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Tips For Controlling Mold Damage in Your Paradise Valley Home

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips For Controlling Mold Damage in Your Paradise Valley Home Call SERVPRO Franchise professionals at the first sign of mold.

Keeping Mold Out of the Home in Paradise Valley

Even in the hottest, driest parts of the year, mold damage can still affect Paradise Valley homes. Safeguarding your home against mold infestations might not be an easy feat, but it is one that can save you thousands of dollars in restoration and repair costs later on in life. When things go wrong, and mold gains ground in your home, SERVPRO Franchise professionals are there to help, but before that day comes to pass (or after we finish our remediation work), there are some things that you can do to help keep your home free of spores.

Control the Water

Very few types of mold damage in Paradise Valley can develop into a substantial problem without the help of a large amount of water. Mold spores, like other living things, require both food and water to grow and reproduce, but while food sources are plentiful in every American home, water may be in short supply. When a leak springs somewhere in the home or a flood soaks the floor of a room, these events can give opportunistic mold spores the chance to start growing and spreading in your home. Keeping your plumbing in good working order is the single most crucial step towards a mold-free home.

Take Care of Problems Immediately

If mold does start to grow in your home, you should never wait to call a certified remediation company. Our services are usually fast, inexpensive and non-intrusive for situations in which we arrive before the fungus has a chance to spread widely throughout the home. However, just a single day can give many species of mold the opportunity to grow exponentially and require much more time and cost intensive safety and cleanup procedures. Early warning signs of mold growth include discoloration around a moist area or an unusual white patch on a surface somewhere in the home.

SERVPRO of Phoenix helps prevent and reverse the spread of mold damage in local homes and businesses. Call our experienced team 24/7 at (480) 503-2090.

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Phoenix House Fire!!! Smelly Smoke??? Call SERVPRO for Improved Indoor Air Quality

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Phoenix House Fire!!! Smelly Smoke??? Call SERVPRO for Improved Indoor Air Quality Don’t Melt Down after a House Fire in Phoenix—Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Odor Removal

Overcoming Smoke Effects in Fire-Damaged Phoenix Homes

Smoke damage can often be one of the most widespread effects to contend with in your home after a fire disaster. While there are many other concerns, such as structural weaknesses that often take precedent for restorations and mitigations, restoring damage to your property should be a focus of whatever professional outfit you choose. Our team can arrive quickly to help lessen the damage and prolonged impact of a fire emergency, and work to eliminate the presence of smoke damage.

Much of the cleanup and restoration for these results in your Phoenix home focus on cleaning staining and fire smoke odor removal. Indoor air quality is also a primary focus for our SERVPRO® professionals dispatched to your home once the first responders have left. We work quickly to establish our purification equipment such as air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to run the available air through HEPA filters over time to begin pulling smoke particles and soot from the environment and reducing hazards or risks of exposure without respirators.

Smoke damage often depends on the type of smoke that affected your home throughout the fire. Dry smoke results from high heat, but is also a residue that is much easier for our SERVPRO technicians to clean with dry and wet sponges on the coated surfaces. Wet smoke leaves a thick residue on surfaces and contents, which often requires specialized equipment to clean and deodorize fully. The heat generated by a house fire plays a key role in the actual penetration of soot particles into porous materials like drywall and fabrics.

Improving the scent of your home after a fire is also a concern for our team, but these steps often follow reconstruction and other restoration efforts. Waiting for deodorization allows our technicians to leave your home completely cleaned and odor-free. Our thermal foggers can often do the greatest amount of deodorization, as these machines are suitable to use in open areas, fabrics, soft materials, and work to remove odors from surfaces as well.

Smoke can provide many damaging effects to your home after a fire emergency. Our SERVPRO of Phoenix rapid response team has the expertise and tools to help. Give us a call today at (480) 503-2090.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Phoenix Home

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Phoenix Home Call SERVPRO restore your water damaged home.

Outsourcing Your Home Water Removal Task in Phoenix

The most common reasons for needing water removal in a home range from burst pipes to the failure of household appliances such as a dishwasher or a water heater releasing gallons upon gallons of water. No matter what the cause, the water spreads quickly and needs removing with further steps taken to avoid secondary damage to the home and belongings.

The process of returning your home to its pre-water damaged state begins with a call to SERVPRO. Our expert technicians quickly access the situation to thoroughly address the water in your home and formulate an individualized plan of action to remove the water and moisture from your Phoenix home. To remove standing water, we use powerful pumps, and if the job requires large-scale extraction, we have truck mounted units to get the task handled.

Drying the affected areas is paramount to inhibiting the growth of mold as well as avoiding possible damage to floors, walls, ceilings, and belongings. SERVPRO utilizes powerful air movers along with industrial humidifiers. Our technicians gauge the process carefully watching for any warping of walls or floors.  We also use moisture meters to measure accurately any remaining areas that need additional drying.

Before restoration can occur, the areas and objects where water removal occurred need to be cleaned and sanitized. Our technicians specially trained for the signs of mold growth and both preventing and because it sets up quickly in ideal conditions, treating it. We use specially formulated cleaners that not only inhibit mold, bacteria but also deodorize and eliminate odors from the home.

Restoration returns your home to its condition before the water damage occurred. Our team quickly packs and moves out your undamaged home contents if necessary to preserve them. Then if any minor repairs such as replacing damaged drywall, floor repairs to tile or hardwood are needed, we offer those services. Carpet suffers the most during a water damage incident as the padding acts like a sponge intaking water and may need replacing. Letting us handle your water cleanup from start to finish ensures nothing gets missed.

A home that needs water removal needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible to mitigate the damage. Let our expert technicians at SERVPRO of Phoenix handle the removal and restoration for you. We are available at 24/7 at (480) 503-2090 to return your home and life to normal.

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SERVPRO Assists with Commercial Crime Scene Cleanup in the Phoenix Area

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Assists with Commercial Crime Scene Cleanup in the Phoenix Area SERVPRO Saves Money for Phoenix Business Crime Scene Cleanups

Crime Scene Cleanup Can be Hard for Phoenix Factories, but SERVPRO Can Help

Crime scene cleanup for factories in Phoenix can be a tough task to handle alone. With a myriad of laws, regulations, and work to be done, factory owners and managers have their hands full if they want to reverse any damage done without leaving permanent visual reminders of the events that could disrupt workflow. SERVPRO offers the expertise and equipment necessary to handle clime scene cleanups while working around regulations and avoiding further damage to the building and any equipment inside.

Biohazard Cleanup
One of the most important reasons to hire a specialist crime scene cleanup firm for your factory in Phoenix is to ensure that biohazards such as blood and bodily fluids are cleaned up without any risk to your employees. There are many health risks associated with unprotected contact with bodily fluids in an uncontrolled environment, but SERVPRO technicians possess the safety equipment necessary to handle these materials with minimal risk as we follow IICRC best practices. You should never attempt to clean up these fluids yourself, as you could face expensive lawsuits in the future should any health effects arise in your workforce.

Damage Restoration
Broken glass, damaged walls, and other visual indicators of damage all need an experienced hand to be repaired back to the state they were in before the crime. We work with most of the materials present in local industrial buildings on a day-to-day basis and know the specialized treatments and repair techniques necessary to reverse damages for as little cost as possible. Our equipment and disinfecting agents are highly rated for effective cleanup and sanitation.

Insurance Concerns
Insurance companies work with and may even recommend SERVPRO to their commercial clients because they trust us to deliver exceptional quality care with minimal risk to both the contents of your factory, its equipment, and other capital investments and the structure itself. We can work with your insurance provider and help you with many of the legal and regulatory aspects of filing a claim after a crime as far as documenting our services.

SERVPRO of Phoenix provides fast, certified, and professional damage cleanup and restoration services for businesses in the area. Call us at (480) 503-2090 for our help with any situation at your place of business.

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You Need Our Crew At SERVPRO When Your Phoenix Home Requires Water Cleanup Services

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage You Need Our Crew At SERVPRO When Your Phoenix Home Requires Water Cleanup Services Water damage to your Phoenix home can be a complete disaster.

A Comparison Of What Can Happen With Or Without SERVPRO In Phoenix

Water damage to your Phoenix home can be a complete disaster, but with the help of professional damage mitigation services like SERVPRO, you can overcome both immediate and long-term problems with relative ease and minimal costs. However, if you choose to skip out on a certified restoration service, you could end up with much more serious issues that take significantly more time and money to fix. If you have more questions about what SERVPRO can do to help your issues and how much your insurance can cover, get in touch with one of our representatives.

What Happens With Help?
With the help of a company like SERVPRO that is certified to restore your Phoenix home after water damage makes its mark, all signs of the damage should be eliminated within a few weeks for even the most extensive problems. Many smaller restoration procedures take only a few days, but the result is the same: your home looks just as good and possibly better than it was before the incident took place. We remove any water remaining in the building, dry your home out down to the deepest reaches of its materials, and then work to repair any structural or cosmetic damage the moisture may have caused to your home.

What Happens Without Help?
If you choose to go without the aid of a professional damage restoration service, the problems can add up and cost you much more in the long run. Excess water can seep into the foundation and structural elements of your home, breaking them down and necessitating expensive reconstruction efforts. On top of that, your home could also develop a mold problem, as fungal spores grow quickly and easily in climate controlled environments with plenty of moisture and humidity. You might still end up making a call to us, but for a much more involved and costly set of issues.

SERVPRO of Phoenix helps homeowners around the Valley take care of their finances and belongings after a water damage incident occurs. Call us 24/7 at (480) 503-2090.

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Rid Your Paradise Valley Home Of Mold With A Call To The Experts

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Rid Your Paradise Valley Home Of Mold With A Call To The Experts As soon as you spot mold in your home give SERVPRO a call.

How Does Mold Growth Happen in Paradise Valley Homes?

Part of protecting your Paradise Valley property is better understanding the disasters and situations that can pose a threat to its aesthetics, strength, or functionality. While many of the natural disasters that your home could potentially experience over its lifetime are difficult to avoid, you can prevent circumstances like mold growth with education and awareness on the subject. Understanding how mold colonizes and spreads throughout your property can help you to avoid these damaging situations when possible in the future.

Mold damage in your Paradise Valley home is not difficult to facilitate and to meet the conditions for this growth are easier to do than you might think. Mold spores exist microscopically in the air that we breathe in almost every environment we encounter throughout the day. These spores are generally harmless in this state, but can easily begin colonization when amid moist or damp areas of your property. Something as consistent as poorly ventilated areas of your house like the kitchen and bathroom can create conditions ideal for spores to land on affected damp materials, seat, and begin to devour the organic material and grow.

When you first notice mold growth on your property, you should contact our SERVPRO professionals.  We have the expertise and the tools to help keep the situation contained and effectively remove this organism from the house before it becomes too widespread to preserve much of the materials affected by the spreading colony.

If caught early enough, our SERVPRO technicians have effective strategies to remove mold colonies from the materials they use to seat. While at times an antimicrobial solution can help to kill the existing organism, as well as make nearby areas uninhabitable, more effective strategies for wood and drywall material are often sanding and soda blasting to ensure the removal of the entire hyphae.

Moist and damp areas of your home can easily allow the growth of mold, it is important that you  call experts like our SERVPRO of Phoenix mold remediation team to remove it safely to protect your home and those that live in it. Give us a call today at (480) 503-2090.

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SERVPRO Understands Why Phoenix Residents Require Sensitive Service Post Crimes in Their Homes

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Understands Why Phoenix Residents Require Sensitive Service Post Crimes in Their Homes Rely on SERVPRO for Sensitive Crime Scene Cleanup in the Phoenix Area

Commitment To Our Community Is Why SERVPRO Offers Crime Scene Cleanup In Phoenix

The aftermath of a crime committed in your Phoenix home is a devastating and multifaceted problem. Responding properly requires specialized training not only in the practical matters of cleanup, disinfection, and structural damage mitigation but also in restoring a sense of safety and security after a traumatic event. Not all water and fire restoration companies take on the challenges of managing the cleanup of a crime scene. We make it the highest priority to assist our neighbors at a most troubling time.

Providing crime scene cleanup in Phoenix requires our technicians to master additional training from the IICRC. We also make sure our managers are up to date on the local, state, and federal requirements for professional traumatic and crime scene management and hazardous waste disposal. Supporting our customers at this distressing time is paramount to our mission, and we make every effort to shield them from additional stress and worry.

SERVPRO crime scene cleanup varies dependent upon the scenario presented in each case. If a suicide or homicide occurred, bodily fluids and the pathogens associated need removal and disinfection. Drug manufacture, meth labs, or distribution can expose inhabitants to dangerous substances if not completely cleared from surfaces, the air, and furnishings. Remnants of crime fighting and investigation chemicals such as tear gas, pepper spray, and fingerprint powder must be eradicated for safety. All debris need legally regulated disposal.

Details like bullet holes or other structural damage, soiling on walls and floors from the crime itself or the response of the authorities need attention. The memories of the crime fade with time, helped by SERVPRO’s efforts to make a home look, smell, and feel as much as possible “Like it never even happened.” We move systematically through a home, erasing signs of the crime rapidly and comprehensively.

Our crime scene technicians also approach each project with sensitivity to the fear and anxiety homeowners and their families experience. Additional training in compassionate response underlies why SERVPRO is an industry leader in the traumatic and crime scene restoration niche of disaster recovery. After a trauma, the last thing needed is an uncaring and aggressive response. We strive to balance the welfare of our customers with the tasks needed to mitigate the crime scene damage.

After a crime, SERVPRO of Phoenix is the first number you dial after law enforcement releases your home back into your hands. Call us at (480) 503-2090 day or night year-round for a compassionate and professional response.

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Floods from Monsoons and Other Causes in Phoenix Homes Get Help for Water Extraction from SERVPRO

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods from Monsoons and Other Causes in Phoenix Homes Get Help for Water Extraction from SERVPRO SERVPRO Provides the Skilled Technicians and Equipment to Mitigate Flood Losses in the Phoenix Area

Restoring Your Entire Phoenix Home After a Flood

Natural disasters including monsoons can befall Phoenix homes and commercial properties with little notice. Preparing for situations that result in flooding your property can help to protect it from the worst of the damages, but often does not prove effective enough to prevent it entirely. From widespread outcomes in your house to localized damages in certain rooms and areas, we have the expertise and equipment designed to restore it efficiently.

While it is clear to see the devastating effects of flood damage to your Phoenix home once you can get your first look at the situation, these visible damages are only the beginning of the impacts that your home has experienced. Finding the right professional restoration company immediately can secure services like our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians can provide in a time where many properties have been affected simultaneously.

Something that sets our franchise apart is our commitment to do our jobs in a way to exceed your expectation of the restoration industry. From the thorough nature of the extraction and drying techniques to our efficient equipment used to limit the time that restoration takes, our professionals can protect what matters most. This assurance extends to both structural elements and the precious contents of your property.

While our SERVPRO technicians have advanced tools to extract floodwaters quickly from your property like our truck-mounted pumps, it is often the damage that we cannot readily see that causes the most substantial concerns. We utilize moisture detection equipment like our thermal imagery cameras to identify moisture pockets that require attention from our professionals. When moisture gets located within wall cavities, our injectidry system can eliminate it. We remove the baseboards around the affected walls and drill holes along this newly exposed area for the hoses of this machine to get into the cavity and force hot air through the moist environment.

We have many techniques to eliminate the dampness and moisture in your home following damaging flooding scenarios. Our SERVPRO of Phoenix rapid response team can work quickly to secure your belongings and preserve structural elements of your home. Give us a call anytime at (480) 503-2090.

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How Our Professional Cleaning Services Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Phoenix Home

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Professional Cleaning Services Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Phoenix Home When materials burn they release carbon in the form of smoke.

The Use Of Sand Blasting, Water Pressure, And Air Pressure In Removing Fire Damage In Phoenix

When materials burn they release carbon in the form of smoke. As smoke comes into contact with a surface, it deposits parts of that carbon in the form of residue on that surface. These residues typically account for the lion's share of cleaning duties when restoring property after a small kitchen or living room fire. Although these types of fire are usually easily contained the smoke, which travels into open oxygen pockets, can spread far and wide. However, smoke residues contain more than just carbon, which is why professional cleaning services are a wise choice in the aftermath of soot or smoke harm.

A trained technician should be able to recognize the different types of fire damage in Phoenix, and property owners can benefit from that expertise.
At SERVPRO we have a range of different cleaning methods and techniques to tackle all damages. Synthetic materials, for example, can release carcinogens when burned. Likewise, differing temperatures, airflows and fabrics require a tailored cleaning response.

On arrival at your property, a SERVPRO technician can conduct what we call a pre-test. A pre-test involves testing different areas of the home for the type of damage. Wet-smoke, caused by burning synthetics, is particularly susceptible to wet cleaning methods. Dry smoke, on the other hand, may benefit from dry cleaning to avoid spreading smoke around and inadvertently causing further damages.

In fire fighting efforts, there is a high chance that water is used which can set soot and make it tricky to clean. One technique we use to tackle set soot is water pressure and air pressure. These advanced techniques help to dislodge soot from the surface where it can be washed away. If there is significant structural damage, we use sandblasting to rapidly smooth the affected area and remove charring or ingrained soot.

As part of a franchise with access to national resources, SERVPRO can afford to train our technicians to the highest level. With expertise in odor control, certified by the IICRC, and industrial fogging equipment we can help to remove the unpleasant burning odors that may remain long after a home is restored.

Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 24 hours a day to arrange a service.

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Don’t Let Floods Leave Your Phoenix Dry Cleaning Business Hanging

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Let Floods Leave Your Phoenix Dry Cleaning Business Hanging Storms are a certainty in life. Let SERVPRO help get your business back running.

Commercial Flood Damage Technicians In Phoenix Talk About Contaminated Water Issues

If the Phoenix area ever gets hit by excessive rain, the water that enters your dry cleaning business might not be safe. Whenever our SERVPRO technicians complete a commercial flood damage project, we treat the situation differently then if the source of the moisture is clean. Pollution from the air, and possibly harmful bacteria can contaminate rainwater. Water that is muddy is treated like a sewage backup because it could contain harmful bacteria and parasites that exist in the outdoors. Both types of water can cause unpleasant aromas to penetrate in your contents and building materials during a commercial flood damage loss. 

If contaminated water remains in your Phoenix area dry cleaner for too long, the odors could penetrate your customers' clothing. Anytime our SERVPRO crew mitigates a commercial flood damage project in Phoenix odor, control is a major concern. We know that not only can your carpet and building materials contain malodor particles but your equipment and customers' clothing can as well. During the restoration process, we do as much as we can to eliminate items that smell like mildew and if they still exist we carry out deodorization procedures. 

Once we arrive at your place of business and go through the proper channels to get work authorization, we begin figuring out what items got ruined by the contaminated water. In most cases, porous items like carpet and pad get removed. Next, we extract any water that remains on non-porous flooring materials or the subfloor. Then, we dry out all of your building materials and contents so that moisture levels return to preloss conditions. The subfloor then gets treated with anti-microbial chemicals and deodorized. 

We can then deodorize your building materials and your customers' items to remove any lingering foul odors. In some situations, fogging machines can get used to penetrate chemicals into fabrics. In other scenarios, we can use an ozone machine that sends out O3 particles that react with and neutralize malodor particles. 

If things are ever wet inside your dry cleaning shop after a storm, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 as soon as you notice a problem.

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