SERVPRO Tips: How to Neutralize Odors After A Fire
SERVPRO of La Porte County is available 24/7. Our team of certified restoration professionals can cleanup fire and odor damage in your home.
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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SERVPRO Is Ready For Storms or Floods Occur In LaPorte County
Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition
SERVPRO of LaPorte County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit LaPorte County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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Basements Benefit from SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying Services
SERVPRO Says French Drains and Tiles Can Help Prevent Storm Penetrations into Westville Basements
Many Westville homeowners have french drains surrounding the perimeters of their house. This effective water diversion equipment helps to keep pooling water from collecting against the foundation of the home, which can ultimately find a way inside. Maintenance of your french drain system is nearly impossible without professional support from plumbers with long snakes. Even with this hired help, you still likely have flood damage to contend with in the lowest level of your property.
Caring for flood damage in your Westville basement must happen as quickly as possible. While you might not even use this area of your home as readily as you could, lingering moisture and dampness create a breeding ground for fungal growth and mold damage. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to offer fast mitigation solutions for your flooded home and work to dry the area thoroughly and efficiently.
From the time that our professionals arrive at your home shortly after your initial call, we can work quickly to identify the points of penetration to seal off further access of water with hydraulic cement. This action prevents further damages from water pouring through cracks and creases in the blockwork unabated and provides an opportunity for our technicians on site to begin extraction and drying efforts without delay.
Our SERVPRO technicians have advanced technology and equipment for effective extraction that allows us to remove excess water pooling in areas of your basement fast. This action paves the way for vital drying efforts to follow immediately after. We also have tools that can monitor moisture pockets and identify the ideal location for air movers and other drying machines essential to reducing and eliminating the risk of mold growth and colonization.
While flooding in your basement might feel overwhelming, you can depend on our SERVPRO of La Porte County water restoration experts to help you through every step of this process. Our dedicated response team is available 24/7, with the equipment and experience to recover flood damage quickly, by calling (219) 879-1883.
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When Floods Happen - You Have To Deal With It As Soon As Possible!
When flooding strikes your home, our technicians have the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.”
When flooding occurs in buildings it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible in order to combat and prevent the litany of issues that come with a water damage. Flooding brings with it structural degradation, outside contaminants and bacteria, odor, warping, and possibly mold growth. All of which threaten both your home or business and the health of the people who reside within.
In order to take care of your flood damage in your home make sure you hire professionals who know how to prevent mold and deal with water, toxins and odor. Our technicians here at SERVPRO are specialized in handling the challenges posed by flood damage and know what needs to be done to ensure the highest standards in restoration service.
Going through any kind of damage to your home is a stressful experience that can put any homeowner on the edge. This is why we train our technicians to treat every job they go on whether it is a big or small damage with compassion and respect. We find that walking our customers through our process puts them at ease and lets them know they are in competent and responsible hands who will take care of their issue.
When flooding strikes your home, our technicians have the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to preloss condition.
It Is Best To Leave Water Extraction to The Best There Is- SERVPRO
Fast Water Extraction from Your Westville Home by SERVPRO Can Make It "Like it never even happened." Don't Let This Happen to Your Home!
Why Homeowners Need Professional Water Cleanup in Westville
When an emergency sends vast quantities of water into your Westville home, it becomes apparent quickly that ordinary cleaning methods are inadequate. Water that remains soaked into structural components for more than a few hours exposes a home to the chance of permanent damage, including the risk of mold growth. It is doubtful that moisture levels return to normal without the help of our expert technicians and commercial grade equipment.
Affirmative water cleanup efforts are necessary after a water crisis in Westville. It is not sufficient to hope and wait for the water to drain away on its own. Any excess moisture is exceptionally destructive to building materials, furnishings, and fixtures, with progressive deterioration beginning within the first hours after a pipe ruptures, a tub overflows, or the roof leaks.
Water that enters a home also migrates from the initial source, frequently involving areas far from the original leak or accident. SERVPRO technicians receive comprehensive instruction in the science of moisture level measurement and thermal scanning, using these sensitive devices to map the travels water takes throughout your dwelling. Failing to clean up all the places where water infiltrated and collected is an unacceptable outcome for our team.
SERVPRO sends an experienced project manager to evaluate your water cleanup scenario. We leverage both our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and our on-the-job experience to develop a practical plan to remove the water and dry out your premises. Our resources include submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors, along with the technicians to operate them.
This equipment is critical to efficient water cleanup because it removes many gallons quickly. SERVPRO crews have access to multiple pumps and extractors usable at the same time to increase the speed and thoroughness of the water removal, emphasizing the benefits of professional water cleanup. We follow up standing water removal with applied structural drying techniques and equipment that move moisture out of structural components into the air as vapor, soon to be condensed or absorbed by dehumidifiers.
SERVPRO of La Porte County can have a team of professional water cleanup specialists arriving at your house within hours of your first contact with us at (219) 879-1883. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready to combine our training and experience to restore your home after a water disaster.
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Turn the Tide and Don’t Ignore Water Damage to Your Westville Home—SERVPRO is Ready to Help
Turn the Tide on Water Damage to Floors in Your Westville Home
A water mishap might seem simple to clean up in your Westville home. Unfortunately, a mop and bucket or the wet/dry vacuum used to clean the garage or workshop are not likely to deliver the results needed quickly or thoroughly enough. The damage moisture, seen and unseen, can do to your dwelling requires professional intervention. Our crews are quick to respond and thorough as they work to mitigate and restore the damage water can inflict.
Floors are one of the components in your Westville home most vulnerable to water damage. Advanced water removal and drying techniques mastered by our technicians in IICRC courses produce remarkable results for our residential customers. A key to the best outcome is requesting an assessment as soon as you note the damage. Our crews respond 24/7, every day of the year because water damage increases in severity the longer the wait.
Our seasoned managers and crew lead assess the damage to your house, closely inspecting the floors where the wetness tends to collect. SERVPRO® crews arrive with the equipment needed to address the damage, using pumps and extractors to remove visible water and then utilizing moisture meters to determine the extent of the water migration. We then turn to other strategies to reduce moisture to normal levels in both building materials, contents, and ambient humidity
Depending on any contamination in the water, rugs and carpeting might be removed, for cleaning and drying elsewhere or disposal. Some carpeting responds well to in-place drying, and our workers have the skills and heavy-duty weighted wand extractors to complete that task. You can rely upon SERVPRO’s expertise in deciding the needed action for your floor coverings. We have perfected the "float a carpet" technique for salvaging floor covers that our customers thought were lost.
Tile, concrete, and vinyl flooring often recover well from water damage. Laminate floors frequently require removal and replacement, but the hardwood floors you treasure can return to “Like it never even happened,” condition if SERVPRO employs methods such as drying mats, top and bottom focused air movement, and other carefully considered strategies. Removing surface sealants, drilling holes, and lifting planks to direct warm air flow can all help in the hands of professional water damage technicians. We can even enter crawlspace foundations to dry the floor joists and boards from below.
SERVPRO of La Porte County is ready to bring your floors and their coverings back from water damage caused by a range of sources. Call (219) 879-1883 as soon as possible for the most successful outcome.
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Don't Worry - Call SERVPRO For Water Damage In Your Michigan City Home
Even a small amount of water can cause big issues. SERVPRO can remove the water and return your home to its preloss condition.
Fast Recovery for Water Damage in Your Michigan City Home
When disaster strikes your Michigan City home, you need assurances that things can return to the way they were before within a reasonable amount of time. While water incidents tend to convince some homeowners that they can handle the effects themselves, the issues often lie below the surface of materials affected by the water that pose the most significant threats. Our emergency response team can help to mitigate the situation and work efficiently to restore your home to its preloss condition.
One of the things that you have to understand about water damage to your Michigan City home is that there are many sources where it can originate. With so many possible avenues for it to occur, the likelihood of it affecting your home is higher than you might have initially believed. Knowing how to clean up the mess thoroughly and dry out the damage that matters most in these situations, and our SERVPRO technicians can help.
From the moment that our team arrives at your house, we get to work on establishing the spread of the water damage throughout the affected area to determine the best approach to removing the moisture and preventing the situation from getting worse immediately. If there is excess water to contend with, extraction efforts help to reduce the threat of this pooling water while other facets of our restoration get set into place.
As with any water damage, drying is one of the most critical steps that our SERVPRO team can take. We utilize all of the equipment at our disposal for forcing the water out of saturated materials and removing it through the use of industrial strength dehumidification equipment. Moisture detection tools can determine the effectiveness of our drying efforts and identify which areas require more attention.
As a homeowner, you want that assurance that restoration can work and is not going to draw out forever. The focal point of our franchise has always been to minimize the effect of restoration on your daily life, so every choice we make is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our work on your property. You can trust our SERVPRO of La Porte County restoration technicians to respond quickly and limit the spread of these effects to other areas of your house. Give our emergency response team a call today at (219) 879-1883.
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Big Water Loss? No Problem--Call SERVPRO for Terrific Cleanup and Restoration
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Cleanup Following Widespread Water Damage in Westville Homes
Water incidents that occur in your Westville home spread quickly throughout the property to affect multiple areas with a damaging presence. From the moment that the materials become exposed to this water, the composition of these surfaces can begin to saturate and ultimately warp and distort in as little as 24 hours. While many water loss incidents can get contained to a certain area, it is still vital to take care of this situation effectively the moment that you recognize a problem.
Part of addressing the water damage in your Westville home quickly is reaching out the appropriate professionals with the experience and equipment to help. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to obtain their water restoration certifications from the IICRC and continue that education through in-house training opportunities and e-learning experiences to be a valued asset to the industry and practical assistance for all of the customers we serve.
Even with our extensive knowledge of water restoration and the most efficient approaches to restoring properties, it would not be possible without the industry-leading equipment that our SERVPRO technicians have at their disposal when we get dispatched out to addresses in an emergency. From efficient extraction systems like our truck-mounted pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands to our effective drying techniques with air movers and dehumidifiers, we come prepared to make a difference quickly for your water-damaged home.
Without our 24-hour response to emergencies that you discover, your home becomes more susceptible to irreparable damages that require tear out and removal in place of restoration and preservation. Our team commits to working towards preserving original materials over choosing reconstruction where possible to make the entire restoration process faster and cost-effective for our customers.
When you contend with water damage in your home, you might not immediately see all of the potential threats and damage that the situation can cause. If you reach out to our experienced SERVPRO of La Porte County rapid response team right away, we can work to preserve construction materials in your home and save you money on making it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (219) 879-1883.
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When Your Westville Home Floods You Need Professional Remediation Services -SERVPRO
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The Dangers Within Floodwaters at Your Westville Residence
Many emergencies which threaten your Westville home are not cut and dry situations with only one effect that damages the property. With circumstances like flooding, you can find yourself contending with several threats simultaneously, leaving you no other logical choice but to leave it in the hands of professionals with the experience, training, and equipment to overcome it.
A chief concern for Westville homeowners dealing with flooding is the effect of the rising water on their property, but this is not exclusively the extent of the damage that this situation can cause. While our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly to this emergency and provide effective mitigation tactics to preserve your property and its contents, these other potential effects also present a risk to both our restoration professionals and the occupants of the house.
When waters rise from creeks, streams, and rivers, they often have a set path from this point to your residence. Along with that route, the water collects all manner of debris, mud, and potential contaminants. Even with our advanced equipment like portable pumps and gas-powered machines to extract the water from your property fast, our team must also contend with the conditions left behind once the water gets removed.
Our IICRC training for water restoration helps each of our experienced technicians to provide an educated approach to mitigation and restoration to return your property to you fast. Even beyond our rigorous training required to achieve certifications through the standard-setting IICRC, each of our team members gets encouraged to continue improving their knowledge and techniques through continued educational opportunities presented both in-house and online. Our goal is to afford each of our customers the best possible solution for the flooding in their home, and that starts with confident and knowledgeable technicians.
Finding the right solution for flood damage in your home might seem overwhelming at first, especially when the effects leave a need for professional cleaning as well as extraction and drying. You can trust that our SERVPRO of La Porte County response team can provide a comprehensive approach to restoring your home from its initial assessment to its completion. Call us anytime at (219) 879-1883.
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After Water Damage Happens, Keep Calm & Call SERVPRO
When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
Flooding and water damage events at LaPorte County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of LaPorte County
SERVPRO of LaPorte County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.