Recent Water Damage Posts

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

SERVPRO Is Ready To Help in Southport, IN

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Morgan & Putnam Counties basements could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Indianapolis South and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 317-784-3008

Faster to Your Disaster in Indianapolis, IN

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Services? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 317-784-3008

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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.

Water Damage Restoration in Indianapolis, Indiana

8/23/2020 (Permalink)

When calling your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South be prepared to answer the frequently asked questions pertaining to your particular water damage. 

  • What is the date and time the loss occurred?
  • What is the source of water?
  • What is the category of water (clean, gray, or black)?
  • What areas of the property are affected?
  • Is there structural damage?
  • Is electricity available to the property?
  • Is there standing water? How deep? 
  • Has the source of water intrusion been repaired and or replaced?

Feel free to check out our website for more tips and what to do during the event of water damage. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has a team available 24/7 and will make it "Like it never even happened."

Contact us today to learn if we are the right solution for you! 317-784-3008

Restoring Your Indianapolis Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO leaving impressions in the Indianapolis and Greenwood areas. Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges Downtown Indianapolis

Flooding and water damage events in Indianapolis Greenwood or 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 Indianapolis South

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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.

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South today for any of your commercial needs. We make it "Like it never even happened."

317-784-3008

Coronavirus Toilet Paper Shortage Clogging Sewer Lines Indianapolis, Indiana

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

What can and can NOT be flushed down the toilet #WipesClogPipes

Clogged toilet? Water overflow? Ask your self 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 its 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.

LET SERVPRO OF INDIANAPOLIS SOUTH BE THE "CALM TO YOUR CHAOS"!

Call us today at 317-784-3008

SERVPRO provides both sewage backup and Coronavirus cleaning services.

Timely Cleanup Is An Important Step in Johnson County

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Odors From Water Damage Indianapolis, IN

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO put your thoughts to rest as we Remediate your property!

Unpleasant odors from water damage can last for weeks, even months after the initial incident.

There are many reasons why your home or business can be quickly affected by water. Some of these reasons include:

  • Flooded basement 
  • Toilet overflow
  • HVAC system 
  • Broken appliance
  • Foundation crack
  • Weather-related 
  • Damaged roof

Many of these reasons are unexpected and can leave your home or business in a state of shock. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is on standby ready to restore your home or business to "Like it never even happened."

Yes! Water damage does have a musty smell. Porous materials with excess moisture, such as wood, drywall, and carpeting are more likely to have mold growth after water damage. If you smell a musty, stale, or earthly like smell in your home or business give SERVPRO a call.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

https://www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com/water-damage-restoration

317-784-3008

Water Loss in Greenwood, IN

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Keep Calm and Call SERVPRO!

In any scenario where there is a significant amount of water flowing one might panic. What is the water mitigation process and how might one go about cleaning it up? Make your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South aware of your concerns and we have the answers for you!

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is known for fast, friendly, and reliable service. You can count on us! "Faster to any size disaster." No loss is too big or too small. No judgment, no questions asked. Our customers call on SERVPRO for water mitigation and we are there. Our goal is to get you back to a normal life without worry or hassle!

Call your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South at 317-784-3008 today! "Like it never even happened." 

https://www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com/

How Smart is Your Indianapolis, IN home?

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Property owners need to protect their assets from water damage.  Whether it’s a leaking faucet, frozen pipe or a broken main line, any water-related damage can happen anywhere at any time.  SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is just a phone call away, 24/7 for all your emergency needs.

Over 60% of all property claims are actually water related.  If you have had the misfortune of experiencing a water claim in the past, you know the time to be proactive is now.  There are three reasons why you need to invest in water loss prevention products and hopefully, you’ll make these a priority.

  1. You have made an investment in property, now don’t underestimate the expense and frequency of a water-related claim. Invest in a Smart Home detection device for the detection of water leaks.  Don’t leave yourself open to risking an unexpected water loss.
  2. Avoid expensive claim losses. No matter how minimal the loss may seem, it’s smart to have the safety net of a Smart Home detection device.
  3. A Smart Home detection device alerts you at and away from home. These devices should bring peace of mind to you as you sleep or are on vacation away from home

As a smart investor, when you have Smart Home detection devices to detect water leaks, you minimize your risk of having a water loss.

Call us at

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

317-784-3008

Water Damage 101

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

How to Handle Your Disaster and What to Expect

Once you notice that you have a water loss, call us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South immediately at 317-784-3008. When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us to assess your damage and determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO IICRC Professionals may be needed. 

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions for our documentation:

  • Your name and contact information and the name of landlord (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • Is there still water standing?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Your Insurance company information (if applicable)
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • How many floors were damaged?
  • What type of flooring in the damaged areas?
  • How many rooms are affected?

CONTACT US: 317-784-3008

What To Do When Your Basement Floods

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement in Indianapolis

A flooded basement can be a nasty experience, even for experienced homeowners. Here are some “Do’s and Don’ts” to consider when your basement floods.

Unexpected water problems in your home are never welcomed, but they are unfortunately common in the Indianapolis area. A flooded basement may cause even an experienced home-owner feelings of helplessness and panic. If you discover a basement flood, try not to get too excited – we can help!  SERVPRO of Indianapolis South provides 24/7/365 emergency service with uniformed, professional, IICRC certified technicians. 

After you call us, here are some things you can do to reduce the damage if your basement floods. 

  • Ensure local authorities have given the “all clear” for your area.
  • Safety first! Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure. If you aren’t sure the power is off or if you can’t safely reach the breaker panel call a qualified electrician. We can handle this for you if you call us first!
  • Determine the cause or source of the water. If a pipe has burst and is leaking water, shut off the water. There should be a main shutoff valve where the water enters the house. 
  • It may also be possible to shutoff water closer to the leak. If the water is leaking from a supply line to a sink, toilet or similar fixture there is often a shutoff valve near the floor close to the fixture or under the sink. 
  • If you aren’t sure where the water is coming from or how to shut off the water a plumber can help. Again, we have relationships with licensed emergency plumbers and can call a reputable one for you.
  • Unless the water is caused by rain or rising water, take action quickly to reduce the flood damage. If the flood was caused by rain or storm water wait until the flood water has receded before you start working on the problem.
  • For your protection wear boots and gloves before entering a flooded area. You may also choose to wear a protective mask.  Floors can be very slippery when wet so use caution when walking on wet floors and stairs. 
  • If there is a floor drain in your basement check to see if it has become clogged during the flood. Sometimes, removing debris from a floor drain will allow the standing water to drain.
  • If you wish to get started before we arrive, begin removing water from the basement. You can use a suction pump, a pool pump, a wet/dry vacuum or even a mop and bucket depending on the amount of water involved.  Don’t use a household vacuum cleaner to remove water.  A flooded basement can turn into a big job so don’t hesitate to call in the professionals to help!
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.
  • To prevent staining, don’t leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t try to save wet cardboard boxes – they tend to grow mold and mildew quickly. Remove things like pictures and papers from cardboard boxes for drying.  We offer document drying services if necessary.
  • Don’t use the television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or if the appliances have been exposed to water. Electrical appliances should be checked by a qualified electrician or repairman to determine if they are safe to use.
  • Carpet and carpet pad can sometimes be dried and saved. However, because carpet pad acts like a sponge it requires professional equipment to extract the water from it before drying.  Usually if a homeowner tries to dry carpet and pad themselves it does not dry properly and begins to suffer from microbial growth and smells musty.  This part of the job is best left to a professional!
  • If you have insurance for your property, call your insurance company or agent and report the problem. You’ll want to check your coverage limits, the amount of the deductible and claim procedures. Note that some types of water damage such as broken pipes and sump pumps are more likely to be covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy than others.  Rising water damage may require a flood insurance policy.  Be sure to check with your insurance company up front to determine if you have adequate coverage.


Should you call SERVPRO to help with your flooded basement?  

Even a small amount of water can turn into a big job quickly and it’s a good idea to at least call us and ask for some advice.  Even if you are prepared to work hard to clean up the mess you are not likely to have the right equipment and training to dry the basement properly.  This often leads to problems with mold or mildew developing later which can turn into an even more expensive problem that could have been avoided.  Call us first and we can help you decide if you need professional help for your flooded basement or not.  

The Dangers of Not Immediately Dealing with Water Damage

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

The benefits of dealing with water damage sooner rather than later

The Dangers of Not Immediately Dealing with Water Damage

Many people do not take the quick and rapid steps necessary when dealing with water in their Johnson County, IN home or business. They think that simply drying the floors with a few towels and fixing the problem that caused the flood damage is all that they need to do. If you're one of these people, you'll find yourself dealing with a lot of future problems when you do not immediately deal with the water damage that you see and hire a restoration company.

Structural Damage

The first type of damage that a pipe break can do is structural damage. Structural damage refers to any type of damage that weakens the integrity of your home. A pipe break can lead to a buildup of water in your walls that cause paint and wallpaper to peel away and the drywall in your home to soften. Something more serious like a supply line break can cause damage similar to that saw in a flooded home. Water cleanup, restoration and mitigation companies offer water cleanup services designed to reduce this damage.

Mildew

Though you probably notice mildew in your bathroom, you might not think twice about it because you know that you can use cleaning supplies to remove the mildew. When you have standing water in home or water in business that you do not clean up quickly, you risk that water becoming mildew. Mildew can grow through the whole room and leave you feeling slimy and unclean after taking a shower or changing clothes. Mitigation professionals know what drying methods to use and how to stop the growth of mildew.

Mold

A flooded home is susceptible to mold because the water damage creates the perfect habitat or environment for the mold. Mold looks for areas that are both warm and slightly wet, which is why you might see mold outside your home near your air conditioner. The longer that you leave standing water in the home or in business, the greater the risk is that mold will appear in the near future. If you do not begin drying the walls and floors right after you notice the flood damage, it can be much harder to stop the spread of that mold too.

Musty Smells

The restoration company that you turn to for help can tell you about some of the other dangers of taking too long to deal with drying and water cleanup like the musty smells that can take over your home or business. Whether you have a supply line break or a flooded home, the water can penetrate inside the walls and floors of your home and settle on any upholstery, stuffed animals and fabric in your home too. The only way to get rid of those smells is with repeatedly washing of those items, which isn't always easy to do. Calling a restoration company sooner after noticing a supply line break or flood damage lets you get the restoration and/or mitigation help that you need to combat those musty odors.

When Can You Call?

Though you might wonder when you can call after seeing flood damage, the simple answer is as soon as possible. Whether you experience a pipe break in the middle of the night, have a supply line break on a holiday or discover water in home or water in business after taking a few days off, you want to call as soon as you notice any water damage.

The restoration company can use drying methods that dry all areas of the structure as quickly as possible and use products designed specifically to treat mold and mildew. Restoration experts can inspect the building and bring along mitigation experts to help with the water cleanup and everything else a flooded home needs. When you have a pipe break or any other similar problem, get restoration professionals to your home or business quickly. Visit www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com for more information on water damage.

Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South make it “Like it never even happened”.

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

Four Signs You Might Need A New Water Heater

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Is it time to replace your hot water heater?

Hot water is sometimes a luxury (bubble baths and long showers) and sometimes a necessity (laundry and clean dishes). So, when a water heater fails or ruptures, it can leave you in the cold as well as causing thousands of dollars in water damage to your home or business. In the event your property is flooded or damaged, it is imperative that you seek a reliable and well-respected flood and water restoration company to remediate the damage.

Here are some signs you might need a new electric or gas water heater:

  • Rust around the base of the water heater. A common sign that your water heater is leaking is rust around the base, on the floor or near the drainage tap. This means the base is compromised. Even if there isn’t any visible pooled water, there could be a very slow leak that is causing the rust and if so, it won’t be long before the bottom of the unit totally fails and you get a flood of hot water.
  • Unusual noises. Hot water heaters and tanks that make knocking noises, creaks, whines or bangs should be examined and assessed by a plumber as quickly as possible. These annoying and often loud noises could be a sign that the heating element is struggling to keep up with the demand. If you live in an area with hard water, it is possible that there is heavy sediment at the bottom of the tank keeping the water heater from performing optimally. If so, a thorough flushing of the system should correct the problem. However, if left untreated, it is possible for the heating element to fail or burn out.
  • Fluctuating temperatures. Of course, if you are experiencing water that is too hot or not hot enough, your water heater may need to be repaired or replaced. Broken heating elements or gas thermocouples are often to blame when the water doesn’t get hot, and those can be replaced without replacing the entire unit. However, if you are already having work done to your water heater, have the tank itself checked for cracks, fissures or other signs of weakness. These could cause a tank failure, resulting in a flood in your home or business. The cost to replace your water heater now could end up being cheaper in the long run.
  • Tankless water heaters can also cause water damage. Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular, but don’t think that just because there’s not a tank of water connected that you can’t experience massive water damage. Check the couplings and the hoses at least once a year to ensure everything is still working properly. If you are going out of town, you might consider turning it off all together, as the emergency couplings can sometimes fail. And as with a regular electric or gas water heater, look for signs of leaking such as rust, dampness and changes in water temperature.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South regularly sees properties each year affected by failed water heaters. Often kept in the attic or garage, when units fail and cause a flood, it’s usually personal items, family heirlooms and photos that are damaged. Fortunately, our highly trained professional technicians have the experience and tools necessary to clean up the water damage properly and bring your home and personal belongings back to pre-flood condition.

For emergencies and other situations, call 317-784-3008 anytime to reach your area flood damage experts, SERVPRO of Indianapolis South. We help residential and commercial property owners when natural disasters, water damage, sewer backups, floods, mold infestations, fires and other events happen.

Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South make it never even happened”.

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

Drying Out Your Water Loss

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Professionals dry you out!

Drying Your Greenwood Water Damaged Home

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

They check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

Contact us at

www.SERVPROindianapolissouth.com

317-784-3008

Ways to Prevent a Water Loss before a rainstorm

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

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.

317-784-3008

Let us see you through your Water Loss

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

What is Water Loss Mitigation?

Chances Are...

Chances are, IF you ever experience a water loss in your Johnson County Home and find yourself in need of the services of SERVPRO of Indianapolis South, it will probably be the ONLY time that you need us for such a mitigation.  We have ONE chance to make a positive impact in your life and provide the personal, professional service that we strive for every day.

So How Do We Do It...?

Once we arrive on-site, one of the first steps in evaluating the damage at your home or business is to understand the situation based on your first-hand account and walk the affected areas with you to do a visual inspection and note any safety concerns, etc.  Once we gauge the types of materials that are affected, we use the appropriate type of moisture meter to map out the extent of the damage.  We also take some atmospheric measurements that are essential to properly dry the space, including relative humidity and temperature.  All of these data contribute to a strategy that may involve: 

  • extraction of standing water, or water soaked into carpets or other materials
  • demolition of non-salvageable materials, such as carpet, drywall, or baseboard
  • setting up specialized drying equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers in a specific and strategic way to optimize air flow and to promote drying

When the Dust Settles...

The average dry time for most residential and small commercial water damages is three to five days - but we don't just set our equipment and forget it!  Our skilled technicians return daily to monitor the equipment and to make sure that our drying plan is going accordingly. 

Long Story, Made Short...

We at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South are committed to seeing your loss through, from the moment we set foot on-site until the last efforts are made to restore your home or business to a safe, clean, healthy state - "Like it never even happened."

Call us today at 317-784-3008.

Faster to your Indianapolis South Water Damage

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Beech Grove, Greenwood, and Franklin areas.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Indianapolis South arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of Indianapolis South               317-784-3008

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Indianapolis South

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service in your area

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios.

We are proud to serve our local communities.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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 Indianapolis South 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 Indianapolis South

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South 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.

Thank you from Dixie and Steve

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Wednesday, 9:54 AM.
 
Mr. Neal McNalley
General Manager
 
Dear Sir,
 
Yesterday when our SERVPRO team left I asked for your e-mail so that I could send you a compliment on the two men that worked our home the past week.
 
Dixie and I had never experienced a water issue in our home prior to this incident. This was quite the learning experience for the two of us. Our home represents a lifetime of savings and work and we are both very proud of our residence.
 
When the leak happened we had no idea what to expect or how this would be handled. Our two SERVPRO men showed up a week ago Tuesday and James was our lead assisted by David. I wanted to give both these men a big thank you. They walked us through the situation updating us when they arrived and when they left and what to expect the next day. They were both very professional and helped greatly with a very uncomfortable home these past days.
 
We would both recommend your firm to our family and friends. These two did a great job and their efforts were appreciated greatly.
 
Sincerely,
Dixie and Steve

Johnson County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

This Greenwood home's basement flooded due to heavy rains.

 

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Greenwood basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 317-784-3008

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Indy South & Johnson County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 317-784-3008

 

SERVPRO of Indy South and Johnson County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

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.