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When Storms or Floods hit Henderson/Boulder City, NV. SERVPRO is ready!
Flooded River during a storm event
SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City 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.
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 Clark County, NV., we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams
that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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Are You Prepared For Spring Storms
April showers bring May flowers is a popular saying, it is also a reminder to make sure your home is safe from unpredictable rain and wind storms.
It's always a good idea to perform inspections on your home before a storm hits. Some good questions to ask yourself may be, do all of your windows and doors fit to create a tight seal? When was the last time you had someone take a look at your roof? Trees are also something that could cause damage during high winds.
In the event of a bad storm do you have a plan in place or even a ready bag in case you need to leave your home. A meeting spot or emergency for of communication may be a good idea as well.
SERVPRO of Henderson and Boulder City. Is here to help for any of your storm damage needs. We do board ups, roof tarpings, water damages, as well as fire damages that may result from storm damage.
Las Vegas Rain Storm Causes Roof Damage
Rain causes ceiling damage in Las Vegas home.
Living in fabulous Las Vegas we are lucky not get the kind of natural disasters the rest of the country has to face. The worst we get is rain. Although when it does rain, it pours. It can cause flooding and as you can see from the photo, damage in your ceiling if you have a leaky roof.
Luckily this customer caught it in time and we were able to assist before the loss got any bigger. To find wet spots in the ceiling we had a couple different tools we can use to help find moisture.
Moisture meters are what we use to determine where moisture is and how saturated building material is. We can also use thermal cameras to find moisture. Thermal cameras pick up temperature and not necessarily moisture but we spots tend to be a good amount colder than dry spots. These tools on a roof leak help ensure we find all the moister that has entered your home from a rain storm.
Record Low Temps Could Lead To Pipe Bursts
These past two weeks have been record lows for the valley. We even had snow for the first time in 8 years. When temperatures dip that low that could lead to an increased risk in pipes freezing and bursting. Anytime the temperature gets below 32 degrees, which is the freezing point for water, you should follow these tips.
If you are leaving town always check the weather in your area in case of freezing temps.
- Make sure outside exposed piping is properly insulated with foam.
- Turn off the water to your home.
- Put a slow drip on your faucets to avoid pressure build up.
- Open cabinets where water pipes are to circulate warm air if you are planing on keeping your house cooler to avoid wasting electricity.
If a pipe does burst there are a few things you can do before SERVPRO arrives.
- If a pipe is still leaking, do what you can to catch the water. Put a bucket down or absorb the water with towels.
- Turn off all electronic appliances in the area.
- If you have a leak in under cabinets, keep the doors open to help circulate air to promote faster drying.
- Put foil under any wooden furniture to prevent staining or damaging the legs of the wood.
Storm Damage Devastates Customers Home and Contents
Television getting covered with water and insulation from roof leak.
As you can tell from the photo the ceiling collapsed and blew insulation all over the house. The cause of loss was from rain water coming in through a ceiling with broken or missing tiles.
Having a damaged roof can cause real problems. Not only did this customer have to deal with moisture in building materials, She had a lot of contents that were affected as well. Rain doesn't happen too often here, but when it does it can be devastating. This customer had to move out of her home because so much of the roof was affected and blew insulation all over her home.
Did you know we, at SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City did roof tarpings. In the event that your roof may be susceptible to leaks, we can come out tarp it to protect your home from a potential water damage.
Missing Shingles or Broken Tiles? You may need a roof tarping.
Roof tarping before heavy rains in Henderson, Nevada
It doesn't rain a lot here in Las Vegas, so you might not know the condition of your roof. Rain water can cause sizable damage if you aren't prepared.
This photo is from a roof tarping we did in January from the big rains we had. This customer had a leak and couldn't get it fixed right away so to prevent further damage, we tarp it off with plastic.
This is only a temporary fix to prevent further damage. If you notice missing or broken tiles, that may be an indication of future water damage during rain storms. It may also be a good idea to get your roof inspected after long periods without rain.
Remember SERVPRO of Henderson and Boulder City next time you need a roof tarping.
Longest Drought In Vegas History Ends and Brings Water Damage Throughout The Valley
Water bubble formed from roof leak
After 116 days of drought, record breaking rains brought down 1.33 inches last week as reported at McCarran Airport. Along with the extremely high number of auto accidents, there were also a high number of claims from roof leaks.
As you can see in the photo, these customers had a massive bubble where the moisture got trapped between the paint and drywall. In situations like this if a bubble isn't visible, you may see staining on the ceiling. This is also a result or moisture being present.
The rains can bring a lot of headache and frustration. SERVPRO of Henderson and Boulder City can help make it, "Like it never even happened." Call us for your next roof leak, flood, or even if you just need a moisture inspection.
Storms hitting valley only to get worse
Crews go out before storm to perform roof tarping
This past spring the Las Vegas valley has seen the winds come though and rip things apart. Trees, power lines and roof shingles. When the wind damages your roof and causes shingle damage, which in turn can cause water damage if it rains.
Most people don't know that SERVPRO provided roof tarping as a service. As a 24 hour service we have crews on standby ready to go out at a moments notice when storms or disaster hit.
This customer was so pleased that we could come out so quickly and prevent any damage that the rain may have caused.
Incase you didn't know SERVPRO of Henderson and Boulder City provided roof tarping, you probably didn't know we did move outs and packing, document drying, as well as many cleaning services like biohazard, and vandalism.
Storm Damage? Call Us
SERVPRO of Henderson and Boulder City has been working for the Southern Nevada community for 20 years this summer.
We have seen it all, but we are extremely proud of our emergency preparedness. We understand that things happen at the worst possible times. For that reason we have crews on standby 24/7/365. We have equipment ready to be used where and whenever we need it.
When storms roll through and you need an emergency tarp up for your roof or you need to use our board up services, we are ready when you need us.
When we had heavy rains during the winter we were filling up sand bags for tarp ups faster than the rain was falling.
Keep SERVPRO in mind so you can maintain your peace of mind the next time a storm comes through and disrupts your life.
Storm Damage Causes Problems
Special containment to help protect against storm
The problem with having a leaky roof is that you don't know you have one until its too late, and if it happens to be in a room you don't use often, it can be really bad. This room had a balcony on top and because it wasn't covered on the top we had to completely contain the walls and ceiling with plastic. You can see we used wood and nailed it to the studs to keep the plastic from falling down. Putting something this elaborate can be challenging enough but when you are on the job on a Friday and the forecast over the weekend says rain you really have to work extra hard to protect the structure. We took extra crews out there with production managers to make sure everything was taken care of before the rain hit.
Spring is on its way and that means showers. With showers comes flooding so we have a few tips to put your mind at ease and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather.
- Never walk or drive down flooded streets. We have a lot of roads that flood because our city was not set up with with rain floods in mind. It can only take 6 inches of water to be swept off your feet.
- Check your insurance policy to see what type of flood insurance you have. You never know what mother nature is up to, the fewer intrusions in your life, the better.
- Lastly, it is always a good idea to have an emergency plan in place. Set one up with friends or family. It is also a good idea to make sure you have plenty of supplies in your car in case of such emergency.
You can also download our app to help with emergency preparedness for your home or business! Call SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City for questions about Flood Safety.
Weep Screed. Know What It Is.
This little device is called a moisture meter. It is used to detect moisture in such things as flooring, wall, and ceiling. During a week when we had some bad rain storms this customer had flooding in his home.
The water came in from under the weep screed. The weep screed is an object to prevent water from entering your house from underneath. That is why you see landscaping stop short of the foundation a few inches under the slab. This is to prevent water in storm events or irrigation going under that and flooding your house. For any questions or concerns call and have your local SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City representative come check it out.
Are You Prepared For Natural Disasters?
Natural disasters can strike anywhere
Natural disasters can strike whenever but being prepared on your part can save you time, money and effort. How fast your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. Though every situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies.
- Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation?
Develop a Business Continuity Plan
- Do you know which staff, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Do you have back-up pans for those operations? Do you know what you will do if your building or plant is not accessible? Do you know what you will do if your suppliers are impacted by disaster? Are you ready for utility disruptions?
Prepare your Emergency Plan
- Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-pace plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during and after an incident? Do you have copies of building and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?
Practice the Emergency Plan
- Have you practiced your plan recently? Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex? Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?
Review Insurance Coverage
- Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you’re covered in a disaster?
Secure Your Facility and Equipment
- Have you secured all the ways people, products and supplies get into your building? Have you conducted a room-by-room walk through to determine what can be strapped down?
Improve Cyber Security
- Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you regularly update your anti-virus software?
Promote Family and Individual Preparedness
- Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?
Ceiling falling due to storm
This home affected by hurricane Sandy had a taken a lot of water in the ceiling.This home was in the main path of the storm. This was the basement, and the majority of there belongings and contents were stored in that room. So SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City came in moved the items, cleaned and packed out her belongings, removed wet insulation and placed drying equipment. the end result is a dried home ready for the rebuild teams to come in and finish out the home and make it once again whole.
When facing a catastrophe do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City. Big or small we do it all. As the premier restoration company we have the tools and abilities to accomplish anything to help you put your life back together
Helping the Victims of a Hurricane
Having a storm come through your neighborhood can be a trying time and stressful for everyone around. Let SERVPRO be your contact and give you peace of mind when disaster strikes. With the quickest response times and crews constantly on stand by, "Faster to any Disaster" is more than just a motto. The benefit of being apart the national SERVPRO brand is we have the resources to be as big or as small as we need to be.
When we got the call that there was help needed in New York when hurricane Sandy hit we packed up our trucks and drove out with crews for a few weeks to help out. After speaking with crews after they returned they found it very rewarding to help people in such need.
Disaster Response Team: Waiting on Standby
Emergency Response from SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City
At SERVPRO there is no job too big, no job too small, and when you need us to respond to your disaster, that is exactly what we will do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Part of what makes SERVPRO a unique company is our ability to mobilize teams to help with large scale catastrophic event response.
SERVPRO teams have been dispatched to serve as responders for major catastrophic storms and other events such as Hurricane Sandy, California Wildfires, Hurricane Katrina, and many more.
When it comes to a disaster contained inside your home or business the team that responds to your private disaster will be well equipped to make it "Like it never happened."