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No Disaster is too large

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster does not wait for your convenience.

  No matter what time of day or night SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange Counties is ready to help. We offer emergency mitigation. A professional from SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange can be on site within 4 hours to begin drying your building and restoring contents. For business owners, this is huge. We use state-of-the-art drying equipment and the latest technology to be sure your structure will dry quickly and thoroughly. It is important to act quickly to prevent any secondary damage and to make sure your business gets back on its feet quickly.  We use a disinfectant that is safe and natural to get rid of any contaminates.

To ensure the value of your business call SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange! 260-665-7998

Sump Pump Failure Due to Power Outage

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

What do I do when the power goes out?

Sump pumps keep your basement dry. The sump pump will remove the unwanted water from the structure. Sump pumps are a great solution except for when the power goes out. When a storm hits the loss of power can be a significant issue for the homeowner or business owner. One way you can help prevent your sump pump from losing power is with a battery back up.  This will make a  significant difference on if your building or home will flood. 

If you lose power and do not have a battery back up for your sump pump and are flooded  please give us a call. We are here to help. 

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange 

260-665-7998

Frozen Pipes

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

When the temperatures are below zero, it is possible for your pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes can create a massive water damage in your home if the pipe breaks.  If you experience this please give us a call. A few things you can do to help prevent frozen pipes are:

  1. Drain water from sprinkler supply lines. 
  2. Remove, drain and store hoses used outdoors
  3. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs
  4. Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces
  5. Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas
  6. consider installing products made to insulate pipes such as pipe sleeves
  7. consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increased protection from freezing

If you have a water damage please give us a call.

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange 

260-665-7998

Board Ups

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange offers board ups. Whether a tree fell on your house and created an opening in your roof or a window was shattered,  or maybe you had a  fire,  it is important to board up the opening. Secondary damage caused by not boarding up an opening is very likely. 

It is important to board up in a correct way so you do not do anymore damage to a structure. We have an in house contractor who can scope the situation and provide a board up that is accurate to your damage.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or help we could provide, we would love to help.

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange Counties

260-665-7998

Emergency Ready Plan

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties offers an emergency ready plan for your business at no cost. This plan is a start up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services in the event of a disaster such as water or fire damage. It is designed as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster. The best time for planning for such events is not when it happens but well before.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for our no cost Emergency Ready Plan.

260-665-7998

National Resources

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties is a privately owned and operated business. SERVPRO is a franchise system that we are proud to be part of. There are more than 1,700 franchises across the country. We work together to provide the resources that another SERVPRO franchise might need. No job is too big for SERVPRO.  SERVPRO also works together to respond to storms that happen all over the country. We are a privately owned and operated business but have the national resources when needed. The SERVPRO franchise system that we are a part of works together to provide the equipment and man power when needed. No job is too large. Please give us a call to assist in your large loss.

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties

260-665-7998

The Right Fire Damage Equipment

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. Our employees are trained to understand the different types of smoke and their behavior. This is vital to proper restoration.

Wet Smoke- plastics and synthetics; low heat, smoldering, sticky and smeary

Dry Smoke- paper and wood; fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery

Protein- virtually invisible, discolors paints, extreme pungent odor

Fuel Oil Soot-furnace puff backs

Other types- tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue.

We also use professional deodorization equipment

Ultra Low Volume Foggers- will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to apply fungicides and disinfectants.

Thermal Foggers- Dispense solvent based products in large volume, dense fog suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles.

Commercial Water Loss

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

A water loss to a commercial building can be devastating and critical to a business's productivity. SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties main goal is to be sure the situation is taken care of as quickly as possible so that your company can resume back to normal activities.

Getting Back Up and Running

Our employees are trained to deal with all aspects of water damage to a commercial building. We also acknowledge that every hour taking care of the damage and cleaning are hours of lost revenue for you and will strive to meet all expectations.  When an emergency situation arrives at your business please call us to help assist in getting you back up and running.

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange

260-665-7998

Commercial Fire Damage

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Having a fire or smoke damage in your business can be overwhelming and stressful. SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange Counties have trained professionals who will ease this stress and make it "Like it never even happened." Our crew is experienced and trained in all areas and aspects of damage that fire or smoke will cause in a building.

Getting Back Up and Running

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange Counties are also aware that for every hour we spend cleaning can be lost hours for revenue for you. We will be mindful of this and work hard to meet all expectations. Don't let your business or revenue suffer, give us a call to assist and alleviate the stress.

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange Counties

260-665-7998

Dangers of Cold Weather

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that in 2015, 2.84 million dollars of property damage was caused by extreme cold weather? That 53 people died and 3 were injured because of cold temperatures?

Two main conditions that you should be aware of are frostbite and hypothermia.

Frostbite happens when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Symptoms of frostbite are skin that feels unusually firm, waxy or numbness. Skin that is yellow or greyish in color.

Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to a very low temperature. This happens when from long exposure to cold weather. Symptoms of hypothermia include exhaustion, shivering, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If a persons body temperature reaches to below 95 degrees seek medical attention immediately.

It is best to stay indoors during extremely cold temperatures to avoid this conditions.