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Phoenix Flooding, Fast Service, Less Damage--Call SERVPRO

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Phoenix Flooding, Fast Service, Less Damage--Call SERVPRO SERVPRO Mitigates Flash Flooding Damage to Phoenix Properties

Speed Helps SERVPRO Restore Flash Flood Damage to Phoenix Homes

Flash flood damage in Phoenix can take anyone by surprise, even those who have lived in the city for decades. Every year, tens to thousands of homeowners across Arizona suffer the effects of flash flooding in their homes and struggle to restore and rebuild after a catastrophe. While there is little you can do to be prepared for a flash flood, especially during monsoon season when strong winds can be present, aside from some fundamental measures such as keeping a waterproof emergency supplies bin, there are ways you can help mitigate damage to your home after the disaster. The most critical step is to call a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO that can react to problems as they arise in the hours after the flood and dry out your home before the worst damage can set in.

The start of most of our flash flood damage restorations in Phoenix involves removing water from the premises. In many cases, we need to use motorized water extraction pumps to remove standing water from the property. However, if no standing water remains by the time we arrive or after we pump out any water we find, we must also set up the complete drying process in as little time as possible to reduce the chance of extra complications such as mold growth and degradation of materials from developing.

During followings days or weeks that follow we finish drying your home to completion while moving on to the restorative part of our work. Through advanced cleaning and repair methods developed through decades of experience, we can restore your home back to the way it looked, felt, and smelled before the disaster happened, whenever possible. "Like it never even happened." View examples of our work by checking out some of the before and after photos, we post to our website and social media.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix provides fast and professional care for your home and belongings after a flash flood. Call us as soon as possible after the disaster at (602) 507-6163.

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Are You Making These Mold Damage Causing Mistakes in Phoenix?

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Are You Making These Mold Damage Causing Mistakes in Phoenix? Mold can appear in many colors and gives off a musty odor. Contact our IICRC certified team should you see or smell mold in your home.

Humidity Can Cause Mold Damage in Your Phoenix Home

Winter months can bring humidity to cities that don't drop below 45° F, and that excess humidity can cause mold damage to form inside of the homes that are not adequately equipped to deal with it. Mold damage initially grows from mold spores that have been exposed to moisture. You may think the solution is to try and completely rid your home of mold spores, so the humidity levels do not matter. However, it is impossible. Mold spores are omnipresent. They are microscopic and impossible for the naked eye to see. Additionally, they are relatively harmless in their original home.

The best way to avoid mold damage in Phoenix from forming in your home is to ensure that the conditions it needs to grow are never present. However, accidents happen and it is not uncommon for mold to begin to grow right under a homeowner's nose. What is important is that you take steps to remedy the problem as soon as you discover the mold damage, instead of leaving the problem to only get worse. Mold damage should never be left to its own devices in your home, as it causes health effects in the individuals who live inside. Furthermore, mold can eat away at organic materials, such as the wooden framework of a house.

Calling a professional cleanup and restoration company, like SERVPRO, is the best thing that you can do for your home. Our IICRC-certified techs can get straight to work once we arrive at your home, and we always strive to get there quickly. After investigating the mold in your entryway, SERVPRO can determine that it is still relatively early in its development. Using come disinfectant and antifungal agents, we can spray-and-wipe the mold right off of your walls.

Afterward, SERVPRO can use advanced equipment like dehumidifiers to lower the overall humidity in your home so that mold doesn't begin to regrow immediately. For a final touch, we can use air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters to combat the musty odor mold damage causes. SERVPRO always aims to return your home to the state it was in before the damage began.

If you find musty mold damage inside of your home, get help as soon as possible. Use your phone and dial (602) 507-6163 to speak with a representative of SERVPRO of East Phoenix. Day or night, our techs are always available.

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We Can Restore Your Damaged Items After A Fire In Your Phoenix Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Restore Your Damaged Items After A Fire In Your Phoenix Home If a fire ever takes place inside your Phoenix home, the flames can engulf many of your contents and building materials as fuel.

Fire Damage Experts In Phoenix Discuss Refinishing Burnt Items

If a fire ever takes place inside your Phoenix home, the flames can engulf many of your contents and building materials as fuel. In many fire damage scenarios, your contents or building materials can get burnt to the point to where they must be removed and replaced. Since fires all burn things at different temperatures, some items could get only partially charred. Sometimes when charring is not severe, objects can be repaired by soot removal and refinishing. When mitigating any fire damage project, our SERVPRO estimators figure out right off the bat what we think we can refinish, clean and, repair and what we feel will need to be replaced and counted as a loss.

During the initial testing and estimate phase, our SERVPRO technicians use a testing kit to determine what types of soot residues can be cleaned off and what types could be a permanent discoloration. During the initial test, we use a variety of chemicals and techniques on your property that received fire damage in Phoenix, so we know which chemicals will work with which types of residues. In some situations, soot residues are too difficult to remove, and smoke-related problems could still cause the item to get replaced.

Once our SERVPRO team deems the working area safe for all occupants, we begin the restoration process by removing burnt materials. We first go through and remove and properly discard any items that are burnt too bad to fix. When dealing with wooden items such as studs or trusses, we measure the amount of charring on the surface determine whether something can be saved or if it must be replaced. The rule normally is that if the charring is deeper than a quarter inch, then the item must be replaced. If wooden items only get burnt less than a quarter inch deep, then we sometimes can sand off the charred material and seal it with a specialized sealant.

If you ever get building materials or contents burnt in a fire, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 24/7.

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If Water Causes Damage To Your Home In Phoenix You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company Like SERVPRO

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If Water Causes Damage To Your Home In Phoenix You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company Like SERVPRO SERVPRO of East Phoenix is one of the Valley's leading providers of water damage cleanup and restoration services.

Bring In The Pros For Phoenix Water Cleanup Projects

Hiring a professional water cleanup company in Phoenix is essential if you want to get your home or business dry in as little time as possible without developing further problems. Damage to the building's foundation, mold growth, and long-term odors all represent potential complications of a minor flood or other water spill event. SERVPRO has the experience and tools required to prevent these additional problems from developing while also repairing any damage already caused by the disaster.

SERVPRO Comes Prepared
Whenever you call us about water cleanup in your Phoenix home, we bring the best tools in our arsenal to handle the situation. To remove water quickly, we bring in heavy duty air movers and dehumidifiers to give your home an industrial grade drying process. If necessary, we can also bring in motorized water extraction pumps that can remove large volumes of water from your home very quickly. We also take care to outfit our personnel with all the personal protective equipment they could need in your home, allowing them to take risks and face potential dangers so that you do not have to. Within hours of your first phone call, you can expect SERVPRO technicians to be on the scene starting the drying and cleanup process.

Thorough Work
Some companies quit once the home is dry, or even just when the home appears dry. Our work goes above and beyond that standard, and we make sure to eliminate any potential odors left behind from the water, repair any damages done, and restore materials to the same visual appearances they had before the disaster happened. For examples of how our work can revitalize your home, check out the before and after photographs from some of our past projects.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix is one of the Valley's leading providers of water damage cleanup and restoration services. Call our professionals at (602) 507-6163 to learn more about what we do or request help.

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Phoenix Turns to SERVPRO for Restoring Commercial Structures Post Criminal Activity

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Phoenix Turns to SERVPRO for Restoring Commercial Structures Post Criminal Activity SERVPRO Provides Professional Crime Scene Cleanup to Help Keep Your Phoenix Business in Business

SERVPRO - Commercial Crime Scene Cleanup Procedures For Phoenix Businesses

Phoenix is a reasonably quiet place compared to most cities its size. Business owners and residents do not have the same level of illegal activity to deal with, but incidents do happen.
 
For a Phoenix business owner, commercial crime scene cleanup is the last step to reopening their doors to customers. To accomplish that, SERVPRO technicians often have to deal with tear gas residues, fingerprint powder, and other issues left behind after a robbery or other criminal act.
 
Tear gas canisters release their contents within a couple of moments after police fire them from a specially designed weapon. The cloud you see at detonation is the gas mixed with the chemical powder. It is this talcum-like powder that covers surfaces and gets ground into carpets as people run across it. If possible, our technicians isolate the area to prevent spreading it into other areas of the facility. If the incident happened in one or two specific areas of the structure or unit, they cover all entrances and exits with plastic sheeting and block the HVAC vents to prevent it from getting into the vents.
 
SERVPRO technicians use damp sponges to wipe down and absorb the powder from walls, desks, and other surfaces. If the residue is on the outside of the building, such as a break area, they wash down the walls, decks, and sidewalks into the nearest drain.
 
If the powder or gas did get into the vents, our technicians can use scrub brushes and powered, spinning brushes to clean out the entire system. Without a thorough cleaning, the HVAC can blow the powder or gas residue into every office, work area, and bathroom in the building. We can then spray a deodorizer to restore a pleasant smell to the interior and also to increase the indoor air quality level.
 
Fingerprint powder is not as fine as the tear gas residue, but it can cause other problems. The graphite used can be wiped up with a dry sponge, but the water turns it into ink which smears over everything from carpets to walls and doors. Removing it requires one of the commercial cleaning agents in our inventory to break up the stain. For carpets, they may need a stiff brush or another agitation device to separate the ink from the fibers. Filtered vacuums are a key tool in clean up.
 
At SERVPRO of East Phoenix, our personnel know this is a difficult time and do everything possible to avoid adding to the stress of the situation while also working to reopen each business as quickly as possible. For our services, call (602) 507-6163 today to schedule a visit once law enforcement releases your business back to you.

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SERVPRO Says Small Phoenix House Fires Can Still Be a Great Loss

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Says Small Phoenix House Fires Can Still Be a Great Loss SERVPRO Removes the Ash from Phoenix

Fire Loss Experts In Phoenix Talk About Minor Smoke Damage

Anytime a fire ignites inside a building many things inside can get damaged. Even if the amount of items that get burned is minor, significant fire loss can still take place at your residence. Each year, dozens of volunteer and career firefighters lose their lives along with a few thousand civilians. Fires account for more than seventeen thousand injuries every year in the U.S. Although most injuries take place during large and more severe blazes, even the smallest burns can force your property to suffer a fire loss.
 
When anything burns, some substances entirely turn to gas once heat is applied and fully combust, while some do not. Particles that do not combust entirely and get released into a building can cause fire loss inside your Phoenix home even if the blaze is small. Smoke can quickly spread throughout your home. When smoke comes into contact with cooler surfaces, the partially combusted particles can transform back into a solid form. Once this happens, soot residue and other soils can appear visible on the surfaces of your sheetrock and other building materials as well as the contents that are present inside your house.
 
Luckily, our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and experienced in dealing with smoke and fire damage situations. We know that even a small burn that takes place inside your kitchen can cause your home extensive damage. We are trained at finding even the most unnoticeable damage that could cause you problems in the future.
 
Smoke cannot only cause residues to exist on the surface of items inside your home, but it can also penetrate materials and cause burnt aromas to exist. Smoke can seep deep into porous materials and cause them to put out unpleasant smells into your house's airflow system. Our crews at SERVPRO can utilize certain methods and chemicals that will help extinguish such foul odors.

If you ever have a problem after something burns, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 any time of the day or night.

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Don't Let Mold Be A Liability Call The Experts At SERVPRO For Help In Tempe

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don't Let Mold Be A Liability Call The Experts At SERVPRO For Help In Tempe Business owners need to protect their properties from mold infestation, and certified mold cleanup professionals in Tempe can help.

Reduce Your Liability With Commercial Mold Cleanup Services In Tempe

Owners of office buildings in Tempe need to ensure that the spaces they rent to their tenants are continually maintained in suitable condition. Allowing damage to accumulate can lead to claims of problems related to such damage. Past claims have sometimes concluded with settlements or awards in the millions of dollars.

Business owners need to protect their properties from mold infestation, and certified mold cleanup professionals in Tempe can help. We can provide you with an experienced eye for what allows such problems to exist in the first place in your property, what makes the problem worse, and how to prevent it after we finish with remediation and mold cleanup.

Microorganisms like mold and mildew require moisture's presence. They naturally cannot grow without some form of humidity, water vapor, or water. We use thermal imaging cameras that instantly reveal any moisture held in walls and ceilings. Once located, we check each area with a moisture meter that shows the amount of moisture as a percentage.

We chart these findings for later use during cleanup procedures. Reasonable amounts for such materials are often located on a universal sheet or dry materials, giving us a range to work toward with our desiccant machines. When such materials exist in your building but not on the sheet, we note the moisture content of similar materials elsewhere in your property that do not hold any excess moisture.

While it is true that exposure to mold can cause health effects, these vary between individuals greatly. A licensed medical provider with experience in such health concerns requires an examination of anyone claiming health effects before making a diagnosis. However, our experts can provide you with guidance on how to discuss mold cleanup with your tenants and what they can do to help make sure the problem does not return as quickly. When necessary, we can work within your tenants' office spaces as discretely as possible. We understand that their business operations do best with as little interruption as possible.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix can help reduce your liability and address tenant concerns about microbial infestations. Our IICRC-certified employees have experience in performing mold cleanup in different settings and can get this completed for you quickly and efficiently. Contact us at (602) 507-6163 any day of the year, 24 hours a day.

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We Have Your Back When A Flood Takes Over Your Arcadia Home!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have Your Back When A Flood Takes Over Your Arcadia Home! Finding the right professional assistance to overcome flood damage to your Arcadia home might feel more complicated than it is.

Contending With Unexpected Flooding In Arcadia Homes

With the remnants of Hurricane Rosa passing through Arcadia last month, many homes and businesses are still working to recover from the traumatic situation. While many homes did not become as severely damaged as others in the storm’s path, our franchise has responded to and continues to respond to many properties working to dry out the damage and contend with other effects that have developed over the past several weeks.

Finding the right professional assistance to overcome flood damage to your Arcadia home might feel more complicated than it is. Instead of scouring the internet for ratings and reviews of every service, consider some of the facts about what makes SERVPRO a choice that many others in the area continue to make when disaster strikes. This decision begins with our commitment that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. No matter when an emergency occurs, we have the personnel and the equipment to respond quickly and help you to safeguard the things that matter most in your property.

Another attribute that sets our franchise apart from some of the competition is the experience and education of our trained technicians. At our SERVPRO franchise, our water restoration specialists undergo unique training to obtain their IICRC certifications and have continual educational opportunities to make them top performers in the restoration industry.

The equipment that we have in our Green Fleet has gotten designed to minimize our impact on your life as we strive to make the restoration and mitigation portions of our service to our customers as efficiently as possible. We have gas-powered and truck-mounted pumps capable of extracting water from affected areas at a force of 300 psi. Flood-damaged properties that require mold remediation have the full weight of our applied microbial remediation technician staff available to help resolve this situation promptly to prevent further spread and potential health effects.

While many homes throughout the area are still striving to recover from the flooding that the remnants of Rosa brought to our doorstep, our SERVPRO of East Phoenix response team has continued to help properties throughout the area restore their homes to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (602) 507-6163.

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Phoenix Homes Receive the SERVPRO Treatment After a Water Loss

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Phoenix Homes Receive the SERVPRO Treatment After a Water Loss Don't Let Water and the Sands of Time Ruin Your Phoenix Home--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Specialists and Your Home's Water Damage Mitigation Needs in Phoenix

SERVPRO technicians understand the manner in which water can damage your home's interior in Phoenix. Because of its inherent properties, water can end up in almost any location in your home. It does not require a significant leak or broken pipe for problems to start occurring. A burst water line to your refrigerator can create extensive destruction.
 
When your Phoenix kitchen suffers water damage, and it then spreads to other areas of your property, SERVPRO technicians use their IICRC training to get things right again. Water can damage carpeting and padding, the floorboards underneath, and create odors that you most likely find highly unpleasant.
 
Our team starts with a thorough inspection to locate all sources of water and then tracks that water down. Evaporation also plays a role in how water causes damage to the materials inside your home. Our technicians receive training on how to use various pieces of equipment that reveal not only where moisture exists, but also how much moisture materials contain. This is crucial to restoring your home, so it is again “Like it never even happened.”
 
Our drying equipment includes air movers that increase the air circulation at an extremely high rate and also pulls dampness off of surfaces. This works quite efficiently because water continually moves to find equilibrium, moving into drier areas, and this forces additional moisture to move closer to the surface.
 
Our desiccant machines remove water vapor from the air as it passes through the device, continually extracting moisture from the air. Drier air can more easily absorb water vapor from damp materials than saturated air. We are always working to remove moisture.
 
Different style heaters come into use to help increase the rate of evaporation of water from materials. We use these on floors, the interiors of walls, and other places that need a little more help in drying out.
 
Wherever water causes damage inside your home, SERVPRO technicians can mitigate the damage. We always treat your home in a professional manner, just like we would want others to handle our own dwellings.
 
You can trust SERVPRO of East Phoenix to take care of the many ways that water damage might affect your home's interior. Contact us at (602) 507-6163, our 24-hour service line number, so we can assist you in restoring your home.

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SERVPRO's Ultimate Guide To Water Damage Restoration In Your Phoenix Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Ultimate Guide To Water Damage Restoration In Your Phoenix Home After a water intrusion occurs on your Phoenix-area property, taking appropriate action can help you avoid costly repairs.

Our Restoration Process In Your Water Damaged Phoenix Home

After a water intrusion occurs on your Phoenix-area property, taking appropriate action can help you avoid costly repairs. Timely, professional water removal and restoration services assist with protecting the structural integrity of your building while also increasing the chance of fully restoring your home.

Our expert water cleanup and restoration specialists in Phoenix provide you with the right tools, experience, and support needed to restore your home correctly. We make it possible to dry your building and personal belongings while protecting you and your family from exposure to a possibly harmful environment.

SERVPRO technicians take action based on the type of water exposure found in your home. We understand how water damage can occur from direct contact as well as moisture that accumulates in the air. Our technicians can control your home environment, temperature, and humidity levels creating an optimal drying atmosphere.

SERVPRO uses infrared cameras to detect hidden moisture, removing water behind walls, in your ceiling, or other impossible to reach areas of your home. This process prevents the possibility of developing mold and mildew, reduces the possibility of structural damage, stifling odors, and rot that has a severe impact on your property value.

SERVPRO has water extractors of all shapes and sizes. We can handle everything from single-rooms to heavy-duty water removal projects. Our truck-mounted water extractors help remove massive amounts of standing water in a relatively short amount of time. Manual, hand-held units help technicians get into closets, bathrooms, and crawlspaces where space may be limited.

The entire water cleanup process helps extract moisture from the structure and sub-floor of your home while controlling moisture levels in the air. We make sure that even if a surface appears dry, it has no hidden moisture that can cause problems later. Our staff is devoted to supplying you with the quality home restoration services you deserve and show it in everything that we do.

SERVPRO of East Phoenix has an entire team of highly trained professionals ready to respond to your call for help. We take pride in providing water cleanup, removal, and restoration services throughout our surrounding community 24/7, year-round. Have questions or need help? Call us today at (602) 507-6163!

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