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A Difficult But Essential Job, Crime Scene Cleanup in Phoenix

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard A Difficult But Essential Job, Crime Scene Cleanup in Phoenix For Crime Scene Cleanup in Phoenix Call SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for a Professional Approach to Cleanup After a Crime Has Occurred

The aftermath of trauma or a crime needs cleanup and closure, and no town, city, or area of the country is immune to this need. Only specially trained disaster restoration company technicians are certified to complete this disturbing and necessary job. SERVPRO offers this critical service in our community.
 
It is overwhelming to have to deal with the knowledge that a traumatic event occurred in your home. Whether or not you were present in the room where the crime happened, you must cope with the knowledge every day after that. As the authorities depart from the crime scene, you must arrange for a biohazardous cleanup of your Phoenix home. Our trauma and crime scene cleanup division helps you with this challenging task, following all federal, state, and local rules to keep both residents and work crew members safe until the job is complete.
 
When a crime happens in your house, the affected areas are not your own until an official inquiry is conducted and completed. All manner of evidence collecting materials eventually litter the spaces including fingerprint powder and other chemicals. If an injury or death occurred, there might be blood and other bodily fluids and tissues, potentially containing bloodborne pathogens. The procedure used that cleans and disinfects the surfaces contaminated with residues is prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SERVPRO ensures that all technicians responding to crime scene cleanup have the appropriate training and certifications.
 
Substances used to subdue like teargas or pepper spray are irritants not easily cleaned by conventional means. If drugs were present, their compounds are pervasive, found on surfaces and in the air, and all remnants must be cleaned up and properly discarded for you to live safely in your own home again. The SERVPRO crime scene teams manage this cleanup as well, taking care to leave your home as close to pre-crime as possible.
 
Throughout any crime scene clean up our employees demonstrate respect and empathy to those returning to the home. Compassionate and committed to doing their very best, crime scene technicians take pride in the services they offer you.
 
Should the unthinkable happen and your need crime scene cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268. Everyone, from office staff to the technicians who respond wants to help you out during this tough time.

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Investigating and Restoring Mold Damage in Central Phoenix

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Investigating and Restoring Mold Damage in Central Phoenix Don't ignore mold in your home. It can spread quickly and do a great deal of damage. Contact SERVPRO today to start the remediation process.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Cause of Mold Damage in Your Home

A mold infestation can grow across bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. It usually appears as a series of splotches or streaks across walls and ceilings. In many cases there is also an accompanying odor that is the first signal to a homeowner there may be a problem.

Mold damage is not just a visual problem though. It is also responsible for permanent damage to organic material in Central Phoenix homes. Knowing how to combat the damage and prevent further problems requires a company trained in remediation and restoration of mold in the structure and personal property. SERVPRO has extensive experience and training supporting Arizona homes and residents.

Our first task is to control the mold at its source. We set up containment around the affected area using heavy plastic sheeting to cover entrances and exits and then seal the HVAC vents to prevent mold from spreading through the duct work. Technicians also set up negative air machines to reduce the number of airborne spores while they remove mold from the affected area.

Next, we remove the contamination. Any structural or personal property item we cannot clean, we dispose of according to local regulations. Before moving any item out of the containment area, technicians clean it using vacuums with HEPA filters, dry wiping with sponges or cloths, and using anti-fungal and anti-microbial cleaning agents.

After removing the mold, we lower the moisture levels to normal. The fastest way to bring down the humidity is to use air movers and exhaust fans to replace the damp air inside the affected area with drier air from outside the structure. Technicians also place dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air.

Cleaning the contaminated area and property and removing loose mold does not prevent further growth with excess moisture in the air or surrounding property such as drywall. Spores from outside the affected area move in once we remove the containment sheeting and then it starts again.

Removing mold and restoring your home is not a simple or short process. SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is ready to help you through it however and explain every step as we go. If you need our services or just suspect you have a mold problem, call us at (602) 386-4268 today.

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Your Phoenix Area Home and Fire Damage

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Phoenix Area Home and Fire Damage Restore Your Fire Damaged Home in Phoenix with SERVPRO's Help and Expertise

Rely on SERVPRO for Great Restoration After a Fire

Dealing with a fire itself can be rough, but then you get into dealing with your insurance company, and it turns into something else entirely. If you file your paperwork incorrectly or say something the wrong way, your insurance company may just decline to pay.
 
Even if you do not have fire damage insurance for your Phoenix area home, you can get the help you need. Try to get help through an online fundraiser; people may very well help you out if they feel that your cause is just. You can also go to your church for help, The American Red Cross, or even FEMA. There is an abundance of disaster relief programs available in your area, the point is, never give up before you have exhausted every alternative.
 
SERVPRO shares your eagerness, thoughts, and concerns over recovering your property after a fire. We always steer our mentality to restoration before replacement. If an item is restorable, we do our best to get it done the right way. We have an entire team of expertly trained technicians who prioritize certain aspects of your restoration, striving to reduce interruptions and minimize the number of losses you experience after a fire.
 
While every situation has its unique circumstances, having a preferred vendor, like SERVPRO, helps reduce costs and get you the best results possible. We do everything from inspecting everything to eliminate potential hazards to putting the finishing touches on your restoration, providing you with a one-stop source for all of your restoration needs, and more.
 
SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians have helped homeowners just like you overcome fire damage of all shapes and sizes. A small kitchen fire or an entire structural fire can look far worse than it is. Your stove's ventilation hood might melt while if, given the right attention, your countertop, cabinets, walls, floor, and ceiling recover nicely. It just takes training and experience to understand what to do to help get everything looking normal again.  
 
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix provides you with more than normal recovery services; we go beyond what someone might expect. Call us today for access to true fire damage restoration services. (602) 386-4268

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Getting Proper Help To Combat Water Damage Situations Occurring In your Phoenix Area Home

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Getting Proper Help To Combat Water Damage Situations Occurring In your Phoenix Area Home Phoenix Water Problem? Call SERVPRO for Swift Help

SERVPRO Provides Professional Restoration Post Water Intrusion

Water can be quite ruthless; it can bore through solid materials like concrete or blocks if given enough time and cleverly makes its way into any crack or crevice found on your property. It is thoughtless, unconcerned, or impartial to whether or not it does damage to your home.
 
A professional water damage restoration specialist in Phoenix can help you fight back against water issues plaguing your home.  With a variety of tools, experience, and training a quality technician can make the most of what your insurance company provides and work hard to produce the results you deserve. There is no reason for you to take problems like this on alone, in fact, it is likely better that you seek help from the start.
 
SERVPRO  technicians respond to a variety of water intrusion situations, providing customers with a solution to each one in detail. During the winter months, you may have problems with frozen or broken pipes. When a pipe bursts, you can easily find your home filled with over 6-inches of water within minutes.
 
Some SERVPRO customers have had issues with their pool. Where you empty, clean, and then refill your pool, only to become distracted, having chlorinated water run across their freshly manicured lawn directly into their basement, flooding storage and causing significant damages.
 
SERVPRO also responds to a variety of issues concerning washing machines or dishwashers. A malfunctioning appliance can flood your home within minutes, leaving little time to react. Causing serious damage to your flooring, furniture, and belongings, or even leading to additional hazards that make it hard to recover.
 
It takes industrial-grade water extraction equipment and infrared moisture detectors to get water out of every nook and cranny; it is just not enough to mop up and move on. Cleaning, deodorization, and sanitation technicians with the proper IICRC certification provide you with your best opportunity for recovery.
 
All you have to do is contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix to receive quality one-stop solutions; we can help you recover from most of the problems that occur in your home, call today. (602) 386-4268

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Flooding and How the Quality of Water affects You.

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

If you experience flash flooding and water rises above the main level of your home, you need to be aware of the quality of the water soaking through your drywall and damaging your floors. This water is called “Cat 3” or Category 3, the worst quality of water measured. Cat 3 water can contain chemicals, carcinogens, sewage, and dead animals. It is important you do not come in direct contact to Cat 3 water. As a professional restoration company, SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090, 24/7 365, is experienced at extracting the water and removing all materials affected by this type of water. We also use EPA registered antimicrobial solutions to kill bacteria and make the structure safe for human habitation. Our technicians are trained to take care of your possessions and we will be with you every step of the way.

The Responsibility of the Homeowner in a Water Loss.

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

It seems obvious, but the absolute first thing you do when encountering a pipe burst and water pouring through your home is to turn off the water. You need to have at your disposal a water meter wrench (you can get one for less than $20.00 from your local hardware or Big Box store). Some houses and most commercial properties have a main water shut off valve inside the house, but most do not, and it is important to train everyone from teenagers to seniors how to use the wrench to cut off your water meter. The difference between a 500 gallon water loss and a 5,000 gallon water loss can be enormous. Next call us, SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090, 24/7 365, and your insurance agent. We can refer a competent plumber to repair any damage to water pipes. If you call a plumber first, beware of those who offer to have “someone they trust” come to remove the water and dry the house. Make sure they have all of the proper certifications.   Our goal is to return your house to pre-loss condition as affordably as possible. Just remember this: We are….faster to any disaster!

What does it matter if I dry a water loss or not?

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

In the 90’s Mold became the Cause Celeb, especially that strain of “Black” Mold, Stachybotrys, that struck fear in the hearts of thousands of Americans. Even though that hysteria has passed, it is no joking matter to have mold growing in your home. It is true that mold spores are everywhere, but for mold to grow you have to have two things: 1) food; and 2) water. There is very little you can do to remove all “food” sources in a house, but you can eliminate the water factor. When you have a water loss, it is incredibly important to completely dry the area affected so mold will not grow. If you call SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480-503-2090,  24/7 365 , we will make sure your house is dry.

"Water, Water Everywhere/Nor any Drop to Drink"

10/13/2016 (Permalink)

These famous lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" are spoken by a sailor on a becalmed ship, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by salt water and speak to the desperation one feels when events are out of control.  We at SERVPRO of Phoenix are familiar with helping property owners who feel that way and can help them get back in control with our experienced technicians and our state of the art drying equipment.  We practice the Science of Drying.....and we specialize in restoring your property.  We are a "One Stop Shop" - a company who can dry your property, take care of your contents, and rebuild if necessary.  Call us at 480-503-2090 and we will be there 24/7, 365.