Recent Storm Damage Posts

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. 

Storm Team

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

No Job Is Too Large

Storm and flood damage can be devastating, and you need the company with storm damage experience.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. 

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County.  (219) 947-9931 

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities

Whether it's a tornado, hurricane, or flood-SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams can provide help fast. 

April Showers...

4/19/2021 (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 spring 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

Insurance Tips For Making a Storm Claim

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we work closely with many Insurance companies. One in particular is American Family Insurance. Here are some tips from them on making a storm damage claim. 

Act Quickly. Filing a claim with your insurance company in a timely matter is very important. Most insurance policies limit your time to file a claim, so being quick is essential. You will want to repair the damage before it has a chance to get worse.

Review your policy. Every insurance policy and claim is different. If you know what your policy covers, you will be better prepared to plead your case. 

Document everything. Keep a log of the storm and the damage. Do NOT start to clean up until you have documented as much of the damage as is safe and wait to handle the big messes until a claims adjuster has assessed the situation. 

Mother nature likes to shake things up and if your home didn't weather a storm as well as you'd hoped it would, keep these tips in mind to help you along the way. 

If you have experienced storm damage in your home or business call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County at 947-9931. We specialize in finding, assessing and repairing damage from storms!

The Difference Between a Watch and a Warning

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

With the severe weather season underway, now is a good time to go over the difference between tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.

A WATCH means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon the specific type of watch issued. In the case of a tornado watch, this DOES NOT mean that a tornado has been seen or even indicated on radar...it just means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in thunderstorms. Similarly, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are just conducive for the development of severe weather, and DOES NOT indicate that severe weather has been reported. While no immediate action on the part of the general public is required for the issuance of a watch, citizens should keep up to date on the current weather situation and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.

A WARNING, on the other hand, requires more immediate action and should be taken seriously. A severe thunderstorm warning indicates that severe weather is imminent in your area or is already occurring (based on either human observation or doppler radar). The term severe refers to hail greater than or equal to 1.00" in diameter and/or wind gusts that meet or exceed 58 mph. Although these storms can also be associated with dangerous cloud to ground lightning or heavy rainfall that is capable of causing flash flooding, neither of these two items serve as criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning being issued.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for all of your storm damage needs  (219)947-9931

Watch vs. Warning basics are provided by WeatherWorks, your weather experts. weatherworksinc.com

Rain and Storms Today

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

nwindianaweather.com is predicting some severe storms later on this evening into the night. Primary threats will be the damaging winds and heavy rains. With these thunderstorms, we could see some high totals from the rainfall which could cause some flooding.

Here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we are ALWAYS prepared and available 24/7 to take care of any water emergency in your home or business. 

If you experience any water in your home or business due to these heavy rains and storms call us IMMEDIATELY so we can quickly start the drying process. 

219-947-9931

We are proud to offer storm damage and water cleanup to many communities surrounding Hobart. We regularly serve Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point and the surrounding areas. 

Recent Rain

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

The last couple of days we have experienced some heavy rains in the Hobart, Indiana area. Due to the rain we have had an influx of calls in regards to water in basements. We are working around the clock to make sure everyone is taken care of. 

If you are experiencing water in your home please call us immediately at 947-9931.

Several of the homes that we have been to in the last couple of days are having issues due to clogged downspouts. Make sure to remove any leaves, sticks and any other debris to prevent any clogging. And as always make sure the spouts are facing away from your home. 

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

Faster to your Lake County Water Damage Event

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

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. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupant

Rain and Flooding in Hobart Indiana

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

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 Lake County 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, 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

Tis The Season...For Storms

6/2/2019 (Permalink)

Spring into early summer is our typical “tornado season” but if you live in or near Hobart, Indiana, you know that storm season is all year long!  We never know when severe weather is going to hit us! This year we had snow in the middle of April, followed by a beautiful 60 degrees just 2 days later.  SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is an Emergency Service Company and we are PREPARED for all of the severe weather that Mother Nature decides to throw our way!  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! We understand that weather takes no days off and neither do we. 

We proudly serve Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point and surrounding areas.  Call us if you experience damage to your home or business due to severe weather.  We will make it "Like it never even happened."

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  

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

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. 

Tornado Season

6/3/2018 (Permalink)

Tornado season is here and we want you to know some information on tornadoes so YOU can be more prepared. 

Tornadoes destroy anything in their path. They can destroy buildings, flip cars and create mass destruction!

  • They can happen anytime and anywhere
  • Bring winds in excess of 200 mph
  • They can look like funnels

If you are under a TORNADO WARNING, find shelter RIGHT AWAY!

Your friends at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County want you to stay safe. So follow some of these tips:

  • If you are near a sturdy building, get inside immediately
  • Go to a safe room or basement
  • Stay away from windows
  • Watch for flying debris
  • Cover your head with your arms

Continue to listen to your local weather station to get updated information. DO NOT leave your shelter until you no longer hear the sirens and your weather station has given you the ok. 

And please always remember that SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is here to help you. Call us immediately to help with your cleanup. 219-947-9931

Preparing For A Storm

6/3/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we are well aware of the devastation a storm can leave on a family. So we want you to be as prepared as possible BEFORE a storm hits. It is very important to always be prepared because storm damage is extremely overwhelming. But taking the time to prepare yourself for the worst WILL help you in the long run.


Here are some storm tips:

  • Keep a water supply and non perishable foods
  • Have a plan ready for your family if evacuation is necessary
  • Make sure to have a portable radio
  • Be sure to have flashlights ready and backup batteries
  • Store blankets and extra warm clothing
  • Consider the needs for prescription medication
If you are a victim of storm damage call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County IMMEDIATELY at 219-947-9931

Recent Flooding In Eastern Lake County

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Hey SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County friends! We just wanted to give a special shout out to everyone that was affected in the recent flooding in our area. We know that flooding is devastating and a lot of you have experienced it within the last few weeks. We just want to express our deepest sympathy to those of you that have to deal with the damaging rain and flooding to your homes. To those that we were able to help we thank you for your patience. We work as quickly as we can but we will ALWAYS make sure the job is done correctly and to the utmost standards. 

Also, a huge thank you to all of our Insurance Agents that were sending us referrals. Your confidence in our abilities is sincerely appreciated.

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

Watch vs. Warning

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

With the severe weather season underway, now is a good time to go over the difference between tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.

A WATCH means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon the specific type of watch issued. In the case of a tornado watch, this DOES NOT mean that a tornado has been seen or even indicated on radar...it just means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in thunderstorms. Similarly, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are just conducive for the development of severe weather, and DOES NOT indicate that severe weather has been reported. While no immediate action on the part of the general public is required for the issuance of a watch, citizens should keep up to date on the current weather situation and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.

A WARNING, on the other hand, requires more immediate action and should be taken seriously. A severe thunderstorm warning indicates that severe weather is imminent in your area or is already occurring (based on either human observation or doppler radar). The term severe refers to hail greater than or equal to 1.00" in diameter and/or wind gusts that meet or exceed 58 mph. Although these storms can also be associated with dangerous cloud to ground lightning or heavy rainfall that is capable of causing flash flooding, neither of these two items serve as criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning being issued.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for all of your storm damage needs  (219)947-9931

Watch vs. Warning basics are provided by WeatherWorks, your weather experts. weatherworksinc.com

For Immediate Service in Lake County, Call SERVPRO

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Rain or Shine we are available 24/7

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Lake County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (219)947-9931


Residential Services

Whether your Lake County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

Water Damage Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration
Mold Remediation
Storm Damage Restoration
Cleaning Services
Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services.
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Lake County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

When Storms or Floods hit Eastern Lake County, SERVPRO is ready!

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage. Photo of Lake George in Hobart, Indiana after a flood.

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 Lake County 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, 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