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At Last, An Efficient and Easy Way For Flood Damage Remediation in Lafayette

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage At Last, An Efficient and Easy Way For Flood Damage Remediation in Lafayette Flood damage can takeover an entire basement rapidly. Don't handle it alone, contact SERVPRO today.

Worn Seal on Storm Door Lets in Flood Damage in Lafayette Home

The reality of flood damage is that it is an experience that you can plan for, but not prevent. There are numerous ways water can enter a home from storms such as a damaged roof, broken window due to high winds or hail and groundwater flooding. Since flash floods and violent storms are no strangers to this part of the state, fast action is the key to minimizing water loss to both your home and contents.

SERVPRO received a call from a Lafayette homeowner that had flood damage from heavy storms that came through the area. A flash flood brought water in around a worn seal around the storm door and soaked about half of the living room.

Because groundwater is considered a category three biohazard, it should always have professional mitigation for both health and safety reasons. We arrived on site quickly and removed the saturated area rug in the living room and extracted the remaining water.

We scoped the room to confirm the extent of the water loss and to determine exactly where the flood water migrated to. Our probes showed no extra moisture present in the subflooring or behind the baseboards and we confirmed with thermal imaging water had not wicked into the sheetrock.

Water touched only the legs of the furnishings in the room, so we placed them on blocks to avoid too much disruption in the home and got them ready for drying.

We use high-velocity air movers to pull deeply rooted moisture from within the flooring and contents and pull it to the surface. Once there, our dehumidifiers collect the moisture, and ports out of the room.  This process repeats until the room has met the drying goals established by our techs. Afterward, we clean and disinfect to ensure the home is sanitary for habitation.

SERVPRO of Lafayette knows flood damage can be an overwhelming experience. Our emergency response teams are ready to handle the mitigation of your water loss with both compassion and expertise. Call us at (765) 420-0077, and we can be onsite within hours for cleanup of any size.

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We Can Eliminate Residue In Your Lafayette Home After A Fire

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Eliminate Residue In Your Lafayette Home After A Fire We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our experience, expertise and necessary equipment in restoring your home.

Get Specialist Fire Damage Restoration for Your Lafayette Home

Fires are a bad experience for every homeowner. They can start instantly, spread fast, and ruin your house and belongings. Some common causes of fires include faulty electronics, human error, arson and general negligence. Prompt fire damage restoration is critical for preventing further destruction.

If there is fire damage in your Lafayette home, you need professional restoration services to clean the residue from the affected areas. Smoke residue comprises nitrogen oxides and carbon. When water is introduced into this mixture, the residue becomes acidic. Using professional grade chemicals meant to neutralize the acid and keep it from reacting with the ceilings, flooring, appliances, and other personal possessions is the right step. The professionals at SERVPRO can help you to eliminate the residue.

If smoky residues sit in your home for an extended period, they can cause serious damage. According to the IICRC, it take several minutes for acidic soot residues to cause the discoloration of small appliances, yellowing of plastics and permanent discoloration of porous interior decor materials like alabaster and marble. Within hours, the soot residues cause yellowing or staining of fiberglass bath fixtures, grouting, furniture finishes, countertops and appliances near the vicinity of a fire, particularly refrigerators.

Within days, the painted walls turn yellow permanently, wood furniture requires refinishing, metal rusts and pits, clothing becomes soot-stained, vinyl flooring requires replacement or refinishing, and upholstery becomes permanently stained. Within weeks, artificial carpet fibers can discolor or yellow permanently, silver plates are corroded permanently and glass as well as china may need replacement because of severe pitching and etching.

Our SERVPRO technicians use several methods to loosen residues from surfaces, including mechanical action, suspension and dispersion, lubrication, and chemical action. We use mechanical action before other cleaning methods when smoke residues have adhered to a surface. We use it to pre-clean surplus, dry, and non-greasy residues from a surface before applying solvent-based or water-based cleaning products. We can use special degreasing agents to clean up oily residues and cleaning sponges to remove dry soot. We can advise you about the items to clean and which ones to replace.

When there is smoke residue in your home, SERVPRO of Lafayette can assist you to remove it. Call us at (765) 420-0077 for faster cleanup and restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Some Effective Ways to Get More Out of Water Damage Remediation in Lafayette

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some Effective Ways to Get More Out of Water Damage Remediation in Lafayette Water damage can take a toll on you and your home. Contact SERVPRO today to relieve you of that burden.

Factors to Consider When Drying Your Lafayette Home after a Water Damage Experience

One of the worst experiences that any property owner can experience is water damage. Such an incident may destroy your furniture, household appliances, plumbing system, and electronics. When you need to restore your property to its former condition, it is advisable to work with professional restoration service providers in Lafayette. We are going to highlight some of the techniques that we use when attending to such incidents.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the need to dry your water damaged items when working in Lafayette. For successfully drying, there are four critical factors that we consider, and these are air movement, humidity, the quantity of moisture to evaporate and the temperature. For drying to take place, moisture must leave wet surroundings and move to drier locations. By increasing the temperature, the drying speed also increases since hot air has a lower moisture retention capability. We may decide to use portable heaters to increase the temperature to an allowable degree.

If wet materials lose too much moisture to the surrounding, there is a danger that secondary damage may occur. That is why our SERVPRO technicians monitor the humidity of the site. If we find out that the relative humidity of the surrounding air is too high, then we may put in place Dehumidifiers. They work by removing the additional water vapor from the surrounding air.

Air movement is equally essential during the drying process. Wet locations are usually humid and damp, which makes the rate of evaporation to be slow. If we use air movers to introduce warm air into such areas, then the drying speed significantly increases. We understand how to properly position the air movers and even change their position from time to time for thorough drying. Lastly, the drying technique that our SERVPRO technicians decide to use is determined by the amount of water to be evaporated or extracted.

The goal of SERVPRO of Lafayette is to make your home or business “Like it never even happened" after the unfortunate incident. Call us at (765) 420-0077 when you face any storm, mold, fire, or water damage incident.

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Our Fast Response Will Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Lafayette

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Fast Response Will Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Lafayette Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 now.

Emergency Response For Flood Damage In Lafayette

Flash flooding can be destructive to your home and property causing both structural damages as well as harming your contents. These natural phenomena can occur due to heavy rainfall, road overflow, back up sewage points or storm. When it happens, it is out of the control of the homeowner so making sure you keep a backup of a professional remediation service is vital to ensure you limit potential, or permanent, losses.

We pride ourselves on our speedy resolutions to homeowners suffering from flood damage in Lafayette. Not only do we operate an emergency response line twenty-four hours a day, but we also have rapid response units with technicians on call for precisely these events. On receiving your notification of loss, we can send a highly trained team immediately.

In flood scenarios, time is a crucial factor. All types of water carry microbes which can migrate throughout your home rapidly. On top of that, any pre-existing damages that may not be a problem can be absorbed transforming clean water into damaging grey or black water. The most effective way to mitigate against this process is by responding quickly and deploying equipment that can remove standing water in the minimum time.

Generally speaking, when water is more than two inches from the floor SERVPRO can use gas-powered pumps. These pumps, which are fully-submersible, can be connected to an open sewer point and are capable of removing limitless amounts of water. In less severe scenarios we can deploy water extraction units which are also practical and kind to structural contents like carpets and fittings.

The removal of excess water inevitably leads to increases in the humidity levels of your property. Most restoration equipment uses hot air or circulation as a catalyst for evaporation. Unfortunately, the evaporated moisture remains in the air which, in a heated home, can create ideal conditions for mold growth.SERVPRO can tackle this issue by creating an open system- exchanging humid indoor air for the drier outdoor air through ventilation. Alternatively, we can deploy dehumidifiers that utilize desiccant chemicals to draw moisture out of the air.

By dealing with both the immediate problems and applying preventative measures against secondary damages our crew can help you get your property back to preloss conditions. Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 now.

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What Happens When Toilets Overflow in Your Lafayette Commercial Building?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What Happens When Toilets Overflow in Your Lafayette Commercial Building? Sewage backup requires extensive cleaning efforts to ensure that cleaning and disinfecting have occurred.

Commercial Water Removal Experts In Lafayette Talk About Problems With Toilets

Office buildings in Lafayette often have public restrooms that contain multiple toilets and sinks. If a leak develops in one of the pipes that run to your bathrooms, there is a chance that calling in a professional commercial water removal company such as SERVPRO can save you and your insurance carrier money. When pipes break inside a restroom, several different issues can occur. Inside a bathroom, three different types of water sources exist. When conducting commercial water removal, the methods change depending on where the moisture originates.  

The first step our SERVPRO team takes when arriving at a disaster that occurred at your place of business is to figure out the location of the leak. Once we take steps to repair the problem so that no more moisture leaks out, commercial water removal in Lafayette can begin. If the leak comes from a clean water pipe, then the damage is considered category one. If the moisture comes from a sink drain, then the water is called grey water, and the problem becomes a category two situation. If one of the toilets inside your office building leaks, then the problem is much worse and is considered a category three or black water issue.  

When dealing with category one situations, our SERVPRO technicians can usually extract water and dry out most wet materials, in many cases without removing any building materials. However, when working with grey or black water, there is a possibility of contamination. Remove porous materials and use anti-bacterial chemicals to keep contamination from spreading.

We take steps to contain the harmful bacteria present in the sewage water in the event of a toilet leaking or backing up. When this happens, we set up a plastic barrier with an air scrubber to remove harmful particles from the air. We then remove most porous building materials and dispose of them in sealed plastic bags. We then disinfect the area before spraying structural components with specialized sealant paint.  

If you ever notice that a toilet has backed up inside your office complex, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 any time of the day.

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If A Leak Is Causing Water Damage To Your Lafayette Home, Call Our Experts Right Away!

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage If A Leak Is Causing Water Damage To Your Lafayette Home, Call Our Experts Right Away! SERVPRO of Lafayette offers emergency services in the case of a water loss at your home or business.

Water Damage Caused By A Water Main Leak In The Lafayette Community

As a resident of Indiana, you may have experienced a water main leak in your property. It can be distressing, but there are professionals in your area who can help.

A leak could be caused by pressure surges in the pipes, decaying and rusting pipes, a blockage or even the foundations of your property shifting. A potentially serious water damage event in your West Lafayette home can leave you feeling vulnerable, but our technicians treat your home with care and your family with respect.

A leaking pipe can cause water to build up under the floorboards of your property, damage wallpapering and lead to problems with your property's electrical systems so getting it inspected by qualified technicians is essential. You can call SERVPRO anytime an emergency strikes and be guaranteed of receiving our trademark service.

Our friendly technicians handle the process of inspection and assessment, the extraction of the water and the correct drying of your property before our expertise in restoration ensures your property is left looking as good as before the water loss. Drying your property with scientifically tested techniques prevents lingering humidity, as well as preventing outbreaks of mold. Our highly qualified specialists use air movers to evaporate the moisture into the airspace and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air. This advanced two-part system guarantees that humidity levels do not remain high thus removing the risk of further deterioration to your property.

SERVPRO prides itself on the quality of the restoration work we provide. We know that every home plumbing disaster is unique and that it can be a very stressful, worrying and anxious time for you, but our community-based experts have the personal touch and will smoothly arrange the entire process for you. To finish, we will sanitize and clean your property for your comfort and convenience, which includes deodorization.

SERVPRO of Lafayette offers emergency services in the case of a water loss at your home or business. We are available 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.

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Water Removal Services in Indian Village

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Removal Services in Indian Village Clogged rain gutters can cause flood damage in your home.

Professional Water Removal for Flooded Homes

Plumbing problems such as broken pipes, overflowing septic systems, and leaks are one of the leading causes of flooding in Indian Village homes. If a water pipe breaks while you are away, your house could sustain extensive water damage. Drainage problems (whether from a clogged floor drain or a clogged rain gutter) can also cause massive flooding when the trapped water backs up and rises high enough to overflow into the house.

If unfortunately, you come home to a flooded house, SERVPRO has a team of highly trained technicians in Indian Village who can provide complete water removal services. We work together following IICRC guidelines to reverse any water damage sustained, extract the water, and then dry your property to pre loss conditions. Our catalog also includes repairing and rebuilding broken or ruined structural components.

Before we can begin the water removal process, we have to scope the area to determine the extent to which the water has migrated throughout the structure. SERVPRO technicians also use moisture detection devices to verify that the area has been dried properly. We have moisture sensors for detecting moisture in walls, carpets, and baseboards, as well moisture meters for determining the actual moisture content in different materials. The moisture tester, on the other hand, provides specific moisture readings that allow us to monitor the drying process.

Thermo-hygrometers are also highly effective in the water removal process, as they help us measure both relative humidity and temperature. By using these two readings alongside a psychrometric chart, SERVPRO professionals can be able to calculate vapor pressure, dew point, and specific humidity in your home.

Extraction is the best way to remove moisture from a structure. A quick and efficient water removal process is important to allow the environment to dry much faster. SERVPRO water damage experts use extractors in cleaning carpets and upholstery, as well as in removing standing water from the floors. Extractors can be portable or truck-mounted, but the former is more efficient at accessing inside structures.

Water leakage in the house can lead to flooding and, consequently, all sorts of water damage. If you need quick water removal services today, SERVPRO of Lafayette is more than ready to assist. We have a stock of industry-standard equipment for any emergency, all at your disposal. For any help, call us anytime at (765) 420-0077.

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If You Require Water Cleanup Services In Indian Village, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If You Require Water Cleanup Services In Indian Village, Our Crew Is Here To Help! In case you need to clean up your property in Lafayette, Battle Ground or Dayton areas after water loss, call SERVPRO of Lafayette.

Why Involve SERVPRO During Water Cleanup In Indian Village

When water from burst pipes or broken appliances leaks, it can cause severe damages including mold development, rot, and rust among others. Even when such spillage is caught in time, thorough cleanup in the affected areas is necessary to deal with any soiling, odor and other problems that develop after such incidents. We offer professional cleanup services in Indiana that rely on our advanced skills.

One of the critical aspects of proper water cleanup in Indian Village is neatness. Water migrates to different areas in the house, and in a bid to remove it, the restoration team might need to move contents around the rooms. All items should revert to their original places after the cleanup process is over. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their skills and vast experience to move items conveniently then place them in their original position later, leaving your place looking neat.

Depending on the water source and the location of the spill, water soils property in different ways. Dirty sources such as broken appliances soil the affected areas with detergents, food remains and other debris. Broken pipes, on the other hand, can soil affected areas with dust collected from the ceiling and wall cavities or paint chippings that come off surfaces as the water flows. Some procedures such as drilling weep holes also contribute to the debris left. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents and tools such as brushes or automatic multi-surface scrubbers to remove all debris from surfaces.

One of the toughest aspects of the cleanup process is removing all water. Pooling water is manageable with buckets, mops and water extractors. However, the water that soaks into materials can be harder to remove. Our SERVPRO technicians remove it effectively through evaporation. We use air movers to increase the average levels of evaporation and then use dehumidifiers to extract the moisture from the air. We also use specialized equipment such as drying mats and injectidry systems especially for materials such as tiles or hardwood floors, which are hard to penetrate.

In case you need to clean up your property in Lafayette, Battle Ground or Dayton areas after water loss, call SERVPRO of Lafayette. You can reach us at (765) 420-0077 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Are Growing & Hiring

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Are Growing & Hiring SERVPRO of Lafayette is Hiring

Are you tired of your current job?


We Are Growing & Hiring Production Technicians, a Marketing representative & an Office Manager

SERVPRO is a customer service company.

The bulk of our work is focused around helping people and businesses whose homes and businesses have been affected by damage due to water, fire and mold. We also provide standard cleaning services like duct cleaning and carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning.

Our Purpose
To become Greater Lafayette’s most trusted partner in commercial and residential restoration and cleaning services.

We are looking for people who are interested in developing a career helping members of the community when they need us the most. Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and positivity is what you will need to bring to the table. We will provide you with the training that has kept SERVPRO as the leader in our industry for the past 15 years.

PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS
• Daily field operations. Duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, water damage, fire damage
• Prior experience in the industry is a benefit but not required for consideration.

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE
• Daily routes, Social Media, Community Events
• 2 years of prior marketing and sales experience

OFFICE MANAGER
• Customer service, accounting, inventory, office administration, human resources
• 2 years of prior consistent office management required.

Please call our office today to begin the interview process. (765) 420-0077

We Understand That You Need To Get Back To Business Quickly After A Lafayette Flood

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Understand That You Need To Get Back To Business Quickly After A Lafayette Flood When your business needs restoration we are available 24/7 to help. We have equipment that can handle any job big or small so call us right away.

Mitigation of Commercial Flood Damage in Truck Stops and Diners in West Lafayette

Keeping your doors open after a flood or other area-wide disaster means staying ahead of the competition and building a better image in the eyes of your customers. When your business effects those beyond the local Lafayette area, this ability becomes even more crucial.

Truck stops and roadside diners in the Lafayette area fulfill the needs of those traveling through our area, but commercial flood damage can bring this to a screeching halt. Trucks carrying goods to other areas of the country rely on your facility for both the drivers' needs and the maintenance of the trucks themselves. Families traveling through rely on your diner for a secure place to sit and eat a meal where their children can stretch their legs safely.

When your business falters, those relying on you must travel farther to reach another place, causing your profits to sink. SERVPRO understands the business needs in our area and intends to do everything possible to help you recover quickly and thoroughly after flood damage in Lafayette causes you grief.

Once our large capacity pumps remove the lingering water from your floors, we start the cleanup phase. We want to ensure that your shop's area, the diner, and other areas revert to their previous state, just “Like it never even happened.” While some of your merchandise on lower shelves may have come into contact with floodwaters, the majority can often get cleaned up and reorganized, allowing you to still offer these items for sale. Wherever inventory losses occur, we mark these items on individual sheets that you can submit with your insurance claims.

Cleaning floors, booths, other furniture, and the kitchen means you can soon have your doors open to the public again and fully operational to meet their needs. We can help you pass inspection faster with our comprehensive services. Our skilled specialists know what to look for when assessing the flood damage caused, and we have the skills and equipment necessary to get everything restored as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 to get the IICRC-certified specialists you need. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we work quickly, too.

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