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South Lake Tahoe Property Fire Damaged? SERVPRO Provides Professional Restoration--Call Us for Help

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage South Lake Tahoe Property Fire Damaged? SERVPRO Provides Professional Restoration--Call Us for Help South Lake Tahoe House Fire? We Can Clean Up the Mess and Restore Your Property--Call SERVPRO

What Is Fire Debris Removal in Your South Lake Tahoe Home?

Once a fire has occurred in your property, there are many effects that you have to overcome on the path to returning your home to its original condition. While many homeowners might want to take care of some of these preliminary tasks on their own to save themselves some potential out-of-pocket expenses, this is not a wise decision to make. Cleanup and debris removal after a fire can leave your home with many hazards and risks that can end up injuring or adversely affecting untrained individuals. Our restoration team has extensive training in the use of personal protective equipment and effective mitigation strategies to reduce these problematic conditions quickly.

While debris removal is among the first steps that our professionals take in addressing fire damage in your South Lake Tahoe home, many homeowners might not fully understand what this work entails. Debris removal is much more than conventional cleanup throughout the property and picking up damaged structural components in the affected areas of your home.

When our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home, we begin with an overall assessment of the damage to your property. We take this opportunity to inspect structural elements and materials for irreparable damage. With controlled demolition techniques, our professionals remove only the materials too badly damaged to preserve. We do strive to restore and not replace building elements and belongings. This designed removal can help to save time when our licensed contractors get to work on the reconstruction needs that your home has to get fully restored.

During this demolition process, we run machines like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers that can help to reduce dust, debris, and particulates in the environment. These get even worse during material removal, and the HEPA filters onboard both of these machines can capture particles as small as .3 microns. By rapidly discarding burnt items from the property, sources of pungent odors are also reduced. Healthy indoor air quality is an essential goal of any fire damaging event.

Fire debris removal is one of the initial components to the recovery of your damaged property, but it requires the certified and experienced professionals of our team. You can reach our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe fire restoration technicians and our licensed contracting division 24/7 by calling (775) 588-2355.

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Reconstruction After Water Damage in Carson City

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Reconstruction After Water Damage in Carson City SERVPRO Restores and Reconstructs Following Water Damage in Carson City

Cleanup and Rebuild Needed After a Water Problem? Call SERVPRO

Flooding can ruin a home. Homeowners look at the standing water and want to give up before deciding to call a professional service to replace the damage caused by burst pipes or other failed plumbing and appliances. 

Regardless of where the damage came from, SERVPRO is the water damage restoration and reconstruction company to use in Carson City. We are fully licensed in Nevada to perform the tasks needed to return a home to its pre-disaster condition. After the water has been pumped out, we continue to carry out an inspection from the foundation to the roof. Here are a few of the more common damages and how we rebuild after a disaster. 

First things first, we replace damaged plumbing. Until we stop the source of the water, it is a waste of time to affect any other repairs. Our specialists are fully trained to replace bathroom fixtures, install new dishwashers or lay new intake pipe anywhere in the home. If the problem was a failed septic tank that backed up into the home or across the outside property, we can remove the old tank and set a new one, to include a new concrete cradle, in place. 

Next, come the floors. If our inspection finds damage to the sub-floor, our technicians pull out each piece of the damaged frame and replace it. If necessary, we go down to the foundation and relevel the dirt or concrete to put down a surface without rolls or raised points. Our technicians have years of experience in framing and laying new wood floors that increase the value of the home and are appealing to everyone who sees them. 

When it comes to walls, hanging new sheetrock is only the surface of what we do. Before putting up the new panels, we replace every bit of wall framing that shows water damage. Although we do not move load-bearing walls, we can expand closets or decrease a formal dining area to increase the living room for a young, growing family. 

Finally, there is the roof. Our response team not only replaces damaged or missing tiles but also removes and installs new support beams underneath them. With a nationwide network of equipment at our disposal, we can even lay in a new main support beam if needed. 

Rebuilding your home can be a lengthy process, but hiring the right company for the job can make it much less painful. SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe has the experience, training, and equipment need to help you from the ground up. Call us today at (775) 588-2355 to begin.

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From Detecting Mold to Remediating the Damage in Carson City

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO From Detecting Mold to Remediating the Damage in Carson City Discovering where mold is hiding is one of our known talents. To learn more about what SERVPRO can do to remove mold from your property call today.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Know How to Find Mold Hiding in Your Walls

When mold growth infests a home, the damages can range from low cost (cleaning surfaces of spores) to expensive (demolition and removal of affected material and property). In extreme cases, the growth goes unnoticed or untreated, and the mold has infested every drywall panel and even structural supports. 

It takes a professional, licensed company to build back a Carson City home after mold damage has made it uninhabitable. SERVPRO has the employees, skills, and equipment to return your home to its pre-mold condition. 

After our technicians complete removal and cleaning, we perform an inspection. If we find compromised structural integrity, we install jacks and other devices as secondary support while we remove the framing for load-bearing walls and support beams. Then, we replace the damaged supports with beams and framing that meets Nevada state and Federal standards. 

If wood floors are damaged, we replace the sections removed earlier. Our team members are well-trained in laying new sections and can expertly stain the new pieces to match the existing floor. If a homeowner wants to re-stain the entire floor, we can do that too. 

With the new floor and supports in place, it is time to put up the new walls and trim. We can hang new drywall panels for an average sized room in less than a day and begin putting on a coat of primer. After it dries, our team can paint the same room in another day or two. Once the paint dries, it is a simple matter for us to install new wainscoting, floor trim, or crown molding. 
Of course, all of this is a waste of time if the sun and the wind or raccoons find a way inside. As a licensed, general contractor, we can replace any roofing as well as the panels and supports underneath. If the material is available, we can even match the new roof to look just like the old one. 

Rebuilding your home after a disaster is not a simple process, but it is one that SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe has been doing, successfully, for decades in our area. If you need us, call today at (775) 588-2355. 

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Recovering from Flood Damage at Your Tahoe Residence

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Our Technicians Can Help After A Flood Has Caused Significant Damage To Your Carson City Home

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Technicians Can Help After A Flood Has Caused Significant Damage To Your Carson City Home SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe maintains constant readiness to help you handle the effects of flooding in your home.

Don't Let These Effects Of Flood Damage In Carson City Happen To Your Home

Some of the most severe effects of flood damage in Carson City only show themselves hours or days after the disaster happens, and only if no action is taken in that time to prevent additional damage from happening.

Companies like SERVPRO exist to provide 24/7 protection against floods in Carson City by responding quickly to your home and removing water before anything worse can happen. However, without a professional mitigation crew helping out, the problems can add up quickly. Here are some of the things that can happen to your home without a fast response.

Hours After the Incident - Water Seeps In
When water first enters the area, its effects are often only at the surface level. However, with more time, moisture can seep deeper into wood, concrete, tile, and other common home materials. The deeper water reaches, the longer we must spend drying the area out and the more resources we have to invest just in getting the place dry again. Every minute counts after a disaster, so be sure to call SERVPRO without delay!

Days After the Incident - Severe Effects
When standing water and excess moisture remain in the environment for several days without intervention, they begin to cause more severe effects in the home. Wood boards can bend and warp, metals can start to oxidize, and some types of carpeting may become impossible to save. Mold can also become a significant problem at this time. Even if damage has progressed to this stage, you should try to call us in as soon as possible so that our experts can stop these issues from becoming permanent.

One Week or More - Permanent Damage
Once roughly a week has passed without thorough drying solutions, permanent damages start to drastically increase the restoration and repair costs associated with the incident. Concrete can crack and fragment, woods can become heavily deteriorated, and mold growth may be so extensive as to pose a significant health concern. We can help to remove water and restore damages even well past this stage, but the problems may be much harder for us to deal with than if we had responded earlier.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe maintains constant readiness to help you handle the effects of flooding in your home. Call us at (775) 588-2355.

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The Real Truth Behind Water Damage and Mold in Your South Lake Tahoe Home

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Real Truth Behind Water Damage and Mold in Your South Lake Tahoe Home The winter snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home, especially the attic. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the extent of the damage and remediate.

Attic Moisture from Harsh South Lake Tahoe Winters

Many potential hazards could arise for South Lake Tahoe residents throughout the harshest months of the winter season. While frozen pipes are a leading concern for homes in the area, another potential problem rests in heavy snowfall resting on your roof for prolonged periods, which can begin to compromise its strength and defense against invasive moisture and dampness. Our team has encountered many attics throughout our service area experiencing dampness with roofing materials leeching moisture in from the slow snowmelt.

Moisture present in the attic of your home can present water damage effects in South Lake Tahoe that homeowners are entirely unaware about and do not immediately remedy. In many cases, without the attic being a livable space or frequently accessed, homeowners do not realize there is a problem at all until the same water damage has penetrated through ceiling areas to access the lower levels of your property. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a fast response and the right tools to dry out this water damage.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your home, we have to establish the full measure of the damage to your property to set up containment measures and keep the water damage from spreading further. We can work to determine if secondary effects like mold growth have begun, and if so, get the necessary mold remediation personnel from our team working to set up physical barriers and setting up containment equipment such as hydroxyl generators or air scrubbers with HEPA filters.

Our SERVPRO team also sets up our fast-drying air mover machines along with LGR dehumidifiers to dry out the damage. We can then safely identify penetration points in the roofing material and work to repair these areas as other restoration work continues throughout the property.

The winter can bring about many potential hazards and damaging situations for your home. Let our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe water restoration specialists work to remove moisture and its effects in your home. Give us a call anytime you need us at (775) 588-2355.

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SERVPRO Provides Carson City Homes with Plenty of Fire Damaging Odor Suppressing Solutions

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Provides Carson City Homes with Plenty of Fire Damaging Odor Suppressing Solutions Carson City Contents, Odor and Fire Damage Removal Needed? Call SERVPRO

Fire Odor Specialists In Carson City Describe The Deodorization Process


If a fire ever ignites inside your Carson City townhome, your building can suffer from other problems than just ruined and burnt materials. Soot removal and fire odor control are also two common aspects of any restoration process. A professional company such as SERVPRO can be of much help when dealing with mitigation procedures. We always follow a set of guidelines to ensure that we return your home to its preloss state "Like it never even happened." Before tackling fire odor problems, our technicians take steps to make sure the working area is secure, and all burnt items get removed.
 
After severely charred objects get taken out and discarded, our SERVPRO technicians work towards cleaning off soot residues. Charred materials and soils can often be a source of fire odor in your Carson City townhouse. However, since smoke can penetrate deeply into substances, unpleasant aromas could still exist after all charred objects, and residues get removed. When foul smells are still present, we take further steps to deodorize your building materials and contents. The deodorization process includes several different techniques that work in various ways to provide more pleasant aromas.
 
To start, our SERVPRO team conducts chemical containment to chemically block or restrict malodor particles from circulating into the air. We use a pump sprayer to dispense out these chemicals in areas around the source. Next, we apply volatile vapors that contain strong masking and pairing agents that combine with malodor particles. We can apply vapor crystals to floors and horizontal surfaces as well as emit deodorants into the air using a vapor diffuser.
 
If foul smells still exist after these first two procedures, we can then implement pressurized thermal fogging methods. These foggers use heat to break down deodorant chemicals to microscopic particles so that they can mimic the behavior of smoke. If unpleasant aromas are still present, we can then utilize an ozone generator. These machines produce O3 particles that oxidize and neutralize malodor compounds.
 
If you ever notice burnt smells after something torches inside your townhome, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 24/7.

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Flooding Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Home In Carson City!

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Home In Carson City! Give our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe team a call anytime that disaster strikes!

How Likely Is Flooding For Your Carson City Home?

While Carson City residents are no stranger to potential disasters and emergencies that can threaten entire communities under our care, there are many of these incidents that homeowners remain ill-prepared to face. Flooding is something that many area homeowners do not put enough stock into, and because of a belief that it is less likely to occur than other emergencies, these owners are unclear of what to do once the damage has occurred.

Flash flood damage to Carson City homes is something that can occur at almost any point when torrential rainfall happens too quickly for the ground absorption to keep up. Many residents might even remember the widespread flooding in 2017 that affected homes even beyond the flood-prone areas of the city and surrounding regions. Our SERVPRO team was there to help. Under the right conditions, the area remains at risk during the rainier seasons when severe weather can get expected to pass through the area.

Regarding likelihood, it could be beneficial to know that since the 2017 incident, many homeowners who have not previously included flood protection in their home insurance policies have sought out this additional coverage. It has also encouraged municipalities and city officials to rezone the flood regions and low-lying areas to help residents better determine the probability of flood damages in the future.

With rising waters penetrating your home, the risk for contamination is high to exposed materials and structural elements. Our SERVPRO team can work quickly to remove damaged materials and mitigate the loss by removing at-risk contents from your home until restoration work can officially complete. We can work closely with both the homeowner and the insurance adjuster to provide constant communication as we work efficiently to restore your property entirely.

While flooding might not occur all year long to the area, the area is often only one severe weather system away from meeting conditions for flash flooding and other widespread concerns. Give our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe team a call anytime that disaster strikes at (775) 588-2355.

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How Our Team Will Restore Your Stateline Home

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Team Will Restore Your Stateline Home A mold infestation needs immediate attention contact SERVPRO right away.

Why Homeowners in Stateline Call us to Repair Mold Damage

The assessment and remediation of mold is a professional job. Air-borne mold spores can quickly spread around the home causing further damage if the affected area is not treated possible using the right methods, expertise, and equipment. A thorough mold inspection can help to reduce the risk of secondary damages as well as the return of mold after service is complete. Getting to the source of the problem and removing it is essential.

Home holds with mold damage in Stateline can become unpleasant for their inhabitants creating musty odors and staining. SERVPRO uses technicians with mold assessment and remediation qualifications and can send them to your property within four hours of notification of loss. On arrival, our highly trained experts can find the source of mold in the home and begin working to remove it.

During the removal procedure, it is necessary for us to establish barriers. Mold spores are microscopic so, during intensive agitative cleaning methods, they can become airborne and spread to other parts of the home. SERVPRO can use negative air pressure or physical barriers in the form of plastic sheeting to prevent spreading into unaffected areas. Our equipment is fitted with HEPA filters which can filter mold spores out of the air and prevent a reoccurence of the issue.

Fabrics tend to absorb mold colonies in a way that may make clothing, upholstery, carpets or curtains non-salvageable. SERVPRO is a restoration provider that values restoration over replacement. We use foam cleaners to help absorb and sanitize affected fabrics. For precious fabrics, we can use industrial strength mechanical cleaning equipment, Esporta washing machines, which are capable of removing up to 96% of soils from material.

Getting your home back to its best should not be a stressful experience. Many homeowners choose SERVPRO because we provide extensive training to our technicians allowing them to gain IICRC certificates in areas like mold assessment and remediation. Our equipment is second to none, and we use a local workforce to reduce callout times.

Noticing mold in the home need not be a tough experience, just contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355.

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SERVPRO Will Organize Your Exit In Lake Tahoe After A Flood

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Will Organize Your Exit In Lake Tahoe After A Flood Rely on the experts to help you when a flood causes you to evacuate your home.

Post-Flood Recovery Includes Pack-Up and Removal of Belongings in a South Lake Tahoe 

Many residents who experience a natural disaster in South Lake Tahoe find themselves wondering how to protect their belongings and household items. The possibilities of theft, new damage, and other problems create additional stress when life already seems full of too much turmoil with the latest events.
 
When flooding affects residents in South Lake Tahoe, SERVPRO offers pack-up and removal services of belongings and other items inside a flooded home. We get everything in your home packed up in new boxes, complete with inventory sheets that help you locate any things you might need. We realize that after a flood, many people do not understand how much a flood can impact their lives, making it essential that they have access to specific items during their recovery.
 
These detailed sheets can also make the task of putting everything back in its proper place more manageable and faster for you once you return home. Flood damage makes it impossible for your family to stay in your home, but our teams work as quickly as possible to make your home safe again. Making the situation more orderly for you in as many ways as possible helps your family not only return home soon after but also to recover more fully once home again.
 
During the initial packing up of your family's belongings, we place any soiled items that the floodwaters contaminated into specific boxes or bins. This ensures that not only do they not affect non-damaged items but also that they receive specialized handling. We take these items and clean them with our in-house cleansers, rinse and dry them, and then place them in a special chamber for deodorization. These items receive a new box afterward and an updated inventory notation.
 
Removing the water and all of the debris after a flood invades your home takes care of your house. At SERVPRO, we look at taking care of your family as part of our job. There is a world of difference between knowing where the small comforts of home placed in a box on a shelf and hoping to find that same item 'some day.' We are always here to help you by providing guidance in a time when you might feel like the world has become a very uncertain place.
 
SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe wants to help residents in Bijou, Carson City, and Skyland make a fast and secure recovery after flooding, or another disaster causes chaos. Call us at (775) 588-2355, and we can start helping your family pick up the pieces and move forward. Click here for more information on winter recreation in Lake Tahoe.