Recent Water Damage Posts

Sump Pump Failure

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage usually means water damage. 

Did you know that when the electricity goes out during a storm there could be sump pump failure? It can happen! Here at SERVPRO of West Evansville we often get phone calls for just this reason! 

During a storm many people don't think to check that their sump pumps are functioning properly, but it is extremely important that they do! 

If your sump pump fails:

Be sure to get all of your stuff up off the floor. This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to prevent damage to your belonging. If you have furniture with wooden legs on it, wrap the legs with aluminum foil. This will keep the water from penetrating into the wood. 

During a storm, your sump pump COULD fail...causing water damage.

If that happens, give SERVPRO of West Evansville a call, we are happy to help. We are ALWAYS here to SERVE you.

Undiscovered Leaks can cause MAJOR PROBLEMS

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Undiscovered leaks can cause major problems in your home:

Leaks from piping, roofs and appliances can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for weeks, even months. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage if not handled properly. 

SERVPRO of West Evansville is equipped to provide a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damages caused by leaks and excessive moisture. we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our SERVPRO® team can help protect your property and belongings from further damage and retain the resale value of your home.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to cleanup the water on your own, call SERVPRO of West Evansville. We will be there to help, and proud to serve you and your family. 

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

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!

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.

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

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! 

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. 

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.  

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

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.

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".

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.

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. 

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.

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