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Water Damage in your Bedford, IN Home Or Business

4/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike at any time of the day, that's why the Professionals at SERVPRO are on call 24-7 for your emergencies. From homes, apartments to commercial structures, no water is too big or too small for SERVPRO to handle.  With state of the art water extraction equipment to industrial strength fans and dehumidification equipment we have the equipment to get you dry in no time.  

We are also able to take care of some water damages with the use of the newest technology without having to remove flooring or walls through a unique process. Our trained staff has been thoroughly educated on knowing the signs of water damage as well as the best and least invasive ways possible to remove the water. 

If you have any questions, or have had water damage,  please contact your local office at 812-824-2027.

Preparing for Spring Storms

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

How To Prepare For Spring Storms

Spring time weather always brings a lot of uncertainty with regard to severe weather. It's always critical to have an emergency plan in place for those storms and the damage they may cause. 

Having a proper emergency plan in place helps to allow family members know where to go or where to be located, if following a storm communications are knocked out. It is also important to safely store non-perishable food items and plenty of fresh water.

If you have any damage following the storm, call SERVPRO to get them onsite as soon as possible. From board-ups, roof coverings and water mitigation we’ll get to work as quickly as possible. 

If you have any questions please contact your local office at 812-824-2027 and find out more on how SERVPRO can help you weather the storm.

What To Do When Your Home In Bloomington, IN Has Mold

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

You’ve just found mold inside your Bloomington, IN home, now what do you do? Call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Your local SERVPRO office is staffed with knowledgeable, trained and certified associates ready and able to help. It's critical to observe and locate the causes of mold growth in a home and to act quickly to remediate the cause. 

In areas where water is more used and even in areas where damp cool air might meet warmer air inside your home to damp crawl space are all suspect for mold growth. If you’ve had prior leaks that were not fixed correctly and treated for mold might also create mold in your home.

If you have any questions please contact your local office at 812-824-2027 and find out more on how SERVPRO  can handle your mold issues.

What To Do When Your Home In Bloomington, IN Has Mold

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

You’ve just found mold inside your Bloomington, IN home, now what do you do? Call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Your local SERVPRO office is staffed with knowledgeable, trained and certified associates ready and able to help. It's critical to observe and locate the causes of mold growth in a home and to act quickly to remediate the cause. 

In areas where water is more used and even in areas where damp cool air might meet warmer air inside your home to damp crawl space are all suspect for mold growth. If you’ve had prior leaks that were not fixed correctly and treated for mold might also create mold in your home.

If you have any questions please contact your local office at 812-824-2027 and find out more on how SERVPRO  can handle your mold issues.

How To Tell If Your Water Heater Is Failing

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Its something we never really check on yet we depend on it every day. It's our water heater. We've recently seen several calls for water and even mold remediation after a water heater failure.  

From a lack of hot water, small leaks and even a whole house full of water, there are several ways to know before it goes:

  • From no hot water or inconsistent hot water availability
  • You notice any water around the water heater
  • Reduction of hot water flow
  • Odd odors or discolored water
  • Any sounds out of the ordinary
  • Older water heater units

Unfortunately what we see the most is large amounts of water into the home from a failed water heater. 

It's not only the water that is the concern, it's the chance of mold forming in those areas as well.

Spring Showers Bring....

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Spring showers bring basement flooding....or is it May flowers? Either way with winter out of the way and those heavy showers hitting we're seeing an influx of flooded basements. In some instances we can prevent those pesky showers from coming into our homes:

1. Making sure all gutters are clear of debris and that all downspouts from the gutters are extended beyond the foundation. Although they may not be pretty, during these heavy spring rains its beneficial to get them as far away from the home as possible. Doing this will help keep water from trying to flow back into the basement.

2. Test sump pumps. Easiest way is to take a 5-gallon bucket and fill up the sump well. Ensure the sump pump is able to pump the well water level down. Also be sure that the sump pump is clear of any obstacles so that the float or lift is able to activate the pump. 

3. Also for those in low lying areas, check your crawlspace to ensure that there is no standing water in your crawlspace. Standing water in your crawlspace invites unwanted mold to begin forming in an along the foundation walls and floor joists.

For any water damage that does occur, don't hesitate to call your local SERVPRO office today at 812-824-2027

What To Look For To Prevent Roof Leaks

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

You might have noticed water on your ceiling after a heavy rain or from snow melt. Though most homeowners aren’t roofers or in the roofing business, there are a few ways to inspect your roof before leaks happen. 

  1. Inspect flashing - Inspect areas around where any plumbing vents, attic vents or chimneys extend above the roof. Check around those areas to also ensure any sealants around those areas are free of damage or cracks.
  2. Check for holes - Easier said than done on some roofs. Falling limbs or branches can puncture roofs after a storm. It's always a best practice to inspect your roof after any limb or branch falls on it.
  3. Check for missing or damaged shingles on your roof.

Water is always tricky in how it travels, so even though you might see where it's damaging your sheetrock from inside your home, the water may have found a different access point to get in. 

The best tip is to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bloomington if that water makes it into your home. They have all the right tools to inspect and correct damage from water leaks and make sure mold won’t form.

Can My Contents Be Cleaned After A Fire?

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

Depending on the severity of a home or business fire, it is surprising to find that contents can be salvaged after a fire. Your local SERVPRO of Bloomington has all the knowledge and proper cleaning methods to save your items. 

We utilize one of the best washing systems to clean soft contents, items such as clothing, stuffed animals, purses and shoes. This washing system is able to take the tough stains and harmful toxic odors from soft contents to restore them to like new condition without using harmful chemicals or abrasive cleaning methods.  We are also able to clean hard surface items such as cabinets, dressers, cabinets and countertops using SERVPRO’s specialty cleaning agents. 

With SERVPRO of Bloomington our focus is on the ability to restore items instead of replacing them as it adds unnecessary expense to the insurance claim and it gives you your home back to the way it was. Our goal is to always get you back into your home quickly and to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Water Mold Damage

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Damage can come in any form, from natural disasters, flooding, fires to mold damage, no one gets your business back going quicker than SERVPRO. We know the importance of getting your business back up and running as time is money. Put your trust in the company that can best serve you and has the equipment and know how to get it done correctly the first time. 

From small business, shopping malls, Universities to large factories there is no job too large or too small for your local SERVPRO to handle.  Quicker to any disaster than the rest, we place great pride in utilizing a trusted process for each fire, water or mold damage that we encounter. With specialized equipment and trained staff we are always prepared.

Want to know more about how SERVPRO can help? Call us today at 812-824-2027

Why Choose SERVPRO

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington is family owned and operated with a focus and mindset of helping those in Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Green and Martin Counties. We treat every customer like family and dedicate ourselves to making sure the job is done right. 

It’s the best of both worlds, locally owned and operated with the support and technological improvements through our corporate affiliation. What advantages does that bring that sets us apart from our competition? It gives us nearly unlimited resources to be able to handle any job big or small. We have the ability to mobilize a workforce to handle any size emergency or disaster to help those in need get back to normal. It also gives us the equipment needed to ensure every job is treated the same and gets the effective treatment it needs as quickly as possible. 

A nationally known restoration company with the local service you know and trust. Give the professionals a call at SERVPRO at 812-824-2027 to make it, "Like it never even happened."