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Don't Be A Victim Of Hidden Water Damage!

5/1/2022 (Permalink)

Remember, water damage will go deeper than the naked eye can see.  Instead of trusting untrained eyes to diagnosis and mitigate your property, trust your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County professionals for all your water remediation needs!

Know that our SERVPRO IICRC trained professionals will arrive at your property equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to get you back into your home quickly and return you to “Like it never even happened."

Our SERVPRO of Hendricks County technicians are trained to safely clean and restore your home utilizing the following procedures:

  • First, identify the source or type of water causing the loss
  • Perform emergency water extraction using our advanced technology and extraction equipment
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
  • Utilize professional commercial grade drying equipment
  • Survey the damage and inspect for any hidden damage or moisture
  • Move and block furniture and contents to avoid any additional damage
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and diagnosis necessary procedures
  • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
  • Document inventory of damaged contents and dispose of refuse

SERVPRO of Hendricks County has professional equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before any secondary damages might set in. To ensure your property is free of any unseen moisture, contact us at 317-838-0100.

Let SERVPRO of Hendricks County make it “Like it never even happened.”

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Dispose of These Items Following a Fire

A fire can be a devastating experience, even if your Avon, Indiana home remains intact. Smoke and fire damage leave a mess for you to deal with, and it is overwhelming to decide what can be salvaged and what must be thrown away. You may be inclined to hold onto sentimental items or try to salvage food exposed to smoke, but here are some tips to help you decide what can stay and what you need to throw away.

Non-Perishable Food

Food safety after a fire is a serious issue. Non-perishable food exposed to high heat, smoke and firefighting chemicals should be discarded. It may seem obvious that opened canisters and items stored in permeable containers, such as cardboard and plastic, need to be trashed, but food in sealed cans and jars also need to go. Extreme heat can activate bacteria causing food to spoil even if the container is intact. Toxic fumes also have a way of permeating jars and aluminum cans, causing contamination. Throw away any food you even remotely suspect has been in a compromising situation.

Perishable Food

Sometimes perishable food can be salvaged even if the power went out. If it was well sealed in the refrigerator or freezer, it could be safe for about four hours. Inspect all food, but don’t make any assumptions. If the inside of the fridge smells smoky or you see soot, the food is bad. If food has an odor or a funny taste, get rid of it. 

Cosmetics and Medicine

Make sure to inspect your medicine cabinet and makeup bag. Look for obvious signs of damage. If bottles are warped, melted or charred, dispose of them. Look for any signs of heat, soot, fire extinguisher dust or other suspect damage.

Clothing

With the proper cleaning, most textiles (clothes, curtains, bedding, etc.) can be recovered. Throw away anything that is burned. This is especially true if you are considering a young child’s clothing or bedding.

If dealing with your home’s contents after a fire is too much, hire a fire restoration company in Avon, Indiana to take care of it for you. Visit  https://www.SERVPROofhendrickscounty.com/ for more information on fire damage.

CALL us at SERVPRO of Hendricks County 317-838-0100

Smoke and Soot Cleanup In Brownsburg

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Dryer Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Brownsburg Home.
 

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Hendricks County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises, therefore, smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 317-838-0100

No Job Is Ever Too Dirty For SERVPRO!

12/12/2021 (Permalink)

Toilet Over Flowing It's a dirty job and SERVPRO of Hendricks County wants to take care of restoring your property back to preloss condition.

Oh no, the toilet is overflowing is a message you hope you never hear!  But rest assured, unfortunately, it happens all the time and our SERVPRO of Hendricks County technicians are just a phone call away.

If your toilet begins to overflow following a flush, you want to make sure you stop the flow of water immediately to minimize any water damage.  To do this, remove the tank lid and press down on the bottom flapper valve.  This will prevent any additional water from getting into the toilet bowl.  Once you have pressed the flapper valve, lift the float that operates the tank fill valve to stop the tank from filling.  This should allow the water level to drop; otherwise, turn off the water valve behind your toilet by turning it clockwise. 

The Source of the toilet bowl overflow might be a Clog

You may have a blockage in the toilet bowl or a clogged drain or sewer line.  If you are on a septic system, your septic tank may be full. 

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained water damage restoration professionals and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  Let SERVPRO of Hendricks County be the calm in your chaos the next time your toilet overflows.  Our vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the-art water extraction, drying, and moisture testing equipment to handle your loss.

Call us at (317) 838-0100

After A Water Damage Event & Restoring Your Plainfield Commercial Property

12/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway Flooding Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges.
 

Flooding and water damage events at Plainfield 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 Hendricks County

Call 317-838-0100

SERVPRO of Hendricks 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.

SERVPRO of Hendricks County Can Be The Calm In Your Chaos!

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Don't let the threat of weather cause you chaos... Call SERVPRO of Hendricks County 317-838-0100

SERVPRO of Hendricks County Professionals are your Storm Damage Experts

When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds. Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can respond swiftly to your needs to an already anxiety-provoking situation. SERVPRO of Hendricks County delivers the help you!

Storm damage in Stilesville can feel overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear when our team of professionals responds to your water, wind and flooding repair and restoration needs. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system, but our local ownership means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “Like it never even happened.” 
 
Placing your trust in SERVPRO for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, we also restore your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, current in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for any procedure needed to bring your home back to the comfortable and comforting home you deserve. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood 
 
Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO.

CALL us at SERVPRO of Hendricks County 317-838-0100

SERVPRO Can Be Your Umbrella In A Storm

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

WE can Help with storm damage Let SERVPRO of Hendricks County make it "Like it never even happened".
 

Did you know that the probability of precipitation in Avon in August is 35%? SERVPRO of Hendricks County is ready to help!

SERVPRO employs trained water and storm damage specialists, water restoration technicians and applied structural drying technicians. We also have IICRC Trained and Certified Technicians on our team! That means we can restore your home or business and get life back to normal. Our list of storm-related services includes (but not limited to):

  1. Mold Remediation
  2. Sewage Cleanup
  3. Carpet Cleaning
  4. Odor Removal
  5. Contents Restoration
  6. Move Outs / Pack Outs
  7. Electronic Cleanup
  8. Document / Photograph Drying

So the next time the thunder rolls and lightning strikes, have our number ready in case the worst case scenario happens.

CALL us at SERVPRO of Hendricks County 317-838-0100

SERVPRO We Specializes in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement This Hendricks County home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Hendricks County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 317-838-0100

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Hendricks County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 317-838-0100

Ewwwww…You Should NOT Try Handling A Sewer Backup Alone

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO of Hendricks County Professionals has specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Hendricks County technicians will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

If your toilet has overflowed, keep you and your family safe from any contamination and let our team of professionals take care of your personalized needs!

Contact us today! We are faster to any disaster and we are here to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Crash! Boom! SERVPRO Is Here For You

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

During the spring and summer months, thunderstorms that produce lightning, thunder, heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, tornadoes, and hail can occur. These storms are extremely dangerous and can appear suddenly with little warning and may only last a few minutes but have the strength and power to cause a great amount of damage.

Before A Thunderstorm

  • Check weather forecasts daily, purchase an all-hazard weather radio and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts.
  • Plan outdoor events near a secure shelter where people can go in the event of a storm.
  • Keep trees trimmed to prevent limbs from falling onto buildings, cars or people.
  • If hail or strong winds are expected, park vehicles under a shelter to avoid damage.
  • Make sure preparedness kits are portable for easy transport if evacuation is necessary. Preparedness kits should be tailored to household needs.
  • Bring pets indoors before a storm moves into the area. Sheds, dog houses, and garages do not provide ample protection from lightning, hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

Your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County is alert and ready for storm damage concerns. Contact us and let us get you back to “Like it never even happened.”