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Mold Remediation

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

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. 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 in a storm

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is not always the broken pipes or failed angle stop or overflowed toilet. Water damage also includes damage caused by storms. Although Las Vegas is known to be a desert where it is mostly hot and dry, most people that move here are surprised about the storm seasons and the amount of water that can fall within a few minutes, we do get our hit of the monsoon season which can cause higher levels of humidity and inches to feet of water. In some cases, the water will rise above the slab line allowing water to intrude into the structure causing small to large amounts of area damage. SERVPRO of Las Vegas is ready to handle these types of emergencies. Our crews are trained and skilled in knowing how to communicate with your insurance company to ensure that your storm damage loss is handled properly with no secondary damages. Our estimators can come out on site before you file a claim and provide a free estimate and advise you on the steps taken to properly handle your loss.

Commercial Fire, Water and Mold Damages

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been serving the Las Vegas area for more than 15 years. Our main goal is to get you back to work as soon as possible. We are a business as well and we know the stress a company can take because of unforeseen emergencies. To help commercial building and businesses, hotels, condominiums, or any other commercial structures SERVPRO has created the Emergency Ready Plans (ERP’s). These emergency plans can describe steps to take during a fire, water, or mold loss.  It can also contain emergency contacts, the nearest hospital, insurance information, blueprints, emergency shutoff locations and much more. SERVPRO strongly believes in keeping your business up and running and we do not charge a fee to set this service up. SERVPRO can also help on-site staff understand and give a tour around the building for hands on learning.

If you have a commercial fire, water, or mold damage contact SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas for a free estimate.

Commercial Damages

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the cleanup and restoration of fire, water, and mold. SERVPRO knows the importance of running a business and understands the stress that weighs on property managers and business owners so when your commercial building is undergoing an emergency SERVPRO is always ready and our crews are trained and ready for anything. Through online and person to person courses, you can rest assured to know that SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will handle your loss the right way, the first time. With over 50 years’ experience and training in the cleanup industry, owners and managers can feel comfort knowing that SERVPRO is on site. SERVPRO also has specialized equipment for commercial use only which means we can save more materials which will minimize build and get the business back up and running in a shorter amount of time.

Fire Damage

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks are gone, your Las Vegas home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet. 

Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We will always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we will treat your property with great care.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training you need!

Storm damage

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day, or night.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,650 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will make sure the work is done properly, efficiently and in a timely manner.

Water Damage

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Every water damage is different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is close by and ready to respond to your cleaning or restoration needs. We are proud to be an active member of the Las Vegas, NV community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Large Loss Division

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Smoke and Soot

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Different Types of Smoke 

There are two different types of smoke. A wet smoke and a dry smoke. There are also different types of soot residue that will determine what kind of smoke damage occurred after the fire. Before restoration begins, We at SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Ideas on what to do when you have water damage

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Water losses can happen at any time of the day and in some cases all hours of the night. Luckily SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we will be on site within an hour.  Below are some great ideas on what to do and not do when you have water damage.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Do not leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not use television or other household appliances.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.