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Water Damage, Las Vegas

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage, Las Vegas Infrared used to help find wet areas

A commercial building located in Las Vegas had a broken pipe caused by cold temperatures during the night. At about 3am the alarms went off in this commercial building and when the owner got on site water was already making its way down to the first floor of this two story building.  The owner called SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and the crew was on site within an hour.  The water was extracted and equipment was set.  In this photo is one of our infrared used on large losses, this can help us locate areas which need to be second tested by our moisture ready and helps us find all possible areas so we can prevent secondary damages.  Because of the experience of SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas and the technology we were able to save this business owner time and money and within 4 days the property was dry and ready for the small build back needed.

Residential Storm Damage

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Residential Storm Damage SERVPRO of Spring Valley technician properly removing drywall affected by the rain.

Sometimes when it rains in Las Vegas it floods as well. About a month ago Las Vegas had rain for three straight days.  We were receiving calls from day one and immediately helping customers with the mess and contacting the right people to help stop the rain from entering into their home.  For some people we got the first call on day three when the rain had finally stopped.  In the attached photo a residential home had acquired small amounts of mold in various places due to the rain water setting in enclosed spaces for over 72 hours.  Luckily SERVPRO of Spring Valley is always prepared and ready for any kind of secondary damages. This photo shows a SERVPRO technician properly removing affected drywall from one of the affected areas in the home.  The homeowner was very pleased with the work and professionalism of our staff.

Commercial Storm Damage

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Commercial Storm Damage In this photo shows flood cuts of a recent rain storm in Las Vegas

The end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 brought a lot of rain storm damages to a number of homes and business's in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. When your home gets affected from water damage it can really take a toll.  When a business has water damages in a lot of cases it means down time and even closures for day, weeks and even months.  SERVPRO of Spring Valley knows the struggle because we deal with commercial business on a yearly basis. We know that response time and being prepared is everything for the start of a water loss.  In this photo is day two of the water loss, SERVPRO of Spring Valley was able to contact the insurance company and move forward with work, that in most cases, can take up to three days and because of this we were able to save a lot of walls and areas from further secondary damages.    

Commercial Storm Damage

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Storm Damage This is one of our air movers. This air mover not only provides a massive amount of air flow but it is also one of the quietest on the market

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Las Vegas property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

In this situation Las Vegas had rain pouring for three days strait on this commercial building.  The rain water came in through the roof and even through the front door.  SERVPRO of Spring Valley uses special equipment that helps the dry down process before secondary damages occur.  Storm, flooding or busted pipes, SERVPRO can handle any type of water damage to your home or commercial building.  The customer was impressed with our walkthrough and knowledge about the project and kept our contact for future possible losses. He especially liked the fact that we got him back up to business in a short amount of time.

Commercial Mold Remediation

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Remediation Before we start the remediation we will protect any cavity or hole where spores can spread to unaffected areas

Last year it rained multiple times in Las Vegas.  When it rains water will find its way through any and every crack or unsealed roof.  Over time and not being dried down correctly microbial activity (mold) can arise. When mold gets wet it begins to grow and spread.  This commercial building was the cause of this same scenario. Luckily the owner caught this before it got to bad.  Mold is something SERVPRO of Spring Valley takes serious and so handling it correctly is our top priority.  Our crew chief and project manager was able to find and remediate the mold in this property and keep the building a safe work environment.  When treating mold it is important to contact a SERVPRO professional to help treat and remediate the situation. The customer was very happy with the work done and thankful for the professionalism of the situation. 

Residential Mold Remediation

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Residential Mold Remediation In the photo the technician is preparing to remediate the mold found behind this wall of a residential home.

When water damage isn't handled properly by trained professionals it can form massive amounts of mold.  In this residential dwelling a small amount of mold opened up and led our professionals to other locations helping us find the problem and fix it right away.  As trained professionals it is our duty to remediate, sanitize and get the property back to where it was before the mold.  When your home has any kind of water damage it is always best to get a free consultation by one of our estimators so you can be sure the situation is handled correctly.  We have the correct training and knowledge to handled most every situation.  Also if you suspect any kind of mold then get a professional to look at the situation and contain it properly.

Storm Damage

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage In this photo SERVPRO was able to protect personal property not damaged by the storm

This was the result of heavy rains that swept through the Las Vegas valley for three days.  When it rains water will find every roof crack and in some cases come up from the ground causing massive amounts of damage.  In this case water came from the roof and from flood waters affecting multiple areas throughout this building.  SERVPRO of Spring Valley was on site within a half hour extracting water and placing equipment to help dry the structure.  Because of the type of loss SERVPRO of Spring Valley needed to cut all wet affected areas. After four hard working days of demo and dry down SERVPRO was in and out and the customer was ready for build back.  The customer was very pleased with the work that was done and surprised with how quick we were able to be off site with so much accomplished. 


12/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Mold in storage area

A leaking pipe caused mold growth on the walls of this storage area.  When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours.

Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

If you see or suspect mold, it is very important to have an expert look and assess.  Below is an advised process.  Once an expert is called, they will do the following:

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Water Extraction

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Extraction Flooded commercial building in Las Vegas

A refrigerator hose broke which caused flooding on first and second floor of a commercial building. We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. " Like it never even happened"!



This picture shows Pepe vacuuming drywall from small holes drilled in wall to enable proper drying and protect from secondary damage.

Water Damage/Infrared

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage/Infrared Infrared use to see water damage.

When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration

This a picture of an infrared device used to see water damage within a wall.  This helps to determine the extent of damage and how far the water has moved and what needs dryed .Restoration, the final step, is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition.