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Keep It Safe This Grilling Season | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

flames and smoke from a bonfire Restoring fire and smoke damage is one of our specialties. Contact SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City to learn more.

Spring is in full swing, and the warm weather just does something to us. It renews a sense of hope and purpose after the long, cold winter.

It invites us to enjoy nature as plants show off their blooms and days grow long, and of course it beckons us to engage in that time-honored tradition: the cookout.

But all the fun of graduation and gender reveal parties, family reunions, and backyard social functions carries with it the inherent danger of accidental fires. In fact, spring sees more daily fires on average than any other time of year.

So before you get your backyard fires going this year, let’s look at a few things.

The Grill. Grills are the No. 1 culprit for cooking accidents in spring and summer. They practically beg to start a blaze somewhere, with their dangerous combinations of high heat and combustible elements. So before you start those chicken wings, make sure your grill is free of defects, on stable ground and being operated safely. And don’t forget about cleaning up when you’re done! Almost 20% of grill fires are due to poor cleaning.

The Fire Pit. Gathering around a backyard fire pit with friends is a great way to spend a breezy evening, and that’s not even counting the blessing of marshmallows. But make sure your fire pit time is spent safely. Use a grate to cut down on potential flying embers, and don’t add leaves or paper to your fires, because they create lots of easily spreadable embers. Always attend to the fire, and never leave kids or pets alone beside the blaze.

Chimneys and dryer vents. While these are unrelated to backyard activities, they’re definitely fire hazards that you should manage while you’re thinking about fire safety. Clean out the chimney so you’re not starting fires in tubes full of ash and soot when fall rolls around, and make sure there’s no built-up lint in your dryer’s vent pipe just waiting to be ignited by high heat.

Your local SERVPRO technicians are on hand 247 for emergencies. If you encounter fire damage at your home or business, no matter the cause, we will be there faster and have it cleaned up sooner. Call or click today and experience the SERVPRO difference.

How Different Types of Flooding Can Affect You | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

a street completely submerged in water with a flood warning sign sitting in roadway Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City has the team to help you recover from any disastrous event.

Nevada is the nation’s driest state, averaging just 10.2 inches of rainfall per year. Therefore, you may not think much about the impact of flooding.

However, it is the most common natural disaster and claims more lives in the United States per year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. Flooding takes a toll on everything from residential properties to entire communities and cities.

Flooding affects all 50 states and every U.S. territory, and there are similarities in types and causality among all them. There are three common types of flooding, and they happen for four typical reasons.

Types of Natural Flooding

Flash flooding is very common and happens when heavy rain passes or sits over an area and overwhelms the ability of the ground to contain the moisture. Excess water can sweep away anything from items to people if the current is powerful enough. In July 2021, two children were swept into a Henderson drainage tunnel. Thankfully, the Henderson Fire Department was able to rescue the two boys, ages 12 and 14, when the incident occurred. Henderson authorities warn the public to stay away from drainage channels and washes, particularly when flash flooding occurs.

River flooding occurs when there’s too much water for a river to hold, and the water spills over the sides, leading to destruction.

Coastal flooding happens in areas next to large bodies of water, when storm surges or cyclonic activity causes ocean or gulf levels to rise to flood levels.

Causes of Natural Flooding

Heavy rainfall. Storms with excessive rainfall, or storms that sit and rest over an area for an extended period can cause flash floods or river flooding. Urban areas are more at risk for rain floods, because the higher percentage of concrete and asphalt means there’s a lack of soil to soak up all that water.

Oceanic activity. Storm surges, hurricanes and rising tides can cause water levels to rise in waves, which can invade coastal communities and wreak havoc.

Dams and levees failing. The most notable example of this in recent history would be the disastrous levee breaks during 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Levees and dams fail when cracks occur or excess pressure overtakes the dam’s ability to contain the surge of water behind it.

Snowmelts and ice dams. In areas of the country where heavy snow and prolonged freezing temperatures are common, snow and ice can build up over a winter’s time, and when they start to melt, they cause rivers of water to flow through area communities. Ice dams or ice jams happen when rivers become blocked by built-up ice being carried downstream, causing the banks to overflow.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.

SERVPRO Is Here When You Need a Friend in Cleaning and Restoration | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is your local cleaning and restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration

Mere hours can make a huge difference in the damage that can happen to your property. SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is your best call because we understand that when you call us, you may be under stress, confused or in a crisis.

Day or night, our professional team will be there to directly answer any of your home cleaning and restoration questions. We can help with any kind of disaster. Here’s how:

Water Damage

Water isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Nevada due to the dry climate. However, flash flooding does occur, and it can cause serious damage to your Henderson or Boulder City home.

No homeowner wants to have damage to their property, but some of the worst is caused by water damage. Unfortunately, water damage is one of the most common types of damage, with flooding causing more than $10 billion in damages nationwide every year.

In the event of flooding, it’s best to address the damage as soon as it happens. We’ll help you understand the severity of the damage, so you’re able to make the right choice for cleaning and restoration.

Our process begins by detecting hidden moisture and extract standing water. Next, we will help you develop a water damage restoration plan to ensure your home is clean, dry and restored to preloss condition.

Fire Damage

In home fire emergencies, every second counts. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with smoke and become completely engulfed in flames.

In fact, there is a fire every 23 seconds in the United States. Fires caused around $8.1 billion in direct property damage and losses nationwide in 2020.

After your family has safely made it out of your home and your home fire has been put out by your local fire department, it’s best to call SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City to assess your property and configure a strategy.

Storm Damage

Your house can encounter any number of issues during a storm from flooding to downed trees. It’s important to us that we get you back in your newly restored home as soon as possible.

Storm and water damage can affect not only the structure of your home but your belongings as well. SERVPRO specializes in content restoration, with the mindset of restoring rather than replacing.

We’ll restore your property to the condition it was in before the damage occurred, whether that entails minor repairs (like replacing drywall or installing new carpeting) or major ones (like reconstructing parts of your property).

Why Choose SERVPRO?

There is something to be said about having strength in numbers. SERVPRO can boast over our strength due to the over 1,900 locations across North America. Each year, the best of the best share with other locations to ensure that we always have what’s needed to resolve a disaster.

At SERVPRO, we have the advantage of learning from the best in our industry. While it is great to have the national brand behind us, we are also your neighbor down the street, so you can rest assured we’ll have your home or business back to normal as soon as possible.

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

Water’s Harmful Effects | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

A leaky tap may seem trivial at the moment, but never underestimate the harmful effects water can have your house. An ordinary household leak can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage proceeds rapidly, permeating floors, drywall and soft surfaces. It’s crucial to deal with the issue right away to produce the best results.

Here’s what you need to understand about the timeline of water damage:

In the First 24 Hours

If you live in a house, there is a one in four chance of a flood striking within a 30-year duration in a high-risk location. Recognizing what to do next is essential.

The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are critical. Some items will be ruined immediately.

Soft home furnishings will certainly soak up water, and wooden frameworks can swell from the moisture. Personal items like books and photos are particularly prone to warping beyond repair. In addition, mold and mildew can start to develop within this timeframe. Quick action is crucial.

SERVPRO’s expertise and “restore vs replace” mindset can aid you in saving money and protecting priceless keepsakes that cannot be replaced. If any items cannot be restored, this will be communicated to you. These items are removed ASAP to speed up the drying and restoration process.

Within the First Week

After the very first day, water damages will progress quickly. Mold can spread like wildfire, and as mold and mildew set in, they can also damage the home’s framework.

In addition, permeable surfaces, such as wood and walls, will become significantly compromised, and metal surface areas will begin wearing away.

After One Week

You want to avoid letting water fester for a prolonged period since some effects might be devastating or irreversible. As time goes on, the prices and efforts to recover the structure will increase considerably, as well as the risks related to structural damage are higher.

How SERVPRO Will Aid

SERVPRO’s reconstruction procedure starts with the very first call, preferably within the first 24 hours. Service work usually begins with a detailed extraction of water. This helps avoid the spread of water in the home and minimizes drying time.

Mostly likely, floors, furnishings and various other valuables will need cleaning, sterilizing and also deodorization. After the bulk of the water has been removed, our professionals will use industry-leading drying tools to get rid of the water you can’t see.

Following these steps, your residence might need some construction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. This could include small repair services or reconstructing whole areas of your home.

We can simplify the reconstruction process by dealing with both the initial damage mitigation, as well as rebuilding the affected areas. SERVPRO will keep you updated on every action and have you back in your home in no time.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City Fire Safety Tips -Cooking in the Kitchen

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

The kitchen is always the MAIN area for family and friends to gather, to spend quality time together, as food is being prepared, or maybe sitting down for coffee and conversation. The kitchen can also be the area where many home fires occur.

SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is ALL about sharing tips and tricks to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure while cooking in the kitchen.

Here is just a few:

  1. Be careful about the type of clothing you wear when cooking. Does your outfit have long, flowing sleeves or is it big and baggy? It could catch on fire if you aren’t careful while cooking over the stove. It’s best to wear short or close-fitted sleeve shirts and make sure any baggy shirts are tucked in or tied back.
  2. Be aware of what you have close to the stovetop. Make sure you don’t have kitchen towels, oven mitts, appliance cords or even curtains too close to the stovetop when cooking. Ideally, anything flammable should be moved away from it.
  3. Have a fire extinguisher easily accessible to the kitchen. Hopefully you have at least one fire extinguisher located in your home, ideally one that is near your kitchen. Make sure you know how to properly use the extinguisher just in case it is ever needed.
  4. Wait until grease is cool before disposing of it. The grease may not be on fire, but it could be hot enough to cause something in the trash to burn. You should let the grease cool a bit and then dispose of it in an old coffee can. Also, know the smoke points of the oils you cook with. Be sure to never subject a low-smoke point oil to high heat when cooking, as it could catch fire.
  5. Have a fire escape plan established for all to be aware of. Thinking about the worst-case scenario is never fun, but it’s better to be prepared rather than unprepared if an emergency were to occur. Go over exit routes and designated meeting points with your family, making sure that everyone knows what to do.

Fire safety in the kitchen is an absolute necessity, as it can help prevent dangerous and destructive cooking fires. If your home has experienced damage from a cooking fire, know that SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City is here to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call today to learn more about our complete fire damage restoration services at 702-564-8508.

SERVPRO Can Help Your Business | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is your local commercial restoration expert. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

SERVPRO Can Help Your Business | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

It can be tricky to keep things running smoothly as a business owner. As the owner or manager of any form of company, you are well aware that it takes all the help you can get to keep things afloat. It may be disastrous for an organization like yours if a property damage event strikes while you’re unprepared.

Fortunately, you have a built-in secret partner for all of your cleaning and disaster recovery requirements. SERVPRO can take care of so many elements that your organization needs that it’s practically like having a hidden business partner that is engaged in the success of your operations by taking care of a considerable part of it.

Large Loss Recovery. Fires, storms and floods are three of the most prominent causes of financial loss for businesses in the United States, and they may cause substantially more damage if not addressed quickly. When you call SERVPRO after a property damage emergency, you’ll encounter a top-notch group of skilled specialists who are available 24 hours a day to assist you. We can supply you with our tried-and-true emergency services and assist you in regaining your footing as fast as possible.

Emergency Ready Plan. Recovery from catastrophes can begin before the event even occurs. We can assist you in establishing an Emergency Ready Plan to follow in the event of a disaster. After a catastrophe, you may need an emergency chain of command, alternative meeting or work spaces, or temporary suppliers, among other things, and we’ll ensure that you’re prepared for a simple press of a button that activates everything.

Cleaning of All Kinds. It makes no difference what sort of cleaning service you require. We are competent in managing everything from trauma cleanup to safe biohazard removal, to carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration. We’ve been in this business for a long period of time and have seen and cleaned everything.

Restoration Services. Unforeseeable property damage incidents, such as when storms create floods, an intern starts a kitchen fire or a waterline bursts, are impossible to forecast. All of these conditions need repair and cleaning, which SERVPRO excels at. Put your trust in us to help you recover from a disaster.

Industry Specialization. There is no business that we are unable to assist, and we have spent years getting to know how to serve them all. Regardless of your business’ unique or particular demands, we can clean or repair it. In many cases, we can even isolate the work area from the rest of the building’s activity to prevent interfering with other elements of your business.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Why being a IICRC Certified Firm Company matters!

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City is a IICRC certified company So why does this matter?

It matters because when your company is listed as an IICRC Certified Firm (Institute of Inspection, you are specifying to your customer that they are working with a professional organization. An organization that has gone through the education and hands-on training offered by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

Finding the source of water damage and mold growth can be awkward. Water gets into walls and trap moisture. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture can and will continue to cause damage. This damage, at the very least, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface the longer moisture sits, where costly repairs may be required.

A IICRC Certified Firm company has the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or business back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate for potential mold growth (visible or suspected), contain the damage, remove the contamination and dry materials to preloss conditions.

When you see a IICRC logo, you can be assured that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property. 

Learn more about SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City standards of customer care by calling our offices at 702-564-8508. We are always ready to serve.

Spring Weather Preparation/SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Spring is HERE!!!  Now is the time to enjoy the weather spring brings with it…and prepare for what weather comes our way.

Getting Ready for Thunderstorms

With the arrival of spring comes more sunshine and longer days. Spring also brings with it the threat of severe weather. It’s a roll of the dice this time of year, which means the weather may change at moment’s notice.

The unstable temperatures in spring are the cause of the changing weather that can go from warm to cold all in the same day. This can result in extreme weather changes as well.

Thunderstorms are somewhat common throughout the spring and are the main cause of severe weather. A thunderstorm occurs whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, which is most common in the spring and summer.

In 2021, there were 20 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States. These events included 1 drought event, 2 flooding events, 11 severe storm events, 4 tropical cyclone events, 1 wildfire event, and 1 winter storm event. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 688 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted. The 1980–2021 annual average is 7.4 events (CPI-adjusted); the annual average for the most recent 5 years (2017–2021) is 17.2 events (CPI-adjusted).

How to Be Prepared

We are not yet able to predict the weather with 100% accuracy, but with advanced technology, forecasters have the tools available to at least give us an idea of severe weather that could be coming. Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family.

Here are some things you can do to your home to prepare for the chance of severe weather:

  1. Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
  2. Trim trees of limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
  3. Secure or store outdoor belongings if severe weather is in the forecast.

Having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:

  • Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries for both
  • Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
  • Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
  • A first-aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors. Prescription medication.
  • 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food for each person in your home
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bag

Despite its unpredictability, there is one thing that always remains true of the spring weather season: It always happens. If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast.

Call us today: 702-564-8508

Why SERVPRO-Contents/Pack Out Services

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro Pack Out services We are always ready to help with your contents and pack out needs. Call today: 702-564-8508

Your home contains your most valuable possessions. From items from those you love, as well as items you have collected through the years. They are precious to you!

 Same with your business. You have items too, that have been given and collected over the years. These are important as well!

The team at SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City understands just how trying, disruptive and traumatic major losses - such as a fire, and the abundance of water that comes after the firemen leave - can be.

As part of our Fire & Water Restoration service, we don't just pay attention to the structure; we'll also help take care of the contents of your home or business, as well. Our contents services include:

Inventory – One of the first priorities is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City Crew Chiefs can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs and bar codes for each item, suitable for filing insurance claims forms and relieving you of this often stressful and time-consuming process.

Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, restoration and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office and store the items in our secure climate controlled warehouse.

Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City Team Members begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate to use. We can provide both wet or dry cleaning methods. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to as near as preloss condition as possible; this includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding and much more.

When a disaster takes control of your life, we help you take control back. Call SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City: (702)564-8508

Why SERVPRO???

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro Technicians displaying services We have the technicians, tools and equipment to service you in your time of need. Call today at 702-564-8508

When you are looking at restoration companies who can provide you with water damage mitigation, mold damage remediation and fire, smoke and soot cleaning and restoration services you might ask yourself, Mmmm, Why SERVPRO?

  • Here are some things about SERVPRO, that makes them different than other restoration companies:
  • SERVPRO has been around since 1967 when Ted and Doris Isaacson founded the company as a painting business. Today, more than 1,900 SERVPRO franchises exist nationwide as well as internationally.
  • SERVPRO is one of the top 10 franchises today.
  • Our SERVPRO started over 25 years ago. Our owners started this SERVPRO franchise, with one van and just a few pieces of equipment. Now, in 2022, they operate with several long term employees, have acquired a fleet of vehicles, and have a wide range of equipment for ALL types of work in our field, in addition to acquiring licensing to do Reconstruction services.
  • All of our technicians are professionally trained in the work that they do. All crew chiefs are IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration. Several have additional certifications in Fire, Smoke, Odor and Applied Structural Drying. 
  • We work with your insurance company to make sure you are covered for the work that we complete. If your insurance company does not cover a service we recommend, we will let you know the price before the work is done.
  • We work quickly to ensure that your home/business is back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

To find out MORE about SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City services we can provide to you, give us a call at 702-564-8508