Did you know that there are over 100,000 kinds of fungi that have been identified? Some add value to our lives and some are harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some.
Molds are found in every environment. When moisture is present mold spores reproduce rapidly. When you have a water damage prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. If your home has a water damage, it is important to have the water removed and the structure dried properly. That is just what we do!
If you have a water damage or suspect mold growth call our office today and have our trained professionals handle the situation! We have trained mold remediation staff that know how to remove the mold safely.
Winter heating hazards
50 % of all residential heating-related fires are reported during the months of December, January and February. According to the National Fire Protection Association heating equipment fires cause an estimated $1 billion in direct property damage annually. Follow some of these tips to help reduce your risk of a heating related fire.
- Keep anything flammable at least 3 feet away from any heating equipment
- Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to keep sparks from flying
- turn off portable heaters before leaving the room or going to bed
- always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
- Test smoke alarms monthly
If your property does suffer fire damage contact us here at SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties to help make it "Like it never even happened."
The science of drying structures
Did you know there is actually a science behind the drying process?
Psychrometry is the study of the relationship between air, humidity, and temperature and their effect on various materials and comfort levels. The knowledge of psychrometrics is important to restoring a water damage structure to its preloss condition. Most people assume grabbing a few towels to mop up the mess and placing a few fans around the damage area will be good. SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb, and LaGrange counties has employees trained in the science of drying. We follow strict industry approved standards to help lower any secondary damages.
At SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb, and LaGrange we use the latest technology to be sure your property is dried quickly and efficiently. We use an application called DryBook.
It helps to:
*Manage industry drying requirements
*Provides real-time documentation on the drying process
*Validates that services are executed to standard
* Reports to all stakeholders involved
*Allows real-time updates through Dry-Book Mobile integration
If you have a Water Damage be sure to call on our professionals to handle it properly.
Are you ready for winter?
Cold weather is among us! Ready or Not! Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home. Freezing temperatures,sleet and snow can all cause costly property damage. Below you will find some helpful tips try and avoid the damage.
- Check for any downed tree branches and limbs. Heavy snow can cause these to fall and damage roofs.
- To prevent roof damage and interior water problems, roofs, water pipes and gutters need to be inspected to make sure they are in proper order.
- protect water pipes from freezing by allowing a slow drip to flow when temps are below freezing.
- leave cabinet doors open where there is plumbing. allowing warm air to circulate around the pipes.
When winter weather strikes, call SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange to strike back!!
Do you have a fire emergency plan?
Whether it is your home or a business you should have an escape plan developed in case of a fire. Once you have a plan developed it is important that everyone in the home or business understands the plan. You should practice your escape plan at least twice a year. Here are a few suggestions to help you develop your plan:
- Consider escape ladders for higher levels of your home.
-Choose an outside meeting place. This place should be a safe distance away. Make sure everyone knows and make sure to mark the location on your plan.
-Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
- Practice your escape plan during the day and at nighttime at least twice a year.
The types of smoke
After a fire in a structure there can be two types of smoke. Wet smoke and dry smoke. As a result of this there are different types of soot residue after a fire.
SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange has trained professionals in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.
Professionals at SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties know that smoke can penetrate into various cavities within a structure, causing hidden damage and odor. We know how to inspect all these areas and how to clean them properly so the odor does not linger on. Don't let that be an issue with your fire damage. Call us to make it "Like it never even happened."
We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration
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 Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange county 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?
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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 homes 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 integrity. It's worth making a call to SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange 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 are a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly â€“ 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
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For Immediate Service in Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange call 260-665-7998
SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange. 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
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Whether your Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange 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.
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
When Storms or Floods Hit Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange, SERVPRO is Ready
SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Steuben, DeKalb or LaGrange, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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Addressing The Water Damage
SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties provides restoration services for water damaged structures and contents. Excessive water and moisture in the indoor environment may pose a health risk for occupants, and water has a destructive effect on many building materials and contents. Effectively restoring a water damaged building is a valuable service to the homeowner.
SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties has the knowledge and training to dry your structure out properly. Water damage is progressive.It will get worse over time. Don't hesitate to call today! 260-665-7998
The cause of your water damage can be from a variety of problems. broken water pipes, leaking water heaters, washing machine overflow, roof leaks, fire-fighting efforts during a fire, sump pump failure, flooding, sewer backup and many other sources. Whatever the case may be SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb, and LaGrange counties are able to help.