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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - The #1 Defensive Cleaning Program (Part 1 of 2)

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table toppers in a restaurant Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we're all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we've developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected. 

Certified:SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we're offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you've selected a higher cleaning standard- you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products 

As the #1 choice in cleanup an 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 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 as the economy continues to reopen. 

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We're Here to Help- 24 hours a day, seven day a week- until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home. 

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South today at 317-784-3008 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - The #1 Defensive Cleaning Program (Part 2 of 2)

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

3 C's- Consult, Clean, and Certify

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 business is different, which is why you'll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean- Based on your specific business 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 hat 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 within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify- Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you've selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month , and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We're Here to Help- 24 hours a day, seven day a week- until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home. 

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South today at 317-784-3008 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Fire Damage In Indianapolis, Indiana & The Aftermath

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Fire SERVPRO helping make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about the SERVPRO Indianapolis South fire damage restoration process.

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

After a house fire, the danger, unfortunately, doesn’t stop once the flames have been put out. Soot may have spread to your entire home, posing a threat to your health and the building.

For professional smoke remediation or fire damage repair call your local SERVPRO today with any questions or concerns pertaining to a fire loss. 317-784-3008.

https://www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com/

SERVPRO Safety Tips - How To Enjoy Your Backyard Fire Pit Safety

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Lit Matches Be safe while having fun this Summer with tip from your local SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South would like to provide our communities with fire pit safety tip as the holiday and summer nights are approaching. On a cool summer night. Its always a good time sitting around the fire pit with family and friends. 

Backyard fires infuse outdoor gatherings with joy and even romance. With that being said it can also be an unpredictable destructive force.

Basics of backyard fire safety

  • Check the wind conditions for your local weather
  • Build the fire in the open away from trees and structures
  • Use only recommended fire starters not gasoline
  • Keep children, pets, and chairs away from the fire pit
  • Wear tight fitted clothing
  • Do not leave the fire unattended
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close by 
  • Make sure the fire is completely extinguished before leaving

Other suggestions would be to install a screen around the fire pit. Keep water and a shovel nearby. If having alcoholic beverages drink responsibly. 

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

317-784-3008

SERVPRO Safety Tips When Using Your Fire Pit

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

People Around The Fire 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.

 Weather 

  • 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 

317-784-3008

"Like it never even happened."

When Commercial Fire Damage Strikes, You Need To Keep These Critical Things In Mind (Part 1 of 2)

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Fire is amongst the worst disasters that can affect the running of a business and can halt operations for a long period due to damage to the business office and various office equipment. Therefore, it is imperative that the business owner initiates a fire damage restoration process as soon as possible to reverse the immense fire damage to the business. This will significantly assist in getting the business back in operation as fast as possible. It is important to use a fire restoration company as they provide other beneficial services other than just fire restoration. Here are six important steps a business owner should adhere to during a business’s fire damage restoration process.


1. Have an emergency contact

It is imperative that a business owner should have the emergency contacts of a fire restoration company as they offer immediate emergency services. This means that they will avail of their services as soon as they are contacted and offer immediate relief services that will save the business thousands of dollars. In addition to putting out the fire together with the fire department, the fire restoration personnel will prevent the spreading of the fire and damage to the rest of the business property.

2. Damage Assessment

The next step conducted by the restoration company in this process is assessing the extent of fire damage to the business property. This step entails assessing how far the soot, smoke, and fire have traveled and the extent of damage to the furniture and walls of the property. The damage assessment step is important as it provides an accurate and realistic damage report that assists in making an action plan, accurate cost of restoration and the exact time frame to conduct the restoration.

3. Sealing and Tarping Services

As the restoration of the damaged process begins, it is imperative that the fire damage restoration company prevent further damage to the business property by offering sealing and tarping services. This aims to avoid increasing the restoration costs for the business owner as well as completing the restoration process within the set time frame. Luckily, this process can be executed concurrently with other restoration processes such as the water damage restoration process. This ensures that any identified water leak or water pipe damage is fixed within the shortest time possible to avoid the spreading of water all over the business property and causing more damage.


Call 317-784-3008 for more information on commercial fire damage and how we can help you make things "Like it never even happened."

When Commercial Fire Damage Strikes, You Need To Keep These Critical Things In Mind (Part 2 of 2)

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Fire is amongst the worst disasters that can affect the running of a business and can halt operations for a long period due to damage to the business office and various office equipment. Therefore, it is imperative that the business owner initiates a fire damage restoration process as soon as possible to reverse the immense fire damage to the business. This will significantly assist in getting the business back in operation as fast as possible. It is important to use a fire restoration company as they provide other beneficial services other than just fire restoration. Here is part 2 of the 6 most important steps a business owner should adhere to during a business’s fire damage restoration process.

4. Damage Clean Up

When all sealing and tarping services are complete, the fire damage restoration company proceeds to next stage, which entails cleaning and clearing up the fire damaged area. This process involves cleaning away the soot, dust, and smoke from the surfaces of the business property. In most cases, a building’s walls and other surfaces appear charred, dark and stained. Therefore, cleaning of the surfaces plays a big role in ensuring the business property regains its normal look. Other damage restoration processes such as repairing water leaks and damaged water pipes are done and completed at this stage. Finally, removing and disposing all damaged items from the property marks the end of the clean-up phase. These include office furniture and other equipment that are beyond repair due to fire damage or water contamination. It is important that the business owner replaces such items with new ones to avoid future restoration and repair expenses.

5. Damage Repair and Property Restoration

This step entails restoring damaged furniture and other office equipment with new ones as well as repairing damaged office property such as installing new wall cabinets and repainting the office walls. This step ensures the business premises return to its former glory. However, other than conducting restoration activities, the business owner is presented with the opportunity to introduce and carry out new renovations to the business property. This will leave the business property looking even better than before, with new furniture, new office design, and a complete property facelift.

6. Consultation

After the completion of the fire damage restoration process, the fire damage restoration company can offer free advice, video tutorials, or even short seminars on various ways to prevent fires in the future, better office designs, and fire detection devices that can help detect smoke and fire within the business premises.


Call 317-784-3008 for more information on commercial fire damage! We can come in and make things "Like it never even happened."

Helping you to be "Ready for Whatever Happens"

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

Slogan Helping you to be "Ready for Whatever Happens"
 

What if you woke up this morning to find everything you have ever worked at your business sitting in several feet of water?   Your business is susceptible to having a disaster happen any day of the week at any time of the day.

Spring storms can tend to bring many storms that may include not only potential flooding but high winds, hail, and tornadoes.  These natural disasters remind us that disaster can strike anytime and anywhere.  You need to be prepared.

The best time to plan for any disaster is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as a fire or a flood never reopen.

Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”

Did you know that SERVPRO of Indianapolis South offers an Emergency Ready Plan?   This SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is created by our SERVPRO representative and provides you a quick reference of important building and contact information.  This can also serve as a supplement to an existing contingency plan you might have in place. 

Let us help you to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile.

Call at 317-784-3008 Today for a No Cost Assessment of Your Facility!

Water Damage Challenges - Not For SERVPRO! We Are Here!

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water In Hallway Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Franklin 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 Indy South and Johnson County

Call 317-784-3008

SERVPRO of Franklin 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.

What To Do If Fire Happens...

6/13/2021 (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.

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South at 317-784-3008.