My Office is Flooded, HELP!
A Monday morning couldn't get any worse than walking into a flooded office. 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.
Mold Safety Tips
Mold can be a scary thing, let us give you some tips for the new year!
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
At SERVPRO of Vincennes we specialize 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.
Moisture Control in your Home
How do you control the moisture in your home after a water damage? We have some tips below to help you do so.
• Remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vacuum and dry out the building as quickly
as possible (preferably within 24 to 48
• 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
• 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;
Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call to help with any moisture issues or water damage in your home. We are here to serve and help you!
Keep your Home Safe While Traveling for the Holidays
1. Lock your windows and doors.
This may sound like a no brainer, but statistics have shown that roughly 30% of home invasions are unforced entry, so check those doors and windows a few times before you leave. It doesn’t hurt to check, double check, and triple check!
2. Shut your water off.
Who wants to come home after a relaxing vacation to find water standing in their home? To prevent this from occurring, make sure you shut off your main water supply before leaving for vacation. It will take less than 3 minutes to watch the link below and be prepared to save yourself stress and money.
Check out this link to see a step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvE6n7rTGnM
3. Be smart on social media.
Who doesn’t post their family pictures on the beach, or make a snapchat story all about the wonderful time you and your family are having on vacation? Most people do, without thinking twice. But unfortunately, doing this can notify burglars when you aren't at home. It’s like putting a sign up in your front yard saying "break in! We aren't home!” Consider posting images after your trip, or temporarily creating a Facebook picture album that can only be viewed by the people you select.
4. Make your home look lived in.
Ask the post office to hold your mail, and hold your newspapers. An overflowing mail box can be an indication of an empty home! If you have a neighbor or friend that can take out the garbage and put the cans back after the garbage is picked up, it will send the message that everything is proceeding normally at your house. Also, consider buying light timers. You get can get a pack of two for as little as $8.50 on Amazon.
5. Pull those plugs!
I was the QUEEN of this in college, while living on a college budget. This will save you money while you’re gone and will ease your mind of questioning whether or not you turned off the coffee pot. Turn off/unplug your garage door, this is also an effective way to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote.
6. Keep your lawn maintained.
If you are gone for more than a few days, make sure your lawn is maintained. Once again, make your house look lived in!
7. Put your valuables in a safety deposit box.
Consider leaving your valuables in a safety deposit box at your bank. Not only will this protect your valuable items from robbers, but also from a fire. You could put your important documents and family images on a hard drive and store that in the safety deposit box too.
If you have any question, feel free to give us a call at 812-895-0581.
You might see our bright green vehicles driving all around town. But 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! Still today this color will grab your attention!
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.
Plumbing Problem Turned Water Problem?
After a plumbing-related water damage, your customers place their trust and home in your hands. Once the plumbing repairs are complete, who can you count on to clean up the mess and ensure their home is returned to pre loss condition?
SERVPRO of Vincennes responds quickly to provide mitigation and water removal services. Once drying is complete, SERVPRO of Vincennes offers a full line of cleaning, restoration and deodorization services to leave the home looking, feeling and smelling clean.
SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals Provide:
• 24-hour emergency response
• Water removal and drying
• Dehumidification and odor control
• Structure and contents cleaning
• Fast and efficient electronic claims processing
• Peace of mind when your customers need it most
We are so happy to save the day if you have water damage. Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you. We are proud to serve our community and put your worries to rest! #Heretoserve #Heretohelp
Why SERVPRO is a Better Restoration Company
- Emergency Response to Claims- Our first priority at SERVPRO of Vincennes is restoring property.
- Pretesting Reduces Claims expense-When we restore your property it is less expensive than replacing your property!
- Claims Inventory Service-We can provide an itemizes loss inventory. We will give you an Excel report including pictures of important items.
- Electronic Claims Information- Our claims information center will provide you with accurate information quickly which will help you make sound decisions.
- Superior, Time-Tested Trained- Our team is trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water cleanup and restoration. Our office also focuses on training internally and we are always seeking more knowledge in our field.
- Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism- We will always only use qualified vendors to service you, your family, and your home.
- Serving Adjusters and Their Clients- Our job is to reassure you, perform quality service and report to you quickly. We want to work together and serve you best!
Water Damage? We Will be There.
Image walking down to your basement after work to grab something. You reach the last step and instantly feel something wet. You look down to inches of standing water. You first reaction..panic. We've been on the other end of the phone call for this description thousands of times. Two of our owners have actually had this had to them. We understand, really. We want to give you peace and help you through this overwhelming time.
It's about 6:00pm when you find this water, you do a quick google search and you find our number. The best thing about SERVPRO of Vincennes is that it's a family owned business. It doesn't matter if you call about a water damage emergency at 6:00pm or 2:00am we are going to answer. Not only are we going to answer but own of our owners will be the one picking up the phone. Our owners genuinely care and we are truly here to help.
We will show up during all hours of the night to serve you and take care of the problem. Let us be your Hero.
Smoke in your Home?
Did you Know there are Different Types of Smoke?
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Vincennes will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
SERVPRO of Vincennes is proudly serving those with smoke and soot damage in Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 812-895-0581
Why we Chose SERVPRO of Vincennes Part One
Hello from The Drewes family! I (Morgan) wanted to write a special blog post about our family and why we chose SERVPRO. My husband, Danny has really always been an entrepreneur at heart. He started his own mowing business as soon as he could drive and it really took off from there. He is a worker. I knew this as soon as we met in college. He used to drive 4 hours home from college every weekend to mow his customers yards. He was committed.
Fast forward to today. He still mows. On top of owning SERVPRO and being the general manager, he is mowing in the evenings and on the weekends because he enjoys it.
You might wonder why Danny didn't invest into mowing and making that a full time job. He saw an opportunity in SERVPRO while working under Dave Wolfe (Owner of SERVPRO of Effingham Illinois) and he ran with it. We would all laugh and say that he decided to drag his parents and myself into it too.
Check out part two!