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Why Should You Call a Professional with Storm Related Damage?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

A dark sky with multiple lighting bolts, says when lightning strikes SERVPRO strikes back! When the storm strikes, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/ Saunders County to properly and quickly restore your space

The storm tore through the area, and now the aftermath remains. After a storm moves through, you may be left with wind damage, flood damage, and more. Storms can cause significant damage to your residence or business. Calling a professional restoration company can prevent secondary damage and help to restore any damage to your property. 

SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/ Saunders County has the expertise and skilled professionals with years of experience restoring homes and businesses. SERVPRO has state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to handle any storm damage that may happen. 

With flooding, can come significant water damage. Removing the water quickly is important, as mold can develop in 24 hours. 

Why SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/ Saunders County? 

1. Faster to any disaster. Our highly trained techs are available and ready 24/7/365. Our crews can respond immediately, as we understand timing is essential with any storm damage.

2. State-of-art-equipment. We have invested in specialized drying and cleaning equipment. This allows our crews to help restore instead of replace your property. Our equipment allows us to dry your property quickly and effectively, preventing secondary damage. This equipment saves you time and money when it matters most. 

3. Highly trained professionals. Our technicians are all WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician) certified through the IICRC. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) sets the standards in cleaning and restoration. 

When the storm strikes, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/ Saunders County to properly and quickly restore your home or business. 

Tornado Safety Tips

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

A staircase and broken lumber from a home after a natural disaster. It is essential to be prepared for natural disasters.

Did you know 1,200 tornadoes hit the US each year? Omaha, NE is a tornado-prone zone. It is essential to be prepared for natural disasters. Do you know the difference in tornado watch and tornado warning?

A watch means conditions are favorable for development. A watch can be issued up to 8 hours in advance of severe weather. It also usually covers a large area. Take necessary precautions in case bad weather strikes. Keep up to date with changing weather status. Have a plan to take shelter in case WARNING status is issued. 

A warning means severe weather is occurring or imminent. It covers a small area. When a warning is issued, take action immediately to protect your life! Seek shelter immediately. Stay away from doors and windows. Do not attempt to outrun a tornado.

What to do During a Tornado

Stay updated on weather alerts. Continue to listen to local news sources or weather services for tornado watches and warnings.

At Home: Go to the lowest level interior room. Stay away from windows and doors. 

At workplace or school: Proceed to your tornado shelter. Do not gather in big open areas, and stay away from windows and doors.

Outside: Seek shelter in a sturdy building immediately. If no safe shelter is available, lay flat in a ditch or ravine. Cover your head.

If disaster strikes, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County to make your storm damage, "Like it never even happened." 

The Top Causes of Commercial Property Damage

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

A lime green semi with trailer that says SERVPRO, 4 SERVPRO workers with hardhats, and city skyline in the background. When it comes to commercial restoration services, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County at 402-408-0134.

Commercial property damage can be frustrating and overwhelming for any property owner. SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County offer a variety of commercial restoration services to restore your property to pre-damage conditions.

The most common types of commercial loss are:

1. Water Damage: Omaha was hit hard with severe flooding a year ago, and many commercial spaces were affected. Frozen or busted pipes, appliance malfunctions, and HVAC issues lead the board for causes of commercial water damage.

2. Fire Damage: Cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical and lighting equipment, smoking materials, and intentional fire setting are the top five most common causes of fire in commercial setting, according to the National Fire Protection Association. 

3. Mold: Mold is found everywhere and grow on almost anything if moisture is present. It can develop in less than 24 hours. Mold spores are microscopic thrive on moisture. Mold has the potential to cause negative health effects.

Along with these common commercial restoration services, SERVPRO also offers commercial cleaning, duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and graffiti removal. When it comes to commercial restoration services, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County at 402-408-0134. 

Do you know what services are offered by SERVPRO?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Three lime green SERVPRO vans Call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County for all your restoration and cleanup needs.

Do you know the services SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County offers?

1. Water Damage Repair and Restoration: Whether the damage is from heavy rains or flooding, a burst pipe, or an appliance malfunction, our techs are highly trained and certified in water damage restoration. We have specialized high tech equipment to efficiently dry out your property.

2. Fire Damage Repair and Restoration: Each fire situation is unique and requires a specific cleaning and restoration process. We have high tech equipment that allows to restore contents instead of having to replace. 

3. Mold Remediation and Restoration: From setting containment to using negative air, our techs are trained in proper mold remediation. 

4. Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration: We have the resources and personnel to quickly respond to any storm or disaster. With over 1800 franchises, SERVPRO is close by and ready.

5. Commercial Cleaning Services: SERVPRO offers commercial COVID cleaning and disinfecting, along with proactive cleaning. We follow protocol set by the CDC, and use a hospital grade EPA registered disinfectant. 

6. Bio-hazard Cleanup: Crime scene cleanup, sewage backup, and suicide cleanup are a few of the bio-hazard cleanup services we offer.

7. Vandalism and Graffiti Removal: The media blaster can clean almost any surface. We can seamlessly remove graffiti or cleanup after a break-in.

8. Air Duct and Carpet Cleaning: Cleaning your HVAC unit can extend the life of the equipment. This can save you money, and give you cleaner air to breathe. Carpets act as a filter trapping contaminants. Regular cleanings can extent the life span of your carpet.

9. Odor Removal: Our techs are trained to identify and quickly eliminate offensive odors. 

Call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County for all your restoration and cleanup needs.

Why SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Three lime green vans with SERVPRO on the side, parked in front of a grey building. When disaster strikes, call the team with the knowledge and experience, the state-of-the-art equipment, and compassion at each step of the process.

Aren't all restoration companies the same? What sets SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County apart from the rest? 

Education: We know that knowledge is power! We have invested in all of our techs to take specialized training in water restoration. All of our techs are WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician) certified. This is specialized certification through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) that gives techs a better concept of water damage, it's effects and techniques for drying of structures. Lathe leads the team with several certifications and years of cleanup, restoration and construction experience. 

Equipment: We have invested in specialized state-of-the-art drying and cleaning equipment. The trailer mounted desiccant dehumidifier can remove 500+ gallons of water from a large space in a 24 hour period. It can dry spaces 50,000 + sq ft. This saves you time and money when it matters most. The complete ultrasonic cleaning system can be used to restore personal belongings instead of the cost to replace. The media blasting machine can remove soot and smoke damage, mold, and even graffiti from property. SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest has also invested in a brand new duct cleaning machine. We take pride in our arsenal of specialized drying equipment. 

Customer Service: We value our reputation. The techs are there to explain the process in full, address any questions or concerns, and help to get your property back to pre-damage condition. We strive to make the restoration process seamless for the customer. At the end of a job, we want to make sure the customer is happy with our services and would recommend us in the future.

Faster to Any Disaster: We know when you have an emergency, you need someone there fast! Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. Our crews are on call and ready to help 24/7- including all holidays.  The faster we can start the initial assessment process, the faster the water extraction process can start.Timing is essential to prevent any secondary damage.

When disaster strikes, call the team with the knowledge and experience, the state-of-the-art equipment, and compassion at each step of the process. SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County proudly serving Omaha, NE and surrounding communities.

Top Causes of Commercial Water Damage

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

An office with many cubicles and water pouring down from the ceiling. If you need commercial restoration services, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County.

It's crucial to take care of any signs of water damage immediately. Commercial restoration services can be more challenging than residential. The size and structure of the property, the extent of the water damage, and the number of occupants will greatly affect the restoration process. Two commercial spaces with the same square footage could have completely different mitigation plans. While some issues are inevitable, many issues leading to water damage are preventable. 

1. Damaged pipes/plumbing- look for drippy, or leaking pipes. Check ceiling for dark areas indication water damage. Toilets also seem to be a major cause of commercial water damage.  

2. Poorly sealed windows and doors: Rain and snow can easily enter your business through poorly fitted windows. 

3. Roof leak: The roof is the main defense against mother nature. Check often for damaged or missing shingles. 

4. Appliances: Check appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator,  and commercial coffee maker to ensure the plumbing is correct and not leaking.

5. HVAC: The heating and cooling unit is a major culprit of commercial water damage. Make sure to inspect it regularly for any signs of water leaks or damage.

If you need commercial restoration services, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County. 

Commercial Water Damage in Omaha, NE? No problem.

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

A green and orange pickup truck hooked to a silver trailer with a large green machine sitting on the trailer bed. Our large loss desiccant can remove 500+ gallons of water per day! This saves you time and money when it matters most!

SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County proudly offers commercial restoration services in Omaha,NE and surrounding communities. SERVPRO has invested in state-of-the-art drying equipment for any size disaster.

Large Loss? No problem.

When drying interior spaces, humidity control is crucial.Our trailer mounted desiccantincreases your productivity and profitability. It can significantly reduce drying time and save you time and money when it matters most. This machine can remove 500+ gallons of water in a 24 hour period. It can dry spaces 50,000+ sq ft. You can achieve faster and more consistent drying times. It’s also the most effective system on the market, outperforming refrigeration and convection-style heat-drying methods.

SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County is the ONLY restoration company in the Omaha area to own a trailer mounted desiccant! Our techs are highly trained to use this state-of-the-art specialty equipment. Call SERVPRO today for all your water restoration needs. 402-408-0134

Let our staff make your large water loss, "Like it never even happened."

The Storm Hit, Now What?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

A man holding a hose extracting water from carpet. If you have storm damage in Omaha, NE call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest & Omaha West/Saunders County.

There are so many questions after your Omaha, NE home or business is flooded due to a storm. What should I do now? Who should I call? Follow these steps to assure your taken care of: 

  1. AVOID ADDITIONAL RISKS- Disconnect all the electronics in your home, these can start fires if left on. Contact utility companies if you suspect damage to water, gas, electric, or sewer lines.
  2. TAKE PICTURES- Before you remove any water or make repairs, fully document the damage of your home by taking photos or videos. Digital photos are best so they can easily be transferred and shared.The best approach is take a photo from each corner of the room, so you have overall photos of each room.
  3. PROTECT YOUR HEALTH- Even if the water in your home is clear, it could be contaminated by sewage or household chemicals. Wear gloves when removing water-damaged possessions, throw away any food that may have come in contact with the flood water.
  4. CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY-Call your insurance agent as soon as possible after the flood. Always have their number on hand in your emergency bag. Document the damage, communication, and notify them of any repairs. 
  5. REMOVE WATER/MITIGATE MOLD DAMAGE- Have a restoration company like SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest remove the water quickly. Time is sensitive to prevent secondary damage when dealing with water damage. SERPVRO has different specialized equipment that can be used to extract water quickly and effectively. Mold can also develop within 24-48 hours after a flood. 

Call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest and Omaha West/Saunders County to help cleanup your storm damage. 402-408-0134. Our highly trained crews are available 24/7/365. Storms don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we.

The Flames Are Out, but The Odor Remains

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

A large orange flame on a stove, says SERVPRO Fire Damage in the middle. Our highly trained team of technicians has state-of-the-art equipment for removing foul smells from a residence or business.

After a fire in your home or business, it can be overwhelming. Fires happen quickly, but the smell of the fire in your home or business can last for weeks. Odor removal is an often overlooked, but is a significant aspect of the fire restoration services that SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest and Omaha West/Saunders County offers.

Our highly trained team of technicians has state-of-the-art equipment for removing foul smells from a residence or business. Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each one requires a unique solution. The professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest and Omaha West/Saunders County have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  

Call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest and Omaha West/Saunders County for your fire damage repair in Omaha, NE and surrounding communities. Let our crew make your fire damage, "Like it never even happened." 402-408-0134

When Disaster Strikes, Be Prepared

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Muddy flood water with trees and blue sky in the background. Here are some tips to help prepare when a flood threatens.

Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States? Last year, Omaha was hit hard with significant flooding. Were you prepared? Here are some tips to help prepare for a natural disaster.

1. Make a plan for your family, including all pets, so that you and your loved ones know what to do, and where to go to protect yourselves. Practice evacuation routes.

2. Gather supplies- food, water, medicine, and household cleaning supplies. Make sure to have any necessary pet supplies. Also, extra batteries and charging devices for cell phones and critical electronics.

3. Keep important documents in water proof containers.

4. Move your valuables to higher levels in your home if possible. 

5. Sign up for weather alerts and warnings. FEMA Mobile App gives real time alerts from the National Weather Service.  

https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app

SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest and Omaha West/Saunders County has a 24/7 emergency response team that is trained to handle all storm damage in Omaha, NE and surrounding communities. Our experienced crews are available 24/7/365 for any residential or commercial location in the Omaha, NE area.