Recent Storm Damage Posts

Water Damage Las Vegas, storm

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage Las Vegas, storm 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, Las Vegas

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water damage, Las Vegas Penetrating water moisture readers

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

Water Damage cleanup, Las Vegas

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

Water Damage mitigation, Las Vegas

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

Water Damage, Las Vegas

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

Storm Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Cleanup, Las Vegas 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)

Storm Damage Storm Damage, Las Vegas 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.

 

Residential Storm Damage Las Vegas NV

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Residential Storm Damage Las Vegas NV 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)

Storm Damage Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV 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)

Storm Damage Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV 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)

Storm Damage Commercial Storm Damage Las Vegas NV 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.