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Flash Flood Watch

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Hobart Indiana and the surrounding areas.  There will be localized flash flooding, poor drainage, and lowland flooding is possible near rivers, streams, and creeks. Please NEVER EVER drive onto flooded roadways! Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

During this Flash Flood Watch we all need to be prepared!

  • Check the forecast for updates
  • Be aware of the roads that are most likely to flood…avoid them and find alternative route
  • Have a place set to go if you need to get to higher ground
  • Have multiple ways to receive flood alerts
  • Always check on your elderly family, friends, and neighbors

Give us a call RIGHT AWAY at 219-947-9931 if you have experienced water in your home or business due to the recent storms. We specialize in water damage restoration and are available 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County proudly serves our local communities:

  • Hobart
  • Lake Station
  • Gary
  • Merrillville
  • Crown Point  

You Cleaned Up Your Own Water Damage

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

We completely understand that damage to your home is an inconvenience and can be somewhat pricey. Cleaning up the mess of a water damage can seem to be your best option. While sometimes it is because the damaged area wasn't large or it didn't get into the walls of your home. So you think. You may not have noticed some of that water get under your baseboard and spread into your wall. You did a fantastic job of cleaning up the water and you saved yourself some money! Well, that tiny bit of water can become a mold problem in as little as 48 hours. This mold can affect your health and cause much more damage than you had in the first place. If you suspect that you have mold DO NOT attempt to clean the area yourself. IMMEDIATELY call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County at 219-947-9931. We have protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to handle this problem.

Dancing In The Rain Is Fun...

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

But rain flooding and destroying your home IS NOT! SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County technicians are trained Water Restoration Specialists and will respond immediately to your home after a storm damages your home. Whether it's from water spouts not being properly installed or a tree falling into your home and rain pouring in and causing damage, we will help.  Storm damage can be devastating and here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we know that fast action is critical to limit further damage and reduce cost.

In the aftermath of catastrophic storms, we have a Disaster Recovery Team that will also respond quickly and add additional resources. So there is NO storm or disaster that is too big for us to handle.

Remember to call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County immediately following storm damage. 219-947-9931


4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Everyone at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has been waiting for this dreaded winter to end! It's been a rough one! Am I right? Those frozen pipes in your basement from those freezing temps. Your flooded basement from all of that snow melting. WE ARE IN THE CLEAR FROM WATER DAMAGE...WRONG. Spring is a wonderful relief from Old Man Winter but unfortunately, the beginning of some storms and rain. April showers are necessary for May flowers but they sometimes cause some damage to our homes. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are an emergency service company because we know how important your home is. It is your shelter, your gathering place, your security. We want to get your home back to normal as fast as we can. So this Spring season call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County 219-947-9931 if your home suffers damage from water.SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County services Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point, and surrounding areas.

Fire Damage To Your Business

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we know that your business is your number 1 priority. Any type of damage to your business can be critical. Especially a fire. Not only does a fire destroy with its flames but the smoke and heat also are huge factors. Fire is not the only thing that destroys your business, the fire fighting materials will also do some major damage. Firefighters use water, powders and foam to put out the fire.

We are so very thankful for all of the first responders hard work and appreciate everything they do for us. They pave the way for us to come in and get you back into your business as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is highly trained in fire and water cleanup and restoration.  We understand that your business being affected by a fire will result in lost revenue and productivity. We will take care of you and your business and get you back to pre-fire condition.

Be Ready For A Disaster!

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can help you be READY! We will develop a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business. Your ERP will provide your business with the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery process after a disaster strikes. It is designed as a quick reference of important building and contact information. Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a large fire or an area flood. We will put your plan together so we can help you quickly get your property back in working order. This plan will help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

  • A free service for your business
  • A brief document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. Including important contact information.
  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations
  • A quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County to get started on your Emergency READY Profile today!!!

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County Satisfied Fire and Water Damage Customers

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County strives to provide quality work to our customers. We want to ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied. Damage to your home, big or small, is stressful. We want to alleviate as much of that stress as we can for you in this time of need.  To become a leader in fire and water damage response you need to give your customers the best.  We give our best by always trying to improve in any area that we can. We do so by having our technicians give a Certificate of Satisfaction to our customers after the job is completed.  It’s a brief questionnaire to help evaulate how we are doing.

Here are a couple recent quotes from our customers:

“The SERVPRO team is fabulous. Particularly Terry and Charity.  Anita and Jeremy were first on the scene to assist with restoration.  Jason and his crew are another asset to the company-very dedicated, professional and craftsmen.  Their work is quality.  State Farm should continue to work with this team”-David and Elsa O.

“Very professional and responsible team!  Recommend to use their services because it’s simply excellent.  Love it!” –Dangira S.

If your home is affected by water or fire damage call us right away at 219-947-9931.  We will provide quality work while making this stressful situation as easy and headache free as we possibly can!   

Signs That You May Have Mold

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold isn’t always visible to the naked eye or easy to find. Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we care about you and your family. Mold can be very scary because it is hard to differentiate between the different types. And that could be very hazardous to your health. Here are some of the most common warning signs that may indicate that there could be toxic mold growing inside your home: 

  • Discolored walls 
  • Stains 
  • Black spots 
  • Allergic reactions 
  • An increase in negative health symptoms. Such as a fever or feeling itchy.  

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County IMMEDIATELY. (219) 947-9931 So we can come out and give you an estimate and get started on the mold remediation process.  

Heavy Rain and Flooded Basements

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, but flooding often happens during heavy rainfall. And in our area we get plenty of rain during our summer storm season. Basements are prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a house and are built below ground level. Water runs from high to low ground and unfortunately straight into your basement. Excessive rain in a short period of time can saturate the earth around your basement and push through foundation cracks. THIS is when you call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. (219) 947-9931. We can answer any questions you have and get our highly trained technicians out to you right away! 

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County proudly serves Hobart Indiana, Lake Station Indiana, Gary Indiana, Merrillville Indiana, Crown Point Indiana, and ALL surrounding areas. 

Mold In Your Home?

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is everywhere. All around us. It is actually a fungus that is found both outdoors and indoors. Mold likes to grow in damp, warm and humid places. 

Mold has different effects on people. It really depends on the type of mold, how long they were exposed, and the individuals sensitivity to mold. Mild mold exposure symptoms are:

  • Congestion 
  • Itchy irritated eyes 
  • Wheezing 
  • Irritated skin 

Some people are more sensitive to mold exposure. They may have reactions that are more serious. Also, a person with prolonged mold exposure or living in a mold invested home might have more serious symptoms, such as:

  • Headaches 
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Lung infections 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever 

If you believe that you are sick be use of exposure to mold in your home, please consult your doctor right away. Next, contact SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County at 219-947-9931