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SERVPRO is IICRC Certified

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

What is IICRC certification and why is it important?

More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to dry your home to it's original condition.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified.  The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry. 

The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of East Evansville is honored to be among the select organizations to receive the IICRC certification. We will continue to provide the same high standard of excellence that you expect from us.  

You can trust the experts at SERVPRO of East Evansville!

Emergency Readiness Plan

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

It isn’t always possible to be prepared for unexpected events such as a sprinkler system malfunction or a burst pipe. The damage caused reaches beyond the obvious initial extraction and repairs; it can have resounding impact on your operations and even put a halt on business altogether affecting everything from your employees and clients to your profits.

The best way to lessen the impact is to have a readiness plan in place just in case. With a plan the response is faster and when dealing with the flow of water, this can make a huge difference between minor damage and major reconstruction.

SERVPRO of East Evansville offers such a plan for your business.  We collect your information and prepare an Emergency Ready Profile that is tailored to your unique needs. The ERP includes valuable information at your fingertips in a moment’s notice.

  • Emergency Action Checklist
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Utility Information (shut off locations, contact information)
  • Primary Contact Information (work authorization contact)
  • Insurance Contact Information
  • Property Overview
  • Building Access Information

This information is documented in your ERP and provides photos and instructions to help locate main shut offs and navigate the points in your business that you rarely even access until there is a problem.

Contact SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132 to schedule an appointment, review your business needs, and allow us to create your personalized Emergency Ready Profile.

IICRC Certified and Proud Of It!

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

What is IICRC certification and why is it important?

When water damage happens it can end up in unexpected places. Detecting the location of water absorbed into materials can be difficult and requires specialized tools and equipment. Water left undetected can result in further damage and expensive repairs. 

More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to dry your home to it's original condition.

You can trust the experts at SERVPRO of East Evansville!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified.  The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry. 

The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of East Evansville is honored to be among the select organizations to receive the IICRC certification. We will continue to provide the same high standard of excellence that you expect from us.  

When Water Damage Hits Your Home Or Business, SERVPRO Is Here For You

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Evansville IN commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Do You Know What Causes Flash Flooding?

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

 

Severe weather can be dangerous in many different ways—between lightning strikes, high wind and hail, there are countless ways that storms can cause damage. However, many people are surprised to learn that floods are the most dangerous severe weather incident of allFloods are second only to heat when it comes to weather-related fatalities in the United States, and flash floods present the biggest risk.

Any type of flooding can be quite dangerous, but when it comes to flash floods, their sudden onset in addition to their ability to impact any area creates a deadly combination. Additionally, because any body of water can overflow during heavy rains, flash floods can impact any area—that is why we encourage people to always be aware of their risks and the top safety tips.

What Makes a Flood a Flash Flood?

A traditional flood will slowly begin to rise, while a flash flood must occur within the first six hours after a storm, but they often happen in as few as three hours. Flash floods tend to be more common in urban areas due to the possibility of blocked storm drains and drainage systems, and they can occur even in areas that are not situated low enough to be a regular flood concern.

What Are the Flash Flood Alert Guidelines?

Because flash floods can come about with little notice, if there is a storm and heavy rain in your area, you should always stay alert to local weather alerts so you have as much notice as possible in case waters near you start to rise.

Officials will issue a flash flood watch for a general area to encourage heightened concern, but if things progress to a warning, you will want to quickly take the proper precautions. If a flash flood emergency is issued, move to higher ground as quickly as you can, as these are rare and deadly conditions.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Flash Flood Risk Level?

It is important to prioritize safety for any severe weather event, but flash floods should be especially revered. Knowing the rules for safety can keep you and your family much safer if the waters suddenly begin to rise:

  • If rain is heavy for an extended period, tune into official weather warning channels.
  • Make sure you have a clear safety plan in place and that your family knows how to execute it.
  • If you come across floodwater, never attempt to cross it by car or on foot.
  • Avoid coming into contact with floodwater, as it can hide electrical currents and contaminants.
  • When evacuating, have alternate routes in mind in case yours is blocked by water.

If your home or business has been damaged due to a flood or other severe weather, you can depend on SERVPRO of East Evansville.

Why SERVPRO? Faster to Any Disaster

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

As any business owner knows, time is money.  Here at SERVPRO  of East Evansville, our technicians understand the value of getting your company up and running as soon as possible after a water loss.  We routinely train and test our technicians on the most effective strategies for drying whether that be using specialty equipment such as a desiccant dehumidifier, truck mounted water extractor, portable extractor with a water claw, or something as simple as the best layouts for our air movers.

 A challenge we just recently overcame was drying a 15,000 sq/ft commercial building with over 1000 gallons of water throughout, and a large amount of cubicles in the structure.   Fortunately, SERVPRO of East Evansville’s training program had our technicians prepared for such a loss.  Through strategic placing of air movers, adequate number of dehumidifiers, and a well communicated plan with the business owners, they were back to operational in two days, and completely dried in 5 days.  So if you, or your company experiences a water loss event, give SERVPRO of East Evansville a call, and we will make it "Like it never even happened." 812-471-3132

Why SERVPRO? Residential or Commercial Damage, We Are Here For You

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties in Evansville are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville 

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost rev

SERVPRO Are Experts In Odor Removal

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville offers many services to the Evansville community, such as cleanup after both large and small disasters and mold prevention/remediation. But did you know that we are also experts in odor removal? 

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville, we are experts in deodorization and trained to identify the source of unpleasant or offensive odors and eliminate them. These kinds of odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure, and masking them or using other shortcuts won't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, we can often remove it over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize any unpleasant odor thoroughly.

Odors that can make life miserable can be caused by the following sources:

Rot- You may be dealing with rot in your structure, perhaps from a previous flood or a wet season. The framework or foundational areas of your home could have become wet and stayed wet, and what you are smelling is wood that is decomposing. 

Mold- You could be smelling mold, which is very unpleasant. If you are experiencing that familiar musty odor, call the professionals right away. We can find the colony and start the remediation process to handle the issue and its odors.

Animals- You may have some visitors on your property who are living in your walls or your attic. When that happens, odors can result, especially if an animal dies. SERVPRO of East Evansville can come and discover what you may be dealing with, and once Animal Control comes to remove the creatures, we can begin the cleaning process to get you back to normal. 

Smoke- If someone in your house smokes, that can create a very unpleasant situation. We are able to come in and alleviate this issue using our specialized methods. Or perhaps you have experienced a fire event that left smoke residue behind; this is one of our specialties, and we’re happy to help. 

Call and let us get started to making it “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Commercial Properties Is One Of The Services SERVPRO Is Great At!

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties in Evansville are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville 

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville 812-471-3132

Not All Fires Burn The Same!

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

 

Instantly

A fire can start in an instant and destroy anything in its path until its fuel source is gone, causing injuries and taking lives within a matter of seconds. According to (NFPA), fire departments respond to over 350,000 structure fires a year nationwide. Far more tragic than property damage, is the 2,500 civilian fire deaths and 12,300 civilian fire injuries annually. To prevent a fire related loss, We want to stress the importance to have a basic understanding of types of fires, how fires burn, and what to look out for.

 Types of Fire

Not all fires burn the same way. Nor do they start the same way. The differences between electrical, spontaneous combustion, chemical, oil and gas fires are significant:

  • Oil and gas fires are flammable or combustible liquids such as natural gas or class II and class IIIB combustible liquids. Class II combustible liquids contain fuel oils like kerosene and have a flashpoint (the temperature a fire can ignite) above 100°F. Class IIIB combustible liquids have a flashpoint of 200°F and include animal oils, glycerin, hydraulic fluids along with vegetable oils.
  • Spontaneous combustion and chemical reactions. Spontaneous heating is frequently the catalyst. Spontaneous heating happens when a material increases in temperature without pulling heat from its surroundings. The exact cause of ignition in a spontaneous combustion chemical fire is often difficult to determine.
  • Most commonly known to spontaneously combust are things such as hay, oily rags, trash and agricultural products. Oily rags account for the most fires. Summer months, like July, see the most spontaneous combustion and chemical reaction fires.
  • Electrical fires include electrical failure or malfunction. According to the NFPA, more than 45,000 structure fires every year due to a malfunction or electrical failure, in which leads to more than $1.4 billion in damage. Common types of equipment to malfunction resulting in a fire are washer and dryers, space heaters, fans, and air-conditioning units.

How Fire Burns

Fire requires 3 elements to both ignite and burn:

  • Heat: Common heat sources include: burning cigarette, worn electrical wires, stovetop burner.
  • Fuel: basically everything in your home will fuel a fire. As a fire burns, the heat created warms close items, making it easy for things to start burning.
  • Oxygen: The oxygen in the air fuels a fire.

Fire Dangers

Heat levels are not the only danger of a fire. At the time of a structure fire, there’s a dangerous level of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide as well as chemical and thermal irritants. Irritants can permanently damage a person’s or animal’s respiratory system and could cause death.

  • Carbon monoxide is the result of incompletely burned fuel sources such as wood, oil and gas. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are confusion, dizziness, headache and weakness. If levels of carbon monoxide are too high it can cause loss of consciousness or even death. High carbon monoxide levels can make it more difficult for people to escape a fire.
  • Carbon dioxide is created from chemical reactions that occur during fires. In the presence of too much carbon dioxide, individuals often experience respiratory issues.
  • Smoke inhalation irritates the mucous membranes along with the lining of the respiratory tract, causing difficulty breathing, swelling or collapsing the airway.
  •  Chemical irritants found in smoke are ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide.

Wait, the water is WHAT color?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Black water is water that is highly contaminated and filled with fungi,bacteria, chemicals and more. Black water containing this potentially harmful bacteria can affect your health, the health of your family and the value of your home. Black water is typically caused by toilet overflows, sewage backups, flooding, or any other type of natural disaster. These dark intrusions introduce more than nasty, smelly messes. These biohazardous damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into your home, as well as the moisture necessary to support their growth. Your SERVPRO of East Evansville Professional understands how disruptive black water damages can be for your entire family. By responding quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals can help you regain control quickly, while drying, deodorizing, and protecting your home and belongings. Let us help protect you, call SERVPRO of East Evansville at (812) 471-3132, for your biohazard cleaning services.

Some info you might need on Jeopardy, but you will need in life, from your friends at SERVPRO of East Evansville

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

You know that weird feeling in your ears when you swim to the bottom of a deep pool? If you swim down just a few feet you’ll start noticing a change. The deeper you go under water the greater the pressure pushing on your ears is. That’s from the Hydrostatic Pressure.

Hydrostatic pressure is exerted due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth when weight from fluid is flowing downward from above.

When we are talking about basements Hydrostatic pressure can be best described as the consistent force of water pressure being pushed against basement walls.

Fluid Pressure & the Depth

In other words, the deeper the foundation of your basement is, along with how wet the soil conditions are; you’re at a greater risk for structural damage. The lower you go, the more pressurized the conditions become

Hydrostatic pressure is the outward and downward pressure by standing water. In this case, it’s your basement walls. The pull of gravity up against standing water is relentless; it’s causing water to push extremely hard against your basement walls and anything restricting its flow. Water is a dense substance, but it is capable of generating serious hydrostatic pressure when a large quantity of it is stopped from its intended downhill course.

Here at SERVPRO of east Evansville we see this all the time. We want to help you by making you aware of Hydrostatic Pressure. What it is, what it’s capable of and ways to help keep your basement a little safer from flooding caused by Hydrostatic Pressure.

Hydrostatic Pressure Relief;

  • Sump Pumps
  • Outside Drain Tile
  • Dig a Trench Around your home to footer level (Usually 6 to 9 feet deep)
  • Drainage System or a French Drain

What will your employees do if fire hits your business?

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to fires, most businesses without a written plan that go through them never recover. That is yet another reason to call SERVPRO! We know how important it is to have not just a plan, but to have it written down, and because of that, we developed our Emergency Readiness Plan or ERP. In this plan, we help you come up with the most important info that your employees need to know in case the unthinkable occurs, and we get it on a written document that you can have easily accessible to everyone, so they all have this important info when they need it the most. 

One of the best parts about this service? We offer it free of charge. It is just one more way that we are Here to Help businesses in our community! Give us a call today to get started on your very own ERP!

Tis the season for thunderstorms and water damage

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

Spring is an amazing time of year. The flowers begin to bloom. The sun shines more. Nature starts to show up in all of its glory. The issue with the last one is that sometimes its glory can be highly destructive! That's ok though, as we have tons of experience helping homes and businesses get back to "Like it never even happened." after a storm damage event! 

So if the rain leaves the inside of your home feeling soppy due to leaking in your roof or other not-so-fun experiences, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and will help get you back to your preloss conditions! It's part of what we do here at East Evansville! 

Why SERVPRO? When Storms Hit Evansville, We are Here 24/7

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage can pop up out of know where and at any time and can cause a massive amount of damage to your home. Strong winds can cause roof damage, Heavy rains can cause flooding and downed trees on your home or business. A lot of post-storm damage can have safety and health hazards. Having a storm plan to deal with damage will give you the ability to take steps right after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions

Strong winds and rain can create serious hazards like collapsed roofing materials, busted windows, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. Moisture can soak your furniture, carpet, and other building materials. This is the perfect atmosphere for mold growth. Shut off the gas line if you smell gas. Be careful for Nails, broken glass, and other sharp objects that might be laying around on the property. Call a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO of East Evansville to help do basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe.

Take Pictures of the Damage

Photograph the damage so that you will have it ready for your insurance company. This action will speed the process up.

Insurance Company

Call you insurance adjuster and report the damages. The adjuster will determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

When disaster hits, it may seem stressful and overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, getting things back to normal. We are faster to any disaster and will use our experience, expertise, and equipment to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville for all your restoration needs. 812-471-3132

When Fire Hits, Call SERVPRO! We Are The Evansville Fire Restoration Specialists

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

During a large residential or commercial fire, heavy losses are often endured; even a small fire event can cause extensive damage throughout a home or building. We here at SERVPRO of East Evansville provide local residents and business owners in Henderson KY, Newburgh, Evansville, Boonville and other surrounding areas in Indiana the knowledge and helping hand in fire prevention.

Reported by NFPA between 2011 and 2015, U.S.firedepartments responded to an average of 358,500 home structurefires peryear.

Our main goal at SERVPRO of East Evansville is to be there for our customers and our community. Part of our path to accomplish our main goal is to share our knowledge from our experiences so that our community can prevent fires in their homes and business.

  1. Never leave an active stove unattended.
  2. Always dispose of cigarettes into an appropriate receptacle.
  3. Place lighters in a high area that’s inaccessible to children.
  4. Routinely clean out the lint collector and exhaust vent connected to the dryer. (This is one of the leading causes of residential house fires.)
  5. Most important, make sure that you have a fire emergency plan, which includes an escape route, meeting zone, and emergency contacts.
  6. During colder months keep space heaters away from curtains and remember to turn them off when not home.
  7. Never leave burning candles unattended.

SERVPRO of East Evansville provide fire, water, mold and other specialty clean up and restoration services. We respond to property damage emergencies, from multi-million dollar disasters to individual businesses and residential homes.

So if fire hits, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are ready to use our experience, expertise, and equipment to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

No job is too big or to small just give us a call at 812-471-3132.

The 5 Main Causes of Noisy Pipes

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Noisy pipes often bring about concerns about a pending pipe break or the cost to fix broken pipes. Thankfully, not every sound is the precursor to an imminent disaster. However, your pipes shouldn't be making too much racket, and if they are, then one of five reasons is likely the culprit.

  • Water Hammer
  • Toilets
  • Loose Pipes
  • Worn Out Washer
  • Main Shut-Off Valve

Water Hammer
If you hear a loud thud or clunk every time you turn off a faucet, then you are likely dealing with what is commonly referred to as water hammer. When you turn off the sink, the water in the line comes to an abrupt stop with no air cushion, causing the noise. While water hammer may not result in a pipe burst, it may result in leaks.

Toilets
You are likely familiar with the rushing water sound after flushing a toilet. However, have you ever heard rattling or banging at the end of the filling cycle? You likely have a ballcock issue.

Loose Pipes
Loose pipes can result in odd sounds and an eventual pipe break if left un-remedied. If you suspect loose pipes under your home, then you should contact a plumbing specialist in Evansville, to correct the problem.

Worn Out Washer
Another easy fix is a worn-out washer in a faucet. When you notice a whistling or hissing noise, you likely have a washer issue. However, this isn't the only cause of squeaky pipes.

Main Shut-Off Valve
If you hear squeaking that resonates through the entire house, then you may have a problem with your main shut-off valve. For a main shut-off valve problem, you will likely need to contact a professional.
Again, not every strange sound is a prelude to a pipe break. Many noises stem from easy fixes like worn ballcock assemblies or washers, but sometimes, you may need to contact a professional to assess the underlying issues.

Common Causes and Remedies for Sewer Odor

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Having a sewer smell in your commercial building is unpleasant. While the fumes may not be harmful, they can certainly be an unwelcome nuisance. There are several reasons you may be smelling sewer gas in your building in Evansville In, and most of them have pretty simple remedies.

Smelling sewer odor does not usually mean that you have raw sewage wreaking havoc somewhere in your building. The more likely cause is the failure of one of several apparatuses that function to direct the gas outside. There are three main causes of indoor sewer smell:

  • Dry traps with no wastewater to prevent gases from coming back through the plumbing.
  • Blocked vents with a clog or backup that is preventing the gas from escaping through the normal channels.
  • Damaged drain lines that release sewage under the property instead of carrying it away.

To get rid of the smell, you must first locate the problem. It may have an easy fix that you can do yourself, but it's important to call a plumber or sewer remediation services if you need to do so.

Solutions for the Odor-

The first thing you should try to do is pour clean water down the drain from where the smell coming from. Dry traps from underutilized drains are the most common cause of sewer odors in buildings and making sure that you use the drain frequently can help prevent the problem or help resolve it once it occurs. If that doesn't work, your drain may need to be cleaned. Disinfecting the drain takes care of any bacteria that may be causing the smell. If none of your efforts get rid of the smell, however, it is time to call in the professionals to assess a potentially larger problem.

Sewer smell can happen any time there is a backup or some other type of plumbing problem. If you can't get rid of the problem on your own, calling a plumber can help you get your building smelling fresh and clean again.

Confront the Damage from a Flooded Toilet

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

The damage that results when a flooded toilet overflows throughout your business can quickly add up to a lot of money. The good news is that your commercial property insurance policy probably covers a lot of the damage. With this in mind, it's important that you know which steps you can take yourself and which work should be left to professionals.

Take These Steps Immediately

As soon as you notice the flooded toilet, you need to complete a few vital steps:

Turn off the water. You can do this by lifting the float inside the toilet tank, turn off the valve at the back of the toilet, or shut off the water at the building's water main.

Mop up as much water as possible. It doesn't take long for water to cause expensive damage to your building.

Clean up organic matter. This includes dirt and other substances that may have been in the toilet. You must be aware of the dangers of black water, at this point. The bacteria from waste in the water can have serious side effects, especially during extended contact.

Contact sewer damage cleanup and remediation professionals. In addition to handling any black water and other dangerous contaminants, these experts may point out potential areas of mold growth and help you avoid future water damage.
If the flooding is confined to a small area, you may clear the clog and clean up the mess on your own. However, if there's any possibility that you're dealing with anything other than clean water, you're better off turning the job over to professionals. Depending on how widespread the damage extends, you may need to take additional steps, such as contacting the sewage company.

Respond to Further Damage. If water from the toilet has traveled from one floor of the building to another, it may be necessary for cleanup crews to tackle some demolition and reconstruction. For example, flooring and ceiling materials may need to be removed, disposed of appropriately, and then replaced. Wet materials, including drywall and insulation, may need to be thoroughly dried out, disinfected, or replaced. Your insurance company may require you to work with damage cleanup and remediation professionals

Prevent Mold Growth and Damage. Mold is a common concern after any type of water damage. High levels of moisture can cause unseen pockets of humidity that provide an ideal breeding ground for mold spores. Unfortunately, within just a couple of days, there may be enough mold growth to encourage the spread of multiple colonies. If you don't know what to look for, this trouble could continue unseen until serious damage has been done. Cleanup technicians may test for mold and take steps to clean up and prevent spread.

Avoid More Unpleasantness. Cleaning up after an overflowing toilet isn't one of the things that most business professionals are excited about. However, when sewer damage happens, these simple steps can help keep further damage under control. Your quick response and the work of professionals is the best way to limit further harm and get your business back underway

When You Require Water Mitigation, SERVPRO Arrives Fast to Begin Working on Your Evansville Property

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

During an emergency water damage event, moisture can get trapped in the tightest spaces and areas unseen to the naked eye. Once surface water starts migrating into materials and gets trapped, it causes even more issues – including the onset of costly secondary damage and mold infestation. Water damage remediation means mitigating damage before it has time to turn into a much larger event. SERVPRO of East Evansville is there to handle everything from start to finish, so your Evansville home gets brought back to pre-water damage condition “Like it never even happened.”

During our process for water mitigation in Evansville, SERVPRO focuses on treatment strategies, water removal services, and moisture detection. Not only will the standing water be a concern, but we also take the time to address trapped moisture pockets within your walls or under your flooring.

Speaking of flooring, SERVPRO takes measures to restore rather than replace wherever possible. Should you have hardwood flooring, we may bring in drying mats to better facilitate water clean-up. It is important to remember that:

  • Oversaturation and prolonged moisture can cause hardwood flooring to bloat or warp. Once this happens, floors become challenging to restore, and water damage repairs are the best option. 
  • Proper placement of drying mats allows us to maximize output, thus enhancing our ability to save the flooring materials.
  • Tenting is a helpful process that allows us to remove trapped moisture while monitoring drying progress continually.
  • Should we find that restoration of your flooring or subfloor below is not possible, we can begin controlled demolition services to repair and replace it with new materials completely. 

SERVPRO of East Evansville is the company you want on your side for water mitigation in an emergency. Call us for rapid response at 812-471-3132.

What To Do Until Help Arrives After A Fire

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet. 
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork. 
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas. 
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor. 
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant. 
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and to tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures. 
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants. 
  • Change the HVAC filter, but leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system. 
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system. 

SERVPRO of East Evansville is a team of specialists, trained to professionally clean your home and personal belongings. If you experience a fire in your Evansville home or business, give us a call at 812-471-3132.

Water damage? We Have You Covered.

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

It’s 2 am and you awake to the sound of running water.  As you groggily come to your senses, you decide to check out the unusual noise, only to find that there is water everywhere.  What do you do?

The first thing you should do is call SERVPRO of East Evansville to begin water mitigation.  Water is known as a “universal solvent” because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid, and the moment it is released upon your home, it begins eating away at your walls, floors, and anything in its path.  This is why mitigation is so important and the sooner the better.  

Mitigation means to lessen the damage, and this is why your insurance company works so closely with restoration companies. They want us to get out there as soon as possible day or night to begin the clean up so that it lessens the damage that the water is doing to your home.  Did you know that a sheet of drywall can absorb as much as 6 inches of water in less than 3 hours?  This is the reason your first call should be to SERVPRO of East Evansville because we are “faster to any size disaster.” 

We can handle any size job at SERVPRO of East Evansville, and make your home “Like it never even happened.” 

Call us today at 812-471-3132

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

The amount of damage water can cause is amazing and often underestimated by homeowners. Excess moisture is bad enough, but when a home is flooded or hit with a plumbing disaster (like a busted pipe), the situation can quickly get out of hand. There’s a reason why these incidents are among the most expensive problems a homeowner can face. 

Floods, sewage back flows, and other sources of contaminated fluid usually cause the worst damage.  Water can be filled with all kinds of deadly substances, ranging from chemical residues to animal feces to parasites. Bacteria, viruses and fungi grow in an alarming rate in contaminated fluid, and severe health risks can be caused by these contaminants.

This problem is compounded by the composition of most homes, which are filled with organic materials. Drywall, wood and the matter that is trapped in carpet fibers are just a few examples, and they can give pathogens room to grow. Within 48 hours, mold may begin creeping behind the walls and releasing spores, and any organic materials that have been soaked through by contaminated fluid will usually have to be destroyed.

SERVPRO of East Evansville will dry the home quickly and apply antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water. This ensures the family can return to a safe home.

Winter storms are storms too…

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Snow Winter Storm

Winter storms are storms too…

Just because spring and summer is in our review mirror does not mean that we do not have to worry about storms.  Winter storms can be devastating to your home and you need to prepare for them just as aggressively as other storms.

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we want to help make sure you have a safe winter.  Below is a few things to help prepare your home for winter

Do These 5 Tasks to Winterize Your Home

  1. Check roof tiles, shutters, siding, and other exterior materials to ensure they’re secure
  2. Make sure gutters are clear
  3. Seal air leaks around the home to keep it warmer (and save energy costs)
  4. Insulate all exposed plumbing pipes to prevent burst pipes
  5. Trim tree branches away from your roof to prevent roof damage

High winds, ice, and moisture from winter storms can easily strip off roof tiles and gutters, exposing your home to serious damage, says home improvement expert and writer John Wilder of Jacksonville, Fla. Make sure no roof tiles are loose or missing. Do the same with your gutters and siding.  

Clean your gutters. If you don’t, you risk an ice dam.

What’s an ice dam? Ice dams occur when ice melts off the roof during the day and then re-freezes as it drips into a clogged gutter. This can force water back under the roofline and cause serious leaks, often thousands of dollars (!) in damage.

While you’re insulating your pipes, remind yourself where all water shut-off valves are so you can turn off the water supply in case of any leaks.

Overgrown tree branches are a risk to your home, vehicles, and loved ones. But trimming and removal can be dangerous, too, so don’t attempt it on your own. Best to hire a pro.

Now you’re ready for a snow day!

Hotel fire damage to a can be a catastrophic.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

A challenge during a Hotel fire restoration is the inconvenience to the guests, leaving rooms with soot and smoke damage. SERVPRO of East Evansville uses a multi-step approach to minimize the damage and eliminate the odor as quickly as possible and with minimal interruption to your guests.

 Mitigation - Our technicians work to secure your hotel and prevent further secondary damage. This can include board-ups, establishing the temporary source of electricity and emergency drying of the structures that are wet after fire-fighting procedures.

 Structural Cleaning - Cleaning is one of the most labor-intensive and time-consuming steps in the restoration process. SERVPRO technicians use some of the best equipment and chemicals to clean the smoke and soot residues from your hotel. Our priority is to restore rather than to replace it.  

Contents Cleaning - The contents of your hotel that are covered in smoke and soot are cleaned by SERVPRO professionals. While some contents can be cleaned on-site, other situations may require the contents to be moved to another site for cleaning and restoration. We ensure all contents are appropriately transported and cleaned while at our office cleaning location 

Specialty Restoration - Some content such as furniture, expensive artwork or upholstery needs special cleaning done by experts.

SERVPRO of East Evansville hopes that catastrophic such as a fire never happens, but if it does call the experts that can make it “Like it never even happened.”

PET FIRE SAFETY

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville understands that our fur babies are part of our families, and we need to do everything we can to protect them from one of the scariest things we can imagine. The following list is a great starting point to protect your most precious fury assets.

  1. Keep your pets out of trouble

There are many ways to keep your pet from causing a fire. Blow out candles before leaving home, block off access to the kitchen or remove stove knobs if pets can reach it, and keep any and all wires out of chewing distance, especially from kittens and puppies!

  1. Have a pet rescue plan in place

Discuss with your family who will be in charge of rescuing your pet in the event of a fire. Planning and practicing fire drills will help the family remain calm and help ensure that your pets are not forgotten during a chaotic evacuation.

  1. Make rescuers aware of your pets and their hiding places

As part of your evacuation plan, include a list of your pet’s hiding places, so that firefighters will know where to look in case your pets don’t make it out with you. Also, make sure your pets have collars with up to date tags attached in case they escape on their own.

"Science of Clean"

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Everyone knows there’s a lot of good old-fashioned hard work in the cleaning and restoration business, but not everyone realizes that SERVPRO of East Evansville combines elbow grease with an armamentarium of advanced cleaning technologies. It’s that forward-thinking approach that gives us an edge on the competition.

Though we are locally owned and operated, we draw on our national company and professional organizations for the latest in cleaning devices and technologies. Then we leverage that cutting-edge “Science of Clean” for the benefit of you, our customer.

Let’s look at a few places you might find advanced technology at work on a SERVPRO job.

From Wet to Dry

Water damage recovery is a pretty common job for us at SERVPRO. After we remove the obvious water, we need to detect any hidden dampness and get rid of it, too.

  1. Moisture Meters.Detecting hidden wetness can be tricky. To find lurking moisture, SERVPRO uses devices such as a hygrometer, which can measure the humidity in an area. Other interesting tools we use to detect water include infrared meters. Infrared helps us locate moisture because, in general, the more water there is in an area, the cooler it is!
  2. Industrial DryingAs well as detecting moisture, SERVPRO also deploys industrial-grade technology, such as powerful dehumidifiers and fans, to remove water. Such tools can remove wetness both from structures and their contents, and from the air. Thoroughly drying substances such as wood prevents mold, warping and other problems down the road.

From emergency cleaning and restoration to routine disinfection, SERVPRO of East Evansville is here for you. Contact us 24-7 for a consultation or immediate assistance.

Does Commercial Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

After a storm or flood hits your Evansville IN, property, you don’t just have to worry about water damage. You may also find mold within the building. Luckily, your commercial insurance policy should cover the cost of mold cleanup services.

Why Mold Is So Destructive?

Mold is a fungus that appears frequently in the environment. It releases spores that spread throughout nature and enter buildings.
Mold damage occurs when spores quickly grow within a property. This typically transpires when there is excessive moisture on the premises due to:

  • Broken water heater
  • Leaky roof
  • Leaky pipe
  • Poor ventilation
  • High humidity

Once the mold begins to spread, it may destroy parts of your property. Mold frequently grows on materials that make up buildings, including carpet, wood and drywall. It then breaks down these items and uses them as food.
Worst of all, the mold may initially grow under floors or behind walls and ceiling tiles. By the time you notice this mold, the damage may have already been done.

Mold and Insurance

A standard commercial insurance policy usually features a fungus exclusion. However, there are exceptions to this exclusion. Specifically, your policy likely offers limited fungus coverage.
This mold insurance covers property destruction due to fungus that results from a specified cause of loss. The main mold-causing perils that fall into this category are water damage and leaking fire suppression systems.

What Is Covered

You can use this insurance money to repair physical damage caused by the mold. The insurance additionally covers the expense of tearing out walls or floorboards to reach the spores.
Addressing the mold on your own could just cause additional harm, so you should hire mold remediation specialists to handle the job. Insurance even covers the cost of testing the property to ensure the black mold cleanup is complete.
Without commercial insurance, you would be stuck paying for mold repairs out of your own pocket. Your insurance provider can give you more details about your specific policy.

SERVPRO Promise

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Here is what you can expect during the first several hours after contacting SERVPRO of East Evansville: 

 Quick Response - When a building has been damaged, the response time is an important factor in how time-consuming and how costly restoration will be. SERVPRO is always open, so you can expect to hear back within an hour after you have contacted them about the emergency. Once you have provided them with the necessary information, we will begin preparing to address the needs of your client.

 Arrive Time - Our technicians can be on-site to begin the restoration process within four hours. This fast response can make the difference if your home or commercial business has suffered a great deal of damage. Beginning the process more quickly will result in less damage overall which can end up costing the insurance agency less money.

 Inspection/Verbal Briefing - Once the damage restoration specialists have arrived, they can inspect the home to determine the extent of the damage and decide on the best course of action moving forward. Our team has the ability to let you know in the emergency is claim worthy or not as well. They will provide a verbal briefing so that you are aware of what will happen next. Our team's quick 24-hour response will allow us to begin mitigation as soon as possible to prevent any further damage before we begin work on necessary repairs.

Smoke Alarm

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of East Evansville we hope no one ever has to face the tragedy of a house fire, but we want everyone to be prepared if they do.  There are many things to help a family better prepared for a house fire.  Having a working smoke alarm is the topic of today.

 A Working Smoke Alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire. 

Here are a few bullet points to help you ensure that the smoke alarm in your home is the lifesaving tool that it is.

  • Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.
  • Test batteries monthly.
  • Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year (except non-replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.

Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs

  • Audible alarms for visually impaired people should pause with a small window of silence between each successive cycle so that they can listen to instructions or voices of others.
  • Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired. Contact your local fire department for information about obtaining a flashing or vibrating smoke alarm.
  • Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors, and emergency call systems for summoning help, are also available

Spring Flooding

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

May is almost upon us here in Southern Indiana and with it comes the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The good being the beautiful colors from the trees and flowers.  The bad being from the thunder storms that will definitely roll through our area, and the ugly being from the flooding and damage those storms will cause.

SERVPRO of East Evansville unfortunately cannot do anything about the rain, but the following is a list of some items that will help lessen the impact on your home from those torrential rain falls.     

  1. Slope soil away from your home's foundation. Don’t forget to fill and slop soil under decks and porches.

    2.Water from your roof, downspouts, and eaves troughs can find its way to your home if they are clogged, leak, or don't carry water far enough from your home. Clean out eaves troughs and downspouts in the fall and spring. You can also use downspout extensions to carry water far enough away from your foundation as an effective flood control.

    3. Set up a downspout to empty into a rain barrel. Using rain barrels for rain water storage reduces the cost of watering shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.

    4. Plug holes or cracks in your eaves troughs, downspouts, downspout extensions and seal these with silicon caulk. Even a trickling leak can let plenty of water into your basement to become a mold problem.

    5. Look for holes or cracks in your foundation and completely fill these with vinyl concrete patching

Hopefully this spring will be filled with lots of color and very little storms, but if disaster does strike SERVPRO of East Evansville will be there to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”  

Grilling Safety

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is so excited that April is here. We love Easter, Spring Showers, and especially GRILLING!!!  Pulling out your favorite recipe and spending the day at the Bar-B-Q is a tradition looked forward to all winter long, but did you know grilling fires spark more than 10,000 home fires on average each year in the U.S.  SERVPRO of East Evansville wants you to have a safe gilling season so here are a few tips to make this grill season the best and safest yet.

  1. Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use. Don’t add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  2. Never grill indoors — not in the house, camper, tent or any enclosed area.
  3. Make sure everyone, stays away from the grill, including children and pets.
  4. Keep the grill away from the house or anything that could catch fire.
  5. Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill.

And if you are choosing to build a bonfire this weekend make sure that you are using only dry material and make sure that all debris is at least 10 feet away. When you are finished ensure that you extinguish the fire, pour water on all embers until the hissing sounds stop. Always keep a fire extinguisher close by when having bonfires or grills going so you can keep any fire damage from spreading in the case of an emergency. If you do have a fire damage know that SERVPRO of East Evansville is a call and ready throughout the entire Grilling Season! 

Preparing for Spring Storms

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO East Evansville we understands that server weather can be upon us in minutes.  We sure cannot stop the weather, but we can be better prepared for it. At SERVPRO East Evansville we want families and home to be prepared for the worst.   Here are a few tips to help everyone have a safe, happy spring!


-Remove winter's debris from your gutters, drains and downspouts so that heavy rains can flow freely off your roof. Be sure that downspouts are secure and that water is draining well away from your home and not toward your foundation. Add extensions if necessary.

-Prune lanky limbs and branches so they don't snap off in a windstorm and land on your home or a power line.

-If your home has a sump pump, test it to make sure it's clean and operable and that the outflow is draining properly. Consider adding a battery-powered backup sump pump to keep the system working if the power goes out. Furthermore, an automatic standby generator can ensure your sump pump and other electrical systems continue to run during power outages.

-When strong winds are forecast, secure patio furniture and other yard items or put them in your garage or a shed so they don't become dangerous projectiles.

-Close and secure storm shutters if your home has them. Keep blinds and shades drawn and tape or tack window coverings around the edges to help protect you from broken, flying glass. Tie thick blankets over vehicles that are exposed to the elements to diminish damage from hail.

-If power outages are common in your area, prepare an emergency kit and keep it in a central location in your home.

Basic supplies should include:

  • Three-day supply of canned or dried food and water.
  • Flashlight and fresh batteries,
  • Battery or solar-powered weather radio and/or transistor radio,
  • First aid supplies,
  • Hand sanitizer or wipes.

What SERVPRO of East Evansville Will Do For You

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals identify the source and type of water damage, which determines the proper course of action.

When it comes to water damage, SERVPRO of East Evansville are the professionals to call on! Our professionals take several steps to ensure your water damage is under control.  It’s up to you to take the first step:

  • Initial Emergency Contact: We are available 24 hours a day, if you have an emergency, call us right away! SERVPRO of East Evansville is available for you, at (812) 471-3132.
  • Inspection and Damage Assessment: When we arrive on scene, we will do a detailed inspection of the damage. We will inform you of the personalized plan for your water damage.
  • Moisture Extraction:  If necessary, we will bring in pumps to extract excess water, and reduce drying time to prevent further cost to you.
  • Assets: We will protect your assets by moving them to a dry area or setting them up and away from the water to reduce the damage. We also offer document drying for any valuable papers you want to restore.
  • Dehumidifying and Drying: Once the excess water has been removed, we will place specialized drying equipment to control temperatures and humidity speeding up drying times to ensure minimization of secondary water damage or possible mold growth.
  • Cleaning: We will clean the salvaged areas to prepare for the restoration process to begin.

SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals are committed to providing top quality, and professional water mitigation services for you!

S-T-O-R-M Ready

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

S-T-O-R-M Ready with SERVPRO Helping you weather the storm is SERVPRO of East Evansville (812) 471-3132.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is at your service in the Southern Indiana Tri State area.

Trained fire and water mitigation professionals serving you after the storm. SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control after the storm.

On site within four hours, to assess the storm damage, and to determine the proper course of action. Our professionals will walk you through the job process, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Ready to start the process immediately after assessing the storm damage for the proper course of action. “You can be ruined by the storm or you can be ready!”

Mitigation process will begin quickly and efficiently by minimizing secondary damage with trained professionals, specialized skills, and equipment.

The key to reducing damage and saving you money is responding quickly to your storm damage.

Let SERVPRO of East Evansville help you weather the S-T-O-R-M, by calling us at (812) 471-3132.

SERVPRO of East Evansville Proud!

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Disaster Recovery Team at your service. When it comes to your property SERVPRO of East Evansville and our SERVPRO "Disaster Recovery Teams" mean business.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is proud to be part of a company where more than 1,500 franchises specialize in fire and water cleanup, and restoration. SERVPRO also has special teams who specialize in disaster recovery.

“Disaster Recovery Teams” offer…

  • Large Scale Water and Fire Mitigation
  • STORM response
  • Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Building Stabilization
  • Mechanical Restoration
  • Commercial and Residential Demolition
  • Document and X-ray Restoration
  • Structural and Mechanical Engineering
  • Bio-Hazard Cleanup
  • Mold Remediation
  • HVAC Decontamination

Thanks to our “Disaster Recovery Teams” we are part of a company that loves to help any community in desperate need.  We here at SERVPRO of East Evansville are proud to be part of a company that loves to help any community in desperate need.  After helping one of our own in “Hurricane Sally”, here is what SERVPRO of Pennsacola professional technician Brendan had to say; “We are not just a number here we are a family.”  

Faster to your Evansville Indiana Water Damage Event

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Faster to Any Disaster: SERVPRO vehicle on the way. SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Vanderburgh County and surrounding counties.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of East Evansville arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call SERVPRO of East Evansville 24/7 -(812) 471-3132

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose risks to occupants.

Vanderburgh County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage From Local Fire Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today- (812) 471-3132

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

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

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

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (812) 471-3132

Removing Odors From Your Home

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Professionals Remove the Odor From Your Home For smoke and smell removal from your property, call SERVPRO of East Evansville (812) 471-3132.

SERVPRO of East Evansville professional technicians are highly trained in a variety of techniques to remove lingering airborne odors from your property and from the items within. Our technicians have the necessary training, equipment, and experience to rescue, and restore your home from lingering odors, and smoke damage. Here are just a few of our proven systems…

  • AIR SCRUBBING.A technician will use a high-efficiency particulate arrestor (HEPA) air scrubber which can remove 99.97% of particulates from the air. Removing these airborne particulates removes additional source materials for odors.
  • THERMAL FOGGING. Fogging uses a petroleum-based deodorizer emitted via a thermal fogging unit. It fills the affected area with a mist-like deodorizer. Fogging counteracts odorous molecules by using fragrance modification for permanent odor neutralization. Prior to fogging, technicians put out all flames. Everyone in the treatment area must wear respiratory protection equipment or leave the area.
  • VAPOR MODIFICATION.This method uses an aromatic compound vaporized from a sealed plastic container then dispensed into the air by a fan or blower. The mineral oils used in this process are non-toxic, non-oily, non-flammable, and non-explosive. Therefore, customers can choose to remain in or near an area during the smoke smell removal process. The deodorizer also penetrates affected porous contents like upholstery and drapery.
  • OZONE GENERATION. This is one of the most popular and familiar processes for removing airborne smoke odor molecules, including hard-to-neutralize protein smoke. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that neutralizes odorous molecules by releasing additional oxygen into the air. Ozone, while an effective odor remover, is not an “air purifier.” Customers should not be present when an ozone generator is in operation. Personnel should enter the treatment area only briefly to turn the ozone generator on or off. Ozone works best in a controlled environment, such as an ozone chamber. In there, odorous contents can be subjected to 24 to 48 hours of ozone gas.

For smoke and smell removal from your property, call SERVPRO of East Evansville (812) 471-3132.

Sump Pump Failure

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

Sump Pump Diagram When your sump pump fails, call SERVPROof East Evansville at (812)-471-3132. We are " Here to Help!"

SERVPRO of East Evansville knows, when a sump pumps fails, it’s often during a heavy rain period. This is due when the pump is working overtime to remove all the excess water that’s trying to seep in from outside. After a sump pump failure, water begins to leak through the foundation, basement walls, or any cracks in the cement. The water will pool in the lowest spots on the floor of the basement. It will start gradually rising if more water is able to come in. So what do you do at that point? 

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville Professionals at (812) 471-3132. Our professionals have the knowledge and skills to...

  1. Quickly extract water from flooded basements with commercial pumps
  2. Move items out of the basement to prevent damage
  3. Remove damaged materials such as drywall to prevent mold growth
  4. Quickly dry the moisture with commercial fans and dehumidifiers
  5. Dry or Remove soaked carpet
  6. Take moisture readings to ensure all moisture is removed

A sump pump is a relatively inexpensive water mitigation system. But like any piece of equipment in your home, it will eventually fail which can result in flooding, water backups, or water damage to your basement. If you’re in a flood prone area or don’t want to worry about what might happen if your sump pump fails, consider getting a basement water pump as an emergency backup for your sump pump, to help prevent future damage.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Window Decal Cerified SERVPRO Cleaned Certification available upon request at the completion of your service.

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every structure is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your concerns and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your structure type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning as quickly as possible.
  • Certify - Once your structure (business or residential) has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, that
  • communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available.

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville today at 812-471-3132 for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.                                                                                                                                                           

For Immediate Service; Call SERVPRO of East Evansville

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is Here to Help - image of employee and customer talking Evansville In and Tri-State Residents: We provide immediate service day or night at 812-471-3132!

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-state area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 812-471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROeastevansvile.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Service; Call SERVPRO of East Evansville

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Servpro of East Evansville is Here to Help Evansville In and Tri-State Residents: We provide immediate service day or night at 812-471-3132!

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-state area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 812-471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROeastevansvile.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Certified Professionals

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SERVPRO of East Evansville Staff in PPE SERVPRO of East Evansville Certified Technicians

Our staff here at SERVPRO of East Evansville is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training, to regular IICRC industry certifications. Our technicians are well-equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes IIRC Training and Certification.  The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Is your home ready for winter?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen Fountain Frozen fountain in the depths of winter.

Is your home ready for winter?

Making sure your home is properly secure for winter is the best way to prevent water damage in the future.  We here at SERVPRO of East Evansville want to provide some helpful tips to help prepare your home for the upcoming witnter months. In the winter months, pipe breaks and leaks make your home more susceptible to water damage. If you are in need of winter water damage assistance call us immediately at (812)-471-3132. Read on for tips to prevent winter water damage in the future.

Helpful Tips

Here are some handy tips that we found on the American Red Cross website:

Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.

If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

Frozen Pipes Bursting in Evansville?

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Frozen Pipe Burst Frozen Pipe Burst in Evansville Indiana? Call on SERVPRO of East Evansville at (812) 471-3132, We are here to help!

Pipes can freeze if the temperature drops below freezing and the pipes are exposed to that temperature for a prolonged period of time.

When water freezes it expands in volume. When this happens in a closed pipe, the ice displaces the water, which increases its pressure exponentially. If this is allowed to go on for too long, the pipe will burst.

When a water pipe bursts, an immense amount of water will come pouring out and will not stop until the water is shutoff.

Should you need assistance at your home for water damage, SERVPRO of East Evansville is here to help! Call us for immediate assistance at (812) 471-3132. While you wait for us to arrive, here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind:

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.

SERVPRO Equipped

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SERVPRO Team SERVPRO Biohazard Clean

SERVPRO of East Evansville understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing a claim's loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of East Evansville Professionals use the most up to date and most effective equipment and products for our community based jobs. These jobs include water, fire, and mold remediation including biohazard cleaning jobs. We have the right technology, skills, equipment, and products to make it "Like it never even happened." Call on us at (812)-471-3132, we are "Here to Help" with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained personnel.

How common is mold?

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Mold growth For your Mold Remediation needs call on your SERVPRO of East Evansville Indiana professionals!

SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals know that molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. 

 CladosporiumPenicillium, and Aspergillus, are the most common indoor molds.

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets. The attached mold can then be carried indoors. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. SERVPRO of East Evansville (812)-471-3132, commonly receive mold remediation calls and have the knowledge to rid your home of this common condition. 

Biohazard Safety Tips

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Sewage Cleanup Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call SERVPRO of East Evansville Today! 812-471-3132

Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination. 

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • 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.

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of East Evansville Professionals are water damage restoration specialists and have specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants. If you need biohazard cleanup call us today at (812)-471-3132.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - "A Higher Standard of Cleaning"

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Covid close-up Ask About Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. "A Higher Standard of Cleaning" (812)-471-3132

According to the Indiana State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard, Vanderburgh County, Warrick County and Spencer County are listed as “orange zone” areas, which is the second-highest risk level only behind red for COVID-19 cases.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO of East Evansville uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC. Local SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.

SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help, at (812)-471-3132 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Biohazard Redefined

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Warning Biohazard Biohazard? Be Redefined... by SERVPRO East (812)-471-3132

The definition of biohazard - "a risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work, especially with microorganisms. Examples include human and animal blood, tissues, and certain body fluids, recombinant DNA, and human, animal or plant pathogens." In more layman terms, biohazardous waste is any waste contaminated with potentially infectious materials.

Mishandled biohazard waste poses a threat not only to healthcare professionals, patients, and local community members, it poses a significant threat to the environmentBiohazard waste that is not disposed of properly can end up in lakes, parks, and other wildlife refuges.

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we care for our local community by following federal and state guidelines to properly clean, disinfect, and deodorize all contaminated surfaces and structures. Definitely give SERVPRO of East Evansville a call (812)-471-3132, if you believe you have a biohazard emergency. Be redefined by our local professionals ready to serve our community.

2020 Fall Forecast Overveiw

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Tornadoes in Fall Tornadoes in your fall forecast? We are ready, call SERVPRO East 812-471-3132

The 2020 Farmer’s Almanac indicates that fall will transition with cooler temperatures slowly moving in during September in all regions.

Over the Plains (this includes the Evansville Indiana tristate area), possibly extending as far east as the Ohio Valley, there may be outbursts of severe weather capable of spawning a few tornadoes during September.

Tornadoes frequently cause fires, gas leaks and flooding. Though SERVPRO of East Evansville is here to help in these emergency situations, there are some things you can control to prevent further damage. When a storm is approaching, be prepared to locate your utility shut-off switches and valves in case anything needs to be turned off.

  • Electrical– If you suffered electrical damage from the storm, you’ll need to locate the main electrical panel or fuse box and turn off the power.
  • Gas – Immediately after the storm passes, if you hear a hissing sound or smell gas, make your way outside immediately and locate the main shut-off gas valve. Turn off the gas and keep your family a safe distance from the home until professionals arrive.
  • Water – Tornadoes can potentially break a water line and cause extensive water damage. If you suspect a line has been broken, shut off your water immediately. You can turn your water off at two places: at the main water meter near the street and at the water line that leads into your house. Locate both and learn how to turn them off in the event of an emergency

If flooding or fire damage happen to your home in Evansville Indiana, or in the tristate area, remember SERVPRO of East Evansville {(812) 471-3132} has the expertise and experience to restore your property. Stay safe Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky!

Severe Weather Safety Tips

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Tornado Activity Stay Safe Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky!

SERVPRO of East Evansville wanted to share severe weather tips for our locals in Evansville Indiana and the surrounding tristate area, to be proactive this fall, in the case of tornadic events.

  1. Identify Outdoor Hazards

The winds that accompany a tornado can exceed 300 mph, making it easy for debris to be thrown in every direction. Remove or securely store things that could potentially be a hazard, including:

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Children’s Toys
  • Downed Tree Limbs

Take a walk around your home exterior and look for trees that present a risk to your home or electrical lines.  Locate any leaks that need patching to avoid water damage from the torrential rain that accompanies tornadoes. 

  1. Add Extra Protection to Windows and Doors
  • Storm Shutters– Storm shutters are the simplest form of protection you can implement for your windows. You can either have permanent storm shutters installed by a professional or create your own out of plywood that you can quickly put in place if a storm is near.
  • Brace Garage Doors – Your garage door poses a significant vulnerability during a tornado because if it goes missing, it completely compromises the structure of your home. If you have a multi-car garage or an oversized door, install wood or metal stiffeners for added support. We recommend using metal bracing, but wood is acceptable in certain circumstances.
  1. Secure Large Furniture and Appliances
  • Use metal strapping, flexible cable or braided wire to secure large appliances and your water heater.
  1. Secure Copies of Important Documents Off-Site
  • Keep important documents on a computer in the cloud.
  • Insurance information
  • Property deed and mortgage paperwork
  • Social security cards
  • Wills and medical directives
  • Bank account numbers
  • Passports
  • Birth Certificates
  • Important contact information
  • list of your home contents
  1. Designate a Safe Room
  • In the basement, away from windows
  • A small center room on the lowest level, like a bathroom or closet. Avoid rooms with windows, if at all possible.

Keep a storm emergency kit in your safe room, too. The kit should have items like water, flashlights, batteries, a first-aid kit, non-perishable food, emergency call list. List SERVPRO of East Evansville 812-471-3132 as your local water and fire restoration franchise, ready to help!

Nooks and Crannies: Overlooked Danger Zones in Your Home

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning your nooks and crannies. Look who is hiding in "those" places.

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we see a lot of “those” places in homes that are frequently neglected when cleaning. These neglected areas are often the source of why we have been called out. “Those” places, those (nooks and crannies), serve as perfect environments for microbial growth, rodents, and insects. They can be potential fire or floor hazards. Here are a few overlooked areas to check and clean in your own home.

Appliances: Pet hair, food, and other random objects often end up under refrigerators and stoves. Mice in particular love to nest in and around gas powered appliances. It’s good to pull everything out at least once a year to clean thoroughly. Also inspect your appliances once a year for damaged cords and potential leaks. Make sure your dryer vent is clear of lint and obstructions, not pinched or broken, and securely vented outside.

Plumbing: Pull everything out from under your sinks and inspect pipes for leaks. Look around the edges of your bath/shower and toilet for any discoloration or damage to the caulking seal. Discoloration can indicate mold growth and broken seals can allow water and mold to damage the flooring beneath your tile, carpet, etc.

Electronics: Dust, pet hair, and other debris can accumulate around cords and power strips which can result in fire. Having too many electronics plugged in can also cause a fire. Minimize and organize your cords, inspect them for damage, and clean behind them often.

If you should find signs of mold during your home inspection and cleaning of “those” places, SERVPRO of East Evansville is here to help, just call (812)-471-3132.

Water Damage Restoration Process

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and equipment to efficiently restore your property to pre-water damage condition. They use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes and specializes in monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

Every water damage event is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Begin the Process

"Stay Calm and Call On" our SERVPRO of East Evansville specialists asap at (812) 471-3132. They will guide you through several questions to assess the water damage event. This will help the SERVPRO Professional respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. We have proudly responded to our Evansville IN, Newburgh IN, and Henderson KY families for many years. This critical initial contact is an important part of a fast, and effective restoration.

Inspect

The SERVPRO Professional will carefully inspect your property’s water damage. They will determine the type of water damage and the areas affected. This information will then be used to create an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Water Removal

The SERVPRO of East Evansville Professionals start the water removal process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth. Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during this water removal process.

Dry and Dehumidify

SERVPRO Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They will use their proficient knowledge of this equipment along with scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property.

Clean and Sanitize

SERVPRO Professionals can clean restorable items like furniture, clothing, and personal items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Restored!

The SERVPRO Professional takes pride and care in restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction. In any restoration process our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Tips To Prevent Water Leaks

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Being prepared

  With spring showers right around the corner, SERVPRO of East Evansville would like to share a few tips to help prevent water from entering your home uninvited. 

  1. A major component from keeping unwanted moisture from your home is to keep your gutters clean and making sure the water is being diverted far enough away from the foundation of your home.  If it is not, water can easily make its way into your homes crawlspace, and if that goes untreated, the likeliness of microbial growth in your home increases dramatically, putting your health at risk. 
  2. To follow up on the first tip, regularly check your sump pump in the crawlspace. It doesn’t take long for water to accumulate if the pump is not working properly.  Make sure to check the area immediately surrounding the pump, make sure the ejection hose is clear and lead far enough away from your home.
  3. Knowing the integrity of your roof. A typical roof lifespan is roughly 5 years, after that, your shingles begin to degrade at a more rapid rate.  A sunburnt shingle can allow moisture from a heavy rain to penetrate to the wood and into your attic.  Once moisture enters your attic, you run the risk of your insulation becoming saturated, sometimes even soaking through and causing extensive drywall ceiling damage.  Fortunately, SERVPRO of East Evansville can help prevent this damage.  If you cannot get a roofer out to fix or replace your roof before a storm, SERVPRO of East Evansville can have technicians on location and place a tarp on the roof to keep water from entering your home. 
  4. Make sure your siding is securely fastened to your home. Strong winds can unfasten your siding, especially over a long time.  If water gets behind your siding and becomes trapped, mold can begin to form as well as compromising the structural integrity of the wall. 

SERVPRO of East Evansville suggests performing an annual inspection of your home and keep the provided tips in mind.  By spending around an hour at the beginning of every season, you can prevent costly storm damage repairs.  Getting on the roof (or having a professional come and inspect if you aren’t comfortable with heights) you can ensure that water won’t make its way into your house through a loose or damaged shingle.  While up on the roof, or on a latter, you can take a quick look in the gutters to make sure water can flow to the downspouts. Checking the downspouts and making sure the water is flowing away from the house to keep water from entering the crawlspace.  Taking a quick look at the sump pump to make sure it isn’t clogged and that it is properly placed.  Finally, inspecting the siding to make confirm that strong winds haven’t unfastened your siding.

From everyone here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we wish you all a happy spring!

A little about SERVPRO

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Founded in 1967, SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is a national leader and provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO’s certified professional services network of more than 1400 franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.

Providing coverage in 48 states, SERVPRO has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients as well as individual home owners. All SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated.

Effective execution makes SERVPRO a leader in the restoration industry. We combine accountability and technology with proven methods of mitigating after fire, water, mold and other damages that may occur. When these disasters strike and take control of our customers lives we help them take control back. Like it never happened.

For more information on SERVPRO of East Evansville and our services, please contact Bill Dupree at 812-471-3132

Preventing Flood damage

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered what you can do as a homeowner to help prevent damage to your home during a flood?

There are several things to consider when you experience water damage, as well as some flood terms to help you keep informed.  Here are those terms:

Flood Watch- Flooding is possible.  Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or a local television station for information.

Flash Flood Warning- A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.

Flash Flood Watch- Flash flooding is possible.  Be prepared to move to higher ground, listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or a local television station for information.

Flood Warning- Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate do so immediately.

To help prevent flooding in your home, follow these simple instructions:

Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.

Consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.

If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds. 

Above all else make sure your family has an emergency action plan prepared. 

Build an emergency kit that contains blankets, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food items, bottled water, and any necessary daily medications.

Form a family communication packet that includes local emergency phone numbers, as well as a safe meeting place in the event of an evacuation.

For any of your water damage needs in Evansville, Indiana please do not hesitate in calling us.  We are always here to help!

Storm Damage

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SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the tri-state area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of East Evansville Today At 812-471-3132

Leave the mold inspection and remediation to the professionals here at SERVPRO of East Evansville

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Could mold be growing in your home? 

If you have had prior water damage, your home may be at risk for mold growth.  According to the Center for Disease Control, mold growth in your home may cause an increased risk of allergies. If mold is seen or smelled, you should contact a mold remediation professional to come inspect your home immediately.

What can you do?
SERVPRO® of East Evansville offers home inspections to determine if mold is present. If mold is found, we can determine what remediation needs to be performed to rid your home of the nuisance.

Please remember:
As the weather changes, you may start to see the presence of mold in your home.  If you need help, please contact our specialist at SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132.  We are always here to help

Frozen pipe tips

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Frequent targets of frozen pipes often seen in the Tri-State Area:  

  • Pipes directly exposed to severe cold
  • Outdoor hose 
  • Swimming pool supply line
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas
  • Pipes in basements, crawl spaces, garages
  • Pipes that run along exterior walls
  • Water sprinkler supply lines

 Tips to protect and prevent frozen pipes:

  • Remove or drains lines not in use
  • Avoid anti freeze in lines and follow manufacturers instructions
  • Consider adding insulation in basements, attics, crawl spaces or garages
  • Keep garage door shut whenever possible
  • Open cabinets to allow heat to circulate around plumbing
  • Running water, even a small trickle helps reduce freezing
  • Avoid lowering the thermostat overnight
  • Continue heating your home or business if you are away for travel or extended periods

 Keys to thawing frozen pipes:

  • If water trickles when turned on it's a sign of freezing in pipes. Allow trickle to continue even if slow running it will help with thawing.
  • Apply low heat to pipe by wrapping an electric blanket or using a hair dryer on low setting.
  • Wrapping hot towels around pipes will help with thawing
  • Avoid applying high heat or open flame
  • If one pipe is frozen suspect others may be and investigate

 If you are unable to find where the frozen pipe is located or if the thawing process is unsuccessful call a licensed plumber. If frozen pipes causes water damage at your home or business call a certified water technicians at SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132. 

SERVPRO of east Evansville is here to serve you.

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SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Evansville and the surrounding tri-state areas.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (812) 471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Safety Tips

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Every year millions of families gather to celebrate Christmas meals in their homes.  What many of us do not think about is fire safety during our gatherings.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries.  Here are some safety tips.

  • NEVER leave cooking food unattended!
  • Check food regularly while cooking and always remain in the home.
  • Keep children away from the cooking area.
  • Keep all flammable items-pot holders, wood utensils, and paper or plastic goods-away from the stove.
  • Make sure to not wear loose fitting clothing while cooking.
  • Always clean kitchen surfaces to prevent grease build up.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
  • Make sure all appliances are turned off when finished cooking.

SERVPRO of East Evansville wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

SERVPRO of East Evansville Biohazard & Crime Scene clean up services.

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

a man holding crime scene tape Let us help you clean it up like it never happened

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can cause serious health consequences. Don’t risk it, call SERVPRO of East Evansville and let our trained professionals handle it.

Crime Scene Residues:  From the Chemicals used in evidence gathering, to pepper spray and tear gas. It all leaves a residue and an odor. SERVPRO of East Evansville’s professionals are here and ready to clean and restore your business or property.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances that come from a crime, death or an accident. Our professionals here at SERVPRO of East Evansville are prepared to come and thoroughly clean, deodorize and disinfect your home or business.

Sewage Backups: Sewage water intrusions are not just nasty, and smelly. Sewage Backups are also damaging as they introduce harmful microorganisms into your home or structure. At SERVPRO of East Evansville we will come remove sewage contaminates and also moisture. We insure the property is properly disinfected and deodorized.

If your in need of services in Henderson, Newburgh, Jasper and surrounding areas We are here and prepared to clean it up for you. Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we offer emergency services 24/7 don’t hesitate just give us a call at 812-471-3132

Our expertise goes beyond water, fire & mold!

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

A side by side Before and after picture of a dirty vent and a clean vent How long has it been since you have had duct work cleaning.

We are well known for our expertise in cleaning up after some of the most extensive water, fire and mold damage. We have helped Newburgh, Boonville and Jasper property owners through many emergencies. The technicians at SERVPRO of East Evansville are also trained in duct cleaning, odor control, construction clean up and content cleaning. 

Duct cleaning: If you’re having unexplained allergy related illness, excessive pet hair or debris coming from the air vents, bad odors, or visible mold. These could make the air quality in a home uncomfortable. Duct cleaning can help.  

Odor control: Tobacco, pets and years of buildup can be challenging odors to combat. The right cleaning solutions, equipment and expertise can bring a pleasant smell back to your home or business. 

Construction cleans up: when your remodeling project leaves dust everywhere we can help. We specialize in fine particle cleaning. When your traditional cleaning methods are not working it may be time to call in the pros. 

Content clean up: We all have items in our house we consider priceless. Your heirlooms or household items in need of specialized cleaning or items you thought could never be cleaned could be renewed with proper care.  

Let us help. Give us a call here at SERVPRO of East Evansville. 812-471-3132

SERVPRO of East Evansville are proud contributors to the community

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in the background and two cartoon like men running to the customers rescue Let us help you with any fire, mold or water damage issues. It'll be like it never happened.

As a locally and veteran owned business we take pride in serving our community. 

SERVPRO of East Evansville has been serving Henderson for over 20 years. We have watched Henderson grow and have been proud contributors to that growth.

We were there this winter when a sewer back up caused flooding at a medical clinic. We worked thru the night in subzero temperatures to make sure they were able to open the next morning. We've serviced apartment complexes, homeowners, restaurants and countless others get back on their feet after disaster hit.  

We have worked with nearly every insurance company in town. We understand their processes and have helped countless property owners thru the claims process. For non-insurance jobs we provide upfront pricing so you can stay in your budget. 

Our goal is to be Henderson's premier provider and be recognized as a company you can trust. You can be confident that when you’re looking for someone in the area to help you get back on your feet, you can count on SERVPRO of East Evansville. 

If you are ever in need of water, fire or mold services call us at 812-471-3132, we are ready to serve.

Looking for someone you can trust? SERVPRO of East Evansville is here for you.

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

A Trusted Leader in Emergency Restoration

Dealing with an unexpected water or fire emergency can be stressful. Knowing who you can trust to help you through those tough times can be equally stressful. You can trust that you're in good hands with SERVPRO of East Evansville.   

Highly Trained Technicians You can trust our technicians. Our technicians here at SERVPRO of East Evansville receive extensive training to help you with your water emergency or fire & mold clean up. They are using state of the art equipment to detect any issues and restore your home. You can expect our technicians to be professional in appearance and in all interactions.  

A Name You Can Count On You can trust SERVPRO of East Evansville. We are certified by the IICRC. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. We are properly licensed and insured to handle your emergency. Our national brand brings oversight to ensure consistency in service and support for any size water, fire or mold disaster. We proactively help homeowners decide if filing an insurance claim is best for their situation. If you decide to file a claim, we work closely with you and your insurance company. Our technology and processes ensure proper tracking of your loss.   If you have questions or you're looking for a trusted partner in Warrick, Henderson and  surrounding Counties give SERVPRO of East Evansville a call at 812-471-3132

Can you spot mold when you see it?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

In the corner of a room, the bottom of the wall has mold on it Mold that's taking over a wall

Mold Growth Mold spores are everywhere. They get inside our home or business every time we open our windows or doors. They are on our shoes, clothes and other items we bring inside. Mold spores require the right environment to thrive and grow. A key element needed is moisture. It doesn't have to be the obvious wet carpet, wall, etc. High humidity in an area can accelerate mold growth. Four common areas where mold growth occurs: 

1. Areas where a previous water loss has occurred. Water damage that was not properly dried can lead to a mold outbreak. Water travels into unexpected places and without the right moisture detection and dry equipment moisture often remains. Without the proper tools and equipment you should contact a professional to make sure everything is dry.   

2. Basements and crawlspacesIt's common for basements and crawl spaces in the tri-state area to have high humidity levels. Water gets into these areas from hydrostatic pressure, poor drainage of rainwater and other issues. Once inside, that can lead to perfect conditions for mold to grow. A sump pump and/or dehumidifier can help eliminate water that may have gotten into the space. 

3. AtticsYour roof is the most important barrier to keep water out of your home. Loose shingles, aging roof, ineffective flashing or gutters that have pulled away from the roof edge can be a weak point for water to get into your attic.  

4. Kitchens and bathroomsLeaking faucets, toilets or appliances are common places to find moisture. Proper maintenance can reduce the likelihood of leaks. Running your exhaust fan can help relieve the high humidity that comes from hot water and steam.  You may smell mold before you can see it. When mold gathers on a surface, it gives off a musty odor. Spores from the air land and start to form fuzzy patches. An air quality test can be performed to confirm if mold is present. If mold is discovered it can easily be removed so your home or business returns to a safe level.  If you find mold and need to have it removed call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Evansville 812-471-3132

Emergency Do's and Dont for your home

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro truck parked in gravel SERVPRO is prepared to help 24/7 with emergency services.

Emergency Services

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we offer 24 hour emergency service. Evansville and surrounding counties, no matter how big or small the damage is just give us a call any time We are here to help.

Damage from Contaminated Water

DO:

  • Avoid contact with anything contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after touching anything contaminated by sewage.

DON’T:

  • Walk on or through contaminated wet areas. This will cause the contaminated water to spread.
  • Turn on the HVAC system.
  • Use household fans to dry up any contaminated water. Again, it just spreads.
  • Use any personal products that’s been contaminated by sewage water.

HARMFUL WASTE

 (Sewage, Blood borne Pathogens, ETC..)

DO:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • If the situation is life threatening call emergency service personnel right away.
  • Treat all bodily fluids like they are contaminated.

DON’T:

  • Never attempt any cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle anything contaminated with bodily fluids

These tips will assist you until SERVPRO of East Evansville professionals arrive. If you have any questions please give us a call at 812-471-3132 we are here to help 24/7.

IS YOUR HOME IN EVANSVILLE FOR SALE?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

A Green bucket full of cleaning supplies SERVPRO of East Evansville has all the cleaning supplies to get your home smelling new and fresh again.

CLEAN HOMES SELL FASTERIt's impossible to know what motivates a home buyer. If you're selling a home in Newburgh, Henderson, KY or anywhere in the Tri-State area a key thing to know is the first impression is often the most lasting impression. That impression starts before they even enter the home. Most realtors agree that a clean home sells faster. While sprucing up the yard pay extra attention to the entryway potential buyers will take to enter the house. Once inside the kitchen is an obvious place to start but reducing clutter in closets and throughout the house will go a long way in making a great first impression.

DON'T LET A BAD SMELL GET IN THE WAY OF THE SELLIf tidying up still leaves you with a lingering odor it may be time to call SERVPRO of East Evansville. The first and most important step in odor control is eliminating the source of the smell. Musty smells can be a sign of a mold or water problem. Along with the smell, tobacco smoke often sticks to walls and stains surfaces that painting alone will not fix. Pet odors bring unique challenges because they often have access to areas of the house that homeowners may be less likely to visit. Heavy lint buildup on registers can be a sign of dirty ducts that may also be holding onto unpleasant smells. All purpose cleaning products work well for general cleaning. Grease or protein based solutions don't work as well on smoke smells so using the appropriate cleaning product matters.HERE TO HELPIf you need help with duct cleaning, mold remediation, water damage or eliminating unpleasant smells you can call the pros atSERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132.

SERVPRO of East Evansville 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 812-471-3132

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Evansville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO 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 (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of East Evansville

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Frozen Pipe Tips For Southern Indiana

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes can be prevented!

As winter settles in, freezing pipes becomes a concern for many Evansville home owners.

 Frequent targets of frozen pipes often seen in the Tri-State Area:  
  • Pipes directly exposed to severe cold
  • Outdoor hose bibs
  • Swimming pool supply line
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas
  • Pipes in basements, crawl spaces, garages
  • Pipes that run along exterior walls
  • Water sprinkler supply lines
 Tips to protect and prevent frozen pipes:
  • Remove or drains lines not in use
  • Avoid anti freeze in lines and follow manufacturers instructions
  • Consider adding insulation in basements, attics, crawl spaces or garages
  • Keep garage door shut whenever possible
  • Open cabinets to allow heat to circulate around plumbing
  • Running water, even a small trickle helps reduce freezing
  • Avoid lowering the thermostat overnight
  • Continue heating your home or business if you are away for travel or extended periods
 Keys to thawing frozen pipes:
  • If water trickles when turned on it's a sign of freezing in pipes. Allow trickle to continue even if slow running it will help with thawing.
  • Apply low heat to pipe by wrapping an electric blanket or using a hair dryer on low setting.
  • Wrapping hot towels around pipes will help with thawing
  • Avoid applying high heat or open flame
  • If one pipe is frozen suspect others may be and investigate
 If you are unable to find where the frozen pipe is located or if the thawing process is unsuccessful call a licensed plumber. If frozen pipes causes water damage at your home or business call a certified water technicians at SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132. 

Hurricane Florence

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Here to Help®

Hurricane Florence has made landfall causing significant flooding and wind destruction in North and South Carolina. In addition to the 90 local Franchises in the Hurricane Florence affected areas, SERVPRO also has a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country. Our designated Disaster Recovery Teams have been deployed to the affected areas bringing hundreds of crews from across the nation to help.

You Can Help By Making a Donation Today!

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the East Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Florence.

Click HERE to make a donation

Evansville's Highland Baseball Club

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville Congratulates the Highland Baseball Club!

It was great to seeing Indiana represented again on the national stage this weekend. The Highland Baseball Club was selected from over 900 teams to play Saturday at Volunteer Stadium in the Challenger Exhibition at the Little League World Series. 

The game kicked off with Highland player Allie Shanks singing the national anthem. The kids had a lot of fun and everyone was involved. Even baseball Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero was in attendance. He threw out the first pitch, gave players for both teams their medals and even filled in as third base coach. 

The team received a hero's welcome back from the Evansville Police Department, Evansville Fire Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Indiana State Police, Scott Township Fire Department and fans from all over. 

We are so proud of you. You represented us well. 

If you missed the game they are showing it again 9/2 on Channel 9, WNIN.   

New Albany Little League

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Congratulations and great job by the New Albany Little League team.

New Castle was the last team from Indiana to make it to the Little League world series. The kids from New Albany were just one game away.

The team came up short over the weekend against a team from Grosse Pointe, Michigan in the Great Lakes Region. Their only two losses came at the hands of the same team. They couldn't overcome the pitching and the game was stopped in the fourth inning because of the 10-0 rule to stop teams from running up the score. Hundreds of fans of the team were able to make the drive to see them play at Grand Park in Westfield just North of Indy. I actually stayed in Evansville and watched it on TV. They fell short but they played hard and had fun.        

They represented Southern Indiana well!

Winchester House

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of East Evansville is a proud supporter of Volunteers of America and we share in their goal of helping to heal our communities.

Their Fresh Start program provides free residential addiction treatment for mothers who are pregnant or involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services. The program allows mothers and children to remain together in a structured and secure facility. The program is provided at no cost to the mother and insurance coverage is not required. The program accept referrals from mothers who live anywhere in the state of Indiana. 

Volunteers of America offers behavioral health, residential corrections and support services for veteran families here in Evansville. To learn more about the impact Volunteers of America or The Fresh Start program is having in our community visit: www.voain.org/news.

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services to Vanderburgh and surrounding counties.

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is always here to help.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Evansville provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of East Evansville arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - (812) 471-3132

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville 

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is Hiring!

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Join our team today! 812-471-3132 Restoration Professionals Ready to Work!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is currently hiring Crew Chiefs, Lead Production Technicians & Production Technicians. Construction experience preferred but if you enjoy hands on work and are eager to learn, we can train you. Learn more about these and other opportunities by visiting the careers tab on our website: http://www.SERVPROeastevansville.com/careers  

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

    Learn more by calling (812) 471-3132 or email resume: SERVPRO8469@gmail.com 

When Storms of Floods hit Evansville, Indiana, SERVPRO of East Evansville is ready!

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Evansville, Indiana.

SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the tri-state area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 812-471-3132

Duct Cleaning

3/21/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of East Evansville specializes in duct cleaning services?  Our owner, PJ Schitter, is NADCA certified and ready to answer any questions you may have. 

Contact us today at 812-471-3132 so we can set up your duct cleaning appointment today! 

Storm and Water Damage Tips

2/19/2016 (Permalink)

We are always here to help!

Homeowners should:

Safely turn the home’s water main off if running water inside the house is the source of the problem.

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 

Remove and prop up wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on the maximum drying (in summer).

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors.

Homeowners should not:

Leave wet fabrics in place. Dry fabrics as soon as possible and hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Use your household vacuum to remove water.

Use televisions or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

If water damage has resulted in exposure to sewage and other harmful waste:

Stay out of the affected areas.

Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.

Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage system damage.

Do not:

Attempt cleanup of any kind.

Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.

Also note that OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical examination for anyone encountering a hazardous waste problem and suggests contacting your local health department or physician.

Provided by SERVPRO of East Evansville (812) 471-3132

Freezing Pipes

1/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is always here to help!

As winter settles in, freezing pipes becomes a concern for many home owners. 

Here are two simple steps you can follow to help prevent water damage from occurring due to a pipe freeze:

1.  Open all cabinet doors where plumbing is located.  (For example, the cabinet under your kitchen sink.)

2.  Run a slow trickle of water through the faucet.

Remember, the first 48 hours of any water loss are the most important.  If you do experience a broken pipe, contact us at 812-471-3132. 

Happy Holidays!

12/7/2015 (Permalink)

Happy Holidays!

SERVPRO of East Evansville was excited to participate in the annual Tri State Association of Insurance Adjusters’ Christmas party on Friday, December 4th. We had a wonderful time meeting new and old friends from the area. 

We would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Holidays!     

Testimonials from SERVPRO of East Evansville's Happy Customers

11/25/2015 (Permalink)

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!

SERVPRO of East Evansville strives every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always happy to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

"SERVPRO of East Evansville has been great! They had open communication with us during the clean-up of our home, and we always knew what was going on. We would definitely use them again." -Sara (Robards, Kentucky)

"Exceptional, professional service. Willing to put in whatever hours necessary to complete the job to your satisfaction. Would, and will, recommend this company to anyone affected by an in-home water leak." -Teran (Evansville, Indiana)

"SERVPRO of East Evansville worked quickly to get my home back to live-in condition. They were always available when I had a question." -Jane (Newburgh, Indiana)


If water damage threatens your home or office call us at (812)471-3132.  We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.  Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23/2015 (Permalink)

Happy Thanksgiving!

SERVPRO of East Evansville would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!  We are so thankful this season for all of our amazing customers. 

Please contact us at 812-471-3132 for all of your restoration needs this Holiday season. 

SERVPRO of East Evansville is an IICRC Certified Firm

11/20/2015 (Permalink)

Our IICRC Firm Certification

SERVPRO of East Evansville is an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm.  The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO is an industry leader. The following is from the IICRC official website (http://www.iicrc.org).

”IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the cleantrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.

"IICRC Certified Firms must:

"• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

"• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

"• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

"• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

"• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

"The IICRC actively pursues relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of East Evansville is honored to be among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you expect from a SERVPRO Franchise.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is Hiring!

11/20/2015 (Permalink)

We are hiring!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is currently hiring a Production Manager and Crew Chief.

The requirements for this position:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

    Please call 812-471-3132 for more information or email your resume to SERVPRO8469@gmail.com

Happy Birthday SERVPRO of East Evansville

11/19/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville's is celebrating their 17th Birthday!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is celebrating its 17 years of serving the tristate area!  Located in Evansville, Indiana, this local Franchise is ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of your restoration needs.  Call us at 812-471-3132 for more information.  We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is Ready to Serve YOU

11/19/2015 (Permalink)

Our building, located at 8117 Burch Park Drive, Evansville, Indiana.

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Evansville and the surrounding tri-state areas.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (812) 471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Holiday Fire Safety

11/13/2015 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average, there is an 183% increase in fire incidents on Thanksgiving Day.

Fire Safety Tips

Every year millions of families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving meals in their homes.  What many of us do not think about is fire safety during our gatherings.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries.  Here are some safety tips that I found in SERVPRO's November issue of Restoration Newsline provided by the American Red Cross:

  • NEVER leave cooking food unattended!
  • Check food regularly while cooking and always remain in the home.
  • Keep children away from the cooking area.
  • Keep all flammable items-pot holders, wood utensils, and paper or plastic goods-away from the stove.
  • Make sure to not wear loose fitting clothing while cooking.
  • Always clean kitchen surfaces to prevent grease build up.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
  • Make sure all appliances are turned off when finished cooking.
  • SERVPRO of East Evansville wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

    Cold Weather is Coming-Are You Ready?

    11/2/2015 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO has highly trained professionals on call ready to dry out your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

    Is your home ready for winter?

    Making sure your home is properly secure for winter is the best way to prevent water damage in the future.  In the winter months, pipe breaks and leaks make your home more susceptible to water damage. 

    Helpful Tips

    Here are some handy tips that we found on the American Red Cross website:

    Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

    Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

    When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

    Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.

    If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

    What do I do if a pipe bursts?

    Should you need assistance at your home for water damage, SERVPRO is here to help!  While you wait for us to arrive, here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind:

    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.

    Mold Lurking

    10/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Call SERVPRO® for all of your mold remediation needs!

    Could mold be growing in your home? 

    If you have had prior water damage, your home may be at risk for mold growth.  According to the Center for Disease Control, mold growth in your home may cause an increased risk of allergies.  If mold is seen or smelled, you should contact a mold remediation professional to come inspect your home immediately.

    What can you do?
    SERVPRO® of East Evansville offers home inspections to determine if mold is present.  If mold is found, we can determine what remediation needs to be performed to rid your home of the nuisance.

    Please remember:
    As the weather changes, you may start to see the presence of mold in your home.  If you need help, please contact our specialist at 812-471-3132.  We are always here to help!

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