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Fire Damage Safety

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Follow These Fire Safety Tips

Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, Santa Claus, and surrounding local areas: when it comes to fire safety there are a few precautions to help protect against fire damage. Here are a few tips to think of to protect against fire damage:

  1. Do not leave the stove area unattended while cooking or with the stove on.
  2. Watch what you wear-- long sleeves that drape or other free-flowing clothes can catch on fire.
  3. Do not have dish clothes or fabric over the cooking area, like dish towels.
  4. Do not keep grease on the stove where it can get hot, and do not hot grease down in the trash or down the sink. This can cause damages and damage to your pipes in the long-run.

Call us when fire damages occur, but keep your home safe with these tips.

Fire Damage --Smoke and Soot Damage

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

The Different Types of Smoke Damage

Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, Santa Claus, and surrounding local areas: when smoke or soot damage occurs there can be a variety of types. The difference between the smoke types depends on how to clean it efficiently and correctly. Here are the different types of smoke damage for your home:

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.

If you have fire damages in your home, call the professionals to help. Call SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties to help. 

Emergency Storm Damage Kits

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

The storms are here, and they can prove to be dangerous. When storms occur the best way to protect yourself and your families is to shelter safely away from the storm. When storms happen there is not always a specific sign of how long they will last or how long the damages will last and their impact. 

We have compiled a list of some items to keep handy during storm season in your safe zone. Here are a few below: 

  • Extra batteries 
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Bottled Water
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Battery operated radio 
  • extra chargers 
  • extra food for your pets 
  • phone numbers of local emergency systems

After the storm is over, we hope you do not need to call us, but if you do -- (812) 706-2100. We are open 24/7 and 365 days.

Storm Safety

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Storm and Tornado Season

Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, Santa Clause, Morganfield, and surrounding local areas: storm season is here. In April, things take a turn and the rain clouds turn to storm clouds. There are a few ways to keep safe. One of those is by having accurate and fail-proof warnings from weather stations and alerts. Check out the three below that can work best for your family and home:

  • Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear).
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert programming (alerts when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts for your county).
  • Ease of programming

Keep these alerts in mind, so that your family has a plan to know when storms are coming and be updated on them while sheltering in a storm-safe place for storms. 

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help!

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

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Locally Owned and Operated

We recently had a ribbon-cutting for our Newburgh location.  We had a great ribbon cutting with the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. We work hard to make sure we stay involved with local chambers and their members. We love to work with businesses in the area so that we can support them too. We love to work with our local community.

It may have rained all day, but the rain didn't stop us from celebrating being a local business in this awesome city! Thank you to everyone who attended. We are here to help 24/7 and 365 days. We will make your water, fire, and mold damages "Like it never even happened." We also work with COVID-19 clean-up and keeping local areas Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Flood Damage

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

servpro truck outside No Job Too Big or Small for SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties

No Job Too Big or Small for SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties

A water main break caused flooding in a large commercial church over the weekend. The team had to arrive after hours to help stop the water and clean up standing water. Our trained technicians stepped in and knew exactly how to clean it up. Once the standing water was cleaned up, they began to set equipment for efficiently drying the church.

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties were called in to clean up the aftermath. The director of the facility was beyond happy with the outcome. The owner is beyond happy with our progress and how clean we are making their facility. We are making it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Damages

3/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage Fire damages can occur in commercial facilities!

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help! 

Fire damages can occur in a commercial facility at any time. There are a lot of moving parts and moving people, which can create chaos. With chaos can come fire damages for a variety of reasons. The best way to combat that is to know what those reasons are and work around those with your team. A few of those reasons are listed below: 

Cooking

There were over 30,900 fires within the past decade, with cooking being the main part of that statistic. This is why it is so important to install fire alarms and sprinkler systems in your kitchen areas or anywhere something can be cooked.

Unintentional and Careless Behavior

Unintentional and careless behavior, better known as accidents, caused more than 10,900 fires. The best way to prevent this from happening to keep managers and crew chiefs in place that can keep an eye on what is happening in your facility. When someone is in charge and watching for accidents, they become much more preventable. 

Arson

Around 9,800 of the total fires in these properties are due to arson. While these can not be prevented beforehand keeping security cameras in place that are not attached to the building can help catch whoever started the fire.

Electrical malfunction

Problems with the electricity or wiring in a building caused around 7,000 fires in the past decade. 

Heating Issues 

HVAC systems that had not had regular maintenance in several years served for about 6,000 commercial fires nationwide. The best solution to keep these at bay is to have regular technicians catch these problems before they arise with regular check-ups for your systems.

When any of these damages occur, know that you have SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties on your side. 

The Difference Between a Clean HVAC and Air-duct System in your Commercial Business

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Air-Duct Cleaning: It's Time

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is known for our water and fire, and even mold, damage clean-up. We not only do those services, but we perform HVAC and air duct cleanings in your Newburgh, Jasper, Huntingburg, Santa Claus, or Boonville home. 

There are a variety of ways that having cleaner ducts provides a benefit for your facility.  Here are a few of those reasons: 

  • Helps your employees breathe easier 
  • Removes odors and prevents future deodorization needs 
  • Improves air flow 
  • Improves efficiency of system 
  • Creates a better environment  

It is always better for your employees and customers to breathe cleaner air. The best way to do that is through cleaning. Trust our team to help give your workplace a better flow!

Emergency Readiness Profile

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

What is an Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP)?

An ERP is a plan that puts all of your important contacts for your business or facility into one Ready Plan App so that you are always ready. 

When a disaster strikes, sometimes the most vital information is not on hand. This gives you the ease of information into your hands at a few clicks. 

When your property is impacted by emergency damages like fire, water, or mold --quick action is what keeps the damage at a minimum. The best way to do that is to have that information before disaster strikes. This ERP inside your app is great for property managers and the directors of facilities. 

Call our offices today or reach out to your marketing representative for more information on how to get your ERP scheduled. 

Spring Cleaning Tips from the Pros

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Springtime is here!

Spring has sprung, and it's time to clean! We are the pros when it comes to clean. We may be faster to any size disaster, but we know when spring hits, the dreaded spring cleaning hits too. Here are a few tips to make it easier to get started. Spring is here, so it's time to get your home in better weather condition:

  • Clean out your refrigerator – dispose of expired items and wash each tray.
  • Give all of your doormats a good wash.
  • Clean your upholstery and carpet – get professional help from SERVPRO® of Spencer, Warrick, and Dubios Counties to make sure the job is done right.
  • Pay special attention to washing your baseboards.
  • Dust all ceiling fans.
  • Scrub down your stove and oven.