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Hotel fire damage to a can be a catastrophic.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

A challenge during a Hotel fire restoration is the inconvenience to the guests, leaving rooms with soot and smoke damage. SERVPRO of East Evansville uses a multi-step approach to minimize the damage and eliminate the odor as quickly as possible and with minimal interruption to your guests.

 Mitigation - Our technicians work to secure your hotel and prevent further secondary damage. This can include board-ups, establishing the temporary source of electricity and emergency drying of the structures that are wet after fire-fighting procedures.

 Structural Cleaning - Cleaning is one of the most labor-intensive and time-consuming steps in the restoration process. SERVPRO technicians use some of the best equipment and chemicals to clean the smoke and soot residues from your hotel. Our priority is to restore rather than to replace it.  

Contents Cleaning - The contents of your hotel that are covered in smoke and soot are cleaned by SERVPRO professionals. While some contents can be cleaned on-site, other situations may require the contents to be moved to another site for cleaning and restoration. We ensure all contents are appropriately transported and cleaned while at our office cleaning location 

Specialty Restoration - Some content such as furniture, expensive artwork or upholstery needs special cleaning done by experts.

SERVPRO of East Evansville hopes that catastrophic such as a fire never happens, but if it does call the experts that can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Does Commercial Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

After a storm or flood hits your Evansville IN, property, you don’t just have to worry about water damage. You may also find mold within the building. Luckily, your commercial insurance policy should cover the cost of mold cleanup services.

Why Mold Is So Destructive?

Mold is a fungus that appears frequently in the environment. It releases spores that spread throughout nature and enter buildings.
Mold damage occurs when spores quickly grow within a property. This typically transpires when there is excessive moisture on the premises due to:

  • Broken water heater
  • Leaky roof
  • Leaky pipe
  • Poor ventilation
  • High humidity

Once the mold begins to spread, it may destroy parts of your property. Mold frequently grows on materials that make up buildings, including carpet, wood and drywall. It then breaks down these items and uses them as food.
Worst of all, the mold may initially grow under floors or behind walls and ceiling tiles. By the time you notice this mold, the damage may have already been done.

Mold and Insurance

A standard commercial insurance policy usually features a fungus exclusion. However, there are exceptions to this exclusion. Specifically, your policy likely offers limited fungus coverage.
This mold insurance covers property destruction due to fungus that results from a specified cause of loss. The main mold-causing perils that fall into this category are water damage and leaking fire suppression systems.

What Is Covered

You can use this insurance money to repair physical damage caused by the mold. The insurance additionally covers the expense of tearing out walls or floorboards to reach the spores.
Addressing the mold on your own could just cause additional harm, so you should hire mold remediation specialists to handle the job. Insurance even covers the cost of testing the property to ensure the black mold cleanup is complete.
Without commercial insurance, you would be stuck paying for mold repairs out of your own pocket. Your insurance provider can give you more details about your specific policy.

Business Fire, Are You Prepared?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

To a business owner having a fire break out at their establishment is a nightmare scenario.  Are my employees safe?  How bad is the damage?  Will I be able to reopen?  SERVPRO of East Evansville hopes that none of business friends ever have to deal with such a loss. At SERVPRO we believe that education and preparation is key in preventing such tragicize. Below are few statistics and tips to increase preparation.   

- FEMA’s National estimates for nonresidential building fires and losses in 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, are as follows: Fires: 103,600. Deaths: 85. Injuries: 1,025. Dollar loss: $2,656,600,000.

  1. Inspection by the Local Fire Department

Always calendar annual inspections and be ready for the fire marshal to inspect your property. Continue to inspect, maintain and repair equipment as needed. Verify any violations from the last inspection are now compliant.

  1. Fire Protection Systems

Fire protection systems include fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers and fire suppression systems. To reduce the amount of fire damage, inspect, maintain and repair the systems as necessary. Extinguishers must have tags marked with dates of inspection and it is essential the extinguisher type fits the type of fire. Inspect and test fire sprinkler systems according to NFPA Code 25.

  1. Fire Safety Plan

Your employees need training in fire safety. They should know the location of all exit doors and fire extinguishers. Post emergency exit plans clearly throughout the business. Instruct your employees in the operation of fire extinguishers. Have a plan in place and educate your people. Practice fire drills regularly.
Worry over a possible business fire will not be an issue with inspection, maintenance, repairs and training. Speaking with a hazmat or fire clean up specialist such as SERVPRO of East Evansville can give you peace of mind that you are protecting your employees and your business.

Commercial Emergency Plans

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville we hope that none of the business in our area ever experience a loss due to fire or the weather, but unfortunately the unexpected happens so business need to be prepared for it. Is your business prepared for an emergency at the office?

Do you…

  • …have an evacuation plan in the event of a fire?
  • …know where the nearest emergency exit is located?
  • …have someone appointed to provide direction in the event of an evacuation?
  • …practice fire drills at least once a year?
  • …know to take the stairs instead of the elevator during disasters?
  • …realize that you should move away from windows during a tornado?
  • …have specific plans for disasters common to your location? (ie. Earthquakes)
  • …have strategies to deal with power outages?
  • …have a plan to handle computer network failures?

The business’ that are the most prepared for an emergency are the ones that are able to, get back to normal the fastest. Take a moment to evaluate your emergency preparedness at work. Putting just a little time and thought into preparation now, can improve your safety later! If you have any questions about emergency preparedness reach out to us. 

We are here to help!!  

Restoring Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Evansville Businesses Evansville Indiana Commercial Businesses; SERVPRO of East Evansville is here for your business restoration needs!

Flooding and water damage events at Evansville IN commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville

SERVPRO of East Evansville 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.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence.

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville today at  812-471-3132 to schedule your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

The Importance Of Time

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Importance of time

As any business owner knows, time is money.  Here at SERVPRO  of East Evansville, our technicians understand the value of getting your company up and running as soon as possible after a water loss.  We routinely train and test our technicians on the most effective strategies for drying whether that be using specialty equipment such as a desiccant dehumidifier, truck mounted water extractor, portable extractor with a water claw, or something as simple as the best layouts for our air movers.

 A challenge we just recently overcame was drying a 15,000 sq/ft commercial building with over 1000 gallons of water throughout, and a large amount of cubicles in the structure.   Fortunately, SERVPRO of East Evansville’s training program had our technicians prepared for such a loss.  Through strategic placing of air movers, adequate number of dehumidifiers, and a well communicated plan with the business owners, they were back to operational in two days, and completely dried in 5 days.  So if you, or your company experiences a water loss event, give SERVPRO of East Evansville a call, and we will make it "Like it never even happened." 812-471-3132

24/7 with SERVPRO of East Evansville

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPROof East Evansville is available 24/7 for commercial losses in Vanderburgh and surrounding counties. Imagine coming into your office on a Saturday to tie up some loose ends to find that a faulty water valve has been leaking since early Friday night, what do you do? Call SERVPROof East Evansville! Our technicians stay on an on-call rotation to make themselves available for situations like these. As many of you know, moisture turns to mold very quickly and a timely response is vital to prevent microbial growth. Another critical benefit of getting a SERVPRO of East Evansville technician on site is to minimize company downtime, recovering from an unexpected void in production at your company is difficult, and the challenge grows every day that your company is not operational. With SERVPRO of East Evansville’s 1-4-8 promise, we can have you back up and running in no time! Our 1-4-8 promise states the following:

  • You will receive a phone call from a SERVPRO of East Evansville professional to arrange mitigation services.
  • SERVPRO of East Evansville will be onsite to begin services (if necessary).
  • Within 8 hours we will have a scope of work, damage report, and verbal briefing for our client.

Emergency Readiness Plan

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

It isn’t always possible to be prepared for unexpected events such as a sprinkler system malfunction or a burst pipe. The damage caused reaches beyond the obvious initial extraction and repairs; it can have resounding impact on your operations and even put a halt on business altogether affecting everything from your employees and clients to your profits.

The best way to lessen the impact is to have a readiness plan in place just in case. With a plan the response is faster and when dealing with the flow of water, this can make a huge difference between minor damage and major reconstruction.

SERVPRO of East Evansville offers such a plan for your business.  We collect your information and prepare an Emergency Ready Profile that is tailored to your unique needs. The ERP includes valuable information at your fingertips in a moment’s notice.

  • Emergency Action Checklist
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Utility Information (shut off locations, contact information)
  • Primary Contact Information (work authorization contact)
  • Insurance Contact Information
  • Property Overview
  • Building Access Information

This information is documented in your ERP and provides photos and instructions to help locate main shut offs and navigate the points in your business that you rarely even access until there is a problem.

Contact SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132 to schedule an appointment, review your business needs, and allow us to create your personalized Emergency Ready Profile.

No commercial property has a challenge we cant handle.

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties in Evansville 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.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville 

SERVPRO of East Evansville 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.  

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.

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville 812-471-3132

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage at commercial properties in Evansville 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.

About SERVPRO of East Evansville 

SERVPRO of East Evansville 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.  

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.