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Emergency Water Damage Tips For Your Hobart, Indiana Home

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage In Your Hobart, Indiana Home

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County at (219) 947-9931. We will be there as soon as possible, but here are some Emergency Water Damage Tips to follow until we arrive:

  • Shut off the water source if possible
  • Turn off circuit breaker for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other sensitive valuables to a dry place
  • Do not ever affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. ALWAYS avoid electrical shock hazards
  • Don't use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

Whether a flood or leaky pipe, SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County can help

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

NO WATER DAMAGE IS TOO BIG OR SMALL

The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO professional will be on site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps. 

Inspection

SERVPRO will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

Emergency Services

Our professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepare the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step. 

Monitoring

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, we will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

Restoration Services

We will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition. 

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County if water damage affects your home or business. (219)947-9931

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County if Your Basement is Flooded

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:

A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
Storm sewer backup
Sanitary sewer backup
Foundation drainage failure
Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today -(219)947-9931

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. 

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help!

(219)947-9931 

Call our office located in Hobart, Indiana. 

Water Damage In Lake County.

6/23/2020 (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.  

Lake County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Lake County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 947-9931

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 947-9931

Flooded Basement? Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County!

5/28/2020 (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. 

Eastern Lake County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 947-9931

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property

Flooded Basement...HELP!

6/23/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:

A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
Storm sewer backup
Sanitary sewer backup
Foundation drainage failure
Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today -(219)947-9931

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. 

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help!

(219)947-9931 

Call our office located in Hobart, Indiana. 

Equipment Used For Water Removal

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you have ever experienced water damage in your home or business, you have seen some of our equipment. What is that big wand thing? What is that noisy thing? How are you going to remove ALL that water?  SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has a variety of extraction equipment to provide sufficient water removal.  Here is a quick overview of what we use to answer any of your questions:

  • Extraction Units-removes excess water
    • Small portable units are smaller and flexible and can be taken into any area of a building. They require electricity so power in the structure is necessary or will need to use a generator.
    • Truck-mounted extractors offer a more powerful vacuum. It runs off of the vehicles fuel, so power in the facility is not necessary. This machine is extremely loud and it does have some limitations. For instance, the hose length could be tricky to tackle a multi-level structure.
    • Light wands or “carpet wands” are appropriate for removing water from carpet
  • Deep Extraction Tools-attachments for the extractors
    • Self propelled are powered by an independent motor that moves over the carpet at a consistent rate. They compress the carpet and pad, squeeze out water, and removes the water through the vacuum system.
    • Stationary tools extract water from carpet and pad using the weight of the technician standing on the device. A vacuum system is attached and pulls water through small holes on the base of the unit. They are available in various sizes.
  • Pumps
    • Self-priming trash pumps are powered with gas or diesel. They offer easy access if they become clogged and they are very portable. They are used when water needs to be transferred horizontally, and are useful for removing water from single-story structures.
    • High pressure pumps are designed to provide high pressure and are useful for pumping out underground structures, like basements and parking garages.
    • Electric submersible pumps are the most common type used in water restoration. They provide continuous and quiet operation. They eliminate the suction lift limitations and run on electricity.

This was just a brief summary of our equipment. We would be more than happy to go into detail with you about any of our equipment or services. Please call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County with any questions or concerns. 219-947-9931

Keeping You Safe After A Water Damage

6/1/2019 (Permalink)

If you experience a water damage in your home, immediately call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. We have highly trained technicians that can handle any size disaster. There can be numerous safety hazards that exist during a water loss so our trained professionals should always handle the cleanup and restoration.  Every water damage is different and will require the correct training to identify and resolve any safety hazards before proceeding with the project.  We want to keep everyone safe while restoring your home or business back to preloss condition.

Our main responsibility is to identify potential safety or health hazards and take action to prevent any harm to bystanders or workers.  Some things examined at this time would include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Contaminated water
  • Over head hazards
  • Electrical shock hazards
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards

If there are any hazards that can cause harm or injury to any person we will not start the restoration process until everything is secure and safe.  Safety for SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County and occupants during water damage restoration is of utmost importance.

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE

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.

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.  

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 

SO Much Water

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

After a stressful day at work you decide that a nice HOT bath is a necessity. You go upstairs and turn the water on. The doorbell rings. You aren't expecting anyone so you assume it will be a quick visitor. So you run down to quickly answer the door. It's your neighbor who is locked out of the house. You run across the street to help her out. She finally gets in and you both start chatting. An hour goes by and you are starting to feel tired so you head home. You walk into your house and there is water on your kitchen floor. Confused...you start looking around to see what it could be. A drop of water falls onto your head. OH NO! You sprint up the stairs to find out that your bathroom is completely flooded! The water has made its way under your tile and through the ceiling and finally into your downstairs kitchen. What do you do?CALL SERVPRO OF EASTERN LAKE COUNTY RIGHT AWAY! 219-947-9931We are available 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. We will make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Water In Your Basement

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

With the recent flooding in our area and Spring finally deciding to show up, we need to address the possibility of water in your basement. Of course this is a sore subject because your home and belongings are extremely important. So we need to start the cleanup process right away.

We have seen all different kinds of water damages in homes. And each situation is different and requires a unique solution, but the general process remains the same. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County technicians are highly trained in water restoration and are quick and efficient. We are here to work for you! We will respond immediately to lessen the damage, limit further damage, and reduce cost. 

Our equipment will help to detect hidden moisture, extract the existing standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home. Along with your belongings. 

Once these Spring showers begin, make sure you are checking your basement for water on a regular basis. And if you find some give SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County a call. (219)947-9931 so we can come out right away and assess the situation. 

We know any damage to your home is devastating. We are here for you and ready to work at getting your home back to normal. And we thank you for trusting us with your home and assets. 

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. 

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. 

Eastern Lake County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Sevice

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in the Lake County area

SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (219)947-9931
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?


About SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County
SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Eastern Lake County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

This Hobart, Indiana home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:

A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
Storm sewer backup
Sanitary sewer backup
Foundation drainage failure
Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today -(219)947-9931

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. 

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help!

(219)947-9931 

Call our office located in Hobart, Indiana.