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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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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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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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A Pipe Bursting Above Your Storage Room Can Cause Water Damage In Your Carson City Bakery

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Pipe Bursting Above Your Storage Room Can Cause Water Damage In Your Carson City Bakery If the water damage is not addressed as soon as possible, mold could begin to grow.

Water Damage In Your Bakery

The storage room in your bakery is where you keep your stock of ingredients, such as flour and sugar, and one of the worst things that could happen to it is water damage. It is crucial to keep the dry ingredients for your baked goods away from moisture. However, when a pipe bursts upstairs inside the building above your business, there is not much you can do about the water leaking down into your store.

As the water damage makes its way into your Carson City bakery, the dry ingredients that were kept safe inside of your storage room are not so safe anymore. Once the water is inside, it can mix into the flour and dissolve the sugar. Additionally, it can also cause damages to the structure of your store, which is far more worrying and costly to you as a business owner.

If the water damage is not addressed as soon as possible, mold could begin to grow. Mold growing inside of a bakery violates many health and safety regulates. It is best for your business, and your customers, that you hire a professional restoration service company as soon as you can.

SERVPRO knows how valuable your time is and we cater to your schedule. Should your accident happen in the evening, we can work through the night to remediate the damage. SERVPRO always aims to work fast and minimize the loss of foot traffic.

SERVPRO uses advanced tools such as portable pumps, dehumidifiers, air movers, and ventilation box fans to remove any pooled water and remediate the water damage. We can test the moisture levels in your bakery storage room with moisture meters and then determine the best solution to dry out the structure of your building. SERVPRO can set up the dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans in a particular way that can encourage evaporation and help dry out your store as quickly as possible.

When water damage happens inside your store, never hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355. We strive to work quickly and return your business to its preloss state.

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Cleaning And Removing Carson City Commercial Flood Damage

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning And Removing Carson City Commercial Flood Damage SERVPRO Extracts Stormwater and Gets Office Up and Running Fast in Carson City

SERVPRO Follows Best Practices for Mitigating Damage to Carson City Area Buildings

Carson City business owners are usually more concerned about fires than flooding. When they do start to consider the risk, most think about minor issues like broken plumbing. Major flooding still comes from storms and the rain they drop which raises area creeks and rivers.
 
The type and extent of commercial flood damage in Carson City depend not just on the amount of water, but also the type of business. SERVPRO technicians have the experience to clean and restore commercial facilities from large hotels to small businesses like the corner hair and nail salon.
 
Our teams start with water removal. If the weather permits, they open doors to facilitate drainage and then bring in the equipment. When the water is more than ankle-deep, our restoration team begins with a commercial pump to draw down the majority of the water. Once there is water barely covering the surface of the floors, they switch to extraction wands. These smaller devices remove surface water and also draw it out of carpets. We can salvage the carpets when the standing water is not deemed contaminated.
 
Next, our teams clean the floors, walls, and every other surface covered by the flood. Since this water is from the outside, there is a higher risk that it contains soil or other contaminants. SERVPRO technicians use an anti-bacterial spray or another antimicrobial agent to neutralize any health risk. The increased water and moisture in the facility heighten the risk of mold spores expanding and causing additional damage. Removing water reduces the risk of mold growth, but cleaning kills these spores to help prevent an infestation.
 
Now, our restoration team examines the structure for damage. In flood, building material like floor trim and drywall can absorb a significant amount of water if not removed quickly enough. Technicians can dry the property if it has not already started to warp or crumble. They accomplish the task using a combination of axial fans to increase circulation and draw the damp air out of the facility, and air movers to push warm air over the surface of an affected surface. They force moisture out of the building material and into the surrounding air for the fans to remove. Dehumidifiers work along with the above equipment.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe is to help every business reopen as soon as it is clean and safe to do so. If you are dealing with any water problem, call us today at (775) 588-2355 to schedule a visit.

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When Your Carson City Dealership Is Threatened With Flood Damages

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Carson City Dealership Is Threatened With Flood Damages Carson City Flooding Gets Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Respond Swiftly to Remove Stormwater in Carson City Businesses

Your dealership in Carson City helps drivers of all ages find the appropriate car to fit their respective budget. As a part of your presentation to the area, you have a very clean and modernized showroom and lobby area for those wanting to beat the heat or other elements outside as they wait. With all of the time spent with the upkeep of the facility, natural disasters are one of the last things that your business needs. With close proximities to the Carson River, rising water levels can impact even businesses above the normal floodplains.

The trouble with flooding from rising levels of the streams and rivers nearby is that you often have little time to prepare your dealership for the coming disaster. With so many vehicles to move to safety and contents and records that need to be preserved within the main facility itself, there is no Carson City business like that gets prepared for the flood damages to ensue.

Being at the mercy of rising water is never an easy sight to see, but when you call our SERVPRO professionals, it is nothing that you have to face alone. Our team can move quickly to help remove the contents of your building to a safer location and prevent irreparable damage. Preventative measures can help to limit the actual water that enters the building altogether, making extraction a much more straightforward process.

Once the water gets pulled from the floors throughout the facility, drying is the next phase. Great care is spent ensuring that the entire building is thoroughly dry. Thermal imagery often gets used to locate moisture or dampness in areas that are out of sight or difficult to access. This inspection ensures that all of the moisture gets removed through this phase of restoration.

There is nothing as unnerving to a business owner as a natural disaster can be. With the looming threat drawing closer and closer, or worse yet rushing in all at once, a fast response time can help limit the overall damage and length of time needed for restoration. Trust in our experienced SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe restoration specialists to help you remove the water and clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime at (775) 588-2355.

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Get the Ball Rolling Again with Commercial Water Removal in Tahoe

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Get the Ball Rolling Again with Commercial Water Removal in Tahoe SERVPRO offers quick and efficient water removal services so that your bowling alley suffers as little damage as possible.

Fast and Effective Water Removal Services

Entertainment venues often contain a bar or restaurant or both in Tahoe. With food and drink comes many ways for water to intrude unexpectedly into your business’s areas. A leak, a break, or a malfunction can send large quantities of water surging through the spaces normally reserved for your customers to relax, eat, dine, or play. We provide a fast and effective solution for your water removal needs.

The ice maker in the bar and grill of your Tahoe bowling alley overflowed, requiring quick water removal. Melted ice and a clogged and now burst water pipe contribute to large quantities of water saturating your bar and kitchen areas, as well as a portion of the dining room. At this busy time of the year, the last thing you need is a “Closed” sign on your door. We have the trained technicians and the specialized tools to get your destination dried out and up and running again.

If it is unsafe to operate electrical equipment until the moisture is eliminated, SERVPRO uses sources on our service vehicles to generate the power needed to pump and extract the icy water. The carpeting in your dining area responds well to a weighted wanding with a commercial grade extractor. Our technicians receive IICRC training intended to prepare them for comprehensive in-place water removal of floor coverings. The carpet, padding, and subfloor must all be dried to industry standards to minimize secondary damage.

After the extraction, SERVPRO employees place air movers and dehumidifiers in strategic spots to complete the drying of the floors and other areas. We use advanced monitoring probes to measure the moisture levels and to isolate any pockets of water that may be lurking behind equipment, in walls, or below the floor. If residual pooling of water is a problem, we take steps to release the water and either pump or extract it out of the spaces.

We move quickly to remove the water and dry out spaces as we realize any downtime is disadvantageous to your business. If it all possible we work with you to isolate our work areas from your customer service areas so that your patrons can enjoy a few lanes of bowling while we clean up and dry the affected areas. SERVPRO has a restoration mentality and strives hard to transform a water loss “Like it never even happened.” with as little muss and fuss as possible.

Call on SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe if your business experiences a water disaster. Contact us at (775) 588-2355, so we can schedule a fast assessment and get our water removal team on the job right away.

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Helping to Remove Water from Tahoe Casinos

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Carpets

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

Machines and Games

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

Hotel Rooms

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

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

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Tahoe City Sprinkler System Malfunction Requires Commercial Water Removal

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Casino Closed Due to Commercial Flood Damage in Tahoe

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

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

Effective Commercial Flood Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Remediating Commercial Flood Damage in Carson City

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Flood Damage in Carson City If you have flooding after a fire sprinkler system was set off in your hotel, call the technicians at SERVPRO to evaluate and remediate damage.

SERVPRO Has the Manpower to Handle Your Commercial Flooding Disaster

Flooding in business is usually the result of damaged plumbing or a sprinkler system going off. This situation is bad enough in a private home but spread the damage across ten floors, and 200 rooms and the restoration costs start to look like the purchase price of a mini-mansion.

Eliminating the effects of commercial flood damage in a Carson City hotel can take several days or weeks, depending on the amount of water on the floor and what is in it. With more than 20 years experience in the restoration business, SERVPRO knows that replacing carpets is one of the most common, and expensive, costs.

In most cases, the room and hallway carpets get soaked, but the water levels are not more than an inch. Our technicians can move in with water extraction wands to draw out the bulk of the water and remove it from the building within a day or two for each floor of the hotel.

With removal accomplished, we begin the process of drying the carpet. This procedure is needed to prevent the fibers from rotting, mold forming, and to stop delamination, which is the process where carpet fibers separate from the carpet backing. We use a combination of air movers and exhaust fans to direct warm, dry air across the carpet surface and force the damp air out of the rooms, down the hallways and into the stairwells where we can vent it outside. Our technicians prop open the fire exits to assist venting the air if weather permits.

Since commercial grade carpets normally do not have a pad underneath, there is rarely need to pull them up. However, if they were underwater for more than a day before we arrive, it may be necessary to carefully pull up both an entry and an exit point to force air underneath. It speeds the drying process and is particularly useful if delamination is a concern.

At SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe, we understand that each day lost to flooding means a loss of thousands of dollars. To help keep your doors open and your guests happy, we keep a response team on 24-hour notice and arm them with the latest restoration equipment. If you need our services, call us today at (775) 588-2355 for more information.

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How Your Insurance Is Important in a Commercial Build Back

12/3/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial How Your Insurance Is Important in a Commercial Build Back SERVPRO Can Restore and Rebuild Your Business in Carson City

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Services, Build Backs, and Communication

When severe damage strikes a business, it can be difficult for owners to cover the costs of repairs. In addition to material losses, expenses of new materials, safety and preventative fixtures, labor, and many other factors must be considered, quickly adding up before the business ever gets a chance to reopen. Insurance companies are critical in these scenarios, as their prompt delivery of payment and quick processing may mean life or death for a business trying to overcome its damages. SERVPRO works in close cooperation with insurance companies, providing them with regular updates on the situation by any means necessary, and in many cases acting as a go-between with the agency and the claimant.
 
Commercial build back in Carson City can vary widely on time and resources spent before the business can reopen, depending on what reconstruction efforts are needed. Removal or rebuilding of walls, pillars, and other structural elements can take lots of time, as can full replacement of aesthetic elements such as flooring materials and wallpaper. These types of repairs not only add days or weeks to restoration times but rack up thousands in material costs. SERVPRO works to make sure that the insurer understands both forms of financial loss, helping to keep your business open during the crisis, if at all possible.
 
If your business has been recently hit by damages, by far the most important step in reducing costs and headaches related to your insurance is in calling us early for a fast response. By contacting us immediately, we can respond to the damages and begin mitigation within hours, reducing any co-payments or demands the insurer might make. This fast initial action is contingent upon the signing of our SERVPRO Service Authorization Form. You must also contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. We do emphasize that we are not an insurance company and will always follow the suggestions or demands of the client and the insurer.
 
We have staff, project managers, and an established protocol to rebuild many damaged facilities. We can also partner with other companies whom we have a working relationship with or other companies of your choosing.

  SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe has a strong reputation and relationship with all local insurance companies, helping businesses to build back as quickly and with as little cost as possible. Call us as soon as trouble strikes at (775) 588-2355.

Renovations Are Possible After a Natural Disaster

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Renovations Are Possible After a Natural Disaster SERVPRO Rebuilds Lake Tahoe Home After a Natural Disaster

Services SERVPRO Provides Before or For a Build Back After Storm Damage

If your home has been severely damaged in a flash flood or other major disaster, you may be worried that the entire property may need to be rebuilt or you may need to move. However, with the tools and technology available today, this often isn't necessary even in the worst of disasters. SERVPRO is trained and equipped to deal with many different types of home emergencies and provides top-quality restoration work to avoid a full build-back. If all else fails, we may be able to work with you for a full reconstruction of your home's interior.

Structural Changes and Renovations
If small to moderate structural repairs are necessary, we can help to complete them on a smaller scale or as part of a larger build back in South Lake Tahoe. Structures we regularly remove, restore, or replace include interior walls, flooring, ceilings, pipes, some staircases, windows, and other parts of the structure. We always aim to restore first to avoid the costs of full replacement, in structural fixtures or otherwise. On extensive renovations, we work with construction partners who are carefully screened by us for professionalism.
 
Furniture Replacement and Restoration
Furniture is often the first to go in a major disaster such as a flood or storm, and SERVPRO can help to prevent further damage and reverse existing damage to furniture in the household. However, should a room and its furniture be damaged beyond repair, we can assist in the replacement of furniture and fixtures across the home. We also offer a pack-out to store and dry your personal belongs off-site.
 
Improvements and Prevention
Many homeowners simply want their home back to the way it was before, but first, you should consider some of the potential improvements that can be made to your home following a disaster. If the home was not up to safety codes or has other issues to be addressed, we can help to find them and work towards preventing future damage. If the home was becoming dated and needed a facelift, now may be the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate the home and bring it to a state better than it has ever been before.
 
SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe has the materials, tools, and personnel to take on heavy-duty restoration and rebuilding work for your home. For a full overview of our services and to find out how we can help, call us 24/7 at (775) 588-2355.

Minimizing the Impact of Commercial Water Damage

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Minimizing the Impact of Commercial Water Damage Don't let a small leak turn into a big problem. Let our pros at SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe fix it!

Reducing The Impact of Water Damage in Your Commercial Property 

One of the most disruptive things that can happen to a business is to experience a sudden water emergency. Whether it's a severe storm, burst pipes, or a malfunctioning sprinkler system, the longer your building is out of commission, the more your bottom line will suffer.

No matter how it happens, water damage can wreak havoc on a business. Entrepreneurs dealing with the effects of commercial water damage in South Lake Tahoe are often overwhelmed, but quickly taking steps to minimize the impact is essential. Here are things you can do if your business is affected by commercial water damage.

1. Safeguard your important documents and records. Whether it's stored electronically or in print, if you can access your business's records get it to a safe place. Our team has experience restoring and recovering documents, and it may be possible to salvage materials that you think are a lost cause if we're called to the scene quickly.

2. Alert employees and customers who come into the building. The last thing that you want after facing commercial water damage is for a client or worker to get hurt as a result. If the building is unsafe, it may be best to temporarily close as opposed to being liable for an accident. SERVPRO technicians can get your business ready to open again, and we'll make sure the premises are safe.

3. Prevent future mold problems. Mold infestations are common after commercial water damage has occurred, especially if the water is not cleaned up immediately or all of the excess moisture doesn't get removed from the building. We're experts at repairing water damage and employing strategies to prevent the development of mold and mildew.

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Here at SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe, we understand how important it is to get your business up and running again after a water emergency. For a quote or to get more information about our commercial water damage repair services, call us 24/7 at (775) 588-2355.

Business Owners: What You Should Know about Commercial Fire Damage

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Business Owners: What You Should Know about Commercial Fire Damage Firefighters Battling a Commercial Fire

SERVPRO is Ready to Get Your Business Back to Normal After a Fire

Investing in and growing your own business is the dream of many Americans. Along with the financial resources used to start a company, hard work and time are also used to make a business grow. A fire can cause all three of these types of investments to disappear quickly. Eliminating the soot left behind by a fire can help reduce the damages your business suffers, but only if it is done in time.

How Commercial Fire Damage can Affect Your Business

When commercial fire damage happens to your business in Carson City and surrounding areas, many things begin to occur that are out of your control. Business operations are put on hold; employees can't come to work as scheduled, and customers and clients are inconvenienced, to say the least. 

Hidden dangers related to the fire and the damage it caused remain behind. Soot can cause health problems, and the water from the firefighters' hoses can remain, causing perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. Structural aspects of your building may have been weakened, and it is now unsafe. Equipment vital to your day-to-day operations may have been damaged. 
 
Getting Back to Business Requires Professional Repairs and Clean-Up

Fire damage in a commercial setting cannot be handled adequately by a janitorial crew. This type of damage requires skilled and experienced, knowledgeable people with training and certification. Our technicians work together as teams to make the best use of their training and certifications. No site is too large for our teams to handle professionally and efficiently. We assess the damage and explain which areas can be safely entered, and can help you obtain necessary items from your business site before clean-up even begins.

We will explain what our processes are for your specific damage, and keep you informed of our progress. From painted concrete floors to plush carpeting, we have your business's floors covered and will work on all levels of your business to eradicate any damage caused by the fire and firefighting efforts

We work on the repairs and renovations of your interior structures, including walls, ceilings, and stairways, equipment used for business operations, and can provide inventory lists to be presented to your insurance company, and cleaning and odor control of your textiles such as curtains and upholstery, as well as other furnishings, such as paintings and their frames.

Because the particles contained in soot are so fine, some as small as .0004 of a micron, these can remain attached to many surfaces throughout your business. These are the source of the heavy smell often experienced after a fire has happened. While we remove the majority of these particles, an additional treatment is often required to completely eliminate this smell. Ozone gas (O3) is useful in this task, and it is extremely safe and effective. Ozone should not be breathed in, as it can be very irritating, but it quickly dissipates, with any remaining becoming regular oxygen molecules (O2), that we need to survive.

Our goal is to make your commercial site look “Like it never even happened” and have you back in business again. Call our professional restoration experts and technicians at SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355 for the professional service your company deserves.

Commercial Water Damage: A Major Cause of Secondary Damage

6/26/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage: A Major Cause of Secondary Damage Water Damaged Rental Property In Need of Remediation

We Are Standing By To Dry Out Your Water Damaged Business

When you work for yourself, you realize rather quickly that many things can affect your business. From clients and customers to employees, and then the day-to-day functioning of your business, you can find yourself with little time for emergencies and accidents. However, they often happen when there is absolutely no time for them. This is why we are available 24/7 to assist with your commercial water damage clean up and restoration needs.

SERVPRO technicians and professionals are trained in the latest techniques, and with the latest equipment, to pump out the excess water that is damaging your place of business. After our pumps have drained the excess water, we can begin drying your office or factory. Complete drying is needed so that damage assessments will be accurate. These must be completed prior to any restorative work beginning. In Minden, commercial water damage can halt business, and cause financial woes to both you and your employees.

Secondary Damages to Commercial Water Damage

In addition to the threat of mold developing, the are other secondary damages that increase in risk in the presence of commercial water damage.  These are electronics and their internal components becoming corroded, metal structures becoming rusty or corroded, and weakened by this damage (posing additional risks to employees and clients), weakened floors, and bacterial contamination. These risks are not as high when the water is from an internal source, nor are they as extensive in many situations but the secondary damage may still result if water is left standing for too long a period of time. Slower deterioration of building materials can also take place over time, as well. This can lead to an infestation of silverfish and termites if not repaired promptly.

When You have Flooding in Your Place of Business, We Will Begin with Specialized Commercial Water Damage Repair

To start cleaning out flood waters and begin repairing the damage caused, give us a call at SERVPRO of Carson City, Douglas County, and South Lake Tahoe at (775) 588-2355. We'll make sure the clean-up process, as well as the repairs made, are completed as quickly as possible.