPR and First Aid Training.

This new member brings something to the community we've never had: easy access to CPR and First Aid training.

While many companies require certification, it's always been a struggle to find a training professional with hours that are flexible.

Anna has found a way to incorporate the required online training with the hands on certification based on your schedule.

As a nurse, Anna knows the importance of maintaining required training. She also knows how difficult it is to find time to schedule it.

That's why she created this wonderful mobile program that will bring training to the community.

As a Redcoat Ambassador, it was a pleasure to welcome her to the Chamber family!

When it's more than just water damage

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

moldy wall in basement Mold growth after untreated water damage

We're often asked why we can't give an estimate over the phone based on the information the customer is providing us.

This picture explains it all.

We had a customer call to report a water leak. Squishy carpet, some standing water. She told us it probably just needed water extraction and some drying time.

She understood we couldn't give her an estimate without inspecting the damage, and let her know a technician was on the way.

Upon arrival, our technician noted the loss had happened "a few weeks ago."

Which was very evident from the visible growth on the flooring, sheetrock and other surfaces.

The customer then asked if we could inspect the basement, because she was concerned with possible damage.

And yes, there was damage. Significant damage. No longer water damage after "a few weeks."

Now it's mold damage. Severe mold damage.

Calls like this is why we offer free inspections. To see the whole picture, so we can better serve our customer's needs.

Intense smoke damage highlights wall decor

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

smoke outlines of wall decor Fire and smoke damages nursery

What started as a quiet evening for a young couple and their baby soon turned dark and hectic.

Noise in the street drew their attention outside, where local police officers were staged around their property.

Scared and confused as to what was taking place, the couple retreated to the baby's room to protect their daughter.

Moments later, a tear gas cannister crashed through the window, and in the turmoil that followed a fire broke out.

After evacuating the property and visiting with officials, it was determined that the young couple was not in violation of any laws, and the incident was merely a mistake.

Not a normal course of events in the quiet towns of Southwest Oklahoma.

And certainly not what the homeowner expected to learn about the next day when she visited the property.

Thankfully, she called SERVPRO of Lawton to begin the fire restoration process.

Is it here? Is it there? There is water everywhere!

10/17/2020 (Permalink)

two people on a roof Searching for water leaks

You may not realize it, but not all water leaks are easy to trace.

When a large pool of water was discovered in the hallway, housekeeping was called in to clean it up.

Later that day, the water reappeared. So maintenance was called to locate the source. They checked all adjacent plumbing fixtures, the ceiling, and the HVAC system but could not find the leak.

As water continued to be a hazard in the hallway, the customer called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team arrived on site and again checked all the typical sources, but could not find a leak.

Utilizing our thermal camera, we detected a small wet spot on the fixed ceiling above the drop ceiling.

Next stop was the roof. After determining where the leak could be in relation to the hallway, our team found a roof drain that was not sealed and was indeed the cause of loss.

The right equipment, together with our expertise, resolved this water damage mystery.

Ribbon Cutting at Hearts That Care

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

people in red coats Redcoats in action at Hearts That Care

Redcoats from the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce are back in action!

Thirty two of us attended the Ribbon Cutting for Hearts That Care in Lawton, the most attendance we've seen since February.

Hearts That Care is a non-profit, volunteer clinic that provides medical, dental and vision care free for residents who do not have insurance.

They used to be housed in a small metal building that barely served their needs, but being a donation based organization that was all they could afford.

With grants and local donations, this clinic has raised 1.2 million of the 1.4 million needed to completely restore the new facility and provide medical care to more individuals.

As a Redcoat, I enjoy the opportunity to welcome new businesses and congratulate expanding businesses. 

But this one stole our hearts. Their commitment and dedication to those less fortunate restores our faith in others.

Not an ideal way to start the day

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

hole in closet ceiling Roof leak dampens morning enthusiasm

It's just after 5:00 am when my phone rings. One look at the caller ID, and I know it's not good news.

So instead of answering "good morning," I say "what happened?"

The caller is a business friend, so I know that an early morning phone call means she's in trouble.

And she's calling me for help.

What happened was a clogged roof drain and gutter system had failed, leading to water pouring into the attic above her closet.

The photo shows how the area looked when my technicians arrived to begin the drying and restoration process.

Thankfully, her quick thinking had minimized further damage, and we were able to remove wet materials almost immediately.

I checked in on her later that morning at her business, and we discussed the drying protocol over a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

I jokingly asked if she would answer her phone and deliver emergency coffee to my team in the future. 

Her answer? "I'm not SERVPRO!"

Three strikes, but he's not out

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

water on tile floor The high gloss isn't the finish: it's water

They say bad things happen in groups of three.

For this customer, that may just be the case.

In March, he had to close his business due to COVID-19. After reimaging the space and flow, he was able to reopen and resume business under the new normal.

In April, a devastating storm blew out the windows on his home and destroyed his roof, leaving debris and water throughout his property.

Fast forward to July. Life still isn't quite back to normal, but the restoration work is done and he and his family are looking forward to a quiet summer.

Until one morning when he notices water standing in the sunroom. And pooling into the adjacent living areas that had just been restored.

With a deep sigh he picked up the phone and called his trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We helped him through the cleanup and restoration process before, and we did it again.

We're honored he continues to utilize our services, and we appreciate his referrals.

We also hope these are the final strikes 2020 delivers!

A candid letter to our customer's families

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

storage boxes Your memories, carefully packed and safely stored

2020 has been a very stressful year for families.

Many of you don't live near a loved one, and the nationwide quarantine meant trips were cancelled and family reunions rescheduled.

For those with loved ones who were ill, this year was especially hard. You couldn't be there to hold their hand. You couldn't hug them and tell them you loved them one last time. And you couldn't attend their funeral when they passed away in peace.

But you could call SERVPRO to help with cleanup and move out services.

We want you to know that your loved ones' property was treated with dignity and respect. We said a prayer for your family as worked to document each item and carefully pack it into a box for storage.

We cried over your loss, and we cried again when we met you to deliver your loved ones' belongings.

We here at SERVPRO of Lawton want you to know that you matter. Your family matters. And your memories matter.

Throughout these difficult times, we are honored that you chose us to help.

Chamber Redcoats Support the Community

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Four women having lunch Chamber Redcoats enjoying lunch

SERVPRO of Lawton SMR Denise Henry is very active in the local Chamber of Commerce, including the Redcoats organization.

We are a team of volunteers who promote our local businesses, participate in chamber retention visits, attend ribbon cuttings and numerous other functions.

This picture was taken at a recent quarterly luncheon. Our first group luncheon since the pandemic hit.

And it was a blast! As Redcoats, we're used to being out and active in our community. We support each other, and we like our luncheons.

Although the mask ordinance is still in effect, once we were seated in the private meeting area we were allowed to take the masks off and see all the smiling faces.

That was a treat. So many months of being apart, or just seeing a masked face made us realize how much we missed seeing a smile.

I don't what your corner of the world is like right now, but I hope you take every opportunity to see friends and family and embrace the joy a smile brings!

Did you know we offer commercial cleaning services?

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

man in tan pants cleaning carpet We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

Take a look around your office. What do you see? More importantly, what does your customer see? Dirty light fixtures? Dusty surfaces? Stained carpeting? 

If the dirt, grime and stains have become too much for your janitorial staff to handle, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We have the experience and equipment to deep clean carpets, tile and VCT floors, walls, cubicles, and draperies. We also offer a variety of specialty cleaning services including:

When you need it be clean, call us for a SERVPRO clean. We'll use the expertise of everyone under our roof to take care of everything under yours.

How can we help you? Call us at 580-699-2662.

When you see this, call us!

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet No one wants water damage to interrupt their work flow.

We're all back to work, and back to business as usual.

Until this happens. Water pooling out from the wall and onto your clean carpet.

Sigh. Take a deep breath, and call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our expertly trained technicians have the equipment and experience to handle all your water damage issues.

This customer called us early one Monday morning, aggravated because the office had just recently reopened and they didn't need another delay of work.

We assured them our technicians were on the way, and there would be no interruption to their business.

Upon inspection, our team found a water shut off valve in the adjacent bathroom was leaking. They turned to valve off, and recommended the manager call a plumber.

In the meantime, they extracted the standing water, removed baseboards, set up equipment and established a drying protocol. 

This customer was impressed that our team performed professionally and quickly, and allowed the office to work with little interruption.

When you have water damage, call the #1 recommended restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

When business as usual isn't

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet green equipment Water damage didn't interrupt this congregation

COVID-19 interrupted the lives, and businesses of people across the country.

Every public venue, like churches, were closed. Buildings were shuttered until they were allowed to reopen, often at reduced capacity.

And unused buildings didn't fare well once they were put back into use.

Like this church. Even though all utilities remained on, and the HVAC system maintained, the plumbing was not in a cooperative mood when the congregation returned.

The first weekend after services were held, a clean water line in the bathroom cracked, flooding one whole wing with water.

Thankfully the staff discovered it quickly and called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team responded quickly, inspected the damaged areas and began extracting water. Our secondary team removed baseboards and began setting up equipment.

Because we utilize the science of drying in our restoration process, there was no interruption to services the following week.

Don't let water damage interrupt your return to business as usual. Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Fire, water, smoke and debris damages home

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Debris from ceiling collapse damages kitchen

Ask anyone who has suffered fire damage, "What's it like?"

They will likely answer, "It's the worst possible moment in my life."

Why? Because it's more than just fire damage. It's smoke, soot, and water damage.

It's a wet, foul smelling mess. And if left to stand for too long, it will also become a moldy mess.

Thankfully, this homeowner called SERVPRO of Lawton quickly, so the secondary damage (mold) was not going to be a problem.

Our team began the restoration process by removing all debris from the fire damage. We then began sorting the restorable soft material items from the hard goods, such as furniture.

Day by day we packed out and moved personal items into our secure warehouse for restoration.

And each day we assured the homeowner we could restore and return her property when she was ready.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we can't change the memories of the worst day in your life.

We can, however, restore your priceless memories and help you build new ones.

Fire damage is more than property damage.

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire burned bare studs Portions of this home are beyond the restoration process

Fire damage is more than property damage. It's personal, and emotional.

The memories associated with your personal property aren't diminished when the property is beyond restoration.

We understand. And we're here to help.

Our team of expertly trained professionals will treat you and your property with respect.

We'll carefully and diligently inventory your items, and pack them out for cleaning and restoration.

And although it may not seem like things will be okay, we'll work hard to make sure it is.

We helped this homeowner recover and restore her property, and we can help you, too.

The restoration and recovery process after a fire is long and extensive. And we're here with you every step of the way.

From packing out and moving your property to our secure warehouse, to cleaning and deodorizing each item and providing a thorough inventory of your property, we're right here.

We even deliver your property to your new home when you're ready.

When fire damage happens, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Fire destroys car and garage

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

burned car We couldn't save the car, but we could save the property.

It may not look like any part of this home survived this fire, but one section did.

The homeowner called SERVPRO of Lawton after a fire severely damaged his home.

Upon inspection, the long section of the home suffered smoke and water damage. The shorter section, which included the garage, was a complete loss.

Our team of expertly trained professionals immediately began separating property that could be restored from those items that were too damaged.

All property was digitally recorded and carefully packed into numbered boxes in order to assure a thorough inventory for the homeowner.

Once packed out, restorable items were taken to our secure warehouse for cleaning and restoration.

(It wasn't a quick job. Cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing this homeowner's property took almost two weeks.)

Once restored and packed in clean boxes, we delivered the household items to the new home the owner had leased.

He was very pleased with the restoration process, and how our team had carefully packed his personal property.

Fire damage can be extreme. So can our restoration process. Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Sewage accident? Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

green fans in bathroom Properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized by SERVPRO.

You would never know it to look at this bathroom, but this was the scene of a sewage accident.

Did you know a sewage backup is more than just an overflowing toilet or dirty water?

The sewage water left behind contains dangerous contaminates that could cause serious health issues.

If you experience a sewage backup, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the specialized training and equipment to remove the sewage and debris and restore your property to a clean, safe environment.

  • Water extraction
  • Carpet removal and disposal
  • Removal of all contaminated property
  • Antimicrobial and disinfectant treatments
  • Thorough cleaning of all affected areas and property

Our highly trained technicians are equipped with the required safety equipment and specialized cleaning products to ensure your property is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

If you experience sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

man in black shirt white van Whatever you need, we're here to help.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton for all your restoration needs?

Because we're here when you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We're here when fire ravages your home or office.

Here when storms turn violent and damage your property.

Here when the toilet overflows or the dishwasher explodes all over your kitchen floor.

We're here to help tarp your roof, board up windows, and clean up debris from damages.

And we're here to provide proactive viral cleaning as well as active cleanings to ensure your family stays healthy.

We'll even be here if the murder hornets arrive and nest in the walls of your home or office.

Bottom line? No matter what 2020 throws at you, we're here to help.

Call us at 580-699-2662.

Hidden water damage from roof leak

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

bare studs Wet insulation and sheet rock are removed to prevent secondary damage

Oftentimes storm damage goes unnoticed for days, until a homeowner sees water stains on the ceiling or walls.

That's when you call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team of highly trained experts can inspect and assess the damage, locate the source of the leak, provide emergency tarp up and boarding, and begin the restoration process.

This homeowner noticed staining on her ceiling and called us for an inspection.

Our technicians inspected the roof and noted a few damaged shingles. A look in the attic confirmed water was present and flowing down and inside the walls.

Our team began demolition to remove wet sheetrock and insulation, cleaned and treated the studs to prevent microbial growth, and established a drying protocol for the home.

Luckily, the damage wasn't too severe and we soon had this home restored to its preloss condition.

If you discover storm damage, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

The perfect storm

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

burned out house Extreme damage leaves little to restore

We see a lot of damages here at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Sadly, this loss was a combination of multiple events that completely destroyed this home.

Truly, the perfect storm.

It began with severe thunderstorms in the area that produced heavy rain, hail, strong winds, and lightning.

In the midst of the storm, lightning struck this home, causing a fire. The residents were able to evacuate quickly and safely, and waited in their car for the fire department to extinguish the flames.

Once they were allowed back into the home to retrieve personal property, they discovered there wasn't much left.

The fire had totally destroyed the roof, causing the upper floor to collapse and allowing water to pour in.

Firefighting efforts had added to the water damage, leaving piles of wet debris.

The family gathered a few items and left the property.

When SERVPRO of Lawton received the call to help with restoration, we inspected the property and found it still wet and covered in mold.

We did provide an estimate to demo the property and safely remove the molded debris, and are awaiting instructions from the homeowner.

If you're faced with damages of this magnitude, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Record breaking hail destroys roof

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

holes in roof Now that's a lot of hail damage!

Well, hail. BIG hail. Almost five inches in diameter, after a record breaking storm in Texoma.

2020 has not been an easy year. 

First, there was the pandemic and quarantine period. Then multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms rolled through Texoma.

This storm hit during the quarantine. When the homeowner called SERVPRO of Lawton for help, she first asked if we were open for business.

And we said YES! We're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even during a pandemic quarantine.

Our team of expertly trained professionals ensured they had an extra supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which has become the new normal in response to all loss calls, and headed to the loss site.

They completed the initial inspection and began tarping the roof, boarding broken windows, and established a drying process.

The homeowner was very grateful to our team for responding quickly, using PPE, and securing her property.

Storm damage? Call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

But it doesn't look like a lot of damage!

9/19/2020 (Permalink)

Missing roof shingles Missing shingles leads to major water damage

It may not look like a lot of damage was done to this roof during a recent thunderstorm, but the damage found inside this home was severe.

The homeowner checked the roof after the storm, but didn't notice this small patch of shingles that were damaged.

Three days of rain followed the initial storm, and the water damage inside the home became very noticeable.

The sheetrocked ceilings began to pull loose in some areas, while other sheets fell down in the living area.

The sheetrock, insulation, and attic space were wet. And secondary damage (mold) had already formed.

The homeowner called their insurance agent, who recommended SERVPRO of Lawton.

One call and our team of expertly trained technicians arrived on site and inspected the property.

We tarped the damaged roof, and began cleaning up the debris in the living area. We then removed all wet materials and began the drying process.

Storm damage isn't always noticeable. Once discovered, call us at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

Here to help with commercial water losses

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet Expertly restored by SERVPRO of Lawton

After an amazing weekend, you come in to work and what is this??

Water. Everywhere on the floor, soaking into your carpet and cubicles. Every room is flooded with water, and you're pretty sure you see it running down the walls. Now what?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. Our 24 hour emergency response team will quickly arrive on site and begin extracting water, elevating furniture and files, and removing wet walls and flooring.

Our IICRC Certified technicians utilize the science of drying to ensure your property is restored to a clean, healthy environment.

It's going to be a long day, but we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Lawton has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

We are the water restoration experts

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Wet bathroom floor green fans Our scientific drying process ensures a healthy environment

SERVPRO of Lawton understands that water damage is more than property damage. It’s personal, and it’s emotional.

Rest assured when you contact SERVPRO of Lawton to help with water damage, you and your property will be treated with dignity and respect.

We understand the overwhelming devastation when faced with cleaning, drying and restoring property after a water loss, because we’ve been there. And we’re here to help.

Our team of restoration specialists will assess the damage, coordinate the removal of contents with your insurance agent, and establish a restoration timeline.

And we’ll always keep you and your agent informed of any changes or adjustments made during the restoration process.

SERVPRO of Lawton has helped restore thousands of homes and businesses after major water damage, and our highly trained teams have the experience and the equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Small wet spot reveals hidden storm damage

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

hole in ceiling wet insulation Wet insulation and sheetrock caused by storm damage

Damaging winds and heavy rain are common with thunderstorms in Texoma. If you live here, you've learned they can develop quickly and with little notice.

As was the case with this storm. Our weather forecasters called for sunshine all day, but were proven wrong when a fast moving line of thunderstorms struck the area.

Having spent the day at work, this homeowner was unaware her property had sustained damage.

Two days after the storm, she noticed a small wet spot on the ceiling. Concerned, she called her insurance agent, who recommended SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our highly trained technicians arrived onsite and inspected the visible damage. They then removed a portion of the ceiling where they found extensive water damage from a roof leak caused by storm damage.

Working with the adjuster, we created a restoration protocol and helped make this storm damage "Like it never even happened."

Storm damages interior and exterior of home

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

collapsed ceiling debris on furniture Collapsed ceiling damages furniture

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.

Water damage can lead to secondary damage

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

moldy walls and floors Undetected leaks cause big problems

Water doesn't just damage your belongings - it also causes serious property damage if left untreated.

We typically see mold growth within 72 hours of a water loss that wasn't dried properly. Or, in this case, a slow water leak that went undetected until the homeowner smelled mildew.

A quick check under the washer and dryer led to the discovery of the leak, which a plumber quickly repaired.

I would say SERVPRO of Lawton technicians immediately began the drying process, but this home was built in 1963.

So before any work could be done, samples of the drywall, taping materials and flooring were sent out for asbestos and lead based paint testing.

Once the results came back (negative on both), we could begin the restoration process.

Containment of the area was established to prevent contamination of other living areas, drywall and insulation were removed, as were the baseboards and flooring.

All told, the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton worked five days to completely dry and restore this home to a healthy environment.

If you want it clean, make it a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

men in white PPE cleaning The world has changed what it means to be clean.

The world has changed what is means to be clean.

The pandemic of 2020 made us rethink what "clean" actually means. Because it's no longer just a commercial cleaning, a carpet cleaning, or a duct cleaning.

Now, it's an antimicrobial and antiviral cleaning. Cleaning and sanitizing and thoroughly wiping down all common surfaces in commercial buildings to help prevent the spread of viral pathogens.

Utilizing our proprietary products and expert training, SERVPRO of Lawton has helped area businesses show their customers and employees that they care about their health, and the health of their environment.

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service gives cleaning a whole new meaning. And it provides peace of mind to everyone who enters those businesses.

Our customers are proud to display the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window decals at their facilities.

When it has to be clean, it has to be a SERVPRO clean.

Thank you for your Chamber membership!

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

three ladies with masks on Local businesses are happy to see a Redcoat

With the return to (almost) business as usual, the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is once again sending the Redcoat Ambassadors into the field to deliver current window clings to members.

SERVPRO of Lawton marketing representative Denise Henry was happy to take on this task, as the Redcoats had been benched since March due to COVID-19.

One of her many stops was the U.S. Cellular branch on 82nd Street.

This branch just recently reopened, as operations were run from a sister office during the pandemic.

There were smiles all around as Denise visited with the staff, and presented them with the 2020 - 2021 membership decal.

It's always a good day to be a Redcoat, and to interact with local businesses.

Thanking them for their continued membership in an organization that supports their business is important. 

Seeing their smiles was priceless.

Supporting our Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

Woman in red coat in parking lot Celebrating the return of Breakfast Before Business

Our Lawton marketing representative, Denise Henry, is a Redcoat Ambassador for the Chamber.

And she, along with the other Redcoats, was very happy that we've started to return to business as usual.

The Redcoats are highly visible at Ribbon Cuttings, Breakfast Before Business, and Business After Hours events.

However, everyone was grounded in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All events were canceled, as local emergency orders restricted gatherings.

Today was different. Today we all got together and celebrated a Breakfast Before Business at a local coffee shop.

Today we gave back to our community by supporting a local chamber member.

And it felt good! The joy of seeing everyone come out to support a fellow business owner brought smiles to everyone's faces. (Even if you couldn't see the smile due to the mask requirement.)

You could see the happiness in everyone's eyes, and it was good.

SERVPRO of Lawton is proud to support our communities, and promote our local businesses.

We hope to see you at future events!

Post-construction cleaning? We do that!

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

bare concrete and construction Welcoming new businesses in 2020!

2020 has been a difficult year. We've seen many businesses close their doors and employees searching for new jobs.

We've also seen new businesses getting ready to open their doors, with a little help from the team at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our post-construction cleaning services provide a clean slate for owners after the physical construction is done.

Our team will remove trash and debris, and thoroughly clean ceilings, walls, light fixtures, floors, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.

From top to bottom, no surface is left untouched by our professionals.

And while I wouldn't recommend eating off the floors when we're done, our SERVPRO clean is truly a deep cleaning!

Do you need help with post-construction cleaning? Call us at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

When life gets messy, we're here to help.

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

toys on dirty carpet Now is the time to call SERVPRO.

Life can be messy. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich that's ground into the carpet, muddy dog tracks throughout the house and whatever that thing is the cat just brought in...well, it's just life.

Relax, and call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

We're here to help make life less messy with a variety of services such as carpet and upholstery cleaning and duct cleaning.

We also provide the #1 recommended restoration services for fire, water and storm damage.

With the professionally trained experts at SERVPRO of Lawton by your side, you'll be ready for whatever happens to your property!

So relax and let the kids be kids, and the pets do their thing. 

Then call us at 580-699-2662.

Oh, the things we see!

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

trash bags in driveway Wet materials removed after a storm

I've had the opportunity to visit with business owners who aren't very familiar with our services.

Fire damage? Okay, they understand that. Water damage? Makes sense.

Emergency pack out and move outs? Sewage cleanup? Biohazard cleaning? Emergency board up and tarp services?

Imagine the quietness in the room when those topics come up. You hear nothing but crickets.

So we discuss one topic at a time.

For example, when the main sewer line backs up and leaves almost an inch of...well, sewage. 

Or when lightning strikes a house during a thunderstorm and leaves a wet, molded pile of debris.

Or the time our SERVPRO of Lawton team was called out to a local area after severe thunderstorms damaged almost every home in the neighborhood.

And when asked about biohazard cleanup? Absolute discretion is required, but the picture is clear if you mention a heart attack victim during the quarantine. 

Many of these business owners are simply amazed at the work we do, and impressed by our professionalism and knowledge.

We humbly tell them that's what we do, and we're always here to help.

Giving back to our communities

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt red fire truck Serving the First Responders who serve our communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and reach out to others.

For our SERVPRO team, the changes meant more frequent sanitizing of our offices, vehicles and shops.

It also meant we reach out to all our First Responders in Southwest Oklahoma.

We knew from our visits with them they were worried about this flu. Worried they may come in contact with someone who was infected. And worried they would take it home to their families.

So we offered free proactive cleanings of their cars, trucks, and ambulances. We even cleaned their personal vehicles. All free.

Why? Because we're SERVPRO. We live and work in these communities. And we're always here to help our neighbors in need.

Why should you choose SERVPRO of Lawton for your fire, water and viral cleaning needs? Because when life changes, you need experts you can trust.

Water damage doesn't take a break, even during a pandemic.

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

green chair, hotel room Wet hotel rooms dampen hopes at this hotel.

The hospitality industry has suffered this year, as events canceled and travelers postponed trips.

Now that some areas are returning to a more normal pattern, the last thing our local hotels needed was a water leak.

The manager at this facility called SERVPRO of Lawton the moment his housekeeping staff notified him of a leak. On the fourth floor. Which traveled all the way to the first floor.

Our team of expertly trained professionals arrived quickly and immediately began extracting water from each floor, and each room affected.

Onsite maintenance teams helped move furniture so our teams could continue to work and implement a drying strategy.

It was a long day, but at the end of it air movers were in place and the drying process well underway.

The manager was thankful they weren't fully booked, and that our team at SERVPRO of Lawton was able to respond quickly to his loss.

Water, fire and storm damage doesn't take a break during a pandemic, and neither do we. Call the #1 recommended experts today at 580-699-2662.

Small fire causes big damage

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged bathroom Small fire creates major water and soot damage

A small fire from a heating device led to a lot of damage in this home.

While the fire itself was contained to the bathroom, the water and soot damage was evident throughout the property.

The homeowners insurance agent recommended she call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our inspection showed that water damage from fire fighting efforts had destroyed the sub-flooring in this modular, requiring a full demolition of flooring.

And that would require a full move out and pack out of all the homeowners personal property.

The experts at SERVPRO of Lawton were ready to help. We thoroughly inventoried and documented all items, packed and moved the property to our secure warehouse, and began the cleaning and restoration of all the damaged property.

Demolition was completed, restoration of the home was underway, and the homeowners personal items were ready to be returned home when the restoration was complete.

Fire damage? Call the professionally trained restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Consider giving

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

green van at fire station Here to help our First Responders

SERVPRO of Lawton team members have been working side by side with our First Responders throughout the COVID-19 crisis by providing free, proactive cleaning of their vehicles.

These cleanings have helped provide their members with peace of mind, knowing their units are clean and healthy.

We're thankful we can help. Can you help, too?

Here in Texoma, most of our fire departments are volunteer units. And they rely on community donations to provide funds to repair their vehicles and replace equipment.

Sadly, all fundraisers have been canceled, leaving these departments with no funding.

Would you consider giving? Reach out to your local Volunteer Fire Department. Mail a check to help offset their out of pocket expenses. Or perhaps you could drop off a case of water or snacks?

SERVPRO of Lawton is honored to serve our First Responders. Won't you join us?

Graffiti damage requires special cleaning

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

paint damaged piano Vandals damage school property

Bored teenagers decided it would be fun to break into a local school and redecorate with spray paint and fire extinguishers.

The damage was extensive, and more than the janitorial team could handle. They called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our inspection found over 5000 square feet of damage in the gym, from the floors to the audio visual booth upstairs.

Harmful and slanderous slogans were painted on walls and furniture, and numerous fire extinguishers were emptied throughout the facility.

Our restoration plan was to clean the phosphate left by the extinguishers, then clean all the graffiti painted surfaces.

The scope of work was estimated to take five days, which would have allowed for the schools awards ceremonies and other events to take place as scheduled.

But then COVID-19 shut down the schools, and most of the entire state of Oklahoma.

Graffiti damage became a small problem, and one that the janitorial team suddenly had time to clean.

We didn't get to restore this school, but we did work with their staff and share solutions to help them perform a self-help project.

Because that's the SERVPRO way. We're here to help.

Truck damages home, SERVPRO cleans it up

8/22/2020 (Permalink)

Pile of debris Home suffers major damage after truck drives through it.

When a truck drives into your home in the middle of the night, you're going to need more than just a cleaning company.

You're going to need the #1 recommended experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

This customer received quite the shock when a pickup truck plowed into her home in the middle of the night.

Thankfully, no one was home at the time, so the homeowners were not injured. When she called her State Farm agent, he recommended SERVPRO of Lawton.

He's seen how our team of professionals inventory, sort and document personal property. And he knows his customers can trust us to clean up, pack up, and move their contents to a secure location.

Our team worked five days removing each layer of debris and personal items until the home was empty and ready for demolition.

We're more than just a cleaning company. We're the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. Call us at 580-699-2662.

Quarantined children get bored, start fire.

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

burned door Curious minds leave a charred door.

Let's face it: the quarantine was hard on all of us. Parents were suddenly working from home, home schooling the children, and simply trying to keep life normal.

What does a normal child do when mom is distracted and they're bored with this new routine?

In this case, the child found matches and lit the laundry by the back door on fire.

Thankfully, mom quickly responded and doused the flames, then called SERVPRO of Lawton to inspect the smoke and soot damage.

Because mom reacted quickly there was nominal damage in the home, and it was a task the family could take care of as part of their new fire safety training.

How did mom know to call SERVPRO of Lawton? She's an insurance agent who knows and recommends our services to her customers.

Fire, water or smoke damage? Be like this smart mom. Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Sewer leak closes local business

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt taking up flooring Sewage damaged flooring must be removed.

2020 has been a challenging year for businesses. Many closed due to COVID-19 concerns, and are slowly reopening their doors.

This local business had just reopened when another disaster struck: sewage waste bubbled up a floor drain and covered the entire facility.

The manager called SERVPRO of Lawton. She trusts us to clean and restore their various properties, and we're always here to help. 

Our team was ready to begin the clean up and restoration process the moment the plumbers left. 

Recently installed vinyl plank flooring was removed, as well as sheet rock and insulation. All contaminated and damaged furniture was carefully documented and removed, along with other items the staff determined was not needed.

Five days of demolition, cleaning and sanitizing were required to restore a healthy environment.

Today, all restoration has been completed, and all employees are back to work in their newly furnished spaces.

Fire, water, or sewage damage? Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on window A higher standard of clean

As America gets back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations*. At SERVPRO, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

Are you interested in our Commercial Services, or are you a consumer who wants to learn more?

Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Giving back to our communities

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

motorcycle and green van Cleaning and disinfecting our First Responder vehicles

SERVPRO of Lawton team members have been so humbled by the outpouring of thanks from our Southwest Oklahoma First Responders.

We started offering proactive cleaning of area responders vehicles in early April, scheduling various departments in easy to access locations.

The Comanche County Sheriff's Department graciously lined up all their available units, two by two, for us to disinfect and sanitize. 

Next was the Lawton Police Department, and yes, we even cleaned the motorcycles!

Next came the entire town of Waurika. The fire department had all their units lined up on both sides of the street for easy access. The EMS team welcomed us into the bay to clean the ambulances.

And the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department also had an impressive line up for our team to disinfect.

The takeaway? Each department responded with heartfelt thank you's to our team for thinking of them during this pandemic. And visiting with each responder on the cleaning line let us know they truly appreciated us.

We've always supported our First Responders, providing 24 hour emergency kits, free carpet cleanings, etc. 

But this service? Trying to protect those who protect us? Cue the tears. Mine, and theirs.

So thankful to work for a company that believes in giving back to our communities.

Severe weather damages property in Elgin, Oklahoma

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

red brick house blue tarp Severe thunderstorms brought hail and strong winds to this community.

Last week, severe thunderstorms blew into southwest Oklahoma, hitting one small community hard.

Elgin has a population of just over 2100 residents, the majority of whom had some storm damage.

Reports from our crews on the scene included roofs severely damaged, holes punched through skylights, downed tree and power lines, and many vehicles damaged or destroyed.

SERVPRO of Lawton began receiving calls around 2:00 am, while the storm was still raging.

Crews deployed to the site to survey the damage, and immediately began boarding up and tarping over blown out windows and damaged roofs.

Once all properties were secured, our teams began extracting water and establishing a drying protocol.

One of our customers took a video of our team as they finished securing the fourth property he had called us on. We shared that on Lasso - Texas and Louisiana page, so that other franchises could see just how grateful this customer was.

One call was all it took to get help.

Our teams worked through two rounds of severe weather that one day, and as we are wrapping up some of the job sites, a new forecast has come out.

For tomorrow. Again, for baseball sized hail. 

We're ready. For whatever happens.

Working remotely during a pandemic

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

lady in red shirt, computer Practicing social distancing

Hello! Denise Henry, marketing representative for SERVPRO of Lawton and Wichita Falls. Well, Tyler Watts is the rep for Wichita Falls, I just do all the social and web marketing.

My friends on Facebook and in the Chamber of Commerce call me Dee. And they've gotten used to morning pictures like this. Obviously I'm not a professional photographer, but I like for my friends to still see me. 

And my boss. No better way of checking in every day than a picture!

Marketing is different now. I'm used to stopping in and seeing my customers, and I really miss being able to do that.

Thankfully, most of my customers are also friends on my Facebook page. So we have a roll call of "Good morning" each day, and can check in with each other.

Working from home has helped develop better relationships with my customers. We get to see the real side of each other, and we share more important information than we used to.

Funny, this social distancing has actually brought us all closer!

We all share the same worry about how bad this is going to be. And we wonder if this is the new normal, or if we'll ever get our lives back to what they were.

And, we wonder if maybe what we need is a combination of old normal, mixed with more family time.

I'm blessed to work with an amazing company that allows me to work from home. I would never have imagined that I would have to, but I guess none of us did.

Good visiting with y'all. Take care, and stay healthy!

Vandals target school

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

aisle covered in foam Vandals left graffiti and other damage at this school.

We recently were called to a local school after officials discovered vandals had broken in and created a lot of damage.

They started by painting the security cameras, followed by the front windows of the auditorium.

Inside, we found spray paint in every room. On the glass trophy display cases. Blocking the mascots logo. On the piano. Even up on the lighting pad for the stage.

The vandals also found every fire extinguisher in the building and sprayed the entire auditorium.

No wall, no surface was left untouched.

What a mess! As you can see in the photo, the aisle between the seating areas is covered in the powder from the extinguishers.

And the walls are filled with graffiti.

It's a sad scene, and one we're all too familiar with.

This level of mess requires the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the experience, and the equipment, to make this mess "Like it never even happened."

When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

dirty air duct Do you know what's hiding in your ducts?

If you haven't had your ducts cleaned in the past few years, you probably need to call us at 580-699-2662.

Your HVAC system, including your ducts, may contain dirt, pet hair, pollen and bacteria that isn't healthy for your environment.

Take a look at the photo. See all that hair and stuff?

This customer called us because she had just moved into a new home. She noticed her allergies were acting up at home, and she wanted us to check her ducts.

Wow! Was she surprised to see this!

She called the realtor to explain what we found, and learned the former tenant had cats. Lots of cats.

The realtor also explained that while the house had been cleaned, they didn't think about the ducts and the entire HVAC system.

The good news is our expertly trained technicians were able to clean the ducts and our customer was happy.

If you haven't had your ducts cleaned recently, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Yes, we have cleaned RV's

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom floor, towels RV toilets overflow too!

We know a thing or two about water damage.

It's not everyday a customer calls asking if we offer water restoration for an RV.

SERVPRO of Lawton is a leader in the water damage industry, so of course we can apply our expertise to an RV.

Our highly trained team of technicians arrived on site and inspected the damage.

The bathroom was in the upper level bedroom, and water had spread throughout the RV living space and storage areas.

Knowing the construction of these vehicles, our team quickly extracted water and set in place an aggressive drying process.

Even though it was a clean water loss, the customer asked that we thoroughly clean the entire unit, top to bottom, so they could be assured the RV was clean and disinfected.

At the end of the job, we had a very satisfied customer. And we learned a thing or two about RV's.

Water damage? No job is too small, or too big for SERVPRO of Lawton.

When your shift is 24/7/365 but there's a coronavirus outbreak.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

lady in green shirt, computer SMR Denise Henry working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The one thing that is constant in the restoration industry is change.

Read that again. Change is our constant.

Your SERVPRO of Lawton team responds to fire, water, storm, and coronavirus outbreaks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Each day brings different loss sites from damages, and new customers needing proactive cleaning.

And we adapt. We plan for each job, and what equipment and tools we need to professionally accomplish each one.

Did the technicians plan ahead and load enough masks, respirators, booties, and disinfecting products?

Yes. Because they have a checklist for each job to ensure each customer receives the best cleaning and restoration process available.

We are the trusted experts for fire, water and storm damage. We are also the trusted experts for commercial cleaning and disinfecting against viruses, such as the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Change is constant. Trust the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton to help you in all your restoration and cleaning needs.

Water damage is more than property damage.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

green drying machines We're here to help you through the restoration process.

Water damage is more than property damage. It’s personal, and emotional.

SERVPRO of Lawton understands the overwhelming devastation when faced with the daunting task of cleaning damage from a water loss.

And we’re here to help you through the restoration process. Our team of restoration professionals will assess the damage, coordinate the removal of contents with your insurance agent (if needed), and establish a restoration timeline.

We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Our highly trained technicians will always keep you, and your agent, informed of any adjustments we make during the restoration process.

Rest assured, you and your property will be treated with dignity and respect every step of the way.

Water damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Smoke and soot damage can be anywhere.

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

soot covered towels Smoke and soot can be found throughout your home.

In times of disaster, trust the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.


Even with the hourly changes regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we will still be your priority responder for fire, water and storm damage.

Take this customer. When a recent fire severely damaged their home, they called the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton

We know that fire damage is never just damage from the fire. It's fire, water, smoke and soot damage. And it's everywhere throughout your home.

SERVPRO of Lawton professionals are here to help make damage "Like it never even happened." And, if the need arises, we can call upon our national network and special Disaster Recovery teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

Trust the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. Call us today at 580-699-2662.

Sheltering in place is rough on your furniture

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

man cleaning white couch We can clean and disinfect all your surfaces onsite!

While many of us know to wash our hands frequently and to stay at home during this pandemic, we may not think about our furniture.

Did you know your fabric couch, carpet and drapes act like a sponge, attracting dirt, pollen, germs, and even mildew?

Not to mention the mess that comes from snacking while binge watching your favorite programs.

And if you have pets or children, well, just think about where their paws have been!

Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton for a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of your home or office.

Our professionally trained technicians can clean your fabrics on site, leaving them clean and almost new again.

Sheltering is place is proving helpful in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

But it's not helping your couch and other surfaces.

Call SERVPRO of Lawton today at 580-699-2662 for  a free estimate on all our cleaning services.

Proactive cleaning for COVID-19 Coronavirus

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

men in white, warehouse Helping our communities during the COVID pandemic.

Why choose SERVPRO?

Because we are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, and we can minimize the spread of germs with a proactive cleaning of your business.

SERVPRO of Lawton professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

We perform all cleanup and bioremediation in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

And our SERVPRO proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROxide and Total Vanquish are EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Coronavirus (SARS-Co2/COVID-19) on hard, non porous surfaces.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we believe in sharing facts, not fears concerning this virus.

We have the experience, and equipment to thoroughly clean and disinfect your property using a variety of cleaning methods.

And we're here to help. Questions? Call us at 580-699-2662.

What isn't on this kitchen floor?!

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

mud and water covered floors What do you do when it's fire, mud, and water?

This commercial kitchen had a rough start to the day.

An exhaust fan on the roof shorted out, causing a fire in the attic area and sending smoke throughout the facility.

Fire fighting efforts creates a watery and sooty mess, followed by the mud tracked in from recent rains.

This customer was ready to pull her hair out (her words) until her agent recommended she call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Once she explained the extent of the damage, and that she had to open that night for dinner, we knew we had to act fast.

Our team of highly trained professionals loaded up equipment for the multifaceted loss and began the cleaning, drying and disinfecting process.

It took us all day, but we were able to finish the job in time for her to begin prep work and be ready for business.

Whatever your day throws at you, we're here to help. Call us at 580-263-2662.

Roof damage from recent storm leaves a mess.

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

pile of wet clothes Hastily removed clothing creates a mess.

This customer did not realize her walk-in closet had received damage from a recent storm.

And trust us, she wasn't happy about it.

A storm had hit Friday night, and she and her husband thought their property was okay.

Until Sunday morning, when she was getting ready for church and saw drooping sheet rock and a mess all over her clothes.

She quickly began pulling items down and placing them on a chair, which actually led to some darker items bleeding onto the lighter fabrics.

It didn't take long for the husband to call SERVPRO of Lawton.

We quickly located the source of the leak (storm damage to the shingles), and while they contacted a roofer we began sorting clothing into restorable versus non-restorable sections.

With the help of garment boxes, our team was able to clear the closet so the drying and restoration process could begin.

Storm and water damage can cause a lot of additional damage.

Check your property. If you notice damage, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-263-2662.

SERVPRO is here to help during this global pandemic

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

virus picture with words here to help We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Safely securing your property after damage.

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

roof tarped Tarping the holes in the roof helps prevent secondary damage.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Because damage from fire, water or storm don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We are the industry restoration experts, and we're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When fire, water or storm damages your home or business, your first concern should be the health and safety of your family or employees.

When everyone is safe, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the experience and equipment to help secure your property by applying tarps to roofs, boarding up broken windows and doors, and removing water and debris.

Our team of restoration experts will thoroughly and efficiently provide emergency services to protect against secondary losses, such as theft or mold growth.

Once secured, we'll work with you and your insurance agent to begin the restoration process and to help make it "Like it never even happened."

  • Board Up
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Move Out
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair

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

Soot covered floors shows where shoes were at time of fire.

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

shoe prints in soot The original placement of this pair of shoes is very evident!

The fire, smoke and soot damage at this home was so intense, you could see where the homeowner moved objects!

Unlike a water damage claim, fire damage claims and the restoration process will take a lot of time, and a lot of patience.

Because these claims typically involve fire, smoke, soot and water, the initial inspection and recommended course of action will be quite intense.

When you call  SERVPRO of Lawton, our team of restoration experts will thoroughly inspect every room and every surface of your property to document smoke and soot damage, water damage from fire fighting efforts and damage from the fire itself.

We’ll document all damages digitally and provide the information to your agent and adjuster.

This will help with your loss claim and ensure you receive the restoration and compensation you’re entitled to under your policy.

This is the worst loss you will likely experience, and there’s a lot that needs to happen to restore your property.

And our teams at SERVPRO of Lawton will be here to help you every step of the way. Fire damage? Call us at 580-699-2662.

Worried about commercial air quality and COVID-19?

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

technician cleaning ducts Cleaning and duct cleaning promote a healthier environment.

With the constant news cycle telling us to self-distance or self-quarantine to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, you may be wondering about the quality of your environment.

SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help.

First, has anyone in your home or office tested positive for the virus? No? You just need a thorough, proactive cleaning.

Second, is anyone under investigation for possible exposure at a commercial location? That's going to require a deeper cleaning and perhaps an antimicrobial or antiviral fogging.

The third category involves a confirmed, positive case of COVID-19 reported at your location.

That's when you should definitely call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

This level of cleaning requires our highly trained level of expertise to ensure all CDC recommendations and local standards are adhered to.

The news can be scary. Together, we can spread facts, not fear.

If you're concerned about your air quality, call us at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

Retail store suffers ceiling leak and sewage damage overnight

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

wet shoe boxes Wet shoe boxes are only a small portion of the damage this retailer experienced.

This retail store had a very difficult morning. The store manager walked in to severe water damage from a ceiling leak, and as she was headed to the supply room to retrieve the shop vac she stepped into sewage water.

It was not a good morning for her. Until she called her company, who told her to call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Many retail chains have national agreements with SERVPRO, because they know we are the experts in the restoration industry.

They also know we will take care of all their locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with fire, water and storm damage. And because SERVPRO has over 1700 franchise locations, we are strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Lawton is locally owned and operated. Fire, water or storm damage? Call the trusted experts at 580-699-2662.

Hot water heater floods local home

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

hallway wet carpet Waking up to wet carpet creates morning chaos.

When you wake up and step on wet carpet, your first thought probably isn't "call SERVPRO of Lawton."

Once you gain your wits and turn the coffee pot on, call us.

We understand that water damage is more than property damage. It’s personal, and it’s emotional.

Rest assured when you contact SERVPRO of Lawton to help with water damage, you and your property will be treated with dignity and respect.

We understand the overwhelming devastation when faced with cleaning, drying and restoring property after a water loss, because we’ve been there. And we’re here to help.

Our team of restoration specialists will assess the damage, coordinate the removal of contents with your insurance agent, and establish a restoration timeline.

And we’ll always keep you and your agent informed of any changes or adjustments made during the restoration process.

You can still enjoy your coffee knowing you have the trusted restoration experts onsite to help make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Water damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Storm season wrecks havoc on area homes

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

bare studs and concrete floor Heavy rains cause flooding, severely damaging this home.

Storms don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we!

SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help when you have storm damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Whether you need board up and tarping services or complete restoration service, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of Lawton can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

Storm damage? Call your locally owned restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Storm Damage Restoration Specialists

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

bare studs Demolition of a storm damaged home.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Lawton business owners and residents.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We have direct expertise in dealing with storm damage through our national SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding. Severe weather happens. Be prepared to call the team with the experience, the equipment, and the resources to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Summer storms wreck havoc

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

bare metal studs 9 inches of rain closes mall for a week.

“Since Saturday, these Oklahoma counties have experienced flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds. Initial reports show damage in numerous communities including Apache, Cyril, Lawton, Maysville and Walters. Further damage assessments are ongoing.” - Oklahoma Governor Todd Lamb.

That was in June, 2016. Over 9 inches of rain fell in one morning in the Lawton area. And a total of nine counties were included in the state of emergency declaration.

SERVPRO of Lawton responded to this storm quickly in order to help the local retailers at the mall.

The flooding affected every store within the mall, some worse than others.

This sports store had water standing inches deep, until our SERVPRO of Lawton team arrived.

We immediately began extracting water, then began pulling up the damaged carpet. An inspection in their storage area revealed severely damaged drywall and wet insulation, which was removed. 

After setting up air movers and dehumidifiers, we moved on the adjacent retails.

Overall, the cleanup from this storm took about a week. The impact on retailers and homeowners was heartbreaking.

SERVPRO of Lawton was honored to provide assistance to these retailers during their time of disaster.

And we're here to help you. When disaster strikes, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

580-699-2662.

What is IICRC Certification and ANSI Standard for restoration?

11/28/2019 (Permalink)

blog screenshot, web page There's more to our website than just services. We also publish a blog!

If you're reading this blog post on Thanksgiving Day, you must be a geek.

No worries! At SERVPRO of Lawton, we're all geeks and bask in the knowledge obtained by industry specific training.

Our team is IICRC Certified. What does our IICRC certification mean to you, our customers? 

The IICRC Standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection and restoration. Industry standards keep us focused on what is best for you, our customer.

We also follow the follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards  of acceptance for restoration protocols.

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

Enjoy this little bit of geek speak while you indulge in the pumpkin pie. And rest easy knowing that if your property is damaged, you can call the restoration industry experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Read more at: https://www.SERVPROlawton.com/blog

The water restoration process - steps 1 through 3

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

water on floor Water damage? Discover the SERVPRO of Lawton difference!

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Tomorrow we'll discuss the final three steps in this process.

We are the restoration industry experts

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

air dryer, multiple hoses We use the latest technology and equipment to restore your property.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Because we are the restoration industry experts when you suffer from fire, water, and storm damage.

Each member of our team is trained in the restoration industry by professionals in a classroom setting, as well as computer based courses and continuing education.

Our technicians spend additional classroom time to gain their IICRC certifications.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Industry standards keep us focused on what is best for you, our customer. As science continues to define what a healthy environment is, we implement new procedures the ensure we leave your property as clean and healthy as it can be.

When your property is damaged, call the professionally trained team at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

New SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to be played at Cotton Bowl Stadium

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

football SERVPRO First Responders Bowl December 26th

In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for December 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) and will be televised by ESPN.  The agreement between ESPN Events and SERVPRO was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.

"We are truly grateful for all first responders’ sacrifice and service,” said Brant Ringler, Executive Director of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. “It is a tremendous privilege to honor these brave men and women who protect our communities 24/7/365. As this game continues to grow, so do our ties with first responders. Additionally, having a sponsor like SERVPRO who works along-side and supports these community heroes reinforces our goals of recognizing our first responders.”

"We are proud to present the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl dedicated to honoring some of the hardest working men and women in our country" said Sue Steen, CEO of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. "We recognize the dedication and selfless acts of our First Responders and are honored to help highlight and celebrate the commitment of these everyday heroes."

The 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is the ninth edition of the bowl game, formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and part of the 89-year history of games being played at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the grounds of Dallas’ Fair Park, which features 227 acres of museums, attractions, history, art and performances located in the heart of the ninth largest city in the United States.

First responders to be honored include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.

“This is an exciting change, and we are humbled by the fact that an actual bowl game has been named exclusively for the first responders of this country,” Dallas Fire-Rescue Fire Chief David Coatney said.

“We are truly honored to have a bowl game here in Dallas named after the hard working men and women serving and protecting communities across this country.  It always feels great to be recognized, and I know our officers and firefighters are touched by this overwhelming show of support, “said Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall.

SERVPRO of Lawton has the specialized training and equipment to safely clean contaminants like sewage.

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

bare concrete, fans, sewer backup We have the experience, and the equipment, to clean contaminants like sewage.

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Lawton will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Lawton professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

If you need cleanup from water or sewer damage, please call us at 580-699-2662.

Fire damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton.

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage, messy hallway Fire damage is more than just fire.

Fire and smoke damage goes beyond the physical fire itself. There will likely be soot covering walls and ceilings, smoke and soot clinging to the interior surfaces of duct work, and water damage to most surfaces due to firefighting efforts.

There’s a lot that needs to happen to restore your property, and we’re here to help. One call to SERVPRO of Lawton and our team of fire and water restoration experts will be on site to help you through the restoration process.

We will work with your insurance agent to determine which items are a loss, and which items can be restored. We offer pack out services to inventory, documents, and remove those items that can be restored. We will transfer your items to our secure restoration warehouse and clean and treat your property to its pre-fire condition.

Have questions? Call us today at 580-699-2662. or visit our website at SERVPROlawton.com

Fire damages home, antiques and artwork

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

burned fireplace and artwork Severe fire, water and smoke damage after house catches fire.

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, 24/7. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost.

This homeowner chose SERVPRO of Lawton to help mitigate the damage done to her home.

Initial inspection showed the home could not safely be lived in while the restoration was in progress.

The homeowners took what they could to a local hotel, and SERVPRO of Lawton began removing restorable items for cleaning and storage at our secure facility.

Thankfully, this homeowner’s home and art work was able to be restored and returned to the family.

As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We're here when you need us. Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Fire damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton.

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage, messy hallway Fire damage is more than just fire.

Fire and smoke damage goes beyond the physical fire itself. There will likely be soot covering walls and ceilings, smoke and soot clinging to the interior surfaces of duct work, and water damage to most surfaces due to firefighting efforts.

There’s a lot that needs to happen to restore your property, and we’re here to help. One call to SERVPRO of Lawton and our team of fire and water restoration experts will be on site to help you through the restoration process.

We will work with your insurance agent to determine which items are a loss, and which items can be restored. We offer pack out services to inventory, documents, and remove those items that can be restored. We will transfer your items to our secure restoration warehouse and clean and treat your property to its pre-fire condition.

Have questions? Call us today at 580-699-2662. or visit our website at SERVPROlawton.com

The water restoration process - steps 4 through 6

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

bare studs, damaged wood floor SERVPRO of Lawton uses the latest technology and the science of drying to provide a healthy environment.

Today we continue the conversation on the water restoration process. SERVPRO of Lawton uses the latest technology and the science of drying to ensure a healthy environment.

Here are the final steps in the process:

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Water damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

SERVPRO of Lawton Ribbon Cutting

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

employees at new business SERVPRO of Lawton employees celebrate the opening of their new location.

Ribbon Cutting Day! Thank you to our awesome staff for always working hard for our customers and SERVPRO. Thank you to all the Lawton Chamber Red Coats for being there to support us and celebrate our Grand Opening!

Thank you Courtney Post for providing tea today from Good Vibes, and Kandi for the iced coffee and snacks from Buffalo Grove Coffee!

From all of us at SERVPRO of Lawton, thank you!  We've been serving your community for five years, and are excited to officially open our Lawton location.

It's been a long journey as we grew our business to allow this expansion, and we appreciate all of our customers who took this journey with us.

Our team of highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton are here to make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened."

Call us at 580-699-2662.

Call center needs restoration and cleaning

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

large room with cubicles Call centers never close. SERVPRO of Lawton worked in shifts to accommodate the businesses requirements.

Call centers never close. So when water damage struck this call center after a remodel, they called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team of highly trained technicians responded immediately and began extracting water from the wet areas.

They also documented the post construction cleaning that was needed, and we created two separate jobs to document each item thoroughly.

The "wet" team documented the size of the area they were extracting so they would know the exact number of air movers and dehumidifiers they would need.

The "cleaning" team set up containment between the two areas and also documented the size of the area and the level of cleaning required.

Both teams worked in shifts to accommodate the call center and their customers.

When this job was complete, the staff and employees were grateful they had a new, clean work area, and thanked us for working with them during this loss.

Commercial water damage AND renovation cleaning? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

carpet squares, bookcase, office We work with you to keep the doors open during commercial water losses.

SERVPRO of Lawton has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Our expertly trained technicians have the experience and equipment to mediate any size water loss and incorporate unique restoration specialties:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

SERVPRO of Lawton can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Commercial Water Damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Roof leak causes water damage at medical facility

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

computers, technology Water leak in medical treatment facility affects patient care areas and internal IT department

After an amazing weekend, you come in to work and what is this???

Water. Everywhere on the floor, soaking into your carpet and cubicles. Every room is flooded with water, and you're pretty sure you see it running down the walls and into the elevator shaft. Now what?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. Our 24 hour emergency response team will quickly arrive on site and begin extracting water, elevating furniture and files, and removing wet walls and flooring.

In the case of this photo, our team had to coordinate clean up with patient care areas as well as their secure IT department!

We know you can't close your business due to water damage, so our IICRC Certified technicians utilize the science of drying to ensure your property is restored to a clean, healthy environment.

It's going to be a long day, but we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

House fire leaves every room a mess

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen cabinets, dishes, appliances Soot and water damages kitchen after house fire

Yesterday's blog discussed three of the seven steps SERVPRO of Lawton takes to restore your home or business after it has suffered fire damage.

Today, we'll address the final four steps:

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Questions about fires, smoke or soot damage? Call us at 580-699-2662.

Fireplace fire causes extensive damage

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged wall, chairs Fireplace fires are common in cold weather.

It's not just fire damage. It's smoke, soot, and even water from firefighting efforts.

And it means there's a lot of work to be done in order to restore your property.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we break down the fire restoration process into 7 basic steps:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Join the blog tomorrow for the final steps in the fire restoration process or call us at 580-699-2662.

Fire, smoke, soot and water damage

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

burned walls and ceiling Damage this bad typically requires SERVPRO emergency tarping and boarding services.

Unlike a water damage claim, fire damage claims and the restoration process will take a lot of time, and a lot of patience.

Because these claims typically involve fire, smoke, soot and water, the initial inspection and recommended course of action will be quite intense.

When you call  SERVPRO of Lawton, our team of professionals will thoroughly inspect every room and every surface of your property to document smoke and soot damage, water damage from fire fighting efforts and damage from the fire itself.

We’ll document all damages digitally and provide the information to your agent and adjuster.

This will help with your loss claim and ensure you receive the restoration and compensation you’re entitled to under your policy.

Have questions about fire, smoke or soot damage? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Water damage requires immediate attention

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

bed, bare wall studs The key to preventing secondary damage is removing wet materials.

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need SERVPRO of Lawton. Our highly trained technicians will immediately respond to your home, inspect the affected areas, and begin the cleaning and drying process.

Utilizing the latest technology, we will remove standing water and affected floor coverings, establish a scientifically based drying method, and monitor and document our findings daily until your home is SERVPRO dry.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

If your home or business suffers water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Restoring commercial property quickly

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen, shelves, cabinets Commercial kitchen water damage requires fast response

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. Because we're business owners, too.

Let our expertly trained team of technicians 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.

Water damage doesn't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Water damage? Call the professionals with the experience and the equipment at SERVPRO of Lawton today at 580-699-2662.

 

Water damages church and classrooms

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

classroom, water stained carpet 24 hour emergency service is a requirement for commercial buildings and churches!

Commercial water restoration presents unique challenges.

Damage doesn't wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. At SERVPRO of Lawton, we are here and ready to help your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Lawton's highly trained technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Our certified team of experts include:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Water damage in your commercial facility? No job is too big, or too small, for SERVPRO of Lawton.

Need help? Call us today at 580-699-2662.

Sewage backup creates health hazard

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

overflowed toilet with feces on floor Aside from being a mess, this bathroom may now contain contaminates that could cause health issues.

A sewage backup is more than just an overflowing toilet or dirty water. The sewage water left behind contains dangerous contaminates that could cause serious health issues. If you experience a sewage backup, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the specialized training and equipment to remove the sewage and debris and restore your property to a clean, safe environment.

  • Water extraction
  • Carpet removal and disposal
  • Removal of all contaminated property
  • Antimicrobial and disinfectant treatments
  • Thorough cleaning of all affected areas and property

Our highly trained technicians are equipped with the required safety equipment and specialized cleaning products to ensure your property is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized. If you experience sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Lawton.

We will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The proof of smoke damage is on the sponge.

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

chemical sponge, smoke on ceiling Chem Sponge shows the smoke damage throughout this home.

While all insurance policies cover fire damage, they may not cover the smoke damage the also occurs throughout your home.

Smoke and soot can travel to the farthest end of your home, hiding in closed drawers, closets and draperies. Some insurance companies will agree to restore your property from smoke damage, but others may not.

That’s why we’re here. SERVPRO of Lawton offers free fire and smoke inspections for your home or commercial property, and we’ll provide your agent or adjuster a copy of the loss report.

Waiting on the adjuster? Here's what NOT to do after a fire:

  • 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.

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

What to do after a fire

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

hardwood floor, white cabinets, fire damaged Fire damage often means fire, water AND smoke damage.

A house fire is devastating. Aside from the trauma of seeing all your memories ruined, you also have to deal with the cleanup and restoration process. And your insurance company.

SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help. We will work with your insurance company and help them understand our restoration process.

Waiting for the adjuster? We can still extract water from fire fighting efforts, which will help prevent secondary damage, like mold.

What to do after a fire, and while you're waiting for help?

  • 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.

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

We're certified to be your restoration specialists!

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

water on hall carpet IICRC Certified. That means we have the knowledge and expertise to dry and restore your property.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Every team member at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls has the training, the skills, and the knowledge to restore your property.

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

Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Missing roof means missing business for this manufacturer

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

bare concrete and bare wall studs 24 Hour Emergency Service Prevents Secondary Damage.

There is no such thing as a small disaster.

Your toilet overflowing is just as devastating as my neighbors kitchen fire.

And both are as disastrous as this local manufacturers roof being torn off during a recent storm.

Our SERVPRO of Lawton's professionally trained technicians arrived shortly after the event and immediately set out to inspect the entire facility for damage.

Our teams understood the plant managers concern regarding the restoration process and timing the restoration to avoid disruption.

We understood the plant employees concerns regarding a safe, clean environment.

Together, we worked the established plan.

And we got the plant to our SERVPRO level of dry. Because that's what we do.

You see, there is no such thing as a small disaster.

At this site, we had employees concerned about safety, and payroll.

We had plant management concerned about inventories and quotas. And payroll.

We had our SERVPRO of Lawton team, who brought the expertise, the resources, and their compassion to this customer's site.

24/7. "Like it never even happened."

Choose the professionals who have walked in your shoes.

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

hardwood floor, burned rug, fireplace Fire is more than fire damage. It's soot and water, too.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Because we have lived the heartaches and losses life brings. We understand how devastated our customers feel when they realize they've lost most everything they own.

Whether it's flooding from a hurricane, destruction from a tornado or a loss from fire damage, we have the professional training and experience you need to get your life back.

When you contact SERVPRO of Lawton, our representatives will guide you through the crisis and ask several questions that will help us better understand the equipment and resources needed for your site.

When we come to your home or business, we're ready to begin the restoration process. We will inspect and test to determine the extent of damage, and share with your our plan to mediate and restore your property.

We will treat you and your property with compassion and respect.

We will help you get through the crisis.

Our extensively trained and dedicated technicians are here to help you get your life back.

SERVPRO of Lawton. "Like it never even happened."   

Utilizing the latest technology to get your home dry

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

large bag of wet insulation SERVPRO of Lawton utilizes the science of drying and the latest technology to dry your home!

We recently had a customer ask us how we remove insulation from the attic after a roof leak. This is how we do it! Our insulation removal vacuum was designed to remove fire, smoke and water damaged insulation from wall cavities and attics.

(Definitely the way to do it over using a shovel and black trash bags in a hot attic.)

We love the innovation in our industry and regularly reinvest in new equipment and technology!

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we use the science of drying to ensure your property is completely dry and the environment is healthy.

And we understand water damage is personal, and emotional. You can rest assured our team of professionals will treat you and your property with dignity and respect.

Compassion and technology. That's how SERVPRO of Lawton treats water damage.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

piled up sheetrock and insulation Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton to make it "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

When water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Lawton residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your water emergency.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

SERVPRO of Lawton is a locally owned and operated business, and we will respond quickly to your water or flood damage event.

There's more than one type of water damage.

9/28/2019 (Permalink)

Feces contaminated floor Sewage water damage requires the experience and the equipment utilized by SERVPRO of Lawton.

Did you know there are three types of water damage? 

Category 1 is clean water, such as from your fresh water lines at the sink.

Category 2 is grey water, such as from your dishwasher or washing machine.

Category 3 is black water, or sewage water. Such as when your feces packed toilet bowl overruns.

Each category requires a different clean up method, and our technicians have been professionally trained to diagnose and treat each category and class of water.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we know that sewage backup is more than just an overflowing toilet or dirty water. The sewage water left behind contains dangerous contaminates that could cause serious health issues.

If you experience a sewage backup, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the specialized training and equipment to remove the sewage and debris and restore your property to a clean, safe environment.

  • Water extraction
  • Carpet removal and disposal
  • Removal of all contaminated property
  • Antimicrobial and disinfectant treatments
  • Thorough cleaning of all affected areas and property

Our highly trained technicians are equipped with the required safety equipment and specialized cleaning products to ensure your property is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

If you experience sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Lawton.

SERVPRO is here to help after the storm

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

bare concrete and bare wall studs SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help after the storm.

Who remembers the great Oklahoma ice storm of January 2010? Or the April 2013 tornadic storm that passed through Lawton? Or the extreme flooding in May of 2016?

Many of us here in Texoma have vivid memories of where we were and what we experienced during these, and many other storms.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we understand that storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.

Our team of professionals has the experience, and the equipment to help make storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Because storms don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we.

SERVPRO of Lawton is part of a national network of 1,700 with special Disaster Recovery Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

And we're here to help. Call us at 580-699-2662.

Storm damage typically includes flooding

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

concrete floors and bare wall studs SERVPRO is here to help after a storm.

Are you prepared? Storm damage in Texoma can result from severe thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes and flooding.

And sometimes, it all hits at once. 

SERVPRO of Lawton wants to help you be prepared before the storm arrives.

Make a family plan. Know where to meet if you're separated. And don't forget to make plans for your pets!

Include basic survival items and items to keep your pet happy and comfortable. 

  • Food. At least a three day supply in an airtight, waterproof container.
  • Water. At least three days of water specifically for your pets.
  • Medicines and medical records.
  • Important documents. Registration information, adoption papers and vaccination documents. Talk to your veterinarian about microchipping and enrolling your pet in a recovery database.
  • First aid kit. Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea too.
  • Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash.
  • Crate or pet carrier. Have a sturdy, safe crate or carrier in case you need to evacuate. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down.
  • Sanitation. Pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach.
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. Add species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics.
  • Familiar items. Familiar items, such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet.

Have a plan in place for your entire family! For more planning tips, visit: 

https://www.ready.gov/pets

Storm damage? We're here to help. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Would you know what to do after a storm?

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

piles of furniture after flood Storm damage is often a combination of storms and flooding

Are you prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month, a time we promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we see storm and disaster damage all too frequently. We actually meet our customers at the worst possible time in their lives, and we're here to help restore their homes and businesses.

You can help minimize the trauma of storm damage by being prepared and making a plan.

Do you have enough insurance? Do you need flood insurance? Have you taken pictures and documented all your personal property? Where will you go if you have to evacuate?

Talk to your family and friends. Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment.

Be prepared for what might happen. Be Ready.

And if you need help, call on the professionals whose training and compassion have helped hundreds of families restore order to their lives.

Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

#BeReady

#PreparedNotScared

#SERVPRO

#fema

Is your pet ready for storms and disasters?

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

chihuahua with bandana What's good for you is good for your pet. Be Prepared, Not Scared of storm season.

September is National Preparedness month. You've checked your kits, and your insurance.

Is your pet ready?

During a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.

If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include:

  • Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask a trusted neighbor to check on your animals.
  • Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets.
    • Find pet friendly hotels along your evacuation route and keep a list in your pet’s emergency kit.
    • Locate boarding facilities or animal hospitals near your evacuation shelter.
    • Consider an out-of-town friend or relative
  • Locate a veterinarian or animal hospital in the area where you may be seeking temporary shelter, in case your pet needs medical care. Add the contact information to your emergency kit.
  • Have your pet microchipped and make sure that you not only keep your address and phone number up-to-date, but that you also include contact info for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.
  • Call your local emergency management office, animal shelter or animal control office to get advice and information.
  • If you are unable to return to your home right away, you may need to board your pet. Find out where pet boarding facilities are located.
  • Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet's medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current.
  • If you have no alternative but to leave your pet at home, there are some precautions you must take, but remember that leaving your pet at home alone can place your animal in great danger!

Need help after storm damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

https://www.ready.gov/pets

#BePrepared

Nominate a Texoma First Responder

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

football with text SERVPRO of Lawton proudly supports First Responders!

SERVPRO of Lawton is honored to support our Texoma First Responders, and needs your help nominating a hero to be recognized on ESPN!

Please share a department approved photo and the reason you believe this First Responder is a hero. We will submit all entries to our corporate office for selection, and we want a Texoma hero featured in one of ten bowl games or a chance for this individual to appear in our SERVPRO First Responders Bowl Game on December 30th in Dallas!

**Please share this post and submit entries to SERVPRO@SERVPROlawton.com by September 24th!

SERVPRO of Lawton has already partnered with our area First Responders and provided them with free 24 hour emergency kits for distribution to area residents in need.

Please help us honor their service!

Priority reconnection after the storm

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

bare wall studs after flooding Gutted home still has access to priority utility reconnection after a storm.

Your SERVPRO of Lawton team of professionals is part of a national SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding.

One key element you should have in place is a emergency response plan for your family.

This includes a plan for your pets, medications, lodging and emergency power.

This is very important for individuals who require electrical medical equipment. It's always best to have a backup power source for the short term while waiting on the power company to restore power.

"Contact your water and power companies to get on a “priority reconnection service” list of power-dependent customers if you rely on electrical medical equipment. #PrepareNow" - Ready.gov

FREE Emergency Ready Profiles to keep you safe

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

two women outside using wrench to shut off water Be Prepared! Know the location of utility shut off valves.

Do you know how to turn off your utilities in an emergency? Do you know where your shut off valves are for gas and electricity?

Millions of Americans don't, and they are constantly in the path of storms.

Did you know SERVPRO of Lawton offers FREE Emergency Ready Profiles? These profiles contain photos and descriptions of all utility shut-offs, emergency phone numbers, insurance information and more.

These profiles are presented both in hardcopy and digital, so you will always have the information on hand. 

SERVPRO of Lawton partners with area First Responders to help you and your family stay safe before, during and after a storm.

Need help? Call us today at 580-699-2662.

https://www.facebook.com/ComancheCountyEM/

We offer upholstery, carpet and drapery cleaning!

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Technician cleaning white couch Professional cleaning for your home or business

Cleaning curtains is one of those household chores that people put off for years. The hassle of taking them down, finding a dry cleaner, then hanging them back up is more work than most of us have time for.

Did you know most curtains are made of woven fabrics that gather dust, pet hair, and dander — even mold spores?

Over time, these things accumulate, and your window treatments start to look dingy. Some fabrics require minimal care while others, like embroidered or brocade patterns with layers and linings, require professional cleaning.

SERVPRO of Lawton offers a variety of cleaning options for your home or business, including on-site cleaning to minimize interruption.

Trust the certified professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton for all your carpet, upholstery, draperies and blinds.   

Creating community partnerships for our First Responders

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Bottled water for fire fighters 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!

Chamber Redcoats at Hilton Garden Inn

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Three ladies in red coats welcome meeting attendees Lawton Chamber Redcoats welcome attendees at recent event.

SERVPRO of Lawton is a proud member of the Lawton Ft. Sill Chamber of Commerce!

"The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is a strong, action-oriented organization.  Over 800 investors work through the Chamber to advance economic growth.  The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business and tourism opportunities, the unification of our military and business community, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda, and in the promotion of community enrichment."

As part of our membership in the Chamber and in support of the City of Lawton, our marketing representative, Denise Henry, is a Redcoat Ambassador.

Denise works with other Redcoats and Chamber members to grow the community and the regions economic base.

#redcoats #lawtonproud #SERVPRO

https://lawtonfortsillchamber.com/

Water leak wrecks havoc on family home

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Green equipment dries wet carpet SERVPRO of Lawton uses the science of drying to ensure your home is truly dry.

SERVPRO of Lawton received a call from a customer who discovered the bathroom plumbing had been leaking all night, leaving adjacent area floors soaked with water.

Our highly trained technicians arrived on site and immediately began extracting water and setting equipment to begin the drying process.

Holes were drilled in kitchen cabinetry to allow air flow under the cabinets and assist in the drying process.

Dehumidifiers were also set throughout the home to remove water from the air, allowing our air movers to dry more efficiently.

And our technicians carefully monitored and re-positioned equipment as needed to ensure this home reached a SERVPRO level of dry.

Our highly trained technicians use our scientific process to achieve a true, healthy level of dry in all areas.

Water damage? Our "faster to any size disaster" response helps mitigate damage and prevent secondary damage such as mold.

Need help? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Cigarette smoke and unclean air? Make it disappear with help from SERVPRO of Lawton!

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

green box and orange 5 gallon bucket on kitchen counter Bad odors, germs and unclean can be safely removed with our Photocatalytic Hydroxl Generator.

Whenever odors are present, germs are in the air, or you want to clean and purify the air, call SERVPRO of Lawton!

Why SERVPRO? Because bad odors, germs and unclean air don't stand a chance against our Photocatalytic Hydroxl Generator!

This high tech device safely removes odors, kills germs and cleans the air.

We recommend this treatment because it's ideal for use in apartment complexes, casinos, hospitals and commercial settings and can safely be used while your facility is occupied!

How does it work? UVA rays emitted from a TiO2 photocatalytic lamp pass through the anatase -coated reactor sleeve, forming electron hole pairs that react with H2O and O2 in the air. These form hydroxyl radicals that, when dispersed by a fan, decompose organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants into carbon dioxide and water.

Curious? Call us for more information or a free local estimate! SERVPRO of Lawton, 580-699-2662.

Dryer fire leaves smoke and soot mess at local laundromat

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Laundromat dryer fire leaves smoke and soot throughout business. Laundromat dryer fire

SERVPRO of Lawton was called to a local laundromat after a dryer component failed and caused a fire to break out in the dryer.

Our highly trained technicians responded quickly and noted the facing unit, the external components, and the duct work were heavily damaged.

While the owner worked to get a replacement unit on order, our technicians provided a thorough cleaning of the facility to remove the soot and odor.

This included the ceiling, walls, washers and dryers, folding tables and floors. This team even cleaned on top of exposed ductwork!

The owner was very pleased with the thorough cleaning and odor elimination!

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

We have the experience, and the equipment, to make it "Like it never even happened."

Exposed duct work attracts dirt and dust

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Dust collected on top of air duct Exposed ducts attract dirt and dust.

While we love the visual appearance of exposed ducting, this industrial trend keeps a hidden secret: dirt and dust.

This commercial facility wanted a SERVPRO thorough cleaning. Our technicians arrived ready to battle all the dust bunnies and anything else the site could send our way.

As always, we start at the top (ceilings) and clean our way to the bottom (flooring).

One surprise? The exposed ducting had not been cleaned in years, leaving a heavy coating of dirt, dust, and lots of dust bunnies.

Never deterred by dirt, our highly trained professionals vacuumed, dusted, and washed the entire surface of the duct until it shined like new.

Do you need a SERVPRO cleaning at your home or office?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO to Lawton today at 580-699-2662.

Why SERVPRO? Because of the pumpkin bread!

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

living room with hardwood flooring on half and removed from other half Why SERVPRO? Excellent customer service equals fresh baked bread.

Why choose SERVPRO of Lawton?

Insurance agents and property managers recommend us. And so does one customer who kept our technicians supplied with fresh baked pumpkin bread.

What began as a water loss turned into three weeks of extracting water and demolition of hardwood floors.

This customer was notably distraught when our technicians first arrived. They explained the drying process thoroughly, and she became calmer and more comfortable with what our team would be doing to help make it "Like it never even happened."

By the end of day four, she started baking. Pumpkin bread. Our technicians complimented the smells from the kitchen, and that's all it took for this customer to bake for the whole team each week.

By the end of demolition, our team of professionals had the home on track to receive new flooring and return this customers life back to normal.

She thanked us profusely for our help, and we thanked her for keeping us supplied with fresh baked goods.

She said she was actually going to miss us, as she had gotten used to having us around. We assured her we would miss her more!

Large trailer mounted equipment helps technicians clean up after roof leak at storage company.

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Large green drying equipment in parking lot outside warehouse Truck mounted desiccant helps facilitate drying process.

SERVPRO of Lawton recently completed a large scale restoration project in Lawton, OK where this truck mounted desiccant was utilized to help facilitate the drying process. The affected area was large and by employing the most modern technology we were able to save our customer both time and money. One advantage to using SERVPRO Lawton is our ability to meet any size job. This was a perfect example of a large scale project with a tight timeline that we were able to successfully complete. SERVPRO of Lawton is 'Always here to help". As a locally owned and operated business, we are close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lawton community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Water damages home and contents

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged carpet is being removed to facilitate drying This water damaged carpet was too old and damaged to restore.

When this customers hot water heater leaked overnight, they called SERVPRO of Lawton to help with the cleanup and restoration process.

Our team of highly trained professionals arrived onsite and immediately began the extraction process.

Due to the fact the carpet throughout the house was saturated with water and over ten years old, it was determined our team simply needed to remove the carpet and focus on drying the other surfaces.

We had one team extracting water, one removing flooring, and yet another team providing pack out and move out services.

By the end of the day, all wet surfaces had been removed and the drying process had begun.

Because the hot water heater had leaked all night, this home took five days to achieve our standards for a SERVPRO dry.

Water leak? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

We'll help make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire damages home in Lawton, OK

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage home deemed a total loss. Fire damaged home leaves few possessions for local family.

When this customer suffered fire damage, she took her agents advice and called SERVPRO of Lawton.

We quickly assessed the damage from fire, soot, and fire fighting efforts and recommended a pack out and move out of items that could be restored.

Our team of highly trained professionals worked with the homeowner and the adjuster to sort the owners belongings into a "keep and restore" and "discard" pile, carefully documenting each item in inventory.

We then began pack out and move out, again carefully documenting each item.

Once complete, all items deemed restorable were brought to our secure warehouse for cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing and repacking into clean boxes.

Fire damage is always more than just fire. It's fine soot throughout the property. It's water damage from fire fighting efforts.

And it's a long process before an owners property can be restored and returned.

Fire damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662. We'll help make it "Like it never even happened."

Clean air ducts provide a healthier environment!

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

HEPA filter full of dirt and debris after a duct cleaning. When you see this in your air intakes, it's time to call SERVPRO of Lawton.

When was the last time you inspected your air intake and registers? Or changed the filters in your HVAC system?

If not properly installed, maintained and operated, your HVAC system may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. 

Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them. If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to hire the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team of highly trained professionals utilize the latest technology to ensure a thorough duct cleaning without leaving a mess!

This helps restore your unit to peak energy efficiency, eliminates odors and helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

Want to learn more? Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

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