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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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Phoenix's Fire Damage Cleaning Techniques Explained

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Phoenix's Fire Damage Cleaning Techniques Explained When soot residues and charred items remain after a fire, contact SERVPRO for remediation services immediately after you are in a safe area.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Three Main Soot Cleaning Methods

Whenever a fire burns inside your Phoenix home, there are several different types of damage that possibly happen. Heat and flames burn structural materials and contents sometimes forcing them to get replaced. Smoke coming from the fire can leave behind soils, soot residues, and foul smells.
 
If the fire damage is real severe, then many items may get removed and replaced. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Phoenix attempt to restore and clean materials and contents because it is cheaper than removal. If we use the right chemicals, we can clean and restore items that receive damage from smoke.
 
When removing soot left behind from a burn we often use multiple methods. Soot coming from burning different fuels has different compositions. Some soot residues are hard to remove whereas some are easily wiped off.
 
The type of material damaged also makes a difference when it comes to cleaning. Some surfaces soot does not adhere to real well and can be easily cleaned. Other material surfaces combing well with certain types of soot and cleaning is nearly impossible.
 
When cleaning soot off of different types of walls, there are three primary methods. The three main cleaning methods for removing smoke damage are dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and peroxide-based cleaning.
 
For light to medium non-grease based soils, dry sponges seem to work well. The sponges get used either by hand or with a long pole for high areas. The sponge is made to attract soot residues so that they stick to the sponge instead of the walls.
 
In some scenarios, wet cleaning methods work better. In this case, we use soapy water and rags to scrub the walls and ceilings. Wet cleaning works best when cleaning painted, wood or metal surfaces. This method works with heavy dry ash or soot residue and light to heavy oil-based residues.
 
When cleaning specific materials, peroxide-active cleaning methods get used. Peroxide cleaning works when removing soot from acoustical ceiling tiles. For professional assistance removing soot, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 24/7.
 
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Swift And Supportive Crime Scene Cleanup In Phoenix

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Swift And Supportive Crime Scene Cleanup In Phoenix Call SERVPRO for Crime Scene and Biohazardous Cleanups in Phoenix Homes--Done with Empathy and Caring

SERVPRO Offers Empathy and Professionalism in Restoring Homes After Criminal Activity

It is everyone’s worst nightmare -- your happy home in Phoenix turned crime scene, followed by the challenge of managing the cleanup of the aftermath. Restoring a home back to pre-incident condition requires a series of interrelated tasks, many if not all best completed by our professionals because of hazards and the emotional load in response to the crime.
 
When a crime occurs in a residence not only the consequences of the illegal activity but also the efforts of authorities to find and build evidence for the case can damage surfaces, fixtures, and contents of the home. In Phoenix, expert crime scene cleanup is necessary for the safety of homeowners. Our technicians have the training, the experience, the products, and the equipment to help you and your family recover from the tragedy.
 
Physical damage to surfaces traces to causes as varied as gunshots, vandalism, crime-fighter efforts to subdue a suspect, and many more scenarios. If death or injury occurred, blood and other bodily fluids pool and soak into carpeting and floors and spray onto walls and ceilings. Pepper spray or tear gas can compromise indoor air quality. Dusting for fingerprinting and other evidence collecting techniques leave residues and staining. SERVPRO employees train for these and other issues and know how to match strategies, cleaning products, deodorization methods, and tools to the damage done.
 
Particular care is crucial to avoid exposure to and the spread of blood and other fluid-borne pathogens. The SERVPRO crew on site is familiar with proper personal protective equipment protocols, cleaning up and disposing of hazardous human waste according to local health codes. Thorough cleaning and effective treatment with EPA registered disinfectants follow to ensure the future safety of your home’s inhabitants.
 
SERVPRO also evaluates the need to clear away and replace damaged building materials if deemed unrestorable. Our goal is to restore, but we are sensitive in these stressful situations to the fear you and your family have that even a small reminder of the crime can make it hard to feel comfort and security in your crime-damaged home. Our crew leads, and office staff work with you, the authorities, and your insurance company to achieve your feeling protected and at home again.
 
Should a crime in your home turn your life upside down, SERVPRO of East Phoenix is ready to assist with great skill and compassion. Call (602) 507-6163 to arrange for a speedy inspection and development of a restoration plan for this challenging circumstance.

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What to Do When You Need Water Removal Services in Phoenix as Soon as Possible

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do When You Need Water Removal Services in Phoenix as Soon as Possible A burst pipe can let gallons of water into your home, call SERVPRO to quickly remove the water and begin the restoration process.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Fast Water Removal Services for Your Flooded Home

Whether a burst pipe has struck your home or an appliance has malfunctioned, sometimes you may be in need of water removal services immediately. A burst pipe can pump gallons upon gallons of water into your home at an alarming rate, causing pooling water and damage the structure of your home. Before you know it, your belongings have become soaked through, and your home has become filled with ankle-deep water. Meanwhile, it is continuing to rise. Luckily, help is not far.

The first thing our office staff can do is suggest that you stop the source of water while we send our skilled technicians to address the water removal in your Phoenix home. Stopping the burst pipe from spewing water everywhere is a vital first step. If water is still flowing, it can make removing the water a pretty useless job as it would begin to flood again.

After our IICRC certified technicians stop the flow of water, we can begin to remove it from your property. SERVPRO uses advanced technology to tackle water removal, such as portable and efficient truck-operated pumps as well as wet/dry vacuums. These tools allow us to remove the water as quickly as possible from your property and limit the amount of damage done; the more time that the water stays stagnant, the more damage it can do to your home.

Once SERVPRO removes all of the water from your property, we can begin the drying process to ensure there is no residual moisture left in the structure. Our technicians can use tools like hygrometers to measure the moisture content of the atmosphere. Once we are aware of the moisture content, we can use dehumidifiers to create an ideal environment for drying and other tools like air movers to assist.

When your property needs professional water removal services, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163. We act quickly to arrive at your property as soon as possible to begin remediation.

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SERVPRO Commercial Water Removal In East Phoenix

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Commercial Water Removal In East Phoenix SERVPRO Protects Paper Inventories in the East Phoenix Area from Water Damage

Inventory Sensitive Businesses Depend on Quick Water Extraction from SERVPRO

When flooding strikes a Phoenix business, the cost is much more than for a private residence. Besides the physical damage with the accompanying cost of cleanup, disposal, and repair, there are other losses. Each day is a loss of receipts, and if the doors remain closed for more than a few days, there is the loss of customers. In just a few weeks, the doors could close permanently.
 
That is why commercial water removal is so important to Phoenix businesses, especially smaller operations like print shops. With a business like this, SERVPRO restoration crews concentrate on removing standing water, drying inventory, and lowering the humidity inside the structure. Usually, we perform these tasks in a set order, but with so much paper, cardstock, and other products at risk from excess moisture, we have to begin all three as quickly as possible.
 
Our restoration crews bring in pumps and water extraction wands to pull water out of the structure. The commercial grade pumps are very effective and lower the water down to just an inch or two very quickly. Once the water is at this level, we switch to the wands to lower the level until it is only a thin layer over the floor surface. At this point, technicians use long-handled squeegees to push water off the floor and out the nearest exit. They follow-up this action with air movers to finish drying the surface.
 
At the same time, other crew members remove any inventory that is unaffected by the water to temporary storage inside or outside the structure. Then, they use more air movers to force warm air over the affected inventory to dry it. To increase the effectiveness of the air movers, we also set-up fans at exit points to draw moist air out of the structure.
 
Additionally, SERVPRO crew members set-up dehumidifiers to start drawing moisture from the air. Depending on the humidity level, these machines can draw over 20 gallons of water from the air and surrounding property every 24 hours.
 
After water floods a business, not everything is restorable to its original condition. For SERVPRO of East Phoenix, the goal is to help every print shop, factory, or donut place reopen its doors as soon as we can provide a dry, safe environment. If you need our services, call (602) 507-6163 today to find out what we can do for you.

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What Puts Desert Homes at Risk of Flood Damage in Phoenix?

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Puts Desert Homes at Risk of Flood Damage in Phoenix? Flooded areas can quickly bring water into your home. Should your property suffer from a flooding incident, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO is Standing By in the Event of Storms and Flooding in Your Area


While the desert may be hot and dry for most of the year, homes in Phoenix can experience flood damage from storms and natural disasters on rare occasions. Sometimes, these floods may result from a massive rainstorm and flash flood that can affect an entire neighborhood or community at once. In other cases, only a single unfortunate home may be the victim of a disaster. Many factors contribute to our community's relatively high risk of flood damage for how little rainfall it receives, ranging from the makeup of the desert itself to how we base our lives on that environment.

The most substantial contributing factor to the prevalence of flood damage in Phoenix and surrounding communities is the nature of the soil. Most of the Sonoran Desert naturally contains a soil composition that is high in clay and has a low tolerance for water. While other environments may be able to soak up inches of rainfall at a time, the soil here quickly becomes saturated with water, leaving additional rainfall with nowhere to go but washes and streams. While natural features are usually competent at containing the runoff water, sometimes these may overflow or fail, allowing entire streams to barrel toward unsuspecting homes and communities.

Homes in Phoenix are rarely prepared for such a disaster because of how uncommon it is here. Most homes are built on level ground and not elevated above the street or nearby washes. When floods come, flowing over flat land and avoiding high ground, many unfortunate homes are caught in the path.

Most of the city is built on relatively flat terrain, doing little to stop advancing floodwaters. Neighborhoods without regular drainage outlets are especially susceptible to flash flooding and damage from heavy rainstorms. If you are concerned that a flash flood may be coming to your home, get valuable items and your family to high ground and call up SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix is ready in every major storm to help Valley residents recover from floods and other disasters that may befall their homes. Call us 24/7 at (602) 507-6163.
 
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