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Hypothermia in Hartington?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A person wearing a snow mask and hat is shown.  We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore storm damage. We will immediately tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements to discourage secondary damage as soon as we arrive. Winter weather in Hartington gets below freezing, and frostbite and hypothermia are known to happen. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers this helpful information about frostbite and hypothermia: 

 
Frostbite?causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes. 

Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin. 

Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad. 

Hypothermia?is a shallow body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency. 

Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness. 

Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck. 

Call Us Today! 

You never know when you may experience storm damage, but Hartington residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to restore their property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.  

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

Fire Damage Tips for Madison?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters stand outside of a home.  We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Madison 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 A Fire 

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. 
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork 
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas 
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open 
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil 
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves 
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system filter 
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers 

Call Us Today! 

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

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.

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.

Advanced Technology in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A technician is shown using a hygrometer. We use advanced technology to restore property damage in Norfolk.

Advanced Technologies and Specialized Training for Norfolk.

At SERVPRO of Norfolk, we use advanced technology, and our technicians undergo initial and continuous training to keep up-to-speed on technological advancements and industry best practices. This saves our customers time and money and allows our technicians to restore residential and commercial properties in Norfolk to preloss condition faster and more cost-effectively. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the non-profit certifying body for the restoration industry. The IICRC sets the cleaning and restoration standards we follow. These standards incorporate the field of psychometry, allowing our technicians to become proficient in manipulating temperature and relative humidity through moisture detection and measurement equipment. This is important because excess moisture can cause further damage to a structure and encourage mold and other microbial damage.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment 

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

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When you have a property damage emergency in Norfolk, SERVPRO of Norfolk has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm-damaged Roof in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A roof is shown with damaged shingles. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Norfolk.

Storm Damage Can Happen When You Least Expect It

When my Norfolk home was damaged in a recent storm, we were out of town, and the damage wasn’t discovered for a few days. A tree had broken a window and water and debris were everywhere. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO of Norfolk and I’m glad I did. 

SERVPRO of Norfolk has been responding to storm damage emergencies for years in Norfolk area and knows that severe weather is unpredictable and storm damage happens no matter how well prepared we are. After a storm has passed is a good time to inspect your roof for storm damage (if possible) and make repairs as needed.

Storm Damage Roof Inspection

Look for obvious signs of damage to the roof, including damaged roof shingles, damaged roof gutters, and downspouts. Check roof vents and look for cracks in weather stripping around doors and windows. Replace damaged materials as necessary. 

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SERVPRO of Norfolk has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to clean and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. We’ll restore your storm damage in Norfolk, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Spill in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A clean bathroom complex is shown in a commercial building. We are trusted leaders in commercial damage mitigation in Norfolk.

Sewage Spills Are Dangerous

SERVPRO of Norfolk technicians are on-call 24-hours a day in Norfolk and have required safety gear and equipment to handle any form of a sewage spill.

Sewer system water, or “Category 3 black water” carries dangerous viruses and bacteria, so it is imperative for the health and safety of your employees and customers to mitigate the damage as quickly as possible. 

This water is highly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Blackwater can come from flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with fecal matter, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. Blackwater may also contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.

Sewage backups happen for many reasons. Some examples are:

  • Blockages due to tree roots
  • Broken or collapsed sewer lines 
  • Septic tank obstructions
  • City sanitary mainline obstructions

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When you have a sewage spill or another form of commercial damage, SERVPRO of Norfolk has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your commercial damage in Norfolk, “Like it never even happened.”  

Franchisees are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Cleaning in South Sioux City?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A carpet is being deep cleaned We keep businesses looking their best in Dakota County!

On June 30, 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska’s state of emergency. Now that our state is returning to business as usual, having a contaminant-free and clean workplace or business has never been more important to assure employee and customer confidence. SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers a full range of commercial deep cleaning services to keep South Sioux City businesses looking their best. We provide cleaning, decontamination, sanitization, and deodorization services that go beyond routine cleaning, including:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism and Graffiti Removal

We work in all kinds of commercial business settings and 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

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When you need commercial cleaning services for your South Sioux City business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are trained and certified to perform a full range of specialty deep cleaning services to keep your business looking great. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll deep clean your business, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage in Pierce?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters are standing in smoke on the roof of a house. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Pierce County.

Smoke damage in Pierce.

My electric stovetop malfunctioned and sent an arc of electricity up into the kitchen cabinets, starting a fire. There was smoke and soot damage all over the kitchen, and it spread into other areas of the house, too. My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of Norfolk, and I’m glad I did!

They sent a team out right away and inspected the damage. They reviewed the options with me and came up with a plan for cleaning and restoring the damage. They contacted my insurance adjuster and immediately went to work. The technicians pretested everything before cleaning to determine the best cleaning method to use.

SERVPRO Cleaning Methods

  • 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

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When you need fire damage restoration services for your Norfolk home or commercial business, 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 in Pierce, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Stanton?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Huge thunderstorm clouds are shown. We mitigate storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Stanton County.

Weather can be unpredictable in Northeastern Nebraska, and thunderstorms are common, bringing hail, winds gusting over 57 miles per hour, or a tornado to Stanton. When a thunderstorm blows in and damages your home, SERVPRO® of Norfolk has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond to assist you.

Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for staying safe during a thunderstorm:

  • When thunder roars, go indoors. A sturdy building is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of thunderstorms. Be ready to change plans, if necessary, to be near shelter.
  • When you receive a thunderstorm warning or hear thunder, go inside immediately
  • If indoors, avoid running water or using landline phones. Electricity can travel through plumbing and phone lines.
  • Protect your property. Unplug appliances and other electric devices.
  • If boating or swimming, get to land and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or vehicle immediately
  • If necessary, take shelter in a car with a metal top and sides. Do not touch anything metal.
  • Avoid flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

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When you need storm damage restoration services for your Stanton home or business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s technicians can be mobilized 24-hours a day to mitigate and restore the damage. Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Black Water Contamination in Norfolk Home?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A child is sitting on a toilet. We respond to sewer emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Do you know the three categories for contaminated water? Sewer water is listed as category 3 “black water,” and is grossly unsanitary. When your sewer system backs up, you can count on SERVPRO® of Norfolk’s technicians to safely clean and restore you home or business.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause health effects if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine but no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe health effects if ingested. Any contact should be avoided.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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When you need sewage cleanup and restoration services for your Norfolk home or business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Norfolk Lions Club Independence Day Parade

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green van in parade lineup All lined up and rearing to go!

We had a great time participating in this year’s Independence Day parade! Thanks to all in the community that participated or came out to support this event! It was a beautiful day and wonderful turnout! We at SERVPRO of Norfolk are truly happy to be part of such a great community!

SERVPRO of Norfolk understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." When disaster strikes, you want to use a team of IICRC certified professionals to assist during this time of distress. SERVPRO can help. Each of our team members goes through an extensive training process to become familiar with current industry standards as well as the latest technology for water extraction.