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Why Choose SERVPRO of Western Lake County For Your Water Emergency

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

We live where we work; we might just be your neighbors. This connection ties us to our community and desire to help. Being local also allows us to respond faster than anyone else to your emergency. This fast response can prevent damage from getting worse and leading to additional problems.

All SERVPRO of Western Lake County employees specialize in water damage restoration. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end. Along with our training we also have the best tools in the business.  advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently. We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

When a water disaster strikes your home or business, give us a call at (219) 922-9300 and we will make it “Like it never even happened."

Preparing For Spring Water Damage Risks

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

The first half of the year tends to be some of the wettest in Indiana. From the frozen, saturated ground of late winter to the constant rain storms of spring, dealing with the water and trying to keep it out of your house can be a constant battle. So what do you do if your home should be the unfortunate victim of water damage this time of year? Below we will go over the steps you should take to lessen the water damage and get your home restored quickly.

First let’s go over a few ways to prepare your house in the unfortunate case that you do have water in your home.

  1. Know where your water shut off is. If the water is coming from a broken pipe – often due to freezing – you can stop the flow of water immediately before further damage is done
  2. Always store your valuables up high in your basement. Plastic bins are also a great way to keep the water away from your most precious items

Let’s say water is coming in; what do you do?

  1. Take Pictures of the Damage It’s important to take pictures of the water damage before trying to clean things up or remove the water. If you have a flooded basement or flooded first floor, be sure to take pictures of all the water damage. This can be important and helpful when filing an insurance claim. If the water damage came from a burst pipe, be sure to take a picture of the pipe.
  2. Don’t Use Electricity in Water Damaged Areas If you should suffer extensive water damage, you may want to cut off the power to the whole house. However, if your circuit box is in an affected area, like a basement, do not touch or attempt to check the circuit box. If your circuit breaker is in a dry area, then you may want to make sure the circuits to the water damaged area have been tripped. If they haven’t, you may want to flip them off to reduce any risk of electrical shock.
  3. Start Removing the Water If you can get the water out of your house, start doing it as quickly as possible. Contact us and we will get out to you to help. The longer the water sits in your home, the more time it has to damage your home. Standing water can soak further into your drywall, insulation and wood framing leading to more damage from the water which can quickly lead to mold growth and damage.
  4. Get the Air Circulating To help reduce the risk of mold damage, it’s important to get the air circulating. If the weather is nice, you can open your windows and doors to allow the outside air to blow through the home. You can also employ fans and blowers to get fresh air circulating around the water damage. If you are in a basement or an area that is particularly damp, you can also use dehumidifiers to draw the moisture out of the air. This can all help to reduce any further water or mold damage to your home.

We are ready to help 24/7 and will help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

It's Almost Tornado Season

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

We may still have freezing weather but soon enough it will be Spring. With Spring, comes tornadoes and other strong storms. Tornadoes can destroy well-made structures, uproot trees and send objects through the air like deadly missiles and they can happen anywhere.

Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

  • Identify a save place in your home where family and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • In a high rise building, if you don't have have enough time to go to the lowest floor, pick a hallway in the center of the building.
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home is safe in a tornado.

Know the difference between a Tornado Watch &  Warning: 

  • Watch means a tornado is possible.
  • Warning: means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. GO TO YOUR SAFE PLACE IMMEDIATELY.

Always remember to play it safe and we are always here, if you need us. SERVPRO of Western Lake County(219) 922-9300

Cleaning up Vandalism, Biohazard, and Crime Scenes

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Along as being a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry, SERVPRO® of Western Lake County also offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup.

A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. 

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, we help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe, homes and offices. We can help with a variety of biohazard, crime scene, or vandalism issues.

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Blood Borne Pathogens

Our technicians remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. We thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, we can clean and restore your property and contents.

Vandalism

We provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

We offer 24/7 service; so don’t hesitate to call us day or night to start the restoration process. If your business experiences damage of any kind, we’ll make sure your property is cleaned up and ready for business.

Storm Damage Restoration

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is coming and that means the threat of severe thunderstorms in our area rises. SERVPRO of Western Lake County is here to assist in any storm damage your home or business may encounter.

Wind Damage Restoration

Storms and tornadoes can cause severe wind damage. Roof damage in this situation may range from a missing roof, to harsh winds, or rain shearing away asphalt tiles. Correcting roof damage may challenge homeowners after a disaster, since a roof leak may not appear obvious.

How can a roof leak and roof damage escape easy detection in this situation? Wind damage may loosen flashing, eventually causing another roof leak weeks after the storm. Even a subtle roof leak of this nature can produce damp, moldy conditions inside the home. Obtaining fast roof repair may prevent long term interior damage. A wind damage home restoration expert may assist clients in receiving comprehensive roof assessments and roof repair services when hurricane damage afflicts an area. Our expertise helps property owners address storm damage and roof damage more effectively.

Flooding And Recovery

Heavy rains can cause flooding. If the surrounding terrain cannot absorb ground water, runoff contributes to flood water. Flood pump failures contribute to basement flooding and contaminated ground water as well.

Flooding may disrupt municipal water systems. Experts need to assess ground water and evaluate the condition of pipes following flood damage. Hiring SERVPRO for flood restoration may allow you to begin your cleanup process even before water restoration occurs. 

We are here to help 24/7 and are ready whenever a major storm hits our area!

Indoor Air Quality Concerns

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Our friends at National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) put together a great infographic to show common indoor air pollutants. Did you know that Indoor Air Pollution is in the top 5 of environmental risks for public health? Let’s learn about how SERVPRO can help around your home.

Garage & Bathroom

Your garage & bathroom our prime places to have mold because of moisture. Mold can produce allergens and irritants. Call us to inspect your home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Living Spaces

Your bedroom and other living spaces can harbor dust mites and pet dander. Vacuuming can temporarily reduce these allergens but in the long-term they settle in your HVAC system. We are always happy to inspect your system. A cleaning is not always necessary and we will be happy to recommend the best way to address your indoor air quality concerns.

Take care of your health and your home’s health by contacting SERVPRO of Western Lake County today. We can run an inspection and provide a recommendation on how to clean up your space today!

Commercial Cleaning by SERVPRO

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Western Lake County specializes in Commercial Cleaning Services. Even with regular janitorial cleaning of your space, your office can fall victim to grime, odor, and other wear & tear. We are happy to help with anything from deep cleaning your office floors to water damage from a recent storm.

We can help with the following businesses:

  • 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

We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:


Have Questions? Call Today – (219) 922-9300

SERVPRO Is Ready For Any Weather Emergency

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

After a storm damages your home or business you can feel lost and vulnerable. Luckily for you, restoring storm and fire damage is the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency service meaning we can respond immediately and return your property to its pre-storm condition.

Our employees are trained in storm damage restoration. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation. SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises across the U.S. That means that if a catastrophic storm strikes we can call in additional recourses.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

When you see the next weather report you can rest easy because SERVPRO is ready to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Property Emergency Plan

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning before the devastation of these tragedies. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. Protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival with the following preparation:

Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Your organization's risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope, and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed, or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover.

Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Your employees and co-workers are your businesses' most valuable asset. Communication is essential before, during, and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, consumers, and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant, or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

What We Do

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a cleaning and restoration company dedicated to serving your cleaning and restoration needs, remediating damage “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Western Lake County is an independently owned and operated franchise owned by James & Nancy Adomitis, to learn more about Todd and Tina, check out our Company Profile

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are leader is fire and water damage cleanup and restoration, as well as mold mitigation and remediation. We are faster to any size disaster, no damage is too small for SERVPRO of Western Lake County

Are you in need of any cleaning or restoration services? Call SERVPRO of Western Lake County today! (219) 922-9300

We offer many services, including fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, as well as various cleaning services. We clean from your flooring to your ceiling. We can help you with any of your carpet, wall, and ceiling cleaning as well as cleaning your HVAC, air ducts, and much more. Visit our Cleaning Services Overview page for more information about SERVPRO of Western Lake County.