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Flooded Crawl Space? Our Team Knows Just What to Do

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

dark flooded crawl space under a building If you have a flooded crawl space, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, we know just what to do.

Help!  I have a pool under my house in my crawl space!  Unfortunately, this can be a common call that we get during the winter storms in the Reno, Truckee, and Tahoe areas.  It's not uncommon for rain, streams, and snowmelt to cause water to get into the crawl spaces of homes.  

When you suffer water in your crawl space, it's very important to get it dried out as soon as possible.  Then it will be important to make sure after it's dried out that a proper vapor barrier is installed.  

At SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, our highly IICRC trained Team knows just how to extract the water and dry out your crawl space.  We have been installing vapor barriers in the Reno, Truckee and Tahoe area for over 10 years, we know exactly what kind of barrier your property will need.

When you suffer a crawl space flood and may need a new vapor barrier installed, call us, we are available 24/7 for all of your water damage, flooded crawl space emergencies.

Have You Suffered a House Fire? What You Need To Know

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Charred Stairs from Fire When you suffer fire damages, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista

When you have suffered a house fire it's a very emotionally charged, stressful event to say the least.  No matter what size of the fire, there is sure to be smoke damages and property that has been damaged, all of which you will need to be careful not to expose yourself to, too much.  Fire sets off a stream of all kinds of toxins that should not be breathed or touched.   When you enter the fire-damaged area, make sure you are wearing a mask and gloves that will offer you the proper protection.  As soon as possible, you will need to choose a professional fire and water clean up and restoration company to take over the management of cleaning up and managing your property.  SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista specializes in Fire and Water Damage clean up and management of contents. Call us and we will work with you and your insurance company to get your property properly managed, restored and rebuilt.  We are available 24/7 for all your emergencies, 775-747-2800.

Flooded Carpet Grows Mushrooms - Who Knew?

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded home with wet carpet and mushrooms growing out of the carpet If your home floods and carpet gets wet, it needs to be dried out ASAP! This carpet was wet long enough to grow mushrooms!

So who knew that flooded carpet, if left long enough can grow mushrooms?  Mushrooms are a form of fungi, just like mold.  So the carpet in the picture was left very wet in a dark room and our Technician was surprised to see these flower-like mushrooms growing out of the carpet.  However, it's not the first time we have seen mushrooms growing out of carpet.

Wet to damp carpet is a great growing base for all kinds of fungi and mold.  When your house floods and your carpet gets wet, we can not emphasize enough the importance of getting the carpet dried out properly and if necessary removed, prior to any fungi or mold being able to start to grow.

If you ever experience a home flood from a broken pipe or any other reason, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, 775-747-2800, we are available 24/7 to start the dry out ASAP and avoid any further damages to your property.

When Storm Damage Causes Water Damage of Your Home

11/2/2019 (Permalink)

House with roof damage, tarps from storm damage Call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista when you suffer storm damage that leads to water damage

At SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, we have helped many of our neighbors deal with winter storm damages.  Too often when our area gets strong winds and driving rain or snow, trees are knocked down.  They fall on roofs.  When the roofs are opened up, or walls damaged, the rain or snow causes water damages.  With our 10 years of servicing the areas of Reno, Truckee, and Tahoe, we have seen it all and cleaned it up.

If you ever suffer storm damage from a tree falling, driving rain leaking through your roof or snowmelt that causes water damage, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista.  We understand all the challenges of living in Reno, Truckee and Tahoe areas can bring.  We know how to clean up damages as quickly as possible.  We will represent your needs to your insurance company and do our best to get you back to normal ASAP.

Why Call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista?

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment from Semi Truck to Small Trucks SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista servicing the Reno, Truckee, and Tahoe areas for over 10 years.

Living in the Reno, Truckee and Tahoe area, you know that we are experiencing a lot of growth in the area.  With growth comes a lot of new opportunities for business, which is great.  However, there is a lot to be said for hiring a very experienced, professional, cohesive team when you suffer Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Water Damages or need Mold Remediation.  

SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista has been servicing the Reno, Truckee and Tahoe area for over 10 years.  We have been locally owned and operated by the same owner since 2008.   Many of our employees are long-time employees, especially our Profect Managers and our Techs who will be working in your home.  They are all very experienced, professional team.  We are also an IICRC Certified Company.  What that means is we invest in our team, providing them with the top training/testing and certifications in the industry.

When you need clean up and restoration of fire and or water damages, or if you find mold and need mold clean up, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista.  We know Reno, Truckee and Tahoe, we know all the nuances of properly cleaning up and restoring after a fire, water or mold damages.

Your House is Flooded, What to Do?

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Restoration of Flooded House with Drywall cut and down to cement floors If your house floods, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista we have been servicing Reno, Truckee, and Tahoe for over 10 years.

When a house fire happens, the entire neighborhood knows about the devastation.  When a house floods, typically only the occupants know about the devastation a house being flooded causes.   The damages water can do to a home truly are not commonly known, that is until you have experienced a house flood.

We at SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista have been working with victims of house flooding in the Reno, Truckee and Tahoe area for over 10 years.  We understand all the emotions and challenges around a house that is flooded.  Our professional team is IICRC certified, we have the best equipment and contents management program available to use on your property and manage your contents.  You will at all times know where your contents are located.  We will work with you and your insurance company to get you back to normal, ASAP.

If you ever suffer a flooded house, call us, we know how to take some of the stress off you and your family and get you back to normal ASAP.

Commercial Water Damage and Restoration

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Water Damage Restoration SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista is your commercial large loss specialist.

At SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, we service commercial buildings for fire damage, water damage and mold in the Reno, Sparks, and Truckee, Tahoe area on a regular basis.  We are called to service schools, colleges, libraries, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, we have experience in all commercial large loss facilities.

One of the advantages of being part of the SERVPRO organization is they have a dedicated large loss team, that if needed can arrive in any market and assist the local Franchise in managing any size large loss.  What does that mean for you?  Well, as all know when you have a Commercial large loss, the longer the downtime of the facility the larger the loss to the organization.  With the SERVPRO large loss team being available, it means no loss is too big for SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista to handle and most important for you, we will have all the people and equipment on the scene as quickly as possible and get your facility back to working order as quick as possible.

When you suffer a commercial large loss, SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista is the team to call.  We are available 24/7.

Managing the Water Drainage Away From Your Home

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of Gloved Hand Cleaning Leaves out of Gutter Lack of proper water drainage can cause flooded homes, crawl spaces and miscellaneous water damages. Dry it out fast to avoid mold.

Too often we get called out to flooded crawl spaces, or flooded basements or water-soaked walls or garages and they all have one thing in common, water runoff and or drainage is not working properly.  Too often flooding on the outside, causes flooding on the inside.

It's that time of year when the leaves are going to fill your gutters and downspouts.  Make sure when the fall is over to clean out your gutters and make sure your downspouts are not blocked.  It's critical that your gutter system is moving the water away from your home.  

Also, make sure you winterize your irrigation systems prior to a hard freeze.  Irrigation systems are commonly the cause for flooded crawl spaces.

If you suffer a flooded home, garage, crawl space, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista.  We work on drying out these types of spaces all the time.  We will work with you and your insurance agent, if applicable to get you dried out and back to normal, ASAP.  As a reminder, if any area is left damp, it's reasonable to deduct mold will find it and start to grow.  It's important to deal with any dampness, or wetness immediately to prevent any further damages.

House Fire and Smoke Damage

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

House with Fire Damage When you suffer a house fire, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, we specialize in Fire and Water Clean Up and Restoration.

No matter the size of a house fire, if it's just a stove fire or a complete house fire, the impact is powerful.  Many times we work with Customers that are shocked how a small fire can impact a home.  It's not just the fire that causes damages, but the smoke can cause so many unexpected damages.  Our team of Technicians and Project Managers are all IICRC trained in fire and smoke damages.  When you hire SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista you are hiring an educated, professional team that is using the BEST equipment to manage your fire damage and smoke damage.  We specialize in fire and water clean up.  Too often with fires, water damage is also incurred.  Our entire team is professionally trained as to how best to clean up all the fire, smoke and water damage and get you back to normal as soon as possible.  When you have a house fire, call us, we are here to work with you and your insurance company and make sure you are taken care of.

Fire, Smoke and or Water and Mold Damages in a Warehouse or Large Commercial Loss

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Business Carpet Flooded Large Loss Office building flooded? Warehouse Flooded? Fire and Water Damages? No commercial loss is too big for SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista

The Reno and Truckee Meadows area is a mecca for large warehouses.  When a warehouse fire or a warehouse flood happens you may be wondering does SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista manage fire or water or mold damage in commercial buildings such as a large warehouse?  The answer is a resounding YES!  We have a lot of experience in large commercial losses.  One of our largest losses we managed locally was the Pacific Cheese manufacturing facility, where a rotating team of over 100 Technicians was on the job 24/7.   At SERVPRO it's not just the local team that is here to manage your large commercial water damage or fire damages, we have the entire national network of SERVPRO experts to fill in Manager, Crew Chief and labor needs for whatever size of the job.  Truly no job is too big.  If you have a large commercial loss, such as a large warehouse, we have the experience and team to service your needs, 24/7, call us at 775 747-2800.