What to do if you have the misfortune of a water loss
When your Morgan County or Putnam County home suffers a water loss that requires mitigation to the walls and flooring, trust SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties to responded quickly to extract the water and keep the amount of damage to a minimum.
Let us be the Calm in your Chaos
Once you notice that you have a water loss, call us at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties immediately at 317-834-6382. During your initial call we will be asking you several questions regarding your water damage emergency so that we will be better able to serve you. This will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring to restore your property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and most effectively.
Our SERVPRO Representative will be asking several questions to help us better serve you:
- The Point of Contact name (property owner/landlord/tenant)
- The property address for the water-damaged home
- Date of the water loss
- What was the cause of the water loss?
- Is there still water standing?
- Your Insurance company information (if applicable)
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
- How many floors were damaged and what type of flooring in these areas?
- How many rooms are affected?
Contact us at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties 317-834-6382
Property and Residential Fires
Quick response with board up and tarping of the roof helps to minimize damage in Greenwood, IN.
Residential fires are one of the most difficult things our technicians at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties encounter. The loss of a home and its possessions is one of the most emotional and distressful times a homeowner might experience. Our SERVPRO crew is prepared for these occasions and sympathize with each and every homeowner. We understand not only have they lost the use of their home but also may have lost their precious belongings.
Our SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties professionals are trained to respond and initiate mitigation processes in a quick manner in order to keep damage to a minimum. SERVPRO provides pack out services of contents and keeps an inventory of salvageable and unsalvageable items to return. The salvageable items are then cleaned and stored in our warehouse awaiting the final return to the homeowner.
Once the structural damage has been reviewed and debris and damaged items are removed from the property, the drying and restoration process begins. Our trained crew works diligently and quickly providing the professional services necessary to get you back in your home quickly. Our goal is to return you to your home “Like it never even happened."
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Is a Leaking Roof in Camby, IN an Emergency?
Don't avoid the warning signs of a roof leak.
Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Unfortunately, rainy weather is when a roof leak is most likely to happen.
No resident ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling. It is important that you take immediate action to avoid additional damage to your home.
Containing the Leak
The water leak may have caused a bulge or discoloration to your ceiling which may indicate that the water is collecting and pooling on the other side or the ceiling.
Get a trash can or bucket and place under the site of the damaged area. Next, take a screwdriver and use it to puncture the very middle of the bulge where the water is accumulating. Doing this may prevent the entire ceiling from collapsing.
SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties and their IICRC Professional Technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency water extraction and water mitigation to return your home to “Like it never even happened”.
Dangers of Waiting
Immediate action to a roof leak can minimize any future damage and possibly prevent any microbial growth. Avoiding or ignoring stains on the ceiling or even bubbling or bulges may often lead to a damaging and costly repair.
Call SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties (317)834-6382
What Do You Do When Your Toilet Overflows?
Let our SERVPRO of Hendricks County technicians get your property dried out properly and quickly and keep your loss to a minimum.
Oh no, the toilet is overflowing is a message you hope you never hear! But rest assured, unfortunately, it happens all the time and our SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties technicians are just a phone call away.
If your toilet begins to overflow following a flush, you want to make sure you stop the flow of water immediately to minimize any water damage. To do this, remove the tank lid and press down on the bottom flapper valve. This will prevent any additional water from getting into the toilet bowl. Once you have pressed the flapper valve, lift the float that operates the tank fill valve to stop the tank from filling. This should allow the water level to drop; otherwise, turn off the water valve behind your toilet by turning it clockwise.
The Source of the toilet bowl overflow might be a Clog
You may have a blockage in the toilet bowl or a clogged drain or sewer line. If you are on a septic system, your septic tank may be full.
Our SERVPRO technicians are trained water damage restoration professionals and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Let SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties be the calm in your chaos the next time your toilet overflows. Our vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the-art water extraction, drying, and moisture testing equipment to handle your loss.
Call us at (317) 834-6382
Do you have a wet basement and need water restoration?
Let SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties provide services for your water damage restoration
Storms of all kinds are a part of life here in Mooresville, Indiana. We follow our weather and usually know when things will get wet or when winds will arrive. We have many low-lying areas in Morgan County and we all know that flooding is to be expected although we don’t look forward to the outcome. But you know what to prepare for, and so you do. You check windows and doors, drainage systems, and you make sure everyone you care about knows what to do in those events.
Quite often, storms can cause the least expected things to happen.
After a severe rainstorm, your property can suffer from an infestation of insects, for example. They might be seeking higher ground, or their nests were destroyed and they need to build again. Not something you would be thinking about, but it can happen! Make sure you know who to call if you develop a problem like that!
In the event of tornadoes, large items can end up in the most unexpected places! We’ve all heard stories or seen pictures of cars up in trees, or an entire outdoor table and chair set sitting in another yard down the street. This, too, is not something you would expect. What will you do if that happens? Our professional cleaning company, SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties is ready and waiting to help you if your neighbor’s stuff ends up on your property!
We are always ready to help in the event of water or fire damage here at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties.
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Is Your Business Prepared for Spring Storms?
Flooding can happen any time of year, but here in Morgan County, springtime can be especially true! All that rainwater can be devastating to your business causing damage that can take a significant amount of time and expense to repair. SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties wants to provide you with maintenance tips on being proactive for the rainy season and any possible flooding; preventive measures will reduce the amount of flood damage your business sustains and the time it can take to bring your operations back to normal.
- GUTTERS: Well-maintained gutter systems do a great job diverting water to proper drainage areas. If your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and debris, rainwater can overflow and saturate the ground around the foundations causing damage there while backed-up water can spill into wall structures. A regular cleaning schedule for your gutters is a good idea. Remember: mold spores begin to grow rapidly if left alone in just 24-48 hours!
- STORM DRAINS: The storm drains on your commercial property need to be maintained properly at all times, but most especially this time of year. Storm drains are in place to move excess water away from buildings and parking areas. Keep an eye on all storm drains, including those nearby that your local government maintains around your property.
- RESPONSE PLAN: You should have a plan ready for your employees before inclement weather hits. In the event of flooding, make sure you have a system in place to communicate with everyone as to their safety. Always remember to not drive through flood waters! Keep tuned into your local weather updates.
SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties is always ready to help if your business does sustain storm damage.
Call us with any concerns at (317)834-6382
or visit our website https://www.SERVPROmorganputnamcounties.com/
Is Your Home Prepared for Storm Damage?
Yes, it’s that time of year again! Storms can come upon us without much warning. Are you prepared for this season’s unpredictable weather?
An inspection of your property is a really good idea to conduct before inclement weather hits. A leaky roof or windows can cause big problems during heavy rains. Do all your exterior doors and windows fit correctly? Is your weather-stripping in good shape or does it need to be replaced? When’s the last time you took a look at your roof to see how things are looking up there? These are all great questions to ask yourself.
Do you live in the city with drainage ditches at the front of the property? Take time to inspect this area and remove debris or dirt that might obstruct the flow of water from heavy rain. A clogged drainage ditch can cause a lot of damage by flooding your property during, or even after, a storm.
Loose gutters and shutters can present a real problem in high winds, as can unstable large trees. It always a good idea to trim back trees and bushes with large heavy branches that are not in good condition so that windows and vehicles are not in danger of storm damage in windy conditions.
In the event of a storm, do you have a system in place that will help you to get information to everyone in case of a weather emergency?
Contact our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties in the event of storm damage, fire damage, or mold issues.
Call 317-834-6382 or visit our website https://www.SERVPROmorganputnamcounties.com/storm-flooding-restoration
Five Simple Proactive Steps to Prevent Water Damage
Simple Spring Maintenance could help prevent costly damage
Water damage can have many sources, from loose appliance hoses to overflowing toilets and even natural disasters. Regardless of the source, the crew at SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties can handle any size disaster.
Even though most Homeowners insurance policies cover water damage, it can be easier to prevent the damage rather than go through the stress and headache of the mitigation, repair and claims process!
Here are five simple tips to help prevent water damage in your home or business:
Clean out roof gutters
On a rainy day or during a spring thaw, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. Simple, routine maintenance can help prevent water from unnecessarily flowing into your home.
Be careful where you plant
Some plants and trees have very invasive roots; while all plants' root systems will grow and extend in search of water, some can be aggressive in their hunt for moisture. Watch for any plant growth into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.
Never pour grease down your sink
It is always best to avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. Grease will congeal and cling to your pipes, causing serious damage and blockage over time. The best course of action is to pour your grease in an empty disposable container and either let it sit; once it hardens, toss it in the trash.
Keep an eye on your water bill
Monitor your water bill, if you have a significant change in your normal water usage, it may be an indicator of a leak somewhere on your property.
Use a drain snake instead of drain cleaner chemicals
A good alternative to chemical drain clears is a drain snake. Clogged sink or shower drains are going to happen from time to time. When these problems happen, most people typically reach for a chemical drain cleaner. Chemical products tend to be very effective and convenient, but they are also comprised of caustic chemicals that will also damage your pipes. Regular use of these substances can eventually cause holes to form in your pipes, which obviously leads to leaks.
Unfortunately, disasters will still strike. Contact SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties.
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When the SUN comes out, will your place be DRY?
A SERVPRO sunny day in Morgan County
Now that spring is here, it is the best time to inspect your home or building for weather-related damage. SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties knows that the past snow and ice buildup, heavy rains and strong winds can all cause problems with your property. Roofs, gutters, and landscapes are exterior elements that should be checked to guard against water damage. Remember to look in attics, basements or crawl spaces for visible signs of water intrusion. Make sure outside vents are clear of any obstruction to ensure proper air flow.
If you find a problem and need restoration help or want spring cleaning assistance, call your local SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (317)834-6382
Ways to Prevent Water Damage 1. Clean and inspect gutters regularly.
2. Keep downspouts clear of any blockages.
3. Repair or replace roofing as needed.
4 Be sure soffit vents are clean and
5. Check for any cracks or peeling paint.
These could indicate moisture retention.
6. Fill low spots around building foundation
with clean fill dirt.
7. Create slope away from structure to drain
8. Trim plants around building to avoid
growth of mold or mildew.
9. Make sure garden areas have adequate
10. Apply a waterproofing coating to the interior
or exterior basement walls.
Are You Prepared for a Home or Business Fire?
Fire Damage Process
What happens after your home or business fire
If you have never had a fire in your business or home, it is important to be prepared because no one is immune from it. Fire in a home or business can be caused by a variety of things. Many business or homes have been destroyed by fire damage, not because fire suppression did not take place, but because the owners did not know what to do after the fire.
The fire department responds promptly to help put out the fire. Their work most likely will cause damage such as breaking through doors and windows to access the fire areas. Water will also be pumped into the building, causing floods all over the floor.
What next after the fire department efforts
After the fire has been put out, it is when you will realize the extent of the fire damage and that caused by the firefighters. Fire damage, soot damage, the smoke damage, smoke smell and water damage are evident. Fire damage restoration effort must begin immediately, or more damage could occur.
Professional fire damage restoration
Once the fire has been put out, you must not wait for long before starting to put things in order. Using a good fire restoration company, you will be able to get professionals who are trained and experienced in handling fire cleanup services. They first begin by assessing the level of fire damage. They board up the windows and doors that had broken by the firefighters. The importance of boarding up is to keep off intruders who could access and steal your items.
What to expect from the professional fire restoration company
When hiring SERVPRO of Morgan and Putnam Counties, you can be assured of their services. These professionals use a plan to do the fire cleanup and prevent further damage that could be caused by water or the restoration process. All the items that could be repaired are salvaged and taken to their facility for specialized repair. Other items that require cleaning such as carpets could also be taken up for proper fire cleanup.
Flood water is drained from the rooms and soot damage, and smoke damage is handled effectively. Often fire damage leads to soot damage that results from the burning items, which cause ash and dust on the walls and vents. It has to be cleaned up to remove the dust and ash, which will allow for the repainting of the walls. You will also need to clean up smoke damage because the smoke smell is absorbed in all the porous items in the building. This smoke smell is cleaned up through deodorization and other methods.
The importance of using SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties fire cleanup services
Hiring a professional fire damage restoration is essential because it ensures effective removal of soot damage, smoke smell, smoke damage, board up services and fire damage restoration. Finding the right fire restoration company would ensure a speedy restoration and allow you to go back to your normal life. It is important to seek the help of professionals in matters that you cannot handle on your own such as commercial fire damage because it could save you time and money.
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