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Watch out for Flying Turtles

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Watch out for Flying Turtles You do not want to see a picture of the real thing!

Watch out for flying turtles! We are finishing a most unusual job for a customer. He came in with a turtle through the windshield of his pick up. The surprise had occurred a few days before he came to us, so the "aroma" was quite noticeable. He had not seen the turtle coming. No one else was on the road at the time. He had not gone under a tree or bridge. Since in reality, turtles do not fly, our best guess is that a bird of prey had lost its grasp on the poor critter as it was flying home with a meal. The poor critter did not survive. Our unique customer did, however and now his truck does not smell like a stagnant aquarium anymore. Please call on SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow. we are always ready to help, even in unusual circumstances!

Pairing

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Pairing Smoke and Fire Damage in Apartment

Pairs, like bread and butter, moon and stars, music and dancing, are all good partners. One pair- smoke and fire- partner well in their proper places- patio fire pit, camp fire, fireplace, etc. When you find that duo within your home or business, but not safely contained in a fireplace, there is potential for disaster. Even prolonged usage of candles can build up unhealthy and unsightly soot on ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

You can choose to do the clean up dance yourself on minor soot buildups, but even small contamination of soot, or smoke can seem overwhelming. Calling on SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow might be music to your ears.

Whether the smoke or fire damage in your environment is minor, or very significant, SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow stands trained and ready to clean up and restore your home or business. Give us a call. We are ready to partner with you to make it "Like it never even happened."

Oklahoma Green Country

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Oklahoma Green Country Rain kept falling through the wall

Who remembers another August like this one? Yep, me neither! As a life-long Tulsa area Okie, all my memories of August are weeks of hot, humid seek-out-the pool or air-conditioning days. I am not complaining, though! The much needed rains have replenished many parts of our great state that had been plagued by years of drought. Green Country has remained GREEN all summer!

However, the abundance of rain and humidity often is accompanied by increased mold spores. In the great outdoors, meteorologists measure and report mold spore counts, alerting those with sensitivity to take precautions. Mold that occurs indoors in your home or business is unwanted and chronic exposure can create increased health risks.

Be alert for musty odors, signs of visible mold, or symptoms of mold allergies. Excessive interior mold should be investigated and safely eliminated. Allow SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow to safely remove mold contaminated surfaces in your indoor environment. We are always ready to help keep Green Country clean and green!

Oklahoma - Storm Inside

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Oklahoma - Storm Inside Severe thunderstorm blew rain through the roof and onto this ceiling in Tulsa, Oklahoma

In Oklahoma's Green Country, with its prairies, waving wheat, cattle pastures, lazy-circling hawks, and friendly folks, truly, the land we belong to is grand. The wind not only comes after the rain, it sometimes sweeps the rain down the plain, and onto the lakes, and also sometimes into into homes and into businesses. 

Sitting and watching a rain or lightning storm can be fascinating- at least from inside a safe place with your honey-lamb. However, intrusion of the storm into your home or business is never a good thing.

When the storm invades your space, give SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow a call. We're gonna treat you great! We have plenty of heart and plenty of hope, Plenty of air-movers and plenty of room dehumidification. You'll be doing fine, Oklahomans! OK!

Troubled Water

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Troubled Water Water heater malfunction spreads water through walls into kitchen in Broken Arrow

Recently, I asked a group of preschoolers what they knew about water. They recalled that they could drink it, swim and splash with it, bathe in it, make tea (if the water is hot), and wash hands with water. Not one of them mentioned that it could cause trouble if it was not in its proper place in their home. Water in its proper place is mostly not in our foremost thoughts.

Most of us do not have a plan in place for what to do if our home or business experiences a water intrusion. The team at SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow is trained and ready to arrive quickly in order to tackle unexpected water damage that troubles you and your family or associates. Give us a call. We will be your bridge to help get your life back.

Business as Usual

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Business as Usual Lonely desk, waiting...

Next to the family unit, and faith association, business is pretty much the foundation of our society. Without many businesses successfully operating, income does not happen, taxes are not paid, folks do receive paycheck, households are unable to pay bills or buy necessities. When a business experiences damage due to a water intrusion, storm, mold, smoke or fire damage, it can be quite serious. The effects of a business in a crisis are far reaching.

Properly dealing with the crisis as quickly as possible is vital for the business to be able to recover and continue. The team at SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow has training and experience to rapidly respond to your emergency. We stand ready to assist you whether your crisis is large or small. Please let us help you get back to business as usual!

Tornado Affected Businesses, Ready or Not

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tornado Affected Businesses, Ready or Not Ready for Emergency

In an article in the Tulsa World on August 20, attention was brought to remind business owners that having a well thought out plan in place in the event of a disaster is imperative for a business to maneuver through an unexpected disaster, like Tulsa experienced a few weeks ago. SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow enthusiastically agrees. A plan in of utmost importance!

The SERVPRO system has a very effective tool that has been designed for businesses to deploy when encountering a disaster. It is call the Emergency Ready Program. It is a proven service offered by each SERVPRO franchise as a way of helping businesses to be proactive and ready to act if an emergency arises. The ERP involves several conversations with a SERVPRO team member, and onsite visits to collect accurate information. Call SERVPRO of Broken Arrow. Let us help you be ready!

Ready for the unexpected

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ready for the unexpected Tulsa Tornado August 2017 affected local business

Sunday's early morning tornadoes seemed to catch most of us off guard! We had been properly warned about flood potential, but to have three tornadoes hit in August and without any "Tornado Watch" was very unexpected! It was eye-opening to learn how quickly a tornado could form and drop- before any watch or warning could be issued!

We have so much to be thankful for, however. The first tornado formed and hit mainly businesses, in the very early morning, when most businesses were unoccupied. As the storm headed east, Broken Arrow and Rogers County were able to get some warning, allowing folks to reach their safe place before the storm was upon them. While, according to the news, 13 folks were injured, there were no deaths. Homes and businesses can be restored.

The SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow teams were mobilized and so glad to assist some of our neighbors who had suffered the trauma of a tornado first hand.

Call on us when the unexpected happens. We are always ready to help!

Not your usual dental equipment function

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Not your usual dental equipment function indoor lakes unwelcome

One of the fond memories of going to a dentist as a child was watching the cool swirly little water feature next to the reclining chair with the bright light overhead. I was fascinated with thinking about the endless water whirlpooling down to some unknown fairy cave or hidden lake. 

Recently, one of those lake makers decided to create a new body of water right there, close at hand. The dentist and staff were not pleased with the prospect of adding waders to their work wardrobe. They called on SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow to remove the lake and dry their office back to its normal, dry and clean condition.

The water once again supplies the mysterious cave or lake as it was designed to. 

Call on SERVPRO of Greater Broken Arrow when an unexpected water feature appears in your indoor environment. We are always ready to help!

Broken Arrow Back to School Bash

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Community Broken Arrow Back to School Bash Ready to meet our young neighbors!

We had such a a blast at the Broken Arrow Back to School Bash! What a great crowd of happy students eager to get properly prepared for the start of school!

Meeting and interacting with many of our Broken Arrow neighbors was delightful! We plan to participate in this great event next year and bring more stress balls and our Bernoulli effect again! Watching the children's faces light up with awe was the best part for us!

Broken Arrow is such a great place to live and serve! Thank you Broken Arrow Police Department for organizing this valuable event for the children and their parents/caregivers! Many Broken Arrow students got haircuts, vision screening, immunizations, identifications, tours of emergency vehicles, free school supplies and fun times!