Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Is Your Franklin Office in Need of the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Keep your office fresh and clean with deodorization!

Cleaning is an important part of owning a business. Customers expect and employees expect for a company to ensure the building they shop and work in is clean and odor-free. However, many businesses only schedule cleaning the floors or trash removal on a regular basis. If you want your business to always look and smell its best, it's important that you plan deeper cleaning. SERVPRO of Indianapolis utilizes state-of-the-art deodorization techniques that guarantee a cleaner office.

Deodorization is a deep cleaning process that can eliminate odors in a building. This is a process that doesn't just get rid of the surface grime but makes sure that your building is clean in a way that typical processes can't match.

If you need deodorization services in Franklin, you need to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South. Our employees receive certification in the best cleaning and deodorizing techniques in the industry. Our equipment is designed to get your business clean. This makes for a more professional clean as well as a longer-lasting process.

Of course, SERVPRO brings with it more than just the right equipment for the job. When SERVPRO comes in, you'll know the job will get done correctly the first time, every time. This isn't just a cleaning company - SERVPRO cares about the work that it does.

If you want bad smells removed from your property, make sure that you always work with the professionals to complete major tasks such as this, as using the wrong chemicals or the wrong techniques might end up making your problem worse. SERVPRO is here to make sure the job is done correctly.

Call SERVPRO of Indaianpolis South at 317-784-3008

Free Continuing Education Courses in Greenwood, IN

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

CE Course Flyer SERVPRO of Indianapolis South would like for you to join us for a fun filled day!

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is offering 2 FREE CE Courses on August 31st 2020.

Although the Covid-19 Pandemic has kept us from reaching out in person. We are doing all that we can to help our agents by offering two free courses to assist with the renewal of your license. 

With the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking the extra precautions by providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and practicing the six feet social distancing. 

Along with the free courses we will be providing breakfast and lunch to attendees. Water will also be available. 

REGISTER TODAY as class size will be limited in order to abide by the social distancing guidelines!

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South would like for you to join us as we prepare to make connections with our local agents. 

Indianapolis Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green Available 24/7 for any of your restoration needs!

Why choose SERVPRO? 

Restoration and remediation are not common topics of conversation. The work we provide here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is the calm to your chaos. Our mission is to make it "Like it never even happened." 

From a leaky roof to cleaning up bodily fluids we do it all. The unexpected can take a toll on our daily lives and routines. Flooded basements, sewage in the crawlspace, to bats in the attic we have all of the specialty equipment along with certified technicians to make your life easier while we put your minds at ease. 

We here at SERVPRO take pride in the work we provide and show up to perform our job duties to the best of our abilities with smiling faces. We also communicate with your insurance companies so that is one less thing you have to worry about or take care of. 

Please give us a call at 317-784-3008 to ask general qustions about our services or any of your remediation needs. SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is Faster to Any Size Disaster! 

Flood & Water Restoration in Indianapolis, IN

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Water and Flood Mitigation in Indianapolis, IN SERVPRO of Indianapolis South cares!

Our SERVPRO staff is the most prepared for water loss incidents and amongst the most common of callouts that our team must respond to throughout the area. 

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has fast, friendly, reliable service for any of your disastrous needs. We have highly trained IICRC certified technicians so that no customer ever has to wait for knowledgeable mitigation and recovery. 

Restoring flood effects on the inside of your home includes employing the latest cutting-edge equipment and products. We can quickly manage the extraction and drying of your Indianapolis property, working to prevent unnecessary tear out and replacement whenever possible. 

SERVPRO is just a phone call away, with 24/7 emergency service response. No job is too big, no job is too small. We are here to service your specific needs!

Call us Today @ 317-784-3008

We Are Cleaning Experts Indianapolis Indiana

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus Cleanup Indianapolis Indiana SERVPRO of Indianapolis South Understands!!

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Indianpolis South, 317-784-3008

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

No Job To Big No Job To Small Indianapolis, Indiana

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is Proud to be the top rated Fire and Water mitigation company in your area!

Known for our speedy response and putting your home back to "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO is a proud leader in your area. Family oriented with IICRC certified technicians we put your mind at ease when certain situations happen in your home.

Here are a few reviews from our valued customers. 

Josh and Pedro were both very friendly and were much on time. They got right to work and did a great job and cleaned everything before they left.
I was very pleased also that they wore covers on their shoes... 

Josh & Pedro did an outstanding job and we are 100% happy. We would highly recommend SERVPRO.

Disaster can strike at anytime. Here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis South we are available 24/7 365 days a year to get the job done quickly and efficiently. 

Call us TODAY with any fire, water, or mold needs.

317-784-3008

Back to School Indianapolis, IN

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Home Safety Tips For Parents with Children going Back To School

Home security and safety are especially important if children will be alone at home for any length of time. Walking home alone, entering an empty house, and staying safe at home can be a challenge. But with guidance, rules, and helpful products, parents can help children stay safe at home.

  • Teach kids to lock the door and not open it for anyone: Children should know how to properly lock all doors. Teach them that they should never open the front door while they’re home alone, even for deliveries or mail.
  • Show kids how to use the alarm system: Make sure children know how to properly use the alarm system, both arming and disarming it. You should also show them how to hit the panic button and what to do if there’s an emergency.
  • Plan a safe route to school: Work with your child to plan a direct route to school. Avoid as many street crossings as possible as well as open fields, vacant lots, and desolate areas. 
  • Help children memorize important numbers: Teach kids their home address, their home number, your cell phone number, and the number of a neighbor who can help. You should also teach them how to use 911 in an emergency.
  • Teach children about stranger danger: Make sure kids know not to talk to strangers on their way home from school, even if they seem friendly or helpful. 
  • Make an emergency plan for fire: Work on an emergency plan together and determine how your child will exit in case there’s a fire. 
  • Keep communication open: Ask your child to text or call when they get home each day. Encourage them to call you if there’s any problem at all so you can help.
  • Have a plan for lost keys: Even responsible children can lose keys. Choose a destination for a spare key or leave one with a close neighbor or family member.
  • Establish rules for safety at home: Determine whether children will be allowed to use the stove or oven when home alone, rules for visitors or leaving the house, even screen time. Set kids up for a safe afternoon at home by establishing your expectations.

Stay Safe and Have a Wonderful School Year from your local SERVPRO of Indianapolis South!

Safety Tips When Using Your Fire Pit

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

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®




Hidden Water Damage can add up

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

This homeowner out of Indianapolis suffered not only a water loss but also had signs of microbial growth in several different areas.

Remember, water damage can be very deceiving. Make sure the next time you have a water damage loss in Greenwood, IN to call your SERVPRO of Indianapolis South professionals for your water damage needs!

To the naked eye, that water loss looked like such a small leak and surely couldn’t have caused much damage. What looked like minimal damage may now evolve into a big claim later. The floors and walls felt dry to touch, but now you find out that the water penetrated through your walls and pooled under your tile flooring.

Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Indianapolis South.

Our technicians are IICRC trained and certified to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
  • Utilize professional state-of-the-art drying and monitoring equipment
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the property for hidden moisture
  • Move and block furniture and contents
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide services
  • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
  • Dispose of refuse

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South has the professional equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in. To stop leaks from becoming a big problem, contact us at 317-784-3008.

Is a Leaking Roof in Center Grove an Emergency?

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Keep your leaking roof damage to a minimum.

Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Unfortunately, rainy weather is when a roof leak is most likely to happen.

No resident ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling.  It is important that you take immediate action to avoid additional damage to your home.

Containing the Leak

The water leak may have caused a bulge or discoloration to your ceiling which may indicate that the water is collecting and pooling on the other side or the ceiling.

Get a trash can or bucket and place under the site of the damaged area.  Next, take a screwdriver and use it to puncture the very middle of the bulge where the water is accumulating.  Doing this may prevent the entire ceiling from collapsing.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South and their IICRC Professional Technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency water extraction and water mitigation to return your home to “Like it never even happened”.

Dangers of Waiting

Immediate action to a roof leak can minimize any future damage and possibly prevent any microbial growth. Avoiding or ignoring stains on the ceiling or even bubbling or bulges may often lead to a damaging and costly repair.

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South (317)784-3008

What Do You Do When Your Toilet Overflows?

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mentors needed at the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Making an impact on the community in which you live and work!

The Community Foundation of Morgan County Executive Director, Ed Kominowski, is leading the podcast dialogue with Neal McNalley, Owner of SERVPRO of Indianapolis South. 

Neal and his family are longtime supporter of their community making many different impacts.

Neal and his family not only have a passion for the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County but wants to get others involved.

Ten years ago, Neal was invited by a friend to a luncheon and asked if he might entertain the thought of sponsoring a golf outing for the local Boys & Girls Club. Neal listened and has since been the Title Sponsor and Legacy Sponsor for all 10 of the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County Golf Outings.  Neal’s belief is that he and his family have been blessed and they have the opportunity to help and benefit the families in the community and by doing so, benefit the community as a whole.

Check out the Podcast Impact at:https://soundcloud.com/yourcfmc/neal-mcnalley-podcast-impact

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is an IICRC-certified restoration company.

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is an IICRC-certified restoration company.

Water Damage and IICRC Certification of Your Restoration Firm

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

More than just removing excess water, restorers certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.

More About the Importance of IICRC Certification

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting nonprofit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.

When you see a IICRC logo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property. IICRC Certified Firms employ technicians who, after study, field experience and passing comprehensive exams, have received IICRC certifications in specific cleaning, restoration and inspection categories such as upholstery, wood flooring, stone and tile flooring, carpet cleaning, odor removal, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage restoration and more. 

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is an IICRC-certified restoration company. Call us today at 317-784-3008 if you have water damage.