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When Hot Water Heaters Behave Badly!

7/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is available 24 hours a say 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.

When a water heater bursts all the water inside can wreak havoc on flooring, drywall, and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is here to help make it "Like it never happened."  

For immediate assistance please call our friendly staff at (219) 779-7577.

Water Damage in Crown Point

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties is here to help! Recently, we were called to a business in Crown Point, IN for a water mitigation project. A frozen pipe had broken and water caused the ceiling and drywall to collapse. 

Whether your business or your home has water damage, we always respond quickly. The longer your structure is wet, the more damage is done and the higher the cost is incurred. Excess moisture in your structure can cause building materials to weaken, warp, rot and decay. Elevated moisture levels help mold grow. The longer water sits, the more bacteria is present and the less we are able to save.

This Crown Point business immediately asked SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties for assistance.  We were able to control the damage and immediately begin water mitigation. They were able to continue working and were very happy with our services.  

Respond immediately when you have water damage! Call 219-779-7577 for all of your water mitigation needs!

Business in Valparaiso has multiple leaks in roof

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties arrived in Valparaiso to assess water damage from an ice dam. After remediation began, multiple leaks were found. SERVPRO was able to help! Due to water saturation, ceiling tiles, insulation and drywall needed to be removed. Cabinets were also removed. 

Only portions of several rooms were affected. Our crew built containment around the affected areas and worked within the containment. The crew set air scrubbers to ensure no one would get sick during the mitigation process. On the outside of the containment, business continued. Our customer was happy she did not have to close for any time so that she could continue serving her customers.

If you have a commercial property and have a need for water mitigation services, call us at (219)779-7577. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is committed to minimizing business interruptions as much as possible!

Bathroom Leak in Crown Point

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

After vacationing, a family in Crown Point came home to a leak in the bathroom. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties was able to help! The leak started when the supply line to the bathtub on the second floor broke. The water then went through to the dining room on the first floor and into the basement.

When SERVPRO arrived onsite, we set up a containment in the dining room to shrink the area being dried. Holes were drilled into the ceiling so that air would blow directly on the second floor subfloor to improve drying times. Floor drying systems were used on the hardwood floors in the dining room and the tile floors in the bathroom to vacuum the water out. Dehumidifiers were placed on all three levels to dry the air.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties was able to dry this home in two days and save all of the flooring. The homeowner was thrilled with the minimal interruption and reconstruction required.

Injectidry used to dry bathroom flooring

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties is here to help! Recently during a storm, SERVPRO was called to a home in Crown Point, IN. Sump pump failure had caused the basement to flood. Multiple rooms were affected. Laminate flooring had to be removed because it had a vapor barrier underneath it which prevents us from drying the laminate. The carpet had to be lifted to remove the pad which can hold bacteria from the water. After drying is complete, the homeowner can install new pad and reuse the carpet. In the bathroom, Injectidry equipment was used to dry the tile floors. 

When you have flooding or damage from water to your home, it is important to call us for help immediately. The sooner we can begin water mitigation, the more money and stress the homeowner can be saved. The longer the water sits in your home, the more damage it can cause. For any water mitigation needs, call 219-779-7577 and our SERVPRO professionals will respond immediately.

Injectidry used to dry bathroom flooring

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties is here to help! Recently during a storm, SERVPRO was called to a home in Crown Point, IN. Sump pump failure had caused the basement to flood. Multiple rooms were affected. Laminate flooring had to be removed because it had a vapor barrier underneath it which prevents us from drying the laminate. The carpet had to be lifted to remove the pad which can hold bacteria from the water. After drying is complete, the homeowner can install new pad and reuse the carpet. In the bathroom, Injectidry equipment was used to dry the tile floors. 

When you have flooding or damage from water to your home, it is important to call us for help immediately. The sooner we can begin water mitigation, the more money and stress the homeowner can be saved. The longer the water sits in your home, the more damage it can cause. For any water mitigation needs, call 219-779-7577 and our SERVPRO professionals will respond immediately.

Mold after a Storm Situation in Florida

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

As winter and winter storms come to an end in Northwest Indiana, we are reminded of a storm situation in Florida. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties was again able to help! Our crews traveled to Florida to help the residents of that state. Hurricane Irma put many Florida residents in need of water mitigation. We were happy to help them!

In Jacksonville, Florida, a home flooded because of storm surge from Hurricane Irma.  Mold was visible on all drywall throughout the home.  Drywall, plaster, tile, and insulation were removed. Air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and air movers were used to dry the home after the nonsalvageable building materials had been torn out. The home was stabilized for reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties was able to help dozens of homeowners after Hurricane Irma. Please call 219-779-7577 for all of your mold remediation needs! We are able to immediately assist in emergency storm situations!

New HEPA Vacuums Arrive

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is adding new equipment to our inventory. Upgrading inventory means that we are able to help more customers more quickly. Recently, two new backpack HEPA vacuums were purchased. The HEPA vacuums are used in mold remediation to remove tiny spores that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Mold can be harmful to the occupants of the building and to our employees during remediation.

We make sure that all of our employees take every precaution with the customers’ health, as well as their own. All employees wear tyvek suits and respirators during mold remediation. Our employees have increased movement and agility with the backpack HEPA vacuum. This allows them to treat mold in attics, crawlspaces and other tight areas.

The health and well-being of our customers and employees is very important to us! If you need help with mold remediation, call 219-779-7577! SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is ready to help!

Ice dam causes Water Damage to Home

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Winter in Northwest Indiana is coming to an end! This winter season had many storms that caused damage to homes in the area. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties was here to help! Our crews were on standby to help the residents of these counties in a storm situation.

One home in Schererville, IN, had an ice dam form on the roof. Water seeped into the attic and walls. Snow needed to be removed from the roof so that the source of the water could be taken care of.

Our crew was onsite to make sure all water was extracted and to dry the walls, ceiling, and floors. The wet insulation needed to be removed from the walls and ceilings.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties can help you in a storm situation! You can call us at 219-779-7577 for all of your water mitigation needs.  

Storms Cause Roof to Leak

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Northwest Indiana was hit with heavy snow in February of 2018. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties was able to help many customers after ice dams formed.

The roof leaked in this school in Valparaiso, IN. After the source of the leak was repaired, SERVPRO was able to mitigate the attic and classroom. The wet ceiling tiles and insulation were removed. Our equipment was placed to dry and dehumidify the area. The hot air from our dehumidifier was ducted up to concentrate the air on just the affected framing. The building owner was able to use her classroom throughout the drying process. In this image, you can see the containment zone built over the hole in the ceiling and leading to the attic of the building. We are not only able to help with your water loss, but we will do our best so that you can continue with your day to day routine. When we leave, it will be “Like it never even happened.”