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Does your Business have a Plan for a Fire?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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. 

We are your plan. 

Our Leadership, Part Two

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

We officially became SERVPRO of Vincennes owners in January 2013. Danny's parents (Leonard and Mary Drewes) and Danny's wife, Morgan. We hit the ground running. I think there were days we were actually running! Our newest addition as of May 2019, SERVPRO of West Evansville has already been extremely busy and we are SO GRATEFUL. Evansville has always been a city near and dear to our hearts, and when the opportunity to purchase it came available, we hit the ground running, again. 

From the beginning, we knew we wanted our SERVPRO to be a company with integrity, and honesty. We wanted to base our business on serving others and serving them well. This is something you will often hear us say, after all, that's what it's all about. 

SERVPRO of Vincennes and West Evansville has become another family to all of us. The people we have brought together are exactly what each business needed. It has been incredible watching this story unfold. 

Our Leadership, Part One

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is an amazing company to be a part of, and every owner has a different story! Our owner's story is below!

Entrepreneurship has always been in Danny's blood. He comes from a long line of family farmers and he started his own mowing business as soon as he could drive. For a sixteen year old, it really took off. He is a worker.  He spends a lot of time on the phone and computer nowadays, but if you asked him what he preferred he would say physical labor. 

Fast forward to today. He actually just decided to close the chapter on his mowing business in 2016. We are thankful that our business has grown and we all knew focusing on SERVPRO of West Evansville was the next step. SERVPRO of West Evansville has been an amazing journey and we are loving every step!

Danny saw a huge opportunity in SERVPRO while working under Dave Wolfe (Owner of SERVPRO of Effingham, Illinois) and he ran with it. We would all laugh and say that he decided to drag his parents and wife into it too. 

Check out part two!

Storm Damage? We will put your house back together!

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that we do construction too? WE DO! We are a one stop shop ready to serve those in need. 

It is still storm season believe it or not, and we are ready for whatever weather hits Evansville, IN 

Reconstruction is part of the process when you have storm damage, fire or water damage. Our team is ready to tackle your home from start to finish no matter what the damage is.


As you can imagine, after a storm, your home might have minimal damage or extreme damage and it could very well need to be reconstructed. That is where we come into play. 

Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today at 812-465-2500 Our reconstruction manager, is here and ready to answer any and every question you may have, ready to serve and help anyone in need! We can't wait to help you out with your Evansville Indiana home. 

Why SERVPRO of West Evansville is the Fire Damage Company you should Call

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville is a family owned and operated business. Our team is more than just a company or a business, we are a family. We take our jobs seriously and above all else we are trained to serve others and serve them well. 

We know SERVPRO of West Evansville is a better restoration company. But we are writing this blog because we want to give you the facts about us!

1. Our quick response! This is KEY. Quick response=less money you have to spend.  Our first priority here at SERVPRO is restoration. Restoration saves YOU money!  Even if a loss is below the deductible, fast action helps assure the event will stay small.

2. Our rule is to "restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." This is not always the case with other restoration companies. 

  • Items unaffected by the loss.
  • Restorable items.
  • Items that cannot be restored.
  • Questionable items that need an adjuster's professional opinion  

Give us a call today 812-465-2500 Let SERVPRO of West Evansville serve you! 

Has your Commercial Property Experienced a Fire or Water Damage

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

What would you do if your commercial property experienced a fire damage? What about a water damage? 

A flooded commercial building or a fire damage to your commercial building might be some of the worst news you will receive all year. BUT THEY DO HAPPEN. Therefore, you need a plan. SERVPRO of West Evansville is your plan, and we can't wait to serve you. 

Damages like these can cause you to close your doors for weeks, sometimes even months. Which unfortunately means a loss in revenue. In some cases, a huge loss in revenue. 

An owner of a hotel once said to me "It's not if we have a fire or water damage...but when." Unfortunately he is absolutely right. 

That is why SERVPRO of West Evansville is here. We want to turn those closed commercial property doors from months to weeks, and weeks to days. We want to take the mess and put it all back together. After all..that is what we do.. we make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today, we can't wait to serve you. 

Water Damage in Evansville Indiana?

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Evansville cover it's surrounding cities too? We do!!! We are proud to spend a lot of our time in this community after fire damages, storm damages, water damages and even mold damage! We have a great relationship with insurance offices in this area who trust us with their customers.

Our crew is available 24/7, 365 days out of the year when it comes to water emergencies. That can be anything from an overflowing bath tub, someone left the sink on, sump pump failure, flood cleanup, water in the basement, or even a washer that has overflowed. SERVPRO of West Evansville can do it all! We are proud to serve all of our communities and look forward to many more years of water damage restoration there. 

We are here to serve you! Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call at 812-465-2500

Do you have Smoke Damage in your Home?

6/19/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know there are Different Types of Smoke?

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Evansville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

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 Us Today – 812-881-7178

What is Water Mitigation?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever heard the term water mitigation? Many have, but a lot of people haven't. 

Water Mitigation could be a new word for some. If you know what I'm talking about, chances are you or someone you know has had a water damage in their home. Most likely water in their basement. 

If you have never heard of it (that is great for you), we are glad you are here! Check out the answer below!

Water mitigation=

1.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.

2. Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.

3. Mitigation lessens the financial impact of disasters. 

4. As mitigation specialists, SERVPRO of West Evansville focuses on reducing loss, enabling quick recoveries and lessening costs involved with restoration of property damage events.

If you need water mitigated from your Evansville Indiana home, we are here. We can help answer any questions you may have. 

Water Damage in Evansville Indiana

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

A storm or flood can sneak up on you when you are least expecting it. They can be devastating to homes and businesses. You need a company that specializes in storm and flood damage, SERVPRO of West Evansville is ready to serve you!


Here in Evansville our SERVPRO office has  the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. If you call our office after hours one of the four owners will be on the other line. Rest assured we will get a team to your home or business as quick as possible. 

We are so proud to stand beside a brand and a group of people that truly care and WANT to serve you. Our team gives up a lot, including free time, family time, and just time off in general to serve people in need and sometimes people whom have just experienced a disaster. We are grateful for each member of our team that works so hard to help others. 

Why the Green Team is the Best Team

5/2/2021 (Permalink)

Did you think that all fire and water restoration companies are created equal?

Well unfortunately 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. We Can't wait to serve you!

Top 3 Reasons for a Garage Fire

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

We bet you didn't know that thousands of garages catch on fire here in the United States every year. 

One of the worst parts about garage fires is that they often lead to house fires.

Check out some of the tips below. We know not all fires are preventable, but we hope these are helpful to possibly prevent a garage fire for you or your family.

  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 

Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we would never wish a fire upon anyone, but as always, we are ready to serve someone in need and give others tips on how to hopefully prevent one. Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today!

Hotel Cleanliness

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

As frequent hotel guests we know that hotel cleanliness is important to guests.

Hotel guest want to know that their room is clean, and we mean truly clean not just smelling good. Smells can come from leaks, wet carpet from towels, spilled food, or tobacco smoke.

Leaks and wet towels left on the carpet for long periods of time can cause mold to form causing a mildew smell. Old food and tobacco odors can settle into upholstery.

SERVPRO of West Evansville can help clean up after the leak, clean up the mold, covid clean, and deodorize upholstery in hotel rooms. SERVPRO can come in and make sure that each room not only just smell good, but make sure that they are sanitary for all future guest. Give your guest something great to talk about! 

Roof Damage in Evansville Indiana

4/27/2021 (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 will 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

Water Mitigation-The Best in the Business

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Do you know what water mitigation is?

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.

There are some technical terms we use here at SERVPRO of West Evansville that many people might not know. Which is why we wanted to write a blog to explain what water mitigation is and why we do it!

Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we want to mitigate the water as quickly as possible. Why you say?

1. Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.

2. Mitigation lessens the financial impact of disasters. 

Give SERVPRO of West Evansville (812)-465-2500 a call to have water in your home mitigated! 

Water Damage in your Basement ?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement in Evansville Indiana SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to serve Flooded basement? SERVPRO of West Evansville has your back.

Did you know there are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of West Evansville and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

If you have questions about basement flooding, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and be of help to you.

Does your Family have a Fire Escape Plan?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

fire safety plan with your family in Evansville Indiana Does your family have a plan? Don't wait...make one today.

Do you have a fire escape plan? We know that nobody thinks a fire will ever happen to them, but unfortunately a house fire is a reality for many families. It's an extremely scary reality, but the fact is, it can happen. 

Fire and water damage is what we are known for here at SERVPRO of West Evansville. Wes strive to serve those in and around Evansville Indiana making your damage "Like it never even happened."

We will put your house back together 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. 

Storm Damage-Evansville Indiana

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Every year multiple buildings and homes are destroyed by a storm, but yet we all always think "It will never happen to me." Living in such denial doesn't do anyone any good. We all HOPE this doesn't happen to us or others. But unfortunately storm damage big or small is inevitable. Which is where SERVPRO of West Evansville steps in. Nobody can prevent a tornado or even wind damage. 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!

House Fire

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to help pick up the pieces after your house fire.

Our fire process will have seven steps start to end. 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The first step is giving out office a call and speaking with our representative. They will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event and dispatch you to the correct contact.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We will check out your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)


This next step happens almost immediately as we remove the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from all Surfaces

Our team uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Our team will clean all of the restorable items. We have multiple cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition.

Step 7: Restoration

This is our final step, getting everything into pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of West Evansville is trained and ready to take care of a fire in your Evansville Indiana home. We are here to serve you and serve you well. 

Our Leader: Danny Drewes

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

owner Danny Drewes and sons Owner, Danny Drewes and sons.

Our Leader

We used to joke and call Danny "SERVPRO Dan" because he eats, lives, breaths SERVPRO. SERVPRO of West Evansville and our second location SERVPRO of Vincennes are led by Danny Drewes. He has fifteen years of experience with SERVPRO and he has owned SERVPRO of Vincennes for nine years. In those nine years we have had many moments of growth and slow times too. Ups and downs all along the way but ultimately serving others and serving them well. 

Our Mission:

To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

Vision:

To be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

Purpose:

To help entrepreneurs succeed.

Core Values:

  • Believe in a Dream
  • Grow Relationships
  • Share the SERVPRO Story
  • Financially Frugal
  • Follow the System

Our team is ready to serve home and business owners at all hours of the day. We strive to make every job "Like it never even happened." 

Is your commercial building flooded?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have a plan if your commercial building floods?

Emergency preparedness planning can be a useful tool for our area’s businesses. We offer the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) as an opportunity for our managers to view and assess your premises and operations before disaster strikes. Our sales and marketing representative is the head of our Emergency Ready Plan team and will go to any business and create one for you using your input via mobile app, she will devise a personalized digital response plan that lets our crew hit the ground running if a catastrophe occurs.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today for your commercial needs (812)-465-2500

A Small Fire can still Cause BIG Damage

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Before SERVPRO, we were not aware how much damage a small fire could cause. Unfortunately a small fire can affect every room in your home or business with smoke and soot damage. Any fire in your home or business is bad. But trust us when we say "don't try to clean it up on your own." We have equipment that was created to take care of this and we are trained and ready to tackle this problem.  

Smoke and soot damage can be disheartening we know. The good news? SERVPRO of West Evansville understands how disruptive fires can be for you and your entire family. Therefore, we are available 24-hour emergency response, and, under normal circumstances, will have trained, uniformed technicians on site-of a fire damage within four hours to begin emergency services.

Give us a call today, we are ready to serve you and your Evansville Indiana home.

Storm Damage to your Evansville Indiana Home

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage can occur at any time of the year. We are here to help with roof tarps and roof repairs. We are ready to serve you and your family no matter the damage.

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. 

When a Storm comes through town..SERVPRO of West Evansville is here.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be one of the most challenging types of damage for most communities. When a large storm comes through town it affects so many people, homes, and businesses. 

Most damage comes in small phases, a home or business here and there. But when a huge storm comes through a community-a large number of people are then affected. Which means a large number of people are now in need of help.

This is where SERVPRO of West Evansville comes in. We have a large enough team that we can not only handle the small damage but we can handle the largest size disasters as well. We have relationships with all of our neighboring SERVPRO's that can get to us quickly and start putting peoples lives back together. We are proud to be part of a large company that can team up at any time to serve those in need. 

We are proud to offer fire and water clean up and restoration along with storm damage to many communities surrounding Evansville. 

Is your Commercial/Office Building Prepared for a Storm?

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm and prepare your office building too!

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.
  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.
  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.
  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:
  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.
  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

After hurricane Harvey and Irma we saw that preparation is key. Water and fuel became items that were not available like they normally would have been. Plan for disasters with your family, and if you ever need help, give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call. 

Have you had Storm Damage?

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

Storms can be a quite scary thing, keeping safe DURING the storm is the most important thing you can do. But AFTER the storm can also be important! Check out some tips we have below:

After The Storm:

  1. Never drive through a flooded roadway.
  2. Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  3. Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  4. Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or those with access or functional needs.
  5. Stay away from downer power lines and report them immediately.
  6. Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville is here and ready to serve residents in Evansville Indiana. We are always here to HELP!

GREEN Products here at SERVPRO of West Evansville

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

We are so excited about our SERVPRO line of Green cleaning Products! 

SERVPRO industries is a member of EPA's Design for Environment initiative. The EPA/DFE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products.

With the assistance of larger chemical companies the EPA/DFE has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations.
From the listing a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.

SERVPRO industries has formulated three
Green Cleaning Products that will allow you to complete approximately all your cleaning tasks. The products are as follows:

1. Carpet and Upholstery Green Clean

2. All Surface Green Clean 

3. Window Green clean

We are so proud to be apart of a company that has such amazing products. We strive to deliver the very best service and products to you and your home. You matter. 

Give us a call TODAY to find out more about our GREEN PRODUCTS!

Tornado Facts

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage after a Tornado

Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms. Generated from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes generally appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending from the cloud base to the ground. With winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour, tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long.

  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.

Are you prepared for a storm? Who are you going to call?

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today to help with your storm damage!

Storm Damage? Here to help!

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

We are ready to serve you! Have you had storm or flood damage?

It can be devastating. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of damage to take place, which will also save you or your business money in the long run.

Here in Evansville we have the expertise, the resources/equipment, and the crews to handle any sized disaster. Our response time is fast and our quality of work is top notch. 

We strive to give our communities the highest trained employees with the proper technology to get the job done. 

Whether you have roof damage or water damage from a storm, we are here to help you! Our reconstruction team can put your life back together and make it "Like it never even happened."

Give us a call today our team is ready and trained, waiting to take care of your home or business. 

Keeping Schools Clean

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

Education institutions can depend on SERVPRO of West Evansville for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage.

With 24-hour emergency response, we can provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.

We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.

SERVPRO of West Evansville is trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. 

Our highest priority is not only keeping children in school, but keeping them in a school that is clean and sanitized. Give us a call today. We can't wait to serve you.

Smoke and Soot Damage in your Home?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

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. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Evansville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

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. 

Questions about our fire damage restoration services? Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today!

Why Choose Us?

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

Serving others is at the heart of SERVPRO's vision to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. Whether it's a home or business, SERVPRO of West Evansville knows that the most important job is helping each customer put their life back together. Which is why we are always ready to serve those in need.

Our team at SERVPRO of West Evansville is trained to safely clean and restore your home or business utilizing the following procedure:

  1. Identify the Source/Type of Water
  2. Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis
  3. Survey The Extend of Damage and Inspect the Premises For Hidden Moisture.
  4. Preform Emergency Water Extraction
  5. Move and Block Furniture Contents
  6. Inspect Carpet Pad/ Carpet and Provide Service
  7. Apply Necessary Treatments
  8. Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment
  9. Dispose of Refuse

Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your water damage needs. We are here to help you and serve you. Thank you for giving us that opportunity.

We are Here to Help with your Water Damage

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville is ready to serve you in your time of need! 

Our teams are prepared with the latest training and equipment to tackle any type of water damage you have. We have been into homes with feet of water and homes with only one inch. No matter the size of the disaster, we are trained and here to help. Ready to serve those in need.

Our confidence to get the job done comes from our years of experience. Our crew chiefs have been with us for over three years. They have gained new knowledge with each job, and with that comes confidence and expertise. They have been under training from our leader and general manager, Danny. Danny has been a part of SERVPRO since 2008. Our training is top notch an our team is the best there is!

Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today, let us help. 

812-465-2500

Is your Office Flooded? We've got it.

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Evansville cleans up water damage in office buildings too?

We know how to take care of your flooded office in a timely and efficient manner. Our crews are trained to come to the rescue and make it "Like it never even happened." We are typically known for residential services but we are more than capable and often work in commercial facilities serving those in need. 

Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens to shut down your business. A closed business mean a loss in revenue, and nobody in business wants that. 

When the need arises, we are specialized in the following:

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Timing is everything when it comes to your home and business. Let SERVPRO of West Evansville save the day. We are ready to serve you and your business, call us today at 812-465-2500. You will be glad you did. 

Do you have an Emergency Kit Ready?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

Most of us here at SERVPRO of West Evansville do have an emergency kit..but we were surprised to find out that most people don't!

Did you know that 51.5% of US homes have the recommended emergency kit in their home or car. Even less have food stored up for an emergency. 

The American Red Cross encourages that each household and car have a preparedness kit. It is always better to be more prepared than less prepared. Many people from our team learned this during the break out of COVID-19.

The top items in an emergency kit should be:  

  1. water
  2. canned food
  3. can opener
  4. flashlights
  5. batteries
  6. 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, and as always, if you have damage after a storm, give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call. We are here to help with roof tarps, new roofs, and new siding! 

Have you had a Fire in your Evansville Indiana Home?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Most people have heard that you should document all of the items in your home. But very few people do it. The reason is for insurance purposes. If you were to have a fire, you would have pictures and documentation on your items. It would be extremely challenging to try and remember every single item you have in your home. 

As homeowners we put a lot of sentimental value on our personal items. After a major fire damage the thought of replacing everything you love can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of West Evansville has the training to restore your personal items instead of replacing them. But what can you do until help arrives?

Here are some tips on how you can help after a fire damage.

- Limit movement in the house to prevent soot particles from spreading and causing additional damage.

- DO NOT wash any walls or painted services.

- DO NOT shampoo carpet or upholstery.

- DO NOT send clothing to a dry cleaner. With fire damage certain steps need to be taken to ensure that smoke odor does not set into clothing.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference in restoring your items and replacing them. Call SERVPRO of West Evansville to help with your fire damage. We can't wait to serve you!

What is Water Mitigation?

7/4/2020 (Permalink)

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.

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

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. 

812-465-2500

Storm Damage to your Home?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

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:  

  1. Water
  2. Canned food
  3. Can opener
  4. Flashlights
  5. Batteries
  6. 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?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

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. 

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!

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. 

Do you have Water Stains on your Ceiling?

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

More people than not have water damage stains on their ceilings. This is not a good sign. Most often it is a very bad sign. 

Before we get to the "how to fix it part"..let's start with how to prevent it. 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.
    • They 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. 

Do you know what a water stain on the ceiling means?

  • The mark or spot is a visible mark of water damage in your home
  • It can't be fixed with a coat of paint..don't even try it.
  • Unfortunately trying to cover it up could cause mold issues in the future.
  • Water stains should instead be repaired immediately in order to avoid further damage to ceilings. So STOP and call a professional like SERVPRO of West Evansville before you try to become a youtube expert. 

Let us help, do yourself a favor and call a professional like SERVPRO of West Evansville today. Proudly serving Evansville Indiana, Poseyville Indiana, and Mt Vernon Indiana. 

Has Water flooded your basement?

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Has water flooded your basement? 

Nobody wants to be in that position, we know exactly how you feel. We built a home in 2017..weeks after we moved in..a toilet over flowed in our basement. Causing water to ruin the bathroom floor, carpet in the joined rooms and baseboard. 

"We own a SERVPRO, we know all that we should and shouldn't do...how did this happen to us?" 

As all water damages happen, when you are about to leave for a trip, get home from a trip, or have a house full of people. Water damage has no sympathy for your schedule. We had a home full of guests and we were faced with a huge problem. 

We know first hand how amazing our team is. Our water was extracted, carpet was dried, and our home was put back together quickly. I was so grateful to have a team full of green water restoration professionals taking care of our flooded basement. We are thankful to have escaped any other water damages, but I know if we do...we will be in great hands with SERVPRO of West Evansville.  

The Most Common Places for Mold to Grow

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold can be quiet the home invader. It begins in dark, damp places and before you even notice it, it can get a grip on your home. If you have recently experienced a flood or leak you may expect some mold growth, but you may be surprised to learn some of the other places mold damage can occur.


4 Common Places for Mold to Grow


Mold growth and even mildew growth can be damaging to your home. Once mold starts to grow it can cause odor, and structural deterioration. Here are some places you might want to keep a watch on.

- Paper—Surfaces like wallpaper, stacks of old books or magazines, even cardboard boxes stored up against an outer wall. Making sure that the rooms these items are stored in are temperature regulated and well ventilated.  
- Drywall—Any drywall in the home is susceptible, especially in damp areas like the bathroom or under sinks. Making sure that there are no leaking pipes and if any water is split that it is cleaned up and not let setting for long periods of time.
- Wood—Wood in bathrooms including inside cabinets, the subfloor and even the studs behind the shower surround or under the tub are all subject to mold damage if dampness is present. Making sure that bathtub over flows are properly cleaned up, when taking a shower make sure a vent fan is running or crack a window to allow steam to escape.
- Organic materials—This includes such things as cork flooring or wall covering, cotton fabrics, leather and even soil such as the floor in a crawlspace. Make sure vapor barriers are properly installed in your crawl space to insure water does not get settle into joist causing mold to grow under your home.

As always the best defense against the effects of mold damage is to keep your home dry and clean. In the event of a leaking pipe fitting or even a pipe burst, water extraction and thorough drying should be top priorities.

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today to service all of your mold needs.

812-465-2500

Fire or Water Damage to your Commercial Property?

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded commercial building or a fire damages to your commercial building might be some of the worst news you will receive all year. 

Damages like these can cause you to close your doors for weeks, sometimes even months. Which unfortunately means a loss in revenue. 

An owner of a hotel once said to me "It's not if we have a fire or water damage...but when." Unfortunately he is absolutely right. 

That is why SERVPRO of West Evansville is here. We want to turn those closed commercial property doors from months to weeks, and weeks to days. We want to take the mess and put it all back together. After all..that is what we do.. we make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today! We are your trained professionals in fire and water restoration and clean up. Here to serve Evansville and serve them well! 

Stay Safe while using Space Heaters

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

As a child, my parents were always hesitant to use space heaters. As an adult, I have adopted the behavior and we do not use them in our home. 

Some homes have no other choice but to use space heaters, we understand that. So we wanted to write a blog to give you some tips for safety while using them.

1. Space heaters can ignite fires if they come into contact with combustible items. Be sure that the heaters should be situated at least 3 feet away from combustible items (curtains, rugs, papers, furniture such as sofas or beds, and clothes).

2. They should also be kept on flat surfaces, and not kept in walkways (to prevent bumping into the heater and knocking it over).

3. Always check to make sure that it has not been damaged in any way (including frayed cords, cracks, loose plugs).

4. Never leave your space heater unattended while it is in use. 

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville for any other fire safety tips!

Water Damage in Evansville Indiana ?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know we are here to serve those in Evansville Indiana with water damage in their home? We are the water damage repair professionals and we are ready to do the work. 

No matter the day, the time, or hour, SERVPRO of West Evansville is ready to tackle your water damage. Water damage restoration is our specialty and we are trained professionals that can do the job. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of West Evansville?!

  1. We are a family owned and operated business. Our team cares about you, your family, your home, and your personal items. 
  2. Our team is trained for each job, and each job is typically completely different from the next.
  3. Our owners have years of experience. Our general manager and owner Danny Drewes has been in the SERVPRO family for 12 years. 

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville today for your water damage repair needs at 812-465-2500

Safety First, How to Prevent a Garage Fire?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville is here to help you get your life back together after a fire but we are also here to help you prevent one too.

We bet you didn't know that thousands of garages catch on fire each year in the United States? Before our time here at SERVPRO, we didn't know either. Which is why we wanted to share this information with all of you! One of the worst parts about a garage fire is that in can unfortunately lead to a house fire too. Check out some of our tips below to help prevent a garage fire in Evansville Indiana 

  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 

SERVPRO of West Evansville is always ready to take care of your home and possessions after a fire. Our job is to be ready to serve those in need and that is what we do. Give us a call today 812-465-2500

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. 

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.

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".

Is Your Emergency Kit Ready?

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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:  

  1. water
  2. canned food
  3. can opener
  4. flashlights
  5. batteries
  6. 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! 

SERVPRO of West Evansville Facebook Page

We are Proud to have the Best Crews

7/21/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

A Clogged Downspout could Cause Flooding!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Give us a call today at:

(812)-465-2500

SERVPRO Team Goes to Training Part 1

7/13/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Why Call SERVPRO of West Evansville?

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Our family owned and operated business is much more than a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are a group of people striving to provide the best possible service for people in this community that are need of a hero. 

We know that we can't make everything perfect, especially if there is a death caused by the water or fire damage. But we are here to fix the material problem with out absolute best service and our top of the line training. Our teams are ready for this. Each and every job is different but our seven years in the business have prepared us for all of them and for your damage. 

Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today and let us help and serve you. 

Fire Damage in Indiana? Check out our Blog for other Cities we Serve.

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville does not only clean up after fires in West Evansville. We also proudly serve in Cythiana Indiana, Griffin Indiana, Mt. Vernon Indiana, New Harmony Indiana, Poseyville Indiana, and Wadesville Indiana. Each city is different but each job is done with the same integrity, quality, and determination by our owners and crew. 

SERVPRO of West Evansvilles takes our work seriously and your home even more serious. We hope you never face a fire in your home. Let us serve you if the time does ever come. We will treat your belongings with care and your emotional well being is at the forefront of our minds. We understand and we not only want to be there to put your home back together but also emotionally understanding of your situation. 

Are you prepared for a tornado?

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Every household should have an emergency plan in place before a disaster strikes.  Being prepared means having a stocked, and ready to go emergency preparedness kit.

Things you will want to include in an emergency preparedness kit are usually things for you will need to survive for at least 72 hours. Make sure to keep an emergency kit stocked and ready for an emergency in home. Here is a quick check list of items that you may want to keep in your emergency preparedness kit. Most of these items are easy to find and inexpensive:

Water – 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days

-Food – Non-perishable food for at least 3 days

-Manual can opener for food

-Flashlight

-Batteries

-Hand crank radio or battery powered radio

-First aid kit

-Whistle

-Matches

-Dust Mask

-Local Maps

-Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

-Prescription medications

-Infant formula, diapers, wipes, bottles

The most powerful Tornadoes occur in the United States. While a typical tornado only lasts for a few minutes, it's damage can effect miles in those short few minutes. And while you can't predict when a tornado will touch down, most commonly a tornado touches down between 3pm and 9pm.

Remember to call SERVPRO of West Evansville to help clean up your storm damages.

So you had a water damage, what now?

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville helping make water damage, like it never even happened.

After walking into a water thoughts of what to do next can whirl through your head. What do I do? Who do I call? 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.

Restore Vs. Replace

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

As homeowners we put a lot of sentimental value on our personal items. After a major fire damage the thought of replacing everything you love can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of West Evansville has the training to restore your personal items instead of replacing them. But what can you do until help arrives? Here are some tips on how you can help after a fire damage.

- Limit movement in the house to prevent soot particles from spreading and causing additional damage.

- DO NOT wash any walls or painted services.

- DO NOT shampoo carpet or upholstery.

- DO NOT send clothing to a dry cleaner. With fire damage certain steps need to be taken to ensure that smoke odor does not set into clothing.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference in restoring your items and replacing them. Call SERVPRO of West Evansville to help with your fire damage. 

Water Standing in your Office?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Our phones are constantly ringing with another voice on the phone saying "I have standing water in my office," or " I have standing water in my basement, can you be here soon." 

It is one of our most common calls, and we are ready. Ready to load up our trucks and get the crews to the home or office to start extracting water. 

At SERVPRO of West Evansville, we have the ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. We have trained crews that can provide top of the line service at any time of the day or night. 

Also, the SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. We are proud to be part of such an amazing team and brand. 

"I've had a Fire in my Home."

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

If you have recently had a fire in your home, we are terribly sorry. We know how devastating this can be. We would never promise that we can make everything perfect again, because some things are irreplaceable. But we will give it our all to make such a horrible situation better.

Our crews are extremely sympathetic and sensitive to home and office fires. We are ready to help you get things back to as normal as possible. 

Once the fire department is finished putting the fire out, you may even have water damage on top of the fire damage. We are prepared to help get you and your family through this tough time. We have training not only in cleaning your home after the fire but also your personal belongings. We are quick to restore your home to pre-fire condition. Rest assured, SERVPRO of West Evansville is here. 

Do you have a Flooded Basement?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever walked into your home and found standing water? We hope this never happens to you. But if it does. SERVPRO of West Evansville is a phone call away and we will have your back. Our amazing team, quality work, and prompt service is waiting to take care of your water damage problem. 

It doesn't matter the time of day or night. We have owners answering the phone at all hours of the night. We also have a team standing by ready to help. SERVPRO of West Evansville knows how to help you and our team is trained with professionals that will be there for you every step of the way. 

We are only a phone call away, let SERVPRO of West Evansville take care of the water in your basement today.  

It's the water you don't see.

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let on damage cause another.

Sometimes water damage leaves behind more than wet furniture, floors and walls. After the clean up from a water damage, if not cleaned and dried properly, can leave you with traces of mold. Did you know most mold grows at a range of 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit? Since this is the temperature range for most homes in North America year-round, fungi growth is a problem in Fall and Winter as well as Spring and Summer. The best way to stop mold growth is to eliminate the moisture after a water damage since it is also the starting point of the growth. Call SERVPRO of West Evansville if you are dealing with mold! We have the personnel, training, and equipment needed to remediate your home from mold damage. 

Mold Remediation

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

During the Spring and Summer months we receive multiple phone calls about mold. There is a very gray area with mold. What we have found from speaking with homeowners about mold is that mold can be a scary thing. 

One thing that isn't a gray area, if you see visible mold, do not disturb it. If you do, mold spores could be spread throughout your home. 

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Vincennes for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

At SERVPRO of West Evansville we specialize in mold cleanup and restoration. Our mold crew leader, Clark, is one of the best we know. He has been with us for almost four years. He is specifically trained and specializes in remediating mold from your home quickly and safely. 

SERVPRO of West Evansville is ready to remediate your mold today. 

812-465-2500

Do You Have an Emergency Ready Plan for your Business?

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of West Evansville will create an Emergency Ready Plan for your business? 

We will! Abby Carrie wants to meet you and check out your business ! Abby knows how important it is to get your business up and running following a disaster. 

Did you know?

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.

SERVPRO of West Evansville wants to make sure this never happens to you. We will set up an Emergency Ready Plan for you at no cost. 

Call our office today and ask to speak with Abby about Emergency Ready Plans! She will be happy to answer any and every question you may have! 

Water Mitigation..What is it?

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Mitigation could be a new word for some. If you know what I'm talking about, chances are you or someone you know has had a water damage in their home. Most likely water in their basement. 

If you have never heard of it (that is great for you), we are glad you are here! Check out the answer below!

Most people don't know what mitigation is....let us explain it below?

1.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.

2. Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.

3. Mitigation lessens the financial impact of disasters. 

4. As mitigation specialists, SERVPRO of West Evansville focuses on reducing loss, enabling quick recoveries and lessening costs involved with restoration of property damage events.

Office Flooded? We've Got it.

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville knows how to take care of your flooded office in a timely and efficient manner. Our crews are trained to come to the rescue and make it "Like it never even happened."

There's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens to shut down your business. A closed business mean a loss in revenue, and nobody in business wants that. 

When the need arises, we are specialized in the following:

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Timing is everything when it comes to your home and business. Let SERVPRO of West Evansville save the day. We are ready to serve you and your business, call us today at 812-465-2500. You will be glad you did. 

Why Should you Call SERVPRO of West Evansville?

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Evansville is a family owned and operated business. We take our jobs seriously and above all else we are trained to serve others. 

We know SERVPRO of West Evansville is a better restoration company. But we are writing this blog because we want to give you the facts about us!

1. Our quick response! This is KEY. Quick response=less money you have to spend.  Our first priority here at SERVPRO is restoration. Restoration saves YOU money!  Even if a loss is below the deductible, fast action helps assure the event will stay small.

2. Our rule is to "restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." 

  • Items unaffected by the loss.
  • Restorable items.
  • Items that cannot be restored.
  • Questionable items that need an adjuster's professional opinion  

Let SERVPRO of West Evansville serve you! 

Call SERVPRO of West Evansville For Your Water Damage Needs

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we are ready to serve you.

Our teams are prepared with the latest training and equipment to tackle any type of water damage you have. We have been into homes with feet of water and homes with only one inch. No matter the size of the disaster, we are trained and here to help. 

Our confidence to get the job done comes from our years of experience. Our crew chiefs have been with us for over three years. They have gained new knowledge with each job, and with that comes confidence and expertise. They have been under training from our leader and general manager, Danny. Danny has been a part of SERVPRO since 2008. 

Give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call today, let us help. 

812-465-2500

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