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Water in your Basement or Business..Again

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes recently received a call from a senior living community who had experienced major water damage due to their roof being trapped incorrectly. Did you know roofs can be tarped the WRONG way...they can. SERVPRO of Vincennes can tarp your roof too...#HereToHelp

We pride ourselves on being the fastest to any size disaster:

Within the hour crews were at the building starting to extract water and demo out the affected area. The quicker we get a phone call about damage, the quicker we can get there which will save you money! It took three days to fully extract, demo and dry all of the affected areas. The directors of the facility were so pleased with the turn around time and the how hard the crews worked everyday. Our team is so appreciative of the praise they receive and we are always proud of them!

Water Damage can and sometimes WILL repeat itself:

Flash forward two weeks and 3 inches of rain later and SERVPRO of Vincennes received another call for water damage due to their roof still leaking. Within the hour crews were at the building starting to extract water and demo out the affected area. 

At SERVPRO of Vincennes we pride ourselves on being consistent in our work and helping business and home owners during this time.

So when the water damage strikes we are ready and you can count on us when it happens again. Working hard each time so it is like it never even happened. 

Proudly serving those in Vincennes Indiana AND surrounding cities! 

#HereToHelp #HeretoSERVE

SERVPRO of Vincennes IICRC Certified Firm

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of Vincennes is a IICRC Certified Firm? We are.. Check it out here

We take water damage seriously and we are here to serve you with the highest quality of work possible. That is why we are IICRC Certified. We want our team to be trained and ready when water damage strikes! 

Did you know that we are ready for your water damage 24/7 365? 

We not only take our training seriously but we also want to be available to serve during all hours of the day and night. We have crews ready to go when disaster strikes. When you call our phones after hours one of our four owners will be the one on the other line. Serving is what we do best and SERVPRO of Vincennes is ready for your next water damage whether it's a flooded basement, sump pump failure, or even a washer that overflowed. 

Give us a call today at 812-895-0581 

SERVPRO of Vincennes and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we are not taking this pandemic lightly...we are doing "business as usual" but truth be told, nothing is really usual about it, these are difficult times for all of us. Water and fire damages have continued to happen...and we will continue to serve those in our community and surrounding communities. When it comes to COVID-19, dealing with biological hazard such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi is nothing new for SERVPRO of Vincennes…for years we have successfully performed bioremediation, mold remediation, sewage remediation, and many other services within environments that posed potential hazards. There is still so much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As a service provider continually working in customer's homes and businesses, SERVPRO of Vincennes and our team are prepared to the very best of our ability to work in an environment of heightened awareness as we navigate though this difficult time. We are focusing on additional cleaning and decontamination steps prior to restoration services commencing. We will also be going out of our way to find additional ways to support local businesses in our community. We must remain strong...all of us. 

Always Striving to be THE BEST

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes our training and our accreditations are a big deal. We take it all very seriously. We believe when we have the best training and certifications, we will always provide the best service.

SERVPRO Corporate is constantly at work to bring us the best technology and are constantly looking at ways we can better ourselves and our business to benefit the home and business owners we service. Earlier I mentioned IICRC which stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification – which is a fancy way of saying that we are trained to follow and execute globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries. Our production managers, crew chiefs, and techs are also certified in WRT, FRT, AMRT which are certifications through corporate to educate employees how to efficiently remediate water fire and mold. 

Preventing a Garage Fire

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that thousands of garages catch on fire each year in the United States? We didn't know either, so we wanted to educated others on this too. Unfortunately garage fires often lead to house fire, whether the garage is attached or not. Check out some of the tips below. We know not all fires are preventable, but we hope these are helpful to possibly prevent a garage fire! 

  1. Electrical Complications
    • Faulty Circuits
    • Overloaded Outlets
  2. Flammable Liquids (Can spark)
    • Gasoline
    • Paint
    • Paint thinner
    • oil 
  3. Propane Tanks
    • If not stored or sealed correctly 

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we would never wish a fire upon anyone, but as always, we are ready to serve someone in need. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes  a call today at 812-895-0581

We've Had Water in our Basement too...We Understand

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

We moved into our new home and within weeks were faced with a flooded basement ...a flooded finished basement I might add. 

All I could think was "we own a SERVPRO, we know all that we should and shouldn't do...how did this happen to us?" 

If you have ever had water in your basement or home, you know that it happens while you are on vacation, before you leave for vacation, or when you are hosting a house full of people. It never fails, it is always one of those scenarios. Leaving you with a huge mess on top of a hectic schedule already.  

We've always known that our SERVPRO of Vincennes team was the very best. But after our flooded basement situation I know first hand how amazing our team is. They took care of everything. I was so grateful to have a team full of green water restoration professionals taking care of our flooded basement. We are thankful to have escaped any other water damages, but I know if we do...we will be in great hands with SERVPRO of Vincennes 

Restoring Properties in Vincennes Indiana, Washington Indiana, Princeton Indiana, Jasper Indiana, and Petersburg Indiana.

1/8/2020 (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.

SERVPRO of Vincennes 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

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes serve you!

Water Stains on your ceiling? SERVPRO of Vincennes can help.

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Do you have a Water Stain on your Ceiling? 

Trying to sell your house and potential buyers notice a water stain on your ceiling? Not good for a house sale. OR trying to buy a house and notice water stain on the basement ceiling..you run fast. Did you know SERVPRO of Vincennes can help you..

The mark or spot is a visible mark of water damage in your home, which before you try..it can not be remedied with a simple coat of paint, as doing so can facilitate the growth of mold or mildew. Water stains should instead be repaired immediately in order to avoid further damage to ceilings. So STOP and call a professional like SERVPRO of Vincennes before you try to become a youtube expert. 

Let's get to the root of the problem..what are some Common Causes of this?

  1. Clogged gutters.
    • Full or clogged gutters are the likely culprit if you’ve experienced heavy or persistent rain.
  2. Leaky pipes.
    • They could run from a bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if one is located in the room above the stained ceiling. 
  3. Caulking issue.
    • If the caulking that surrounds your bathtub or shower deteriorates, water can leak down into the ceiling below. 

Let us help, do yourself a favor and call a professional like SERVPRO of Vincennes 

Water in your Basement in Jasper Indiana?

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Damage to Jasper Indiana 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 our SERVPRO office has  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.

No Storm is Too Large !

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. We are extremely proud of our large loss team. 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 of Vincennes, 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 at our SERVPRO Corporate office includes the following:

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

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team here in Vincennes Indiana can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. We travel and can get to you quickly! We are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Water Damage in Jasper Indiana?

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of Vincennes services Jasper Indiana? We do!!! We are proud to spend a lot of our time in this community after fire damages, storm damages, water damages and even mold damage! We have great relationship with insurance offices in this area whom trust us with their customers.

Our crew is available 24/7, 365 days out of the year when it comes to water emergencies. That can be anything from an overflowing bath tub, someone left the sink on, sump pump failure, flood cleanup, water in the basement, or even a washer that has overflowed. SERVPRO of Vincennes can do it all! We are proud to serve Jasper, Indiana and look forward to many more years of water damage restoration there. 

We are here to serve you! Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call at 812-895-0581. 

Safety Tips while using Space Heaters

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Space heaters are not the safest, but we know that they are sometimes necessary as some people do have to use them. We understand that, so we wanted to write a blog about space heater tips. Believe it or not, space heaters are extremely popular in office spaces too. 

1. Space heaters can ignite fires. Place heaters three feet away from combustible items

  • curtains
  • rugs
  • papers
  • furniture
  • clothes

2. Keep space heaters on flat surfaces.

  • Keep heaters out of walkways to prevent bumping into the heater and knocking it over.

3. Always check to make sure that it has not been damaged in any way

  • frayed cords
  • cracks
  • loose plugs

4. Never leave your space heater unattended while it is in use. 

  • Turn off when you leave home
  • Turn off when you go to sleep

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes for any other fire safety tips!

Storm Damage in your Church

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

We know that your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes. WE ARE HERE to help!

We are often called to clean carpets in church sanctuaries and also clean ducts. But there is no stain too small and no storm damage is too big for SERVPRO of Vincennes. Our professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

If you happen to have damage in your church We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today.

Water Damage in Vincennes Indiana? We've got your Back.

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

Do you own or work in a commercial building in Vincennes Indiana? We never wish water damage upon anyone, but a hotel manager once said to us.."it's not if we call you, it's when we are going to call you." If you own a commercial property, you know that water damage is most definitely inevitable. It's going to happen...so are you prepared? Check out our blog all about Emergency Ready Plans. 

JonMichael Deisher is our Production Manager here at SERVPRO of Vincennes. He is the lead of all jobs. He has years of management experience and SERVPRO experience under his belt and we assure you the job will get done well under his lead. 

When SERVPRO of Vincennes is needed...we are ready. 

Has your Toilet Overflowed or do you have Sewage Back up?

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage backup YUCK! We know this can be one of the worst things. Did you know that this would be considered category 3 water? We bet you didn't know that there are different types of water damage.....what kind of water is lurking in your basement? Check out the different types below!

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.

Why SERVPRO? We Can Handle Any Size Disaster- Part 2

12/1/2019 (Permalink)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mold typically takes 24- 48 hours to grow after a flood if the right conditions are met. However, it depends on the type of surfaces and materials, amount of moisture, and temperature. Indoors, mold generally grows faster on softer surfaces in darker, warmer (70 degrees or more), and more humid environments.

The chance for mold spores to spread from one area to another also increases with time. These microorganisms can quickly fill the air and spread throughout your home. 

For these reasons, it’s essential to deal with water and moisture issues as soon as you have a flooding incident. The faster the cleanup and drying takes place, the smaller the chances of major mold growth.

There are some situations where this will not be possible. For example, after hurricane Katrina hit, many people were not allowed back into their home until months after the flood it. Even in this case, the quicker you can take care of the problem the better. The quicker you call SERVPRO of Vincennes in all damage situations the better. 

Vandalism Do's and Don'ts

12/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is recognized as a leaders in helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. We want to make every type of damage to your commercial building "Like it never even happened."

We not only focus on fire and water clean up and restoration but also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste. Have you ever wanted what you should do or not do after vandalism at your commercial property or office? Check out the tips below to find out more!

Do: 

1. Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible. This will reduce the smell and stains. 

2. Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. 

3. Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage. 

4. Record all damage and photograph when possible with your phone or iPad.

Don't:

1. Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 

2. Operate damaged lamps or appliances. 

3. Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair. 

We hope you never have to experience vandalism but if you do, give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 to get your carpet cleaned!!

Your Friends in the Fire Restoration Business

11/29/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Vincennes when a phone call comes in after a house fire we know how serious the situation is. You go from being a caller on the other side to a part of our family. 

SERVPRO of Vincennes will come into your home and treat your items with the utmost respect and take care of your home like it is one of our own. 

We know that you have a thousand other things on your mind and the last thing you need to worry about is who can you trust with my items and who can I trust to care for my home. 

The techs at SERVPRO of Vincennes are trained in all things fire restoration. From cleaning the structure of your house to carefully packing up and cleaning your contents. 

We pride ourselves on the care we take during the entire fire restoration process form start to finish. 

No matter if it is smoke damage, a small kitchen fire, or a total loss let SERVPRO of Vincennes come into your house and make it "Like it never even happened".

Knox County Indiana...Shop Local

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

One of our favorite things about being business owners is getting to know everyone in the community. Danny recently said "you know if you want local business you have to spend money in your local businesses." He is absolutely right.

Believe me I know how EASY Amazon orders are..I am often guilty of it. But we are striving daily to see where we can spend money in the wonderful city of Vincennes Indiana, and surrounding cities such as Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, and Petersburg Indiana. The businesses in these towns are owned by people that you and I work with, go to church with, work out with, and attend community events with. Support them! We know we are trying to! Join SERVPRO of Vincennes as we strive to always do this! 

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Part of mission at SERVPRO has been to create a team of well-trained and experienced disaster recovery technicians, certified in a broad range of remediation, mitigation, and restoration specialties. Our team far exceeds our expectations and we are grateful for their devotion and desire to serve others here in Vincennes Indiana. 

Emergency preparedness planning can be a useful tool for our area’s businesses. We offer the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) as an opportunity for our managers to view and assess your premises and operations before disaster strikes. Abby Carrie is the head of our Emergency Ready Plan team and she will go to any business and create one for you and your business at zero cost. Using your input via mobile app, she will devise a personalized digital response plan that lets our crew hit the ground running if a catastrophe occurs.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today for your commercial needs 812-895-0581 

Hoarding..We Can Help With That Too...

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Hoarding can be a very serious situation...we want to help with that too. 

According to The Mayo Clinic, “Hoarding disorder
is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save
them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.” Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. 

Have you ever wondered if we can take care of a water damage, fire damage, or mold issue in a hoarders home? We do. We have seen many of these homes and we are very good to be very sensitive to the situation. Even if you live in a home with hoarding, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Vincennes. We are here to help whoever is in need. 

We Are Not Afraid

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm comes through your town, the damage the storm can bring may be scary. From strong winds to heavy rain to tornado's a storms damage can cause a roof to leak, a basement to flood, and even major structural damage to your home or business.  

Heavy winds can cause damage to roofs. SERVPRO of Vincennes can tarp roofs to help keep water out of your attic and homes.

Heavy rain can cause basements to flood. SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how important it is to come quickly to extract the water to prevent any further damage.

When major structural damage happens to your home or business due to a storm let SERVPRO of Vincennes come in and start the demo and drying process. 

When storm damage happens to your business SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how important it is to get your business up and running to cut down on business interruption. 

When a storm comes through and causes damage to your home or business it can be scary. Call SERVPRO of Vincennes, let us be the heroes in your storm. 

When Water Strikes...Again

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Meeting room with table and chairs and water on the floor When water damage strikes in your commercial building call SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Vincennes recently received a call from a senior living community who had experienced major water damage due to their roof being trapped incorrectly. 

Within the hour crews were at the building starting to extract water and demo out the affected area. It took three days to fully extract, demo and dry all of the affected areas. The directors of the facility were so pleased with the turn around time and the how hard the crews worked everyday.

However, flash forward two weeks and 3 inches of rain later and SERVPRO of Vincennes received another call for water damage due to their roof still leaking. Within the hour crews were at the building starting to extract water and demo out the affected area. 

At SERVPRO of Vincennes we pride ourselves on being consistent in our work and helping business and home owners during this time.

So when the water damage strikes we are ready and you can count on us when it happens again. Working hard each time so it is like it never even happened. 

The Sooner you Call us....Less money is lost...

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes understands that when a commercial water emergency occurs in your business it is important that the issues is mitigated quickly and efficiently.

The longer your business sits, the more money you loose. We own our own SERVPRO so we understand that each day and each hour are critical the money and business lost. 

During these emergencies, it is not just the building that needs to be back up and functioning but the materials and equipment you use on a daily basis that allows your business to be successful. So not only do we want to take care of your building, but we want to help you with your equipment too. It is all part of the business and we are here to make it all better. 

Honoring our Firefighters in Vincennes Indiana

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Our goal at SERVPRO of Vincennes after a fire is to make "it like it never even happened." But firefighters are the real heroes here in Vincennes Indiana. They are always the first ones to run into danger to save and protect others. 

There is no gift, pay, or words that could repay firefighters. We wanted to do our best to tell them "thank you" here in Knox County Indiana. We are providing a meal for the county and city fire departments here at our building located at 712 Upper 11th Street. Our goal is to serve them and to enjoy a meal together, thanking them for their service. We hope to make this a yearly tradition and to host this meal every year the week of fire prevention week. 

Toilet Overflow?

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

If we were in a classroom setting we would ask everyone to raise their hands if they knew if there were different types of water during a water damage. From our experience, most people wouldn't know that there are three types of water. 

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.

If you ever have any questions about different types of water give us a call today. We are happy to educate the community on what we specialize in.

Timing is Everything with Damage

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that timing is everything when it comes to fire, water, and storm damage. The quicker you can get the problem addressed, the less damage there is going to be. period.

Water leaks within a business can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout the structure, potentially creating mildew and staining walls. This might seem like a slow damage, but it can cause some of the most expensive damage.

Quick action is critical in avoiding costly repairs and expensive downtime. No business wants to have down time. The faster you call SERVPRO of Vincennes, the faster we can get there, and the cheaper it will be for you. Which is best for everyone.

Our SERVPRO of Vincennes team understands that a 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. 

We are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? We Can Handle Any Size Disaster- Part 1

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to help you no matter the size of the disaster...from needing your carpet cleaned to a home that has been flooded. We want to serve you. Unfortunately here in Vincennes, flooding could occur from the Wabash river. That is particularly important for carpets. After they become soaked, the glue holding the layers together weakens significantly, and delamination, or separation of the layers, can occur. Our crews here at SERVPRO of Vincennes know to carefully monitor all three components to prevent tearing carpets apart, as well as overheating the already damaged wood floorboards, cracking and splintering them.

After completing water removal, our technician then lift the carpets, remove the carpet pad, and dry the floor using air movers and fans to force warm air over and under the carpet while also drawing out the damp air and sending it outside the nearest window or another exit. Once completed, they insert a new pad and then stretch the carpet back in place.


Water damage can occur if just a few inches of water are lurking on your floor, but say a huge flood comes though town..there is a high chance that mold will occur. Check out our next blog titled Why SERVPRO? We Can Handle Any Size Disaster-Part 2 

Water in your Basement?

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Do you live in Vincennes, Washington, or Princeton Indiana? If you do, rest assured, if you ever have water in your basement or a washer over flows we've got it. SERVPRO of Vincennes is proud to service the cities listed above along with the surrounding areas. 

When you walk into your home at the end of the day and your floor is covered in water, you think to yourself "this day could not get any worse." We know that feeling. We also know what SERVPRO of Vincennes is capable of doing. Our team is quick and can get to your home to take care of the issue FAST. 

Our goal is ALWAYS to make it "Like it never even happened." We want to put your life back together quickly with the highest quality of service. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today we can help you with your water damage needs. 

We are Family Owned and Operated

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Vincennes is a family owned and operated business? 

We are proud to own and operate SERVPRO of Vincennes. Our team is like family and we are proud to send each of them out into the field to serve you, your family, and maybe even your work family. 

Our goal is always to make it "Like it never even happened." But in addition to that process we are always doing our best to:

1. Work quickly and efficiently while providing the highest quality of service.

2. Communicating with the homeowner, insurance agent, and adjuster.

3. Serving the homeowner with our highest quality of technology 

4. Utilizing our training, experience, and education to get the job done. 

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we are ready for any sized disaster, which is why we are the better fire and water restoration and clean up company. Give us a call today, we are here. 

812-895-0581 

Storm Damage Clean Up

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is a family owned and operated business and we are proud to serve our community along with other communities after storms hit cities all across the United States. 

All large loss teams are supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

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

SERVPRO as a whole has served clients in the commercial industry in some of the following areas:

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

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we are ready to serve any area that has experienced storm damage. SERVPRO has teams across the United States ready to tackle any size disaster. Our training, technology, and equipment is next to none and our crews are the best out there.

Give us a call today to tarp your roof or board up your windows.

812-895-0581

Fire Damage in Vincennes Indiana?

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Have you had a fire damage recently? We are always busy with water emergencies, but fire damages have been happening in our area much more than they used to. We are often receiving phone calls from home owners who have recently had a fire.

Imagine experiencing a fire in your home. The thought alone is devastating. But when you imagine living it..it's not something you would wish on anyone. For us, we want to be that phone call of hope on the other line. "Yes, we can help you. We are sorry that you are experiencing this, but we are going to help you through this tragedy hand in hand." 

Our team is trained and ready to clean up whatever size fire you have. We are ready to serve you. We are ready to listen and communicate. We are ready to provide you, your family, your home, and your items with the utmost respect. 

We are Ready for Storms!

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Vincennes travels all over the United States to help those in need after a storm. We clean up after anything from hurricanes to tornadoes. 

Our team is prepared and ready to take on any size disaster including the huge ones. When a large storm is rolling in, our crews know to pack their bags and get ready to head out to help those in need. 

We are proud to serve people in our community, but we are also thankful that we are able to travel and serve others all over the United States. 

We never know when a storm is going to hit but we do know that we are trained and ready to hit the road as soon as it happens. 

Fire Damage in your home?

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

A fire is devastating for everyone involved. We know that a fire will completely change your outlook and the way you go on. We want to take care of the damage and we assure you we will take care of your things as if they are our own.

We have the fire damage training and expertise to help you and your family or even your business. Once the fire department is finished putting the fire out, you may even have water damage on top of the fire damage. Which is something most people don't ever even think of it. Don't worry, we can help with that too. We are prepared to help get you and your family through this tough time no matter the damage. 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. 

Zero Work Days Missed

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial or office building our goal at SERVPRO of Vincennes is for zero work days missed after a disaster. 

Our team knows that disasters big and small can strike anywhere at any time, which is why all commercial buildings should take advantage of our free service of emergency ready plans (give Abby a call today to set your up!)

We have had many jobs that our crews have had to work all day and night to make sure there are zero work days missed. In all of those jobs, due to the immediate action taken and the dedication of putting our customers first we were able to insure that ZERO work days were missed due to the fire or large water damage. If disaster should strike make sure to call the team who is Here To Help® you and help to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Have you Created a Fire Escape Plan with your Family?

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

We know that nobody plans for a fire to occur. But unfortunately they are sometimes a reality that we experience personally or know someone close to us that experiences one.

SERVPRO of Vincennes comes in to help you AFTER the fire, but we want to make sure you and your family are as safe as possible and have taken every precaution BEFORE a fire ever happens to you. That is why we are always encouraging  people to 1. Take pictures inside your home of items, clothes, technology, furniture, even take pictures inside cabinets and drawers. 2. Have a Fire escape plan.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” We are ready 24/7, 365 to help you. But we also want you to know that we are here to educate those on how to prevent disasters to happen.  

When a Storm Comes Through Town

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be one of the most challenging types of damage for most communities. When a large storm comes through town it affects so many people, homes, and businesses. 

Most damage comes in small phases, a home or business here and there. But when a huge storm comes through a community-a large number of people are then affected. Which means a large number of people are now in need of help.

This is where SERVPRO of Vincennes comes in. We have a large enough team that we can not only handle the small damage but we can handle the largest size disasters as well. We have relationships with all of our neighboring SERVPRO's that can get to us quickly and start putting peoples lives back together. We are proud to be part of a large company that can team up at any time to serve those in need. 

We are proud to offer fire and water clean up and restoration along with storm damage to many communities surrounding Vincennes. We are regularly serving in Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, Petersburg Indiana, Jasper Indiana, and many other surrounding areas. 

Do You Know What to do BEFORE the Storm?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Preparing for a storm can be intmidating, let us give you some tips to make the process a lot easier for you.

Before The Storm:

  1. Build an emergency supply kit and make a family communication plan.
  2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.
  3. Postpone outdoor activities.
  4. Remember the 30/30 Lighting Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lighting, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
  5. Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  6. Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lighting strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
  7. Remember, rubbed-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lighting. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
  8. Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  9. Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

 Check out our next blog..."What to do During a Storm?"

Have You Had a Fire?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Do You Have Water in Your Basement in Vincennes Indiana, Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, or Petersburg, Indiana?

3/30/2019 (Permalink)

If you walk down your basement stairs to find inches of water on the ground, you will be happy to have our phone number. Most people aren't prepared for their basement to flood. A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about basement flooding, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and be of help to you.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Vincennes and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

Water Damage in Petersburg Indiana

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever walked down your basement stairs to find a basement full of water?

We hope this never happens to you. But if it does. SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how to help you. Our team is a group of trained professionals that will be there for you every step of the way. We are just a short drive from Petersburg Indiana. 

Your first step is to call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581. We will take down your information and get to your residence as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, and the sooner we arrive, the sooner we can extract the water from your basement. This will make the entire process much quicker and less expensive. 

Nobody wants to walk down their stairs and here a big splash. Let SERVPRO of Vincennes take care of the water in your basement in Petersburg Indiana. 

My Floor is Covered in Water....HELP!!

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody ever anticipates water damage. We all think "that won't happen to me." But unfortunately it's actually pretty common. 

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. 

What is Water Mitigation?

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

Most people don't know what mitigation is....let us explain it below?

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!

Have you had Storm Damage at your Church?

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff and congregation– call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we have access to over 1,700 franchises for back up if a larger storm hits town. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Vincennes have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear Miss Chrissy on the other line!

Water Damage at your School?

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Education institutions can count 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. 

We hope our schools never have a flooded building BUT if they do, WE ARE HERE TO HELP. 

Let us put your school back together.

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

Have you had a Fire in your Home?

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

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. Which is something that most people don't think about. Sometimes, the smoke and soot can cause more damage than the actual fire.

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. 

Do you Have an Emergency Plan for your Business?

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how important it is to get your business up and running following a disaster. Disasters can cause an interruption in business that can be devastating. It is estimated that fifty percent of businesses that experience a disaster will never recover, of those businesses that do recover, a majority of them had a readiness plan in place. Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for these events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. SERVPRO's Emergency Plan can help minimize the amount of time your business is down and get you back to work. Are you ready for whatever happens? 

Damage to your Home after Tornado

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

How much do you know about tornado's? We were surprised how much we didn't know. Check out the information below. 

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who will you call with your storm damage needs? Many people in our community are not aware that we offer services to those homes damaged after tornadoes or other weather related storms.   

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

Proudly serving a community near you!

My Office is Flooded, HELP!

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

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
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;

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

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Why Green?

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

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?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

  1. Emergency Response to Claims- Our first priority at SERVPRO of Vincennes is restoring property. 
  2. Pretesting Reduces Claims expense-When we restore your property it is less expensive than replacing your property!
  3. Claims Inventory Service-We can provide an itemizes loss inventory. We will give you an Excel report including pictures of important items. 
  4. Electronic Claims Information- Our claims information center will provide you with accurate information quickly which will help you make sound decisions. 
  5. 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.
  6. Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism- We will always only use qualified vendors to service you, your family, and your home.
  7. 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.

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

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?

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

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!

Why we Chose SERVPRO of Vincennes Part Two

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

We officially became SERVPRO of Vincennes owners in January 2013. Danny's parents (Leonard and Mary Drewes) and myself, we hit the ground running. I think there were days we were actually running!

We knew we wanted SERVPRO of Vincennes to be a company with integrity, and honesty. We wanted to base our business on serving others and serving them well. To this day, we take so much pride in or work. We want more than just a finished job. We want excellent customer service, and the highest quality of work. We stand behind what we do. 

SERVPRO has become another family to all of us. The people we have brought together to form our dream team are incredible and we couldn't do what we set out to do from the beginning without each and every one of them.

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes be your Emergency Plan

11/14/2018 (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.

Last year 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

Timing is everything when it comes to your home and business. Let SERVPRO of Vincennes save the day. We are ready to serve you and your family. 

Water Standing in your Basement?

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today 812-895-0581

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Vincennes has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will questions for you regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Vincennes

SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Meet Our Crew! Coming soon!

Are you Prepared for a Storm?

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

If you have any more questions about storm preparedness. Give us a call!

Do You Have Smoke and Soot? Let Us Help.

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can be a huge problem for you, your family, your home, and maybe even your business.

First of all, it is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. If you have a fire in your home it might not go all through your home, but the smoke and soot will. 

Our team here at SERVPRO of Vincennes knows all there is to know about smoke damage. Our experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today, let us help! 812-895-0581

Help! My Office is Flooded

10/17/2018 (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.

"I have Mold in my Basement." We can help.

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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.

Flooded basement?

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

We hope this never happens to you. But if it does. We are ready for your call. It doesn't matter the time of day or night. We have a team standing by ready to help. SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how to help you and our team is trained with professionals that will be there for you every step of the way. 

Your first step is to call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581. We will take down your information and get to your residence as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, and the sooner we arrive, the sooner we can extract the water from your basement. This will make the entire process much quicker and less expensive. 

Nobody wants to walk down their basement stairs to a big splash and to look around and see their items floating around. Let SERVPRO of Vincennes take care of the water in your basement today. 

My Office Has Standing Water

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

We've answered the phone many times to "my office has standing water in it, can you help?" We hate that you are dealing with this, but we are here to make your bad situation, not so bad.

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.

Did your toilet overflow? Do you now have water damage?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Most people don't know that there are different types of water. Some types are completely harmless and other types are extremely dangerous.

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.

Did your office building flood?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is a family owned and operated business. However, we do have the help of all other SERVPRO teams if there is ever a large disaster. 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.

Do you need a Mold Estimate?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is happy to give estimates to those living in Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN, and surrounding areas. With our mold estimates we do charge an estimate fee. The fee is applied to your bill.

  • 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.

Fire Damage and our Restoration Process

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the "typical" fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact- The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event and dispatch you to the correct contact.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment- Our team will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service- Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, our SERVPRO team can board  up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)- The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from all Surfaces- Our team uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing- Our team will clean all of the restorable items. We have multiple cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition.  

Step 7: Restoration-This is our final step, getting everything into pre-fire condition.

When it come to your Business, Timing is everything

8/24/2018 (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.

How Can We Help You After You Have Water in Your Basement?

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

What happens when you have a water damage in your home?

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. 

Do You Have Mold in Your home?

8/6/2018 (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. Mold clean up is not the time to try a DIY project.

Unfortunately only some insurance companies will cover mold clean up.

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes mold clean up is part of our business, but we also 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

Flooded Basement? Call on us!

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know? We not only clean up after fire damage, we want to clean up your basement or home after water damage too. We are here to serve you.

Did you know? We are Flooded Basement Specialists! We train and prepare our teams to come to your rescue when your basement floods. Coming into your home to get the water out and save your belongings is what we do. We are ready to help you.

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes Today at 812-895-0581 – We’re Ready To Help!

Proudly serving you and your community in Vincennes Indiana, Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, Jasper Indiana, Petersburg Indiana, and all surrounding areas!

Basement Flooded? We Can Help Residents in Vincennes Indiana, Jasper Indiana, Washington Indiana, and Princeton Indiana

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Most people aren't prepared for their basement to flood. A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and be of help to you.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Vincennes and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

Mold in Your Basement?

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is an extremely serious topic, and we receive many calls regarding mold. Most of our calls are about a basement with mold, crawl space with mold, or a closet with mold. There are ways to help prevent mold. We use these tips at our home and help others to learned these prevention tips too. 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 here to help you. Call us today at 812-895-0581. We always answer, 24/7/365

Content Source- National Center for Environmental Health

Our Process After Your Fire

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the "typical" fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact- The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event and dispatch you to the correct contact.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment- Our team will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service- Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, our SERVPRO team can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)- The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from all Surfaces- Our team uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing- Our team will clean all of the restorable items. We have multiple cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition.

Step 7: Restoration-This is our final step, getting everything into pre-fire condition.

We are proud to serve you. Let us do the work. 

Plumbing Repairs Complete, Now Who Do You Call?

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Plumbing Damage can take place in either a business, or home. After this type of water damage occurs you can place your trust and home in our hands. Once the plumbing repairs are complete, who can you count on to clean up the mess and ensure their home is returned to preloss condition? SERVPRO of Vincennes.

SERVPRO of Vincennes responds quickly to provide mitigation and water removal services. Once drying is complete, we offer 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

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you. We are proud to serve our community and put your worries to rest! 

Water Damage in Jasper Indiana

6/1/2018 (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 our SERVPRO office has  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.

Let SERVPRO Clean Up Your Church After Damage

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield you from the storms of life. It is also used to bring others together to lean on one another and Christ.


If life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.
No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System.


SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.


Let us help you take care of your church. We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our wonderful Chrissy on the other line!

Meet The State Farm Andrew Hinz Office!

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Danny and I arrived at the Andrew Hinz State Farm office to a busy waiting area first thing in the morning. I knew the theme of this office even before Andrew told me what it was: relationships and community. Paige Lee was working out their mission at the front desk going above and beyond to help the customers, which didn’t surprise me at all. They are “In the community and for the community,” as Andrew would say. They not only say it, but they put it into practice. Who hasn’t seen Andrew and Paige at a Lincoln High School basketball game handing out checks? Their support is huge for our community, and their office teamwork is incredible.

When speaking with Andrew about his company, the word “ethical” came up. It is a powerful word, and it rings true in this office. Andrew said “Everything we do is right by the client, even if we make less money because of it. We work for the community.”

Andrew is the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Vincennes and will be the President starting July 1st! He is also involved in Junior Achievement, which teaches children how money, careers, and business ownership work by volunteering and providing mentorship. Andrew and his wife, Lauren, met at Murray State University and have planted their own roots here in Vincennes with their son. Andrew said they are here to stay. Lauren is the Title I Lead Teacher at Vigo Elementary School. You can tell how much Andrew adores Lauren as he spoke about her patience and kindness. These two are a power couple.

 When did you first open your office?

 September 1, 2015

 Why State Farm?

 “I have always been with State Farm, and I wanted to be on the #1 team (in terms of insuring more cars and homes than any other insurance company in the United States).”

 Do you have a favorite festival or event in the area?

 “Definitely the parades.”

What are some of your favorite things about Knox County?

 “The history, the monuments, the state’s oldest college. There is so much history here.”

 Do you prefer reading or watching TV?

 “TV, but I am in some book clubs through State Farm.”

  Favorite sweets?

 “Chess Squares”….We had to look this one up! Google defines them as a “classic

Southern treat” with a flaky upper crust and a soft, browned, cake-like bottom crust. I was sold at butter and sugar. You must look these up and make them! I know I’m planning on it.

 As a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

 You really need to ask Andrew his fishing pole story for all of the details, but he basically was always an entrepreneur. You could say it’s in his blood. He was “selling” items to his childhood friends at a very young age and he always knew he wanted to be in business.

 Random Fact?

Andrew played many sports growing up, but tennis was a favorite. He still plays to this day!

What kind of music do you listen to?

He really enjoys all genres, but Danny and I personally loved that he mentioned how he even loves some blue grass every once in awhile.

We had a blast spending some time with Andrew and Paige.

Check out their office located at:

2015 Hart St, Vincennes, IN  or give them a call at

(812) 885-0015

Have you had a house fire? We are here to help you.

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is here to help and serve you. We want you to understand exactly what to expect. Read below for our step by step guide.

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. 

Carpet Cleaning

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered if SERVPRO of Vincennes can clean your carpet?

Well, the answer is YES! We not only can clean it, but we clean it so well, you will never rent a carpet cleaner again! What is the point of cleaning your carpet if it doesn't actually get clean? Our team is trained with the latest IICRC training as well as state-of-the art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backing.

Carpet cleaning takes us back to our roots. We want you to feel clean in your home. Call on us to help make that happen.

SERVPRO of Vincennes 812-895-0581

We are proudly serving Vincennes Indiana, Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, Jasper Indiana, and surrounding cities. We are thankful for any opportunity to serve you and your family.

Duct Cleaning

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered if you need your ducts cleaned?

Sweeping away years of dust and dirt-helping reduce potential for damage and health risks.

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for awhile without much attention. The purpose for cleaning them is to prevent ducts from circulating odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

Our team inspects the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

Consider SERVPRO of Vincennes Indiana to come to your home and clean your ducts. Let us look out for your home and your families health.

April Showers Could Bring Mold!

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Most of our customers call us in the spring and summer to talk about MOLD!

SERVPRO of Vincennes has something that can help you take care of that. We love warmer weather, but unfortunately warming temperatures plus spring rains are what can cause mold. 

We are ready to get to work in your home and get rid of that mold. Our newly improved products are something you can rely on to get the job done. We are here to work for you. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes with any mold questions you may have. We are ready to schedule an appointment, come to your home, and give you a mold estimate. The safety of your family and home are very important to us. Thank you for trusting us to take care of your most valuable assets. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today at 812-895-0581 or come by our office at 712 Upper 11th Street in Vincennes Indiana. 

Do you have undiscovered water leaks?

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know you could have water leaking in areas of your home and it hasn't been discovered yet? Unfortunately this could be happening to you. 

Leaks from piping, roofs and appliances can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for weeks, even months.

We do not recommend that you clean this up on your own. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage if not handled properly. Which can lead to more expenses. 

SERVPRO of Vincennes has your back. we are equipped to provide a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damages caused by leaks and excessive moisture.

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our SERVPRO® team can help protect your property and belongings from further damage and retain the resale value of your home.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to cleanup the water on your own, call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581. We will be there to help, and proud to serve you and your family. 

Damage at your Church? Let us Help.

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our sweet Sonya on the other line! 

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. 

Mold questions? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you with your mold problem. 

All you have to do is give us a call! We are happy to come out to your home and check it out. Every situation is different, some more serious than others.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call (812)-895-0581. SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Are you Prepared for a Tornado?

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

How much do you know about tornado's? We were surprised how much we didn't know. Check out the information below. 

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who will you call with your storm damage needs?  

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

Proudly serving a community near you!

What's Your Plan? We Can Help.

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Like most commercial properties, your facility probably has an emergency exit plan in place, with illuminated signs leading occupants to safety, and even facility maps strategically placed to identify alternate routes out of the building. But have you developed a thorough contingency plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours, to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible? SERVPRO of Vincennes can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Response Profile. 

As part of a well-thought-out contingency plan, your emergency response profile will contain information you need in the event of an emergency situation occurs.

An added advantage to utilizing SERVPRO of Vincennes in the development of your emergency Response Profile is the opportunity to coordinate a preferred provider relationship. You will know what to expect at your facility before the damage even occurs.   

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes, we have your back.

10/15/2017 (Permalink)

Here is what you can expect when you call SERVPRO of Vincennes:

1.     Fast Response…Uniformed technicians will arrive on- site usually within four hours of notification.

2.     Convenient Service…With over 1,700 Franchises servicing 48 states, a SERVPRO Franchise is nearby.

3.     Damage Containment…Timely response can mean the difference between restoring property and replacing it.

4.     Extensive Experience…The SERVPRO franchise system has been a leading provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration for over 40 years.

5.     Vast Resources…The SERVPRO franchise system has large loss capabilities and can handle any fire or water damage-no matter how big.

Performance that results from the best people, training and resources in the business. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today at 812-895-0581 for your fire or water damage concerns.

SERVPRO of Vincennes proudly serving Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN. 

Want to know more about us? Meet our crew at the link below! 

http://www.SERVPROvincennes.com/employee-photos

State Farm Insurance-Tammy Wilson’s Office

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

State Farm Insurance

The festive tree and beautiful paint colors make this office so warm and welcoming. As soon as you walk in the door, there are four friendly faces: Tammy, Kim, Tracy, and Jordan. I can always tell that this is a tight-knit office that values family. The late Kelly Jones opened the original office in 2003; he will always be missed. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Kim and Tracy to talk about their office and a few of their favorite things. Kim and Tracy are both busy mothers balancing work life and home life. You can tell they do both very well.

State Farm offers auto, home, life, and health insurance, as well as a full line bank.

What is your favorite music?

Tracy: Pop

Kim: Country

Where are you most likely to order lunch from?

“That is so hard because we have debates every day. Bobes or Dots are usually our main two.” –Tracy

What is one of your favorite things about Knox County?

Both Kim and Tracy agreed that the small town atmosphere is what they love the most.

Do you have a favorite festival or event in the area?

“Definitely (Lincoln) homecoming!” –Tracy

As an insurance company, what are you most proud of?

“Customer service.” –Kim

What is one thing that many people don’t know about your office?

“A lot of people don’t know that we have a bank.” -Kim

If you are looking around for insurance, this is definitely an office you want to familiarize yourself with. If you find water in your basement, this is an insurance company you would want to be covered by. 

They are located at:

2801 N 6th St Suite A Vincennes, IN

Phone: 812-882-2000

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes prepare you for a storm

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Our mission at SERVPRO of Vincennes is to help you after you and your family face a disaster. But, we also want to give you tips on how to prevent water and storm damage in your home. 

It is vital that all household members learn how to shut off the water at the main house valve.

  1. Before an emergency happens, locate the shut-off valve for the water line that enters your house and label this valve with a tag for easy identification. Make sure all household members know where it is located.
  2. Make sure this valve can be completely shut off. Your valve may be rusted open or it may only partially close. If so, replace it.
  3. Cracked lines may pollute the water supply to your house. It is wise to shut off your water until you hear from authorities that it is safe for drinking.
  4. The effects of gravity may drain the water in your hot water heater and toilet tanks unless you trap it in your house by shutting off the main house valve. (This is not the street valve in the cement box at the curb – the street valve is extremely difficult to turn and requires a special tool.)

All information and tips are from ready.gov

Mold in your home? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is happy to give estimates to those living in Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN, and surrounding areas. 

  • 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.

Smoke and Soot

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is here to explain more about smoke and soot.

First of all, it is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. If you have a fire in your home it might not go all through your home, but the smoke and soot will. 

Our team here at SERVPRO of Vincennes knows all there is to know about smoke damage. Our experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

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

Are you prepared for a storm? Let us help.

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm. Harvey and Irma victims were thankfully give enough time to evacuate. These tips can help large and small storms.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

After hurricane Harvey and Irma we saw that preparation is key. Water and fuel became items that were not available like they normally would have been. Plan for disasters with your family, and if you ever need help, give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call. We are proudly serving Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN. 

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO of Vincennes have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

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

The three types of contaminated water:

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
    • Water from a clean source like a broken water line.
    • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
    • Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort of illness.
    • May contain bacteria and viruses.
    • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.
  • Category 3. "Black Water"
    • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.
    • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup.

We Will Communicate With You!

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

You will know what is happening with your facility every step of the way. From the first telephone call within the first hour following damage notification, until the job is complete, SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals are dedicated to effectively communicating with property owners and managers.

You will be aware of job status and the progress toward project completion. Jobs are documented with itemized estimates, digital photographs, signed work authorization forms and regular progress reports. SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals utilize technology developed for documenting insurance claims, electronically collect and store project information which is accessible to you via a secure e-mail link 24-hours a day.

Upon project completion, a signed customer satisfaction form is the final piece of information needed for the job to officially be done. The customer satisfaction for is something we take very seriously. We strive to do the best work and be the best in our industry. Therefore, we need your input. This keeps us in check with our goals.

Do you Have a Flooded Basement in Vincennes, Indiana?

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever walked down your basement stairs to find a basement full of water?

We hope this never happens to you. But if it does. SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how to help you. Our team is a group of trained professionals that will be there for you every step of the way. 

Your first step is to call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581. We will take down your information and get to your residence as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, and the sooner we arrive, the sooner we can extract the water from your basement. This will make the entire process much quicker and less expensive. 

Nobody wants to walk down their stairs and here a big splash. Let SERVPRO of Vincennes take care of the water in your basement today. 

Fire Damage Restoration Process

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the "typical" fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact- The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event and dispatch you to the correct contact.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment- Our team will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service- Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, our SERVPRO team can board  up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)- The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from all Surfaces- Our team uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing- Our team will clean all of the restorable items. We have multiple cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition.  

Step 7: Restoration-This is our final step, getting everything into pre-fire condition.

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

A Fire in One Room Can Damage an Entire House

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

There's no such thing as a small fire. Regardless of the size of the event, a fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces throughout a home and cause odors that may last for years.

SERVPRO of Vincennes Professional understands how events like a fire can disrupt your life. Concerns may range from the expense of replacing personal belongings to the emotions associated with losing an actual keepsake. Typically restoring an item will save you money versus replacing the item, relieving the homeowner's concern of losing priceless treasures.

SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals consist of a 24-hour emergency response team, trained in caring for both the home and the homeowner. By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Vincennes can help you regain control quickly and help protect their home and personal belongings. 

The Electrical Repairs are Complete, Trust SERVPRO of Vincennes to Finish the Job.

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

After a electricity-related fire damage, your customers place their trust and home in your hands. Once the electrical 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 begin cleaning and mitigation services. From small fires to large loss disasters, SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals offers a full line of cleaning, restoration and deodorization services to leave the home looking, feeling and smelling clean.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is always here to help you and to serve you and your family. Our SERVPRO team is highly trained with years of experience. They are extremly professional and know how to get the job done!

Give us a call today with any questions you may have! 812-895-0581

 

Undiscovered Leaks can Damage your Resale Value

3/2/2017 (Permalink)

Leaks from piping, roofs and appliances can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for weeks, even months. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage if not handled properly. 

SERVPRO of Vincennes is equipped to provide a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damages caused by leaks and excessive moisture. we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our SERVPRO® team can help protect your property and belongings from further damage and retain the resale value of your home.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to cleanup the water on your own, call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581. We will be there to help, and proud to serve you and your family. 

The Plumbing Repairs are Complete Trust SERVPRO of Vincennes to Finish the Job

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

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 preloss 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

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you. We are proud to serve our community and put your worries to rest! 

All about SERVPRO Dan

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

All About SERVPRO Dan

If you have ever seen Danny at work, you know he is doing a million different things at once and somehow making it all work. I joke about wanting to be inside his head for just one day, I can’t imagine all the more I would learn about SERVPRO.

If you know anything about SERVPRO, you have heard the name Dave Wolfe. He is one of the best of the best SERVPRO Franchisees. He and his wife, Angie Wolfe have been SERVPRO owners at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, and Charleston for many years. It is easy to say that Danny learned from the very best, both through knowledge and character.

Danny’s dad, Leonard (one of our owners) was on the phone with Dave at a time when he needed some extra hands at SERVPRO. Danny became that extra help. He started at the very bottom learning the in and out of the business. He learned quickly that the days are long, but the work is rewarding.

Danny worked for Dave during his college years working in the summer and Christmas breaks. He also completed his internship with Dave at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, and Charleston. He worked directly under Kurt McKnelly, one of Dave’s best guys. Danny knew immediately, SERVPRO was a career path he wanted to pursue.

Danny accepted a full time position with Dave’s Large loss team upon finishing his Bachelors degree in business. Danny was part of the clean up of Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and the tornadoes in Joplin. He also assisted in flooding in Cleveland, a tropical storm in New Orleans, a tornado in Branson, and a commercial fire throughout the midwest.

Traveling has it’s ups and downs, but Danny truly loved it. He saw himself pursing large loss for many years until a SERVPRO close to home went on the market. After bathing the decision in prayer, Danny and his wife Morgan, along with his parents (Mary and Leonard Drewes) purchased SERVPRO of Vincennes and began using Danny’s experience and wisdom from Dave Wolfe to create an environment in Knox County Indiana to serve others, and serve them well. 

Communication is key for SERVPRO of Vincennes

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Timely mitigation is key to controlling damage, downtime, and recovery costs. You and those who depend on your facility will appreciate the rapid response from SERVPRO of Vincennes. You can count on us and our strong communication. 

We want you to know what's happening every step of the way. From the first telephone call within the first hour following the notification of damage. until the job is complete, SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals are dedicated to effectively communicating with property owners and managers. You will be well aware of job status and the progress toward project completion. 

Jobs are documented with itemized estimates, digital photographs, signed work authorization forms and regular progress reports. SERVPRO of Vincennes utilizes technology developed for documenting insurance claims, electronically collect and store project information which is accessible to you via a secure e-mail link 24-hours a day. Upon project completion, a signed customer satisfaction form is the final piece of information entered into the file. 

We take our job seriously, especially communication. 

Any Fire Damage in your Home is Bad.

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Any fire in your home is bad. But when you try to clean it up yourself, it can be a disaster. Especially considering that smoke and soot from even a small fire can permanently damage contents throughout a home and cause odors that may resurface for years.

SERVPRO of Vincennes understands how disruptive fires can be for you and your entire family. Therefore, we are available 24-hour emergency response, and, under normal circumstances, will have trained, uniformed technicians on site-of a fire damage within four hours to begin emergency services.

By our quick response with a full line of fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Vincennes can help you regain control quickly while deodorizing and protecting your home and belonging. 

Before you risk doing more damage by attempting to clean up fire, smoke, soot cleanup and restoration yourself, call SERVPRO of Vincennes in Knox, Gibson, Pike, and Daviess County. We are here to help.

 

Your Shelter from Life's Storms

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our sweet Sonya on the other line! 

Let us Help you

1/26/2017 (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. 

Agent Spotlight- Meeks Insurance

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

      Until recently I had not had the privilege to sit down with Brent and Beth Meeks and just talk. They own three insurance agencies, and two real estate companies, honestly, they are extremely busy people. If you drive past their office in Vincennes on a Saturday or Sunday, you are sure to see their vehicles in the parking lot. If I had to use one word to describe these two it would be, driven.

 

      You get it, they work a lot. But sit down with them for a few minutes and you will immediately see, family is the most important thing to them. Brent and Beth have been married for 26 years. We all laughed when they couldn't believe it had been that long...that is a LONG time. Brent's parents have almost been married for 50 years. In today's world, that is hard to find. Brent was born and raised in Knox County, and Beth was born and raised in Lawrenceville. One of my favorite parts about my time with these two was finding out what Beth did after she graduated high school...keep reading, I will get to that.  They have two daughters, Payton and Chelsea.  It was so refreshing hearing Brent and Beth talk about their children. They are very proud of both girls, as they should be.

 

       Chelsea recently joined her parent’s team working at Meeks. I was impressed to learn that she played professional basketball in Germany. Both Brent and Beth had so many wonderful things to say about both girls. From their intelligence, work ethic, athletic abilities, and most importantly, their hearts. I was excited to Meet Payton during my interview. She was extremely sweet and definitely a huge help organizing files in the Meeks office. Beth said," Payton is your girl when you need to rid stuff out!"  Payton is a sophomore in College and plays for the golf team, she helps her parents out on her college breaks.

 

 Let’s talk about their business.

1.    What are some positive and negative aspects of owning your own businesses?

Brent- You can have the freedom to leave when you want to leave, but at the same time, sometimes you have to be here when you don’t want to be. I enjoy the day to day stuff, and the interaction with people in the community.

 

 

2. Tell me more about your business?

Beth-We opened up a scratch insurance agency on May 1st, 2002. I had been in real estate twenty years before we opened Meeks. At times, with the girls’ sports schedule, we were always busy, always on the go.  I drove the bus, and Brent coached. We met so many of our clients and employees through the years at sporting events. It has really been a nice ride. When it comes to work,  I drive the business in and Brent takes care of it. We are in the business to help people find the perfect fit for them, we aren’t selling just to sell. We want to help people.



3.What is one of your favorite things about Knox County?

Beth-Raising a family.

Brent-Absolutely, raising a family.

 

4.What is one of your favorite restaurants in the area?

Beth and Brent- Gilberts. They have good food for extremely reasonable prices and something for everyone.



5. What is something not many know about you two?

Beth- Brent is the decorator. I say do whatever you like when it comes to decorating. I drove a semi for a year and a half after she graduated high school. It was definitely an experience.



        We finished up our interview talking about shopping, you can’t end on a better note. The Meeks plan to take a family trip to one of my favorite boutiques, Glamour Farms, located in Louisville, Illinois ( I hear their daughter, Payton, is the shopper).  It was truly a pleasure sitting down with Brent and Beth. Check them out below, and visit their Facebook page.

 

Meeks Insurance/ Meeks Real Estate

2402 Hart Street, Vincennes, IN 47591

812-886-4000


W & F Burton Realty & Insurance

102 Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670

812-386-0001

 

Pemberton Insurance & Benefits

402 E. Hwy 68, Haubstadt, IN 47639

812-768-6476

Indoor Air/ Quality/Environmental Professionals

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold sport count to the outdoor environment. If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Vincennes can assist you.

SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals care about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Vincennes can safely restore your building to pre-loss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can be determined by and on-site, indoor environmental inspection. Please keep in mind that SERVPRO of Vincennes does not interrupt insurance policies or coverage; you must consult your insurance company to determine the scope of policy coverage.

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Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your Mold and Air Quality

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

 

Vincennes, Jasper, Washington, Princeton Residents: Follow these Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

12/30/2016 (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.

 

Restoring Vincennes, Washington, Princeton, and Jasper Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/30/2016 (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.

 

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

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.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
812-895-0581

Vincennes, Jasper, Washington, Princeton Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup & Restoration

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

 A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 812-895-0581

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Vincennes and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the tust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes Today – We’re Ready To Help!

Water Damage Can Cause Mold

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Any Water Damage In Your Facility Is Bad.

There is no such thing as a small disaster. Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria-or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.

SERVPRO of Vincennes understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your business. For this reason, SERVPRO of Vincennes offer 24 hour emergency response and, under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed SERVPRO team member on site within four hours to begin mitigation services.

The faster you respond and call SERVPRO of Vincennes. The faster we can restore and prevent mold, saving YOU time and money!

 

 

How We Can Help You and Your Water Damage

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Serving others is at the heart of SERVPRO's vision to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. Whether it's a home or business, SERVPRO of Vincennes knows that the most important job is helping each customer put their life back together.

Our team at SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained to safely clean and restore your home or business utilizing the following procedure:

  1. Identify the Source/Type of Water
  2. Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis
  3. Survey The Extend of Damage and Inspect the Premises For Hidden Moisture.
  4. Preform Emergency Water Extraction
  5. Move and Block Furniture Contents
  6. Inspect Carpet Pad/ Carpet and Provide Service
  7. Apply Necessary Treatments
  8. Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment
  9. Dispose of Refuse

 

Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your water damage needs. We are here to help you and serve you. Thank you for giving us that opportunity.

 

 

 

What To Do: Before The Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

Before The Storm:

  1. 1. To begin preparing, you should build an emergency supply kit and make a family communication plan.
  2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.
  3. Postpone outdoor activities.
  4. Remember the 30/30 Lighting Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lighting, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
  5. Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  6. Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lighting strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
  7. Remember, rubbed-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lighting. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
  8. Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  9. Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

 

 

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Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your storm cleanup needs.

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

What To Do: During the Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

During The Storm:

  1. Use your battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates from local officials.
  2. Avoid contact with corded phones. Cellphones are recommended.
  3. Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords. Unplug appliances and other electrical items such as computers and turn off air conditioners. Power surges from lighting can cause serious damage.

  4. Avoid contact with plumbing. Do not wash your hands, do not take a shower, do not wash dishes and do not do laundry. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
  5. Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
  6. Do not lie on concrete floors and do not learn against concrete walls.
  7. Avoid natural lighting rods such as a tall, isolated tree in an open area.
  8. Avoid hilltops, open fields, the bench or a boat on the water.
  9. Take a shelter in a sturdy building. Avoid isolated sheds or other small structures in open areas.
  10. Avoid contact with anything metal-tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, gold carts, golf club, and bicycles.
  11. If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.

 

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

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

 

What To Do: After The Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

After The Storm:

 

  1. Never drive through a flooded roadway.
  2. Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  3. Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  4. Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or those with access or functional needs.
  5. Stay away from downer power lines and report them immediately.
  6. Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.

 

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581  and ask us how we can help your storm damage needs.

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

Watch vs. Warning

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

What is the difference between a watch and a 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.

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tornado Facts

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms. Generated from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes generally appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending from the cloud base to the ground. With winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour, tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long.

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

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

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

Agent Spotlight: Brian Stephens Insurance

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Brian Stephens Insurance Agency

 When I walk into the office, a cloud of peppermint hits me in the face, followed by three huge smiles. Besides the kind hearted people, it’s one of my favorite things about Brian Stephens Insurance Agency. The neutral hues with the addition of the bright red wall in Brian’s office also makes me feel so at home. These kind hearted people are the ones you want to surround yourself with. If we all didn’t have a full schedule, I would make it a priority to stop in and say hi every day. They might get annoyed with me. Although I could drop off breakfast, I hear Brian drinks a Mt. Dew and eats a snickers candy bar every morning…got to start the day off right, the more sugar, the better!

 

 

 Tell me about yourself: I have been married for thirty-one years, to my lovely wife Doreen. We were high school sweethearts, we met at North Knox. We have twin sons, Jeremy who is dating, Emily, and Josh who is married to Tiffany. We also have a daughter, Bailey, who is married to our son-in-law, Casey. They are all the best thing that has happened to me. I love them to death.

 Are you a reader: I have actually been trying to read the same book for the past seven years. I love to read, but I fall asleep. One or two pages into it, I’m out! Actually, I just told my wife I am going to start listening to podcasts. Every time I am out driving, it would be so easy just told turn a podcast on and listen to it.

 What am I listening to: Well, I like about everything, I like the Eagles. Old Crow, REO, and CCR. Even Frank Sinatra, actually, every Friday my boys will send a snap chat to me with Frank playing in the background and they say “Friday’s with Frank.” It never fails, I will get one at some point in time throughout the day.

 Best food in town: I love Bobes pizza, that is definitely a favorite here. Vincennes has a lot of good food, but honestly, my wife’s cooking is the best in town. She makes the best homemade salsa.

 Favorite thing about Knox County/Vincennes: I like the people. I have worked in large cities before, including Chicago, and Atlanta. Those are neat places to visit, but I wouldn’t trade the people here in Knox County for anything.

 Tell me about your team: I have three very qualified people, Erica, Sandy, and Britni. They are not only qualified, they are knowledgeable, and most importantly, they are sincere about what they are doing. People come in just to talk to them. They really do care for the customers, they aren’t just trying to sell something. They always have the best interest for the customer. That is one of the many things I love about my team. I can’t say enough good things about these ladies. The past year and a half they were extremely supportive as I have been out of the office to be with my wife. It was a tough year and a half as we fought for Doreen’s health. I didn’t worry about the office one time, I knew they had everything under control.

Why Insurance? What interested you in the field: I’ve done a little bit of everything. I’ve gone from managing, to owning a business, to opening up Brian Stephens Insurance Agency. I really enjoy the insurance field. I have been the Washington Township Trustee since 2000. My dad was actually the Washington Township Trustee too. Insurance to me is my way of expanding that to help all of the people in Knox County.

 Tell me about your newest opportunity in Kentucky: We were offered the opportunity to open up an office in Kentucky to represent Erie. Erie is new in the state of Kentucky. We saw this as a great opportunity. People are not as aware of Erie in Kentucky because it is so new, which has been one of the challenging parts. But Erie is so competitive, and they are an A+ rated company, which makes it much easier to open up an agency.

 What is something you want people to know about you: I love our four legged children, Miss Pearl, Haus, and Otis. We named him Otis off the Andy Griffith Show. They are part of the family.

 

 

 

 Brian Stephens Insurance Agency is located right on Hart Street. He bought the land on May 26th, 2010, and moved into his new office in August! Things moved quickly, Brian got to work, and he has been busy ever since! Brian and his team work for you, in helping you to find the best insurance coverages for your Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, ATV Insurance, Golf Cart Insurance and more.

 

 

Like “Brian Stephans Insurance Agency” on Facebook and give them at call at (812)-886-9000

Thankful Hearts

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Thankfulness is in the air here at SERVPRO. We are grateful for such an amazing year of business. We serve so many amazing communities and wonderful people, we truly have so much to be thankful for. 

This year has been a wild ride! We have learned many lessons, gained wisdom, and trusted the Lord for his plan to prevail even when things did not go as planned. To God be the glory.

We have an amazing team that meshes well in all circumstances. When you have a solid team,  everything else works. It has taken us a long time to gain this team!

We know professionalism and we strive for excellence, but we also know how to have fun. Work has to be enjoyable, and we all know how to have a good laugh. Thank YOU for letting SERVPRO of Vincennes serve you. We are forever grateful! 

We will continue to grow and better ourselves to serve you!

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

 

Keep and eye out for our Youtube page!

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Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments for Our Children

11/10/2016 (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. 

 

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!

SERVPRO of Vincennes GREEN Products

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

We are so excited about our SERVPRO line of Green cleaning Products! 

SERVPRO industries is a member of EPA's Design for Environment initiative. The EPA/DFE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products.

With the assistance of larger chemical companies the EPA/DFE has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations.
From the listing a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.

SERVPRO industries has formulated three
Green Cleaning Products that will allow you to complete approximately all your cleaning tasks. The products are as follows:

1. Carpet and Upholstery Green Clean

2. All Surface Green Clean 

3. Window Green clean

We are so proud to be apart of a company that has such amazing products. We strive to deliver the very best service and products to you and your home. You matter. 

Give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 to find out more about our GREEN PRODUCTS!

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

All About Mold

10/31/2016 (Permalink)

Mold, Don't let it grow!

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call (812)-895-0581. SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is proudly taking care of your mold problem in Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

What is Mitigation?

10/31/2016 (Permalink)

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!

 

Vandalism Damage Do's and Don'ts

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is recognized as a leaders in helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. We also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

Do: 

1. Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible.

2. Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. 

3. Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage. 

4. Record all damage and photograph when possible. 

 

Don't:

1. Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 

2. Operate damaged lamps or appliances. 

3. Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair. 

 

Give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 to get your carpet cleaned!

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

The Right Carpet Stain Removal Techniques

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Stains can make a carpet appear more soiled that it really is, so no carpet cleaning method is complete unless all removable stains have disappeared.

 

 

Follow these tips below:

1. Always blot or scrape up as much as possible before it soaks into the carpet.

2. For blotting liquids, use white paper towels or tissues. You can use a cloth, but it is not recommended. If used too long, the matter soaked into the cloth will re-deposit into the fibers and spread the stain.

3. For scrapping solid matter, use a table knife or SERVPRO scraper. Never use a sharp instrument.

4. Never use soap. This frequently leaves a sticky residue that causes rapid re-soiling.

5. Do not allow solvent-based products to penetrate to the backing. The might damage and soften the latex compound used to strengthen the carpet baking.

 

 

 

Do you need your carpet professionally cleaned?

SERVPRO of Vincennes will remove the loose grit from the pile of the carpet. We will remove the atmospheric soil created by cooking, smoking, heating, auto exhaust, ect. Removal of this oily, sticky residue will brighten your carpet color. We will also condition the carpet pile so the tuft is almost upright, not matted or flat. Standing the pile up ensures longer wear and resilience.

 

 

Give us a call TODAY at 812-895-0581 to get your carpet cleaned!

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

 

Community Spotlight: The Dutch Pantry

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

One of the best aspects of our office is our different strengths. We are all completely different and unique. However, there is one thing we ALWAYS agree on. Food. We don’t skip lunch. We don’t skip any meal for that matter. Or birthdays, here at SERVPRO we believe in cake, and a lot of it!

Our “go-to” place for the lunch is The Dutch Pantry here in Vincennes. To say their food is delicious is an understatement. The cold meat sandwiches with homemade bread are the best we have ever had. We are regulars. You can buy their bread, lunch meat, and cheese too. Which means you can enjoy the deliciousness at home, whenever you want! I’m a little obsessed if you can’t tell ;)!

The Dutch Pantry began in the heart of Southern Indiana’s Amish and Mennonite Community 15 years ago. Years later, they began serving the Vincennes area.

Just this week I was able to visit their first store in Odon. If you need spices, candy, jams, or baked goods, this place is your one stop shop. I was in dessert heaven when I walked in the door. The cinnamon rolls are THE BEST and their coffee cake gives my mom’s a run for her money (sorry mom, you still have the best).

Ok enough about their food, I am sure everyone reading this is hungry now. Their service is what I really wanted to talk about. They are some of the kindest, sweetest, ladies I have ever met. They are genuine too, which is my favorite part. They treat me the exact same way every time I walk in the door. Work can be stressful, so it’s really refreshing walking in their doors knowing the same service I am going to get. They make me feel like an old friend. Thank you for serving our community and serving it well. We appreciate you!

Check them out at one of their two locations.

Vincennes: 1925 Hart Street

Odon: 13014 N 1100 East

What Can You Expect When You Call SERVPRO of Vincennes?

8/16/2016 (Permalink)

Here is what you can expect when you call SERVPRO of Vincennes:

1.     Fast Response…Uniformed technicians will arrive on- site usually within four hours of notification.

2.     Convenient Service…With over 1,700 Franchises servicing 48 states, a SERVPRO Franchise is nearby.

3.     Damage Containment…Timely response can mean the difference between restoring property and replacing it.

4.     Extensive Experience…The SERVPRO franchise system has been a leading provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration for over 40 years.

5.     Vast Resources…The SERVPRO franchise system has large loss capabilities and can handle any fire or water damage-no matter how big.

Performance that results from the best people, training and resources in the business. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today at 812-895-0581 for your fire or water damage concerns. Proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Washington, Jasper, Petersburg, Huntingburg, Odon, Boonville, Bicknell, Freelandville, Montgomery, Dale, Newburgh, Santa Claus, Ferdinand, Haubstadt, and Fort Brach.

Want to know more about us? Meet our crew at the link below! 

http://www.SERVPROvincennes.com/employee-photos

Storm Damage: How to prepare for a storm.

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

Helping His Hands

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

What does Helping His Hands organization do?

Helping His Hands Disaster Response is a disaster relief organization that is located in Vincennes, IN  who focuses not on the obvious disasters that could possibly happen in person's life but on the less obvious, such as hunger. Helping His Hands disburses food and other products to Knox County members every Wednesday 9-11 a.m., the first and third Thursdays from 4-5:45 p.m., and the first and third Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. Helping His Hands feeds roughly 1,400 people from 400 different families monthly through their food pantry. 

So, how can you help?

Helping His Hands is constantly in need of food donations due to all of the many individuals that they feed. They are always looking for organizations to put on canned food drives to help benefit this community. Some products that you can donate include: canned proteins, canned fruits, 100% fruit juices, grains, bags of beans, condiments, canned vegetables, soups, multigrain cereal, gluten-free and diabeti friendly foods, and fresh produce. SERVPRO of Vincennes will be putting on a food drive in August, so come out and make a difference!

Donations can be dropped of at 1107 Main Street in Vincennes, Indiana 47591.

 If you have any questions, please call Helping His Hands at (812)494-2888 or email at helpinghishands@vinu.edu. Have a great day!

Does Your Vincennes, Princeton, Washington, Or Jasper Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/12/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 812-895-0581

When Storms or Floods hit Knox, Daviess, and Gibson Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

7/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Petersburg, and all surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today at 812-895-0581 we would be happy to help!

Restoring Your Knox, Gibson, Daviees, and Pike County Commerical Property After A Water Damage Event

6/19/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Vincennes, Princeton, Washington, Petersburg, and Jasper 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.

Insurance and Payment Information

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork.

Certifications

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

Affiliations

  • Knox Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Daviess County Chamber of Commerce
  • Gibson County Chamber of Commerce

Meet Our Crew at the link below:

http://www.SERVPROvincennes.com/crew-photos

Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Away

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

According to FBI statistics, most communities will experience a 10 to 18 percent increase in home burglaries during the months of July and August. Most home break-ins can easily prevented. Check out some of our tips below!

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.


Vincennes Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/8/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

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.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 812-895-0581

Faster to your Water Damage

5/31/2016 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO of Vincennes

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Vincennes provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Vincennes arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

           Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

    Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.

  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.

  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

  • A musty odor appears.

    48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.

  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

  • Paint begins to blister.

  • Wood flooring swells and warps.

  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

    More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

    About SERVPRO of Vincennes

    SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Ag Day Celebration Vincennes

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

We were honored being a part of the Ag Day celebration at Vincennes University this year. The event had something for everyone and only cost one dollar to attend! We were pleased to see such a big crowd celebrating agriculture.

The Indiana Farm Bureau and the Knox County Purdue Cooperative Extension office sponsored the event. The children had a wonderful time enjoying the kiddie tractor pull, petting zoo, and games, while the adults enjoyed the door prizes, vendor displays, and health screenings. All had a good time. 

We set up corn hole at our booth and gave away a YETI tumbler to whomever could score the most in a row! We had a gentleman make nine straight! We had such a great time getting to spend time out in the community talking about what we do best. Our booth had multiple resources and tips from SERVPRO informing the community on water damage tips, the water restoration process, fire damage, restoring your home after a fire, storm damage, mold remediation, sewage cleanup, and commercial water damage. We had a great time answering questions and explaining in depth what we do everyday.

If you have any questions, call us at 812-895-0581. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Vincennes 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Vincennes, Princeton, Washington, Jasper, and much more!

SERVPRO of Vincennes is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today 812-895-0581

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Vincennes has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Vincennes

SERVPRO of Vincennes specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Meet Our Crew! Coming soon!

Why SERVPRO is a better restoration company?

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

We know SERVPRO is a better restoration company, but we want YOU to know what makes us so successful. Check out some facts below! 

1. Our quick response! Emergency response increases customer satisfaction and reduces claims loss expense. Timely mitigation is key to the restoration process. Our first priority here at SERVPRO is restoration. Restoration saves YOU money!  Even if a loss is below the deductible, fast action helps assure the event will stay small.

2. Our rule is to "restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." Pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability. SERVPRO is an industry leader in pretesting technology. Pretesting allows SERVPRO to carefully identify what can be restored to preloss condition. Pretesting must occur immediately to qualify restoration with the customer by identifying:

  • Items unaffected by the loss.
  • Restorable items.
  • Items that cannot be restored.
  • Questionable items that need an adjuster's professional opinion  

Stay tuned! More facts to come! 

Where did our color SERVPRO green come from?

3/2/2016 (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.

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