Recent Fire Damage Posts

House Fire in Vincennes Indiana

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

We wish fires didn't happen as often as they do. But unfortunately they happen more often than you realize. 

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 will do just that, we have an incredible group of people working hard day in and day out to make your fire like it "never even happened."

Our team is trained and ready to clean up whatever size fire you have, we are prepared for whatever comes our way. When it comes to your personal items, we will handle them with care. We understand family heirlooms and we know how to treat your items. 

Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today 812-895-0581. We are ready to help. 

You Call SERVPRO After a Fire...What's Next?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Every fire call we receive is typically different from the last one or the next one. Most likely because homes and offices are all different and fires are their own beast. But our process is very similar. Our quality of work is always the highest and our team is always giving it their all. They are always the heroes are the end of the job doing their best to make it "Like it never even happened."

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, we promise you won't regret it. SERVPRO of Vincennes is ready and prepared to serve you in your Vincennes Indiana home while we are also serving those in Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, Petersburg Indiana, Jasper Indiana, and other surrounding areas. Our quality of work and customer service is always our #1. 

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

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!

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".

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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. 

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

 

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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.