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A Fallen Tree Can Cause Trouble For Your South Lake Tahoe Home

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Fallen Tree Can Cause Trouble For Your South Lake Tahoe Home Give us a call whenever disaster strikes at (775) 588-2355.

How Fallen Trees Can Mean Flood Damage In South Lake Tahoe

Severe weather systems can affect South Lake Tahoe homes and businesses through every season of the year. From torrential rainfall and flooding scenarios that occur during the spring and summer months to the heavy snowfall expected every fall and winter, homeowners must always have a contingency plan in place to protect their property from standing water threats that a compromised exterior to their home can allow. Every season also presents its own unique risks for fallen trees and breaking limbs, and these can lead to disastrous circumstances for properties they affect.

Trees that fall or lose limbs can puncture roofs and tear off siding, leading to flood damage in South Lake Tahoe residences. With the severity of these situations as they occur, flooding can often start immediately without giving homeowners any legitimate warning. At the first sign of problems like this, property owners should reach out to our SERVPRO rapid response team. We have a full-service approach to these emergencies, working to address structural concerns, tree removal, and the harsh effects of flooding within the property as well.

While our team can quickly provide temporary construction solutions like board up and tarping for structural compromise allowing water penetration, another hurdle present at the emergency is the tree that caused the damage. Our technicians and team members can work quickly to remove this threat against your property and work to remove it entirely from the premises when more favorable weather conditions exist.

Addressing the flood effects in your home must begin at the point of penetration, utilizing drying efforts in areas like the attic and upper floors of the property. Where water has collected, our SERVPRO team can utilize portable extraction equipment like wet-vacs with extraction wands and submersible pumps. We can run these tools on our generators if the tree damage also severed consistent power to the property.

There are many hazards present when fallen trees allow for flooding in a home. Let our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe professionals help you through every phase of recovery with our experience and advanced equipment. Give us a call whenever disaster strikes at (775) 588-2355.

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How Ultrasonic Cleaning Plays A Crucial Role In Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Carson City

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Ultrasonic Cleaning Plays A Crucial Role In Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Carson City Give our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe rapid response team a call anytime at (775) 588-2355.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Fire Damaged Contents From Carson City Homes

We know that many fire loss situations claim large structural areas of Carson City homes, and these structural concerns alone can become pressing concerns for a homeowner. Another pressing concern homeowners must consider are their personal belongings. You have spent your life collecting your treasures and possessions, and now this collection of your finest things becomes at risk for fire effects, including soot and smoke residues that can collect on surfaces throughout the affected areas, even far beyond the ignition site.

We have an experienced SERVPRO contents department with advanced tools to help overcome fire damage in Carson City homes, specifically the effect that these disasters can have on the personal belongings of property owners. We continue to invest in this recovery department of our team, acquiring state-of-the-art equipment for advanced and thorough restoration such as the ultrasonic cleaning tanks.

These recovery solutions feature an advanced approach to cleaning soot, smoke residue, and other threats to your belongings. Items get submerged in the tank, and thousands of bubbles begin to break sediment and buildup from the surface. Vibrations through the tank help to improve the effectiveness of these bubbles cleaning the surfaces of the materials, and ensure the thorough recovery of these items before they go into a drying area.

These machines help our SERVPRO professionals to address cleanup and recovery of fire-damaged contents in an efficient manner, which can allow these same items to get to vital processes like deodorization and storage much more quickly.

Not all of the recovered belongings from your home are ideal for getting cleaned in these ultrasonic tanks, however. We have advanced cleaning products, chemical sponges, and other effective solutions to ensure that these items get the same treatment to prepare them for the reintegration into your restored property.

We always continue to grow and improve the restoration solutions we offer our customers. With tools like ultrasonic tanks, we can make fire loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” for the contents of your home. Give our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe rapid response team a call anytime at (775) 588-2355.

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We Will Save Your Commercial Property In Carson City After A Fire Damage Incident

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Save Your Commercial Property In Carson City After A Fire Damage Incident To resume normalcy faster after fire ruins a commercial building, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe to help.

Resources Can Help Improve Restoration Of Commercial Fire Damage In Carson City

Fire damage in a commercial center with multiple offices or other businesses creates major inconvenience by disrupting regular operations. Even if the fire does not affect every part of the building, the interdependency in such a facility means that the rest of the businesses operate at limited capacity or stop operating altogether. Restoring normalcy quickly is crucial, underlining the need to expedite the repair work and cleanup processes that follow such an incident. We offer professional fire restoration services for commercial centers in Carson City.
 
Issues affected access to damaged areas can delay commercial fire damage restoration in Carson City. Facilities such as theaters and conference halls or even parking garages have large wall surfaces or high ceilings, which present several problems unless restoration crews have the right equipment to ease access. Apart from regular ladders, our SERVPRO technicians use self-propelled man lifts, which not only facilitate access to high walls and ceilings but also ease our back-and-forth movements as we remove debris and clean up areas damaged by the fire.
 
Fire affects surfaces in different ways, including depositing layers of soot and other debris, as well as, charring the materials on the surfaces. Such areas require thorough cleaning, which in most cases includes mechanical abrasion to loosen the debris - a tedious process that can take substantial time. Our SERVPRO technicians use various types of scrubbing equipment, both manual and automated, to eliminate light and stubborn deposits. We also have pressure washers that simplify cleaning the soiled areas.
 
In addition to deposits left on surfaces, fires also lead to bad odors in the affected buildings. It is impossible to work or serve clients in such an environment. Efficient removal of fire debris and soils may require more than mechanical abrasion and plain water. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents that change the soils chemically easing removal. We might also incorporate heating to the cleaning process because heat speeds up chemical processes improving the overall outcome.
 
To resume normalcy faster after fire ruins a commercial building, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe to help. You can reach us at (775) 588-2355 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Your Carson City Bakery Can Be Restored After A Flood By Our Crew Of Professionals

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Carson City Bakery Can Be Restored After A Flood By Our Crew Of Professionals We work efficiently to get your bakery back in business as soon as possible with as little disruption as possible.

SERVPRO Can Help Preserve Your Carson City Bakery's Beautiful Hardwood Floors!

Heavy rainfall in Carson City can bring large amounts of flooding to your bakery business. Flood waters can disrupt your daily working schedule and can make it impossible for customers to access your store. It's important to contact professionals who can get your business back in working order.

Commercial flood damage in your Carson City bakery can result in ruined baking equipment and supplies, disrupting your daily baked goods production flow. Water can infiltrate the circuitry in your ovens, causing short circuits, and can ruin bags of sugar and flower you have stored. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified and can remove flood waters from your business and help dry your supplies and equipment. We can arrive at your business during times most convenient for you so that there is minimal disruption to your normal business flow.

Once our techs are on site, we can begin pumping out flood waters with the assistance of underwater pumps and industrial-grade wet vacs. We can then use air movers to pull moisture from your floors and walls, then use dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture in your bakery's air. This has the benefit of helping prevent mold formation in your dry baking supplies and can facilitate the drying of your supplies if they were exposed to water. The process can be done during your off hours or between rushes of business to avoid inconveniencing you more than necessary.

Additionally, we can help begin the drying process of your over and mixers. Electrical equipment can be unplugged to prevent hazards, and water can be removed from the interior of your equipment. We can set up additional dehumidifiers to remove moisture from electronics. An electronics restoration specialist should later be contacted.

If commercial flood damage is threatening your business' livelihood, then contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 for quick and efficient assistance. We work efficiently to get your bakery back in business as soon as possible with as little disruption as possible.

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Don’t Tackle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Carson City Business Alone

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Tackle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Carson City Business Alone Don't let your hotel in Carson City get ruined by fire damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation help.

How Quickly Fire Effects Can Spread in Carson City Hotels

Hotels like the one you manage in Carson City is a vital component to the infrastructure of the entire area, helping tourism to continue to be as prevalent and steady as ever. With the massive structures that many of these accommodations are, a single disaster or emergency can spread over a broad area in a brief time. Incidents like fire loss offer multiple levels of damaging effects that can move far beyond the ignition point and can be a devastating force for multiple rooms in your hotel.

Structural concerns are most often the priority for addressing fire damage in your Carson City lodging. With experts with extensive training in fire and smoke damage restoration and recovery, as well as education in the modern approaches for deodorization and fire residue removal, our SERVPRO staff on site is knowledgeable and confident in work to get done. In most cases, containment of the effects is critical because even after extinguishment occurs, soot/smoke residues and carcinogens can continue to spread throughout the building.

Containment strategies for our SERVPRO professionals often come down to our advanced equipment like our hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, and other physical barriers. Plastic sheeting can often be a literal hindrance for airborne particulates and contaminants from reaching other areas of the hotel. With these effects limited to a specific space, our contracting division can get to work on controlled demolition and fire debris removal.

One of the risks of fire effects in your area hotel is how easily certain conditions like harsh odors can pass through construction materials and structural elements. The longer that your business goes without the appropriate preventative actions like the use of hydroxyl and ozone machines, the more widespread and overwhelming these symptoms can become. A significant spread of these effects compromises not only your ability to offer rooms to potential guests but can affect your overall reputation with current customers.

Fire loss incidents can produce multiple damaging effects that can spread quickly through your hotel. Our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe team can help. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (775) 588-2355.

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If A Pipe Bursts And Causes Damage To Your Carson City Store, Our Experts Can Help!

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If A Pipe Bursts And Causes Damage To Your Carson City Store, Our Experts Can Help! When damage strikes, never hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe by dialing (775) 588-2355.

What You Can Do When A Pipe Bursts Over Your Carson City Sports Equipment Store

Owning a business can be difficult, but water damage can make it even more so. Water damage can hit your property through a variety of ways, but a burst pipe can leak gallons of water into your store by the minute. It is essential for you to turn off the water in your shop promptly. After turning off the water, the next step should be immediately calling for professional help. The sooner that you get professionals into your shop, the more likely it is for your store to be returned to its pre-damaged state.

The pipe running through the ceiling of your Carson City sports store caused water damage when it burst quite suddenly. Water rapidly poured down from the ceiling and soaked through the display running shoes and jerseys. In order to save your merchandise, and to ensure that the structure of your building cannot be compromised, it is essential to get help into your store immediately.

When you contact SERVPRO, our goal is always to get our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration-certified technicians into your store as fast as possible. We understand how valuable your time is, which is why SERVPRO is always available to help you 24/7. We work around you so you can get your doors back open as soon as possible.

Our first task is to get your merchandise out of the store. We can pack up all undamaged merchandise and get it out of the way. Then, we can take inventory of the lost merchandise for your insurance claim.

Next, we need to get the standing water out of your store. As there are many carpeted sections in your store, we can use rover-mounted extractors to remove the water, along with wet/dry vacuums. Using the rover-mounted units allows SERVPRO to both remove water from the carpeting and dry it at the same time, thanks to the heating element inside of the device. Lastly, SERVPRO can set up devices designed to dry out the structure of your store, such as air movers, flood mats, and dehumidifiers. Once the job is done, we can return you store to you “Like it never even happened.”

When damage strikes, never hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe by dialing (775) 588-2355. Whenever you need us, we're here for you.

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We Use Specialized Techniques To Clean Up Nicotine Stains After A Fire In Your Carson City Home

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Use Specialized Techniques To Clean Up Nicotine Stains After A Fire In Your Carson City Home Our 24-hour services number is (775) 588-2355, which we answer every day of the week, including all holidays.

Cleaning Up Nicotine Stains Requires The Same Techniques As Fire Damage Restoration In Carson City

Acquiring a home through purchase or inheritance in Carson City can mean cleaning up the accumulation of dust, in many cases. Older homes can also hold thick films of smoke residue from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Painting over these often suffices in covering the discoloration nicotine can cause, but not in all cases.

When inspecting your home for its condition, finding nicotine stains might not seem as bad as most cases of fire damage in Carson City. However, the way smoke travels within a home can mean that nicotine became trapped in areas that you might not expect. SERVPRO's specialists look at nicotine stains on walls, ceilings, and other structural elements like smoke from a fire. While the fire might not exist in the traditional sense, every time someone lit a cigar or other nicotine-producer, a bit more staining occurred.

Depending on the severity of staining, we use different techniques. Dry sponges can remove residue, as can misting with a liquid agent that dissolves sticky substances, which is then wiped away, along with the nicotine and tar. Heaver staining might have become permanent, requiring us to apply primer before repainting those surfaces.

Nicotine can also affect vintage and older furnishings. Rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture from years gone by can retain nicotine and other components from cigarettes. Not only does this dull the appearance of these textiles, but it can also produce a musty, unpleasant odor. We clean these items with gentle methods that do not damage older textiles but still provide effective results.

When heirloom items take on odors like this, we can deodorize them in specially made chambers where ozone, thermal fogging, or other methods can eliminate the substances that cause the offensive odors. We also use these methods on areas of the home, when needed, as these provide excellent results.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe also works in Genoa, Gardnerville, and Bijou. Call us when you need professionals with extensive experience in the elimination of fire damage from your property. Our 24-hour services number is (775) 588-2355, which we answer every day of the week, including all holidays.

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Our Highly Trained Staff Is Ready To Restore Your Carson City Home After Water Damage

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Highly Trained Staff Is Ready To Restore Your Carson City Home After Water Damage Water damage soaked the carpeting and the structural elements of this staircase in this home. Our technicians arrived quickly and restored the home.

Water Damage Restoration for Your Carson City Home

One of the most common reasons for water intrusion in homes in Carson City is a leaky roof. Various things such as missing shingles, wind damage, clogged gutters, or storm damage can cause a leaky roof. Unfortunately, you probably won’t realize there is an issue until the water starts dripping down into the living space of your home.

When you’ve seen signs of a roof leak in your Carson City home, you need help to clean up the water damage and restore your home to how it was. SERVPRO staff is highly trained and experienced, plus we’re faster to any size disaster, so you can trust us to do a thorough and timely job before additional damage can be done.

When you see water spots on your ceiling or water dripping down from the ceiling, you need to take immediate action. Since the leak made it this far, you can’t be sure how much damage is done already in your attic, but you do not want it to come down and drip onto furniture, flooring or walls and do additional damage.

When checking an attic space, SERVPRO techs examine all sections of the construction of the roof. We check to see if any roofing material is damaged if the decking was affected and if the water leak is stopped. The structure of your roof and home are checked for damage and what repairs need to be made.

Some attics are easy for us to access but getting into others can be difficult. How much equipment we can get up there is limited, and sheetrock can complicate the drying process. Once we demolish any damaged sheetrock, structural parts in your attic area are relatively simple to dry. Plus, we might have to remove sheetrock so we can access areas inside the attic.

Many times, when working to restore an attic, we have to work with the insulation that is there. We might be able to dry and save any wet fiberglass insulation, but wet plaster or sheetrock under the insulation might not be restorable. A majority of the time when plaster or sheetrock is sagging, we have to move the insulation to an area that is not damaged so we can get to the sagging sheetrock. We use large insulation vacuums to remove insulation and maybe save it for reuse.

We may need to build containment around the water damage, as the removal of sheetrock and insulation and create large amounts of dust. Negative air pressure can also be needed.

SERVPRO of Carson City/Douglas County/South Lake Tahoe is always available to help you restore your home in Genoa, Bijou, or Zephyr Cove when you have a leaky roof. As soon as you see signs of a problem, reach out to us by dialing (775) 588-2355, and we can have your home fixed up before you know it.

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Even Small Water Loss Events in South Lake Tahoe Require Professional Remediation

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Even Small Water Loss Events in South Lake Tahoe Require Professional Remediation The SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe team is always available for your water loss emergencies- no matter the size.

Using Water Removal for Small Disasters in South Lake Tahoe Makes Sense

When an accident happens in your residence that involves water, knowing there is a company of professional restoration experts in South Lake Tahoe always on call can help keep you and your family calm. SERVPRO trains our employees to IICRC standards, so they are always prepared to make your home “Like it never even happened.”  

After a small-sized disaster in a South Lake Tahoe home, we use scaled-down water removal techniques that extract water quickly. We do this to minimize and control damage, while other members of our crew work rapidly to mitigate existing damage from floors and other objects.  

No disaster is ever too small for our services. Because water spreads so quickly, we use the same technology to locate and remove it from your home that we use in more significant incidents. We want to help you protect your property and keep it in excellent condition. You and your family deserve to live in a house that does not contain water damage, mold, or other problems caused by lost water.  

One thing to remember is that the sooner we can begin, the more easily we can remove the water and get your home dry again. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, but that always begins with your initial call to our emergency services line. We are always here to answer your call and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions possible. We partner with property owners to ensure that our services meet or exceed their needs.  

As water spreads, it continually infiltrates the many different materials it encounters. Our equipment is designed to remove this water, and our techniques prevent water stains and discoloration wherever possible. Some items do become permanently damaged when in contact with water, which makes it crucial to react as quickly as possible.  

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe is always here to help undo the damage and prevent additional harm to your residence and its contents. Water removal can help immensely, and we have the equipment and tools that our trained specialists use efficiently complete the work required. Call us at (775) 588-2355 when you need to protect your home from lost water and other disasters.

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The Best Way to Remove Water From Your Carson City Home

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Best Way to Remove Water From Your Carson City Home Water damage has a variety of causes. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Water Cleanup is Often Vital to the Restoration of Your Carson City Home

Owning a home in Carson City means learning how to prepare for a variety of disasters that can happen to your property. Restoring a house after a catastrophe that makes your home's interior unimaginably messy or downright unlivable requires partnering with professionals in the restoration industry. We are here to provide you with the services you need during those times.  

Many homes in Carson City that sustain damage after a disaster requires water cleanup services to get started. Getting rid of the water and cleaning up the initial stages of the mess caused makes it easier to continue with the rest of the necessary work.  

When SERVPRO sends specialists out to remove lost water, flooding, or other damaging moisture from a house, we bring all the equipment with us. This equipment includes ladders, buckets, hand tools, and other smaller items that support our use of larger equipment and the implementation of highly effective techniques.

We want to undo as much water damage as possible that your home suffers, as this keeps overall restoration costs low and more manageable for you. Mitigating damage that, when we first assess it, has not yet become permanent means we can ensure it remains only temporary. Cleaning moisture from surfaces wherever it condenses keeps it from causing further problems. Many surfaces inside your home can fare equally well when we use air movers that help wick this moisture into the air, where we can either send it toward a powerful desiccant machine or out open doors and windows.  

Other situations that can leave your home soaked in localized areas include extinguishing a fire. Part of the water used to put out a fire turns to steam. This water vapor is then free to invade other areas of your home. The other part of the water left in the area soaks into anything it comes into contact with, and below. We remove charred materials that often become soaked, leading to rusty nails and other dangerous aspects. We can find all of the moisture that evaporated with our moisture sensing equipment, including our infrared cameras. This equipment works regardless of the source of water.  

After any incident, large or small, calling SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe only takes a few minutes but provides you with results that make your home “Like it never even happened.” quickly. Call us when our water removal services can help restore your home. Our emergency services line, (775) 588-2355, is always available, 24/7, every day of the year.

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