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SERVPRO is One of the Premier Mold Removal Companies in Indian Village

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold growth on wall and crown molding. Don’t let mold growth get out of hand. Call SERVPRO!

Why do Homeowners Rate SERVPRO as One of the Best Mold Removal Companies in Indian Village?

Among the first steps you can take to prevent mold damage from getting out of hand is to get the professionals involved. Hiring mold removal companies like SERVPRO of Lafayette can not only help you get rid of the existing contamination but also prevent future incidents.

Indian Village mold remediation by SERVPRO may work with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEPs) to ensure that the job is done safely and efficiently. Generally, for small infestations, our AMRT techs can handle the job without third-party involvement. As mold can cause health effects, it is essential to take proper precautions while cleaning. SERVPRO techs have years of experience, training, and tools to ensure their safety and that of the occupants. Rather than merely removing the mold damage, SERVPRO techs also help you identify and correct the root cause of the problem.  

What Happens During Inspection Done by SERVPRO's Mold Specialists at Your Indian Village Home

Mold inspection is good if you don't see any visible signs but suspect that mold growth is present. One of the first things that SERVPRO experts do once they arrive at your Indian Village property is to conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property to identify any signs of mold.

SERVPRO techs don't use any instrument other than a flashlight and tools to access restricted areas during the inspection. However, in some cases, we use a camera or a borescope to visualize mold growth in difficult-to-reach areas. The extent and scope of the damage are revealed during the inspection process, which helps develop the remediation plan.

In most cases where there is a visible presence of mold growth, professionals generally skip the inspection step and move to the remediation step of the restoration process.  

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 for a 24/7 service.

Water Removal in Lafayette Happens Fast with SERVPRO

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech using extraction equipment to remove water from carpet Do you know how to remove water from carpeting? SERVPRO does!

Lafayette Residents Trust SERVPRO for Water Removal

Water damage, whether it is caused due to ceiling leaks or burst pipes, can quickly escalate into a full-blown disaster. Following a water incident, the water removal from your Lafayette property must happen fast before drying of the structure can begin. 

SERVPRO techs use several pieces of equipment for water removal from your Lafayette home, including extraction tools and heavy-duty pumps. The more excess water SERVPRO techs remove with extraction equipment, the less time they need to evaporate it using drying equipment. We use tools, including extraction units, light wands, deep extraction tools, and various pumps. Each piece of equipment can efficiently remove water under a specific set of conditions. 

What are the Deep Extraction Tools that SERVPRO Techs use During Water Damage Restoration of Your Lafayette Home?

Deep extractions tools are designed to remove water from the carpet and pad. These tools are usually attached to a portable or truck-mounted extractor for enhanced efficiency. The deep extraction tools that SERVPRO techs use in Lafayette homes can be:

  • Self-propelled Extraction tools -These devices have an independent motor that moves the unit along the carpet at a constant rate. Water is extracted by compressing the rug and the pad and squeezing the water out. Most self-propelled extraction tools allow the restorer to 'ride' on them to provide additional weight and improve the extraction efficiency.  
  • Stationary tools - These tools do not move along the carpet and rely on the weight of the water damage restoration professional standing upon the device. These tools are available in various sizes, with the largest units capable of extracting water from a 200 square inch carpet area. 

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 for any water damage-related questions. Our trained technicians are available all hours of the day or night.   

Need Flood Damage Restoration Done in Lafayette? Call SERVPRO

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water covering road; ‘Road Closed’ and ‘High Water’ sign in middle of street Floodwater can bring bacteria in you home. SERVPRO has the tools to safely remove the floodwater from your home.

SERVPRO Offers a Reliable and Fast Flood Damage Restoration to Lafayette Properties

Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters that can cause extensive damage to your home. Professionals like SERVPRO can restore flood damage to your Lafayette property quickly, saving you money on expensive repairs. 

Contamination in the accumulated water is one of the most significant issues that SERVPRO techs must deal with during the restoration of flood damage to your Lafayette property. The presence of standing water can promote and sustain microbial growth; hence, restorers need to use chemical agents (biocides) for effective remediation of microbial contamination. In certain situations, professional water damage restoration products may help slow or control the growth of microbial contamination.

How do SERVPRO Techs Choose Which Biocide to Use During Flood Restoration of Your Lafayette Home?

SERVPRO techs use several chemical agents that kill a wide variety of fungi and bacteria encountered in any average flood situation in Lafayette. The choice of the biocide depends on the kind of contamination (bacterial or fungal) and floodwater conditions, such as pH.

SERVPRO techs use synthetic Phenolic disinfectants if the pH range is between 6-7. As these agents are incompatible with non-ionic and cationic detergents, they can be used only when anionic detergent is being used.

In situations where the pH of the floodwater is between 9-10 (basic), technicians often use quaternary ammonium compounds. These are good broad-spectrum disinfectants and are effective against bacteria, fungi as well as certain viruses.

The safest biocides are Botanicals that are made from natural components such as thyme oil and citric acid. Although these biocides are not as effective as chemical agents, they often have a better safety profile.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077; our technicians are available round the clock to answer any of your questions.

What Makes SERVPRO One of the Best Water Cleanup Companies in Lafayette?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used to dry hardwood floor Each water loss event is unique. We can tailor the drying process for your exact water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO's Extensive Training and High-Tech Water Cleanup Tools Make It So

When there's a water leak in your Lafayette home, you need it cleaned up quickly before it leads to further damage.  Preventing damage is why you need the help of a high-quality water cleanup company like SERVPRO with the proper equipment and training to complete your job swiftly and effectively.

Unlike many other water cleanup services in Lafayette, SERVPRO has both the specialized experience and state-of-the-art gear to do whatever needs to be done to remediate your residence. Our technicians are professionally credentialed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in applied structural drying, microbial remediation, water damage restoration, odor control, carpet cleaning, and upholstery & fabric cleaning. Complimenting these impressive qualifications are the innovative tools SERVPRO experts use. Some of these industry tools are:

  • High-powered wet vacs and water extractors that can rapidly perform water removal services like basement flooding cleanups and remediations of burst pipes
  • Air movers, high-velocity box fans, Injectidry systems, and dehumidifiers that can effectively dry the effects of ceiling leaks and other water-related issues
  • Foggers and injection devices that can treat water-impacted areas/materials with commercial-grade antimicrobials and deodorants

Using all their specialized professional knowledge and cutting-edge equipment, our skilled technicians can usually return your home to its pre-event state in less time than other local service providers can.

 Our expertise is why SERVPRO of Lafayette is regarded as one of our region's best water cleanup companies. So, regardless of the type of water damage remediation work you need to have completed, your friends at SERVPRO can usually help. Call us anytime at (765) 420-0077 for assistance.

How Can I Minimize the Fire Damage Restoration Needed on My Lafayette Home?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Inspect your smoke detector often to make sure it is in proper working order. And don’t forget to change the batteries!

Fire Damage Restoration Work on Your Home Can Be Minimized in Several Ways

Although not always possible, there are ways you can potentially minimize your fire damage restoration expenses. These measures involve everything from changing your everyday habits and eliminating household fire hazards to buying and setting up effective fire extinguishing systems.

The Lafayette fire damage restoration experts at SERVPRO know several preventative steps local homeowners can take to limit their overall remediation needs. All these efforts attempt to lessen potential fire and smoke damage, reduce fire restoration and smoke remediation costs, and ultimately make house fire cleanup efforts less time-consuming and troublesome.

You can take the following measures to reduce your fire and smoke damage:

  • Educate yourself on the methods of effectively extinguishing various types of household fires, so you can extinguish the flames before they become uncontrollable.
  • Be careful when cooking and never leave stoves, ranges, and other such appliances unattended while fixing meals.
  • Buy and place appropriately rated fire extinguishers in your kitchen so they are readily available if a fire breaks out.
  • Always be mindful if you smoke cigarettes or cigars and never leave them unattended or fall asleep while smoking.
  • Install a sprinkler system in your home to address potential house fires early, before they can cause extensive damage
  • Properly maintain the area around your home, clearing away fallen leaves and trimming trees and bushes growing too near your residence.

If your home does experience a fire and needs fire damage restoration, don’t hesitate to contact your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Lafayette. We are always ready for your call at (765) 420-0077.

What Can I Do to Protect My Lafayette Home from Flood Damage?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm warning sign; dark clouds in background Storms and flooding can occur any time of the year. Call SERVPRO for all your storm damage restoration needs.

You Can Protect It from Flood Damage by Blocking Potential Water Entry Points, Etc.

Lafayette and the rest of the Midwest experience powerful storms and flooding rains each spring. These torrential rains overflow local waterways and ultimately flood nearby homes. To keep most of this stormwater from entering your residence, you must block potential water entry points and do a few other essential things.

SERVPRO, a flood damage remediator in Lafayette, asserts that it is possible to protect your home from rising floodwaters by taking appropriate actions. These actions mainly involve blocking, impeding, or diverting approaching waters from your property. Some of the specific measures you can take are:

  • Ensuring that drainage networks on your property are cleared, well-maintained, and able to effectively drain water away from your house
  • Repairing cracked and otherwise damaged foundations to seal potential entryways for incoming floodwaters that could cause basement flooding
  • Removing or trimming trees in your yard that could fall and potentially block water drainage away from your home
  • Sandbagging the perimeter of your land to divert approaching floodwaters around or away from your residence
  • Turning off your water and electric utilities to prevent them from contributing to further flood damage
  • Simply by taking these actions, local homeowners can better protect their homes and limit their need for biohazard remediation, water removal services, and water damage repairs.

With all that said, if you ever do need flood damage remediation services, remember that your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Lafayette are always ready to assist you. Regardless of whether you need biohazard remediation, sewage cleanup, water removal, or emergency water damage services, we are here to answer your call at (765) 420-0077.

SERVPRO Provides Industry Leading Fire and Smoke Cleanup at Indian Village Homes

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage on walls and ceiling A small blaze caused smoke and soot to travel throughout this home, but SERVPRO made it “Like it never even happened.”

Indian Villages Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire and Smoke Cleanup after a House Fire

Fires can destroy properties and cause irreparable aesthetic as well as structural damage. The smoke and soot continue the destruction initiated by the flames and heat. Professionals like SERVPRO must do fire and smoke cleanup at your Indian Village home to limit this continuing harm to your property and its contents.

If SERVPRO professionals don't initiate fire and smoke cleanup at your Indian Village home promptly, the damage can be extensive. The smoke and soot particles can act as acid and corrode materials on which they deposit. If these are allowed to sit for a long time, they can cause severe structural damage. The effect of smoke and soot particles depends on the smoke's properties and the type of surface affected.

How Does Smoke Damage Affect Your Indian Village Home?

Smoke affects different surfaces differently. The particulate nature of smoke causes it to settle on the exterior areas and move deeper into the pores, causing more extensive damage. According to the IICRC, smoke can damage porous materials such as drywall, paint, and exposed wood within minutes of exposure. SERVPRO technicians focus first on such materials during the fire restoration process to avoid permanent discoloration.

Metal surfaces start to show signs of corrosion due to smoke damage in rusting and pitting within several hours of the fire incident. As metal surfaces are colder, the hotter smoke particles tend to settle on them, causing the deposition of a film of soot.

The smoke and soot particles are often accelerated by the heat from the fire and 'impinge' on various surfaces causing them to deposit deep within the material. SERVPRO techs use several cleaning methods to remove smoke from such exterior areas.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 with any questions regarding fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup.

How Does Basement Mold Get Removed from Lafayette Homes?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growing on wall just above baseboard Basements create the ideal environment for mold growth. Inspect your home often for signs of moisture.

Our Remediators can Evaluate Mold Growth and Provide Efficient Remediation to Lafayette Homeowners

The basement level of many Lafayette homes is subjected to moisture, less natural light, and other conditions conducive for the development and spread of fungi and microbial organisms. When these threats are found, it is essential for remediation and mold removal tactics to begin as soon as possible.

Clearing Out Mold and Microbial Threats 

Mold removal for Lafayette homes can happen in several ways. Once microbial growth gets identified in the basement, we can begin by treating surfaces with biocides and sporicidal products to inhibit further growth. Aggressive methods like sanding, media blasting, and even controlled demolition are often necessary for long-standing mold damage situations. The essential remediation strategies get identified during the initial mold inspection.  

Restoring Environmental Conditions to Prevent Recurrence 

One of the obstacles that our SERVPRO professionals face in mold-damaged basements is returning this lower level to ideal conditions. Moisture and temperature are factors in the development of mold, and likewise in reducing recurrences. We can help identify the cause of moisture damage to ensure any structural damage gets resolved by encouraging the application or installation of: 

  • Sump pumps
  • Dehumidification units
  • Waterproofing materials

Because of the likelihood of mold growth and development in underground levels of your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Lafayette team to remain prepared to help. We have experienced remediators standing by at (765) 420-0077.

Removing Water from Lafayette Office Carpeting After a Leak

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Close up of office floor showing carpet and row of cubicles Don’t let a leak ruin your carpet. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation!

Quickly Evaluating Damage Can Get Our SERVPRO Team Working to Remove Water and Dry Lafayette Businesses 

When leaks or flooding occurs in office buildings, a fast response by competent professionals is vital. Our Green Fleet can mobilize rapidly with mitigation tools for water removal and cleanup. 

How Can You Dry Carpeted Floors After Water Damages? 

Carpeting is one of the most frequent flooring types in office buildings, so it is an obstacle to water removal in Lafayette commercial properties. Knowing how to manage trapped moisture and water in the fibers of short-pile carpeting is a valuable skill set that our trained technicians provide. To eliminate moisture from this flooring, it takes several approaches, including:

  • Wet Vacuums – These tools are ideal for standing water sitting above the carpet layer. 
  • Carpet Wands and Weighted Extractors – Eliminating trapped water inside of carpets combines several tools from our inventory like wands and weighted extractors. Because padding is thin and the subflooring is often concrete, migration is less of an obstacle. 
  • Temporary Removal – One of our team's approaches is removing affected carpeting and drying it off-site at our facility. If delamination has not started, this can sometimes be more time and cost-efficient than on-site solutions.

Our goal is to get you back in business, and we can do that with fast mitigation and focused cleaning following water damage. Give our SERVPRO of Lafayette team a call today at (765) 420-0077. 

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage to Lafayette Commercial Spaces

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Open style office; open ceilings; concrete floors; visible workstations Even a small blaze can cause downtime. SERVPRO professionals are trained to quickly restore all types of soot and smoke damage.

Entrepreneurs in Lafayette, Indiana Can Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration of Their Property

Dealing with the fallout of fire damage at your Lafayette office can be overwhelming. The damage from a fire doesn't stop after the fire is extinguished; the lingering odors, smoke, and soot continue to damage the property. SERVPRO's team of IICRC certified professionals is available to assist you 24/7 as we understand the importance of urgency during a fire incident. 

Experienced SERVPRO technicians work with you tirelessly after fire damage to your Lafayette commercial property to help your business get back on its feet. SERVPRO technicians strive to provide your business the highest level of fire damage restoration service. Our team of restorers ensures that you are briefed with the development of the process often and work to get the job done to your satisfaction.

What Makes SERVPRO of Lafayette Techs Experts at Smoke Remediation in Lafayette?

One of the most critical facets of fire damage restoration of a property is adapting to a given situation. As every fire incidence is unique, no one formula magically works every time. SERVPRO technicians understand this and use various methods backed by science for fire and smoke restoration of your Lafayette property.

Some of the more advanced cleaning methods that SERVPRO techs use include:

  • Enzyme digestion
  • Use of bleaching agents
  • Oxidizing agents

However, having access to cleaning agents of a different type is not enough for a successful restoration. The restorers must understand the property of the residues to combat them. SERVPRO techs use the correct cleaning agents for the soil type based on properties such as pH and chemical nature. It is this holistic approach that makes us good at what we do.   

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077; we are available 24/7 to help you.