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Storm Damage: Faster to Any Size Disaster

8/28/2023 (Permalink)

Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, and surrounding areas:

Storms can bring high winds, hail, and heavy rainfall, leading to significant damage to properties. Here are some ways our team can help homeowners and businesses during wind, hail, and water damage events:

Quick Response: Prompt response is crucial during storm events to assess the damage and provide immediate assistance. Rest assured our team is available and ready to respond quickly to emergency calls and requests for help.

Property Inspection: Conduct thorough inspections of properties affected by storms to assess the extent of damage. This includes checking roofs, windows, siding, gutters, and other areas that are susceptible to wind and hail damage.

Roof Repairs: Wind and hail can cause damage to roofs, such as missing shingles, leaks, or structural issues. Our team can provide roof repairs or temporary solutions like tarping to prevent further water damage until proper repairs can be made.

Window and Door Repairs: High winds and flying debris during storms can break windows and damage doors. Our team can offer repair services to secure and replace broken windows and doors, ensuring the safety and security of the property.

Water Damage Restoration: Storms often bring heavy rainfall, leading to water damage inside properties. Our team can assist with water extraction, drying, and dehumidification to prevent further damage and mold growth. Providing comprehensive water damage restoration services will help homeowners and businesses recover quickly.

Hail Damage Repairs: Hailstorms can cause damage to roofs, siding, windows, and other exterior surfaces. Your team can conduct hail damage assessments and provide repairs or replacements as necessary.

Insurance Assistance: Help homeowners and businesses navigate the insurance claims process by providing documentation of damages, coordinating with adjusters, and advocating for fair and timely claim settlements.

By offering these services and being available to help during wind, hail, and water damage events, our team can provide valuable assistance to affected property owners. 

What to do before help arrives are a water damage in your Newburgh home?

8/22/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home?

Water damage is a stressful situation that requires prompt action to limit the damage and prevent further problems. Here are some essential steps to take before help arrives after water damage occurs in your home:

  1. Turn off Electricity: The first step is to turn off the electricity in the affected area by flipping the circuit breaker. Water and electricity don't mix, and it's crucial to avoid electrical hazards.

  2. Find the Source of Water: The source of water damage must be identified and turned off. This may be a burst pipe, leaking appliance, or roof damage. If the source is not immediately identifiable, it's essential to contact a professional plumber or restoration company.

  3. Move or Protect Belongings: Move any furniture, electronics, and other belongings to a safe and dry area. If items are too heavy or difficult to move, cover them with plastic sheets or other waterproof material to prevent further damage.

  4. Remove Standing Water: Use a wet/dry vacuum or mop and bucket to remove standing water from the affected area. It's essential to start the drying process as soon as possible to prevent mold growth and structural damage.

  5. Open Windows and Use Fans: Open windows and doors to increase air circulation. 

  6. Contact a Professional Restoration Company: It is advisable to contact a professional restoration company to ensure proper water damage restoration. They have the right equipment, experience, and knowledge to dry out your home thoroughly and prevent further damage, including mold growth. Call SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois today for a complementary estimate.

It is vital to take prompt action after water damage occurs in your home is vital to minimize the damage and prevent further problems. By following these essential steps, you can keep your belongings safe and ensure that your home is properly restored. 

Does insurance cover that after storm damage?

8/22/2023 (Permalink)

Storm season is approaching...

As the summer season comes to an end it's always a good idea to review your insurance. Insurance is great --it keeps you calm during your storm. But, your insurance may not cover as much as you think. 

Do you know your agent's name and contact information?

Your agents want to help you, try to keep in contact with them on what to do when disaster strikes. It's never a bad idea to review your contract and discuss the ins and out of what is covered. Another good idea is to check your deductible. How much will you need to pay out of pocket before it reaches the level that your insurance can help you? Also, are there separate coverage and deductibles for hurricanes, floods, etc. 

It's always good to stay prepared, and we hope that disaster doesn't strike but SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help 24/7 -365!

Deodorization after Fire Damage in your Newburgh Home

8/21/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can cause significant damage to your home or business during a fire. Even after the flames are extinguished, the residue left behind requires thorough cleanup. Along with structural damage, one of the biggest challenges is the lingering odor. Proper deodorization is essential to restore a fresh and clean environment after a fire.

Understanding Smoke and Soot Damage:

Smoke Residue: Smoke contains tiny particles and gases that can penetrate porous materials, staining surfaces and leaving behind a pungent odor. Different types of smoke, such as wet or dry smoke, require specific cleaning methods.

Soot Residue: Soot is the black, powdery substance that results from incomplete combustion during a fire. It can cover walls, ceilings, furniture, and other surfaces, leaving behind a stubborn residue that requires specialized cleaning techniques.

Deodorization Techniques:

Air Filtration: High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are used to remove smoke particles and odor molecules from the air. These filters are capable of capturing even the smallest particles, helping to improve air quality and reduce unpleasant smells.

Thermal Fogging: Thermal fogging is an effective deodorization method that involves using a thermal fogger to release a heated deodorizing solution. This fog penetrates hard-to-reach areas, neutralizing and eliminating odors.

Ozone Treatment: Ozone generators release ozone molecules that chemically react with odor-causing compounds, neutralizing them. This technique is effective in eliminating strong and persistent odors. However, it may require evacuating the premises during the treatment process.

Surface Cleaning: Thoroughly cleaning surfaces is crucial to remove smoke and soot residue that can contribute to lingering odors. Professional cleaning products and techniques are used to safely clean and deodorize affected areas.

WHy use a professional, like SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties? 

It is highly recommended to consult with a professional fire damage restoration company for smoke and soot cleanup. These experts have the knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment to properly assess the extent of the damage and determine the most effective deodorization methods.

Smoke and soot damage go beyond structural concerns after a fire. The lingering odor can be very challenging to remove without proper deodorization techniques. Call us today to help with your deodorization needs in your residential or commercial space.

Storm Damage to Newburgh Roof

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

Newburgh Storm Damage

Storm and high winds can cause hail damage, water damage, and storm damage to Newburgh homes. Our team of certified restoration specialists can fix storm damage to your Newburgh home. This most recent storm caused considerable damage to a home in Newburgh. The home was hit, and as the storm knocked parts of the roof out, it created water damage in the main rooms on the second floor. We tarped the roof to not cause secondary damage, and our team helped clean up the water. The customers said they were very happy with how our team handled everything. 

Storm damage to a home's roof can be devastating, but our team is professionally capable of handling any storm damage issues that you may have. The homeowners were pleased they called SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties.

Water Damage in your Jasper Home

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Do not let your water damage turn to mold!

When you have water damage in your home, it can be a stressful experience. Sometimes homeowners want to clean it up on their own, but it is best to call in a professional. 

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. When water damage occurs, the faster a professional can remove it the less likely there is a chance for mold growth.  

It’s important to make sure your home has the right level of moisture to maintain good air quality and avoid mold growth. A humidity monitor system is a highly effective solution for preventing mold, mildew, and dust mites from wreaking havoc in your home. Our team can recommend the appropriate level of monitoring for your Jasper home.

Fire Damage Cleanup in Newburgh Home

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

Newburgh Home Damaged in Fire

A fire can be devastating, but SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties is here to help. Our experts are trained to handle all kinds of properties, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A recent customer left a pot on the stove that boiled over and created a fire in the home. We handled the clean-up after fire damage recoveries.

Fire and smoke damage is one of the most devastating disasters in a home or business, but SERVPRO's team can help get you back on track.

From immediate emergency fire and smoke damage cleaning services to property reconstruction, we are with you every step of the way. Call us at 812-706-2100 for 24/7 emergency services.

Our trained professionals will respond quickly (24/7) to assess your property damage after a blaze has been extinguished, removing smoke odor and soot from interior walls and floors while also protecting against further water damage to carpets, furniture, and other belongings after a fire emergency.

How our commercial capacity is here to help your business?

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration.

Our entire team, across all of our franchises, are elite large-loss specialists who are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. We have the capability to help commercial property owners recover from any size disaster. We know that getting back to business is a top priority after an emergency ensues. You want a team of hard-working professionals in your corner.

If a project that you are working on has been impacted by a large loss, we can help! Call our offices in Newburgh for more information.

Reduce Fire Risk in your Newburgh Home

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

fire damage home Keep your home safe with these tips!

The risk of a fire is scary, but there are several ways to keep your home safe. Preventing a fire is not foolproof and always successful but you can help lower the risk. Fires can create minor damages or huge ones, here are a few lifestyle changes to help prevent them both. 

Lightning Rods are made to attract lightning to a contained, grounded metal avenue and prevent fires. Make sure your lightning rod(s)is in good condition and, if you do not have one installed, consider a professional to help install it on your property. Trees can also act as a lightning rod, but be careful that they are pruned and taken care of so they do not extend to your home and create bigger damage if it does catch fire.

Lights Off is another way to keep the risk of an electrical fire low. Sometimes light bulbs can create a spark or catch fire during a power surge, or burn out. Try to use LED lightning when you can, and even flip the lights off when you do not need them. 

Avoid Candles is one of the biggest ways to keep fires at bay from your Newburgh home. Candles create a huge risk because they are often forgotten. Never leave a candle lit in a room you are not in, or if you are leaving your home. Better than anything keep candles out of your home and use other forms to keep your home smelling good. 

SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties are here to help with fire damage, but use these tips to keep your home fire and smoke-free this spring. 

Odor Damage after a Fire Damage in your Newburgh Home

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

odor damage after your fire Odor damage in your home.

Odor lingering after a fire?

There are several reasons for lingering odors after you have fire damage. The fire damage professionals at SERVPRO® of Warrick, Spencer, and Dubois Counties are here to help educate you on why you could be having bad smells throughout your house after the fire is put out at your home. Here are a few: 

  • Type of Fire - The type of fire is determined by the heat and spread. Dry smoke will move fast throughout a home and destroy more structural pieces. Whereas, wet smoke is slower and smolders. Both of these types can produce different smoke types, but wet is the worst when it comes to odor.
  • Material Affected - What materials burn or char throughout the property can also impact the lingering odors present in the building, which can get determined by tracking the migration of fire loss effects throughout the structure. 
  • Time of Exposure - A big factor is the amount of time these smoke odors sit in your home and on your contents and even structure. The conditions that exist in the property can amplify their spread and severity. The longer your home is exposed, the worse the odor becomes.