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SERVPRO of West Evansville and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

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

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

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

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

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

Fire in your Evansville home?

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

We have worked with many different types of commercial and residential fires. Everything from large kitchen fires that required a total gut of the house, to a lawn mower catching on fire in a garage resulting in us cleaning all of the homeowners content, to outdoor grill fires that have left smoke damage on the homeowners brick on the outside of his home. 

When we get a call about a fire we first send our production manager out to get eyes on the damage. Our production managers are our priority responders and they are usually the first person from SERVPRO to see the damage and they instruct techs on what to do from there. 

Our techs pre-test soot, because not all soot can be cleaned the same way. We also pre-test items to see if they can be cleaned or if they need to be replaced. 

We use a pack out system where photos of the item are take and assigned with a tagged number. We can log what day we tagged and packed up that item, what day the item was cleaned and then what day the item was delivered back to the homeowner. 

Depending on the item and the severity of the item it will not be cleaned on site. Contents are taken to our warehouse where they are cleaned and Ozoned to help remove any lingering smoke scent items are then stored in our warehouse until they are ready to be returned to the homeowner.

Preventing Garage Fires in Evansville Indiana

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

I bet you didn't know that thousands of garage fires occur every year..we didn't know either. So we decided it was time to write a blog post about it to educated others. It is common to have garages attached to home with can increase the chances of a home fire too. Even garages that are not attached could possibly cause a home fire too. Let's investigate causes of garage fire..check them out below.  

  1. Electrical Complications
    • Faulty Circuits
    • Overloaded Outlets
  2. Flammable Liquids (Can spark)
    • Gasoline
    • Paint
    • Paint thinner
    • oil 
  3. Propane Tanks
    • If not stored or sealed correctly 

These are only tips that could possibly help prevent a fire, there is always going to be a chance of fire. Be sure to have your fire alarms tested and batteries changed often.

As always, SERVPRO of West Evansville is always ready to serve you or someone you know in need after a house, garage, or office fire. 

Why SERVPRO of West Evansville?

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Every New Year, countless people create resolutions and set goals to improve various aspects of their life. In 2020, all of us here at SERVPRO of Vincennes and West Evansville are looking forward to how we are going to SERVE you better this year. It is such an honor to be a part of the SERVPRO family, the industry leaders in restoration techniques and technology. Going into 2020, we were inspired by our SERVPRO Head Quarters in Gallatin, TN and their hands-on training facilities. We are blessed to have a large warehouse space located at our West Evansville campus that will become the home of our very own Production Practice Room. This space is an actual to scale, framed in room that will simulate the real-life materials that our Production Technicians would experience in our customer’s homes and businesses. The Production Practice room will be a supplement for the already fantastic training programs offered through SERVPRO, such as our HeroReady Program, our detailed learning path that can equip anyone with the tools and resources necessary to make it “Like it never even happened.” The room will be a new tool that will take the teachings of pen and paper and transform it into physical muscle memory in a safe, learning-conducive environment. This resource will be a playground of sorts for experienced techs and new hires alike to test cutting edge equipment, tried and true procedures, and challenge their own creative ideas. We look forward to the growth we gather from our training resources at SERVPRO and implementing them into our already successful culture to be able to better serve our communities. This New Year, this is a resolution that you can count on us to keep; in fact, it is more than a resolution. It is the SERVPRO way. -Matt Modlin

Commercial Property Water Damage Repair

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to a water damage situation, especially in a commercial property the most important thing is to get the water up and the materials dried quickly and efficiently. Not only is acting quickly important we must do it correctly, as my momma always says do it right or do it twice.

Our managers and crew chiefs are all IICRC certified. So there is a method behind our madness. We use science to determine how we dry materials and we use the best technology in our field to monitor those materials and the equipment we use. These readings are then tracked in a system called DryBook where all materials readings and information about your job is kept and tracked until it is complete. 

In water emergencies you can expect our 1-4-8 promise. Within an hour you will hear from our production manager, this conversation is usually us getting more information, if it is needed, and letting you know that we are on our way. Within 4 hours crews will be at your home starting extraction. And within 8 hours you will have a verbal briefing of the scope and the process that will take place. It is important that you don’t wait to mitigate a water damage. 

Do you have Ceiling Water Stains?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Do you have Water Stain on Your Ceiling? 

It's not good when you look up to see a spot or yellow ring or discolored blemish on your ceiling. This is especially a red flag when trying to sell or buy a home. The mark or spot is a visible mark of water damage in your home, which cannot be remedied with a simple coat of paint, as doing so can facilitate the growth of mold or mildew. Water stains should instead be repaired immediately in order to avoid further damage to ceilings. 

What are some Common Causes of this?

  1. Clogged gutters. Full or clogged gutters are the likely culprit if you’ve experienced heavy or persistent rain.
  2. Leaky pipes could run from a bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if one is located in the room above the stained ceiling. 
  3. Caulking issue. If the caulking that surrounds your bathtub or shower deteriorates, water can leak down into the ceiling below. 

Call a Professional

Let SERVPRO of West Evansville take a look. We are trained in the business and ready to serve you, your home, or office. We are able to check for mold and figure out where the problem started in the first place. We aren't here to just "cover up the problem." We are here to fix it. 

What Sets us Apart?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

As one of the owners here at SERVPRO of West Evansville I have often been asked "What sets your business apart?" My first thought is to rattle off all of the reasons that I know first hand on why we are the better restoration company. I quickly recalculate my thoughts as most people think they are "the best" (I promise we really are :)) and I find myself at this simple answer. "Myself or Mary (another owner) are going to be the voice on the other line after you experience one of the most traumatic experiences of your year or maybe even your life. You won't be talking to an answering service. We are sympathetic, we are people, we get it. We are here to help you."

That's it. Period. It's my favorite thing about our business and no matter our growth, that will never change. We promise. 

Have you had Storm Damage to your home in Evansville Indiana?

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can come when you least suspect it. Storms can bring inches of rainfall causing flood damage needing flood damage clean up, and roof damage which can also cause water damage. Sometimes there are electrical issues after a storm which can cause water damage because of sump pump failure and also fire damage because of electrical issues. 

Nobody wants storm damage but if this happens to you, SERVPRO of West Evansville I share and ready to serve those in need. 

How can we help you might ask? Check out all of the ways below: 

  1. Water Damage Repair
  2. Wind Damage 
  3. Wet basement
  4. Debris removal 
  5. Window board ups
  6. Flood clean up 
  7. Sump Pump Failure 

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today! Proudly serving those in need in Evansville Indiana, Poseyville Indiana, and Mt Vernon Indiana.