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SERVPRO of La Porte County has the Experience to Handle Any Disaster (Part 1 of 2)

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom A lightening strike cause this fire which required 70% of the house to be gutted. We have the expertise and experience to handle large and small jobs.

The La Porte County SERVPRO Team Has the Experience That Matters for Michigan City Restoration Services 

We have spent decades serving La Porte County, and Michigan City residents have come to find out that we are a name in restoration services that can get trusted. With specific members of our management, we have more than a century of combined industry experience, giving us confidence and a skillset unknown to many of our competitors. To provide our customers with the best possible experience, we have a full-service contracting team led by seasoned professionals to offer a comprehensive package for every emergency that your home or business faces. 


Fires remain a persistent threat to the area, and we have to continue to evolve our approach to combatting these detrimental effects in Michigan City properties with changing practices, products, and equipment. As a premier restoration company, we have an ear to the ground for changes in the restoration techniques and equipment for fire recovery. We encourage our professionals to continue their education in this niche, beginning with the acquisition of their Fire & Smoke Restoration accreditation from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Once acquired, our professionals can continue expanding their knowledge and their abilities in fire restoration through additional endorsements, such as: 

- Odor Control (OCT)

- Carpet Cleaning (CCT)

- Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)

- Content Management

Many effects exist in a Michigan City home after a substantial fire loss incident, and our SERVPRO team must address each of these promptly to keep the situation from getting out of control. Conditions like soot and smoke residue particulates threaten surfaces with their acidic composition, and our skilled technicians have numerous products and tools to help with this intricate cleanup. We even have Esporta Washing training to help recover damaged contents on-site when possible. 

Fire damage for Michigan City residences can be an overwhelming situation, but our professionals can make it “Like it never even happened.” With our experience in this niche combined with more than a century of experience with our project management, we can quickly overcome any obstacle in returning your property to preloss condition. 


From leaking faucets to full plumbing breaches and appliance failures, Michigan City homes are almost always at risk for water loss incidents. With the high volume of these calls that we receive every year, we have dedicated the most substantial portion of our roster of technicians to water restoration and recovery. Beginning with our IICRC certifications as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), many of which have additional accreditations in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Commercial Drying (CDS), we have a skilled team of professionals with the course training and hands-on experience to make a difference quickly in your residence.

The experience that our professionals bring to the table exceeds decades, and when combined with the more than 100 years of combined restoration expertise in six of our management employees, we can quickly mitigate water damage in Michigan City properties. This experience helps to fuel our professionals through high-stress recovery projects where entire households and their contents are at risk.

To protect your Michigan City home or business from the destructive spread of water damage and moisture in the property, our technicians rely on our steadily growing inventory of recovery equipment and restoration tools. From our fast extraction machines through our thorough drying products and devices, we can recover many saturated materials and structural elements without the need for reconstruction.

SERVPRO of La Porte County has the Experience to Handle Any Disaster (Part 2 of 2)

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

bathroom A lightening strike cause this fire which required 70% of the house to be gutted. We have the expertise and experience to handle large and small jobs.


Our team has led by a remediation specialist who alone boasts decades of industry experience. With this knowledge at the helm of the work that we do with colony removal and restoration of damaged areas of your Michigan City home, we can efficiently manage even complicated recoveries. We offer a comprehensive approach to addressing mold colonization in your residence, beginning with a thorough inspection and assessment of the damage. With a better understanding of the spread and severity of the situation, we can work to customize a plan specific to your address to limit the further spread and start vital mitigation efforts. 

We have a restore before replacing mentality, and with mold damage in Michigan City homes, this practice and approach can save our customers a great deal of money and time. Our successes in protecting these installed construction materials can help to reduce the length of time reconstruction, and remodeling takes. If some areas are unsalvageable, our remediation professionals can work alongside our general contractors to implement controlled demolition solutions. 

We pride ourselves on the knowledgeable technicians that we can offer Michigan City homes when facing mold and microbial growth. From inspections to cutting-edge removal strategies, our SERVPRO of La Porte County team can help whenever you need it. 


The area is not known for favorable weather conditions throughout the year, which can lead to many circumstances to test the abilities of our SERVPRO storm relief team. When storm damages threaten Michigan City homes, from heavy snowfall to torrential rainfalls, we can respond quickly to help. Knowing how quickly flooding can occur when windows get broken, roofs get damaged, and other structural concerns occur, you need a team of professionals that can do it all.

Our success in this niche of restoration hinges on our ability to offer a comprehensive recovery solution to our Michigan City customers. We have a full team of contractors that can handle repairs and emergency services like tarping and board up to prevent flooding and other elemental damage from persisting.

We received national recognition for our exemplary services in storm response both for Michigan City homes and businesses, as well as disasters that have affected the entirety of the east coast over the last several years. As a large loss recovery team, we can help other franchises and communities across the country in their time of need.

We are a team that works every day to live up to the reputation we are building in our communities across the entire county. We have qualified IICRC-Certified technicians in every niche of the industry, making our SERVPRO of La Porte County team a wise choice for any emergency that threatens your property. Give us a call anytime at (219) 879-1883.

SERVPRO Tips: How to Neutralize Odors After A Fire

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal 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

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Storm 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.

Faster Response

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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 219-879-1883

Basements Benefit from SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying Services

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

French Drain Blockage Can Allow Flooding in Westville Basements 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!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flood Ahead 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

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Barn 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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Water Removal and Drying Means a Call to SERVPRO!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Head Under Water 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

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water On Floor 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

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Home Damage This is Why SERVPRO after a Water Loss. "Like it never even happened."

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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