We Have Specialized Devices To Handle Lafayette Water Damage
Water pockets and moisture seeped into the planks of this hardwood floor. We had the proper equipment to extract the water right away.
Water Damage in Lafayette Worsens without Mitigation
Slight damage from water in your Lafayette property might seem unimportant. No home is completely perfect, and repair work costs money. However, water easily migrates to other areas, and some places in your home that succumb to water damage can remain hidden.
Your property in Lafayette might contain water damage in areas that you thought were sound and not at risk. SERVPRO uses special imaging devices that can reveal cooler spots cause by excess amounts of moisture. Wherever we locate such places, we mitigate the damage and get the area dried out. Any places that contain weakened materials need cleaned out and restored.
We do this as quickly as we can, working in teams. Some hoes might contain very little damage, while others need more extensive work. We always discuss everything with the homeowners beforehand. We want our customers to be comfortable with every stage of the work we do. They can always come to us and ask questions about how we are taking care of their home.
Structural damage is one type of water damage that might happen, but it can also happen to your belongings. Furniture, clothing, and appliances can all become damaged when too much humidity exists in the air for extended periods. The small spike in humidity after a rain shower does little to a home's contents, in general. When humidity lasts too long, though, secondary water damage can begin to happen.
Clothing might end up showing tiny dots of mildew, musty smells might start to emanate from carpeting, and patches of dusty mold might grow on the back of closets or large pieces of furniture up close against the wall. Paint on your walls might start to flake and peel, or even become darker from staining. SERVPRO can help you remove all these types of damage, and more.
Water damage might require drying out of waterlogged walls. Floors can also have damp areas, especially near sinks, tubs, and exterior walls. We come to your home with the equipment needed to solve these situations. Our experience in water damage mitigation and restoration comes from both training in-house, and also experience in other settings, including businesses in the local area.
SERVPRO of Lafayette is ready to help make your water damage problems disappear and keep them from getting worse or spreading. Call us at (765) 420-0077 if you are in or near Indian Village, Battle Ground, or Dayton.
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Your Best Guide to Water Removal in Lafayette
Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal that goes beyond the surface level to prevent warping.
Why Fast Water Removal Lessens Loss for Lafayette Hardwood Floors
Most homeowners consider their hardwood flooring a substantial investment in the aesthetic of their home. When water damage happens, they know the basics for handling spills and daily maintenance, but broader issues may seem overwhelming. If the dishwater malfunctions in a kitchen or a supply line break is gushing water in a living room with hardwood floors, the cleanup and drying need to happen quickly to limit loss.
When SERVPRO technicians arrive at a Lafayette home for water removal, the technicians determine three factors quickly:
- Permeance-how easily moisture passes through the wood flooring.
- Exposure time-how long, the flooring received exposure to water.
- Type of wood-different types of flooring needs various restoration methods. Composite wood flooring generally has a poor outcome for prolonged exposure to water vapor.
Hardwood flooring requires both specialized extraction equipment and drying techniques for the best outcome. The technicians do several passes over the boards to pull up as much water as possible before moving on to the drying phase. Drying for hardwood floors usually includes the use of drying mats. These thick mats directly force warm, dry air into the boards, pushing water vapor out and leave the floor ready for refinishing if needed.
Signs of Water Damage to Wood Flooring
Simply put: wood expands when exposed to water. The longer it is exposed, the more it buckles or warps. The technicians carefully monitor the drying process, as over drying on the bottom tends to cause the wood to crown. The outcome is unmistakable with boards that bow upwards, and this is an issue that cannot be sanded down after drying.
Another common problem is hardwood flooring that is held together with water-soluble glues tends to not hold up against prolonged exposure to water. SERVPRO technicians handle hardwood flooring very carefully during the restoration process to avoid problems such as crowning.
When your hardwood floor needs water removal for any type of water loss, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077. The certified technicians have both the experience and equipment for the best outcome to your floor, "Like it never even happened."
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We Can Assist You With Your Storm Damage Emergency In Lafayette
Call our crew if your home experiences damage from a flood
Let Us Help You with Flooding and Storm Damage in Lafayette
After a major storm and flooding, there is a limited timeline for drying and extraction to commence before significant damage takes hold. Remedy flood damage quickly when you contact professionals to help with the delicate steps of the process. SERVPRO features trained technicians with proven strategies for addressing wet, damp spaces throughout your home.
The quicker our flood damage professionals in Lafayette can get to work, the less damage is incurred. When there is a situation involving water damage and potential contamination, the severity amplifies the longer that you wait to call for help. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that we can get to work as soon as possible. Our customers in the Lafayette area deserve prompt results for all flooding and storm damage needs.
SERVPRO technicians use several strategies for identifying and drying the moisture located within structural cavities. Our initial phase includes the use of thermal imagery and infrared technology to identify dampened areas. The temperature differences tell us where moisture pockets are, giving us precise locations for focusing our drying efforts. We also use positive and negative pressure depending on the potential contamination and damage present within the home.
With positive pressure methods, the air is pushed into the cavity to help with drying a specific area. This can be achieved with a heated or non-heated air mover with or without an Injectidry device. Negative pressure methods pull the moisture out of the desired cavity and help to protect against contamination. To get into an impacted cavity, our trained professionals can implement small drill holes within the baseboard, called weep holes. In the event of groundwater contamination, this Black Water dictates the removal of wet materials such as dry wood panels.
No matter how challenging the flood and storm damage task may be, you can trust in the team at SERVPRO to have your best interests in mind. Our staff works to protect your home as well as the occupants, which means moving quickly to hinder rapid mold growth. Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077, and we can send a team out to your property as soon as possible to get started.
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Call Us For Help After A Fire Damage Incident In Your Battle Ground Home
Our experts are ready 24/7 to help after a fire causes damage to your home.
Why Hire SERVPRO to Handle Fire Damage in Your Battle Ground Home
Fire accidents in homes occur mostly because of cooking equipment. The National Fire Protection Association states that 43 percent of reported home structure fires begin in the kitchen. A fire incident can lead to property damage and other problems that can affect your quality of life. All the paper, wood, clothing, and other synthetic or organic matter that burned can transform into soot.
Soot can end up settling on many surfaces throughout your home, even if the fire happened in one room. Repairing the fire damage in your Battle Ground home can be expensive, especially if you do not take quick action. SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you reverse the damage caused by fire. We can inspect your home and then take steps to eliminate all soot, smoke, and other residues. Before our restoration team arrives, you can do the following things:
- Contact your insurance agent to start documenting the fire loss and initiating your claim.
- Separate the undamaged materials from the damaged ones. If you can find the receipts of ruined items, that could help. Providing photos along with a list of damaged items is useful when filing a claim.
- Read and acknowledge the specifics of the fire report that the responding fire department issued and ensure that you get a copy.
Soot residue is acidic and can cause the metal in plumbing fixtures, doorknobs, and light fixtures to corrode or pit. It can also etch the glass in mirrors, cabinets, and windows, causing them to appear soiled and cloudy. Soot residues can also discolor appliances, plastics, fabrics, and vinyl windows. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can remove acidic soot residues from affected structures and contents.
It is easier to clean smooth, non-porous surfaces than it is to clean fabric items. A simple cleaning or wipe down can be sufficient. Upholstered furniture may require shampooing, airing out, and treating. Our SERVPRO team can assess each item or surface to choose the most suitable restoration method. For instance, when cleaning the interiors of wood or paneled cabinets, we can use dry cleaning sponges to remove the residues. If the residues remain, our restorers can use denatured alcohol so that smoke residues do not set into the pores of the wood. To remove residues from window glass, we can use low-alkaline glass cleaners.
In the unfortunate event of a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Lafayette for prompt restoration. You can reach our experts anytime at (765) 420-0077. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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Our Experts Discuss Our Deodorization Procedures In Battle Ground
Our experts can save your fire damaged property and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Fire Damage Technicians From Battle Ground Point Out Deodorization Procedures
Any business that has a kitchen inside it in Battle Ground, including your bar and grill, has an increased risk of suffering from a structural burn. Kitchens are the most common source for commercial fire damage because it is a place with heat and open flames. Once something burns in your company's kitchen, the smoke created by the inferno can travel throughout your building. Smoke can then cause foul odors.
Even minor commercial fire damage in your Battle Ground saloon and restaurant can cause unaffected areas such as your dining room to smell like smoke and burnt materials. Whenever your business' building suffers from even a small structural burn, it is wise to call in a restoration company such as SERVPRO. We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can quickly begin helping remediate your issues. Even In light smoke odors situations, our crew knows the best deodorization procedures to return your restaurant to the way it was before the blaze, “Like it never even happened.”
When smoke only affects a small area of your building, our SERVPRO technicians treat the situation differently than others. In some cases, no building materials or contents get badly burnt, but smoke residues are still present. These residues can sometimes be light or barely even visible. Even if farther from the affected area foul odors do not exist, it is still necessary to treat and deodorize the affected region of your structure.
If removing the source of the pungent aromas is possible, it is the first step our SERVPRO team takes when mitigating light odor problems from your bar and grill. For example, if something that was in the middle of cooking, other contents, or any of your structural components get severely charred, then we can remove them from your torched kitchen. Then, we can take measures to ventilate the negatively affected area by opening doors, windows, and by pushing air through the room with fans.
Next, we can clean all surfaces where soot is present with specialized cleaners. However, if foul aromas still exist after all soot residues and burnt materials have been removed, then we can utilize other deodorization procedures such as fogging or ozone generation.
Problems with smoke in your restaurant can ruin the pleasant atmosphere your eatery typically has to offer. But, if you call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077, we can be of much assistance because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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Helping Lafayette Homes With Restoration Services from Fire, Water, Storm and Mold Damage
SERVPRO knows the importance of having your Lafayette home back after any damage.
We will show you why we are the best for your water damage in Lafayette.
When we receive a call for assistance with any type of restoration services in Lafayette, we answer quickly. In fact, a fast response to any size disaster is part of our service promise to our customers. It does not matter if the damage is deep water from flash flooding and storm damage, fire damage, or water damage from a busted pipe. Our certified technicians are ready to handle any situation, including mold infestations.
Water damage in a Lafayette home is one of the most common reasons for our technicians to be on-site. Our state-of-the-art equipment makes the difference between an average water cleanup and a thorough one. We have different kinds of moisture detection equipment, depending on the surface we are scoping. Thermal imaging is especially helpful for finding hidden areas of excessive moisture.
Our certified Water Restoration Technicians have access to numerous types of equipment depending on the type of water cleanup needed.
- Portable pumps allow for mobility and fast extraction
- Weighted extraction heads push water out of carpet and padding
- Truck-mounted extractors move out copious amounts of water quickly and are ideal for pulling water out of carpeting
- Submersible pumps are suitable for situations involving more than two inches of water
- Rovers which are ride-on units are beneficial when carpeting is heavily saturated, the weight of the technician compresses carpet fibers and results in more efficient water removal
Our technicians do several passes to remove the maximum amount of moisture to expedite the drying process. Water has a unique musty odor that sometimes lingers after drying. SERVPRO technicians wipe down all water-affected surfaces with our professional-grade cleaning solutions, and this usually eliminates any remaining odors.
Storm damage strikes in Lafayette with flash floods being a particular threat from the Tippecanoe and Wabash rivers. The problem with groundwater is when it enters a home, it brings everything it encounters along the way. This means chemicals, debris, and sewage all have the potential to wind up in your living room. When this type of water enters your home, it carries a rating as a category three biohazard. SERVPRO recommends homeowners avoid contact with the water, and our technicians test it for contaminants upon arrival, so we know what we are dealing with during flood cleanup and give property owners the best outcome.
Water extraction during a house flood often involves a certain number of controlled demolition techniques. Even in cases where the groundwater entered the home and receded quickly, it is not uncommon to find large amounts of excessive moisture wicked into sheetrock. The tell-tale signs are warping and buckling. We measure about one foot above the waterline and cleanly cut it away. This serves the dual purpose of stopping any further migration of water and allows for a more significant amount of airflow behind the wall for thorough drying.
When flood damage hits a property, unfortunately, porous items such as carpet and padding or sofa pillows that take on the water are usually counted as a loss as they do not have the potential to return to sanitary standards for reuse. SERVPRO technicians inspect items as they clean away the debris and flood loss to determine which items have restoration potential. Our goal is always to save homeowners the cost of replacement whenever possible.
After clearing out debris from the residence, we dry and sanitize the structure and prep it for any needed reconstruction. To assist with expediting insurance claims, we provide homeowners with our Contents Claim Inventory System that accounts for each item our technicians handled during the restoration services process and includes specific actions as well as before and after photographs.
It is a tough diagnosis for your Lafayette home to need mold remediation. The bottom line is that mold is a result of a more significant issue. It might be an unchecked leak, poor ventilation, or moisture that was not extracted and dried correctly. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have the skills to not only locate mold colonies in your home but also diagnose the reason they set up house in your residence in the first place and how to fix the issue.
SERVPRO technicians professionally remove the visible effects of mold damage to your home and safely contain the workspace to ensure the spores do not spread. We pay special attention to the HVAC ductwork as airborne spores often make their way there. Our technicians thoroughly clean the ductwork and vents. We follow up with the application of antimicrobial sealers in the areas of remediation to inhibit the return of mold infestations.
Fire damage in a Lafayette property is one of the most costly disasters a homeowner faces. During the initial information gathering phone call, our technicians advise property owners to take a few actions to minimize the spread of soot throughout the home such as closing off the affected area and turning off the HVAC as soot travels fast and easy through the ductwork and soon you wind up with residual fire odors throughout the home.
We remove charred debris and building materials using many of the controlled demolition techniques applied during flood damage mitigation. If the fire extinguishing efforts used water, we extract it as fast as possible to minimize any further damage. While we remove fire loss items from the house (with the approval of the homeowner or adjuster), we look for things with restoration potential.
There are several cleaning techniques to restore nonporous things to their preloss condition, such as immersion cleaning. Item inspection is vital to the fire cleanup process as items that seem damaged beyond recovery can sometimes actually have restoration potential for reuse. Once SERVPRO completes fire damage cleanup, we move on to odor control. Airborne soot particles often require multiple applications, but our technicians do not cease until we have eradicated odors from the property.
Why SERVPRO? Our technicians undergo extensive training and certifications before they ever set foot on a property. We maintain the highest level of standards and best practices as taught through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification programs. Our technicians also continue their education as advancements in the restoration services industry occur.
Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 when you need fast, efficient restoration services from fire damage, water, and storm loss as well as mold remediation. We arrive onsite within an hour after your initial call and work until we make the loss to your property "Like it never even happened."
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Lafayette Flood Restoration Professionals Talk About the Science Behind The Applied Structural Drying Process
Do you know how to calculate the number of air movers and dehumidifiers required to dry your home? SERVPRO does!
Flood Damage Gurus from Lafayette Spell Out How To Calculate Dehumidifiers
Any time a storm comes through town, it is possible that someone's property suffers from flood damage. Thunderstorms that make their way into the Lafayette region can create excessive rainfall and hard-hitting winds. If the rain builds up outdoors, it can find its way into your home through your door seals and from the ground underneath your building. Alternatively, if the wind blows a tree branch into your house, water can enter.
Whenever we work on mitigating flood damage at your Lafayette residence, our SERVPRO technicians determine the best methods to remove moisture from your structure as quickly as possible. To start, our crew uses heavy-duty extraction equipment to pull up as much water as we can while it is still in its liquid form. Next, we begin the applied structural drying or ASD process.
The main goal when conducting ASD is to create an environment inside your house that is conducive to rapid structural drying. We often accomplish this task by setting up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create circulation that pushes wet air away from wet surfaces so that more water can evaporate. The dehumidifiers then pull the moisture out of the air while at the same time giving warm, dry air back to the air movers to use in the air circulation system.
However, the correct ratio of air movers to dehumidifiers is vital to the success of the ASD process. Too many air movers create moist air and drying can slow down. Conversely, too many dehumidifiers per air movers pull out too much moisture and crack wooden items.
We assess the nature of the environment and capacity of the dehumidifiers to determine the number used for each project. The amount of porous, absorbent items in the affected room determines environmental nature. If there are thick carpets and many pieces of upholstered furniture in the affected area, then more dehumidifiers could be needed.
Dehumidifier capacity, measured in two ways, is listed in each manual. First, the machines measure how many cubic feet of air the dehumidifier conditions every minute. Secondly, the capacity of the units measures the number of pints of water removed in 24 hours under standard conditions of 80°F and 60% relative humidity.
The bottom line is that the professionals best handle problems created by storms. Any time you need restoration services, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077.
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Our Flood Damage Experts Discuss The Basics Of Restoration Used By Professionals In Lafayette
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Flood Damage Crews In Lafayette Mention Some Basics Of Restoration Used By Professionals
Whenever stormy weather arrives in your Lafayette subdivision, excessive moisture can enter your structure. Once items inside your townhome get wet, more flood damage can take place. If you ever notice water entering your townhouse’s building, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately. We can provide prompt service and begin mitigation efforts quickly.
However, there are some steps you can take yourself to help mitigate the flood damage inside your Lafayette home. By knowing some of the basics of mitigation, you the homeowner can do a lot to help save your building materials and contents. The extent of the problems created after a storm have to do both with how much water entered the structure and how long it sat there before getting removed.
The first step to successful mitigation is to stop the water from coming into your townhome. Using sandbags or rags to stop the water can be effective. If there is a visible hole where moisture is entering, you can seal it off with plastic and tape.
Once you have stopped all of the water coming into your building from the outside, it is wise to begin removing moisture. Water gets removed from your building materials and contents either by extraction or evaporation. Extraction usually begins first because water can be vacuumed up at a faster rate than it can be evaporated even when using professional equipment.
When removing excess water, you can use either a vacuum or a pump, depending on how deep it is. If there are more than two inches of standing water, it is smart to use a submersible pump to remove it. Once the standing water gets pumped out, you can then use a wet vacuum to suck up the rest of the excessive moisture.
Next, it is a good idea to remove as much moisture from your carpets as possible. When our SERVPRO technicians extract water from carpets, we use a heavy-duty extractor with a wet pump. But, you can also remove a decent amount of moisture from your carpeting materials using a little bit of elbow grease and your wet vac.
If your townhouse in Indian Village, Dayton, or Ash Grove ever suffers from damage caused by a violent storm, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077. Our General Contractor License means we can make things “Like it never even happened.”
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Dayton Water Removal Using a Large Arsenal of SERVPRO Equipment Means Fast Results
RH—High Relative Humidity from Water Damage in Your Dayton Home? Just Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Restoration
Water Extraction Teams in Dayton Talk About the Different Types of Equipment Used
If you ever suffer from a water leak inside your Dayton home, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We have the necessary equipment to conduct water removal, whether it is either big or small. If contents inside your home get wet, the relative humidity (RH) level inside your house can increase. Elevated humidity can cause secondary problems, and mold can grow if moisture is not removed promptly.
If organic substances stay wet for more than 48 hours, mold can develop, which can cause health effects for some people. This is why our SERVPRO water removal crews in Dayton always work towards removing moisture as efficiently as possible. Depending on the situation, we can use a combination of different types of specialized industrial equipment.
- Detection Devices
Before we begin any mitigation work, we use a variety of moisture content meters and sensors to identify damp points. We can also use these devices to discover where water entered your structure. Moisture sensors, meters, and infrared camera imaging can also tell us whether your structural components are wet or dry.
- Extraction Equipment
Once we figure out where the water came from and where it has gone, we extract as much as we can while it is still in the liquid phase. We can use a portable extractor or a truck-mounted vacuum system to remove water from your structural components and building materials.
- Carpet Tools
After we remove as much liquid H2O as we can, we sometimes have to remove your carpet or "float" it before we begin drying procedures. We use carpet tools to disengage the carpet and pad from the tack strips and to separate it from their seams if necessary. We then use carpet stretchers and other tools to put your carpet back in place once dried. We attempt to dry in place whenever possible.
- Air Moving Equipment
Air movers and axial fans are used in creating circulation inside a building, thus speeding up the natural drying process. The force of the currents pulls moisture from surfaces into the air.
- Dehumidification Equipment
To prevent secondary damage created by raised relative humidity levels, we can set up dehumidifiers that condense water vapor from the air to help speed up the drying process. These may be desiccant or gel type of mechanical extractors.
- Deodorization Equipment
Sometimes even after your structure gets dried out, mold-like or dampness odors can remain. We can use sprayers, foggers, and other tools to apply a deodorant chemical to your building materials and contents.
If you ever have an unwanted water leak in your Indian Village, Ash Grove, or Wyandot home, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 as soon as you notice a problem.
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If Your Commercial Property In Battle Ground Suffers Fire Damage, Our Crew Can Help!
If your restaurant ever suffers from a fire starting, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 because we are Faster to Any Size Disaster.
Commercial Fire Damage Experts In Battle Ground Describe The Typical Restoration Work Process
Statistics show that the occurrence of structural blazes is on a decrease in the country and the Battle Ground region for the last decade. According to the United States Fire Administration or USFA, the number of fires reported has decreased just over six percent since 2008. However, the USFA estimates that there are still around 111,000 nonresidential building fires in the U.S. each year. Of these fires, 30% are caused by cooking.
Therefore, the statistics show that your local eatery is at risk and could suffer from a structural burn. Luckily, our SERVPRO commercial fire damage technicians in Battle Ground deal with many different types of restoration projects. When working with your business, we try to conduct our operations in a way that does not inconvenience your daily operations. For example, if possible we can plan our work around your restaurant's hours so that your company can keep operating.
One thing that sets SERVPRO apart from other companies is our work process. When dealing with any restoration situation, we always follow a set procedure. Our step by step process enables us to conduct business in a professional manner every time.
When our experienced phone handlers first take your call we get the information we need over the phone; then we schedule a fast response to your company's disaster. Next, as soon as we arrive at your house, we listen to you, the customer, and talk about your concerns while we preview the loss.
The next step our SERVPRO technicians take is the consulting and testing stage. During this step, we inspect your entire home so that we can figure out the extent of the damage. We then test affected items inside your restaurant to see what chemicals can clean them best.
Then, we present to you and your insurance company what we think we can do to restore your building to preloss conditions “Like it never even happened.” During this stage in the process, we tell you what we can do, and we show you how certain cleaning techniques will work.
Next, we coordinate action and begin scheduling the work for your specific project. We monitor the progress of the operations daily and make updates to you as needed. After we are finished with your project, we walk through your building with you and address any concerns you may have.
If your restaurant in Indian Village, Dayton, or Ash Grove ever suffers from a fire starting, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 because we are Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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