Why SERVPRO is Your Best Bet No Matter What The Damage is in Your Community.
The need for restoration services comes in many forms. Our emergency response team answers the call from residential and commercial properties after damage caused by water, fire, storm, and mold.
The potential for a water damaged structure comes from many sources. Plumbing issues, water tank seal failures, and even human error such as not winterizing pipes resulting in leaks or forgetting a faucet was on and overflowing a sink or tub.
Once the water loss happens in the home or business, it becomes progressively more contaminated. If it remains in the house over 48-hours, the water requires handling as a category three biohazard. Another issue, often with home-based water cleanup is the problem of missed moisture. For example, when a water spill occurs in a kitchen, the water migrates and follows the path of least resistance. It races behind baseboards, under sub-flooring or within wall cavities. If excessive moisture remains in any of these places, symptoms such as warped and buckled sheet rock, musty odors or mold create secondary damages that require mitigation, often at additional cost.
Our certified technicians have access to state-of-the-art water extraction equipment that enables them to avoid costly secondary damage from inadequate water cleanup. After the water removal phase, we dry and disinfect the property. SERVPRO technicians work hard to return your home or to its preloss condition.
Water has its own characteristic musty smell, and odor control is a large part of mitigation after flood damage. Drying and disinfection often lower foul scents in the home substantially, but residual odors sometimes remain. When this occurs, our certified Odor Control Technicians get to work and neutralize any remaining reminders of the water loss in the home.
When fire damage occurs, it is vital to begin cleanup efforts as fast as possible to stop the spread of soot throughout the property. Containment is something that needs to occur as quickly as possible to halt the traveling of soot to currently unaffected areas. Most often, It involves sealing off doorways and vents with heavy gauge plastic. If the HVAC was on after the fire, we make a note to inspect the duct-work for cleaning after the fire debris cleanup.
Once we finish the removal of charred items and clean the smoke residue with our specialized methods and professional-grade formulas; we turn our attention to eradicating the smoke odor from affected furnishings in the home. Items like upholstered sofas and chairs, window treatments, and carpeting all have the potential to retain foul smoke odors.
Our technicians undergo extensive training for the removal of all types of odors. SERVPRO has equipment such as thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators that work to neutralize foul scents. In some cases, it is necessary to apply multiple methods for complete eradication of odors.
After the completion of fire damage mitigation, SERVPRO finalizes the restoration services with any needed duct-work cleaning. We thoroughly address everything from the vent covers to the HVAC unit to ensure it is free of smoke odors.
Mold spores are present everywhere. Mold damage occurs when conditions are right for mold spores to germinate and grow. A leaky pipe, hydrostatic water problems in a basement or poor ventilation are all common reasons a mold colony came into being.
When SERVPRO handles mold remediation, we use our moisture detection equipment to determine ensure we catch every place mold is active in the home.
Much like when we contain a room after fire damage to stop the spread of soot, mold spores become airborne and spread during mold remediation. Containment lessens the chances of mold spores setting up home in another area of the property.
Because mold is usually the result of a problem with either excessive moisture or ventilation, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians know the signs that create favorable conditions for mold growth.
Upon the completion of mold removal efforts, the technicians wrap the project with the following actions:
- We determine the reason for the infestation
- Recommendations for repairs to inhibit any further mold issues from occurring
- Application of antimicrobial sealer where we performed colony removal
Our certified technicians commit to approaching each job we do for our local Clark County community with compassion and lessening loss from fire, mold, water, or storm damage. You cannot get professional quality restoration services results with subpar equipment. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques as taught through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization that maintains the best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.