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Commercial Cleaning for Covid-19

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Here to help Commercial Cleaning for Covid-19

Covid-19 and social distancing have currently put the world on hold. People are working from home and staying home a majority of the time to prevent the spread of this disease. Another important part of keeping the disease contained is disinfecting on a regular basis to prevent further spread as well. SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is being called by numerous business owners and community leaders to perform necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their facilities. Our cleanup procedures are in accordance with the CDC recommendations. The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. We are here and ready to aid you in your time of need, providing these services so your facility can be cleaned and ready for business to resume.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest, 402-800-2134

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

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If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – [SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest, 402-800-2134]

Mold Remediation Process

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

In this short blog we are going to talk briefly about the process of mold remediation and the steps we take to safely remove it from your home or commercial property. Any place where water is found will most likely develop mold if not taken care of properly. Listed below are common places where mold can grow.

  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Under sinks
  • Crawl spaces
  • Furnaces
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms

It is important to keep an eye on these areas as they can obtain moisture and eventually produce mold. If you suspect an area is wet bring in a professional to properly assess the situation. If something like this is ignored it can cause more damage and could become costly. The steps below explain the typical SERVPRO mold remediation process.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process

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The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

3. Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

4. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

7. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Preparing Your Commercial Property for Winter Months

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

As we get into the colder months, it is important to do everything possible to prevent property damage during cold weather. Frozen pipes are one of the main things to watch out for, and it is important to never turn your heat off when you leave the building for a period. This includes at night or during the weekends. When a pipe freezes and bursts, it is likely to lead to serious damage from flooding. You would usually think frozen pipes are only an issue for homes/ properties in cold climates, but it is actually the opposite. Properties in warmer climates tend to not have some of their pipes properly insulated or sometimes located outside or are even in unprotected areas. It is necessary to protect the water pipes in areas where it can get cold, this sometimes means adding insulation to pipes or even getting heat into that room to prevent any pipe breaks. Below are a few tips you can try at your property to help prevent anything from happening. 

Add Insulation

Pipes located either in a basement or attic may need some extra insulation to help prevent freezing temperatures. Add foam or fiberglass sleeves to help keep pipes up to temp. 

Open the Faucet

If you think your pipes may freeze overnight, you can open your faucet so its drips slightly. This helps relieve some pressure on the pipes, allowing this open will prevent pressure from building and keep the pipe from bursting. 

Keep the Heat On 

If you are gone for a long period of time, always keep the heat on. If the inside of your home drops in temperature, it won’t take long for pipes to freeze in certain parts of your house. 

Open Interior Doors

Keeping your interior doors open will allow heat to flow throughout the home or commercial property. Some rooms may not get as much heat as other rooms.  

Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Plumbing issues can be devastating to a business. It can cause leaks that turn into a water loss that could affect productivity in your business. With plumbing issues, it can happen with little to no warning, sometimes it starts with a small leak and other times it can happen suddenly. It is important to fix these issues before they become big problems with big expenses. Some problems include leaking seals and drain clogs.

Leaking seals

Seals can go bad at any moment, so it is important to inspect for small leaks around these areas, if you wait it could turn into a major water loss. Leaks can occur wherever two plumbing components meet. This means sometimes they aren’t always noticeable. Not only can this turn into a bigger leak but if the seal completely breaks off when you aren’t present you could cause thousands of dollars in water damage to your property.

Drain clogs

Drain clogs aren’t usually an issue in homes however in commercial buildings they seem to be more common. The reason for this is people are more cautious of what they put down their own drain or toilet vs public restrooms. This causes debris to get stuck in the pipes clogging up the system and slowing down the release of water. It may not cause any immediate issues but could contribute to a major backup down the road.  

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

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As many as 50% of businesses many never recover following a disaster. A fire to a business is devastating and can cause it to completely to shut down. It is said as many as one in four business that suffer is some kind of major disaster do not reopen afterward. However, the ones that do survive usually have a preparedness plan in place. One-way SERVPRO helps business be prepared is with the ERP profile. Not only will this minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action, but it will help you plan in advance in the case a disaster does strike. Having this will ultimately affect how fast the cleanup process will be.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the lone of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Mold Damage and How to Protect Your Commercial Business From It

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold from leaking pipe

Mold growth can happen on any surface given the right conditions. The main three ingredients mold needs to grow include moisture, food, and temperatures from 32- 120 degrees. Mold spores need moist or damps areas to be able to grow and reproduce. Things to look for are leaky windows, pipes, and appliances. Other areas susceptible to mold include bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms due to the higher humidity levels and the possibility for leaks.  

While moisture is just one factor, a food source is also needed for mold to grow. Mold can grow on cotton, leather, wood, and paper products as well. In your commercial property some common materials mold can grow on can include Drywall, Carpet, Drop ceiling tiles, and Caulk or grout. One of the most common materials mold loves to grow on are porous materials. When these items get affected it is almost impossible to remove and clean the mold from these types of products.

Finally the third thing mold needs is temperatures above 32 to 120 degrees. With that being said temperatures from about 70- 90 degrees are the most conducive for mold growth.

How To Prevent Mold Growth

  • Improve air flow
  • Inspect plumbing
  • Service HVAC
  • Keep humidity lower than 50%
  • Direct water away from building

Reliable Water Removal for Your Omaha Business

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water extraction and drying service helps your Omaha business remain open after a water emergency

Water intrusion in an Omaha commercial property can come from a number of different sources. Some are external issues such as storms. Others include circumstances where the plumbing, mechanical systems, or appliances experience a malfunction. When a water emergency occurs in your Omaha business, a professional water removal service is the best option for remediation.

Any water leak can quickly turn to flooding in your Omaha business, sometimes even spilling into elevator pits or underground parking structures. Quickly removing the water is critical to avoid health and safety issues. SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is a trained commercial water removal service. We will help prevent progressive deterioration and secondary damage due to prolonged moisture.

The aim of SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is to help business owners achieve the best outcome as quick as possible. The crew of SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest has equipment for removing water quickly and for monitoring the drying process. Our tools allow us to scan areas behind walls and under floors where unseen moisture can accumulate.

Upon arrival to a water emergency, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest will extract standing water. Once the water has been removed, air movement and dehumidification are strategically placed. The drying process is monitored daily. When necessary, the contents of an affected area are packed for cleaning, drying, deodorization, and storage until the property is ready for re-occupation.
During the water removal project, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest works with insurance carriers to ensure proper documentation and claim submissions are completed. 
When water threatens your Omaha business, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest stands ready to help. Call (402) 800-2134 as soon as possible to schedule an assessment and develop a water removal plan.

The Dangers of Snowmelt to Your Omaha Business

3/9/2019 (Permalink)

Rapid Melting Conditions

The heavy amounts of snow this winter combined with rapid melting conditions creates the perfect scenario for water intrusion in your commercial building. Depending on your building's design, these leaks may or may not be immediately noticeable. If your business includes low-traffic areas--such as a storage room containing inventory or important documents--it is wise to intentionally inspect these areas on a regular basis for potential water intrusion.

Some Tips

Leaks from snowmelt and trapped rain-water runoff can enter your business from both above and below. Frozen drain pipes, blocked drainage systems, and ice dams are common culprits. Raking the snow from the roof of your structure is a first step in helping prevent water damage. Additionally, cutting channels through ice dams on the roof by applying calcium chloride is sometimes an effective option.

Snow removal on the ground is another important preventative measure. Clearing a 5-foot path around the perimeter of your structure helps prevent snowmelt and rain water from seeping into your business at ground level. Finally, removing packed snow from drainage areas allows water to run away from your business instead of into it.

The Inevitable

Sometimes water damage from a snowy winter season is inevitable. If you discover a water leak, it is important to start the drying process immediately. This will aid in preventing further damage to your business, such as a future mold problem.

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The team at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is trained in proper drying techniques. If you find water damage in your Omaha business, our team is ready to assist you. Call us at 402-800-2134.

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

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/25/2018 (Permalink)

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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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Your Omaha Business

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

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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Why You Need Professional Help With Omaha Commercial Water Removal

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

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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When the Plumbing Creates Water Damage to Your Omaha Salon

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial spaces with require more plumbing than other businesses are at greater risk for water damage caused by leaks and pipe breaks.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO to Restore Your Salon after Water Damage

Your Omaha salon might have all of the bells and whistles and the best staff that you can imagine, but it still cannot adequately prepare for an unexpected water damage emergency that might occur.  Salons and other businesses with plumbing requirements that extend significantly beyond the norm are obviously at greater risk for problems with leaks, drain backups and pipe breaks that can lead to water damage and mold issues.

While it may be difficult to determine the likelihood of sudden pipe break, there are several scenarios that cause stress on small diameter pipes that can cause them to rupture. Winter in Omaha can bring very cold temperatures, and frozen pipes may soon follow.  If plumbing is installed near exterior walls that are not well insulated, or should the climate control systems in the building fail, cracked pipes may soon follow causing water damage.  Allowing debris (such as hair in a salon) to find its way into the drains will eventually result in a back up of contaminated water, which can result in an expensive restoration.  Water hardness is also a problem in some areas of Omaha, which can result in long-term degradation of pipes and fixtures. Installing a water softener could be a worthwhile investment for your Omaha salon.

Knowing whom to call in case of a water damage emergency is a decision you should make far in advance. Our SERVPRO team has the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment designed to restore damage quickly and help your business to re-open its doors with minimal downtime. Depending on the severity of the damage, it might even be possible for our experienced restoration technicians to allow you to keep your scheduled appointments and not lose any of your profits.

Considering that a significant percentage of pipe ruptures occur within a wall, our SERVPRO professionals utilize thermal imagery to detect hidden moisture to help ensure none is left behind to support microbial growth

Our SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest certified restoration specialists work hard to mitigate your profit losses and out-of-pocket expenses. Call us today at (402) 800-2134.

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Expert Water Removal: A Critical Step When Omaha Pipes Freeze in Commercial Buildings

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes are a fact of cold winters unless they are insulated. Should you have damage after pipes freezing, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Remove Water From Your Business

Record low temperatures across the country this winter put commercial buildings in Omaha at risk for frozen and broken pipes. When a broken pipe occurs, the misery from the bitter cold can be amplified by the intrusion of large quantities of unwanted water in your Omaha business or public place. Finding a company that reliably removes water and dries the structure regardless of the cause is the key to starting the remediation process.
Before any plan can be developed to get your commercial property back to normal, commercial water removal must be completed in the Omaha business affected. SERVPRO crews are uniquely qualified to take all professional measures to move the water out quickly and thoroughly. Specialized training to measure and monitor moisture and scan for hidden pockets of water ensures that the removal is comprehensive. Only when all of the water is evacuated can the damage caused by the intrusion be observed and appropriately evaluated.
Water removal needs to be completed as soon as possible after the plumbing failure due to frozen pipes. If the power in the waterlogged area has been shut off as a safety precaution, the SERVPRO vehicles responding have onboard power options for their truck mounted equipment. Submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors are precisely matched to the challenges posed by standing water.
When operated by technicians trained according to water remediation industry standards developed by the IIRC, this equipment does its job quickly and thoroughly. The SERVPRO team members who respond to a frozen pipe disaster have mastered the use of this state of the art equipment and deliver the highest quality results.
The SERVPRO production managers and technicians who work with the business owner after a water loss realize how devastating and overwhelming the aftermath of frozen pipes can be. A business can prosper in the future only if the damage done by the water is remediated quickly after removal. An essential part of their job is to listen carefully as customers share their concerns. Answering questions and explaining the process is crucial in the SERVPRO crew’s effort to offer the very best in customer service.
If frozen pipes due to recent plunging temperatures fill your commercial space with water, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest has the skills and tools to remove the water. Call (402) 800-2134 anytime day or night for expert assistance.

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Overnight Plumbing Overflow Requires Fast Water Removal In Omaha

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Whether a toilet or sink overflowed and flooded your school, calling SERVPRO immediately is the best option. We will arrive quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Remediate Flooding Situations of Any Size

Once the work or school day is over, most Omaha businesses and educational centers lock the doors and send everyone home. It is difficult to be sure that every faucet, fountain, or toilet in a commercial building or school is shut off as the doors close. Unexpected plumbing overflows discovered the next day need professional remediation.
A continually running toilet poured hundreds to thousands of gallons of water inside an elementary school, the need for commercial water removal in Omaha is discovered early in the morning by engineering staff. The toilet located outside the cafeteria caused deep water to collect in low lying areas of the school’s basement. Water removal must proceed immediately for safety reasons and to reveal any damage done to the HVAC systems located in the affected areas.
SERVPRO crews are uniquely qualified to respond to this type of water disaster. Heavy-duty submersible water pumps and powerful water extractors are stocked on each responding truck, ready to operate even if power must be cut in the commercial building for safety reasons. Technicians train regularly to keep their skills sharp when presented with a large water removal request, holding IICRC certification in moisture extraction of this magnitude.
Moisture level readings are necessary throughout the process to ensure that the excess water is eradicated. If the water arose from a toilet and food service or preparation areas are involved, it is imperative that highly-qualified technicians like those working for SERVPRO respond. They receive advanced instruction in proven strategies to manage potentially contaminated water.
If the water is determined to be gray or black according to industry standards, SERVPRO crews contain and dispose of the tainted mixture as required by local codes. When the standing and other evident water is gone, scans and moisture meter readings are done to locate moisture trapped between walls, under floors, or in the cells common in the cinder block construction frequently used in schools.
SERVPRO crews continue to remove water in these recesses until testing shows no hidden pockets. Then clean up, and sanitization completes the remediation services provided by this experienced and skilled company.

Water removal services are a specialty of SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest. School spaces suffering from standing water need remediation, and one call to (402) 800-2134 gets expert water removal help on the way.
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Commercial Water Damage in Omaha can Destroy More than the Interior of a Home Furnishings Store

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the Solution to a Water Damaged Business in Omaha

Keeping Your Doors Open During Cleanup After a Water Incident

Showing customers how your products can beautify their homes is much easier when the setting is as perfect as possible. Unless someone has water-stains on their ceilings and peeling wallpaper offset by discolored draperies, displaying your products with a similar background is going to cause your sales to plummet.
Local residents love to decorate their homes in a variety of ways using different themes, but the 'look' of commercial water damage in Omaha is not on a single interior decorator's list. Just as walls can peel and painted areas can become stained and discolored from being inundated with water over time, many items that are sought after by customers are made of materials that can easily get damaged by water.
Glossy metallic finishes can tarnish; paperboard and particle board items can swell and warp; glue used in the production of some items can become weak, and framed items can become foggy-looking. In addition to all of that, water can create the perfect environment for mold to develop, and this can also affect your inventory and your store's interior structures. Water damage can easily and quickly become extensive.
When water damage stems from a one-time event such as a broken joint on a water line, carpets and low-lying pieces of inventory are typically the hardest hit. Caring for these items should begin as soon as possible, of course, and during that time, drying building materials should also commence. If products are ready to be returned before the floors and lower walls are dried, inventory should be stored in a dry location, so as not to become damaged again.
When a situation involving unwanted water occurs to your store, it might be tempting to tackle the job without professional assistance, but doing so can become overwhelming very quickly. Coordinating the clean-up of a disaster can entail much more than is commonly known or expected. Most retail businesses do not have the specialized knowledge, equipment or Professional Cleaning Products that SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians possess.
As a locally owned and operated company, we are Faster To Any Size Disaster. As part of the SERVPRO System, we have access to a nation-wide network which we can rely on when the situation warrants. When you have water damage that might harm your sales and profits, call SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest at (402) 800-2134. We can help keep your business in business.

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Hotel Laundromat Water Woes in Omaha

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

When your hotel floor floods because of the laundry room, call SERVPRO to remediate the water damage right away in order to prevent mold from growing.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Handle Large Scale Water Damage at Your Hotel

Hotels now often provide laundry facilities for guests, and larger hotels frequently have laundry rooms on every floor. Since washing machines and other water appliances can overflow or the supply hoses can break, many hotels are now at increased risk for water damage. Whether the affected area is localized or has spread from floor to floor, SERVPRO responds and restores water damage caused by this traveler’s convenience.
Tucked away and unattended, a guest laundry room is a prime candidate for commercial water damage to your Omaha hotel when an appliance malfunctions. Operator error due to unfamiliarity with the particular model is also a factor that can increase the possibility of flooding. Inexpensive top loading washers can use up to 50 gallons of water per wash -- enough to spread to a large area if it all escapes.  Once a water leak has occurred, it continues to spread and saturate more and more of the surrounding materials. If called out quickly, our water damage restoration crew will extract the standing water to reduce spreading, minimizing the damage and helping keep the majority of your property open and available for guests.
Large quantities of water with large affected areas need well planned strategies by experienced professionals to ensure complete and timely restoration; this is especially important in commercial water damage situations, where time is of the essence.  SERVPRO technicians are certified in water restoration, and train extensively in the industry’s best practices. Our trucks carry powerful, industrial grade pumps and extractors to remove standing water. The job is incomplete until our investigative team conducts a thorough assessment of water migration from the original site of the overflow. Water flows across floors, through ceilings, down walls, and along structural components, plumbing, and wiring. Damage from a broken hose or pump malfunction can often show up hundreds of feet or several stories from where the problem originated.
The water extraction is step one. Then we move to drying out the floors, walls, ceilings, and structural elements soaked from the washing machine flooding. There is no guessing when it comes to achieving drying goals; our staff applies our state-of-the-art moisture testing equipment and their training in moisture measurement and monitoring to determine when the affected areas of your property are adequately dry. It is crucial to reduce the moisture level of walls and floors to below 16 percent to avoid microbial growth. Ambient humidity must fall below 60 percent, with a preferred range of 30 to 50 percent to remove excess moisture and prevent mold spores from growing.
SERVPRO crews use a variety of techniques to remove moisture from the air and damp materials, including air movers dehumidifiers, and heat. Moisture readings continue throughout the restoration phase, informing our technicians when to cease drying efforts. Materials such as carpet padding, insulation between walls and floors, and laminate flooring often must be replaced as they are generally not restorable.  
If a weary guest or a defective machine causes a hotel laundry room flood, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest responds fast and professionally. Just remember that a call to (402) 800-2134 will bring the technicians and equipment needed to abate the water damage.

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Plan Ahead For A Quality Water Removal Service In Omaha

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

The Emergency Ready Profile and Plan (ERP) puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to your unique disaster needs.

Water Removal Service

A successful central Nebraska business makes a wise choice when partnering with a water removal service before the need arises. The possibility of flooding from natural or accidental causes is real and waiting for the crisis to happen before preparing is foolhardy when SERVPRO offers the chance to develop an Emergency Ready Plan.

The need for water removal services for your Omaha warehouse is predictable, although it is impossible to determine exactly when the crisis will strike. Heavy rains and storms breach roofing or push water through doorways or foundations. The question becomes which of many disaster restoration services is your chosen partner to abate the flood and extract the water? If planning for this potential problem, it makes sense to go with the company that offers to work out a solution with you ahead of time.

SERVPRO extends a unique opportunity for the business owner to work with an experienced restoration company to create an individualized blueprint for water removal and other tasks necessary to protect your building and its contents when water damage threatens. The Emergency Ready Profile and Plan (ERP) puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to your unique disaster needs.

First, contact SERVPRO to send out an experienced project manager to assess your physical plant. Expect suggestions to limit exposure to water damage once this trained expert views your specific situation. Then take the time to complete an online checklist designed to uncover weaknesses and allow you to identify your trusted personnel, so that disaster response teams work with the employees you choose should you be away when a water crisis strikes.

The ERP allows you to use your mobile device to send a request for assistance when a water removal issue arises. Your careful attention when answering the app's questions gives SERVPRO all the information needed to locate utility shutoffs and to honor your pre-planned priorities when responding. Restoration staff knows exactly your preferences and hit the ground running when you raise the alarm.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest awaits your request to create an individualized Emergency Ready Profile and Plan. Call (402) 800-2134 to schedule a no-obligation assessment today.

Local Printing Companies In Omaha Can Turn To SERVPRO For Help With Fire Damage

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Prevent Fire Damage and Install a Sprinkler System for Your Omaha Shop

Fire in an Omaha Business Deserves Great SERVPRO Restoration

A relatively minor fire can have devastating consequences on your printing business. Everything from machine inventory to customer orders and other assets can be affected, leaving you wondering whom to call to get the help you need.
When your Omaha property is affected by fire damage, it becomes necessary to find quality assistance. Take the time to research a local company that has the resources and training needed to provide you with the professional restoration services you deserve.
Reaching out to SERVPRO means that we respond immediately, sending the right technicians to control the fire, smoke, water, odor, and content damage on your property. Our technicians use their experience and training to produce excellent results for our customers.
Our fast response helps save many your company assets affected by a fire. We can even restore important documents and machinery while providing you with the move-out services you need to save inventory and stored orders that were waiting for customer pick-up.
SERVPRO technicians arrive quickly, ready to get to work. Starting with an initial inspection to assess the extent of damage that exists on your property. If necessary, we provide board-up and tarping services to help mitigate exposure to compromised areas and handle any water issues caused by firefighting efforts.
The extraction equipment we use for water removal consists of both portable hand-held units and truck-mounted water extractors. This equipment is capable of displacing massive amounts of standing water. If more than two inches of water exists, we also have access to submersible pumps that handle an even larger volume.
SERVPRO offers document drying restoration services to assist with saving wet, damaged books, paper products, and relevant documents. While we cannot remove damage that already exists, we can prevent additional damages from occurring. Saving valuable resources for your company that you rely on to provide products to your customers. We even provide off-site freeze drying and document restoration.
We can also help you with damage to electronics, such as computers, monitors, and other machinery. While we concentrate on the associated restoration services, your electronics get sent to a qualified professional for evaluation and restoration services needed to keep equipment from being a total loss due to exposure.
Contact SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest for help with managing your restoration process and obtain the services you deserve. (402) 800-2134

How SERVPRO ERP Gets Water Out of Omaha Warehouses Faster

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Having the floor plan specifications on hand before our team reaches your warehouse can potentially save your inventory. Call SERVPRO to discuss ERP.

Preparation is Key to Quick Response in a Water Damage Emergency

To keep up with the times and make the best use of modern technology, we at SERVPRO have rolled out our new ERP system. The Emergency Ready Profile system allows a user to upload individualized profiles for each commercial location, with relevant information such as contact numbers, floor plans, utility info, and other documents that may be critical when disaster strikes. When it comes to water damage, warehouses are often tricky business for our technicians due to their size and layouts. However, how much does the ERP system really help in these situations?
Saved Merchandise
Although we always strive to secure merchandise as part of the commercial water removal process for Omaha warehouses, more can ultimately be saved with more information provided in the ERP system. When our technicians have access to information on what's stored in the warehouse, where it is located, and other relevant information, they are better able to judge what needs to be moved and tended to first. You can also help us to skip or hasten some safety procedures by informing us if hazardous materials are present.
Quick Drying Setup
The SERVPRO drying process relies on carefully considered placement of dehumidifiers and air movers to create the strongest and most effective airflows, maximizing drying rates. If our technicians have access to floor and building plans beforehand, they can plan these setups ahead of time and reduce time spent surveying. The faster we can start drying, the better, and mere minutes shaved off this time could lead to big monetary savings later on.
Contact with Relevant Parties
Warehouses often have dealings with multiple businesses, depending on their purposes, specifications, and ownership. Many warehouses have dozens of relevant businesses that must be contacted, from suppliers to insurance companies to maintenance contractors. Providing contacts and information on these businesses through the ERP system helps us to contact anyone relevant, and ensure that the water removal and restoration process goes smoothly.
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is a local franchise with national backing that helps businesses to pick up and dust themselves off after a disaster. Call us 24/7 at (402) 800-2134 for our services or a quote.