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Mold Damage Mitigation And Remediation Services Available For Your Tahoe Property

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Mitigation And Remediation Services Available For Your Tahoe Property Tahoe Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation to Their Summer Homes

SERVPRO Provides Proper Protocols for Successful Mold Remediation


Looking at everywhere mold can choose to grow on your Tahoe property; it is no surprise that it often finds a comfortable spot in your basement. Basement mold is a common occurrence that many homeowners face, especially since mold only needs water, oxygen, and food to grow. Lack of sunlight is also a plus for these fungi to proliferate.

Gravity sends water to the lowest spot in your home. So, it makes sense that your basement or the crawlspace under your Tahoe area home has the highest chance of mold damage. If the problem is severe, you may want to consider locating a professional mold remedremedmold iation company to handle the situation.

Regardless of what some sources might say, the species or amount of mold growing in your home has zero impact on your mold remediation process, and any amount or species may cause health effects. SERVPRO technicians follow specific guidelines designed to focus on controlling mold growth found in your home. We use EPA-registered disinfectants, negative airflow machines, and plastic sheeting to help reduce the spread.

Your team of SERVPRO IICRC-industry certified professionals removes saturated materials and additional debris and pay close attention to detail, cleaning every surface. Each material requires a specific cleaning method or a combination of cleaning methods to achieve favorable results. However, our technicians have years of experience performing mold remediation services and work in a quick, efficient manner to save you time and money.

SERVPRO staff works with your insurance company and keeps you informed throughout the remediation process. We make sound recommendations to help reduce or prevent future growth and offer a variety of solutions that help you control your indoor living environment.

We can do everything from mold remediation services to the installation of a basement or crawlspace encapsulation system, install dehumidification equipment, and thoroughly inspect your ventilation system throughout your home. You have the power to take charge of the air quality in your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe today for detailed information about any of our services or to begin your home’s mold remediation service, today. (775) 588-2355


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Fire Damage In South Lake Tahoe

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage In South Lake Tahoe After the wildfires, this summer, homeowners are taking the time now to examine their homes and determine repairs or clean-up.

Fire Damage Restoration

After the wildfires, this summer, South Lake Tahoe and many other communities are taking the time now to examine their homes and determine repairs or clean-up. Many people lost their homes, but others have minor damage. Some homeowners may not be aware of it.

Most South Lake Tahoe fire damage is easy to see. Scorched roof tiles and soot-covered walls tell a homeowner it is time to call SERVPRO. Lesser damage from sparks and smoke can cause thousands of dollars in repair costs if not found and dealt with quickly.

Sparks from nearby fires usually do not burst into flames. They ignite leaves and paper easily enough, but roofs are much harder to set ablaze. Sparks do smolder and slowly burn away tiles just a little at a time. It means not just tile damage, but problems with the panels underneath. Exposed and damaged panels lead to more problems.

Our technicians carefully examine roof tiles and then go into a home to examine for panel damage. If there is no panel damage, we remove damaged tile, clean the surface underneath, and then replace with new tile. If there is panel damage, SERVPRO crew members remove all damaged panels and replace them. That means a larger number of tiles to replace as well. Depending on how much of tile we remove and the age of the roof and, our restoration crew chief may recommend replacing the entire roof along with a free estimate.

As the tiles smolder, they generate smoke. If there is tile and panel damage, smoke can find its way under the roof where it leaves smoke and soot residues. These residues can leave strong odors in the home and even cause wood rot if not cleaned off surfaces.

We first apply a commercial cleaner. In most cases, this neutralizes both the residue and the odor. If it only destroys the residue, we spray a deodorizing agent over every affected roof panel and structural support.

Remediating fire damage does not always mean a massive clean-up. At SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe, we understand that getting ahead of minor damage can prevent much larger damage and repair costs later. If you need our services, call us today at (775) 588-2355.

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Helping to Remove Water from Tahoe Casinos

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Helping to Remove Water from Tahoe Casinos Casinos require special cleanup after water damage, SERVPRO has the expertise and experience to properly mitigate the damage.

SERVPRO Has the Knowledge and Experienced Needed to Perform Water Removal Services for Local Casinos

When a Tahoe casino requires water removal, there are often a set of unique and troublesome factors that SERVPRO technicians have to contend with. Casinos have different layouts, construction materials, amenities, and furniture than other businesses in the area, so we have to plan for situations unique to them. We pride ourselves on being ready, flexible, and competent in our water removal work, and can help to rectify all of these issues either in-house or through carefully-chosen and certified contractors.

Carpets

Carpeting in the average Tahoe casino may require special water removal techniques to dry out properly. Casinos tend to use large, comfortable yet durable carpets across broad areas and floor spaces, which while resistant to some types of damage, can be especially tricky to restore when they are damaged. However, we have experience dealing with commercial carpeting prevalent in the local area, and can often save rather than replace your flooring materials.

Machines and Games

Slot machines and digital games have become staples of most casinos in recent years, and when these electronic devices get damaged by water, the effects can be disastrous if not handled appropriately. We first work to remove cash from the machines, which is typically a natural process due to most machines' water resistant cash storage. If any cash has been soaked, we use specialty drying solutions to prevent it from being lost. Once the machines have been dried out, we evaluate them on a case-by-case basis and conduct repairs as necessary.

Hotel Rooms

If your casino has an attached hotel, these rooms may often have their own unique problems related to water damage. We get more calls from apartments and hotel rooms than any other type of business and know how to react to damages in these types of structures.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe is available around the clock to help your business in a time of need. Call us at (775) 588-2355.

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Recovering from Flood Damage at Your Tahoe Residence

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Recovering from Flood Damage at Your Tahoe Residence SERVPRO works to restore your home and the furniture and personal belongings inside after flood water invades your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remove Water and Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Flooding is one of the worst nightmares any homeowner in Tahoe can experience. Water seeping in under your door can seem unbelievable at first. Garages and sheds, full of stored items, are also at risk of becoming flooded. Damaged carpets in your home, increased humidity, and many other detrimental facets of flooding steadily worsen.

Tahoe homeowners need to begin restoring their properties as soon as possible after flood damage happens. Water continues to recycle itself inside the enclosed area of a home. The experts at SERVPRO know how flooding affects homes and can perform the restorative work that also prevents additional problems. Until we remove the water caused by flooding, it remains inside, continuing to spread throughout your home, creating further damaged areas and increasing the expenses related to restoration. 

As we work in your residence, SERVPRO restores not only your home's structure, but also your personal belongings and household items. Furniture typically suffers horribly from extensive flooding, but a rapid response can often minimize the damage enough that it is possible to save unique items. 

Carpeting and the padding underneath also become damaged beyond the point of reclaiming. Disposal of wet soggy carpet, laden with pathogens and other filth occurs in sections. This aids in the distribution of the weight, as well as easier bagging for removal to the curb. Removing all tacks makes sure that the area remains safe for children and pets who might wander in before new carpet installation.

Because the moisture in a home after flood events remains elevated until we eliminate it all, we immediately begin drying out a flood-damaged home. Large air movers, heaters, dehumidifiers and other pieces of our equipment help achieve our goals. Directing airflow out open windows can also speed things up when the temperature outside is warm, and the air outside is drier than that inside your home. 

While saving carpeting after a flood is next-to-impossible, saving hardwood floors by drying them quickly is achievable when we use heated floor mats that also remove the evaporated moisture before it ever enters your home's indoor environment.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe helps homeowners all around our area deal with flood damage and many other types of disasters. Contact us at (775) 588-2355 for our 24-hour service to start your home's recovery off right.

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Restoring Carpets and Other Materials after Fire Damage in Your Carson City Home

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Carpets and Other Materials after Fire Damage in Your Carson City Home Fire Damage to Carson City Carpets and Properties? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Essential Cleanup and Carpet Cleaning Post Fires

Children playing with lighters or matches cause small burns and holes in carpeting and rugs, which can then grow larger. You can protect your carpeting, a substantial investment, in your Carson City home by having a professional skilled in restoration repair the damage. Restoration work can stop most deterioration from progressing.
 
We have local technicians in Carson City who can restore carpets with fire damaged sections. Highly skilled, we can restore any area of your home that suffers from burn in addition to carpeting or other floor types. This salvaging saves many homeowners from having the expense of replacements. We can restore almost anything in your home that suffers from damage due to smoke or flame more easily than we can replace those same materials.
 
SERVPRO employees include Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT), with extensive IICRC training and experience in dealing with the destruction of all types of materials. Cleaning and restoration, when started shortly after the damaging event occurs, can often remedy many smaller fires in a home. We must also eliminate any water that you used to put the fire out, to prevent other types of damage from developing. Mold and mildew often set in after fires take place because of this new addition to their otherwise inert environment.
 
Our employees quickly and professionally restore your home while working around your schedule. Cleaning hard surfaces, laundering soft materials, including stuffed toys, curtains, heavy bedspreads and quilts, and walls and ceilings help reduce the smoky odor fire leaves behind. Our Esporta washing system and ultrasonic cleaning equipment offer exceptional options for cleaning and restoring. Any areas that have charring or blackening that does not wash away may require replacements, but we closely work with homeowners to ensure we only use acceptable matches.
 
For any fire damage inside your home, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe. Our local number is (775) 588-2355. Calling us puts you in touch with our 24-hour services, designed to help you protect your investment and make your home safe again.

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Tahoe City Sprinkler System Malfunction Requires Commercial Water Removal

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tahoe City Sprinkler System Malfunction Requires Commercial Water Removal Sprinkler systems help immensely when they engage during a fire. Should they go off by accident, you'll need to contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians are Always Available to Remediate Your Water Damaged Business Property

Ironically, a system designed to protect your business from catastrophe can damage it in other ways. A common example of this is a sprinkler system installed to protect a commercial building from fire. The waters sprayed to knock down the flames cause their own harm, and a restoration company needs to be skilled in both water and fire damage to offer your company the services you need.
 
Even more disappointing is when your firefighting sprinkler system malfunctions, creating an immediate need for commercial water removal in Tahoe City without the excuse of an actual fire. Regardless of the cause, a sprinkler, once activated, releases up to 24 gallons of water per minute. If more than one sprinkler head engages, the amount of water pouring into your commercial space can be significant. Water damage is serious and can result in a broad range of secondary damage issues if not remedied quickly. Our crews of water removal specialists have the skill and the equipment to remove large quantities of water fast.
 
If you do not have an alarm or security staff to notify you of sprinkler engagement, the water removal situation worsens if the flow happens when your business is closed. SERVPRO does not shy away from large water events, and water removal action can begin immediately after one of our experienced project managers assesses the scene.
 
Powerful submersible pumps and water extractors are carried in every vehicle we send to water damage calls. Often electricity is unavailable due to safety concerns, but our truck-powered equipment does not rely on the customer's power grid to be operational for the water removal to proceed. A benefit of moving the water to containers on our trucks is a straightforward process to contain and then dispose of the water completely outside of your property. This is crucial if the water is assessed to be contaminated, not unusual if it remained within your property and has had several hours to become tainted with household chemicals or the beginnings of microbial growth.
 
SERVPRO moves into structural drying mode after the water is removed. High-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers help reduce the moisture content of structures and fixtures after the standing water is evacuated. Our technicians train to accurately measure moisture levels in walls, flooring, ceilings, and contents. The education they receive from IICRC coursework supports their determination of drying targets and the techniques used to achieve them.
 
Sprinkler systems protect your property unless they operate unexpectedly and in error. SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe is a trusted water removal partner for your commercial needs. Call (775) 588-2355 to schedule a speedy evaluation and begin the restoration process.

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Dealing with Mold Damage on Clothing for Tahoe City Residents

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dealing with Mold Damage on Clothing for Tahoe City Residents Most clothing is very susceptible to mold damage because of the natural materials they are made with.

Let SERVPRO Help You Determine Which Mold Damaged Items are Salvageable

Mold in the house is something every homeowner in Tahoe City fears. Mold problems usually mean that you have water or moisture coming from somewhere. Therefore, your first priority should be to address this source, whether it is a hole in the roof or a leaky basement. When correcting the root of the mold problem, it is important to remove any mold that has managed to grow on any of the surfaces. This includes furniture, walls, and sadly, even your clothing.

With many years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO has dealt with different kinds of mold damage in Tahoe City and can help you restore your clothes. Our IICRC-certified technicians are well-versed with effective mold remediation techniques, thereby guaranteeing a smooth restoration process. We are a part of your community and are strategically located to respond instantly to your emergency.

Mold damage on your favorite clothing can be heartbreaking. One of the main ways mold may develop on clothes is if they have been in storage for too long. Perhaps you stored your winter pullovers in boxes in the attic where there is a hidden moisture problem, or you accidentally tossed wet clothes into a storage bag before they had a chance to dry completely.

Clothes made from natural fibers like silk, wool, rayon, jute, ramie, linen, and cotton are more susceptible to mold damage than those made with synthetic fibers. SERVPRO technicians can help you sort out those that are salvageable with mold remediation techniques. When mold develops on clothes, it produces enzymes that break down the protein or cellulose to compounds that the mold uses for food.

Often, the initial sign of mold damage on clothes is a distinct musty smell in the closet. After careful examination, SERVPRO technicians can detect stains with visible mold growth or visible pigmentation. Mold on clothes can appear in the form of spores, which are easy to clean up using simple mold control techniques.

However, you need to consider health effects when dealing with mold growth on your clothing. In case of severe mold damage, it is best to get rid of the item. Even then, such clothes should be handled with caution because certain species of mold may cause health effects.

If you notice signs of mold damage on your clothes, contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe immediately. We have a wide range of equipment and industry-standard products that can kill mold growth before it gets out of control. You can reach us anytime at (775) 588-2355.

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Casino Closed Due to Commercial Flood Damage in Tahoe

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Casino Closed Due to Commercial Flood Damage in Tahoe If your Tahoe casino experiences flood damage, call the experts at SERVPRO to remediate.

Effective Commercial Flood Damage Restoration

As a popular destination spot for both Americans and tourists, Tahoe is home to a multitude of casinos. When the weather turns ugly and pours down rain, some of these locations fare poorly and end up partially flooded. Parking areas and entryways, as well as interior sections, can end up drenched and worse.

When a casino in Tahoe needs to close off areas because of commercial flood damage, this can result in lost profits and other problems. SERVPRO has experience in restoring large businesses, schools, and hospitals after flooding events. We know what needs completing and how to carry out the work best to ensure your complete satisfaction. Communication with the customer is an ongoing process, and we are always available to discuss the work as it progresses and answer any questions. As always, if areas of your establishment remain open, we can easily accommodate working around patrons as the job progresses.

Casinos hold many different machines that require specialized care if damaged. We can relocate the units that are at the most risk, making repairs on-site or picking them up for transport easier. We can similarly handle other equipment, if needed, and place these other items wherever you desire.

To remove the water from flooded areas, we use equipment based on saturation level. We have equipment that can swiftly handle any amount of water. Our highly skilled Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) has experience in leading teams when restoring carpeted areas. Carpet care and restorative work is a large part of the deodorization process.

Floodwater holds many particles that produce odor. Cleaning carpet soon after extraction of the floodwater can save the carpet in many situations, but special care is required to neutralize the odor-causing particles to attain complete success. This is why our Odor Control Technician (OCT) works alongside our RRT.

Other aspects include food service items and foodstuffs. Sanitization of the components used in preparing and serving meals is sufficient for their future use, but all foodstuffs are no longer usable. Drying walls and all other surfaces to a normal state is also imperative toward restoring your casino fully. Doors, entryway walls, glass cases and displays all can show highly visible signs of dirty floodwater until cleaned meticulously.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe knows how vital the casino industry is to our area's economic development. For expert and professional mitigation of flood damage and other destructive events, call us at (775) 588-2355. We answer our phone every day of the year, so your wait time is minimized.

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Do Dark Conditions Contribute to Mold Damage in Your Tahoe Home?

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do Dark Conditions Contribute to Mold Damage in Your Tahoe Home? Mold is more likely to appear in warm, damp areas of your home such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Common Reasons for Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold damage is a risk for any homeowner. It does not take much for mold to start growing. The fungus is quite resilient and given a food source (unfortunately this includes organic material in a home such as wood or drywall) and some moisture; it can easily sprout a colony in your Tahoe kitchen, bathroom or laundry room.

At SERVPRO we handle a lot of mold damage remediation requests in Tahoe. Our IICRC-certified technicians know all about fungus and how and why it grows indoors. One thing to be aware of is the fact that dark conditions can contribute to mold growth.

Why is light level a factor in fungal colonization? One reason is that ultraviolet light kills mold. That is why you do not see mold growing in sunny gardens and do not often see it in areas of the home that get much natural light (although that is not a strict rule as other factors come into play also.)

Another reason is that mold spores need moisture to settle and grow new colonies. Dark areas are usually damper than light areas. Light, especially sunlight, dries things out and reduces the moisture the mold needs to grow. Sunlight also dries out the mold itself.

If an area is both dark and warm, it provides the ideal growing conditions for mold. That is why mold is more likely to grow in warm, damp, dark areas of your home such as tucked away corners of laundry rooms and bathrooms where there is plenty of dampness and not much natural light.

SERVPRO recommends you check warm damp areas of your home regularly to assess whether there are any signs of mold growth. It is also a good idea to invest in dehumidifiers, as they remove moisture from the air and make it harder for the mold to grow. If you find signs of mold growth, get in touch with us – our trained technicians are waiting to remediate the mold situation and take steps to discourage regrowth.

If you have a problem with mold in your home in Stateline, Minden, Zephyr Cove, Skyland or surrounding areas, give SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe a call at (775) 588-2355 for assistance and remediation.

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Tahoe Snow Resorts Turn to SERVPRO for Help Dealing with Seasonal Water Damage Issues

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tahoe Snow Resorts Turn to SERVPRO for Help Dealing with Seasonal Water Damage Issues Call SERVPRO to learn how to prevent water damage from frozen pipes.

Burst pipes can be a common cause of water damage in Tahoe

Getting ready for seasonal guests and want to ensure that all services, locations, and attractions on your Tahoe snow resort function properly? You can easily gain access to qualified professionals who remain dedicated to helping your business flourish.

Our technicians specialize in providing a variety of emergency services, not the least of which includes locating frozen pipes on your Tahoe area property. We can repair any resulting water damage and prepare your pipes to combat future issues that often lead to delays or closure of facilities and attractions offered to resort guests. 

At SERVPRO we understand how important it is to meet deadlines and expectations. With of all of the attractions such as lodging, shopping, nightlife, wedding, and dining services offered at your Tahoe snow resort, a single water damage problem can lead to catastrophic issues. You need your property running at peak efficiency, and we are here to make water problems disappear, “Like it never even happened.”

With severe fluctuations in temperature, it is common for piping to experience severe stress, which leads to burst or frozen pipes. The obvious thing to do under these circumstances is to shut the water off to whichever building has the break. However, this also means shutting services off to the building in question. You can work with SERVPRO professionals to help ensure costly repairs associated with frozen pipes on your snow resort are a thing of the past.

Give SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians the opportunity to inspect at risk areas of your property including basements, crawl spaces, unheated utility rooms, and outside walls for proper weatherproofing. Our technicians can provide you with unique solutions that keep operations moving forward, should a pipe freeze or burst. 

We have access to all of the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to tackle any size emergency. Our staff is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to respond and provide you with quality solutions you can count on to keep your snow resort running smoothly.

Contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe for access to restoration experts in Douglas County and South Lake Tahoe, today. We are here to help, anytime. (775) 588-2355

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