What is Water Mitigation?
There are some technical terms we use here at SERVPRO of West Evansville that many people might not know. We are quick to use these words with each other but sometimes forget to slow down and explain them to our customers! We want everyone we work with to know and understand exactly what we are doing in their home. Honestly, it's a science. But we are always happy to explain it! One of those words are mitigating water. Check out the process below :
Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood, a leaking roof or any number of water-related reasons.
Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.
Mitigation lessens the financial impact of disasters.
As mitigation specialists, SERVPRO of West Evansville focuses on reducing loss, enabling quick recoveries and lessening costs involved with restoration of property damage events.
Give SERVPRO of West Evansville 812-465-2500 a call to have water in your home mitigated!
Who do you Speak with After Hours? The Owners.
Did you know you are speaking with one of the four owners when you call our number after hours? You do! We love speaking with you.
As always, we are here to help you, and taking the initial phone call means the world to us.
The moment the phone rings, we are preparing to speak with someone on the other line that has just experienced possibly one of the worst catastrophes of their life. The owners don't believe that an answering service will do justice for what the customer deserves. The customer deserve to speak with someone that understands what the next steps are. They also deserve peace of mind in such a horrible situation.
Emergencies do not always happen during "work hours" which means one of the four owners is answering the phone at 2:00am if that is when the disaster occurs.
We started this business eight years ago and our purpose was and always has been to serve others and serve them well.
Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today, we are here to help and we are ready for any disaster that come your way.
If your Business Catches on Fire..Do you have a Plan?
Two days after opening, a local restaurant catches on fire affecting all of the surrounding business located in the same strip mall.
Imagine that is your business that caught on fire or you are one of the surrounding businesses. It's a horrible thought, especially after the shut down of Covid 19. After the panic subsides..think about your plan.
How would your business bounce back? Could your business bounce back? Every business should have a contingency plan, and should regularly update the plan as times change. These are scary questions we know. We've had to ask ourselves the same things.
What would make it even worse if if you do not have a reliable restoration company who do you turn to in your time of need? SERVPRO of West Evansville runs as a 24/7 emergency service company. Which means when you get that dreaded phone call you can lean on us anytime of day. Give us a call, we are here for you.
In the case of the strip mall fire, SERVPRO was notified the morning after the fire. We were able to go into the first building to start the restoration process. After pack-out and then gutting the restaurant we moved to another store next door. A hair salon was only shut down for 2 days while we were able to clean all of their contents and the building that endured smoke damage.
SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to help you after your Evansville Indiana business fire or house fire. We've got your back.
Storm Damage to your Home?
Storm damage is always something people don't expect to happen. Do you have an emergency ready kit just in case?
We were actually surprised to learn that 51.5% of US homes have the recommended emergency kit in their home or car. We thought it might be a lot less than that.
Most of us here at SERVPRO of West Evansville to have our emergency ready kits, but not all of us.The American Red Cross encourages that each household and car have a preparedness kit.
The top items in an emergency kit should be:
- Canned food
- Can opener
- Enough food and water for each person in your household for 5 days.
SERVPRO of West Evansville ready and here to tarp your roof, remove debris, fix your roof, fix your siding...but be sure to have you emergency kit ready for the things we can't fix!
Fire Escape Plan in Evansville Indiana?
Do you have a fire escape plan? Many people do not. We feel that it is our job to educate the community on this.
Unfortunately a house fire is a reality for many families. It's an extremely scary reality, but the fact is, it can happen, and it does happen.
Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville, we come to your rescue AFTER the fire has occurred in your home or business. But we want to do our part and help you BEFORE an actual fire starts. Homes, offices, and material items can be replaced and/or restored...but not your families lives. For us, the fire escape plan is the most important part.
This can be a challenging conversation with your family, especially if you have little ones in the home. You don't want to scare them, but you also want to give them confidence on what to do if something like this were to ever happen. So have the conversation, no matter how hard it is. If anything were to ever happen, you will wish you had.
SERVPRO of West Evansville is dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” we are ready 24/7, 365 at 812-465-2500 to help you.
You've Had a Water Damage..Now What...
After walking into water filling your basement or hearing that dreaded noise of water over flowing from some room in your home thoughts of what to do next can whirl through your head.
What do I do? Who do I call?
SERVPRO of West Evansville is always our answer for that at 812-465-2500
But as always..we want to give you some good advice! Here are some quick tips on your next steps:
- Shut off the source of water if possible.
- Turn off circuit breakers to prevent any electrical shock.
- Call SERVPRO of West Evansville to get crews headed your way.
- If you water loss is not a large loss, let SERVPRO come in before submitting a claim to insurance.
- Call your insurance company to see if this particular loss will be covered.
- If you are able to, mop up excess water to help drying time. DO NOT use a household vacuum to suck up water. Using a household vacuum could cause electric shock.
- Remove any important items or documents, move them to a dry area.
SERVPRO of West Evansville helping make water damage, "Like it never even happened."
Not All Water Damage Restoration Companies are Created Equal
Did you know that not all water damage restoration companies are created equal?
Well they aren't....That's why we wanted to write this post. When people have a "wet basement" or "sump pump failure" most of them call their insurance company or they google what to do. That's okay. We do that when we are looking for companies too. But just because a company is on google and can mitigate water from your basement does not mean that they have any credentials at all! Shocking and scary huh?
Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we are IICRC certified and we are a certified firm. That might not explain much but what that means is that we have the highest credentials possible for water damage restoration.
We are proud of our credentials and we feel that our quality of work shows it.
Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today.
SERVPRO of West Evansville and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we are not taking this pandemic lightly...we are doing "business as usual" but truth be told, nothing is really usual about it, these are difficult times for all of us. Water and fire damages have continued to happen...and we will continue to serve those in our community and surrounding communities. When it comes to COVID-19, dealing with biological hazard such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi is nothing new for SERVPRO of West Evansville…for years we have successfully performed bioremediation, mold remediation, sewage remediation, and many other services within environments that posed potential hazards. There is still so much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As a service provider continually working in customer's homes and businesses, SERVPRO of West Evansville and our team are prepared to the very best of our ability to work in an environment of heightened awareness as we navigate though this difficult time. We are focusing on additional cleaning and decontamination steps prior to restoration services commencing. We will also be going out of our way to find additional ways to support local businesses in our community. We must remain strong...all of us.
Storm Damage in Evasville, Indiana
Days ago Nashville, Tennessee was hit with a horrific storm. Many buildings were ruined and lives were lost.
Every year this happens in cities, but yet we all always think "It will never happen to me." Living in such denial doesn't do anyone any good. Which is where SERVPRO of West Evansville steps in. Nobody can prevent a tornado..obviously. But what can a fire and water clean up and restoration company do? We can clean up the mess afterwards and do our best to help put your life back together.
Have you heard of our Emergency Ready Plans? These are free services that we offer here at SERVPRO of West Evansville for any business! The purpose of these Emergency Ready Plans is so your business has a plan WHEN (not if) a storm happens. We want to do our best to make sure you are ready!
Roof and Storm Damage in Evansville Indiana
Have you had roof damage to your home in Evansville Indiana? Storm damage initially causes damage to the outside of your home but then it eventually cause damage to the inside of your home. Especially if you have had roof damage which causes a water leak and eventually turning into water damage in your home. Unfortunately if water damage is not take care of, it turns into a larger problem...mold. Which is much more expensive than water damage. SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to help. We have a team of fully trained experts ready to tarp your roof and take care of any water damage that may have occurred during the storm.
No storm and no loss is too big for us. We are trained and ready for small damage, and large damage too.
Give the experts in fire and water restoration and clean up a call today 812-465-2500