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Mold remediation, containment set-up Las Vegas

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold remediation, containment set-up Las Vegas Door containment

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is very family oriented which means we treat every job as if you are family. We understand mold can be a very touchy process but because we have been in the mold remediation industry for more than 50 years we understand that mold can be hidden, we compare this to the iceberg affect where sometimes we are only looking at the tip. Whenever SERVPRO suspects mold we will always properly contain the area with no shortcuts, SERVPRO wants to make sure your dwelling is safe from anything harmful. In the photo is shown a simple door containment that was set after proper investigation of a water loss that had happened a few weeks prior. SERVPRO opened the walls and sure enough found mold. A mold remediation was performed and the homeowner was very pleased that we did not cut the drywall before we set the containment.

Mold Remediation, Las Vegas

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been in the cleanup and remediation industry for over 50 years. If SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas suspects mold then we will let the homeowner know immediately and if we find a sufficient amount then a remediation will be performed. SERVPRO of Southwest wants to make sure that you are protected and safe from any kind of dangers and we treat every mold remediation as if we are doing work on our own properties. In this photo is shown a water damage project but as SERVPRO was removing drywall we begin to find mold. SERVPRO immediately covered the area (protecting the unaffected areas) and advised the homeowner. SERVPRO set a proper containment and properly remediated the mold. SERVPRO hired an environmentalist to perform a post testing, the post testing results came back and SERVPRO passed. The homeowner was very happy with the quick response and knowledge our technicians had and most importantly very happy that the property was remediated.

Water damage, Las Vegas

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water damage, Las Vegas Penetrating water moisture readers

SERVPRO has been in the water cleanup industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas area for 18 years, which means that SERVPRO knows what equipment to use and most importantly how and when to use this equipment so your residential or commercial building can be mitigated and restored properly. SERVPRO also has moisture reading tools that we use to help us record the dry down evaluations and show that proper dry out was done correctly. SERVPRO has three main tools we use to find these reading: Infrared, non-penetrating moisture reader and penetrating moisture reader. In the photo is show the penetrating moisture reader. The penetrating moisture reader is the one we like to use the most because its pins allow for the best and most accurate reading. The only downfall to this reader is when we need to find moisture behind a hard surface like tile. For tile we use the non-penetrating moisture reader. For more information read about the non-penetrating moisture reader on our website.

Water Damage cleanup, Las Vegas

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage cleanup, Las Vegas SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas Warehouse. Crates for storage during a water loss

In some cases, during a water damage, a pack out is required. Pack out includes profession boxing, bubble wrapping and inventory of all items in the affected areas. This usually happens when SERVPRO needs to remove damaged flooring throughout a large portion of the house. When large areas of flooring are removed, they must be put back which means items such as couches, tables, china cabinets, TV stands, coffee tables, pianos and other large items need to be placed somewhere safe to help minimize damage and help the contractor properly lay the flooring. SERVPRO has trained technicians and a warehouse able to hold multiple pack outs at a time. After the project is complete SERVPRO will bring these items and place them back in the areas they belong. These pack outs are helpful when a storm damages your dwelling because of a flood.

Water Damage mitigation, Las Vegas

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage mitigation, Las Vegas Water damage caused by heavy amounts of rain

Water damage isn’t always the busted pipe or failed angle stop or overflowed toilet. Water damage also includes damage caused by storms. Although Las Vegas is known to be hot and dry we do get our hit of the monsoon season which can cause higher levels of humidity and inches to feet of water. Some cases the water will rise above the slab line allowing water to intrude into the structure causing small to large amounts of areas damage. In this photo is shown the aftermath of one of these storms. SERVPRO needed to cut and expose the outside walls and dry the framing properly. Also, SERVPRO placed a small containment to seal a window which might allow the humidity from the outside to affect and slow down the dry out of the inside. SERVPRO was still able to dry out the structure in 3 days which allowed for a quicker build back and a happier customer.

Mold remediation Las Vegas

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold remediation Las Vegas Full-face mask with a set of HEPA filters

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the treatment and remediation of mold. SERVPRO has been in the remediation industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been servicing the Las Vegas Valley for over 18 years. SERVPRO has the training and knowledge to keep your dwelling safe and keep our employees from exposure to microscopic mold spores. In the photo is shown a full-face mask with a set of HEPA filters. SERVPRO technicians wear the full-face mask to keep debris from harming the eye and the HEPA filters are used to help keep our technicians from breathing in spores. Also, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas builds a containment which is used to keep spores from entering unaffected areas and we use air scrubbers to collect any loose spores. After the proper cleaning SERVPRO will hire an environmentalist to perform a post test. If SERVPRO fails to clean properly then SERVPRO will re-clean the area until it passes.

Water Damage, Las Vegas

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage, Las Vegas Framing exposed and properly dried.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the water damage cleanup industry for over 50 years and has been in the Las Vegas Valley for over 18. During the rainy season SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready for any size of water damage, whether the cause of loss was due to a faulty roof, improperly installed window or unsealed door SERVPRO has the knowledge and skill to properly mitigate the affected area(s). In this photo is shown the removed damaged drywall. The cause of loss was because of missing tiles from heavy winds and followed by heavy rain. Almost the entire wall needed to be removed to expose the framing and remove the wet insulation. After the framing was properly dried, drywall wall placed and textured and painted.

Commercial Water Damage, equipment for dry out

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage, equipment for dry out Air movers used to dry the wall behind the cabinet.

Commercial water losses, if not handled properly, can cause a lot of waisted time which will increase the time spent during a water loss. SERVPRO has 50 plus years of knowledge to help educate and train our staff properly in these situations. SERVPRO knows that every minute lost means money lost for the business and commercial building. In this photo is shown an air mover being used to help dry the wall directly behind the cabinet. Because SERVPRO was on site within 30 minutes and immediately removed all toe kicks, SERVPRO was able to control further damages and prevent removal of this cabinet. SERVPRO’s speed and knowledge of understanding what to do helped save most all of the cabinets on this property. The project was done in 4 days and the owner was very impressed.

Commercial Water Loss, Providing the right amount of equipment

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss, Providing the right amount of equipment Spider Box,, this allows SERVPRO to provide more outlets so we can add more equipment

If you own a commercial building or even if you run a business out of a commercial property you understand and know that money is lost every waisted minute or hour your business is stopped during a disaster. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows how you feel because we are constantly helping business’s get back up as soon as possible after a disaster. SERVPRO knows that most commercial water disasters require a lot more equipment, mainly because of the size, and we also know that most of the time other restoration companies cannot set the right amount of equipment because they do not have enough outlets and they also fear breakers will begin to pop. This photo shows a spider box, basically spider boxes allow SERVPRO to set the correct amount of equipment and also keep the breakers from popping. In this scenario the building owner was very impressed by this piece of equipment and had a peace of mind knowing that his property was properly being taken care of.

Commercial water Loss, Las Vegas

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial water Loss, Las Vegas SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas Technicians remove glue down carpet

SERVPRO knows the importance of getting a commercial building back up and running. We know that money is lost every second, hour and day that a commercial building is out of service. SERVPRO has been in the water, fire and mold clean-up and remediation business for more than 50 years. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas recognizes the different types of materials used in most every commercial property, for instance, in this photo is shown a picture of SERVPRO technicians removing glue down carpet. The carpet was under 4-6” of water for the entire weekend and needed to be removed, SERVPRO knows that once glue down carpet begins to dry the glue adhesive becomes strong making the carpet almost impossible to remove. SERVPRO contacted the insurance and after explanation removed the carpet immediately. The building owner did not know about this and was so happy that SERVPRO was able to remove the carpet immediately which helped speed up the project.