Storm Damage to Your Indianapolis Home or Business
While it's still technically winter here in Central Indiana, springtime is right around the corner, and we all know what that means. Storm season is approaching, and SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is ready to help. Indianapolis will once again receive heavy rains, wind, and tornadoes to deal with this springtime. These storms are notorious for causing heavy damage to homes and businesses throughout Central Indiana.
In this blog, I will outline several ways SERVPRO can assist after a storm damages your property. Here are just a few of the services SERVPRO can offer to help reduce stress in your time of need.
- Emergency Board-up
- Water Restoration
- Caring for your Belongings
- Mold Remediation
- Stress-Free Claims Process
A board-up to the structure is a critical first step in the restoration process. A fallen tree or broken limbs may have damaged your roof, or high winds removed shingles causing water to enter. If a tree limb or other heavy debris fell on your roof during a storm, your home might have structural damage, so be cautious.
We use strong plywood or tarps to cover any broken windows or holes in your roof. This is done to preserve the structure and keep your home or business and its contents safe from further exposure to the outside environment.
We will remove excess water, set air movers and dehumidifiers in place to dry your home or business. We may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. It usually takes two to four days to dry a structure after water damage has occurred.
Our technicians carefully monitor the progress daily, using moisture meters and checking that the materials such as carpet and drywall return to acceptable drying levels. This ensures the structure is drying correctly and lets us know when to remove the drying equipment.
Caring for Your Belongings
If you have to relocate due to severe storm damage, be sure to gather sensitive documents and items such as birth certificates, social security cards, insurance papers, financial records, valuable jewelry, gold, and coins.
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of your contents. Move-outs will provide benefits, such as protecting items from secondary damage and offer a quicker remolding process.
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs.
When a home or business suffers a water damage event from a storm, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a structure in as little as 48-72 hours. Mold must be taken very seriously; it poses health effects, especially to those with asthma and low immune systems.
It's critical to call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West as soon as suspect water damage. Our highly trained technicians may need to use containment procedures and physical barriers along with negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
Stress-Free Claims Process
SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is a preferred service provider with most insurance companies in Central Indiana. Our knowledge and experience working with insurance companies allow us to quickly and easily manage the claims process and paperwork. We can work directly with your insurance provider throughout the entire process.
Call the Storm Damage Restoration Professionals
When storm damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Indianapolis residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your emergency. Our office is strategically located in Indianapolis, and that gives us the ability to act fast and arrive "Faster to Any Size Disaster."
Call us, SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We always have a live SERVPRO representative to help answer your questions and dispatch a crew 24/7 for emergency services. Click here or call 317-243-3149