Recent Water Damage Posts

When water attacks, SERVPRO is here for you

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has helped many people to clean out the mud and debris a flood can push into a home.

Our crew are experts at knowing what needs to be done first to restore your home back to livable.

Removal of the mud is most important to make a safe place to walk and work. Checking all baseboards in every room and sheet rock to see how much the water penetrated them and then to dry it all out.

If you have any kind of fire, water or mold damage, call SERVPRO of Kosciusko and Noble counties and let us come in and make things "Like it never even happened." We are faster to any disasters and are ready and waiting to put our expertise to work for you! 

Ask the experts: How long will it take to dry?

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

We often receive the question "How long is it going to take to dry?" Depending on the severity, depth of water and size of the saturated spaces... it could take anywhere from a day to a full week.

Our technicians are highly trained in mold remediation, water mitigation, fire restoration, bio hazard clean up and we also offer remodeling and reconstruction. They know how many fans and dehumidifiers to place per square foot for optimal drying time. If any cuts have to be made, they are sure to make them so that it is easy for a contractor to come in and build back what was removed or damaged.

Call SERVPRO today if disaster strikes your home or business! We are faster to any disaster and would love to take our expertise and put it to work for you! 

Your Toilet Runneth Over? Time To Give SERVPRO A Call!

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, there are a few plumbing issues you can expect to crop up. Clogged pipes, leaky faucets and overflowing toilets are all common enough problems that you shouldn't be too surprised if they happen to you. The toilet overflow presents a unique challenge for homeowners because it introduces the possibility of sewer damage.

If your toilet starts running over, consider following these basic steps.

  1. Stop the water. Your first mission should be to end the deluge of water. Most toilets have a shut off valve at the base. Check to see if your fixture has one. If not, you can stop the water by manually manipulating the float. If all else fails, you can turn off your home's water until the flooded toilet has been taken care of.
  2. Get some help. Once the initial onslaught of water has been stopped, you need to call in a water restoration expert to help you assess the damage. This professional can help you figure out why the toilet started to overflow. The team may also create a sewer damage cleanup plan to help you get your bathroom back to normal.
  3. Remove the water. Leaving standing water in any part of your home is unwise. The water damage team will likely remove the water as soon as they can. This helps reduce the secondary damage, such as mold growth and material contamination, that can happen as a result of a flooded toilet.
  4. Fix the toilet. Chances are your toilet overflowed for a reason. The most common reason is a clog. Work closely with a plumber to remove the blockage from the pipes. If this does not seem to be the issue, you can call the sewage company to figure out what's going on with your system.

The sooner you can address sewer damage the better it is for your home. This type of dirty water can lead to mold growth in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Call us today at (574) 306-4134

Ask The Experts: When is comes to burst pipes, what should I be looking for?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

If you have a pipe burst in your business, you no doubt see the damage water can do. However, you may wonder why everyone says you have to hurry to clean it up. After all, the damage has been done, right? Maybe not. You don’t want to deal with mold cleanup, too.

Here are a few ways floods can harm your building even after the water stops rising:

• Black mold
• Structural damage
• Foul odor

How does hurrying to call for professional restoration services help? These explanations may help you understand the process. 

Stop Molding

When water rises in your business, it creates a uniquely humid area. This humidity helps mold spores all over the building grow. Within 24 to 48 hours, mold can become visible. However, getting started on the restoration process as soon as possible can help pull the moisture from the area and stop mold in its tracks. 

Keep Structures Safe

The longer the water sits, the more it can damage your business’s walls and floors. As the water stays in place, it seeps through the walls and makes them softer. With enough time, this can make your building unsafe to be in altogether. Furthermore, the more soaked everything in the room where the pipe burst becomes, the harder it is to rid the area of mold. 

Prevent the Smell

Mold is the main reason why you need to call a professional restoration crew. As you probably know, mold smells awful. Naturally, this isn’t good for business. Instead of waiting for that odor to fill the building, stop it before it starts. A restoration company can send an odor control specialist to help. 

When it comes to flooding in your business, there’s no sense in waiting. A pipe burst can be a big enough problem without mold, structural problems, and a foul odor on top of it. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties and let us come in and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tips: Water Damage Prevention

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

One of the worst problems that homeowners encounter is water damage.  The causes range from weather related issues to aged or faulty plumbing systems.  Severe storms causing backups or flooding, cold temperatures resulting in pipes freezing and bursting, washer or dishwasher problems, sump pump failures and clogged drains are all types of water damage that can occur.  Water damage can cause a lot of damage to homes and property which will cost a significant amount of money to repair.  The best thing to avoid spending a lot of money on repairs is to prevent water damage from happening.

There are three key ways of preventing water damage that every home owner should know and apply.

  • Watch for water leaks and address them promptly; inspect your roof occasionally and repair any damaged, loose and missing shingles. You should also check for stains on ceilings, toilets that shake and dark spots below pipes.
  • Ensure all drains are clear and working properly. Make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clear and make sure that your yard is sloped some distance away from the foundation.
  • Check appliances (washer, dishwasher, ice maker) frequently and inspect the supply and drain lines to be sure that they’re in good condition. Check to ensure that your water heaters and sump pump are in good condition.

Other steps you can take to prevent water damage include: 

  • Keeping track of your water bill.
  • Disconnecting hoses when not in use.
  • Installing water detection devices.
  • Closing your water main whenever you are going away for an extended period.
  • Taking care of your vegetation and trees.
  • Avoid landscaping too close to the utility pipes.

If you have done all the above but are still facing water damage problems, it is time to seek professional help.  SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties is prepared to assist you with any water damage issues.  Contact us at (574) 306-4134.  SERVPRO…working to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Ask The Experts: Why SERVPRO when it comes to water damage?

1/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kosciusko and Noble Counties has an Emergency Response Team that is ready to help with commercial properties.

One such property that we assisted on recently was a 100,000 square foot building that manufactured auto parts. They had a fire in their server room which set off the sprinkler system in the office area.  Many contents had to be disposed of or cleaned, water extracted and drying and odor control equipment was set.

We received a call from a manager at the facility and we were on site within an hour to assess the situation and begin the mitigation process. We walked through the loss and pointed out areas of concern and what our plan of attack would be to minimize the loss from a structure and contents standpoint.

SERVPRO of Kosciusko and Noble Counties is able to cover large losses and also those that might not seem so big.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Kosciusko or Noble County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

SERVPRO of Kosciusko and Noble Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Kosciusko and Noble Counties.

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

24-Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any-Sized Disaster

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  at 574-306-4134 or 260-582-2272

Don't Delay When Water Damage Happens

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties provides water damage restoration service and we’re the kind of professional that no one wants to call.  But what’s important to remember is that when we are needed, it is important not to delay.  Moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem.  Regardless of how the moisture has entered the structure, the response should be the same:  get the home cleaned and dried quickly to ensure that there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own.  Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill.  A water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties not only has the training and tools to eliminate the moisture; they have the necessary equipment and technology their disposal.

This includes powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live in, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

So if you find yourself with water damage, don’t be the person with the beach towels and the box fans.  Get professional help.  Call SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties  at 574-306-4134.  Working to make it…”Like it never even happened.”

What to Do When Water Invades Your Home Causing Damage

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke can be just as damaging, if not more so, than the flames associated with fire in your Sandy Springs home. Small house or kitchen fires often result in horrible smoke odors that can linger forever if not treated correctly.  

Having a fire damage restoration company  help you return things to normal is likely your best option. A quality company can provide you with the proper equipment and resources necessary to remove unwanted odors while offering full-service restoration and cleaning services as well.

SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, regardless of when your incident occurs, we can be there. We have access to air-movers, fogging equipment, cleaning and sanitizing methods that make restoring your home much faster than ever before.  

SERVPRO technicians scrub every surface affected by the event, including the ceiling, walls, floors, cabinets, countertops, appliances, and more. We use EPA-registered disinfectants to help clean and sanitize the entire space. Our technicians work hard to reduce any losses you might experience and make it a point to address specific concerns you might have.

SERVPRO has an entire fire damage restoration service, designed to adjust to meet your specific needs. Since each circumstance is different, we make it a point to thoroughly inspect your home and keep you informed throughout, making the entire experience as stress-free as possible.  

It takes dedication and devotion to the task at hand to remove odors clinging to fabrics, soft plastics, clothes, curtains, bags, shoes, carpeting, and other household items caught up in the aftermath of a fire. Our technicians make sure to do everything in their power to prevent losses and are determined to provide you with the quality results you deserve.

SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties handles cleaning and restoration requests from residents in Kosciusko, Noble and all surrounding communities. We are proud to offer restoration solutions that help members of our local community and show it in everything that we do. Call today for an initial inspection or to learn more about what we can do for you. (574) 306-4134

Water Damage In Kosciusko

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties 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 - (574) 306-4134
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 Kosciusko & Noble Counties 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 Kosciusko & Noble Counties
SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties 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.

Faster to your Water Damage!

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 

574-306-4134

About SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties

SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties 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.