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.
Visit our website https://www.SERVPROmorganputnamcounties.com/ or call us at 317-834-6382.
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.
Call Us Today – (317)834-6382
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.
https://www.SERVPROmorganputnamcounties.com for more information on fire damage.
Mentors needed at the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County
Making an impact on the community in which you live and work!
The Community Foundation of Morgan County Executive Director, Ed Kominowski, is leading the podcast dialogue with Neal McNalley, Owner of SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties.
Neal and his family are longtime supporter of their community making many different impacts.
Neal and his family not only have a passion for the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County but wants to get others involved.
Ten years ago, Neal was invited by a friend to a luncheon and asked if he might entertain the thought of sponsoring a golf outing for the local Boys & Girls Club. Neal listened and has since been the Title Sponsor and Legacy Sponsor for all 10 of the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County Golf Outings. Neal’s belief is that he and his family have been blessed and they have the opportunity to help and benefit the families in the community and by doing so, benefit the community as a whole.
Check out the Podcast Impact at https://soundcloud.com/yourcfmc/neal-mcnalley-podcast-impact
Secondary Damage can occur after water damage
How to avoid mold as secondary damage
Did you know that Secondary Damage can occur after water damage in your home or commercial building?
After water leaks or flood damage, if not properly dried and treated, a home or business can develop mold from the moisture left on wood, tile, carpeting, windows, concrete, and/or other materials/items that were affected. SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties strives to prevent secondary damage every time we remediate water damage. Building material and flooring are dried and treated to prevent mold and other allergens/contaminates using specialized equipment and cleaning products.
If water damage is not properly treated, the perfect environment is created for mold spores to grow in your home and to contaminate the air that is breathed.
Should you ever suffer water damage due to a water heater leak, sink overflow, fire, refrigerator leak, excessive rain, storm damage, leaky roof, flood damage, or any other reason water has invaded your home or business, please know that SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties is here to help. Faster to Any Disaster. Like it never even happened.
SERVPRO of Morgan & Putnam Counties
How To Stop Black Mold in Its Tracks
Black mold damage in Mooresville, IN
When mold strikes, the last thing you want to do is spread it throughout your Mooresville, IN home. Even though mold loves moisture and typically festers in wet, warm areas, spores from spreading mold can easily travel from one room to another via air movement. There are certain places and things in your home that should be frequently checked and thoroughly cleaned to keep mold at bay. These include the following:
- Moldings around windows and doors
- Musty basements
- Bathroom tiles
- Surfaces surrounding air conditioners
- Refrigerator door seals
- Shower stalls and curtains
Taking care of moisture issues is one of the best ways to prevent mold from starting and growing. If you’re past the prevention stage, it is vital that you stop spreading mold at the first sign of a problem with professional mold remediation.
Leave Black Mold to the Professionals
While DIY may be the way to go with some home projects, getting rid of a mold infestation isn’t one of them. Trying to take care of such a tricky substance by yourself often does more harm than good since the spores that move through the air are virtually undetectable by the naked eye. Mold remediation companies are thoroughly trained to prevent the spreading of black mold. They have both the tools and the skills to get your home back to normal from start to finish. Some of these steps include the following:
- Performing initial inspections
- Filtering the air in your home
- Containing the mold
- Removing damaged and diseased materials
- Repairing and restoring your home to its original condition
Because mold spores move quickly through the air and multiply on almost any surface they land on, it’s important that you squash the spreading mold in your Mooresville, IN home quickly and meticulously. Don’t let the thought of mold stop you in your tracks. With mold remediation, you can have your home and peace of mind back in no time.
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Why Smoke Damaged Homes in Morgan County Demand Residential Fire Restoration
Why Smoke Damaged Homes Demand Residential Fire Restoration
Most people who live through fires know that they'll have to deal with fire damage. What you may not know is that in addition to getting rid of lingering smoke odors and cleaning soot from walls, you might have to make significant structural improvements.
The Reality of Being Rescued
When firefighters come to extinguish blazes, they often have to take extraordinary actions to prevent the spread of flames. Your rescuers might break down your doors or cut holes in your roof or walls. The water they use to put out the fire can soak building materials like drywall, wood and plaster, which may weaken their structural integrity.
The Aftermath of a Blaze
Homes ravaged by fires are often left wide open to the elements. To stop rain, snow, debris and other elements from entering holes and worsening your fire damage, you may have to
Put boards over windows and doors to prevent trespassing,
Install temporary construction materials, such as sheeting, to keep wildlife out, and
Make major replacements to damaged structural members, such as beams.
Getting on the Road to Restoration in a Smoke Damaged Home
Even if your property only sustains what looks like minor cosmetic harm, the lingering smoke odors can last for years. Cleaning soot from walls might seem like something you can do on your own, but the microscopic contaminants that you miss can make your smoke damaged home uninhabitable. Talking to a professional is the best way to recreate a healthy living space.