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How Our Team Of Experts Deal With Water Damage In Your Carson City Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Team Of Experts Deal With Water Damage In Your Carson City Home When water pools in areas it was not intended to, it can cause many damages.

Effective Ways Of Dealing With Water Damage In Carson City

When water pools in areas it was not intended to, it can cause many damages. Such incidents can happen quickly because the causes are also widespread. Common causes include leaking or burst pipes, malfunctioning household appliances, build up in areas that collect water easily, and issues with ventilation systems. Whatever cause leads to damage in your Carson property, it is necessary to take the correct remedial action.

Some cases of water damage in Carson City might seem overwhelming, but they are easy to deal with when a WRT, water restoration technician, is involved. If a pipe bursts, flooding a vast section of the property with clean water, fast extraction and drying help restore the property within a short while. This outcome is unlike the case of a slow leak that may go unnoticed long enough to allow the formation of mold, or rotting in the structure. These additional problems are harder to address. Our SERVPRO crew brings different types of water extractors and pumps to your property to ensure we remove all standing water. Our truck mounted extractors have a vacuum lift capacity of up to 198 inches while portable ones have a 140-inch lift capacity.

Water problems such as leaks in pipes sealed behind wall cavities might be hard to detect early. However, some signs like changes in air quality can alert you that there is a problem. Since you might not know the actual point of the leak, it is essential to do a thorough inspection. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you locate the source of the moisture problem using thermal cameras. We also use moisture sensors with probes that penetrate soft materials such as carpets, and pad to establish the level of water migration.

Whenever there is water damage, it is necessary to clean up and dry the structure and the contents properly. Cleanup is necessary because water carries debris from one area to another and if unaddressed, such debris can cause problems such as bad odor. The water might also lead to the formation of stains when dyes dissolve and transfer from one item to another. Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches and professional cleaning products to clean the property thoroughly.

When water spills into your property, it can cause severe damages. Call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe to help. You can reach us at (775) 588-2355 any time.

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Hail Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Carson City Home

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hail Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Carson City Home Hail and wind account for the majority of flood damage calls.

Carson City's Flood Damage Restoration Team Talks About Problems With Hail

Whenever a severe thunderstorm strikes the Carson City region, hailstones can form due to water getting pushed back into the clouds and freezing then falling. Hail and wind account for the majority of flood damage calls. Wind and hail are responsible for about 40 percent of all insurance claims. Every year the U.S. sees over 5,000 major hailstorms that cause over $15 billion of damage each year. Hail can ruin your building materials and cause extensive flood damage to your residence.

The largest hailstone ever recorded was eight inches in diameter and weighed almost two pounds. However, even hail that is pea-sized can cause flood damage to your Carson City home. Large hailstones can cause serious problems, and sometimes they can fall with so much force that they shatter skylights on your roof and exterior windows. If windows break during a storm, rainwater can get into your home and ruin your contents and building materials.

If smaller sized hail pours onto your roof for an extended period, it can cause your shingles to weaken and lose their strength. When even the smallest pits get put into shingles by the hail, moisture can get underneath them. If the shingles do not stop moisture from getting to the roof water may leak into your home.

When dealing with problems after a storm, the first thing our SERVPRO crew does is seal off the hole in your roof. In most cases, we board up the holes or seal them off with plastic temporarily so that moisture stops entering your structure. Next, we mitigate any potential safety issues such as a trip, fall, or electrical hazard so that your home is safe for all occupants.

Then, we work on moisture removal starting first with extraction. Once our SERVPRO technicians vacuum up all of the water they can with our specialized extractors, we set up equipment that helps rapidly dry structural components. After moisture levels return to preloss conditions, we then call in a professional contractor to permanently repair your roof. If hail ever causes damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 immediately after the storm.

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Don't Gamble on a Water Loss Cleanup in Your South Lake Tahoe Casino or Diner, Call SERVPRO

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Gamble on a Water Loss Cleanup in Your South Lake Tahoe Casino or Diner, Call SERVPRO South Lake Tahoe, Water and Casino Losses, and SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Fast Recovery for Water Damage in Your South Lake Tahoe Eatery

Your dining establishment in South Lake Tahoe can see a great deal of foot traffic and reservations throughout the year. As this is always a heavily traveled tourist destination, how many casinos are there? providing a quality experience can bolster your presence with the local community and those travelers to come. Providing the best experience goes beyond the food that you serve, however. The atmosphere and cleanliness of your restaurant play a critical role, which leaves many business owners valuing the efficient response of our restoration specialists in a time of crisis.

While the last thing that any restaurant entrepreneur wants to contend with is water damage in their South Lake Tahoe building, the effects can spread quickly to make it challenging to avoid professional intervention. Our SERVPRO team does not just say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, this is a commitment that we make to every one of our clients to minimize the effects of the disaster you face and to help you restore it as quickly as possible.

As a restaurant owner, you can appreciate the value of a good review and rating on travel sites and review forums throughout the internet. A water damage incident that has not gotten appropriately cleaned can provide a bad experience for a diner; a situation made even worse by the possibility of mold growth on top of the current concerns.

Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly and help to assess both the source of the damage and the full extent of the effects so that restoration is effective. Our industry-leading equipment can help us to remove the excess water and moisture from affected areas and surfaces. A combination of air movers and dehumidification equipment can allow us to return your building below acceptable humidity parameters to prevent the possibility of mold growth as well.

Water damage incidents in your restaurant require immediate attention from more than the custodial staff that you have. With the likelihood of saturation and spreading of the damage, you need a team with the experience and equipment to handle any effect that the situation might allow. Also, consider the possible food inspector's report if required to reopen your kitchen and dining area. Give our SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe emergency response team a call today at (775) 588-2355.

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Warning: What can You do About Mold Damage in a South Lake Tahoe Home Right Now

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Warning: What can You do About Mold Damage in a South Lake Tahoe Home Right Now Water damage can quickly progress into a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO immediately to address the damage.

Helping Prevent Mold Damage in the Future After Remediation of Your South Lake Tahoe Residence

When you find microbial infestations in your South Lake Tahoe home, worrying about its recurrence is normal. Knowing what caused the situation initially can help you prevent future problems, and SERVPRO helps make sure that any other preventative methods decrease the chances of mold and mildew returning.

This area is known for its beautiful homes, but mold damage in South Lake Tahoe can detract from this, even when mold stays hidden. This is because many strains of mold produce a distinctive and unpleasant scent whenever the mold releases spores into the air. Without air scrubbers during the initial remediation, spores can easily escape and lead to future infestations almost immediately after an increase in the amount of water vapor.

While air scrubbers remove odor-causing spores from the air, mold resting on surfaces can remain viable until we physically remove it. Unless we get rid of the mold, it can release spores in the future and renew your home's odor problem.  

Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) often chooses ozone generators to rid a home of odors caused by living mold. One drawback to ozone is that the treatment can only take place once the house is unoccupied and fairly arid. Typically, this period lasts for about three to four hours.

We also use hydroxyl generators in situations where dampness is an issue or occupants cannot leave for one reason or another. This treatment takes much longer but is just as effectively powerful at getting rid of strong odors, and without the possible bleaching effect of ozone.

Other preventative steps we take for homeowners in keeping microbes from growing out of control involve treatment of the areas most likely to succumb to mold and mildew. We can apply a safe but highly effective antimicrobial spray that begins working as soon as it is applied. As it dries, it encapsulates mold and crushes it. Using both remediation of visible and hidden mold and topical agents afterward, SERVPRO can ensure your home stays free of excess microbial activity and the damage it can easily cause.

Other ways we help keep your home's microbial population at normal levels involve ensuring unwanted moisture always remains at normal levels. Installing a dehumidifier can help when a wet crawlspace is affecting your home's interior environment. Small leaks in your plumbing can also cause unwanted water vapor.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe also serves those in Gardnerville, Genoa, and Bijou by providing professional mold damage remediation and prevention services. Call us at (775) 588-2355 when microbes threaten your home.

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How to Recover From a Fire in Stateline

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Recover From a Fire in Stateline Fire damage doesn't mean everything is not salvageable. Remediation techniques can help restore your treasured items to their pre-fire state.

Putting the Pieces Back Together after Fire Damage in Stateline

Putting your home back together after fire can be a difficult and emotionally taxing routine. Many personal possessions or items may seem beyond repair, and even small contained fires can require much effort to remove the reminders of soot and smoke. Employing a professional restoration service could help you to get back on top and save some of those precious possessions.

When you think of fire damage in Stateline, you may think of huge infernos that obliterate homes and the surrounding area. In truth, the majority are small kitchen or living room fires that have been contained. However, smoke and soot residues can often travel much further than the source of fire making thorough cleaning difficult. Firefighting efforts generally use water as well, which means you have to guard against secondary water damages as well as mold growth in the home.

SERVPRO has a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with restoration. We can arrive onsite within 4 hours of notification of loss and begin working toward remediation almost immediately. That begins by conducting a pre-test to discover what type of materials burned in the fire, synthetic or natural, and which methods to use for an effective approach.

Remediation involves removal of all visible signs of fire damage. That can mean removing carpets for thorough cleaning on both sides.  Remediation also includes applying abrasive cleaning chemicals to structural areas with heavy smoke damage or sending valuables to a specialized facility where they are restored.

SERVPRO works toward a restore over replace method and can do our utmost to save possessions you may have thought were beyond saving. With all signs of smoke residue or soot removed we can begin restoration. Our restoration process involves returning carpets, repainting walls or ceilings and returning possessions to their places. The final step is to thoroughly deodorize the property to remove smoke particles from the surrounding atmosphere and improve your indoor air quality.

Should your home be in need of professional restoration, contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 for immediate advice.

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SERVPRO's Important Steps To Restoring Your Water Damaged Property In Carson City

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO's Important Steps To Restoring Your Water Damaged Property In Carson City Water enters the affected area increasing humidity levels, which then provides the conditions needed for mold spores to prosper.

Guarding Against The After Effects Of Commercial Water Damage In Carson City

Relying on your staff to perform restoration services may seem financially prudent, but without the right expertise, it can cause further problems. Using a professional service with extensive experience allows you to solve a problem on the first attempt and gets your business back to doing what it does best, serving customers.

Over the years our team has helped businesses with commercial water damage in Carson City, becoming experts in the field along the way. We know that commercial property issues are costing revenue and can draw on all our experience to ensure an efficient, painless service. You know your business best, so we make an effort to communicate with you every step of the way.

Clearing away water is our priority, but guarding against secondary damages is equally essential. Secondary damages are the result of a chain reaction. Water enters the affected area increasing humidity levels, which then provides the conditions needed for mold spores to prosper. A reaction like this can happen in as little as 12 hours and, in ideal conditions, mold can grow full-size colonies within 24 to 48 hours.

Monitoring humidity levels is an essential part of mitigating against mold growth. As a rule of thumb, humidity levels need to be brought down below 60% to guard against secondary mold damage. SERVPRO can do this using moisture meters as well as dehumidifiers to control indoor air quality.

Areas that are challenging to reach, such as gaps between floorboards or behind fittings, can be tackled using extraction wands. These tools blast hot air into smaller spaces where moisture could be residing. Getting the job done at the first time of asking is part of what we do at SERVPRO. Not only can we remove any excess water, but we can also guard against secondary damages that might not be noticeable until long after the initial water damage occurred.

Contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 for an emergency service that can protect your business from secondary damages.

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Tips to Help You Manage Costs When Restoring Flood Damage in Carson City

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips to Help You Manage Costs When Restoring Flood Damage in Carson City Don't Take Chances, Hire SERVPRO for StormWater Removal and Drying in Your Carson City Home

For Your Carson City Property, SERVPRO Aims to Mitigate Storm Losses while Reducing Expenses

The cost of fixing a flood-damaged property varies depending on the affected areas. For example, a roof leak that damages the ceiling in your Carson City property is much cheaper to fix than a flooded basement. The amount of water that flows into the property also affects the level of loss. If the water is less than 4 inches deep, it is likely to cost you less than half what it costs if the floodwater reaches over 9-inches. An inadequate response can also exaggerate the overheads, which is why you should consider working with a professional restoration service.
 
In cases of flood damage in Carson City, you have probably heard that speed is critical. However, safety is also a vital part of the restoration process and not just for your wellbeing. For example, before entering your water-filled house, you must turn off the power. Using any affected appliances is also out of the question to avoid damaging them further. Before our SERVPRO technicians begin restoring your property, we do a thorough inspection to find out whether there are any hazards or items at risk of further damages.
 
Time being money might sound like a tired cliché, but when you have to put up in a different place such as a hotel as you wait for the restoration of your home to end, it is easy to equate every passing day with money lost. Completing the process faster can save some of this money. By combining proper training, the right equipment and experience handling similar situations, our SERVPRO technicians can help make your home habitable within a reasonable period.
 
Sometimes in a bid to reduce expenses, you might be tempted to take shortcuts. Actions like drying wooden floors without removing the floorboards to the reach moisture below them fall under this category. The problem with doing the job halfway is that other problems arise later. In the case of moisture left below wooden planks, problems like warping, rotting, and cupping develop. Unfortunately, the process of correcting these problems is higher than it would cost to get rid of the moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on specialized equipment such as the Injectidry system and drying mats to extract moisture below hardwood floors without removing them.
 
To deal with flooding related damages, call SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Professional Cleaning after Fire Damage in Minden can Reduce your Loss Expenses

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professional Cleaning after Fire Damage in Minden can Reduce your Loss Expenses Suffering fire damage in your home does not have to be a total loss. Contact SERVPRO for effective cleanup after a fire.

Team SERVPRO Offers Many Effective Services After a Fire in Your Home

Insurance claims can be costly, especially if filed under damage caused by you. In the event of a fire, replacement is by far the most expensive part of a claim, closely followed by resurfacing of structural elements. However, replacement or resurfacing can sometimes be avoided. Cleaning can help to restore possessions to their preloss condition and prevent your insurance rates from rising unnecessarily.

In our experience, insurance claims for fire damage in Minden properties can be lessened by thoroughly cleaning the affected area. Our restoration experts can use tried and tested methods of cleaning to help salvage some of your items and restore them to pre-fire condition.

The first thing a SERVPRO technician can do onsite is locate smoke residues by conducting a thorough visual inspection. Tracing how far smoke has traveled as well identifying the type of residue and surfaces affected is a crucial part of the restoration process as it allows us to apply the right cleaning chemicals and technique for each affected area.

Smoke residues bond with the surfaces that come into contact with them. Porous surfaces and materials absorb smoke which can become worse if tackled with the wrong equipment. A SERVPRO restoration specialist can use a combination of dry and wet cleaning methods to lift residue away from the affected surface.
 
The first port of call is industrial-grade wet/ dry vacuums. After vacuuming, there are four specialized methods your restorer can use depending on the situation. Temperature cleaning causes materials to react with higher temperatures and lift settled residue from soft textures like upholstery. Chemical cleaning and soaking time are also very effective in getting rid of high concentrations of soot or smoke.
 
If you have jewelry or other valuables damaged in the fire, ultrasonic equipment can be brought in to restore them. Selected items are placed in a vat of solvent or water. Sonic waves are used to agitate the liquid which produces microscopic bubbles. These bubbles burst on the surface of the items creating pressure. The pressure created by bursting bubbles cleans the surface of high-value items, sometimes bringing them back to preloss conditions.
 
In most cases, we can complete item restoration on site. However, if there is a lot of damage or limited space to carry out cleaning, we can take items from the site to a storage facility for cleaning and restoration. Pack-outs free up space which can help us extract water, clean or dry the structure efficiently.

SERVPRO has helped some homeowners to reduce the expense of their insurance claim by restoration using professional cleaning methods. In cases of severe damage, cleaning may not be possible. As part of our service, we can walk you around the affected area after cleaning as well as completing a customer content inventory service (CCIS) that lists salvageable and non-salvageable items.

When you are next filing an insurance claim, contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe for expert assessment and professional cleanup services. Arrange a home visit by calling (610) 272-8520 today.

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Leaky Pipes Cause Commercial Water Damage to Carson City Office Buildings

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Leaky Pipes Cause Commercial Water Damage to Carson City Office Buildings A Burst Pipe in a Carson City Building Means Significant Water Damage--Contact SERVPRO for Removal

Water Removal and Dehumidification Are Vital to Reduce Water Loss Effects

Your offices in Carson City can suffer slow leaks anywhere there are water pipes. These can split open and release hundreds of gallons of water during the night, or slowly leak water from loosened joints.
 
Property owners in Carson City must maintain a building's safety at a certain level, and commercial water damage can make this extremely difficult. SERVPRO technicians adhere to protocols established by the IICRC and OSHA. These methods effectively restore both commercial and residential properties to their preloss condition and prevent additional damage from occurring. When extensive damage already exists, we can mitigate this as soon as we remove any existing water and future water can no longer gain entry.
 
Water can damage partitions by dry-rotting fibers or allow microbial infestations to thrive. Floor coverings can slowly become damaged by slowly leaking pipes while broken ones can soak them almost instantly. While we can often rescue the carpet itself, the padding's fate depends on several factors. Its age, density, and composition, as well as the amount of time it remained exposed to invasive water, can affect our ability to save it from destruction. We advise our customers on their specific situation as soon as possible. Tiled and industrial-grade vinyl floorings can reduce the immediate effects of water flooding.
 
Sensitive documents can also become tinged with a moldy scent. Conditions of high humidity can change the feel of paper. Ink also becomes affected and become illegible in places when water damage takes place. Other media can become stuck together when their protective coatings fail under situations involving high moisture environments. These problems make mitigation of water damage crucial for your building's occupants' businesses.
 
Office furniture and equipment, depending on their position to the water's source, might also suffer severe damage. We can dry and clean furniture, keeping it functional. Equipment with electronics often fares well after one of our licensed partners or yours examine them and discusses any necessary repairs or special handling. A small group of technicians can place desks, display cases, or other furnishings on blocks, so no stains develop.
 
Getting your office building dry again requires a concerted effort at eliminating the water at its source, removing damaged materials, drying out the environment and contents, and preventing secondary water damage effects. Dehumidification and restoring normal RH levels are crucial to mitigating damages.

SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe wants to help you keep your tenants satisfied by getting things back under control as quickly as possible. Call us at our 24-hour services number, (775) 588-2355, whenever you need our assistance.

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Effective Cleaning Methods When Dealing With Mold Damage in Carson City

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Effective Cleaning Methods When Dealing With Mold Damage in Carson City Mold can spread quickly and be quite challenging to clean. Contact SERVPRO for effective methods of remediation and professional service.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Many Cleaning Methods When Remediating a Home Mold Infestation

Damages caused by mold infestation can cause great inconveniences ranging from unsightly surfaces, musty smells to health issues after prolonged exposure. Whether the problem turns out to be easy or hard to deal with depends on the method used to remove the mold from the affected Carson City home.

Several cleaning methods can be useful in remediation of mold damage in Carson City. Each method has specific benefits over the others. If you are dealing with the problem on your own, lack of equipment or limited skills might restrict you from using some methods. Professionals like us, on the other hand, are not limited in these areas, increasing the chances of a positive outcome from the remediation.

Before starting the remediation process, our SERVPRO team inspects the property establishing which areas are affected. Depending on what we observe, we can opt for dry cleaning methods. We prefer this when there are light mold residues. We can also use it as a precursor to wet cleaning which involves using cleaning solutions and agitation. The two methods are perfect for hard, flat surfaces such as walls.
 
Sometimes the infestation might affect contents such as seats or other upholstery that cannot withstand wetness or vigorous agitation. Our SERVPRO technicians can opt to spray and wipe or use foam to clean the affected areas. We use equipment such as thermal foggers that make it possible to reach all sections of the areas we clean. With the mist they produce, it is possible to kill the spores without introducing too much wetness in the area.

In case we have to immerse the items we clean, we have to ensure they are dry enough to prevent further infestation. Our SERVPRO team relies on high-quality dehumidifiers, drying mats and air movers, which help deny mold the moisture needed for further proliferation.

There are obvious benefits of involving a professional in your fight against mold and especially the chance to inhibit growth over a longer period. You should call SERVPRO of Carson City/Douglas County/South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355, and we can help you find the right solution.

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