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How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage in Phoenix

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage in Phoenix Call SERVPRO Franchise professionals to restore your fire damaged home.

When Fire Damage Happens to Your Phoenix Property These Services Get Things Under Control

After a fire happens to someone's Phoenix-area home, the occupants need to face many immediate changes in their lives. The differences between the time before the fire and afterward carry over into work and school, obligations to family and friends, hobbies, and everyday mundane activities. We have several services that help put you back into control over different aspects while others dramatically decrease the amount of damage your personal belongings experience.  

If your home in Phoenix sustains fire damage that makes your home unlivable and needs mitigation and restoration work to make it habitable again, we can help. We have teams of specialists that do this type of work, as well as other teams that take care of other details.  

To protect your home from both the elements and possible intruders, we protect the exterior of your home with board-up services, tarping, temporary fencing, and temporary lighting, if needed. These small acts protect your property but also decrease your liability. Prevention of additional damage by vandals or thefts by those wishing to take advantage of your situation is another benefit.  

One of our teams can do initial cleaning once the structure is deemed safe to enter. We clean these surfaces within the first 48 hours after a fire to decrease the likelihood of permanent etching, marring, and staining caused by soot and smoke residue. Many surfaces that otherwise survive a fire can become unusable because of the corrosion that occurs with even the thinnest layers of the finest soot.  

Boxing up of your personal belongings for cleaning and deodorization at our facility protects them and keeps anything from becoming lost. During this process, we compile a detailed inventory of each item, with any visible damage noted. The inventory sheets allow you to find items you need immediately for your family quickly.  

When items need specialized care from outside restoration experts, as in the case of antiques, fine art, and heirloom or fragile items, we can wrap these in shrink-wrap for extended storage, as well as more secure handling and shipment, if necessary.  

SERVPRO of Central Phoenix offers the residents of Camelback East, Encanto, and the Sky Harbor area these and other services. Fire damage can make your life stressful and feel uncertain. We do our best to bring this phase of your life to a conclusion and work with you every step of the way. Call (602) 386-4268 for skilled professionals who can give you expert guidance during this time.

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Learn The Top Three Signs Of Water Damage In Your Phoenix Home

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn The Top Three Signs Of Water Damage In Your Phoenix Home Discoloration of the paint on the wall shows water damage and needs restoration. Call our team today and save time and money with their expertise.

Identifying The Tells of Water Damage in Phoenix

Identifying signs of water damage to your Phoenix home sooner rather than later can make a difference of thousands of dollars in restoration expenses. SERVPRO technicians maintain readiness on a 24/7 basis to respond quickly to floods, burst pipes, and other calamities, saving time and money by getting to the job site faster. By identifying and treating problems earlier, we can help to prevent situations such as mold growth and severe oxidation from causing damage to the structural components of your home. Here are a few signs that may indicate water damage in your home.

Discolored Materials
Many materials common in homes in Phoenix show water damage through discoloration. Pigments used in fabrics, paints, flooring, and other surfaces can change color on a permanent or temporary basis when they come in contact with water. The shape, spread, and specific color of these spots can vary depending on how much water has been released, and what materials it has already come in contact with. One of the most destructive processes in a water damaged home is color bleed from one fabric to another, but a fast call to SERVPRO can help to avoid color bleeding.

Unusual Smells
Several different complications of water damage can create unusual and off-putting smells, sometimes very soon after the damaging water incident happens. Oxidizing metals, freshly-soaked wood, and other materials, and long-term mold growth can all create unique and pungent odors in your home. While smells can be useful to identify a problem, you do not want them around forever, which is why SERVPRO technicians use multiple deodorization methods to rid your home of any unwanted smells.

Sounds
Unusual sounds behind walls and below floors could be indicative of a water leak or other plumbing issue in your home. Drips may be obvious when you hear them, but be alert for other unusual sounds as well. Water at high pressure inside pipes in your home can create unique sounds when something is amiss.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix helps Valley homeowners save big on water leaks, floods, and other disasters in their residences. Call us at (602) 386-4268.

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After A Flood In Your Phoenix Home, You Need To Contact Our Experts At SERVPRO Immediately!

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After A Flood In Your Phoenix Home, You Need To Contact Our Experts At SERVPRO Immediately! Give our SERVPRO of Central Phoenix rapid response team a call at the first sign of an emergency!

Debris Removal And Cleanup After Flooding In Phoenix Homes

Natural disasters can affect Phoenix homes at certain times of the year where heavier rainfall can get expected. While the better part of the year is dry, certain seasons can bring about heavy rains without much warning that can pool above the arid ground without saturating. This phenomenon is one of the ways that flash flooding can occur, and it has affected more homes in the area than many homeowners might care to believe.

It is challenging to prepare for flood damage in Phoenix, but the possibility of this occurrence persists. Recovering from a situation like this is nothing that homeowners can do on their own, and it becomes a situation better left to highly-trained professionals like our SERVPRO team. Our professionals are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and provide effective mitigation solutions designed to protect structural elements of your home and its contents before they become irreparably damaged by floodwaters.

Securing professional restoration like ours is not difficult to do, but the faster that you react to the situation the better likelihood you have of protecting the belongings and contents of your home that matter most. Debris removal is among the chief concerns for our technicians on site, as these can also be contaminated from outside sources like sewage systems or oil and chemicals to provide a hazard to the occupants of the household. Cleaning up this mess must happen quickly, along with efficient extraction and drying solutions.

Cleaning up the mess within the house after the areas have gotten thoroughly dried can be as basic as steam cleaning and scrubbing lightly affected surfaces, or it can be as involved as removing damaged materials too damaged to preserve. It is a commonplace to remove materials saturated by floodwaters to prevent persistent potential contaminants from existing in the home and reducing the possibility of situations like mold growth.

While you might not expect flooding to occur as readily as it does to area homes, storms and other factors can allow it. Give our SERVPRO of Central Phoenix rapid response team a call at the first sign of an emergency at (602) 386-4268.

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Leaks, Storms, & Flooding Can Lead to Mold Growth in Phoenix Homes

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Leaks, Storms, & Flooding Can Lead to Mold Growth in Phoenix Homes Our SERVPRO team is here to help you get the mold monsters out of your home!

Precursors to Mold Damage in Phoenix

Mold damage in Phoenix is not always a random occurrence. Most of the time, some specific events and reasons cause mold to grow in your home, and while they may not always lead to a fungal problem, we have seen enough cases over the years to know just how vulnerable most residences in the area are. Mold grows best in dark, humid environments, and while you might think that weather in the area provides sufficient protection from this threat, the truth is that spores might be waiting for a chance to grow anywhere in your home if any of these events happen.

You've Sprung a Leak

Leaking pipes, faucets, and other water-based fixtures in your Phoenix home could all contribute to mold growth in the near future. Spores grow quickly around any water source they can find, even if the volume of water is very small. So long as moisture remains consistent in the area, the types of hardy fungi found in the desert can start to grow. If you have discovered any leaks in your home or suspect that they may exist, there is a good chance that your home is hiding a past or present mold infestation.

A Storm Came Through

When storms come through the Valley, they create an excellent opportunity for mold to grow in your home. Any leaks in your roofing or siding could contribute to an infestation somewhere in your home. SERVPRO technicians can use advanced moisture detection tools such as thermohygrometers to detect unusual levels of moisture anywhere in your home.

You Had a Flood

When people think of flooding, their minds often conjure images of crashing waves and violent storms. However, many of the damage-causing floods we help out with start with problems as mundane as a malfunctioning dishwasher. Any time a large part of your home's flooring becomes covered in water should be treated as a potential precursor to a mold problem.

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SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is there to help when you suspect that your home may have fallen victim to mold damage. Call us at (602) 386-4268 for fast and inexpensive restoration and remediation services.

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Kitchen Appliances Can Cause Major Water Damage To Your Phoenix Home

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Kitchen Appliances Can Cause Major Water Damage To Your Phoenix Home We're available every day of the year with 24-hour emergency services.

Water Cleanup Teams Fix Flooding From A Slipped Feed Line in Your Phoenix Kitchen

Moving your furniture around to clean more thoroughly behind and underneath rarely causes a problem in your Phoenix home. Things can get a bit trickier when you pull water-fed appliances out from their assigned spaces so you can deep clean in these usually hidden areas. You must be very careful when moving your dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine around.

It only takes one loosened water line to flood your kitchen in your Phoenix home, but our water cleanup team can get things back to normal. Lost water can spread out over your floor where it makes a visible mess, but it can also seep into any cracks in the corner between the floor and the wall, or elsewhere. The water can flow underneath the floorboards and cause underlay materials to swell.

When a kitchen's floor is carpeted, SERVPRO technicians work fast to get it completely dry. Padding can contain a lot of water. While we can often salvage a carpet even if it is loaded with water, as long as it is Category 1, it is not cost effective to save the padding. Not only does padding disintegrate when soaked, but it can make it more difficult to get the floor below it to dry quickly.

Our IICRC-certified Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) can pull your carpet up and away from the floor, remove the wet padding, and dry the carpet. Drying a carpet this way, called floating, keeps the rug from stretching and dries it thoroughly. Relaying it once dry means you do not need to replace your carpet. Extracting the water from your kitchen requires the use of not only drying equipment but also extraction equipment.

SERVPRO makes sure the water line gets reattached to the appliance, and then we begin using different extraction and cleanup devices. If water splashed onto walls and soaked in, we can use our Injectidry to air out and dry the interior of the wall. If your kitchen has linoleum or another non-porous flooring, we can use our hand-held wands to pull up escaped water. Other types of drying equipment get your kitchen dry again by removing water vapor and keeping it from condensing on surfaces in your kitchen and other areas of your home.

SERVPRO of Central Phoenix serves Encanto, also, and can help provide water cleanup services that keep your home protected from mold and secondary water damage. Call us at (602) 386-4268. We're available every day of the year with 24-hour emergency services.

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When A Water Damage Accident Occurs In Your Phoenix Home Call Our Team At SERVPRO

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When A Water Damage Accident Occurs In Your Phoenix Home Call Our Team At SERVPRO Whenever your home suffers fire, water, mold, or flood damages, never hesitate to call for our help.

Swift And Friendly Water Cleanup Services In Phoenix

Despite our best efforts, accidents can happen and they can leave our homes in dire need of emergency water cleanup services. In your home, an old and vulnerable pipe in your entertainment room cracked and began to leak water onto the floor while you were at work. Upon returning home, you found several centimeters of water on your floor that was just too much to handle by yourself. In these situations, it's always wise to call for professional help as soon as possible.

Calling professional water cleanup services for your Phoenix home and address the problem as swiftly as possible can not only help prevent further damage, but it can make it easier to remediate the damage that has already happened. If the water lingers, it can be absorbed by the porous materials around it, potentially creating an ideal environment for mold growth. Furthermore, the wooden parts of the furniture in your entertainment room could begin to swell and crack. The faster the water is extracted, the better.

When you need swift reaction times and friendly service, SERVPRO is the right choice for you. We are open 24/7 and always prepared to help you as quickly as we can. Once we receive your call, we make it a priority to get to your home as fast as we can, so our IICRC-certified technicians can begin the remediation as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO only uses advanced technology designed to clean up excess water as fast as possible. Our techs can use extractors to draw the water out of the floor rug in your entertainment room while the device also dries it simultaneously with its heating element. SERVPRO also can use devices such as air movers, axial fans, drying mats, and dehumidifiers to help draw moisture out of your furniture and out of the wooden flooring. After our job is finished, we can return your home to you in its preloss state.

Whenever your home suffers fire, water, mold, or flood damages, never hesitate to call for our help. Dial SERVPRO of Central Phoenix by dialing the number (602) 386-4268. Day or night we're ready to help you.

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Call The Experts To Safely Remove Mold From Your Phoenix Home

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call The Experts To Safely Remove Mold From Your Phoenix Home Mold can quickly spread out and cover more space in your home if not dealt with immediately.

How Excessive Numbers of Microbes Cause Mold Damage to Your Phoenix Home

On occasion, SERVPRO technicians find that a homeowner is disappointed that we cannot completely eliminate the microbes from their Phoenix property. Every location on our planet holds some microbes, including the harshest climates. The real problem with microorganisms in our living spaces involves their overpopulation.
 
The goal of remediation in a property in Phoenix is to remove existing mold damage and reduce the microbial population to a reasonable, acceptable number. A small number of microbes in a relatively dry setting does not lead to mold damage or undesired health effects. Complete elimination is not possible because of air currents, clothing, pets, inanimate objects, and even food reintroduce microbes into your home continuously.
 
Mold damage occurs because a few microbes come into contact with water while near a food source. Microbes such as mold need cellulose-based materials to survive while in an active state. Your home contains a high amount of such materials. Most of the time, all microbes need is a small amount of moisture, and then they quickly spread out, covering more and more space.
 
As mold spreads out, the individual microorganisms attach themselves to the surface and dig into it with their hyphae. These hyphae are the equivalent of a plant's root system. They look very similar and function as an anchor. As the mold consumes the material it is attached to, this material begins to disintegrate. The hyphae break it apart, slowly and steadily, continually reaching down deeper into the material.
 
Mold damage steadily worsens, which is why SERVPRO specialists make sure the area receiving remediation remains enclosed. We understand that disturbing mold causes mold to release spores into the air. Having the area surrounded by a negative air pressure chamber keeps these spores safely where we want them. We also make sure that all moldy materials stay enclosed in the area and only leave once we have placed them in double bags and securely closed them.
 
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is ready to help remediate any areas in your Camelback East, Encanto, or Midtown residence stricken by mold damage. Call us at (602) 386-4268, our 24-hour service line so that we can provide you with more facts about mold found in your property.

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Phoenix Commercial and Municipal Buildings Benefit from Fast SERVPRO Water Removal--Book Us Now!

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Phoenix Commercial and Municipal Buildings Benefit from Fast SERVPRO Water Removal--Book Us Now! Phoenix Library Branches and Many Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation

Efficient Water Removal for a Water-Damaged Phoenix Library

With the high volume of foot-traffic, you can expect every day at a Phoenix library, taking care of emergencies is not only just a good business practice but one that helps to preserve the investment of the library management, typically the municipality. With water loss incidents, no matter how localized, the books and collected works throughout the facility immediately become at risk of moisture exposure that could ruin them.

Whenever a disaster like this occurs, you need prompt water removal services for the Phoenix area library. Our SERVPRO professionals have content loss training to help mitigate the situation as soon as we arrive. While the priority in these situations is to extract the excess water from the affected areas, it is also to preserve the items and contents of the building that are now at risk of moisture damage and exposure to active mold spores in a humid environment.

Shortly after you call, our mitigation and loss recovery team load up the Green Fleet vehicles with our equipment and head out to your address. Once we arrive, we put our estimator to work in determining the full range and extent of the damage and what it is going to take to restore the facility entirely. As part of this inspection, we determine the source of the loss and work within our capabilities to stop the flow of this source or to repair it.

Extraction is one of the initial steps to securing the facility, and this begins with the appropriate equipment from portable pumps to gas-powered extraction tools for fast removal. At this same time, our Contents Department technicians assess at-risk contents of the library to determine what works must get removed from the area to prevent contamination and damage until restoration completes.

The nature of books and magazines, documents, and other reading materials make them susceptible to water absorption from water vapor, not just puddles of water within the facility. Moving at-risk materials to a dry environment is crucial to preservation. Under extreme water loss conditions, we can pack out and dry these items off-site. Ask us about lyophilization.

Water removal services might not be something that you hope to need, but when the collected works throughout the library and its ability to serve the community is at risk, having professionals that can respond immediately can make all the difference. You can count on our SERVPRO of Central Phoenix rapid response team. Give us a call anytime at (602) 386-4268.

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Our Team Of Specialists Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Phoenix

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Team Of Specialists Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Phoenix Fire damage events can soil different surfaces and contents within your home.

Cleaning Your Phoenix Property During Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage events can soil different surfaces and contents within your home. To loosen the soils from the affected surfaces, you need professional restoration services. Before our experts can choose an appropriate method to clean the affected areas, we have to perform a site inspection. During the inspection, we identify salvageable items and the different kinds of smoke residues in your Phoenix property.

Mechanical actions are part of the procedures that our SERVPRO technicians employ to dislodge smoke particles during fire damage restoration in Phoenix. We usually use agitation methods before introducing other cleaning actions. For instance, if we start by using a wet cleaning technique, some surfaces can absorb the smoke particles and make the cleaning process more challenging. We employ mechanical cleaning procedures when we are dealing with non-greasy residues and when the surface can withstand the agitation.

In some situations, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to make some areas slippery for the cleaning process to be more efficient. We achieve that through a process known as lubrication. During the process, the bond between the surface and the smoke particles is loosened, and as a result, they slide into a cleaning agent. Some detergents can perform emulsification and lubrication at the same time. Where necessary, we can introduce chemical actions during the restoration process. We do that when the chemical process alters the particles and breaks their connection with the surface. For instance, we can remove oxidized stains from wool and cotton rugs through specific chemical actions.

Suspension and dispersion are part of the cleaning procedures that our SERVPRO technicians perform. Once the soils or particles are dislodged from the surfaces, we use a cleaning product that suspends and disperses them. Finally, we remove both the particles and the cleaning agent. We dispose of the extracted residues as per the local and state regulations.

SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is a trusted industry leader that uses specialized equipment to offer fire damage restoration and cleaning services. Our 24-hour emergency services meet the needs of both commercial and residential properties. Call us at (602) 386-4268 to have all your questions answered.

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The Real Truth About How the Latest Tools can Help to Overcome Phoenix Water Damage

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Truth About How the Latest Tools can Help to Overcome Phoenix Water Damage Water damage can sometimes seem overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO when your home faces water damage for water removal and cleaning services.

Use of Advanced Equipment Eases Restoration of Water Damage in Phoenix

Exposure to higher than usual levels of moisture ruins many items found in homes and other properties. Whether it is carpets, upholstery, wooden items, and even structural components like drywall, water affects them negatively after extended exposure. Therefore, any time water leaks and pools in unintended locations, you have to take measures to address the situation fast. We offer IICRC certified restoration services that can help you reverse the effects of an incident in your Phoenix home “Like it never even happened.”
 
Proper restoration of water damage in Phoenix can only happen after addressing all the ways water ruins property. Some materials like wood in furniture absorb moisture and swell. Others like drywall might become soft and lose structural strength. Our SERVPRO team is best suited to handle these problems because we have different types of equipment to fast-track water removal. We have submersible pumps and different types of water extractors to remove pooling water limiting the exposure time for drywall and furniture items.
 
Excess moisture easily causes mold and other microbial growth on materials such as upholstery, draperies, carpets and even wooden surfaces. As long as there is excess moisture in the air, mold keeps forming even after cleaning the area with antimicrobial solutions. Using high-speed air movers and industrial grade dehumidifiers, SERVPRO technicians pull the vapor from the air in the surroundings returning humidity levels to normal. Eliminating excess humidity deals a severe blow to mold proliferation.
 
When water invades properties, bad odors can develop. Odors can develop because of microbes, rotting materials or wastes spread to hidden areas by water flow. Regardless of the cause, it is necessary to deodorize the property to eliminate these odors. We use OSHA-approved cleaning agents to remove all soils or debris left by the pooling water because eliminating odor without dealing with the source is not likely to work. After cleanup, our SERVPRO crews use HEPA-filtered air scrubbers, ULV, and thermal foggers to deodorize your property eliminating all traces of bad odor.
 
By relying on advanced equipment and our IICRC training SERVPRO of Central Phoenix helps you regain full control of your water damaged property. You can reach us at (602) 386-4268 any time.

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