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Protecting Your Home Business from Water Damage in Lafayette

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protecting Your Home Business from Water Damage in Lafayette Having packages or an inventory ready to ship at your home office can leave you vulnerable when water damages your home. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage at Your Home and/or Business Location

A regularly increasing number of people are finding that selling online is an excellent way to provide a substantial extra second income for their family's needs. Often, carrying out a small business like this means a steady inventory is on hand, as drop-shipping seems to be avoided by many serious shoppers. Many refuse to pay for overseas shipping when another seller, such as yourself, can provide the desired merchandise closer to home, especially when shipping charges are often the dividing line between a great deal and a rip-off.
 
Lafayette is central to much of the USA, aiding sellers with their online businesses, but this can also mean that the water pipes in their homes are older and more likely to fail. Window and door frames and roofing shingles might also be in weathered-enough conditions and unable to keep out all the precipitation that the weather brings. Once inside a home, water from rain and snow or ice can begin to stain and deteriorate structures and furnishings.
 
Water stains on painted surfaces such as walls and ceilings, saturated and puffed-up drywall, and metal pieces develop rust in homes with water damage while the belongings in those same homes also are affected. When inventory for a home business is part of those contents, water damage can spell disaster for both home life and business profits.
 
SERVPRO is experienced with working with both homeowners and business owners in rescuing their properties and investments from destruction and devastation. This experience prepares us for situations such as this, where business and family life is combined into one location.
 
We have access to different cleaning methods that can assist in restoring both aspects of your life, from your inventory to your family's hobbies and day-to-day needs. We can restore almost anything to like-new condition. As for the structural integrity of your home, we have gained substantial expertise in restoring this aspect to perfect conditions, also.
 
SERVPRO of Lafayette is local to you and is always Faster To Any Size Disaster. When water damage or another type of disaster threatens to ruin your home business, call us at (765) 420-0077. We can help save your business from sinking and failing.

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Choose Your Lafayette Flood Damage Contractor With Care

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Choose Your Lafayette Flood Damage Contractor With Care Get your flooding disaster handled quickly by the trained technicians at SERVPRO. Prevent any secondary damage with a fast call to our operators.

Our Technicians are Standing By Ready to Tackle Your Flooding Emergency

Heavy rains combined with overflowing waterways in Indiana this spring contributed to homeowners experiencing flooding in low-lying areas and basements. Living through a flooding catastrophe is frightening and frustrating. SERVPRO offers professional guidance and services to get you through this disaster safely and with a restored structure and recovered belongings.
 
Waters from both torrential rains and swollen rivers enter your basement, causing flood damage to your Lafayette home. Flood waters have the potential for significant contamination from creatures and substances caught in the overflow. The materials surrounding your home, including dirt, chemicals, and much more, dirty the flood, requiring quick cleanup by a licensed and certified water damage restoration company. Non-professionals risk exposing residents to serious health hazards from improperly managed tainted water and debris. Our staff receives the needed training to extract and dispose of water filled with possibly infectious waste.
 
Several inches of river and rainwater in the lower level of your house poses the following concerns. First, the water, with its contaminants, needs to be pumped and extracted from your foundation. If your electricity is unavailable because of downed wires or the possibility of electrocution because your outlets and wiring are underwater our truck mounted equipment is a real plus. Second, the affected areas undergo evaluation for microbial growth and infiltration with unsafe levels of chemicals and human or animal contaminants.
 
Next, experienced technicians clean and disinfect the spaces that were underwater. Some structures and items respond well to SERVPRO’s sanitizing products and restoration to preloss condition proceeds. Other, usually porous, articles and fixtures may require removal and replacement for safety. We work with you and your insurance company to make the correct determinations to return your home to a healthy and comfortable condition.
 
Many of your neighbors may be struggling with flood damage as well. You need a company like SERVPRO on your side during this trying time when a large number of flooding victims seek assistance. We have access to a scalable workforce and additional equipment through our network of fellow franchisees, permitting us to respond immediately to your flood damage problems.
 
Flood damage devastates your home and SERVPRO of Lafayette is ready to respond fast to return normalcy to your life. Call us at (765) 420-0077 right away and expect our crew to arrive within hours to set things right.

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Get Help Restoring Mold Damage Found In Your Lafayette Area Delicatessen

6/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Get Help Restoring Mold Damage Found In Your Lafayette Area Delicatessen Mold Remediation in a Lafayette Deli Keeps the Food Tasty and Healthy

SERVPRO Remediation for Mold Gets Done with Your Business Still Open

Running a deli can be fun, you get to interact with customers, make their favorite sandwiches, and get to know your regulars. However, mold can pose a severe threat to the food you serve and expose your customers to health issues.
 
Looking at the common spaces used to run a delicatessen in Lafayette, mold damage can run rampant if you are not diligent enough in maintaining your building. Your floors, walls, and ceiling all contain materials that allow mold to flourish. Now tack on the amount of machinery that you use to run your deli, and you have quite a few areas that could cause mold problems.
 
Your public bathroom and your kitchen sink probably pose the biggest threats. With all of the plumbing fixtures, connectors, pipes, fittings, and washers, everything can wear down over time, making it necessary for you to perform some maintenance to keep these areas clean.  
 
It never hurts to learn everything you can about controlling constant moisture sources on your property. Have a professional restoration technician, like those offered at SERVPRO, inspect your property and give you the advice necessary to maintain a healthy, mold-free environment.  
 
Your prep-tables, deli cases, condiment dispensers, serving trays, shredders, and graders all come into contact with moisture on a daily basis. It never hurts to express the importance of maintaining a clean, dry environment with your employees to help keep moisture levels down.
 
You may have a soda dispenser, ice machine, and refrigerator that all require a constant water source to keep meat and produce fresh. Each of these appliances contains hardware that requires periodic maintenance to prevent mold from growing in and around them. SERVPRO can help you discover which areas to keep an eye on and how to limit problems that may occur.
 
It is easy to find out what SERVPRO’s expertly trained mold remediation specialists can do for you, just give us a call. In most cases, we can schedule our inspection and work after hours to help keep your deli running throughout the remediation process. If your mold issues are severe enough to warrant closing your doors, we can help get the work done in a quick, efficient manner to limit any losses you experience.  
 
Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette to receive the services you deserve and get the help you need to maintain a healthy, safe, working environment for both you and your customers. (765) 420-0077

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