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We are prepared for flood and storm damage whenever!

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in storm and flood damage. We have highly trained crews and workers that will help turn your home back to what it was. 

Being locally owned and operated, we always are able to respond as quickly and efficiently as possible to help stop further damage and reduce cost. We have specialized equipment that is meant for cleaning water and flood damage. 

Though storms are not that prevalent here in the Vegas valley, we are always prepared and have 1700 Franchises around the country and Disaster Recovery teams that are placed in certain locations across the country.  

Ways to prevent home fires during the summer

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas deal with many house fires throughout the year, they are the most common disaster throughout the U.S and with the summer rolling in, here are some ways you can help prevent these: 

#1. Don’t use fireworks at home
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, it’s always best to leave fireworks to the professionals and attend public fireworks displays instead.

#2. Be careful when grilling outdoors
Practice safe grilling this summer with these grilling fire tips:

• Always use your grill outdoors and far away from any structures. 
• Clean your grill after every use to prevent a buildup of fat or grease that can cause a grease fire.
• Stabilize the grill on a flat surface to prevent it from tipping.
• Watch for gas leaks. 
• Use charcoal starter fluid carefully. Don’t add starter fluid to the fire if it starts to go down.
• Have baking soda, a bucket of sand, or a fire extinguisher handy if you need to put out the fire. Never add water to a grease fire.

#3. Beware of lawn mower fires
You may use your mower with no signs of trouble then put it away in your garage without realizing the potential danger. If the fuel flowers from the tank into the engine while the engine is turned off, it will eventually cause a buildup of flammable vapors and a heat source can spark a fire in your garage. To reduce this risk, replace your fuel line every other year, inspect your carburetor for damage, and add fuel stabilizer every fill up.

#4. Have your air conditioner inspected
Regular maintenance and tune-ups of your heating and cooling systems can help prevent a fire. 

#5. Reduce your risk of a kitchen fire
Throughout the year, kitchen fires are responsible for most home fires. The stovetop is the usual starting point for kitchen fires, not the oven. To reduce your risk of a fire, always remain in the kitchen when grilling, frying, or cooking on your stovetop. Make sure there are no flammable materials near the heat such as a paper towel dispenser or dish towel. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen but not too close to the stove and oven in case of fire and remember to suffocate cooking flames with a lid, not water.

#6. Check your dryer
Most dryer fires are the result of failing to clean the dryer vent ductwork as highly flammable lint will build up over time and may be ignited by the heat of the dryer. Clean your lint trap between every load and clean your dryer vent at least once a year with a special vent cleaning brush. Make sure the outside dryer exhaust vent allows hot air to escape.

#8. Make sure your smoke detectors work
You should have at least one smoke detector on every floor of your house in an area where it can be heard from every room of the house. Inspect your smoke detectors regularly to make sure they work and develop an escape plan that your entire household can practice in case of emergency. The escape route should have two possible exits from every room and these paths should be as free of clutter as possible.

Staying fine tuned in the industry

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

As a leader in the industry SERVPRO knows that we must stay sharp and on top of our game in every aspect. One of these ways is to make sure we are always learning and improving our skills. There is so much to learn in the industry that our guys are constantly searching new ways to help improve our abilities to handle disasters. Our crew chiefs, production managers, technicians and office staff are constantly staying up on the latest information in the industry. We are also IICRC certified and most of our employees have improved their knowledge with other certifications. These certifications not only improve the way we handle situation but it can give our staff and customers the confidence to know that things will be done right the first time.

Taking care of your belongings

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we like to take care of our belongs.  Just as if you get a new house or car or whatever kind of exciting new possession usually you’ll take care of it, maybe clean it constantly or if you’re like me make sure its always looking the way it was when you bought it and organized.  Just like you’d take care of these necessities SERVPRO does the same for its equipment, vans and the office.  Having our vans cleaned up, organized and ready help for a smooth and fast process.  It’s the worst when you get out on-site and you can’t find any of your tools or the equipment isn’t cleaned properly so you end up calling the production manager to get a piece of equipment.  When your belongings aren’t taken care of time on job is wasted and when time is wasted then customers do not feel safe or confident in our work.     

Water damage cleanup during the COVID-19 pandemic

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

With the COVID-19 pandemic our society has started practicing social distancing as a way to spread the virus to each other and especially those in the high risk category.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has 17 plus years dealing with jobs that involve the inherent risk of potential harmful viruses and contaminants.  We have always provided PPE (personal protection equipment) to our employees during these jobs for their protection.

Now with the practice of social distancing we use the same PPE to not only ensure the safety of our workers but also the safety of you and those that occupy your home.  Our crew members wear N-95 dust masks or respirators and gloves from the moment they arrive at your residence.

All of our job site equipment is decontaminated after it leaves a residence and stored at the warehouse.  We also wipe down that same equipment before placing at newly flooded homes.

With these protocols we are doing everything possible to make sure you and your family are safe during your water damage cleanup.

Specialty Restoration Equipment

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration equipment in use at a job site in Las Vegas. SERVPRO Water Restoration Equipment. Location: Las Vegas, NV.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas, we only use the most up to date state-of-the-art restoration equipment available in Southern Nevada. These tools and our ability to use them are the reasons why we're able to handle any size and type of damage loss we come by. The quality of the equipment we use is of utmost importance to us. To be able provide a full restoration on any size disaster is a big responsibility; and we take our preparation and training seriously and regularly to be able to do it.

Types of Local Restoration Services Our Equipment Is Made For

Whether it’s a flood in your Las Vegas home, commercial building, water damage, fire damage, a mold infestation or even a bio hazard spill; Our team has the right tools to handle any kind of fire or water restoration emergency in the Las Vegas Valley. Our crews are thoroughly trained on how and when to use all of our specialized equipment. We educate our employees to be able to explain the reasons why we use the equipment on any given job. They also know how to clean and handle the equipment so it can be ready to use again. SERVPRO is always trying to find the latest equipment on the market. 

Our teams are constantly working on improving our inventory so we can ensure we are using the newest and best restoration equipment on the market. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to find out more about how we can service your local water damage needs at (702) 436-2555.

Solar Panel Storm Damage

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

In the Las Vegas valley, the use of solar panels is becoming increasingly popular.  They can provide homeowners the ability to decrease their utility bills and are environmentally friendly.  However, some local homeowners may question their durability especially when it comes to severe storm type weather such as floods, high winds, hail damage, and monsoons. Here are some things you may want to consider.

Solar panels are durable but much like any building material, they are also vulnerable to storm damage which can flood and damage other parts of your home as well. Homeowners who have sustained storm damage in Las Vegas may find it helpful to contact us, especially if they have a flood at (702) 436-2555.

Common types of damage from a storm may include:

  • Roof leaks as a result of improper installation and/or directly from storm damage.
  • Scratches from large tree limbs or wind blown particles which can effect the panel's ability to function.
  • Lightning strikes can also damage solar panels.

What Las Vegans Consider To Be The Biggest Threat

Most homeowners local to Las Vegas, Nevada consider hail storm damage to be the biggest concern when installing roof mounted solar panels. Today, these panels are constructed to withstand the impact of hail. However, there are several different manufacturers of solar panels. So it is advisable to research the brand you plan to install and their durability to withstand hail storms.

As a homeowner you can seek the advice of your solar panel installer on the best way to care for your new panels. With their help you should be able to position the panels to help them work as efficiently as possible while avoiding possible damage from trees and shrubs. Reach out to us at SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas if you need help with structural damage to your property.

Water and Fire Cleanup

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the cleanup of water and fire damage after a disaster.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been serving the Vegas area for over 15 years. SERVPRO has the expertise and knowledge to handle your water damage and fire cleanup needs.  With our on-hand estimators, you can have a peace of mind knowing that you will have a step by step by guide through the process.  Our office staff is also trained in what we do. Our office staff can follow up, call adjusters and make appointments and answer any questions you may have.  If they do not know an answer then they will have a specialist call you or they will find out from a specialist and call you back. When you have a disaster remember to call SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas

Monsoon season, storm damage cleanup in Las Vegas

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the cleanup industry for over 15 years in the Las Vegas area.  We have seen almost everything in this area.  This year we are preparing for a worse monsoon season (monsoon seasons have been lasting longer each year). Our technicians are trained weekly and daily on what to look for so we can properly cleanup and mitigate the area and give the homeowner or business owner a peace of mind.  One thing about monsoon season is that it could hit at any time and in any location around the Las Vegas area so without warning your driveway, your backyard or your older roof could be hit with heavy winds and heavy rain which can cause a significant amount of damage to a structure.  So, if your structure has a storm related disaster, make sure to contact someone you know has the knowledge and skill to cleanup your damage needs.

Call us Now: (702) 436-2555

Fire damage cleanup, Las Vegas

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in Fire and Water Cleanup and restoration.  We also handle mold remediation and BIO cleanups.  We can travel anywhere in the Vegas area all the way to Pahrump and even to Jean from time to time.  A lot of customers are familiar with are water cleanup division but our fire damage cleanup division is just as busy.  When a fire damage occurs, we make sure to send an estimator over right away, our estimators and production managers work closely with homeowners and insurance companies to insure your house is put back the way it was before.  Our documentation, photos and notes will be provided to the customer and insurance company at the end of the project to keep on record and show that the cleanup was done properly giving everyone a peace of mind.