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When To Act on Indianapolis Mold Damage Threats
Indianapolis property owners rely on SERVPRO for efficient mold remediation and build back, "Like it never even happened."
We Offer Effective Mold Damage Removal for Homes
Mold is not one of the disasters or events to your residence that are as widely accepted as ruinous and destructive as fires, flooding, and water damage. Mold is a more invasive and widespread threat to a property, especially when it goes undetected for days or weeks. Homes contending with mold growth battle:
- Structural damage
- Continual spread of spores
- Moisture concerns
- Strong malodors
Indianapolis mold damage events threaten the structure, so homeowners should prioritize quick action. Our professionals have extensive experience in mold removal and accreditation from the IICRC and NORMI as remediation specialists. We are ready to mobilize when you need mitigation and mold removal with pre-stocked Green Fleet service vehicles.
Causes of Mold Damage to Homes
Homeowners do not always recognize the number of potential pathways mold organisms has to grow and thrive in your home's interior environment. Moisture is among the chief needs of spores to develop colonies, which can happen in several ways:
- Unresolved water damage
How Do You Identify Mold Damage?
Finding active colonies in your home is not always a challenge, though organisms can appear prevalently in unseen areas of the house. Wall cavities contending with a leak, for instance, may take a while for the mold colonies to surface in the living space visibly. Without physical spotting to indicate mold colonization, homeowners can rely on signs like persistent dampness in an area, musty odors, and structural deterioration to determine where an inspection could be helpful.
Surface Treatment for New Colonies
Surface cleaning is the least invasive of the cleaning and restoration approaches when mold removal is necessary. Damage to hosting materials can be prevented when colonies get discovered early and inhibiting products, antimicrobial solutions, and sporicidal cleaners are used in the structure. With the inhibiting properties, surface treatment is also effective in limiting the spread of active spores to new house areas.
Abrasive Cleaning Approaches for Mold
When surface treatments are not preferable or deemed inefficient, more aggressive and abrasive cleaning options get chosen. Blasting is often one of the preferred avenues in this more direct remediation solution. This remediation method puts media like corn cobs, sodium bicarbonate, or other abrasives under pressurized air to destroy active colonies on the surface of hosting materials and just beneath the outermost layer.
Will Odors Dissipate Naturally?
Odors are a typical product of active colonization, making it one of the effects that our responding technicians must address. Malodors are often one of the final hurdles in the remediation process, but they are substantial in the household. Counteractant products like slow-release gels and surface cleaning can reduce the strength of these musty smells. But ULV ultra-light volume fogging, hydroxyl generators, HEPA-filtered air scrubbers, and other deodorization tools finalize the approach.
Who Completes Mold Damage Repairs?
With hundreds of thousands of homes in Marion County alone, scheduling multiple companies to complete remediation and subsequent repairs could stretch a project out longer than necessary. Our General Contractor License #: GL2000109 is one of the advantages of looking to SERVPRO to help after mold and microbial growth. Our experience in this area lets us complete the needed build-back services, repairs, and even controlled demolition necessary to navigate mold remediation effectively.
Indianapolis mold damage incidents are more frequent than most realize. Moisture in areas like the basement or attic can quickly develop into intrusive and damaging colonies that require professional remediation to resolve.
Our experienced SERVPRO of Indianapolis South AMRT-Certified technicians are ready to help when you discover mold in your home. Call now at (317) 784-3008.
Why SERVPRO Uses Plastic During Mold Damage Work in Indianapolis
Finding mold damage in your home can often cause panic. Call in the SERVPRO experts to guide you through the situation.
Mold Damage Spreads, but We Can Protect Your Home
When our technicians carry out restorative work or make repairs, specific protocols ensure our Indianapolis customers always receive consistent results. Mold damage spreads easily because the individual mold particles or spores can get carried around on moving objects and air currents.
The minute SERVPRO begins working toward repairing the mold damage inside your Indianapolis home, we start protecting everything from additional harm. We use several different ways to reduce the spread of microbes. If they cannot reach other areas, they cannot destroy additional areas.
We use different things to maintain control over the microbial population inside your home. Some of these measures include:
- Plastic sheeting,
- Blue tape,
- Air scrubbing machines, and
Clear plastic sheets do the same thing black plastic garbage bags do – keep stuff contained. However, we want to be able to see through the sheeting we use inside your home as we work. We create pathways from panels of poly sheeting so we can control how the air flows outside of your home. Sometimes we need to connect one 'room' to another 'room' by tunnels (sometimes rigged from flat lay rolls). We seal off doorways and windows.
All of that plastic sheeting requires attachment points to walls and ceilings. We don't want to damage any paint, paneling, or wallpaper. We always use blue tape because it does not mar surfaces or leave any residue. It is also very easy to see when we are removing everything.
Air scrubbing machines power the airflow needed to keep suspended particles moving out of your home. These machines also trap any microbes pulled into the system.
Our anti-microbial agents work in two ways – trapping and killing mold particles and spores and creating a hostile environment that keeps microbes like fungi from ever taking hold.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is always available to help homeowners with mold damage. Call us at (317) 784-3008 for expertly trained professionals to restore your residence, so it's "Like it never even happened."
Plainfield Mold Remediation that Provides Professional Results
SERVPRO understands mold and provides and instructs Plainfield area individuals in mold prevention and remediation.
SERVPRO Training Mitigates Home Mold Damage
Home mold damage requires three conditions to thrive:
- Elevated moisture levels.
- Porous materials to feed upon.
- Adequate temperatures for generating new spores and clusters.
General cleaning tasks can keep microbes at bay for a long time. Still, accidents can occur that allow spores to grow in places Plainfield homeowners do not expect or typically examine. When they notice the proliferation, professional mold remediation is often needed to protect and restore the property.
Home mold cleanup by Plainfield SERVPRO technicians restores affected property and addresses the structural damage that enables mold growth. Commercial grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and restoration equipment are used per restoration industry best practices for remediation, containment, furniture and carpet cleaning, and structural repairs.
What are "Normal" Mold Spore Levels in a Room?
Because total mold removal is not possible, homeowners should stay in the know about what spore levels are considered normal for a property. This "normal" rate might differ depending on the outdoor spore population around the home, so it is best to have a professional evaluate spore density. The concentration of outdoor spores can vary between 50 and 50,000 in air sample tests depending on climate, plant growth, and precipitation levels. An arid desert climate will have lower mold damage levels than Midwestern farmland and forests.
- The average room typically has 200-500 spores living in it at any given time
- One room can have up to 1500 spores inside and still be considered safe to swell in so long as there are no factors present, like water damage, that would allow them to spread
- Slightly elevated mold levels might be a concern between 1,500 and 3,000 spores, but a dusty home or HVAC system could achieve these levels easily
- Some maintenance tasks should commence for homes with spore levels above 3,000 to 10,000 spores in a room, though general tidying up and HVAC cleaning can achieve this in many cases
- Professional mold remediation is a must at over 25,000 spores in a room. Microbes should be easily identifiable by sight or smell. This proves especially true in areas with 75,000 or more spores
Mold proliferation in a home is typically driven by excess moisture. To reduce indoor air humidity, leaks, and spills must be addressed. We have the training and the devices to ensure the RH within the living space is at a standard level.
SERVPRO Training Resources for Mold Mitigation Technicians and Staff
Because mold damage is typically a secondary result of another disaster like fire or water damage, SERVPRO technicians are trained in the following disciplines along with their Initial Crew Training:
- Understanding IICRC standards for restoration industry technicians
- Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
- Fire Restoration
- Water Restoration
Technicians who wish to broaden their education, specialize in specific restoration disciplines, or stay updated on industry guidelines can learn more with self-paced e-learning modules. These online learning opportunities include support materials, video presentations, and knowledge tests at the end of each unit.
New SERVPRO franchise owners are also trained in these industries and Mold Mitigation during an intensive 15-day course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility. This comprehensive educational experience includes practical cleanup experience in the Corporate Training House, which is designed to weather many disaster scenarios.
Continuing education classes offer credit and noncredit opportunities for industry-adjacent professionals, like insurance claims adjusters and real estate agents, to broaden their knowledge base regarding disasters. Available courses with credit offerings include separate units on water and fire damage restoration, Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry, Restorative Drying for Loss Control. A noncredit Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar is also available for professionals to attend.
SERVPRO of Hendricks County restoration professionals can remediate mold damage "Like it never even happened." Call (317) 838-0100.
What to Expect From Mold Remediation in Greenwood Homes
Mold remediation in Greenwood homes and basements professionally mitigated? Call SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Helps Greenwood Homes Perform Safe Mold Cleanup
Water intrusion events are a common cause of mold growth, especially if mitigation is not enforced immediately. Some of these problems are not as easy to detect. For example, a leaking pipe inside the walls of your Greenwood home may go unnoticed for a long time. You may never see the usual signs of damage if the water collects behind tiled walls.
If you sniff something musty, you need mold remediation in your Greenwood home since odors are a good sign of a mold source nearby. Some species, however, do not give off odors. More subtle hints may pop up, such as yellow, brown, or orange discoloration of walls. Depending on the organic substance that has been affected, colors may vary. SERVPRO professionals help homeowners determine if they have mold growing in their homes and offer guidance on the best approaches.
Mold on drywall leads to
- Rotting baseboards
- Contents cross-contamination
- Damage within wall cavities
When walls have visible signs of mold, the colonies may have already spread to the furniture adjacent to that wall. Moving it out of the room before cleaning may lead to cross-contamination.
How to perform safe remediation
To check for infestation inside drywall, SERVPRO cuts a small section and uses a bore scope to inspect cavities visually. Based on our observation, we make containments to protect occupants. Our technicians install containment around the doors, in the AC vents, and 6-mil polyethylene on the windows. We then set up the air purification device to trap any particulate residue from the air while the work goes on. We always have our team wear PPEs.
Other effective measures
- Wire brushing semi-porous materials like wood
- Damp wiping surfaces with antimicrobial detergent
- Dry off the wall cavities and other enclosed spaces
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South guarantees professional mold remediation services. We conduct the process according to industry standards with a team of IICRC- certified and well-trained technicians and proper equipment. Call us at (317) 784-3008. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Brings Ingenuity to Water Damage Restoration
SERVPRO has advanced equipment, some developed by our team, to expedite water extraction from flooded Indianapolis warehouses and structures.
Why SERVPRO Is the Right Choice for Water Extraction
We have all heard the expression that "Necessity is the mother of invention." The owner / general manager of this SERVPRO franchise, Steve Dussault, took the slogan to heart and developed a useful water extraction tool.
Commercial water extraction is crucial to keeping warehouses and fabrication plants operational during significant water leaks or flooding events in Indianapolis. Typically, flooding on large concrete pads in these types of facilities is not deep; often only about 1/4", but the water migrates over a large area. The overall volume of water may be hundreds to thousands of gallons, sufficient to disrupt business routines.
The Shallow Water Removal Tool
Since time is of the essence for water extraction to minimize work stoppages and potential capital equipment and inventory losses, our SERVPRO owner created this simple device to remove standing water from hard, concrete surfaces effortlessly. This tool is attached to the end of a portable or truck-mounted extractor wand.
The Basic Components of the Shallow Water Extraction Tool
- 6" PVC pipe cap
- 8" Drain cover (fits 6" PVC pipe)
- 1 ½" ABS bulkhead fitting
- 1 ½" PVC pipe and 90-degree elbow
- Suction air inlet – cut from 5-gallon bucket lid or other scrap plastic. Secured with stainless bolt, washers, and nylon insert locknut.
- 3 GM plastic push rivets – provide space to keep the suction screen slightly off the floor
The Photo illustrates the device with the gooseneck PVC connector and the black strainer that sets in the low point of the extraction area. The truck-mounted water pump hose on our SERVPRO van, or a portable extractor for a smaller volume of water, connects to the unit. Our extractors pull a powerful vacuum and can quickly extract large quantities of liquid.
We aim to service our Indianapolis commercial customers and residential neighbors most efficiently and cost-effectively to restore their properties to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." Even with our advanced inventory of water damage restoration equipment, small innovations like this shallow water extractor provide added techniques for service improvement.
We are Here to Help; call or click SERVPRO of South Indianapolis. (317) 784-3008
Keep Your Office Fresh And Clean With Deodorization
Cleaning is an important part of owning a business. Customers expect and employees expect for a company to ensure the building they shop and work in is clean and odor-free. However, many businesses only schedule cleaning the floors or trash removal on a regular basis. If you want your business to always look and smell its best, it's important that you plan deeper cleaning. SERVPRO of Indianapolis utilizes state-of-the-art deodorization techniques that guarantee a cleaner office.
Deodorization is a deep cleaning process that can eliminate odors in a building. This is a process that doesn't just get rid of the surface grime but makes sure that your building is clean in a way that typical processes can't match.
If you need deodorization services in Franklin, you need to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South. Our employees receive certification in the best cleaning and deodorizing techniques in the industry. Our equipment is designed to get your business clean. This makes for a more professional clean as well as a longer-lasting process.
Of course, SERVPRO brings with it more than just the right equipment for the job. When SERVPRO comes in, you'll know the job will get done correctly the first time, every time. This isn't just a cleaning company - SERVPRO cares about the work that it does.
If you want bad smells removed from your property, make sure that you always work with the professionals to complete major tasks such as this, as using the wrong chemicals or the wrong techniques might end up making your problem worse. SERVPRO is here to make sure the job is done correctly.
Call SERVPRO of Indianpolis South at 317-784-3008
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Provides 24-Hour Fire & Water Damage Restoration Service
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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 Indianapolis South arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 317-784-3008
Water Damage Timeline
- 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 Indianapolis South
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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.
When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Is Here For You
When you been through it, restoring your home or business after a disaster is something you never want to do again. While restoration and remediation are not common topics of conversation, they are both necessary when disaster decides to rear its ugly head. The work we provide here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is the calm to your chaos. Our mission is to make it "Like it never even happened."
From a leaky roof to cleaning up bodily fluids we do it all. The unexpected can take a toll on our daily lives and routines. Flooded basements, sewage in the crawlspace, to bats in the attic we have all of the specialty equipment along with certified technicians to make your life easier while we put your minds at ease.
We here at SERVPRO take pride in the work we provide and show up to perform our job duties to the best of our abilities with smiling faces. We also communicate with your insurance companies so that is one less thing you have to worry about or take care of.
So give us a call at 317-784-3008! We are faster to any disaster and here to get you back to "Like it never even happened."
When the weather changes, SERVPRO is here for you!
Whether it be the weather changing from winter to spring or fall to winter, there are hurdles that each homeowner must deal with. Now, in Indianapolis, the weather is still deciding what it wants to do, and therefore the potential for ice dams is very real. When snow falls, melts quickly and then refreezes, it can create a situation on your roof that makes water damage inside of your home a real possibility! If you notice water inside your home or business, give the professionals at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South a call!
We are faster to any disaster, and have the experience, expertise, and equipment to get you back to "Like it never even happened."
Do You Know What To Do If Your Toilet Overflows?
We returned this Indianapolis homeowner to "Like it never even happened."
Oh no, the toilet is overflowing is a message you hope you never hear! But rest assured, unfortunately, it happens all the time and our SERVPRO of Indianapolis South technicians are just a phone call away.
If your toilet begins to overflow following a flush, you want to make sure you stop the flow of water immediately to minimize any water damage. To do this, remove the tank lid and press down on the bottom flapper valve. This will prevent any additional water from getting into the toilet bowl. Once you have pressed the flapper valve, lift the float that operates the tank fill valve to stop the tank from filling. This should allow the water level to drop; otherwise, turn off the water valve behind your toilet by turning it clockwise.
The Source of the toilet bowl overflow might be a Clog
You may have a blockage in the toilet bowl or a clogged drain or sewer line. If you are on a septic system, your septic tank may be full.
Our SERVPRO technicians are trained water damage restoration professionals and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South be the calm in your chaos the next time your toilet overflows. Our vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the-art water extraction, drying, and moisture testing equipment to handle your loss.
Call us at (317) 784-3008
There Is No Job Too Big Or Too Small For SERVPRO
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is Proud to be the top rated Fire and Water mitigation company in your area!
Known for our speedy response and putting your home back to "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO is a proud leader in your area. Family oriented with IICRC certified technicians we put your mind at ease when certain situations happen in your home.
Here are a few reviews from our valued customers.
Josh and Pedro were both very friendly and were much on time. They got right to work and did a great job and cleaned everything before they left.
I was very pleased also that they wore covers on their shoes...
Josh & Pedro did an outstanding job and we are 100% happy. We would highly recommend SERVPRO.
Disaster can strike at anytime. Here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South we are available 24/7 365 days a year to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Call us TODAY with any fire, water, or mold needs.
SERVPRO Safety Tips When Using Your Fire Pit
Fire Pit Safety for Indianapolis and Johnson County area.
Fire pits are perfect for your outdoor gatherings. The fire pit is a beautiful addition to your landscaping and a great way to complement and add a relaxing ambiance to your property.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South wants to make sure you are keeping you and your property safe by following these safety tips!
Fire Pit Location
- Make sure to place your fire pit AT LEAST 10 feet away from any structures. This may help prevent sparks from hitting your home and excessive smoke from entering your or your neighbor’s home.
- Do NOT place your fire pit under tree branches or on a covered deck. Make sure your fire pit is in a location where the flames and sparks will not hit any objects.
Fire Pit Site Preparation
- If your fire pit is not built into the ground, make sure you have stone, brick, gravel, or concrete under the pit. This will help prevent the area below the pit from burning.
- You should NEVER place your pit over dry grass or over a wooden deck. This is to prevent any overheating or causing of a spark a fire to the ground below it.
- Do not use your fire pit if it is windy. Windy conditions may cause sparks from the fire to fall in an area that is flammable.
- When you are using your fire pit, you should observe what direction the breeze is blowing. You should move any object out of the way of where the breeze is blowing to help prevent a fire from occurring.
Lighting the Fire Pit
- When lighting your fire pit, do NOT use lighter fluid or gasoline to light the pit or to relight fires.
- The easiest and safest way to light your fire pit is to place kindling under the wood. Kindling can be newspaper, dead leaves, pine needles, wood shaving and small pieces of tree bark. Place a small stack under the wood in your fire pit and try lighting it instead of the wood. Once the kindling catches fire, the rest of the wood should also ignite.
- You should always keep water nearby just in case the fire inside of the pit spreads.
Before you use your fire pit, you should check your town’s laws on fire pits. Some towns require a permit and an inspection. If the unfortunate happens, call the experts at
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South
"Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO? We Are Certified And Here For You!
Water Damage and IICRC Certification of Your Restoration Firm
Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.
More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health effects can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.
All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.
More About the Importance of IICRC Certification
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting nonprofit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.
When you see a IICRC logo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property. IICRC Certified Firms employ technicians who, after study, field experience and passing comprehensive exams, have received IICRC certifications in specific cleaning, restoration and inspection categories such as upholstery, wood flooring, stone and tile flooring, carpet cleaning, odor removal, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage restoration and more.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is an IICRC-certified restoration company. Call us today at 317-784-3008 if you have water damage.
Why SERVPRO when it comes to water damage
When water damage strikes your home or business, it can be overwhelming to know what to do. There are many steps involved and each and every one of them has potential ramifications. if it is your home, you will want to get things back together as soon as possible so you can go on living your life. If it is a business, you will want to get things completed so you can fully reopen and start helping your customers again. SERVPRO of South Indianapolis has the experience, expertise, and equipment to get things back to "Like it never even happened," no matter how big or small the job might be. Even though we are a locally owned franchise, we have access to a nationwide network of over 1900 franchises so if a large loss event happens, we are just as capable as if it is a single home disaster.
So call us today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help you get back to preloss conditions as soon as possible!
Why SERVPRO? 3 Words: Experience, Expertise & Equipment
When fire, water, storm, or mold affect your home or business in Indianapolis or the surrounding area, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible, the right way. The way to do that is to make sure that you hire the right restoration company, and we believe that is SERVPRO! We have three things that we believe make us the best:
1. The Experience
We have seen most situations that you will encounter. In fact, we have seen many situations that you may never see.
2. The Expertise
We have the knowledge on how to do things, and how to do them the most efficient way.
3. The Equipment
We have equipment that we own that can get the job done. You don't need to invest in buying it or even renting it, because we will be there for you, and get you back to "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Named to Expertise "Top 15 Fire Damage Restoration Firms in Indianapolis Area" List
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is honored to announce that we have been named to the Expertise Top 15 List of Fire Damage Restoration Firms in the Indianapolis area!
Check out the full article here on the award and make sure and share this news with your friends and family! We are so happy to be in this community and look forward to continuing providing all of our customers with exceptional service. with unmatched quality in the fire restoration area and our other specialties both now and in the future!
If disaster strikes your home or business, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."
Free Continuing Education Courses in Greenwood, IN
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South would like for you to join us for a fun filled day!
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is offering 2 FREE CE Courses on August 31st 2020.
Although the Covid-19 Pandemic has kept us from reaching out in person. We are doing all that we can to help our agents by offering two free courses to assist with the renewal of your license.
With the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking the extra precautions by providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and practicing the six feet social distancing.
Along with the free courses we will be providing breakfast and lunch to attendees. Water will also be available.
REGISTER TODAY as class size will be limited in order to abide by the social distancing guidelines!
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South would like for you to join us as we prepare to make connections with our local agents.
Flood & Water Restoration in Indianapolis, IN
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South cares!
Our SERVPRO staff is the most prepared for water loss incidents and amongst the most common of callouts that our team must respond to throughout the area.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has fast, friendly, reliable service for any of your disastrous needs. We have highly trained IICRC certified technicians so that no customer ever has to wait for knowledgeable mitigation and recovery.
Restoring flood effects on the inside of your home includes employing the latest cutting-edge equipment and products. We can quickly manage the extraction and drying of your Indianapolis property, working to prevent unnecessary tear out and replacement whenever possible.
SERVPRO is just a phone call away, with 24/7 emergency service response. No job is too big, no job is too small. We are here to service your specific needs!
Call us Today @ 317-784-3008
Back to School Indianapolis, IN
Home Safety Tips For Parents with Children going Back To School
Home security and safety are especially important if children will be alone at home for any length of time. Walking home alone, entering an empty house, and staying safe at home can be a challenge. But with guidance, rules, and helpful products, parents can help children stay safe at home.
- Teach kids to lock the door and not open it for anyone: Children should know how to properly lock all doors. Teach them that they should never open the front door while they’re home alone, even for deliveries or mail.
- Show kids how to use the alarm system: Make sure children know how to properly use the alarm system, both arming and disarming it. You should also show them how to hit the panic button and what to do if there’s an emergency.
- Plan a safe route to school: Work with your child to plan a direct route to school. Avoid as many street crossings as possible as well as open fields, vacant lots, and desolate areas.
- Help children memorize important numbers: Teach kids their home address, their home number, your cell phone number, and the number of a neighbor who can help. You should also teach them how to use 911 in an emergency.
- Teach children about stranger danger: Make sure kids know not to talk to strangers on their way home from school, even if they seem friendly or helpful.
- Make an emergency plan for fire: Work on an emergency plan together and determine how your child will exit in case there’s a fire.
- Keep communication open: Ask your child to text or call when they get home each day. Encourage them to call you if there’s any problem at all so you can help.
- Have a plan for lost keys: Even responsible children can lose keys. Choose a destination for a spare key or leave one with a close neighbor or family member.
- Establish rules for safety at home: Determine whether children will be allowed to use the stove or oven when home alone, rules for visitors or leaving the house, even screen time. Set kids up for a safe afternoon at home by establishing your expectations.
Stay Safe and Have a Wonderful School Year from your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South!
Hidden Water Damage can add up
This homeowner out of Indianapolis suffered not only a water loss but also had signs of microbial growth in several different areas.
Remember, water damage can be very deceiving. Make sure the next time you have a water damage loss in Greenwood, IN to call your SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professionals for your water damage needs!
To the naked eye, that water loss looked like such a small leak and surely couldn’t have caused much damage. What looked like minimal damage may now evolve into a big claim later. The floors and walls felt dry to touch, but now you find out that the water penetrated through your walls and pooled under your tile flooring.
Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Indianapolis South.
Our technicians are IICRC trained and certified to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:
- Identify the source/type of water
- Perform emergency water extraction
- Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
- Utilize professional state-of-the-art drying and monitoring equipment
- Survey the extent of damage and inspect the property for hidden moisture
- Move and block furniture and contents
- Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide services
- Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
- Dispose of refuse
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has the professional equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in. To stop leaks from becoming a big problem, contact us at 317-784-3008.
Is a Leaking Roof in Center Grove an Emergency?
Keep your leaking roof damage to a minimum.
Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Unfortunately, rainy weather is when a roof leak is most likely to happen.
No resident ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling. It is important that you take immediate action to avoid additional damage to your home.
Containing the Leak
The water leak may have caused a bulge or discoloration to your ceiling which may indicate that the water is collecting and pooling on the other side or the ceiling.
Get a trash can or bucket and place under the site of the damaged area. Next, take a screwdriver and use it to puncture the very middle of the bulge where the water is accumulating. Doing this may prevent the entire ceiling from collapsing.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South and their IICRC Professional Technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency water extraction and water mitigation to return your home to “Like it never even happened”.
Dangers of Waiting
Immediate action to a roof leak can minimize any future damage and possibly prevent any microbial growth. Avoiding or ignoring stains on the ceiling or even bubbling or bulges may often lead to a damaging and costly repair.
Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South (317)784-3008