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What Are Different Restoration Services Available After a Fire Damage to Your Phoenix Property?

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Are Different Restoration Services Available After a Fire Damage to Your Phoenix Property? Our SERVPRO of Phoenix professionals will be there every step of the way when you're dealing with the aftermath of a fire.

SERVPRO Can Offer Different Types of Fire Restoration Services to Your Phoenix Home


A fire can cause some severe damage to your property. Depending on the extent and severity of the damage, you may need specialized services to minimize secondary damage and ensure a complete restoration. The knowledge of such services available to you can make the process of fire damage restoration a bit easier and stress-free.

Here at SERVPRO, our IICRC certified technicians offer various services to limit the damage and get the restoration process started right away after a fire. Here are some services that are available to you after a fire strikes your Phoenix home.

1. Mitigation services: The main aim of these services is to secure your property and prevent any further damage. These services include boarding up any openings to secure the property, providing an alternative source of electricity, and emergency drying to prevent secondary water damage.

2. Structural cleaning services: These services involve removing smoke and soot residue from your property and deodorizing after a fire. Our experienced technicians walk you through the whole process and strive to repair as much damage as possible.

3. Contents cleaning services: Smoke and soot can damage your personal belongings and furniture if not cleaned promptly and thoroughly. SERVPRO technicians have expertise in cleaning and restoring many personal items such as furniture and other valuables after smoke and soot damage. We use state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of the damaging smoke and soot as efficiently and as quickly as possible.

4. Specialty cleaning services: We also help you to subcontract cleaning of precious or delicate items such as electronics, clothing and expensive artwork.

5. Reconstruction services: In some instances, a fire can cause a structural damage that cannot be restored by fire damage restoration services. If there is a need for reconstruction or structural repair, you may need to take help of licensed general contractors. Although we do not offer reconstruction services, our team of experts is by your side through any reconstruction process, if needed.

Fire damage restoration is a slow process that takes time and patience. With SERVPRO, you get a team of fire damage restoration professionals who can help you restore your home back to preloss conditions in no time.

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Call SERVPRO of Phoenix today at (480) 503 - 2090 to schedule an appointment and discuss your options today. Our experts are here to offer you all the help and guidance you need to make the whole process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

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Understanding Flood Damage Contamination in Phoenix

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Understanding Flood Damage Contamination in Phoenix Flood damage brings contaminated water into your home, SERVPRO works quickly to remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Properly Removes Contaminated Water from Your Home after a Flood

This last year, Phoenix and the rest of the country has seen extreme weather drop incredible amounts of water in just a few hours. Hurricanes and thunderstorms have overwhelmed sewer and drain systems from Florida to California. Dams have burst and levees and rivers crested, wiping out small towns and causing billions of dollars in damages in major cities.

Flood damage in Phoenix from storms also brings the threat of contaminated water. The soil is the most common contaminant, but other sources include something as simple as the water a flood pushes back through a washing machine. The additional risk to a home increases the cost of cleanup and makes the remediation and restoration services SERVPRO provides more critical than if the water was clean.

The first step we take is to lift property off the floor. When contaminated water is in the carpets, sofas and other furniture have to be placed on blocks or taken out of the home. It helps water to drain from the property items, increase airflow around them and also prevents furniture from leaving stains on floors and carpets.

We start to clean Items with surface contamination immediately, and then we inspect all property again to determine the right method. We prefer to use brushes to remove as much of the contaminants as possible if it does not spread it or damage the surface. It is effective on hard surfaces but less effective on upholstered furniture or delicate fabrics like heavy drapes or curtains.

To remove stains, SERVPRO technicians have a very broad inventory of commercial-grade detergents and anti-microbial agents that can clean heavy soils and neutralize the health threat of any contaminants. If the amount of soil is too thick or the item has been under water for an extended amount of time, we use an immersion tank that generates sonic waves to force cleaning agents through the property item.

Remediating the effects of a flood is difficult, but SERVPRO of Phoenix has the equipment, training, and experience to help you through the procedures. If you need our help or simply have a question, call us at (480) 503-2090.

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Mold Damage Can Be Detrimental to Fabrics in Paradise Valley Homes

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Can Be Detrimental to Fabrics in Paradise Valley Homes Finding mold in your home can be alarming. Contact SERVPRO for investigative and remediative services right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Evaluate and Remediate Mold Damage on Many Types of Materials

In Paradise Valley, mold can grow on fabric materials (such as clothes) at an alarming rate. Synthetic fabrics, which are made of silk fibers, wool, rayon, jute, ramie, linen, and cotton are particularly prone to mold damage. Due to their cellulose content, these materials tend to attract cellulose-feeding species of molds.
 
If your fabrics fall victim to mold attack, you can count on SERVPRO to control any resultant mold damage before it is too late. We offer mold damage control services in Paradise Valley and its environs every day of the year. Our technicians are adequately trained, experienced, and certified by the IICRC to ensure that our methods match industry standards.
 
Toxic molds are very efficient at colonizing and depleting cellulose-based fabrics partly due to the production of toxins that give them a competitive edge over other species. Mold damage occurs when the molds produce enzymes on the fabric, which then breakdown the cellulose to compounds that the mold uses for food.
 
Clothes that are made of protein fibers (such as silk and wool) are less prone to mold damage than clothes made from plant fibers. Generally, natural fiber materials are more prone to mold damage than synthetic materials, although both of them are just as easily colonized. SERVPRO technicians use the sense of smell to identify the musty odor of mold growth on clothes, which is often accompanied by the formation of a white strand of mold mycelium.
 
The most effective method of controlling mold growth on clothes is regulating the relative humidity (RH) in your storage area. SERVPRO mold remediation experts can help you install equipment that is effective at keeping your fabric storage areas dry and properly-ventilated. We can help you maintain the RH to below 65 percent.
 
Be extra careful if you store your fabric items in less traditional places like lofts or basements, as these are quite vulnerable to condensations and, consequently, mold damage. We may have to use residential dehumidifiers to keep the dampness within a safe range. Esporta cleaning machines, which use hydraulics, can also come in handy at cleaning mold-infested clothing. Every now and then, try and inspect for contamination on clothes that are not regularly worn.
 
Losing your favorite piece of clothing to mold damage can be heartbreaking - it is like losing a part of you. If you notice the presence of mold on your fabrics, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix immediately. We have a wide range of resources that can return your precious items to pre-damage conditions as best as possible. Make the call today at (480) 503-2090.
 
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Electrical Fires Can Cause Extensive Fire Damage to Phoenix Properties

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Fires Can Cause Extensive Fire Damage to Phoenix Properties Rodents can get into your walls and chew on wiring, increasing the risk of electrical fires.

SERVPRO Offers Electrical Fire Damage Restoration Services

Statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration indicate that electrical fires account for about 7 percent of all residential fires in the country. This figure becomes much more significant when scaled down to a specific location like Phoenix. In most cases, the fire occurs from increased use of lights and heating appliances and usually starts in the bedroom. However, the highest number of fatalities (i.e., injuries and even deaths) come from fires happening in the family room, living room, and den.

When it comes to electrical fires, you cannot afford to be tolerant. You need to contact a locally based fire damage restoration company in Phoenix, such as SERVPRO, to start the mitigation process as fast as possible. Some electrical fires happen due to appliance failure or problems in house wiring, but many are a result of simple mistakes such as overloading extension cords or electrical outlets. Whatever the case, our IICRC-certified technicians have the tools and expertise to reverse the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Research on fire damage events has shown that faulty wiring is the leading cause of electrical fires in most homes. If your house is at least two decades old, it is highly likely to have faulty wiring behind the walls. Rodents such as rats, mice, and squirrels can find their way into these spaces and chew on electrical cords, increasing the risk of a fire disaster.

At SERVPRO, we also deal with many instances of electrical fire damage resulting from shoddy installation. Home building trades are flooding with professionals who cut corners to save time or money, including electricians. On the other hand, overloading an older electrical system with modern electrical devices can prove to be too overwhelming, leading to damages on your wiring, appliances, and even breaker box.

Holiday seasons are associated with the most house fires resulting from misusing extension cords. Generally, an extension cord should only serve as a temporary solution, especially when it comes to plugging several things in at once. Apart from overloading extension cords, using a frayed power cord can also lead to serious fire damage. Indeed, electricity can escape through the holes in the cord and set the surrounding materials ablaze.

In the event of an electrical fire, make sure that everyone is safe and then contact SERVPRO of Phoenix as quickly as possible to deal with the fire damage. Electrical fires come with many hidden safety hazards, so it is important to allow trained restoration experts to come in and assess the extent of the damage. For any assistance, you can reach us 24/7, every day of the week at (480) 503-2090.  

For more information about fire prevention in Phoenix, visit https://www.phoenix.gov/fire/prevention.

Water Damage in Phoenix from a Leaky Water Heater

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Phoenix from a Leaky Water Heater SERVPRO Says Phoenix Water Damage from Water Heaters Gets Mitigated Quickly with Our Help

SERVPRO TIP:  Inspect Your Water Heater Periodically to Avert Water Damage 

Have you checked your Phoenix water heater lately for signs of suspicious moisture? It can take the form of excess condensation on the heater’s surface or drops of water on the floor around it or in the catch pan. The team at SERVPRO is often called in to deal with a flooded basement caused by a worn out water heater.

The useful life of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years, according to experts. At that point, tiny cracks develop, metal deteriorates, and rust forms. A wise homeowner regularly inspects the heater for signs of wear and the basement for evidence of water damage in Phoenix.
 
Standing water is a sure sign of a problem. But you can catch a leak in its early stages by checking for less obvious indicators, including:  

Moldy, musty smells along the walls or coming from boxes stored on the floor
Telltale stains on floors, walls, and ceilings, including rust
Warped, lifted floor tiles
Peeling paint
Excess condensation on the water heater    
 
If you see any of these danger signs, call SERVPRO. We have the expertise and the equipment to remove the water, dry and dehumidify your rooms, and then clean, repair and restore them to make them livable again. We start with a comprehensive inspection and assessment of your basement.
 
Water damage can be so pervasive; it takes professional equipment to get your home dry. Our industrial strength pumps extract the standing water quickly. By removing as much water as possible, we speed up the drying time significantly.
 
After extraction, we deal with the moisture in the air. Powerful air movers blow damp air out. These are used in conjunction with dehumidifiers that remove water vapor and reduce humidity. Once the basement is dry enough, we clean up the damage, restore wherever possible, and replace when necessary. The result looks “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of Phoenix is here to help with your water damage problems and other water, fire and mold emergencies. Call us 24/7 at (480) 503-2090. We are centrally located, serving Phoenix, Dove Valley Ranch and Tatum Ranch.

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Prevent Water Damage From Dishwasher Leaks In Your Phoenix Restaurant

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Prevent Water Damage From Dishwasher Leaks In Your Phoenix Restaurant A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

Prevent Water Damage From Dishwasher Leaks

Many restaurants in Phoenix rely on dishwashers to keep things ticking over and ensure a regular supply of clean crockery for their customers. A dishwasher is a handy appliance for any eatery looking to save some time and make things run more smoothly. However, just like any appliance, a washer might break down and cause water damage to your premises. A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

SERVPRO recommends all Phoenix restaurant owners take the following steps to take care of their automatic washers and reduce the risk of water damage from leaks.

Tell Staff Not To Overfill
It is tempting to put lots of crockery and cutlery in the tray to get more clean in each load. However, instruct your staff not to crowd the rack, as an over-filled dishwasher is much more likely to leak. It is better to do a couple of smaller loads than trying to fit everything into one big load.

Do Regular Maintenance On Doors
Loose hinges, misaligned door latches, or broken seals, can all cause leaks. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by simply adjusting and tightening a few screws. You could use an epoxy patch kit to remedy minor seal breaks. However, if it is not possible to right the door or seal, it is better to replace it.

Check The Tub And Hose
The tub and hose can both develop faults over time. Constant use might corrode the tub and make a hole, and aging hoses can become unstable or cease to fit properly. Check all the components of the unit regularly and replace it at the first sign of wear and tear.

Use The Correct Detergent
Make sure every staff member knows which detergent is best. Always use a dishwashing detergent, and always follow the manufacturer instructions. The incorrect dishwashing detergent or too much of the correct cleaning agent might cause suds or even a blockage.

In the event of a leak, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with cleanup. We extract water from your premises and use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the surrounding area so you can resume business as soon as possible.

For help with water damage remediation in Desert Ridge, Biltmore, Carefree, Deer Valley and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 today.

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Why Fast Drying is Important When Treating Flood Damage in Phoenix

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Fast Drying is Important When Treating Flood Damage in Phoenix SERVPRO can quickly and thoroughly dry and restore your home after flood damage occurs.

Quick and Efficient Flood Damage Restoration

Whenever a flood occurs in Phoenix, it is important to dry any property that sustains water damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. Faster drying means less time for fungi such as mold to develop, which may cause health effects for you and your family. Organic decay due to mold contamination can also weaken structural materials like wood framing and drywall to the extent that they have to be replaced.

Using advanced dehumidification systems, SERVPRO can reverse any flood damage on your Phoenix property and thereby prevent mold growth. Our technicians have IICRC certification; therefore you can be sure of a quick and seamless restoration process. The fact that we are locally-based ensures that we can respond quickly to your emergency and begin work right away.

Today, SERVPRO has access to powerful water extraction equipment that is far more efficient at reversing flood damage than traditional vacuum units. These tools allow us to extract moisture from floors, pads, and carpets effectively, leaving the underlying surface as dry as before. Our water damage restoration experts use special procedures to help minimize the repair costs while accelerating the drying process. In the end, you can avoid such expenses as replacing new carpets or pads.

Rapid water removal after flood damage also helps prevent irreversible swelling in porous materials like wood and paper, rusting on metals (hinges and doorknobs), shrinkage in certain fabrics (such as drapes and upholstery), and moisture damage to electronic equipment. Severe damage to electrical equipment can occur from floodwaters contaminated with oil, sewage, chemicals, and other debris, which compromise the performance and integrity of the equipment.

When dealing with flood-damaged equipment, SERVPRO technicians consider the type of appliance involved, such as sealed, simple contact, and electronic. Power equipment, motor control, and electrical distribution, as well as electronic equipment, motors, cable trays, wiring, devices, conductor products, and transformers, have unique characteristics. These come into play when deciding whether to replace or repair the appliance, along with other factors such as the ability to remove all contamination, ease of repair, and cost.

Each second counts when a flood comes knocking. With many years of experience, SERVPRO of Phoenix is dedicated to ensuring that flood damage does not take over your life. For any restoration needs, call us today at (480) 503-2090.  

For more information about Phoenix, visit https://www.phoenix.gov/.

Identifying Potential Sources of Mold Damage in Phoenix Homes

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Identifying Potential Sources of Mold Damage in Phoenix Homes Mold Stains Are Part of Remediation Performed by SERVPRO in Phoenix Area Properties

Mold Seeks Moisture and a Food Source

Mold growth is a frustrating problem to deal with in Phoenix homes because of the effect it can have on your property and family. It can cause damage to walls and floors, leading to unpleasant odors, and even have health implications on your household.

If you suspect the presence of mold damage in your Phoenix property, contact SERVPRO as soon as possible. We are a trusted company in the restoration industry, and our technicians are up to par with IICRC guidelines to ensure a seamless mold remediation process. We also have high tech cleaning equipment that is available on demand, all in our dedication to restoring your home to standard conditions as fast as possible.
 
To eliminate mold damage in the house, you first need to understand where mold is most likely to develop unnoticeably. Window sills are especially prone to mold growth because they provide ideal conditions for its survival. Window sills allow condensation to build up throughout the year and unless the windows are open, there is not sufficient air circulation for evaporation to occur. Dirt accumulates on the sills and window tracks, providing food for the mold. It is advisable to wipe out this condensation and clean out the dirt on a regular basis.
 
Refrigerator drip pans are also good places to look for mold damage. All refrigerators come with drip pans that collect condensation along with food particles and spills. This combination of food and moisture in an area with poor air circulation provides a conducive environment for mold growth. If the mold growth is excessive, SERVPRO technicians can come in and clean it up using special antimicrobial products.
 
Mold damage can also develop inconspicuously behind wallpaper. Mold and mildew feed on cellulose, which is commonly found in drywall, wallpaper, and paste. Identifying mold growth behind the wallpaper is difficult unless it is peeling off in certain areas, or you are detaching it from the wall.
 
Removing and treating mold-damaged wallpaper should be done by trained professionals to avoid contamination with mold spores. Our mold damage remediation experts can treat the surface with high-quality adhesives and a mold-resistant primer before new wallpaper is installed. As a general rule of thumb, do not put wallpaper in places exposed to moisture such as the bathroom or kitchen.
 
Mold growth can overtake and overwhelm your home in a matter of days. That is why SERVPRO of Phoenix is dedicated to fighting and eradicating all signs of mold damage as soon as they appear. For emergency services, call us today at (480) 503-2090.

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Businesses in Phoenix Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Businesses in Phoenix Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services After a fire at your business location, quickly call the professionals at SERVPRO to handle the remediation and restoration processes.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained and Experienced in Fire Damage Restoration at Business Locations

Every building can suffer devastating effects from fire damage; regardless of whether you run a large office, financial institution, learning facility, or a medical office, without help, a fire can close the doors of your Phoenix property, for good.  

We understand how commercial fire damage in Phoenix can affect your business and thanks to several years of experience, we have a highly-trained team of IICRC-industry certified professionals who can help return your business to normal operations, quickly.  

SERVPRO understands the urgency involved in protecting your business and provides you with every service necessary to help you minimize any damages your facility might experience. Our technicians work on the fire, and smoke damage found throughout your property, ensuring that every area gets checked and cleaned thoroughly.

With access to advanced equipment, SERVPRO technicians remove smoke damage to carpeting, walls, ceilings, electronics, wood, furniture, valuable paperwork, as well as any machinery, appliances, or other equipment that helps maintain operations for your business. We also have extensive experience in the decontamination of HVAC systems and ductwork, helping remove allergens, soot, and micro organisms that might cause harm to your customers.

SERVPRO technicians specialize in recovering vital information, offering both document and electronics restoration services. We can help save furniture, electronic fixtures, and equipment while cleaning and deodorizing the entire structure with a broad range of wet, and dry cleaning methods. We inspect your entire facility, remove all fire damaged materials, and work hard to limit any losses you might experience.

By providing a full-range of specialized services, we help you get your business back on track as soon as possible. All of our customers receive full-service solutions, unique to their particular situation that help return your property to a quality pre-damage condition. Our technicians are also trained to minimize any interruptions to your businesses' normal operations, helping you continue offering services, if at all possible.  

SERVPRO of Phoenix is qualified to perform both interior and exterior reconstruction services on your property. We can handle any emergency repairs, 24/7, and provide you with a stress-free restoration process from start to finish. Give us a call to begin your property's recovery, today. (480) 503-2090

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Flood Damage in Phoenix After a Storm

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Phoenix After a Storm Clogged gutters fail to keep a large amount of water away from your home. Maintain your gutters and should you have damage, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate the Aftermath of a Storm as Well as Offer Prevention Tips

Rain does not come our way often, but when it does, the results can be quick and disastrous. The landscape around our city is not conducive to run-off from sudden storms, so the local government has installed a drain system that normally deals with the aftermath effectively.
 
Even so, storm related flood damage in Phoenix still happens to homes every year. Once the downpour is over, the effects can be mild (soggy area rugs) to devastating (loss of walls and floors). SERVPRO is ready with a highly trained team of technicians and years of experience to restore each home to its original condition.
 
Since the rain strikes so quickly, it rapidly pools into any low area. It applies in particular to households in the pathway of the flood. As the water rises, carpets and floors become soaked. If it rises fast enough, drywall and other building materials are affected before the rain stops, and natural draining can begin to take place.
 
That is why it is so important to call us immediately at the first sign of a problem. Not only can we put our people in place to operate pumps, but we can also lay in sandbags before the rain stops to redirect the flood water away from home. Every gallon of water we can prevent from entering keeps it from affecting the structure and any personal property. Prevention reduces costs regarding manpower, hours on the job and the amount of equipment needed to finish the job.
 
Saving our customers money and perhaps even the sight of their home under water is also why we offer an inspection to head off problems. Some of the flood related problems are the result of poorly maintained rain gutters and home drain systems. By repairing these problems (or sometimes installing a new system) we can prevent small issues from becoming big problems.
 
It is hot and dry now, but there is rain expected later this week. At SERVPRO of Phoenix, we do everything we can to return your home to its original condition and to help you prevent as much of the damage as possible in the first place. If you want to reduce flood damage in your home in the future, call us today at (480) 503-2090 to schedule an inspection.
 
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