When Storms or Floods hit South bend, SERVPRO is Ready
SERVPRO of South Bend, NE 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 South Bend, 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.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (574) 233-8377
Building and Reconstruction for your South Bend Home or Business
When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.
After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of South Bend, NE can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.
The professionals at SERVPRO of W. South Bend, NE can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.
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SERVPRO of South Bend, NE at (574) 259-8348
Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P)
SERVPRO of South Bend is a national sponsor of the American Red Cross' Ready Rating Program, and as part of our community service, we are helping local businesses prepare for disasters. We call these an E.R.P. (Emergency, Response, Plan). One of the best reasons to start an E.R.P. is because disasters seem to happen when you are away from the office or on vacation. Contained in an E.R.P. are a few of the following: property overview, building access information, contact information, utility information, (shut off locations) and other useful information that we tend to forget about when faced with a tragedy. For more information about starting an E.R.P. for your business today please call SERVPRO of South Bend at 574-233-8377 to help prepare you in case of a disaster.
Fire Damage in South Bend, Indiana: Now What?
Have you ever wondered about the SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process?
Step 1: Emergency Contact
After the fire has been suppressed, the restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of South Bend NE. We are open on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Disasters don’t wait for regular business hours, so why should we?
Step 2: Inspection & Assessment
Our professionals will come into your home or property and carefully inspect each and every square inch to produce an accurate report of fire, smoke, and soot damage.
Step 3: Board-Up & Tarp Service(s)
Since fire damage has the potential to compromise windows, walls, and roofs, we offer board-up services to protect your home’s from outside elements.
Step 4: Water Removal & Drying
If water damage is present in your home, we will work to remove ALL of the water. This will by done using dehumidifiers and air movers.
Step 5: Remove Smoke & Soot from ALL Surfaces
Step 6: Cleaning & Sanitizing
We will clean all of the restorable items, as well as structures that were impacted by the fire damage. If necessary, our Professionals will even remove offensive odors!
Step 7: Complete Restoration
Once your house is back to its pre-fire condition, our job is done!
SERVPRO Understands The Importance Of Drying Wet Walls
If your property has been damaged by water caused by flooding or water leaks, we have the experience, expertise, and equipment to restore your property properly.
Wet walls can present a challenge to water damage restoration professionals. Walls are usually covered with a variety of finished surfaces, making choosing the appropriate drying technique difficult.
After a major water damage it may not be necessary to tear out the dry wall during the restoration effort. There is a less invasive technique our professionals at SERVPRO of South Bend can use.
For more information on cavity drying system please call SERVPRO of South Bend
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – 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
If And When Water Damages Your Basement - SERVPRO Is Ready To Help
Last week this local commercial building suffered a large water loss. In this particular instance, SERVPRO was called after hours to respond to the unpleasant surprise for the local building. Our SERVPRO team responds day and night and is always "faster to any size disaster."
In this case, the water affected a large portion of the basement in a massive building. The basement had concrete and carpet floors that were affected by the water. Unfortunately, some of the area was an office building. Luckily, the SERVPRO team responds very quickly and they were able to minimize the water seeping into the carpeted area.
The first night our SERVPRO team responded, the water level was higher than expected. But in just a few short hours our SERVPRO team had the water drained and were beginning to clean the area. After the water was drained, they could begin the drying process. Luckily, our team has all of the necessary equipment and we were out of there in just a few days!
Active Weather Season Is Here, and SERVPRO Is Here For You
Every summer, the U.S. goes through an “active weather” season. The middle of spring through summer is a prime time for hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, thunder storms, and fires. Here at SERVPRO, we’ve already begun to see the impact of the severe weather. In Indiana, we have already experienced a massive amount of rain. Luckily, our SERVPRO team is here for any natural disaster. We respond to water, wind and fire damage! Here are some weather events to look out for during the spring and summer months:
- Hurricanes–Hurricanes, with the accompanying wind, water, and flood, cause a lot of destruction in areas where they hit. When hurricanes gather strength, buildings, trees, and water infrastructures are commonly destroyed. The storms can also knock down power lines, posing a risk of electrocution.
- Tornadoes– Tornadoes are characterized by whirling winds and debris and can endanger life and property. They are common from spring until the middle of summer but can occur any time of the year.
- Floods– Floods are becoming more common in the U.S., with flash floods as the top weather-related killer. A few inches of water could bring extensive damage to homes and buildings. Heavy rains, levee breaches, and tsunamis cause floods. Many floods occur in areas that cannot absorb rainwater.
- Fires– The heat of the summer and the years of drought experienced in many parts of the country can precipitate massive forest fires that, in many instances, affect dwellings. Spontaneous combustion, volcanic eruption, and faulty electrical wires are other common causes of fires.
Call SERVPRO if you are ever in need after a natural disaster!
SERVPRO Storm Damage Tips: What to do when storms hit your South Bend home!
When a severe storm ravages your home in South Bend and causes damage both indoors and out, it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you stay inside until help arrives, or do you leave? What if the storm is still raging and leaving seems more dangerous than staying put? To help you figure out the best thing to do in a tricky situation, here are a few storm tips:
After any severe storm, your primary concern is your safety. Before acting, ask yourself the following questions:
• Is it safe to stay in the home?
• Are there electrical hazards, slip and fall hazards, or any other major risks?
• How bad is the water damage? Does it look like the roof, ceiling or floor is about to cave in?
• Is there an area of the home that is still secure and in which you can move around comfortably?
When Not To Stay in the Home
If the storm has passed, the best thing to do would be to leave the home until help arrives. However, if the storm is still raging, your situation is much more complex. Depending on the severity of the storm, it doesn’t make sense to go out if you don’t have to. However, how can you tell if being in your home is more dangerous than being in the elements? These storm tips may help:
• When the roof is caving in or materials are falling, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of the home’s electrical wiring is exposed and touching water, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of your home is exposed to the elements and the storm is still active, it’s time to get out. This is especially true if there is lightning.
If you are forced to choose between staying in a damaged home or going out into the storm, you need to think carefully and act fast. Every minute you don’t make a decision could mean you’re a minute closure to real danger. Consider the storm tips above to make the best decision for you and your family.
What To Do & Not To Do After A Flood
If you're dealing with a flooded home, it's understandable that you want to act fast to minimize damage, and while that's the right mindset, your can-do attitude may cause more trouble than it prevents. Flood water cleanup must be done with great care, otherwise, you risk causing more harm to both your home and yourself. Your local flood remediation team shares a few tips for what NOT to do post-flood:
- Do NOT stay in your home.
- Do NOT wade into standing water.
- Do NOT touch the water.
- Do NOT forgo protective gear.
- Do NOT forget to call your insurer.
- Do NOT forget to call your SERVPRO restoration team.
It is important that you don't do any of the above, as failure to listen to the professionals could put you, your home, or your loved ones in harm's way.
Depending on where the flood water came from, it could be contaminated with human feces, chemicals, or other harmful materials. For this reason, you should not go anywhere near the water, let alone touch it. Ideally, if you can, get out of your home as fast as possible and call for help.
While you should not attempt cleanup efforts on your own, if you plan to stay in the home, make sure you're equipped with all the right protective gear. This includes flood boots, which may protect you against electrical shocks, full-body suits, gloves, and face masks.
If you hope to be reimbursed for the water damage caused by the flood, you need to contact your insurance company as soon as possible. The company will likely need an estimate of the restoration costs, so schedule your flood water restoration team at the same time. Your swift action in these regards could minimize damage and therefore the costs of restoration.
So call us today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."
Emergencies Don’t Wait and Neither Does SERVPRO of South Bend
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (574) 233-8377
About SERVPRO of South Bend, NE
SERVPRO of South Bend, NE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.