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Fire Damage cleanup, Removal vs non removal of drywall

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage cleanup, Removal vs non removal of drywall Photos showing how hot the nails got during a fire loss

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has access to SERVPRO’s 50 years of fire damage trainings and materials. SERVPRO has been a leader in the Las Vegas area for over 18 years mainly because we do have access to these trainings which allow us to handle any type of fire damage. One of the many things which are confusing in a fire damage is what to do with the drywall. A trick that SERVPRO uses, and as shown in the photo, is looking out for nails. In the photo you can see where the nails are located in the drywall. SERVPRO knows and understands when this happens it means the drywall needs to be removed in that area. If the drywall does not show nails then SERVPRO will try to clean and save the wall if possible. If after the cleaning the walls smells heavily of smoke then SERVPRO will request removal. But to be safe and insure the job is done right it is always best to contact SERVPRO and allow the professionals to handle the situation

Fire Damage Cleanup, Cleaning items

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup, Cleaning items Non-salvageable chair

SERVPRO is a leader for the Las Vegas area when it comes to fire damage loss. SERVPRO has over 50 years of trainings, learnings and growing in all kinds of fire damages. In this scenario a fire damage was caused by old faulty wiring. After many years of hidden water damage rust began to build and over time and with the right amount of heat finally a spark began which then turned a loving home into a burning nightmare.  SERVPRO was able to enter the property and decipher between the salvageable and non-salvageable items. Salvageable items include hard covered items like chairs, countertops, tile, and other non-pours materials. Some non-salvageable items include couches, pillows, mattresses and other fabricated items. The homeowner was very pleased to know that some of the family’s items were able to be saved. Because of the trainings SERVPRO was able to educate the homeowner and the homeowner was happy that not everything was a total loss.

Fire Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas Bathroom with massive amounts of soot

SERVPRO has been in the Fire Cleanup industry for more than 50 years. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas valley for more than 18 years. With so many years this allows SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to be a leader when it comes to Fire Damage. Our trained and experienced technicians are always learning and provided with the latest equipment and tools to handle all type of smoke and fire scenarios. In this photo is shown a bathroom area affected by a large amount of soot. SERVPRO technicians are trained to properly clean. Obviously, the items belongings were discarded in this photo but SERVPRO was able to clean the shower/tub, clean the vanity top, clean the mirror and clean the tile floor and toilet.

Preventing Secondary damages, Water Loss Las Vegas

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Secondary damages, Water Loss Las Vegas 1' flood cut made to allow moisture to leave a trapped area.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is a huge competitor in the water damage industry for the Las Vegas area. With over 50 years of experience and understanding SERVPRO knows exactly how to handle and prevent secondary damages or mold from occurring. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas allows an allotted amount of time for a structure to dry. If an area is not drying out properly SERVPRO will remove the damaged material before secondary damages occur. SERVPRO’s number one goal is to make sure the dwelling is a save environment for the homeowner and family. In this photo SERVPRO needed to open a wall because it had been wet for to long. SERVPRO made a 1’ cut which allowed the moisture to be released and prevented further damages.

Water extraction and drying, Las Vegas

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water extraction and drying, Las Vegas Generator used to supply power for a building with in-sufficient power.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is faster to any size disaster. Because SERVPRO has the equipment, skills and knowledge for all sorts of water damage we can say this. Also, SERVPRO has 6 other franchises in the Las Vegas area that are ready and willing to assist. Although Las Vegas is still considered a newer city SERVPRO understands that most of the older building may not have sufficient power. In-sufficient power can cause issues for dry out times and can become a huge problem. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has 2 generators ready for use when these situations arise. In the photo is shown 1 of the 2 generators SERVPRO owns. This generator was able to provide power to allow SERVPRO to set the correct amount of equipment needed dry out a commercial building, saving the customer time and money.

Condo Water Damage cleanup, Las Vegas

9/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the area for over 18 years and SERVPRO has been in the water cleanup industry for over 50 years. Over 50 years of experience allows SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to be a leader in the cleanup industry for Las Vegas. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can take on water damage for all kinds of property types, from commercial to residential to condo and apartments. SERVPRO has the skills and understanding on the different types of materials and the work that needs to be done which allow us to stop further/secondary damages to your property. In this photo is shown a 1’ flood cut which allowed SERVPRO to dry out adjacent walls that had a shower and tub. Because SERVPRO opened these areas the tube and shower did not need to be removed. The homeowner and tenant were relieved that they did not have to replace this highly expensive items.

Equipment used for a commercial water loss

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Equipment used for a commercial water loss Spider Box

SERVPRO has the equipment to handle any size of water loss. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the area for over 15 years and has the training of 50+ years to help educate our staff so when a water or fire loss occur SERVPRO technicians are prepared.

In this photo is a commercial water loss, the cause of loss was due to a break in with a broken pipe. The broken pipe flooded the office areas with 2” of standing water and 25% of the warehouse. SERVPRO was called out and within 30 minutes crews were ready. Our Crew Chief noticed that the building did not have enough power to supply all the equipment needed. A spider box, as shown in the photo, is used to help supply sufficient power which helped SERVPRO add the right amount of equipment and dry the structure in a timely manner.

Glue down commercial carpet, water damage Las Vegas

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Glue down commercial carpet, water damage Las Vegas SERVPRO of Southwest Technician removing glue down carpet

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas leads the industry for commercial water damage. One of the reasons is SERVPRO has over 50 years of experience with water damage. This experience helps SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas know what equipment is needed and most importantly how to properly handle a commercial water loss.

In this photo is shown a SERVPRO employee removing glue down carpet. A water loss occurred over the weekend, SERVPRO showed up on site within 30 minutes to 3 inches of water throughout. The glue down carpet was already damaged and needed to be removed. SERVPRO removed the flooring immediately because we know if it waited 1 or 2 more days it would be nearly impossible to remove and extend the project out. SERVPRO knows the materials in commercial building and will do everything needed to get your commercial building up and running again.

Kitchen water damage cleanup, Las Vegas

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike at any moment and in most circumstances, at the worst time. In this situation it was a holiday and an angle stop had been so corroded that it finally wore until it burst dispersing a large amount of water throughout. During all this the homeowner had been at a relative about 5 hours outside of Vegas. The homeowner came home to several inches of water throughout. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to mitigate the area. SERVPRO was on site within 30 minutes and was able to begin extraction and minimize further damages to the property. In the photo shows a SERVPRO technician removing the island. The island was removed due to the high pressure of the water which damaged the cabinetry and about 4 ft up the drywall.

Fire Damage Cleanup Las Vegas

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup Las Vegas Outcome of a thermostat after a fire damage

SERVPRO has about seen it all when it comes to fire losses here in Las Vegas, in this photo is shown how hot a property can be when a fire engulfs your home. The fire was located about 4 rooms away but it the heat was so extreme that this was the outcome of a once perfectly working thermostat. The fire loss was caused by a bad electrical connection which SERVPRO has seen before, especially in older homes. The homeowner did the right thing by calling for help and leaving far away from the property. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called to do the cleanup in preparation for the build back. SERVPRO was able to remove non-salvageable items and materials from the property. Some items were taken back to our warehouse for cleaning also the homeowner was updated almost daily with what was going on. The homeowner enjoyed the ease of the process and was pleased with the communication that took place.