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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.

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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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Why You Need SERVPRO To Remove Water Quickly And Thoroughly From Your Hardwood Floors In Valley

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You Need SERVPRO To Remove Water Quickly And Thoroughly From Your Hardwood Floors In Valley When you need water cleanup in your Valley home, the moisture you see is just part of the problem.

Hardwood Floor Water Cleanup In Valley

Cleaning up water from a minor flooding incident in Valley might seem to be a simple task. Getting out a mop and bucket or a shop vac is definitely not going to be the solution for restoring a hardwood floor.  Not only will the water that goes between the seams continue to migrate, seeping into joints between floorboards and soaking the subfloor, but the hardwood boards themselves also absorb a significant amount of moisture, especially when they remain wet for an extended period.  This type of moisture saturation needs professional cleanup and restorative drying to prevent long-term damage to hardwood floors. We can help.

When you need water cleanup in your Valley home, the moisture you see is just part of the problem. Construction materials almost always absorb moisture, swelling and even crumbling. The damage frequently shows up in hidden spots behind walls, above ceilings, and beneath floors. Our trained and certified technicians use advanced moisture monitoring tools to locate hidden water before we employ effective water removal and structural drying techniques.

If you try to do water cleanup yourself, an unfortunate result can be permanent hardwood floor damage. Some of the water you toiled hard to mop and vacuum up can flow down into the subfloor during your efforts. Mopping and a household wet vacuum is an inadequate response to gravity and the tendency of cellulose-based building materials to take the water into their fibers. SERVPRO has specialized equipment and well-prepared crews who take water cleanup to another level.

The planks of hardwood floors become deformed when excess moisture lingers, referred to as "cupping." After an assessment by our crew chief, SERVPRO employees take the steps necessary to remediate the damage done and restore your floors. Our service vehicles have industrial level pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers onboard. We also innovative floor mat drying systems, that lay flat on the floor, pulling water from all levels of your particular flooring configuration.

The floor drying mats clean up and remove water through a vacuum created when SERVPRO technicians secure the mats to the wet floor and connect them to powerful extraction equipment.  Our high-powered extractors create a high vacuum that extracts the moisture and draws warm, very dry air into all of the micro spaces around the floorboards. This process accelerates the drying of hardwood floors significantly, removing the moisture often before permanent damage can occur, and saving many hardwood floors that might otherwise have to be replaced.  This represents not only a significant cost savings but also significantly reduces the disruption that tearing our your floors would cause to your home life.

Throughout the process, trained SERVPRO technicians monitor moisture levels and reposition the mats to clean up the remaining water quickly and thoroughly. Failing to reduce the moisture at each level risks continued warping, buckling, crowing, or cupping of the top layer of hardwood.

When you need water cleanup for hardwood floors, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready with trained technicians and cutting-edge equipment. Call  (402) 800-2134 as soon as practical to arrange for an assessment and development of a water cleanup plan.

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Some Mistakes After Water Damage in Valley That You Should Avoid

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some Mistakes After Water Damage in Valley That You Should Avoid If a distraction or other incident causes your tub to overflow, contact SERVPRO immediately. We arrive quickly to remove the excess water.

Rely on SERVPRO for an Efficient Response to Your Valley Water Removal Needs

When an appliance leaks or a tub overflows in your Valley home, sometimes the quantity of water that escapes can be deceiving. Depending on the elapsed time between the leak and it's discovery, dozens or even thousands of gallons might be finding their way throughout your home or business. Commercial capacity water removal equipment is required, and we have it available to help you.

Your home can be recovered entirely, after water removal in Valley and structural drying. The key is following the flow of the water, then extracting and drying it completely regardless of where it moves. Our crew members master IICRC training, receiving certification as Water Restoration Technicians. This course teaches the industry standards, preparing our crew chief to devise an effective drying plan and our crew members to carry the plan to completion.

One of the ways we help our employees to help you is by investing in state of the art equipment. SERVPRO service vehicles will arrive at your home loaded with submersible pumps, truck-mounted water extractors, commercial grade air movers, and advanced dehumidifiers. Not a second is lost after our expert assessment. Our crew will jump to the task right away, proficient with the equipment and the confidence that comes from training and previous experience with a successful outcome over a thousand of times.

Essential to the best result is the regular and consistent use of moisture measuring and monitoring devices. SERVPRO technicians follow the lead of the project manager who determines drying goals for each structural element. Psychrometrics is the science of drying, achieving a balance of air movement, temperature, and humidity to hasten the evaporation of moisture from building materials. Our employees must demonstrate the practical application of psychrometrics during the certification process, and then bring that skill to your home while remediating a water loss.

We measure the moisture content of the walls, floors, ceilings, and other surfaces and materials affected. Because water can seep into cavities between walls, under floors, and in a range of open recesses, SERVPRO technicians also learn to use infrared scanning devices that locate this hidden water, using various techniques to release the water or otherwise make it accessible for removal.

When water intrudes into your home in Valley, contact SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest to assist in professional water removal. Call (402) 800-2134 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an assessment and the commencement of removal services.

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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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