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Dangers Of Mold

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dangers Of Mold Mold Growth in Kitchen.

At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties we care about the health of those in the community.  Mold in a home is more serious than just an ugly problem. 

According to the CDC by definition, actively-growing mold damages the material it lives on, thereby impairing structural integrity. In addition, mold is associated with some health effects in humans, including allergies and infections. Some health effects attributed to mold may in fact be caused by bacteria, dust mites, etc., found in mold-colonized environments.  Therefore mold growth in homes, schools, and businesses should be eliminated for the sake of human health, structural integrity, and quality of life.

If you suspect that you have mold in your home, call the professionals of SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties at 219-779-7577!  Our technicians are highly trained to perform on site mold testing and remediation.  

We Have It All In St. John!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have It All In St. John! SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties quickly respond to a flood in a St. John, Indiana home.

At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties we have all types of equipment to quickly and efficiently clean up after a water loss.  When a the pipe for an outdoor water source for a garden brakes the water can quickly find its self in your basement.  In order to prevent secondary water damage, crews work quickly to extract water from the floor.  Using a truck mounted machine along with several smaller extractors crew can remove water in a matter of hours.  SERVPRO technicians then set up high power dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture, along with industrial air movers to dry.  This process allows are technicians to dry your home the most efficient way possible.  Our goal here at SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties is to make it "Like It Never Happened".  Please call our friendly office staff at 21-779-7577 for more information on water mitigation. 

Smoke and Soot Damage

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damage Dryer fire in University Park, IL.

Fuel, Oxygen, and heat is the perfect storm for complete combustion. However usually a complete combustion does not occur in a house fire, smoke residue or soot is produced. Soot is the product of incomplete combustion. Smoke is the fuel that didn’t burn, made visible by the presence of carbon and other material.

Smoke may seem to dissipate quickly after a fire, but the reality is the rapid cooling of incomplete combustion leaves a film and a odor that penetrates throughout the building. This film can cause discoloration, corrosion, and overall damage.

We at SERVPRO understand that, when a fire occurs, lives are suddenly turned around. Fire is an unpredictable beast that can result in a great deal of loss. The restoration industry has learned that the longer a structure is allowed to remain affected by smoke and soot, the cost incurred increases drastically. Therefore, it is so critical to respond quickly. It is our priority to return the structure to a preloss condition, without causing any additional damage.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties can help in your time of need! Call 219-779-7577!

When Hot Water Heaters Behave Badly!

7/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 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.  It is very important to give SERVPRO a call right away since within just a few days of a water damage mold can and will begin to grow.  SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."  

For immediate assistance please call our friendly office 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!