Recent Why SERVPRO Posts
Why SERVPRO? We Can Handle Any Size Disaster- Part 2
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.
Knox County Indiana...Shop Local
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!
Hoarding..We Can Help With That Too...
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.
Why SERVPRO? We Can Handle Any Size Disaster- Part 1
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
We are Family Owned and Operated
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.
Do you Have an Emergency Plan for your Business?
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?
Keep your Home Safe While Traveling for the Holidays
1. Lock your windows and doors.
This may sound like a no brainer, but statistics have shown that roughly 30% of home invasions are unforced entry, so check those doors and windows a few times before you leave. It doesn’t hurt to check, double check, and triple check!
2. Shut your water off.
Who wants to come home after a relaxing vacation to find water standing in their home? To prevent this from occurring, make sure you shut off your main water supply before leaving for vacation. It will take less than 3 minutes to watch the link below and be prepared to save yourself stress and money.
Check out this link to see a step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvE6n7rTGnM
3. Be smart on social media.
Who doesn’t post their family pictures on the beach, or make a snapchat story all about the wonderful time you and your family are having on vacation? Most people do, without thinking twice. But unfortunately, doing this can notify burglars when you aren't at home. It’s like putting a sign up in your front yard saying "break in! We aren't home!” Consider posting images after your trip, or temporarily creating a Facebook picture album that can only be viewed by the people you select.
4. Make your home look lived in.
Ask the post office to hold your mail, and hold your newspapers. An overflowing mail box can be an indication of an empty home! If you have a neighbor or friend that can take out the garbage and put the cans back after the garbage is picked up, it will send the message that everything is proceeding normally at your house. Also, consider buying light timers. You get can get a pack of two for as little as $8.50 on Amazon.
5. Pull those plugs!
I was the QUEEN of this in college, while living on a college budget. This will save you money while you’re gone and will ease your mind of questioning whether or not you turned off the coffee pot. Turn off/unplug your garage door, this is also an effective way to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote.
6. Keep your lawn maintained.
If you are gone for more than a few days, make sure your lawn is maintained. Once again, make your house look lived in!
7. Put your valuables in a safety deposit box.
Consider leaving your valuables in a safety deposit box at your bank. Not only will this protect your valuable items from robbers, but also from a fire. You could put your important documents and family images on a hard drive and store that in the safety deposit box too.
If you have any question, feel free to give us a call at 812-895-0581.
You might see our bright green vehicles driving all around town. But have you ever wondered why green? Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we love our green! The reason behind it...
In the early 1970s, the founders of SERVPRO used a color chip paint sample chart to identify the most eye-catching color. It was a highly technical process. The founders showed the chart to as many as they could and they asked, "Which color on this chart would be impossible to miss?" By a wide margin, the color most identified was 1970 rally green, a color used on Porsche 911 automobiles.
None of us drive a Porsche, but if we did...of course it would be SERVPRO green! Still today this color will grab your attention!
Stop by the office and check out our new SERVPRO green vehicles at 712 Upper 11th Street Vincennes, Indiana. We have the vehicles, equipment, and people to help you with your water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and commercial services.
Why SERVPRO is a Better Restoration Company
- Emergency Response to Claims- Our first priority at SERVPRO of Vincennes is restoring property.
- Pretesting Reduces Claims expense-When we restore your property it is less expensive than replacing your property!
- Claims Inventory Service-We can provide an itemizes loss inventory. We will give you an Excel report including pictures of important items.
- Electronic Claims Information- Our claims information center will provide you with accurate information quickly which will help you make sound decisions.
- Superior, Time-Tested Trained- Our team is trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water cleanup and restoration. Our office also focuses on training internally and we are always seeking more knowledge in our field.
- Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism- We will always only use qualified vendors to service you, your family, and your home.
- Serving Adjusters and Their Clients- Our job is to reassure you, perform quality service and report to you quickly. We want to work together and serve you best!
Water Damage? We Will be There.
Image walking down to your basement after work to grab something. You reach the last step and instantly feel something wet. You look down to inches of standing water. You first reaction..panic. We've been on the other end of the phone call for this description thousands of times. Two of our owners have actually had this had to them. We understand, really. We want to give you peace and help you through this overwhelming time.
It's about 6:00pm when you find this water, you do a quick google search and you find our number. The best thing about SERVPRO of Vincennes is that it's a family owned business. It doesn't matter if you call about a water damage emergency at 6:00pm or 2:00am we are going to answer. Not only are we going to answer but own of our owners will be the one picking up the phone. Our owners genuinely care and we are truly here to help.
We will show up during all hours of the night to serve you and take care of the problem. Let us be your Hero.
Why we Chose SERVPRO of Vincennes Part One
Hello from The Drewes family! I (Morgan) wanted to write a special blog post about our family and why we chose SERVPRO. My husband, Danny has really always been an entrepreneur at heart. He started his own mowing business as soon as he could drive and it really took off from there. He is a worker. I knew this as soon as we met in college. He used to drive 4 hours home from college every weekend to mow his customers yards. He was committed.
Fast forward to today. He still mows. On top of owning SERVPRO and being the general manager, he is mowing in the evenings and on the weekends because he enjoys it.
You might wonder why Danny didn't invest into mowing and making that a full time job. He saw an opportunity in SERVPRO while working under Dave Wolfe (Owner of SERVPRO of Effingham Illinois) and he ran with it. We would all laugh and say that he decided to drag his parents and myself into it too.
Check out part two!
Why we Chose SERVPRO of Vincennes Part Two
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.