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Water Damage Cleanup in Omaha, NE Home

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen with ceiling drywall removed This water damage was caused by a frozen pipe bursting

This home in Omaha, NE had a frozen pipe burst in the kitchen ceiling.  Water damage occurred in the kitchen, dining room and bathroom.  SERVPRO of Sarpy County technicians needed to remove the ceiling drywall and insulation to properly dry the affected area and ensure the area was free of mold.  Our team's fast response with our specialized equipment ensured that we were able to dry behind the cabinets without removing them and dry the hardwood floors, saving thousands on the claim.  The homeowner was happy to avoid replacing their entire kitchen.

If you experience water damage at your home or business this winter, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355. We are always here to help.

Flood Damage Cleanup at Bellevue Business

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Utility room with flood debris on floor This picture was taken after our crews removed the larger debris.

During the historic floods earlier this year, a local Bellevue business suffered extensive water damage.  The lower level of the building was under several feet of flood water for weeks before the flood waters receded enough that our crews could access the site safely.

Our SERVPRO crews removed and cataloged all contents for insurance documentation, then began the process of removing drywall and insulation.  After stripping the walls down to the studs, we clean and dry the structure to remove mold growth.  Finally, we apply an anti-microbial to kill any mold growth that may remain.

If you have flood damage or water damage in your home or business call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355.  Our experienced crews are always here to help.

Holiday and Winter Fire Facts

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County cleans fire damage and smoke damage caused by Christmas Tree fires every year.  The US Fire Administration has an entire page on their website dedicated to preventing Holiday fires.  While Christmas fires don't occur that often, they do cause a lot of damage, with 1 out of every 32 fires resulting in death.  Having a heat source or candle too close to the tree is the number one cause of Christmas tree fires.  Also be sure to keep open flames away from Christmas decorations and ensure the tree is watered regularly so it does not become too dry and highly flammable.

If your property is affected by fire damage or smoke damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355. Our experienced crews are always here to help.

SERVPRO of Sarpy County Joins Project Santa

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County has partnered with Dingman's Collision CenterWest Gate Bank, and Rockbrook Camera along with Omaha's Greatest Hits 99.9 KGOR to accept donations for the Open Doors Mission's Project Santa at our Bellevue, NE office.  The Open Door Mission is helping over 6,000 children in the Omaha area this Holiday Season.  We will be accepting donations through Friday, December 20th.  Thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you this year when you make your donation.  Happy Holidays!

You can drop off your donation at our office Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at our Bellevue office located at 1706 Galvin Road South in Bellevue; between Jade Palace and Dunkin' Donuts.

If you have too much Halloween candy left over, call the experts at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Water Damage at Omaha-Area Bank

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Bank Offices The basement had several inches of standing water.

When a water main break caused flooding and water damage to this Omaha, NE bank, they called SERVPRO of Sarpy County.  The entire basement was affected with over half a foot of water and many rooms on the main level were affected as well.

Our crews responded quickly to extract the standing water.  While one crew was extracting, other crews worked to clean and salvage as much of the contents as possible.  We were able to dry most of the affected areas within a few days.  The client was amazed that they were able to stay open during the cleanup and that we saved so much of their property.

If your property is affected by a disaster, such as water damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Celebrate Thanksgiving With a Recipe For Fire Safety

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

As we gather with our families to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want to remind you to practice safe cooking habits.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries, causing millions of dollars in smoke damage and fire damage annually.

Here are a few cooking safety tips for the season:

  • Be on alert!  If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don't use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains - away from the stovetop.

Our SERVPRO family hopes you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, but if your property is affected by a disaster, such as fire damage or smoke damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Avoiding Heating Fire Damage In The Omaha Metro

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Space Heater Amid Flammable Material EPIC Space Heater Fail

Heating and electrical malfunctions are some of the top causes for residential fires, resulting in millions of dollars in smoke damage and fire damage annually.

As the temperature drops, the need for heating appliances grows resulting in a spike in residential fires during the early heating season.  The increased use of space heaters, often placed too close to furniture and other flammable items and/or left on at the end of the day causes several business fires each winter.

A majority of electrical fires are caused by faulty outlets and old appliances.  Everyday use of electrical wiring can cause tears which can be a fire hazard.  Light fixtures are another cause of electrical fires, often with incorrect wattage incandescent bulbs or when placing flammable material too close to the fixture.  

If your property is affected by a disaster, such as fire damage or smoke damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Smoke Damage Cleanup - Upholstery Cleaning

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Our Fire Team Crew Chief, Kay, specializes in upholstery cleaning furniture that has smoke damage.  She oversees pack outs of properties with fire damage or smoke damage

Humidity from the water used to put out the fire turns the soot residue form the fire very acidic, so our main priority in cleaning smoke damaged contents is to neutralize the acidic soot particles.  Ince cleaned by hand, the items are processed through an ozone chamber, either on-site or at our facility.  The ozone chamber finalizes the cleaning process and deodorizes the smoke-damaged items.

If your property is affected by a disaster, such as fire damage or smoke damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Winter Storm Water Damage Prevention Tips

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Many people are unprepared for the quickly approaching winter season and the winter storms that bring frigid temperatures along with ice and snow.  SERVPRO of Sarpy County recommends having a winter checklist for your home or business to help prevent water damage from winter storms.

Here are a few items to consider:

  • Put weather stripping on doors and windows to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from entering.
  • Insulate water pipes to help prevent them from freezing and possibly bursting.
  • Check your roof for possible leaks and loose or broken shingles.
  • Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything flammable.
  • Trim tree limbs that are close to the house.
  • Clean gutters.
  • Stock up on ice melt.

If your property is affected by a disaster, such as water damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Halloween Safety in Omaha, NE

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Yard with Halloween decorations This photo shows about 2/3rds of our Production Manager's yard as he is decorating for Halloween.

Adults and children alike look forward to October for one reason, Halloween. The candy, decorations, and costumes create a fun environment. Most of those that work at SERVPRO of Sarpy County have children of their own and enjoy the holiday season, being seasoned vets, they have multiple tips for October 31st. Make sure the costumes fit correctly and make adjustments if need be, as well as test out any make up to make sure your children don’t have a reaction. Be conscious of any long fabric hanging from the costumes, these can catch on decorations and tear. Don’t be afraid to skip the one lit house on a dark road, if you’re in a large group go together or not at all. Lastly, Check the candy, check for any candy that the kids may have allergic reactions to or any candy that may have been opened. Don’t be afraid to keep the good stuff for yourself!

If you have too much Halloween candy left over, call the experts at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.