Recent Water Damage Posts

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)

Water Damage Eastern Lake County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Sevice 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)

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