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Trust The Restoration Specialists With Your Belongings

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

When your home is impacted by a water damage, it is often the loss of your personal belongings that is the most devastating. Clothing, furniture, photo albums and other keepsakes are the items that often can't be replaced and are the most important to your family. The restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson are trained in the most up-to-date cleaning methods to restore these precious items that make your house a home. 

Our technicians utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

We always pre-test surfaces to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method for each item. Our "restore" versus "replace" mentality means our priority is to preserve your precious belongings and keep your costs low. 

If you have experienced a water damage in your home, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422 today. 

How Can We Help Your Small Business?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that as many as 50% of businesses may never reopen after a disaster? A fire, smoke or water damage can be devastating to small businesses. While no one can predict when disaster will strike, business owners who have a plan in case of emergency are better prepared to get their business up and running with less cost and less interruption. At SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson we have the expertise to create a step-by-step plan for you and your employees in case of a disaster. This Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is created for you at no cost and offers the following:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Contact our office today at 317-773-0422 and schedule an appointment to have a restoration specialist create an Emergency Ready Profile for your company free of charge. We are always here to help in your time of need. 

Property Damage Caused by Summer Storms

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

The heat wave and low rainfall that has descended on Central Indiana have created the perfect setting for summer storms that can appear suddenly and severely damage your property. Pop up thunderstorms are often accompanied by high winds, lightening and flash flooding.  Protect your home from these damaging storms by following these tips:

*Install power strips in your home to protect your electronics and appliances from power surges that occur with nearby lightening. If severe weather is forecast in your area, it may be helpful to take the additional step of unplugging these items completely. 

*Regularly inspect trees and shrubbery on your property. High winds can bring down limbs and pose a threat to your roof, home, vehicles, and fencing. Contact a professional tree removal company if you have questions about the health of your trees or to remove large limbs or trees from your yard.

*Check your basement's sump pump regularly and consider purchasing a battery powered back-up system. 

*Remove debris from your home's roof and  gutter system. Blocked downspouts can cause water to collect around your home's foundation and subsequently cause water damage inside your home. 

If your home or business is damaged by a summer storm, contact the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. We will be on site quickly to assess the damage and begin the drying process. Our goal is to make your home "Like it never even happened." 

The First 48 Hours After a Water Damage Are Critical

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

When you have experienced a flood in your home, it's tempting to adopt a "wait and see" approach to the damage. Maybe the water will go down. Maybe your belongings won't be damaged. Maybe your flooring will dry without intervention. Unfortunately, the steps you take in the first 48 hours after a water damage are critical to restoring your property and keeping your loved ones safe and healthy. 

If you have standing water in your home, immediately turn off the power. Never attempt to enter a room that is flooded or touch the water without ensuring the power has been turned off. 

Contact your insurance company. There are many different types of homeowners insurance and policies differ. Understand what type of coverage you have for your situation. 

Contact the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. We will be onsite quickly to assess your situation and begin the dryout process immediately. 

Keep these tips in mind immediately after a water damage event in your home: 

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 you need help fast, trust SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson to restore your property and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us day or night at 317-773-0422. 

Employee Spotlight: Jenny McNamara

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Our awesome Office Manager Jenny joined our team in January of 2021. Jenny has years of experience working in the restoration industry and brings a wealth of knowledge, organization and expertise to our business. She is responsible for the day to day management of our office and is the first point of contact for our customers when they call or stop by. When she is not keeping our office running smoothly she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. She is also a lover of nature and animals. We at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson know that it is our people who make us the best in the restoration industry and Jenny is an amazing asset to our team!

Commercial Services Spotlight: Educational Facilities

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

As the dog days of summer heat up, educators are hard at work preparing for the return of students in the fall. As students from preschool to college-age make the return to the classroom, the definition of what it means to have a clean and safe learning environment has never been more important. At SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson, we understand that ensuring the safety and health of our students is our community's number one priority. The cleaning that we provide goes beyond traditional janitorial services. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is expert deep cleaning backed by our industry-leading training program and follows all CDC and local guidelines, including the use of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants. We have experience in educational buildings at all levels from:

  • Early Childhood - Preshool and Nursery Schools
  • Primary - Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Secondary - High school and Academies
  • Higher Education - College and Universities
  • Athletics - Gymnasium, Sports Complex and Stadiums

Contact our cleaning specialists at 317-773-0422 and give your staff, students and parents the peace of mind that comes with providing a safe, clean and comfortable learning environment this fall. 

Commercial Services Spotlight: Food Service Facilities

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

If you own or manage a food services business, you already know that your facility has special requirements when it comes to safety, cleanliness and restoration or construction. At SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson, we understand that any downtime for your business is money lost and when you need help getting up and running after a fire, smoke or water damage you need that help yesterday. Our technicians are specially trained to handle the unique needs of the food service industry from navigating complicated health and food service regulations to cleaning and sanitizing your specialized equipment. 

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management 
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Restuarant Cleaning
  • Restuarant Kitchen Cleaning
  • Restaurant hood Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal 
  • Biohazard Remediation
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

If your business has been impacted by fire, water, or smoke damage, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422 anytime day or night. Let us help get you back in the business of serving your customers!

Why Call SERVPRO When Water Damage Strikes?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your home or business, it can be tempting to "go it alone" and try to clean up the mess and resulting damage on your own. Unfortunately, water damage is often sneaky, creating wet walls, damaging flooring and leaving musty smells in its wake. Trust the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson to clean and restore your property the right way utilizing the latest technologies in drying and deodorization. Have the piece of mind that comes with knowing you have experts in your corner to make the process of restoring your home as painless as possible. Our technicians receive continuous training to stay up to date on the most effective techniques in the industry to quickly and efficiently restore your property. Call us anytime day or night at 317-773-0422 and let us help you make your home "Like it never even happened."

Proven Experience for Your Fire or Smoke Damage

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire or smoke damage at your home or business, trust the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson to return your property to its preloss condition. With over thirty years of experience in Central Indiana, we have a proven system to not only restore your property but to make the process as stress-free as possible for you. 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call our office at 317-773-0422, which is answered 24 hours a day. We will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us make a plan of action for your situation.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our restoration professionals will 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, our technicians 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 will 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

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

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We will clean 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 will also 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.

We understand that when faced with a recent fire or water damage, you need help quickly. You can trust the expertise and experience of SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson to get the job done right and make your property "Like it never even happened."

What is Advanced Restoration Technology?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Selecting a company to restore your property after a fire or water damage can be challenging. There are many businesses who claim to be experts in the field of restoration. What sets us apart at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson is our commitment to continuous training and the most up to date equipment and techniques in the industry. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the standards for cleaning after specific forms of loss such as fire, smoke, mold and water damage. Our technicians are IICRC certified and trained in the most cutting edge techniques using equipment such as infrared cameras, hygrometers, and moisture detectors to find water behind walls, ceilings and in other areas where it may not be evident on an initial inspection. We utilize industrial air movers and dehumidification systems to dry structures quickly and help prevent further damage. We specialize in odor removal using fogging agents, air scrubbers and deodorization products. 

Our technicians receive thorough and continuous training to stay up to date on these products and techniques. Restoration is an ever evolving field and we want our customers to feel confident that we can return their property to its preloss condition quickly and safely. 

If you have experienced fire, smoke, water, or mold damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422.