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Do Entrepreneurs Need Mold Remediation Before Buying a New Commercial Property?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Hand pulling wallpaper back exposing mold Mold damage is often hidden. SERVPRO knows the signs to look for. We can locate and remediate mold in your property.

Lafayette Business Owners Need to Know if Mold Remediation is Necessary

Buying a new commercial property in Lafayette is an exciting time in the life of your business. Whether you are looking for a drop-shipping warehouse, a cozy cafe, or an upmarket store, purchasing a commercial property is a big commitment. Property inspections are an unavoidable part of the buying process, and it is wise to get those completed before signing any paperwork.

One area to pay attention to is whether your proposed Lafayette property needs mold remediation. You might be thinking that if a property has mold, there is no way you should consider buying it. However, the decision is not quite that straightforward, as the situation might be easy to remedy, making the building viable once more.

Why is it imperative to be aware of mold when purchasing a commercial property?

Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that grows on organic materials such as wood, paper, and cotton. The fungus thrives wherever it finds a food source, moisture, oxygen, darkness, and the correct temperature. It is essential to be aware of mold risks when buying business premises, because:

  • If left unchecked, mold can damage everything from office furniture to wallpaper to wooden beams.
  • Mold spores spread quickly, and if you do not do something about them, you could soon find mold in other areas of your new business.
  • Patches of fungus or moldy odors do not give professional air and affect how staff and clients see your business.
  • Mold can cause health effects.

What are the signs of mold?

The main signs of mold are patches of green, black, or gray fungus growing in corners or surfaces, and wet patches and watermarks on floors and walls. You might also notice a distinctive moldy odor.

Because mold thrives on moisture, there are tell-tale signs that a premise in Lafayette has a mold risk. For example, leaking door and window frames, visible leaks around sinks or faucets, soft patches in the walls (indicating moisture beneath), carpets, or textiles damp to the touch. 

Does fungus mean you should not make the purchase?

We understand that fungus is a concern when buying a property. When deciding whether the mold is a reason to cancel the purchase, it is useful to consider:

  • How extensive the mold damage is – if it is not very extensive, the property might still be worth buying
  • Whether the source of the fungal growth is something that can be fixed to help prevent it from happening again
  • How much the cost of remediation will add to the purchase price

Who do you need to call?

Should you be concerned about mold, call SERVPRO. Our team includes mold remediation technicians who will:

  • Give you a professional appraisal of the situation.
  • Use a range of instruments such as moisture probes, thermo-hygrometers, and thermal imaging to gather data on the volume of moisture present and the likely extent of the damage.
  • Let you know how long cleaning will take, how much it will cost, and the likely outcomes. 

Suppose you decide to go ahead with remediation. In that case, SERVPRO technicians will use a combination of mechanical action, HEPA filtering, wiping, and anti-microbial application to remediate the mold and leave the premises Certified SERVPRO Cleaned. We can clean furniture, carpets, drapes, walls, floors, and ceilings of the building.

Please know that we do not offer mold spore testing. However, if the property needs mold spore testing, we can liaise with a testing company on your behalf.

Will the mold come back?

Because the fungus is naturally occurring, it is impossible to guarantee that it will not return. However, you can reduce the risk of recurrence by keeping the area dry, thus starving the fungus of the moisture it needs to thrive. Dehumidifiers are relatively inexpensive and easy to run – installing a few in your business can make a big difference.

It is also essential that you deal with any water leaks as soon as they occur. The longer you wait, the possibility of mold growth increases. Never ignore signs of mold.

What about staff training?

Your staff must be aware what to do if the mold returns. Do not encourage your team to clean it themselves – this can make the problem worse. Instead, consider signing up for a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP). The ERP includes a full facility assessment and vital details such as the chain of command and which staff should call if they notice mold growth. You can even set your SERVPRO of Lafayette as your local franchise so that we can reach you faster.

If you are concerned about mold in a potential property, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077. 

How Do You Clean Up After Fire Suppression in a Lafayette Office Kitchen?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher being used. Did you know that fire suppression equipment leaves residues? SERVPRO knows how to clean and remove them.

After extinguishing the fire and the first responders have cleared the building, SERVPRO can help clean up the fire effects and the suppression equipment. 

Fire losses can be a hazardous situation for your staff and clients in a Lafayette office building when traditional extinguishment methods get used. Kitchen flare-ups or electrical overloads can have an immediate and deliberate impact on structural fixtures in this break area that requires knowledgeable professionals like our SERVPRO team to address. 

How Do We Remove Fire Suppression Residues?

When fire restoration in Lafayette offices begins, containment and mitigation steps are vital to protecting its contents. Reducing the spread and severity of loss incidents can often involve addressing the mess left behind after a fire suppression device gets used. With many types of suppression products, the methods for removing residues varies as well. These include:

  • Dry Chemical – These are among the most common options for residential and commercial fire extinguishers, and these residues require specific steps to sufficiently clean. Chemical compounds like sodium bicarbonate must be neutralized with chemical solvents and water-based solutions in our products' inventory.
  • Foam – Foam extinguishers and suppression systems can be highly effective for the blaze but can encompass the entire room where the ignition occurred. Surface cleaning solutions with water-based cleaning products are often most effective for these residues.
  • Sprinkler System – Sprinklers are often widely used in office buildings, despite the damage that these suppression systems can do to electronics. After these losses, cleaning up involves a combination of damage mitigation tasks like extraction, drying, and carpet cleaning. 

Fire restoration and recovery options for your office building must begin as soon as possible to reduce how damaging these disasters can be to the entire structure. Our SERVPRO of Lafayette team can help with thorough surface and content cleaning after fire extinguishment. Contact us today at (765) 420-0077.

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What Threats Exist with Different Flood Scenarios in My Lafayette Hotel?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Person with suitcase entering sunny hotel room Flooding can devastate hotels. SERVPRO is equipped to quickly remediate the damage.

Depending on the Type of Flooding Occurring, the Impact on your Building and Guests Could be Considerably Different

Flooding can be one of the fastest moving and destructive disasters to impact your Lafayette hotel. It is imperative to address the loss effects these situations create immediately to protect the structure and the guests and patrons of your accommodation. The risks that staff and customers face vary from the loss incident; many of these variances depend on the flooding's origin. In most situations, there are three common flood conditions:

  • Roof Damages
  • Natural Flooding
  • Flash Flooding

What Threats Exist with Water Penetration from the Roof? 

There are multiple avenues for flood damage in Lafayette structures and commercial properties. However, with the expectancy for severe weather throughout the year, roof breaches can be a direct inlet for flood losses. Hail, winds, torrential rain, and other conditions can all have destructive effects on a roof, allowing water penetration through these vulnerable points. These conditions worsen until our contractors can seal up these breaches, repair the roof, and begin extraction and drying. These can affect rooms on the uppermost floors first.

Is Natural Flooding a Substantial Concern? 

Natural flooding can occur when waters rise around the structure, allowing it to penetrate the main floor. While this inevitably impacts areas like the lobby and check-in, it can also spread to affect rooms and common areas on the first floor. We must begin both extraction and controlled demolition practices where contaminant exposure might have occurred.

What Can Flash Flooding Do to Your Hotel? 

Like natural flooding, flash floods can impact the structure's main level, but more powerfully and fiercely. These emergencies spread quickly through the hotel, making it vital to implement extraction, cleaning, and repairs as soon as our technicians arrive.

Your hotel could experience flooding, but our SERVPRO of Lafayette team is ready and able to help. Call us today at (765) 420-0077.

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What Happens When Toilets Overflow in My Lafayette Commercial Building?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

A black background with a cartoon toilet overflowing.  Sewage backup requires extensive cleaning efforts to ensure that cleaning and disinfecting have occurred.

SERVPRO In Lafayette Can Talk with You About the Problems When Toilets Overflow in Your Lafayette Business

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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Does SERVPRO Understand How Important It Is to Have Our Lafayette Business Back Up and Running After a Flood?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment of the floor of a room with drywall cut out of the wall.   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.

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

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 affects 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 in Lafayette 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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Can a Water Cleanup Company Save the Furniture in my Coffee Shop?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Two women sitting in coffee shop drinking coffee Don’t let water damage dampen the atmosphere at your coffee shop.

SERVPRO Can Help Clean and Disinfect Your Furniture After a Water Leak

Imagine you own a coffee shop, and your furniture is now soaking wet after a leak in the kitchen. Mitigating your loss is essential to keeping the business open and serving your customers. Salvaging your furniture is part of protecting your investment.

Thankfully, in Lafayette, you can accelerate the water cleanup of your business by calling our SERVPRO technicians. For your convenience, we are available around the clock and can arrive at your coffee shop soon after you detect the emergency. By acting quickly, you can minimize the time water sits on your carefully chosen pieces of furniture and ruins them.

Can upholstered items be cleaned?

At SERVPRO, we can often share the good news with our customers by letting them know that their items are salvageable. Of course, several factors determine whether it is reasonable to treat an upholstered item or if it is better to let them go. The fabric, damage, plus your preferences aid the decision-making process. Once we are ready to salvage a piece, we apply ourselves by using one or several techniques. These may include:

  • Shampooing the upholstery
  • Using a wet-dry vacuum
  • Hand dry and spot treating

First, we pre-test an inconspicuous area of your armchair or couch before we apply a full water damage restoration treatment. Spot testing helps us anticipate any bleeding, shrinking, fraying, or discoloration. All this preparation and deliberate use of cleaning solutions and techniques help us preserve your upholstered pieces and leave them like new.  If we can't save them, we take care of their disposal for you.

SERVPRO of Lafayette is at your service to minimize the disruption to your daily life. Call us at (765) 420-0077 and let us leave your coffee shop "Like it never even happened."

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Restoring Your Lafayette Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Carpeted hallway of commercial property, with water on the floor. Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Lafayette commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lafayette

SERVPRO of Lafayette specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew:



  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

When Water Damages Your Office in Lafayette

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Electronic device splashing into a pool of water Water can quickly damage office electronics. Call SERVPRO for fast water cleanup.

Commercial Water Cleanup Lafayette – Moving Desks and Equipment

Any time there is water damage in a commercial office, many clients are not only worried about the damage, clients also worry about how to organize all the material in the office. Usually, there are filing cabinets, piles of paper on desks, computers on desks or sitting on the floor, and a variety of miscellaneous items scattered everywhere in the office.

SERVPRO encounters these situations often while providing commercial water damage cleanup services in Lafayette and the surrounding area. Our clients are very concerned and frustrated about the damage and how long their business operations are going to be out of service. Rest assured, our team understands the urgency and requirement to re-establish normal business operations as quickly as possible.

Every Project has Different Requirements

Some items are damaged by the water, while others are a bit wet and can be wiped down and recovered. Many offices are cramped with little room to work, while others have a great deal of unused space. Our SERVPRO crew chief assesses the situation and quickly forms a plan to mitigate the damage and begin restoration. The plan is discussed with the client and adjusted to customize it to meet local needs.

In cramped offices with water damage, we may need to pack up everything to provide space to work. Desks can be lifted and placed on blocks. We can move filing cabinets out of the area to a staging area. Computers need moving, and the client can arrange for drying internal components and recovery.

Once there is enough room, we use water extractors to remove water and moisture from carpeting and tile floors. If water has seeped into walls, we remove baseboards and perform flood cuts to provide access to the interior of walls to remove all water and moisture. Our objective is to dry your building and return your office as quickly as possible to enable a return to normal business operations.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Battle Ground, Buck Creek, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Removal In Lafayette Happens Using Different Types Of Extraction Equipment

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment for brewing beer on white tile floor with a large set of windows with the sun shining through. Don’t let water stop your day or business in Lafayette due to water, let SERVPRO be there.

Let SERVPRO show you their techniques when it comes to your Lafayette water damage.

All of the breweries that exist in Lafayette use a decent amount of water during the brewing, serving, and selling processes. This means that one mistake by your brewers can require you to have to conduct commercial water removal inside your place of business. Once your building materials and contents get wet, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can make it seem, "Like it never even happened."

Once moisture spills or leaks into your structure, it can quickly start ruining your products, contents, and building materials. However, if you call SERVPRO in to conduct commercial water removal in Lafayette, then we can help prevent items inside your brewery from being removed and replaced. When dealing with moisture-related damage inside your brewery, one of the keys to success in restoring the problems caused is to remove all of the H2O possible while it is still in its liquid form. Once moisture starts evaporating into the air and soaking into your contents and building materials, it gets much harder to remove promptly.

Whenever we attempt to extract moisture from your building, we utilize an industrial extractor that gets used for both cleaning carpets and upholstery and extracting water from your floors. The extractors we use contain a heat source, pump, and vacuum. When dealing with moisture damage, usually, only the vacuum system gets implemented. If there is a need for using one of our extractors, our SERVPRO technicians have the choice of using either a truck-mounted or portable unit.

Portable extractors have 5 to 12 gallon solution and waste tanks. They weigh between 40 and 90 pounds and have 140 inches of water lift. Their heating capabilities range from 180 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

On the other hand, truck-mounted units can have tanks that are over a hundred gallons in size. However, they can weigh between 500 and 1,100 pounds. These machines though can have a vacuum lift of nearly 200 inches. They also can be heated to up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

If your brewery ever suffers from a water leak, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 24/7 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Contact Us If Your Lafayette Office Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

computers at desks with water pooling on floor Our experts can handle any size flood disaster.

Flooding in your Lafayette Offices? Contact us to Minimize Loss of Revenue

Office blocks that suffer from flooding can be a headache for a building manager. Not only are several clients put out of business temporarily, but there are also safety issues. These can be compounded by a lack of appropriate in-house equipment to deal with damages to acoustical ceilings or carpeted floors. Many restoration services do not have the human resources required to complete the job adequately and with a minimum loss of revenue.

Our company operates locally but has access to national resources, making us a prime candidate for commercial flood damage restoration here in Lafayette. Together we have worked on large loss recovery programs during storm seasons and have built a tremendous amount of experience in the process. With commercial clients, communication is critical because there are often several parties at risk when an office block gets flooded. SERVPRO provides a dedicated crew chief to inform you throughout the service.

While it is usually necessary for temporary closure, SERVPRO can help you to provide a safe working environment for your clients by cordoning off the affected area. The precise placing of hazard signals and warning signs means you may be able to re-open some offices to clients during the drying procedure. Working with a full team of technicians can help to speed up the process of drying the affected area.

In some situations, a SERVPRO crew chief may decide to use in-place drying techniques. This procedure can be beneficial to office managers where there is a large amount of equipment and furniture in place. In-place drying allows us to remedy the affected area without causing displacement or requiring removal teams. This method typically takes longer to dry, but that is often counter-balanced with reduced removal works. Using air movers, we can detach carpets to temporarily float them, or use weighted extraction wands around the perimeter to prevent water migration.

Dealing with many business rental clients can make office floods particularly stressful. Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077.

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Our Experts Discuss Our Deodorization Procedures In Battle Ground

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Burned interior and furniture in a commercial property. 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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If Your Commercial Property In Battle Ground Suffers Fire Damage, Our Crew Can Help!

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

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

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

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.”


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

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

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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Lafayette Companies Rely on SERVPRO After a Water Loss to Keep Their Doors Open for Business

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

No Dirty Clothes When SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Water Removal at a Lafayette Laundromat

Commercial Water Extraction Keeps the Dry Cleaners Open for Business in Lafayette

After a special event in Lafayette, having clothing cleaned at the dry cleaners requires special solvents and cleaning agents to remove soiling from clothing. Water rarely plays a role in such a business except to dilute various foaming agents and other chemicals when needed.
When a storm causes water to flow inside your Lafayette dry cleaning business or a pipe breaks in the washroom, you need to call a competent provider of commercial water extraction services. SERVPRO technicians specialize in working with area businesses, making sure that all of our B2B customers receive the attention needed to get their operations normalized quickly. Caring for the clothing of clients and returning them in a cleaned state is, of course, paramount to this enterprise. We do whatever we can to preserve fabrics from being ruined.
Our water extraction equipment pulls out all of the standing water and eliminates puddles that occur here and there. We use flexible tubes with our Injectidry machines to send warm, dry air into wall cavities, forcing more rapid evaporation and drying to occur. Small holes drilled into either end of wall spaces allows air to pass through these enclosed sections of your business. Behind temporarily removed baseboards is one location that we typically choose to reduce the need for minor repairs later.
Floors need aggressive drying techniques to keep them from suffering permanent damage, also. We implement similar machinery for this, except instead of tubing placed into the structure, we place it into mats that create heat while simultaneously pulling the evaporated moisture out from between the floor's pieces.
Throughout your business, your dry cleaning equipment needs expert attention, as well, to make sure rust never happens and that inside parts continue to work flawlessly for you and your employees. We can help dry off outer parts but prefer to have a specialized repair technician examine anything before anyone powers on these machines. The chance of electrical shocks causing someone harm or the machinery becoming even more damaged are both extremely high after an incident involving water.
Cleaning other surfaces can help make things safer for your staff and your customers. SERVPRO works hard to make our local businesses remain successful after disasters happen. One way we do this is through enrollment in our (ERP) Emergency READY Profile. This is a completely free service from SERVPRO and can help save your business from permanent closure by guiding your or your employees through those critical first few minutes after a disaster and notifying us of the event.
SERVPRO of Lafayette also provides commercial services to other businesses in Indian Village, Colburn, and Ash Grove. Call us at (765) 420-0077 to get immediate assistance with water extraction services when a disaster happens or for assistance in setting up your ERP Program. We are always here, 24/7, year-round, to take your call and answer your questions.

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Does Your Dayton Business Struggle With Odor After a Water Damage Event?

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

The smell in your bakery should be that of baked goods and not musty. When facing a water damage incident, contact SERVPRO.

Take Odor Down With Commercial Water Removal in the Dayton Location

If you own a bakery, jewelry business, or any retail store, then you must be familiar with the idea of Murphy’s Law, which states that "anything that can go wrong will go wrong." A broken plumbing system, storms, hurricane, leaky pipes, or anything can lead to massive amounts of water entering your business establishment. Commercial water removal can be very tricky. Even if you manage to remove all the excess water from your business, there are still other problems that are waiting to happen.
Commercial water removal in the Dayton location is a critical process. You want to do this correctly and thoroughly, or else you can lose a lot of customers. Keep in mind that even after you have removed excess water from your commercial area, mildew, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms can still grow from the moisture and nutrients around your place. When these organisms take over, they can leave an unpleasant odor that surrounds the air. Even if you spray air freshener around your business, the smell can still linger. You want to make sure that you get the right experts to remove both the water and the odor. The last thing you want is to lose customers and profit all because of an inadequate water removal process.
The SERVPRO technician is knowledgeable about proper commercial water removal techniques. They know that water damage can start right away, so it is important to move fast. After the mitigation process and extracting all the standing water, they can help remove unpleasant odor. They can thoroughly inspect your commercial area to check for microorganisms. They can also use advanced equipment to spread disinfect or antibacterial solution in the air to kill off these critters. The SERVPRO tech can also utilize deodorizing agents that can penetrate odor-causing residues that were left behind from the water damage. After they have thoroughly cleaned your commercial site, they can walk you through the entire place to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.
If you are ready to get rid of odor by using a reliable commercial water removal expert, then give SERVPRO of Lafayette a call, and we can promptly send our skilled technician to your commercial location.

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Firefighters Can Leave Your Dayton Cafe in Urgent Need of Water Cleanup Services

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Water Loss Recovery for Dayton Area Cafes and Retail Shops

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Dayton Business in Business

Many people often overlook the gallons upon gallons of water that ends up filling a space after a fire is put out, and they do not think of the fact that water cleanup services are usually required immediately afterward. The kitchen fire inside your cafe was sizable enough to bring the fire department to your front door. Like many fires that are extinguished, the damage was contained to the area, but the firefighting efforts left excessive amounts of water behind inside the kitchen and out. It is merely an unfortunate side effect of a necessary service.
When firefighters leave this kind of damage behind, it is essential for you to call for professional water cleanup services for your Dayton cafe that can also address the fire damage as soon as you can. Swift removal of the liquid is the wisest course of action to prevent further complications inside of your cafe.
SERVPRO always strives to work around your schedule and to arrive promptly. Should your fire have happened in the afternoon, we can work during the night to minimize business-loss. While we are at your establishment, we always try to be as unobtrusive as we can so we do not impact the business you can get while we clean up the water from inside. In larger scale cleanups we can work around the clock, if necessary.
SERVPRO uses advanced tools that can help us swiftly clean up the lingering water inside your shop. Wet/dry vacuums and extractors are particularly helpful when dealing with puddles of standing water. In cases of extreme flooding, SERVPRO could also use submersible pumps to help remove the water. Thermal imaging helps us to locate hidden pockets of moisture within wall cavities.
Once the puddles of water are cleaned up inside your store, SERVPRO can take it a step further. We can use tools such as axial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to ensure that the moisture levels of your kitchen are not excessively high. Using all of these devices in combination can return your cafe to a state where water damage is no longer a threat. We can document the moisture content level of building materials compared to a baseline to help with your insurance claim.
When your establishment is in need of water cleanup services, never ignore the problem. Phone SERVPRO of Lafayette by dialing (765) 420-0077. Whatever the damage, whenever the time, we are always ready to take your call.

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Preparing For Possible Water Removal In Your Dayton Business

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Protect Your Business from Water Loss in Dayton and the Surrounding Areas

SERVPRO Offers the ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan for Commercial Water Damage Prevention and Mitigation

Severe storms, broken interior plumbing, city sewer or water main failure, and human error are just some of the ways your Dayton business can come face to face with the need for professional water removal. You can risk exposure to possible severe water damage or flooding without a plan, hoping your luck will hold. Alternatively, you can work proactively with our experienced project managers to devise a plan to manage any water removal scenario.
Fast and thorough water removal in your Dayton business is critical when a disaster strikes. Water is tremendously destructive to building components and the contents of your company. Every hour water remains inside imperils the structural integrity of a building or retail space. At the same time, every moment you turn away customers because your workspace is underwater threatens the future of your business. Fifty percent of businesses forced to close temporarily because of a water or other disaster may never open their doors again. Do you have business interruption insurance?
A collaboration between your business and SERVPRO permits us to remove the water quickly and efficiently. Our Emergency READY Plan (ERP) allows us to meet with you long before a problem occurs. We evaluate your commercial layout and spend time talking with you and your key staff about your operations. Expect suggestions about how to adjust some of the ways you store items or manage your day to day business operations to minimize the harm a water loss can cause.
You have the opportunity to add helpful details to the ERP with our mobile app. Prioritize for us the areas that need attention first when we respond. Identify SERVPRO as your preferred restoration company and designate trusted employees or family members to act on your behalf if you need water removal when you are unavailable. Locate utility shutoffs and enumerate the vendors and contractors who installed systems and equipment for us so we can contact them with questions and concerns as we extract the water and determine drying goals.
When we receive the alert that your business needs our skilled water removal services we hit the ground running. SERVPRO crews walk into your business with the Emergency READY Plan in hand, ready to make it “Like it never even happened.” Your foresight and our expertise place your business in the best possible position if the unthinkable occurs.
Partner with the compassionate, caring team at SERVPRO of Lafayette for all your business disaster recovery needs. Set up an appointment to plan for water removal as well as other potential issues by calling (765) 420-0077.

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Quickly Restoring Fire Damages to Your Battle Ground Church

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

If you experience fire damage of any size, call SERVPRO. We are here to help restore your space "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Space and Get Things Back to Normal

A Battle Ground church might have a few different potential disasters that it has to guard against or endure throughout the time they are in action, but a fire is among the worst and most destructive of these forces. Even without the blaze getting entirely out of control before it gets extinguished, numerous lingering effects could prevent you from continuing regularly scheduled services and meetings until the church gets restored to its former (preloss) condition.

One of the things that makes fire damages to your Battle Ground church so devastating is the number of people that rely on your building being available for them when they need it the most. When you are battling even the lower-end effects that result from a recent blaze, these instances can still force the congregation to convene elsewhere until the restoration process gets completed. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team of experienced professionals works to offer you quality solutions as promptly as possible, providing a thorough assessment of the damage you face followed by the appropriate actions to remedy it.

Our SERVPRO technicians get to work immediately by visually inspecting and assessing the full extent of the work that needs to happen to restore your home. Among these typical approaches is removing the present smoke damage, which often presents itself in a harsh odor. The thing that makes removal of this present odor so important is its ability to spread to other areas of the building, as well as its ability to linger in the vicinity and make occupancy difficult.

Removing this odor is a somewhat involved process, but one that typically centers on the use of thermal fogging machines to release a chemical compound into the air, fabrics, furniture, carpeting, and other textiles. This dense solution is useful for breaking up the odor molecules lingering in the environment and leaves a scentless area behind to doctor as you see fit.

When you require professional fire damage restoration, you can always count on SERVPRO of Lafayette to help you clean up the mess and make future use of the church more comfortable. Give us a call anytime you need us at (765) 420-0077.

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Expert Help for Commercial Fire Damage Also Supports the Community in Battle Ground

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO acts quickly to restore your business after fire damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Commercial Fire Damage

Smaller towns rely on local businesses to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. When a Battle Ground area retail shop, dining establishment, school, church, museum, or other venue suffers a fire, many people in the community feel directly affected. Our trained technicians, production managers, and office staff take a personal interest in helping our fellow businesses return to preloss operations quickly.

Fire damage to a Battle Ground commercial building can negatively affect neighboring businesses if not remediated quickly. Our teams of fire damage experts move with all deliberate speed when called in to assess the devastation. Our service vehicles are on standby 24/7 to respond, critical as the harm soot and smoke does to property is immediate and progressive. Just as soon as the fire department permits, we arrive to start the restoration process.

Safety comes first, and our seasoned SERVPRO crew chief first evaluates the structural integrity of the damaged building and the issues posed by the firefighting efforts. Usually, significant water incursion occurs during the extinguishing of the blaze, so we attend to water removal and preliminary drying before the rest of the cleanup. Although the destruction done by the fire can be overwhelming, failing to factor in remediation of water damage leads to progressive harm to structures and the potential for secondary challenges such as mold growth.

Our high-efficiency water pumps and extractors are more than a match for the moisture. Once the water event recovery is underway, other members of the crew determine what type of soot and other debris need removal and match the tools, techniques, and cleaning products to the circumstances. SERVPRO crew members master the coursework presented in IICRC training, ensuring our efforts meet or exceed fire damage restoration industry best practices.

SERVPRO always focuses on restoration, not only of the structural components of a business but also of the contents. During a fire damage restoration, we can inventory and pack out items for closer inspection at our production area. Our team has access to resources that can restore a vast range of documents, tools of your trade, inventory, artifacts, furnishings, and more. We also work closely with your insurance carrier throughout the restoration process, documenting your losses thoroughly to make certain your claims get paid.

Businesses that fail to react swiftly to fire damage can pay for that lapse by permanent closure. SERVPRO understands how important each of our community's commercial enterprises is to the whole. We make every effort to return your business to preloss condition fast and frequently are able to structure our recovery tasks to allow at least a portion of your usual trade to continue during fire damage remediation.

In our close-knit community, everyone does better when SERVPRO of Lafayette steps up and takes on fire damage restoration for one of our neighboring businesses. Call (765) 420-0077 day or night to schedule an assessment of your commercial fire damage scenario.

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Quality Water Damage Mitigation Available In Battle Ground

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Small water leaks can infiltrate your business slowly over time, causing damage to the building’s structure, framing, and insulation.

Quality Water Damage Mitigation

Owning and operating a restaurant in Battle Ground may be your dream. However, the responsibility to your customers goes far beyond an enjoyable experience or satisfying meal. Ignoring the condition of your building can cause severe problems, lead to losses, or even closure.

Water damage occurs in Battle Ground after natural disasters that often lead to flooding, broken pipes, faulty appliances, roofing problems, foundation cracks, sewage backflows, and even poorly installed drainage. Each comes with its own set of challenges and can produce severe damages to your business if given the opportunity.

Small water leaks can infiltrate your business slowly over time, causing damage to the building’s structure, framing, and insulation. It also has the possibility of leading to mold growth and water damage in your storage area, freezers, bathrooms, kitchen, or serving area as well. Water damage gets out of control quickly; if left unchecked it can overrun your seating area, making it possible to send customers home with a lot more than a good meal.

If you have a flood, sewage, or water leak at any point, contact a water damage restoration company, like SERVPRO, for help as soon as possible. Never wait for the water to cause damage your walls, ceiling, or carpeting before you act. If possible, shut off all utilities to your building to prevent additional damage, call your insurance company, and wait for help to arrive.

Never walk through floodwaters, personal contamination is a real thing. Allow your SERVPRO team to handle the extraction, drying, and clean up so that you and your employees remain safe. We can remove damaged materials, contents, and furniture, to help you determine which items remain salvageable.

Our services including drying using advanced techniques and equipment that ensure complete water removal throughout your building. SERVPRO has cleaning and deodorization services where IICRC certified technicians hand-clean every surface of the affected area and use specialized tools and equipment, like foggers, to ensure a successful restoration.

At SERVPRO of Lafayette, we provide quality emergency services 24/7 and give you the help you need when you need it most. SERVPRO takes pride in being a part of the Colburn, Buck Creek, Stockwell community and show it in the services we provide (765) 420-0077.

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When Your Lafayette Office Building Needs Professional Water Removal Services

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

If your office building experiences water damage of any kind, call on SERVPRO to remediate the damage and save your space.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Water Removal Services for Any Type of Water Damage

Being in a part of the country where there is a more significant amount of rainfall, not to mention the present threat of severe weather and lake-effect storms, Lafayette has seen its fair share of flooding and water damages. While this might remain a constant thought in the minds of those who live here, it can be easy to forget. Along with storms, there are water threats inside of your building as well that can cause equal amounts of substantial damage to your entire office.

Given the amount of valuable information stored within your office at any given time, not to mention the thousands of dollars in equipment and electronics, professional water removal services for your Lafayette office can be a wise decision. Choosing professional assistance ensures that the damage is not allowed to get worse as you wait for your methods to rectify the damage to take effect, and also alleviates the stress of massive financial losses when data and equipment become irreparably harmed.

The most common cause of water disasters within office buildings (apart from the present threats of flooding to the area) is plumbing and sprinkler systems malfunctioning or completely disconnecting. These incidents most often result in huge volumes of water at the site of the break, which can quickly spread throughout the building until the supply of water to the system is turned off. 

Our SERVPRO team knows how important your business is, and can ensure that everything is done as quickly as possible to alleviate the loss of your data, your equipment, and the entire structure of the building. With catastrophic water events, especially those occurring within walls, this damage can be extensive and impossible to extract on your own. 

Our experienced SERVPRO professionals have a wide variety of extraction tools that can reach everywhere the water has accessed, from portable submersible pumps to grander scale tools like pump trucks from the fleet. The sooner the water is removed from the area, the faster that you can breathe easier knowing that the threat to valuable office contents gets removed along with it.

In the event of any water emergency which threatens your business, give SERVPRO of Lafayette the opportunity to help restore the damages and get you back on track. You can reach us 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.

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Recovering Clothing Store Merchandise After Water Damage in Battle Ground

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Battle Ground Retail Stores Get Fast Water Removal and CLeanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Training and Equipment Mitigate  Water Losses to Our Business Customers

Without a strong and swift response, water damage of any kind can take a Battle Ground clothing store by surprise. Whether the water came from a clean source such as overhead sprinklers or an unclean source such as a storm flood, merchandise across the store runs a high risk of incurring damage and losing value. While restored and refurbished clothing must often sell below retail price, these sales should still represent a far smaller financial deficit than total loss of the store's inventory. SERVPRO can help your store to respond to and recover from water damage with as little headache as possible.
Clothing stores at risk of water damage in Battle Ground and surrounding areas are modern in selection and features and can contain many different types of fabrics and materials. As a result, every restoration job is different and presents a challenge for our technicians, who must make special efforts for unique materials.

Luckily, we have multiple methods for quickly cleaning and restoring clothing items marked by water damage. Large, industrial-strength washing machines process most garments at once in large batches, giving them thorough but gentle care, the Esporta Washing System. For individual cases, however, we also apply other, more unique treatments. For many dry-clean-only clothing items, we use special foam treatments that typically use a chemical base rather than water. Alternatively, for especially delicate items, we may request help from one of our preferred and certified contracting partners.
SERVPRO employees can also help with inventory and organization, as well. We provide a careful and comprehensive inventory service that can carry boons with many insurers. Our goal is not to just restore any damage done, but also to make life easy for anyone affected by it. We want to keep your clientele clothed and you in business.
SERVPRO of Lafayette provides damage restoration and recovery services to businesses in the area at any time, on any day, and around the year. For our services or a quote, please call us at (765) 420-0077.

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Lafayette Day Care Water Damage Disaster Averted

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage within the premises causes grave concerns for both the parents and the owners of the school or center.

Water Damage Disaster

The mission of preschools or daycare centers focuses on the health and well-being of the young children attending on a daily basis. Water damage within the premises causes grave concerns for both the parents and the owners of the school or center. SERVPRO responds professionally and quickly in restoring the surroundings back to preloss condition with minimal disruptions for the children or their families.

A malfunctioning dishwasher in the kitchen sent food-filled water throughout the common areas. A timely response from one of our restoration teams brings the water damage in your Lafayette daycare center under control fast. Our technicians complete advanced training in abating contaminated water, including comprehensive practice in using our high-efficiency water removal and drying equipment. We familiarize ourselves with local regulations so that we dispose of the tainted water appropriately.

Carpeted areas receive intensive attention as the children are often working and playing directly atop them. We use extractors to pull the majority of the water out of the fibers and recommend removal and replacement of the padding. This decision helps accelerate drying of the actual carpeting. Typically we raise areas of the carpet to direct airflow both above and below the fibers. Periodic measurements of the moisture content guide our decisions to add dehumidifiers, heat, and determines when the drying completes.

Evaluating the risks of the dirty water saturating your childcare setting is second nature to SERVPRO team members. We realize the youngsters under your care may be susceptible to the increased airborne mold particles due to microbial infestations, so our restoration plan includes systemic antimicrobial treatments after water removal and the establishment of drying targets. We inspect all affected areas carefully and monitor for any evidence of mold growth. We have certified mold remediation specialists in the event of a microbial infestation.

Water damage always requires fast action, but SERVPRO is sensitive to the unique role of your center in the lives of the children and their families. Closing the center is extremely disruptive to your clientele, so we take all measures to perform the necessary work swiftly and attempt to allow areas to remain open for the children. Given the critical nature of your services, consider setting up an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan with us. Future water or other damage is easier to manage if we work together on a joint restoration blueprint.

SERVPRO of Lafayette is ready for any challenge, including water damage to your day care center. Call (765) 420-0077 immediately after the water event, and we pledge to respond fast with a plan that cares for both the children and your business.

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Get Help Restoring Mold Damage Found In Your Lafayette Area Delicatessen

6/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation in a Lafayette Deli Keeps the Food Tasty and Healthy

SERVPRO Remediation for Mold Gets Done with Your Business Still Open

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

Routine Mold Damage Inspection And Remediation: An Investment In Your Lafayette Business

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

It is prudent to avoid an outbreak rather than waiting for the odor and unsightly fungal activity to proliferate.

Mold Damage Inspection And Remediation

A wise business owner arranges for regular inspections for hidden mold colonies and the damage these microbial outbreaks inflict upon structure and contents. It is prudent to avoid an outbreak rather than waiting for the odor and unsightly fungal activity to proliferate. Your local SERVPRO offers a thorough mold assessment, including remediation planning if necessary.

Spring is the perfect time to take charge of the possibility of mold damage threatening your Lafayette business. HVAC systems hide dust, dirt, and odors as well as the possibility of mold growth within the ductwork. Our high-trained technicians know how to examine every bend and crevice of your heating and cooling configurations, checking for anything that impedes its proper operation, including microbial growth.

During the change of seasons, the melting of ice and snow and spring rains looks for the path of least resistance. Even a tiny crack in a gutter or downspout on your commercial building has the potential to permit moisture to soak into rafters, ceilings, drywall or other structures. Ice backed up under the shingles in the winter months moves moisture into your business space slowly, the dark and availability of carbon-based surfaces like wood, plaster, drywall, and wallcoverings is a perfect environment for mold growth. Attic colonies of mildew and mold migrate into offices and other workspaces if not halted. SERVPRO staff finding evidence of mold damage during a periodic spring inspection act quickly, designing a sound remediation plan to remove the mold found and limit any future growth.

Our team delves into all areas where mold damage hides, ready to assist you in abating the damage before it overwhelms your business. Vents and ducts in your HVAC system receive a thorough cleaning, filters replaced, and troublesome areas sealed against further growth. We contain mold found elsewhere, using negative pressure machines and venting to the exterior in cases where the spread of spores is a concern. Full blown fungal colonies and structures or contents infiltrated beyond cleaning and disinfection face proper disposal after removal and encasing.

Finally, SERVPRO technicians identify and arrange for repair of the leaks that allowed moisture to activate the mold spores in the first place. We advise on strategies to keep water from intruding in the future to avoid future mold damage.

Be proactive and invite SERVPRO of Lafayette to set up a yearly mold damage sweep of your business property. Call (765) 420-0077 to schedule an appointment before the seasons change again.

Your Lafayette Restaurant Plumbing and Water Damage Issues

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let constant clogs at your restaurant shut your doors. Contact SERVPRO today for prevention tips or to remediate a problem.

SERVPRO Technicians Save You Time and Money After Damage at Your Commercial Property

Sewer and water costs are rising across the country. Picking the right fixtures and equipment for your restaurant, and ensuring they are installed and operating correctly, will improve your bottom line and be kinder to the environment. Restaurateurs do not usually give much thought to plumbing until there’s a problem. In restaurants, any problem with plumbing is typically a big one. Some of the costliest pieces of equipment in your kitchen need drainage or a water supply, not to mention how important it is to have quality plumbing service for your restrooms. Therefore, it will serve you well to know a bit about the plumbing system in your restaurant and how to care for it.
Smart plumbing can save you money not only on sewer and water costs but on costly repairs from possible water damage as well. Most modern buildings in Lafayette have three water supply loops. One for cold water, one for hot and one which recirculates chilled water that services the air conditioning system. If any of your plumbing systems do fail, you want to get in touch with SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, right away to minimize damages, costs, and any downtime it might cause.
Causes of Plumbing Problems
The most likely cause of clogs in the pipes of your restaurant is grease. Constant washing of greasy dishes, along with food scraps entering drain lines during prep, are the usual sources for the buildup of oil and fat at most eating establishments. If you have a water wash ventilator over your cooking equipment, you will be sending, even more, grease down the drain every time you run the self-wash cycle.
When you do have an issue with your plumbing failing and creating commercial water damage, contact the professionals at SERVPRO without hesitation. Doing so will avoid more damage from occurring and possibly prevent you from having to shut down your restaurant temporarily.
Some preventative maintenance can keep you from getting grease clogs. Getting drains cleared routinely every month, or every other month will accomplish this. You can also have maintenance workers use a bio-cleaner, which is an enzyme that will eat away at any clogs. Chemical cleaners will not do the job, so a bio-cleaner and high-pressure water are the only things which you can use to keep things flowing well.
Corrosion is another issue that can cause pipes to clog, or fail altogether. Pipes corrode for various reasons, but pipe failure is most often seen when two metals meet or if corrosive chemicals such as chlorine or salt are in frequent contact with the plumbing. Make sure to check pressure periodically and that it is adequate, and there are no weak spots or leaks in the piping.
SERVPRO of Lafayette is always available for any water damage emergency you may have. When you call us at (765) 420-0077, someone will be scheduled to come out to your restaurant soon to survey the damage and mitigate it for you as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Commercial Water Removal In Lafayette's Historic Downtown

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERPRO's ERP, Emergency Ready Profile, Can Protect Your Commercial Property

SERVPRO's ERP Saves Your Merchandise from Extended Water Damage

Your niche store in the historic downtown shopping area attracts customers from near and far and satisfies your desire to pursue a retailing passion beyond the commonplace items found in the big box shopping centers. The cozy ambiance of your shop, unfortunately, can be shielding hidden plumbing problems that can lay waste to your store and its unique contents. Whether you are plagued by a slow leak or a burst pipe that floods when you least expect it to be ready to leverage SERVPRO’s commercial water removal services immediately after you discover the moisture intrusion. The more quickly you respond to water damage the sooner you can reopen your business; proactive planning for commercial water removal and restoration may mean you need not cease operations at all while we respond with a carefully designed strategy to keep your shop in operation during repairs.

When aged plumbing fails, it can mean ruin for your business if you have not anticipated the need for commercial water removal in Lafayette. If you specialize in one-of-a-kind products or rare antiques standing water or excess moisture and high humidity can spell disaster. Every business benefits from contingency plans, none more important than what we offer through our Emergency Ready Profile Advantage. Save time and money by scheduling a free inspection to jump-start your personalized disaster plan. Our staff will walk with you through your retail store mapping the area including locating utility lines and shuts offs. Take this opportunity to identify areas of your shop that are most vulnerable to water damage and plot a course with our staff on how to best complete water removal and restoration in your commercial setting if the water flows where it is not expected nor wanted.
Priceless inventory, irreplaceable fixtures, and intriguing structural components are the draws that bring customers to your store. SERVPRO treats every commercial customer individually, knowing that the better we understand your business and the physical layout of your enterprise the more efficiently we will be able to remove water and manage lingering moisture. When your quaint surroundings, including old-fashioned radiators and original copper and brass fittings, you pay the price.  If you complete your Emergency Ready Profile with our input, we will be able to react immediately with the proper equipment and highly qualified staff on site mitigating water damages to your merchandise and structure.
SERVPRO of Lafayette awaits your call to prepare your personalized business Emergency Ready Profile and plan. Targeted commercial water removal is the key to saving your business after plumbing fails and operators are available 24/7 at (765) 420-0077 to schedule an inspection and draft a Ready Plan.


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