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Does Your Blair Home Have Mold?
Upon Discovery of Mold
Have you found mold in your Blair home? Mold growth is commonly found in older Blair basements, specifically in flood plains. If you discover signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest. We will assess the amount of damage, remediate the current problem, and help prevent future occurrences.
What Can Be Done?
A finding of mold might be limited to a small area of the home, or it might be part of a bigger unseen problem. It is wise to have all mold assessed. Mold spores in the air pose a health hazard when breathed in by humans.
If mold is discovered in your home, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest will begin remediation by preventing contaminated air from traveling to other parts of the structure. Every job is unique, but in most cases the SERVPRO team will set up a containment barrier and employ air scrubbers to filter spores from the air. SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest will remove and discard contaminated drywall, carpeting, and ceiling tiles. These items contain spores that will be redistributed if left in place. Mold spores exist naturally in the environment, but our technicians can apply products that discourage microbial growth from occurring at rapid levels.
Call SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest for Mold ASAP
Remember if you see mold, you might not be seeing the whole problem. Contact our team at 402-800-2134 for an assessment and estimate. Our technicians are trained in spore containment, air scrubbing, tear-out of contaminated materials, and prevention. We are here to make your mold situation seem "Like it never even happened."
Proper Drying is Essential in Your Omaha Home
The optimal time frame for removing standing water is 24-48 hours.
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
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.
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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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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