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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. 

Fire 

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. 

Water 

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.

Mold 

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. 

Storm

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.

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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When Your Westville Home Floods You Need Professional Remediation Services -SERVPRO

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water In Drain It looks like it is going to be a very wet day. Do you know what to do if water enters your home?
 

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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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.

The Importance of Fire Safety In Your Home

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be caused in many ways throughout your home. However, forgetting to lock your lighters or matches away from small and curious children makes a fire significantly more likely. Of course, these actions are never maliciously done, but children are children; sometimes, they get into things and cause trouble. By the time you noticed a burning smell coming from your living room, your child was already trying to get your attention about what they had unknowingly done. The floor rug had sustained quite a bit of fire damage, as well as the floor directly below it. Fibers of the rug had adhered to the floor as soot, and scorch marks stained the wooden floorboards as well.
 
While this fire was relatively small in nature, and was put out swiftly, it is still important to seek out professional remediation services for the fire damage in your Westville living room. The scorch marks on your floor may be hard to remedy on your own, as the very particular temperature the fire burned the rug at must be addressed with a specific remedy. Professionals can tell precisely what solution to take, and they can do it swiftly, allowing you to live in your house in its pre-fire state.
 
SERVPRO knows how to deal with the fire damage inside of your home. Our IICRC-certified technicians are excellently trained and always make sure to travel to your home as soon as possible after your initial call for assistance. Upon arriving, SERVPRO can jump right into work, removing the floor rug for you and then addressing the soot and scorch marks on the floor.
 
Our SERVPRO techs can use a lubricative cleaning solution to clean the soot away, designed for the type of debris that was left behind by the fire in your home. The solution gently lifts the dirt away from your flooring, allowing it to be wiped away with a cloth. This process may take a few repeated tries until all of the soot is mopped up. Once the soot is gone for good, SERVPRO can leave your house "Like it never even happened."
 
Should a small child accidentally cause fire damage inside of your home, never hesitate. Phone SERVPRO of La Porte County by calling (219) 879-1883 with your phone. Our technicians are always ready to travel to your home swiftly.

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Westville Basements Benefit from SERVPRO Water Extraction and 

Why SERVPRO? The SERVPRO Advantage!

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Since its founding in 1967 SERVPRO has expanded to over 1,700 locations across the United States and Canada. Since then SERVPRO has also greatly expanded the array of services we offer. Since those services range from carpet cleaning and deodorization to large-scale disaster recovery and with SERVPRO’s 1,700+ locations our collective knowledge and experience is one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has and we know how to use it. 

SERVPRO locations provide all kind of support to each other ranging from equipment to people-power and technical advice. Sometimes we might run into an issue that we have not encountered before or possibly elements to a job which prevent our normal methods for jobs. This is when we have been able to rely on the knowledge base which our corporate office and other SERVPROs have accumulated. 

There was one deodorization job where a skunk got into a Wichita church’s HVAC system and sprayed in it. The odor was strong throughout the building and the HVAC systems vents were inaccessible due to the construction of the building. Being unable to do much else the church wanted us to come up with a completely chemical-based deodorization method for the HVAC systems vents. 

Since most of the EPA registered chemicals we use are invented and manufactured by our chemists at SERVPRO we can reach out to them for help. The advice they provided in both chemical combinations to use and equipment to pair with it proved effective. The skunk odor in the church had an immediate and significant reduction with almost total elimination of the odor coming by the end of the week. 

We are known for taking care of the big problems and disasters, but we also are adept at helping people with the strange problems. If you have a problem which makes you think “I don’t even know who does this” if it’s not us we probably know who, try giving us a call. 

So if disaster strikes, give SERVPRO a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? We are the efficient professionals

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Few things are more complicated than having to deal with fire damage in the home. Sometimes, the steps that you as the homeowner take after the fire damage determine the speed at which the home will be restored to the state it was in before the fire damage happened. Below is a guideline outlining the steps you ought to take after an electrical fire or another type of fire breaks out in your home.

Evacuation

The very first thing you need to do is ensure that all the people who were in the building have gotten out. In case there is someone still trapped in the building because of soot damage or smoke, you should call in emergency services such as the fire truck, fire sprinkler systems, fire hoses, and firefighters to help rescue them and put out the fire. Do not try to get back into the house once you are out where it is safe.

The fire suppression

The fire trucks and firefighters will arrive and assess the situation. The firefighters, fire hoses, and fire trucks will do their best to try and put out the fire within the shortest time possible after getting to the scene. You might see a firefighter going into the house and trying to rescue people who are trapped in the soot damage. They use equipment such as fire hoses, fire sprinkler systems, and other appropriate equipment to help them achieve fire suppression within the shortest time.

If fire strikes your home or business, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? We follow every step of proper mold remediation

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we follow every step of proper mold remediation to ensure your safety as well as ours.  It is crucial to use qualified specialists who can safely handle and clean mold.  Listed below are the steps we follow when performing both Level 1 and Level 2 mold remediation:  

  • Isolate all contaminated areas.
  • Remove all wet and mold-damaged porous materials.
  • Discard all wet and moldy materials in plastic bags.
  • Properly clean all non-porous materials and wood surfaces that have been contaminated.
  • Treat all affected materials with anti-microbial.
  • Visibility Test – all areas should be visibly free of contamination and debris
  • Cleaned materials should be professionally dried to allow leftover moisture to evaporate.

So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are ready to get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

Why SERVPRO? We are the experts when it comes to cleaning

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID 19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning! We are here to help, and are ready to use our expertise, equipment, and experience to help you today!

Why SERVPRO? Because we are the cleaning experts!

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

So give us a call today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to put our expertise, equipment and experience to work for you!

When Water Attacks Your Business, SERVPRO Is Here For You

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

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.

SERVPRO of La Porte is here for you when disaster strikes

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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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SERVPRO of LaPorte County is here to help in this time of need

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts at SERVPRO of Laporte at 219-879-1883.

Why SERVPRO? The Equipment and Expertise For Proper Water Removal

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Making sure that a responsible and competent company handles water removal work for your Michigan City home is vital to prevent future damages and keep your expenses as low as possible throughout the process. Our technicians train year-round to handle the advanced equipment at their disposal competently and remove water from your home quickly and completely. From emergency water extraction pumping procedures to longer air current and dehumidifier focused drying solutions, you can trust SERVPRO to deliver high-quality water removal and restoration services at an affordable price point.

How We Remove Water
Water removal in Michigan City is a multi-step process that requires care and attention at every point in time to avoid causing further damage or drying the home unevenly. The first step, when necessary, is to utilize water extraction pumps to remove standing water from your home. Flooded basements can sometimes be a challenge to handle, but our portable hand-operated pumps allow us to handle them, too. Once any standing water in the building has been pumped out, we can then set up powerful air movers to create directed currents of air throughout the home that pick up droplets of moisture and keep them suspended in the air. Finally, those droplets of water attach themselves to chemical and thermal dehumidifiers to then be transported out of the home in manageable storage containers.

The SERVPRO Commitment
We can do much more than dry out your home. After the water leaves an area, visible and obvious damage may occur to carpeting, wood, and other materials in your home. We train and certify our technicians to respond to and reverse the damages in these sensitive materials, providing all-around damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners in need.

SERVPRO of La Porte County has the resources necessary to remove water from your home quickly and at minimal costs to you. Call us 24/7 at (219) 879-1883 for emergency service or a quote.

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Why SERVPRO? We bring you all the important info!

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, it is estimated that some 370,000 home fires occur each year, costing close to $7 billion in total property damage? 

In many of these fires, however, the fire starts and is contained in a certain area of a home or business.  Even though containment eliminates the necessity for complete demolition and reconstruction, it is still necessary for proper cleaning of soot and smoke.  Smoke and soot have a way of getting into places that do not seem possible.  Proper cleaning and deodorization are vital in order to restore your business or home to preloss conditions.  

Fires are extremely dangerous, leaving you with nothing.  Always remember to check your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly.  In business, you need to make sure you check all the outlets and make sure you do not have too much into one outlet. 

There are so many different ways to avoid a fire, but so many ways that can go unnoticed by the average eye.  Make sure you have a Fire Marshall check your commercial building often.  

In the instance of any type of emergency in your business or home please call SERVPRO! We are faster to any disaster and are here to make things "Like it never even happened."

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

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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