Blog 2018-06-13T17:07:27+00:00

4 SIGNS THAT YOU HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM

Contrary to popular belief, mold doesn’t always cause major problems – there are thousands of types of mold and only a few types of spores can be potentially harmful. But that doesn’t mean that mold isn’t ever an issue for homeowners. Mold can cause damage to walls, floors and fixtures. And it can cause health problems – especially within certain [...]

STAYING SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER

No two storms are exactly the same. So why would you respond the same way every time severe weather hits? In the Quad Cities, we face different severe weather hazards throughout the year. And these create more than material damage to our homes and property– they also create threats to our families. At Werner, we help families pick up the pieces [...]

FINDING “HOME SWEET HOME” AFTER A FIRE

Most families never expect a house fire to happen to them. But imagine finding out about a fire at your home when you are away. That’s exactly what happened to Maureen St. Clair of Coal Valley, who received a call last August from her neighbor warning her of smoke and crackling noises coming from the back of her family’s home. [...]

Q&A: TRAUMA AND BIOHAZARD CLEANUP

There are a few things that people don’t want to think about or deal with themselves – including cleaning up a property after a suicide, homicide or unattended death. That’s the reason that biohazard cleanup is such an important service offered to families in the Quad Cities. The trauma team is Werner’s newest division, working to clean, sanitize and deodorize after [...]

WE (HEART) OUR JOBS

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’re bombarded with candy hearts, bottles of wine and bouquets of flowers. But for employees at Werner, that love goes further. Because at Werner, we have a team that really loves what they do. That means that actually like to come to work and take pride in a job well done. Here are a few reasons why: [...]

5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CONTENTS CLEANING

In the Quad Cities, disasters strike home and business owners every single day. A fire that begins from a lit candle destroys a home. A basement is flooded following a sump pump malfunction. A sewer backup wrecks havoc. A case of serious mold is discovered. Each of these differing issues has one thing in common – the need for a [...]

WHY SAFETY MATTERS

The Werner team encounters hazards every day on the job. From ladders to lifting and from power tools to large machinery, the risks of work in the restoration industry can’t be ignored. “That’s exactly why we have bi-weekly safety meetings,” explains Brian Werner, a project manager with twelve years of experience. “It keeps these things top-of-mind.” Safety isn’t something that [...]

2015: A YEAR OF GROWTH AND GIVING BACK

This year, Werner Restoration: Provided a wonderful career opportunity for wonderful people – our 37 employees. Continued its tradition of giving back to the Quad Cities community. Support included local fire departments, the River Bend Foodbank, Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, Race for the Cure Quad Cities and three local families. Provided quality restoration work for the Illinois and Iowa [...]

AFTER THE TWISTER

When a tornado hits, it really does take the whole community to rebuild. After the July tornadoes that affected the entire town of Cameron, Ill., 1-800-BOARDUP and Werner Restoration were honored to be part of that community. It started with sirens. All of Knox and Warren Counties, west of the Quad Cities, were under tornado warnings throughout the afternoon of [...]

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY FIRE PREVENTION

But some of this merriment can actually bring danger to your door – in the form of holiday fires. December is the peak time of both candle and Christmas tree fires.  And these fires tend to be more dangerous and costly than other types of fires. But a Christmas tree on its own doesn’t start a fire – it takes [...]

THANKFUL FOR OUR REAL-LIFE HEROES

Superheroes in capes fill toy aisles, top children’s Christmas lists, and fill movie theatres with new releases. But there are heroes right here in our community who don’t seek fame and don’t wear capes. Instead, they put on helmets and jackets and race into blazing buildings. In the Quad Cities, the local men and women who serve as firefighters respond [...]

HOMEOWNER TIPS FOR INDOOR MAINTENANCE

In some cases, a bit of maintenance can prevent disasters from happening. And if doing a bit of work over time, you could prevent a fire, water damage or major repair, wouldn’t you do it? Because spotting potential issues can save you money and prevent disasters in the long run.  In the summer, we shared a few tips for outdoor maintenance. Now, as [...]