Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

The amount of damage water can cause is amazing and often underestimated by homeowners. Excess moisture is bad enough, but when a home is flooded or hit with a plumbing disaster (like a busted pipe), the situation can quickly get out of hand. There’s a reason why these incidents are among the most expensive problems a homeowner can face. 

Floods, sewage back flows, and other sources of contaminated fluid usually cause the worst damage.  Water can be filled with all kinds of deadly substances, ranging from chemical residues to animal feces to parasites. Bacteria, viruses and fungi grow in an alarming rate in contaminated fluid, and severe health risks can be caused by these contaminants.

This problem is compounded by the composition of most homes, which are filled with organic materials. Drywall, wood and the matter that is trapped in carpet fibers are just a few examples, and they can give pathogens room to grow. Within 48 hours, mold may begin creeping behind the walls and releasing spores, and any organic materials that have been soaked through by contaminated fluid will usually have to be destroyed.

SERVPRO of East Evansville will dry the home quickly and apply antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water. This ensures the family can return to a safe home.

"Science of Clean"

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Everyone knows there’s a lot of good old-fashioned hard work in the cleaning and restoration business, but not everyone realizes that SERVPRO of East Evansville combines elbow grease with an armamentarium of advanced cleaning technologies. It’s that forward-thinking approach that gives us an edge on the competition.

Though we are locally owned and operated, we draw on our national company and professional organizations for the latest in cleaning devices and technologies. Then we leverage that cutting-edge “Science of Clean” for the benefit of you, our customer.

Let’s look at a few places you might find advanced technology at work on a SERVPRO job.

From Wet to Dry

Water damage recovery is a pretty common job for us at SERVPRO. After we remove the obvious water, we need to detect any hidden dampness and get rid of it, too.

  1. Moisture Meters.Detecting hidden wetness can be tricky. To find lurking moisture, SERVPRO uses devices such as a hygrometer, which can measure the humidity in an area. Other interesting tools we use to detect water include infrared meters. Infrared helps us locate moisture because, in general, the more water there is in an area, the cooler it is!
  2. Industrial DryingAs well as detecting moisture, SERVPRO also deploys industrial-grade technology, such as powerful dehumidifiers and fans, to remove water. Such tools can remove wetness both from structures and their contents, and from the air. Thoroughly drying substances such as wood prevents mold, warping and other problems down the road.

From emergency cleaning and restoration to routine disinfection, SERVPRO of East Evansville is here for you. Contact us 24-7 for a consultation or immediate assistance.

SERVPRO Promise

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Here is what you can expect during the first several hours after contacting SERVPRO of East Evansville: 

 Quick Response - When a building has been damaged, the response time is an important factor in how time-consuming and how costly restoration will be. SERVPRO is always open, so you can expect to hear back within an hour after you have contacted them about the emergency. Once you have provided them with the necessary information, we will begin preparing to address the needs of your client.

 Arrive Time - Our technicians can be on-site to begin the restoration process within four hours. This fast response can make the difference if your home or commercial business has suffered a great deal of damage. Beginning the process more quickly will result in less damage overall which can end up costing the insurance agency less money.

 Inspection/Verbal Briefing - Once the damage restoration specialists have arrived, they can inspect the home to determine the extent of the damage and decide on the best course of action moving forward. Our team has the ability to let you know in the emergency is claim worthy or not as well. They will provide a verbal briefing so that you are aware of what will happen next. Our team's quick 24-hour response will allow us to begin mitigation as soon as possible to prevent any further damage before we begin work on necessary repairs.

Why SERVPRO - Odor Removal

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville offers many services to the Evansville community, such as cleanup after both large and small disasters and mold prevention/remediation. But did you know that we are also experts in odor removal? 

Here at SERVPRO of East Evansville, we are experts in deodorization and trained to identify the source of unpleasant or offensive odors and eliminate them. These kinds of odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure, and masking them or using other shortcuts won't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, we can often remove it over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize any unpleasant odor thoroughly.

Odors that can make life miserable can be caused by the following sources:

Rot- You may be dealing with rot in your structure, perhaps from a previous flood or a wet season. The framework or foundational areas of your home could have become wet and stayed wet, and what you are smelling is wood that is decomposing. 

Mold- You could be smelling mold, which is very unpleasant and can cause health effects. If you are experiencing that familiar musty odor, call the professionals right away. We can find the colony and start the remediation process to handle the issue and its odors.

Animals- You may have some visitors on your property who are living in your walls or your attic. When that happens, odors can result, especially if an animal dies. SERVPRO of East Evansville can come and discover what you may be dealing with, and once Animal Control comes to remove the creatures, we can begin the cleaning process to get you back to normal. 

Smoke- If someone in your house smokes, that can create a very unpleasant situation. We are able to come in and alleviate this issue using our specialized methods. Or perhaps you have experienced a fire event that left smoke residue behind; this is one of our specialties, and we’re happy to help. 

Call and let us get started to making it “Like it never even happened.”

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Window Decal Cerified SERVPRO Cleaned Certification available upon request at the completion of your service.

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every structure is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your concerns and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your structure type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning as quickly as possible.
  • Certify - Once your structure (business or residential) has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, that
  • communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available.

Call SERVPRO of East Evansville today at 812-471-3132 for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.                                                                                                                                                           

For Immediate Service; Call SERVPRO of East Evansville

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville is Here to Help - image of employee and customer talking Evansville In and Tri-State Residents: We provide immediate service day or night at 812-471-3132!

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-state area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 812-471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROeastevansvile.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Service; Call SERVPRO of East Evansville

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro of East Evansville is Here to Help Evansville In and Tri-State Residents: We provide immediate service day or night at 812-471-3132!

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-state area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 812-471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROeastevansvile.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Certified Professionals

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville Staff in PPE SERVPRO of East Evansville Certified Technicians

Our staff here at SERVPRO of East Evansville is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training, to regular IICRC industry certifications. Our technicians are well-equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes IIRC Training and Certification.  The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

SERVPRO Equipped

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team SERVPRO Biohazard Clean

SERVPRO of East Evansville understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing a claim's loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of East Evansville Professionals use the most up to date and most effective equipment and products for our community based jobs. These jobs include water, fire, and mold remediation including biohazard cleaning jobs. We have the right technology, skills, equipment, and products to make it "Like it never even happened." Call on us at (812)-471-3132, we are "Here to Help" with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained personnel.

A little about SERVPRO

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is a national leader and provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO’s certified professional services network of more than 1400 franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.

Providing coverage in 48 states, SERVPRO has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients as well as individual home owners. All SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated.

Effective execution makes SERVPRO a leader in the restoration industry. We combine accountability and technology with proven methods of mitigating after fire, water, mold and other damages that may occur. When these disasters strike and take control of our customers lives we help them take control back. Like it never happened.

For more information on SERVPRO of East Evansville and our services, please contact Bill Dupree at 812-471-3132

SERVPRO of East Evansville is here to serve you and all your restoration needs.

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Evansville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Evansville and the surrounding tri-state areas.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of East Evansville Today – (812) 471-3132

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Leave the mold inspection and remediation to the professionals here at SERVPRO of East Evansville

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Could mold be growing in your home? 

If you have had prior water damage, your home may be at risk for mold growth.  According to the Center for Disease Control, mold growth in your home may cause an increased risk of allergies. If mold is seen or smelled, you should contact a mold remediation professional to come inspect your home immediately.

What can you do?
SERVPRO® of East Evansville offers home inspections to determine if mold is present. If mold is found, we can determine what remediation needs to be performed to rid your home of the nuisance.

Please remember:
As the weather changes, you may start to see the presence of mold in your home.  If you need help, please contact our specialist at SERVPRO of East Evansville at 812-471-3132.  We are always here to help

SERVPRO IICRC Certified

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

What is IICRC certification and why is it important?

More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to dry your home to it's original condition.

SERVPRO of East Evansville is IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified.  The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry. 

The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of East Evansville is honored to be among the select organizations to receive the IICRC certification. We will continue to provide the same high standard of excellence that you expect from us.  

You can trust the experts at SERVPRO of East Evansville!

SERVPRO of East Evansville and IICRC Certification

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Certified In What We Do!

What is IICRC certification and why is it important?

When water damage happens it can end up in unexpected places. Detecting the location of water absorbed into materials can be difficult and requires specialized tools and equipment. Water left undetected can result in further damage and expensive repairs. 

More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to dry your home to it's original condition.

You can trust the experts at SERVPRO of East Evansville!

SERVPRO of East Evansville is IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified.  The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry. 

The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of East Evansville is honored to be among the select organizations to receive the IICRC certification. We will continue to provide the same high standard of excellence that you expect from us.