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La Porte Retail Shops and Eateries Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO La Porte Retail Shops and Eateries Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services La Porte Bakery Is Open for Business after a Water Loss Thanks to SERVPRO

Commercial Floodwater Removal Services for La Porte

Many situations can create a need for commercial water removal. For instance, when the water main outside the local bakery malfunctions. The highly pressured water can quickly surge into the building carrying along with it mud and debris. This can prevent normal foot traffic and baking from carrying on as usual. We are here to let you know how we deal with such events when they happen in La Porte.

Any La Porte-based bakery or retail shop needs water removal services when water and mud quickly enter the building.  Our SERVPRO technicians can respond almost immediately and access the site. After that, we can come up with appropriate procedures to extract excess water from different parts of the building. Our goal is to quickly mitigate the muddy water flooding from damaging equipment and cooking appliances.
 
By using shovels, we can remove the mud and use water extraction procedures such as the use of submersible pumps to remove the excess water. If the bakery has soaked drywall, our SERVPRO technicians can remove a layer of the drywall – usually a few feet up – to expose the wall cavities for efficient drying. We can then place air movers and dehumidifiers within the building to enhance the drying process.
 
Since a bakery is an operation where food is prepared, our SERVPRO technicians eliminate conditions which may favor the growth of mold. Sacks of flour, sugar, condiments and such are very susceptible to absorption via high humidity, so we work extra hard and fast to extract water vapor from the kitchen area, the front counter area, and also any dining zone. We do that by ensuring the area is completely dry, and we apply disinfectants to deactivate the spores. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) adhere to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to guarantee the safety of your customers.
 
SERVPRO of La Porte County can restore your commercial property to its preloss state whenever possible. Call (219) 879-1883 to have those cakes and donuts ready for the next buyer.

Hailstorms Can Lead to Flooding in La Porte Properties

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hailstorms Can Lead to Flooding in La Porte Properties SERVPRO works hard to make sure your home is cared for properly.

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Abnormal precipitation and violent storms can be a precursor to substantial damages La Porte homeowners can experience. Hailing is a destructive situation, especially when the balls of ice fall with excessive size and velocity. These situations can damage roofs quickly, even causing damage to more stable and structurally sound metal installations. These same storm systems can break windows, destroy siding, and even damage chimneys protruding from the sealed roof. Once vulnerabilities exist in your home’s exterior, it can be a short and easy path for floodwater to get inside your property. 

While many homeowners might not see the direct path between hailing and flood damage for La Porte properties, severe weather systems can carry multiple types of precipitation and storm systems can follow closely after one another. Either scenario presents a situation where runoff and direct rainfall can lead to flooding and moisture damage within your property. Our SERVPRO rapid response team has the expertise in these situations to not only address the damages that a storm can cause to the home but also the likely flooding that exists as well. 

Even with many flooding situations being unique challenges for every home and commercial property that our SERVPRO team works to help, we have a pattern for mitigation that follows closely after the full and thorough inspection of the property. Extraction is a vital element to any recovery because without removing standing water, drying efforts cannot be successful. 

With a production trailer stocked with a full array of drying equipment, we can also quickly address saturation and aid exposed construction materials. Our cleaning technicians can begin the transition between loss mitigation and the restoration of your property. We have certified Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT) and other cleaning niches to help quickly make flood effects “Like it never even happened.” for your home. 

As unexpected and damaging as hail can be, the situation can get worse if these conditions permit flooding to occur. Give our SERVPRO of La Porte County professionals a call anytime disaster strikes at (219) 879-1883.

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SERVPRO Helps You Protect Your Family From Water Damage

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Helps You Protect Your Family From Water Damage Make sure to cover all of your bases.

SERVPRO can cover you.

Owning a home is full of responsibilities. Mortgage payments, insurance policies, and landscaping are but a few of the items we need to pay attention to keep the roof over our heads. However, sometimes, we are responsible for the homes of our loved ones as well. Have you ever thought that your elderly relative may need professional help in keeping up with his or her home? It is not uncommon for an older person to be unaware of water damage on their property until it is too late. 

Whether the water damage to a home in La Porte is yours or your relative's, SERVPRO is here to help. With our Green Fleet, you can rest assured that you are receiving the benefit of formal education in water damage restoration along with the know-how from being out on the field. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) apply the latest methodologies to removing excess water from your home and restoring it to mint condition. 

The most crucial step homeowners need to take is calling our 24/7 hotline. The damage to your home worsens with every minute the water is left unattended, potentially causing buckling of wood floors, a saturation of drywall and complete loss of carpet and upholstery. Our goal is to minimize your losses and prevent future problems, such as the proliferation of mold. Depending on the severity of your event, our SERVPRO team may pick one or several tools to extract water from your home. These might include- 

-Truck mounted pump 

-Submersible pump 

-Drying mats 

-Extraction wand 

-Dehumidifiers 

Regardless of the size of the problem, SERVPRO is here to help. Even when you feel like you can handle the extraction and drying yourself, equipment available at your local hardware store could leave behind water deposits invisible to the naked eye, posing a risk for the future. 

Protect your home and your loved ones by calling a professional team when there is water damage. SERVPRO of La Porte County is available at (219) 879-1883 and ready to spring into action. Call us and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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If Your La Porte Restaurant Experiences A Kitchen Fire You Need To Call Our Experts!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your La Porte Restaurant Experiences A Kitchen Fire You Need To Call Our Experts! With our equipment and extensive training in fire recovery, we can make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

Overcoming Kitchen Fires In Your La Porte Restaurant

From the time that your La Porte restaurant first opens its doors for the day, your kitchen and its staff are off to the races. You have a steady flow of customers that demand the kitchen appliances and personnel to constantly keep a quickened pace to meet the expectations of these patrons and to increase your reputation throughout the region. A risk of this fast-paced environment is the potential for accidental kitchen flare-ups that can cause fast, yet destructive fires to spread throughout a small portion of your building.

No matter how fire damages come about in your La Porte restaurant, you need professional assistance to get your business running at its full capacity as promptly as possible. We have an experienced fire restoration crew with accreditations through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as both Fire and Smoke Restoration and Odor Control Technicians. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize this training and hands-on experience to overcome the damaging effects of your loss incident.

With a swift response to these emergencies, our professionals can work tirelessly to prevent your business from closing its doors. In restaurants, you want effective containment strategies to prevent detrimental effects like soot, smoke residues, and even harsh odors from reaching the dining area where customers could get affected. Our SERVPRO team can help with the installation of physical plastic sheeting and the use of advanced equipment like hydroxyl machines and air scrubbers.

We understand how devastating closing your doors can be for your business, so if this is necessary to restore your building, we can work around the clock to overcome the effects of the fire loss incident to get you back up and running right away.

There are many levels to even small kitchen fires that can occur in your restaurant, and our SERVPRO of La Porte County professionals have the skills and expertise to address them all. With our equipment and extensive training in fire recovery, we can make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give our experts a call anytime at (219) 879-1883.

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Is Your Michigan City Dishwasher Causing Water Damage?

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Your Michigan City Dishwasher Causing Water Damage? Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is equipped with water extraction equipment.

SERVPRO Helps Michigan City Home with Water Damage

When a pipe leaks in a home, the water damage can be substantial. Compounding the issue is when the water is from a leaking washing machine, dishwasher, or other gray water (sometimes called "sullage") sources that may contain contaminants.

A Michigan City homeowner with water damage from an appliance leak contacted our emergency response team. The homeowner turned on the dishwasher before bed like every night and heard a noise in the kitchen and got up in the wee hours to investigate and stepped in a large amount of soapy water. He attempted to clean up as much water as possible but realized it was a bigger job than could be dried with towels.

SERVPRO technicians possess certifications to mitigate all three categories of water spills: clean water, gray water, and black water. Because the water from a dishwasher has the potential to contain oils, food residue, and bacteria, it carries a classification as a category two or gray water, and it requires professional cleaning.

Our probes found water migrated behind the baseboards and under the dishwasher. We pulled the dishwasher out to extract the water from underneath and let adequate airflow in the space. Thanks to fast action by the homeowner before our arrival, no raised moisture levels were found in the subfloor.

We made several passes with our extractors to ensure we removed as much excess water as possible. Then we set up our air movers to dry the kitchen. Our technicians paid particular attention to the area where the dishwasher was installed to ensure complete dryness. SERVPRO technicians removed the baseboards for better airflow as we detected elevated moisture levels behind them. This action inhibits the growth of mold and foul odors.

After drying, we do a wipe down with our professional formulas on all surfaces affected by gray water. This step is essential to leave the area sanitary. After we completed the remediation efforts on the kitchen, the SERVPRO crew chief gave the homeowner a list of the necessary repairs needed to restore the kitchen to its preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of La Porte County at (219) 879-1883 at the first sign of water damage in your home. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience to restore your home from water loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

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A Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Your Michigan City Home

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Your Michigan City Home Kitchen fires can serious damage in your Michigan City residence. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Neutralizes Fire and Odor Damage in Michigan City Kitchen

According to a stat regarding fire damage from the U.S. Fire Administration says, grills on balconies, terraces, and patios were the cause of 52% of overall fires. Many homeowners switch to electric indoor/outdoor grills; however, they also have safety aspects.

SERVPRO received a call to mitigate fire and odor damage in a Michigan City kitchen caused by an indoor electric grill. Protein fires that occur during cooking are a frequent cause of remediation calls.

This type of fire is misleading because there is very little in the way of visible soot damage commonly seen in fire loss incidents. Instead, when burned, the animal fat in proteins becomes a fine mist that is almost invisible to the naked eye. Anywhere this mist lands has a pungent odor that cannot be masked or wiped away. Protein-based fires require professional cleaning and odor control methods.

When we arrived at the home, the strong odor of burned meat permeated the air. SERVPRO uses professional-grade cleaning formulas that cut through the greasy, pungent film left behind by a protein fire on surfaces from floor to ceiling. Wiping down the kitchen area significantly decreased the level of odor in the room, but required stronger scent control methods.

Our SERVPRO technicians possess several different types of equipment specialized for eradicating foul odors. When dealing with the aftermath of a protein fire, multiple applications of varying odor control methods may be needed to neutralize foul scents left in the room thoroughly.

Two powerful odor neutralizing methods our technicians frequently use against protein fires are thermal fogging, which is the application of an odor neutralizing fog to the affected area, and a piece of equipment called a hydroxyl generator. Both are effective against protein fire residue. We chose to use the hydroxyl generator as it abstracts hydrogen atoms and essentially takes apart odors at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of La Porte County is available 24/7 by calling (219) 879-1883. Our team of certified restoration professionals can cleanup fire and odor damage in your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

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You Can Put Your Trust In Our Crew To Restore Your Flood Damaged La Porte Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO You Can Put Your Trust In Our Crew To Restore Your Flood Damaged La Porte Home SERVPRO of La Porte County is always ready to help make sense of things after flood damage brings chaos to your life.

Why Families Trust SERVPRO To Restore Their Flood Damaged Homes In La Porte

Storms can seem like terrifying ordeals to young children when they hit the La Porte area. When heavy torrential rainstorms cause flooding to happen to homes, stress, and anxiety about the situation can last a lot longer. SERVPRO's technicians put their training to work for our community, so recovering from disasters becomes more organized and less chaotic.

The benefits that training and experience combined with compassion give to families are why SERVPRO makes sure that communication with the customer continues during the entirety of any flood damage mitigation in La Porte. Our technicians want to know how we might help you and your family recover after any size flooding disaster.

Flooding ruins many things that your family uses every day. Other items hold memories and sentimental value. However, only when you tell us about these belongings do we know to perform additional restorative work with them. Some articles come clean only with specific techniques, such as our ultrasonic water bath. Others might need longer times in one of our deodorization chambers.

Sometimes, the boxes your family placed items within can become damp. We recommend changing these for new boxes. Our workers can do this repacking for you. When soiling exists, we also clean this away from affected items before moving them into new cartons. Afterward, we carefully stack these boxes in an unaffected area of your residence or move them to our secure facility for safekeeping. The second option often happens when a residence contains excess water vapor, as is often the case after a flood.

SERVPRO's specialists can help point you in the right direction with both the work we do and with outside help. Just like we partner with experts in the electrical, plumbing, and many other fields, we also network with different agencies That can simplify efforts towards restoration after a disaster.

Working in the Wanatah, Hudson Lake, and Kingsford Heights communities, SERVPRO of La Porte County is always ready to help make sense of things after flood damage brings chaos to your life. Call (219) 879-1883 to work with an experienced team who sees your family as more than just the current customer, but as people who deserve to have their home and belongings restored and made whole.

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How the Professionals Dry Flooded Homes in Michigan City

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How the Professionals Dry Flooded Homes in Michigan City Drying homes after flooding requires special equipment and expertise. SERVPRO of La Porte County is available 24/7 to handle your water damage.

How Drying Flood Damage in Michigan City Can Impact Your Home

One of the most important steps we take to reverse the effects of flood damage in your home is to rapidly dry out the area and bring moisture levels back to normal levels. Because floods can involve significant volumes of water spread across a relatively wide area, it may not be a simple matter to start this process without the advanced tools and techniques used by SERVPRO restoration professionals. Understanding how this may affect your home is an essential step in the process towards complete restoration.  

Drying Equipment and Procedures  

We use some of the most advanced and powerful technology in the industry to dry out homes in Michigan City after flood damage impacts the area. Industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers remove moisture from both the materials in your home and the air above them, ensuring that no additional damage can happen later on. However, these machines need time and space to work efficiently. Depending on the severity of the damage, our equipment may need to be left running for up to several days in one area, making that room unusable for most purposes.  

After-Effects  

Drying out a home after a flood may often reveal some additional areas of damage. Materials may be warped, discolored, or foster mold growth after removing all moisture can.  You can avoid many of these effects by calling us in as quickly as possible after a disaster, but some damages may be inevitable. SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle a wide variety of situations requiring restorative procedures and can reverse all of these symptoms and leave your home looking "Like it never even happened." However, without these restorative efforts and in the meantime before their completion, your home may suffer some damages that can tarnish an otherwise beautiful room and area.  

SERVPRO of La Porte County has worked for years to help local homeowners overcome the effects of flood damage in their homes. Call us 24/7 at the first sign of damage at (219) 879-1883.

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Our Fire Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Westville Home To Pre-Damage Condition

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Fire Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Westville Home To Pre-Damage Condition Call us at (219) 879-1883 for expert guidance when your family needs stability and a team they can trust.

Why SERVPRO Specialists Remove Burnt Items First When Mitigating Fire Damage In Westville

During a house fire, any variety of both personal belongings and structural components can sustain damage. Westville residents might find severe damage in the form of charred and blackened doors or blackened walls and grimy windows.

Why SERVPRO helps families in Westville recover from fire damage quickly is because of the powerful and pervasive odors left behind. These odors can prevent us from restoring your home “Like it never even happened,” so we include odor removal and control methods from the start. SERVPRO specialists used tested and IICRC-approved methods to easily rid homes of such odors.

One of the first steps involves inspecting the many materials that exhibit charring, blackened surfaces, or blistered surfaces. While objects that seem otherwise unharmed except for surface marring, these can also produce foul smells. Plastics can release gases and fumes because of the chemical changes that began taking place during exposure to the heat of the fire. Many items like this continue to produce such gases long after the firefighters put the fire out and left the home.

To make the process more efficient, when we inspect the items inside a fire-damaged home, we consider the ability of these items to come clean again. When we come across damaged items that require replacements, removing them accomplishes the removal of an odor-producing article that may have also contained safety issues such as newly exposed metal fasteners or sharp and jagged edges.

The same is also true for the personal belongings and other furnishings that a house contains. Inspecting the contents of a residence can help us determine the initial costs to replace essential items for your family, as well as remove items that create noxious odors inside the home. Many of the things can become clean again through the use of different techniques while in your home.

SERVPRO of La Porte County helps families in Wanatah, Long Beach, and Kingsford Heights recover from the many changes caused by fire damage. Odor control remains a crucial aspect of restoration and helping families return home after such a disaster. Call us at (219) 879-1883 for expert guidance when your family needs stability and a team they can trust.

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When Popcorn Leads to Fire Damage in Westville

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Popcorn Leads to Fire Damage in Westville Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to restore your home.

24-Hour Fire Damage Cleanup in Westville

Making popcorn on the stove is a fast, easy way to prep snacks for movie night with the family. When your skillet suddenly catches fire during cooking and leaves soot and unpleasant odors from fire damage stuck to your walls and ceiling, however, it can put a damper on the evening before it even starts. 

When cooking mishaps leave fire damage in your Westville home's walls, it can be difficult and time-consuming to clean on your own. Our team at SERVPRO, however, can address the mess in hours with a restoration-focused approach to save you time and money. 

After calling SERVPRO, our 24-hour emergency response team can survey the damage in your kitchen. Once evaluated, our technicians endeavor to clean your walls and ceiling thoroughly. Dry or wet cleaning methods may be used depending on the amount and type of soot on your surfaces. If nearby kitchen windows or objects affected by smoke, odors, or residue, our team takes care to clean those, as well. The casings on electronics such as kitchen appliances are also cleaned to ensure that fire damage does not lead to future electrical failures. 

Cooking fires, in particular, can leave residues and unpleasant odors in unexpected places that can linger for long periods. Deodorization after cleaning eliminates odors from smoke and burnt food particles. Factors that determine the method of deodorization include the type of smoke and soot affecting property and structures, the material that has burnt, and the amount of space that has been impacted by the fire. In confined spaces, the use of thermal foggers makes for effective odor removal via a dense fog filled with deodorizing solution. This solution binds to and eliminates particles that create odors.

SERVPRO of La Porte County is ready to respond to your disaster cleanup needs. Call (219) 879-1883 to request our services today.

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