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Identifying Potential Sources of Mold Damage in Phoenix Homes

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold Seeks Moisture and a Food Source

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

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

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

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage In Phoenix 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)

Why SERVPRO Practical Help After Crime Scene Disturbance In Phoenix 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)

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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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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