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SERVPRO Ready in Greenwood, Indiana
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage!
ERP How Do You Set it Up?Is Your Greenwood Business Ready for a Disaster?
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
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"Faster to any size disaster" No Job is Too Large
Operating your own business has perks. Most have operational tasks that are managed day by day. Does your business have a plan for when these day by day tasks get put on hold due to a disaster? SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has all the answers to your disastrous commercial needs.
What does a disaster in my business mean? Here are some examples that could pause your daily operations. Storm damage, toilet overflow, suspected mold, sewage leak, and trauma or bio hazard cleanup. If you need assistance with these examples right away we are only one call away. Available 24/7 SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians that will come in and get your business back to "Like it never even happened." Add SERVPRO of Indianapolis South to your business contact list for when the unexpected chaos happens.
Marijuana Odor Removal in Marion County
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South offers deodorization services for Marijuana/ Cannabis and many other odors.
SERVPRO has a cleaning protocol for marijuana odor removal that may be useful for landlords, property managers, or agents that may be selling a home that needs deodorization. Nicotine and marijuana smoke will cover almost all surfaces and in order to remove the smell, all areas need to be cleaned thoroughly.
Effective October 1st, 2019 Marion County has stopped prosecuting possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Although marijuana is still illegal in Indiana, a question you might as is how often is smoke or marijuana used in your home or surrounding areas. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South services the majority of Marion County and we are available 24/7 for any of your deodorization needs. Make it "Like it never even happened."-
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Mold Growing in Your Business in Indianapolis, IN
No Worries call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South for your mold inquires.
Leaving mold untreated can lead to an unsafe environment in your business as well as surrounding businesses. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has skilled technicians to treat and mitigate the mold before it has the chance to spread into the surroundings.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
If you suspect mold in your business, Please Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South at 317-784-3008. Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service. We will get your business "Like it never even happened."
Are You Ready for Whatever Happens?
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.
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Major Storms Hit Indianapolis Area
Don't Let Storm Damage Stop Your Operations
Beech Grove, Indiana suffered a weather disaster this past weekend. Storms including a tornado and strong winds caused damage to multiple residential homes and businesses.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South worked around the clock to clean up debris and restore the properties to preloss conditions. Knowing that a commercial business operates with productivity in mind it is essential to return them to daily business operations promptly. It is always our goal to get you back up and running as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Our professional IICRC SERVPRO technicians know the importance of returning your business to " Like it never even happened".
If your business has been damaged by severe floods or storms, call us right away at 317-784-3008. Disaster can strike when we least expect it, but SERVPRO of Indianapolis South will be there to help you weather the storm.
What to Do if Your Indianapolis area Hotel Floods
What to Do if Your Hotel Floods
Flooding is a common occurrence in many parts of the country, and we are certainly no strangers to it here in the Indianapolis area. Whether it happens as a flash flood or as a slow buildup from constant rain, you need to be prepared for this type of event. As a hotel owner, there are some specific things to be aware of:
- Your guests. The people who are staying in your property are at the top of the list of concerns when it comes to flooding. Make sure everyone is aware of impending danger, and touch base with each guest to make sure they know how to stay safe. Getting emergency contacts for your guests is a good idea, too, in case something unexpected happens and you need the assistance of a close friend or family member.
- Medical issues. If there are guests staying with you who have medical issues or are either very young or very elderly, it might be a wise idea to get these people to a facility that can watch over them closely, such as a hospital or community safe haven.
- Vigilance. Even if you think the flood risk is low in your area, stay vigilant. Understand the potential exposure of your property, using reports from such organizations such as the NOAA Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, which provides quarterly updates and maps that show areas that are at high risk during certain times of the year. Historic flood maps are another useful resource that will help you understand the potential risk where you are. Be informed as to how high water can possibly rise, and evacuate lower levels to make sure no one gets hurt.
- Insurance. Take note of the flood insurance you have on your property before a flooding disaster strikes. Have your attorney go over it for you to make sure that your coverage is sufficient for any disaster that might bring water damage and storm damage. Copies of this coverage and all other key business information should be kept in a safe location that won’t be damaged by flood waters.
- Proactive. Be proactive, and consider getting a sump pump to help minimize potential damages from flooding. Make sure all maintenance projects are current for the entire building, and especially the gutters, roofing, and doors and windows.
- Emergency Kits. These may come in handy if people get stuck in the building for a few days. Water, food, first aid items, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, and other emergency items will need to be available in the event that a flood forces people to stay put.
- Evacuation Plan. Design a flood evacuation route for your employees and guests and make sure it is posted where everyone can access it for a quick retreat.
- Weather Eye. Keep an eye on the weather by accessing local weather broadcasts, and paying attention to evacuation orders. If the local authorities are insisting that you evacuate, it would be a good idea to follow their instructions.
Here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South, we care about you and your business. We’re here in case an emergency happens, and we can help with clean-up projects both large and small. Call us today for help with damages from flooding or fire, and don’t forget that we’re mold remediation specialists!
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Prepare Your Business!
Prepare your business for the winter weather!
-Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
-Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
-Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
-Ask your SERVPRO Professional about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.
What is an Emergency Ready Profile?
It is a "snapshot" of each building owned/managed by a business that provides critical information for emergency preparation.
Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South make it “Like it never even happened.”
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Tips for Preparing your Indianapolis, IN Business for Winter Weather
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Keep your Business clear from winter weather.
Winter weather will be upon us very soon as we head into the winter months of the Indianapolis area. Here are a few things to think about for your commercial property.
Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather
- Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
- Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
- Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
- Contact SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Franchise Professionals about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your
SERVPRO of Indianapolis South responds quickly to your Indianapolis South fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.
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Protecting Your Commercial Property
How Secondary Damage Can Make Commercial Flooding Worse
If your business floods, your first concern may be the rising water itself. While this is certainly a problem, it’s also important to avoid secondary damage. The increased levels of humidity in the room can cause black mold to spread. Here are a few ways you can avoid this problem after a flood in Greenwood, IN:
- Call a restoration company immediately
- Thoroughly clean all damaged items
- Keep an eye out for signs of mold for a few weeks after restoration
It’s essential for business owners to follow each of these steps to stop the damage. Furthermore, understanding how secondary damage occurs can help you avoid it.
Plenty of Humidity
Even a few inches of water can significantly increase the humidity levels in a room. This high humidity means that there is a lot of water in the air. That moisture in the air then sticks to the walls, surfaces, and furniture in the area.
Moisture Leads to Mold
When the water in the air lands on particular surfaces, it can begin to grow black mold. Unfortunately, that means that the mold grows in places where you may not expect it.
How does moisture make mold? Mold spores are all around us. However, without the necessary water levels, they don’t grow into anything dangerous. Once humidity rises in your business, those previously harmless mold spores become a problem.
The Clock is Ticking
The very second water spills into your business, you’re on a timer to prevent mold and other problems. In most cases, you have only 24 to 48 hours until the mold is visible. This is one of the reasons it is important to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South immediately.
Black mold and other secondary damage can make flooding in your business worse than it already would have been. Be sure to contact SERVPRO of Indianapolis South as soon as you see signs of flooding and avoid this problem altogether. Visit www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com or call 317-784-3008 for more information on commercial water damage.
Important Steps to take for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
6 Critical Steps During Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
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 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 water damage restoration process. This ensures that any identified water leak or water pipe damage is fixed within the shortest time possible to avoid spreading of water all over the business property and causing more damage.
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.
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.
Visit www.SERVPROIndianapolisSouth.com or call 317-784-3008 for more information on commercial fire damage.
Does Your Business Fire Loss Need Air Purification?
After Fire Damage
Smoke smells and smoke damage are present in the air after a fire, which will require removal purifying. A restoration company will employ a variety of techniques to clean and sanitize the air so that the property can be usable once again. Fire damage restoration cannot be complete without a complete purification of the air.
A fire in a business can extensively damage drywall or paint, which will need to be restored last once all other damage is handled. Once the smoke smell is completely removed, fire cleanup and be completed with aesthetic touches. Complete fire damage restoration will leave the property completely usable. Commercial fire damage is reversed to the point where business can resume as usual, "Like it never even happened."
The stability provided by a restoration company after a fire in a home or a fire in a business is incomparable to that of an individual handling the situation by him- or herself. Fire cleanup is a complicated task that requires specialized equipment and multiple technicians depending on the extent of the fire damage. It is almost impossible to reverse commercial fire damage without help. Whether it is just to board up the property or to remove all the water from firefighting, a company takes on a lot of the burden, providing stability to a shaken individual.
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Restoring Your Franklin Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
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
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.