Archived Water Damage Blog Posts
Commercial Water Damage in Bloomington, IN
Is your business prepared if it gets flooded? Recently our crews were called out to a large commercial structure that sustained water damage from a fire sprinkler system failure. With our 24-7-365 service you can rest assured SERVPRO of Bloomington will be on scene quickly to get the business back in operations.
We know the importance of getting your business back to business as quickly as possible as time is certainly money. Using state of the art and industrial strength equipment in addition to having the best in trained staff to handle any disaster.
We also have large desiccants available that are used to take moisture out of large structures to help lessen drying time. In addition these large desiccants are generator powered so if the power is out we can still dry out the building.
Find out more about how SERVPRO of Bloomington can handle your fire, water or mold damage needs with a call to 812-824-2027.
Heavy Rains in Elletsville, IN
Heavy rains with failed sump pumps have been a major concern for home owners in the area. There are a few ways to help keep water out of your basement but it's always good to know the water damage experts at SERVPRO of Bloomington are here just in case.
A few things to check before the next big rain include:
- Make sure drainage, gutters and downspouts are cleared of any debris.
- Adding extensions off of downspouts to ensure water is flowing away from your home
- Testing sump pumps at least once a month to make sure they are still working
- Make sure sump pump plumbing is also ejecting water far away from the house
- Making sure all debris is cleared from the roof and make sure to have your roof inspected annually.
Of course if your water takes on any water from flooding from the inside or out, SERVPRO of Bloomington is here to help. Got water damage? Call 812-824-2027.
Water Damage in your Bedford, IN Home Or Business
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.
How To Tell If Your Water Heater Is Failing
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.
Water Damage In Your Home
When is a good time to inspect your water system in your household? Well it's pretty common that no one really checks in on it until after there is an issue with it. In some cases it's pretty difficult to be able to inspect every linear foot of your water pipes, but there are a few ways to check.
Pay close attention to your water bill as it may show excessive water usage or above normal usage
Unusual water found in or around your crawl space
Damp floors or water seeping up from the floor
Mold forming inside your home around baseboards or around cabinets
Check on water heaters, and consider replacing if old
Best thing to do once you discover water in your home or business? Call the professionals at SERVPRO for a free damage estimate and inspection at 812-824-2027 to get the water extracted from your home.
Have You Checked Your Gutter System Lately?
Now that we are well into the fall season, SERVPRO of Bloomington wants to remind homeowners about an important functioning item we tend to overlooked each year, your gutters.
Although you may not think about it, the state of your gutters can affect many other areas of your family's property, which includes your roof and foundation. If your gutters fail to function they way they are intended to do they can wreck havoc on your home or business . The most common problem that homeowners face with their gutters is that they fail to drain or channel excess rainwater far enough away from your foundation. That excess water can back up under your home's foundation or into your basement. If rain water doesn't travel through your gutters freely, it's most likely because the gutters are clogged with leaves or debris. This is especially common during this season when trees are dropping their leaves. If you have clogged gutters it can often lead to costly foundation repairs that can cost thousands of dollars. Having your gutters regularly cleaned (at least once or twice a year) can prevent a major water damage from happening to your property.
if you are concerned about your gutters not functioning property, SERVPRO of Bloomington encourages you to have them inspected by a qualified company to avoid any future water damage from gutters that are clogged.
When water backs up into your basement our foundation, it very well may be a gutter system that is not functioning properly. Be sure and call the cleanup team that is "Faster To Any Size Disaster" in the event water damage strikes your home or business.
Spring Time Inspection
As spring is getting closer, more rain seems likely so it might be a great time to inspect your gutters to see if they might need some maintenance. Gutters full of debris can cause a lot of water damage. You should inspect them frequently. If they are full and clogging the downspouts, the overflow of water could be going in all the wrong places such as your walls. Water damage can become a major issue if not handled quickly. Checking things such as the guttering and outdoor water spickets can help prevent huge problems as well as prevent huge expenses. Regular maintenance is key to preventing water damage on the outside. For people with outdoor pools and fountains, checking all hoses and connectors is a great idea and should be a part of your spring time inspection as well! We can't always prevent all types of water damage but the ones we can will help to minimize the possibility! Take a little time now for your own peace of mind! We see a lot of water damage at SERVPRO that could have been prevented! Create your own spring time inspection list and enjoy your spring!
Working with the damaged area
Portion of Train Town!!!!
We have seen a lot of different situations and each has its own plan to correct the issue. In this case, we have water damage at a residence due to flooding. The residence has an extremely detailed and in depth train community. The entire setup of train and the town are up on stilts. Extracting the area with an RX20 was not an option due to all the legs from the train town every few feet. It was not possible to get more than a wand in between the legs, and it would have been almost impossible to relocate the entire setup. Our technician had to do some seriously planning. He used a a special mix of our fans and the dehumidifiers set to not disturb the client's hard work. Although complicated, we at SERVPRO kept the client and their town right on track!
Flooding in Monroe County
Our team spent Saturday at the Salvation Army. The Severe flooding happening in Monroe County has taken quite a toll on the area. The flooding hit so many places here and in the surrounding area. We have been very busy. SERVPRO, we are here when you need us!!
Is it any wonder ?
Can you say Water damage? We can.
Here in Indiana, the weather is a huge issue in the winter.
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
Category: Water Damage
Photo Caption: SERVPRO of Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene and Martin counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in our 5 counties
SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 812-275-2244
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene and Martin Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke,water damage event, sewer backups and vandalism. 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.
We are IICRC certified and perform background checks on all employees