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Mold is Growing! Need Mold Removal? Mold Remediation?

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Pipe Leak With Black Mold Growing In Drywall When you need Mold Removal call SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks, we will have you back to normal ASAP!

Many people don't realize that Mold will grow in the coldest of temperatures and the warmest of temperatures.  There are so many different types of mold and each can be very adaptable.  The concept that it has to be an ideal environment for mold to grow is a big misconception.  Mold spores are floating around in the air everywhere and all they need is a damp to a wet location to land on and they will start to grow.

The Reno, Sparks and all outlying areas are experiencing warmer than average temperatures.  The current temperatures are more welcoming to mold growth.  We are seeing an increase in mold jobs.  Mold in crawl spaces, mold growing under floors from a leaking shower or tub, mold from a leaking water heater, mold growing in drywall due to a pipe leak, it's all very common in the Reno and Sparks areas.

How to avoid mold?  Make sure you never allow any degree of dampness or very wet situations to exist for longer than 24 hours.  Mold can start to grow very quickly!  We have seen mushroom type  Funghi, growing out of a wet carpet.

If you find mold growth and need mold removal or mold remediation, call SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks at 775-827-9944.   We have been serving the Reno, Sparks and outlying areas for over 10 years.  We know how to get mold cleaned up safely and you back to normal ASAP!

SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks Commercial Remediation and Restoration Services

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Warehouse with SERVPRO Green Equipment SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks can service any size Commercial Large Loss

The Reno and Sparks area has many large warehouses that have experienced large losses due to fire, smoke and or water damages and mold damages.  Mold grows year-round in the Reno and Sparks areas.

SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks has worked on many warehouses that have needed fire, smoke, and or water clean up and or mold remediation.  No job is too big for our team!  SERVPRO offers a large loss team that is available 24/7.  

If your warehouse or manufacturing facility needs emergency fire clean up or water clean up, or if you discover a mold issue, call us.  We are available 24/7, and our large loss emergency crew will be on-site to get your property up and running, back to normal, ASAP!

We have been serving Commercial Large Losses in the Reno, Sparks and outlying areas for over 10 years.  Our IICRC Certified team knows just what to do to prevent further losses and get you back in business, ASAP!  Call us!

Fire Damage? Water Damage? What to Know Regarding Your Home Owners Insurance

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Animation of two hands holding a insurance policy SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks will help you navigate the process of Fire Clean Up and Water Clean Up

When your property suffers a fire, and or water damages, it's stressful, to say the least.

First and foremost, don't sign anything immediately, don't agree to any flat-rate payment from your insurance company, don't agree to total loss any of your property, until you have done your due diligence on what your insurance policy will cover.

As soon as you have taken care of your basic needs, your first step is to notify your insurance company of your loss.  The second step is to take the time to sit down and review your insurance policy and find out what is the actual coverage on the following:

How much Additional Living Expenses Coverage to do you have, (ALE)?  This will cover Food, Clothing, Shelter, etc.

How much Content Coverage do you have?  This covers the replacement of the contents of your home or property.

How much Structure Coverage do you have?

How much Code Upgrades Coverage do you have?

As the home/property owner, you have to actively manage from a place of being knowledgeable about the policy you have been paying for for many years.  

We also will help you work with your insurance company to get your property restored and back to "Like it never even happened."

Call us, we have been helping Property Owners navigate property losses in the Reno, Sparks and outlying areas for over 10 years.  We can reduce your stress and partner with you through the process.

We LOVE to Clean Up What You Don't Want or Can't Clean Up

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Red Hearts with Green SERVPRO logo  with We Love to clean what you don't want or can't clean SERVPRO offers Residential and Commercial Cleaning, we professionally clean up what you don't want or can't clean up.

At SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks, we get calls all the time asking what do you clean? 

We are known for our Fire, Smoke, Water and Mold Clean Up services, but we do offer all kinds of cleaning services.

For instance, we recently got a call from a Customer who had an animal infestation and after the Exterminator left, they were left with, well let's just say a mess that they didn't want to even get close to, let alone clean up. 

We LOVE to clean up what you don't want to or can't clean up.  From Fire, Smoke, Water and or Mold Damages to Sewage leaks, to animal infestations, we professionally clean it all.  

We work with all insurance companies and we will represent you and your needs and get your property back to "Like it never even happened."

We are available 365 days a year, 24/7, call us for all your cleaning needs.

We Will Help You Get Through the Disaster of a House Fire

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Roof With Large Burned Opening If you have suffered any size house fire, call SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks

If you are devastated by a house fire, the last thing you need is more stress added to you.  You need a professionally trained and knowledgeable cleanup and restoration company that will represent you, your needs and desires to your insurance company.

You have the right to chose the company you work with.  The Fire Department may make a recommendation for a company but DO YOUR HOMEWORK, check out Google reviews, see what people are saying about the Contractor.  Also if any Company represents that they are already working with your Insurance and you don't have a choice, or if they infer you have to work with them, this is a huge red flag.  They are not representing the truth.  The truth is YOU ALWAYS have a choice which cleanup and restoration company you use.

At SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks we pride ourselves in offering a Customer-first focus, we serve you and your needs and we communicate openly and honestly.  We have 10 years of experience servicing the Reno and Sparks area.  We know how to manage whole house fires to kitchen fires, no job is too big or too small.  

When you suffer a house fire, call us, we will take care you and your family.

SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks Commercial Large Loss Specialists

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Team Lined up in white hazmat suites and SERVPRO Uniforms SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks Large Loss and Commercial Clean Up and Restoration Professionals

Has your building or business suffered a large commercial loss?

No loss is too big for SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks!

We have worked on large warehouses and manufacturing facilities in the Reno and Sparks areas.  We have the backing of SERVPRO Corporate to supply a special large loss team that are experts on large loss.  When it comes to mass labor to get a job done ASAP, we have the resources to service your large loss and get you back into business, ASAP!

If you ever suffer a large loss, fire damages, water damages or even mold, call SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks.  We have been servicing the Reno, Sparks and surrounding areas for over 10 years and have plenty of experience in large loss.

We are available 24/7 for all fire and water damages, call 775-827-9944.

SERVPRO we'll get you "Like it never even happened."

Pipe Leaks a Key Cause of Water Damage and Mold

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Torn out drywall exposing a black sewer pipe with black mold growing on the drywall If you ever suspect a pipe leak, no matter how small, call SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks immediately!

If you ever suspect a pipe may be leaking, no matter how small, don't dismiss it.  Get on it immediately! 

Sewer pipes can fail for many reasons.  Lots of times storms cause floods that cause sewer lines to leak or even dump into floodwaters.  Sometimes they have a small leak at the connection points.

This sewer line leak went on for quite sometime before it was discovered.  How to spot leaks in pipes that are not out in the open or unseen?  If you ever see any drywall that appears to be wet, no matter how small the wetness may be, don't ignore it! 

As you can see in this picture, Mold spores that are always flying around in the air love wet drywall.  They will stick to it and then feed on it and grow very fast.  As you can see some form of a black mold grew on this wet drywall.  Mold can grow in very wet areas or just a little wetness, all it needs a little dampness.

Bottom line, if you ever see a spot that looks to be a little wet, maybe bulging a bit, never ignore it.  Call us and we can prevent a lot more damages from happening.

SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks, 775-827- 9944

When Your Home Suffers Fire Damage or Water Damage, Do You Want Temporary Workers Working on Your Home?

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Home with concrete floors and drywall cut 4 feet up due to water damage When you suffer Fire and or Water Damage you need and deserve the highly trained and skilled professionals at SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks.

Okay, we are going to share a dirty little secret with you...many restoration companies rely on temporary workers. 

We at SERVPRO Reno East/Central Sparks do NOT.  Why? Because we believe when you have suffered fire damages, water damages and or mold damages in your home, you are stressed out enough.  You don't need to be worrying whether the contractor you hired is using skilled workers or just some guys off the street.

At SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks our team of Technicians, Crew Chiefs, and Production Managers are all full-time employees, IICRC trained and many of them have been with us five years or more.  We are an IICRC Certified Company.  What that means for you is that our team is dedicated to clean up and restore your property using the best industry standards and procedures.  

If you have suffered fire damages, water damages or mold, you have suffered enough.  We get it and we know how to get you back to normal, ASAP.  Call us, we are available 24/7, open all holidays.

How to Be Prepared for Storms in Reno and Sparks

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

Grey Scale Picture of Rain and Water When you suffer Storm or Water Damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks. We are available 365/24/7 for emergencies.

Storms in Reno and Sparks can be a daunting thing; we get such extreme weather here that the unique challenges our geography and climate present us with can complicate our preparation efforts when storms hit. 

According to, the best first steps you can take no matter where you are, are to set up emergency alerts on your phone and stay informed! Knowing the difference between "watches" and "warnings" is also imperative:

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

Firstly: you can expect high winds to down power lines here in the Reno/Sparks area, and in more residential parts of the Tahoe/Truckee area. This means services like internet, phone and television may be unavailable until the line is fixed. Do NOT touch a downed pole or line, or attempt to drive over them, or interact with them in any way. Instead, alert authorities to the downed line, and never drive through flooded areas.

Second: We mentioned flooded areas; parts of Nevada (like Reno and Sparks) are in what is referred to locally as "the valley". This means that much of the rain and melt-water we get "up in the mountains" (think Mt. Rose!) trickles down, fills our flood drains, raises the Truckee river's water level, and potentially floods our streets. That's right; weather in the mountains very quickly becomes our problem down here. So, stay away from floodwaters, and "turn around, don't drown!". Flash floods are common here, but casualties shouldn't be!

Third: High winds don't just affect communications around here, they also can cause power outages. We experience these with some regularity, but for a visitor or someone thinking of moving to the area, a power outage can be a jarring experience. Make sure you have a separate power bank to charge your devices from handy, restock your emergency supply kit, and ensure your car's gas tank is full (gas stations use electricity to dispense fuel; if you don't have electricity, they likely don't either, so if you don't have gas, you can't get it from them!).

During the power outage be sure to stay calm, don't use candles as emergency lighting (fire hazard!), and keep informed with NOAA's safety tips and alerts. 

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Our SERVPRO Specializes in Fire Clean Up and Document Restoration

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

files with documents soaked with water Call SERVPRO Reno East/Central Sparks for all of your water damaged document restoration needs.

Fire damages are bad, but the water damage can be just as bad on the items that didn't burn.

If you ever have suffered a fire, you know the water damage from the fire being put out can be just as damaging as the fire itself.

In commercial building fires and some residential building fires, documents may not burn, but they may suffer extensive water damage.  If you ever have documents that have experienced water damage, SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks has access to the best available document restoration available through SERVPRO Corporate.

If you ever need document restoration, call us we have professionally trained technicians that know exactly how to manage your water damaged documents.  We will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

We are available 365 days a year, 24/7 for all of your water damage, document damage needs.  Call us at SERVPRO of Reno East/Central Sparks, 775-827-9944.