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The Behavior of Smoke

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of smoke. There are two different types of smoke-wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. 

SERVPRO of North Las Vegas is thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration. Before restoration begins, we will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and contents. The soot will then be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows us to focus on saving your precious items. 

SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas knows smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. The following are additional facts you may not know about smoke.

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. 
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Types of Smoke

Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber)
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood)
Fast-burning, high temperatures; heat rises, therefore smoke rises. 

Protein Fire Residue (Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire)
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace Puff Backs)
While “puff backs” can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.

Other Types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)
Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas is trained to handle even the toughest losses. If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, us to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

When They Call You, Call SERVPRO

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results— including lower claim costs. Within four hours of loss notification,SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.

Structural Cleaning
   After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced with SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your insured’s structure.

Contents Cleaning
   All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured.

Deodorization
   SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas provide specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

Be Ready for Whatever Happens

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business, and family.

SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

In the event of an emergency, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

You can establish SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years experience and a system more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas to establish your Emergency READY Profile®.

Do you have a plan?

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

As a member of the Ready Campaign’s National Preparedness Coalition, SERVPRO is proud to present the following information.

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan.
Your organization’s risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage.
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover. 

Prepare your Emergency Plan.
Your employees and co-workers are your business’ most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan.
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, customers and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a small strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment.
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

Improve Cyber Security.
Protecting your data and information systems may require specialized expertise, but even the smallest business can be better prepared. Use anti-virus software and keep it up to-date. Don’t open e-mails from unknown sources. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Protect your computer from intruders by using firewalls. Back up your computer data and download security protection updates known as patches regularly.


Information provided by https://www.ready.gov/

When They Call You, Call SERVPRO

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results— including lower claim costs. Within four hours of loss notification, we can be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.

Structural Cleaning
   After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. We can pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure.

Contents Cleaning
   All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, we can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured.

Deodorization
   SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas provide specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. We do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

Call The Cleanup Team That Is Faster To Any Size Disaster

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

There’s no such thing as a small disaster—especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot, and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.

SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas knows how disruptive water damage can be for your business. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas is trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages.

With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can help you regain control quickly, by helping to ensure your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized, and protected.

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean the mess yourself, call your local water damage cleanup and restoration professionals.

SERVPRO Emergancy Ready Program

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile(ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile can help minimizebusiness interruption by having an immediateplan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smart phone or tablet.

You can establish SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigationand restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a System of more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, alarge fire or an area flood. The best time to planfor such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans ona disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no cost assessment; all it requires isa little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call us, SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas, to establish your Emergency READY Profile.

New Year, Be READY

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

With each new year, many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life. This year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens" in 2019. 

In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility, The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a system more than 1,700 Franchises strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO® READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes—resolve to be READY. Call SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas to establish your Emergency READY Profile®, and be "Ready for whatever happens" in 2019.

Advantages of the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile®

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Be Ready for Whatever Happens

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business, and family.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is also
accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

You can establish SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years
experience and a system more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is
inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any
size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans
on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is
a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas to establish your Emergency
READY Profile®.

Call The Cleanup Team That Is Faster To Any Size Disaster

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

There’s no such thing as a small disaster—especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot, and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.

SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas knows how disruptive water damage can be for your business. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas is trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages.

With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can help you regain control quickly, by helping to ensure your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized, and protected.

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean the mess yourself, call your local water damage cleanup and restoration professionals.

Do you have a plan?

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

As a member of the Ready Campaign’s National Preparedness Coalition, SERVPRO® is proud to present the following information.

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared
for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan.
Your organization’s risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage.
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover. 

Prepare your Emergency Plan.
Your employees and co-workers are your business’ most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan.
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, customers and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in
a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a small strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment.
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

Improve Cyber Security.
Protecting your data and information systems may require specialized expertise, but even the smallest business can be better prepared. Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. Don’t open e-mails from unknown sources. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Protect your computer from intruders by using firewalls. Back up your computer data and download security protection updates known as patches regularly.


Information provided by ready.gov

When They Call You, Call SERVPRO

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO Franchise Professional arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results— including lower claim costs. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled
by utilizing the following services.

Structural Cleaning
   After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced local SERVPRO Franchise Professional will pretest to determine the
extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your insured’s structure.

Contents Cleaning
   All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood
furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured.

Deodorization
   SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of
business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of havinga readiness plan in place with your customers, business and family.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile(ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile can help minimizebusiness interruption by having an immediateplan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smart phone or tablet.

You can establish SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigationand restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a System of more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, alarge fire or an area flood. The best time to planfor such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans ona disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no cost assessment; all it requires isa little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call us, SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas, to establish your Emergency READY Profile.

The Behavior of Smoke

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of smoke. There are two different types of smoke-wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. 

SERVPRO® of North Las Vegas is thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration. Before restoration begins, we will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and contents. The soot will then be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows us to focus on saving your precious items. 

SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas knows smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. The following are additional facts you may not know about smoke.

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. 
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Types of Smoke

Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber)
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood)
Fast-burning, high temperatures; heat rises, therefore smoke rises. 

Protein Fire Residue (Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire)
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace Puff Backs)
While “puff backs” can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.

Other Types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)
Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO® of Northern Las Vegas is trained to handle even the toughest losses. If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, us to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Be “Ready for whatever happens”

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business, and family.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP is also
accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

You can establish SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 50 years
experience and a system more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is
inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any
size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans
on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is
a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas to establish your Emergency
READY Profile®.

Call The Cleanup Team That Is Faster To Any Size Disaster

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

There’s no such thing as a small disaster—especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot, and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.

SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas knows how disruptive water damage can be for your business. SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas is trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages.

With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Northern Las Vegas can help you regain control quickly, by helping to ensure your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized, and protected.

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean the mess yourself, call your local water damage cleanup and restoration professionals.