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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.

Home Fire Damage, Las Vegas

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Home Fire Damage, Las Vegas The outcome of a sock and a flame

There are many ways fire damage can harm your dwelling, some of these include: Electrical, Gas, Protein (cooking meats) etc. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years and SERVPRO has 50 years of trainings with Fire Damage. Our technicians, project managers and staff are all qualified and proficient with Fire Damage losses. Not only that but SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will treat your property as if it were our own. In this particular case a kitchen fire started from a piece of clothing which was somehow tossed behind the oven. The Sock was to close to the flam and while the homeowner stepped away the missing sock was soon a flame which spread and soon the kitchen was engulfed, with this being the outcome. SERVPRO was able to prepare the area for build back and the customer was amazed with the finished product.

Fire Cleanup Las Vegas

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Cleanup Las Vegas Fire Damage cleanup

If a fire hits your house it’s always best to know who to contact. While the work is going on it is not advised to be entering in and out of the home because the structure can sometimes not be safe. Also, the smoke can cause headaches and older homes might even have asbestos contained materials, which you do not want to consume. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows about these dangers and has trained experienced technicians, production managers and crew chiefs to handle these circumstances. With a company that has been in the industry for over 50 years it’s not hard to know who to call.

In this photo it shows soot on the wall of a fire damaged home. One face mural remained attached to the wall but the other fell showing the change of color on the wall.

Fire Damage Cleanup Las Vegas

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is always stressful and never fun to deal with. Not only stress but discomfort knowing that other people will be going through and handling your items. Whether these items are personal or not its all the same discomfort. SERVPRO has been in the fire cleanup industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the valley for over 15 years. SERVPRO makes sure to train, certify and background check every employee that we hire. With our trained and certified crew chiefs, technicians, project managers and estimators make SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas the top fire cleanup company in the Vegas area. In this photo is pictured a cleaning employee member unboxing the items, cleaning the item then re-packing and boxing the item again. The process is required and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas does not cut corners to speed things up. SERVPRO is a family and likewise the customers we help are treated as family too.

Water Damage from another unit, Las Vegas

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from another unit, Las Vegas This Unit is directly below the unit that caused the loss. As you can see the ceilings were open to help the dry out

Even though you may be on alert for water damage, fire damage or some kind of disaster your neighbor may not. In most water damages involving multiply units it’s the upstairs unit that isn’t always the safest which can, in most cases, cause a lot of damage in the unit(s) below. While the upstairs is thinking nothing is wrong, gravity takes its course and the lower units face the aftermath. SERVPRO has been in the water cleanup and restoration industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in Las Vegas for over 15. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas sees these situations time and time again. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will work with you and your insurance company to make sure your unit/dwelling gets back to the way it was before.

Water damage upstairs and downstairs, Restoration cleanup

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage upstairs and downstairs, Restoration cleanup Air movers are shown drying a subfloor in this two story home in Las Vegas

Water damage can happen at the most unexpected time, it’s always best to remember to turn off any water sources to the house before you go on that week vacation or 2 months get away. Also having a trusted friend or neighbor come in and check on everything isn’t a bad idea as well. Most people do this anyways, but a lot of times a water damage can happen while you are sleeping or enjoying family time in your living room and you usually don’t know until water starts dripping from light fixtures or areas on your ceiling. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has over 50 years of trainings from our SERVPRO corporate and our trained and certified technicians are ready when a disaster hits. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas also has professional estimators that can come give a free estimate and assessment of your damages.

Mold Remediation, Preparing for Post Testing

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation, Preparing for Post Testing Mold Remediation

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Mold Remediation industry for over 50 years and has been here in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years.  SERVPRO is always finding ways to affectively/properly remediate and handle mold situations and this is one of the many reasons we are top in the industry.  In the photo it shows a picture of an area that has been opened and wiped down ready for post testing.  The drywall needed to be removed and the framing was sanded, wire brushed and detailed cleaned with the approved SERVPRO anti-microbial agent.  Once everything is detailed cleaned (this includes all walls, floors and ceiling in the contained area) a post tester must wait for at least 24 hours before entering the containment to do the testing.  After the testing is completed by a licensed environmentalist it takes another 24 hours (sometimes longer depending on the samples and size) to get results back.  In this case SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas passed on the first testing and the property was ready for build back.

Storing personal property, Las Vegas

2/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can be very stressful.  Being a tenant that has just taken water damage can be even more stressful. When a major water loss occurs tenants need a place to sleep, shower, and cook.  Tenants also have animals and furniture such as bedding and couches.  If you’re a tenant it’s VERY IMPORTANT to get renters insurance. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can coordinate with your insurance company and store your belonging in crates kept safe at our warehouse until your property is back up and running. Even if you do not have insurance SERVPRO can provide this service.  SERVPRO has been in the water cleanup and pack-put/pack-in industry for over 50 years and here in Vegas for over 15 years.  We know how to treat your property and will be with you every step of the way.

Knowing who to call when a disaster hits your commercial building

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Being an owner for a commercial building can seem very exciting, the fact that you own property and can have another form of income can be intriguing.  With the ups of being an owner the one thing people sometimes lack to realize is the understanding of things going wrong.  Will a tenant leave the water on? Will a customer overflow a toilet? Will a cook forget to check on the stove? SERVPRO of Southwest has seen it all.  SERVPRO has been in the commercial industry for over 50 years and in the Las Vegas valley for over 15.  SERVPRO knows the importance of getting your building back up so you don’t lose any income.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can set up a FREE ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) This profile will tell you everything you need to know when a disaster hits your commercial building.