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Flood Damage Dirties Up Exterior Areas Of Phoenix Homes

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Dirties Up Exterior Areas Of Phoenix Homes Flooding in Phoenix that leaves homes suffering from flood damage often needs mitigation of the exterior areas.

Flood Damage To Your Home

The exterior aspects of your Phoenix home also require cleanup after flooding. Debris ranging from bags and other litter to branches, leaves, and larger pieces of plant matter can end up on your lawn, strewn across your landscaped areas, and even create serious safety hazards.

Flooding in Phoenix that leaves homes suffering from flood damage often needs mitigation of the exterior areas. SERVPRO technicians can properly mitigate the interior areas of your home, as well as those on the exterior, including making sure that debris no longer remains behind as an eyesore, and the sides of your home are washed clean of residue. We can also mitigate flood damage that affects your outbuildings, particularly garages and sheds by inspecting them and cleaning up any damage found.

While the mitigation of your dwelling's interior affects your family the most, we also understand that hazards outside of your home can keep your family from enjoying time outdoors. We can help you resolve these concerns by cleaning up the area and making it beautiful and hazard-free again.
Pieces of broken glass, shards of splintered wood, piles of debris that the water pushed into corners and other such situations can seem interesting to young children who might not understand the dangers associated with these new-found items. Removing them, as well as any other hazards can restore safety to your yard for your children.

Garages and sheds where you store your tools and seasonal vehicles can retain moisture just like the interior elements of your home. We can dry these areas out and clean up any silt or other debris, so things become more orderly and less of a mess. Doing this as soon as possible can keep your tools from rusting. This protective measure is just as important for less expensive items like shovels as it is for more expensive saws, grinders, and other power tools.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix's IICRC-certified technicians are always ready to help homeowners in Arcadia, Biltmore, and Tempe restore their homes after flood damage and other disasters ruin their property. Call our 24-hour emergency services line at (602) 507-6163 to receive the services your home needs to make everything safe again for your family.

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Requirements For Mold Growth In Your Phoenix Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Requirements For Mold Growth In Your Phoenix Home Finding mold in your home should spring you into action towards locating a reputable and qualified professional remediation company.

Mold Growth In Your Home

Most Phoenix homeowners would agree that they would do whatever was necessary to keep harmful mold from growing in their houses. Unfortunately, with misinformation about how mold growth occurs and the preventative measures to take to avoid it, many houses struggle with keeping this presence from affecting their families.

There are no good varieties of mold that can grow inside of your home, and likewise, no type of growth that you can wait to remove from your house. The longer you wait for remediation, the worse the mold damages become in your Phoenix home until they have caused irreparable damage and potentially adversely affected the health of those who have gotten exposed to the growing colony.

Persistent moisture is one of the primary causes of mold growth in your home, and this is often the most challenging of the conditions to avoid. Many people are unaware of moisture-ridden areas of their home if they are not in high traffic areas and seen on a regular basis. Locating the source of this moisture is one of the top priorities of professional remediators on our SERVPRO team, as eliminating this food source can keep further colonization from occurring.

Organic materials are another requirement for mold growth to occur, but these can readily get found in modern construction. Even in homes built decades ago, wood framing was a primary component to the design. The colony feeds and thrives on materials like wood and drywall, eroding these areas as the colony spreads. Microbial growth that has persisted for an extended period often requires specific materials to get removed entirely and replaced rather than to salvage them with mold removal and restoration techniques.

Finding mold in your home should spring you into action towards locating a reputable and qualified professional remediation company. Our SERVPRO of East Phoenix applied microbial remediation technicians have extensive training and expertise combatting all varieties of mold that affect homes and commercial properties. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (602) 507-6163.

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Why Professional Water Restoration Is Wise For Your Phoenix Store

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Professional Water Restoration Is Wise For Your Phoenix Store Rapid Water Extraction Preserves On-Going Damage to Expensive Inventories in Phoenix Warehouses and Retail Shops

Phoenix Retail Shops Stay Open After a Water Damaging Incident with SERVPRO's Services

As a Phoenix business owner, you strive to provide the best experience for your customers and patrons every single day. While there is stiff competition in the retail world, nothing can set you quite as quickly off your feet as an unexpected water incident. Even when the situation is not out of control, your limited staff likely lack the expertise and experience to handle a situation like this as thoroughly needed.

No water situation or emergency occurs in your store that you should not seek to take care of immediately. There are too many things that could happen because of this persistent moisture, and with professional assistance like what our SERVPRO technicians can provide, you can mitigate these risks. Ultimately, here are some of the reasons why water damage in your Phoenix store should get handled by the professionals.

Retail locations offer a lot of options to the shoppers throughout the area, but that also poses a risk for these buildings with the amount of stock that they keep on hand and the shelves. Even smaller-scale water concerns can pose a threat to this stock, which poses the same risk to the investment that you have made.

Another glaring concern for those selling clothes and other organic-based materials is the possibility of mold growth. Spores exist naturally in the environment and only require warmth and persistent moisture to colonize. This occurrence can potentially cause health effects for shoppers and staff, but also can usually get avoided with the appropriate water damage restoration initially.

Finally, it should get noted that you never fully know how deeply water damage penetrates into the walls or flooring that it has happened around. While you might believe that you have taken care of the problem, much of it could still exist out of sight. Our SERVPRO professionals offer thorough inspections of the work that we do to ensure that it has gotten completely resolved.

Few things can slow down your business when everything is going right. Small water damage incidents do not have to be one of them. Trust in the experience and expertise of our SERVPRO of East Phoenix restoration specialists. You can reach us 24/7 at (602) 507-6163.

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Clogged Gutters Can Allow Flooding In Your Phoenix Residence

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Clogged Gutters Can Allow Flooding In Your Phoenix Residence Throughout the changing of the seasons every year, home might find itself waging war against debris, leaves and other blockages to your gutter system.

Clogged Gutters Can Allow Flooding

Throughout the changing of the seasons every year, your Phoenix home might find itself waging war against debris, leaves and other blockages to your gutter system. This critical network of water diversion works to send runoff from your roof to areas away from your house's vulnerable foundation. When this system fails or does not work as it should, the results could be dire.

The gutters surrounding the eaves of your Phoenix home exist to help prevent instances of flood damage from occurring. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not even know about a problem with this network of channeling until it is malfunctioning and causing a backflow or overflow situation to arise. When you find this water making its way into your house, it is time to call in some professionals who can help you handle this situation as efficiently as possible.

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we work to assess what needs to happen to seal up penetration points in the blockwork. Often the application of hydraulic cement can prevent water from continuing through and allow for extraction and drying to occur successfully.

Depending on the severity of the flooding inside of your house, our SERVPRO professionals might only need to use portable pumps to remove the water. Larger quantities might require the use of pump trucks from our fleet of vehicles.

Drying is one of the most essential components to flood damage restoration. Lack of proper drying can lead to further weakening of construction materials in your home, can allow for more water penetration in the immediate future, and can also allow for unfortunate damages like mold growth to occur in this affected area.

A clogged or damaged gutter system cannot divert the water away from your home, and it eventually allows it to pool by the foundation and force its way inside. When you contend with a situation like that, reach out to our experienced SERVPRO of East Phoenix team of restoration specialists. We can help you remove the water and bring your home back to the way that it should be. Give us a call anytime at (602) 507-6163.

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Aging Sprinkler Systems Can Spell Substantial Water Damage For Your Phoenix Clothing Store

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Aging Sprinkler Systems Can Spell Substantial Water Damage For Your Phoenix Clothing Store Aging sprinkler systems can major damage to your property.

Aging Sprinkler Systems Can Spell Substantial Water Damage For Your Property

Running a clothing store in Phoenix can offer you a lot of unique foot traffic from day to day. While you work hard to keep the store well-stocked and ready for all of the customers it likely sees during your hours of operation, every business teeters on the edge of disaster with outdated sprinkler systems. So many of the older buildings that house the retail locations throughout the city might remain in compliance with adequate sprinkler fixtures and networking, but fail to appreciate the aging of these pipes and their ability to falter with time.

Fortunately, even some of the older sprinkler systems did not get designed to be force fed water when there was no emergency in the building. Instead, when these pipes break or rupture, you are only emptying out the current contents of these pipes instead of an endless supply from your service lines. Even with this lessened condition, this network of fire prevention plumbing can house a great volume, likely forcing you to pursue professional water removal services for your Phoenix clothing store.

Perhaps one of the biggest concerns beyond the obvious substantial water damage for our SERVPRO team is the liquid itself coming from the pipes. It is customary that the standing fluid in sprinkler systems is a mixture of water and an antifreeze solution. This chemical varies in viscosity and even color, posing a considerable risk to the stock of clothing that you have in your storerooms or on the racks and shelves.

Our SERVPRO technicians can get to work quickly on extracting the water and assessing the damage to fabrics, textiles, and carpeting throughout this process. This inspection guides our professionals towards additional cleaning approaches that might be necessary following the drying of the affected areas.

While you might not think of your sprinkler system as much more than a store saving implement in the event of a fire, sometimes they can cause many problems for business owners. Fortunately, you can trust our SERVPRO of East Phoenix restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to serving the community as quickly as possible. Give us a call anytime at (602) 507-6163.

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Is Cost Effective in Phoenix

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Damage Restoration Is Cost Effective in Phoenix Count on SERVPRO for Phoenix Property Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Says Save Money and Possessions After a House Fire--Call Us for Cleanup and Restoration

When a fire damages your Phoenix home, you may want to try to manage the cleanup yourself as a cost-saving measure. The hours and days after a fire are very stressful. To be sure that cleanup, repair, restoration, and odor control complete before permanent damage is done a team approach is necessary. Our trained crews are ready with the skills, products, and equipment needed to manage fire damage efficiently.
 
Many tasks need completion after fire damage in Phoenix and every minute counts. The smoke and soot residues that are both airborne and settling on surfaces are extremely corrosive. The damage worsens the longer it takes for restoration to complete. Surfaces or items that needed only a thorough cleaning to be usable again if attended to immediately may need extensive repairs or demolition and replacement when days or weeks pass before you get to them. Our crews are familiar with all the details needed for fire damage remediation and can rank, work on, and finish all necessary tasks in order and fast.
 
Because a home fire is a rare occurrence for any given individual, you may not be aware of how advanced SERVPRO’s restoration skills are. If you face rooms full of blackened and soot-coated possessions a first impulse can be to discard them, despairing of them ever functioning or looking the same again. Replacing items is costly and sometimes impossible when they are heirlooms or other treasured belongings.
 
The strategies the SERVPRO production team members master at IICRC training and perfect through years of experience bring your fire damaged objects back to life. If, as is common after a fire, your books and documents show water damage as well, we use innovative techniques such as freeze-drying to recover them. We are a full-service restoration company and handle all types of disaster recovery well, including working with your insurance company at every stage.
 
Lingering smoke odors can prevent a homeowner from moving on after a fire, despite all the effort made to return the building, interior, and contents to preloss condition. Left to your own devices you might try candles, solid air fresheners, and sprays that merely mask the odor. SERVPRO uses research-based deodorization methods matched to the type of fire, how hot it burned, and the fuel. Professional cleaning and containment are some of the steps, but we also offer cutting-edge advancements such as thermal fogging and oxygenation technology such as hydroxyl generators that eliminate odors at the molecular level.
 
SERVPRO of East Phoenix awaits your call to (602) 507-6163 after fire damages your home. Let us assess and plan for a successful fire damage recovery, saving your home and possessions as well as your money in the process.

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Protecting Families from the Dangers of Flood Damage in Phoenix

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Families from the Dangers of Flood Damage in Phoenix Flooding in your home during a storm can create many potential hazard situations. Stay safe and contact SERVPRO to dry out your property.

SERVPRO Technicians Make Sure That Safety Standards are Followed When Remediating Flooding

Phoenix homes generally provide a high level of safety and protection from the elements and unwanted entities to those living in them. Once damaging conditions arise, previously safe conditions can change drastically and swing toward riskier ones developing inside the house.
 
Homeowners can prevent many types of problems with regular maintenance of their homes and its contents, but flood damage in Phoenix can create a crisis no matter how much care a home receives. SERVPRO employees receive extensive training in restoration methods so we can effectively mitigate any amount of damage your home sustains from a flooding event. This includes eliminating the risks created by the filthy water that invaded your home.
 
Soils carried into homes during a flood often contain chemicals, organic matter, pathogens, and other problem-causing elements. After we pump out any standing water remaining in your home, we can manually extract the debris. Along with the process of drying out your home until it reaches its usual level of humidity again, cleaning surfaces and disposing of damaged materials and other items, we eliminate much of the risk related to pathogens and trace chemicals.
 
Other risks come from the water itself. Secondary water damage can affect your home in different manners. Microbial colonization can happen quite quickly, and often does, immediately after a flood. SERVPRO technicians use hygrometers to locate elevated moisture pockets within a home, which we then eliminate. Flooding almost always ruins carpeting beyond repair, and we remove this as soon as we can extract it and the padding. Their absence makes it easier to dry out your home. Flooring underneath dries out much more rapidly, meaning flooring suffers less as we can better control any warping, cracking, and other significant changes caused by swelling.
 
Electrical hazards can seem less important after the water no longer covers your home's floors, but the risk remains. Corrosion of wires can make them unable to safely function. Risk of fire from electrical system deficits greatly increases after saturation by moisture. We partner with specialists such as licensed electricians who work with us on a regular basis, helping us fully complete the restoration work needed to get your family back home after such a disaster.
 
SERVPRO of East Phoenix can help your family return home and live in a safe and secure environment, "Like it never even happened." Professional mitigation of flood damage makes this possible in a fast and efficient manner. Contact our emergency hotline, (602) 507-6163, at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year.

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Cleaning processes That Offer Options When Addressing Fire Damage in Phoenix

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning processes That Offer Options When Addressing Fire Damage in Phoenix When fire damage strikes your house, we strike back.

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Type of Phoenix Fire Damage Issues

A fire damage experience brings forth substantial losses and every property owner who goes through such moments is left stressed. No matter how bad the fire is, there are still chances of restoring some of your contents and parts of the building. The key to this lies in working with professionals who use specialized techniques. After all, restoration should be the first option to any Phoenix resident before considering replacing or refinishing measures.

Cleaning is part of the restoration procedures that our SERVPRO technicians use when attending to fire damage incidents in Phoenix. Some of the cleaning processes we use include immersion cleaning, foam cleaning, abrasive cleaning wet cleaning, dry cleaning, spray and wipe cleaning. When cleaning through immersion, we dip contents in a cleaning product, and that means such materials should stand saturation. Ultrasonic cleaning, which involves placing items in an ultrasonic tank full of a mixture of a cleaning solution and water is a form of immersion cleaning.

Wet cleaning is an option when our SERVPRO technicians need to remove moderate to massive particles. In this process, we thoroughly saturate the item with water or an appropriate cleaning agent. When there are chances of damaging the contents through saturation, then spray and wipe is an option. Under this technique, our SERVPRO technicians apply a cleaning product with the help of a spray bottle and then wipe using a clean towel.

If we need to remove light to medium residues or prepare surfaces for wet cleaning, then our SERVPRO team uses dry cleaning. During this technique, we can use feather dusters to brush or wipe surfaces, and vacuuming or cleaning sponges to remove particulate soiling and light residues. When it is necessary to agitate residues from an area, then abrasive cleaning is an option. In this process, we can apply a cleaning agent having abrasive elements on surfaces, or start by applying a cleaning product and then using an abrasive material to do the cleaning. To avoid scratching the surfaces, we usually apply a sufficient amount of the cleaning product to enhance lubrication.

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Mold Damage Technicians In Phoenix Discuss Remediation Inside Attics

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In Phoenix Discuss Remediation Inside Attics If you have mold damage inside your Phoenix home's attic, the microbes can contaminate your ventilation system.

Mold Damage Technicians

Even though Phoenix does not receive much rain compared to other places, having a leaky roof on your house can still cause problems. If there is a leak in the roof, water can get into your attic and damage structural components. Attics naturally have a higher relative humidity and air temperature than the livable area of the house, creating an ideal environment for microbial growth.

If more moisture gets into your attic from the roof, fungi can develop on the inside of the plywood that forms the roof. If you have mold damage inside your Phoenix home's attic, the microbes can contaminate your ventilation system. Once inside the air ducts, spores can travel throughout the building.

Once fungi get noticed inside the attic, specific procedures can be taken to remediate the problem. To start, any air intakes or holes that go into the living area get sealed off with plastic. Plastic is put on the bottom part of the trusses to prevent dust from contaminating the ceiling insulation. The access doors get sealed with plastic, and a zipper is installed to allow entrance.

In most situations, the contaminated wood inside the attic can only be removed by sanding down the material's surface. Our SERVPRO technicians get equipped with full face mask respirators and personal protective gear including suits that cover their entire body for protection during the remediation process. Air scrubbers get put inside the attic to pull particles out of the air during the sanding stage.

When sanding the affected materials, our IICRC certified crews always follow officially approved procedures and abide by all government rules and regulations. Automatic sanders with a vacuum hose attached to them get used to sand down the wood. The vacuum helps keep dust to a minimum by sucking up the air in the work area and putting it through a HEPA filter.

After sanding is complete, the HEPA vac gets used to clean up any leftover debris or dust particles. Then the attic gets sprayed down with an anti-microbial chemical to prevent future growth. In severe cases, a sealant paint gets sprayed inside the attic to inhibit fungi from developing in the future. If you ever notice microbial contamination in your attic, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 24/7.

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Phoenix Area Water Damage and Why Safety Measures May Be Needed

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Phoenix Area Water Damage and Why Safety Measures May Be Needed Phoenix Homes Often Are Water Damaged from Burst Pipes--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Water Removal

Contaminated Water Needs Precise Removal to Prevent Contamination of Clean Areas of a Home in Phoenix

Water can flow into your Phoenix home originating from a variety of sources. Houses are filled with multiple pipes and appliances that use water. Both machines and plumbing can malfunction causing excessive moisture to get into the interior of a building.

When moisture makes its way into areas of a structure that were not designed to withstand it, many problems can take place. After a leak happens in your house in Phoenix, water removal becomes essential. If moisture levels do not decrease back to normal within 48 hours, then mold possibly develops.
 
How much damage occurs during a water leak depends on where the water originated. The various types of sources inside your home all cause different types of damage. A pipe bursting can generate over a hundred gallons of water per hour pour into your structure. Pooling water should immediately be suctioned up off surfaces.
 
Depending upon its source, water damage is classified into three different categories. The category of each water damage situation is based on where the water came from and how hazardous it may be to humans. Clean or white water is not hazardous for human consumption whereas, black water or sewage is harmful.
 
A category one water damage results from clean water that is treated and does not contain waste products. Conventional sources of category one damage scenarios are broken pipes, overflowing sinks, and defective appliances. Freshwater has not been used, and it presents few health risks for humans.
 
A category two water damage takes place when the source of the problem is gray water. Gray water has been used and contains waste products but does not have any human waste. Examples of gray water damage include an overflowing washing machine or a leaking sink drain.
 
A category three water damage arises when black, unsanitary water gets into the building. These situations take place when sewage backs, runoffs from bodies of water, flood waters containing pesticides, chemicals, soil, and even carcasses enter the home. During category three water damage restoration scenarios, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to protect humans from pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and hazardous organic and inorganic compounds. PPE personal protection equipment is worn to protect our SERVPRO technicians, and black water must be removed according to EPA and local codes.
 
There are different methods and procedures that get implemented depending on the category of water damage. For assistance with excessive moisture inside your house, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 any time of the day or night.

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