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How do Professionals Combat Odors After Commercial Water Damage to Your Phoenix Business?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How do Professionals Combat Odors After Commercial Water Damage to Your Phoenix Business? Patrons don't want to smell musty air when they come to unwind with a few drinks. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Use Multiple Methods to Eliminate Smells After a Water Damage Event

One of the most significant challenges after an occurrence of water damage to your commercial property is getting rid of the damp and musty odor. It is especially important if you own a bar, a restaurant or a clothing store.

Thankfully, professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your property after an occurrence of commercial water damage in Phoenix. Here at SERVPRO, we use a multi-approach method to combat odors after any water damage. A variety of deodorants and odor combating techniques can eliminate the odors in no time. Here are a few methods that work the best.

Multiple method approaches
Odors often come from different sources after a water damage incident. It can be challenging to find all the sources and determine a specific method to combat them individually. However, it can be easy to use multiple methods that use various deodorants to get a better result.

Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use a combination of various types of deodorants that can combat most common smells after a commercial water damage event.

Various types of deodorants
Only one type of a deodorizing agent is not enough to combat smells from various sources. Different odors, both real and imaginary, need different deodorants.

Masking agents in time release beads are often used to cover up bad odors with a pleasant-smelling chemical. Professionals use these agents to combat both real and imaginary odors as well.

Pairing agents, on the other hand, combined with the odor-causing particles in the air and neutralize them. Once these agents combine with the particles in the air, they cause them to fall to the ground, which can be cleaned later on. These agents are often used in Ultra Low Volume foggers and wet foggers.

Electrically generated deodorizing agents such as Ozone gas are used after a move-out. The Ozone is a reactive molecule that can combine with the odor-causing particle and neutralize it. The technicians use this method if the odors have penetrated deeply in the surfaces.

A perfect combination of all these techniques and agents is essential to eliminate the odors from your commercial property after water damage.

Call SERVPRO of East Phoenix today at (602) 507-6163 to discuss your restoration needs with one of our professionals.

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Flood Damage Experts Of Phoenix

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts Of Phoenix In a severe storm situation, flooding can occur, and water can seep from the outside indoors.

Flood Damage Experts

It does not happen every day, but every once in awhile severe weather quickly arrives in your neighborhood with little notice. Violent storms bring with them dangerous wind and rain combinations that can cause a considerable amount of damage to your Phoenix home. Excessive amounts of rain and high-speed winds can cause damage on their own, but when combined, watch out!

In a severe storm situation, flooding can occur, and water can seep from the outside indoors. If water starts to fill up the inside of your home, it is a good idea to call up SERVPRO's flood damage crew in Phoenix. Rainwater seeping into your home can cause much more damage to your house than you realize.

Water itself can ruin building materials and contents inside your residence. In the case of rainwater, the contamination level of the water coming into your home is a serious issue. In most cases, rainwater entering the home is considered a category two or "grey" water damage. In flooding scenarios, water comes in from the outside forcing our team to use different procedures than if the water came from a fresh source.

For example, say a flood caused your storage room to fill up with water. The water only got onto the carpet and made some boxes you had stored wet. If the water came from a fresh source or was "white," then saving the carpet and contents is a possibility using drying and extraction. However, with rainwater or "grey" water any porous materials that are wet get discarded.

In this scenario, our IICRC certified SERVPRO crew shows up at your house and extracts all of the water they can. The carpet and any of the cloth contents get recorded as a loss. The floorboard, walls and other non-porous surfaces get dried, then treated and sealed. Some of the contents are salvageable with cleaning and drying, but other contents get accounted for and tossed.

Any time a water damage scenario involves grey water, mitigating the problem with proper procedures is vital so that offensive odors do not remain inside your resident's building materials. When a flood attacks your humble abode, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 for 24/7 assistance.

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Things You Should Know About Mold Damage to Your Phoenix Home

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Things You Should Know About Mold Damage to Your Phoenix Home Mold spores can remain dormant for a long period of time, becoming active with the right conditions of moisture and nutrients.

SERVPRO Keeps Your Home Clean and Safe with Mold Remediation Services

Finding mold growth in your home is never a good sign. It may cause health effects, and you should act fast to remediate it as soon as possible. While cleaning it up is certainly not a DIY job, professionals can help you to get mold damage under control in no time.

When you spot mold in your Phoenix home, the first thing to do is to make sure that you contact professionals. Trying to clean mold by yourself can make the spores airborne and spread the contamination. SERVPRO professionals have the necessary expertise and experience to clean up mold damage safely and efficiently. Knowing the basics about mold can help you tackle mold damage better and also prevent it from spreading to unaffected areas.

Structure of the Mold

Mold starts out as a tiny, microscopic spore that is airborne. The spore is just like a seed that can remain dormant and viable for long periods of time. However, when it finds the right conditions of moisture and nutrients, it can germinate and produce colonies that we see as mold growths.

Spores have a filamentous structure called hyphae that they use as roots to anchor them to the surface and absorb nutrients and moisture. The hyphae also help the mold to spread across the surface.

As moisture is the most important factor causing the spores to germinate, it is essential that the moisture content of your home is under control. Inspect areas such as attics, bathrooms, and crawlspaces for signs of mold and call SERVPRO professionals as soon as you spot them.

Call in the Experts 

Mold is notoriously fast to spread. Ignoring the damage is never a good choice to make. SERVPRO professionals can help you to clean up the damage before the situation gets out of hand. Our technicians follow EPA approved protocols and work by IICRC recommended best practices.

Call SERVPRO of East Phoenix today at (602) 507-6163 to talk to our mold experts and discuss your needs.  

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Contaminated Water Removal in Phoenix

1/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Contaminated Water Removal in Phoenix Water damage, especially from a sewer backup, should be left to professionals for best results. Contact SERVPRO for remediation efforts to start.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Any moisture building up in the lower levels of your Phoenix home is a problem. The issue becomes more serious when there is evidence that the water is tainted. Some of the contaminants a homeowner may face include chemicals, vermin, animal or human waste. Removing the water and the contamination requires professional advice and assistance.
A sewer backup in your home means a call for expert water removal in Phoenix should be made. Sewers back up for a broad range of reasons. A clog or tree roots may interfere with the drainage of the sewer line into the city’s system. Appliances overflow and during monsoon season flash floods overwhelm the sanitary sewers and force water and contaminants into homes. Proper equipment and a trained work crew are needed to turn these situations around. We have what is required.
The risks of dealing with gray or black water are many. Human waste contains a host of viruses, bacteria, and bloodborne pathogens. Flooding and sewer backups often also contain dead animals or their residue, containing another list of dangerous substances. Landscaping and pool chemicals find their way into homes during flooding, and lower levels themselves hold stores of household chemicals, paints, and other items that could leach into the water that needs removal. The SERVPRO crew assigned to your contaminated water removal project has coursework and experience to guide its approach to the removal.
SERVPRO is familiar with the rules and procedures pertinent to the containment and disposal of contaminated water in our area. This knowledge alone makes calling upon us for advice and help a wise decision. We also have the personal protective clothing and equipment available to ensure the safety of you, your family, and our workers during water removal. Our team uses pumps and water extractors to remove the water and then applies appropriate sanitizing agents to prevent continued concerns about the contaminants as the area dries out.
Once the water is removed, we also offer assistance with inventorying and reviewing any water damaged contents in the previously flooded area. SERVPRO works with you to make informed and intelligent decisions about what to disinfect and dry and what to discard. We may recommend using freeze-drying techniques on essential documents, and then scanning or copying a clean version to keep in case the original is too hazardous to retain.
SERVPRO of East Phoenix responds fast and professionally when your home is threatened with contaminated waters. A fully equipped, trained, and experienced team arrives just hours after you call (602) 507-6163.

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Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Phoenix Home After Cell Phone Fire

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Phoenix Home After Cell Phone Fire Cell phones can get overheated while charging if they do not have enough room to properly ventilate.

The Dangers of a House Fire Caused by Phones and Chargers

Fires caused by electronic devices have been on the rise, and Phoenix is not exempt. Tablet and cell phone chargers need space to breathe, as they put off a significant amount of heat during charging cycles which have to be dispersed with the right amount of ventilation. Devices that are covered up and not able to breathe can build up the heat and lead to igniting a fire. Lithium-ion batteries in these devices have containers that are pressurized and can rupture if the temperature goes up too fast, or melt down if they are heated for a long time.

Fires and fire damage in your Phoenix home from your electronic devices are entirely avoidable. Not charging your phone in your bed, and making sure all devices are on a hard, flat surface while charging helps avoid these disasters. If a fire has started from an overheated cell phone or tablet, you could be looking at much cleanup that is best left to the professionals at SERVPRO. We have the experience and training to know how to best clean up your home after a fire.

During a fire, smoke particles like those from burning plastics which become electrically charged are known as ionization. Surfaces with the opposite electrical charge may attract smoke residues that are strongly charged since opposite charges attract. The charge is present in many plastics and synthetic fibers.

At SERVPRO, we understand that because of ionization, smoke webs can be found on various surfaces in your home. Residues can create long strings of smoke particles that are ionized which assemble at junctions in ceilings and walls or corners. Webs of smoke look just like cobwebs.

Smoke particles that are ionized, cluster on metal surfaces. Charged smoke particles are attracted to metal surfaces through magnetism, like coat hangers and plumbing pipes. Smoke clearly outlines nail heads under drywall since their magnetic attraction remains effective, even with a covering of plaster and paint.

With the burning of plastic phones and covers, plus other similar materials like this in a bedroom perhaps, SERVPRO of East Phoenix knows that ionization is possible. You can rest assured that your home in Tempe, Arcadia, or East Phoenix can be cleaned and restored by our staff thoroughly when you reach out to us at (602) 507-6163.

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Water Damage Remediation in Phoenix Townhome Complex

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Phoenix Townhome Complex Accidents and emergencies happen all the time. If your rental has a water damage incident, contact SERVPRO right away to prevent secondary damages.

Team SERVPRO is Standing By to Help With Your Commercial Water Damage Scenario

Seasonal visitors to the Phoenix area take advantage of our many condominiums and townhouses for a few months of relief from the harsh winters to the north. Family and friends may join your tenants for the holidays or a comfortable vacation. Extra use of your rental property’s plumbing systems can result in water damage. We can help.
Add a few grandkids, and a brother-in-law or two and your tenants may call to inform you of a clogged toilet or overflowing sink in the Phoenix condominium they rent from you. Water damage needs immediate attention, and we have crews at the ready with the technical know-how, proper tools, and experience with this kind of loss. Even during the busy holiday season, our response time is fast.
When we arrive, the first step is an assessment of the problem and the work needed to solve the problem. If there is an acute plumbing issue, we arrange for it to be remedied and make sure that until resolution, the water is turned off to the affected room and fixtures. SERVPRO’s crew chief or project manager is familiar with the next tasks needed after the water line is secured and gets our team to work swiftly.
Our trucks have pumps and extractors on board, operational even if power is off in the unit because of water. The initial step for water damage restoration is removing as much moisture as possible. SERVPRO employees then establish drying goals based on industry standards mastered during IICRC courses. We measure and then monitor the moisture levels in walls, floors, and fixtures like carpeting and cabinets as we complete the drying, ensure that no residual wetness lingers to contribute to secondary damage like mold growth.
We accelerate the drying with air movers, dehumidifiers, and heat. If nearby carpeting is wet, we may decide to remove the padding as a reasonably inexpensive strategy to get under the carpet and also dry the subfloor. Sometimes we take the time needed to use weighted wand extractors to dry carpeting, padding, and flooring in place, a job best done by technicians familiar with the specifics of this exacting task. SERVPRO takes a restoration stance, always striving to restore the materials damaged rather than causing the expense and time debt required for tear outs and replacements.
Contact SERVPRO of East Phoenix when you get that call from an apologetic and nervous renter reporting water damage. Our trained crews are available round the clock and make fast work of restoring water damage. Schedule your visit today at (602) 507-6163.

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Cleaning off Mud After Flood Damage in Phoenix

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning off Mud After Flood Damage in Phoenix Flooding and Muddy Messes to Phoenix Properties Get Help from SERVPRO

Flooding from Storms Creates Unique Cleaning Challenges

Many storm-related floods carry large amounts of dirt and mud with them wherever they go, creating a mess should they reach your home. Mud is often one of the most visible signs of flood damage from Phoenix storms: mud can coat floors, walls, furniture, and anything else in its path. Furthermore, dirt may work its way into nooks and crannies in the home and certain materials, creating pockets of muck and grime that require deep and intensive cleaning to eliminate. SERVPRO has all the tools and training needed to work through mud and all of its problems, providing local flood damage victims with accessible and affordable relief when they need it most.
Mud and dirt typically rank among our top priorities for removal whenever we respond to a Phoenix flood damage case. Response speed is critical to remove it effectively, as if given time, mud can harden and form dry shells that are difficult to break off and can leave behind significant additional damage. If you call us as soon as possible, we stand a better chance of arriving before the mud dries and hardens. If the muck is wet enough, we may be able to remove most of it with much faster washing and scrubbing procedures. Rapid moving water from flash flooding presents a challenge to buildings to withstand the onslaught and then to cope with the detritus left behind.
However, to eliminate all signs of mud and dirt in the home, we usually need to employ more in-depth cleaning procedures. All SERVPRO locations, including us, are stocked with an array of professional and efficient cleaning solutions, tools, and machines that bring industrial cleaning strength to homes and small businesses in the area. Whether the dirt is stuck between floorboards, trapped in tile grout, or soaked into wallpaper, we have treatments and techniques to restore and repair many surfaces and materials without entirely replacing them. For sensitive objects such as electronics and jewelry, we also maintain relations with local experts to get your belongings the care they require without damaging them any further.
SERVPRO of East Phoenix has served the local community for years with residential flood damage mitigation and restoration solutions. Call us 24/7 at (602) 507-6163.

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Access To Mold Damage Mitigation Services That Help You Maintain Your Phoenix Area Home Properly

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Access To Mold Damage Mitigation Services That Help You Maintain Your Phoenix Area Home Properly Phoenix Homes with Mold Damage Call on SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Can Reduce Treatment Time and Costs with Fast Mold Remediation

After discovering mold on your Phoenix area property, you might wonder if calling a professional remediation company is necessary, or if everyone is over-reacting. Well, considering that some species of mold can cause health effects, we tend to lean more towards dealing with the problem quickly, rather than leaving anything to chance.

Mold damage can make your Phoenix-area property look more like a war zone than a happy home and the longer you wait to address the situation, the longer the remediation process can take. Under some circumstances, you may even find yourself looking for temporary housing, which would leave anyone annoyed, depressed, and concerned.

Unfortunately, the dangers are real. Even though mold is a naturally occurring fungus, used by our environment to recycle a variety of materials back into our ecosystem, larger concentrations may cause harm. Mold only needs water, air, and a food source to begin a growth cycle in your home, making it somewhat easy for this problem to exist.

Since oxygen is everywhere and your home is made up of several organic materials, it only takes a small water leak, spill, or accident to get things started. SERVPRO technicians help you understand how to make your home healthier, by improving ventilation and controlling the relative humidity found in your home. Your indoor humidity level should remain below 50% at all times, even when you are on vacation or away for extended periods.

You can avoid spending considerable amounts of money having your home tested for mold. The species of mold that exists in your home is not relevant regarding remediation. It is better to have your home inspected by a qualified professional, like SERVPRO’s IICRC certified mold remediation technicians, who have the personnel, equipment, and experience to show you where mold starts and help you learn how to react if or when you find it. 

SERVPRO mold remediation services help you control your indoor living environment and prevent mold growth from returning. If you contact us at the earliest signs of mold growth in your home, you can ensure minimal disruption to your daily life.

Contact SERVPRO of East Phoenix for help getting mold damage in your home under control, today. (602) 507-6163 

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Utilize the Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Phoenix Area Home

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Utilize the Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Phoenix Area Home Phoenix Fire, Smoke, and Odor Restoration Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services

Contact SERVPRO for Fast and Dependable Fire & Smoke Restoration Services

Fire can leave behind a significant amount of smoke and residue damage, some of which appears as though it may be beyond repair. However, it might help to know that with the right equipment and training, a professional restoration technician can remove damage from a majority of the contents in your Phoenix home, preventing loss and efficiently returning things to normal after an accident occurs.

If you live in the Phoenix area and find yourself suffering from fire damage on your property, we can help. Our FST technicians specialize in the restoration of your property and belongings after a fire, making it easier for you to get the help you deserve as quickly as possible. We also work with your insurance company and assist you with filling out required paperwork for your claim, relieving stress involved in incidents such as these while providing you with caring professionals who are on your side.

Whether you have a small fire in your kitchen or a significant structural fire, SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform a variety of services that help get things under control fast. Our services go above and beyond, we pay close attention to personal belongings and perform any necessary repairs to complete the job as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can also provide a pack-out service to store and clean your possessions off-site.

With qualified professionals in every field, SERVPRO provides you with a full-service solution to fire damage on your property. We use cleaning and restoration methods designed to remove smoke and soot residues before they have a chance to cause further damage to surfaces found in your home. Your walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, cabinets, and other contents all receive the proper attention needed to return them to a quality pre-damage condition. "Like it never even happened."

Your local SERVPRO has an entire Green Fleet, fully stocked, ready to deploy at a moments notice, making our 24/7 emergency service, Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our technicians take pride in providing each member of our local community with the assistance needed to recover quickly, helping you make informed decisions that reduce your stress while saving you money and disruptions.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix has qualified professionals standing by to assist anytime, day or night. Call our offices, today. (602) 507-6163

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Water Removal in Phoenix Preserves and Protects You and Your Property

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Phoenix Preserves and Protects You and Your Property SERVPRO Removes and Cleans Carpets in Phoenix After Water Leaks

Call on SERVPRO for Extraction and Cleanup After Problems in Your Phoenix Home

Whether it is a residential or commercial property, water damage can be very frustrating, and you need to remove it promptly. Ensuring your residence is completely dry when you are not working with a company like SERVPRO can be challenging.

Phoenix has encountered a lot of water removal problems in the recent past. These issues often disrupt your daily operations and the comfortable feeling of your premises. You may have tried to contain this problem on your own and quickly found out how frustrating that can be. The secret lies in using the right equipment which you probably do not have stored in your garage.
At SERVPRO, we use a lot of air moving equipment because of their effectiveness. Let us take the example of water removal from your carpet, any other method can take a lot of time and may not produce good results. The air movement equipment, however, increases evaporation primarily by creating airflow on the surface level, forcing the moisture into the air and capturing it with dehumidifiers. This process is not only safe and reliable, but also pretty fast.
Apart from the type of equipment we use, the chemical products at SERVPRO are safe and environmentally friendly. Some of the chemicals you use at home are also not active enough to kill all the different varieties of bacteria and fungi. You need professional service to ensure your premise is cleared of any impurities and does not affect your health.

One of the primary reasons why water removal is a nightmare to many is the lack of a reliable extraction equipment. Naturally, the first step to cleaning is removing water from your floors. Extractors from SERVPRO included wet-vacs, portable pumps and truck-mounted equipment for large volume extraction. The portable extractor is excellent for accessing areas that are hard to reach.
SERVPRO of East Phoenix is your best solution as far as water removal is concerned. With our qualified staff, you are guaranteed excellence services at the best possible price. Call us today at (602) 507-6163 and let us take care of your water removal needs.

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