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Water Damage Tips for South Sioux City?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water extraction equipment is being used. We restore water damage in Dakota County, “Like it never even happened.”

South Sioux City residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore water damage. Here are some water damage tips from our website:

First, ask yourself if it is safe to stay in the house.

  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

South Sioux City residents and businesses can count on SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services in Randolph?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A light fixture is being cleaned. We provide many deep cleaning services in Cedar County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers a full range of specialty deep cleaning services that exceed the scope of a standard cleaning service. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. We always pretest each fabric and surface to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method.

Some of the cleaning methods we use include:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

 Here are some of the specialty cleaning services we offer:

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Biohazard
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Trauma and Crime Scene

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s cleaning services are designed to keep your home or business looking its best. Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Spill in Battle Creek?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Stacks of fertilizer bags are shown. We respond to biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Biohazard spills require special cleanup and disposal protocols. Battle Creek businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Norfolk to arrive quickly to clean and restore contaminated areas. Our technicians have the experience, equipment, and protective gear required to restore areas compromised by dangerous biohazards safely.

SERVPRO Commercial Biohazard Restoration Services

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat allbodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When you need biohazard cleaning services for your Battle Creek commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Power Outage Preparation in Wisner?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A person is checking a fuse box with a flashlight. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cuming County.

Wisner residents know that storms can happen at any time and power outages are not uncommon. SERVPRO® of Norfolk responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year and offer some tips for preparing for a power outage from the  American Red Cross:

Create a support network. Identify people who can help you stay at home or evacuate during an extended power outage. Keep a paper copy of your contact list.

Stay connected and alert. Sign up for alert systems and apps for text alerts. Have communication devices that work without home power, including a crank or battery radio, a non-cordless home phone, chargers/batteries for your cell phones and your computers.

Stock food and water. Store non-perishable food and water supplies for at least two weeks. Plan to use coolers and ice to extend food refrigeration and keep a thermometer in the fridge, freezer, or cooler to monitor the food temperature.

Know and plan for your personal and medical electrical needs. Take an inventory of your electrical needs. Consider backup and non-power alternatives for lighting, communication, medical devices, refrigerated medicine, cooking, garage doors, locks, and elevators. Discuss a plan with your doctors for your medical needs.

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your Wisner home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Restoration Services in Wakefield?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Soot is streaking a wall in a house. We are leaders in fire restoration services in Dixon and Wayne Counties!

When a fire damaged my Wakefield home, soot and smoke covered everything, and the water used to extinguish the flames created a soggy mess. All of the contents of my house were damaged. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Norfolk.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

SERVPRO provides a full range of contents restoration services to clean and restore household items damaged by fire. We pretest every item to determine the best cleaning and restoration methods to use. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use to clean your belongings:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Wakefield home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Advanced Water Restoration Technology in Norfolk?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is shown. We used state-of-the-art equipment in Norfolk County!

When you have a water damage emergency, fast action is needed to mitigate the water damage before it can become a costly repair. Even one hour of standing water can cause severe damage to a home. Norfolk residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore water damage. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the equipment, advanced training, and experience to restore any size water loss to pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Technological Advances

We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore water damage. Technological advancements in psychometry allow us to dry water-damaged areas more effectively by manipulating the temperature and relative humidity.

We use specialized equipment, like infrared cameras, to readily detect and measure moisture levels. Sensitive moisture detectors, like hygrometers, are used to measure moisture saturation levels.

Our powerful, industrial-grade submersible and gas-powered pumps are used to extract the water quickly. We use truck-mounted and portable extraction pumps to perform efficient water removal.

Water Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us!

When you need emergency water restoration services for your Norfolk home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Larchmont?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

An empty computer room is shown. Our technicians have the training to restore property damage in Norfolk County!

Larchmont residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore property damage. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Current Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SCI/SPI/SEN - Carpet Inspector
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • SSI - Substrate Subfloor Introduction
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

When you need emergency restoration services for your Norfolk home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.