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Flooded Basement: We Can Help

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Your basement. Maybe it is a place to store things. Maybe it is your family's main "hangout" area. Either way, when you head downstairs, and see inches of water (or worse yet, feet!), it is not just disheartening...it can feel devastating! That's why you want to call the professionals at SERVPRO, so we can make it "Like it never even happened."

"Our goal is to come in and make you less worried. We want to set your mind at ease and make this horrible situation as smooth and painless as possible," said Tom Swizek, franchise owner of SERVPRO in South Bend NE. "It isn't a pleasant experience, but hopefully working with our professionals we can at least make it easier than it could have been, and get you on your way living your life again."

If you are facing a flooded basement or know someone who is, do not go it alone. Call SERVPRO today and let us help make it "Like it never even happened."

Water and Mold damage from flooding

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water and Mold damage from flooding SERVPRO of W. St Joseph County is proud to have been able to help the families of the area.

Following the 500 year flood in February of 2018 thousands of homes were initiated with water, caused by a record snow fall, then the fast melt when we received a record rain fall.  The St. Joseph River has a flood level of 5'6", this year it hit 33'.  Water entered homes in many ways.  This home had water enter through a crack in the foundation at surface level.  The water came through the flowed down the wall damaging the drywall, insulation and stud work.  Unfortunately the home owner was not in town during the storm; the basement sat 2.5 weeks before anyone noticed the damage.  In that time mold had begun to grow on the entirety of the damaged area compounding the damage and clean up.  SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County responded to the call in less than an hour. The area was contained to prevent spreading the mold, deconstruction, clean up and the drying process was started within a few hours.  SERVPRO will make it "Like it never even happened."

Severe Weather in Osceola, Mishawaka,Granger & South Bend, IN

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Weather in Osceola, Mishawaka,Granger & South Bend, IN Water Damage at a Church in South Bend

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County has a twenty-four hour emergency service. Our emergency team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out. We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County services all of the Michiana area and are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County at 574-233-8377 to help save your home or business.

Water Damage at Local Hospital

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage at Local Hospital Main hallway at local hospital.

Trust SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County to handle your commercial water damage needs. When a local Hospital called for emergency services, SERVPRO was on the seen within 30 minutes to tackle over 19,000 Square Feet of affected area. Quality equipment and proper placement is key to maximizing mitigation time. Our highly trained technicians are the best in their field and can put any facility administrators mind at ease. A few minutes of walking him or her through our setup and drying plan will help expedite the process. Communication and time is crucial on a large scale commercial water loss. How long can any company be without there facility? If you go with SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County the answer is "No Down Time At All." Please call 574-233-8377 if you are in need of services.

Hot Water Repair Service & Water Damage Clean-up

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hot Water Repair Service & Water Damage Clean-up Hot Water Repair Service & Water Damage Clean-up

Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. Your hot-water heater could have a leak or a busted valve. If you are having a problem with your hot-water heater, contact a qualified plumbing contractor right away. Once you have called a plumbing contractor then contact SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County to provide an inspection utilizing advanced technical equipment. Upon inspection if damages are determined SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County will address the water damage and provide a full repair service estimate. SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County has a 24 hour emergency service team that is highly trained and ready to help you at your home or business. Contact SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County at 574-233-8377. SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County services all of the Michiana area.

Water Damage at Local Hospital

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage at Local Hospital Main hallway at local hospital.

Trust SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County to handle your commercial water damage needs. When a local Hospital called for emergency services, SERVPRO was on the seen within 30 minutes to tackle over 19,000 Square Feet of affected area. Quality equipment and proper placement is key to maximizing mitigation time. Our highly trained technicians are the best in their field and can put any facility administrators mind at ease. A few minutes of walking him or her through our setup and drying plan will help expedite the process. Communication and time is crucial on a large scale commercial water loss. How long can any company be without there facility? If you go with SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County the answer is "No Down Time At All." Please call 574-233-8377 if you are in need of services.

Tree damage to local home

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree damage to local home During a storm a tree fell onto roof of a local home.

It is often the case that those who end up needing us may not have anticipated that they would have. Whether that be a fire in a home or business, flooding in their basement or in this case a severe storm causing damage to their building. 

When SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County received a call that a tree had fallen during a recent storm, it was apparent that the damage was severe enough to cause the roof to leak.  SERVPRO was able to provide an emergency tarping of the roof and removal of the tree.  While the reconstruction was being performed, a SERVPRO team was busy replacing the home's older roof, making the time from the original damage from the downed tree to the completion of the work less cumbersome on the owner.

We love helping people in their hour of need and making it "like it never happened!". 

Hot Water Repair Service & Water Damage Clean-up

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hot Water Repair Service & Water Damage Clean-up Water Heater Leak

Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. Your hot-water heater could have a leak or a busted valve. If you are having a problem with your hot-water heater, contact a qualified plumbing contractor right away. Once you have called a plumbing contractor then contact SERVPRO of South Bend, NE to provide an inspection utilizing advanced technical equipment. Upon inspection if damages are determined SERVPRO of South Bend, NE will address the water damage and provide a full repair service estimate. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE has a 24 hour emergency service team that is highly trained and ready to help you at your home or business. Contact SERVPRO of South Bend at 574-233-8377. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE services all of the Michiana area.

Tree Damage and Clean-up in South Bend

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree Damage and Clean-up in South Bend Damage to a roof done by a tree falling during a storm.

If a tree falls onto a home or business, serious damage may occur, and it remains vital to quickly handle such situations before additional issues develop. If left untreated, excessive amounts of water and additional damage may occur and cause issues throughout the house. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE has 24 hour emergency service and is in the Michiana area to address the damages. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temp. window and door enclosure (board-ups), temp. roof repair (tarping), debris/tree clean-up and removal, water extraction, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. Once the emergency services have been provided, SERVPRO of South Bend, NE will address the damages and provide the repairs with our highly trained general construction team. Contact SERVPRO of South Bend, NE at (574)-233-8377 to save your home or business.

Critical Facilities Healthcare

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Community Critical Facilities Healthcare A waiting room once filled with water, has now been dried.

It is important when choosing the company that you are going to work with that you look at their continuing education and accreditation. Do they stay up to date with the latest information so they can help you in the best way possible? Are they achieving new accreditation and learning new things to put in their tool belt in order to be the best resource to the community that they can be?

SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County and South Bend, NE is proud to announce our recent accreditation with the Liners Health Institute Critical Facilities Health Care - CFHC.  It requires specialized training for ICRA meeting requirements for the "Environment of Care", the patient population and the built environment. Specifically "Fundamentals of Infection Control for the Healthcare Contractor."  Please contact SERVPRO for any loss or cleaning in a healthcare facility.