Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Duct and Carpet Cleaning

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Evansville cleans ducts and carpet too!

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. Our cleaning manager is CCT certified making him the best in the business for carpet cleaning. 

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.

Give us a call! We are proudly serving those in and around Evansville Indiana!

We Are A One Stop Shop!

5/22/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know we do reconstruction? We do!

Our goal has always been to be a company that comes to your home and can help you from start to finish. Essentially a "one stop shop."

We are a "one stop shop."

When you hear water pouring down your basement walls we are the ones that call. We come in with our equipment, extract the water, and get your home dry. But in the process your drywall, floor, and ceiling was damaged. We can fix that now too. Our team is ready to make your water damage "Like it never even happened." Our crews are trained in construction and ready to give you the highest quality of work. 

Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today at 812-895-0581. we are ready to serve and help anyone in need! 

Why Choose Us?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage..why choose us?

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. 

Our Family Business

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

servpro of Vincennes owner and sons SERVPRO of Vincennes Owner, Danny & Sons

Our Leader

SERVPRO of Vincennes and our second location, SERVPRO of West Evansville is led by Danny Drewes. He has fifteen years of experience with SERVPRO and he has owned SERVPRO of Vincennes for nine years. In those nine years we have had many moments of growth and slow times too. Ups and downs all along the way but ultimately serving others and serving them well. 

Our Mission:

To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

Vision:

To be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

Purpose:

To help entrepreneurs succeed.

Core Values:

  • Believe in a Dream
  • Grow Relationships
  • Share the SERVPRO Story
  • Financially Frugal
  • Follow the System
 Our team is committed to taking care of you and serving you. Give us a call today (812)-881-0581 We can't wait to help. 

Water Damage in your Home? We will be there.

1/22/2021 (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. 

We Do Duct and Carpet Cleaning

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

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.

Do your ducts need cleaned too? 

We can help with that too!! Give us a call today!

SERVPRO of Vincennes 812-895-0581

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

Do you need Mold Removed from your Home?

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, please 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.

Our Green Products

11/6/2020 (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!

Restoring our Community one building at a time

10/21/2020 (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.

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.

You can TRUST us!

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.

Think you have Mold? We can help.

10/6/2020 (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 effects 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.

Carpet Stain? We Can Help

9/19/2020 (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? WE CAN HELP!

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, etc. 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!

Why SERVPRO of Vincennes is a Better Restoration Company

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Our team is filled with people that truly care about your home or business. They are trained, knowledgeable, work hard, and have the desire to serve others. Along with our amazing team, our processes are next to none. Check them out below:

  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!

Give us a call today...We look forward to serving you. 

SERVPRO of Vincennes-Family Owned and Operated Local Business

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

When people think of SERVPRO we believe most people think of the brand at large. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. We love the SERVPRO brand and all that it stands for. However, we are independently owned and operated. Many people don't know that. 

Danny Drewes (our general manager) and myself (Morgan Drewes) own the business with Danny's parents Leonard and Mary Drewes who are also involved in the business. Besides our team and their work ethic...being family owned and operated is something we are most proud of. 

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 to serve you, your home, or your office in Vincennes, Indiana; Washington, Indiana; Princeton, Indiana; and other surrounding areas. We know that fire, water, and mold damage always comes when you least expect it. Which is why we want to be your hero on the other line. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."  

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. 

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. 

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! 

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. 

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 

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 

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? 

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. 

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!

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.