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Help! My Office is Flooded

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events that take place in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Vincennes

SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

We Bleed Green! #SERVPROproud

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why Green? 

Have you ever wondered why green? Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we love our green! The reason behind it...

In the early 1970s, the founders of SERVPRO used a color chip paint sample chart to identify the most eye-catching color. It was a highly technical process. The founders showed the chart to as many as they could and they asked, "Which color on this chart would be impossible to miss?" By a wide margin, the color most identified was 1970 rally green, a color used on Porsche 911 automobiles. 

None of us drive a Porsche, but if we did...of course it would be SERVPRO green!

Stop by the office and check out our new SERVPRO green vehicles at 712 Upper 11th Street Vincennes, Indiana. We have the vehicles, equipment, and people to help you with your water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and commercial services. 

Stay tuned, I can't wait to tell you all about SERVPRO.

Mold Safety Tips

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Vincennes for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

My Floor is Covered in Water, HELP!

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

It may have started out as innocent bath time playfulness, an accidental spill or small leak. Suddenly, you are surrounded by water on the floor, moving towards walls, crevices, and other access points to reach the lowest level of their home.

You reach for the towels, wet vac, mops and fans to clean up the water and the phone to contact you. You clean up the surface water and believe everything will be okay and the problem is solved. Or, is it? What happened to the water that traveled into the floor, subfloors and walls? Was all the moisture caused by the incident removed? Water intrusion in a home can leave subtle, yet lasting effects if not completely removed from the structure. Removing standing water with appropriate precautions can prevent further damage. But, who removes water and moisture in the flooring and walls of your home?

We do. SERVPRO of Vincennes is here to help you. Let us take care of your problem. 

Do you Know the Difference when it comes to Tornadoes?

1/1/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know many people don't know how to differentiate between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? 

WATCH:

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center).

Warning:

A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued but the local National Weather Service office.

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

Proudly serving an area near you!

Watch vs. Warning and storm basics are provided by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). For more information visit their website: www.noaa.gov.

Meet The United Insurance Team!

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Prior to sitting down with Marcie and Beth I thought of United Insurance as an office filled with kind faces and a building that had amazing character and history. After my afternoon there I realized that the character of the building had nothing on the character of the people. I have met more business owners than I can count. Both personal and work related, and I have yet to been given the following answer. When I asked “what are you most proud of here at United Insurance?” The answer was a firm “integrity, honesty, and values.” It wasn’t a sales pitch, I feel like I can spot that a mile away. It was genuine, and powerful. Check out their interview below.

*Do you prefer reading or watching tv?

Marcie: Reading

Beth: Reading

*What kind of music do you listen to ?

Marcie: Everything 80’s

Beth: Christian Contemporary, and right now Frank Sinatra.

*Who is the biggest coffee drinker in the office?

Marcie is!

*Who love sweets the most?

Beth!

*Where are you most likely to get coffee from?

Impressed coffee. They had nothing but wonderful things to say about this place. I can’t wait to try their drinks!

*Where are you most likely to order lunch from?

Quickies

*Can you name one of your office goals for 2018?

For a safe year for our clients and farmers.

*What are you most proud of here?

Our values and our integrity. We always do the right thing even if it doesn’t benefit us. We are also proud to be a Christian workplace.

*What is one of your favorite things about Knox County?

We love the parades and small town feel but also the close proximity to cities.

*What is something not many know about United Insurance?

Our company started in 1903, we have an office in Washington that opened in 2007, and Brenda works out of Evansville.

 Check out United Insurance today! Mike, Marcie, Beth, Tammy, and Brenda would love to meet you!

United Insurance Services Inc.

509 Main St, Vincennes, IN

812-882-3560

United Insurance Services Inc.

209 East Main St, Washington, IN

812-254-3560

The Key to Mold Prevention is Moisture Control

12/10/2017 (Permalink)

The key to mold prevention is moisture control.

Mold will not grow if moisture is absent.

• Remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vacuum and dry out the building as quickly
as possible (preferably within 24 to 48
hours).
• Use fans to assist in the drying process.
• Clean wet materials and surfaces with
detergent and water.
• Discard all water damaged materials.
• Discard all materials visibly contaminated
with mold.
• Remove and discard all porous materials
that have been wet for more than 48 hours.
Porous materials cannot be cleaned and
may remain a source of mold growth.
These materials include the following:
1. Carpeting and carpet padding;
2. Upholstery, wallpaper, drywall;
3. Floor and ceiling tiles, insulation materials;

Information used from osha.gov. For more details and information on this subject, visit the site above. 

What is Mitigation?

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever heard people talking about mitigation? What is it and why do we do it? Read below to find out more!

Why Mitigation?

1. Mitigation enables people to recover more quickly from a disaster.

2. Mitigation lessens the financial impact of disasters. 

3. As mitigation specialists, SERVPRO of Vincennes focuses on reducing loss, enabling quick recoveries and lessening costs involved with restoration of property damage events.

Without mitigation the following could take place:

1. A longer amount of time the homeowner is inconvenienced.

2. A longer amount of time business is interrupted.

3. The potential for mold growth.

4. The loss of personal valuable and beloved belonging.

5. Increase in insurance.

One of the keys to mitigation is our immediate response!

The quicker you call, THE BETTER!

1. Less wood and drywall saturation

2. Less delamination

3. Reduced carpet and furniture stains

4. Fewer warping hardwood floors

5. Less mold/mildew

6. Less contents damage

Give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 for you mitigation services.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

SERVPRO of Vincennes is Here to Help Schools

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Education institutions can depend on SERVPRO of Vincennes for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage.

With 24-hour emergency response, we can provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.

We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. 

Education institutions can depend on SERVPRO of Vincennes for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage.

With 24-hour emergency response, we can provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.

We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. 

Give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 for your cleaning needs!

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

Fire Damage Cleanup After the Fire

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleanup

We know how devastating fire damage can be in your home. Even if a fire doesn't catch your entire home on fire it could cause extreme damage from the smoke and soot.

We have the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you and your family. Once the fire department is finished putting the fire out, you may even have water damage on top of the fire damage. We are prepared to help get you and your family through this tough time. We have training not only in cleaning your home after the fire but also your personal belongings. We are quick to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you with your fire and water damage needs.