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Tips to Prevent Washing Machine Flood Damage in East Phoenix

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips to Prevent Washing Machine Flood Damage in East Phoenix If your washing machine fails and dumps grey water in your home, call SERVPRO and we will arrive quickly to start the water remediation process.

Our Certified Team of Technicians Arrives Quickly to Handle Flooding at Your Home

Washing machines are ubiquitous these days, and of course, they make our lives so much easier. Unfortunately, as with any appliance, washing machines do not last forever. A washer can break or suffer wear and tear, and when that happens, there is always the risk of it causing a flood in your home.
 
Flood damage from a washing machine in your East Phoenix home means inconvenience and expense for you and your family. The appliance needs replacing or repairing, and there is also the cost of water remediation to be considered. SERVPRO is on hand to help when a leak occurs – but we recommend you take the following steps to prevent a leak from happening at all.
 
Don’t overload your machine. Throwing too many clothes into wash puts stress on the whole system and throws it out of balance. All that pressure comes out in the form of a leak. Keep your loads small to medium sized.
 
Protect your washer’s drain. Lint and fluff collect in the drain, and before you know it, you have got a block that leads to a flood. Buy some inexpensive lint catchers and be sure to change them every month.
 
Check the supply hose. Supply hoses are under a lot of pressure and are in danger of developing cracks that lead to floods. Look at your hose regularly and replace it if it looks damaged or feels worn.
 
Protect door seals. Door seals are essential for keeping the water where it belongs – inside the washer. Protect door seals from erosion due to mold or mildew by wiping them with a weak vinegar solution every month. Do not forget to rinse and thoroughly dry seals after using vinegar on them.
 
Install a single lever shut-off valve. Make it simpler to shut off the water should an incident occur by replacing standard connections with a single lever shut-off valve. Simply pull the handle, and the water is off.
 
Accidents sometimes happen even when you take precautions. That is why SERVPRO is on hand to deal with any washing machine related flooding in your home. Our IICRC-certified teams arrive quickly and are equipped with extraction equipment to remove the water, air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home, and moisture detection equipment to make sure it is thoroughly dry.
 
For flood remediation, give SERVPRO of East Phoenix a call at (602) 507-6163 today.

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Mold Damage Affecting the Attic of Your Phoenix Area Home

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Affecting the Attic of Your Phoenix Area Home The Mold Penicillium Is Beneficial--For Mold Infestations in Your Phoenix Home--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Inspects and Remediates MoldProblems Professionally

Attic mold can lead to a variety of problems that simply get out of control. For most of you, there could be a nasty little surprise waiting that can cause severe health concerns for you and your family.
 
Your Phoenix area home is just as susceptible to mold damage as any other home. Like everyone else, your attic is likely the last place you think about when discussing mold on your property. However, many homes experience attic mold, which is why you should have your attic inspected by a mold remediation specialist before you find out about things the hard way.
 
SERVPRO has expertly trained mold remediation technicians with years of experience tackling mold damage situations throughout a home. There are a variety of areas in your home where mold can get out of hand. However, problems with mold in your attic can cause significant damage to the structural integrity of your home and have a severe impact on your families living environment.
 
A leaky roof gives water access to untreated materials used to construct your home. Mold contamination affects your framing, insulation, walls, ceiling, and floors, often going unnoticed until everything gets way out of hand. Contacting SERVPRO at the first signs of mold contamination in your home gives you the ability to catch things early and prevent excessive damages.  
 
Improperly installed or insufficient insulation and inadequate attic ventilation play a huge role in the severity of mold conditions found in your home. SERVPRO technicians perform a full inspection of your attic space to point problems like these out and provide you with a solution to rectify issues that already exist.  
 
We also look for dryer, plumbing, kitchen, or bathroom fans that vent into the attic, water heater or furnaces with improper ventilation and problems caused by weather conditions throughout the area. You are in good hands with our IICRC certified technicians; we have access to a variety of equipment and years of experience helping homeowners just like you.
 
Contact SERVPRO of East Phoenix for additional information or to schedule your inspection, today. We can help. (602) 507-6163

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Fire Damage and Your Pantry in Phoenix

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Your Pantry in Phoenix Toasters and other appliances that malfunction can start a fire in your kitchen. Call SERVPRO immediately after for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Customize a Fire Damage Recovery Plan for Your Home

Fire damage is pervasive, affecting every facet of life within your home. Many things inside a dwelling suffer non-obvious damage that threatens to create real hazards for the inhabitants. Finding a high-quality, reputable restoration company is the key to avoiding the harm that could come from hidden fire damage. SERVPRO helps homeowners make proper decisions to keep them and their families safe.
 
A malfunctioning toaster oven started a blaze resulting in quite a bit of fire damage in your Phoenix home. Before conquering the blaze with your fire extinguisher several cabinets charred, including a built in pantry area where you store canned goods, packaged staples, and backup condiments. You need help with smoke and soot damage, as well as an assessment of the best steps to take to repair and replace burned fixtures. We have as our mission thorough restoration after any type and severity of fire.
 
Once our SERVPRO fire damage team arrives, expect a comprehensive inspection of the fire-affected areas before we offer an individualized recovery plan. Typical steps include removal of the offending toaster oven, an evaluation of the wiring in the outlet the oven used, an examination of burned areas of the kitchen cabinets, and the development of a plan to clean soot and smoke residue from the area. We look at the HVAC system for soot deposits that indicate the possible spread of odors and greasy deposits if the ducts remain uncleaned.
 
Our technicians begin the process of cleaning with appropriate tools and products. When the pantry area has its turn, you may note with surprise that we recommend most of the items be discarded. Fire residue and the chemicals in the extinguisher used to douse the flames filter into your foodstuffs, contaminating them, making them unfit to consume. SERVPRO strongly suggests disposal of any consumables stored in permeable bags and boxes.
 
Fumes and chemicals produced by the combustion pass through plastic bags and wrap, travel up the threads of a screw top, or past the seal of a capped bottle. Adding heat from the fire causes cans to unseal or their contents to partially cook, creating spoilage through microbial growth. Even the food stored in a freezer or refrigerator are at risk of tainting from smoke, and other unsafe compounds as their seals are not airtight. Exposed fruits, vegetables, and baked goods all need to be tossed as the dangerous residues caused by the fire do not completely wash away.
 
Count on the experts from SERVPRO of East Phoenix to advise you properly on unanticipated fire damage risks. Give us a call at (602) 507-6163 for a post-fire inspection to get the restoration rolling.

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Receive Quality Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Phoenix Area Home

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Receive Quality Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Phoenix Area Home Phoenix Water Cleanup Done Right By SERVPRO

Fast and Efficient, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup of Water Problems

Water can forge through concrete and other solid materials; leaving drywall, insulation, and untreated lumber used during the construction of your home at its mercy, posing a severe problem that you simply cannot afford to ignore.
 
Never hesitate to seek out professional assistance when dealing with water damage in your Phoenix area home. Contact expertly trained water damage restoration specialists as soon as possible, the longer you wait, the more time damage has to develop and the harder it is to perform the services you deserve.  
 
SERVPRO provides you with access to vast resources, experienced technicians, and valuable services designed to adapt to your unique situation. Our technicians can locate and repair problems found on your property, even those residing in hard to reach places such as your walls, attic, or crawlspaces.  
 
SERVPRO technicians perform these services as quickly and efficiently as possible, making every effort to restore your home to a quality pre-damage condition. Our 24-hour emergency service ensures a quick response and easy access to advanced restoration and cleaning equipment that makes your restoration easier.
 
Whether you have a roof leak, broken appliance, or plumbing issues, SERVPRO can help. We have water extractors of all sizes, along with cleaning, drying, and deodorization technicians that use various techniques to get the job done right. On top of everything else, we manage your entire restoration process from beginning to end and work hard to provide you with a stress-free restoration experience.  
 
We care about the results you receive and show it by paying specific attention to every item damaged during an event. Our restore versus replace attitude reduces losses that you experience and helps get things back to normal fast. You can count on us; we provide you with quality services you can rely on during an emergency.
 
Contact SERVPRO of East Phoenix for additional information about our services or to begin your water damage restoration process, today. Give us the opportunity to meet or exceed any expectations you might have. (602) 507-6163

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Flooding and How the Quality of Water affects You.

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

If you experience flash flooding and water rises above the main level of your home, you need to be aware of the quality of the water soaking through your drywall and damaging your floors. This water is called “Cat 3” or Category 3, the worst quality of water measured. Cat 3 water can contain chemicals, carcinogens, sewage, and dead animals. It is important you do not come in direct contact to Cat 3 water. As a professional restoration company, SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090, 24/7 365, is experienced at extracting the water and removing all materials affected by this type of water. We also use EPA registered antimicrobial solutions to kill bacteria and make the structure safe for human habitation. Our technicians are trained to take care of your possessions and we will be with you every step of the way.

What does it matter if I dry a water loss or not?

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

In the 90’s Mold became the Cause Celeb, especially that strain of “Black” Mold, Stachybotrys, that struck fear in the hearts of thousands of Americans. Even though that hysteria has passed, it is no joking matter to have mold growing in your home. It is true that mold spores are everywhere, but for mold to grow you have to have two things: 1) food; and 2) water. There is very little you can do to remove all “food” sources in a house, but you can eliminate the water factor. When you have a water loss, it is incredibly important to completely dry the area affected so mold will not grow. If you call SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090 , we will make sure your house is dry.

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10/14/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090, we are committed to serving you 24/7, 365. We are also committed to contacting you in a timely manner, showing up promptly, and notifying your insurance company of the status of the loss efficiently and quickly. The numbers 1-4-8 have a particular meaning to us. Our commitment, when called by an Insurance Carrier or by our Call Center for a loss, is to contact the property owner within 1 hour of the First Notice of Loss, be on site within 4 hours, and contact the Insurance Carrier within 8 hours to report on the condition of the loss. We are judged on these three numbers, but frequently we beat these numbers. It is not unusual for us to call the property owner within minutes of receiving the FNOL and for us to be on site within an hour. We understand how important it is to be there to start the drying process. We care about your property and look forward to helping you at every opportunity.

“Water, Water Everywhere/ Nor any Drop to Drink”

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

These famous lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” are spoken by a sailor on a becalmed ship, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by salt water and speak to the desperation one feels when events are out of control. We at SERVPRO® of Phoenix are familiar with helping property owners who feel that way and can help them get back in control with our experienced technicians and our state of the art drying equipment. We practice the Science of Drying….and we specialize in restoring your property. We are a “One Stop Shop” – a company who can dry your property, take care of your contents, and rebuild if necessary. Call us at 480-503-2090 and we will be there 24/7, 365.