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Prepare your Home for Wind and Storm Damage
Wind and Storm Damage
Storm Damage to your Newburgh Home
When wind and storms come your way, you need to make sure your roof and home are secure. There are ways to secure your roof and home before the storm comes. Roof damage can create secondary inside water damages in your home. As well, as other glass and fragile areas in your home.
Call a roofing professional to ensure your roof shingles are in place. You can even have them apply adhesive to keep them in place during high wind seasons.
Here are a few other thoughts to consider before storm damage season comes:
- Secure Doors, Windows, and Garage
- Doors and Windows Are Wind-Ready
- Roof damage isn’t the only consideration when preparing your home for strong winds.
Other Wind Fragile Areas
- Permanent impact-resistant shutters will protect your windows against heavy winds, rain, and hail.
- Entry doors should have dead bolt locks and three hinges for high wind protection.
- Impact-resistant glass is a must for all patio doors and windows.
- Check with the manufacturer of your garage door to see if bracing kits are available. They create double the protection for your home.
Keep your home or business safe with these tips before the storms come this spring season.
How to stay safe during flood season.
How to stay safe during a flood?
Floodwaters are scary enough when they happen outside of your home, but when they come into your safe haven it is even more dangerous than you imagine. Floodwaters are some of the most infested waters. The rainwater from floods runs across the pavement, landscaping, industrial plants, and more. All of these chemicals, oils, debris, dead animals and insects can all be carried into your home. This means this water is highly contaminated.
This is why you should not try to clean these damages on your own. When floodwaters come into your home, you want a professional to take care of the water damage.
We have several pieces of equipment, like a submersible pump for deep water, truck-mounted extractors, and portable extractors to help clean up your water damage.
Between our professional equipment and trained technicians with specialized Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you can leave to ensure your home is in good hands.
There are special cleaning procedures needed after a flood, and having the right training can help save you money, and time, and keep you safe.
Call our offices today for more information on how we can help safely remove water and debris in your flood-damaged home. Flooding can be overwhelming, so let us help!
Does your home have a slow leak?
When a customer realizes that there is a slow leak in their home, they must act fast. The damage has already started and created long lasting effects. The problem with this is insurance does not always help in these situations. And, with a damage that taken place over an extended amount of time comes secondary damages.
Mold growth is one concern for secondary damages. Mold can create a variety of health concerns, damage to your property, and is tricky to pin down.
It's hard to know what you do not know. So, finding slow leaks fast is not common. But, there are a few things you can to help prevent these long term leaks from taking place the first time.
When it comes to your pipes schedule a check-up for it. Let a professional inspect your pipes to see if there are issues from the outside looking in. If your pipes look good to them, then try examining the cracks in your foundation where water can get in from flooding.
You can keep an eye on a few things in your home to see if there's changes in your water that could be a cause from a leak. Watch out for your water bill to see if it is significantly higher than usual, decreased water pressure in your home, wet spots around sinks, toilets, or tubs, warped, or discolored walls, or, a persistent mildew smell.
Keeping these tips in mind can help you from prevent slow/ long-term leaks in your home.
When was the last time you checked your water heater?
Water Heater Inspection
Water heaters can cause water damage in your home. The best way to combat these future damages is to inspect your water heater. Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, and surrounding areas, follow these tips to help prevent future water damages from your water heater.
Water Heater Inspection:
- Inspect the rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired. You want to be able to see if the rod needs to be replaced.
- Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. You want to be safe, so make sure you first turn off the power and run hot water until it is cool.
- Call a professional, like a plumber to inspect your water heater. Once a year is desired if you can. This is one of the best ways to combat future water damages. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming.
No one wants a broken water heater, as they are expensive and can commit water damages that pile on financial damages. Follow these tips to save your family from costly repairs or replacement.
Post-Construction Clean-up: Do you need SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties
After a large commercial building is built, the debris can create quite a mess. Anything from carpet, paint, drywall or other construction services can make for a messy opening or re-opening.
We want your new space to be ready for the new employees or customers. Commercial owners of Newburgh, Jasper, and surrounding areas think about the integrity, safety, and allure of your new space.
We offer a variety of services that can fast-track your business to success (we can not say it will provide revenue from being so clean, but we can sure give you a great place to start.)
Here are a few places to start:
- Floor to Ceiling Clean
- Dehumidification and Drying
- Detail Cleaning
- HVAC Cleaning
- Window CLeaning
- Debris Removal
- Emergency Response Cleanup
Call our offices at SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties to help with your post-construction clean.
Commercial Spring Cleaning: We are here to help!
Hire us for your spring cleaning needs in your commercial property!
Spring Cleaning - we have you covered!
In the springtime, everything is blooming! Everything from springtime to allergies can cause sickness to be spreading through your office. Even though we are at the end of the 'typical' flu season, bacteria and viruses can find their way to your office and your employees.
One way to combat that is by hiring a team of professionals to clean your business.
Filthy bathrooms, dirty carpets, an HVAC system full of dust, and odors that fill every corner can create an uninspiring workplace. Not only for your employees but for businesses that have a storefront, can leave customers less than impressed.
A clean workspace will motivate employees to work more efficiently. It can be difficult to focus on tasks and navigate your space in disorganization, clutter, and bad odors.
Our team of professionals can clean carpets, high-touch surfaces, HVAC systems, and much more. Call our offices today to see how our team can turn your office into a dream place to work or visit.
When was the last time you cleaned your dryer vent?
Keep your lint trap cleaned to help prevent a sudden dryer fire.
Dryer Vent Build-Up
Dryer vent fires are a leading cause of residential fires. Dryers are found in so many households, but a lot of homeowners and renters do not know how to properly care for this appliance. There are a few ways to keep these appliances managed.
1. Have a professional install your dryer: Dryers are a big appliance and should be installed by someone who is certified. Specialists have the right tools to properly install it and create safety from the beginning.
2. Follow the instructions on the dryer and your clothing: Even though your dryer is properly installed, sometimes fires can spark from not following the directions on certain materials of clothing. Read the labels that say things like "do not tumble dry, line dry, or contains flammable material."
3. Keep it clean: Every appliance is typically safer when you perform routine maintenance and clean them properly. Taking care of the vent pipe, the inspection of gas operators to void gas leaks, and an inspection of your outside vent to avoid a buildup of dirt, debris, or other materials.
Keep your home safe by keeping up with your appliances, especially your dryer.
Certified Storm Expert
Tony Roberts is here to help!
Certified, Trained, and Ready to Help
With over twenty years of experience in water, fire, mold, and restoration. Tony Roberts is here to help. Tony and his wife, Julie started their franchises with a dream: to help people. They have achieved this above and beyond. Tony and Julie have now helped customers, not only in their town but in over 30 states as storm teams.
Tony builds teams of trained technicians to load equipment and be ready to help on a national level or local level when a storm event occurs. He shows compassion and resilience when needed during long hours during weeks and months of being on the storm events.
We are lucky to have Tony lead these storm teams to greatness. When an emergency like a tornado, hurricane, or flooding hits --you want a professional who can help you get your home back.
Winter is not over... Yet.
Call today for more information on we can help you during winter storms.
We are here to help with your winter emergencies. Winter is not going away just yet. We still have time during February and March, so keep an eye on winter weather in regards to your home. Here are a few ways we can help you keep your home safe:
The temperatures are dropping low, and even more so over the next few days. If you don’t know where the water shut-off is in your home, you should find it now.
In winter, ice dams on roofs can lead to major water damage. Reduce the potential for damage by filling pantyhose with ice melt and tossing it on your roof or along your gutters and downspout.
Winter storms could still be around a few more weeks, so watch the temperatures and contact your local SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties for help with any unforeseen water damages.
Sewage Backup in Newburgh Home
Call us today for help with your biohazard and sewage cleanup needs for your home.
Did you know sewage backup is considered water damage?
There are several different categories of water damage, specifically 3. Category 3 water is when there are harmful materials in the water that is contaminated (i.e. sewage).
This customer called when they noticed a cast iron pipe had burst. There was sewage going under the home, but they were not sure how long it had been leaking.
When sewage damage occurs in a residential home, it takes a professional to clean up. This kind of damage requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE is to ensure our technicians can safely clean up the damage for the customers.
In this case, it took several hours of pumping the sewage water out to make sure the area was free of it. Category 3 water requires the removal of the materials in the home (carpet, drywall, contents) because the materials are contaminated with bacteria and other unsafe matter.
Our team is trained to handle these types of damages. If you have sewage damage, remember to leave it to the professionals; we are here to help!
Storm Damage in Newburgh
Storm damage --be prepared!
Are you ready?
Storm season is about to be in full swing in April. When April showers come, they often bring thunderstorms, lightning, and sometimes tornadoes. Indiana weather is unpredictable. The weather can go from a beautiful spring day to a horrible cloudy sky in minutes. The best way to combat these days that go from one extreme to the next is to be prepared ahead of time. Here are a few tips that help you stay ahead of the storms:
- Create an Emergency Plan: Know your evacuation routine, and how to contact family and get them to the safe meeting spot
- Practice the Emergency Plan: Go over this plan several times during the year with your family
- Secure your Home: Anything you can keep secure in a safe or documents/photos that need to be secured do so before the storm hits.
- Review Insurance Plan: Know what your policy covers and what it does not
- Stay Informed!
Keep these in mind before storm season really starts up. SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help with preparedness before those storms hit.
Commercial properties can call our offices for Emergency Ready Profiles to make their business secure.
Newburgh I Jasper: How to Keep Fire Damages from your Commercial Property
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help with fire damage clean-up.
Fire Damages in Commercial Property
Businesses and commercial property have several reasons why they need to stay up-to-date on ways to help prevent fire damages. When it comes to employees and customers, you want to prevent emergencies and keep them safe. There are several ways to implement regulations in your commercial business so your employees and customers are safe:
- Make sure flammable items are kept in according to guidelines
- Always keep regular maintenance on your commercial property
- Keep extension cords clean, and throw away frayed extension cord
In addition, to following these tips, consider an Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP) for your business. An ERP is a free profile that along with you or your business manager will put together a list of emergency contacts, photos, and other information necessary.
Keep all of these in mind to keep your business safe. For more information on Emergency Readiness Profiles, visit our blog.
Water Damage in Newburgh Home
Who cleans water damage? SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties
Who cleans up water damage?
Water damage began in a home when water started leaking from a refrigerator. These customers needed help cleaning up these damages after hours. The first action these customers did was check us out online. Googling water damage has become the norm, and even though they googled us --we still had help on the way when they contacted us.
In this customer's case, water had damaged the floor over time and it had begun leaking into the basement. The flooring of plywood and hardwood were damaged in the kitchen and the drywall. Our team was able to start the work and began setting equipment to start the drying process.
Our trained technicians are there 24/7 and 365 days to help our customers. We have an after-hours team that answers calls and will get help on the way to you, the customer.
Call our offices today (or night) if you suspect water damage, you can even Google us!
Newburgh home needs storm damage Clean-up
Storm Damage in Newburgh
During the storm season, many homes are impacted by a variety of damages.
This home had several tree branches fall on the roof and make several holes in the ceilings of the home. The rain that came next flooded the home with several inches of water.
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties was called in for the clean-up. The customer called us for roof tarp-up and to get out the standing water. Once our team gets out all of our standing water and tarps the roof --they can begin assessing the water damage to the rest of the home.
Water damage and storm emergencies happen at any time day or night. Call our team at SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties for help during these spring storms. We are here to help!
Emergency Ready Profiles: Why are they important?
Call us today to see how you can get an ERP for your business.
Do you have a plan if your commercial property catches on fire?
In many cases, the person on duty when an emergency strikes do not have all the information they need necessary to properly stop a disaster in its tracks. When an emergency occurs you always need a plan and a list to aid in implementing the plan. We have just what you need to make those important pieces happen in case of an emergency.
There's never a great time for water or fire damage to happen to your home or business. Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) are here to help.
ERP's can be in a paper or app file. One of our team members, typically a marketing representative, will come to you to get all the information. They will comprise photos, water shut-off information, contacts, and surrounding emergency numbers into one place.
They will walk you through how to access the information and who needs access to this in case of an emergency.
Schedule an Emergency Ready Profile today for your Commercial properties.
Commercial Cleaning for businesses in SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties
Call us today to see how we can help your commercial property!
How can we help the business and commercial property owners in Newburgh, Jasper, and surrounding areas?
Commercial businesses have emergencies and need cleanings too. Residential properties are not the only places that our team of trained technicians can take care of for our customers. When your commercial business needs some extra heavy lifting, call our offices. We can do anything from floor to ceiling cleans, hood cleanings, sanitizing for viruses and bacteria, and many other specialties.
What businesses can we help with commercial cleaning and emergency damages:
- Retail chains
- Universities, preschools, daycares
- Medical facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Fitness facilities
- Restaurants and fast-food chains
- Apartment complexes and multi-level buildings
Workplace interruption is one of the top leading reasons for businesses to lose money and productivity. Let us help you to help eliminate that interruption.
Why SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties
Why choose SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties for your water damage remediation?
We are ready for whatever happens. Disasters and emergencies do not wait for typical business hours.
This weekend we received a call after hours. A pipe had burst in a home due to winter weather. The water in the home was pooling for several hours onto the carpet and the bathroom tile.
Our crew arrived at the scene an hour after the call and made sure to start right away. Our technicians made a huge effort to make sure to get the water help as fast as possible.
We spent several days monitoring this water damage to make sure the drying process was completed correctly.
Our team was on the scene because we are faster to any disaster. These customers were happy they called us to help during their time of emergency need.
Are you commercial ducts in a row?
Are your ducts in a row?
In addition to all of the services we offer for your commercial building, HVAC cleaning is one of the most used services. A building's air quality is associated with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC system). When owning or managing a commercial property, you want to know they are functioning and producing good air quality. There are several checks and balances you can perform visually on your HVAC system to know whether a repair professional or cleaning professional is needed.
One way you can do that is by changing the filters regularly. Experts recommend every 90 days to make sure you can check for damages, wear and tear, and other issues.
When checking your system there are several other issues you could report to your HVAC company for repair or just an inspection. Everything from rodents, odors, or rodent feces could be issues that need attention occurring in your system.
If your unit seems to not have any surface issues and it is still not running top-notch (and your bill is getting costly) a professional clean is most likely necessary.
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help when it comes to your HVAC and duct system for a clean. Call the professionals today, because we are here to help.
Storm Damage Coverage
We had several team members visit our team who were helping the communities clean up after storm damage.
When you go to pick a company to help with your water or fire damage restoration (among our other many services), there can be a variety of factors that determine your decision.
One of those reasons could be because you want to work with a company that is involved in their community.
Recently, there were damaging storms throughout the midwest. After these storms, our team collected items for a week to bring to the tornado relief. The items included everything from water, to clothing, toys, and so much more. They gathered these items from their clients and customers alike.
We banded together with our community and clients to bring these items to donate to the people in need of items after these treacherous storms.
Not only do we go to help clean up the damages, but we want to help the people of the community who were impacted by the damages. The people mean the most to us, and we are so grateful to be able to help them in any way we can.
Why SERVPRO? Because we want to help not only with water, fire, or storm damages in your area, but we want to help our customers get back on their feet by being the best restoration company we can be for our community.
We are here to help!
IICRC Certified for your Newburgh Home
IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is IICRC Certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification stand for IICRC. These types of certifications train our team to be better for your home.
-present and accurate information
-require technicians to be formally trained and certified
-requires continuing educations with up to date industry changes
The IICRC has been the standard for clean for many years to make sure your home is taken care of by the best of the best. The standards are reviewed and updated every few years.
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help with your Cleaning and Restoration needs and we are certified to do so. Call us today for more information on how we can help.
Commercial Insurance Coverage for your Newburgh Business
Commercial Insurance Coverage
When you have a commercial property there are a ton of liabilities. We want you to be prepared!
When you are applying for commercial insurance, there are several items to consider in your package. One of the major items is flood coverage. Flooding can occur in several areas. We want to make sure you can repair your building if storm damage happens to you.
What can it do for my commercial property if damages occur?
Flood insurance pays for several things, including, but not limited to:
- Foundation repair
- HVAC Systems Restoration
Know your flood areas -- your standard property insurance will not cover flood damage alone. Make sure to double-check your commercial policy to see what you are vulnerable to when it comes to weather events and your commercial insurance. You do not want to leave it up in the air and have a gap between your insurance and what you need to be covered after flood damages.
If you find out you are in a flood area that is likely to fall victim to a lot of water damage, it is better safe than sorry. Get the coverage, so that you are prepared if a storm hits unexpectedly.
Winter Fires Spreading- Keep your Newburgh Home Safe
If you have fire damages, call our office to see how we can help!
Fire Safety Plans
Does your family have a plan?
In a matter of seconds, a small flame can become a dangerous fire. The best way to plan for what can be a disaster is to create an escape plan for your family. After creating the plan, it is best to implement this by practicing twice a year. Other ways to better your chance of surviving a fire is by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few steps to help you develop an emergency escape plan:
- Get a drawing of the inside of your home, including if you have levels in your home. Find a variety of ways to get out of a certain room, and make sure those windows or doors could easily be opened.
- Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Store them near the window where they will be used.
- Pick an outside meeting place. Make sure the entire family knows the plan. Make sure the meeting place cannot be easily moved. Make sure to mark the meeting location on your escape plan. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
If you need more information on fire escape plans, check out the Red Cross website.
Frozen Pipes in your Newburgh Home
Call our offices, if your Newburgh home experiences water damage from frozen pipes.
Winter season is here, and so are burst pipes in your Newburgh home.
When the winter season comes, it brings with it frozen weather. The cold and windy weather brings with it a whole variety of problems for your home.
When the weather drops below freezing, it is best to have a checklist for your home. From roof damages to frozen pipes --having a plan can help save your money. When your pipes freeze it can create damages in your Newburgh or Jasper home.
We have compiled a few tips to get your home through the winter burst pipes season.
1. Drip your faucets - Make sure you have a few sinks or bathtubs on a slow drip when temperatures drop below freezing.
2. Warm-up your Pipes- Place newspaper or towels under your sinks to keep them warm.
3. Open Cabinets- Keep kitchen and bathroom sink cabinets open to allow warm air to enter.
Not following these tips could result in your pipes freezing and bursting, causing water damage. Call our offices at (812) 706-2100, if your Newburgh home experiences water damage from frozen pipes. We are here to help.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned; Newburgh COVID Cleaning.
The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubios Counties, the nation’s #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
When you call someone to do a disinfectant clean, you want to know that when they are done, it's clean!
We have done several cleanings in our local area, and not only homes and businesses.
Recently, we took part in local golf scrambles and cleaned all the carts before the golf scramble started. The patrons loved that we made sure that they could have a fun day, free of worry, because they knew it was Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
For details or quote, visit: https://bit.ly/3iOIsnn
National Preparedness Month- Prepare your Newburgh Home
Protect your Newburgh Home from future Water, Fire damages
Our friends from Ready.gov have tips for National Preparedness Month and how to get your home or business ready for future weather and winter weather. September is Preparedness Month and you never know when a weather event could hit your home. Emergency disasters can happen at any time, so having a plan can help create a way to help your home and family in the future.
Step 1: Make a Plan
Step 2: Build a Kit
Step 3: Low-Cost Preparedness
Step 4: Teach Children about
Preparing your Newburgh business?
For more information on how we prepare for emergency weather, call our offices today. Our marketing team has Emergency Readiness Profiles to help your business get ready for emergency disasters.
Water in the Crawl Space of Your Newburgh Home
What do you do when water enters your crawl space?
- Let a professional inspect your home and crawl space. You want a technician who will know how to look for a foundation crack.
- Start the process of drying the water and moisture.
- Clean the debris, remove plastic material, and wet insulation
These tips are helpful when it comes to dealing with water damage for yourself; however, the best thing to do when you find water damage, is to call the professionals: SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties for help. We can check the water for the category which will tell us the contaminants. It will tell us how to clean it and other things to make your crawl space clean and dry again.
Call our offices today, if you notice water in your crawl space.
Newburgh Fire Damage Clean-up
Lightning Strike Fire Damage
A few weeks ago a Newburgh home was the target during a storm for a lightning strike. The strike hit the basement light fixture and caught flame immediately. The fire began while the family was upstairs when one member went downstairs and saw the flames.
The structure of the home was damaged from the basement ceiling all the way up to the second floor. The smoke coated every inch of the home especially the basement and second floor.
Our team has handled these types of jobs for years and knows how to help customers during these times of need. The best way to efficiently work this job was to cover everything from mitigation (from the water to put out the fire) to the smoke remediation, to the reconstruction. Our team helped put this family's home back together "Like it never even happened."
Our reconstruction consulted on this job because our team was taking care of the reconstruction as well. When damages of this nature occur you want a team that is compassionate, efficient, and trustworthy with such in-depth damage.
Disaster Preparedness Month
September is Disaster Preparedness Month
As we go into September, the need to protect your home and loved ones are the top of mind. Disasters from hurricanes to tornadoes, frequent storms, fires, to even water can create emergencies that need preparation.
The best way to protect both is "Prepare to Protect." Here are a few ideas from Ready.gov on how to start to be prepared:
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Lost-Cost Preparedness
- Teaching Your about How to Be Prepared
Disasters come when we least expect them. The best way to be as ready as you can be when they arrive is to talk to loved ones and raise awareness before the disasters. If you need more help to prepare check with your local emergency departments for more tips and planning information.
Fire Damage Safety
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:
- Do not leave the stove area unattended while cooking or with the stove on.
- Watch what you wear-- long sleeves that drape or other free-flowing clothes can catch on fire.
- Do not have dish clothes or fabric over the cooking area, like dish towels.
- 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
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
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 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!
Call our office today!
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Problems with the electricity or wiring in a building caused around 7,000 fires in the past decade.
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
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
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
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.
Winter Storm Damages
Winter Storm Damages to Your Home or Business
Snow removal can be key when it comes to making sure you home or roof of your home does not cause more damages.
Did you know one square foot of compacted snow can weigh close to 50 pounds? Think about how much weight is sitting on your roof. Many roofs, especially, older, flat, or structures such as carports, garages, and sheds are not always rated to support this kind of weight.
When a roof collapses it can create major damages. Not only can it make your roof cave in, but it can create damages to whatever contents is inside of the buildling. Try tor remove snow safely and timely to protect your buildings.
Please, before a storm occurs, winter or other, check with your insurance policy to see what is covered. Typical storm damages, especially winter ones, do not always get covered in a standard policy.
Winter weather damages, call us today!
Inclement weather statement
We remember, the intense ice storm from a few years ago. The ice storm knocked out power and created a lot of sump pump failures, flooded basement, roof damage, and more. Your home has and the contents can be damaged during these winter weather emergencies. When winter weather damages occur it is best to have a plan in place to keep your home or business safe. Have a professional in place that you know will be there to help you during emergency situations.
A reminder as the winter weather becomes more severe, we are here to help 24/7 and 365 days. Our offices may close, but we have technicians on standby in local areas for our customers! Call our offices at 812-706-2100.
In recent days, we have been pelted with ice and snow. Ice and snow can create water damages in your home or business. The problems with ice and snow in your home can become problematic even after the storm has passed.
When snow sits on top of your roof, it can create an ice dam as it begins to melt creating water that builds and leaks into your home. When there are weak spots in a roof, this situation is even more likely to occur.
When snow damage occurs, it can cause flooding in basements, garages, and other areas of your home. Trust the professionals to help you with your water damages after the ice and snow have passed. Get our number ready to call so we can be to help you 24/7 and 365 days.
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Fire damages can be extremely dangerous. The best way to combat a fire damage that is controlled is through a home fire extinguisher. It should be part of your safety kit in your home to have a fire extinguisher.
Using an Extinguisher Correctly
Using a fire extinguisher is simple, but it is important to do it correctly. The best way to remember how to operate a fire extinguisher correctly is through, P.A.S.S.:
- Pull the pin
- Aim at the fire's base
- Squeeze the handle
- Sweep at the base until it is gone
If a fire is out of control, it is best to call your local fire department for safety concerns. Do not tackle a fire on your own that is not controlled or extinguished immediately by a fire extinguisher.
Fire Damages in Basement
In this home basement, the home had a fireplace that had not been adequately cleaned.
The smoke and soot buildup caused a fire. The basement walls were covered in smoke and soot. The fire place itself even had severe smoke damage. When the fire was put out they knew they needed professionals for cleaning.
We did our ice blasting technique on the fire place of the basement. It blasts the smoke and soot of places that cannot be cleaned with standard products and cleaning methods.
When we were finished with this basement, it was ready to be introduced to our reconstruction team for all the outback. The owner was thrilled with the outcome of the basement. She got to choose some upgrades, and she got to replace the fire hazards hiding out.
When storm damage occurs there is never a right time. The best way to prepare for water damages from a storm is to have a team ready to help.
Our offices are on standby when storm damages are in the area.
In a recent home, flood waters entered the home through the basement. The basement door to the bottom floor of the home spread water from the garage to the basement. Because of the category of water, the flooring, drywall, and other aspects of the basement had to be taken a part and replaced by our reconstruction team.
Our team helped out out customer, and she was pleased she did not have to deal with aftermath of more vendors and other contractors.
The one stop shop way with us is the best way for relief after a storm.
The Water Damage Experts and Where Water is Hiding
Where is water hiding?
When water damage occurs, it can be right in front of your eyes. This kind of water damage is what we see most often. But, sometimes, water can hide in plain sight. Some of the ways that water damage can impact your home is listed below:
- Standing water
- Bad smells
- Stains and spots
- Peeling paint
- Uneven surfaces
Water damages occur because of a variety of reasons. The best way to combat water damages is to have a professional water damage restoration company check your home for you. We offer complimentary checks of your home, if you suspect water damages. We have ways to check behind those hard to reach spots. When water damage occurs any our home, whether you can see it or not, call our offices for more information.
Ice Storm Preparedness
Winter is coming, but we are here to help!
Icicles can be pretty, but they can be dangerous and costly. When ice storms come, trust your local SERVPRO of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties to help you with emergency damages. There are several ways to prepare for an ice storm and other emergency situations for our home or business. Always stay prepared, so when the ice settles you know who to call. Here are a few items to have to prepare for emergency damages:
- Have candles
- Non-perishable food
A reminder as the weather becomes more severe, we are here to help 24/7. We have technicians on standby in local areas for our customers! Call our offices today for more information on how we can help your home or business during an ice storm.
Emergency Readiness Profile with SERVPRO of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties
Are you ready?
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.
Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
What is a SERVPRO Emergency Readiness profile or commonly referred to as an ERP?
- A no cost assessment of your business or facility
- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
- A guide to help you get back into your building following emergency damages
- Establishes SERVPRO of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties, a recognized industry leader, as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
- Helps identify the line of command --this way we can get started to work faster and help you in a more efficient way
Call SERVPRO of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties for more information on how our marketing representatives can help set up an ERP with your facility today. We are here to help keep your business OPEN.
Commercial Damage Response
We do that, too!
SERVPRO of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is known for residential emergencies. But, did you know we offer all of our services for commercial damages too.
It does not matter if your facility is impacted with water, fire, mold, or HVAC needs --we are here to help your business or facility.
We have technicians and products on standby to help with your commercial damages whenever they happen. We have a commercial marketing representative that you can call to hear all about our commercial services. Call our offices today to hear more about how we can help your commercial facility. Whether it is, commercial emergency damages, or scheduled floor to ceiling cleaning or sanitizing/ and HVAC cleanings.
Trust us with your commercial needs for your business or facility.
Our SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties MVPs
Our team is carefully curated to represent the SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties franchise. We pick highly skilled and trained individuals who enjoy working for a hard-working team.
Our team is trained in every skill needed to help you with water, fire, mold, or even viral pathogen cleaning. We have worked with several commercial and residential properties on all these types of services. Our team is here to help.
We have motivated team members who work together to create good experiences for our customers. No one is in great spirits when an emergency damage occurs in their home.
But, our team makes sure to work hard and get your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."
Trust us with your water, fire, mold, and viral pathogen cleanings.
Our Reconstruction Division
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is known for cleaning fire, water, and mold damages. At SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties, we do not stop there. We are a one stop shop place– we can do it all. We still help with water, fire, and mold damages, but we also do construction work for our customers. Did you know that we do:
- Kitchen and Bathroom Repairs?
We are here to help with all of your recon or construction needs.
What needs to change or what HAS to change in your home?
Our reconstruction team does much more than restoring your drywall after a water damage:
Soot buildup on an old fireplace? Our team can restore your home or upgrade areas that need an upgrade.
Burst pipes during those freezing months? Our team knows water damages. When drywall is damaged from intense water damages, let us help.
Here to Help with Fire Damage
During the holiday season, fires can happen more frequently than usual. Everyone is cooking, and busy and things can get overlooked. There are a few ways to help prevent these kinds of accidents and emergencies.
SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is bringing you tips on how to keep the household cooking fires at bay during this holiday season:
- Pat down poultry.
- Don't wear billowy clothing.
- Don't put out a grease fire with water.
- Close the oven door if your oven catches on fire.
- Always have a fire extinguisher nearby.
- Use baking powder.
We hope you don't have any fires occur this cooking season, but remember, SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help if you have fire or smoke damage.
MARKETING REP SPOTLIGHT
Our marketing representative, Tanya Pulliam.
Tanya Pulliam is the Marketing Representative for SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties. She just started, but she is ready to hit the ground running! In her job, she looks forward to "meeting people, building relationships, and learning how I may be able to help them or their customers during difficult events. It’s about the people for me more than anything else." Her favorite thing is spending time with her family --that is her absolute favorite thing to do. They love the lake, outdoors, game nights, cooking, and movies. It has been an absolutely amazing beginning to our journey in Warrick/Spencer/Dubois counties! I have enjoyed meeting every one of you and learning about your business, team, and families and cannot wait to see you each time I come by. I’m learning new things every day at SERVPRO, and would love to share fun facts I’ve come across. Fun fact #1: Did you know we do document restoration? WHAT!? It’s really cool, I know.
Here are some little things about me in case you didn’t know already when we talk – because I love to talk, a lot!
I have the most wonderful family – Wayne, Emma, Bailey, Hadley, and Everett – who keep me busy and give me so much love I could just burst. It’s crazy in our house but I couldn’t imagine it any other way. We play Pit & Peak every day at dinner where each person shares the high and low of their day. It’s a great way to stay involved in one another’s lives so I encourage all of my friends to try it at home too.
Some of our favorite things are our morning walks together, spending time at the lake, sitting around the fire pit at home or anywhere else, game nights with friends and family, and we love to cook. I love a good pun or an embarrassing story so bring them on!
Get the Matterport Advantage with SERVPRO: The Matterport Difference for Insurance
We have trained team members who will create your Matterport for you. Our Matterport scans can ensure the most accurate, transparent, and fair documentation and valuations – helping you to close claims much faster. We provide 3D walkthroughs that ensure accurate, easy-to-use documentation that can serve as a single source of truth from initial policy decisions through claims handling.
- Get accurate documentation, increase quality and transparency.
- Maximize claim cycle efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Scan any space — from a small room in a home or hotel to an entire office building or factory — with the Matterport Capture app. The accurate 3D results help you to make the most of your space's potential, especially with the Matterport Pro2 camera. You automatically get stunning image quality and a suite of assets.
- Works with compatible iPhones and iPads
- Control a single camera, multiple cameras, or just use the camera on your phone
- Scan in 360 or 3D mode
- Capture your space with a simple press of a button
- Collect accurate depth, data, and imagery
- Manage your capture process as you move from point to point
- Invite collaborators and create multiple accounts
These technologies will be a vital aide during inspections.
Reach out to our offices today to set yours up!
Burst Pipes Season
Winter weather has just begun in our area of the world. Temperatures are beginning to drop and there are ways around getting a major water damage this time of year.
Burst pipes season can still hit at anytime. When a pipe bursts anywhere in your home it can cause significant damages. There are ways to help protect your home. If you are going on a vacation during these months, it is definitely a recommendation to find someone to check on your home. Here's a reminder for how to keep your home safe during these times:
- Drip faucets in sinks and bathtubs
- Keep cabinet doors open
- Cover outside water hoses
When a water damage does occur, remember to call your local water damage restoration company. We are here to help!
Our Storm Team is Here to Help
Have you heard about SERVPRO's national storm team?
When it comes to storm, we know how to help.
Our storm team of SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer and Dubois Counties has been to over 25 different states to aide on storm events.
Our storm team, teams up with other locations of SERVPRO to help customers in other communities.
We send several of our employees and truck loads of equipment to these towns and communities to aide their citizens. We stay anywhere from days to weeks and even months on a few occasions. That is why you know help is on the way when you see those big green trucks rolling into your town. We know that storms can leave devastation and destruction --but we are here to help take away some of the hardships that come with flood waters, storm winds, and other impacts from hurricanes, tornadoes, and tropical storms.
We are here to help, call your local office today.
Here to help 24/7 and 365!
We are here to help 24/7 and 365 days, even holidays and weekends. We have a team ready when there is a water damage emergency.
We answer the phone ready to help!
Call our offices when you need help. You can reach someone 24/7 at (812) 706-2100. We have highly trained staff to answer you questions and help with your emergency needs.
What to Expect
When you call our offices we will take down your information.
Our SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer and Dubois Counties Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage?
- Is there electricity available?
Once our production team receives your information, we have one of our production managers call you to see when a time is right for us to come to your home. We have our highly trained technicians come to your home and depending on the damages, evaluate what needs to be done.
Call our offices today so we can help you when your home experiences water damage.
Fire Damage --Try Dry Ice Blasting
What is Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting is a type of blasting method that uses dry ice pellets (CO2 in solid form) as the blasting material that cleans off the char and smoke debris. The process is environmentally friendly and provides a fast and effective alternative to traditional methods of cleaning.
Typically, the technician puts on PPE before performing this task depending on the severity of the smoke and char. The ice blast can create a dirty environment once it is blasted off the wall or smoke damaged items.
Why Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry Ice Blasting has become the preferred method to remove smoke soot, vaporized synthetic resins, and char. Dry ice blasting can reduce or eliminate the musty burnt smell that results from fire and smoke damages in a home.
There is typical fire cleaning, but sometimes fire damages create a thick char and smoke damage that creates a need for a different type of cleaning.
The process can take several days or weeks to complete depending on the severity of the damages. It takes a trained technician to complete this process. We have several technicians who are trained in dry ice blasting. They know exactly what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear, where to start in the home, the most effective techniques and more.
When you have a fire damage, the last problem you want to have is worrying about how it is going to be cleaned. You have so many other details to be concerned about --let us handle the mess. Call SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer and Dubois Counties for help.
Commercial Cleaning --Trust SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer and Dubois Counties
There are several ways to get your commercial facility clean. We are here to offer several options for your business.
Our highly trained technicians have years of experience. We focus on training and certifications so they know exactly how and what to clean in your commercial facility.
We have a variety of options when it comes to cleaning your commercial property, check them out below:
- HVAC Cleaning
- Janitorial Cleaning
- Carpet Cleaning
- Electrostatic Spraying
- Not to mention our traditional services of water, fire, and mold!
We do not skim the service when it comes to your commercial business. We have consultation services where we can walk through exactly what your business needs and wants are.
Call our offices today to see how we can help you with your cleaning needs.