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Leaky Ceiling

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaky Ceiling Pipe burst in the ceiling

After receiving the call from the homeowner stating that their ceiling in their downstairs bedroom was leaking, we found out shortly after showing up that their upstairs toilet was leaking from a cracked pipe.

Homeowner stated that after hearing there was way more damage than a leaking ceiling I was worried about what I would be left with. After talking with our water technician and him reassuring her that everything would be taken care she was at relief leaving the problem in our hands.

The homeowner was very pleased by everything that was done from the time they called to the time it was finished. They stated that "everything was fantastic and made the process so much easier. I would highly recommend SERVPRO of Vigo County to anyone having to go through this situation. They were a GREAT help!

Storms Rolled Through

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms Rolled Through After demo cleanup

After a cluster of storms rolled through Riley on a Saturday there were many homes and businesses that were affected with damage. A lot of that damage was roofs causing water to be able to intrude the home.

In this case there was so much rain that water was able to penetrate into the house through small foundation cracks. These homeowners were not aware of their storm damage because they were gone on vacation. It took seven days before anyone knew there was damage inside the home.

Our crews were on site and ready to get to work. 

1. Stabilize the area

2. Assess the damage

3. Extract the water

4. Remove wet material

5. Set drying Equipment

Once the structure is dry our crews will work with you and your insurance company to determine the next step.

Water disaster 2018 in Vigo County

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water disaster 2018 in Vigo County Kitchen of a Vigo church after removing the damaged flooring.

When arriving for church on Sunday, this Vigo church's congregation was in for a big surprise. They stood in aww as water gushed from the kitchen when they opened the door.

After our crews arrived on site and were able to assess the damage and create a scope of work, the customer gave us the go ahead to get started on the work.

There is a technique in water damage restoration and our crews are highly trained in them. 

1. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful vacuum units to quickly remove the water.

2. We then set air movers and dehumidifiers for proper drying. We go by the drying standards IICRC to ensure that properties are properly dry.

Our goal is to prevent secondary damage in all situations.

Incoming Water from Ceiling

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Incoming Water from Ceiling Water removal in the hallway

After a severe thunderstorm passed through Spring Hill, water poured in to the roof of this residence. The wind had torn off shingles and allowed rain water to flood into the home. 

The entire upstairs of this residence including the walls, ceiling, and floor sustained large amounts of water.  We were able to get on site to being immediately extracting all of the standing water.

The hardwood was saturated beyond repair and the ceiling had collapsed leaving drywall and insulation debris scattered everywhere. After several days of drying and cleaning SERVPRO of Vigo County was at a point that repairs could begin.

It's never fun when disaster strikes, but we are always here to get your home or business back to pre-existing condition.

Water Pipe Gone Crazy in New Goshen Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Pipe Gone Crazy in New Goshen Home Fixed pipe under sink

After a small piece ruptured from this kitchen sink causing water to flow through this homeowners house, our office was contacted after hours.

A plumber was on the way to fix the pipe and the local Insurance Agent recommended that the customer call us here at SERVPRO of Vigo County to do the water damage cleanup.

We were able to get water extracted, removed the toe kick from the cabinets to allow air flow and then set drying equipment.

Our team works closely with local agents and adjusters to assure that homeowners are taken care of as soon as possible so that their lives are as minimally impacted as possible.

This homeowner was very pleased at how quickly we responded and even asked us to do the repairs after the structure was dry.

How do you stop a chimney fire?

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How do you stop a chimney fire? Chimney Fire in Terre Haute

Chimney fires happen when there is too much buildup in the chimney. The buildup will begin to burn causing fire to come out the top and push smoke into the house. 

How do you stop a chimney fire?

Cleaning out the chimney using a wire brush or hiring a chimney sweep during the warm seasons is the best way to keep fires out of the chimney and out of your home.

The homeowner put out the chimney fire with a fire extinguisher. They were left with dust covering the home and contents.

The home owner was at a devastating loss and didn't think his home could be restored back to new.

SERVPRO of Vigo County came in to restore his home to "Like it never even happened." The customer stated that he was very impressed with the management team and trust worthiness.

Why does mold grow on a water damage?

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why does mold grow on a water damage? Mold restoration in Vigo County

Mold will grow where there is water present. In this case it was from a leaking shower. The mold showed up and the homeowner was very worried.

A leaking shower caused this bathroom and bedroom to be completely restored. After finding out their shower was leaking behind the wall and there was visible growth the homeowner was devastated and did not think her home of 45 years could be restored.

Removing Mold and Restoring Homes

We removed all the moldy materials from the home and replaced the damaged parts with new materials.

At the end of the restoration the homeowner stated:"I am so glad I had SERVPRO of Vigo County come out and get things taken care of. They were all a very friendly bunch of hardworking guys."

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Terre Haute Building or Facility

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vigo County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Vigo County

SERVPRO of Vigo County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Does SERVPRO of Vigo County cover emergencies?

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Does SERVPRO of Vigo County cover emergencies? Terre Haute Residents: We provide immediate service day or night! Or ANY surrounding COUNTY!!!! Clay, Parke, Vermillion, & Sullivan Counties

SERVPRO of Vigo County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Terre Haute or surrounding counties. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 812-242-9611

Residential Services

Whether your Vigo County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Terre Haute commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Storm Damage in Garage and Attic

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage in Garage and Attic Garage and attic damage in Terre Haute Home

After a large storm in the Vigo County area, the homeowners woke up to their ceiling in their garage on top of their car, with their storage from the attic falling through.

SERVPRO of Vigo County arrived within hours of being contacted. The home owner stated that SERVPRO of Vigo County had "excellent cooperation and assistance to fully meet my needs."

If you have any type of disaster SERVPRO of Vigo County can be on site anytime of the day to make it "Like it never even happened."

The homeowner is very pleased with the outcome of his home and stated that it is truly "Like it never even happened."

CALL us today SERVPRO of Vigo County!!! No matter what the TIME is 812-242-9611.