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Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha-Area Assisted Living Facility

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech wearing a respirator and full PPE riding a rover carpet extractor Our team used the rover to extract water from the carpeting while wearing full PPE.

When an Omaha-Area assisted living facility experienced water damage recently, they knew to call the SERVPRO of Sarpy County team.  Our crew arrived within the hour to begin the cleanup process.  We began by sealing off the affected area to prevent contamination spread to the unaffected areas of the facility and to ensure the residents were not impacted.  

Since the facility houses high-risk persons, our crews wore full PPE and utilized a dedicated access point to the building to better protect client health and well-being.

The facility manager was very pleased with recovery process, commenting "that's why we always call your team".

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

Protect Your Omaha-Area Property From Winter Weather

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

House in winter with snow and trees SERVPRO reminds you to protect your property this winter

Follow these guidelines to keep your home or business safe from the harsh winter weather.

  • Check for downed tree limbs and branches and clear them away.
  • Inspect for proper drainage to avoid flood hazard potential (especially walkways and parking areas).
  • Inspect all handrails, stairways, and entryways to correct potential slip hazards.
  • Inspect all roofs, gutters, and water pipes to ensure they are in proper order.  Gutter downspouts should be directed away from the building. Clean them of debris that may have gathered during the fall to avoid a damming affect, which may lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave cabinet doors open to allow warm inside air to circulate around the pipes.  Consider shutting down outside faucets at the main valve in the basement or crawl space; make sure you turn on the faucet to drain it after shutting off the inside valve to prevent any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

If you experience 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.

SERVPRO Stands Ready To Respond To Disaster

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment In Warehouse This is some of the equipment we use to save the day.

Whether you have fire damage, water damage, sewage backup, or mold; the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County team stand ready to respond.  From our owner to our technicians and even our marketing staff, our team is trained, equipped, and certified to help when disaster strikes. 

Our team maintains the IICRC certifications and the mitigation equipment to properly respond 24x7 to any size disaster.  Our experience is that fast response with trained technicians using profession-grade equipment yields time and cost savings for our customers.

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

Winter Storms Can Cause Water Damage

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles covered in snow This was the result of the last heavy snow in Omaha. Our team came in early to clean our vehicles of all the snow.

With potentially heavy snow predicted in the Omaha, NE area this week, SERVPRO of Sarpy County reminds you to be on the lookout for storm damage or water damage. 

Ice dams are always a concern after a heavy snow.  The snow insulates itself against the roof and gutters, causing melt which backs up under the shingles.  This results in waters getting into the attic space and your home's interior.  Check out this blog on our website about ice dams.

If you have snow drifting along your home ro business, it is important to shovel the snow away from the foundation to prevent the melting snow from backing up into your basement.

If you experience storm damage or water damage, call the SERVPRO of Sarpy County team of trusted professionals at 402-291-3355. Our experienced crews are always here to help.

Electrical Fire Cleanup in Omaha, NE

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room bay window with fire damage This damage was caused by an electrical fire.

When on Omaha, NE home suffered smoke damage and fire damage from an electrical fire, SERVPRO of Sarpy County crews were here to help. The fire started in the living room and caused smoke and fire damage to the main and second floor and the basement suffered significant water damage.

Our crews divided into teams to dry out the basement area while beginning the cleaning and recovery process upstairs.  The fast response and efficient work processes helped to minimize the cost of recovery, both in time and money.  The customer was amazed that we were able to salvage many of their belongings.

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.

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha, NE Area Assisted Living

12/13/2020 (Permalink)

Broken Sprinkler Head in Ceiling This broken sprinkler head caused extensive water damage to an Omaha-Area assisted living community.

When a sprinkler head malfunction caused extensive water damage to an Omaha-area assisted living center, they knew to call SERVPRO of Sarpy County.

Our teams arrived onsite within the hour to assess the damage and determine a plan of action while beginning to clean up the damage.  Our divide and conquer approach allowed us to quickly stop further damage from occurring, minimize damage and work more efficiently.  Our goal is to keep your business running while we help you recover from disaster.

Our client and their residents were grateful for the minimal disruption to their daily routines while the SERVPRO team handled the disaster.

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.

Preparedness for Pets

12/6/2020 (Permalink)

Black lab dog wearing scarf SERVPRO of Sarpy County askss you to help your pets to be prepared.

During this Holiday Season, SERVPRO of Sarpy County wants to remind you to be (pet) prepared.  Pets are just as important as any family member to many people, so make them a part of your preparedness planning.

There are several things you can do to make sure your pets stay safe during an emergency.

  • Have a trusted friend who can check on your pets if you are unable to get home.
  • Know how to find pet friendly hotels along your travel routes.
  • Build a Pet Preparedness Kit:  download this Pet Preparedness List from Ready.gov for more information about building a preparedness kit for your pet.

We hope you and yours enjoy a safe Christmas and a happy New Year.

If your home or business is affected by storm damage, call the trusted professionals at 402-291-3355.  The experienced crews of SERVPRO of Sarpy County are always here to help.

Protect Your Home From Heating Hazards

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of home with charred woodburning stove and boarded up wall This Omaha-Area home fire was caused by cresote buildup in a woodburning stove.

With the cooler temperatures, we are all looking for ways to keep our homes and workplaces cozy.  Many people use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters and wood burning stoves.  Heating is the second leading cause of home fire deaths, making it important to review ways to help reduce the risk of a heating-related fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. 

Here are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of home heating fires today:

  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional.
  • Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • All heaters need space.  Keep flammable objects at least three feet away from heating equipment.
  • Plug space heaters directly into outlets, never into an extension cord or power strip.
  • When using fuel-burning heaters, use only the type of fuel specified by the manufacturer.
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide and smoke alarms inside your home and business.  Test alarms monthly.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • When using a wood-burning fireplace, make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to help prevent sparks from flying into the room.  Spent fireplace ashes should be cool before removing and putting them into a metal container.  The container should be stored away from your home or business.

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.

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha, NE Church

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

water running down basement stairs This waterfall was caused by a burst sprinkler valve.

This Omaha, NE church had a break in their lawn irrigation system overnight, causing water damage to a few rooms on the main level and flooding in the entire basement.  Since our team had previously developed an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for the church, they were better prepared and able to shut the water off and begin the cleanup process quicker, saving them thousands.  This disaster pre-planning enabled our technicians to split up and focus on preventing further damage to the most at-risk areas of the basement while the other team set up drying equipment.   

As a result of the pre-planning and fast response of the SERVPRO of Sarpy County team, the basement storage area was spared from permanent damage and church operations were not impacted.

If your home or business is affected by a disaster, such as water damage, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355.  Our experienced crews are always here to help.

Faster Disaster Response Can Reduce Damage

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County is ready to respond 24 hours a day for fire and water damage cleanup at your home or business.  Responding quickly to disaster can save thousands by minimizing or even preventing further damage.  Our trained and experienced technicians can start the recovery process within minutes of arrival to your home or business.  

Within 24 hours of a water damage, furniture and walls can begin to swell, and an odor may develop.  After two days to a week, harmful bacteria may start to spread, paint may peel, and doors, windows and floors could begin to warp.

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