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1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Hiring photo with SERVPRO van and action hero’s Come join our team as a production technician! We are looking for individuals with a positive attitude and a good work ethic!

SERVPRO® of Eastern Lake County Production Technician

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Do you love helping people through difficult situations? Then, don’t miss your chance to join our franchise as a new production technician. As a new production technician at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County you will be a part of a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness, and mutual respect.

The production technician performs production processes to fulfill the service needs of individual restoration projects and maintains the professional appearance of SERVPRO equipment, as well as an assigned service vehicle. By providing quality, consistent, efficient work, the production technician represents the best in the cleanup and restoration industry.  As a valued SERVPRO® franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow. Training and development program available, which can include industry certifications.

In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Primary Responsibilities

• Inventory and load the work vehicle with equipment, products, and supplies needed for each project. Maintain a clean and organized vehicle and clean equipment appearance. • Prepare rooms/areas for work activities. Set up staging area and equipment for each project.  • Perform production processes as directed. • Adhere to safety and risk management guidelines at all times.  • Communicate with crew chief and other technicians to maintain efficient production processes. • Perform end-of-day/end-of-job cleanup and breakdown. Leave jobsite with a clean and orderly appearance.  

Position Requirements

• Effective oral communication• Basic math skills• Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred• High school diploma/GED• IICRC certifications preferred• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance• Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawl spaces, attics)• Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time• Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects• Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals• Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary• Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law To apply, email your resume and/or a brief description of work history to bscernak@sp-elc.com SERVPRO® of Eastern Lake County is an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

What To Do Until Help Arrives After Vandalism

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is a franchise company with over 50 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry and countless homeowners. 

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, you can count on SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County professionals to respond quickly. 

In the event that your home or business is vandalized, our technicians  are SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County are licensed and trained to remove unwanted vandalism. Here are some tips on what to do until help arrives:

DO

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks or paints

DON'T

  • Attempt to remove ink or paint stains
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects

If your home or business is vandalized. Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County

219-947-9931

Document Drying and Restoration

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County knows timely mitigation is key to reducing severity and recovering damaged items. Water-damaged paper can rapidly deteriorate. Without proper handling, valuable files and irreplaceable documents could be lost forever. Let SERVPRO's Document Restoration Team help you recover your damaged paper goods before it is too late.

SERVPRO's technicians are trained to use the most advanced technology available for document recovery and drying; in fact, the Document Restoration Team uses the same technique that the Library of Congress uses to dry water-damaged books. 

With our custom-designed drying chamber, SERVPRO's technicians are able to use vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize the water in affected items. Often, this process can recover even the most delicate items-from documents to photographs and x-rays, to entire business archives. SERVPRO's goal is to preserve the media integrity. 

Restoring Your Lake County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

a piece of our equipment in a room during demolition and reconstruction Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Lake County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County

 219-947-9931

Merrillville Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 219-947-9931

 When Storms or Floods hit Crown Point, SERVPRO is ready!

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

A roof of a building flooded with rainwater Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Crown Point.

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County 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.

Faster Response

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 Crown Point, 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 219-947-9931

Faster to your Hobart Water Damage Event

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling tiles damaged due to water SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Hobart, Indiana.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County 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.  Our highly trained technicians from SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County arrive quickly and will start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. So give us a call right away!

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 219-947-9931

*Proudly serving: Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point and surrounding areas.*

Lake County Commercial Cleaning or Emergency Restoration Services

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO for all your Lake County 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 of Eastern Lake County 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. 

Fire In Your Merrillville Home

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

A pile of furniture damaged by a fire A fire in a Merrillville, Indiana home.

We know that a fire is devastating. We know you want to start cleaning it up right away, but a house with any kind of fire damage is not safe to enter. So you need to leave the fire cleanup to the professionals of SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. 

Smoke and Ash that is left untreated can cause you problems down the road. It can cause permanent odors, corrosion, and discoloration. Soot can cause severe medical problems and possibly even death if inhaled. It is imperative to call a trained fire cleanup specialist. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can prevent further damage to your Lake County home! We are trained to make your fire damage, "Like it never even happened." So act quickly and call us right away!

(219) 947-9931

Storm Damage? SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County Can Help

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Regardless of the Storm Damage, We Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Wild fires

Here in Northwest Indiana we can get severe weather any day of the year, but spring and summer bring more opportunities for severe thunderstorms. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County professionals are highly trained and prepared for all storm related damages. Give us a call at (219)947-9931 if your home or business has been affected by a storm.