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Clogs are no laughing matter, but SERVPRO is here to help!

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Clogged toilet? Water overflow? Ask yourself if any of these items have been disposed of in your toilet!

During this crisis, lots of Americans are at home and with schools being closed until further notice it's important to keep your house in order. The last thing you need is water making a pathway throughout your main level caused by a clogged toilet. 

Items that are not flush-able:

  • Flush-able wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Similar Products

#WipesClogPipes

Flush-able wipes are not truly flush-able. They might go down the drain but they do not break down like regular toilet paper. Flushing these items will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the corona-virus pandemic.

So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO when it comes to water damage

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

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! 

Ask The Experts: What all does fire restoration entail?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Cleanup & Restoration

What would you do if...

You receive a call from a client today with a fire loss?

You have a fire loss on one of your properties?

You have a fire at your own personal property?

Some statistics...

Fire claims spike during the months of November - February.

On average, Fire causes over $12.4 billion in property damage annualy.

Top 5 Causes of Fire loss:
Cooking equipment
Heating equipment
Intentional
Electrical distribution & lighting equipment
Smoking materials

After the fire is out...

You need a company "Like SERVPRO"
Industry research from 2016 by Buntin Group found that SERVPRO Brand is becoming synonymous with the services provided!

Why not a Contractor?

Mitigate, clean, & restore FIRST! Then repair and rebuild.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South can handle it all -One Stop Shop.

By the way...

WE DO BOARDUP!
Many times, the home or building must be secured immediately BEFORE anything else.

SO contact us today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? 3 Words: Experience, Expertise & Equipment

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

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

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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."

The Importance of a Fire Escape Plan In Your Indianapolis Business

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Every workplace needs a fire escape plan. This plan should be posted throughout a building and shared with all occupants. Be sure to train new employees and perform regular drills to ensure that the emergency escape plan will prove useful in the event of a fire.

Plan Evacuation Routes

Do you have an accurate, updated floor plan available? It is vital that you do in order to make sure that you have the most up to date information to plan your evacuation from. You also will want to:

  • Identify primary and secondary routes
  • Ensure that routes are reasonable for occupants
  • Obtain equipment such as an escape ladder

Secondary routes may be less than ideal, but they should still be practical. Keep the age and physical condition of occupants in mind. Post the emergency escape plan at strategic locations.

Test Fire Detection and Suppression Equipment

Many commercial properties are equipped with advanced detection and suppression systems. A fire escape plan should include regular tests to ensure the functionality of detectors and sprinklers. Hardwired alarm systems should have battery backups, and it is important to replace batteries that function as a main or backup power source. Make sure that fire extinguishers are of the appropriate class and filled with suppressant.

Keep Track of Occupants

Every business should maintain a current contact list. This list should include these details:

  • Names
  • Contact information
  • Departments

Keep this list in a location where it can be accessed remotely or physically removed in the event of a fire. Every business should have a safe location where employees can gather outside. This place should be far enough away from the structure without being downwind.

A proper office evacuation plan really should list out the employees responsible for attempting to evacuate critical contents as well.  The more specific, the better! It is for this reason that it is vital to update your evacuation plan on a regular basis to correspond to any personnel changes that have happened in your company.

If a fire damages a building, you need to call a mitigation and restoration company to resume business as soon as possible.

So if disaster strikes your 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."

Ask The Experts: Why does my business need an emergency plan?

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

If the answer to this question is NO, SERVPRO of Indidnapolis South would gladly help you get this plan of action in place absolutely FREE of charge.

  • Free assessment of your facility.
  • Contains the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Indianapolis as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. 
  • Can add your facility's current contingency plans to you SERVPRO Ready Profile.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program is a Proud National Sponsor of American Red Cross Ready Rating.

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South to get started today. 317-784-3008

Important Steps Pertaining To Your Water Loss Greenwood, Indiana

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Don't put yourself or your home in a bad position by waiting after a water damage in your home.

Water damage can impact even the most valuable possessions inside your home. It can wreak havoc and damage furniture, appliances, plumbing equipment, and electronics. Over time, water damage can lead to the growth of mold inside your home.

The worst thing to do when facing water damage is to “save the cleanup for later”. Some people wait a while when first spotting signs of water damage to see if it will naturally go away. Even if the water evaporates on its own, the source of the damage still exists and will likely result in future problems.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South specializes in water remediation and mold cleanup. Call us to schedule your inspection today!

317-784-3008

Surving The Storm In Franklin, Indiana

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Your Franklin home is your most valuable asset so don’t get caught in the rain.  Take steps now to secure your property before storms dampen your mood.  

Storms can happen in the blink of an eye with little to no warning.  The aftermath of not being prepared can be stressful and costly.  Taking the time to address a few key areas of concern can make a huge difference between staying high and dry or up to your knees in water.  One of the best things you can do to get prepared is to pretend there is a storm coming right now and take action.  

  1. Purchase supplies you may need should you lose power or water supply for a period of time; batteries, a backup generator, bottled water, canned foods and gas just to name a few.  Purchasing these items ahead of time, you can avoid can save you time standing in line for hours and risking supplies running out.  
  2. Make sure that you have the proper insurance plan in place. Check on your policy so that you are familiar with what is and what is not covered and to make sure that everything is current.
  3. Do what you can to secure your property. Seal up any cracks or gaps around windows and doors and check your roof for any broken or loose shingles. Installing items such as window shutters, garage door braces, and roof clips can all help to protect your Avo home as well.  These resources can be costly but they can save you money in the long run!  
  4. Take care of the trees surrounding your home.  Make sure to keep trees pruned and healthy.  Remove any dead branches and trim back any limbs that could become a danger to your house.  Overhanging limbs can scrape the roof and damage shingles or can bust through windows.  Properly maintaining your landscaping is an easy and necessary task in being proactive against storm damage.  So, keep your yard picked up and clear of debris.  
  5. Also, secure patio furniture and pick up any items such as sporting equipment or lawn items and put them in an appropriate storage space.  

Storms are truly unpredictable and sometimes damage is unavoidable. Taking proactive measures can help but also be sure to have the contact information for your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professional services handy should you need help with the aftermath!

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

317-784-3008

Virtual Continuing Education Classes - Greenwood, IN

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South will be hosting TWO FREE Continuing Education Courses. 

Join us for a FREE day of virtual learning! Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and travel restrictions we had a cancellation of our previously scheduled  courses. We are now able to connect and meet the needs of our agents by hosting an online virtual event. 

In order to participate in these courses you must have access to a camera and a microphone. A state ID will also be a requirement. Registration will open an hour before the class starts to allow us to confirm your identity. 

Continuing Education is required for agents to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required for their fields. Knowledge is really a valuable way to get promotions, advance your career, and improve your job performance. 

"Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South at 317-784-3008