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La Porte Home Flooded from Below? SERVPRO Extracts Groundwater and Dries the Area

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage La Porte Home Flooded from Below? SERVPRO Extracts Groundwater and Dries the Area For Your La Porte Home, Play It Safe and Leave Crawlspace Storm Water Removal to SERVPRO

Is a Flooded Crawlspace in Your La Porte Home Worth Restoration?

While you might not give much thought to the crawlspace of your La Porte home, it does much more than providing access to utilities. This space built into your property helps to protect your house against substantial natural disasters like flooding. While these areas can reduce the presence of water penetrating the main floor of your home, they become flooded instead. While it might not seem like a situation that demands immediate attention, a flooded crawlspace needs fast and effective restoration work.

Many homeowners never get into the crawlspace of their La Porte homes, let alone assess damages after instances of flooding throughout the neighborhood. Our SERVPRO professionals have assessment tools and equipment that can help us to easily determine the scope and spread of the groundwater, as well as the necessary steps required to restore the damage entirely. Understanding the risks of a flooded crawlspace can help you to appreciate your need for our professional restoration in this potentially hazardous situation.

Pooling water, even lying on the ground beneath your home, can present several threats to the structural integrity of your house. Wicking is a common concern with materials like wood, which often are foundational support materials that make up the structural skeleton of the crawlspace, but also provide assistance solidifying the floor of your main level and its walls. With pooled water around these beams and supports, moisture can saturate these elements quickly. Over a brief period, the strength of these supports can become compromised to the point of requiring replacement.

Our SERVPRO team has fast extraction and drying tools that can work to reduce this risk immediately when we arrive at your house. By drying out the crawlspace quickly, we can limit the possibility of hazardous situations like mold growth. A dry subterranean area can also improve the indoor air quality. To further protect your home in this trying time, we can also offer effective, long-term solutions like crawlspace encapsulation with the installation of efficient water diversion equipment.

You might not fully appreciate the role that your crawlspace has in protecting your home until you get faced with a flood.  Our SERVPRO of La Porte County can help to keep your home from significant damages by quickly removing floodwater and drying out this area. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (219) 879-1883.

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Need Help After A Flood Has Destroyed Your Home In La Porte? Our Crew Is Here To Help!

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Need Help After A Flood Has Destroyed Your Home In La Porte? Our Crew Is Here To Help! 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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You Don't Have Time To Wait Call SERVPRO After Flood Damage in La Porte

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Don't Have Time To Wait Call SERVPRO After Flood Damage in La Porte When a flood hits your area don't panic our experts are prepared with the right equipment to restore your home so you can safely return.

Types of Flood Damage Demolition in La Porte

After water enters your home, the clock starts ticking on how repairable the damage is to your home. Sometimes after flood damage, demolition is the only recourse. There are different levels of demolition that can apply to your situation.

Not all water damage from flooding in your La Porte home is automatically a complete loss. When you call SERVPRO to your La Porte home, our technicians can begin the process of determining how widespread the damage from the water is inside the structure and foundation of the home. We use state-of-the-art moisture detecting technology to trace the route of flood water inside the home. Water is opportunistic and can travel to areas of the home initially unaffected by flood waters through both drywall and carpet padding, creating a broader scale of damage and also another place in the home that may harbor mold.

Our technician will remove the water damage through the use of portable or truck mounted pumps and then completely dry the area. Then, they will determine if the affected areas from water damage can be restored or require demolition. We can do a clean demolition where only affected areas are completely removed and then restored, such as buckled drywall that is removed to the studs in a section of a room and then replaced. SERVPRO will restore and remove as many personal possessions as possible before either type of demolition. Our goal is always to restore and repair whenever possible, so you don't have to replace.

Talk to the experts at SERVPRO of La Porte County about the flood damage, demolition or other concerns you have regarding the cleanup and restoration of your home. We are available to help you 24/7, call (219) 879-1883 and get a consultation with one of our certified technicians now.

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Westville Basements Benefit from SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying Services

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Westville Basements Benefit from SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying Services SERVPRO Says French Drains and Tiles Can Help Prevent Storm Penetrations into Westville Basements

French Drain Blockage Can Allow Flooding in 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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Avoid Remediation Delays After Michigan City Flooding

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Avoid Remediation Delays After Michigan City Flooding  When floodwaters enter your home, the situation can seem overwhelming. Call SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation.

Steps to Take After a Flood in Michigan City

Whether flooding happens after forecast weather events, or it is an unexpected flash flood, it leaves destruction in its wake. Apart from the copious amounts of water inside properties, flooding also dumps toxic wastes and contaminants, necessitating cleanup. Depending on how long the water remains your Michigan City property, it might also affect the structural integrity in parts of the structure. The steps taken immediately after the flood can help limit the damage or restore the property to its preloss state faster.
 
Dealing with contamination is a significant step immediately after a flood in Michigan City. Since floodwaters move over extensive areas, they collect all types of contaminants in their path, which might include industrial chemicals, organic wastes, and fuel oils among other things. Floods might also lead to burst sewer lines and sewage backup. These wastes pose immediate and gradual threats because of their disease-causing properties. Our SERVPRO technicians help control contamination by spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant immediately after arriving at your premises. Our team is also equipped with the right PPE, Personal Protection Equipment, helping us wade into the damaged property safely to remove the water and other contaminants fast.
 
Cleaning the soils left by floodwaters is essential, but also a tedious process. The water pushes debris to all nooks and crannies in the affected area requiring extra effort during cleanup. Our SERVPRO crews handle this process easier because we have the necessary workforce to move things around during cleanup. We also have the right cleanup tools including pressure washers to help remove soiling faster. We also handle the removal and installation of new carpets, pad and other porous materials because cleaning cannot remove all traces of contamination from such materials.
 
Flooding leaves excess moisture in the affected property and increases the relative humidity levels. While these problems might not seem significant compared to the other aspects like soiling and structural destruction, they can lead to severe problems such as mold development and rotting if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on various advanced equipment to detect and remove moisture. Thermo-hygrometers help is measure relative humidity inside and outside the structure while moisture meters help monitor the drying process. For moisture extraction, we have dehumidifiers and air movers.
 
When there is a flood, call SERVPRO of La Porte County at (219) 879-1883 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Become Familiar With Water Removal Services in Michigan City After a Storm

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Become Familiar With Water Removal Services in Michigan City After a Storm Water removal is the primary concern for homeowners facing flooding after a storm. Call SERVPRO and put our effective services to work for your home.

Roof Damage Can Allow Flooding in Your Michigan City Residence

Through the expected harsh winters to come, the roof on your Michigan City home gets asked to withstand a great deal of strain and weight. Even reinforced or newer roofing materials can weaken and slouch under a heavy snowfall, leading to vulnerable points throughout this defense on top of your house. While you cannot control the effects of the weather on the roof of your home, you can work to ensure that it is fully functional and ready for further severe weather systems in the future through annual inspections.

The trouble with regular inspections into the quality of your roof is that many homeowners do not think to have these done before flooding in Michigan City has occurred and required professional water cleanup for their house. Once a roof gets damaged to the point of allowing water and moisture to pass through, your attic space becomes the first to experience water flow or microbial growth. Our SERVPRO professionals can help.

At the first signs of flood damage on the lower levels of your home beneath the attic space, you should notify our rapid response team. We can arrive quickly to help mitigate the situation as much as possible through emergency board-up services to prevent further water penetration and the removal of contents in your home at risk of exposure and damage from the invading water.

Our emergency response team can also employ our equipment like truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO Green Fleet and wet-vacs with extraction wands for pulling up the excess water throughout the affected areas of your house. This removal can help our technicians to adequately inspect the property for a full assessment of sustained damage and the required steps to restore it.

When flooding begins in your home, you do not have a moment to lose. Water damage can spread quickly and begin to affect exposed materials immediately. Give our SERVPRO of La Porte County rapid response team a call at (219) 879-1883 to help you overcome the immediate effects and work efficiently to restore damaged elements of the property.

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When Storms or Floods hit LaPorte County, SERVPRO is ready!

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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