Protecting your Home from Further Soot Damage
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is here to help with all your fire restoration needs.
Dealing with the aftermath of fire damage can be extremely stressful especially when soot has made its way through your house and completely covered all of your belongings. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is trained and licensed to take the utmost care of your property and explain the potential issues you may experience. It should be known that soot restoration is one of the most difficult aspects of a house fire as it can be very damaging.
Soot can develop through three different methods:
- Wet soot residue—results from smoldering, low-heat fires. This residue is sticky, smeary, and has a very pungent odor.
- Dry soot residue—results from fast-burning fires with high temperatures. This residue is typically dry, powdery, and non-smeary.
- Protein residue—almost invisible but can discolor paints and varnishes in your home. This residue also has an extremely pungent odor.
Each type of soot is different and requires specific expertise to clean, call us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for such needs or concerns. It is our duty to serve our customers and help make it “Like it never even happened.”
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths could have been prevented as they were the result of a lack of smoke alarms (38%) or broken smoke alarms (21%). Most fatal fires happen when families are asleep giving them less than adequate time to escape. A smoke alarm stands guard around the clock, and when it first senses smoke, it sounds a shrill alarm. Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires.
Make sure to revisit your smoke alarms and review documented statistics from the NFPA through their The Smoke Alarm Effect article.
Reach out to us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for more information on fire damage restoration.
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Water Damage and Flooding Issues
Here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, we are available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. So, 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.
We understand when you call, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration as the cornerstone of our business.
When you call, you can expect several questions from us regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO of Indianapolis West technicians may be needed.
Here are some of the questions you may be asked:
Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?
We specialize 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.
Call us today at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for more information.
What do you do when you have water damage?
How to deal with water damage in your home or business.
After having water damage in your home or business, it’s not always easy to know how to handle it.
You are not alone. Many people are unsure of the steps they should take after having a water damage event, and how they should go about having their home or business properly restored after the damage occurs.
There are a variety of issues that can cause your home or business to suffer from water damage. These can include a flood, burst pipe, sewage backup, disaster event and more. These issues can occur without any type of warning and gravely affect your home or business.
It is stressful and often it is not clear what to do or who to call. When your home or business suffers from water damage, even an extra hour can significantly worsen the damage. It is important to call water damage professionals immediately to handle your issue. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can help immediately to stop the damage from worsening and restore your property and belongings to make it "Like it never even happened." Our SERVPRO of Indianapolis West professionals are highly trained and certified water damage restoration technicians, and we can handle all your water damage restoration water extraction needs.
The first step to restoring your home or business after a water damage event is to act quickly. Acting quickly can help immensely in salvaging and restoring your belongings and property, including the drywall and flooring that is in your home. It is important to note how quickly water can permanently damage organic material. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of hours before your property can be left with irreversible water damage. If our certified SERVPRO of Indianapolis West technicians are called immediately, we can respond quickly and often save and restore water damage and lessen the chance of secondary issues such as mold growth.
If mold does begin to grow in your home or business, you may need to have mold remediation as well.
Your first step to restoring your home or business is to call us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis Westso that we can respond to your emergency as quickly as possible. After arriving, our technicians will do a thorough inspection with our moisture readers to determine the extent of and where there is potential for water damage and how far the moisture has traveled. Once assessed, our production team will use heavy duty water extractors (powerful pumps and vacuum units) capable of removing hundreds or thousands of gallons of water to pump out standing water and areas of property saturated with water.
Next, our technicians use room measurements, temperatures from various locations and relative humidity to determine the appropriate number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business. Our air movers are strategically placed to evaporate excess moisture from belongings and property while dehumidifiers reduce the moisture content of the air, hastening the drying process. Once dry, we use cleaning techniques to provide sanitizing, deodorization, and disposal to decrease the possibility of microbial growth.
We are trained to identify and deodorize offensive odors when necessary. Our technical expertise and industrial grade air scrubbers and fogging equipment go well beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that do not work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.
Depending on the scenario, we may additionally use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property. We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.
Call us today at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West as we continue to provide support for all your restoration needs.
Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is the right choice for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.
We Service Residential and Commercial Clients
When it comes to fire, water, and mold emergencies, no home or business is immune to these damages. At SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, we've helped thousands of homes and businesses all over Central Indiana clean up and get back to normal after suffering damages and losses. On any given day, we could be cleaning up a home from a kitchen fire, drying out a basement after flooding, and doing mold remediation in a crawl space under a house. We have the crews, the equipment, and the expertise to handle whatever size job happens to come next.
Our Commitment to the Customer
When an emergency arises in your home or business, give us a call, and we'll be there fast with the help you need. Our goal is to be "Faster To Any Size Disaster" meeting our customer's needs. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."
We're only a call away! Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another tagline for SERVPRO; it's a commitment to be there when you need us most. If you should suffer a fire, water, storm, or mold damage, give SERVPRO of Indianapolis West a call for a fast response to any and every disaster.
Disaster Recovery Teams
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is part of the Disaster Recovery Team that covers all of North America. When hurricanes, tornadoes, and major storm events occur, our Disaster Recovery Teams mobilize to help those families and commercial businesses that are affected. We are part of a network of locations in Indiana, Texas, and Denver, which gives us the ability to be anywhere in the country within just hours.
Years of Experience in the Community
SERVPRO Of Indianapolis West has been cleaning and restoring homes and businesses from fire and water loss in Central Indiana since 2007. Call our office if you need water, fire, or storm damage cleanup. If you have an emergency, we will respond immediately.
We live and work in this community too. We might even be neighbors. SERVPRO is part of the Indianapolis, Clermont, and Speedway communities. We are close by and ready to respond to your emergency. We are proud to be active members of the westside community and want to do our part to make it the best possible.
Certified and Trusted
Proper cleaning and restoration of a home or business require a reputable and certified remediation company that can finish the job in a fraction of the time it takes you as the homeowner to do it. Our advanced equipment helps find hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and restore your home or business and belongings.
SERVPRO will arrive with all the tools and equipment needed to get to work right away. We're leaders in the restoration industry; we have IIRCR training and, not to mention, a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.
We Can Handle Any Size Disaster
At SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, not only can we handle any size disaster, but we can also handle almost any type of emergency.
Our highly trained crews and fully equipped warehouse of equipment and materials are ready 24/7 365 to respond to your disaster. If you've just experienced a fire in your home, we can help you. If your business suffered a fire or massive flooding, we've got the tools and experience to help. We specialize in fire damage, smoke damage, mold damage, water damage, storm damage, and more.
Restoration Specialist Ready 24/7/365
Whether it's in the middle of the night, a holiday, or on the weekend, we are ready to assist you in your damage cleanup and restoration. Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. No job is too small, and no job is too big.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has years of experience in the restoration industry and working on businesses and homes around the Indianapolis area. We have the tools and know-how to handle any size disaster and are ready to respond quickly, day or night. If your home should suffer water damage, click here or give SERVPRO of Indianapolis West a call, 317-243-3149
Customer Service is Our First Job
Our customers are the most important part of our business.
We take customer service and attention to detail very seriously, and it shows to our customers. When we have a repeat customer or a referral from happy clients, it makes our day. You're the most important part of what we do here at SERVPRO. Restoring homes and businesses after fire and water damage is vital, but it's the people we like to help most.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West believes that happy clients are the key to success. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for you. Returning your life to normal after a disaster is our primary focus. Here are just a few of the customer testimonials we received after service.
"I have used SERVPRO West for both commercial and residential cleaning. I would not have used the residential had not the commercial went well. It truly went well, and I was very happy with the technicians as they treated my furniture as if it were their own. I had some antique pieces, and they handled them with great care and wore gloves and masks. The next time I need cleaning services, I will call SERVPRO West as they are the best."
"I wanted to tell you how happy I was with the cleaning your employees did at my house. I could tell that they take pride in their work and go above and beyond just the bare minimum. There were small touches I really appreciated, like some arranging of decorative items in a very nice and caring way. I just felt taken care of by your people."
"When we had significant water damage to our carpet, we contacted SERVPRO. They were able to come out very quickly and were so nice. They are so knowledgeable and are so efficient. I would highly recommend them to anyone! You will be in good hands!"
Excellent customer service is paramount in today's world. Customers research businesses online before they visit or buy from them. Having easy access to the web has radically changed the way people shop for almost everything today. If your business is not performing well, the potential customers will know about it before they ever call you. Buyers value online reviews and will make an informed decision based on what others have said about you.
Always here To Help
Here at SERVPRO, we strive for excellent customer service every day. One way we do this is by promptly answering your phone call, day or night, 24/7. Our office manager is onsite to take all incoming calls and answer your questions during the daytime hours. After regular business hours, we always have a live SERVPRO representative ready to assist you. If your call is an emergency, then you're immediately connected to our on-call teams.
Call The Company That Cares
If your home or business should suffer from water damage or fire damage, call the restoration and cleaning pros at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. Whether it's in the middle of the night, a holiday, or on the weekend, we are ready to assist you in your damage cleanup and restoration. No job is too small, and no job is too big. We can handle it all at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. Call or click here to contact us, 317-243-3149
Storm Damage to Your Indianapolis Home or Business
When storm damage hits your home or business, call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West and we'll make it "Like it never even happened."
While it's still technically winter here in Central Indiana, springtime is right around the corner, and we all know what that means. Storm season is approaching, and SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is ready to help. Indianapolis will once again receive heavy rains, wind, and tornadoes to deal with this springtime. These storms are notorious for causing heavy damage to homes and businesses throughout Central Indiana.
In this blog, I will outline several ways SERVPRO can assist after a storm damages your property. Here are just a few of the services SERVPRO can offer to help reduce stress in your time of need.
- Emergency Board-up
- Water Restoration
- Caring for your Belongings
- Mold Remediation
- Stress-Free Claims Process
A board-up to the structure is a critical first step in the restoration process. A fallen tree or broken limbs may have damaged your roof, or high winds removed shingles causing water to enter. If a tree limb or other heavy debris fell on your roof during a storm, your home might have structural damage, so be cautious.
We use strong plywood or tarps to cover any broken windows or holes in your roof. This is done to preserve the structure and keep your home or business and its contents safe from further exposure to the outside environment.
We will remove excess water, set air movers and dehumidifiers in place to dry your home or business. We may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. It usually takes two to four days to dry a structure after water damage has occurred.
Our technicians carefully monitor the progress daily, using moisture meters and checking that the materials such as carpet and drywall return to acceptable drying levels. This ensures the structure is drying correctly and lets us know when to remove the drying equipment.
Caring for Your Belongings
If you have to relocate due to severe storm damage, be sure to gather sensitive documents and items such as birth certificates, social security cards, insurance papers, financial records, valuable jewelry, gold, and coins.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of your contents. Move-outs will provide benefits, such as protecting items from secondary damage and offer a quicker remolding process.
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs.
When a home or business suffers a water damage event from a storm, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a structure in as little as 48-72 hours. Mold must be taken very seriously; it poses health effects, especially to those with asthma and low immune systems.
It's critical to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West as soon as suspect water damage. Our highly trained technicians may need to use containment procedures and physical barriers along with negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
Stress-Free Claims Process
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is a preferred service provider with most insurance companies in Central Indiana. Our knowledge and experience working with insurance companies allow us to quickly and easily manage the claims process and paperwork. We can work directly with your insurance provider throughout the entire process.
Call the Storm Damage Restoration Professionals
When storm damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Indianapolis residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your emergency. Our office is strategically located in Indianapolis, and that gives us the ability to act fast and arrive "Faster to Any Size Disaster."
Call us, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We always have a live SERVPRO representative to help answer your questions and dispatch a crew 24/7 for emergency services. Click here or call 317-243-3149
Why SERVPRO is a Leader in the Restoration Industry
We're always ready day or night. You call SERVPRO, and we make it "Like it never even happened."
We Can Handle Any Disaster
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can handle any size and type of disaster. We routinely service residential homes, large commercial buildings, apartments, and institutional buildings after a fire or water loss. It's not uncommon for us to get a small water loss call for someone's home, then later that same day receive a phone call for a large commercial fire damage.
Our highly trained crews and fully equipped warehouse of equipment and materials are ready 24/7 365 to respond to your disaster. A disaster can strike at any time and any day, which is why SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is ready to answer your call any time of the day or night on weekends and holidays.
SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years. That's 50 years of experience and knowledge in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. When you call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, you can trust that we have the skills and the expertise to handle any emergency, no matter how big or how small. Several things set us apart from other restoration companies, and here I will outline some of them, starting with our 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines.
1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines
1 - Within one hour from the first notice of the loss from you or your Insurance Carrier, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for services to be done.
4 - Within four hours from the notice of the loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. EVEN AFTER HOURS!
8 - Within eight hours from arriving on-site, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you or your Insurance Carrier to give a verbal briefing of what the job entails and what the plans are moving forward.
#1 IICRC Certified Professionals
The IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification, and standard-setting body in the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. When choosing water damage, mold remediation, and fire and smoke restoration company, be sure to know if they are IICRC certified. At SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, Our Team holds IICRC certifications in water removal technician (WRT), applied structural drying (ASD), mold remediation technician, and lead paint remediation. Our teams also participate in ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility.
We Work When Disasters Happen
Water and Fire damage doesn't always happen during regular business hours; they often occur at night or on weekends. We have crews on-call ready to go at any given time. One call to our office phone number (317-243-3149) gets the restoration process started. We're open for emergency service every day, even holidays. We'll dispatch restoration technicians to you immediately because we know every minute counts when it's your home or business that is affected.
No Job Is Too Big
We're routinely called to homes and businesses all across Central Indiana to clean up after a fire or flood has occurred. With our office strategically located on the west side of Indianapolis, minutes from I70 and interstate 465, we can be anywhere in or around the city within minutes. Fast action is critical after water and fire damage to help save property and protect your precious heirlooms.
We feel like we've seen just about everything and can handle any fire and water restoration job that comes our way. From a broken ice maker line in the kitchen to a high-rise apartment building with water on every level, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is your only clear choice for restoration services.
Stress-Free Claims Process
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is a preferred service provider with most insurance companies in Central Indiana. This gives us the knowledge and understanding to help you process your insurance claim quickly and easily. For a stress-free claims process, we work with your insurance to manage the insurance process and paperwork.
If you need cleanup and restoration services for your home or business, call the experts at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We have the expertise, knowledge, and advanced equipment, restore your home or business and make it "Like it never even happened." Click here or call us at 317-243-3149.
Fire Risks and Prevention at Home and at Work
Always be prepared for the unexpected.
Structure fires are dangerous, even sometimes deadly, and can cause thousands of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. The cold winter months often lead to spikes in fires due to alternate heating methods.
The heat created by the flames is just one of many dangers. Smoke inhalation, fumes, and vapors are also responsible for causing life-threatening damage to people and pets. The heavy smoke will reduce visibility and make it difficult for people to escape the flames.
Luckily, many of these accidents can be avoided through fire prevention and fire safety practices. It's essential to follow home and workplace safety plans. Learning how to prevent fires in your home or business is critical to avoid dangerous situations that could put you at risk.
Know the Fire Hazards in Your Workplace
Whether it's paper, cardboard boxes, or other flammable materials, it's common to have them in your office building. However, these materials can act as a significant source of fuel to a fire if they ignite. That's why you should always keep things clean and orderly.
If you work with combustible and flammable liquids/vapors, then you'll want to be extra cautious when it comes to the storage and safety of your building. If you're using a defective extension cord or plugging too many devices into a single outlet, you could overload that circuit. By overusing the power socket, it could overheat and potentially ignite a fire. That's why you should always ensure that you only use one plug per socket.
Know the Fire Hazards in Your Home
Addressing fire hazards in your home is very important in preventing fires before they happen. Being aware of at-risks areas in your home enables you to know where you should be extra cautious.
Kitchen fires are one of the most common fires in homes. To reduce the risk of fire, never leave anything cooking or baking unsupervised. When frying, grilling, or cooking, keep dish rags and other flammable materials away from the stove. If you are cooking with oil, be careful not to splash or spill the oil near the burners as it can quickly flame up. It's essential to have a working fire extinguisher you can easily access when a fire starts while cooking.
Dangers of Space Heaters
Many people use space heaters to heat their homes or warm areas that lack sufficient heat, like a bathroom or spare bedroom. Electric space heaters can help warm a room quickly. However, they can be as dangerous as convenient if misused. Never use an extension cord or power strip with space heaters. Always plug them directly into a wall outlet. Space heaters pull a lot of power and can quickly overheat a power strip or extension cord resulting in a home fire.
Install Smoke Alarms at Every Level
It's a well-known fact that smoke alarms save hundreds of lives every year. Properly installed smoke alarms should be installed on every level of a home, including the basement. Smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and batteries replaced yearly, or as soon as you hear a low-battery warning which usually sounds like a "chirping" noise.
Beyond installing one on every level and in every bedroom, you should also consider installing smoke alarms in areas at higher risk of fire. These higher fire risk areas include the laundry and furnace room.
Practice a Fire Escape Drill with Your Family
It's essential to have a fire escape plan for your family or coworkers and practice it regularly. Practice what to do if a fire should occur in different areas or levels of your home or business. To increase your odds of safety in the event of a fire, you need more than one escape plan. Your plan may include exiting through doors or climbing out through windows. When planning and practicing a fire escape plan, you also need to designate a meeting place outside the home or office where everyone will meet.
What to Do If a Fire Should Occur
Even a small fire can cause extensive damage to a home. Sometimes a small fire may not generate large flames that burn objects, but the resulting smoke can quickly spread throughout the structure. The migrating smoke and soot causes damage to furniture, clothes, electronics, carpets, and more.
If you have a fire in your home or business, call the fire and smoke damage restoration experts of SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We will work right away to identify the steps to clean and restore your property while taking measures to prevent any unnecessary further damage from occurring. Click here, or call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West at 317-243-3149, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Top Reasons For Water Damage
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Water damage can happen to your Indianapolis home or business in many different ways. In this blog, we will outline some of the most common sources of water damage. It's very likely that you have had water damage at one point or another or may know someone who has.
If you think about water damaging your home, you might imagine the cause to be from a hurricane, tornado, or other natural catastrophes. The unfortunate reality is that most water damages are caused when ordinary household appliances fail. It's important to know the areas around your home that pose a threat for damage and what to do after it happens.
Washing machine leaks are among the most common causes of flood damage in a home and can significantly damage the laundry room and adjacent rooms and areas. Some laundry rooms are located on the second floor of homes, and that can cause multi-level damage. Replace rubber and plastic hoses with reinforced steel braided hose. Check connections periodically to make sure they are secure and replace the hoses every five years.
Sewer and Drain Backups
Sewer water has the potential to cause health issues, not to mention the odor that accompanies it. Understandably, this can bring serious issues to the home or business owner. The water that backs up from a sewer is classified as "Blackwater." It can contain all types of harmful contaminants and can be very dangerous. For these reasons, a professional cleanup company like SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is highly recommended. Call our office, and we will respond immediately to make your home safe again.
Bathroom water leaks cause significant damage to a home. This is especially true if the bathroom is located upstairs. The main culprit is usually a supply line to the shower or toilet. We can't see the copper pipes that carry the water inside the walls, but we can see and inspect the toilet's supply line. It's a good idea to replace the older line with a stronger braided one. These steel braided hoses are less likely to fail and are a proactive way to lessen the chance of having a leak.
Central Indiana is well known for having all four seasons. We have weeks in winter when temperatures drop to single digits and even in negative numbers. When outdoor temperatures drop that low homes and businesses are likely to suffer from broken pipes.
The water inside pipes can freeze when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. As freezing water expands, it causes the pressure inside the pipes to increase, possibly leading to bursting pipes. There are a few ways to help prevent this from happening.
Insulate pipes, especially those close to outside walls, attics, and crawl spaces where the chance of freezing is greatest. Open your cabinet doors under the sinks; this allows warmer air to circulate to the pipes. Seal air leaks surrounding pipes and keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
The copper pipe that brings in water to the ice maker might have a bad or loose connection, or it could be pinched. Like the other appliances in our homes, the fridge has a water supply line with continuous pressure. If that line becomes loose or broken in any way, water will spill out until the source is turned off. It's a great idea to familiarize yourself with where to shut the water off if something like this happens to you.
Sump Pump Failure
If you have a basement, you understand the importance of a sump pump. Without one, water can seep into your basement and cause lots of damage. One of the most common causes of a flooded basement is a sump pump that stopped working. This could be that the pump is old and mechanically broken, but most likely, it's due to a power supply loss. When storms roll through, we can lose power to our homes at times. That's why it's so important to have a battery backup in place in the event this happens to you.
Call The Service Professionals
If you should suffer water damage, whether from a weather-related event or a cracked pipe, overflowing bathtub, or toilet, call the water damage experts at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West 317-243-3149 for 24-hour emergency service. You can also click here to contact us online.
At SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, we have specialized equipment, professional training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home or business to its pre-water damage condition and make it "Like it never even happened."
Frozen Pipes in Your Office
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Your employees need to be safe and focused on the daily task at hand to stay running efficiently. The last thing any business needs is a broken pipe or some other water source disrupting your day to day operations and costing you valuable time. With the cold winter upon us, your business is increasingly vulnerable to water and storm damage. Frozen water pipes are one of the most common reasons for business downtime in winter.
Let Faucets Drip
Suppose you have bathrooms or sinks located near exterior walls or colder areas, like a warehouse or garage. In that case, you will want to take a couple of extra steps during freezing temperatures. If you know that the temperatures will be dropping to near or below zero, you will want to make sure your sinks are dripping water. The dripping water ensures that the water in the pipes leading to the sink are moving and don’t have time to freeze and burst the pipes.
Insulate Exposed Pipes
If you have exposed water pipes in your business areas that aren’t as well heated, you may want to insulate the pipes to ensure they don’t freeze. Many burst pipes in businesses are found in warehouses, garages, and near entrances that are continually being opened. Insulating these pipes can also be beneficial during the hot summers as the insulation can prevent condensation on the lines, which can also lead to water damage.
After The Cleanup
We create a full estimate for all mitigation and repairs then keep you involved with timely updates throughout the restoration process. SERVPRO is a preferred service provider with most insurance companies in Central Indiana, and we can work directly with them from start to finish. We understand that saving your property and reopening your business as quickly and safely as possible is especially important when you have a business to run and your employees count on you for their livelihood.
Always Here To Help
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West understands that time is money, and every second counts with commercial restoration. That is why hiring professionals like SERVPRO to assist with the water cleanup and restoration is one of the best moves you can make. We have highly trained service professionals ready to respond day or night to your call.