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MOLD-Taking Important Precautions

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Problem? We are here to help SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City Technicians can assist with your mold problem. call today 702-564-8508

SERVPRO Franchises Professionals handle water damages every day, and KNOW prompt action is required to prevent MOLD growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage , it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present. 

Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problem.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of mold(s). Using various testing devices, these pros collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to outdoor environment. 

SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City can assist in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

Contact us today to learn more at 702-564-8508

Floods Strike Everywhere-SERVPRO Disaster Recovery is #HeretoHelp

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in a desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S. The following are a few more little-known flood facts:

Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster.

More than half of all fatalities during floods are auto-related, often the result of drivers misjudging the depth of water on a road and being swept away in a swiftly moving current.

The principle causes of floods in the eastern U.S. are hurricanes and storms.

The principles causes of floods in the western United States are snowmelt and rainstorms.

Underpasses can be some of the most dangerous places during a flash floods-especially at night, when it is difficult to see.

Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. 

SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is prepared to handle any size disaster and help make it "Like it never even happened."

How Thunderstorms Can Cause Serious Damage | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

a large lighting strike just in front of person driving down road Thunderstorms can pop up at any moment. Contact SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City if you experience any damage

How Thunderstorms Can Cause Serious Damage | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

Warmer weather is a clear sign that summer is on its way, but it can also mean that thunderstorms are becoming a serious threat once again. Every thunderstorm has the potential to cause serious damages—even if it is not a severe thunderstorm, heavy rains and lightning strikes can be quite dangerous.

While thunderstorms may feel like a routine occurrence, it is wise to always take them seriously.

Whenever there is a thunderstorm, lightning is always present as well even if you can’t see it. Additionally, many thunderstorms contain high winds and hail, and a severe thunderstorm is declared when winds reach 58 miles per hour or more and hail is an inch or more in diameter. For thunderstorms of any severity, it is important to be sure you are heeding them with caution.

Why Thunderstorms Are Such a Dangerous Event

Damage and injury from lightning strikes. Lightning strikes are always a possibility, even with fairly minor thunderstorm incidents. Most lightning strikes between clouds, but it will often strike toward the ground as well—and this is responsible for over 300 bodily injuries each year. Lightning can also be dangerous due to property damages, as it can catch homes on fire and fell trees or power poles.

Property damage due to hail. Though every thunderstorm does not contain hail, it is always possible that it can form. Thunder clouds are quite cold inside, which can freeze precipitation, and hail can fall at alarmingly fast speeds which make it dangerous. Not only can hail lead to dents in unprotected cars, but it can also damage the roof and siding of a home, which will lead to water damage over time.

Harm from flash flooding. When a flash flood watch or warning is issued, it is vital to take it seriously as they can be so dangerous. Flash floods come about suddenly and can happen nearly anywhere, as heavy rains that overwhelm storm drains are a common culprit. Just a few inches of water can carry away a vehicle or knock a person off of his or her feet, so it is important to stay as far away from flood water as possible.

Thunderstorms are dangerous and can cause significant damage to homes or commercial spaces. If you have damage due to a thunderstorm, you can count on us to help. Contact us 247 for more information about our storm restoration practices.

Scheduling Regular Workplace Fire Safety Drills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

red fire alarm hanging on gray concrete wall If your business experiences any fire damage, you can count on us. SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City specializes in commercial fire restoration.

Scheduling Regular Workplace Fire Safety Drills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

Planning for potential roadblocks and setbacks is an important component of building your business, but have you considered how a fire could impact your plans? Commercial fires occur often, and if a business is not prepared, they can be a devastating event to experience.

Though there are many things you will want to consider as you implement fire safety plans, the safety of you and your employees is of the utmost concern and the first thing to plan for. That is why we always recommend that businesses start by planning and hosting regular fire drills so everyone can be better prepared for the moment a fire breaks out.

Preparing Your Business Through Regular Fire Drills

Consult with your local fire officials. Thanks to the number of online articles, there are many resources available to business owners for fire drill planning, but the most valuable resource will be your own local fire officials. They can come look at your building in person to determine your best fire evacuation routes and any improvements you can implement in your fire safety efforts.

Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes. After you have determined the safest and most effective routes for escape, communicate with your staff on how to find them and what to expect from the first drill.

Have fire drills frequently. While having drills too frequently can lessen their impact, make sure to schedule them regularly enough that the procedures always remain fresh in everyone’s mind. Many businesses find that quarterly or every six months works well, but your needs will vary based on multiple factors such as the size of your staff, the size of your building and the complexity of your plans.

Run different fire scenarios. Though fires are statistically most likely to start near cooking equipment such as toaster ovens or microwaves, this is not the only situation that may arise in the workplace. Make sure your drills reflect all the possibilities by being different each time so you and your employees are ready for any scenario.

If your business has experienced fire damage, you can count on us. We specialize in commercial fire restoration and will be here for you at any hour—contact us today.

Nevada Flooding and Basement Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Nevada Flooding and Basement Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

Nevada is no stranger to flash flooding. Because the terrain is mountainous and the ground is dry for most of the year, a flash flooding situation can happen very quickly.

While many homes in the Las Vegas area don’t have basements because of the rocky caliche that makes up a hard sediment layer under most of the city that is difficult to dig through, some homes do. This can present a challenge as this water from floods can make its way into the underground part of a home.

Below, we’ll look at some of the ways that you can identify water damage in your basement, or other parts of your home.

3 Signs There Could Be Water Damage Present

Musky, unpleasant odors. Water that gets into a basement could be clean, like rain water, but over time, if it becomes stagnant, the scent that it can leave behind after it evaporates is quite pungent. There is a common misconception that all basements have a musty smell, but this shouldn’t be the case for all basements. The smell often associated with basements is only possible when mold and mildew are present .

Flaky paint. Walls and masonry are often the first place people notice water damage. Many homeowners and landlords, in an effort to proactively head this off, will apply waterproof paint to interior walls. However, if water gets behind the paint, it will begin to work away at this paint over time and can lead to peeling, cracking or bubbling on the surface, despite its intended design to mask the issue.

Foundation cracks. Certainly, homes shift over time, but cracks in the foundation can indicate a larger problem, particularly water damage. These cracks can show up anywhere from the floor to the ceiling or the walls and can be a sign that there is water putting undue stress on the home that is liable to cause cracking. While hairline cracks are not an immediate cause for concern, if they grow, they should be treated immediately.

If any of these signs appear in your home, let us take a look and determine the cause of the issues and how we can help you treat it properly. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Brushing Up on Your Grill Safety Skills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Brushing Up on Your Grill Safety Skills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

During the summer months, grilling is likely one of the main cooking methods you use to create delicious family meals while enjoying the great outdoors. While we are big fans of grilling, we encourage everyone to refresh their knowledge on fire safety to make sure every cookout can remain a pleasant one.

Grill fires happen more than people typically realize. Annually, around 5,700 fires are due to grilling mistakes according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Doing your part to reduce the chances of a grill fire is an important aspect of continuing to enjoy this fun activity.

Refresh Your Knowledge on Grill Fire Safety

Create a safe zone around your grill. When deciding where your grill should go, convenience might be the top thing you prioritize—but be sure to prioritize your safety, as well. Three feet of space is the general rule for what you should have around your grill, and this includes structures, people and even pets that could be harmed if there is a flare-up.

Clean your grill grates often. Having food caked onto your grill grates is not just bad for your cooking experience—it is also a common cause of grill fires. Leaving grease and crumbs to accumulate on the grates can lead to a sudden fire if they become too hot, so cleaning your grill after each use is a good habit to get into.

Never leave the grill unattended. When a sudden fire happens, being there to immediately douse the flames with a fire extinguisher can be the difference between a close call and a disaster. If you have to take a break from watching the grill carefully, be sure you have someone else take over so there are always eyes on the open flame.

Inspect the grill regularly. Even before you start grilling, there can be potential hazards present. Gas lines that run between the tank and your grill can wear down with time, leading to a disastrous situation if they are not replaced and a flame is nearby. A visual inspection is recommended before you introduce any open flames.

If you have a grill fire that does damage to your home, we are here to help. You can call us any time, day or night, to have a quick response from our restoration experts.

SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City-Commercial Cleaning Services

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services

There's never a convenient time for Fire or Water damage to strike your Henderson/Boulder City commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is trained to provide the highest quality and level of cleaning services to make your business shine from top to bottom. From tile and hardwood floors, to HVAC Duct cleaning, we can assist you in keeping your business clean and ready for business

Call us today to find out more about our commercial cleaning services. 702-564-8508

Take the Necessary Steps to Protect Your Home From Heavy Rain Damage l SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Take the Necessary Steps to Protect Your Home From Heavy Rain Damage l SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

Did you know that heavy rains can cause significant damage to your home?

If you didn’t, you aren’t alone. Rain doesn’t top the list of water damage causes most homeowners would name.

Issues like severe storms, flash floods, and home appliance and plumbing malfunctions are always a concern. But rain is such a common concern, and we don’t think much about it during our day-to-day routines. We grab an umbrella and go on.

But if your home isn’t well-maintained, frequent rains and home maintenance that needs to be done can lead to costly repairs.

Don’t Let Wet Weather Hurt Your Property

These projects will help you get your home maintenance plan moving in the right direction.

Correct any yard drainage issues. Knowing how your yard drains is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.

Seal your home’s roof. Sealing your roof can help protect your home from wind and water damage. In fact, experts estimate that almost 95% of water damage is caused by water seeping through gaps in your roof and shingles, which can be prevented with this step.

Look into helpful types of landscaping. Landscaping can help protect your home from water damage. Native plants, trees and bushes can be vital in protecting your home from water damage. Talk with landscaping experts in the area or visit a native plant sale for tips and ideas.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

Get Help Now From a Team of Experts | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Get Help Now From a Team of Experts | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog

If you haven’t, thought about what you would do if your home is damaged by a fire or flood, now might be a good idea to start considering it.

Why? Because disasters happen—and they happen more than you probably think. Disaster claims are much more common than you probably would like to think. According to industry experts, about one in 20 American homeowners will file a claim for some type of home damage this year.

Not every damage incident with an associated claim will need restoration in order to get their home back to its original state. But many homeowners find themselves in need of professional services.

Home Disaster Numbers in America

According to the Insurance Information Institute, about one in 20 homeowners will file a home damage this year. The statistic includes all causes of damage and doesn’t separate the claims based on whether they need restoration services.

We also have some statistics about individual types of disasters and issues, though. About one in 50 homeowners will file a water damage claim. And about one out of every 350 American homeowners have to file a claim for fire damage. Fire damage claims can include everything from lightning strikes to appliance fires.

When you think about the United States’ entire population, that statistic translates to millions of families. Some of these people will need to get help from a professional team. That’s when choosing a quality restoration company will make all the difference for you.

Our People Make the Difference

When you trust us with your home’s restoration work, you can be confident that you are going to receive exceptional service from highly trained professionals.

We offer a lot of benefits, including 24-hour service and advanced technology. But we believe that our people really make the difference.

When you partner with SERVPRO for restoration work, you’ll have a team of highly trained experts ready to help and support you through the damage process. They understand our community, your home and your needs. And they’ll work tirelessly to restore your property.

To prepare for handling any type of restoration, our technicians go through both internal SERVPRO-specific training and obtain specialized certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, which sets the industry standard for best practices related to restoration.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Why SERVPRO? Residential Services

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Services

Whether your Henderson/Boulder City home needs emergency flood, fire or mold damage clean up and restoration, or your carpet, tile, hardwood or upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us!  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. We constantly train our professionals in all aspects of cleaning and restoration, so you can feel confident when they knock on your door! Learn more about our many residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

We are ready to serve YOU, with all of your cleaning, restoration and reconstruction needs.

Call us today: 702-564-8508