Recent Posts

Summer Thunderstorms in Bloomington, IN

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

When summer storms hit our area, look for the professionals at SERVPRO of Bloomington to help clean up damage done to your home. With high winds and heavy precipitation it's a recipe for water damage throughout your home.  SERVPRO has the equipment and trained technicians to make sure water damage is handled correctly the first time. 

No power, no problem. Even after storms take power out to homes we have secondary power units to be able to allow our equipment to run and trucks mounted water extraction units that can run without electricity.  After water damage we make sure to disinfect the flooded spaces to prevent future mold growth.

Though storm season can be scary, know that SERVPRO of Bloomington can help make it, “Like it never even happened.”

We service all of Monroe, Madison, Lawrence, Greene and Owen Counties in Indiana. For free estimates on any damage call us today at 812-824-2027.

Storm Warning Vs. Watch

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

We’ve all seen or heard the warning, but in many instances we always get storm warnings and watches mixed up.  When you hear the weather warning on the radio or television be sure you know the differences between the two.

These warnings and watches apply to the seasonality of storms from winter, summer, spring and fall, as well as be used for precipitation alerts.

A weather WATCH means that there are elements that exist for the potential development of severe weather. When this weather alert happens, it's a good idea to refresh yourself on your emergency evacuation or safety plans but you don’t need to act on them during this alert. 

A weather WARNING indicates that severe weather is in your area or it is already occurring based on either the severe weather has been spotted or is showing on weather radar. It is during this weather alert it's important to act on your emergency plans to ensure safety. 

For any severe weather event, you can count on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Bloomington to assist you if your home is damaged in any weather event. Give them a call today at 812-824-2027.

Fire Safety Tips

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

There are several ways to ensure your safety from a house fire. The American Red Cross has data listed on their website at www.redcross.org to help individuals be as prepared as they can be for a house fire.

  • Installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are very important and can often be the first alert you can have when a fire starts.
  • With any smoke and carbon monoxide detector it is essential to test them once a month to make sure they are operating. Even though sealed detectors are typically good for 10 years, you still need to test them monthly.
  • Create a fire escape plan for your family. That way everyone knows where to meet or be found in the event of a fire. 
  • Install fire extinguishers in rooms where heat sources are prevalent such as kitchens and garages

Continual training and in-home maintenance will help keep you safe from home fires. For any fire damage, trust in the experts at SERVPRO of Bloomington to help repair your home from damages. For any other questions call 812-824-2027

We Work Closely With You And Your Insurance

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that your local SERVPRO of Bloomington also has full capacity to handle smoke and soot damaged laundry?  It's a huge difference and a true reason why SERVPRO can handle your insurance claim. 

Our laundry system uses specialized equipment and procedures to ensure smoke and soot damaged clothing can be restored instead of replaced, making your insurance claim less and helping to keep premiums down. 

Our process can take even the smokiest and most soot damaged goods back to normal again. Even soft contents that are white that are stained from soot and water come clean to like new condition. 

Other restoration companies outsource their customers' laundry out of state meaning another set of hands processing laundry, more costs involved and a more lengthy process in getting your essential items back.

For more about how this process can restore and not replace all of your soft contents give your local SERVPRO a call at 812-824-2027.

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