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Old Glory Honor Flight

Our Sales Manager, Joe Leadley, is also an Assistant Football Coach for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  

On July 26th, 2019, the UW Oshkosh Football Program helped with the Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight as part of the EAA.  This year, 114 veterans flew out of Oshkosh to Washington DC.  

Our own Joe Leadley and some of his players were honored to assist with this flight.  Joe is pictured second from the left.  

Blocking of Furniture

In this picture you can see what we call "blocking".  We put the wood bar in this basement up on styrofoam blocks.  In a water damage situation it's important to get wood furniture, furniture legs, etc..up and off of any wet carpet or other surfaces.  The water or moisture can warp or damage the wood.  In addition, the stain on the wood can leach into the carpet and cause staining that would be difficult, or even impossible, for our carpet cleaning experts to remove.   

Slow Water Leak

Not all water damage situations are immediately evident.  Sometimes a small or slow plumbing leak can take days, weeks or even months to become evident.  This was a slow plumbing leak in the basement of a news publication building.  The carpeted area was the first place to get wet.  It took a little while for the blue carpet in the room to become saturated and eventually leak out into the unfinished area where it was a little more obvious and the leak was finally detected.   

Summer Storms

Severe storms came through our area in July 2019.  The National Weather Service confirmed nine EF1 or EF0 tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin in less than a 24 hour period, with several of them being in or near the Fox Valley.  We received many calls from customers who had trees fall on their homes or businesses resulting in water damage to the structure.  Pictured is a tree that fell on a local church we helped restore.  The tree was so large you can't even see the structure it's sitting on in this picture.    

Power for Commercial Water Loss

When water damage strikes a commercial property, the amount of square footage that gets wet is often very large.  And a large amount of square footage, requires a large number of air movers and dehumidifiers to properly dry the structure.  Very often there simply aren't enough electrical outlets, and sometimes even power to the structure, to run all of the necessary equipment.  

In situations like that, we bring in an electrician and/or additional power panels as necessary.  Here is a small power panel at a furniture store that experienced water damage when a pipe burst due to extreme winter cold.     

American Family Insurance Championship

SERVPRO is proud to be a Preferred Provider for American Family Insurance.  Not only is it a privilege to serve their customers but we are honored to be associated with an organization doing good in our community.  

The American Family Insurance Championship is a professional golf tournament in Wisconsin on the PGA Tour Champions.  It is played at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. 

Proceeds from this event benefit the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation.  "The foundation supports charities, educational initiatives and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids, empowering them to chase and achieve their dreams."

Pictured at the 2019 event is our very own Joe Leadley with Tammy Mc Alister, a National Account Manager for SERVPRO.      

2019 SERVPRO Convention

Every year SERVPRO Corporate hosts a convention at various locations around the country at the end of June.  This year SERVPRO is celebrating their 50th anniversary.  To honor the occasion, the 2019 convention was hosted in Sacramento, California, where SERVPRO got its start.  

The annual convention gives our franchise owners the opportunity to learn about the latest techniques and tools in the restoration industry and how to better serve our customers. 

As always SERVPRO of Appleton & Winnebago County was in attendance.  

Company Kick Ball

Once again our SERVPRO Family is participating in a local Kickball League.  It's great team building and a good time is had by all.  We kicked off our 2nd season of kickball on a beautiful night the end of May 2019.   

American Red Cross Sound the Alarm

On Saturday, May 7th, 2019, our President and 6 other employees volunteered their time to install smoke detectors as part of the American Red Cross' Sound the Alarm Campaign.  We love being involved in our community.    

Valley Christian School

"Thankful for teachers who never miss an opportunity to turn every experience (good or challenging) into an opportunity to learn.  Exhibit 1 - Here is Luke from SERVPRO of Appleton & SERVPRO of Winnebago County (in our building for a week taking care of water damage) giving 4th graders a lesson on AREA, and how he calculates and uses it in his job every day.  Thank you Luke for going above and beyond and thank you Mrs. Wiedenhaupt and Mr. Gross for seizing the opportunity!"  Valley Christian School's Facebook Page  

Staff Photo

We are proud to say we have the hardest working and best trained staff in the industry in the Fox Valley.  We couldn't be more thankful for all of the hard work they do to help customers during a time of crisis.  

SERVPRO Family Baseball Outing

Every summer our SERVPRO team and their families attend a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Baseball Game at Neuroscience Group Field.  We have the best employees in the business and it's always fun to get out with them and their families.  For more pictures from the 2018 outing, see our Facebook Page at:

 www.facebook.com/SERVPROAppleton 

Our Carpenter's Workshop

SERVPRO of Appleton has two carpenters on staff.  Our carpenters board up and secure a property after a fire or other disaster.  In addition, they are a vital part of our building services or rebuilding team.  Once a property is dried out and/or cleaned by our mitigation crews, our carpenters and various subcontractors can rebuild your home or business and make the damage "Like it never even happened."    

Pictured is our carpenter Henry in his workshop at our office.  

Dehumidification

Any time there is water damage, humidity levels spike, especially when the drying process begins.  As air movers are placed, the moisture evaporating off wet materials (which the air movers help encourage) spikes the humidity in the room.  This moisture must be removed by a dehumidifier in order for proper drying to take place.  The dehumidifiers we use are not your average household dehumidifier.  The dehumidifiers we use in many situations, remove up to 30 gallons of water a day from the air, while using only 7.4 amps of electricity.  In addition, our dehumidifiers feature significant air filtration. This filtration dramatically improves the air quality in the areas being dried. 

This unit has been cleaned, its filter has been replaced, and a protective plastic has been placed on top to keep it clean until it goes out to the next job. 

Drying Wet Drywall

Not all wet drywall has to be removed and replaced.  Often we can dry it in place and save the customer a great deal of money.  Our professionals remove the baseboards and drill holes in the drywall behind the baseboard. Then we place low profile air movers in front of these holes to push air up behind the drywall through the holes.  Daily moisture checks are done with specialized meters to ensure proper drying.  Once completely dry, the baseboard is replaced and the holes are covered.  Here one of our professionals is using a moisture meter to check whether or not the drywall is completely dry at this hotel water loss.   

Clean Carpets

According to Dr. Bruce Mitchell, CEO of Airmid Healthgroup, "effectively cleaned carpets have the capacity to trap allergen and microbial particles making these particulates less available to become airborne and thus maintaining indoor air quality.

Our carpet cleaning professionals got this Butte des Morts Country Club room in Appleton looking amazing, and they can do the same in your home or office!     

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey inflicted over $125 billion in damage, primarily due to flooding.  SERVPRO of Appleton was proud to send a crew down to Texas for a month, in September of 2017, to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. It was so rewarding to help people restore their flooded homes.  

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