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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Summertime Storms In Indianapolis

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

This picture is of lightning in the air with the words SERVPRO, always here to help, and our phone number. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is one call away to help restore your property from storm damage.

If you live in the mid-west or in particular Indianapolis, you know we have all four seasons and their extremes. In winter, we get ice storms, frozen water lines, and sometimes heavy snow. Summertime in Indy brings heat and humidity and many different severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The summer heat and humidity build through the day, spawning thunderstorms that can drop several inches of water in a short time.

Water Backup  

These heavy and sudden rains often overwhelm the sewer systems and cause flash flooding. Homeowners sometimes experience water backups in their basements and crawlspace because the sump pumps cannot keep up or fail after being inundated with so much water in such a short time.

If you have standing water (flooding) in your basement, disconnect the main electrical switch to your home. If you don't know how to do that, call a professional or your local fire department to help you. If you are in doubt about your basement's electrical safety, it's best to stay out of it! Remember, "SAFETY, FIRST!" 

Heavy Winds & Lightning

These severe thunderstorms can also cause more than just water damage. Dangerous winds and lightning are also components of these storms. Heavy winds can topple trees, remove shingles, and siding from your home. Even the windows to your home or cars can be broken from flying debris hurling through the air. 

A lightning strike can cause a power surge and damage your appliances. That same strike can overheat and melt the protective sleeve of the wiring inside your walls, causing a fire to break out, in your attic, and other hidden areas. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that U.S. local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,600  fires started by lightning per year.

Years Of Experience To Better Serve You

SERVPRO Of Indianapolis West has been cleaning and restoring homes and businesses from fire and water loss in Central Indiana since 2007. We've seen storms first-hand many times and are prepared to respond immediately. Call our office if you need water, fire, or storm damage cleanup. If you have an emergency, we will respond immediately. 

We live and work in this community too. We might even be neighbors. SERVPRO is part of the Indianapolis, Clermont, and Speedway communities. We are close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency. We are proud to be active members of the westside community and want to do our part to make it the best it can be. 

Always Here To Help

Whether it be water damage from a flash flood, roof and window damage from wind and hail, or a fire from a lightning strike, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West has the experience and specialized equipment to handle any size disaster. The quicker the response, the less secondary damage that occurs. Our goal is to be faster to any size disaster and make it "Like it never even happened." If you have water, fire, or storm damage, call 317-243-3149, or click here to contact us. 

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