Blog2018-06-13T17:07:27+00:00

WERNER COLLECTING (100) MEALS IN A DAY

There are families right here in the Quad Cities who are going hungry. That’s why Werner Restoration is proud to help provide holiday dinners for 100 local families. 100 (meals) in a day, sponsored by Werner Restoration,aims to feed Thanksgiving dinner to 100 area families. Area residents are asked to drop off donations on Saturday, Nov. 14, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., [...]

6 THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FAMILY DISASTER PLAN

Disasters can happen in the blink of an eye – storms, floods and fires often strike without warning.  Your home and family could be in danger and you could find yourself without basic services like gas, electricity or water. This is exactly when a family disaster plan is vitally important. A disaster plan won’t prevent disasters from happening, but it [...]

SMOKE DAMAGE: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE THREATS

If you ask how to remove smoke damage after a fire, the answer is almost always “it depends.” There’s no standard smoke damage, and the amount and type of damage can vary greatly from fire to fire. But there are typically two types of smoke damage that Werner deals with – damage that is visible and odors that are invisible. [...]

BACK IN BUSINESS: HUCKLEBERRY’S PIZZA

When a fire blazed in downtown Rock Island in the early morning hours of September 27, it damaged and destroyed eight buildings, including homes and businesses. But fire didn’t kill the spirit of Jon Keim, the owner of Huckleberry’s Pizza. He has owned the downtown Rock Island business for more than 23 years and lived in a loft above the business. [...]

4 RED FLAGS WHEN HIRING A RESTORATION COMPANY

Hiring a restoration company is one of the most important decisions you can make when disaster strikes. Because when you need a reputable company to help you pick up the pieces after a fire, storm or other disaster, you want the job done correctly and time is of the essence. There are plenty of companies in the Quad Cities claiming [...]

HOMEOWNER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE

Making the leap from renter to homeowner comes with a great deal of responsibility. From mowing the lawn to changing the air filter to replacing the roof – it all falls on your shoulders. And for some new homeowners, this responsibility can be overwhelming. Because owning a home is likely one of the largest financial decisions many of us in [...]

STREET FEST WATER FIGHTS THIS WEEKEND

Many of us are looking for refreshing ways to cool off this summer. And while we may enjoy water fights with squirt guns all summer long, the Davenport Fire Department is raising the bar. They are bringing out the high-powered fire hoses for a special event this weekend. Werner Restoration is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Street Fest Water Fights [...]

THREE MOST LIKELY PLACES MOLD GROWS IN YOUR HOME

Mold only needs three things to grow and thrive – moisture, heat and food (like wood, cardboard or fibers).And while many of us would like to believe that there is no way that mold is lurking in corners our home, the truth is that it could pop up quickly and silently. This means that many homeowners don’t even know it’s [...]

WORST INSURANCE MISTAKES YOU MAY BE MAKING

When a disaster strikes, it’s too late to consider whether your insurance coverage is good enough. Whether you are dealing with a fire, water in the basement or mold damage, your insurance could be a blessing or a curse. At Werner, we see this happen first hand. It’s simply not enough to just have homeowner’s insurance (although it’s a good [...]

6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR RESTORATION COMPANY

When a disaster happens – whether it’s severe weather, fire or water damage, many homeowners are initially in shock. You simply don’t think it could happen to you. But that shock often evolves into stress. Will life ever return to normal? What do I do now? That’s where a restoration company comes in. Companies like Werner can help pick up [...]

SHERRARD FAMILY REBUILDS AFTER FIRE

Sometimes, a fire starts and spreads silently, without anyone inside even realizing it. This was the case for Tom and Julia Anderson of Sherrard, Ill. Tom and the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Londyn, were playing in their basement in February when a fire that started in the fireplace spread into the attic and roof. While the family was unaware of the [...]

RESCUE TRAINING EQUIPS EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WITH VITAL SKILLS

There is a lot more to fighting a fire than meets the eye. When a fire truck arrives at the scene of a blaze, the men and women aboard bring with them years of experience, including specialized training to do their jobs safely and effectively. Firefighters and other emergency responders are vital to our community – and the training they [...]