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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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Our Crew Is Your Best Option When Your Carson City Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Crew Is Your Best Option When Your Carson City Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Our emergency services are available 24/7, just call (775) 588-2355 and start the cleanup process for your home.

SERVPRO Serves The Need For Fast Water Removal In Carson City

No matter the type of water in your home, whether it is from a pipe break in a ceiling or flood water from a storm, the key to avoiding water damage and secondary issues such as mold and foul odors is fast extraction by professionals.

SERVPRO technicians know the faster they can begin water removal in Carson City homes, the higher the possibility for restoring the house to preloss condition with as little loss of contents as possible. The longer water stands in a home, the probability of contaminants and loss increases. After 48 hours, the water is rated as black water, and increased measures are required for remediation.

Tools that expedite the removal of water such as truck mounted pumps with weighted extractors to push water out of carpet padding so, in clean water cleanups, carpeting can dry in place without the need for removal from the home. In the case of tight spaces or small scale water cleanups, our technicians use multiple portable vacuums to suction up water quickly. In clean water spills, furniture legs can be wrapped in foil and raised on blocks to dry in place and limit disruption in the home during cleanup.

Our IICRC-certified technicians hold certifications in many kinds of restorative sciences and continue their on-going education learning the latest technology for damage restoration. Our professionals keep up to date with the most recent advances which means they can always apply the best water damage remediation techniques for extraction, mold prevention, drying and odor neutralizing on a case by case basis. Even the setup of air movers is unique to each cleanup site as technicians calculate the best paths to move moist air up and out for the fastest drying.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe uses the latest in water removal techniques to prevent as much loss to personal property as possible. Our emergency services are available 24/7, just call (775) 588-2355 and start the cleanup process for your home.

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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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