Protect Against Water Damage with Professional Water Damage Mitigation Team

Flooding is a major headache that requires a major cleanup. In the spring we see flooding from bad rain storms, and in the winter, we receive water damage mitigation calls due to burst pipes or melting snow. And as an experienced flood mitigation specialist, we have dealt with almost every flood cleanup imaginable.

Cleaning up after a flood should be left to a professional Omaha water damage mitigation crew. While sucking out water with a Shop Vac and strategically placing fans around the basement may seem effective, there are many dangers associated with basement flooding in your Omaha home. Primarily, electrical dangers.

Because this space will be filled with water, it’s important for experienced professionals to ensure that every single electrical source is fully turned off prior to anyone entering. And beyond electrical dangers, the water itself could be contaminated with viruses or other infectious organisms, depending on the source. Not only does this present a risk for anyone who enters the basement, but entering improperly can result in the contaminated water being spread throughout the home.

And of course, mold is always a risk when an Omaha basement floods. Omaha is humid, so it takes longer for things to dry. The longer moisture sits – even after pooling water been sucked up – the greater risk there is of mold. If mold does begin to grow, it can cause damage to your home, as well as lower the air quality inside your home.

Working with an Omaha water damage mitigation specialist will keep your family safe and lessen the burden of a flooded basement. Protect what’s most important to you and contact Restoration Now! at 402.502.7277 for a quick emergency response.

Safety Precautions Post-Fire

Fire Damage is often unseen damage. Our Omaha fire damage restoration team has assisted all kinds of commercial and residential locations, restoring homes and businesses to a safe and functional state. And while physical damage – smoke and heat – is seen with the eye, invisible carbon monoxide is a real danger.

After a fire, it may be your first instinct to bring your family back into the home or stay in the home, if the visible damage seems livable for the time-being. But it’s important to evacuate immediately. Even after a fire is extinguished, carbon monoxide levels will still be dangerous. In addition, it’s difficult for most people to assess structural damage and a home could be in danger of a collapse.

If you do decide that it’s safe to enter, remember to wear a respirator to prevent lung damage from dust particles. Also begin thinking about where you and your family could stay if our fire damage restoration team determines your property is unsafe to inhabit throughout repairs.

Fire damage is unexpected and devastating. Our Omaha fire damage restoration team is available 24/7 for emergencies, and commits to quick service for the safety and comfort of your family in challenging times. Please call us quickly at 405.502.7277 after a fire so we can assist with restoration and keep you safe.

Mold Removal After Water Damage Remediation

Flooding cleanup can be stressful.  In fact, if not done correctly, flooding can pose long-term damage to a home or business. But the good news is, Restoration Now! in Omaha can take care of flood cleanup and water damage.

Water damage isn’t always visible. Mold is a very common side effect of indoor flooding. Mold thrives in moist environments, and any space that isn’t properly dried after a flood – particularly a basement – is the perfect site for it to start growing.

While trace amounts aren’t a problem, mold that’s actively growing inside a home can negatively impact the air quality. As part of water damage remediation, we will test to ensure there are no signs of active mold. And if you’re concerned about mold in your home for any other reason, we can conduct air and/or surface tests to get answers. Common reasons that Omaha homeowners opt to have their homes tested include noticing a musty smell or discovering signs of growth on a wall.

Whether it’s because a flooded basement cleanup wasn’t handled properly or a hidden leak created a moist environment, our Omaha water damage and mold removal specialists have the experience and resources needed to safely remove any mold that’s detected. Give us a call at 402.502.7277 to schedule an appointment.

Property Remediation, More than Just Cleanup

Property damage cleanup and restoration is more than just mold removal, fire damage remediation and water damage remediation. Property restoration is about people. Our experienced Omaha mold removal, fire damage and water damage restoration teams are highly trained in their tasks, but also highly sensitive to people who are affected by disaster or tragedy.

At Restoration Now! Omaha we take seriously the responsibility of returning your space and life back to a state of normalcy for the safety and comfort of you and your family. A home is a place where memories are made and where treasures are stored – not to mention possibly your greatest investment. No one can control when disaster strikes. Disaster recovery and life recovery are synonymous, are we’re passionate about both.

So whether you’re needing mold removal, fire damage remediation or water damage remediation, our team of professionals are here to help. When you’re facing property damage, it doesn’t just impact your home, it impacts your life. Call us at 402.502.7277 for more information about how we can help.

Omaha Commercial Mold Removal Specialists

When mold appears in a commercial location it can range from an inconvenience to dangerous. If a water source or water damage is present, mold can spread quickly. In a humid environment, as in Omaha, mold can spread through a property in is as little as 48 hours.

Since mold produces allergens and irritants, it can be a serious health hazard for employees and customers. If mold is suspected in a commercial location it’s best to call Omaha mold removal specialists, like those at Restoration Now!

While many business owners think they can complete mold removal themselves, it’s simply safer (and easier) to hire a professionally trained Omaha mold removal team. At Restoration Now! we use specialized products, designed to travel deep into porous surfaces to remove mold at its roots. If we cannot remove the mold from the material we can completely remove the materials for the safety of employees and customers. Our Omaha mold removal technicians are trained to differentiate between what can be safely cleaned and what cannot. In addition, live mold releases spores into the air and our mold removal technicians have specialty equipment to make sure that all spores are removed.

At Restoration Now! we take pride in our dedication to excellence, understanding time is money. The longer a business is out of commission due to safety concerns, the more it will cost the business. Calling at the first sign of mold damage can save your business time and money in the long-run. So give our Omaha mold removal specialists a call today at 402.502.7277 for an evaluation.

Attending to Home or Business Fire Damage

The aftermath of a fire in a home or business can cause serious health and structural damage. Once the firefighters leave, it may seem like there is no longer danger present… but that is far from true. Without a professional Omaha fire damage restoration team, a home or business cannot return to its previous state of cleanliness and safety.

Fire restoration principles are fairly simple, but experience is important when attempting to restore your Omaha home or business after fire damage. Ash and smoke, if left to an inexperienced team, will cause corrosion, etching and discoloration – as well as powerful odors. A professional Omaha fire damage restoration team, if contacted immediately after the damage occurs, will clean fire and smoke damage so these things do not become a concern.

Ash will discolor most surfaces. Anything made of plastic or close to the fire will start discoloring within minutes, and within several hours, fiberglass and finishes on appliances will begin to yellow. After a few days pass, the ash will cause walls to discolor permanently, along with clothing and upholstery. Metals may need to be replaced, carpet will permanently discolor and glass may be severely etched. It will also become apparent that the odors caused by the disaster may still be present. Because ash is acidic, the longer it takes to hire experts to attend to the damage, the more destruction it will cause.

Our team of fire damage restoration experts in Omaha can respond to your fire damage in an urgent matter, understanding that time is of the essence. Give us a call today at 402.502.7277 for a free consultation and emergency response.

Preventing Mold Colonization and Spreading

Mold growth in homes is dangerous and preventable. When small colonies of mold target a home it causes health issues and destroys possessions. Our Omaha mold removal specialists have seen preventable mold growth in homes across the Omaha-metro and can offer some simple ways to prevent mold growth on a property.

Clean up water immediately. This may seem obvious, but cleaning up spills immediately can prevent mold from colonizing – which will typically start within 24 hours. If large water damage occurs from pipe failure or flooding, call a professional water damage restoration team like Restoration Now! who will immediately extract the water and work on drying the area.

Control humidity levels. Omaha is humid, so seeking professional help to control humidity may be beneficial. If a home has experienced past water damage that wasn’t mitigated properly, it’s common for mold to take root and spread.

Keep air conditioning drains clear of clogs or obstructions. When air conditioning lines are clogged up, it can cause condensation to back up and flow into basements, attics or HVAC closets where the A/C unit resides. This can lead to the type of water damage that contributes to mold growth.

Clean roof and gutters. Omaha winters can be intense and snow can accumulate on the roof and in gutters. When this happens, melting snow can leak into the attic and ceiling structures sometimes causing undetected moisture and mold issues.

Mold can be hazardous to your health, but can be remediated. If our mold removal team addresses the mold at the early stages of colonization it will avoid lengthy clean-up processes. From small patches to entire properties, our Omaha mold removal team is experienced, safe and efficient, bringing knowledge, tools and skills to every mold removal job. Give us a call today at 402.502.7277 for a free consultation!

Preventing Spring Water Damage

Spring brings water and warmth. And while April showers bring May flowers… they also bring to light drainage and foundation issues which cause flooding. And our Omaha water damage restoration experts are no stranger to spring flooding.

When warmer weather thaws snow and ice, creating soggy ground outdoors – water tends to pool. This water also tends to find its way indoors, through cracks and leaks in the foundation. This flooding and water damage can warp floorboards, rust appliances and create an environment for mold to fester. To help prevent water damage in your Omaha home, and prevent the need for mold removal services, we recommend regrading your yard or building an exterior perimeter drain to detain leaking.

Also, spring showers can wreak havoc and cause water damage in your Omaha home. Our water damage restoration team recommends evaluating your gutter and downspout system to help prevent the need for water damage. Water should be carried at least 3 feet away from a home’s foundation.

This spring, be mindful of flooding hazards in or near your home and take preventative measures against water damage. Restoration Now! Omaha has a lot of experience dealing with water damage in both homes and businesses. Because we know exactly what to do, we can turn an overwhelming situation into a manageable one. Although we hope that your home or business stays safe from all forms of flooding, if something ever does go wrong, remember the number to call for immediate help is (402) 502-7277.

Water Damage Restoration for Omaha Business Owners

While water damage is a very stressful experience for homeowners, it’s even worse for business owners. The main reason this event is especially troubling for business owners is if an establishment is forced to close its doors, it means lost revenue. And every day that a business remains closed, it’s missing out on the ability to generate revenue. Since closed doors don’t mean that the overhead of running a business suddenly pauses as well, this can create a very challenging situation. [Read more…]

Handling a Flooded Basement Cleanup in Omaha

Although the heat of summer eliminates the threat of pipes freezing and bursting, there are still multiple issues that can lead to the need for flood basement cleanup in Omaha. If you discover that your basement has flooded, the best thing you can do is immediately call for professional help. Regardless of the time of day, calling Restoration Now! Omaha means that you will get an immediate response.

Is It Possible to Prevent Basement Floods?

As with most home disasters, there’s no way to prevent a basement flood with 100% certainty. That being said, there are measures that Omaha homeowners can take to reduce the likelihood of a flood occurring. The first step you can take to protect your home from a basement flood is to clean your downspouts and gutters on a regular basis. This will ensure that if a heavy rain comes, it will properly flow away from your home instead of seeping into the basement.

The second step is to periodically check your foundation and other areas around your house for openings like cracks. If you identify any, you’ll want to properly seal them. And depending on the specifics of your home, installing a sump pump or adding an emergency generator to keep electricity available even during blackouts may be worthwhile steps.

The Flood Basement Cleanup in Omaha Process

While it’s definitely worth your time to take the preventive measures discussed above, those steps won’t completely guarantee that a flood won’t ever occur. In the event that any amount of basement flooding does happen at some point, the first thing you’ll want to do is turn off electrical power for the basement. The one caveat is if turning off power requires you to walk through water, avoid doing so. Since it can be difficult to tell if the flood water has come into contact with an electrical source, it’s simply not worth taking the risk.

The next thing to do is to give Restoration Now! Omaha a call. Because we have a team of highly trained technicians, we can take care of everything that needs to be done. That’s true even if we discover that the water involved in your flood basement cleanup in Omaha is contaminated. Since raw sewage contains all kinds of diseases, part of our cleanup process involves completely sterilizing all affected surfaces.

Restoration Now! Omaha is Always Ready for Your Call: (402) 502-7277

As a provider of 24/7 service, we help to make the best of a bad situation. While there’s no way to know when this type of disaster may strike, you can know how you’re going to handle it. By promptly contacting us for flood basement cleanup in Omaha, we’ll be able to minimize the amount of damage. And regardless of the severity of the flooding, we have the equipment and expertise needed to restore your basement. So in the event of basement flooding, immediately call Restoration Now! Omaha at (402) 502-7277.