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Hurricanes Can Cause Water Damage in the Omaha-Area

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Because we line in the Omaha Metropolitan area we might only see hurricane season on news reports, but we can still feel the effects in the Midwest.  The tropical weather down south mixes with the cool air from up north and can create storms.  As of August 30th, we have had over 24 inches of rainfall this year. 

These storms are causing water damage to our homes and businesses.  Our trained teams at SERVPRO of Sarpy County work as quickly as possible to extract the water and clean and dry affected areas.  Heavy rains can clog gutters with debris, causing even more flooding to basements and main levels of homes and businesses.

If your Omaha-area home or business needs water damage cleanup, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355;  we are always here to help.

Prepared, Not Scared in Omaha, NE

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month and the theme this year is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.  One way to be prepared is to contact SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355 for a no-cost SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan.

The Department of Homeland Security splits the month of September into four sections, each one preparing us for a national disaster.

Week one - Finances. Check to make sure you have insurance coverage and have extra money set aside.

Week two - Planning. Know where to go and how to get there. Some people set aside time to have a conversation about where their family would meet at if they became separated and how to get there while others make it a quick dinner conversation.

Week three - Children.  Most schools have a week dedicated to preparing students on who to call in case a disaster ever occurs.

Week four - Community. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) train volunteers to prepare for disasters that may occur in their community. 

Go to https://www.ready.gov/september for more information about National Preparedness Month.

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

Preventing Fire Damage From Grill Mishaps

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Uncovered Grill on deck left unattended and on fire If you leave your grill unattended and uncovered like the one in this picture, you might need SERVPRO to come clean up the mess.

Football season has officially started and we all know what that means, Saturday cookouts!

SERVPRO of Sarpy County has seen fire damage and smoke damage caused by backyard celebrations year after year.  A good grill master knows that being unaware of grill safety can be a factor for seasonal fires.

Grill Safety Tips:

  • Grill away from any structure.
  • Make sure your grill is stable.
  • Keep your grill clean.
  • Check for propane leaks.
  • If the flame goes out, wait five minutes before relighting.
  • Keep an eye on what is going on around the grill.
  • Be cautious when using charcoal starter fluid.
  • Don't wear loose clothing or clothing that can dangle.
  • Be prepared to put out a fire.

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.

Mold Cleanup in Omaha Metro School

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew in protective suits and masks removing mold from Omaha-area school classroom Everything in the classrooms needed to be cleaned to ensure the mold was sufficiently mitigated and the area safe for staff and students.

When the staff at one Omaha-area school discovered mold growth, they knew to call SERVPRO of Sarpy County.  We dispatched crews to the site to inspect and clean the affected areas and coordinated with an environmental specialist to ensure the site was safe for the staff and students.  The picture shows one of our crews cleaning the affected areas and ensuring the site would be safe for the children to return.  With the right experience and equipment, SERVPRO of Sarpy County stands ready to answer the call, day or night.

If you have mold 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.

When Water Damage Occurs - SERVPRO Is Here To Help

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rains this season continue to cause water damage to homes and businesses in the Omaha, NE metro area.  Our crews are trained and IICRC certified to clean and dry your damaged property to industry standards.  The picture shows our fleet ready to deliver flood relief supplies earlier this year.  Our trucks are always loaded with the right equipment and ready to dispatch to any size disaster.  With the right experience and equipment, the men and women from SERVPRO of Sarpy County's "green team" stands ready to answer the call, day or night.

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.

Water Damage Cleanup in Omaha

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Recent heavy rains caused water damage to the main floor of this Omaha business and flooded the basement.  The owners knew to call our SERVPRO team to get the mess cleaned up right.  Our crews were on the job extracting water from the main floor and the flooded basement that day.  WIth the right experience and equipment, we were able to restore all affected office equipment and clean and dry the property in less than 48 hours.

The client was glad to have the job done with no business disruption and no demolition.

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.

#NebraskaFlood - #NebraskaStrong

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County was honored recently by participating in helping our local community recover from the disastrous flooding which occurred recently. #NebraskaFlood #NebraskaStrong

Partnering with No Town Left BehindBenefect Disinfectant and Bellevue Christian Center, SERVPRO of Sarpy County was able to donate cleaning products and supplies to aid those in need.  We are truly grateful to see how strong our community has jointed together to help others. #SERVPROCares #HeretoHelp

Flood Recovery Safety Tips

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County helped this flooded business recover.

In an effort to expedite the recovery efforts from the flood damage and water damage in the Omaha area, SERVPRO of Sarpy County has increased capacity over 1000%.  With the dozens of extra trucks in town and a large trailers loaded with water mitigation equipment, we have been able to service over 1,000 households and businesses in need.

We recently published this article providing tips to minimize flood damage and water damage.  Here are some safety tips for returning to your home after flood damage:

  • Do NOT return to your home until the authorities declare the area safe.
  • If you see downed power lines, stay away and report them to the authorities and the power company.
  • Approach your home carefully, as it may have structural damage.
  • Be alert for wild animals such as snakes that may have come in with the floodwater.
  • If you smell natural gas or propane or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call the fire department.
  • Get all electrical appliances checked by an electrician or appliance technician before turning them on.
  • Throw away all food and medicine that may have come into contact with floodwater...WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT.
  • Wear goggles, robber-soled shoes, long pants and sleeves, and rubber or leather gloves while working in or around your flood-damaged property.
  • Check out this Omaha World Herald article for additional tips.

Here are some additional resources for flood cleanup tips:

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.

Flood and Water Damage Tips

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Record flooding is causing flood damage and water damage to homes and businesses in and around the Omaha area.  The flooding is expected to continue and possibly get worse over the coming days.

We have received several hundred calls for help in the last 24 hours and our crews are out in full force.

In order to better serve your needs, we have multiple crews and truckloads of equipment in route to assist with the cleanup and restoration effort. We expect to increase our service capacity by over 400% in the next 24-48 hours.

Generally speaking, water from a supply line is considered clean, while water from drains is considered contaminated. There are exceptions to this general guideline.

If you have clean water damage, consult this article on our website.

If you have contaminated water damage, consult this article on our website.

If you are unsure of the classification of water affecting your property, consult your water damage experts at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355 and we will help as best we can.

Tips to Minimize Flood Damage and Water Damage

Here are a few actions you should take TODAY:

  • Check your basement at least daily for water. 
    • Be sure to check all exterior walls, including behind furniture.
    • Check around all baseboards and at corners for signs of moisture.
  • Ensure gutter downspouts are not leaking and are directing water away from the structure.
  • Walk around the outside of your property, checking for low spots and standing water.  If possible, fill low spots with dirt and push standing water away from the structure.

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

Minimizing Damage From Frozen Pipes in the Omaha, NE Metro

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Due to the bitter cold in the Omaha metro today, we are getting many calls about frozen pipes and water damage. In addition to scheduling our expert technicians to help them recover, we offer advice on what to do until help arrives. The answer depends on whether the water is clean or contaminated.

Generally speaking, water from a supply line is considered clean, while water from drains is considered contaminated. There are exceptions to this general guideline.

If you are unsure of the classification of water affecting your property, consult your water damage experts at SERVPRO of Sarpy County at 402-291-3355 and we will help as best we can.

If you have contaminated water damage, consult this article on our website.

CLEAN Water Damage Tips

DO:

  • Shut off the source of the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible my mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangars to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

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