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SERVPRO & Pro-Active Clean-Up

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

We can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of #COVID19 contamination or exposure.

The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents.The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building. 

We offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business!

Trust SERVPRO When Disasters Strikes!

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

 Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by experienced professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety.

At SERVPRO of South Bend our teams are experienced in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations. 

From restaurants and cafeterias to coffee shops, food centers and more, SERVPRO of South Bend works to make your food service retail facility disaster “Like it never even happened.” 

We respond quickly to your South Bend business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

Call us at (574)233-8377

Basements Can Flood At Any Time, And SERVPRO Is Here To Help

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

 

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your South Bend basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (574) 233-8377

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of South Bend and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Water & Mold Damage Caused By Flooding

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

 Following the 500 year flood in February of 2018 thousands of homes were initiated with water, caused by a record snow fall, then the fast melt when we received a record rain fall.  The St. Joseph River has a flood level of 5'6", this year it hit 33'.  Water entered homes in many ways.  This home had water enter through a crack in the foundation at surface level.  The water came through the flowed down the wall damaging the drywall, insulation and stud work.  Unfortunately the home owner was not in town during the storm; the basement sat 2.5 weeks before anyone noticed the damage.  In that time mold had begun to grow on the entirety of the damaged area compounding the damage and clean up. 

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE responded to the call in less than an hour. The area was contained to prevent spreading the mold, deconstruction, clean up and the drying process was started within a few hours.  SERVPRO will make it "Like it never even happened." 

The War in Ukraine Touches Home for Local Man Who Works For SERVPRO of South Bend & South Elkhart County

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

Daniel Kalchenko is a restoration specialist who works for SERVPRO of South Bend and South Elkhart County, and is a native of Donetsk, Ukraine.He and his family immigrated to the United States after years of violence between Russian backed separatists and the Ukraine government. Daniel works very hard to learn English, and to provide for his family the best way he could, through the skill of carpentry.Many of Daniel’s family remain in Ukraine and are fighting hard each and every day just to survive. They are in desperate need of food and medical supplies. Daniel keeps in touch with his sister, Vera, who has been reporting back to him about the deteriorating conditions within the Ukraine. Vera told him “We need many things here, but most of all, we need your prayers! Please tell your American friends to pray for us!”We appreciate Daniel and the amazing work he does for SERVPRO, and we encourage everyone reading to pray for him and his family still in Ukraine during this tumultuous time.

Reminder To Our Customers - SERVPRO of South Bend Is Specialists In Cleaning Services

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

 

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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 carry the EPA-approved 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 and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts at SERVPRO of South Bend at 574-233-8377.

SERVPRO Is Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service in Clay Township

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

Basement Water Damage Flooded Basement in South Bend as a result of recent severe storms. SERVPRO of West St Joseph county was called in to cleanup the aftermath.
 

SERVPRO of South Bend 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 574-233-8377

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 South Bend 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 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.

When It Comes To Being Ready - Why SERVPRO Is Your First Call

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Dedicated Staff Here To Help! Contact us today! We are faster to any disaster and we will make things "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO When It Comes to Being Ready!

What would happen if you pulled into work this morning only to find that you can't get into your building due to some type of disaster? Fire, Water, Crime Scene. How do you let your employees know about the situation? How do you take care of your customers? Who do you call? What do you do?

Did you know that 50% of all businesses that do not have an Emergency Ready Program in place, NEVER reopen after a disaster? Does your business have one? Are you prepared?

Luckily SERVPRO offers this service to every community we are in. The best part is it is absolutely FREE of charge, and NO obligations to ever use SERVPRO! The Emergency Ready Program or ERP takes depending on the size of your building very little time to complete.

We capture the vital data needed in a time of crisis and disaster and put it all together for you. No matter where you are in the world, you can rest assured if your business has a disaster, you are taken care of!

Contact us today! We are faster to any disaster and we will make things "Like it never even happened."

When Your Home Floods - Call SERVPRO!

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with water damage action is crucial The team at SERVPRO of South Bend has the necessary training and experience to remediate seepage-based flooding. Do not hesitate to call!

Although no one can stop the rains, there are ways to limit flooding in your home. Overland flooding or backups due to overwhelmed storm sewage systems are but two of the sources of floodwaters in the lower levels of your home. Regardless of the source of the water, we have the technicians and the equipment to help you recover.
 
Even though the water causing flood damage to your home may be drawing your eyes down as it seeps into the foundation or lower levels, the problem often is at the roofline. Clogged gutters and damaged downspouts cause water to pound down near the perimeter of your home, saturating the soil and ultimately invading through the slab, poured, or cinder block foundation. We can respond to and restore the damage but expect suggestions from our managers or production crew to minimize or even eliminate future flooding.
 
The grading and landscaping around your home can also contribute to the seepage of floodwaters into the foundation. Over time even correctly graded ground can erode and shift, encouraging rainwater to drain into your home rather than away from it. SERVPRO crews also see scenarios where plantings surrounding your home contribute to excess water moving into the porous materials making up the base and protecting the lower levels of your house. Irrigation systems or merely an overdone watering of foundation gardens have the unhappy result of a wet home.
 
SERVPRO evaluates the characteristics of the water flooding into your home to determine whether it needs to be contained and disposed of according to local regulations. The sooner you get our team to your home the more likely that the water checks out as Category 1. If the soil around your home is loose, dirt particles can flow in with the water. Lawn chemicals, fertilizers, and even pet wastes can taint the water, requiring careful handling. Gutter overflow can also contain bird and animal waste and mold, threatening the flooded area with microbial growth if not disinfected and dried out after the flood water evacuates.
 
Submersible pumps and water extractors pull most of the flood water out of your home. If Category 1 we can drain it outside, but take care to deposit far from the house to prevent it from flooding again. We use moisture meters and infrared scanners to locate hidden pockets of moisture and to set a baseline for drying goals. SERVPRO crews position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the affected space. The moisture numbers are monitored to ensure we achieve standard levels.
 
The team at SERVPRO of South Bend has the necessary training and experience to remediate seepage-based flooding. Do not hesitate to call us if we can help!

Water Damage Is Difficult, But SERVPRO of South Bend Can Handle The Toughest Problems! (Part 1 of 2)

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

servpro water damage SERVPRO of South Bend responds quickly to a water or fire, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day.

There's nothing quite as difficult for a commercial establishment as dealing with water damage. However, knowing what to do when disaster strikes can prevent you from experiencing unnecessary emotional upsets for yourself, your employees, and your customers and mitigate the economic strain of lost business. There are many steps you'll need to take to get your commercial property back in order following a water damaging event. Contacting a team of skilled water damage restoration experts from SERVPRO is a good first step.

Quick Water Removal Mitigates Monetary Loss 

 The longer excess water remains on your commercial property, the more likely you are to suffer from costly water damage repairs to structural properties like ceiling tiles, insulation, drywall, and flooring. Then there is the concern of water damage to your capital investments: inventory, furniture, carpeting, electronic equipment and paper documents. Having a team of skilled water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO to begin immediately removing standing water can prevent you from spending unnecessary money on repairs.

Quick Remediation Prevents Secondary Water Damage.

Another benefit of a quick reaction to the pressing problem of water intrusion is that fast extraction helps prevent secondary water damage. Unfortunately, water damage creates a moist, wet environment within your business. Moisture and high humidity offer mold an opportunity to grow and spread throughout structural materials and wood furniture and fabrics. If your business deals with food distribution, high inventory loss may be a costly negative effect. For this reason, it's critically important to have standing water removed as quickly as possible. SERVPRO can arrive, usually in about one hour, with water removal equipment to meet any problem.