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Don't Panic After A Flood Damages Your Lafayette Clothing Store Our Experts Are Here To Help!

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Panic After A Flood Damages Your Lafayette Clothing Store Our Experts Are Here To Help! Call our specialists at (765) 420-0077 to learn more about our services or request a quote.

Take These Steps To Reduce Losses In Future Flood Damage To Your Lafayette Clothing Store

Flood damage can happen unexpectedly at any time of year, making it difficult to predict when and how your clothing business may have to endure a disaster. SERVPRO technicians stay ready on a 24/7 basis to respond quickly to local calls for help with flooding and storm damage, but equally as important as our rapid response strategy is your ability to prevent and prepare for damages on your own. Take a bit of time to employ some of these strategies before the next big storm, and your clothing store should make it through with minimal losses.

Protect Your Merchandise
One of the greatest threats to a clothing store in Lafayette facing flood damage is the potential for merchandise to get caught in the flood. Most items that come into contact with floodwaters must be thrown out or recycled, representing significant financial losses for your establishment that no amount of professional mitigation and restoration work can reverse. Packing up your inventory into water-resistant plastic containers can keep out most damages and keep replacement costs to a minimum.

Shut Off Power
If possible, shut off any powered systems in your store before the storm hits. Floods can sometimes cause fire damage when electrical outlets and devices come into contact with water and short circuit, but these problems can be avoided by shutting off breakers and unplugging equipment. Power down before the storm, and you should not need to call SERVPRO for fire damage on top of the flooding problems.

Set Up An Emergency Ready Profile
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system allows you to upload floor plans, insurance information, and other relevant documents about your business to our servers, enabling us to access vital information instantaneously in the event of an emergency. With the ERP system set up, you can call for help with the push of a single button from our smartphone app. Plus, if you have multiple locations both locally and nationally, you can upload separate profiles for each establishment while managing all of them under the same account.

SERVPRO of Lafayette provides 24/7 emergency service for local businesses facing storm and flood damages. Call our specialists at (765) 420-0077 to learn more about our services or request a quote.

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Fire Damage Remediation in Indian Village Can Wreak Havoc on Your Life If Dealt With Alone 

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Remediation in Indian Village Can Wreak Havoc on Your Life If Dealt With Alone  Fire damage remediation can cause such a headache. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Indian Village

Having a fire in Indian Village does not necessarily mean that you burn down your entire house. Small fires do their fair share of damage. Kitchen, electrical, or accidental fires make up a large number of our response calls every year. 

If you live in Indian Village and find yourself facing any size fire damage on your property, give us a call. We provide you with emergency response teams 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We give you access to highly-trained technicians with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) every day of the week, year-round.

After experiencing a fire in your home, avoid entering again without a professional restoration technician at your side. Many homeowners unwittingly cause additional damages by trafficking into and out of their homes while waiting for help to arrive. Places like SERVPRO can help you avoid that while also protecting you from hazards commonly associated with fire damage. We also help protect your property from further damage. 

Making the initial call to your local SERVPRO is only the first step. Fire damage continues to wreak havoc on your home until dealt with accordingly. When we arrive on your property, we perform a full inspection to check for existing problems, assess damages, and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your homes restoration. 

With your approval, we implement a solid plan of attack designed to fit your unique situation. SERVPRO technicians can put all of our advanced equipment, tools, and resources to work for you. Our technicians handle each item found in your home with care and precision. We put everything at our disposal into ensuring that you suffer minimal losses, restoring your home as fast as possible. All while maintaining the level of detail you expect from a professional.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette today to obtain the fire, water, storm, or commercial restoration services you deserve. Our staff stands ready to assist regardless of the time, day or night and are proud to provide cleaning and restoration services to homeowners throughout the area. Remember, we live, sleep, and work in your area, making us friends, neighbors, or even family. (765) 420-0077

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Lafayette Commercial Enterprises Rely on SERVPRO for a Safe Restoration after a Biohazardous Incident

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Lafayette Commercial Enterprises Rely on SERVPRO for a Safe Restoration after a Biohazardous Incident Sewage Blockage? Call SERVPRO to Clean Up and Disinfect this Lafayette Restroom Biohazard

Addressing Sewage Backup in Your Lafayette Office Building

Bio-threats can present unique dangers to employees and management of your Lafayette office building. Situations like sewage backup can happen without warning when the system becomes compromised, and in extreme cases can siphon volumes of raw sewage from the main lines into the building. With many facilities like yours open 24 hours a day to offer a stable response and dedicated customer service to your patrons and clients, a biohazardous threat can quickly compromise your availability.

As much as your custodial and management staff can do, biohazard cleanup in Lafayette office buildings should proceed with trained and qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team. We have extensive experience in all facets of bio-threats and can address the situation safely and efficiently. We know how important it is to get the facility running at full capacity again, and so our technicians can work around the clock and isolate the affected area so that your business can continue to function when possible.

Sewage immediately puts those exposed at risk for substantial health conditions, and bacteria exist everywhere in an exposed environment. Our professionals have full body personal protective equipment (PPE) that can keep them safe throughout the mitigation portions of this process. We can begin with extraction and drying before we assess all of the exposed materials and contents that must get removed and replaced.

We have environmentally friendly cleaning and disinfection agents that can work to make remaining elements and fixtures safe to use again. Odors are another primary concern of our biohazard team, including the bacterial content that could still exist in this environment. We utilize advanced filtering machines like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to contend with both the odors and particulates circulating in the air.

We know that your business can lose money and even customers being unavailable for too long, so our SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville team works to establish physical barriers between the affected areas and work zones to allow your business to continue operating despite the restoration happening. Give our professionals a call at (303) 604-6607 to make any biohazard “Like it never even happened.”


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Don’t Let A Renovation Cause Significant Damage To Your Dayton Home

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don’t Let A Renovation Cause Significant Damage To Your Dayton Home Our 24-hour service line, (765) 420-0077, can provide you with more information, starting the process that gets your project back on track.

A Miscalculation During A Renovation Can Lead To Costly Delays And Water Damage In Dayton

Measuring and cutting away sections of the walls in a Dayton residence during renovations must happen for improvements to take place. Using tools comes with risks, so being careful helps prevent accidents. Miscalculating where pipes rest inside a wall can lead to nicking one and letting water escape.

A cut pipe can release hundreds of gallons of water, resulting in immediate water damage inside your Dayton home to materials that otherwise would not require removal for a planned renovation. Because most contractors do not carry the necessary detection devices, they cannot track down the true extent of the water. When disasters like this happen during home improvement projects, you need professionals like the ones at SERVPRO.

Our water damage mitigation team always brings the tools needed to locate and measure the lost water inside your home. We are not only Faster to Any Size Disaster, but we also perform the needed mitigation quickly, so your project can get restarted and finish with little change to your original schedule. Renovations to the home already bring inconvenience and cordoned off areas that your family must avoid – unexpected delays can also interfere with vacation time and other family activities.

We do more than look for waterlogged materials in your home. We use both infrared cameras to locate damp materials and to determine the amount of moisture penetrating those materials. We test those areas with moisture meters. We keep records of the moisture content, starting with the initial readings.

As our drying machines and other methods decrease the moisture affecting the area, we continue noting the percentage of moisture. We also check for the visible signs of water damage elsewhere, in adjacent areas, inside cabinets, and under large appliances, and underneath the area, if possible.

When we finish, we take final readings to ensure that the area no longer contains any damaging moisture that might cause future water damage. We only consider our work done and the area suitable for continuing the renovation work when moisture content levels reach expected amounts, and our customer is satisfied with the outcome.

SERVPRO of Lafayette’s goal in mitigating water damage and restoring affected properties in Indian Village, Battle Creek, and Ash Grove is to put them in preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” Our 24-hour service line, (765) 420-0077, can provide you with more information, starting the process that gets your project back on track.

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Can Your West Lafayette Fire Damaged Possessions be Saved?

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Can Your West Lafayette Fire Damaged Possessions be Saved? We know that fire damage is stressful. SERVPRO of Lafayette always available to restore your home.

Restoring Items in Your West Lafayette after a Fire Damage Experience

Replacing all your fire-damaged items should not be the only option you have once you experience the unfortunate incident. Such an option is costly, and working with restoration experts is highly recommended. We are experts who use specialized techniques and equipment to clean your property and items. Below, we look at some of the processes that we use when attending to such situations in West Lafayette.  

Remember, there might be several items in your property, and the method that is suitable for a particular item may not be useful when cleaning another item. For instance, the processes we employ to clean fire damaged porous items in West Lafayette are entirely different from what we use when cleaning non-porous items. As an example, we may prefer dry cleaning techniques when we aim to remove light to medium non-grease particles from your non-porous contents. During such a process, we perform vacuuming, use dry cleaning sponges and dusting clothes or feather dusters to remove the surface dust.  

If the surfaces are full of moderate or heavy smoke particles, then our SERVPRO technicians may decide to use wet cleaning. It is an aggressive cleaning technique that involves the use of water together with a cleaning agent. In some instances, we may decide not to use a cleaning agent, but thorough saturation of the surface or item we are cleaning is necessary.  

Abrasive cleaning may be an option for surfaces that can withstand mechanical actions. To prevent such surfaces from scratching, we apply a lubricant, which is usually an appropriate cleaning agent that we place between the surface and the abrasive material. Our SERVPRO technicians may recommend a replacement of porous items such as cardboard or wood. They usually have tiny pockets of spaces which smoke and soot can permeate and make it challenging to clean.  

You can rely on SERVPRO of Lafayette to clean your commercial or residential property after a fire damage incident. We are trusted professionals who work around the clock to make it "Like it never even happened." Call (765) 420-0077 to get professional help.

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If A Fire Causes Damage To Your West Lafayette Art Studio, You Need To Contact The Experts At SERVPRO!

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If A Fire Causes Damage To Your West Lafayette Art Studio, You Need To Contact The Experts At SERVPRO! Reach out and let us leave your studio, “Like it never even happened.”

Could Fire Damage Reach Your West Lafayette Art Studio?

West Lafayette can be a trove of hidden treasures once you look into its streets. Our community is vibrant, young, and a great spot to encourage creativity. It is full of older structures whose character add to the diversity of our town and our rich history. The very buildings that remind us of the ancestry of the area can also be a threat to business owners. Imagine, for example, being an artist whose workshop catches on fire because of dated electrical wiring.

Fire damage to a West Lafayette commercial building threatens all around it. Even when firefighters arrive quickly, works of artistic expression under that roof are vulnerable to smoke, soot, and other residues. SERVPRO is here to help you salvage your work by acting as soon as you place a call. Our crew is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

Understanding the path of a fire is essential, and our technicians trained to do just that. As we arrive on the premises, we assess the impact of the fire itself, as well as any collateral damage caused by water sprinklers or firefighters. As fast as we can, our SERVPRO technicians seek an area to safeguard those elements in good repair and protect them. In some cases, we separate areas by using thin plastic barriers designed to minimize contact between areas.

We do not specialize in art restoration, but we work with you to return your workshop to normal. By using advanced moisture sensor technology and water extraction best practices, we closely monitor moisture levels, as we bring them back to normal. Our SERVPRO team also works with you to prepare for any contractors needing to perform repairs.

As overwhelming as it may seem, not all is lost if there is fire damage to your workshop. SERVPRO of Lafayette is available to work with you and mitigate your losses simply by calling us at (765) 420-0077. Reach out and let us leave your studio, “Like it never even happened.”

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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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