Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Texomans recommend SERVPRO of Lawton

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

red kitchen tile stainless appliances Commercial and residential fire and water restoration specialists

Why is SERVPRO of Lawton the #1 recommended restoration services company in Texoma?

Is it because our team is professionally trained in all aspects of fire and water restoration? The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Lawton Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.  Our highly trained professionals at IICRC certified and follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards  of acceptance for restoration protocols.

Or that we have IICRC Certification and training? 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.

Or perhaps it’s our availability, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help with fire or water damage. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Discover why more Texoman’s choose SERVPRO of Lawton. Call us at 580-699-2662.

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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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."   

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.

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!

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!