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How Does Mold Grow In My Lafayette Home, and Can SERVPRO Help?
Finding the right solution to the mold growth in your home is not a problem that you should put off any longer than necessary.
Mold Damage In Your Home
When you first discover mold growing in your Dayton home, you might find yourself a little surprised and unsure of how it got there. More often than not, homeowners are less and less aware of the ease with which mold can grow and colonize in their houses, which makes it more of a common occurrence for it to happen. The more that you can understand how these situations occur, the better prepared you are to stop it from happening.
It might not seem like mold damages in your Lafayette home can be that big of a deal, but mold can cause many problems for your home and your family inside. For starters, mold colonies eat and erode organic building materials, weakening the structural integrity of your home more and more as the colony spreads. Secondly, there are potential health effects linked to exposure to these colonies. This fact puts your family's health at a risk when exposure occurs.
Mold spores require one thing more than any other to grow and colonize within your house, and that is persistent moisture. While often the damp areas of your home are the basement or cellar, mold growth is never just isolated to these low traffic areas. Even if the spores begin to colonize there, they can travel via air ducts and openings throughout your home and colonize in these new places as well. That is why remediation from our SERVPRO technicians needs to happen as promptly as possible.
Warmth is another condition that the mold spores often require to colonize in your home, but this is not as warm as you might believe. For most residential varieties of fungus, the temperature only needs to be in the vicinity of 70 degrees. At this temperature, spores can seat and thrive on organic materials throughout the affected area.
Heeding Early Warnings of Lafayette Mold Damage Could Save Big Money
Compared to the effects of fire and water damage, most cases of mold damage in Lafayette are often difficult to identify and notice. Mold begins as a tiny, imperceptible problem in the home, but silently spreads and grows until someone takes notice of it. By the time mold has become visible, it is often too late to prevent significant damage to the home. Identifying warning signs and indicators of mold damage could end up saving you thousands in remediation and restoration costs, so be sure to look out for these common symptoms in the future.
Foul or Musty Odors
The most common method by which residents identify mold damage in their Lafayette homes is through smell. Many types of mold emit a pungent and typically foul or musty odor. If your home has begun to exhibit unusual and inexplicable smells, either in a single location or across the building, this may be a key warning sign of significant mold damage. Keep in mind that many mold infestations occur behind walls, beneath floors, and above ceilings, so it is not uncommon to smell mold without seeing it.
Dampness or Water Damage
Many cases of water damage SERVPRO deals with also involve some amount of mold remediation - and vice versa. Mold and water damage often go hand-in-hand, and if you have found unusual dampness or moisture in your home, this could be a key sign that mold has taken root somewhere nearby. If you cannot locate the source of the moisture yourself, give SERVPRO a call, as our inspectors carry special thermal imaging tools to help identify the origin of the problem.
Mold often first shows itself through light discoloration. Long before it forms evident and textured colonies, it may spread lightly across a surface without causing significant damage. Look for spots of discoloration around your home, and be wary of all unusual colors that are not simple stains.
Finding the right solution to the mold growth in your home is not a problem that you should put off any longer than necessary. The longer that mold grows unabated in your home, the farther it spreads and the more damage that it ultimately causes. Give our SERVPRO of Lafayette mold remediation technicians a call today at (765) 420-0077.
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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open in Lafayette, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Lafayette today at (765) 420-0077 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
Can SERVPRO Inspect for Attic Mold In Your Dayton Home?
From initial inspections to full removal and remediation strategies, you can reach our certified specialists 24/7.
If You Think A Mold Infestation Is Growing In Your Dayton Attic Call SERVPRO.
Sometimes preventative efforts can be as important as restoration or remediation for your Dayton home. Preventing situations like mold growth from occurring often hinge on your knowledge of the problem areas and their conditions throughout the year. While you can inspect many of these areas yourself to save some time and money, areas like your attic can be difficult to access and might require more technical expertise in identifying mold growth than the average homeowner can provide.
Finding mold damage in your Dayton home can be a cause for alarm, but with the right professional remediation services, you can handle the effects quickly and effectively. Attic mold can be particularly challenging due to its location and lack of foot traffic on a regular basis. This situation can often result from moisture penetrating through the roof, which is exasperated even farther by severely cold temperatures and thinner points of insulation for your home. Often homeowners do not know that this colonization has occurred until its effects have moved to the level beneath the attic and into a more widely used area of the house.
Routine inspections of this area are services that our SERVPRO remediation specialists can provide. We have extensive training in identifying mold growth and the type of microbial threat, making us uniquely qualified to identify colonization and take the necessary steps to remove the growth entirely.
If mold gets discovered, containment strategies begin immediately to prevent the spread to new areas of your home. This initial containment process often requires shutting off the air circulation appliances throughout your home for HVAC inspections, and to prevent active mold spores from traveling to new areas while removal efforts get underway. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced tools and techniques to remove an active colony entirely, and additionally, our skilled team can help to propose preventative measures like sealing off penetration points in the roof and prolonged use of dehumidification equipment.
Attic mold might seem difficult to identify, but our SERVPRO of Lafayette remediation technicians can help. From initial inspections to full removal and remediation strategies, you can reach our certified specialists 24/7 by calling (765) 420-0077.
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More Lafayette Businesses Using Pandemic Cleaning Protocols to Give Customers Peace of Mind
When you feel like germs are everywhere and you can't keep up, SERVPRO is here to help.
Lafayette Businesses: SERVPRO Follows Pandemic Cleaning Protocols for Peace of Mind
Many Lafayette public facilities and organizations have closed to limit the spread of the pandemic virus. Others, though, are essential businesses, which remain open and continue to serve the needs of the public.
We are thankful for those employees and businesses in the Lafayette area who dedicate themselves to providing vital services to prevent the spread of virus contamination in Lafayette. For your emergency services, SERVPRO works 24/7 and we want to share the following information:
- The certified techs at SERVPRO use commercial-grade equipment and EPA-registered products to clean commercial properties.
- We follow industry standards and health and safety guidelines when it comes to pandemic cleaning protocols.
- Our team is here to offer the assistance needed for continuity of services, including commercial disinfectant services, janitorial/cleaning support, and help maintain healthy workplaces in support of front-line employees.
- A commitment to deep cleaning and then applying a disinfectant to high touch areas hinders the viral spread in the workplace.
Leaders in the Community
You can be confident that we meet and exceed the cleaning and disinfecting standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 and let us be your partner so your employees can continue to serve our community during this time.
Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.
We're Still Here, When You Need Us Most
Two of our employees, on their way to clean up a local fire!
SERVPRO of Lafayette is a family owned local service provider. We help commercial businesses
and residents in Greater Lafayette by providing cleaning and restoration services. We believe in
good communication, hiring staff locally, and providing quality work to our customers. We are available, 24/7/365, to help you when you need us most. You can trust us because all of
our crew chiefs are IICRC certified in their specialized areas including water damages, fire
restoration, mold remediation, & bio hazard remediation to name a few. By using us, you can rely on a service provider who treats you with integrity and respect, by communicating with you every step of the way. Our core values have made us one of the most comprehensive restoration providers in this community.
During these unprecedented times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, WE ARE STILL OPEN!
Unfortunately water and fire will still cause damage during these times. We are still helping members of our community recover from everyday disasters. We have had to make some changes to our normal business practices to keep our people and our customers safe during these times.
1. Inspections - To limit everyone's exposure we are unable to perform inspections for non emergency work at this time. To fill the gap we are giving customers an approximate estimate based on information we collect over the phone and via email. Pictures are encouraged to be sent over to help with the estimating process.
2. Cleaning with Disinfectants - We are cleaning our facility and vehicles daily with EPA registered disinfectants.
3. CDC guidelines - We are abiding by the 6' rule in our facility when possible. We are wearing face masks in our facility. We are wearing hand and respiratory protection on every project.
How are protecting our Team and our Customers?
1. Our employees wear face and hand protection out on every job and while in work vehicles.
2. We apply hospital grade disinfectant to high touch areas in our warehouse/offices daily, and to our fleet vehicles at the end of each day.
3. We have air purifiers running in our facility throughout the work day.
4. We are applying a disinfectant fog to our facility weekly.
We are also offering proactive cleaning to our community to help minimize fears surrounding COVID-19.
We will come out to your home or business and do the same things we do here, to help keep our community safe. Stay alert, stay vigilant, and stay safe. We are all in this together, and we will get through this together!
We are still here to help!
Your trusted team at SERVPRO is here to help when you need us the most.
We are still here when you need us most
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, we wanted to make our customers aware that we are remaining opened during the shelter in place order.
We are critical infrastructure workers
The SERVPRO franchise network plays a vital role in protecting public health and safety. As the current COVID-19 crisis unfolds, orders have been promulgated to shelter in place and limit movements. All these orders have recognized the vital importance of service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of critical infrastructure, residences, and businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce dated March 19, 2020, the SERVPRO professional service providers are designated as “essential critical infrastructure workers” under the following provisions:
- Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other services providers who provideservices that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
- Workers to ensure continuity of building functions;
- Workers who support hazardous materials response and cleanup; and
- Workers supporting the operation and maintenance of facilities.
Call Today, we’re ready to help!
As providers of essential services, the SERVPRO franchise network is prepared to address the most pressing disaster restoration, cleanup, and disinfection issues facing our customers. When it involves emergency mitigation and recovery, or cleaning and disinfecting homes, schools, healthcare, quarantine facilities, public institutions, and businesses, we have you covered.
From carpet cleaning, to catastrophes, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Lafayette, 765-420-0077
Need Advice on Coronavirus?
Stay informed about the Coronavirus to keep you and your loved ones safe.
SERVPRO is Here to Help During this Time of Need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning and disinfection services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
Updated Information Daily
We stay informed and prepared by getting the most up to date information daily. There is a lot of disinformation being passed around and we will only advise you on things we know. Not only are we kept up to date by our corporate office, we visit the CDC website regularly, to stay in the loop on the most current and relevant information.
Learn How to Keep You, Your Family and Your Employees Safe
Not only are we offering proactive cleaning services, but we are also here to be your trusted advisor during these difficult times. If you are unsure about disinfecting procedures or want more information on the virus, feel free to contact us.
“To help our community in their time of need by highly trained professionals focused on integrity, respect & communication.”
Call Today for Advice
If you need advice, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Lafayette, 765-420-0077
Well-Trained and Equipped Crews Are Why SERVPRO Is the Lafayette Fire and Odor Removal Industry Leader
Lafayette, SERVPRO will be right there with you for your fire damage.
Let SERVPRO show you all the reasons why for your Lafayette fire damage.
What looks and smells like a chaotic mess in your Lafayette home after a fire follows a scientific arc that is predictable and remediable using research-based strategies and appropriate tools. Our commitment to the highest-quality training for our employees as well as cutting edge equipment is why we deliver consistently superior results.
Debris and Residue Creation and Movement
The soot coatings and stench requiring fire and odor removal in Lafayette have one source. As heat and flames move through your home, the structural components and contents burned and superheated create minute particles of incompletely combusted materials and emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some of these substances remain airborne, and others seek a cooler surface upon which to deposit. The hot air currents can carry debris far from the point of origin. Our comprehension of the process, supported by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and experience, is why we swiftly match professional-grade products, techniques, and equipment to eliminate the soot and the smells.
Principles of Fire Damage Cleaning
Our goal is to return the structure and contents of your home to their preloss conditions. We do this by applying the following research-based principles to your specific scenario. Mastery of these principles during IICRC training is why SERVPRO can have your complete confidence.
- Location of residues through careful inspection of all spaces in your home
- Identification of
- Residue type -- dry, wet, or protein
- Affected surface characteristics -- porosity, texture, durability
- Followed by a determination of the proper products and techniques to effectively remove residues from damaged surfaces
- Capture and removal of residues by breaking the bonds and releasing the soot into a suspension that carries the particles away
- Disposal of residues according to local regulations and best practices
Basic Deodorization Protocols
Soot and VOCs are also the carriers of odors. Effective deodorization is a science, another reason why SERVPRO invests in up-to-date training and equipment. The general procedure to remove odor includes the following:
- Remove the source and debris
- Clean odor-bearing (sooty) surfaces everywhere in the home
- Recreate conditions causing odors to penetrate -- thermal fogging as an example
- Sealing surfaces that persistently resist other odor controls
Innovative Deodorizing Options
We check out and invest in advanced odor-eliminating technology continuously. Access to hydroxyl generators and ozone machines is why SERVPRO can adapt the basic protocols above to manage your particular situation. These machines change odor-bearing particulates at the molecular level. Neutralized or changed to inoffensive byproducts, the fire damage and odor removal is complete.
Research-based results are why SERVPRO of Lafayette delivers peace of mind after we complete fire and odor removal services. Call (765) 420-0077 to arrange an assessment.
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Flood Damage in Battle Ground Home Brings Special Challenges
Contact SERVPRO when water damages your home
Removing flood damage from your flooring
When flood damage happens, the first impulse is to clean up the water, and it works until water winds up running behind baseboards, into the carpet, and the sheetrock appears to be wet.
SERVPRO technicians scope the Battle Ground property with flood damage carefully and methodically to locate all areas of water migration. This action is vital because when moisture remains after cleanup, it can lead to issues with both musty odors and mold damage.
The technicians have extensive training for handling any size flood loss issues on any type of property. They also have access to a diverse array of equipment to perform water extraction on various surfaces as well as specialized drying equipment to leave the property ready for any needed repairs to return it to its preloss condition.
When flood water enters, the floor gets wet. The time that passes between exposure and cleanup efforts beginning determines the loss factor. Hardwood flooring, in particular, can look terrible after absorbing water with the boards both cupping or warping. SERVPRO technicians extract as much moisture as possible from the boards and use drying mats to force warm, dry air directly into the boards. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and port it away, which results in progressively drier air circulating and dries the flooring faster.
Tiles attached with adhesive often delaminate. Whether or not they have the potential for reuse through cleaning is determinate upon the construction materials.
Water Behind Walls
When flood water migrates within a home. It must be removed and dried. SERVPRO technicians sometimes need to perform controlled demolition techniques known as flood cuts to open up the walls for drying. This method involves measuring above the water line on the sheetrock and cutting it away in a straight line. When they locate water behind the baseboards, weep holes assist with drainage, and for more significant issues, the removal of baseboards is standard. The use of the Injecti-Dry systems force air into the wall cavities and ensure they dry completely.
SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 arrives quickly and cleans up flood damage in your home to make it, "Like it never even happened."
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Proven Tips for Dealing with Fire Damage in Indian Village
Fire damage in your kitchen calls for quick remediation efforts. Contact team SERVPRO immediately after the fire fighters leave.
Why SERVPRO Fits as Your Indian Village Fire Damage Specialist
The harm done by an Indian Village household fire can affect every structural component and all its contents. Limiting the homeowner's stress during recovery involves engaging a disaster restoration company that can manage each aspect. Our commitment to offering full-spectrum mitigation and remediation services is why we are up to delivering industry best practice results on every phase of a complex project.
Kitchen Fires Create Issues Throughout Your Home
It can be astounding how pervasive and persistent kitchen fire damage in your Indian Village home becomes. Regardless of how quickly you respond to the blaze, the protein-based residues created by evaporation move quickly on air currents or through the HVAC ductwork in your house. The greasy debris seeks cooler surfaces, often leaving the area of the fire relatively residue-free as they find and adhere to surfaces in far-flung rooms and levels of your home. Tightly adhered, and very malodorous, you cannot chance leaving any of the damage unremediated.
Water and Chemical Residuals Need Attention
Although water is not the substance of choice to quell a grease fire, a chemical extinguisher can fill your kitchen with foam. Water damage can be present if used as the fire spread. SERVPRO addresses fire-fighting residuals early on, drawing on our water damage and general cleaning knowledge and experience.
Utilizing Cleaning Principles
When cleaning different types of fire residues, SERVPRO evaluates the make-up of the residues to determine what kind of cleaning agent and action is most effective. We use the principle that “like dissolves like” constantly when looking for solutions to clear away residues. Since water is of little use when extinguishing a kitchen fire, it should come as no surprise that water-soluble cleaners are not what we reach for when removing protein-based residues. Our technicians use formulas specially developed to loosen the nearly invisible residue, and we also consider agitation and abrasive tools to assist.
Perseverance for Persistent Odor Problems
Our deodorization experts need to pull out all the stops when it comes to odor abatement after a kitchen fire. SERVPRO uses a multi-step process including debris disposal, deep cleaning, and a consideration of a range of specialized products and equipment that masks, pairs with, or changes the chemical characteristics of the odor-bearing particles. We work with you and your individualized perception of odor until you are satisfied that the smell is gone.
Disaster recovery is hard enough without periodically switching contractors, why SERVPRO of Lafayette pledges to maintain industry certification across many disciplines. Call us at (765) 420-0077 to set things right from top to bottom.
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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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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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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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Water Removal Services in Indian Village
Clogged rain gutters can cause flood damage in your home.
Professional Water Removal for Flooded Homes
Plumbing problems such as broken pipes, overflowing septic systems, and leaks are one of the leading causes of flooding in Indian Village homes. If a water pipe breaks while you are away, your house could sustain extensive water damage. Drainage problems (whether from a clogged floor drain or a clogged rain gutter) can also cause massive flooding when the trapped water backs up and rises high enough to overflow into the house.
If unfortunately, you come home to a flooded house, SERVPRO has a team of highly trained technicians in Indian Village who can provide complete water removal services. We work together following IICRC guidelines to reverse any water damage sustained, extract the water, and then dry your property to pre loss conditions. Our catalog also includes repairing and rebuilding broken or ruined structural components.
Before we can begin the water removal process, we have to scope the area to determine the extent to which the water has migrated throughout the structure. SERVPRO technicians also use moisture detection devices to verify that the area has been dried properly. We have moisture sensors for detecting moisture in walls, carpets, and baseboards, as well moisture meters for determining the actual moisture content in different materials. The moisture tester, on the other hand, provides specific moisture readings that allow us to monitor the drying process.
Thermo-hygrometers are also highly effective in the water removal process, as they help us measure both relative humidity and temperature. By using these two readings alongside a psychrometric chart, SERVPRO professionals can be able to calculate vapor pressure, dew point, and specific humidity in your home.
Extraction is the best way to remove moisture from a structure. A quick and efficient water removal process is important to allow the environment to dry much faster. SERVPRO water damage experts use extractors in cleaning carpets and upholstery, as well as in removing standing water from the floors. Extractors can be portable or truck-mounted, but the former is more efficient at accessing inside structures.
Water leakage in the house can lead to flooding and, consequently, all sorts of water damage. If you need quick water removal services today, SERVPRO of Lafayette is more than ready to assist. We have a stock of industry-standard equipment for any emergency, all at your disposal. For any help, call us anytime at (765) 420-0077.
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If You Require Water Cleanup Services In Indian Village, Our Crew Is Here To Help!
In case you need to clean up your property in Lafayette, Battle Ground or Dayton areas after water loss, call SERVPRO of Lafayette.
Why Involve SERVPRO During Water Cleanup In Indian Village
When water from burst pipes or broken appliances leaks, it can cause severe damages including mold development, rot, and rust among others. Even when such spillage is caught in time, thorough cleanup in the affected areas is necessary to deal with any soiling, odor and other problems that develop after such incidents. We offer professional cleanup services in Indiana that rely on our advanced skills.
One of the critical aspects of proper water cleanup in Indian Village is neatness. Water migrates to different areas in the house, and in a bid to remove it, the restoration team might need to move contents around the rooms. All items should revert to their original places after the cleanup process is over. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their skills and vast experience to move items conveniently then place them in their original position later, leaving your place looking neat.
Depending on the water source and the location of the spill, water soils property in different ways. Dirty sources such as broken appliances soil the affected areas with detergents, food remains and other debris. Broken pipes, on the other hand, can soil affected areas with dust collected from the ceiling and wall cavities or paint chippings that come off surfaces as the water flows. Some procedures such as drilling weep holes also contribute to the debris left. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents and tools such as brushes or automatic multi-surface scrubbers to remove all debris from surfaces.
One of the toughest aspects of the cleanup process is removing all water. Pooling water is manageable with buckets, mops and water extractors. However, the water that soaks into materials can be harder to remove. Our SERVPRO technicians remove it effectively through evaporation. We use air movers to increase the average levels of evaporation and then use dehumidifiers to extract the moisture from the air. We also use specialized equipment such as drying mats and injectidry systems especially for materials such as tiles or hardwood floors, which are hard to penetrate.
In case you need to clean up your property in Lafayette, Battle Ground or Dayton areas after water loss, call SERVPRO of Lafayette. You can reach us at (765) 420-0077 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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We Are Growing & Hiring
SERVPRO of Lafayette is Hiring
Are you tired of your current job?
We Are Growing & Hiring Production Technicians, a Marketing representative & an Office Manager
SERVPRO is a customer service company.
The bulk of our work is focused around helping people and businesses whose homes and businesses have been affected by damage due to water, fire and mold. We also provide standard cleaning services like duct cleaning and carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning.
To become Greater Lafayette’s most trusted partner in commercial and residential restoration and cleaning services.
We are looking for people who are interested in developing a career helping members of the community when they need us the most. Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and positivity is what you will need to bring to the table. We will provide you with the training that has kept SERVPRO as the leader in our industry for the past 15 years.
• Daily field operations. Duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, water damage, fire damage
• Prior experience in the industry is a benefit but not required for consideration.
• Daily routes, Social Media, Community Events
• 2 years of prior marketing and sales experience
• Customer service, accounting, inventory, office administration, human resources
• 2 years of prior consistent office management required.
Please call our office today to begin the interview process. (765) 420-0077
When Fire Damage Strikes Your Lafayette Home You Can Count On Our Professionals
This Lafayette home’s kitchen caught on fire when grease spilled on the stovetop.
SERVPRO Works Fast to Control and Reverse Fire Damage in West Lafayette
The difference between a fast and a slow reaction to fire damage in your West Lafayette home can result in thousands of dollars saved or lost during the damage restoration process. SERVPRO stays ready on a 24/7 basis to provide you with the kind of fast and comprehensive fire damage mitigation services your home and household deserve. Our strategy of prioritizing speed also extends beyond our initial response and into the restoration procedures we conduct to bring your home back to the state it was in before the disaster.
One of your first actions after your home in West Lafayette sustains fire damage should be to call a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. Within four hours of your first phone call, our technicians arrive on the scene and immediately get to work evaluating the situation and putting measures in place that stop further damage from happening. They also bring personal protective equipment and years of experience, entering potentially hazardous parts of the home so that you do not have to. They take care of any time-sensitive issues and eliminate factors that can cause damage to your home in the near future, such as structural instabilities.
As hours progress into days, our focus shifts away from fire damage prevention to an effort to reverse anything that has already happened. We use industrial-strength cleaning equipment to get this sort of work done as fast as possible, reducing both the time we need to spend in your home and the total expenses associated with the project. Once fire and smoke residues have been removed, we can begin to improve the visual appearance of your home and apply careful restorative techniques designed to mimic the methods used to build your home while also repairing and replacing the visual signs of damage left behind by the fire.
SERVPRO of Lafayette can help you to overcome fire damage in your home with as little time, hassle, and money spent as possible. Call us 24/7 at (765) 420-0077 to request our services or learn more about how we can help.
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How SERVPRO Uses the Most Effective Tools for Water Damage Remediation in Battle Ground
Regardless of whether water damage literally hits you in the head or comes from a ground source, team SERVPRO is ready with water removal services.
The Equipment Used to Quick-Dry a Battle Ground Basement
Many Battle Ground homeowners who have to contend with water loss incidents in their home can appreciate that the damage can quickly get out of their control. With saturation spreading into many of the materials and the surfaces exposed, the only method to preserve these elements of your property is to utilize restoration equipment to draw out the water from these affected materials and work to dry them out as quickly as possible. Our emergency response team arrives equipped with these powerful tools to protect your structural elements and contents of the house.
Water damage in Battle Ground can occur from several sources in your residence from a faulty appliance to a leaking pipe. With so many avenues that could allow for water damage, you need a team of professionals with the expertise and the training to handle all of the obstacles that might stand in the way of a fully restored property. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to obtain their water restoration certification and continue these educational opportunities to become top assets in the restoration industry.
Knowing what tools can help preserve your home might not get the job done more quickly, but it can help you to appreciate what is happening when our SERVPRO team arrives at your address and begins rolling out our advanced equipment. Depending on the severity of the water damage, we have truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps designed to extract water from affected areas quickly to pave the way for efficient drying efforts to come.
Our drying equipment often comes down to two tools, the air movers and the dehumidifiers. The air movers work to force water out of saturated materials with hot air. This vapor goes into the environment where it gets collected by our industrial-strength dehumidifiers. With a fast reaction to the situation, you can have our experienced professionals able to preserve much of the damaged structural components of your home to limit the need for extensive reconstruction.
Water damage is a common threat to area homes, but it is one that our SERVPRO of Lafayette restoration specialists get well-equipped to face. Give our rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (765) 420-0077.
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How Our Team Of Specialists Can Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Battle Ground
Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24 hours a day to help you overcome the effects of a water damage situation within your residence.
Advanced Tools For Water Damage To Battle Ground Homes
Overcoming the effects of a minor incident in your Battle Ground residence is often something that homeowners believe they can handle on their own. Especially when it is a minor water emergency, people tend to believe that fast drying efforts can prove sufficient, but this is not always the case. In most situations, water saturation into the exposed materials happens instantaneously. While it continues to worsen the longer that the incident does not get appropriately cleaned up and dried out, this moisture can persist even beyond when homeowners believe the area is dry.
Finding the right assistance for water damage in your Battle Ground home is as efficient as making a phone call. Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24 hours a day to help you overcome the effects of a water damage situation within your residence, and properly caring for this situation like your property deserves requires an immediate response to the problem.
Part of our commitment to providing quality restoration services to every customer begins with our insistence on having advanced equipment and technology capable of making this effort more efficient. With the right tools for the job, we can extract water fast, we can dry the area thoroughly, and we can assess any further damages that require our attention at that same time.
With advanced equipment like gas-powered pumps loaded up in the SERVPRO Green Fleet dispatched to your address with our water restoration technicians, we can remove excess water from the affected areas fast. We have equipment capable of forcing water out of saturated materials and collecting it as a vapor in the environment, often preserving this saturated material from removal and replacement.
You might think that most of the restoration companies out there are the same, but there are distinct traits that set our franchise apart. From our commitment that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster to our drive to have the best equipment in the industry, our experts can make a difference in your water-damaged home fast. Give our SERVPRO of Lafayette rapid response team a call anytime at (765) 420-0077.
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