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We are the Faster Restoration Company

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville knows how important it is to get your business up and running following a disaster. The longer your doors are closed, the more revenue you are going to lose. 

Disasters can cause an interruption in business that can be devastating. We have seen our share of these in Evansville Indiana. 

Did you know that it is estimated that fifty percent of businesses that experience a disaster will never recover, of those businesses that do recover, a majority of them had a readiness plan in place? That static is shocking to most! But it's the reality.

How can you prevent that from happening? Preparation, it is the key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for these events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. SERVPRO's Emergency Plan can help minimize the amount of time your business is down and get you back to work. Are you ready for whatever happens? Call SERVPRO of West Evansville to get your plan today. 

Does your Commercial Building have Water Damage?

12/7/2019 (Permalink)

Here in Evansville, Indiana we are trained and ready to tackle any size commercial building if fire or water were to strike. We have teams on the ground trained in how to serve you and take care of the problem. 

Matt Modlin is our Production Manager and the lead of all jobs. He has years of management experience under his belt and we assure you the job will get done under his lead. 

We never wish water or fire damage upon anyone but a hotel manager once said to us, Iit's not if we call you, it's when we are going to call you." Commercial property owners know and understand that damage will eventually happen, and that is when SERVPRO of West Evansville will be there, ready. 

Damage to your Home after a Tornado

12/1/2019 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are something we hope this community never has to deal with. But unfortunately they are sometimes inevitable.

How much do you know about tornado's? We put some facts together about tornadoes to help fill you in! 

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who will you call with your storm damage needs? SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to help! Many people in our community are not aware that we offer services to those homes damaged after tornadoes or other weather related storms. We also board up windows after storm! Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today!   

Have you had a Fire in Evansville Indiana

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

Have you had a fire? We want to be there to help. Even if the fire isn't large, it can still cause thousands of dollars in smoke and soot damage. 

Did you know that smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor?  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. 

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today!

Do It Right Or Do It Twice

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

We get calls all the time from homeowners who have experienced a water damage from an appliance leak. At first glance it looks like all the water is cleaned up after soaking up the excess water with bath towels and that seems to have solved the problem. But does it really?

It is not always the water that you can see that you need to worry about. It's the water that spreads and gets absorbed into baseboards, cabinets, carpet, anything that can retain water. 

When that water is left to set your water damage can turn into a mold issue when your water damage was not properly cared for. 

Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we have trained technicians who know how to mitigate a water loss to make sure that your water damage does not turn into a mold issue. 

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville to make sure that your water damage does not progress into a mold issue.

Concerns From a Business Owner

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

When a business experiences a water or fire damages, your main concerns could be: how long will I need to be shut down, how much money I will lose, how will I handle customers, and how will this affect my employees. 

How will you continue operating?  What’s going to happen to all of your inventory?  Is the business able to continue servicing customers even if your commercial building is shut down?

These are every day concerns for business owners and employees of a business. At SERVPRO® of West Evansvilleour main goal is to keep your business running while we take care of the damages. We make sure that we take care of your damage without interrupting your everyday work flow.  

When damage affects your business, trust your local restoration company SERVPRO® of West Evansville to keep your operations up and running, your customers happy, and your employees employed. We are here to make it "Like it never even happened".

When Time is of the Essence

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

When you are planning an event you never think to plan for a disaster.

That is exactly what happened to a local church camp, they never expected a large water damage just 48 hours before a week long family camp. Their gymnasium, kitchen, classrooms, bathrooms, offices, and storage areas all had experienced water damage and were unusable.

They did not know what to do or who to call. All they knew was that in less than 48 hours there would be hundreds of people needing to use the facility that, in that moment, was unusable.

SERVPRO of West Evansville received their call that Friday morning and sent a large crew on their way. The crews worked late into the night Friday and started early Saturday and worked until the job was complete and ready for family camp to happen.

At SERVPRO of West Evansville we have seen some of the most unimaginable things happen at the worst of times. That is why SERVPRO of West Evansville is a 24-hour emergency service company. Because we know that disaster does not wait for good timing. 

Large Commercial Loss

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Strip mall with truck in front of the stores 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

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke detector on ceiling with smoke rising around it 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

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

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".