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Emergency Readiness Plan

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

It isn’t always possible to be prepared for unexpected events such as a sprinkler system malfunction or a burst pipe. The damage caused reaches beyond the obvious initial extraction and repairs; it can have resounding impact on your operations and even put a halt on business altogether affecting everything from your employees and clients to your profits.

The best way to lessen the impact is to have a readiness plan in place just in case. With a plan the response is faster and when dealing with the flow of water, this can make a huge difference between minor damage and major reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Vigo offers such a plan for your business.  We collect your information and prepare an Emergency Ready Profile that is tailored to your unique needs. The ERP includes valuable information at your fingertips in a moment’s notice.

  • Emergency Action Checklist
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Utility Information (shut off locations, contact information)
  • Primary Contact Information (work authorization contact)
  • Insurance Contact Information
  • Property Overview
  • Building Access Information

This information is documented in your ERP and provides photos and instructions to help locate main shut offs and navigate the points in your business that you rarely even access until there is a problem.

Contact SERVPRO of Vigo at 812-242-9611 to schedule an appointment, review your business needs, and allow us to create your personalized Emergency Ready Profile

Restoring Commercial Properties Is One Of The Services SERVPRO Is Great At!

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties in Terre Haute 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.

About SERVPRO of Vigo County 

SERVPRO of Vigo 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.  

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.

Call SERVPRO of Vigo 812-242-9611

Faster To Any Size Disaster

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Vigo provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (812)242-9611

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 2010 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Vigo arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

When Sever Storms Bring Damages - Count On SERVPRO To Help!

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

How to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Business

When a storm affects a business, business owners may wonder what they could have done to prevent the damage. Performing exterior maintenance and inspecting your property prior to a storm, however, may make it easier to prevent storm damage.

1. Obvious Signs of Damage

When inspecting a building, there are certain issues that may be quite obvious. For example, mold growth on a building can be highly visible, and damaged siding can also be easy to spot. Visible signs of exterior damage may also be an indicator that your building has sustained interior damage, and it is sometimes useful to employ water and mold restoration professionals if you suspect your business has existing damage that could become worse if a storm occurs.

2. Loose, Cracked or Worn-Down Materials

Thoroughly examining building materials and areas that are prone to damage before a storm can also be helpful. If you know there are building materials, such as old roof shingles, that may be prone to damage, it can be helpful to check that the materials aren’t loose, dented or otherwise damaged before a storm. Perform frequent exterior maintenance in these areas can help to keep your building maintained.

3. Potential Sources of Damage

When inspecting the exterior of your business, it may be easy to forget to examine your environment. However, even you don’t see any visible indications of a problem and you don’t notice any worn-down materials, it can be important to look around your property for debris or other materials that could damage your business during a storm. You can also use landscaping to your advantage by planting shrubs, flowers or trees that are able to absorb excess water, which may be able to prevent floodwater from affecting your building.

By performing exterior maintenance before a storm can prevent your building from sustaining damage. In your building inspection, it can be helpful to look for obvious signs of damage, worn-down materials and potential sources that could cause damage to your property during a storm.

Give SERVPRO of Vigo a call if a storm does hit your business! We are faster to any disaster and are ready to put our expertise, equipment and experience to work for you!   (812)242-9611

Fire Damage Restoration Process

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Vigo has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (812)242-9611

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

House Fire in Terre Haute Indiana

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

Have you had a fire damage recently?

If you have experienced a fire damage in your life, you will have a different perspective from those whom have not. A house fire can be life altering. 

Imagine experiencing a fire in your home. The thought alone is devastating. But when you imagine living's not something you would wish on anyone. For us, we want to be that phone call of hope on the other line. "Yes, we can help you. We are sorry that you are experiencing this, but we are going to help you through this tragedy hand in hand."

SERVPRO of Vigo is here to serve you.

Our team is trained and ready to clean up whatever size fire you have. We are ready to serve you and serve you well. We are ready to listen and communicate. We are ready to provide you, your family, your home, and your items with the utmost respect. 

Give us a call today if you have fire, smoke, or soot damage (812)-242-9611

Our Customers say it all!

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

Nothing is more valuable to a business than the reviews left by their customers.  SERVPRO of Vigo County takes great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service to residents and business owners throughout the Vigo, Clay, Parke Sullivan and Vermillion county area when disaster strikes, and this is evidenced by the online reviews we receive.  From fire damage restoration in a single-family home when the pot on the stove gets a bit out of control, to multi-story water damages affecting numerous owners, SERVPRO of Vigo County is Here to Help make the damage “Like it never even happened.”  So, what do our customers have to say about the service we provide?

 I can’t say enough about how happy I was with the service from all the guys at SERVPRO! I called in a panic when I found 2 feet of water in my basement, they showed up within the hour and had everything under control. I would highly recommend them to anyone, truly a lifesaver for me! Thanks SERVPRO! - Jill T.

Unfortunately I had a water heater blow out in one of my rentals. The damage was substantial. Luckily SERVPRO was called and the work they performed was outstanding. They had to open my walls 3 feet up where the water damage occurred to insure there was no mold growing. SERVPRO was quick to respond, cleaned up all the mess and fixed everything. The left my rental property just as they advertise, "like it never happened ". Thank you SERVPRO! - Mike E.

AMAZING!!!!! They were at my house within an hour of our flood! They answered all my questions and took the time to walk me thru all the steps of the process as I had never had to do anything like this before. Customer service at its finest! And... they got things dry so fast I didn’t have to do major repairs due to water damage!!!! Very very impressed SERVPRO! - Ruthee L.

When it comes to finding a local professional that you can trust for your cleanup and restoration needs, look no further than SERVPRO of Vigo County.  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies, SERVPRO of Vigo County is “Faster to any size disaster.” (812)242-9611

Water Damage Emergency Tips

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

When water damages occur in your home or business, safety is a top priority.  Depending on the severity of the damages, depth of standing water, and condition of the surrounding structure, it may be unsafe to remain inside the building.  If choosing to remain in the building, be sure to follow these safety guidelines:

  • Avoid sagging and/or bubbling ceilings: this is a sign of water contained above which could cause the ceiling to fall.
  • Watch for any "slip, trip or fall" hazards that may be present.
  • Do not step into pooled or standing water.  If electricity is still running through the building, electrical shock may be possible.
  • Do not attempt to lift or moved waterlogged materials as they may be very heavy.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (812)242-9611

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

When Storms or Floods hit Vigo County, SERVPRO is ready!

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Terre Haute Indiana. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Terre Haute Indiana.

SERVPRO of Vigo specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Vigo county, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 2,000 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Vigo (812)242-9611

Vigo County Storm Damage Can Lead to a Big Mold Issue

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Storms can lead to big mold problems Storms can lead to big mold problems

The presence of mold leaves behind an unmistakable musty odor. Although this fungus can develop inside a house when it is simply a little too humid, it is more likely to develop after floodwater damages the premises. When that flooding is accompanied by sewage loss, the contaminants only exacerbate the problem.

Homeowners should try to prevent mold growth entirely. If mold does develop, then you need to address it right away before a bad stench turns into something much worse.

1. Structural Damage

Mold is particularly destructive to certain materials, including gypsum board, plaster and wood. Over time, these materials may weaken and change color. You may not even see the damage if the item is painted, but the paint merely hides the mildew. The only way to ensure your home remains structurally sound is to remove all presence of mold. Certain structures may need to be replaced entirely to make sure your house is safe.

2. Rapid Growth

Mold growth can get out of hand in just 24 hours. It can spread exponentially when exposed to the right conditions. Leaks, condensation and high humidity can accelerate the growth process, causing the mold to overtake entire sections of walls and flooring. Over time, this can lead to toxic black mold.

An even more dangerous aspect is that visible mold is only half the story. If you see mold, then there is a very high likelihood there is even more growing out of sight. You need someone to come out to your place immediately to ensure your house remains mold-free.

When bringing in a professional team to address mold in your home, it is vital that every sign of it is removed. This includes the mold you see on the wall as well as spores that have entered the air.

Without addressing the problem comprehensively, the mold growth will simply resume, sometimes in less than a day.

SERVPRO of Vigo has the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to restore your home or business to its pre-existing state. If you need someone to help you with any fire, soot, or smoke damage, our certified technicians will be there to start the restoration process.

If you have storm damage or suspect mold, call SERVPRO of Vigo (812) 242-9611