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MOLD IN YOUR BASEMENT? WE CAN HELP.

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Did You Know?

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. We are here to help and serve you making your home as safe as we possibly can.

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581 for mold removal services!

Timing is Everything

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water leaks within a business can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout the structure, potentially creating mildew and staining walls.

Quick action is critical in avoiding costly repairs and expensive downtime. The faster you call SERVPRO of Vincennes, the faster we can get there, and the cheaper it will be for you.

Our SERVPRO of Vincennes team understands that a water damage event can not only disrupt your facility, but it can also interrupt day-to-day business functions- possible closing the business and ultimately affecting your revenues. Our goal is to get in there and take care of your facilities damage as quickly as we can.

Even small fires must be addressed quickly in order to limit secondary damage and to lessen business interruption.

By arriving quickly, mitigating the damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Vincennes will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible.

No Storm is Too Large!

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified 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.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Past Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Who do I call for Mold? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can be extremely scary because it is hard to differentiate between the different types, and it can be extremely dangerous. Mold clean up can be expensive and labor intensive, each and every situation is different and unique in its own way. Which is why you should trust professionals in the field.

 

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we care about you and your family. Let us come look at your mold and give you an estimate. There is a cost for an estimate from one of our SERVPRO professionals however, that estimate fee will be applied to your final bill for the mold remediation. To begin the mold remediation process please look at the following step:

 

Step 1 : Emergency Contact (SERVPRO of Vincennes 812-895-0581)

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Step 3: Mold Containment

Step 4: Air filtration

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Material

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Step 7: Restoration

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. A SERVPRO of Vincennes professional will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on the length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or stream, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY READY PLAN?

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

There's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens to shut down your business. Let us help you open your doors up for business as soon as possible. We have the resources and experience to get the job done.

A few months ago we received a call around 9:00pm from buffalo Wild Wings here in Vincennes. They had just experienced a kitchen fire. We were on site with a team in less than an hour. We worked through the night and had the property spotless so they were able to open in the morning at their normal business hours.

We were so proud to make it "Like it never even happened."

When the need arises, we are specialized in the following:

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Read our next blog "Timing is Everything." to find out more about how you can slow down the process of damage to your facility!

Flood Damage

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of damage to take place, and you need the company with storm damage experience. That's us, SERVPRO of Vincennes located at 712 Upper 11th street in Vincennes Indiana.


Here in Vincennes we have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.


We just recently had numerous water damage calls in Jasper, Indiana. We were able to be at every new job within that day. Our teams pulled together and did amazing work, working right through the weekend and into all hours of the night. We are so proud to stand beside a brand and a group of people that truly care and WANT to serve you. Our team gives up a lot, including free time, family time, and just time off in general. We are forever grateful for each and every one of them.

Have you had a Fire? We are Here to Help.

4/20/2017 (Permalink)

1. SERVPRO of Vincennes will contact you within one hour to arrange for service.

2. Within four hours, a trained Professional will arrive on-site prepared to begin emergency mitigation services (if necessary).

3. The loss site will be reviewed with you, and your questions and concerns will be addressed. A SERVPRO of Vincennes Professional will: 

4. SERVPRO of Vincennes will begin pretesting for restorability. By pretesting, four key questions are answered:

5. The scope of the project will be communicated to you or your adjuster if a claim has been filed. If so, your adjuster will receive a verbal briefing within eight business hours.

6. The structure and contents will be cleaned and restored by SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals.

7. After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction

We strive to serve you with the best knowledge and skills that we have. 

Insurance Agent Spotlight: Pete Barry (Allstate Insurance)

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Every time I walk into Pete Barry’s office I feel so welcomed. The office is warm and inviting, and we always pick up right where we left off. Halisa, Lori, and Pete are some of the kindest people I have met, they are really fun too. I never leave that office without a laugh or smile on my face. I always joke with them about “going LIVE” on facebook. I am pretty sure that I will never convince them, especially Lori, she was hiding in the bathroom when I told them I needed a picture. I did convince them to get a picture though :)


I started off my time with Pete playing “this or that”



  1. Coke or Pepsi ---> Coke

  2. McDonalds or Arbys--> Arbys

  3. Cake or Pie-->Cake

  4. IOS or Andorid-->Android


 


Let’s talk about Pete…


Pete and his wife, Jenny, met at the University of Evansville, the rest is history! They have been married for 27 years! They have two children, Ryan, and Rachel. Both Ryan and Rachel are nineteen years old and attending college. I am sure by now you are guessing they are twins, well they aren’t ! Pete has such a genuine and kind heart as I am sure his lovely wife does too. It was no surprise to me when Pete told me they fostered children and adopted Ryan and Rachel. They began fostering children after adopting their two children. I never get sick of hearing adoption stories of families beginning with love and seeing their story unfold.


Believe it or not, Pete did not always work in the insurance field. Pete grew up in the grocery business, he worked in a grocery store for nine years. He later moved into food sales. He delivered for Little Debbies for seven years and then worked in management for seven years. Pete spoke about his past work experiences with so much joy. It was very obvious that he was thankful for his experience and all that he had learned from each position. Pete Barry took over the Vincennes Allstate office in October of 2008.


Pete’s team consists of Halisa and Lori. Halisa (pictured on the left) has been with Pete for four years. She is such a bright and fun person to speak with. She is actually getting married in May! Lori (pictured on the right) has been at Allstate for 20+ years, I was so impressed when I found that out. She is always making me laugh, dodging my photos, and ready for all all of my facebook games! I am telling you, this office is a fun place to be. I always look forward to seeing these three.


I finished up asking Pete a few more questions:



  • Are you a reader?


I am a reader, I am reading two different books right now. One is a book about St. Peter, and the other one I am reading is called Salvation History



  • What about TV?


My daughter got me hooked on this show called “Victoria” it's all about Queen Victoria. We just finished season one. We are waiting for season two. My wife also got me hooked on “Man in the High Castle.”



  • Do you have a favorite type of music?


I like Contemporary Christian music.


 


Allstate Insurance: Pete Barry


604 North 15th St.


Vincennes, IN 47591


Phone: (812) 886-0200


 


 

How can I Prevent Mold in my Home?

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is an extremely serious topic, and one that we receive many calls regarding. Our research shows that these suggestions below can help prevent mold from entering your home.



  • Humidity levels need to be low, humidity is a breading ground for mold.

  • Be sure to use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.

  • Exhaust fans can help with ventilating your house. 

  • Mold inhibitors can be added to paints before you use them. 

  • Do not have carpet in bathrooms.

  • If you carpets or upholstery becomes wet, remove them or dry them out if you are able. 


At SERVPRO of Vincennes we are known for our drying skills. Let us help you with that, call us today at 812-895-0581. We always answer, 24/7/365


 


 


Content Source- National Center for Environmental Health