A Long-Term Solution to a Wet Basement

We have lived in our 1960s Carmel home for almost seven years, and over time, we noticed water somehow getting into our basement and soaking the carpeted floor. It seemed like every time it would rain, we had water to deal with. Because it was a finished basement that we actually used, we would rent industrial fans to dry it out. We put gutter guar...
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Buckled Hardwoods Uncover a Major Problem

During the week of Thanksgiving 2019, Clarissa Durazzo was in her kitchen when she noticed her hardwood floor was buckled. She pulled up the board and was shocked at what she saw: water standing on the subfloor. She traced the water to her dishwasher. A call to repair it led to identification of a leak at least two months old. So Clarissa called he...
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A Flooded Basement Threatens to Ruin a 99th Birthday

Virginia's 99th birthday was just a few days away when a strange January weekend brought five inches of rain to Indianapolis. On a weekend that she should have spent celebrating with friends and family, she was instead calling her family to report a flooded basement. "Saturday morning the basement was dry, and by Sunday morning, there were about si...
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When Pipes Leak, Michaelis is There

Customer TestimonialCindy H. A pipe recently leaked in the unfinished area of my basement and onto the adjacent carpet. I felt what every homeowner feels when they see standing water – immediate panic, magnified by the fact that my house was on the market and I needed to get this fixed immediately.I knew an acquaintance who worked for a compan...
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No Matter the Cost, Michaelis Makes it Right

 Michaelis doesn't always get it right the first time.That was the case with Scott and his wife, who had a mystery leak causing damage inside their home. "Bill [Verhonik] brought his team out, and we spent a whole lot of time over a period of several years diagnosing the problem," Scott said. "It got to the point where we didn't know what to d...
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Foundation Repair for a Deflecting Wall

 When Brad and his wife purchased their home six years ago, they knew one of their outside walls was deflecting, or bowing out. Their home inspector said it wouldn't be an issue, but the problem worsened over time. As the couple prepared to sell their house, they knew it had to be fixed."My real estate agent recommended Michaelis," Brad said. ...
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Safeguarding Your Home for the Holidays

 In his 12 years with the Michaelis Corporation, Rick Michaelis has seen his share of holiday tragedies. "We get a little bit of everything this time of year," he said, including fires from kitchen mishaps, water damage from refrigerators, ice makers or toilets, and destruction from Mother Nature. Whether you are celebrating at home or traveli...
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A Little Mold, A Little Smoke - Michaelis to the Rescue

 Chris and his wife were preparing to sell their house when they ran into a problem with the inspection. A leaky faucet outside had caused minor mold in their crawlspace. Their Realtor recommended a company she often referred her clients to – Michaelis Corporation."They were awesome," Chris said of his experience with the Michaelis team. "They...
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Rebuilding After a Massive Fire

 Kyle and his wife Lauren were on an anniversary trip to Florida last October when they received a devastating late-night phone call.Electrical wiring in their attic had caused a massive fire, resulting in substantial damage. "The insurance company considered it a total loss," Kyle said. "We lost every item in every room in our home."The fire ...
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Squish, Squish, Squish

 Lynda and her husband had been in their new home for less than month when she noticed something troublesome. "I walked over to the corner of our den and I felt squish, squish, squish," she said. "Our carpeting was all wet and the baseboard was stained."Lynda called the broker who sold the couple their home, and he recommended Michaelis. "We c...
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Michaelis Fixes Mold

 For years, Steve had noticed a downspout problem at his home."Every time it rained, we got moisture in the corner of the basement," he said. "We started having a mold problem."When both his wife and dog began having respiratory issues, Steve knew the problem had to be addressed. "We called two or three places, and Michaelis came out and looke...
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Home Inspection Identifies Major Water Issues

 February 2019 was a particularly wet month in the Indianapolis area. Snow and ice melt, coupled with rain, left many homeowners with water issues. Michaelis customer Celeste shared her experience.In February 2019, Celeste and her husband were in the process of quickly relocating to Florida due to a job transfer. In just two weeks' time, they ...
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An Unusual Odor in the Crawl Space

In 2018, Bob and his wife Teresa began smelling an odor in their linen closet. After several attempts to get rid of it, they decided to call Michaelis Corp. to check it out. Upon inspection, Michaelis discovered the couple had raw sewage in their crawl space."We were at a loss on what to do next and what all was involved in getting this rectified,"...
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