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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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Some Mistakes in Phoenix Water Damage Remediation You Should Avoid

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Mistakes in Phoenix Water Damage Remediation You Should Avoid When water damage affects your home and interrupts your life, contact the certified team at SERVPRO to mitigate the situation.

Importance of Proper Drying for a Water-Damaged Phoenix Home

Not all situations that require professional cleanup and restoration for your Phoenix home are devastating events. Sometimes water incidents occur on a smaller scale, such as a persistent leak from a faucet fixture that, over time, causes a spread of saturation throughout the walls, cabinetry, and flooring throughout the area. Drying this damage thoroughly is critical to preventing secondary effects that could prove detrimental to your home and its occupants such as mold and microbial growth.

Drying up water damaged elements within your Phoenix home begins with an assessment of the full scope of the damage. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to earn their certifications through the IICRC in water damage restoration, and continue these educational opportunities through in-house certification courses and applied hands-on instruction to become well-equipped for any facet of restoration they might have to address in the field. Our education and ongoing training give us a unique advantage even in damage assessment to thoroughly inspect for potential concerns beyond easily-visible issues.

To accomplish the high-caliber restoration work that we do for every water damage project we begin, we rely on the advanced technologies our franchise affords. These implements and tools help to make the restoration process more efficient, and also offer the homeowner peace of mind that the job is getting done correctly. Our thermal imagery and moisture detection equipment is a good example of this, as these tools help to show pockets of moisture the eye cannot see without tearing out materials unnecessarily.

The combined use of our air moving equipment and industrial-strength dehumidifiers can have a fast and deliberate effect on drying out your home. Air movers force water embedded into materials like the cabinetry and walls out into the air to get removed as a vapor by the dehumidification equipment.

Our goal is to provide fast and quality restoration services for any water damage situation that might exist within your property. You can trust our SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians to utilize the full measure of their training and industry-leading equipment to resolve your water damage fast. Give us a call today at (480) 503-2090.

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Do You Struggle With Mold Damage in Your Paradise Valley Home?

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do You Struggle With Mold Damage in Your Paradise Valley Home? Getting rid of mold in your home is a job best left to the experts. Call SERVPRO immediately after you see or smell mold.

Don't Wait to Call SERVPRO for Mold Damage in Paradise Valley

We recommend that if you ever find mold damage in your Paradise Valley home, you contact SERVPRO immediately to take care of the issue. However, many people instead choose to ignore the issue and let it progress, either out of concerns for the cost of a professional remediation service or because they hope the mold might go away on its own. Unfortunately, those who allow fungal damage to remain undisturbed or try to clean up the area themselves often regret their decision.
 
Mold Does Not Go Away On Its Own
 
One of the most important reasons to call a professional remediation service for mold damage to your Paradise Valley home is that the problem cannot be solved without intervention. The area must be dried, cleaned, sanitized, and sometimes repainted or rebuilt if the infestation was well-developed. Otherwise, spores can continue to grow and even spread to other parts of the home. The best time to call SERVPRO is when the damage is relatively light, as this should be less expensive for us to treat than mold that has already grown and spread across the area.
 
Cleaning It Up Yourself Can Make Things Worse
 
Trying to eliminate mold damage yourself can be detrimental to the home, rather than helpful. Even if you remove all visual signs of growth in your home, it is almost impossible to eradicate airborne spores and hidden pockets of growth without advanced tools. We use advanced moisture detection tools to identify patches of mold behind walls and surfaces and air scrubbers to filter as many spores out of the environment as possible.

The Smell Can Remain
 
Long after a mold colony is dead and gone, the strong, musty odors it may have caused can remain. These odors take years to leave your home on their own, and in the meantime, every person living in or visiting the home can smell them. SERVPRO technicians use industrial-strength chemical fogging machines to neutralize odor molecules, even if they are embedded deep within the walls and floors of your home.
 
SERVPRO of Phoenix is the Valley's leading provider of mold damage remediation services. For our expert help with mold in your home, give us a call at (480) 503-2090.

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Avoid Making the Phoenix Water Damage Situation Worse By Compromising Safety in Your Home

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoid Making the Phoenix Water Damage Situation Worse By Compromising Safety in Your Home Regardless of how the water entered your home, contact SERVPRO to remove the water and remediate any damage.

How to Safety and Efficiently Clear Out Water Damage in Phoenix

A burst pipe, broken laundry, plumbing issues, or horrible weather can result in massive amounts of water entering your establishment. It can be frustrating trying to get all the water out of your home. You want to do it as soon as possible because water damage can lead to some costly repairs. Plus, if you are not careful, you can get hurt or electrocuted.
 
Water damage in the Phoenix area can be hazardous. It is essential to disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove furniture and electronic items as soon as possible. The faster you take these items far away from the water damage, the more likely they can be salvageable. Plus, it can be safer for you when you clean and clear out the water. Electrical appliances can be a hazard when it touches the water. Once all your electrical devices are far from harm's way, and that your family is in a safer area, then it is time to call in the technicians. Water damage is no joke, and it is not something that you want to handle alone.
 
SERVPRO technicians can come in and inspect your place. They can begin the mitigation process immediately to get rid of excess water. The faster you extract the water, the less damage that you have to deal with in the future. The SERVPRO tech can also inspect your carpet to determine if you might need to replace it or not. They can also utilize the moisture meter to check the humidity level in the air. They want to make sure that the environment is adequate for efficient drying time. You might not have the skills or the equipment to dry and get rid of the excess water properly, which is why it is best to have a water damage expert to do the job.
 
If you are ready to clear out water damage safely and effectively, then give SERVPRO of Phoenix a call at (480) 503-2090 for a consultation with our skilled technician.

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Uptown Phoenix Fire, No Rising from the Ashes, Call SERVPRO for Help

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Uptown Phoenix Fire, No Rising from the Ashes, Call SERVPRO for Help Uptown Phoenix, Not the Bird, Needs SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Restoration

The Risks of DIY Fire Restoration for Your Uptown Phoenix Home

One of the characteristics that define homeowners in this modern age is their drive to take care of issues and damages to their Phoenix residences on their own. The savvy homeowner can overcome minor situations that occur in their house, often by just searching online for advice. A fire in your house is not something that the average person can contend with on their own. The effects from a fire require experienced restoration technicians to restore to preloss conditions.

While this is not intended to discourage those looking to take care of the problems that their Uptown Phoenix home experiences, fire damages are often hazardous and challenging to restore by even the most experienced of technicians. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training in fire restoration to ensure that we approach conditions with a safety-oriented attitude and have the best techniques to overcome and restore the damages that your home has sustained from the blaze.

One of the things that you should know about a fire loss to help you appreciate the risk involved with DIY methods is the environment that you are walking into once the first responders leave the scene. The atmosphere inside of the house is full of debris, smoke, noxious odors, and possibly even chemical or toxic gases unsafe to inhale. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize the appropriate personal protective equipment to keep the team safe while we assess the damage and begin work to remove these harmful effects. After significant house fires, we await the okay from the fire marshall before attempting to enter the structure.

Another consideration that you should make is the stability of the structure itself. Some materials can become irreparably damaged, creating a persistent hazard for collapse or structural failure at any time. Our technicians get prepared for this possibility and can assess these risks safely while we formulate our plan for restoration in your house.

It is impossible for a homeowner to prepare themselves for a fire in the house, but you can remind yourself that the widespread effects should get left to trained professionals. Our SERVPRO of Phoenix emergency response team can arrive quickly and get to work on returning your home to preloss conditions as efficiently as possible, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 24/7 at (480) 503-2090.

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Flood Damage Experts Of Phoenix Talk About Specialty Drying Equipment

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts Of Phoenix Talk About Specialty Drying Equipment Anytime a storm hits Phoenix there is always a chance that moisture can enter your structure.

Specialty Drying Equipment

Anytime a storm hits Phoenix there is always a chance that moisture can enter your structure. All storms are different, and they can all cause various types of flood damage. When the rain gets heavy, flooding outside can occur which can push moisture into your home. Wind can make things like rocks and branches airborne, which can cause them to smash into your house and open up a hole for rainwater to enter. If the interior of your home ever gets affected by excessive moisture, the building materials and structural components may receive flood damage which can ruin items and force them to be replaced.

Once water enters your dwelling, if it is not mitigated quickly by a licensed company like SERVPRO, the issues can get worse and worse. Water itself can make items lose their structural integrity, sometimes to the point where reconstruction becomes a part of your flood damage project in Phoenix. If organic substances inside your home stay wet for more than a couple of days, then microbial growth can begin. Mold can cause health effects, so it is essential to get all water cleaned up and dried out within that 48-hour period.

In most cases, we start removing moisture using our advanced extraction equipment. Next, we manipulate the environment to make it more conducive for rapid drying. By setting up dehumidifiers and air movers, our SERVPRO technicians can speed up nature's evaporation and drying process immensely.

However, when some things in your house get wet, air movers and dehumidifiers may not be enough. For certain items, our SERVPRO team has various specialty drying equipment at their disposal. If we need to dry out your hardwood floor, we often set up specialized drying mats to pump air deep into the wood. If there's an excessive amount of moisture inside your wall cavities, then we can use an injection drying system that consists of several tubes that get poked into the drywall so air can move inside the wall cavity.

If Mother Nature decides to take a toll on your house during a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 24/7.

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Carefree's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Problems With Bathrooms

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Carefree's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Problems With Bathrooms One part of your home that is susceptible to have problems with water leaks is your bathroom.

Mold Damage Experts Talk About Problems With Bathrooms

One part of your Carefree home that is susceptible to have problems with water leaks is your bathroom. Bathrooms have several nooks and crannies where mold damage can take place. These rooms inside your home also have several water pipes and drain lines running in and out of them. Humidity levels are usually elevated inside bathrooms due to the use of water inside them. Microbes naturally exist all throughout any house, and they can get activated by moisture and turn into a mold damage situation.

A fungus only needs an organic food source, temperatures around normal room temperature range, and excessive moisture to form and grow. Once fungi develop, they produce spores which can get in the air and cause mold damage in your Carefree home in places not near the bathroom. Whenever mitigating fungal problems, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to prevent secondary problems. It is easy for particles to spread around your house during the work process if the correct procedures are not followed.

Our SERVPRO restoration team is IICRC certified, and we have experience with several different types of problems associated with fungi. As soon as we show up at your property, we start spraying the area with an antimicrobial solution. This specialized chemical attacks spores created by mold and helps aid in preventing the contamination from spreading. We also set up a containment chamber that seals off the affected bathroom so that particles created by the work process cannot escape the contaminated area.

In most cases, we also use air scrubbers to keep spores from spreading and to help maintain good air quality inside the building. We attach the scrubbers to the side of a containment chamber so that it creates negative air pressure inside the contaminated area. The dust and particles created by the work process then get sucked into the scrubber and drawn past a HEPA filter that can trap even the most microscopic particles.

If you ever notice mold growth inside your bathroom, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 24/7.

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Overloaded Electrical Outlets can Lead to Fire Damage to Property in Paradise Valley

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Overloaded Electrical Outlets can Lead to Fire Damage to Property in Paradise Valley When electrical circuits are overloaded, the potential for fire exists. Contact SERVPRO after suffering fire damage for remediation and prevention.

Team SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage as Well as Offers Tips to Prevent a Recursion


Using social media via cell phone use keeps many teens and adults in Paradise Valley in contact with friends and family. Keeping cell phones charged often means plugging charging cables into adapters. This practice and others like it can lead to overheated plugs and eventually cause a fire.
 
Using properly rated power strips can protect your Paradise Valley home from fire damage caused by too many electrical devices plugged into one socket. The rubber or soft plastic electrical cords on many devices give off noxious fumes when burned, which can create very dense soot. The plugs can also contribute to this, as well as melt and cause the carpeting to burn.
 
The caring professionals at SERVPRO know how this kind of disaster can affect your family and we are ready to help clean up the damage and make things “Like it never even happened.” The areas above doorways and windows near the fire often contain concentrated levels of smoke residue. We begin working to remove this soon after we arrive. Allowing this substance to remain longer only allows it to adhere more tightly, making it more difficult to clean away. We also clean anything else in your home where smoke residue and soot settled.
 
After a fire, odor from burned materials and possessions becomes very noticeable. While cleaning soot off surfaces removes a significant amount of this odor, if the fire created enough smoke, the odor left behind might remain because its source hides in areas where our tools cannot reach.
 
Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can efficiently handle this predicament. For the toughest odors, we rely on thermal fogging techniques. For smaller fires, the use of gel packs and injected deodorizers often suffices. However, we always check with our valuable customers to make sure that they are satisfied with the result.
 
SERVPRO of Phoenix wants to ensure that our customers love living in their homes after a disaster. We have an extensive range of equipment to mitigate any sized disaster, large or small, and have the experience and training needed to provide you with the level of service you deserve. Call us at (480) 503-2090 so we can help mitigate your Deer Valley or Lone Mountain residence after it suffers smoke or fire damage.

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