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Commercial Reconstruction Services in Norfolk?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Construction tools are sitting on a workbench. We provide rebuilding services for Madison County businesses.

Norfolk businesses need to know!

Do you know that 50 percent of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster? SERVPRO® of Norfolk understands the importance of getting your business operational again quickly after a fire or water loss. When required to complete a commercial restoration, we can provide reconstruction services to get your business back to business as usual. This service lowers your costs and reduces the scheduling headaches that come with managing multiple trades and vendors.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When you need building and reconstruction services for your Norfolk business or home, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your commercial property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage in Wakefield?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A tree is shown blown over from high winds. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Stanton County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Wakefield. High winds can cause structural damage to homes and businesses. Here are some helpful tips for mitigating wind damage:

Traditional Homes

  • Keep your home firmly anchored in high winds by having anchor bolts with heavy-gauge, square bolt washers installed to connect your floor to the foundation
  • Reinforce the rest of the frame by connecting wall and floor components with properly installed plywood or oriented strand board and attach roof trusses or rafters to the walls with metal connectors
    • On existing homes, this can be done when replacing siding

Manufactured Homes

  • Manufactured homes are more prone to damage from high winds as a result of non-permanent foundations
  • Inspect all straps and tie-downs regularly for rust, weakness, or wear and have repairs made immediately

Windows

  • Install windows rated for the wind speeds in your region
  • For the best protection in hurricane-prone areas, install impact-resistant permanent shutters that meet applicable building code approved standards

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your Wakefield home or business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s technicians are on call and ready to respond to your emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Reconstruction Services in Creighton?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A person is sanding a wall. We restore commercial property damage in Knox County.

Creighton Businesses Need to Know!

A pipe burst overnight and flooded the second floor of my commercial building, and the water seeped into the floors and walls, damaging the first-floor drywall. Our insurance adjuster told us to call SERVPRO® of Norfolk. The team arrived quickly and inspected and assessed the situation. The SERVPRO technicians worked systematically through the building. They used industrial-grade water extraction equipment and powerful air blowers to remove the water. They documented the drying process to ensure the building was returned to normal moisture levels. They replaced the damaged drywall and repainted, and now you would never know there had been a flood in my store.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

When you need rebuilding services for your Creighton business or home, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are trained and certified to provide a full range of reconstruction services. Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado Warning for Tilden?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A “tornado watch” sign is shown. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Madison County.

The average number of tornadoes in Nebraska fell from 51 to 21 in 2020. Scientists attribute this to a dryer summer and the jet stream not being in the position to bring the stronger storms up and into the state. When tornadoes and severe weather do occur, SERVPRO® of Norfolk wants Tilden residents to be safe and offer some tornado safety tips from the American Red Cross:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado. A basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.
  • tornado watch means a tornado is possible
  • tornado warning means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.

Call Us Today!

When your Tilden home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day, every day of the year to serve you. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Stanton?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A firefighter is shown holding a fire extinguisher. We respond to fire damage emergencies . . .

Stanton residents need to know.

When used properly, fire extinguishers save lives. SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers these fire extinguisher safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke.

  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side
  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out

Call Us!

When your Stanton home or business needs emergency fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Home in Wayne?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown covering a floor. We respond to water emergencies 24-hours a day in Wayne County.

Underwater in Wayne?

Do you know that water damage claims are the most common type of property damage claim in the United States? SERVPRO® of Norfolk witnessed firsthand the damage water can do to a structure. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the process:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time and SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in Wayne. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Madison?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

I kept smelling a funny, musty odor in my home but couldn’t place it. I traced the smell to my wall and noticed the bottom of the wall was damp. When I peeled back part of the wallpaper, I saw the mold. Yikes!  

SERVPRO® of Norfolk mitigates and remediates mold damage in Madison and offers this information from our website about mold and how it spreads: 

Understanding Mold 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return 
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, on clothes and pets, or air conditioning and heating systems 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture 
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth 
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to discourage mold growth 

Call Us Today! 

When you need mold mitigation and remediation services for your Madison home or business, SERVPRO®?of Norfolk is Here to Help.® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to mold damage emergencies, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Happy Customers in Stanton?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

A person is inspecting a baseboard in a home. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Stanton County.

Our Stanton customers say it all! 

At SERVPRO® of Norfolk keeping our customers happy is key to our success. In everything we do, we put the needs of our customers first. Here is a recent customer testimonial that demonstrates this: 

 
“I had ripped up the carpet and removed it from my basement and upon inspection, I noticed a couple of questionable spots along the baseboards. When I contacted SERVPRO at about 8 PM on a Saturday evening the lady connected me with my local SERVPRO business. The gentleman called me within a half-hour and stated that he was currently on my side of town at another job and would be able to swing by quickly. I let him know that I had Carpet coming the next day and I needed to know if I had to treat these questionable spots before my install. He conducted a full inspection with his special cameras to identify the moisture and looked at the questionable spots. He explained what he saw and that there was no need to treat. SERVPRO was thorough, professional, and courteous!” Jesse in Stanton, NE 

Call Us! 

When you need emergency property damage services for your Stanton home or business, SERVPRO®?of Norfolk is Here to Help.® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to property damage emergencies. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Washing Machine Washout in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A washing machine is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Norfolk.

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips for Norfolk.

Did you know that supply line failure is one of the top causes of water damage involving a washing machine? SERVPRO of Norfolk has seen the damage a burst supply line can do. Here are some washing machine supply line maintenance tips: 

Conduct monthly inspections of the hot and cold washing machine supply lines.

  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail—blisters in the hose, worn tubing, stress cracks, or a loose connection
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.
  • Replace supply hoses every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear
  • Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late
  • When replacing washing machine supply hoses, always choose a reinforced steel braided hose over the traditional un-reinforced rubber hose. These hoses will last longer and are far less likely to result in a catastrophic water loss.

Call Us!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO of Norfolk is ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Norfolk, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildfire Safety Plan for Young People in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

clip board with emergency plan We are trusted leaders in fire damage mitigation in Norfolk.

Home Alone in Norfolk?

Do you have an evacuation plan in place for your kids in the event they are home alone when a wildfire or home fire breaks out?SERVPRO of Norfolk wants Norfolk families to know that having an evacuation plan in place for your loved ones to follow when you aren’t home can save lives. Here are some tips from the National Fire Prevention Association for developing a plan: 

  • Work with a trusted neighbor close by who know your children and can evacuate them
  • Set up a schedule with other working parents in the neighborhood so that someone is always at home and can make sure the children are safe
  • Pack a “Go Bag” with treasured items, water, food, prescriptions they can grab and leave with quickly
  • Practice together with their pets if time allows to crate them for removal
  • Have a designated contact, like an out-of-town family member programmed into their cell phone so you can find each other quickly

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO of Norfolk is ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Norfolk, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.