Large Commercial Loss
A local restaurant catches on fire affecting all of the surrounding business located in the same strip mall.
Two days after opening, a local restaurant catches on fire affecting all of the surrounding business located in the same strip mall.
What if you were one of those surrounding businesses? 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.
But if you do not have a reliable restoration company who do you turn to in your time of need? SERVPRO 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.
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 was able to help these business owners in their time of need. Because we know that when disaster strikes you can be ruined or you can be ready. Let us help you get ready.
Celebrating Local Fire Fighters
National Fire Prevention week is October 6-12, while we encourage you to check your smoke detectors regularly during this week it is a great time to
SERVPRO is excited to help celebrate local fire fighters during National Fire Prevention week. National Fire Prevention week is October 6-12, while we encourage you to check your smoke detectors regularly during this week it is a great time to educate and remind your family what to do if a fire would happen in your home.
Here are some tips to make sure that your house is ready for no matter what happens.
- Install enough smoke alarms through out your home, and test them monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year.
- Teach children what smokes alarms sound like and what to do when they hear them.
- Establish escape routes for every room in the house and practice them regularly.
- Teach your household members to STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
- Keep open flames away from flammable material.
- Keep areas around the furnace, water heater, outlets, and other potentially hazardous areas clear of combustible materials.
To learn more about how you can keep your family safe call your local fire department.
A Leak From the Past
At SERVPRO of West Evansville we get calls weekly that go a little something like this "two weeks ago we had a water loss and now I think there is mold".
As homeowners when we experience a water loss our first thought is to get all of the water up. So we grab towel and a mop to get all of the surface water up.
The key word there "surface water". If there is carpet, cabinets, wall, ect that the water absorbs into and does not get dried properly you could go from having a water damage to a mold issue. The issue is comes from the water that you can not see.
SERVPRO uses the best technology in our field to monitor, dry and restore material and contents to make sure that your water damage does not turn into a mold issue. Calling SERVPRO as soon as a water damage occurs to help keep mold at bay. Let us make your water damage look "Like it never even happened".
West Evansville is Prepared for any size Storm
Storm damage...to most this might mean the occasional lighting and maybe a tree or two down. We do board ups after storms, but we aren't talking about that in this post. We are talking about major flooding, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we travel to storms all over the United States. Just last week we returned home from St. Louis. Our teams spent two weeks there cleaning up peoples homes after flooding.
We are honored to serve and travel and serve. Our team is always ready to pack their bags for the next big storm to hit. We are ready to get in our vehicles and clean up the mess after whatever size storm hits your home, office, and community.
Is Your Emergency Kit Ready?
Most of us here at SERVPRO of West Evansville do have an emergency kit..do you?
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.
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.
Be on the look out for our preparedness tips and tricks coming this September ! We will have videos and posts on our facebook page (click the link below in blue!) and youtube page. You won't want to miss it!
We are Proud to have the Best Crews
Most people aren't prepared for a water or fire damage at home. They also aren't prepared for a water or fire damage at work or at their business.
When disaster strikes at home it is consuming, it takes over your worries and stress and becomes all you think about.This is no different if the disaster occurs at work, it consumes your thought with a different set of worries.
SERVPRO of West Evansville has a large group of well trained crews that are here to step in and help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Our crews will work with you and your insurance company to take care of the documentation and record keeping to insurance that the claim will go smoothly and all will be taken care of. Our management team will also be apart of this to make sure we are being the most efficient with the best communication.
Each day and each job we strive to be the best restoration team you have ever experienced.
Does your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan
Do you have a fire escape plan?
Unfortunately a house fire is a reality for many families. It's an extremely scary reality, but the fact is, it can happen.
Yes SERVPRO of West Evansville comes in to help you AFTER the fire, but we want to make sure you and your family are as safe as possible and have taken every precaution BEFORE a fire ever happens to you.
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.
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.
A Clogged Downspout could Cause Flooding!
What is a downspout?
A downspout is a pipe that carries rainwater from a roof to the ground. For a downspout to work correctly it must be functioning correctly. Leaves and yard debris can end up causing plugs and clogs in downspouts leading them to back up and not drain as intended. If you see signs of pooling and puddles make sure to clean out and clear out your downspouts to eliminate the blockage and lessen your chances of flooding from rainwater.
Water damage is not fun, therefore SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to give you tips on how to prevent it from happening at your home or office. If you do experience water or fire damage let us take care of it by calling 812-465-2500.
Storm Damage in West Evansville
Storm in West Evansville causes water damage.
Storm damage initially causes damage to the outside of your home and then it can 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.
Nobody wants water or storm damage so let SERVPRO of West Evansville do the work for you. Why should you let us you ask?
1. SERVPRO of West Evansville is trained to do this work. We spend countless hours learning ourselves and educating our team on how to better serve you.
2. We are the fastest to any size disaster.
3. We have top of the line commercial equipment, air movers, and dehumidifiers.
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SERVPRO Team Goes to Training Part 1
This past week the owners and our management team headed West for the 50th SERVPRO Anniversary Convention. Each year convention is held in a different city and SERVPRO takes over.
The networking is refreshing but the training is top notch. We spend hours in work shops learning about the newest trends, best equipment, up to date processes, and new technology for the field. We also attend a huge trade show that has all of the newest programs and equipment ready for you to test out. We spend a lot of time speaking with sales people about their products and asking how we can better use them or if we need to upgrade anything we already have.
Knowledge is power and we bring home to West Evansville everything we can to improve our business.