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SERVPRO Tips - Minimizing Storm Damage

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

storm The aftermath of a thunderstorm can be very damaging!

With thunderstorm season approaching, here are some helpful tips on what one should do to minimize damage during a storm.

DO:

1.Ensure local authorities have given the "all clear" for your area.

2.Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure.

3.Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.

4.Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.

DON'T:

1.Use your household vacuum to remove water.

2.Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.

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

4.User television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.

SERVPRO of South Bend 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.

For further information on how to minimize storm damages call us at 574-233-8377.

How To Minimize Damage To Your Home During A Storm

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

fallen tree on home SERVPRO of South Bend, NE specializes in storm and flood damage restoration - call us at 574-259-8348
 

With thunderstorm season approaching, here are some helpful tips on what one should do to minimize damage during a storm.

DO:

1.Ensure local authorities have given the "all clear" for your area.

2.Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure.

3.Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.

4.Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.

DON'T:

1.Use your household vacuum to remove water.

2.Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.

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

4.User television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE 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.

For further information on how to minimize storm damages call us at 574-259-8348.

SERVPRO Of South Bend Is Faster To Any Size Business Disaster!

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Furnace Room SERVPRO of South Bend arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Bend 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 business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. 

SERVPRO of South Bend 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 – (574) 233-8377

No Time For Down Time When Emergencies Happen!

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

Water In Hallway If you go with SERVPRO of South Bend the answer is "No Down Time At All."  Please call 574-233-8377 if you are in need of services.

About SERVPRO of South Bend

SERVPRO of South Bend 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.

Trust SERVPRO of South Bend to handle your commercial water damage needs.  When a local Hospital called for emergency services, SERVPRO was on the seen within 30 minutes to tackle over 19,000 Square Feet of affected area.  

Quality equipment and proper placement is key to maximizing mitigation time.  Our highly trained technicians are the best in there fields and can put any facility administrators mind at ease.  A few minutes of walking him or her through our setup and drying plan will help expedite the process.  Communication and time is crucial on a large scale commercial water loss. 

How long can any company be without their facility?  

After A Fire - What Now? What To Expect? SERVPRO Is Here To Help

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

Home Fire Nobody anticipates a fire, and fire doesn't schedule a convenient time to damage your property! Call us immediately!
 

ONE HOUR: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way!

FOUR HOURS: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

DETAILED EXPLANATION: A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

EIGHT HOURS: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

PRETESTING: A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

CLEANING, RESTORATION & DEODORIZATION: SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

FINAL WALK-THROUGH: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

SERVPRO The Trusted Leader In Water Restoration & Clean Up

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

Water Heater When Water Damage Strikes Your Home or Business, SERVPRO of South Bend is here for you!
 

Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. If you are having a problem with your hot-water heater, contact a qualified plumbing contractor right away.

Once you have called a plumbing contractor, contact SERVPRO South Bend to provide an inspection utilizing advanced technical equipment.

Upon inspection, if damages are determined, SERVPRO of South Bend will address the water damage and provide a full repair service estimate.

SERVPRO of South Bend has a 24 hour emergency service team that is highly trained and ready to help you at your home or business.

Don't wait to call! Water damage doesn't wait on anyone, neither should you when disaster strikes! You can count on SERVPRO to be there any time of any day! 

Contact SERVPRO of South Bend at 574-233-8377 to help save your home or business.

Tips For Dealing With Water Damage And Mold After A Home Flood

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your home or business, the steps you take, and the speed in which you take them becomes crucial to getting you back to normal in as little time as possible. At SERVPRO, we deal with water damage each and every day, and because of that have the processes down to a science!

What to do when your home floods

Understand your home's location.

If a flood is coming through the basement or ceiling of your home, you will need to immediately shut off the main water supply to prevent the damage from spreading. Check the valve in your basement or next to your washing machine.

Identify the source of water.

All types of water can affect your home. Your basement, ground-level water heater, or fire hose (if you have one) could be the source of the water. Shut off the supply in order to stop the water damage.

Call the professionals.

If you can't shut off the water yourself, you should call a professional licensed water damage cleanup company to help get your home dried out and cleaned, without exposing your home to more flood damage.

Conclusion

When water damage hits your home or business, it can take a devastating toll on the environment. That's why keeping a few tips in mind can help you stay the course. Clean up is easier than you might expect, and with some careful thought and effort, you can stay one step ahead of the disaster.

What To Do When Your Business Floods

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Take Action Immediately: Contact your insurance company, and start planning your recovery. This means securing all loose items in the floor, removing all damaged materials from the walls, removing flooring from the affected area, and cleaning the area with soap and water. Let us provide you with photos and video documentation of the damage so you can get started with the clean-up process!

Is your business experiencing mold?

Mold is often found growing in damp areas, which is why you should never install carpet in a bathroom. Floors can get wet easily, and water can easily damage your laminate, tile or hardwood floors, causing rot and mold to grow in those areas. It's extremely important to keep your flooring dry. This article provides specific tips to dealing with water damage and mold after a home flood.

Mold is one of those problems that is difficult to spot at first, but not impossible to detect. It tends to grow at the root of things. If your house is flooded, you'll see damp wood floors and water stains in the bathroom and laundry area, a good indicator that there might be mold involved. The first step is to remove the furniture, drywall, and everything else from the area that's soaked.

If disaster does strike, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and here to help get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Severe Storms Are Just Around The Corner - What To Do & Not Do

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

When a severe storm ravages your home in South Bend and causes damage both indoors and out, it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you stay inside until help arrives, or do you leave? What if the storm is still raging and leaving seems more dangerous than staying put? To help you figure out the best thing to do in a tricky situation, here are a few storm tips:


After any severe storm, your primary concern is your safety. Before acting, ask yourself the following questions:

• Is it safe to stay in the home?
• Are there electrical hazards, slip and fall hazards, or any other major health risks?
• How bad is the water damage? Does it look like the roof, ceiling or floor is about to cave in?
• Is there an area of the home that is still secure and in which you can move around comfortably?

When Not To Stay in the Home

If the storm has passed, the best thing to do would be to leave the home until help arrives. However, if the storm is still raging, your situation is much more complex. Depending on the severity of the storm, it doesn’t make sense to go out if you don’t have to. However, how can you tell if being in your home is more dangerous than being in the elements? These storm tips may help:

• When the roof is caving in or materials are falling, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of the home’s electrical wiring is exposed and touching water, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of your home is exposed to the elements and the storm is still active, it’s time to get out. This is especially true if there is lightning.

If you are forced to choose between staying in a damaged home or going out into the storm, you need to think carefully and act fast. Every minute you don’t make a decision could mean you’re a minute closure to real danger. Consider the storm tips above to make the best decision for you and your family. 

During Storm Season - SERVPRO of South Bend Is Here 24 Hours Per Day To Serve YOU!

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend has a twenty-four-hour emergency service. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out.

We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of South Bend services all of the Michiana area and are ready to address any and all damages you may have.

If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of South Bend at 574-259-8348 to help save your home or business.