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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 

Hotel Disaster

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County knows that disasters at a hospitality facility are devastating. That’s why we are critical in assuring normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible. Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler, a fire, a natural disaster, or a traumatic event, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County will work with your management and maintenance staff to prioritize spaces, isolate the damage,and restore the area to your complete satisfaction. All while minimizing the inconvenience to your guests  

We are prepared to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is available 24-7/365 ready to help. 

Call us now at 219-947-9931 

Document Restoration For Your Business

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Disasters happen. And unfortunately, some of your most valued business contents-important documents and books-could be lost forever! As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County knows that mitigating your businesses important possessions in a timely matter is extremely important and crucial to    recovering your damaged belongings. 

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has years of experience and state-of-the-art technology to recover your businesses important documents before it is too late. 

We offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization. 

Need your valuable documents restored? Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County today-219-947-9931

Proudly serving your businesses in Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, and Crown Point, Indiana. 

Remember that we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Good Mold?

6/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a complicated substance because in some cases in can be beneficial and others harmful. Many of us were taught to believe that mold is bad.  Especially us at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. And that is because we encounter the mold growth in homes that causes property damage and health issues. But today we are going to discuss some interesting facts about what scientists consider good mold. HOWEVER, mold growing in your home is NEVER a good thing and you need to contact us immediately. 

  • Some mold is good for you. The active ingredient in Penicillin is Penicillium mold. It's effective because it kills many types of bacteria. 
  • Mold is good for your garden. Certain types of mold can speed up decomposition process to help keep soil healthy. 
  • Mold and Mildew are different. They are each a type of fungus but they have several differences. Mildew only grows on surfaces while mold can grow beneath surfaces. Mildew is much easier to remove. 

It's interesting to see that mold can be something beneficial! We are so used to seeing mold cause more damage than good. 

Water Damage Causes

6/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County knows water damage. We have seen it all. We are highly trained and have all of the necessary equipment to extract the water and put your home or business back to its normal state. The more quickly you notice the problem, the less we will have to fix. Here are some common water damage causes to be aware of:  

  • Bursting or leaking pipes 
  • Natural disasters 
  • Plumbing system issues 
  • Crawl space/basement areas-prone to collecting water 
  • Malfunctioning appliances 
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning unit issues 

These are just the main issues we see every day at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County.  If you notice any of things in your home make sure to try and stop the problem immediately. And make sure to give us a call 219-947-9931.  

Emergency READY Profile

6/23/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile 

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster.  Of the businesses that survive, the majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can help you make that plan!  

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is key for SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County to help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  

Emergency READY Profile Advantage 

  • A no cost assessment of your facility 
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency 
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin 
  • Provides facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information 

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County to get started right away! 219-947-9931 

We are proudly serving Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, and Crown Point! 

Sewage Cleanup

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage backups should be considered an emergency. The water may contain bacteria and viruses that can cause serious illnesses. Our technicians at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean up the sewage damage.  

Water that is contaminated with sewage backup needs to be dealt with immediately. We know that any damage to your home can be catastrophic so we make sure so we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have the specialized training, equipment, and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.  

If you see or even think that you see sewage backup, CALL US IMMEDIATELY. We need to come out right away to make sure it doesn’t create any health hazards. 219-947-9931 

Call Us For Fire Cleanup

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating to your home or business.  Once the fire is out, your property will likely suffer from smoke damage along with water damage and flooding from the firefighter's hard work.  That is where SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County come in. We use our specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home. We will also remove the smoke odor and soot from upholstery and carpet.  

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County

  • 24/7 Emergency Service 
  • Fast Response Time 
  • Specialize in Fire and Water Damage Restoration 
  • Restore vs. Replace Mentality 
  • HIGHLY Trained Technicians 

If your home or business is affected by a fire call us right away wo we can come out and get started!! 219-947-9931