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Before Severe Rain Arrives - Check Out Ways To Prevent Water Loss!

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage - SERVPRO technicians Call our team at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South anytime, whether you need assistance with water damage, fire damage or mold prevention. 317-784-3008

Preparing Your Residence for Spring/Summer Showers and Water Damage

Rain, rain, go away. We all know the months are coming when we will start to think of these words to that childhood song. Rain is necessary to nourish flowers and trees, and that’s great! But sometimes all that water can cause damage to your home or business.

Is your Bargersville residence ready? Let’s talk about ways to prepare.

  • Take a look at rain gutters. Clogged gutters will cause rainwater to backup, damaging your roof and walls.
  • Do a roof inspection. Are any shingles loose or damaged? Replace any that could be an issue to protect attic or work space from water damage.
  • Check interior walls and ceilings for signs of water damage; this could be an indication of roof leaks.
  • Trim any trees and bushes next to your residence. Be sure to cut back branches that could become waterlogged and break off, damaging property.
  • Ensure that all doors and windows are secure, and that weather-stripping is in good condition.
  • Look for water collecting around the foundation of your Bargersville residence, and take steps to redirect it, if needed, to avoid water damage.
  • If your home is located near flooding areas, stockpiling sandbags to protect your property and parking areas would be a good idea. 
  • Any erosion on your property will need to be handled before the rains come so that your home won’t suffer from mudslides.
  • Make sure the city drains near your residence are clear of debris and earth.

Preparedness in the event of any kind of extreme weather is always a good idea, to protect your home and property from loss and damage. Taking the time to assess your situation and thinking ahead about what may come is a good way to keep your investment secure.

Call our team at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South anytime, whether you need assistance with water damage, fire damage or mold prevention.


SERVPRO Storm Tips: How To Prevent Water Damage

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

servpro If you find a problem and need restoration help or want spring cleaning assistance, call your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professionals.

Ways To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home

  1. Clean and inspect gutters regularly.
  2. Keep downspouts cleat of any blockages.
  3. Repair or replace roofing as needed.
  4. Be sure soffit vents are clean and unobstructed.
  5. Check for any cracks or peeling paint.

These could indicate moisture retention.

  1. Fill low spots around building foundation 

with clean fill dirt.

  1. Create a slope away from the structure to drain runoff properly.
  2. Trim plants around building to avoid the growth of mold or mildew.
  3. Make sure garden areas have adequate drainage.
  4. Apply a waterproofing coating to the interior or exterior basement walls.

Heavy rains and strong winds can all cause problems with your property. Roofs, gutters, and landscapes are exterior elements that should be checked to guard against water damage. Remember to look in attics, basements or crawl spaces for visible signs of water intrusion. Make sure outside vents are clear of any obstruction to ensure proper airflow.

If you find a problem and need restoration help or want spring cleaning assistance, call your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professionals. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Do You Know What To Do If Your Toilet Overflows?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

over flowing toliet 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

Flash Floods Can Happen, Even In Indianapolis, Indiana

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Storm damage can have you feeling daunted by the size of the task, and not knowing where to begin. Call your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South.

Storm damage can have you feeling daunted by the size of the task, and not knowing where to begin. Call your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South.

Flash Floods can happen with no warning. The two key elements to a flash flood are rainfall intensity and duration. Certain home improvements can help reduce damage. Valuables and documents can be stored in a safe place on the upstairs level of your home. Clean gutters of any debris to help prevent flooding under houses and in the basement. Basement sump pumps are to be tested frequently throughout the year to ensure that they are working properly.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is here and ready to help with your storm-related questions! Restore your property to "Like it never even happened." Call us at 317-784-3008.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

flooding SERVPRO of Indy South & Johnson County provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Greenwood
SERVPRO of Indy South and Johnson County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 317-784-3008

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Indy South and Johnson County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

    • Your name and contact information
    • Your insurance information (if applicable)
    • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
    • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
    • What caused the water damage (if known)?
    • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Indy South and Johnson County

SERVPRO of Indy South and Johnson County 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.

SERVPRO Is Ready For When Storms Or Floods Hit Greenwood!

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Home Damage Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Greenwood.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South and Johnson County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Greenwood, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today


Are You Ready For A Disaster? We Are At SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Checklist Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion.

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

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SERVPRO Tip: Easy Storm Clean Up Tricks

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO 24/7 - SERVPRO van driving SERVPRO of Indianapolis West technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again.

Before the storm hits, homeowners are concerned about their safety first. This is important; however, when the storm dies down and you’re left with pieces to pick up, it’s important to know how to deal with it. The more you know in advance, the easier the process is sure to be. This process involves handling water damage, deciding what to tear out and a full storm restoration.

1. Extract All Water

Because you often can’t get back into your home until all the water is removed, it’s imperative that you invest in flood water extraction. Keep in mind that flood water is often contaminated. After 24 hours, it’s considered black water and full of contaminants. The safest and most effective option is to have someone with the proper gear and tools to extract the water.

2. Tear Out Wet Materials

Water damage can lead to professionals having to tear out any and all wet materials. This could be paneling, flooring and a number of different household materials that may need to be dried out. While some might be salvageable, once the material has sat in water, it’s likely that the damage on some of it is irreversible.

3. Dry Out Structure

With the damp materials out, it’s time to dry the inside of your home. This can be done by SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professional services if you want to have it done quickly and effectively.

4. Begin Restoration

Storm restoration can begin once you’ve completed the tear out and drying. After this, you can bring the undamaged items back into your home and begin to rebuild. The reason it’s important not to start this step until after the cleanup is complete is that you never want to rebuild when there’s a risk that there may still be water damage or mold left behind.

When the storm is over, the cleanup process is still only beginning. Fortunately, these four steps should be able to help you understand the importance of assessing what you need to tear out after water has damaged your home to start your storm restoration.

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When Storms Come - SERVPRO Is Nearby & Ready For Whatever Happens!

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South make it “Like it never even happened.”
Let us be your Umbrella In A Storm 

Did you know that the probability of precipitation in Stones Crossing in August is 35%? SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is ready to help!

SERVPRO employs trained water and storm damage specialists, water restoration technicians and applied structural drying technicians. We also have IICRC Trained and Certified Technicians on our team! That means we can restore your home or business and get life back to normal. Our list of storm-related services includes (but not limited to):

  1. Mold Remediation
  2. Sewage Cleanup
  3. Carpet Cleaning
  4. Odor Removal
  5. Contents Restoration
  6. Move Outs / Pack Outs
  7. Electronic Cleanup
  8. Document / Photograph Drying

So the next time the thunder rolls and lightning strikes, have our number ready in case the worst case scenario happens.

CALL us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 317-784-3008

You Can Count On SERVPRO of Indianapolis South To Be Ready!

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is on standby and ready to take on any of your water mitigation needs. We have a team of trained professionals to come out and make every step of water removal easier for you and your family.

A fast response is necessary, especially in a storm damage situation. "They're faster to any size disaster." SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is thorough in the mitigation process. The water mitigation duration will depend on how long the property has been exposed to water. There is a small time frame to prevent the structure from further damage by mold or mildew. Here you will find SERVPRO tips on what you can do until help arrives.

Leave it up to our IICRC trained professionals to extract water from all surfaces during a storm-related loss. Call us Today at 317-784-3008 with any questions!