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Ultimate Solution to Phoenix Mold Damage Remediation

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ultimate Solution to Phoenix Mold Damage Remediation Team SERVPRO will investigate the cause of any mold damage in your home before remediation. Call us right away.

Proper Cleaning can Limit Mold Damage in Phoenix

Mold proliferation is more than just a visual nuisance because the fungi can eat into the affected surface, causing structural damages. When it develops in hidden spaces such as wall cavities, its musty smell affects the air quality of your Phoenix property. Depending on the material in the affected area, you can use various approaches to deal with the mold infestation before it goes out of control. Our professional remediation services can help you find a long-term solution to the problem you are facing.
 
Mold damage in Phoenix properties is severe if porous materials are affected. In those cases, the most likely solution is the replacement of the material since it is hard to eliminate the deeply penetrated hyphae. Replacement is also necessary if there are signs of rot. No matter how thorough cleanup is, it cannot restore structural integrity.
 
For nonporous surfaces or cases of light infestations, cleaning can help restore the affected areas to preloss condition. Since mold can also develop on items such as furniture, cleanup is part of the process even after removing some materials. Using the right chemical agents helps boost the effectiveness of the cleaning procedures. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected area to determine which cleaning products to use.
 
If the infestation affects fabrics such as draperies or upholstery, cleaning them helps. Our SERVPRO technicians can use a bleach such as chlorine because it works effectively against mold. It also removes any stains caused by the infestation. We check the material first before remediation starts because chlorine can damage wool and silk. We also avoid it if there are rust stains on the material because it makes such stains set rather than removing them.
 
The selected cleaning product should be inexpensive and effective for different types of mold. Our SERVPRO technicians use phenolics on most surfaces. These are alcohol based agents that we dilute with water to clean mold residue from surfaces. We can also fog them to eliminate infestations in hidden spaces.
 
Early remediation helps prevent stubborn mold infestations. Call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163. We are available every day to offer assistance and advice.
 
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Your Eyes and Ears Can Mitigate Water Damages to Your Property in Phoenix--SERVPRO Great Advice

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Eyes and Ears Can Mitigate Water Damages to Your Property in Phoenix--SERVPRO Great Advice Look and Listen for Leaks and Drips, Then Call SERVPRO for Cleanup in Your Phoenix Property

Mitigating Water Damage from Faulty Plumbing

When it comes to water damage, the speed of water removal is the key. Problems from faulty plumbing can escalate very quickly--from bad to worse. Not only can the water destroy your furnishings and property structure but it can lead to mold growth.
 
As a homeowner, it is wise not to procrastinate from having a faulty plumbing leak repaired right away. To prevent further damage and protect the safety of your family, you need a company that can help avert further water damage to your Phoenix property. When disaster strikes, quick mitigation from our experts can prevent further damage giving you peace of mind. Also, it can save you money associated with extensive and expensive repairs to your property.
 
SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and can clean up and restore your home. We utilize state of the art water extraction equipment and monitor the drying process to ensure we achieve our drying goals. This protocol is done to ensure your property is dried to standard levels of moisture content which helps prevent the growth of mold. Whether it is day or night, our team is always ready to respond to emergencies and reduce water damage to your home.
 
As a homeowner, there are a few actions you can take to prevent a water loss to your property. Start by disconnecting outside hoses immediately after use. Water pressure buildup can lead to ruptured plumbing lines within the structure. Check the connections to your appliances and fixtures for drips and leaks periodically. Keeps your eyes opened for water spills and your ears listening for drips or gushes.
 
Even the smallest of water leaks can worsen the condition of your house. Rapid repairs reduce the damage and the expense associated with restoration. Monitoring your water bill is another option you can consider. If you become accustomed to performing the usual chores --washing dishes, taking showers, doing laundry and watering your plants, then you are aware of water usage. Keeping an eye on the monthly bill can reveal a sudden increase in usage from a leak.
 
Talk to our SERVPRO water damage specialists about other methods of preventing future water losses to your property. After removing the unwanted water and moisture using industry-leading extraction and dehumidifying equipment, we can document the results to help with your insurance claim.
 
Rely on SERVPRO of East Phoenix to respond rapidly to your water loss. Call us 24/7 at (602) 507-6163.

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Become Familiar With the Signs of Water Damage in Phoenix

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Become Familiar With the Signs of Water Damage in Phoenix If your tub, toilet or sink overflow, your home can quickly sustain water damage. Call SERVPRO right away for remediation.

Dedicated Water Removal Services to Restore Your Phoenix Home

If your property experiences a water damage incident, then you need professional water removal services. It is easy to understand why all Americans are encouraged to develop a game plan this September - the National Preparedness Month - and make sure their loved ones are safe. For instance, as a resident of Phoenix, you can encourage your kids to download Monster Guard app - a free app that guides children on preparedness by playing an exciting game.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians are performing water removal in Phoenix, we must first determine whether the water is from a clean or contaminated source. If the water is from a contaminated source, we eliminate safety hazards to ensure the restoration process is smooth. We also stay protected by using appropriate PPE - such as rubber gloves, full-body suits, boots, eye protection, and respirators.
 
Once we establish there is a hazardous waste at the site, we have to remove it as soon as we can. Any debris or silt that contains asbestos or lead is regarded as hazardous waste. With the help of rakes and shovels, we can remove the silt. If there is a danger of spreading the contaminants to clean areas, then we may be forced to put in place containment measures. For instance, the introduction of negative pressure at the site can prevent the movement of mold spores to the surrounding uncontaminated areas.
 
By using the extractors, our SERVPRO technicians can remove excess water from the flooring and carpets. Usually, we dispose and recommend a replacement when we come across porous items that are exposed to black water contamination. Even after drying, these items can still retain some contaminants within their spaces. After cleaning the affected areas, we can also apply EPA-registered disinfectants to sterilize the surfaces and lower chances of mold growth.
 
At SERVPRO of East Phoenix, we use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to return your commercial or residential property to its preloss state. Call us at (602) 507-6163 at any time of the day and allow our highly trained technicians to offer you quality and dedicated emergency services.
 
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Why Mold Damage Needs to Get Addressed Quickly in Your Phoenix Home

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage Needs to Get Addressed Quickly in Your Phoenix Home When your home is in the midst of a mold infestation, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Understands How Crucial it is to Get a Mold Infestation in Your Home Under Control

There are plenty of disasters and unfortunate circumstances that could impact your Phoenix home without much warning. There are also many instances that develop over a period into something damaging and detrimental to the occupants of your house and its structural integrity. A great example of this would be fungal growth that develops over a brief period in various areas of your home.

There are many reasons why you have to take care of mold damages in Phoenix right away once they get discovered in your residence. The better that you can appreciate the threat that mold growth is to your home and its occupants, the more you can understand why professional remediation like our SERVPRO professionals provide can help you get things back to the way that they need to be.

One of the most pressing concerns about mold growth in your home is the potential health effects that an active colony presents to the occupants of the house. While these effects typically vary greatly, those with existing respiratory issues are often at a higher risk for developing conditions due to exposure with the colony growing and thriving.

Our SERVPRO professionals also have actively sought to limit the damage that these active colonies can do to the materials in your home. Drywall, wood, and other organic materials are ideal locations for spores to seat and thrive. Once this occurs, the colony begins to spread and degrade or erode these materials until they become unsalvageable.

You can help to identify these problems by ensuring that you are looking for warning signs that mold growth could occur or might already exist in areas of your home. Moist and persistently damp areas often provide the best conditions for mold spores to spread and grow. If you smell an unfamiliar musty odor in specific areas of your house, especially those that have battled with dampness issues in the past, this could be a telling sign that mold already exists out of your line of sight.

It might seem like mold is something that many families and properties must contend with throughout their lives, and you are correct. The critical thing is getting the situation resolved as quickly as possible with the rapid response of our SERVPRO of East Phoenix remediation technicians. We can help limit the damage that the materials in your home experience as well as work efficiently to reduce the present health risks from active colonization. Give us a call today at (602) 507-6163.

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Why Air Movement is Necessary During Water Damage Restoration in Phoenix

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Air Movement is Necessary During Water Damage Restoration in Phoenix A leaking plumbing system can cause water damage over time. Contact SERVPRO for a thorough investigation and remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Time is Important When Remediating Water Damage in Order to Help Prevent Mold

A leaky plumbing system or a tap that is accidentally left open when you are not at home can lead to water damage. To do away with such unfortunate incidents, extracting the water and drying your properties as soon as you can is necessary. When some materials stay wet for up to 48 hours, there are chances of mold growth taking place. When are going to look at how air movement help when salvaging your contents and restoring your Phoenix home.
 
During water damage restoration in Phoenix, our SERVPRO technicians use air movers to speed up the rate of evaporation and decrease the drying time. They work by increasing airflow around the wet surface and in the process push the moisture into the surrounding air. It means drier air replaces the wet air. We can also float carpets by using a carpet clamp which is present in some air movers and blow drier air. If we need to direct the air into wall cavities, then we can fit shrouds to the snouts of the air movers.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are careful when using these appliances since they are so powerful and can blow away curtains and wall hangings. We also vent all the corners of a floating carpet to avoid stretching. To prevent the air mover from overheating, we make sure there are no chances of blocking the inlet during operation.
 
When it is necessary to move higher quantities of air during the restoration process, we may decide to use heavy-duty venting fans. These devices are also known as axial fans and can move 3,200 CFM. As wet air is added into the surrounding air, the relative humidity rises and there reaches a point where the air cannot absorb any additional moisture. It is the point where our SERVPRO technicians perform dehumidification by using dehumidifiers.
 
SERVPRO of East Phoenix is a trusted restoration industry leader that is locally operated and owned. Call us at (602) 507-6163 when you need experienced and highly trained technicians to restore your property using proven techniques.
 
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How Professionals Handle Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Phoenix

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Professionals Handle Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Phoenix Finding mold in the corner of your store can cause your workers and customers to panic. Contact SERVPRO immediately for remediation.

Team SERVPRO Undergoes Extensive Training and Certification Before Remediating a Mold Infestation at Your Business Location

When you discover mold in your Phoenix convenience store, your financial health feels imperiled. You have concerns about the response of local health authorities, and you do not want to imagine how your customers might react if they see and smell the colonies of mold. You need a practical and streamlined solution to your mold damage problem. We offer one.

No company can promise complete mold damage removal for your Phoenix store. We can pledge to remediate the current outbreak and work with you to ensure that repairs, routine maintenance, and adaptations significantly minimize the possibility that mold recurs. You might feel that your staff can accomplish mold remediation without specialized training, products, or equipment. We recommend you give our remediation professionals a try as mold abatement must follow the protocol specified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to achieve the most successful results. Furthermore, moisture management must commence and continue as mold needs water to grow.

Our SERVPRO crew members complete a rigorous course of training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to become Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). The course outlines safety considerations for both the remediation team and those who work or live in the contaminated space as well as teaching the procedures approved by the EPA and other agencies to abate a mold infestation.

The first step is to locate the mold infestation. SERVPRO can provide mold testing resources, but if the mold outbreak is visible additional testing is probably not necessary. Then we contain the moldy surfaces with physical barriers like heavy duty plastic sheeting. An added level of protection and improvement in containment efficiency involves the use of a negative pressure air scrubber. We use a machine that creates a vacuum to prevent the drift mold spores and other microbial debris out of the contaminated areas. Ductwork directs the air through HEPA filters before exhausting it outside.

Within the containment area, SERVPRO remediation team members wear personal protective equipment as they employ mechanical strategies to scrape, brush, and wipe off the mold growth. Non-porous surfaces respond well to these methods, but we also see good results when we manage porous materials with a sodium bicarbonate blasting technique that loosens the mycelium penetrating the surface.

Final steps include using HEPA filtered vacuums to suction up debris knocked to the ground and left loose on surfaces. SERVPRO employees then treat the affected area with EPA registered antimicrobial solutions to inhibit future growth.

Partner with SERVPRO of East Phoenix if mold damage threatens the health of your business. Call (602) 507-6163 to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned mold remediation crew leaders.

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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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