Tips for Preparing your Commercial Building for Winter
Prepare now, and worry less about your property during winter months.
Winter here in Indianapolis can take a significant toll on your commercial building, which is why even though the weather may be decent right now, this is an excellent time to think about preparing your commercial building for winter. But how should you get started? And what areas of your building need special attention concerning winterization? Below, I'll outline several helpful tips to get you on your way.
When prepping your commercial property for the wintry wonderland that will soon be here, it can be helpful to approach it from several perspectives. First, you want to be pro-active and take preventative actions. While warmer weather is here, taking action now can reduce the worry about cold-weather issues like frozen pipes down the road.
Second, you'll want to think about the comfort and safety of your employees, tenants, and customers. And third, you'll want to consider potential energy savings you can capitalize on by addressing the heating and cooling needs unique to each building area. With these three perspectives in mind, it's time to look a little closer at the areas of particular interest when winterizing your commercial building.
Check for Drafts and Air Leaks
Check the structure of your commercial property for leaks, and consider getting an energy audit for your building, which can help find these problem areas. Another way to check for leaks and drafts is to walk around your building and check by using your hand or using a temperature gun to find any cold spots. Once they are identified, seal them up for considerable cost savings and increased comfort for your tenants.
Does your building have sufficient insulation? Take a hard look at all of it to ensure even the more challenging spots are correctly insulated. There are various insulation options to ensure your building gets the best protection from the cold, including blanket-style insulation, rigid insulation, foam insulation, and more.
The roof of your commercial building can host many undetected issues, such as holes or damage that can lead to water leaks during winter storms and snowmelt. When inspecting the roof, check all flashing and seals and make sure the structure is sound enough to hold the weight of snow and ice that is sure to come. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, it's best to hire a professional roofing contractor to assist you.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
Frozen pipes in Central Indiana are extremely common and cause extensive damage to commercial buildings; inspecting your plumbing now can save you time and trouble come winter. If you have exposed water pipes that aren't as well heated, you may want to insulate the pipes to ensure they don't freeze. Often, frozen pipes are found in warehouses, garages, and near entrances that are continually being opened.
Inspect the HVAC
Last but not least, be sure to prep your HVAC system. A good start is to schedule preventative maintenance and make sure the system is operating correctly and efficiently. Be sure to change out any air filters and check that exhaust gases are being appropriately ventilated.
It is advisable to keep the interior temperature at or above 60 degrees in your business. While this shouldn't be a problem in areas where your employees or customers are usually present, this could be a problem in garages, attics, basements, exterior buildings, storage areas, and warehouses.
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By following the tips above and keeping an eye on your commercial property, you can significantly reduce the risk of water and mold damage from a burst pipe this winter. If your business should experience water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We are industry leaders in fire and water cleanup and restoration. We have the experience and training to fully restore your property and make it 'Like it never even happened." Click here or call 317-243-3149.
Steps To Protect Your Property From Winter In Indianapolis
"An ounce on prevention is worth a pound of cure." -Benjamin Franklin
It's November here in Indianapolis, and that means falling leaves and temperatures. Harsh winters in Central Indiana can be damaging to your home or business. Snow, rain, and freezing temperatures can cause unwanted stress in many different areas around your property. As we move towards winter, here are some tips to help you protect your property.
Protect Your Pipes
Unheated interior spaces like your garage, attic, or basement are most at risk for frozen pipes. Use pipe insulation liberally on any of your exposed pipes in the vulnerable areas of your house. Other ways to protect your pipes from freezing are to keep your garage closed as much as possible, and even when you aren't home, and don't let the temperature of your house fall under 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Check for Leaks and Water in Your Basement or Crawl Space
Indiana winters tend to be very wet, keeping the ground around your home saturated. With so much water and moisture outside, it's essential to check your crawl space and basement for water leaks and high humidity. You want to seal any cracks or leaks and possibly use a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture out of the air. If the humidity is too high, it can lead to mold growth in your crawl space and basement. You also want to test your sump pump to make sure it is working correctly.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Clearing out your gutters and downspouts should usually be done a few times a year, depending on how many trees you have. But emptying them before the freezing temperatures set in is an essential step to winterizing your home. If your gutters seem to fill up quickly, try installing leaf guards to keep them from clogging.
Regular cleaning is crucial to maintaining good gutters. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Dirty and full gutters also provide nice homes for pests, rodents, and fertile ground for weeds to grow.
Check Seals Around Windows and Doors
Once you're done cleaning out the gutters, you'll want to walk around the house and check all of your windows and doors for broken seals, cracks, or other areas where the cold air and water can get into your home.
An essential goal of winterizing your home is to keep your heating bills down and make sure your home is blocking out the cold air effectively. A great way to do this is to add weather stripping to your doors and caulk any window gaps. To prevent a draft from sneaking in, make sure all your windows stay locked. It may be time to replace your windows if your sashes aren't meeting, and your inner lock isn't working.
Check Your Foundation
You also want to check around your foundation for standing water and cracks in the foundation. Cracks in the foundation can worsen in the winter as water seeps into the cracks and freezes, causing expansion and further damage to your foundation. If you find cracks, you will want to seal them before they get worse. If you see standing water, you may want to make sure your gutters are directing the water away from your home and grading the ground to slope away from your home's foundation.
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Being a proactive homeowner, you may take these and other steps to protect your investment and still experience damage. Our office has years of experience with water and fire damage clean up and restoration and always ready to help you and your family. If you need water cleanup and restoration this winter, click here or call us at 317-243-3149.
Toilet Leak in your Indianapolis Home
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When a toilet in your Indianapolis home overflows, the damage can be overwhelming. There are many different ways in which a toilet can malfunction. Below, I'll cover some of the more common occurrences we see when we are called to mitigate water damages from faulty toilets.
1-Leaking supply line. This is the line that connects the plumbing coming out of the floor to the toilet tank. This line is under continuous pressure, which means that if the hose begins to leak, it will continue to spread until the water line is turned off.
2-Old worn-out mechanical parts inside the tank can cause the toilet to run continuously and even overflow onto the floor, resulting in severe water damage to the floor, walls, and everything beneath.
3-The old worn-out wax ring that is at the base of the toilet where it connects to the floor. This wax ring can deteriorate out over time, causing water to leak at the bottom of the toilet.
4-Tank-to base washer is worn-out or pinched. If the tank is not seated correctly to the base, the washer could fail. Or, if the washer has aged too much, water can leak when flowing down to the bowl.
Check Your Supply Lines
The water supply lines in a typical home or business are under and have continuous pressure, and if there's a leak or break to the supply line, water will run out until it's shut off or fixed at the main water shut-off.
It's recommended to replace the supply lines every five years. These supply lines usually are easily accessible and can be changed with pliers or an adjustable wrench. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, or if you need assistance, a family member or local handyman could help you.
Time is of the Essence
When the water continues to leak, gravity will pull it down to lower levels of your home. The water can affect flooring systems, ceilings, wall cavities, and possibly insulation as it travels inside the walls. The quicker you call us, the quicker we can arrive to begin mitigation. The term "mitigate" means to lessen the severity, and that's what SERVPRO of Indianapolis West does with our fast-action response. We're highly trained to clean up and restore your Indianapolis home or business fast and efficiently.
Call The Cleanup Pros
Hopefully, you have caught the water damage early, and it can be quickly remedied. But if you do have extensive water damage, we have the expertise and training at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West to make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is here to help! Whether it's from a faulty toilet, or any other type of water damage, to fire and mold cleanup. Call us 24/7 at 317-243-3149 or click here to contact us. We are centrally located, serving all of Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
Another Day At The Office? No, Not Really.
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Imagine this. You head off to work just like any other day, and about lunchtime, you get a call from your neighbor saying that there are several fire trucks in front of your house, and he thinks your home is on fire. You bolt out of the office as fast as you can, worrying terribly about your family all the way there. Luckily, the kids had gone off to school, and no one was home.
This is precisely what happened to one of our former customers. An electrical fired occurred while they were at work. Fortunately, the fire department arrived quickly and contained the fire to just the downstairs living room. What a complete nightmare to have a fire happen, and now your home is full of smoke, soot, and water and smells terrible.
Fire and Water Damage is our specialty.
House fires are more common than you may think. They happen somewhere every day in Indianapolis. Some of these fires are contained quickly and extinguished by the homeowner, while others get much larger and do way more damage. Fire damage cleanup and restoration is our specialty and is something we see and deal with every day.
With this smaller electrical fire, there was not that much material that burned; it was mostly smoke and water damage. Our crews were able to clean and restore all of the homeowner's personal belongings onsite while cleaning and repairing the structure. It's often better to remove the contents to a safer environment while the house is being cleaned and repaired. We didn't need to do that in this case because there was not very much demolition needed or fire damage to the home.
Sometimes a fire does so much damage that the home or business is a total loss. Some fires cause so much damage that a complete demolition is required down to the frame and then rebuilt with all new building materials. Luckily, that's not the case for this family. They stayed with some of their family while we made it "Like it never even happened," to their home.
Call Us For Help
We hope you never have to experience a fire at your home or business. But if you do, no matter how small or big the damage is, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can help with the cleanup and restoration. We have the experience and tools to quickly help return your home and your life back to normal. If disaster should strike your Indianapolis home, call us at 317-243-3149 or click here.
Water Damage Found After A Short Vacation
Call on us day or night, 24/7 to help with water damage like this.
The Davis family came home from a short three-day getaway to find that the water heater had failed and made a massive mess in their house. They had never had something like this happen before and had no idea what to do. They found water in almost every room, soaked carpet, and the water was even under the new laminate floors.
They began using towels to soak up the water to quickly realize they were way over their heads in trouble here. Mr. Davis called his parents for advice, and his dad told him to call his insurance company. After a brief conversation with his insurance provider, Mr. Davis decided to call our office for help. His agent referred us to him, and he remembered seeing our commercials on tv.
We're Faster to Any Size Disaster
We received his call on Sunday afternoon around 1 pm, and we had a crew at their house at 3 pm that same day. We don't wait for regular business hours to work because water and fire emergencies can happen at any time. We're always open even on nights, weekends, and holidays to help our community.
The water had sat for well over two days and began to have a musty smell. We needed to remove all of the carpet and pad then removed the laminate floors in the kitchen and hallway. Once all of the wet materials were removed, we applied an antimicrobial spray to eliminate any mold or mildew growth. Finally, we installed air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the home completely.
How Long Will This Take?
It usually takes two to four days to dry a home after a water damage has occurred. We return each day to take readings of the inside air and the floors and walls to document the drying process. This ensures the structure is drying correctly and lets us know when to remove the drying equipment. In the case of Mr. and Mrs. Davis, we removed the drying equipment after just three days. We scheduled the carpet and flooring installation and did some minor repairs to the walls, and finally did some touch-up painting to complete the job.
We make it, "Like it never even happened."
The Davis's were so happy that we arrived so fast on Sunday and that by Wednesday evening, their home was completely dry and had no mold or mildew smell like it did when they come home. Along the way, we referred them to a plumber that replaced the faulty water heater for them. Mrs. Davis was so happy with us when we returned the last day to remove the equipment that she took a picture of our team and posted it on social media. Thank you for the shout out, Mrs. Davis; we really appreciate that.
A busted water heater is an every-day type of water damage that see all the time. Our office is uniquely trained and prepared to handle any size disaster. From a two-story home to a twenty-two story high rise, we can handle it all. No job is too big or too small for us here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West.
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SERVPRO of Indianapolis West specializes in the cleanup and restoration of Indianapolis residential and commercial property from fire, water, and storm damage. Our team of highly trained and IICRC Certified technicians are equipped with the knowledge and the equipment to handle any size disaster. As an IICRC Certified Firm, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has been trusted by hundreds of businesses and homes throughout Indiana for cleanup and restoration of fire, water, and storm damage. Click here or call us, 317-243-3149, if your home or business should suffer from damage.
Commercial Restoration Specialist
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Here at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West, we understand that the primary concern with restoration services in commercial buildings is speed. That is why we focus on arriving on the scene as quickly as possible, gather information on the loss, and taking measures to mitigate as quickly as possible. We focus on being thorough and paying attention to your building details to get the job done right and fast. We do all this while ensuring to communicate the process and status to you.
Our goal in commercial restoration is to make the process as quick and straightforward as possible. That way, you can get back to focusing on your work as soon as possible. Here are a few reasons SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is a leader in commercial restoration:
Extensive Training and Specialized Products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
Call A Large Loss Specialist
When hiring a commercial restoration and cleanup company, it's vital to make sure they have the expertise and equipment to handle large scale jobs. Our location has the experience to handle any size job, from a two-story to a twenty-two story high-rise.
Whether it's a fire, flood or, storm damage, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the experience, equipment to make it "Like it never even happened." If you have a small retail store, warehouse or, a multi-building complex, call the commercial restoration experts at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West.
Faster to Any Size Disaster
The longer a facility sits with water or fire damage, the more time and money it takes to be fully restored. One critical action to help minimize secondary damage is to ensure that the structure is properly secured from top to bottom. If needed, we can set up temporary fencing and board up exterior walls, entry-doors, and tarp rooftops for full security to prevent further damage from the outside elements.
The Commercial Restoration Specialist
We're ready 24/7 to handle any commercial emergency comes our way. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the equipment and expertise to handle any smoke, fire, storm, and water damage from a business fire. They will be able to return your business to full operation quickly, so you aren't losing money to downtime. You can contact us here or call at 317-243-3149.
Leading The Way in Storm Damage Restoration
We pride ourselves with fast response and great customer service.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is a leader in storm damage cleanup and restoration. Storm damage knows no schedule. We respond 24/7/365 to meet residential and commercial customers' cleanup and restoration needs. Whether it be water damage from a flash flood, roof and window damage from wind and hail, or a fire from a lightning strike, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the trained personnel and specialized equipment to handle any size job.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the technology, the equipment, and the expertise to handle any size disaster, anytime, and anywhere. Our team is ready to mobilize and start the cleanup and restoration process 24/7. Our large loss services are much like our small scale restoration services, just more extensive and capable. Large loss recovery services include:
- Water Damage Restoration - Whether from a natural flood or broken water pipes, we can extract the water, dry the damaged area, clean up the mess, and restore your water damaged property quickly and efficiently.
- Fire Damage Restoration - We have the equipment and resources to handle even the largest of fires. We have the expertise to clean up the fire and smoke and restore any damage to the property. SERVPRO has decades of experience removing smoke odor and fire damage.
- Commercial Mold Remediation - Mold can happen slowly or quickly after a devastating flood or sewer backup. Our team has the knowledge and training in mold remediation to ensure mold spores are removed safely and effectively.
- Commercial Cleanup - Our team can provide deep cleaning for facilities that have suffered a viral outbreak, like the recent Coronavirus outbreak. We can also clean up after sewer backups, vandalism, or just from normal wear and tear.
- Storm Damage Restoration - Major storms like tornadoes and hurricanes can bring substantial damage to businesses and homes through flooding, fires, wind damage, and more. Our commercial restoration team is prepared and ready to be on the scene should a major disaster strike.
Time is of the Essence
The quicker you call us, the less secondary damage may occur. The faster we respond, the less amount of business interruption will occur. There's never a convenient time for fire, water, or storm damage to strike your business. We understand that business downtime means lost revenue and no productivity. We'll arrive fast and work diligently to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.
Our Commitment to the Customer
So 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 disaster" meeting our customer's needs. The pros at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West are 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 tag line for SERVPRO—it is a commitment to be there when you need them 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.
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We live and work in this community, too. We might even be neighbors. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is close by and ready to respond to your fire, flood, or storm damage emergency in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We are proud to be an active member of the west side community and want to do our part to make it the best it can be. Click here or call us at 317-243-349.
Commercial Cleaning Services
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Please turn to the professionals and let us handle the everyday wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When dirt, odor, and moisture problems go beyond your regular janitorial staff's scope, you need to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for prompt service.
We specialize in all commercial cleaning services, from removing an odor problem to deep cleaning flooring and carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can work around your regular business hours, so there will be no disruption or downtime for your office. We have specialized training, products, and equipment to get your commercial property clean and safe from general cleaning of workspaces to heavy cleaning of warehouse walls and ceilings.
A clean office promotes employee health and safety, production, and overall happiness. A clean business keeps customers coming back.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West wants to help keep your facility clean and a place where people want to work and buy from. We have service agreements that range from weekly cleaning services, quarterly or by the call. We'll work with you and around your schedule and cater our services around your needs. Our commercial cleaning services include:
Odor Removal and Deodorization
We have several different types of deodorization techniques. One of our Project Managers will discuss with you the method that will be most beneficial for your property—masking the odors, and other shortcuts are not what we do. We fully address the source of the odor, so it doesn't return.
Carpet and Upholstery
A good rule of thumb is to have your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned every 12 months. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. Ceilings, walls, and floors are exposed to dirt, dust, and other contaminants from inside and outside. Whether they need general maintenance cleaning or heavy cleaning from smoke or fire damage, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the expertise to do the job right the first time.
Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
Accidents and crime scenes often have blood or other biohazard contaminants that may pose a severe health risk. Our highly trained service professionals will respond immediately and safely clean and disinfect any trauma or crime scene with empathy and respect.
Vandalism and Graffiti
SERVPRO offers emergency services for board up due to broken windows or damaged structures. Often, simple vandalism acts, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed promptly. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we also clean driveways, sidewalks, asphalt, metals, glass, wood, plastic, and masonry.
Biohazard and Sewage
SERVPRO is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly following OSHA and health regulations. Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous and is best left to the professionals. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean and safe workspaces.
Call SERVPRO for Your Commercial Cleaning Needs
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the experience, equipment, and expertise to make it "Like it never even happened." Whether you have a small store or a multi-building complex, click here or call the commercial cleaning and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West at 317-243-3149. We can work around your schedule so that your business has no interruptions and remains open.
Water Damage Cleanup in Indianapolis
We're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We'll make your water damage "Like it never even happened."
With the heavy rains and storms of summertime, we get many calls for flood damage cleanup and restoration in the Indianapolis area. While we see homes flooded from outside water, such as rivers and streams, most of the water-damaged homes we see and clean up are from water within the home. In either case, it's usually a good idea to let the professionals extract the water, clean up, and restore your flood-damaged home.
How Does the Water Get in?
There are many ways water can get into your home or business and damage it. Toilets, sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines can slowly leak behind walls, under floors, and inside cabinets. Sewers can back up into basements and through the drains on lower levels of homes. Rainwater from a massive storm can blow into cracks and crevices around your windows and doors, causing water damage that may not be discovered quickly, allowing mold to develop and cause further damage. During the winter months, pipes exposed to cold temperatures can freeze and burst.
Call us at the First Sign of Damage
A slow, subtle water leak behind a wall or under a floor can often be much worse and cause more damage than a sudden flood of water from say, an ice maker line breaking. A sudden quick surge of clean water onto the floor can quickly be removed and dried while the slower and undetectable leak may go on for days or weeks before noticed. In this case, the clean water from a slow leak then becomes unsanitary containing harmful contaminants. Sometimes these leaks are noticed by the smell of bacteria and mold growth or soft spots in the flooring.
Knowledgeable and Experienced
If your home or business does happen to suffer from water damage, you can trust the experts at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West will respond immediately to your call. We have the knowledge and experience to handle all types of water damage emergencies.
Whether from a outside flood, a backed up sewer, a roof leak, or a frozen pipe that has burst, or an overflowing bathtub or toilet, we've seen it all and can handle any size job. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the equipment, and the expertise to handle any size disaster, anytime, and anywhere.
Call SERVPRO to the Rescue
Call 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 to its pre-water damage condition.
Whether you have a home in Speedway, live in a condo near Clermont, a home in Chapel Hill, or a place in Westwood, we are just right down the street and ready to help with any water damage emergency.
SERVPRO Storm Response
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West will make it 'Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is part of the Disaster Response Team that covers all of North America. When hurricanes, tornadoes, and major storm events occur, our Disaster Response 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, and that gives us the ability to be anywhere in the country within just hours.
As part of that network, we work as "One Team" to restore property and help families get their lives back before the storms rolled through. We understand downtime in business means a loss of profit. With fast action and quick response, SERVPRO will limit downtime and get your business and production running again.
We can clean up debris, remove broken glass, cover roofs, and extract water from your structure to get you back to preloss condition. Our teams are highly trained and equipped with the right tools to get the job done fast. We're prepared to respond faster to any size disaster.
Helping The Community
Disasters can come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it's minor flood damage from a leaking washing machine or catastrophic damage from a tornado or hurricane, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can handle it all. We handle routine residential and commercial calls here in Central Indiana daily.
When massive storms cause widespread damage around the country, extra resources are needed to help that community. Our locations within the Disaster Response Team mobilize and respond to help clean up and restore the communities.
What Sets Us Apart
Not all restoration companies are created equal and can handle such a wide array of business sizes and types of damage. Some don't have the equipment or capabilities to handle major damages to large properties.
If Central Indiana experiences a major storm event, we will have backup crews coming in from other locations to help respond. That's why just one phone call to SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is all you need to make to get your home or business fully restored.
Our Commitment To The Community
We are committed to cleaning up and restoring homes and businesses of every shape and size, no matter how big or small the damage is. We will always be here in Central Indiana to help pick up the pieces.
Whether it's a flooded basement in Speedway, or a house fire in Clermont, or a major storm event that blankets the city, we will respond immediately to your call. Our office number is 317-243-3149, we always have a live SERVPRO representative answering the calls 24/7/365, even holidays.