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Mold on the Floor of Bedroom

Mold on the Floor of Bedroom

Dampness or inadequate ventilation typically results in the growth of mold or mildew on wood surfaces.  Mold usually appears as black or greenish-brown patches on surfaces in humid environments.  Besides causing an unsightly appearance, spores from mold fungi can cause allergies and other health concerns.

In the picture you can see the mold that formed on the wood subfloor in the spare bedroom.  This was caused by a pin hole puncture in the plumbing that was hidden inside the wall and went un-noticed for days if not weeks.

Before we could start the dryout phase we had to kill, disinfect and clean the mold from the wood subfloor.  The trim, some drywall, carpet, and pad had to discarded by IICRC standards so the mold (mold spores) would not spread thru out the home.  In the end, we make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Interior Mold Damages in Bedroom

Interior Mold Damages in Bedroom

Dampness or inadequate ventilation typically results in the growth of mold or mildew on wood surfaces.  Mold usually appears as black or greenish-brown patches on surfaces in humid environments.  Besides causing an unsightly appearance, spores from mold fungi can cause allergies and other health concerns.

In the picture you can see the mold that formed on the wood behind the drywall in the trey ceiling in the bedroom.  This was caused by a small leak in a weld of the copper pipes located in the ceiling of the bedroom.

Before we could start the dryout phase we had to kill, disinfect and clean the mold from the wood.  In the end, we make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Mold on Window Seal

Mold on Window Seal

Mold at the bottom of the inside would suggest that interior condensation is pooling there. Window condensation is caused by two factors: Interior glass temperatures below the dew point.  Humid enough interior air that there's enough moisture to condense on your cold windows.

This is very common with older windows that are made out of wood.

As a result of the moisture/rot damages to the wood on and around the window it was determined more cost effective to have the windows removed and replaced with new vinyl windows than cleaned and repaired.

Mold in the Attic

Mold in the Attic

Mold growth occurs when the roof leak results in enough moisture buildup to cause mold growth throughout the entire attic area.  Limited growth occurs when an attic has good enough ventilation to prevent condensation, so moisture accumulates only in the immediate area of the leak.

In the picture you can see the mold growth was extensive.  We first had to make repairs to the roof so the mold would not re-surface.  Second, we removed the affected insulation.  In the final phase we killed and cleaned the mold from sheathing and rafters.

Water Damages to Business in Ankeny

Water Damages to Business in Ankeny

This was water damages to the ceiling in a business caused by heavy rains.  As you can see in the picture there was extensive water damages to the ceiling.  Our emergency response team was in the middle of discarding all non-salvageable items.  After cleaning up the debris we set up advanced drying equipment and had our rebuild division repair the roof to prevent this from happening again. If your business or home has water damages call 24/7 the experts at SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.  

Kitchen Fire Damages in Des Moines

Kitchen Fire Damages in Des Moines

If you have fire damages to your home, you will need the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW to help.  We have the knowledge and experience to restore your home to preloss condition.  Our emergency team is ready 24/7 to respond to your fire damage.  SERVPRO of Des Moines NW will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Who is SERVPRO?

Who is SERVPRO?

SERVPRO is a franchise company with over 45 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration.  Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and business owners.

But did you know that system has grown to include more than 1,700 franchises nationwide in 48 states.  Wherever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, you can count on SERVPRO to respond faster to any disaster.

Call 24/7 the experts at SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711 for all your restoration and cleaning needs.

Water Damages to Hardwood Flooring in Des Moines

Water Damages to Hardwood Flooring in Des Moines

This shows how water can damage hardwood flooring.  The hardwood flooring was 3/4" thick, 5" wide, hand-scraped and pre-finished on the top.  Although, it was unfinished on the sides and the bottom of the hardwood flooring.  

The water traveled thru the cracks where the hardwoods met and absorbed into the hardwood flooring and into the sub-floor.  In this situation in order to clean, disinfect, and properly dry the sub-floor we had no other choice but to remove all the hardwood flooring that was located above the saturated sub-floor.

The owner of the home was astonished that the water traveled as far as it did and could cause that much damage.  After the dry-out phase was completed we installed new hardwood flooring and made the disaster "Like it never even happened."

Flood Damages to Community Center

Flood Damages to Community Center

This was the result from a flash flooding in a Community Center at a Association in Des Moines.  

In the picture you can see where the build up of torrential rain water made its way thru the door and into the game room area of the Center.  

During the repair process we proposed a plan that would help divert the rain away from the building.  The Board at the Association voted to go forward with this project and was impressed with the final result.

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection.  The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, bio-hazards, and airborne particulate matter.

PPE is essential to SERVPRO of Des Moines NW team.  We require the use of PPE to protect our crew from potentially hazardous situations.  We take time to train our technicians which PPE is needed for every type loss.  We remind the team that our safety and the safety of the customer always comes first.

Water Damages to Historical Home in Des Moines

Water Damages to Historical Home in Des Moines

This was the aftermath of a plumbing leak in the upstairs bathroom tub/shower that caused water to travel down into the ceiling of a office below.

Due to the home being historic, the owner of the residence wanted the wood molding/trim to be salvaged to match with the rest of the home.

The crown molding and wall trim was a one of kind that had the original stain from the early 1900's.  In order to remove the wet ceiling/walls and repair it properly we detached the molding delicately and later were able to reset it after the ceiling repairs were.  This particular job put our repair division to the test and in the end the owner of the residence was thrilled with the finished product.

Water Damages to Downtown Business in Des Moines

Water Damages to Downtown Business in Des Moines

This photo shows the amount of advanced equipment that was needed to properly bring down the moisture to a dry standard in a business.  

This business came to work to find a supply line that broke during the evening hours that flooded the office.

After we got the call we put together an action plan and had all hands on deck to extract the water, apply antimicrobial, and set up advanced drying equipment.

The vice president of the business stated SERVPRO of Des Moines NW over achieved on his expectations and initially did not think the business was going to be re-open as soon as it was. 

If your business has water damages, call the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at 515-986-3711.

Frozen Pipes Burst Causing Water Damage in Basement - Des Moines

Frozen Pipes Burst Causing Water Damage in Basement - Des Moines

Due to arctic temperatures they can have a dramatic effect on your building causing freezing pipes to burst and cause water damages.  You can see in the picture that when the pipe broke, it released a massive amount of water in the basement causing extensive damages to the structure and the personal property at this residence.

If you experience a frozen pipe that burst and causes water damages call 24/7 the team of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damages in Mall

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damages in Mall

The hard-working crew from SERVPRO of Des Moines NW responded to a Mall store that had water damages from a water line that broke in the ceiling.  The flooding in this particular property was to the ceilings, walls, and floors.  They needed us to have it cleaned up immediately to have it up and running with the least amount of business interruption as possible.  We responded quickly and after extracting the standing water our team removed wet drywall and insulation.  In the final phase we set up the correct configuration of restoration equipment to bring the moisture level back down to the dry standard and have it ready for business.

If your business is affected by water damages, call SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Faster to any Size Disaster

Faster to any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Des Moines NW knows that when disaster strikes immediate action is the key to limiting damages.  One service we offer is to help identify where the emergency shut off are in your business or residence so that you know what to do if a disaster strikes.  

This picture shows are emergency response team that responded to a College that had a disaster.

If your home or business experiences a disaster, SERVPRO of Des Moines NW is here 24/7 to respond to your emergency. 

Fire Damages - Windsor Heights

Fire Damages - Windsor Heights

Grill caught house on fire in Windsor Heights, IA

This picture shows how a grill that was left to burn out on its own, lighted back up from high winds and caused a fire on the wooden deck and then to the exterior of the home.  As a result, there was extensive fire, smoke and soot damages on the exterior and interior of the residence.  We have highly trained fire technicians that are available 24/7 to tackle any size fire loss.  Call the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Fire Damages - Johnston

Fire Damages - Johnston

Vehicle caught on fire in Johnston, IA

This was the aftermath of a vehicle that caught on fire in a Johnston garage.  There was significant smoke and soot damage in the garage.  The owner couldn't believe how quickly and completely we were able to clean the soot from the floors, walls and ceiling. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."

We have highly trained technicians that are available 24/7 to tackle any size loss.  Call the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Fire Damages - Urbandale

Fire Damages - Urbandale

Cigarette improperly dispose of in Apartment caused Fire Damages in Urbandale, IA

After the fire trucks are gone, your home and belongings will likely suffer from not only fire, smoke, and soot damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. The SERVPRO of Des Moines NW have the advanced equipment and restoration training to quickly restore your property back to preloss condition.

This picture shows extensive fire damages that were caused by a cigarette.  The fire damages were so severe that we had to discard a majority of the contents and building materials from the apartment.  We have highly trained fire technicians that are available 24/7 to tackle any size fire loss.  Call the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Fire Damages - Des Moines

Fire Damages - Des Moines

Electrical Fire Damages in Des Moines, IA

This picture shows fire damages that were caused by faulty electrical wiring that ran in the walls near the ceiling in the entry way.  There was extensive fire, smoke and soot damages thru out the residence.  We have highly trained fire technicians that are available 24/7 to tackle any size fire loss.  Call the experts of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Frozen Pipes Burst Causing Water Damage

Frozen Pipes Burst Causing Water Damage

Arctic temperatures can have a dramatic effect on your building causing freezing pipes to burst and cause water damages.  Depending on the extent of damage it can be very costly to repair and could force the temporary closure of your business or force you to live somewhere else other than your home.

Certain types of buildings are more susceptible to frozen pipes, especially during the extreme cold. Schools, stores, offices, apartment buildings, vacant buildings are more likely to experience a freeze/water-related loss. Churches, schools, and multi-tenant mercantile buildings are especially vulnerable because they can be unoccupied for several days at a time.

If you experience a frozen pipe that burst and causes water damages call 24/7 the team of SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Tornado Damages in Pella

Tornado Damages in Pella

When a tornado rips the roof right off your home and floods your whole house, give the professionals at SERVPRO of Des Moines NW a call. Our team specializes in storm/disaster clean-up and restoration. 

Our 24-Hour emergency response means we are "Faster to Any Size Disaster". Give us a call today at (515) 986-3711.

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damages in Church

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damages in Church

The hard-working crew from SERVPRO of Des Moines NW responded to a Church that had water damages from a water line that broke.  The flooding in this particular property was deep, and they needed us to have it cleaned up immediately before the next service.  We responded quickly and after extracting the standing water our team cleaned the carpet.  In the final phase we set up the correct configuration of restoration equipment to bring the moisture level back down to the dry standard and have it ready for Sunday.

If your business is affected by water damages, call SERVPRO of Des Moines NW at (515) 986-3711.

Hidden Water Damages inside the Ceiling

Hidden Water Damages inside the Ceiling

This residence experienced water/sewage damages caused by a failure in the waste line located in the ceiling.  Due to the sudden failure, water mixed with waste and seeped out and onto the drywall.

We have a team of water restoration technicians that are available 24/7.  Our trucks have specialized water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to tackle any size loss.

Equipment - Commercial Water Damage

Equipment - Commercial Water Damage

When a business has water damages in Des Moines it can involve large losses that require a significant amount of equipment.  SERVPRO of Des Moines NW provides 24 hour emergency services and has the equipment needed to meet any challenge.