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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Your Omaha Business

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Your Omaha Business Commercial Water Loss in Omaha? Call SERVPRO We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Strives to Extract the Water and Dry Your Business Rapidly

Commercial buildings in Omaha have pitched roofs due to the high potential snow loading in our climatic zone. They are ideal for large structures and warehouses but need more attention and maintenance to stop leaks from skylights and maintaining clog-free gutter systems for drainage. If there is anywhere on your roof where the roofing materials are damaged, deteriorated, or missing, you may wind up with leaks in your roof. Leaks like this can damage the ceiling, walls, and flooring inside your building. Roof leaks can, however, be avoided by properly maintaining your roof and having repairs done in a timely fashion.
 
A roof leak in your Omaha building can result in significant damage to its contents and the building itself, and quickly. As soon as you realize it is there, you want to act to prevent further commercial water damage. Calling our SERVPRO team is a good start. We are experienced in handling these situations and can work hard and immediately to start the water removal and drying of your building. We understand that the purpose for our drying goals is to protect your inventory and capital investments.
 
Once the standing water is removed, the key to the restoration process is control of the moisture content of the ambient indoor air and in the materials. Our SERVPRO water damage restoration and structural drying technicians will strategically place dehumidification and air movement. For us to calculate dehumidification requirements, we consider both the capacity of the dehumidifiers and the nature of the environment.
 
A factor that helps SERVPRO technicians define the nature of the environment is how much affected porous material is present, both in contents and building materials. The more absorbent materials there are, the more moisture they contain, which means the more moisture evaporates once negative vapor pressure has been established. Water damage which affects a large number of porous materials increases the need for dehumidification to balance evaporation. It is crucial to the capture water vapor that is liberated from the materials to maintain continuously low vapor pressure until the materials have reached drying goals.
 
The capacity of the dehumidifier is measured by the number of cubic feet of air it can condition per minute, and by how many gallons of water is removed in twenty-four hours under the AHAM test conditions. Grains per pound is a convenient system for gauging progress and setting up the right equipment. Our inventory includes large desiccant, smaller gel-based, and LGR low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. We can mix and match to attain maximum drying time thus mitigating secondary water damage to unaffected areas of the building.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is the answer for your building in Fremont, Valley, or Rellers Park for professional restoration. Contacting us at (402) 800-2134.

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Stealthy Smoke Damage In Your Omaha Home

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stealthy Smoke Damage In Your Omaha Home Smoke and soot damage is a serious problem after a fire.

Smoke Damage In Your Home

When a fire breaks out in a Omaha residence, everyone understandably focuses on the harm caused by the flames. Although blackened and charred materials grab homeowners’ attention, other processes occur during a household fire that can be as destructive to the structure as the burning. This less noticeable damage also can be completely hidden, and continue to damage materials and items in your home.

Smoke and soot damage is a serious problem after a fire. The materials ignited by the fire make up the content of smoke, and the soot deposited as the airborne particles float through the atmosphere within a residence. Depending on what burned, the combustion can create dangerous and toxic byproducts. Inhaling this noxious mixture sometimes results in health issues, including severe injury or death. More people die during a fire from smoke inhalation than any burns inflicted.

The drifting smoke and soot are hard to follow as they make their path throughout a building. Hot air rises during the fire, lifting the smoke to one or more stories above the site of a fire. The smoke can slip through cracks into the areas above ceilings and between walls, filling these recesses while still emitting odors and fumes. The soot deposits a mix of incompletely burned solids, a part of the chemical combination of gases and minute particles of solids and liquids that make up smoke.

Hidden smoke damage corrodes, tarnishes, etches, and deteriorates metals, woods, glass, and other surfaces. It invades and ruins porous materials like insulation and carpeting over time. Its odor lingers, trapped in the tiny bits of combusted plastic, wood, fabric, and a host of other organic and inorganic building materials and contents inside the burned home.

It is imperative that our technicians locate and evaluate smoke damage wherever it migrates. A plan to remove the smoke damage or seal it to prevent continuous vaporization is crucial.

After the remediation of smoke damage, the final task is often odor removal. Airing out of spaces helps somewhat, but the odiferous particles remain suspended and trapped in walls and cavities, furnishings, materials and other places. Advanced technology that replicates the combustion known as thermal fogging shows good results in odor elimination. So does hydroxyl generation and other oxidative processes. These solutions work by sending other particles into the air to seek out odor molecules, They attach to the odor particles and neutralize the smell through a chemical conversion that permanently eliminates the stench.

If your home experiences fire damage, connect immediately with SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest for fast and lasting results. You can count on our team to restore your property to pre-damage condition. Call us today at (402) 800-2134. “Like it never even happened.”

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Remediating Mold Damage in Your Elkhorn Garage Protects the Rest of Your Home

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage in Your Elkhorn Garage Protects the Rest of Your Home Moisture can enter your garage and cause mold damage that the professionals at SERVPRO can remediate.

Protect your garage and home from mold damage

Microbes exist in Elkhorn homes from top to bottom, including inside the garage. The construction of the garage can allow the correct conditions for the overpopulation of microbes to develop rather easily. When your garage becomes a victim of these damaging microorganisms, dark corners might harbor more than just a lack of lighting.

Elkhorn residents should also check their garages for mold damage. Although mold that grows in this area of the house is much less likely to cause health effects to occupants than mold growing in other areas of the home, experts still recommend homeowners contact a professional remediation company to handle the situation. SERVPRO efficiently remediates mold from a variety of homes in different styles and sizes. No job is ever too large, nor too small for our expert technicians.

Garages often contain much less insulation in comparison to other areas of the same residence. The lack of insulating material in the exterior walls can permit cold and heat to affect the amount of moisture condensing on surfaces. It can also permit mold to enter into adjacent rooms whenever open spaces exist, such as around switch plates and wall outlets.

Attached garages often provide a more direct avenue for microbes to enter into your home's living space. Once inside, spreading out and colonizing in numerous areas can affect your home occurring within 24 to 48 hours. Small in size at first, these can become noticeable soon, all while damaging your home's structure. Belongings can also suffer significantly, as many items contain the organic compounds needed by microbes for their steady growth. Books, many clothing items, leather and suede, and even some plastics fall into this category.

SERVPRO Professionals can perform remediation of your garage and ensure that mold never spreads to the inside of your home's living space. While we perform the work in your home's garage, we also check the interior of your home to ensure that no areas contain concentrated moisture. Locations such as this contain microbial growth at higher rates than non-saturated areas.

Wherever mold damage occurs in your home, we at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest can restore your home to its preloss condition, making it "Like it never even happened." Our service line number, (402) 800-2134, is local to Waterloo, Inglewood, and Bennington, helping ensure that residents can always reach us when needed.

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Storms Brew Up The Need For Water Removal In Omaha

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  Storms Brew Up The Need For Water Removal In Omaha After a storm ravages Omaha, some homeowners discover they have a pressing need for water removal services.

Storms Brew Up The Need For Water Removal

Heavy rains, wind, hail, and the potential for tornadic activity is a typical weather forecast in the Omaha in the spring and early summer. If your home is in the path of this kind of severe precipitation mix, prepare for the possibility that water incursion can place your home at risk of significant and continuing damage. Professional equipment and technicians can reduce the threat quickly.

After a storm ravages Omaha, some homeowners discover they have a pressing need for water removal services. When several inches of rainfall in a short period, water can find its way to invade the lower levels of your residence. The saturated soil around your foundation can force water up through gaps and cracks, and if wind or hail damages siding, windows, or roofs more rain can pour inside. This scenario is the definition of an emergency; the kind we are continually ready to resolve.

Once you have stopped the intrusion of additional moisture, removal of the water already saturating the interior is first on our agenda. Standing water must be removed fast, and it can hide in many spaces in your basement, foundation, or crawl space. SERVPRO crews are experts in pumping and extracting the water you see, and detectives when it comes to locating the water that collects in difficult to reach spaces. We use moisture meters and infrared scanners to pinpoint where caches of water can linger. Our training prepares us with strategies to remove all traces, including drilling holes in mortar joints or removing selected areas of paneling or drywall.

Insistence upon speedy removal on both your part and ours helps reduce the likelihood of microbial growth. Quick removal and drying will also help to reduce the ongoing creep and saturation that happen when standing water is allowed to remain for an extended period.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest prides itself on a fast response to your water disaster. Call (402) 800-2134 immediately to ensure our crews are on site as soon as possible, removing the water before permanent damage can happen.

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Why You Need Professional Help With Omaha Commercial Water Removal

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Need Professional Help With Omaha Commercial Water Removal The team at SERVPRO has the tools and knowledge to remove water damage from your business.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with your water damaged business

When your Omaha business property experiences a leak or appliance system overflow, the quantity of water invading your commercial spaces can be overwhelming. Even if it is clean water, it is essential to get it out of your structure and away from your inventory and equipment fast. Our water removal technicians are quick and efficient to respond to your site.

For your Omaha company to recover completely, water must exit the building entirely, including any hidden recesses that filled behind walls, under floors, and in other cavities. Our skilled technicians and state of the art extraction equipment are up to this task. Water that remains more than a day or two can become contaminated or microbial growth can flourish on wet surfaces. Our industrial strength pumps and extractors can move water out of your property sooner, to help reduce the threat of contamination. Your staff or a less specialized cleanup company, unprepared for this type of event, can struggle to remove the water at this speed.

Our SERVPRO crew locates hidden water using advanced technology: moisture meters and scanning devices that can reveal moisture behind objects and structures, ensuring that no wet spots remain. Damp building materials continue to deteriorate, and mold and mildew can begin to grow unless the moisture content reduces to normal levels.

After the pumps and extractors finish their phase of the water removal project, our SERVPRO team uses high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to pull water vapor from the air and materials to achieve the proper drying goals. We create a balance of air movement and dehumidification to move toward the goals, adding heaters if needed to develop ideal drying conditions.

Without the training and the equipment employed by our IICRC certified technicians, your property could take far longer to dry, delaying other contractors on any reconstruction efforts. SERVPRO presents to you and your construction contractors a clean, dry building, ready for repairs, refinishing, painting, or other repairs.

Get the water removal and applied structural drying process moving by contacting SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest as soon as practicable after a water loss. We answer at (402) 800-2134 both round the clock and year-round.

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What to Do When a Storm Floods Your Omaha Home

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do When a Storm Floods Your Omaha Home After Flooding in Omaha, Calling SERVPRO is the Right Road to Water Removal and Restoration

Flooded Omaha Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Cleanup

The potential of your home to sustain flood damage increases when the city that you live in is adjacent to a river. In the case of Omaha, seasonal storms and the spring thaw can bring flooding from the Missouri River. The flood can carry debris that adds to its destructive force, breaking down doors and windows and allowing the water, mud, and debris to enter your home. Once inside, it can soak into the structure of your house and leave you with a significant problem. Fortunately, qualified and professional help is not far away.

Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained to handle the damage from the flood waters in your Omaha residence. After receiving your call, we can send our technicians to your home as soon as possible to inspect the damage. Unfortunately, flood water can contain pesticides, toxins, and sewage, and the area must be treated as biohazardous. The unclean water can damage your belongings and make porous materials such as carpet unsalvageable.
 
While the final decision on what to keep and what to discard rests with you, SERVPRO can help you sort through what is safe to keep and recommend what to throw away. We even provide a CCIS; a claims form for cataloging. Afterward, we can assist you with the process of filing a claim with your insurance company to make the entire situation more comfortable and less confusing. After completing the cleanup, our technicians can start the drying process.
 
Here at SERVPRO, we use a variety of advanced technologies to dry out your home. Using a combination of air movement, low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, and desiccant dehumidifiers, we can ensure the ideal environment for evaporation. Creating the proper conditions in the affected areas is crucial to the drying process, as your property cannot be rid of the moisture without assistance.
 
When your home sustains flooding damage from a storm, do not hesitate. Call SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest at (402) 800-2134. As soon as possible, we can send our technicians to your home to help make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Fast And Reliable Water Removal For Your Omaha Business

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast And Reliable Water Removal For Your Omaha Business SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying Help Omaha Based Businesses Remain Open

SERVPRO Follows Proven Paths for Restoration of Omaha Enterprises Water Damaging Events

Water accumulation in an Omaha commercial property can come from a number of different events and sources. Some are external issues such as storms or localized flooding. More common are circumstances where the plumbing, mechanical systems, or appliances in a business experience a malfunction or breakage. A professional water removal service is the most efficient answer to standing or trapped water found on commercial premises.
 
Leaks and overflows can fill the lower levels in an Omaha business with water, such as elevator pits or subterranean parking structures. Commercial water removal is an immediate need to avoid health and safety issues, and prevent progressive deterioration or secondary damage from the moisture. Because water can damage structures and contents rapidly business owners achieve the best outcome when a firm with experienced, trained, and certified technicians handle the project.
 
The crews provided by SERVPRO have the training and the equipment to remove water quickly. They have also mastered the skills to measure and monitor moisture levels, scanning areas behind walls or in crevices where unseen moisture can accumulate. Their training guides them when establishing drying goals and drying plans to extract the water and achieve optimum moisture reduction.
 
SERVPRO employees have high-efficiency water pumps and powerful extractors available on their service vehicles, ready for a speedy water removal plan. Since contamination of the standing water is common, they are trained and equipped to contain and dispose of it per local requirements properly.
 
Once standing water has been removed from the commercial property completely, air movement and dehumidification begin the final drying. SERVPRO employees position and reassess the efficiency of the drying equipment throughout the process, aiming for an ideal drying window three days or less to mitigate damage and reduce the potential for mold growth. When necessary, the contents of an affected area can be packed out for cleaning, drying, deodorization and storage until it is ready for re-occupation
 
During the water removal project, SERVPRO works with insurance carriers to ensure proper documentation and proper claim submissions. If needed, they also connect the business owner with other contractors who can repair and replace damaged structures, fixtures, and equipment.
 
When water threatens a local business, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest stands ready to help with removal and drying services. Call (402) 800-2134 as soon as possible to schedule an assessment and develop a water removal plan.

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The Many Types of Fire Damage to Bennington Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Many Types of Fire Damage to Bennington Homes Fire damage in your attic or any room in your home requires proper remediation by professional technicians. Contact SERVPRO to assess the damage.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Remediates Fire Damage in Your Home After an Incident

A fire in your Bennington home, regardless of its size, can prove challenging to overcome. Even without the substantial structural damage that can occur, your home will not be the same as it was before the disaster occurred. With so many symptoms and lingering effects to overcome, in most cases, traditional cleaning methods will not have the lasting power or effectiveness to restore the damage and remove odors from your home.
 
The fire damage to your Bennington home can present itself in several unique ways. From noxious odors left behind to smoke and soot damage, bringing your home to preloss conditions is a task best designated for trained and certified restoration specialists.
 
The moment our experienced SERVPRO team arrives at your fire-damaged home, we begin assessing the scope of the restoration issues. Our focus will be on restoring a comfortable living area for you and your family again, so communication plays a significant role in determining where to begin the restoration process and which facets of the overall restoration process are most important to you as the homeowner.
 
To begin the deodorization process, air scrubbers are employed to remove smoke and soot particles and from the air down to .3 microns.  We also utilize special equipment such as hydroxyl generators, ozone, or vapor fogging, which can neutralize noxious molecules on contact, leaving no discernable scent behind. This equipment is able to destroy odor-causing molecules deep in porous materials, such as carpet and upholstered furniture, and clothing.
 
If the fire in your home was severe enough to affect its structural integrity, our SERVPRO team is trained in controlled demolition. The structurally damaged areas will be clean and ready for reconstruction by other contractors.
 
While any manner of fire damage can be traumatic, cleaning up the mess does not have to be. You can trust the professional and courteous technicians we have at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest to get the job completed as quickly as possible. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (402) 800-2134.

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Tips if Fire damage occurs in your home

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage Friday tips! Some more of our Do's and Dont's for you. In the event of a fire damage if your electricity is off, empty your freezer/refrigerator completely and prop the doors open to help prevent odor, you wouldn't want to possibly forget that there is meat in your freezer and have it thaw out. Also if your heat is off during these winter months, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures leading to more unwanted damages. DO NOT consume any food/beverages that may have been stored close to the fire/heat. They may be contaminated and unsafe for consumption. In any situation I hope you find our tips helpful. If you haven't already follow us on Twitter, find us at SERVPRO_omahaNW.

Helpful tips for Fire and Smoke Damage

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

In the event of a fire there will be a lot of soot left over and all over your house. The best things you can do is keep your hands clean, soot on your hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. Also wipe soot from chrome on kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim/appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.  DO NOT attempt to was any walls or painted surfaces, or clean electrical appliances (TV's, radios, etc.) that were close to the fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair man. Just think safety first in any situation if it does not look safe it probably isn't. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest for any of your fire or water damage needs.