Helping Lafayette Homes With Restoration Services from Fire, Water, Storm and Mold 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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