Helping Get Rid of Unwelcome Visitors

Karen Burkhart contacted Michaelis in April 2020 when some unwelcome visitors took residence in her home. "We were having some problems with termites," she explained. "We found them in our kitchen and had Terminex come out to treat for them." Terminex wanted to do a more in-depth inspection, but foam insulation the Burkharts had in their crawl spac...
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There in the Worst Moments of your Life

 Halloween night 2019, Cindy Smith's smoke alarms went off in her house, alerting her to a fire in her kitchen. "Within 10 minutes, our entire house was up in flames," she said. Standing in her front yard barefoot in her night shirt, cell phone in her hand, Cindy watched firefighters work to save her home. She ended up losing everything. "My h...
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Honesty and Integrity Showed Through

 John R. was in the middle of selling his home when he first called Michaelis. The inspection report had come back with several items the sellers wanted fixed in order for the sale to move forward.  John says Michaelis responded quickly, coming to his house to repair a few roofing and foundation issues, as well as some other miscellaneous...
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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 Testimonial Cindy 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 com...
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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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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 ...
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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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