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Professional Fire Cleanup for Your Elkhorn Home

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Cleanup for Your Elkhorn Home SERVPRO Helps Elkhorn Homeowners with Their Insurance Claims After a Fire

After a Significant Fire in an Elkhorn House, SERVPRO Can Clean Up the Mess

Among the most traumatic events that could impact your Elkhorn home is an unforeseen disaster that threatens the structural integrity of the house and the health of those living in it. Fire is an excellent example of one of these occurrences. With widespread damages that vary significantly from one instance to another, most homeowners lack the experience and equipment to restore this type of damage on their own.

Regardless of what started the fire in your Elkhorn home, your focus after extinguishment is working on getting all of the fire damages restored to return your home to its previous condition. This goal might seem like an uphill battle, but with the right choice in professional restorers, you have training and expertise on your side to get the job done correctly.

Our SERVPRO management team can work alongside the representatives for your insurance to make the claims process more efficient for you. While this is often one of the most daunting and troublesome aspects of getting the restoration costs covered by your insurance provider, our professionals can help to properly document the damage and continually provide the insurance adjuster with updates regarding progress.

It is vital that you do not attempt to enter your home immediately after a fire has been extinguished, even if the first responders can assure you that the flames have been put out. There could be substantial damage to structural components that make navigating your home dangerous. Additionally, chemical or toxic environments could exist within your home that needs to be cleaned and deodorized before they are safe to breathe normally. Our SERVPRO technicians are safety-oriented and have extensive training in the use of protective equipment to enter environments like this to assess the risks.

You might not always think of professional restoration when it comes to smaller scale incidents within your home, but when you have faced a fire, restoring these effects requires experience and the appropriate equipment. You can count on our SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest restoration technicians to work efficiently to clean up the debris and prep your property for a rebuild. Give us a call anytime at (402) 800-2134.

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Rely On SERVPRO For Efficient Water Cleanup In Elkhorn

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rely On SERVPRO For Efficient Water Cleanup In Elkhorn The extent to which a water event can cause damage to your Elkhorn home can be shocking.

Rely On SERVPRO For Efficient Water Cleanup

The extent to which a water event can cause damage to your Elkhorn home can be shocking. Water can cause great destruction to the building materials that make up the structure and finishes of your home. Fast and thorough water removal can halt or slow the harm, but requires the skilled technicians and advanced equipment we can offer to be properly remediated.

When a pipe bursts or an appliance fails in your Elkhorn home, water cleanup needs to happen right away. Most homeowners do not have access to, nor know how to operate the high-efficiency equipment necessary to get the water out of a residence quickly. A household shop vac cannot remove the vast amounts of water an appliance like a water heater or washer can flood throughout a home, especially if it takes a while for your to locate and turn off the supply line. Our vehicles carry commercial pumps and extractors for our crews to collect and dispose of significant quantities of water in a short time frame.  Responding quickly is important because the longer standing water remains in the structure, the more damage it will do.

When SERVPRO arrives after a water loss, our experienced crew chief uses training and experience to devise a plan to clean up and then dry out the water damage. Responding to water crises is one of our core services, so our crew reacts swiftly, but with attention to the details that makes every job unique. Cleaning up water within the first few hours reduces the risk of microbial growth that increases in potential and severity the longer the water remains.

When you hire SERVPRO to clean up a water loss, you can expect both removal of the moisture and professional structural drying. If you skip the drying step the chance of progressive water and secondary damage is high. Many building materials, including drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, and flooring, to name a few, absorb water and then begin the process of deterioration fast. Materials swell and warp, losing their strength and developing odors and an unsightly appearance. Our ability to clean up the water and then use air movement, heat, and dehumidification to dry structural components means your home recovers from most of the water’s destructive power.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest should be your first call at (402) 800-2134 if you need fast, professional water cleanup. Let our experts respond with their skills, knowledge, and specialized equipment.

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Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation Is Necessary For Your Omaha Home

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation Is Necessary For Your Omaha Home It takes an expert to locate all areas in your Omaha house affected by fire damage.

Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation Is Necessary

After a fire in your Omaha home, it is natural to try to inventory the damage on your own. If the blaze was short-lived and the harm to structures and contents appears minimal to an untrained eye you might be tempted to handle the cleanup personally. Fire mitigation is best performed with professional assistance for your and your family's safety and to prevent progressive damage to the structural components and contents of your home.

It takes an expert to locate all areas in your Omaha house affected by fire damage. The residues from the flames are sometimes obvious as when thick layers of soot coat surfaces including furnishings, ceilings, and walls. Other types of residue can be almost invisible, as when the fuel consumed by the fire was protein or grease. Although it is a thin layer, this latter type of soot spreads widely, is difficult to remove, and usually carries a distinctly unpleasant odor. Our technicians are familiar with practical strategies and products that loosen and clear away all types of fire debris.

SERVPRO technicians train extensively concerning the various ways smoke, soot, and odors infiltrate a home. We know what kind of evidence to seek when looking for the damage and where it is likely to be found. Failure to address damage in the first hours or days after a fire increases the severity of the harm. A delay might require the homeowner eventually to arrange for more costly remedies and risk irreparable harm. You might need to replace portions of the structure or discard personal possessions that the timely efforts of a professional remediation company could restore. A homeowner often finds responding to a disaster is a solo affair, but SERVPRO can increase the speed of your disaster cleanup and other mitigation tasks with a team approach.

Attempts to clean using conventional methods and cleaning agents meant for ordinary soiling can smear the residues and set stains that come from a fire. SERVPRO technicians match the characteristics of the soots observed with appropriate cleaning solutions, equipment and processes. Even the direction and order of cleaning a surface or furniture item has a proven best practice, taught to our employees in IICRC training and certification. Fire residues can also contain toxic elements, and our employees are well aware of ways to protect themselves and the inhabitants of a fire-damaged residence during remediation.

Put your trust in the skills and training possessed by the professional technicians at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest after fire damages your abode. Call us at (402) 800-2134 as soon as the local authorities signify the fire is out, and remediation can begin.

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Hidden Voids in the Building Structures Make Professional Water Removal Crucial in Your Omaha Business

8/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Hidden Voids in the Building Structures Make Professional Water Removal Crucial in Your Omaha Business Regardless of the location, water damage on your property is unsightly and leads to mold. Call SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO First Finds the Source of the Water Damage on Your Property

Modern construction methods for commercial properties intentionally design cavities and other recessed areas on all levels and sections to provide insulation and passageways for utilities, but these are also areas where water can collect unnoticed. A musty odor can be the first indication of moisture buildup, and the possibility that dormant mold spores have begun to grow, which can lead to larger microbial colony growth. Your first impulse might be to manage the mold, but our advice almost always is to eliminate the moisture that sustains it before proceeding with mold remediation.
 
Businesses look for a company that can handle both commercial water removal in Omaha and microbial remediation. A streamlined approach makes sense, minimizes downtime, and saves money. Our crews hold multiple certifications from the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and are experienced in practical strategies for eliminating standing water and moisture, as well as federal and local protocols for mold abatement, even in hard to find and reach places within your commercial building.

Our technicians begin with a rigorous investigation, employing various means for moisture detection including moisture meters, thermo-hygrometers and infrared scanning to locate trapped water stores. Once located, we use a broad range of strategies to release, extract, or drain the moisture, including high-efficiency submersible pumps when necessary. Extensions on the extractor wands permit SERVPRO crew members to extract water from hidden or hard-to-reach spaces like cinderblock cells and cavities between walls. Drilling through mortar joints or cutting and removing portions of the drywall can give water caught in tight spaces a way to flow out and away. Once all standing water has been removed, we use the techniques and equipment specified for Applied Structural Drying to reduce the moisture of the materials to normal levels, and remediate any mold to provide long-term inhibition of microbial growth.
 
Once the multi-step water removal and mold remediation project is completed, your property will be ready for additional repairs or rehabbing by your chosen contractor. SERVPRO leaves the property dry, clean and sanitized for your business success.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest offers the highest-quality water removal and drying services for commercial properties. Call (402) 800-2134 to schedule an inspection of the challenges you face and the development of a custom solution.

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Summer Storms Can Lead to the Need for Water Removal in Omaha

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storms Can Lead to the Need for Water Removal in Omaha Gutters which keep water away from your foundation can often fill and allow water from a storm to find a pathway into your home. Call SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped to Handle Your Storm Damage Emergency

The humidity and energy of high temperatures during an Omaha summer combine to generate storms and local microbursts that can expose your home to significant water intrusion. Extreme weather patterns can dump inches of water on your property in a short period, overwhelming the drainage system on your roof and attached gutters and downspouts.

Severe weather can completely change your daily routine, including forcing you to arrange for water removal inside your Omaha home. Water can flow into your home’s lower levels, requiring professional help from us to protect the integrity of your property’s structure.
 
Instead of the normally directed flow of water away from your foundation when rainstorms are moderate, torrential rain can force the excess water from your overwhelmed drainage system to seek drier areas immediately as it cascades from the roof. Water is attracted to surfaces and structures that are dry, including the materials making up your basement walls, slab foundation, or crawl space. We are familiar with this process, and our technicians receive training to respond to this phenomenon quickly and reliably.
 
Calling SERVPRO immediately after the water intrudes allows us to quickly extract standing water out of your home and disperse it away from your foundation. We have generators and our service vehicles have powerful pumps and extractors to evacuate water that is trapped inside your home. We can proceed with water removal even if the storm knocks out power. Our crew lead assesses the scenario and the crew members implement the plan created after the assessment.
 
Once the standing water is extracted from the lower levels or crawl space, our SERVPRO employees position air movers, and powerful dehumidifiers to remove the moisture that saturated the structural components of the affected area. It is crucial to reduce moisture levels to normal numbers within 48 to 72 hours. More extended periods of elevation can lead to microbial growth and allow porous materials like drywall, paneling, and insulation to deteriorate progressively. Our employees receive training and certification in moisture monitoring during IICRC courses, helping the crew chiefs to determine drying goals that the proper balance of air movement, and reduced humidity can accomplish.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest has the team, knowledge, and equipment to remove excess water and residual moisture left by seasonal storms. Contact us as soon as the problem presents. Our phone at (402) 800-2134 is answered 24/7.

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Sprinkler System Overreaches Causing Mold Damage in Bennington

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sprinkler System Overreaches Causing Mold Damage in Bennington Sprinklers are great for grass and plants but if excess water is not absorbed, you can be facing a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Excess Water can Potentially Cause a Mold Infestation in Your Home

It is ironic but, unfortunately, sometimes true that the labor-saving devices installed in your Bennington home can cause more work than they help you avoid.  Clothes washers and dishwashers can overflow, ice makers can drip condensation, and in-ground sprinklers can misdirect water or over-saturate the soil around your foundation. The result can be a musty-smelling, moldy mess inside your home. We can help.
 
An automatic lawn and garden watering system for your yard can create a real headache when it causes mold to flourish, along with the grass and flowers. If we don't supervise the arc of the spray and we cannot see underground, water damage can occur without our knowledge. Your first sign may be a musty smell in the basement or a puzzling peeling of paint on an exterior wall. Our reputable mold remediation company in Bennington can connect the dots and present a plan to eliminate the active mold colonies that can grow on the building materials of your home.
 
Summer’s warm temperatures give mold growth a boost, but our remediators are highly trained and qualified to manage a microbial infestation fueled by an outdoor water source. SERVPRO will send a seasoned investigator to evaluate the extent of the mold growth and to create a plan to access and rid your home of it. Our Microbial Remediation Technicians will then contain and remove the mold, employing industry best standards.
 
To prevent the spread of mold and ensure the best air quality in your home during the project, SERVPRO will partition off the mold affected areas with heavy duty plastic sheeting and a negative air pressure system. The ducts will be feed the contaminated air through a HEPA-filtered air scrubber. Our technicians physically remove the mold using a variety of techniques -- such as wiping, scraping, brushing, sanding and vacuuming. The moldy debris is bagged and discarded per local codes.
 
We then apply EPA registered antimicrobials to inhibit further mold growth. Our employees clear the area of lingering residues with HEPA filtered vacuums and smooth and otherwise make ready surfaces for restoration by you or your contractor. SERVPRO will restore the air quality in your home to a healthy state.

SERVPRO encourages you to correct any issues with your the sprinkler system to prevent new damage. Adjustment to spray patterns and a check beneath ground level may do the trick to keep excess water away from your home and the waiting mold spores.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready to help you recover from mold growth traced to a landscape sprinkler system gone awry. If you need mold damage remediation contact us at (402) 800-2134 to schedule an evaluation.

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Patience and Persistence Count In Omaha Water Removal Scenario

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Patience and Persistence Count In Omaha Water Removal Scenario Omaha Water Removal and Cleanup Using Professional Grade Equipment and SERVPRO Expertise MItigates Damage

SERVPRO Provides Professional Technicians, Equipment, and Experience for Mitigating a Water Loss

Although it is critical that water mitigation proceeds with due speed in your Omaha home, rushing the procedure is not consistent with the best practices established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Remediation of the harm done by water begins with thorough water removal, employing the most efficient equipment available. Our water removal crews are IICRC certified and our equipment top-notch.
 
When we receive a call for water removal in Omaha, one of the first concerns for our professional team is getting the moisture off, and out, of floors and floor coverings. A comprehensive plan to remove as much water as possible with pumps and extractors is usually the most efficient way to manage the crisis. Moving too quickly from extracting the liquid water to less effective drying techniques delays the completion of a water removal job overall and can expose structural components to secondary damage. Planning and execution both play a key role in successful water removal.
 
Drying techniques have their place in nearly all SERVPRO water loss remediations. Shortchanging water removal strategies to jump prematurely to structural drying, however, has the potential to compound the harm done to structural components and fixtures.
 
Research shows that extraction is literally 1200 times more effective than dehumidification when we manage water removal situations. Given this principle, expect SERVPRO crew members to spend as much time as necessary to pull the water out of the carpeting and padding. Introducing air movers and dehumidifiers when significant amounts of water linger in porous materials, like carpeting and upholstery, can prolong the drying process unreasonably. It is harder to achieve the equilibrium necessary among the air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters when that residual moisture is in the mix. The SH Specific Humidity reduction to standard levels is crucial for water damage mitigation.
 
In some water losses, depending on the water category, carpet padding must be removed and discarded. Fortunately, padding is relatively inexpensive and easy to replace, and its removal also allows for quicker and more complete extraction from the carpet by our SERVPRO crew. Items like upholstered furnishings can be packed out offsite for drying. Another option might be to build a mini-containment area in your home to focus on the drying of severely saturated items and to more quickly restore the home to its preloss condition.
 
Water removal requires the experience and training offered by the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest. Call (402) 800-2134 as soon as possible to develop your personalized water remediation plan.

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Summer Storms Contribute To Water Damage In Fremont

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storms Contribute To Water Damage In Fremont Sudden and severe water damage to your Fremont dwelling can happen in an instant when a summer storm bears down.

Summer Storms Contribute To Water Damage

High winds and heavy rains are a common challenge in Fremont during summer. Usually, your home will be up to the challenge, shedding the water and maintaining its integrity against the power of the gales. If the force of a storm pulls up a portion of the roof or brings a tree crashing down, taking out part of a wall or some windows, a massive quantity of water can enter your house. We have every resource to remove the water and dry the structure in preparation for further repair and restoration.

Sudden and severe water damage to your Fremont dwelling can happen in an instant when a summer storm bears down. You as the homeowner must seek an immediate solution. Our crew will assess the water damage and develop a plan to remove standing water and dry the structure in anticipation of your contractor's rehab and restoration.

SERVPRO focuses first on fast and thorough water removal. Our technicians master IICRC courses in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying to ensure we complete our water damage mitigation to the highest disaster recovery industry standards. We utilize submersible pumps and commercial grade extractors to extract the water swiftly. As the storm borne water flowed from upper levels to lower in your home, saturating recesses along the way, we must be sure that we find and remove all traces.

Our crews use moisture meters and scanning devices to determine the extent of water migration and set appropriate drying goals for each area of the house. Our SERVPRO Green trucks have a full complement of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers onboard, enabling us to move directly from extraction to drying. We position the drying equipment according to our training and experience for the fastest and most efficient results and continuously monitor the decrease in moisture levels so we can return your property to you when it is ready.

Turn to SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest when storm damage leads to standing water and saturated structural components. Call us at (402) 800-2134 for a response day or night, 365 days a year.

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Clearing The Mold Damage From Your Elkhorn Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clearing The Mold Damage From Your Elkhorn Home Call the Professionals from SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Elkhorn

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home in Elkhorn with Professional Mold Remediation

Dealing with microbial growth such as mold in your Elkhorn home is a job for professionals. Taking the appropriate steps to test for the quantity and type of mold, and then to prevent it from spreading while removing existing colonies requires proper training, professional quality products, and specialized equipment. We have the resources required to remediate mold outbreaks and provide a cleared and sanitized environment for renovations, repairs, or redecoration.
 
Our remediation team arrives at your Elkhorn residence ready to contain and remove the mold damage. The team can delineate zones to help us manage the work projects, using heavy-duty plastic sheeting and HEPA negative pressure air technology to filter any airborne spores and debris and prevent it from escaping to affect other areas of your home.
 
SERVPRO crews wear personal protective equipment in the work zones for safety and containment reasons. Tools such as scrapers, brushes, sanders, and sponges loosen the mold from surfaces. As we move from surface to surface, continual evaluation helps us determine whether we can adequately clean and sanitize porous structures.
 
We bag any materials that must be removed from the containment area for proper disposal per local codes. SERVPRO uses EPA registered antimicrobials to treat the cleaned surfaces with the goal of inhibiting future mold growth. Dust and debris stirred up by our efforts are captured with a HEPA-filtered vacuum. After the cleaning, we again check for mold. Only then can the containment system be disassembled and removed, and the space reoccupied.

Our mission is to leave your premises clean and sanitized, ready for repainting, repairing, and any restoration you may plan on your own or with another contractor. The techniques and products we use are effective, and you can rely on our meticulous and professional approach to remediation.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is a tried and true solution when you need mold remediation for damage to your residence. Call (402) 800-2134

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Arrange for Fast and Reliable Storm-Based Water Removal in Omaha

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Arrange for Fast and Reliable Storm-Based Water Removal in Omaha SERVPRO Techs and Equipment Are the Solutions for Storm Damage Restoration and Water Extraction in the Omaha Area

SERVPRO Can Provide Water Extraction and Drying Services after Storms

Omaha frequently is in the path of severe storms. Heavy rains exacerbated by wind and tree damage that can expose a home to vast quantities of water that can collect in lower levels and recesses. Attempting to manage water removal on your own is inefficient and usually incomplete. Our technicians have both the experience and equipment to help finish the job professionally.

Water from storm damage that remains in your Omaha home for an extended period of time can continue to migrate further into your home and deeper into the materials.  The longer it is present, the more damage it can do.  Excess moisture can cause mold to begin to grow, causing further damage and presenting potential health effects.  That is why it is important to call us immediately after a storm damages your home.
 
Our SERVPRO crew can arrive at your home with the equipment needed to begin the remediation onboard our trucks. An experienced Production Manager can assess the scenario quickly, meaning there will be no delay in our response. The longer water remains pooled inside your structure, the more likely permanent damage can compromise your home’s building materials and contents. Responding fast also reduces the chance for microbial and chemical contamination of any standing water, which reduces both the potential health hazards and the cost of the cleanup.
 
The SERVPRO crew can extract any standing water, employing several different devices and techniques.  Groundwater flooding that enters your home from outside can generally be pumped directly back outside.  Interior flooding from other sources must usually be captured. Our employees can measure moisture levels in the ambient air inside your home, in the building's structural components and finish materials, as well as the contents of your home.  There are different types of diagnostic equipment and sophisticated scanning devices to locate water that may have migrated into hidden recesses. We may need to remove sections of drywall, drill holes in brickwork, and find other innovative ways to get at and remove trapped moisture.
 
Once the water is invisible to the naked eye, we calculate drying goals based on the moisture meter readings. SERVPRO employees place air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers in the most optimum pattern to achieve the drying goals. When moisture levels return to normal, you and your contractor are ready to take additional steps to repair the now-dried areas.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest wholly and swiftly remediates water losses to your home and outbuildings. Call us at (402) 800-2134 to schedule an assessment and planning session so we can help remove the weather-related water standing in any spaces within your house.

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