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SERVPRO - Protect Your Family From Water Damage

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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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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Our SERVPRO Team Is Here To Help After A Flood Has Destroyed Your Home In LaPorte

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Living Room Flood damages can spread quickly throughout your property, presenting many concerns and hazards to those living in the space.

The Right Restoration For Flood Damage To La Porte Homes

Once natural disasters affect your La Porte home, the clock begins to get the right restorative actions started before irreparable damage results. With situations like flooding, contamination can prove to be a significant factor as well, as rising waters can carry all manner of bacteria, sewage, and chemicals with it. The longer that homeowners wait to secure professional restoration services the more damage that could result in their property.

When it comes time to restore flood damage in your La Porte residence, there are many steps between your currently damaged property and your fully restored home. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response to emergencies like flooding, offering our customers the full measure of our mitigation practices at any hour of the day. From extraction to drying, we can get to work quickly on protecting your property as much as possible.

With flooding situations that introduce bacteria and contamination to your home, the best approach is to remove exposed materials like drywall, carpeting, flooring materials, and other exposed elements to prevent health effects for those exposed and to make restoration, as a whole, more efficient. During the removal of these exposed materials, our on-site technicians can get a look at the spread of the floodwater and prevent unexposed materials and areas of your house from becoming damaged.

Drying efforts follow extraction of floodwaters and play a critical role in helping to preserve structural elements of your home such as beams, studs, and framework that can often stay in place once outside materials have gotten removed. These areas still require disinfection and cleaning, but can often provide the skeleton for reconstruction to begin immediately following mitigation.

Flood damages can spread quickly throughout your property, presenting many concerns and hazards to those living in the space. Let our SERVPRO of La Porte County rapid response team show you the full measure of our training and industry-leading equipment to return it to preloss condition. Give our professionals a call anytime at (219) 879-1883.

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Why SERVPRO? Our Crew Of Specialists Can Help You Understand Mold Damage In Your Home!

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Mold In Corner The more that you can understand about mold damages in your residence, the better prepared you are when the situation calls for swift action.

The Truth About Mold Growth In Your La Porte Residence

One of the most troublesome things that professional restoration teams like ours contend with in the La Porte communities we serve is bad information. With myths and false statements readily available on the internet, many homeowners are not getting the entire picture when it comes to significant threats to their home and their families from occurrences like mold and microbial growth.

The more that you can understand about mold damages in your La Porte residence, the better prepared you are when the situation calls for swift action. From the moment that a discovery of mold growth occurs in your home, the damaging effects of the organism are already occurring to construction materials, the contents of your home, and the occupants of the house that might be at risk for exposure.

Once our dedicated and experienced SERVPRO remediation specialists arrive at your home, we begin by isolating the affected area to prevent the issue from spreading to new areas. This approach also helps to debunk a popular belief that mold growth is a slow process that does not require immediate reactions. Mold damage can spread quickly throughout the primary affected area, but also, spores can travel through air vents and ductwork to reach new points to seat and colonize.

Another misconception that homeowners tend to believe is that mold growth can go away on its own. Without the appropriate actions taken with precision and the industry-leading equipment our SERVPRO professionals have in our arsenal, the mold colony continues to grow and spread. The bigger this colony becomes, the more it can affect both the structural integrity of the materials that it feeds on and potential health effects associated with a higher volume of active spores in the environment.

When you discover mold growth in your home, it might seem like something that you could handle on your own, or you might believe some of the myths about mold that you can find on the internet. The solution for overcoming this presence lies with the highly trained, IICRC-certified remediation technicians at SERVPRO of La Porte County. Our emergency response crew is available 24/7 by calling (219) 879-1883.Click here for more about La Porte.

Fire Damage Is Tough! Check Out What To Avoid!

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Do not Cross When your home is affected by a fire, the situation can seem overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO immediately for fire damage remediation services.
 

Assessment and Estimation for Fire Damages in La Porte Homes

Fires and other unexpected disasters that can affect your La Porte home requires dedicated professionals with the ability to respond to the situation quickly. Part of understanding the severity of the damage to your home is getting the right assessment done by trained technicians with the experience to understand what has to happen to restore a property entirely.
 
When it comes to overcoming fire damage in your La Porte home, the first logical step is to determine how bad the damage is throughout your house. From the point of combustion through the lingering effects spreading throughout the rooms, damages rarely remain isolated to a small area of the property. Our SERVPRO estimator can begin the thorough assessment of the property beginning the moment that we arrive at your address with our mitigation equipment.
 
Additionally, this estimator is working to provide a realistic look at the work that is necessary to return the home to its original condition most cost-effectively and efficiently. We catalog damages, document the work to get performed and take photographic evidence to present your insurance company to help expedite the claims process. We work closely with many of the major and local insurance companies to understand what they need to approve a claim on your behalf to get your home restored after a fire has taken place.
 
Damage assessment is also designed to identify risks present throughout the home as well. After a fire, structural concerns are among the chief potential problems that our SERVPRO professionals face, as many materials become overly damaged and unstable. This inspection of the property helps to identify potential hazards with structural elements, indoor air quality, debris and destruction, and other areas that could threaten the safety of the home’s occupants or our technicians on site.
 
Our SERVPRO of La Porte County technicians take great pride in the thorough nature of the work that we do, while still being able to provide our customers with an efficient restoration result that can save them time and money. If a fire has occurred in your home, reach out to our professionals today at (219) 879-1883.

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SERVPRO Of LaPorte County Meets Water Removal Needs Fast!

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

 

We will be there every step of the way for your water loss. Clean up of minor spills and quickly discovered leaks are certainly within the DIY capabilities of a homeowner who has a bucket and a mop. On the other hand, if a major plumbing fail or an appliance malfunction pours gallons of water into your home, you need to find trustworthy professional help. Not only are the quantities of water in these cases substantial, but the migration of the fluid into building cavities and materials is also a concern. 

We Extract Water Rapidly and Efficiently

All it takes is a broken dishwasher hose, a ruptured water heater, or a clogged toilet to require significant water removal. Our ability to respond fast with a well-trained and equipped crew is why we can extract large amounts of water safely and to dry out spaces thoroughly. Investment in training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) aligns with investment in up to date, commercial-grade equipment and products to provide our customers with results that meet or exceed industry best practices.

We Follow Research-Based Protocols

A solid understanding of the science of drying, psychrometry, is why SERVPRO of LaPorte County's efforts in removing water and returning your home to preloss condition are successful. Research demonstrates that the more liquid water initially removed, the faster and more efficient drying operations can be. Our submersible pumps clear out water deeper than two inches. Wanded extractors then take on the task of removing as much of the remaining fluids as possible. 

We Are Skilled at Moisture Detection and Monitoring

Mastery of IICRC coursework in the tracing of water migration combined with decades of experience in detection implementation are why SERVPRO can go that extra mile for our customers. Surfaces can look dry, yet hide caches of water in cavities or absorbed into the structural components. We use thermal imaging to find temperature disparities that signal trapped water and moisture meters to set drying goal baselines. Controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts or weep holes release hidden water. Air movers and heaters accelerate evaporation, moving water into the air for our commercial dehumidifiers’ collection and disposal.

Dependable and experienced workers and top-notch equipment are why SERVPRO of LaPorte County meets your water removal needs fast. Contact us today! We are faster to any disaster in:

When Home Fires Strikes - Call SERVPRO of La Porte County

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

House Fire Call SERVPRO of La Porte County to clean and restore your home from fire damage.

What to Do Once the Firefighters Leave Your Michigan City Home

Knowing what to do when a disaster impacts your Michigan City home is critical to getting the restoration process started as promptly as possible. The faster that experienced technicians can get to work on recovering the damages to your home, the faster that this process goes. In a situation like a fire in your house, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that you get the help you need as quickly as you can get it.

Fire damages in your Michigan City home can vary significantly from one situation to the next, so there is no telling what a homeowner should expect, or what the technicians that work on the restoration could expect as well. One of the first things that you should remember is that you should wait until a competent individual informs you that it is safe to walk back into your home to see the damage for yourself. Structural weakening or failure is always a persistent possibility depending on the severity of the fire itself.

One of the first things that you should do before you reach out to dedicated restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team is to call your insurance provider. When you get your agent on the phone, you can get all of the details about what you need to provide them and what they need to begin and approve a claim to restore the damages to your home.

The next call that you should make is to our SERVPRO emergency response team. This dispatched small crew of experts can help to mitigate the immediate damages, and our estimator can help to provide the necessary documentation and cataloging of the damages needed by your insurance company to move these repairs and restorations along through approval of the claim.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Fire damages in your home might seem overwhelming at first, but with the right plan in place, recovering from a disaster like this does not have to be such a burden. You can depend on our SERVPRO of La Porte County technicians and advanced equipment to overcome any effect from a fire that your home faces. Give us a call anytime at (219) 879-1883.

When Home Fires Hit - SERVPRO Is Here To Help Remove Unpleasant Reminders After Fire Damage

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom Fire Damage Fires are devastating, know help is on its way, call the experts at SERVPRO today.

Fires inside your home can be scary experiences. Although the flames themselves are usually under control relatively quickly, the feelings of panic and stress associated with them can last much longer. That is why removing the odor of smoke damage is not only vital to ensuring healthy indoor air quality but also in helping to alleviate painful reminders of the event. Responsible professionals can help you achieve this.

When we enter properties that have suffered from fire damage in Wanatah our immediate concern is safety. A brief but thorough visual inspection alongside a pre-test to establish what types of materials caught fire is essential. Only once we can assure the safety of your property can you return or contractors enter on the site.

SERVPRO use a vast array of methods and equipment to remove residual damages and restore your home. It is more than likely that we send an IICRC smoke odor control certificate holder to your property to help complete the job. These technicians are adept at removing odors with a range of equipment.

The most straightforward route to clean indoor air quality is usually the most effective. SERVPRO can deploy air scrubbers in the affected area. Air scrubbers use vacuum technology to pull contaminated air through a series of filters. We use HEPA filters which are fitted with charcoal and are capable of removing odor particles as small as 0.3 microns. Filtering air quality is far less harmful than releasing chemicals into your home environment and, where possible, is the method of choice for home fires.


In areas of the home that a busy or often occupied, we can deploy hydroxyl generators. Hydroxyls are naturally occurring molecules that remove odor from an outdoor environment. Hydroxyl generators create the same effect but for indoor properties passing odors through a series of filters and naturally removing them. The advantage of this technique is that it removes odor after fire damage without filling the home with chemicals that could be potentially harmful, especially for younger children.


For specialists in odor removal, contact SERVPRO of La Porte County at (219) 879-1883.

SERVPRO Is Your #1 Professional Water Damage Restoration - Here 24/7!

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Paper Towel When More Than Paper Towels Are Needed to Dry Out Your Westville Home After a Water Loss--Call SERVPRO

How Professional Water Damage Restoration Works In Westville

No matter what the source, damage to your Westville home from water causes a broad range of problems. Unlike many home projects where the savvy homeowner collects bids and takes all the time desired to choose a contractor and develop a plan, water loss remediation must happen quickly. Waiting even a day or two exposes your home to severe deterioration and secondary damage such as mold growth, rot or rust. Our team is ready and capable of taking on your project immediately.

Westville water damage can occur when pipes break, appliances wear out, or momentary distraction results in tubs or sinks overflowing. Water is extremely destructive to the structural components of a house, crumbling drywall, warping flooring, and bubbling paint among other harmful outcomes. Our crews of IICRC-trained technicians assess your water loss scenario and plan for water removal and structural drying.

The SERVPRO team gets right on the job because we stock all of the equipment needed on our signature green service vehicles. Our crews pump out standing water deeper than two inches with our submersible units. We also use truck-mounted extractors for lesser amounts or water trapped in cavities or recesses. Our team uses moisture meters and thermal scanners to locate water hidden behind walls, under floors, or above ceilings for a full removal.

Extractors can pull water out of carpeting as well. Our SERVPRO technicians master the methods to remove water with weighted wands. We complete multiple extraction passes expertly to avoid stretching and delamination during the process. Once the extractors pull all possible moisture out of building materials and fixtures structural drying begins.

SERVPRO trucks also carry air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Our crews deliver services based on industry best practices, positioning the drying equipment carefully to achieve the balance needed to move water out of the porous structural components into the air to be condensed and absorbed for removal. These devices are monitored throughout our service. To inhibit fungal growth, we also treat affected areas with EPA registered antimicrobials, leaving the formerly water damaged areas clean and sanitized.

SERVPRO of La Porte County is ready and able to respond to your need for professional water damage restoration. Call us as soon as you note the water loss at (219) 879-1883.

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SERVPRO of La Porte County Is Your #1 For Water Restoration!

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wind Damage To house When your warehouse faces the effects of water damage, it is time to contact SERVPRO for mitigation services.

As a Westville business owner, your primary focus for the company is doing things efficiently so that you are not cutting too deeply into potential profits when something goes wrong. The warehouse you can supply your wares or someone else’s, but a water loss incident in the facility can put these items at risk immediately. While you no doubt have a capable custodial staff, water loss incidents often require a fast response from trained professionals like ours to prevent unnecessary damages.

Even smaller scale incidents that only require water cleanup services for your Westville warehouse can still get done inadequately, which poses a significant risk to the contents of the building and the structure itself. Our SERVPRO team can work to provide you with the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for immediate mitigation to prevent loss and for the full cleanup and restoration of any existing damages.

Effective water removal is often the first step in this process once our team arrives at your facility after the incident. We can bring in portable pumps and other advanced extraction equipment to remove excess water quickly from the affected areas. This removal provides the opportunity for our SERVPRO technicians to assess the damage to structural elements and contents, even opting to remove items from the facility for a short time to protect them against potential damages while restoration work gets underway.

Excessive water damage often comes with cleanup duties, and our training in restoration work allows us to provide commercial customers with premier cleaning services that can return their facility to its original condition quickly. Whether it is the carpeted office space within the building or concrete flooring out on in the shop and storage areas, we have the advanced equipment and expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We can respond quickly to a water damage emergency in your warehouse to help protect its contents and prevent unnecessary expenditures on prolonged restoration processes. You can reach our SERVPRO of La Porte County rapid response team anytime by calling (219) 879-1883.

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Flooding & Water Emergencies Don't Wait For Anyone - Contact SERVPRO For 24/7 Emergencies

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

 

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of LaPorte County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of LaPorte County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 219-879-1883

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of LaPorte County

SERVPRO of LaPorte County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.