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Proper Drying is Essential in Your Omaha Home

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Proper Drying is Essential in Your Omaha Home The optimal time frame for removing standing water is 24-48 hours.

Basement Flooding

A flooded basement is a traumatic event for a homeowner. Unexpected flooding can happen to anyone at anytime. Attempting to handle the damage without proper training or equipment can be ineffective and dangerous. A wet-dry vacuum is helpful for removing small amounts of water but should be avoided in instances of major flooding. Homeowners should not wade into a heavily flooded basement but instead call a professional to handle the situation.

The Industry Standard

The industry time standard for removing water from a property is 24-48 hours. The technicians at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest have equipment ready for rapid water extraction. Additionally, moisture can hide in pockets behind walls or within cinder blocks, so technicians are trained in drilling small holes in mortar joints and opening wallboards to allow adequate air flow. Technicians will use moisture meters and scanning devices to locate residual water.

Call Us Today

The team at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is trained in proper equipment usage so your home can dry safely and efficiently. We are locally owned and operated and ready to meet your needs immediately. If you have experienced flooding in your home, do not hesitate to call us. We are available 24/7 for all your water damage needs. 402-800-2134

Your Omaha Business is in Good Hands

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

An unexpected fire or water loss can wreak havoc on your local Omaha business. According to FEMA, 40% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. Omaha business owners can protect their commercial property and the future of their business by being proactive in emergency preparedness. Establishing a relationship with SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest helps ensure timely and efficient services in the event of water or fire damage.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

IICRC certified firms provide:

  • Accurate and honest information
  • Formally trained technicians on all jobs
  • Continuing education programs to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry
  • Liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident
  • A written complaint policy to the Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration for the purposes of dispute resolution

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is dedicated to helping you recover from a disaster "Like it never even happened." We offer a free Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your Omaha business. Contact us today at 402-800-2134 for more information.

Waterloo Property Owners Often Rely On SERVPRO For Mold Remediation

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Waterloo Property Owners Often Rely On SERVPRO For Mold Remediation Issues like mold damage in your Waterloo crawlspace can be initially difficult to detect.

Crawlspace Mold Growth Can Be Detrimental To Waterloo Homes

The crawlspace in your Waterloo home has several purposes, but it is primarily designed to protect it from the elements like soil moisture or flooding, and pests such as termites. However, it can be difficult to prevent moisture from accumulating in crawlspaces. With much of the structure of the building exposed in this area, persistently damp conditions can allow for mold growth to occur.

Issues like mold damage in your Waterloo crawlspace can be initially difficult to detect. Most homeowners do not regularly check this area, and mold growth can go undetected for an extended period, and may not be discovered until another problem requires inspection or a musty odor is detected inside the home.  Indoor air quality can be affected by crawlspace of foundation mold growth. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to identify the source of the moisture within the crawlspace, remove the mold growth occurring there, and suggest lasting solutions to help prevent the problem from recurring.

First and foremost, our professionals arrive at your address with a plan to contain the affected area and remove unsalvageable components if needed. We do strive to restore and not replace mold damaged timbers and other building elements. Once the mold has been removed, our experts can focus on drying out the affected areas and sanitizing, deodorizing, and sealing the environment. Our SERVPRO professionals can then suggest a lasting solution to prevent further mold damage moving forward.

Crawlspace encapsulation and the installation of a sump pump system can help prevent moisture from accumulating and affecting vital components of your home's construction. Many homes in NE have benefited from this service. SERVPRO recommends that you consider looking into this installation if your home is persistently plagued by dampness and mold infestations.

While you might not always know the condition of your crawl space, our SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest rapid response team can help you to overcome effects that might occur in your home when this area of your property suffers mold growth. Contact us anytime at (402) 800-2134.

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Some of the Worst Flood Damage Remediation Mistakes in Omaha and What They Will Cost You

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Some of the Worst Flood Damage Remediation Mistakes in Omaha and What They Will Cost You When flooding happens in your home, quick action is key to success. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal efforts.

Flood Damage Concerns During Winter Storms In Omaha

Any given winter storm coming to the Omaha area can bring with it a variety of types of precipitation. Although snow is expected, sleet, and flooding rain are also common as storm fronts roll through. Regardless of the season, homeowners enduring the devastation of flooding need a remediation company with the trained technicians and up to date equipment capable of removing the water and thoroughly drying the structure to mitigate damage. We are up to the challenge.

The colder temperatures in the winter months make rapid mitigation of flood damage in Omaha essential. Because heating systems often have their base unit in the basement or lower level of a home, excess water can interfere with the climate control in your home. With freezing temperatures looming, a potential failure of your heating system exposes your home to even greater risk. Pipes can freeze, sending even more water into the house. Drying usually takes longer, and your family might need to relocate while the issue is resolved.

When SERVPRO arrives on the scene our experienced crew lead will plot out a course of action. The crew members work immediately, following the crew leader's plan. No delay is necessary because our service vehicles are fully stocked with our tools of the remediation trade -- pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers as well as cleaning and sanitizing equipment and products.

Our goal is to remove the standing water, including any water that migrated into cavities between walls or other hidden spaces. SERVPRO crew members are trained to IICRC Standards, including the use of moisture detection equipment that assists us in finding even hidden flood waters. Once our pumps and extractors remove the water, we set up a drying perimeter. Achieving the proper balance of air movement, temperature, and relative humidity pulls water out of the structural components. The resulting water vapor is condensed and absorbed by our dehumidifiers, and for disposal.

The final steps SERVPRO completes include disinfection with EPA registered antimicrobials. We work quickly to remove and dry out the water to prevent mold from gaining a foothold, but the sanitizing steps help inhibit the risk. After our work crew wraps up the project your home is ready for any restoration needed by your chosen contractor.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready to respond to flooding disasters 12 months out of the year. Contact us at (402) 800-2134 to schedule an assessment if you struggle with winter flood damage.
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Use Our Certified Expertise in Bennington When Facing Flooding

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Use Our Certified Expertise in Bennington When Facing Flooding Sometimes your roof can't handle the extra weight that snow and ice bring. When your home floods, contact SERVPRO for water removal efforts.

Why SERVPRO Can Help With Winter Flood Damage In Bennington

Flooding scenarios are not limited to the warmer months in Bennington. The wintry mix of rain, ice, snow, and sleet we can experience here can impact your home with water damage due to flooding. Lower temperatures and ice complicate matters, making it even more important to use a reputable remediation company when a storm, plumbing failure, or appliance malfunction floods any area of your home during the winter.

Heavy, wet snow can lead to flood damage in Bennington. If your home falls victim to the effects of an ice storm, roofs and siding may be unable to hold the weather at bay, allowing moisture to intrude. As the icy coating melts, it can seep in through the slightest openings, or flow in through gaping holes opened in the structure by falling tree limbs or downed power poles. Waste no time when this scenario presents, as a rapid and professional response is essential.

SERVPRO can assist you with roof-tarping and board-up services, the first step to remediate the damage done by frozen and liquid water during the storm. Once your property is secured, our crew chief will assess the damage. Water naturally moves through the structure to lower levels, collecting on floors but also hiding in cavities behind walls, above ceilings, and under flooring. Any intruding water that has migrated can be detected with penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters, thermohygrometers, and infrared cameras by our IICRC-trained team to establish the dimensions and severity of the flood damage.

Our crews match equipment to the various phases of ground water flood damage mitigation. Pumps and extractors clear large quantities of standing water, containing and then disposing of it outside the building's structure. We can detect and remove hidden caches of water using a variety of strategies, including holes drilled through drywall behind base boards, through mortar joints, or flood cuts. Access to dry out all wet spaces is critical to minimize secondary damage such as mold growth. Familiarity with all possible aspects of flood damage is why SERVPRO is an industry leader.  

The final phase of flood damage remediation is structural drying. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers are stocked on all our service vehicles, preventing delays as the abatement plan progresses. Our thorough preparation makes most projects seamless, another reason why SERVPRO is the best choice to ready your home for eventual rebuilding and restoration by your chosen contractor.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest helps manage the effects of flooding any season of the year. When water intrudes, make your first call to our team at (402) 800-2134.
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When A Fire Destroys Your Omaha Home, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company Like SERVPRO!

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When A Fire Destroys Your Omaha Home, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company Like SERVPRO! The professional mitigation that our SERVPRO team provides your fire-damaged home can help save you money.

Why Professional Fire Restoration Saves Omaha Homeowners Money

Disasters do not impact Omaha homes at convenient times, so overcoming the effects from an emergency needs skilled professionals with the equipment to make a difference quickly. Often after a fire, many homeowners struggle to find the right step to take to return their home to preloss condition, and restoration can fall to the wayside while a drawn-out negotiation ensues with the insurance company and fire-chasing, unlicensed contractors.

The first call after fire damage that an Omaha homeowner should make is to our dedicated SERVPRO professionals. Within a short time, we can have trained, certified personnel at your address to begin a thorough inspection of the property to identify and catalog the damage, take photos, and begin formulating an estimate of the cost to mitigate the damage. Documentation and estimation are key requests insurance providers require to process coverage claims on area properties, and we have an established reporting and estimation process with most insurance companies for seamless communication through our national accounts.

The professional mitigation that our SERVPRO team provides your fire-damaged home can help save you money. We arrive quickly to the emergency to provide premier cleaning services, water extraction necessary from the fire-fighting process, air quality improvement equipment, and the industry contacts which perform emergency board-up services on your home to prevent further elemental damage throughout the restoration steps to follow.

Be mindful of unlicensed contractors who prey on families affected by structure fires. These unprofessional outfits offer poor quality construction solutions designed to cost you more than the quality of the job, and without checking for credentials, you might have no way of recuperating that lost expense. Our franchise works closely with accredited and licensed contracting companies to provide our customers with an efficient solution when rebuilding is necessary.

Fire recovery is something that can be overwhelming to many homeowners. Without appropriate mitigation tactics applied early on, however, failure to act could result in a much higher restoration bill. Give our SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest fire restoration specialists a call any time disaster strikes at (402) 800-2134.

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The Steps We Take To Provide Excellent Service To Fire Damaged Commercial Properties In Omaha

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Steps We Take To Provide Excellent Service To Fire Damaged Commercial Properties In Omaha Fire damage can wreak devastation on an Omaha business that can go far beyond the cosmetic harm of soot and smoke residues.

Fire Damage To Your Omaha Commercial Building Needs Top Notch Professional Remediation

Fire damage can wreak devastation on an Omaha business that can go far beyond the cosmetic harm of soot and smoke residues. Substances emitted into the air and deposited after burning are toxic and highly corrosive. We provide businesses recovering from fires in our community complete cleaning and expert preparation of surfaces for reconstruction.

Fire damage in your Omaha restaurant need not cause your eatery to close its doors for long if you partner with our project crews. Many enterprises that shut their doors for fire recovery work fail to reopen. Statistics support working hard to limit business closures after a crisis. Working with our experienced crews means minimal downtime and a fast turnaround to “Like it never even happened” condition.

The first step in many fire remediation projects is water and chemical removal from the firefighting efforts. Using SERVPRO streamlines the work as our crews are skilled in a wide range of remediation techniques, addressing both water and fire damage issues. Our service vehicles are equipped with pumps and extractors to remove standing water.

SERVPRO technicians are well-versed in specialized techniques to clear away the soot and other debris left after a fire. Commercial kitchen fires often deposit a thin but hard to remove the lacquer-like coating on surfaces due to the grease and high levels of protein among the burned materials. Crew members use special tools and solvent-like cleaning products to break down protein bonds which loosens soot that can then be wiped away.

A tough problem businesses face after a fire is the lingering smell of smoke, a particular turn-off in a place where people gather to enjoy delicious dishes. SERVPRO employees master a continuum of strategies to eliminate smoky odors after a fire. First, we remove burned items for cleaning and restoration and clean the affected areas thoroughly. Then we consider options such as thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators to find and neutralize odor particles in a way similar to how the malodors spread initially. Modern technology like hydroxyl generators chemically changes odor bearing particles left after combustion, eliminating odors by chemical reaction.

When fire devastates your restaurant, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready to remediate the damage, readying the property for reconstruction by your chosen contractor. Call (402) 800-2134 as soon as the firefighters leave to get our crews on site fast.

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SERVPRO’s Training and Experience are Just Right for Your Water Damaged Omaha Home

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO’s Training and Experience are Just Right for Your Water Damaged Omaha Home The break in this pipe seems small, but the damage it caused was massive. SERVPRO stopped the leak and restored the home to its preloss condition.

A Local Omaha Water Cleanup Company with Nationwide Connections

Through a combination of national training and restoration standards, and our local Omaha-based water damage mitigation techniques and experience, SERVPRO provides some of the best service available to local homeowners facing a potential catastrophe. Whether you are looking to reverse damages from a ruptured water line or dealing with the damaging effects of a storm or other catastrophes, our experienced crews help people like you all across town recover from water damage and get their homes back to the way they were before the disaster occurred. 

Keeping Things Local...

Owner Rick Hovanec has lived in the area for years. He founded our franchise and brought to Omaha water damage mitigation services of the highest quality.  Many of our crew members, representatives, and managers have lived in the area for decades and appreciate the opportunity SERVPRO provides them to give back to the community. They ensure the safety and comfortable living for their neighbors and friends through quality service and professionalism. Hiring SERVPRO means engaging locally owned and operated services, along with smiling technicians who could live just down the street. 

...Plus Some National Resources

By being part of the nationwide network of SERVPRO franchises, we have the resources to deal with any water damage problem with the kind of precision care and expertise not possible from a standalone business. We have the advantage of the SERVPRO network of neighboring franchises, as well as a handpicked list of specialists and contractors who can provide care for more delicate items not usually handled by our technicians. Our national backing also allows us to train our crews to a superior standard and exchange knowledge and experiences with other franchises that could be up to thousands of miles away. 

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is as much a part of the local community as you are, with ties and connections to happy customers across the city. If you have any questions or need our 24/7 services, call us at (402) 800-2134. 

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Yikes!! Water Loss in Your Valley Property!! Quick, Call SERVPRO

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Yikes!! Water Loss in Your Valley Property!! Quick, Call SERVPRO When a Squeegee Won't Do for Water Removal in Valley, Call SERVPRO

Efficient Water Removal Services for Your Valley Home

When it comes to a disaster that threatens your Valley residence, time is not on your side. From the moment that a water loss incident occurs, for example, damages spread quickly throughout your property and can prove challenging for a homeowner to contend with on their own. The best solution in these circumstances is to seek the experience and equipment available to our restoration technicians.

Much like with ground-water flooding, substantial water loss incidents that originate from inside of your Valley home require immediate attention and water removal services. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to help you mitigate this situation and prevent it from getting out of control, causing irreparable damage to the structure of your house and the contents within it.

From the moment our experienced team arrives at your home, we work to determine the source of the damage and verify that it has been resolved.  Extraction is the primary component of our water loss mitigation process, utilizing multiple pieces of our industry-leading equipment. Portable pumps and wet-vacs can work to pull up most of the excess, then tools like our heated air movers and dehumidifiers can force saturated materials to relinquish their stored water. This approach can help to preserve materials in your home at-risk of degradation and weakening from prolonged saturation.

As with any substantial water loss incident, time is of the essence to get the problems addressed and to lessen the impact of the effects that come with it. With significant structural concerns and secondary effects like mold growth to worry about, proper removal and drying are invaluable. We typically complete significant water loss episodes with an antimicrobial spray and deodorization treatments.

 Our SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest emergency response team is available 24/7 to help you clean up the mess and set things back to the way that they used to be, "Like it never even happened." Our trained and experienced technicians are available anytime that you need us by calling(402) 800-2134.

WELCOME, to the City of Valley, NE

How SERVPRO Remediates and Restores Your Fremont Home After a Fire

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Remediates and Restores Your Fremont Home After a Fire Fire losses are devastating. SERVPRO can restore your home to its preloss condition.

Reasons to Seek Professional Help After Fire Damage In Fremont

Fire can damage your Fremont home in a broad range of ways, and its impact is both immediate and progressive. The heat the fire itself, as well as the toxic, acidic soot and debris left afterward harm surfaces, structural components, and personal property from the first minutes of exposure, and cause additional damage the longer they remain. The water or chemicals used to extinguish the fire and the effects of lingering odors further complicate matters. Our fire damage remediation services can help. 

The spread of smoke and soot throughout your Fremont house means fire damage needs evaluation everywhere. Air movement through open windows, via an HVAC system, and from the churn of heat from the fire distributes the residues swiftly and house-wide. Our IICRC-trained technicians are aware of the potential for fire damage to spread. We track the effects of the fire in every space of your home, implementing remediation plans to remove residues and prepare surfaces for final restoration by your chosen contractor. 

We are a full-service remediation company, able to manage the overlap fire damage almost always shares with significant water damage resulting from firefighting efforts. With SERVPRO onsite, we complete water mitigation with due speed making for a safe, hazard-free environment. Our crew makes the affected spaces ready for reconstruction by your chosen contractor. 

SERVPRO crews clean efficiently and safely, working with you to keep the toxic effects contained during remediation if you remain in the home during the project. Our state of the art equipment and SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products clean residues thoroughly, stopping the corrosive action caused by fire damage. We collaborate with you and your insurance company during the job to streamline the process and limit out of pocket costs. 

Our expertise assists us in helping to determine items that might seem ruined to the untrained eye are recoverable. SERVPRO can guide the homeowner to resources that provide cleaning and refurbishing of fire and water damaged personal belongings and furnishings. It is not always necessary to dispose of fire and water damaged items given contemporary processes that can return soiled and odiferous articles to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready to mitigate the damage done by a household fire with just a call to (402) 800-2134. We can handle all aspects of fire remediation, including water, soot, and smoke clean up.

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