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The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

50% of businesses close down following a disaster By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • No Cost Assessment of Your Facility- great value at no cost to you
  • Concise Profile Document that Contains Only the Critical Information Needed in the Event of an Emergency- only takes a little time to complete but will save a lot of time if ever needed
  • Guide to Help You Get Back Into Your Building Following a Disaster- can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties as Your Disaster Mitigation and Restoration Provider- local, independently owned and operated company recognized as an industry leader
  • Identification of the Line of Command for Authorizing Work to Begin- saves time so we can begin mitigating the damages, which saves you money and gets you back to business sooner
  • Provides Facility Details Such as Shut-Off Valve Locations, Priority Areas, and Priority Contact Information- having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during an emergency you are 'Ready for Whatever Happens'

Ready to get started? Learn More

Call us today and we'll get your profile set up - 219-779-7577

SERVPRO Ready Plan - Is Your Business Ready?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO house logo, text Be Ready for Whatever Happens If you would like our representative to come out and set up the Emergency READY Profile please call us at 219-779-7577.

We've seen the devastating effects of a fire, water damage, or natural disaster to many businesses. We've seen businesses unable to recover, or take much longer to recover, because they weren't prepared.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties offers a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. Completing a profile, and keeping it updated as your business expands or changes, is a key tool in mitigating damages and restoring your business as quickly as possible.

What Are the Benefits of a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile?

  • No cost assessment by one of our expertly trained technicians
  • Contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • Provides a plan of action to help you get back to business quicker after an emergency
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties as your disaster mitigation and restorer provider for 24/7/365 peace-of-mind
  • Provides important details about your facilities, priority areas, and contact information so we can quickly get you back in business

SERVPRO READY Plan Apps are available for iPhone, Android, or Blackberry devices - click here to download the free app

If you would like our representative to come out and set up the Emergency READY Profile please call us at 219-779-7577.

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine or to promote that you follow enhanced safety guidelines with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program during these uncertain times, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

No Job Is Too Large

With SERVPRO's Commercial Large Loss Division positioned strategically around the United States, we can handle any size disaster for timely mitigation.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties a call at 219-779-7577 and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

 

Ultrasonic Cleaning - Better For Your Business

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Ultrasound cleaning machine with SERVPRO logo With our ultrasonic system, we are able to process a higher volume of contents more quickly to get you back in business sooner.

Ultrasonic cleaning is used to clean many contents after they have been in a fire, smoke, water or mold damage.

At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties we have a 4-part system:

Pre-Wash 

The first tank is our pre-wash tank which uses compressed air and chemicals to remove the bulk of debris on contents.

Ultrasonic

The second tank is our ultrasonic tank which uses two generators to create very tiny bubbles with sound waves. When those bubbles collide with the contents they collapse and suck the dirt, soot, or debris off of the content.

Rinse

The third tank is a rinse tank with de-ionized water which removes the chemicals used for cleaning.

Drying

The fourth component of our system is a drying cabinet which is powerful enough to dry electronics before they rust.

With our ultrasonic system, we are able to process a higher volume of contents more quickly to get you back in business sooner.

If you need your contents cleaned, call us at (219) 779-7577!

 

Restoring Your Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

Female SERVPRO technician reviewing iPad with commercial customer overlay says Here to Help Disasters at commercial properties are complex and unique. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties..

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties 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.

Contact us at (219) 779-7577 for any commercial clean up or restoration needs.

For Immediate Service For Your Crown Point Business, Call SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van with logo license plate that reads FASTER Commercial services available for any size business.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Crown Point and Southern Lake County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (219) 779-7577

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Crown Point commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties Commercial Services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - How It Benefits Your Business

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our continued commitment to a higher standard of clean. 

As people try to get back to doing the things they did a year ago, they want to know that businesses are expanding their operations safely. That's where we come in. Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned initiative is a specialized viral pathogen-cleaning program that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 and inspires safety and confidence in our communities. This program goes beyond standard janitorial cleaning, and our years of experience with biohazard decontamination denotes trust in SERVPRO professionals to bring a higher standard of clean.

The program is based on the three C's: Consult, Clean, Certify.

Consult - We start by learning about the unique needs of your business and each space in your business. We want to concentrate our efforts on what you need most to operate safely and confidently.

Clean - Based on your specific, unique needs, our professionals will deep clean the property using our proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions, always adhering to CDC standards.

Certify - Everyone will know your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted in your front window. Our shield ensures trust and represents your commitment to comfort and security of your employees, customers, and community.

So when people see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, they can walk in with confidence. Because they'll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

If you want to learn more about how to instill confidence in the safety and cleanliness of your business, call us at (219) 779-7577 or check out our website - SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties introduces the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Initiative

How SERVPRO's Ultrasonic Cleaning Can Benefit Your Business Restoration

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Image is of a silver ultrasonic cleaning machine With our ultrasonic system, we are able to process a higher volume of contents more quickly to get you back in business sooner.

Ultrasonic cleaning is used to clean many contents after they have been in a fire, smoke, water or mold damage.

At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties we have a 4-part system:

Pre-Wash 

The first tank is our pre-wash tank which uses compressed air and chemicals to remove the bulk of debris on contents.

Ultrasonic

The second tank is our ultrasonic tank which uses two generators to create very tiny bubbles with sound waves. When those bubbles collide with the contents they collapse and suck the dirt, soot, or debris off of the content.

Rinse

The third tank is a rinse tank with de-ionized water which removes the chemicals used for cleaning.

Drying

The fourth component of our system is a drying cabinet which is powerful enough to dry electronics before they rust.

With our ultrasonic system, we are able to process a higher volume of contents more quickly than our competitors to get you back in business sooner.

If you need your contents cleaned, call us at 219-779-7577!

After a Flood - Your Business

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flood is one of the most common and widespread natural disasters. 

Flooding can also result from plumbing failures, frozen pipes, and damaged structures. 

Flood damage can affect your business in a variety of ways and can range in size from being isolated to a single room to entire floors being submerged. 

Knowing how to prepare and deal with potential flooding in advance can affect how much of your property can be restored and how much has to be replaced. 

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties has these mitigation and restoration tips: 

Safety First

  • Make sure that all employees are safe - establish an evacuation plan in advance, identify areas outside the building as designated meeting places, and assign select individuals to keep a list of team members' names and contact numbers to account for their whereabouts
  • If water enters the building and evacuation becomes impossible, move to an upper floor and wait for rescuers
  • While evacuating, avoid attempting to drive through floods or rising water
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water
  • Do not walk through moving water
  • Do not use open flames - there may be gas escaping from ruptured mains of which you are unaware
  • Avoid floodwaters - water may be contaminated or electrically charged
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwater
  • Listen for news reports to learn if the community's water supply is safe to drink
  • Return only when authorities indicate it is safe

Secure the Property

  • Contact local emergency officials
  • Secure main entrances to the building

Stabilize the Property

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source
  • Open basement or low level windows to equalize water pressure on the building's foundation and walls
  • Being water damage mitigation steps only if emergency officials deem the structure safe to enter
  • Notify your insurance agent or Risk Management team to determine insurance policy guidelines and steps to take

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper Newton & Southern Lake Counties - 219-779-7577

  • Contact us to activate your Emergency Ready Plan* - When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready
  • Ensure availability of key decision makers to authorize us to begin mitigation work

*If you don't have an Emergency Ready Plan yet, check out these two blog posts and SERVPRO link for more information - Do You Have a READY Plan? Has It Been Updated? and SERVPRO Emergency Prepared Checklist or The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

SERVPRO Is Ready To Help Your Business Get Back on Track

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over coronavirus photo here to help text SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties is ready to help businesses get Back on Track and reopen properly with proactive cleaning.

Indiana is Ready to Be Back on Track

May 1st Governor Holcomb announced the Indiana Back on Track plan to methodically reopen various institutions in our state.

The Back on Track site outlines what businesses are opening, when they are able to open, and what industry guidelines they must have in place.

SERVPRO is Ready to Help

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure by cleaning and disinfecting is an important part of the plan to reopen businesses and public spaces. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties can help. 

Specialized Training

  • We have years of experience with proper biohazard remediation and biological contaminants.
  • We closely follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines set forth in their reopening guidance. 
  • We adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation services.

Specialized Products

  • Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claim. 

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties (219) 779-7577

*NOTE: While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Sources:

CDC Coronavirus Information

CDC Business Guidance

Business Interruption Insurance

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

sign, closed, business closed Business Interruption Insurance can be vital to your small business. Ask your insurance agent for more information.

Business Interruption Insurance can be vital to your business. Too many small business owners fail to think about how they would manage if a fire or other disaster damaged their business. Business Interruption Insurance can be added to a property insurance policy or included in a package.

Business Interruption Insurance - What Is It?

Business Interruption Insurance covers the loss of income that a business suffers after a disaster, be it due to a disaster-related closing of the facility or the rebuilding process after a disaster.

But I Already Have Property Insurance. . .

Property insurance policies only cover the physical damage to the business. A Business Interruption Insurance policy covers the profits that would have been earned. It is designed to put a business back into the same financial position it would have been had no loss occurred.

Typical Coverage (Check Your Policy)

  • Profits - that would have been earned (based on prior months' financial statements)
  • Fixed Costs - operating expenses and other costs incurred by owning property (based on historical data)
  • Temporary Location - some policies cover the extra expenses of moving to, and operating from, a temporary alternate location
  • Commission and Training Costs - businesses often much replace machinery/equipment and retrain personnel on how to use this new machinery
  • Civil Authority Ingress/Egress - business interruption may be the result of a government mandated closure of business premises that directly cause financial loss
  • Employee Wages - can help a business owner make payroll when they cannot operate to retain quality employees
  • Taxes - taxes are still required to be paid, even when disaster strikes
  • Loan Payments - help make loan payments even when not generating income

NOTE DURING THESE UNCERTAIN PANDEMIC TIMES: Business Interruption Insurance also applies if government actions cause operations to cease temporarily, if they result in a loss for the business (mandated non-essential store closings, dining room closures even though take out or delivery may still be available) - HOWEVER - policies may not have been written to cover communicable disease 

** NOTE: Insurers are only obligated to pay if the insured actually sustains a loss as a result of interruption.

***** We here at SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties are professionals in mitigating your damages and restoring your property after a fire, water, storm, or other disaster. We work closely with your insurance company to provide the best and quickest possible outcome for you. HOWEVER, we are NOT insurance agents or adjusters -- we suggest you contact your insurance agent for more information on Business Interruption Insurance - if you have it, what it covers, is it enough, and if not, if you need it and should consider adding it to your policy.

SERVPRO - Locally Owned and Operated with National Resources

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated. We live and work in your community.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the communities we serve and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

One of the benefits of being locally owned and operated is that we know our communities and the people and businesses in them. We are also logistically able to arrive on the scene more quickly when you need us - Faster to Any Size Disaster. Fast response time and immediate action to mitigate your damages is critical. This helps minimize the damage you incur and saves money on cleaning and restoration costs.

Being a part of the SERVPRO family of franchises gives us a network of access to more resources to handle any size project as well as a national call center, training, and a quality assurance program.

Call us today with any of your commercial restoration needs - 219-779-7577

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

No Job Is Too Large

With SERVPRO's Commercial Large Loss Division positioned strategically around the United States, we can handle any size disaster for timely mitigation.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties a call at 219-779-7577 and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

Do You Have a READY Plan? Has It Been Updated?

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan If you would like our representative to come out and set up the Emergency READY Profile please call us at 219-779-7577.

We've seen the devastating effects of a fire, water damage, or natural disaster to many businesses. We've seen businesses unable to recover, or take much longer to recover, because they weren't prepared.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties offers a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. Completing a profile, and keeping it updated as your business expands or changes, is a key tool in mitigating damages and restoring your business as quickly as possible.

What Are the Benefits of a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile?

  • No cost assessment by one of our expertly trained technicians
  • Contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • Provides a plan of action to help you get back to business quicker after an emergency
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties as your disaster mitigation and restorer provider for 24/7/365 peace-of-mind
  • Provides important details about your facilities, priority areas, and contact information so we can quickly get you back in business

SERVPRO READY Plan Apps are available for iPhone, Android, or Blackberry devices

If you would like our representative to come out and set up the Emergency READY Profile please call us at 219-779-7577.

SERVPRO Dries Local Church After Pipe Burst

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties' drying equipment in action.

This church called SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties after a pipe broke and flooded multiple levels of their building. The crew was dispatched to extract water, remove non-salvageable building materials and set drying equipment to stabilize the environment. This photo shows the church's fellowship hall after demolition and extraction were completed. The large silver machines are dehumidifiers that are being used to remove excess moisture from the air. The smaller green machines are air movers, that are being used to remove water from the salvageable building materials. The green hoses are being used to inject air under the stage, so that all affected areas are dried. With the combination of the commercial grade drying equipment and the crew's hard work, the church was dry and open to the public in no time.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

5/25/2019 (Permalink)

This eye doctor's office trusts SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties to clean their carpets.

Local businesses trust SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties to clean their carpets. This eye doctor has had us clean their carpets multiple times over the past couple years so that it is always fresh for their customers.

Our technicians are trained in multiple methods of carpet cleaning, so that they can give you the best results. The best method of carpet cleaning can be determined by the type of carpet in your building, along with the type of soil on it.

Our technicians are also trained in spot removal. They can often remove stains such as ones from furniture or rust or other sources. If you think your building's carpet could use some freshening up, give us a call at 219-779-7577 to schedule your carpet cleaning today!

Containment Allows Local Business to Stay Open During Water Mitigation

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

The containment on this commercial project allowed the business to stay open while reducing drying time.

Has your business been affected by water damage? Are you worried you will have to close down your operation for days or weeks at a time for repairs? At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties we understand the importance of keeping your doors open. We are able to supply many solutions to help make it, "Like it never even happened." with as minimal interruption as possible.

One solution we can offer on some water damages is building containment to section off only the affected areas. This commercial property owner was happy she did not have to close down her school during the drying process. The containment prevented students from interacting with the drying equipment, reduced the noise of the drying equipment and sped up the drying process.

Ice Dam Causes Multiple Leaks on Flat Roof

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Ice and snow built up on this building's roof, which caused water to leak into the finished part of the structure.

Winter is coming!

It is starting to get cold out there so don't forget to check and make sure your roof is kept clear of ice and snow. This commercial building owner called us after snow and ice built up and caused multiple leaks. Ice dams form when ice and snow melt, freeze, melt and freeze again. When the snow first falls, it tends to stay on top of the roof. However, when it melts and refreezes the ice can form under the roof and vapor barrier. This results in holes that leak water into the finished part of your building when it rains or snows again. Flat or low pitched roofs are particularly susceptible to ice dams, but under the right conditions they can happen anywhere.

If you suspect an ice dam is causing water to come into your home or business call us at 219-779-7577!

Commercial Mold Remediation in Lowell, Indiana

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

In this photo, you can see a portion of the subfloor after it has been steam cleaned before the mats are reset.

A local Lowell Indiana business contacted SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties after discovering mold growing under their rubber mat flooring. During the initial inspection our Project Manager determined that at some point the floor drains had backed up, probably during a heavy rainstorm. The drain backup went undetected, which resulted in microbial growth.

To remove the mold our technicians lifted and cleaned each of the mats, as well as the concrete subfloor. Most of the building had two layers of mats, but some areas had as many as four layers. The technicians marked where the mats originated from so that they could be put back into place after cleaning. In the photo you can see a section during remediation where some of the mats have been removed and the subfloor is being cleaned.

SERVPRO is Ready to Go

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Our water van is loaded to the brim with drying equipment to make this commercial water damage, "Like it never even happened."

In this photo, you can see SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties loaded with equipment to mitigate a commercial water damage. The building owner called us when water seeped into one unit from under the walls of another. Our SERVPRO technicians were able to quickly respond to extract the water, clean the carpets and set our state of the art equipment.

Technicians use air movers such as the ones photographed to remove moisture from building materials. Our air movers are designed to move a high volume air very quickly to promote fast drying. The customer was thrilled with how quickly the technicians arrived onsite and how rapidly the structure was restored to preloss condition. If your commercial property experiences a water damage call us 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!

Extraction Teamwork After Commercial Water Damage

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

In this photo, you can see two of our technicians working into the late hours of the night to extract water faster so this hospital can resume normal

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southen Lake Counties called in all of our crews after receiving a call from a hospital in Crown Point, Indiana. Serval thousand square feet of standing water was in their urgent care facility and patient rooms. Our crews worked quickly overnight to remove as much water as possible to have the areas open for business less than 24 hours after the initial call. While our truck mount can handle most extraction jobs by itself, we broke out multiple extractors for this job. The technician on the right is using a weighted extractor which works best on short pile carpet. It is using her body weight to remove more water in a single pass. The technician on the left is using a wand to extract water. It works best for areas that are hard to reach, like closets and corners. It can also be used for hard surfaces. Other technicians (not photographed) are using submersible pumps and squeegees. You can trust that SERVPRO has the right tools to make it "Like it never even happened."

Multiple Pipe Bursts at Hospital in Crown Point Indiana

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Patients had to be removed from the area until cleanup was completed after the sprinkler pipe burst.

Cold weather doesn't discriminate between residential and commercial buildings! When temperatures dropped below freezing early this year the sprinkler system at a hospital froze causing water damage throughout their urgent care facilities. Water flooded the waiting room, patient rooms, hallways and treatment rooms. SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties was contacted to extract water so that the urgent care center could reopen less than 24 after the initial break. While multiple crews were working overnight, the fire department was dispatched because a second pipe broke by the front lobby. SERVPRO adjusted the mitigation plan to include extracting the front foyer to prevent secondary damage while still cleaning up the urgent care area in time to receive patients by the original deadline.

Extreme Cold Sweeps the Country

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties is available to help you with water damage to your commercial business property. Extremely cold water hit the Midwest hard this winter.  Commercial property owners as well as homeowners were affected by the frigid weather.  Many business owners found pipes bursting throughout their businesses. At this business in Dyer, IN, the linen closet needed to have the rubber base removed. SERVPRO was in and out within days and business was not affected. SERVPRO is here to help with all your needs. If your home has fire or water damage, we can help. When your business is affected by water or fire, we can help. Call 1-219-779-7577 when you have an emergency in your commercial property!

Heavy Rains Flood Pole Barn

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Heavy rains hit the town of Boswell causing flooding in a commercial pole barn. The barn owner reached out to SERVPRO and SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake Counties arrived ready to work!  This basement had four different rooms and all four had standing Category 3 water. The walls, contents and floors were affected in this Class 2 water scenario. The crew set up our portable extractor and were able to remove all of the water. After the extraction of the water, an antimicrobial was applied to the entire level. The basement was ready for further work.  SERVPRO is always here to help! We are ready to help you!  If you need help at your commercial property, call us at 219-779-7577. 

Moisture Meters

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

This photo was taken while the crew performed their initial inspection at a commercial loss.

Just because something appears dry does not mean there is not mold producing moisture within the walls. Mold can grow can an incredible rate so making sure that moisture is removed properly is very important. If moisture is not controlled, a small water mitigation project could turn into a massive problem.

At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties, we use moisture meters to detect moisture to make sure everything is dried to preloss condition. The meters are very sensitive and are tuned to pick up any moisture within drywall, carpet, structural wood, and other porous objects. Technicians use this data to determine if the materials are affected. Based on the type of water, technicians are able to determine which building materials can be saved.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

In the photo you can see the crews have set up corner protectors to make sure the hoses don't rub against the doorways.

Commercial carpet cleaning is typically a very involved process. In order to adequately clean space to prevent secondary damage and possible mold growth, you need a team of highly trained professionals who can analyze each situation, set forth a plan of action, and execute the plan in a timely and efficient manner. As seen above, our technicians are preparing for a cleaning but using safety guards to make sure there is no damage to your business. Next step, the high capacity equipment is wheeled in while cleaning begins. These vast commercial spaces often require high capacity equipment to effectively clean the moisture out of the room. If the moisture in the air is not removed effectively, the time to dry is increase dramatically, which means more money out of your pocket.

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is at the ready for all your carpet cleaning needs by utilizing the best equipment and anti-microbial solutions available. Call us today for an estimate on your commercial cleaning job!

Restoring Your Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties 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 Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties 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.

                 Meet Our Crew!!!

Certifications

  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

SERVPRO Emergency Prepared Checklist

12/7/2016 (Permalink)


When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier using the SERVPRO® READY Plan App. The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile® containing critical facility information to help speed up response time. Our Emergency READY Profile helps us identify where the water and electrical shutoffs are, the best place to park our vehicles and all pertinent contact information.



Check out our video to learn more about our SERVPRO® READY Plan App: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7njiVOvWvfE&feature=youtu.be&list=PLqBFqHmMt_VD6e6e-i2Gvf2FVHp0oBAnU

 

If you would like our Sales and Marketing Representative, Sarah Adams, to come out and set up the Emergency Ready Profile please call us at 219-779-7577.

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