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One Year Of Smoke Damage

One Year Of Smoke Damage

A Storm Event has been called for the Redding Fire, the smoke effects of which you can see here. Hard to believe that these wildfires have reduced visibility so drastically. 

As SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista receives more information about these fires, so will our readers. 

Cause of Loss - Home Damage

Cause of Loss - Home Damage

It happens a lot and fairly often in SERVPRO's line of work; storms ravage an area, people turn the heat up indoors (without proper ventilation and cleaning), maybe get some holiday cheer going on the stove--and the next thing you know you've got neon green trucks in your driveway. Don't let that story be yours; check out our entire blog for more info on our latest work and all of our tips on being a safe homeowner!

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Crawlspace Leak

Crawlspace Leak

This crawlspace had a leak in it, and began to make the space above it smell musty and stale. Drying out the space was no small task--luckily, SERVPRO is "Faster to any size disaster", and quickly dried the crawlspace. 

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How To Protect Carpets When Cleaning

How To Protect Carpets When Cleaning

Whether you're cleaning ceilings and walls or painting them, protecting your floors from water damage and mold growth is just as important as getting the original job done. SERVPRO makes sure to put down plastic sheeting, secure it with tape, and cut special strips to fit right where they need to go. 

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What Does Water Damage Look Like On Wood?

What Does Water Damage Look Like On Wood?

Water damage on wooden cabinets and floors usually looks like the above example; bubbling wood, warped and wavy finishes. This was taken out of a customer's home for renovation. 

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After Storm Office Cleaning

After Storm Office Cleaning

We handled this police station's office clean up after a weather related flooding incident in Reno. Our team of professionals made the office look brand new! 

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What Does Water Damage Look Like On Carpet?

What Does Water Damage Look Like On Carpet?

An awful lot like this! This carpet was washed up when Hurricane Harvey flooded this Houston, TX home. The mildew and mold is on the baseboard and the carpet padding smelled very musty. 

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Caughlin Ranch Fire

Caughlin Ranch Fire

Our own Marketing Support Coordinator, Andi, had a personal experience with this fire. She was getting ready for a day at school when the phone rang, saying that due to this fire, school was cancelled. The full story is over here on our blog

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Retail Floods

Retail Floods

No, this cardboard box was not full of ice at one point. A water pipe burst, and this warehouse didn't expect it. SERVPRO responded to their flood, and we dried their space so they could get back to business. 

What to do After A House Fire

What to do After A House Fire

This customer had the answer: "Call SERVPRO." This entire living room was covered in soot, there was smoke damage, and the roof caved in. Luckily, no one was hurt, and we were able to make it look "Like it never even happened."

Water Clean Up

Water Clean Up

Our team assembled and responded to this business' flooded retail space. The area was completely soaked, but SERVPRO 10274 came prepared with our full compliment of buckets, cleaning agents, and equipment. 

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Hurricane Damage: Garage

Hurricane Damage: Garage

This is what the garage of a home in Houston, Texas looked like after Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, all of the clothing and other items were dampened, and stood the chance for growing mold. The garage was inventoried and carefully dried out.

Luckily, the storm response team here at SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista was called out, and we remedied the damage, dried out their garage, and removed the wet drywall around the room. 

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Drive Through

Drive Through

This picture was of the damage inside a Taco Bell restaurant. The pictures of the work we did here can be seen under the "why SERVPRO?" tab, or if you click here

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Leaky Sink in Reno

Leaky Sink in Reno

This leaky faucet in Reno cause a ton of water rings and mold as you can see here. The brown, thin lines are dried, dirty water. The mold is on top of the water puddle; you can see the lighter lumpy looking spores. 

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Burnt Ceiling

Burnt Ceiling

This photo was taken inside the customer's living room. The fire spread from the source (a heater) to the rest of the room, and finally chewed up the entire ceiling, all the way through to the attic. 

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Flooded Big Box Store

Flooded Big Box Store

The only thing you don't want to get in bulk, is water damage. But if it does happen, SERVPRO is a highly-trained team of professionals who take down messes like--well, like it's our job! 

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Flooded Gallery

Flooded Gallery

This gallery in town had an abundance of art, design pieces, and furniture to think about when they realized their space was flooded. They knew to call SERVPRO, because we get there "Faster to any size disaster"!

Rat Infestation

Rat Infestation

The rats were removed already but the City Of Sparks called SERVPRO to handle the removal of molding nests like these in this shipping container, and then sanitize the whole interior. 

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Detecting Moisture

Detecting Moisture

This is one of our production crew surveying the amount of moisture left behind by a storm underneath the linoleum. From the looks of it, there is quite a bit. 

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Baseboard Spores

Baseboard Spores

Putting the baseboards on before the mud had its chance to dry created a vapor seal, with just enough food source for mold to grow on it. The owner knew to call SERVPRO, and we took care of the damage! 

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Warped Flooring

Warped Flooring

Water and hardwood don't mix. Or, rather, they do, and the wood swells up like in this picture. This became a mold job shortly after removing these boards. 

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Faulty Plumbing, Hidden Mold

Faulty Plumbing, Hidden Mold

This bathroom had an improperly connected toilet. While we treat all water as if it is contaminated, the leak came from the clean water tank (thank goodness!) 

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Burning More Than Dinner

Burning More Than Dinner

We get it; flambé turned into Pompeii real quick. It's scary, dangerous, and a serious matter, but it happens. When it does, SERVPRO is here to get your kitchen back to the way it was. It's what we do best.

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Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

This window has been totally destroyed due to a storm. Dangerous for anyone walking past, and also for anyone working inside this building. Scary stuff, but these professionals called our professionals at SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened"!

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Moldy Support Beams

Moldy Support Beams

It's never a pleasant experience; you smell the must odor, but don't see the offender. Luckily, this homeowner called SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened"! 

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Fire Causes Balcony to Collapse

Fire Causes Balcony to Collapse

At this property, a fire caused enough damage to completely destroy the upstairs balcony. Belongings were dragged outside onto the lawn where they might be safer from the flames. This served as a good reminder for everyone in the building to be more fire hazard conscious, and to keep flammable objects away from heat or open flame. Luckily, everyone made it out alive, and the owner called SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista

SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista

NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista Temperatures are lowering, meaning that you could be faced with a water damage event at any moment. SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista is available to you 24-hours of every day of the year. Only at SERVPRO can damage remediation be completed, Like it never even happened®.

House Fire in Reno NW

House Fire in Reno NW

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 494,000 were structure fires reported in the United States, in 2014.  Fire can take your familiar surroundings and turn them into something unrecognizable.  SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista has the fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time.

Is it dry?

Is it dry?

One of the most important questions SERVPRO restoration professionals ask on water damages is, "Is it Dry?"  This seemingly simple question is anything but simple, because the question isn't, "Does it look dry?".  While visual clues are important, reliance on only what you can see, can be misleading.  The question, "Is it dry?" takes experience, dedication to detail, and state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista has the equipment, and skill to effectively measure and document the drying process, to ensure your property is dry.

Hidden Mold Growth

Hidden Mold Growth

Mold growing in your home can be a serious health issue. The dilemma is, mold grows in difficult or seldom seen areas. The addition of water to these areas that don't get inspected, gives mold the environment and time to establish a foot hold. Water damages often penetrate inside wall cavities and allow mold to permeate the framing. SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista has the training, equipment, and expertise to inspect your home. If mold is found, SERVPRO also has the skills to remediate your mold problem.

Cleaning a Gymnasium

Cleaning a Gymnasium

Dust buildup on this gymnasium ceiling began to fall during events. SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista was called to solve the problem. SERVPRO technicians protected the hardwood floors with a heavy-duty, temporary floor protection, engineered for contractors; then covered it with a layer of particle board to allow the crews to maneuver equipment throughout the gymnasium, without damaging the gym floor. This cleaning solved the falling dust problem for the facility. If you have cleaning that requires special skills and equipment, call SERVPRO of Reno NW / Truckee / Tahoe Vista.