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When Storms Hit, SERVPRO is Ready

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East, 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.

Faster Response

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 the Omaha area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across North America and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the Country.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 402-291-3355.

Cleaning Experts are Here to Help

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East is Here to Help!!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts – SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East 402-291-3355

We Are Storm Ready

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East 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. During these crazy winter/spring months of 2022 we're ready to help you with your emergency water damage challenges.

Faster Response

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 the Omaha, NE area we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,800 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Commercial Services with SERVPRO

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Omaha area. We respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

https://www.SERVPROsarpycounty.com/commercial-restoration-services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Is Your Business "Emergency Ready"?

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

If you own a business and suddenly have a water or fire damage, would you and your employees be prepared?

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East offers the ERP: Emergency Ready Profile, a useful tool that can help prepare your business for anything that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan. Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:

A free assessment of your facilities emergency preparedness.

Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.

Facility details such as, pictures with shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin.

Be prepared by calling SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East 24/7 402-291-3355

Preparing Your Yard for Storm Damage

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

We advise homeowners to prepare their homes and property for storm season, whether it’s winter or summer. Extreme weather can lead to power outages and disruption of communications, as well as damage to personal and business property and belongings. Flooding and debris can make a mess of your property, and your yard is no exception.

Here are some essential safety tips to help you prepare your yard for storm damage:

  • Walkways. In advance of a storm, it would be wise to make sure that all walkways allowing you free access to the buildings on your property are in good repair and that they can withstand excessive amounts of water that may come from a summer storm. If you can’t safely walk to your house or your outbuildings, injuries and accidents can happen to you and those you love.
  • Furniture. When you receive warning of bad weather, secure all patio or deck furniture, or move the items indoors. If the winds get extremely high they could end up becoming dangerous as they are blown about.
  • Fencing. Inspect your fencing and gates to ensure that they are in good condition. High winds and flying debris can knock even the strongest fence over, and that creates a lot of work for you after the storm is over.
  • Drainage. Make sure that you have good drainage in your yard. Standing water can create issues all by itself, such as mosquitoes, sinkholes, and other hazards.
  • Landscaping. Before storm season comes, make sure all dead or unhealthy trees and bushes are trimmed back or removed. Cut away branches that are not stable, and clean up those items that may be littering your premises. Flying tree branches and other debris can cause major damages to your property when a storm hits.


Our team SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East truly cares about your safety and the safety of your loved ones and your property. If you need help after an extreme weather event, call us. We are experts in repair caused by water damage and fire damage, and we specialize in mold prevention and remediation.

What is Fire Damage Clean Up?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

What is Fire Damage Clean Up?

Did you recently have a fire loss to your property?  Is there soot and debris all over the place?  Are you unsure where to start to get the property back together and cleaned up?  

Well, Calling SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East can Help!  

Fire damage clean up consists of cleaning all the soot and debris from the entire property structure.  That is cleaning everything from floors to ceilings, to every window and door within the structure. Also, cleaning all the contents within the structure, from couches to appliances.  There are many different techniques used when performing the cleanup, so calling in the professionals is essential.  

SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East specializes in cleaning properties that have been affected by fire, soot, and smoke.  From sorting through the debris, deodorizing, and cleaning walls and contents. We take the appropriate steps necessary to get the cleaning done correctly and efficiently. 

Call Us Now at 402-291-3355 for more Information on Fire Damage Clean Up!

Do's and Don'ts of Fire Damage

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Let these Dos and Don'ts guide you to help reduce damage and increase the chance of a successful restoration in the event of a fire.

Do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the carpet and avoid tracking.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from the metal kitchen and bathroom faucets, trip, and appliances.
  • If heat is off during winter, poor RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks, and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Remove soot particles from plants with a damp cloth.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system. 
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don't:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East.
  • Don't attempt to shampoo carpet, rugs, or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water. They may be contaminated.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures in the ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damage and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Don't send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

When fire and water damage take control of your life, let SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East help you take it back 402-291-3355.

Contaminated Water Categories and Cleanup

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

As a homeowner in the Omaha area, it’s possible you may have to deal with water damage from a leak or flood at some point in time. Several types of contaminated water require extra safety precautions, so it’s essential first to assess the kind of damage to determine how to proceed with removal and repair. Common types of contaminants may include the following:

  • Cleaning agents such as soap or bleach
  • Grease and oils
  • Food residue
  • Bodily waste

There are also several other unsafe chemicals and foreign objects that have led experts to create a system to categorize types of water.

Category 1: Clean Water

This type of water is most likely the result of a faucet overflow, broken water supply line, or household appliance malfunction. Keep in mind that although it may not be contaminated water, environmental conditions or the amount of time lapsed can cause the water to elevate to Category 2 or 3. Contact a water damage repair service within the first 48 hours of a clean water spill to prevent worsening damage.


Category 2: Grey Water

Possible sources of grey water can be from appliance discharge, broken sump pumps, and toilet water mixed with urination. Due to the rapid growth of bacteria and mold, cleanup should begin as soon as possible to prevent elevating grey water to Category 3.

Category 3: Black Water

This type of contaminated water is primarily composed of sewage backup containing human and animal waste. It may also source from rivers, streams, and oceans, which are often known to contain bacteria, fungi, and unsanitary chemicals. Contact a cleanup service immediately when this type of water is discovered.

Remedying Four Mistakes in Water Cleanup

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

When finding themselves amid a water damage event, many people immediately react by jumping in and cleaning up the mess. Beginning the restoration process as soon as possible is essential, but starting before you have taken the necessary steps or know what you are doing could make things worse in the end. A few of the most common mistakes in water damage clean up are listed below to help avoid these mishaps. The most critical mistake not to make is to hire a professional restoration company to do the dirty work for you. SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East is your local expert to help you navigate the “waters.”

Mistake #1 - Not Having the Job Done RIGHT the First Time

Adopting the “do it yourself” approach to water damage clean-up is often the go-to mindset. However, this is usually a more complex process than people think. It can be a long process, and following the proper procedures is very important. For example, if you neglect to begin airing out your home by opening up windows and doors for ventilation and using fans to dry things out as soon as possible, the damage will eventually be worse.

Mistake #2 - Not Being Completely Thorough

As mentioned above, the water damage restoration process done right requires that you be very thorough. Cutting corners and major shortcuts will not make a big difference and can cause more damage. It is better to have the job done right upfront, but it will not happen overnight. To ensure all the water is removed and mold will not begin to grow on, and in your walls, ceilings, and carpet, you will want to make sure your contractor is certified to do the work needed in an appropriate time frame.

Mistake #3 - Waiting Too Long

It can be tempting to put off dealing with flooding or water damage when it’s just a minor incident, especially when life is hectic. Even minor flooding can lead to significant damage in the long run. The water seeps into walls and flooring over time when not dried properly and can cause structural damage and mold growth. It’s not worth the risk of procrastinating. It could save you a lot of time, heartache, and money in the long run.

Mistake #4 - Not Involving a Certified Restoration Company

Trying to tackle the water damage restoration process on your own is a significant undertaking. Having it done right the first time requires the proper expertise, the right equipment, and enough time to be as thorough as required. Though it may seem like you have the time and resources to clean it up, you will soon realize the process is more involved than initially thought. Should you ever find yourself in a situation where your home or business has been compromised by flooding or water damage, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East.