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Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for mold remediation services.


What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (219) 947-9931

Learning Shouldn't Be Paused or Canceled, Even In The Face Of Disaster

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storms or disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a small school campus or an institute of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so the normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore the damaged area while working with you're budgetary constraints. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students, ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so. 

OUR EXPERIENCE 

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups have given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:

  • K-12 Schools
  • Colleges and Universities 
  • Dormitories
  • Private Schools 
  • Libraries
  • Daycares/Pre-K Facilities

CALL SERVPRO OF EASTERN LAKE COUNTY (219) 947-9931

Mold Information

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

What are molds?

Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps hundred thousands or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.

Where are molds found?

Molds are found in almost every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.

What to do when you have mold? 

The first thing you should do is call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. We will come you your home or business and perform mold remediation work.  Call (219) 947-9931 

Helping Schools

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County wants to help our surrounding schools provide clean, healthy environments for our children. Educational institutions can depend on SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for fast, thorough service in the event of a fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County provides mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janirorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup. Education is extremely important and we want to make sure our schools are provided with work done right and done fast. So our children can get back to learning! 

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County (219) 947-9931. 

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (219) 947-9931

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Locally Owned Company with National  Resources

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Hobart
  • New Chicago
  • Griffith
  • Crown Point
  • Winfield
  • Merrillville
  • Lake Station
  • Gary 
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons 
  • Schererville 

Limiting Mold Growth

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know one of the most effective ways to limit mold is to mitigate water damage as quickly as possible? "Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur indoors-act promptly. A prompt response (within 24-48 hours) and thorough clean-up, drying, and/or removal of water-damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth." Quoated from OSHA 

Water extraction to remove excessive amounts of water followed by fast, thorough drying of the structure and contents is important in preventing mold growth. In the event mold remediation is required, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County will perform mold remediation work according to industry standards. 

We are available 24/7. Call us immediately if you have a water damage or if you think you have mold. 

(219) 947-9931 

You Are Not Alone

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

One out of every ten water incidents in a home is caused by a water heater or washing machine. When you find the leak, you can also find the damage it causes to your home

What can you do? 

Turn to the company with the resources and experience to be a national leader in cleaning and restoration. SERVPRO professionals can offer:

  • 38 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry. 
  • More than 1,350 Franchises servicing 48 states  
  • Over 5,800 technicians trained in the cleanup and care of your home and personal belongings. 
  • Over 95,000 pieces of restoration equipment available nationwide to restore even the largest damage to preloss condition when possible. 

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County technicians are standing by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with your cleanup and restoration needs. 

Time Is A Precious Commodity

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know that when you hire SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response-that's the SERVPRO way! 

Cant figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. We are comitted to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. 

It May Not Look Like Much Water...

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

...but the cleanup can be WAY over your head. 

Trained and equipped to quickly dry and protect your home and belongings. 

A mop and common household cleaning products may not be enough for black water intrusions. Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we are trained to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water 
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis 
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • Move and block furniture 
  • Provide floor service 
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide service 
  • Apply necessary treatments 
  • Utilize drying equipment and monitor drying
  • Dispose of refuse

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County (219) 947-9931 

Our territories include: Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville and Crown Point, Indiana. 

We Can Help After A Fire!

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks are gone, your home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County (219) 947-9931