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Drying Out Your Bedroom Carpet After Water Damage In Lafayette

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Out Your Bedroom Carpet After Water Damage In Lafayette SERVPRO Salvages Many Water Damaged Carpets in Lafayette with Rapid Service

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction from Carpets


Water damage can happen in your bedroom at any time. All it takes is a leak, a damaged pipe or even extreme weather. A wet carpet is frustrating, and of course, you want to get it dried out as quickly as possible. You might be worried about whether your carpet needs to be replaced. That is why we recommend you call SERVPRO at once. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can begin drying your carpet quickly to prevent further damage.
 
It is understandable to be concerned that water damage in your Lafayette bedroom means disruption for you and your family. However, in some cases, it is possible for our IICRC-certified technicians to dry out your bedroom carpet, while it is still in place. Our experts thoroughly examine your carpet and the extent of the harm to determine whether in place drying is a practical option. It may be necessary to remove your bed, but smaller furniture items such as a chest or a chair can simply be moved from place to place within the room until water extraction is complete.
 
The first step is to extract any standing water. Our teams come equipped with both truck mounted and free standing submersible pumps that are powerful enough to get the water out of your floor coverings. We train our people to use the right sort of extraction tools to extract the maximum amount of water with the minimum amount of damage to your carpet.
 
In place, extraction may begin with a wand tool to prevent water migration. However, the most useful piece of gear, in this case, is a weighted extraction tool, which uses the body weight of one of our technicians standing on it for maximum water removal. SERVPRO understands that drying carpet without removing it means a longer and more thorough extraction process for best results.
 
We finish an in situ drying job by positioning air movers on the surface of your bedroom carpet. We may also lift the edges and "float" the fabric with moving air to expedite the drying and salvaging the padding. These direct hot air over the surface of the carpet to encourage evaporation of moisture and speed up drying time. Some air movers, known as down draft, pull down warm air and spread it across a large area of carpet and are very useful in drying an area the size of a bedroom.
 
Do not despair if your bedroom carpet is wet – it may be possible to save it. Give SERVPRO of Lafayette a call at (765) 420-0077 to find out.

How SERVPRO Contains Mold Damage In Your Lafayette Bathroom

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How SERVPRO Contains Mold Damage In Your Lafayette Bathroom Establishing proper containment reduces the risk of air born spores spreading any further into your home.

SERVPRO Has The ManPower and Technology to Remediate Your Bathroom Mold


Mold damage is a real risk for residents of Louisiana. The high levels of humidity during the summer are perfect for creating the kind of damp conditions that are ideal breeding grounds for fungi. Mold growth can cause damage to soft furnishings, unsightly discolored patches, a damp smell and even structural harm or health issues. That is why we recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO remediation experts at the first sign of growth.

Bathrooms are naturally damp environments, which unfortunately means you could see some mold damage in your Lafayette bathroom or en suite. If this happens, establishing containment is of vital importance. Proper containment stops the spread of spores throughout your home and reduces the risk of fungi traveling to other rooms.

The first step our IICRC-certified experts take is sealing off doors and windows using sturdy polyethylene sheeting. We leave just enough room for our team to enter and exit the room wearing the proper personal protective equipment.

Next, we ensure that any other air outlets or inlets, risers, ducts, or HVAC systems such as your bathroom fan are fully sealed off. Now it is much harder for mold to exit the bathroom and move throughout your home.

Establishing negative air pressure in your bathroom is an important part of containing the outbreak. Our technicians do this by using negative air machines which draw contaminated air through powerful HEPA filters that catch 99.97% of particles of 0.3 microns or bigger. The contaminated air is safely vented outside your bathroom. The result of this is that any air which leaks through the polyethylene sheet barrier is clean air, not contaminated air.

SERVPRO is very careful when it comes to the risk of our technicians spreading mold when entering or exiting the bathroom. That is why we always establish decontamination areas for our team to pass through, to ensure both our people and any tools we use are fully decontaminated before entering any other part of your home.

Establishing proper containment reduces the risk of air born spores spreading any further into your home. Doing this creates a safe zone and leaves our experts free to focus on cleaning your bathroom and carrying out mold remediation activities.


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Do not let mold damage spread throughout your home. Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 today for help.

Understanding the Impact of Fire Damage in a Lafayette Editorial Office

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Impact of Fire Damage in a Lafayette Editorial Office Offices have a lot of equipment which needs specialized and immediate attention. Call SERVPRO today in order to put our expertise to work for you.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Remediate Fire Damage in Many Types of Environments

Fire is bad news whether it breaks out in a family home, a commercial kitchen, or your favorite retail store. However, there are some environments which are particularly vulnerable to heat, and it is these buildings which have the most to lose when emergencies develop.

Media, print, and editorial offices, for example, are subject to a great deal of fire damage, because they contain significant amounts of paper and computing equipment. It is imperative for repair teams like SERVPRO to arrive on site quickly, so as to rescue as much material as possible.

The Challenge

Whether or not we can salvage something as fragile as a book, binder, file, or microfilm depends on a variety of factors. The first is how much heat the object came into contact with during the fire. When placed next to very high temperatures, things like blueprints, disks, and tapes can look unblemished from the outside, but the heat often warps and degrades the delicate interior.

Nevertheless, SERVPRO has lots of experience handling and restoring paper documents like the ones common to an editorial office. We work closely with third party experts to inspect and protect books, microfilm, disks, tapes, Mylar, and more. The best shot at salvage is for those objects that have been in boxes and on shelves during the fire.

The Solution

SERVPRO prioritizes the most at risk items, so we typically deal with records, files, and media devices which are high up first. As heat rises, they can end up sustaining lots of damage, even if they are away from the flames. Without opening books and files, we carefully remove them and use a variety of cleaning technique to dislodge soot residues.

For instance, dry sponging, hand vacuuming, and regulated air are all useful ways to remove dry, dusty soot from the surface. It is vital for binders, files, and books to be handled with care and not opened until the outside covers are free of dirt and grime. Similarly, disks, negatives, tapes, and microfilms are cellulose sponged with minimal handling and movement.

The other part of the restoration process which SERVPRO tackles from the outset is odor. Editorial offices are busy places. They need to be safe and comfortable for employees. Acrid, smoky odors cannot be allowed to linger within paper documents. Deodorization techniques are very effective after a fire because they introduce a highly penetrating fog which ‘chases’ odor particles into porous materials and neutralizes them.

SERVPRO of Lafayette is part of an extensive network of specialists, experts, and contractors. So, no matter what you are attempting to rescue after a fire, we have the solution. Call us 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.

Routine Mold Damage Inspection And Remediation: An Investment In Your Lafayette Business

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Routine Mold Damage Inspection And Remediation: An Investment In Your Lafayette Business It is prudent to avoid an outbreak rather than waiting for the odor and unsightly fungal activity to proliferate.

Mold Damage Inspection And Remediation


A wise business owner arranges for regular inspections for hidden mold colonies and the damage these microbial outbreaks inflict upon structure and contents. It is prudent to avoid an outbreak rather than waiting for the odor and unsightly fungal activity to proliferate. Your local SERVPRO offers a thorough mold assessment, including remediation planning if necessary.

Spring is the perfect time to take charge of the possibility of mold damage threatening your Lafayette business. HVAC systems hide dust, dirt, and odors as well as the possibility of mold growth within the ductwork. Our high-trained technicians know how to examine every bend and crevice of your heating and cooling configurations, checking for anything that impedes its proper operation, including microbial growth.

During the change of seasons, the melting of ice and snow and spring rains looks for the path of least resistance. Even a tiny crack in a gutter or downspout on your commercial building has the potential to permit moisture to soak into rafters, ceilings, drywall or other structures. Ice backed up under the shingles in the winter months moves moisture into your business space slowly, the dark and availability of carbon-based surfaces like wood, plaster, drywall, and wallcoverings is a perfect environment for mold growth. Attic colonies of mildew and mold migrate into offices and other workspaces if not halted. SERVPRO staff finding evidence of mold damage during a periodic spring inspection act quickly, designing a sound remediation plan to remove the mold found and limit any future growth.

Our team delves into all areas where mold damage hides, ready to assist you in abating the damage before it overwhelms your business. Vents and ducts in your HVAC system receive a thorough cleaning, filters replaced, and troublesome areas sealed against further growth. We contain mold found elsewhere, using negative pressure machines and venting to the exterior in cases where the spread of spores is a concern. Full blown fungal colonies and structures or contents infiltrated beyond cleaning and disinfection face proper disposal after removal and encasing.

Finally, SERVPRO technicians identify and arrange for repair of the leaks that allowed moisture to activate the mold spores in the first place. We advise on strategies to keep water from intruding in the future to avoid future mold damage.

Be proactive and invite SERVPRO of Lafayette to set up a yearly mold damage sweep of your business property. Call (765) 420-0077 to schedule an appointment before the seasons change again.

Commercial Water Damage in Lafayette Area Grocery Stores

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage in Lafayette Area Grocery Stores No matter the scope of the damage, our SERVPRO technicians will be there to cleanup and restore it "Like it never even happened."

Dealing with Water Damage in Grocery Stores in the Lafayette Area 



Water is not confined to only bathrooms in your typical grocery store, but the plumbing lines found there can be just as problematic as others found in other areas. Fresh produce is often sprayed down several times a day to keep it fresh longer. In-store bakeries require running water. Delicatessens must also have their own water supply.
 
In Lafayette, any of the above water sources can suffer problems from damage or normal wear and tear, and when a water line in your Lafayette grocery store breaks, commercial water damage is imminent. Shutting off the water leading into the line is crucial to minimizing the expense you might soon be facing. Not only do you need to take the damage itself into consideration, but the amount of water coming from the broken line must also be considered.
 
Any food items, including those in impenetrable containers such as bottles, jars, cans, or jugs, must still be thrown away. These items cannot be sold to the public, even if discounted. While the water that comes from a broken water line may be clean, it cannot stay clean. Soils, contaminants, oils and other automotive fluids, and even feces can be tracked into your store's floors and deposited there by your customers. These contaminants can be picked up by the water and then deposited onto any surface, including food containers.
 
Because of the high number of insurance fraud instances that many companies are now presented with, having a third party's inventoried list of damaged goods can help minimize any hassles when presenting your claim. We can also record how many gallons of water we removed after we arrived. We know that this is a difficult time for any size grocery, but we want you to know that working hard toward helping you remain open is our goal.
 
Wherever that water has caused damage, our SERVPRO team can remove and replace materials, making everything “Like it never even happened.” In areas that are heavily soiled and contaminated, we can clean, and then sanitize hard surfaces so that your customers are not at risk of contracting disease or illness. Non-food displays can be cleaned up and restored. With all of this, we also help to ensure that secondary water damage never happens.
 


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When your grocery store has water damage from leaky or broken lines or plumbing, remember, no job is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Lafayette. After shutting off the main water valve to stop the water, call us at (765) 420-0077. 

Mold Damage Remediation in Your Lafayette Home

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation in Your Lafayette Home Don't let mold lurk behind every corner. Contact SERVPRO at the first sighting for best results.

SERVPRO Follows Precise Steps When Dealing With Mold


Mold is something as a homeowner that you do not want to see. However, if you suspect that you do have a problem with mold, it is best to contact trained professionals like SERVPRO right away. They can find the mold if it is there, stop the source of moisture and clean up the mold for you, so your home is once again safe for you and your family.
 
There is a process that our technicians at SERVPRO follow when it comes to mold damage in your Lafayette home. Below, you can find some of the major steps which are necessary for the mold remediation process. Above all, we remember that safety takes priority over any other processes.
 
Establishing Containment
 
First, we contain the mold contamination to make sure it does not spread to areas which are not contaminated and to protect you and your family. We ensure that airflow is not introduced to uncontained mold spores to keep contamination from spreading to other areas. Building containment can include the following:
• Installing plastic sheeting to create containment barriers
• Establishing a negative air pressure in the area which is contaminated
• Sealing HVAC vents to stop contamination of your duct system
• Establishing rooms which are “clean” and rooms for decontamination for leaving, entering, and decontaminating materials and equipment.
 
Removing Mold Contamination
 
 The method we use to remove mold depends on the kind of surface the mold is on. Nonporous materials usually can be cleaned. However, porous materials with visible mold growth have to be often removed and discarded.
 
Cleaning Dust and Settled Spores
 
In a majority of cases, settled spores can be removed by HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping, which includes cases when the spores are on porous surfaces.
 
Drying the Materials
 
We then dry your structure and possessions to stop more mold growth. Some drying procedures have to be delayed until containment and mold removal are complete. When remediation is complete, your home and contents should be dry back to their normal moisture content levels to stop mold from growing again.
 
Mold damage is not something you can delay on, as it grows and spreads quickly, so do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Lafayette if you see or suspect mold growth in your home. It is easy to reach us whenever you need by dialing (765) 420-0077.

Diesel fuel cleanup in Lafayette Indiana

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Diesel fuel cleanup in Lafayette Indiana Helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Broken gas supply lines are more common with semi tractors than you would think. The driver put down cat litter and a boom to contain the spill.


A quick Google search and the driver found SERVPRO of Lafayette to handle the cleanup and disposal of the contaminated materials.


The customer, property owners and the municipality is happy with the end result. Call us today, if you need help. 765 420-0077

Homes In Indian Village Looking For Help With Flood Damage

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Homes In Indian Village Looking For Help With Flood Damage Indian Village Flood Removal Is Fast When You Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Supplies Restoration to Damage Caused by Flooding in Indian Village

On occasion, mother nature leaves us standing staring blankly at the horizon as her latest storm pounds the local area. The truth that water can pose a severe risk to our property and the safety of our loved ones is very sobering.

What would you do if water or flood damage struck your Indian Village home? Do you think it is possible, or just a worry for someone else? While the risks of certain types of disasters can vary widely depending on location, the potential of causing devastating damage still exists, and practically everyone is susceptible to at least one form of flooding.
 
Whether you are affected by a massive storm, causing flood waters to penetrate your building, or roof leaks allow water to enter the unprotected areas of your home, the threat still exists, and professional restoration services are your best chance of recovery.
 
When dealing with flood damage in your home, a speedy response is crucial. Stopping whatever water source is causing the wetness, drying the affected areas and cleaning the entire space are essential if you want to have a chance of stopping the cascade of water and ancillary damages.
 
SERVPRO technicians offer you 24-hour emergency services, responding to your call within four hours and beginning your restoration as soon as possible. We understand how every second counts and our dedicated Applied Structural Drying Technicians jump into action, with all of the equipment, training, and expertise to help identify the damage and provide the necessary mitigation services.
 
SERVPRO starts by inspecting your property and assessing the damage so that we can create a safe, effective plan for dealing with your restoration. We often take photographs. Next, we identify the type of water on your property and begin protecting your belongings and the contents of your home from further damage.
 
SERVPRO technicians use a combination of advanced technology and expertise to extract as much water as possible and begin the drying and dehumidification process immediately. As well as performing any cleaning, deodorization, and disinfecting, and repairs necessary to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition.
 
We have the ability to restore a variety of items, including some personal treasures you may have thought destroyed in flood waters. We work diligently to restore your property and stop water from causing major damage to your home.
 
Learn more about what unattended water damage can do to your home, explore our certifications, or discover more about our flood damage restoration services by calling SERVPRO of Lafayette today. (765) 420-0077

Your Lafayette Restaurant Plumbing and Water Damage Issues

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Lafayette Restaurant Plumbing and Water Damage Issues Don't let constant clogs at your restaurant shut your doors. Contact SERVPRO today for prevention tips or to remediate a problem.

SERVPRO Technicians Save You Time and Money After Damage at Your Commercial Property

Sewer and water costs are rising across the country. Picking the right fixtures and equipment for your restaurant, and ensuring they are installed and operating correctly, will improve your bottom line and be kinder to the environment. Restaurateurs do not usually give much thought to plumbing until there’s a problem. In restaurants, any problem with plumbing is typically a big one. Some of the costliest pieces of equipment in your kitchen need drainage or a water supply, not to mention how important it is to have quality plumbing service for your restrooms. Therefore, it will serve you well to know a bit about the plumbing system in your restaurant and how to care for it.
 
Smart plumbing can save you money not only on sewer and water costs but on costly repairs from possible water damage as well. Most modern buildings in Lafayette have three water supply loops. One for cold water, one for hot and one which recirculates chilled water that services the air conditioning system. If any of your plumbing systems do fail, you want to get in touch with SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, right away to minimize damages, costs, and any downtime it might cause.
 
Causes of Plumbing Problems
 
The most likely cause of clogs in the pipes of your restaurant is grease. Constant washing of greasy dishes, along with food scraps entering drain lines during prep, are the usual sources for the buildup of oil and fat at most eating establishments. If you have a water wash ventilator over your cooking equipment, you will be sending, even more, grease down the drain every time you run the self-wash cycle.
 
When you do have an issue with your plumbing failing and creating commercial water damage, contact the professionals at SERVPRO without hesitation. Doing so will avoid more damage from occurring and possibly prevent you from having to shut down your restaurant temporarily.
 
Some preventative maintenance can keep you from getting grease clogs. Getting drains cleared routinely every month, or every other month will accomplish this. You can also have maintenance workers use a bio-cleaner, which is an enzyme that will eat away at any clogs. Chemical cleaners will not do the job, so a bio-cleaner and high-pressure water are the only things which you can use to keep things flowing well.
 
Corrosion is another issue that can cause pipes to clog, or fail altogether. Pipes corrode for various reasons, but pipe failure is most often seen when two metals meet or if corrosive chemicals such as chlorine or salt are in frequent contact with the plumbing. Make sure to check pressure periodically and that it is adequate, and there are no weak spots or leaks in the piping.
 
SERVPRO of Lafayette is always available for any water damage emergency you may have. When you call us at (765) 420-0077, someone will be scheduled to come out to your restaurant soon to survey the damage and mitigate it for you as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Dealing with Flood Damage to Your Childhood Home in Indian Village

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing with Flood Damage to Your Childhood Home in Indian Village When flooding affects the family home, call SERVPRO to remediate.

Local SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Remediate Damage from a Flood

The many rivers, lakes, and streams of Indiana are often favorite places for recreation. The same nearby lake where you went swimming two summers ago, or the stream where you found that arrowhead when you crossed it while out hiking with friends as a kid can also turn into the source of a nasty nightmare for your parents when the water floods into your childhood home.
 
The homes in Indian Village which have suffered flood damage are not safe to live in, and won't be until clean up is completed. SERVPRO is always ready when you need us, and we have the skills to ensure that your home will not only look safe and clean, but it will also be safe and clean again when we are done. We will treat your parents' home with the same diligent care and respect we would give to our own parents' homes.
 
Flooding causes such extensive damage, so it is highly unlikely that your parents would be able to remain in the home during clean up. Because of this, we will always be extra careful to ensure that those items that might be heirlooms or precious memories are cared for in a manner that is most conducive to their preservation and restoration. While photographs are extremely damaged by even the slightest amount of water, we will do our best to attempt to preserve them as best we can. There are photograph restoration facilities that we can refer you to if you would like, but results can vary greatly from one photo to the next.
 
As we place your parents' things in containers for safekeeping, we sort between damaged and undamaged. Those items that are damaged are further classified into different levels of damage. All medications and personal identifications we find are placed in separate containers so they are easy for your parents to gain access to, should they need anything. After we have boxed up everything in their home, we will then begin the process of finishing up the drying out, cleaning, and repairing that is required.
 
We know that your parents will want to return home as soon as they can and we want to help make this possible. In addition to being certified by the IICRC, our employees are also bonded and insured. When you allow someone to work inside your or your parents' home, you deserve a company who is reliable with trustworthy employees. We always work to exceed your expectations.
 
When you need someone trustworthy to restore a home you love after flood damage has revealed itself, you should call the trusted experts in your area. Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 when you want things repaired and restored so everything is “Like it never even happened.”