Is It Safe To Stay in My Home After a Water Damage?
When customers call us after their home has been damaged by unwanted water, one question we often hear is how safe is it to remain in the home? There are several factors to keep in mind in the immediate aftermath of a water damage situation. What is the source of the water? Water that has come from a broken sewer line or an unknown source should be considered contaminated and is not safe to touch or handle without taking proper safety precautions. Standing water in and around your home, no matter the source, can be dangerous and pose the risk of electrocution as electrical outlets and appliances may still be live. If your home has experienced unwanted water, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. Our technicians will be on site quickly to help create a plan of action to get you and your family back in your home and make your property "Like it never even happened."
Emergency Board-Up Services After a Fire
If your home or business has been impacted by a fire, SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson can be on site immediately to inspect and protect damaged areas so you can start the process of restoration. The aftermath of a fire can include damaged walls and windows and roof damage that needs to be addressed immediately. The goal of our board up services is to protect your property from further damage caused by weather, animals, or unauthorized entry. Our professional crews can tarp roofs and board up damaged walls, windows and doors. And because emergencies don't always happen during regular business hours, our technicians are available anytime day or night. Call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422 and let us make it "Like it never even happened."
Central Indiana Storm Damage Experts
Depending on where you live, a storm can mean tornadoes, flooding, high winds, and snow and ice. In Central Indiana, we can experience all of these events in a single season. Don't be tempted to go it alone after your home has been hit by a devastating weather event. The restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson are here to assess the damage and make a plan to restore your property quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Our crews will be on-site quickly following a storm to provide a thorough examination of your home from roof to basement. We can identify and address unsafe structural or electrical damage and flooded or other impacted areas and begin the process of returning your home to its preloss condition immediately. Call us anytime day or night at 317-773-0422 if you have need help following an Indiana weather event.
Our Training Sets Us Apart
When your home or business is damaged by severe weather, fire, or other disaster, we know you have many local companies to turn to for help. We believe it is our employees who set us apart as the premier restoration company in Central Indiana. Our parent company, SERVPRO Industries, has been the leader in mitigation and restoration services since 1967 and the education of restoration professionals is a cornerstone of that business. Although we at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson are an independently owned local company, we have the benefit of continuous training through SERVPRO Industries that keeps us up to date on the most current and best practices in emergency property remediation. Our employees are certified through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) in fire restoration, water restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning and applied structural drying. We also provide continuing education for local insurance agents and adjusters, real estate professionals and others in the areas of restoration and mitigation. Our goal is to be a trusted source for the restoration industry locally in Central Indiana as well as on a national level. If you have restoration needs for your home or commercial property, call us today at 317-773-0422.
Commercial Services Spotlight: Hospitality Facilities
After months of canceled and postponed weddings, concerts and conventions, it is exciting to see the return of in-person social and business events to central Indiana. At SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson we understand that resuming these activities is especially important to the hospitality industry. Therefore, when disaster strikes in the form of fire, smoke or water damage, it is imperative that facilities are able to quickly get back to business. From small independent venues to large convention centers, we have the knowledge and experience to assess your situation and restore the affected area with as little inconvenience to your guests as possible. Our priority is to isolate the impacted areas of damage so that your facility can continue to function and maintain your high level of service to your customers. We offer a variety of services to the hotel, casino, entertainment and convention industries:
Our Experience Includes:
- Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
- Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
- Odor Removal
- Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
- Smoke and Soot Cleanup
- Mold Removal
- Vandalism Cleanup
- Document and Records Recovery
- Total Project Management
If your commercial property has been impacted by fire, smoke or water damage, contact SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson today at 317-773-0422. We are the locally-owned, trusted leaders in the restoration business and we can make it "Like it never even happened."
Trust The Restoration Specialists With Your Belongings
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?
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
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
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
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!