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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:

  • 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.

Cleaning vs Disinfecting at Home

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Many think cleaning and disinfecting are synonymous but there is a crucial difference between the two. When you clean, you’re simply removing organic dirt, debris, and general soils. Disinfecting is using a higher level of disinfectant product to remove or control the spread of viruses and bacteria. Disinfection isn’t as effective, though, if you don’t clean first prior to applying the disinfectant product!

Follow these 5 tips from our SERVPRO experts to make sure you’re properly protecting yourself and your home.


There are consumer products out there that are almost as effective as professional products in the fight against the spread of infectious diseases when used according to the label. All these products are going to be registered by the EPA and will have specific directions on how long the surface must remain wet, how the product should be applied, and what surfaces they can be used on.


You can have the best cleaning product, but if you don’t know how to apply that product correctly, you’re going to be ineffective. Disinfection can be done effectively at home if you use the right products and follow the label and product instructions.


Basic hand protection when using disinfecting products is always wise. Try to use nitrile gloves or any other type of disposable gloves you can find.


Microfiber cloths are made up of fibers with multiple surfaces and allow you to have a better contact as you’re cleaning. Household sponges are not recommended, as they can often be breeding grounds for bacteria. If possible, you could even use something that you can dispose of, like disposable wipes or cloths. Otherwise a microfiber cloth is what you should use.


Keep your hands washed and regularly clean high touch areas in your home like door handles and light switches. Practicing basic hygiene is what’s going to continue to break the cycle of infection and reduce the virus spread.

Putting these tips into practice can help you reduce levels of contamination.

Tips on Reopening Your Business After a Disaster

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

A natural disaster can occur at a moment's notice. Within seconds, your business can be damaged or destroyed, forcing you to close your doors until you can get back up and running. Unfortunately, businesses that haven’t implemented a disaster recovery plan before the unthinkable happens may likely be unable to reopen their doors after a loss. In fact, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), up to 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a natural disaster strikes. With lack of planning for financial damages, property destruction, loss of essential business documents and equipment, and taking care of staff needs, it can be difficult for business owners to rebuild when disaster strikes.

Luckily, the experts at SERVPRO are here to help. Use these tips to get your business back on its feet as soon as you can after disaster strikes.


If your business is going to survive a natural disaster, you’ll need a detailed preparedness plan in place. Write down a list of immediate solutions you'll implement in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Include items such as:

  • Which disasters are likely to impact your business, depending on where it is located
  • Locations suitable for employee evacuation
  • How to stay in contact with all staff members
  • Emergency contact information for each employee
  • Plans to protect and/or access vital business records and information
  • If there will be an off-site location from which employees need to work until doors reopen
  • Contact information for the business’s insurance company, financial institutions, and a reputable disaster restoration company


As soon as you can, keep your customers and staff informed about what's happening with your business. Provide an estimate of when you'll be able to reopen for business. If excessive damage forces you to temporarily relocate, let others know how to find you. Keep in mind that your ability to recover from a natural disaster might largely depend on how quickly your employees are able to return to work. Reach out to your team, and work with them to make scheduling changes if necessary so everyone can get back to normal as soon as possible.


While FEMA provides financial assistance to businesses that are located in a federally declared disaster area, the process of receiving aid can take some time, especially when an astronomical number of claims are being filed. Have a backup plan in place to ensure you're able to cover the costs of repairs in a punctual manner.

Consider purchasing a flood insurance plan that specifically covers natural disasters. The Small Business Administration (SBA) may also be a good place to turn for help. Through the organization's Office of Disaster Assistance, businesses that are located in declared disaster areas can apply for low-interest, long-term loans to make repairs and replacements.


Even just one act of nature can cause a major interruption. Businesses that recognize the importance of having a detailed plan in place to recover after a natural disaster may have a greater chance of survival. Start listing out your steps to rebuilding before disaster strikes to increase your chances of recovering.

If the unexpected does happen, remember that you’re not alone. Count on the experts at SERVPRO to guide and support you throughout the recovery process and help get your business back up and running again as quickly as possible.

Pipe Bursts Tips

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Discovering bursting pipes at your Sarpy County area commercial building can be a devastating discovery. Depending on the size of the leak, possibly hundreds of gallons of water could be flowing through your building. It's essential to stop the water and fix broken pipe immediately.

Tips for Bursting Pipe Cleanup

1. Turn Off the Electricity

Before you do anything else, you must turn off the electricity at the breaker box. If you can't safely navigate to the box, call the utility company to shut it off. Until it's shut off, electricity could be flowing through the standing water.

2. Extract the Standing Water

Every minute counts. Next, you must extract all standing water as swiftly as possible to avoid additional loss. It's helpful to always have a wet/dry vacuum on hand for such situations, as one of these machines will get rid of the water and small debris quickly and safely.

3. Remove Affected Contents

Remove all items soaked by the water from the bursting pipes. In addition to furniture, paper and other porous materials, this could include wet drywall and soaked carpet and padding.

4. Separate Salvageable Items

Anything that you can thoroughly dry within 48 hours will probably be salvageable. Materials that you can't dry completely are susceptible to mold growth, and you will likely have to throw them away.

5. Dry the Affected Area and Contents

Finally, the affected area and remaining contents will need to be dried as quickly as possible. You can open windows and doors if the outdoor humidity is less than the indoor humidity. You can also run heaters, fans and dehumidifiers to help the drying process along. Hiring water damage remediation professionals can significantly benefit you, as they have industrial equipment and years of expertise.

When you're dealing with bursting pipes and water damage in the Sarpy County area, time is of the essence. Take action promptly to stop the water flow, repair the pipes and begin the drying process.

3 Basic Steps to Repair and Restore Your Roof

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

The first thing experts do is examine the damage. Whether you have missing shingles or just broken or cracked ones, either problem can allow water to seep into your building's interior. As a result, several items may need to be torn out:

  • Roof support beams
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Ceiling tiles

Removing water damage is vital. Taking care of this step quickly can help you avoid secondary problems such as mold growth. The sooner you call the technicians, the smoother the cleanup process will go.

2. Decontaminate

Flood water, particularly that which has run into your building through a roof leak, is considered contaminated water. It can contain dirt, debris and bacteria. It is necessary, therefore, to not only dry out the affected area but also to disinfect it so that microscopic organisms in the water don't lead to further rot or bad air quality in your building. Technicians may use special machinery and industrial cleaners to sanitize the space.

3. Rebuild

Once all traces of damage and filth are gone, the restoration stage can begin. Specialists rebuild the interior portions that were destroyed, replacing walls, ceilings and insulation. Then they repair the damaged roof so that it can get back to protecting your building.

Even a small roof leak can cause serious damage to your commercial building. A professional team that has the knowledge and experience to handle the cleanup process from removal to restoration is essential for getting your roof back to normal.

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha, NE Area Assisted Living

12/13/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha, NE Church

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha, NE Business

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

This water damage was due to a burst pipe in the attic.

A burst pipe in the attic caused much water damage to the kitchen area of this Omaha, NE business.  The picture shows the mess after the ceiling collapsed.

Since the business had a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan they knew how to respond quickly to get the water supply for the affected area shut off, reducing the impact of the disaster.  They also knew to call our office right away so our technicians could begin the recovery process.  

Our crews were onsite to get the debris cleaned up and the affected area contained so the business could reopen their kitchen within 24 hours of the incident.

The client was grateful to have a plan in place before disaster struck and to get back in business so quickly afterwards.

If your business 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.

Call us today to set up an Emergency Ready Plan!

Water Damage Cleanup at Omaha-Area Medical Facility

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

This water damage was caused by a clogged drain in an upper level.

A clogged drain caused extensive water damage to this Omaha-area medical services provider.  Since the backup occurred in a storage area, the issue went unnoticed until water damage appeared in the lobby and lower level areas.

Our SERVPRO technicians were onsite within an hour to assess the damage, define the scope of work required and begin the recovery process.  With over 2,000 square feet of the business affected by contaminated water, our team had to respond quickly to ensure we could keep the business open while containing the damage and contaminants.  While one crew began to extract the contaminated water, another crew set up biocontainment to ensure staff and patient safety during the mitigation process.

The client was happy to be able to continue treating patients 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.

Water Damage Cleanup at LaVista, NE Business

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

This water damage was caused by a failed fire sprinkled head.

This LaVista, NE business had a fire sprinkler system head break, causing water damage to several rooms.  Our technicians arrived onsite within the hour to scope the damage and create a mitigation plan. 

Our crews split up so that one crew could begin the extraction process while another crew began the drying process in a less-affected area.  This enabled the business to remain accessible to customers with minimal impact.  As the result of our fast response, the property was restored to pre loss condition within 48 hours.

The business owner was grateful for the fast response of SERVPRO of Sarpy County and the ability to stay open for business while minimizing the damage.

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.

COVID-19 Cleaning at Omaha, NE Business

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the expertise to handle biohazards

When an Omaha, NE care facility found a resident with symptoms of COVID-19, they reached out to the experts at SERVPRO of Sarpy County to contain the potential threat.  Since the staff reacted quickly and appropriately, the potential exposure area was minimized.

Our crews responded quickly to set up containment for the potentially exposed area with negative air pressure and proper air filtration. Once the containment was verified secure, we cleaned and sanitized the entire area.

The client was grateful for our fast response and ability to quickly contain the area, minimizing the impact on the rest of their facility and allowing other residents to remain in place confident the situation was under control.

If your home or business need deep cleaning services, 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)

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.

Water Damage at Omaha-Area Bank

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Flooded Gym Floor In The Omaha, NE Area

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was able to save the gym floor with our wood floor drying system.

SERVPRO of Sarpy County was recently called out to a nearby business after the gymnasium floor suffered water damage.  The wood floor boards were already beginning to swell and buckle. In most cases, hardwood flooring can be expensive to replace. Not only can the water warp the boards, but it can also seep between the boards and cause them to separate from the glue. Our team uses specialized drying equipment and dehumidifiers to remove water from the floor as well as the air. Using our top of the line equipment, we are able to clean the water as well as any dirt under the boards. If we did not use this equipment it would be easier for mold and harmful bacteria to grow. SERVPRO of Sarpy County is trained to properly care for your hardwood flooring problems. 

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.

Mold Cleanup in Omaha Metro School

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Disaster Preparedness Tools For Your Business

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

During my time in the military and later in private sector IT, I routinely heard “if you fail to plan, you can plan to fail” and while I used to roll my eyes and groan at this tired old cliché, my experience with SERVPRO has proven it to be true on a regular basis.  The recent fire at Pettit’s Pastry in Omaha is just one recent example of the need to be prepared. According to the Omaha World Herald article, several business were affected and fortunately, a few of them are able to conduct business from alternate locations.

Since September is National Preparedness Month, it is a great time to consider your level of disaster preparedness at your business. As a trusted partner in the Omaha business community, we would like to share a few free disaster preparedness tools for your business. is a great resource for all aspects of preparedness, from planning to implementing an effective disaster plan.
SERVPRO offers a no-cost Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) as an important part of your preparedness planning.  

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following the disaster. 

Don't wait until disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of Sarpy County to establish your ERP today. 

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

Large Commercial Water Loss in Omaha

5/26/2015 (Permalink)

Photo taken after half of the water had drained.

SERVPRO of Sarpy County recently handled a large commercial water loss in Omaha.  The main water valve failed, resulting in an estimated 200,000 gallons of water in a vacant retail space.

We were called shortly after midnight and arrived 30 minutes later to find several inches of standing water throughout the space.  There was so much water, the city had to block the street so we could open the front doors.

Our crews were able to assist the property manager with getting the property cleaned and dried in short order.  Among the benefits of calling SERVPRO of Sarpy County is that we are available 24 x 7 and able to handle losses from a small residence to a large commercial job.