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Restoration company, Las Vegas

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas likes to educate people on what we do. Recently a customer asked “Why do you call yourself a restoration company if you do not do the build back as well?" In this blog we will tell you how a water mitigation company restores a property.  For example, when a water loss floods a property and the framing to the property becomes wet, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas needs to make sure we get the framing back to its dry down standard. Another way of saying it is that SERVPRO needs to restore the framing to its dry down standard (what it was before it got wet).  SERVPRO’s goal is to restore as much material as we can and prevent secondary issues (mold).  When the structure is dry and the damaged material is removed, then the dwelling is ready for a contractor to put the removed damaged material back where it goes.

Fire damage, Las Vegas

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration.  SERVPRO has 50 plus years in the industry and 15 plus years in the Las Vegas area.  SERVPRO has about seen it all, and we are ready for anything.  SERVPRO understands the stress that a fire damage can cause to an owner and that’s why we will be there every step up the way.  Our technicians and staff are trained weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly constantly building our knowledge with a variety of fire damage scenarios.  We are always working together and discovering fire cleanup techniques to better improve our fired damage cleanup needs.  Our equipment is checked weekly and always up-to-date so that we can always provide the best service for your loss.

Fire damage, Las Vegas

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in fire damage cleanup and we have been in the valley for over 15 years.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can help clean both commercial and residential dwelling.  Our skills and knowledge come with a background of 50 plus years in the industry for fire damage cleanup.  There are multiple ways that a fire can start, some of these scenarios can be as follows: Proteins which include meats, gas and electric.  SERVPRO cleans up each type a little differently so that we can properly restore your dwelling to the way it was before.  SERVPRO documents important information and takes photos for your project so that you can have a peace of mind knowing that the job is being done right.

Fire cleanup, Las Vegas

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the cleanup and restoration of fire and water damage.  SERVPRO has been in the fire damage cleanup industry for over 50 years and is constantly improving ourselves through the cleanup process.  Fire damage can do a lot of harm to our belongings, but our SERVPRO estimators are proficient in the cleanup process.  Our estimators will go on site and investigate each situation to see what can be cleaned and what cannot be cleaned.  Our SERVPRO solutions and cleaning products are tested and proven to cleanup various situations.  Our crews and production team are all certified for cleanup and constantly expand our education through training's and hands on situations.  With SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas you can feel confident if you have a fire damage to your commercial or dwelling.

Water cleanup, Las Vegas

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the water cleanup and restoration industry for over 50 years.  We own a variety of equipment to help with the water cleanup process.  We have the latest, most up-to-date air movers and dehumidifiers to help with the structural dry down process.  We also have extractors for residential and commercial buildings.  Our crews, production manages and staff are all IICRC and WRT certified and are constantly improving our education yearly through vigorous training and hands on experience.  Throughout the water damage process customers can contact our estimators and staff at any time, we document and photograph daily which means you can always be up-to-date on the daily procedures.  When you have a water damage you can have a peace of mind when choosing SERVPRO as your water damage cleanup specialist.

Latest technology and up-to-date equipment

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas makes sure to have the latest technology and the most up-to-date equipment on the market.  Every 3-4 years we make sure to swap out our equipment.  Our iPads, moister readers and computers are always up-to-date as well.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas understands that sometimes technology does not perform the best, we are aware of dead zones in Las Vegas and that’s why each crew is prepared with paper documentation as well.  Monthly, our crew chiefs and production managers will go through the equipment.  Any equipment with bad wiring, over heating or not performing correctly is immediately removed the line and checked by a professional and removed if not up to code.  Why SERVPRO? Our technology and equipment is always top of the line for your water and fire damages.

Water and Fire damage cleanup and restoration, Why SERVPRO?

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas?  SERVPRO has been in the Water and Fire damage cleanup and restoration industry for over 15 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been serving the Las Vegas Valley for over 15 years.  SERVPROs technicians, crew chiefs, project managers and marketing manager are all IICRC and WRT certified. SERVPRO employees and staff are educating each other yearly, monthly, weekly and daily on the latest and most efficient ways to handle a variety of situations.  Also, our project manager and marketing manager are ASD certified.  All technicians and staff follow the S500 which is the dry down standard guideline for proper dry out.  So, why SERVPRO?  Our training and education are one of the many reasons why we are a leader in the industry for Water and Fire damage cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO, Las Vegas

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the water and fire cleanup industry for over 15 years. Our Crew Chiefs and Technicians are trained on the latest and up-to-date technology which helps us stay well-tuned and on our game. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas only uses the most recent equipment because we want to provide the best for your property. Why SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas? SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is always ready to help and we provide free estimates and advise. Our estimators will work with your insurance company to insure you are properly taken care of. If you do not have insurance, don’t worry because SERVPRO can help can still help, because we know that having your home safe is the most important thing.

SERVPRO, Emergency Ready Plan, Las Vegas

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas? SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas works great with commercial properties. Weather it’s a hospital, school, college, apartment complex, hotel and casino SERVPRO is ready to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. SERVPRO’s knowledge and experience is 50 years plus strong and we are only getting better and stronger.

Our Emergency Ready Plans are great for any type of commercial structure and the best part is, is that they are free to set up and only require an appointment. Our “ERP” has information such as: water shut off valve, gas shutoff, electric shutoff and not only that but it can also include the contact information for these various shutoffs as well. Insurance information, plumbing information, loss documents and photos SERVPRO’s Ready Plans are a great tool for any building and will help save time and even money. Call today and learn how you can get a FREE Emergency Ready Plan for your commercial structure.

Commercial water cleanup, Las Vegas

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializing in the cleanup and restoration of fire, water and mold. SERVPRO has been in the industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas areas for over 15 years. 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. With over 50 years’ experience and training in the cleanup industry owners and managers can feel comfort knowing that SERVPRO is on site. Also, SERVPRO 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.

Mold remediation, Las Vegas

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the mold remediation industry for over 50 years. SERVPRO strives to get better and is constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest and safest ways to remediate a mold situation. From protecting our crews to making sure that your house is a healthy environment, SERVPRO will follow the necessary steps to getting your home back the way is was. SERVPRO always verifies our work by hiring a certified environmentalist to test our work to validate we properly remediated the affected area(s). In the attached photo is shown a water damage in a vacant home, the homeowner lived in another state and the property manager walked in to a massive amount of microbial activity. SERVPRO crews have the proper training to handle any size of remediation. The homeowner was impressed and glad to hear SERVPRO was on site handling the situation correctly.

Water Damage Las Vegas, storm

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Strong winds and rain caused damage to this ceiling

SERVPRO has been in the Water and Fire cleanup industry for over 50 years. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years and its owner is a Nevada native. We know that Las Vegas doesn’t always perfect weather and when its tsunami season homes are more susceptible for water damage. In this photo it shows a home where some tiles blew off from a strong wind/rain storm. Water intruded through the roof, affecting the ceiling of the dwelling. SERVPRO was able to safely remove the damaged drywall and expose the framing and dry down the structure in preparation for the build back. The homeowner was extremely happy with the fast response from our crew and most importantly that SERVPRO was able to get the property back to where it was before.

Storm Damage Cleanup, Protecting your home

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been helping homeowners with a variety of different storm damage cleanups for over 15 years in the Las Vegas area and SERVPRO as a brand has been helping nationwide for over 50 years. It is important, when handling any type of cleanup, to also focus on the little things. In this photo is shown a SERVPRO crew chief taking care and protecting laminated flooring. Although the flooring was not damaged nor was it located in the area, he was aware that the location would be used for a walking path during demo. With that being said, the crew chief wanted to make sure that we did not damage an unaffected area. The homeowner was very impressed that our SERVPRO team took the time and care to think of everything being done.

Water damage, mold remediation Las Vegas

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the cleanup of Fire and Water Damage. A lot of people do not realize that we also specialize in the proper remediation of mold. Our technicians are trained and tested to correctly remediate mold. To verify our remediation, a post testing is completed by a licensed environmentalist and if SERVPRO does not pass, because of lack of cleaning, then SERVPRO will re-clean the area until it passes, free of charge. The attached photo shows an air scrubber at a property. The homeowner had a water damage which was not reported for a couple weeks, finally when the homeowner called SERVPRO, SERVPRO found mold. Our crew immediately contained the area and placed and air scrubber inside the containment and outside the containment. The photo is of the air scrubber outside the containment. In some scenarios to ensure that any air-born spore outside the protected area was captured SERVPRO will place an air scrubber outside the containment as well.

Mold remediation, containment set-up Las Vegas

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Fire Damage cleanup, Removal vs non removal of drywall

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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

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.

Free emergency plans for your commercial building

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is faster to any size of disaster. When a disaster hits your commercial building SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can pull in the other 6 franchises and even pull in the CAT team stationed in St George.  SERVPRO has 50 years’ experience in the commercial water cleanup and disaster industry and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years.  We have experienced technicians who must be trained and pass multiple tests throughout the year.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas also has there ERP’s, these Emergency Ready Profiles will help you know who to call, what to do, and where to go if a water damage, fire damage or CAT loss occurs. The best part about this is that it’s FREE. SERVPRO can set up a FREE ERP for any of your commercial buildings.

Emergency Plans commercial, Las Vegas

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profiles or ERP’s are a great tool to use if you have a water, fire or mold disaster on your property or commercial building.  A trained SERVPRO specialist will come out at NO COST to set up a profile.  Such things included in the profile are an overview of the building for example important exits to use, places vendors need to park, insurance information, closest hospital, closets police station and much more. Also included the Emergency Ready Profiles are important shut off valves.  Where in the room are the shut off valves located? Which valves shut off which areas? Is there a code? Where is the code? Who has the code? Also ERP’s will give you a step by step process this step by step process allows you to save time which will save you money.  This is just a small fraction of the ERP can do for you. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and find out more.

Commercial cleanup, water damage in Las Vegas

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been helping commercial owners and servicing all sizes of commercial building for years.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas valley for over 15 years and in the commercial cleanup industry for over 50! SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the skills and knowledge to handle whatever may happen to your commercial water, mold or fire damage loss. There is no commercial loss to big. SERVPRO has its storm chasing team and can also team up with other SERVPRO franchises across the valley.  Las Vegas has 6 other franchises ready for whatever happens. So if you are a commercial building owner look no further and call SERVPRO of Spring Valley for a free quote and have a trained estimator let you know how to handle your commercial loss.

Las Vegas Condo water damage cleanup

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen at any time and the odds of having a water damage in your attached condo are even higher.  One reason why the risk is higher is because you have an attached neighbor.  Do you know your neighbor? Do they regularly check to make sure there appliances are working? SERVPRO has seen most everything in regards to water damage.  SERVPRO has been in the water cleanup industry for over 50 years and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in Las Vegas for over 15!  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows the stress that homeowners feels during a water damage loss.  Whether it’s a water heater failure, burst angle stop, bathtub overflow or something coming from your neighbor SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the tools and technicians take that stress away.

Mold Remediation Condo Unit

1/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause secondary damages if not dried out properly.  Even though we are in Las Vegas, which can be very dry and very hot it by no means, means that mold is impossible. When water gets trapped between walls or in other tight places it can start to create its own greenhouse effect.  When this happens mold can begin to grow within anywhere from 1-3 days.  It's important to immediately call out a SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas estimator to test all wet areas and make sure the moisture reading are safe.  Condos seem to be a huge trap for mold mainly because there are a lot of times where leaks are not detected until it's too late or tenants have water issues that they take care of themselves without letting the homeowner know.  Because of this we know to be very cautious when a condo leaks.  If you are a tenant it's important to let the homeowner so they can send SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas out for a FREE inspection.

Storm Damage Las Vegas

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Last year it seemed like Las Vegas received a lot more rain than normal.  Not only did it seem like we got more rain but when it rained it seemed to rain from every angle.  Sometimes it's hard to see where the water ends or even begins.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has advanced technology to help find and dry the areas before they receive secondary damages.  In this photo a SERVPRO project manager is using an infrared on his phone to help identify the affected areas.  Once these areas are identified SERVPRO will double verify they are wet with a moisture reader, either penetrating or non-penetrating.  Infrareds are helpful but must be double check only because infrareds will identify cold areas only so there could be false readings.  The homeowner was captivated with the technology SERVPRO provided and was impressed with the knowledge portrayed.

Mold Damage Remediation Las Vegas

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold usually means that water has been trapped for a period of time.  In some cases it's because a water loss occurred and wasn't cleaned up properly or a leak was so small that it was never detected until it's too late.  In this photo SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is using a BIG air scrubber and a HEPA vacuum to help clean the affected area.  This loss was caused by a faulty roof which was slowly leaking then a wind storm came by causing massive amounts and rain to fall through big opening.  The insurance company recommended a licensed company to get on site with the knowledge to do the work.  The homeowner was recommended to contact SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas.  SERVPRO is a mold remediation professional willing to take on any size of loss.

Storm Damage Cleanup Las Vegas

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

This year Las Vegas had a lot of wind which usually was followed by rain.  As many of you know when it rains in Vegas it usually will pour!  It's very important to know who to contact when this happens.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the area for over 15 years and SERVPRO has been in the industry for over 50 years.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the knowledge and proper training to handle all kinds of losses no matter the size.  In this photo is shown a technician working to remove damages ceiling caused by a faulty roof which was hit with this wind/rain storm.  SERVPRO found mold in a few areas and was prepared with our personal protective equipment, PPE, to keep our technicians safe.

Mold Cleanup Las Vegas Complex

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can be hard to find.  In most cases mold is hidden and found when another loss happens.  In this photo it shows an air scrubber used to collect mold spores while doing demo on a job site.  The dwelling complex owner had multiple company's out to bid the project and although SERVPRO came out higher SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas, according to the homeowner SERVPRO "had the most knowledge and felt to be the most trustworthy" in regards to the situation.  While on site SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas identified the affected areas, next they set containments in the appropriate areas and protected items no affect with plastic.  SERVPRO then set the equipment needed which in this case was a couple small air scrubbers in two separate areas on site and then demo with proper cleanup was performed.  After SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas completed the final clean a post testing was done to insure proper remediation was performed. 

Fire Damage Cleanup for over 50 years

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the area for over 15 years.  Not only that but the owner is a native to Nevada and owns two franchises in the Valley.  SERVPRO has been in the Fire Damage Cleanup business for over 50 years.  This means they have basically been through it all and have seen everything from small to large scale.  SERVPRO also has 5 other franchises in the Valley which means no job is too big.  SERVPRO also has a storm team with semi's and crews fit to take on any hotel in the area.  For jobs like fire damage it can be very stressful to know what to do.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will treat your house as their own.  We take pride in the work we do to insure the customer is back to where they were before. "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage, should I file a claim if the fire started at my neighbors?

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas gets asked multiple questions daily about whether or not to file a claim.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas does not have the power to act like an adjuster nor do we answer questions that should be answered by a licensed adjuster.  We can however give a ball park figure in regards to a fire loss damage which could help you determine if it's worth filing a claim or not.  I would say the most asked question in regards to ANY type of loss when it comes from a connected neighbor is "should I still file a claim?" I always recommend filing a claim because in most cases these types of losses will include the HOA and can take a long period of time to figure out who's responsible for what (they have to read through the CC&R's) which could take weeks.  If both parties file a claim then in most cases each insurance will cover its own and determine who's at fault behind curtains and subrogate against the at fault party.

Mold Remediation Las Vegas

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

If you find mold in your home SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can come give a free assessment of the damages and properly remediate the dwelling so your home can be a safe living environment again.  In this photo mold was found exposed on the outside of the drywall in the ceiling area.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas professionals know that mold can spread and sometimes we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg.  On this particular job an estimator was able to warn the homeowner about the areas where the mold could spread, everything was photographed and documented and the homeowner was pleased that SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out.  Although the damages were excessive the homeowner felt that the property was now a safe place for the family.

Storm Damage Las Vegas

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

For the past few years Las Vegas has been receiving a lot more rain than usual.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the right people and most importantly the skill and knowledge to handle any king of storm damage.  In this photo multiple storms passed through the area in a matter of days causing damage to this commercial building.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas professionals where able to get on site to stop further damages and after the roofer fixed the damaged roof SERVPRO was able to finish the mitigation and the business was ready sooner than expected.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows how important it is to get your dwelling back to where it was before.  We take every job seriously and put it back the way it was before "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage Las Vegas

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

When it rains in Las Vegas it RAINS.  SERVPRO of Las Vegas is owned and ran by Nevada natives and they know the amounts of water that can drop in this area.  SERVPRO of Las Vegas has the professionals and the equipment to handle any size of storm that hits the Las Vegas valley.  In this photo is shown our penetrating water moister reader and it can be used to detect how wet a material is.  In this photo it is being used on drywall to determine the amount of moister. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to mark the correct areas using the right tool for the job.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will always come out to do a free assessment because we want to make sure your home is a safe environment for your family, friends and loved ones.

Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's are individually owned franchises which makes us unique.  In the Las Vegas area there are 6 franchises which gives us the advantage to handle any size of loss.  We also have a storm team located in St. George in case Las Vegas gets hit with a large scale disaster.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years and has the knowledge and skill to handle any kind of loss.  With most of our team being Nevada/Las Vegas natives we understand that crazy storms that can hit in this area.  In this photo is a garage that had extensive roof damage which caused a large part of the ceiling to get affected.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was on site immediately after the roofer to open the ceiling and clean and dry the structure in preparation for build back.  

Storm Damage Las Vegas

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Nobody's home is built perfect, especially in Las Vegas.  Lately extreme storms have been hitting the Las Vegas area.  During the months of July, August and September we have been seeing a huge amount of water land in the Las Vegas area and towns around.  With our non-perfect homes water seems to find its way through every little crack.  In this photo James, a crew chief for SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas, is making a cut above the baseboard line to help detach the baseboard easier. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to remove the drywall and dry down the structure before mold formed. The homeowner was happy that the loss wasn't as bad as he thought and complimented James for his knowledge and understanding about the situation.

Mold Damage Las Vegas

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Although Las Vegas is very dry mold can still form if a property isn't dried down properly.  When water gets trapped between a wall, or under a water heater stand or between two floors it can start to create its own greenhouse effect and mold can start to grow anywhere from 24 to 72 hours.  It is very important to contact SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas immediately to assess the damages even if you think they are not that bad. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas always offers free estimates because we know it's important to keep your loved ones in a healthy environment. In this photo is one of our high powered air scrubbers, this air scrubber was placed in an area containing massive amounts of mold and is used to help keep spores from spreading throughout other areas of the property.

Mold Remediation Las Vegas NV

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

In many cases mold can be hidden or trapped behind materials such as vinyl, laminate, drywall baseboards and more. If you don't notice anything out of the norm then it's always best to get an environmentalist out to check the air quality in the concerned areas, call a professional from SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to check out what's going on.  In this photo an environmentalist found higher mold levels in the dining area of a home SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out to take care of the damages.  SERVPRO placed this air scrubber on site to help purify the air in the location of the mold to help collect any lose spores throughout the area.  The customer was happy with the knowledge and professionalism the SERVPRO technicians had.

Water Damage Las Vegas

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

When a disaster hits your property it's very important to select a company you can trust.  Documentation is very important especially if you file an insurance claim.  Like we say if it's not recorded then it's "Like it never even happened". SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas makes sure to photograph and document everything with notes. We also record the dry down process and show customers our readings to insure proper dry out is taking place.  In this photo a homeowner had a water leak coming from above, the homeowner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to come inspect and mitigate the situation.  A SERVPRO technician is recording and documenting the areas while another technician is preparing the ceiling for an inspection cut by setting a water containment barrier to keep the debris down.  The owner was happy to know that whatever happened SERVPRO was there to make it "Like it never even happened"

Commercial water damage, Las Vegas

7/9/2017 (Permalink)

Dehumidifier and Air mover used to dry the property

When you're running a business the last thing you want is water damage.  Water damage can be a problem when it comes to a business, SERVPRO knows how important it is to get out fast and mitigate before mold forms. In this situation janitors over the weekend clogged and overflowed the toilet on their way out.  In the morning the business manager opened the door to a business full of water.  The property manager called out SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to extract the water and dry down the property.  SERVPRO was able to dry down the property in 4 days and reconstruction was started immediately after.  The property manager and business owner were impressed with the speed, thoroughness and professionalism SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas portrayed while on site.

Commercial Water Damage, Las Vegas

7/9/2017 (Permalink)

Air movers used to dry down the business

No business owner likes getting a call concerning water damage.  Water damage is very common here in Las Vegas and if not handled properly mold can begin to form and spread throughout.  Mold plus a business is never a good mix.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows that time and speed is everything we have the equipment and knowledge to handle any size of water damage.  In this situation a sprinkler went off on the second floor causing damage to the business and the other unit attach.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out and on site within 20 minutes.  SERVPRO set equipment and began getting a game plan immediately and within 4 days SERVPRO had the damaged walls opened and the structure dried down and ready for build back.

Water Damage Las Vegas

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Boxes used for the pack out. Pack outs are needed to protect items during the water loss

Water damage usually hits when you least expect it, remember if you are leaving on vacation it's always a good idea to shut off the water or get someone who can come by and make sure your house is still functioning properly.  In this situation the homeowner was out of town and received an alert from there camera.  When they opened the alert they saw water coming out of the front door. Luckily they were only 2 hours away, they got back to Vegas, turned off the water and called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to come out and start the water cleanup.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to dry the house and pack out the items so build back could be completed and to keep the items safe. The homeowner was impressed with the communication and daily updates when needed.

Commercial water damage cleanup

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

This is a dehumidifier, its smaller in size but has the power to handle any size of loss. Its easy to carry and can fit in smaller areas.

Las Vegas has lots of visitors throughout the year.  This means that time and speed is everything when it comes to a commercial water loss at our Vegas hotels.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the knowledge, equipment and skill to handle any size of loss regardless of the water source.  In this situation SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out because the hotel couldn’t handle the size.  SERVPRO was out on site extracting water and starting the dry down immediately.  Because we know how the hotels are built here in the Vegas area we were able to cut the needed areas and save the rest.  The GM was impressed with our knowledge concerning the matter and even called us out the next week for another smaller leak. 

Fire Damage Las Vegas

5/29/2017 (Permalink)

James pulling smoke damaged drywall from a home

With the increase of people moving to Vegas homes are selling like crazy here in Vegas.  A lot of times you don’t know who you are buying the home from if it’s a short sale or foreclosure.  In this case a new homeowner received his keys and the next day walked into a mess of three separate fires in various locations in the home, paint on the walls and even some water damage.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out as soon as the investigator was completed and work started the very same day.  After 3 days of demo the house was ready for build back.  The homeowner was out of town but was very impressed with the speed and professionalism SERVPRO portrayed throughout the job.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is a trusted vendor for many insurance companies and will make sure we take care of your property no matter the type or size of loss.

Fire Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

One of the rooms which was engulfed with smoke

Fire damage is never a good situation for any homeowner/business owner.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has been in the valley for 15 years and we have the professionalism and experience for any type of fire damage.  In this situation a fire broke out in multiple locations, after the investigation SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to come out on site and start the cleanup process. The homeowner was very impressed with the knowledge the production manager had concerning the situation.  Demo began immediately and items such as toilets, and tubs were cleaned with our SERVPRO cleaning chemicals. In 4 days demo was completed, including a duct cleaning and the property was ready for build back.  The homeowner was impressed with the speed and attention to detail SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas portrayed. 

Fire Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage

A small spark can turn into flames, spread and even engulf a dwelling within minutes.  In this photo the tenant left his stove on and ran down stairs to grab something out of his car, when he came back to his condo he was welcomed with massive amounts of smoke and fire. Soon the fire trucks were out and the cleanup began.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called out and ended up doing the cleanup.  Within a couple days the insurance gave SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas the green light to start the work.  The owner said he was well pleased with the professionalism and the knowledge the estimator/production manager had and how easy and smooth the process was.

 Remember it is very important to start the cleanup as soon as possible especially with professionals who know what to do!

Fire Damage, Las Vegas

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage cleanup

This Commercial fire loss was the cause of bad wiring and in time smoke turned into flames.  The owner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to come out and assess the situation.  The trained SERVPRO production manager was able to provide a step by step instruction on what was to happen in during the fire cleanup process.  The owner was impressed with the knowledge and experience of the production manager and had SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas continue with the cleanup.  SERVPRO was in and starting the cleanup the very next day.  The owner said he was pleased with the speed and knowledge SERVPRO had concerning the situation.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can handle any size of fire loss and our trained crews have the skill and knowledge to handle any kind of Fire Loss.

Water Extraction, Las Vegas

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

TRIMEX being used to show how far the water had wicked up the wall

The owner of this vacant condo had the water turned on to the unit and when he got inside he heard water spraying.  He ran to the bathroom and saw massive amounts of water being released from the angle stop behind the toilet.  He turned the water off and immediately called his insurance company.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was recommended to go out and within a half hour the crew was extracting water and setting equipment. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas knows the importance of getting out ASAP and in this case they were able to save a lot of areas from being removed.  In the photo it shows one of our moisture readers, the trimex, being used to detect how far the water had wicked up the wall.

Water Damage, Las Vegas

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Infrared used to locate the wet areas

A broken pipe caused a large amount of water to be spread throughout this home located in Las Vegas.  At the time the homeowner was at work and didn't find out until a few hours later when a neighbor called.  The homeowner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to come out and extract the water and start the dry down process.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was on site and ready within a half hour.  In the photo shows an infrared, infrareds are great to use when the home has a lot of we areas.  In this case the crew chief was able to mark all the wet areas for the crew to place equipment. Because the infrared only reads temperature the crew chief was able to double verify with the TRIMEX which reads moisture in the wall.  The homeowner saved a lot of money due to the speed and technology SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas had.

Commercial Mold Remediation, Las Vegas

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Juan properly containing an area of the commercial building where mold was found.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has over 49 years’ experience with mold from our experts who started in Tennessee.  With the knowledge and training SERVPRO has set up for its franchise SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has become very knowledgeable and well trained concerning any type of mold remediation.  In this scenario mold spores formed over a matter of time and spread throughout multiple places of this well known commercial building.  Juan is prepping one of the areas where mold was found, he is properly containing the area with our 6mil and tape.  This business owner had no idea the amount of mold that was present until an environmentalist was called out.  After the discover and fear of the employees the owner called someone trusted  and SERVPRO was out within a half hour assessing the situation and making a plan for remediation.

Commercial Water Loss

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

In this photo is one of our desiccants we use on big commercial projects

When temperatures get cold pipes in Vegas can still burst and when they do water can go everywhere. In this situation water was standing about 2 inches throughout this commercial building located in Las Vegas.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was on site within 20 minutes and was extracting water, setting equipment and taking documentation for insurance.  Sometimes we need to use special equipment to help dry down and save the insurance company/owner money on build back and help prevent secondary damages. For this job we were able to set a desiccant to help speed the dry down in this warehouse.  Because of this special equipment SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to help the business get up and running with minimum demo.  They were very thrilled with the speed and persistence while on site. 

Water Damage, Las Vegas

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

This photo shows our air mover and dehumidifier on a water loss.

Las Vegas has some interesting water. We actually have such hard water then over a less period of time this hard water can corrode pipes, angle stops, water heaters and valves we use on a daily.  When pipes get corroded they burst causing sometimes massive amounts of water. This is one of our air movers we use, with a dehumidifier, to help with the dry down.  It is very important to have the right equipment and most important to know how to use it. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the skill and ability to handle any kind of loss and any size.  With proper dry down from trained professionals we can stop secondary damages and more importantly get your place back to where it was before. 

Commercial Mold Remediation

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

In this photo a SERVPRO technician is properly handling a mold remediation

If water damage occurs it is best to have professionals take care of it.  If it's small then it is best to get an estimate and scope of work by an estimator who has the right equipment to find out how much water is in a material as well as how far its spread.  When water isn't handles correctly mold can form and when that same area gets affected again mold can spread and become big and spores can cause mold to find other locations and a small leak could turn into a big mold remediation.  In this commercial building that just happened.  The owners sent out professionals to remediate the mold.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to treat the mold properly and make the business a safe working environment again. 

Commercial Water Loss

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

This flooded unit was caused by below freezing temperatures

In Las Vegas when we experience below freezing temperatures pipes can burst causing massive amounts of water to flow everywhere.  In this commercial water loss a heating system failed causing sprinkler pipes above to burst when the temperatures dropped below freezing.  Water was about two inches throughout and SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was on site within a half hour extracting and cleaning up the mess. Because of the type of loss all wet areas/materials needed to be cut to prevent secondary damages.  With over 3000 square feet of damages SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was in and out within 5 days. 

No matter the size of the loss SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the knowledge and skill set to clean up and get you back on your feet. Especially when it comes to business's, we know the importance of getting you back up and running. 

Commercial Water loss

1/28/2017 (Permalink)

This flooded commercial building was caused by a sprinkler pipe burst

When it's cold water freezes and can cause a lot of water damage if a pipe bursts. In this case water from the sprinkler system went everywhere covering the commercial building in inches of rain.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to get on site and extract the water, set equipment and cut the damaged walls to prevent secondary damages from occurring. Luckily for these business owners this building was being used as a storage shed at the time of the loss. Big or small SERVPRO is ready to handle any size of loss, we have the knowledge and skills to get you back on your feet and ready for business.  In this situation we were in and out in 4 days and the property was ready for build back the next week.  The owners were very pleased with how fast the process was and how fast SERVPRO got out on site. 

Commercial Mold Remediation Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

The kitchen where the mold was found and properly remediated

A slow water leak caused a small water damage to turn into a much needed mold remediation in Las Vegas. This photo shows proper containment set up in the kitchen which allowed SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to remediate the job safely for our technicians and for the employees working in the surrounding areas. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to work around the schedule of the employees and still finish the project within a week.  Build back was done immediately after and the owner was pleased with the work done.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready and prepared to take on any situation, our employees are well trained and trained enough to change a job if needed.  We inspect and make sure the area is safe for ourselves and especially for those in the surrounding areas.

Mold Remediation Las Vegas NV

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

A slow water leak caused a small water damage to turn into a much needed mold remediation in Las Vegas. This photo shows proper containment set up in the kitchen which allowed SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas to remediate the job safely for our technicians and for the employees working in the surrounding areas. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to work around the schedule of the employees and still finish the project within a week.  Build back was done immediately after and the owner was pleased with the work done.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready and prepared to take on any situation, our employees are well trained and trained enough to change a job if needed.  We inspect and make sure the area is safe for ourselves and especially for those in the surrounding areas.

Mold Remediation Las Vegas NV

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

The photo shows a basic containment set up in the Kitchen

A small leak under the sink caused a much needed mold remediation in this townhouse located in Las Vegas.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to get out on site and discovered the mold right away, came up with a game plan, presented it to the homeowner and before you knew it we were starting the remediation process the next day.  The photo shows one of our many containments.  We were able to contain the kitchen, protected the other areas of the home from lose spores and also protect the upper cabinets with our plastic. The following was a layout of the job details.

Day1. Contain and prep the area, start demo

Day2. Finish Demo, Final clean

Day3. Post testing

Day4. Received results back, passed post testing.

The homeowner was please with the work done and ready for build back the following week.

Water Damage, Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Pepe doing demo

This water leak took place on the second level.  During the house showing the water valves were left on with the water shut off to the home.  When the water was turned on for the property the drain was plugged and water filled into the bath which the overflowed and went into the hall, a bedroom, a closet and downstairs in multiple areas.  The homeowner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and we were on site within a half hour.  We extracted the water and opened the walls immediately to allow airflow and prevent any secondary damages from occurring. In the photo Pepe is seen wearing a mask to protect himself during the demo.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will make sure the areas are safe, and most importantly our employees are safe as well.

Water Damage, Las Vegas Nevada

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

This photo shows the containment set up around the most effected area.

In some cases we can save areas from being demoed. This can be done if the homeowner calls us the day they find the loss and if we are working with a clean water source.  The homeowner in this situation worked all day and got home to a huge amount of water.  Rather than waiting for the next day he called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and we came out that same night and started the cleanup process. In the photo it shows a containment used to save multiple areas from being demoed.  With the containment we were able to focus on the most wet areas. Because we got out on site fast and because of the experience of our crew we were able to save a lot of money and time for the project because we didn't need a contractor to come in and rebuild.  

Fire Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

James Cleaning up a smoke damaged property in Las Vegas

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, 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. 

In the Photo James is dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  He is using SERVPRO's approved chemical mixture to clean Dry Smoke from a commercial property effected by an electrical fire. 

Fire Damage Las Vegas NV

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Rafael (Teddy) using one of our machines used to clean the ducting systems

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Storm Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

James inspecting the affected areas

High winds and rain is a mix for damage in multiple homes located in Las Vegas.  This is one of the many calls we received during a massive storm in Las Vegas.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is always prepared and ready for any kind of storm.  This home had a great amount of roof problems caused by high winds and when it rained the rain came through hitting multiple areas within the home.  James is inspecting every part of the home and opening the wet affected areas to allow air flow and prevent secondary damages (mold).  The homeowner was very impressed with the professionalism and thorough inspection that took place.  We were able to find and fix the issue and the homeowner was dry and ready for build back in 3 days.   

Storm Damage, Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

James using the infrared to point out cold (possible wet) areas

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

In the photo James is showing off our infrared.  Because infrared's are used to find cold spots we use this to help point out areas that possibly could be wet.  We then use our water moisture reader to go over these areas and confirm they are wet.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Las Vegas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

 

Mold Remediation Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is shown scrapping tile in a commercial building needing mold remediation

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and they may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Mold Remediation Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

The photo shows multiple air scrubbers set in a commercial building needing mold remediation

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (702) 436-2555

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Remediation Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Carlitos is Remediating mold found in a commercial building

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Fire Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Marc is cleaning a piece of furniture which contained massive amounts of soot caused by a fire loss

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Fire Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

This photo shows a before and after photo of a bathtub affected by smoke damage

This fire damage was caused by electrical damage. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas took inventory of all of the restorable contents in the affected areas and professionally cleaned and deodorized each item. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas Franchise Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was able to clean this bathtub and restore it to its pre loss condition.

Fire Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Marc starts to clean an area of the wall loaded with soot from a fire damage.

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. 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 always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training you need!

Residential Water loss Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Mark is unloading and bringing in air movers to be set for dry down

 Water losses can happen at any time of the day or in this case at 2am in the morning. Luckily SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready 24 ours a day and we got 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

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

Residential Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Sam is checking and making sure everything is safe. He is also marking all effected areas

Heavy rains caused water damage in this residential home located in Las Vegas, please remember the following:

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

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.

Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Rafael is detaching and moving baseboard to an unaffected area.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t 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.

Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Pepe removed baseboard and drilled small cavity holes to allow air flow to pass through the walls. He is vacuuming the area from the holes he drilled

No Job Is Too Large

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.

Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Andres is using a wand and an extractor to remove water caused by heavy rains in Las Vegas NV

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Water Damage Las Vegas

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

James is removing lightweight concrete that has been damaged due to a water loss

Restoration, the final step, is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. In this photo James is removing lightweight concrete that has been damaged due to a water loss. ?#‎WaterDamage? ?#‎SERVPRO? ?#‎MoldRemediation

With over 1,650 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and Spring Valley is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service. Our highly trained technicians (Like James)  respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas for these

Commercial Water loss Las Vegas

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage caused by a water line break

A water line break caused this water loss in a commercial building located in Las Vegas.  This photo shows a side by side comparison with our infrared and was able to hep us locate multiple areas with water damage.  This advantage helps us speed up the process and be more accurate in our estimates. We also use our non penetrating moisture reader to double verify we aren't looking at a cold spot.

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Does Your Las Vegas Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/1/2016 (Permalink)

In Las Vegas, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Las Vegas Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/1/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Las Vegas home

A fire broke out in the home located in Las Vegas. This photo shows the mess left behind after the fire was put out.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called to clean up the aftermath.

Different Types of Smoke 

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of 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. 

Las Vegas Water Damage

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has what it needs to get the job done!

Every water damage event is a little 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.

SERVPRO sky?

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO orange Friday!

This photo was taken by our project manager yesterday 06/09/2016.  I especially love all the orange :-). Happy Friday to everyone!

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. With the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.

With over 1,650 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, there’s a SERVPRO nearby and ready to help. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas technicians are highly trained and use advanced equipment and techniques to clean and restore your home. Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again.

Las Vegas Home owners: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/3/2016 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Restoring your Las Vegas Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Las Vegas commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need

Did you know?

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas wants you to be up on your feet as soon as possible. With our knowledge and years of experience we can get you back up

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need "Like it never even happened"

Commercial Water loss

2/1/2016 (Permalink)

with our equipment SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas will make it "Like it never even happened"

A sprinkler valve caused a massive amount of water damage for a business owner located in Las Vegas. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/26/2016 (Permalink)

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. David is using one our extractors to help prevent damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

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)?

Mold found in Southwest Las Vegas home

12/7/2015 (Permalink)

Rafael is a technician that works for SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas. He is wearing a tyvek suit, protective eyewear, and a half mask

A continual on and off water leak caused a massive amount of mold in this home located in Southwest Las Vegas.  SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas was called to remediate the mold! With the right PPE (Personal protective equipment) and tools our techs were able to remove the mold and protect themselves from contact of any dangerous particulates.

 When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Las Vegas home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Community Blood Drive, RED CROSS

3/3/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas is hosting a BLOOD DRIVE to benefit the Red Cross of Southern Nevada.

Join us FRIDAY, March 14th, 2014 between 10-2PM.

» EACH BUSINESS WHO BRINGS 2 OR MORE DONORS TO THE DRIVE WILL BE ENTERED IN TO A DRAWING FOR A
FREE IPAD MINI.

» All donors will receive tickets to the Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis Show and a free t-shirt.

» Are you eligible to give blood? Visit www.redcrossblood.org for facts about blood donation.

» Please RSVP to s_schank@servpro8967.com or call 702-436-2555. Food and Drinks will be provided.

National Police Week

5/28/2013 (Permalink)

In response to National Police Week, SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and Spring Valley delivers 480 donuts to law enforcement officials at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  We truly appreciate the men and women who vow to serve and protect us everyday.

National Police Week- According to the Citizen Corps website, "May 15th has been National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week containing May 15th has been National Police Week, since President John F. Kennedy signed this observance into law on October 1, 1962. President Clinton later signed a law stipulating that the flag of the United States on all Government buildings be displayed at half-staff on that day as well.

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