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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.  

Prepare your Home for Wind and Storm Damage

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

damaged ceiling Wind and Storm Damage

Storm Damage to your Newburgh Home

When wind and storms come your way, you need to make sure your roof and home are secure. There are ways to secure your roof and home before the storm comes. Roof damage can create secondary inside water damages in your home. As well, as other glass and fragile areas in your home.

Roof

Call a roofing professional to ensure your roof shingles are in place. You can even have them apply adhesive to keep them in place during high wind seasons.

Other Damages

Here are a few other thoughts to consider before storm damage season comes:

  • Secure Doors, Windows, and Garage
  • Doors and Windows Are Wind-Ready
  • Roof damage isn’t the only consideration when preparing your home for strong winds.

Other Wind Fragile Areas

  • Permanent impact-resistant shutters will protect your windows against heavy winds, rain, and hail.
  • Entry doors should have dead bolt locks and three hinges for high wind protection.
  • Impact-resistant glass is a must for all patio doors and windows.
  • Check with the manufacturer of your garage door to see if bracing kits are available. They create double the protection for your home.

Keep your home or business safe with these tips before the storms come this spring season.

Spring Floods

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

flooded living room How to stay safe during flood season.

How to stay safe during a flood?

Floodwaters are scary enough when they happen outside of your home, but when they come into your safe haven it is even more dangerous than you imagine. Floodwaters are some of the most infested waters. The rainwater from floods runs across the pavement, landscaping, industrial plants, and more. All of these chemicals, oils, debris, dead animals and insects can all be carried into your home. This means this water is highly contaminated. 

This is why you should not try to clean these damages on your own. When floodwaters come into your home, you want a professional to take care of the water damage. 

We have several pieces of equipment, like a submersible pump for deep water, truck-mounted extractors, and portable extractors to help clean up your water damage. 

Between our professional equipment and trained technicians with specialized Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you can leave to ensure your home is in good hands. 

There are special cleaning procedures needed after a flood, and having the right training can help save you money, and time, and keep you safe. 

Call our offices today for more information on how we can help safely remove water and debris in your flood-damaged home. Flooding can be overwhelming, so let us help! 

Does your home have a slow leak?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Slow/Long-Term Leak

When a customer realizes that there is a slow leak in their home, they must act fast. The damage has already started and created long lasting effects. The problem with this is insurance does not always help in these situations. And, with a damage that taken place over an extended amount of time comes secondary damages. 

Mold growth is one concern for secondary damages. Mold can create a variety of health concerns, damage to your property, and is tricky to pin down. 

It's hard to know what you do not know. So, finding slow leaks fast is not common. But, there are a few things you can to help prevent these long term leaks from taking place the first time.

When it comes to your pipes schedule a check-up for it. Let a professional inspect your pipes to see if there are issues from the outside looking in. If your pipes look good to them, then try examining the cracks in your foundation where water can get in from flooding. 

You can keep an eye on a few things in your home to see if there's changes in your water that could be a cause from a leak. Watch out for your water bill to see if it is significantly higher than usual, decreased water pressure in your home, wet spots around sinks, toilets, or tubs, warped, or discolored walls, or, a persistent mildew smell.

Keeping these tips in mind can help you from prevent slow/ long-term leaks in your home. 

When was the last time you checked your water heater?

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

water heater Water Heater Inspection

Water heaters can cause water damage in your home. The best way to combat these future damages is to inspect your water heater. Residents of Newburgh, Jasper, and surrounding areas, follow these tips to help prevent future water damages from your water heater.

Water Heater Inspection:

  • Inspect the rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired. You want to be able to see if the rod needs to be replaced.
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. You want to be safe, so make sure you first turn off the power and run hot water until it is cool.
  • Call a professional, like a plumber to inspect your water heater. Once a year is desired if you can. This is one of the best ways to combat future water damages. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming.

No one wants a broken water heater, as they are expensive and can commit water damages that pile on financial damages. Follow these tips to save your family from costly repairs or replacement.