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Why Use SERVPRO for Your Disaster Recovery Needs?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

No one plans for an emergency, but when disaster strikes, it’s good to know who you should call to get help with disaster recovery as quickly as possible. Learn why you should choose SERVPRO for all your disaster remediation needs.

When disaster strikes, be prepared

At different times in life, we may find ourselves in emergency situations that call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in Phoenix is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Phoenix is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Tumultuous situations should be handled by professionals with the right tools to do the job efficiently. When you are choosing your clean-up and restoration specialist company, you may be considering a few important things such as:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

Why SERVPRO is the answer for disaster response

In event of an unexpected disaster such as flooding, fire, or strong storm damage situations, remember, we’re here to help.  We want to make the clean-up process as easy as possible for you and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling. SERVPRO of Phoenix has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make your disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

What can SERVPRO assist with?

As our brand’s largest and oldest location in Arizona serving the Phoenix area, we have the experience and broad inventory of recovery equipment to handle disasters of all sizes and types. We have many qualified technicians on our team and collectively have all IICRC-certifications in restoration, remediation, abatement, reconstruction, and disaster recovery. As a long-standing member of the Arizona Multi-Housing Association and similar organizations and committees, our experienced professionals work to provide fast and effective service for all commercial and residential properties throughout Phoenix. Our services include the following:

  • Fire damage remediation
  • Storm damage remediation
  • Water damage remediation
  • Mold damage remediation
  • Professional cleaning and disinfecting services
  • Building repairs
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Commercial cleaning

If you experience a disaster of any kind, whether you’re a homeowner or a commercial property owner, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix 24/7 at 480-503-2090 to help recover from any disaster you may encounter.

It’s Not Too Soon to Prepare for AZ Monsoons

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Monsoons in Arizona will be here before you know it, bringing damaging water with them that can threaten your home. Water from a monsoon does not have to spread over a large part of the home to cause flood damage in your home. Water in a small area can do a surprising amount of damage to ceilings, walls, flooring, and other belongings, resulting in unwanted mold growth and odors. It’s not too soon to prepare for AZ monsoons! Learn more about monsoon storm damage and what to do.

Standing water after a monsoon storm

After a significant storm, water can seep into your home. Standing water needs to be removed as quickly as possible to stop any further damage to the home and its contents after a flood. SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians can use extractors to get rid of the standing water, even in the most hard-to-reach places. We use our commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to move air out and lower moisture in your home as quickly as possible. If the ceiling below an attic is showing signs of water saturation, we can drill small holes to assist with drying out the area faster and prevent standing water. Our technicians use moisture probes to find out where the water intrusion was so there is no potential for mold growth from untreated areas, which can also lead to unwanted odors. After drying the impacted area,  SERVPRO technicians wipe down the affected areas to sanitize and stop the growth of bacteria and microbes. If affected drywall can’t be saved through our drying techniques, damaged sagging drywall is removed for safety. Often drying is enough to eliminate odors left from water. All of this is meant to stop mold and odors from saturating the area. If there are any residual odors, we have the resources to neutralize them thoroughly. From drying to odor removal to even building services if drywall repair is needed, SERVPRO of Phoenix can help!

Damage to your home’s roof

One rather common occurrence with strong monsoon winds and rain is damaged roofs. When a roof gets damaged by strong winds or fallen trees, and water enters the attic space, flood damage removal needs to happen as quickly as possible to mitigate the amount of damage done to the roof and surrounding areas, including drywall. If the repair to the roof is not completed during the time our technicians are working, they can apply a temporary tarp or barrier to prevent any additional water from entering the home until the repair is finished. Our goal is to stop further damage and help repair the roof as quickly as possible to keep the whole home protected. We know how important a roof is in keeping a home protected and do everything we can to minimize further damage and start the repair process.

Contact us if you experience monsoon damage

SERVPRO of Phoenix is here to help 24/7 if you ever need flood removal from your home. The faster the process starts, the faster our expert technicians can make it "Like it never even happened." Call us immediately if you experience monsoon flood damage at 480-503-2090.

Why Trust SERVPRO with Your Fire Damage Cleanup

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, it is worthwhile to know the right steps to take if your property suffers a fire damage incident. Different levels of fires require different restoration measures, and as a result, it is smart to contact licensed service providers to mitigate any further damage. These are professionals who are IICRC certified and use the appropriate tools and procedures to restore your contents. SERVPRO’s team is trained in all aspects of fire damage remediation. Learn more about why you should trust SERVPRO with your fire damage cleanup.


Types of fire damage

There are three kinds of fire damages that any homeowner is likely to experience - minor, medium, and major fire damages. Each is associated with varying amounts of smoke residues, affects different areas, and the severity of the damage. While wet or dry cleaning can be enough to restore minor fire damages, extensive procedures may be required when restoring specific fire disasters. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your property to determine the extent of the damage before conducting appropriate restoration procedures. Before a SERVPRO technician starts any cleaning and restoration process, they first consult with the homeowner so that they know what to expect and what the process will be.

Getting started on fire remediation

Cleaning is one of the first procedures that may be recommended. Before this procedure can start, it is essential to know the kind of residues, the surface they are resting on, and how to find, remove and dispose of them. After pretesting and inspecting the residues, a SERVPRO technician can choose the right restoration method to use for the best results. After our SERVPRO technicians have identified the residues, they remove them using specialized techniques such as vacuuming and dissolving. When a fire burns, it gives off smoke residues that attach to the surrounding surfaces like walls, furniture floors, and décor within a home. When these residues are loosely attached to an area, removing them using vacuuming might be an option. Before performing vacuuming, our qualified technicians always ensure the area is dry. When the residues are firmly attached to the surface, dissolving them may be necessary. SERVPRO trained technicians use cleaning products to dissolve the particles and later on flush, rinse and dry the area once it is clean. After the cleaning process, SERVPRO technicians follow the local requirements to dispose of the particles. Overall, each fire damage situation is dealt with using our vetted fire restoration process. Homeowners can rest assured that regardless of how severe the damage is, they’re being assisted by trained fire damage remediation specialists that know what to do to help clean up the damage.

SERVPRO of Phoenix has several options to mitigate mold, fire, storm, and water damage disasters. Call us at (480) 503-2090 24/7 to help restore your home after disaster strikes.

Do You Really Need to Call in the Pros for a Flooded Room

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage happens to your home, it’s always an inconvenience to get it cleaned up and back to normal again. Many homeowners ask if it’s really necessary to bring in the professionals if one room floods, wondering if they can simply open up a few windows until the carpet and pad dry out. Do you really need to call in the pros for a flooded room?

When you should call a professional for water damage

There are times that you may not need our services if you experience a small amount of water damage in your home, but it’s always a good idea to find out if the damage you see is really all the damage there is. The question is: when is a good time to call in a professional water remediation service? A lot of times a homeowner or business owner may not realize how much they really need SERVPRO’s services. Unfortunately, the water damage you see is only the tip of the iceberg. A damp carpet and bad may also include water behind walls which can quickly breed mold if not checked.

Should you really dry to handle water damage yourself?

A lot of times before walking on a carpet or touching a wall, it may look dry. Oftentimes, that’s not the case. If you have a particularly damp carpet or pad, you need to ensure it gets completely dry to avoid damage, mold growth and odors. You may think that a small fan can do the job. Unfortunately, a small fan or dehumidifier may not be enough to dry everything out before the damage begins. 

If you’re in doubt, call SERVPRO

If you ever have a situation that you are not sure if you need us, we always are just a call away, and it’s better to call in the pros just to be safe and prevent further damage from occurring. Our experts know how to spot damage beyond what a homeowner may see. We have the equipment to measure the amount of moisture in carpets, pads and behind walls. Call us and we will come and provide you a free estimate to help dry out your home. We are always here to help!

If your home experiences water damage of any kind, it’s best to call in the pros to ensure the area is completely dry, and no more damage is done. Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix at 480-503-2090 and let our water remediation specialists handle your water issue!

SERVPRO Is Your Best Choice for Fire Damage Remediation in Your Home

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire can leave behind a significant amount of smoke and residue damage in your home. However, with the right equipment and training, a professional restoration technician can remove damage from many of the contents in your home, preventing loss and returning things to normal after an incident occurs.

If your home suffers from fire

If you live in the Phoenix area and find yourself facing fire damage to your home, we can help. Our technicians specialize in the restoration of your property and belongings after a fire, making it easier for you to get the help you deserve as quickly as possible. SERVPRO also works with your insurance company and assist you with filling out required paperwork for your claim, relieving stress while providing you with caring professionals who are on your side. 

SERVPRO certified technicians

Whether you have a small fire in your kitchen or a significant structural fire throughout your home, SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform a variety of services that help get things under control fast. Our services go above and beyond; we pay close attention to personal belongings and perform any necessary repairs to complete the job as quickly and efficiently as possible, collaborating with you the entire time so you know what the situation is with your damaged belongings. We can also provide a pack-out service to store and clean your possessions offsite.

Full-service fire remediation for homeowners

With qualified professionals in the field, SERVPRO provides you with a full-service solution to fire damage on your property. We use cleaning and restoration methods created to remove smoke and soot residues before they have a chance to cause further damage to surfaces found in your home. Walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, cabinets, and other contents all receive the professional attention needed to return them to a quality pre-damage condition.

Work with Your Local SERVPRO 


Your local SERVPRO is ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, making our 24/7 emergency service, the one to call when you experience fire damage in your Phoenix home. Our technicians take pride in providing each member of our local community with the assistance needed to recover quickly, helping you make informed decisions that reduce your stress and get your life back to normal.

SERVPRO of Phoenix has qualified professionals standing by to assist anytime, day or night. Call our offices, today. (480) 503-2090.

Why SERVPRO? The Difference is in Our People

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to disaster recovery, we may not be the only game in town, but there’s a reason why so many homeowners and businesses choose SERVPRO to recover from water, fire, mold, or flood damage. The difference is our people!

We invest in our employees

SERVPRO invests in having the best employees in the business. We have always put a high priority on educating our team. That need is more important than ever today. SERVPRO is an IICRC certified firm with certified technicians, which means customers can expect the very highest in standards and protocol to be used in their home or business when disaster strikes.

IICRC training and certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries and those standards are high. Our SERVPRO professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses so they are well-prepared to handle any disaster in any situation and know how to approach the restoration process quickly and effectively.

Employee certification training

The Employee Certification Training by SERVPRO is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO franchise employees to further their knowledge and training. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules for training include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Advanced Structural Drying

Ongoing, comprehensive training for our crew

Our training program doesn’t stop at just IICRC and Employee Certification Training. We also offer:

  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. If your property suffers water, flood, storm, fire, or mold damage, know that you’re in great hands with the professional SERVPRO team. Our employees make the difference! Contact us 24/7 for restoration assistance at 480-503-2090.

It’s Not Too Late to Be Prepared for Business Interruption

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Businesses of all sizes have been impacted by recent events. Those who had a contingency plan in place likely are weathering the storm a bit better, or at least have a better handle on how to quickly pivot based on the ever-fluid situation we all are facing. Does your business have an emergency plan in place if you suffer a major event?  If not, it’s not too late to be prepared for business interruption. SERVPRO of Phoenix can help!

Businesses face all kinds of risks

There are many kinds of situations that can negatively impact a business, including:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Water damage
  • Smoke damage
  • Mold issues
  • Storm damage
  • Biohazard situations
  • Crime situations

While some of the above circumstances can be addressed and remediated fairly quickly, other situations may cause severe impact on the ability of a company to do business as normal. As many as 50% of businesses close following a disaster, according to the latest research.

The value of being prepared

While it’s nearly impossible to plan for every situation that may impact a business, of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Knowing you are ready for whatever happens speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be. 

How can businesses be prepared? Start by developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business interruption to have an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water damage, fire damage or other adverse circumstances can affect your business. 

Preparation is key

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself if your business is ready for any emergency. If not, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix today at 480-503-2090 and get prepared today!

How SERVPRO Services Save You Money on Fire Damage Restorations

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most important factors that can change how much fire damage to your Phoenix home costs in repairs and restorations is how fast a team of damage mitigation professionals can get to the scene and control the situation. Oftentimes, a response that takes too long can make a difference in repair costs. People nationwide trust SERVPRO professional technicians to arrive at their homes quickly and prevent as much damage as possible thanks to a few key advantages we offer.

How We Arrive Faster

SERVPRO of Phoenix crews can arrive within just a couple hours of your first call reporting fire damage to your  Phoenix home. We keep our personnel on standby 24/7 to react quickly and make sure every disaster gets handled with professionalism, speed and thoroughness that we have established on a nationwide scale. You can call us, and a live representative can take your call and immediately begin the response process to send help to your home. Be sure to call us as quickly as possible after a disaster to make use of our full capabilities.

Why Does A Fast Response Matter?


Maintaining the sort of readiness that enables us to respond quickly around the clock is neither easy nor inexpensive. However, the benefits of that readiness pay off for our customers. The damaging effects of a fire, such as smoke residues and water-mixed sludges, can cause severe damage over time to your home through chemical reactions with building materials, deep staining, and many other effects. By arriving quickly, we can target the most urgent damaging factors first and stop them from causing any further problems in your home. The result is a faster clean up time, fewer materials replaced, and a lower final bill.

Locally Owned

SERVPRO of Phoenix is a locally owned and operated company with national resources that enable us to handle any variety of fire damage quickly and with minimal costs. Call us at (480) 503-2090 to learn more about our services.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Phoenix at 480-503-2090.

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How Water Damage in Neighbor’s Phoenix Apartment Can Affect You

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Apartment living brings a whole new set of challenges to keep your living space safe and in good working condition. Whenever moisture makes its way into your Phoenix apartment building, there is a possibility your unit can get negatively affected even if the leak isn’t in your apartment. Learn how you might be at risk for damage in your apartment and what to do if it happens to you.

Your apartment is only as protected from water damage as your neighbor’s

Many times, your unit can suffer from water damage without you even noticing it. Moisture can soak into your unit from other apartments, and you might not even realize it. Wet materials in other parts of the building can cause humidity to rise inside the entire complex. Humidity can cause water damage issues with your contents and building materials, even if nothing inside your unit comes into direct contact with moisture.  

What to do if you experience water damage

If you know there is a plumbing failure inside your building, it is wise to call in the professionals at SERVPRO. Our highly trained team can tell you if there is water damage inside your Phoenix apartment unit and where the leak is coming from. Our technicians are trained to be able to know if excessive moisture has affected your dwelling or not. We know what places to look and how we need to check for problems. Through the combination of training and experience, we can tell you whether there is an issue inside your home.

Highly trained to get the job done

Our SERVPRO technicians use their extensive training achieved by their completion of IICRC certification programs to determine where moisture could have entered your apartment unit. We know how water travels through a structure as well as we understand how buildings get built so that we have a good idea of how liquid moves through your apartment complex. Once we get a good idea of where moisture could be, we utilize advanced technology to determine the moisture content of your structural components and personal possessions.  We have at our disposal various types of moisture sensors that test how moisture affected different kinds of materials got as a result of the water leak. We use these instruments to figure out how wet your contents and building materials got after the disaster, and the standard moisture content of them when they have not been negatively affected by moisture.

If you ever hear about a water leak taking place in an apartment unit near yours, don’t hesitate to make sure your apartment is protected! Call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 502-2090 for fast 24/7 service.

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology Helps Get the Job Done Right

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

People are often surprised by how much training and expertise is required of SERVPRO professional technicians to address mold, water, fire, or storm issues. Our employees go through a significant amount of initial training as well as ongoing training to be well-prepared for any remediation issue they face. Above and beyond that, SERVPRO of Phoenix uses advanced technology to help restore a property to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. Our advanced technology helps get the job done right.

The equipment we use to help face any issue head-on

One of the most damaging problems in many homes and businesses is water. It can be water that comes from storms, water from a pipe break, or even water left behind as the aftermath of a fire that was extinguished. Left unchecked or undetected, water can cause many unwanted issues. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians have the technology to detect and address water issues. Water detection is the first step. When a home or business owner suspects water problems but is unsure where the water is at or what’s the cause, our moisture detection and measurement technology can really save the day, from infrared cameras to moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters that measure the extent of moisture saturation. Once water is located, we use various technologies to extract the water, including powerful extraction equipment that is either truck mounted or even submersible in high water situations.

Once the majority of water has been removed, more advanced technology is used for the drying phase was water remediation; if left unchecked, the moisture could lead to mold and odors. SERVPRO of Phoenix uses industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove any remaining moisture from walls, ceilings, carpeting, and more.

Sometimes odors happen with water damage. If we find that odor is an issue, we have advanced technology that can remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality. We can also use thermal foggers and deodorization agents.

Our technology goes beyond equipment

SERVPRO water damage restoration services may also include using state-of-the-art, OSHA-approved cleaning agents. These disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. Our advanced technology helps get the job done right, beginning to end!

If your home or business has suffered from water damage, don’t delay! Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix at 480-503=2090 today and see how we can help!

Highly Trained Professionals Are Important for Mold Remediation

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Highly trained mold remediation specialist SERVPRO of Phoenix mold remediation specialist

Discovering that your home has mold can be frustrating and a bit frightening. How did it get there?  How do you get rid of it?  How can household items damaged by mold be repaired? How can you stop mold from happening again?  As highly trained professionals in mold remediation, there’s a reason why SERVPRO of Phoenix is the ideal company to call for mold issues in your home.

What is mold remediation?

Many people mistakenly assume that mold remediation is the same as mold removal, but that is actually untrue. In reality, mold is everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so guaranteeing “removal” of mold is impossible. What is possible is mold remediation, where mold issues are assessed, mold is contained, air filtration is implemented, mold infested materials are removed, and final cleanup and restoration of mold damaged items is completed. It’s a complicated process that needs professionals trained in mold remediation to get the job done thoroughly and correctly using a mold remediation process.

What kind of training do SERVPRO of Phoenix professionals receive?

While there’s no such thing as mold remediation school, there are several programs and certifications that SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians go through to ensure they’re doing the best job possible. First, there’s the initial franchise training, a 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility that serves as the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course covers many restoration topics that not only include mold mitigation, but fire and water restoration, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. They also go through IIRC training and certification. IIRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certifies and sets the standards for all the cleaning and restoration industries. SERVPRO technician professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in mold remediation, water restoration, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, as well as other cleaning and restoration courses, to continue growing their expertise. In addition to this, there are several volunteer certifications programs through the franchise focusing on training, cleanup and restoration. Last, there are web-based and in person ongoing education classes that cover a variety of professional development topics on mold restoration and much more.

Handling mold issues is more than simply mold remediation

Understanding not only how to handle mold in a home or business, but how to restore a home to its condition prior to mold infestation takes highly trained professionals. As water and mold damage specialists, SERVPRO of Phoenix has the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. We do this quickly and efficiently through our fast response team and advanced equipment. That’s why SERVPRO of Phoenix should be your first call when you encounter mold issues. Got mold? Contact us today at (480) 503-2090.

Don't Let Water Damage Sit Call Our Experts Right Away In Phoenix

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

When you discover a leaky pipe call us right away we are available 24/7 so we can arrive at a time that is convenient for you.

Excellently Trained and Swift Water Damage Remediation in Phoenix

Water damage is most often caused by leaky piping, damaged water lines, or a burst pipe. No matter the cause of the water damage in your home, it is essential for you to reach out for help as soon as you possibly can. Leaving water damage unchecked is never a good idea; in fact, it tends to lead to even more damage forming inside of your home. As excess moisture sits in your home, it can cause mold damage, as omnipresent mold spores can feed off of the sudden increase in water.

The water damage, inside your Phoenix home, was caused by a leak under your kitchen sink. Because of the cupboards hiding the evidence, the leak went unnoticed for a few days before you began to notice water draining out from under the toe kicks. The leak was easy enough to fix, but the damage to your cupboards was visible. Water damage often causes wooden surfaces to bubble, swell, or even crack.

When you call SERVPRO, we make a habit out of arriving at your home as soon as we are able. We always aim to arrive within hours of your initial call, as we understand how essential it is to deal with water damage as soon as possible. Once we arrive, our excellently trained IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians can do a brief investigation and then begin the remediation process.

SERVPRO can begin by removing the toe kicks from directly under the cabinet and feeding an air-blasting tube underneath. Hitting both sides of the wood helps to ensure the best chance of thoroughly removing the moisture. We can use dehumidifiers and ventilation fans to supply a constant stream of fresh and dry air, encouraging evaporation. Once done, we can use moisture meters to ensure that the levels are within an appropriate range. As a final touch, SERVPRO can use an antifungal agent to kill any mold colonies that may be forming, but cannot be seen by the naked eye yet.

When sudden water damage impacts your home, never wait to get help. Dial (480) 503-2090 to get in contact with SERVPRO of Phoenix. Day or night, 24/7, we're constantly available to help you.

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Identifying Potential Sources of Mold Damage in Phoenix Homes

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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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Quick And Efficient Water Damage and Water Removal Services in Phoenix After A Disaster

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Drips and Small Leaks in Phoenix Can Lead to Significant Water Damage

SERVPRO Offers Restoration and Cleanup from Water Intrusions

Water damage can be tricky to control in Phoenix homes. When water finds its way into structural cavities of your home, it creates trapped pockets of saturation. Locating water in these spaces often requires using advanced moisture detection meters; otherwise, the moisture continues to wreak havoc on structural components. This dampness can result in odors at a minimum, but the more significant damage may surface when materials begin to shrink, delaminate, split, and deteriorate demanding costly repairs. 
 
If you detect excess water or moisture in your Phoenix home, you need to contact an experienced water removal service to control the damage. At SERVPRO, we have a team of highly trained, highly skilled restoration experts who can respond quickly to your water damage emergency in Phoenix. Our equipment is up to scratch with IICRC guidelines, and our methods are designed to accelerate the drying process and help you get back to your life as soon as possible. 
 
There are many different causes of flooding and water damage in the house. Some of the factors that may necessitate water removal services include clogged toilets, leaky dishwashers, broken dishwasher hoses, broken pipes, leaky roofs, overflowing washing machines, foundation cracks, and plumbing leaks. Weather-related events such as heavy rain, floods, and heavy snow can also lead to excess water in your home. 
 
SERVPRO has a wide range of tools for dealing with both major and minor water damage situations. Too much water can cause significant destruction to your property, so it is important to initiate the water removal process immediately. By starting the cleanup job sooner rather than later increases the chances of saving water-soaked carpets, furniture, clothing, rugs, and other items. 
 
Assessing the extent of the water damage is essential before choosing the water removal procedure to avoid further loss. Water damage comes in some categories. The first category refers to clean water and does not present a threat to humans. It can come from sink overflows or broken appliances, among other sources. The second category refers to gray water, and it is typically contaminated with microorganisms, putting you at risk if ingested. Possible causes include seepage, broken sump pumps, and broken toilets. The third and most severe category of water damage is known as black water. It is packed with bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens, with sewage problems being the most common source. 
 
The water removal process involves using different materials and procedures with the aim of saving cherished belongings. While SERVPRO specializes in mitigating water damage, our success depends on the amount of water causing the damage and the severity of the situation. 
 
If your home has sustained extensive water damage, SERVPRO of Phoenix has the tools and the means to assist. We are available around the clock and can provide swift water removal services at your request anytime. Call us today at (480) 503-2090.

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Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage In Phoenix

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Phoenix, we do everything possible to reduce the damage to your home from a fire.

Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage In Phoenix

Phoenix homeowners deal with a problem a week; at least it feels that way sometimes. Usually, it is minor like washing chalk art off the driveway and the side of the house 10 minutes before a backyard party is supposed to begin. Sometimes, the problem is a serious one, like a fire.

Even with fire damage, Phoenix homeowners face a less serious problem than at first glance. Most fires do not destroy a home or result in the need for massive reconstruction. Often, the level of damage requires extensive cleaning. With over 20 years of experience, SERVPRO has categorized the damage into three levels and designed our restoration plan around them.

Minor Damage is the most common level of a fire. Here, there is no structural damage to repair or restore, and only a few walls and ceilings might need repainting. Property loss is usually smaller items like books, delicate clothing, and perhaps small appliances. Smoke and soot residue is the bulk of the cleaning issues, but it is only light to moderate. Our technicians wipe this away with dry sponges and perhaps with a mild cleaning agent.

With Medium Damage, there is still little physical damage to the structure. The odors generated by smoke and soot are stronger in the walls and ceilings, which requires additional labor hours by SERVPRO technicians to deodorize the home. Smoke and soot residues are thicker and require more time and stronger cleaning agents to remove them. More and larger property is written off at this level, to include chairs, mattresses, and other furniture. The home requires extensive repainting throughout, and the finish on wood floors may need replacing.

Major Damage is where we see a structural loss. It is particularly severe near the fire point of origin with the replacement of interior walls a must and often the wall framing behind them as well. If the fire burned long and hot enough, the flames reached the attic or crawlspace. When this happens, there is damage to the roof and the support structure underneath it. Smoke and soot residues cover most if not all of the house which requires more time, cleaning agents, and specialized equipment like foggers to remove the residue and the odors they leave behind as well. Personal property loss is massive at this level.

At SERVPRO of Phoenix, we do everything possible to reduce the damage to your home from a fire. In addition to cleaning and restoration, our office can help you rebuild your home and work with your insurance company, for the full coverage you paid for over all those years. Call us today at (480) 503-2090 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Practical Help After Crime Scene Disturbance In Phoenix

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Phoenix Does Not Compute for Crime Scene Cleanup without SERVPRO

Biohazardous Chemicals and Compounds Are Safely Cleaned Up and Removed by Skilled SERVPRO Technicians

The stress of dealing with criminal activity in your home need not be exacerbated by a do it yourself cleanup. Because the substances needing disposal are often dangerous or difficult for a layperson to manage, it is best to engage a professional service. SERVPRO offers compassionate and properly trained technicians to put your home back in order.

A home invasion cut mercifully short by watchful neighbors calling 911 still leaves you with crime scene cleanup at your Phoenix home. You and your family are safe but terrified. The terror feels like it may never end as your living areas were damaged first by the accused and then further disrupted by the police intervening and then completing their investigation. Our trauma and crime scene abatement team knows and follows applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and rules when cleaning and restoring your house. 
 
If ever you needed SERVPRO to come through on our promise to make it “Like it never even happened,” crime scene cleanup is near the top of the list. Biohazards like blood and dangerous and irritating chemicals suddenly permeate your home, and you have neither the knowledge nor the energy to deal with their appropriate removal. Specialized training readies our crews to seek out all the debris scattered throughout your home due to the crime and the police actions and follow up. We take all precautions to manage every cleanup aspect relating to the crime and its aftermath. Knowing what you or your family endured is motivation to clear away every scrap of evidence that the unthinkable took place in your home. 
 
Damage from fights, debris from firearms or other weapons, bodily fluids from victims or perpetrators alike, and the whole gambit of police evidence gathering materials end up bagged and taken from your premises. Carpets cleaned, walls washed, holes filled in and touched up with paint go a long way to restoring a sense of control and peace even after disruptive or deadly force shatters your quiet enjoyment of your home. 
 
SERVPRO of Phoenix has the training, technicians, and equipment to set you and your family on the path to trauma recovery. Call us at (480) 503-2090 day or night for fast, professional help from our kind and efficient team.

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

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

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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Some Mistakes in Phoenix Water Damage Remediation You Should Avoid

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

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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