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How To Get Started With Water Damage In Phoenix
When our experts get called out to perform a water cleanup in Phoenix, we bring the cavalry with us.
An Expert's Guide To Water Cleanup In Phoenix
When problems with plumbing cause excessive pooling it requires removal equipment that most homeowners just do not own. Whether it's a slow leak or a full-scale burst pipe, the after-effects of crawlspaces, subfloors and carpet pads that become saturated by water can cause lasting harm to a property's structure.
When our experts get called out to perform a water cleanup in Phoenix, we bring the cavalry with us. Truck-mounted extraction units have stronger suction than their portable counterparts and can be vital in draining harder to reach areas. We usually reserve these trucks for commercial cleanups, but the large tanks they offer do come in handy for larger jobs at private properties.
When it comes to removing water, we use pumps at first, before moving in with more precise wet/dry vacuums and extraction wands. SERVPRO technicians must pass a stringent training program before working in our franchises. Their training allows them to use advanced techniques to make sure moisture can be removed from even difficult to reach areas.
Floorboards can be notoriously difficult to dry, which is why SERVPRO use flat lay drying techniques. A process by which a sheet is laid on the affected surface and air-circulation is applied. As the sheet inflates, water is drawn out and into the air. We have found this technique to be extremely useful in the removal of moisture from in between floorboards or gaps in your property's structure.
Carpets may be pulled up, pads replaced, and subfloors inspected to ensure every ounce of moisture has been removed. Once satisfied, SERVPRO can place rapid air-movers into the affected area. These circulate hot air, evaporating moisture. It is part of a two-step process that guards against the risk of mold or mildew buildup after a leak. The second step is to place humidifiers into the affected area and remove the evaporated moisture from the air.
At the conclusion of service, our technician can remove all equipment as well as any materials that need discarding. We can then walk you through the affected area to show you where work has been carried out, where items have been restored and which need replacing. At SERVPRO we know replacing items can get expensive, so we work toward restoration rather than a replacement to keep costs as low as possible for our customers.
If you need urgent water removal, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 for an expert solution.
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Smelly, Moldy Curtains in Phoenix? Don't Wait--Call SERVPRO Fast!
SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage in Phoenix, We Even Clean the Curtains
Protecting your Soft Valuables after Mold Damage in Phoenix
A musty odor can be a sign of mold growth in your home. Mold thrives on moisture, spreading through tiny, airborne spores. As these spores come into contact with wet or damp areas the conditions are ripe for full-scale mold growth which may have an unpleasant odor and can cause health effects. Porous materials like fabrics or upholstery are all items considered at high risk which, if left unchecked, may have to be destroyed.
So, how can property owners protect their possessions from mold damage in Phoenix? The answer is in responding quickly with a professional service. At SERVPRO our motto is to restore rather than replace. Make a quick phone call, and we can send in a trained, mold expert to inspect your property within four hours or less of notification of loss.
An inspection is designed to find, and then neutralize, the source of mold. Fungi can cause a structural issue, a result of wet/ humid weather conditions, or even a plumbing leak. The result is the same. Non-porous and semi-porous materials can usually be remedied using wet washing techniques followed by systematic drying. Porous possessions, which could include upholstery, clothing or fabrics may have to go to a facility for restoration through washing.
If your contents cannot be restored on site, your technician may recommend a pack-out procedure. A pack-out involves labeling all affected items and sending them to a SERVPRO facility. Here, we can use industrial-grade Esporta washing machines that are specially designed to deal with contaminated materials. These mechanical cleaning methods have a 90% restoration rate and could save your soft valuables. Again, we try to salvage our customers' possessions.
Not all soft valuables are salvageable, meaning that some may be discarded. We can take these materials with us after the service is complete and dispose of them properly to avoid further contamination. Those that are salvageable can be returned to a dry, deodorized and mold-free environment at the end of service.
If your soft valuables are showing signs of mold, you may not have to discard them. Contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 for a consultation and service.
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Our Commercial Water Damage Services In Phoenix Can Restore Your Office
Our commercial water damage SERVPRO technicians in Phoenix are highly trained and understand the importance of mitigating moisture quickly.
Our Commercial Water Damage Services
The pipe burst under the sink in the bathroom of your office building left a mess. The floors and walls are wet, and it appears that you may have to disrupt daily operations for awhile so that professionals can restore the office. It is wise to call us right away because excess water can cause damages to the structure of the building as well as to floor tiles and walls. Plus, if you allow water to stand inside the building for more than 48 hours, the mold may start to grow, which can cause health effects.
Our commercial water damage SERVPRO technicians in Phoenix are highly trained and understand the importance of mitigating moisture quickly. The team can use extractors, vacuums or pumps to remove water from the structure. After the migration phase, the team dries the area. Our crew may employ air movers or axial fans to dry the office. The team may also utilize dehumidifiers to reduce humidity and increase evaporation. We also may use dehumidifiers to pull in moisture and return dry, warm air inside the office environment. This step helps increase the drying phase.
We work fast to dry the area to prevent mold growth and to reduce the chances of other secondary issues such as wood rot from occurring. The crew can also pack out materials and contents inside the office. We itemize, categorize and store each item in a dry and safe area on or off-site until the restoration process is complete. We know that it is essential to keep your office functioning on a daily basis, which is why you can expect our techs to work quickly and to strive to get the job done right.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix provides commercial water damage restoration services that can restore your office when possible. Call us at (602) 386-4268 any time of the day or night to schedule an appointment. We are here to help and can return your office to its preloss condition.
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Stopping and Remediating Water Damage to Phoenix Homes
When facing a water damage incident in your home, it behooves you to contact SERVPRO quickly to dry out the area and remediate the damage.
SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Different Materials in the Home Absorbs Water at Different Rates
Phoenix homeowners have to deal with the effects of weather; the sun and the flash floods that happen every year. More flooding and other water issues occur and cost more annually due to plumbing and other internal problems than outside flooding.
Remediating water damage to Phoenix homes means first finding the source of the water and stopping it. SERVPRO restoration teams can perform routine plumbing repairs, to include replacing hoses and some types of piping. For major repairs, our team leader recommends to the homeowner to call in a licensed plumber.
In the meantime, technicians turn off the water main, if necessary, to stop further water intrusion. With that done, they remove any standing water or large puddles with extraction wands. These devices work well for shallow water, and with one or two, team members can complete a home in a day or two, depending on the total square feet involved.
With the water gone, SERVPRO technicians then examine the home for damage. They start with carpets and wood floors. Even after using the extraction wands, moisture can remain trapped in carpet fibers and between floorboards.
To dry carpets, team members lift them and roll them far enough to remove and dispose of the carpet pad. Each pad can hold a huge amount of water, are difficult to dry, and therefore, cheaper to replace than restore. They unroll the carpet back to its original position and open an entry and exit point opposite to each other. Technicians then set up an air mover to force warm, dry air under and over the carpet to dry it, while a fan at the exit point draws out the cool, damp air under the carpet and forces it outside the affected room.
Technicians use the same devices to dry the surface of wood floors. If there is water underneath the floorboards, they can also use the air mover with a hose to direct warm air in the cavity to speed up the drying process to prevent cupping, splintering, and other wood damage. This method also reduces the risk of a mold infestation.
When there is standing water in a home, the goal of SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is to remove it and remediate any damage before it becomes a permanent issue. If you need us, call (602) 386-4268 today. We are here for you.
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Eliminating and Preventing Mold Damage in Phoenix
Meet Our Future SERVPRO Mold Remediation Hero for the Phoenix Area
Phoenix Homeowners Call SERVPRO for Safe Mold Remediation
Phoenix residents rarely consider mold to be the same level of threat as a fire or one of the flash floods that can strike when the rains finally fall. The physical damage is not as explicit, but the cost to clean homes and remove mold growth each year still runs into the millions nationwide.
Mold damage to Phoenix homes usually starts in areas where owners and residents do not spend much time, or they walk in to accomplish a task and then leave quickly, such as attics and laundry rooms. When called in for a mold problem, SERVPRO restoration specialists look to these areas first as a probable point of origin for the mold.
Our specialists do this because mold cannot grow without enough moisture to cause dormant spores to expand and begin seeking out more water and a food source. Eliminating nearby sources of water forces the spores back to an inactive state, stopping mold growth. SERVPRO specialists can repair minor plumbing leaks that often lead to mold growth and also fix small tears in the roof or siding on a home that allows water inside. More extensive repairs require the hiring of outside contractors.
As the mold grows inactive, it dries out, and specialists can use vacuums with specially designed HEPA filters to trap mold spores off surfaces and even from the surrounding air. If the mold layer is very thick, they can also use water or a cleaning agent to break it up and then vacuum or wipe off the mold with a sponge. Soda blasting is a pressurized, abrasive method for removing visible mold growth from hard surfaces.
In areas where it is difficult to reach every surface, specialists can spray an anti-fungal agent to help eliminate all active spores or use a fogger to generate a cloud of chemical agent to stop growth. The fogger device is particularly useful in small, enclosed areas like attics, or even garages.
Finally, there is one thing a homeowner can do to prevent mold or stop it before it becomes a significant problem. Take a look around your out-of-the-way spaces at least once a year. Mold can grow almost anywhere, but a simple, visual inspection can quickly stop it. Remember also to use your nose, so if you detect that musty odor, which mold produces, call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268. We are here for you.
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Fire Damage Technicians Out of Phoenix Describe the Work Process
Any type of fire damage in your home can be overwhelming. Should your home suffer through a fire, contact SERVPRO right away.
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Any time a fire starts in Phoenix, the entire situation can be devastating. As soon as the blaze ignites the first step is to make sure everyone near it is safe. The next step is to put out the flames using water or an extinguisher. After it gets put out is when mitigation work is necessary. Anytime something burns inside your home, building materials and contents can receive a wide variety of types of damage. Therefore, mitigation and restoration procedures require utilizing different techniques.
The two main elements of a blaze that can cause problems are its heat and smoke. When mitigating fire damage in Phoenix, our SERVPRO technicians are trained to deal with the large variety of potential issues. We follow a set work process everytime from the beginning of a job until the end. Following a set process helps us make sure we do not miss anything and ensures the results are consistent.
Our SERVPRO restoration team is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week and know that professionalism begins as soon as we take your call. Once we arrive at your residence, we greet you and get your information to start our job file. We find out more from you about what happened and preview the loss.
The next step is the consult and test stage. Our IICRC certified estimators complete a full examination of the problems that took place as a result of the fire. We test clean affected contents and materials to see what we can restore and what will need to be replaced. During the inspection process, we listen to you to find out where all of the affected areas could be.
After we finish the inspection, we come up with a detailed initial estimate for you and your insurance adjuster. Once the work is officially approved we develop a work scope and plan the different types of mitigation procedures. If anything changes during the work process we work with you and your adjuster to approve the change. If you ever need help after something burns on your property, call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 any day of the week.
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Precautionary Measures To Prevent Flood Damages In Your Phoenix Home
Floods are invasive and destructive forces, especially when they can find their way into your home.
Precautionary Measures To Prevent Flood Damage
Natural disasters might not be everyday occurrences to those with homes in Phoenix, but the likelihood of it happening persists all the same. Flash flooding and flooding from the rise of creeks, streams, and rivers remain a threat throughout longer periods of rainfall spanning several days or more. Preparing yourself for a flood can be challenging, especially if you are not entirely certain of your home's structural defenses against the rising waters.
Floods are invasive and destructive forces, especially when they can find their way into your home. Not only are you getting the water damage itself, but other flood damages like mud and debris to clean up in your Phoenix home as well. Choosing the right professional restoration team to bring your home back from this often catastrophic event can make the ordeal less stressful and ensure that it gets done thoroughly.
One avenue that you should take to begin preparing your home for the possibility of flooding sometimes is to have your house inspected. This assessment would include areas like your crawl space and foundation but also look at areas like your roof and building materials for your home to determine their likelihood of keeping rushing flood waters out. Our SERVPRO technicians have done these assessments in the past, helping to locate problem areas that need to get addressed before they become costly avenues of flood damage.
Another thing that our SERVPRO professionals can do for your home is to install protective measures to divert water should it affect your home. For example, encapsulation of the crawlspace or the installation of a drain with a sump pump in this area can help to keep water out and continually divert potential problems far away from your house.
Some homeowners are not fortunate enough to think of the potential for flood damages before they happen, however. If you are already dealing with the harmful effects of a natural disaster, or even some water loss event that originated inside of your home, contact out SERVPRO of Central Phoenix water restoration specialists today at (602) 386-4268. We can respond quickly to help clean up the mess and restore your home back to preloss conditions.
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Eliminating Commercial Mold Damage In Phoenix
Phoenix DayCare Centers and Other Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Safe Mold Removal
Phoenix Business Buildings Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation
A mold infestation is the last problem Phoenix business owners consider. An environment like ours is simply not considered conducive to a mold threat.
The truth is that commercial mold damage can happen in any Phoenix business if there are enough moisture and a source of food such as most building materials. The temperature range for most molds to grow is 68 to 86 degrees, so SERVPRO technicians know that stopping mold by adjusting the temperature is rarely an option.
Removing mold damage from a facility like a daycare center means our restorations team needs to find and eliminate the source of a mold, not just clean out obvious indications like a black streak in a bathroom or kitchen. While mold affects property primarily, an extensive colony can adversely affect the health of a small number of people. The only way to prevent further growth and eliminate this threat is to remove every trace of mold spores the team can find.
SERVPRO technicians start with finding the moisture that allowed the first spores to expand and grow. Eliminating that forces the mold to quickly return to an inert state which is harmless to anyone around it. Inert mold spores also stop growing across or into surfaces. That stops current physical damage from getting worse and preventing new damage to ceilings, walls, and floors.
For any building material already penetrated by mold, the safest, and usually the most cost-efficient method is to dispose of it. Drywall is difficult to clean, and digging mold out of it quickly compromises the structural integrity. The labor cost to attempt to repair it is always more expensive than buying new panels.
After removing all damaged material, technicians spray the interior of the building with an anti-fungal agent to eliminate the spores. After it dries, team members wipe everything down to remove the now dead spores. Once completing removal, specialists use an air content meter throughout the facility to ensure the airborne mold count is back to a safe amount.
It is impossible to eliminate all mold, but SERVPRO of Central Phoenix can help you remediate damage to your business and prevent growth in the future. If you suspect a problem in your facility, call us today at (602) 386-4268. We are here for you.
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We Offer Reliable Fire Damage Services In Phoenix
SERVPRO has experience in fire damage restoration that you can trust.
Fire Damage Services
A fire in your home can be a scary and overwhelming experience. Smoke, soot, and flames can cause significant damage to your property. Fire residues can also ruin expensive furniture, carpeting as well as the flooring in your Phoenix home. Plus, fire can burn or char parts of the structure and materials in the home. Once the fire has been put out, dirt, soot, and offensive smoke residues can linger inside the home.
Professional SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Phoenix can restore your home when possible. Our trained crew can use a variety of cleaning methods to remove fire residues from the affected areas of your home. Fires can damage or weaken the structure of the home, which is why contacting us right away is wise. We are nearby and can be at your residence in a matter of hours after your initial contact.
After our team inspects the home for damages, they may perform minor repairs to the structure such as boarding up a missing window or door or taping to protect specific areas of the structure. If larger carpenter jobs are necessary, we suggest homeowners contact a general contractor. Removing items from the home that are unsalvageable like charred furniture and burned clothing and drapery is also part of the restoration stage. Items and materials in the home that are salvageable are cleaned, and sanitized and can be stored in a safe area away from the structure until the restoration is complete.
SERVPRO has experience in fire damage restoration that you can trust. They can use air scrubbers, fans and top-grade fogging equipment to quickly eliminate strong smoke odors. Also, they may use industrial cleansers to remove soot and dirt from the floors, walls, and ceilings. Industrial odor removal products may also be used to clean and remove odors from items and materials affected by the fire.
When possible, SERVPRO of Central Phoenix can restore your fire damaged property to its preloss condition. It is the goal of our certified team to make you feel “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (602) 386-4268 24/7 for our professional services.
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Understanding What Storm Damage Brings To Your Home In Phoenix
When storm damage strikes your Phoenix home, do not wait.
Understanding What Storm Damage Brings To Your Home
Flash flooding can cause anywhere between a moderate amount of damage to your property to immense damage. Because of Phoenix's unique geographic location, it is susceptible to the remnants of tropical storms, which originate from Pacific ocean, that hit the west coast of the US and Mexico. Flash flooding is just one of the many ways that these storms can impact specific areas of the state.
Storm damage can be incredibly damaging to your home in Phoenix. High winds and drifting debris can break a window and allow the waters to enter. As the storm recedes and some of the water goes with it, the nightmare might seem like it is ending. While the remainder of the situation can seem like nothing more than a massive mess to clean up, that is not always the case.
Flood waters are not always clean; in fact, they can often come riddled with chemicals, pesticides, petroleum products, and sewage. When the water becomes mixed with such things, it becomes unsafe for human contact and disposing of it is not a job for an amateur. When black water floods your home, it is best to call SERVPRO because we have the proper equipment and tools to deal with the problem.
Unfortunately, black water can ruin furnishings in your house. It is essential to understand and know what is safe to keep and dry out inside of your home, and what is not. For example, carpets must be thrown away after they have been soaked through with black water as they are no longer safe to keep. SERVPRO can sort through your belongings and advise you on what you can and what you should not keep. It is best to be safe, rather than sorry in these situations as remaining in contact with black water is unsafe for your health.
When storm damage strikes your Phoenix home, do not wait. As soon as you are able, call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix so that we can assist you with the damage and get your house back to normal. Call us today (602) 386-4268.
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Your Cleaning Staff May Be Causing Mold Damage in Your Phoenix Business
Mold can spread very quickly under certain conditions. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate a mold infestation on your business property.
SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remediate a Mold Infestation That Has Spread
On-staff cleaning or housekeeping services allow you to manage your cleaning needs for your Phoenix business directly. For many routine cleaning issues, this can be a good option, responsive and right on-site. Some problems such as microbial infestation can be a challenge, more than your in-house staff can manage. Calling on our specialized mold remediation crew can be the solution.
Mold damage in a Phoenix business always links to moisture. Your cleaning crews use water-based cleaning solutions throughout your commercial property. As long as these cleaners dry out properly, the risk of mold damage due to their use is minimal. When surfaces air dry, however, and even a small puddle or a few drops of water remain, opportunistic mold spores begin to grow in as little as 4 to 48 hours. Our workers see these effects of honest cleaning efforts on many mold abatement jobs and encourage an emphasis on drying during a cleaning routine as a deterrent after we complete remediation.
When your staff notices the signs of mold growth, such as visible staining or a musty smell, their vigorous response can worsen the condition. Without the mold remediation training SERVPRO technicians receive, your housekeepers might attempt to use only a diluted bleach solution to fight the mold. On a porous surface or joint such as drywall or grout, the watered down bleach saturates the material, actually feeding the mold growth with more moisture. The bleach lightens a mold stain but does not kill the entire colony, the living part of which can resume growth. Mold behind surfaces is undiscovered and multiplies unimpeded.
Feeling they conquered the mold outbreak, your cleaning staff moves on to another space. Each of your cleaning employees unwittingly can carry moldy debris from place to place on rags, sponges, buckets, and even their feet and clothing. SERVPRO mold remediation crews are familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols, the first of which is containment. Our team does all possible to prevent mold problems from spreading due to our efforts.
To contain mold damage, we use physical barriers and have negative pressure air scrubbers available to filter and exhaust the moldy debris during remediation where infestations are significant. After SERVPRO contains the area, we remove mold from surfaces and then employ an EPA registered antimicrobial to inhibit future growth. If porous materials appear infiltrated with the mold hyphae, we remove affected sections and dispose of them along with the other debris, following local and state codes.
Do not let a minor mold infestation in your business spiral out of control because of an inadequate response. SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is ready to assess and plan for successful mold remediation. Call us at (602) 386-4268.
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How Storm Damages Can Allow Flooding In Your Phoenix Home
Damages to this roof resulted in flood damage inside the home in several areas.
Damages to your home can allow rainwater to invade your home.
Often when homeowners think of flooding, they envision their entire neighborhood combatting several inches of water. As much of a possibility as this might be in light of certain conditions, this is not always the end all for flooding occurring in your Phoenix residence. In fact, something as simple as some storm damages to the exterior of your home could have large volumes of water penetrating into various areas in your house and spreading out to cause significant issues.
While you might not be able to visualize the kind of damage that could occur to your home to cause this kind of phenomenon, it is not as far-fetched as you might believe. High winds can shear off siding and shingles from a roof, just as torrential downpours can break limbs off of large trees on your property. With just a modest opening, flood damages can quickly appear in your Phoenix home amid a severe storm.
From the moment that water starts to work its way inside of your home, it does not take long for this water to spread out over as much of the affected areas as it can. The ideal thing for any homeowner to do in this situation is to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals to give them an opportunity to reach your home quickly and work to prevent the situation from getting any worse.
One of the initial things that must happen is the damage needs to get repaired to the exterior of your home. Whether portions of the roof or siding require replacement, large openings prevent restoration from occurring. Once this situation has gotten resolved, the extraction and drying can follow suit and steps officially begin to restore your home back to pre-water loss conditions.
Storm damages have been a contributing factor to many instances of flooding in the area over the years. Fortunately, you can depend on our SERVPRO of Central Phoenix restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and set things right. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (602) 386-4268.
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Choosing The Right Removal Approach For Mold Colonies In Your Phoenix Residence
SERVPRO can tackle any type of mold infestation in your Phoenix home.
SERVPRO is The Right Choice When it Comes to Mold Remediation
Phoenix homeowners can all agree that it gets rather hot throughout the area through a good portion of the year. Be mindful of the extensive cooling of your home, however, as condensation along with warmer temperatures could allow for mold growth in your home. While this might seem unreasonable to some homeowners, it is a lot simpler than you might believe to meet the necessary conditions for microbial and mold growth inside your residence.
Mold damage itself can appear in a multitude of ways, but most homeowners worry about the process of removing mold from their Phoenix homes. While this can be an involved process, to say the least, our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained in the most effective approaches for remediation and must get certified to the high standards of the IICRC before they can join our applied microbial remediation technician team.
From the moment that this team gets dispatched out to a home, our technicians work quickly to assess the full scope of the damage that your home faces and the appropriate equipment necessary to remove the colony and restore the damage to your home. This initial inspection is thorough, ensuring that nothing gets missed or overlooked and that you have ample opportunity to express your concerns and priorities for the team that works in your house.
Depending on the type of mold, as well as the type of surface or material it has seated inside, different approaches get taken to remove the colonies. Sometimes sanding is the best approach, while soda blasting is ideal for porous structural components with mold damages. The method chosen is based on what the technicians believe to be most effective and the conditions of the house and its occupants.
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Mold remediation is a process that most homeowners should never have to fully understand. Our SERVPRO of Central Phoenix mold remediation technicians can help you through every step of this process, and also work to provide the means of preventing the same occurrence in the immediate future. Our emergency response team is standing by 24/7 at (602) 386-4268.
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Fire Damage Technicians In Phoenix Explain Different Types Of Smoke Residues
Phoenix Smoke & Fire Damage? Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup, Restoration, and Odor Removal
The Nature of Soot and Smoke Dictate the Cleanup Method Utilized by SERVPRO for Phoenix Area Properties
Whenever a fire burns at your residence in Phoenix, heat, flames, and smoke can all damage items and cause problems. Building materials close to the source of the burn can suffer charring and heat damage. Smoke created by particles that do not entirely combust can travel throughout a building leaving behind, soils, soot residues, and unpleasant smells.
Residues vary according to what fuels burned in the fire. When restoring fire damage in Phoenix, multiple cleaning methods get implemented to remove the different types of soils. Other factors change the kind of residues that exist on surfaces after a burn including the rate of combustion and the amount of oxygen present during the fire.
Structural burns create smoke that is either wet, dry or a combination of the two. Many blazes generate various amounts of wet and dry smoke during different phases of the fire. The two types of smoke have different properties. Therefore our SERVPRO technicians utilize several techniques when cleaning.
Generally, soot residues left behind by wet smoke is more challenging to remove. Wet smoke is created when oxygen-starved, slow-burning fires, and smoldering take place. Synthetic materials such as foam, plastic, or rubber also tend to create wet smoke.
Wet smoke contains a higher number of aerosols such as varnishes, solvents, and other liquid components. With slow-burning fires, wet smoke does not get pulled by heat. Wet smoke can travel further and into deep cracks and crevices where smoke from a fast burning fire would not have gone.
Many times contents that get affected by wet smoke get ruined and must be replaced. Wet smoke can permanently discolor plastic items. Aerosols inside the smoke can penetrate and permanently stain finished surfaces. Wet smoke can also penetrate deep into unfinished surfaces causing permanent damage. For these reasons thermal fogging, when possible, recreates the path of the circulated smoke and soot and combines and neutralizes the odors inherent in these particles.
Materials that got affected by dry smoke during a blaze are the areas where cleaning and restoring is possible. Dry smoke is created when fires that burn natural materials like wood get plenty of oxygen and burn fast and hot. Dry smoke contains fewer aerosols and consists of dry particles that can be wiped of using dry sponges or water-based chemicals.
The combination of the two kinds of smoke change what can be saved with cleaning and what cannot. Call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 24/7 for a professional solution.
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Panicking Is Not an Option When You Face Water Damage In Phoenix
When water damage happens in your own home, it can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.
Team SERVPRO Quickly Remediates Water Damage in Your Home After an Inspection
Whether the result of water damage in your home is plumbing leaks or flooding, you need the right expertise and equipment to salvage your contents and return it to its preloss state. Professionals in the industry undergo specialized training that enables them to inspect and extract the water using the right techniques. When we are working on your Phoenix home, we document everything and at the end perform an analysis to determine whether all is back to normal.
Once you call our SERVPRO team, we conduct an inspection and assessment to determine the degree of water damage in your Phoenix home. During this step, we identify the source of the moisture and stop it if it is still flowing. We also look at the type - it can be black, gray or clean water - and settle on the most appropriate restoration process. To determine the degree of moisture penetration in your structure, we can use moisture meters and sensors.
When doing water extraction, our SERVPRO technicians use pumps as well as portable and truck-mounted water extractors. If the amount of water is massive; we may decide to use powerful truck-mounted systems. In most cases, the amount of space on the site determines the type of equipment we employ during water extraction. When necessary, we perform minor demolitions to create enough space.
After removing the water, it is time for our SERVPRO team to dry your structure. We set up air movers to enhance water loss through evaporation to the surrounding air. As they add moisture to the surrounding, the humidity rises, and there is need to extract the vapor from the air by using dehumidifiers through a process known as dehumidification. During the restoration, we track and monitor the content of moisture and stop once we reach the standard levels.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is an industry leader in storm, mold, fire and water damage cleaning and restoration. Call us at (602) 386-4268 irrespective of the time of the day, and we can restore your home to its preloss condition.
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The Service You Hope To Never Need -- Crime Scene Cleanup In Phoenix
SERVPRO Provides Biohazardous Cleanups at Crime Scenes in the Phoenix Area
For Compassionate and Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Call SERVPRO
Bad luck or bad choices -- either or both of these circumstances can land a Phoenix homeowner in a complicated situation. A crime committed on your property would become your problem even if you were uninvolved. Substances and debris need clearing and cleaning, and you do not have the training or the expertise. Consider working with one of our crime scene cleanup crews to set your home and your life back to rights.
Your Phoenix crime scene cleanup scenario is unique. Perhaps you discovered a family member was making or dealing in drugs. The paraphernalia, the ingredients, and finished products can be lethal to touch or inhale even by accident. Maybe a home invasion ended in an injury or death of victim or perpetrator. Blood and bodily fluids must be cleaned after a body is removed or a stricken person is taken by ambulance. The circumstance could be a suicide or unattended death, and the discovery of either may take days. Odors and decay complicate an already horrifying scene. We can help.
Blood and fluid-borne pathogens are to be presumed part of the debris after a violent injury or death. SERVPRO crime scene cleanup technicians receive advanced training following OSHA, EPA, and local health rules. Not only will we remove the hazardous human waste and substances, but we also have the products registered by the EPA to deep clean and disinfect the area.
If it took time to find the crime scene, the remains might be covered in decay and mold. Odors can be stifling and nearly impossible to eradicate. SERVPRO crew members take each crime scene challenge on step by step to remove the debris, sanitize and clean the space and use modern deodorization technology that neutralizes the stench on a molecular level. If necessary, we create zones to keep microbial infestations and pathogens away from your living areas using negative pressure air scrubbers. Our crew is clad in personal protective equipment and take no chances that could spread hazardous materials.
Even the tiniest amount of some illegally traded and used drugs can harm or even kill. For you and your loved ones to feel confident that you can live in the home again, every minute particle of the chemicals used and remaining must be eliminated. SERVPRO crime scene cleanup specialists have the tactics and tools to achieve this.
Finally, it is likely you and your family did not expect or ask for this nightmare, but you are charged with finding a solution. SERVPRO technicians treat customers and their families dealing with crime scene struggles with respect and compassion. Our services are discrete and professional.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is there for members of our community wrestling with the aftermath of violent crime or tragedy and the after effects needed to be cleaned from your home. Call (602) 386-4268 andy time of the day or night for our sensitive yet competent and speedy services.
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What to Do When a Storm Floods Your Phoenix Basement Entertainment Center and Causes Damage
SERVPRO Helps Phoenix Residents Recovery Their Entertainment and Rec Rooms After Flooding
Spare On-Going Water Problems from Storm Damage by Calling SERVPRO Immediately
Storms with aggressive winds can bring flood damage to your home relatively quickly. Before you can stop it, a window has broken, and water has spilled into your basement entertainment area, soaking expensive furniture, the carpeting, and your electronics. The longer that the flood water sits stagnant in your home, the more damage it can do to the structure and your belongings. Do not consider your options for an extended period as waiting can cause further damage to your home. Fortunately, there is professional help nearby to take your call.
Our technicians can arrive at your Phoenix home to remove the damaging flood waters as swiftly as possible. Once we arrive, we can investigate the damage and then begin to apply the most appropriate method of remediation. Our technicians can use conventional tools such as industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums and truck-operated pumps to remove the flood waters from your home. Using these tools allows our technicians to remove the water as quickly as possible from your home so we can inspect and address the damage that it has caused.
SERVPRO can clean up any debris that has found its way into your home, including foliage, rocks, and human-made objects from the outside. Our technicians can inspect your belongings and help you catalog what you have lost. SERVPRO strives to return your entertainment center to its preloss state by attempting to remove any stains from your home that the flood brought.
After cleanup, our technicians can focus on drying out any areas of your basement that are excessively moist. We can measure the humidity in your home through tools like moisture meters. Once we have a reading, we can set up our advanced drying equipment. Drawing the water out of your home and belongings is all about creating a moisture-free environment, which encourages evaporation. Our technicians can use axial fans, air movers, dehumidifiers, and other tools to achieve this.
When your home suffers flood damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268. 24/7, we can send our technicians to your home to help make you feel "Like it never even happened."
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What You Can Do When You Find Mold Damage in Your Phoenix Home
Discovering mold growth in your home can be scary, but by calling SERVPRO you can rest assured the damage will be thoroughly and safely remediated.
SERVPRO Safely Cleans Up and Removes Mold Damage from Your Home
The last way that any person wants to spend their day is discovering that their home has mold damage. The truth about mold is that spores are everywhere and they are usually harmless. However, when they attach to a surface and then feed off of the surrounding moisture, the spores can become a severe problem. The spores grow and, eventually, multiply. Fortunately, professional help is not far and can remediate the mold in your home.
The spores, which were once invisible and small, have transformed into a mold patch that is damaging your Phoenix home. While mold may not seem harmful to the naked eye, it can cause health effects, and it also can slowly eat away at the organic materials that make up the structure of your home. It is vital to rid your home of it, immediately. The quicker the mold is dealt with, the better.
SERVPRO can send its IICRC-certified technicians to inspect your home and then quarantine the areas impacted by mold damage. It is essential to section off the infected areas of your home, as the remediation process can spread the spores. Once we section off your home, we can begin the process of removing the mold-infected porous materials and cleaning the non-porous ones.
SERVPRO can make sure to not only remediate the mold damage but also dry any areas of your home that are excessively moist. Additionally, our technicians can use advanced technology to deal with the musty odors that mold causes. We use devices such as air scrubbers to neutralize the smelly particles and return a fresher scent to your home once they go through the filtering process. SERVPRO strives to restore your home back to its pre-mold condition, including how the environment smells.
When your home has been struck by mold damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians out as soon as possible to get the remediation process started.
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Commercial Water Removal Techniques In Phoenix
Keep Your Phoenix Coffee Shop High and Dry by Calling SERVPRO for Water Extraction
SERVPRO Strives to Extract Water While Your Business Remains Operational
If you ever have a water damage problem inside your Phoenix coffee shop, there are a few techniques professionals use to mitigate the problem. The first and most important step is to secure the area. Next, the initial source of the issue gets repaired.
The next step that gets taken is to extract all of the water from the structure as quickly as possible. SERVPRO's commercial water removal technicians in Phoenix then use equipment to dry the materials and contents inside the coffee shop. The final stage of the drying process is the cleaning and deodorization.
After the structure gets secured and the source of the problem gets fixed we begin the extraction process. The purpose of extraction is to vacuum up as much water inside the coffee shop as possible while keeping your business open. We can extract water in small sections at a time so that we do not impede foot traffic.
Depending on the situation various types of water removal equipment gets implemented. In most cases, a truck-mounted extractor gets used, but in other scenarios, a portable one is more efficient. Depending on the surfaces affected, we use either light-weight extraction wands or heavy-duty extraction tools. Some extraction tools get operated by a SERVPRO technician standing on top of and riding the device; we call this unit a Rover. These heavy-duty extraction systems use the body weight of the operator to compress the carpet making it easier to vacuum up water.
If there are more than two inches of standing water present, a submersible pump gets used for sucking up the water. Upon final water removal, we then dry out the remainder of the moisture. We complete the drying process by creating the best environment to speed up the evaporation method.
When we dry out a structure, different types of equipment get used depending on the situation. In most scenarios, air movers and dehumidifiers get set up in a way that uses dry air from the dehumidifiers to circulate hot, dry air around the affected room. The drying process also sometimes gets completed a small section at a time so that only a portion of your business is blocked off.
After moisture levels return to preloss conditions, the final cleaning and deodorization stage takes place. We make sure that your coffee shop remains a clean and good-smelling environment to attract coffee drinkers. For help from the experts, call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 24/7.
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Fire Damage Specialists Out of Phoenix
After a fire, some items will require cleaning and some will need to be properly disposed of. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.
SERVPRO Technicians Use Four Fundamental Elements When Cleaning Soot Damage
Whenever a fire starts at your Phoenix home, cleaning soot residues becomes essential. Smoke created by a fire fills the building and leaves behind soils. Soot residues discolor and ruin contents and building materials inside your house.
Replacing materials inside your home gets expensive, so cleaning materials instead can save your insurance company money. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Phoenix use various elements of cleaning during the mitigation process. The purpose of cleaning smoke-related damage is to restore the materials to the conditions they were before the fire.
When cleaning a variety of principles and elements of cleaning get used. Some principles and methods work better in certain situations than others. The type of cleaning used depends on the kind of materials that got burned and the type of materials soot damaged.
There are four fundamental elements required to suspend residues so that they get removed. The first element of cleaning is temperature. Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in products. SERVPRO's restoration technicians always select the best temperature based on which chemical gets used and the material being cleaned.
The next element is agitation. When soot-damaged materials get agitated, the residues get dislodged, and chemicals get distributed across the surface. When cleaning smoke-damaged surfaces, we agitate the surface with towels, brushes, air and water pressure, and sonic vibrations from ultrasonic machines.
Soot residues also get cleaned through chemical action. Most chemicals get designed to cause a reaction with the soot, therefore assisting in its removal. The reactions that take place include dissolving, emulsifying, changing pH, oxidizing, bleaching, and digesting.
The last element of cleaning that gets used by professionals is time. Most chemicals need time to appropriately react to the soot and work efficiently. The amount of time needed varies based on the product, type of residue and the kind of surface affected by soot.
In most scenarios, soot gets cleaned the best by using a variety of elements and principles of cleaning. For professional help with cleaning residues call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 any time of the day.
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Phoenix's Water Damage Professionals
If appliances or piping happens to malfunction, water possibly gets into places that it is not supposed to be.
Professional Water Damage Restoration
It is a well-known aspect of life that accidents happen. Often, accidents come in the form of a mishap inside your Phoenix home. Things break causing other problems that possibly ruin building materials and contents inside your house.
If appliances or piping happens to malfunction, water possibly gets into places that it is not supposed to be. Water possibly causes devastating damage, and you should always call in SERVPRO's water damage experts of Phoenix. Our experienced technicians get trained, and IICRC certified with mitigating problems inside your building.
Unwanted moisture possibly destroys contents and building materials in and around your residence. If water issues do not get dealt with by professionals, it is possible that mold growth occurs. Our SERVPRO restoration crews know what it takes and have all of the necessary industrial equipment to mitigate moisture problems whether they are big or small.
Anytime we are dealing with water-related problems inside a residence; there are steps we always follow to efficiently mitigate the issue and ensure that mold growth does not occur in the future. The initial step is always to do what it takes to make the work area safe for our crew and any occupants. Then, our team uses specialized equipment to extract water out of floors, carpet, and upholstery.
Next, our specialists start the drying procedure to drop moisture levels down inside your structure so that mold doesn't have the chance to grow. We use monitoring equipment to test moisture levels in the air and materials such as the flooring and walls. When drying any building, our goal is to drop moisture levels down to the conditions they were before the water leak took place.
When attempting to dry out your home, we use the industry's best drying equipment. We use advanced air movers and dehumidifiers to create the ideal environment to reduce moisture levels.
Whether your water-related problem is minor or severe, it is vital that you seek professional help. To get the best results when mitigating problems inside your home, call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 for assistance any time of the day and every day of the week.
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Flood Damage Assistance Throughout Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, And Central Phoenix
If floodwater enters your home, call on SERVPRO to restore your home and save your belongings.
By Calling SERVPRO , You Can Limit Your Losses after Flood Damage
After experiencing a flood on your Phoenix area property, always play it safe. The dangers not over just because the water goes down. You need to think of everyone’s safety before worrying about anything in or around your home.
Remember, you need to check to make sure it is safe to go back, before ever setting foot in your Phoenix area home again. A professional flood damage restoration company can help you avoid possible hazards and provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get you on the right road to recovery.
SERVPRO can assess flood damage on your property and prevent risks associated with re-entering your home. If you have to step over water to enter your property, shutting off the central power, water, and gas lines can help prevent additional problems that often lead to injury or death.
SERVPRO technicians help you avoid causing additional damages as you enter your home. If any door in your home sticks, it is probably swollen. If the door only sticks at the bottom, you can often force it open with little problem. However, if it sticks at the top, you may be facing drop-ceiling problems, where the ceiling on the other side is ready to fall.
SERVPRO can retrieve your most valuable items, giving priority to money, jewelry, insurance papers, photographs, and family heirlooms that you cherish the most. Our technicians understand how to handle all of these items, protecting them from further damage and can restore many of them in most cases.
We have access to infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, water extractors of all shapes and sizes, cleaning, deodorization, and disinfection equipment that makes your drying process as quick and efficient as possible. Our technicians help you get things under control as fast as humanly possible while limiting any losses you might experience as much as possible throughout the restoration.
Contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix for 24/7 emergency response, providing homeowners just like you with cleaning and restoration services throughout Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown. (602) 386-4268
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Never Panic When Mold Damage Hits Your Phoenix Property SERVPRO Has Working Options
The primary cause of mold damage in Phoenix is moisture.
Mold Damage Remediation
Mold damage can lead to health effects which not a single person wants to encounter. On top of that, its growth is likely to cause significant damage to your property, and there is a need to prevent its growth or conduct remediation procedures aimed at mitigating the resulting damage. So what are you options when you need to control such related issues in Phoenix?
The primary cause of mold damage in Phoenix is moisture. Without it, mold cannot grow, and that means the secret to controlling mildew growth lies in regulating the moisture content in your property. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that the dampness in your property can be as a result of indirect water intrusion, direct water intrusion, and intermittent intrusion.
Direct intrusion takes place when your roof or plumbing system leaks, your windows are poorly sealed, and water runs off from bathtubs and showers. Our SERVPRO team has the tools and skills to fix such issues, and it is crucial to call professionals immediately you discover an anomaly. When it comes to indirect water intrusion, we are talking about that rising damp. That can happen when moisture wicks up from underground, and your property ends up with wet concrete slabs, furniture, cabinets or carpets.
On the other hand, the cause of intermittent water intrusion may be condensation that results from inadequate ventilation, vaporizers, humidifiers, high humidity, and high steam. To lower the moisture content and improve air quality, we may set up dehumidifiers. The role of these devices is to extract that additional moisture from the air.
Once we dry the wet areas and stop moisture entry, we can perform deodorization. Here, we use thermal foggers that emit deodorizing agents that have antimicrobial capabilities to reduce chances of mold growth. SERVPRO is certified by IICRC to do mold remediation, and we have the right tools and follow to state regulations when doing our work.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is a trusted industry leader in mold remediation, and we take pride from our highly trained technicians. Call us at (602) 386-4268 and be offered proven restoration services.
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How Your Phoenix Property Benefits from Water Damage Restoration Services
Phoenix House Leak? Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration
Quick Water Removal Mitigates Damages and Saves Possessions in Phoenix
Several hazards are likely to result by failing to address the water damage challenges as soon as they happen. For instance, your contents may suffer costly damage and with time what was salvageable may end up with permanent damage. Electrical hazards may also show up, and therefore we always advise residents of Phoenix to work with professionals even when they think the situation is not that serious.
Identifying and stopping the source of the water damage in your Phoenix property is the first step that our SERVPRO technicians perform. After that, we use detection equipment to determine the degree of water penetration. For general moisture detection in walls, carpets, and other areas, we use moisture sensors. However, for an accurate moisture reading and monitoring of the drying process, we use a moisture meter.
When there is some standing water in your structure, we have to extract it using the appropriate extraction equipment. With the help of portable or the truck mounted extractors, water removal is possible. Usually, our SERVPRO team uses moveable types when removing water from areas with limited access. Apart from removing the water, the extractors are also helpful when cleaning upholstery and carpets.
Creating an environment where the rate of drying is faster is necessary during the restoration. That is why our team enhances airflow through the use of air movers. After the water evaporates, it increases the air's moisture content which after sometime cools and settles on areas. To prevent that, we perform dehumidification
to lower the humidity of the air through the use of desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers.
When some contents absorb the water, they rot, and after some time unpleasant odors result. Where possible, we remove the sources of those smells and after that administer deodorants by using ULV foggers or thermal foggers to neutralize them.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is a proven leader in storm, mold, fire and water damage restoration. Call us at (602) 386-4268 to get trusted services that you deserve irrespective of the disaster size.
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Protect Your Phoenix Area Restaurant with Professional Water Removal Services
You can never be too cautious when it comes to water damage in your restaurant or business, you can rely on SERVPRO to properly remediate the damage.
SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Knowledge to Safely Restore Your Property after Water Damage
Unfortunately, many employees fail to understand the hazards that water can present in your place of business. Making even small spills that occur in your Phoenix area restaurant dangerous. An uninformed employee can mishandle a water situation, allowing harmful bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens to enter your building without you even knowing they exist.
Whether you have a water intrusion caused by a faulty fire suppression system, plumbing problems, or broken appliances, you should contact a qualified expert for help immediately. We can provide your Phoenix property with expert water removal, cleaning, and restoration services that create a clean, healthy environment for your restaurant customers to enjoy.
SERVPRO’s fully certified IICRC technicians can help you determine which hazards exist, preventing many hazards that often accompany water intrusions. Since it can be hard to know what kind of situation you may be facing, our technicians use a variety of (PPE) personal protective equipment such as gloves, boots, goggles, masks, and even full-body suits to avoid exposure to harmful elements that may be present.
It is not safe for you or your customers to remain in a building with possible contamination. Therefore SERVPRO makes every effort to speed up your water removal, drying, and restoration process. We want to get your restaurant's doors open again as soon as possible and have a variety of water extraction, water detection, drying, and cleaning methods in our arsenal to help us get the job done fast.
SERVPRO technicians understand every aspect of water removal, putting hygrometers, infrared water detectors, dehumidifiers and air-movers to work immediately, returning water volume in a variety of materials to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. We help prevent significant losses and save company assets that might receive critical damage without the proper attention.
Never assume that your water intrusion involves clean water, putting yourself in harm’s way is not worth the risk. There are qualified professionals available to assess your situation accurately and provide you with proven methods to regain control of any size water problem you may face.
Call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix to protect your businesses future, today. We can help 24/7, 365, including holidays, with full emergency response services and highly trained technicians ready to respond to your request for help. Call today. (602) 386-4268
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Fire Damage Cleanup After Lightning Strikes Your Phoenix Home
When lightning strikes your home, it is likely fires will start in the attic and inside the walls.
SERVPRO is Here to Help When Fire Damage Strikes
If you realize your home in Phoenix has been hit by lightning, you should call the fire department. It is common for fires to start in the attic and inside walls of homes when lightning strikes directly. These fires inside enclosed spaces might not be visible when they first start. Often, lightning which passes through a house branches and uses more than one path to ground at a time. It can jump from one conductive path to another as well.
Lightning can quickly start a fire and create fire damage to your Phoenix home. Once the fire is out, the damage can continue due to smoke and soot. SERVPRO can help you clean up this soot covering in your home and prevent additional damages. Once you contact us, we waste no time in getting to your home to help you.
Some soot residues are more straightforward to clean than others. Each fire goes through stages and crates both dry and wet smoke. Wet smoke is usually more difficult to clean.
More kinds of materials can be restored when exposed to dry smoke than wet. Dry smoke residues contain fewer aerosols and deposit small, dry particles on surfaces. It also does not stain surfaces as deeply as wet smoke, plus the odor is not as pungent. SERVPRO staff use cleaning procedures that are less aggressive to get rid of residues from dry smoke.
Restoration, when wet smoke residues are present, is more difficult, as they are harder to clean. Wet smoke usually has a high number of aerosols like solvents, varnishes, and other liquid components. During a slow-burning fire, air currents do not drive the smoke from the fire’s heat. Wet smoke also moves slowly and has time to get into crevices and enclosed areas which generally would not get contaminated by a fire that is burning fast.
Many times, contents exposed to wet smoke and a smoldering fire cannot be restored. Aerosols found in wet smoke penetrate and stain finished surfaces, and unfinished surfaces absorbed and entrap the residues.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix knows how to clean up all kinds of smoke residues, so your home in Encanto, Midtown Phoenix or Camelback East is thoroughly restored after a fire. Just get in touch with us at (602) 386-4268 as soon as the fire is out.
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Cleaning And Removing Mold Damage In Phoenix
Cleaning and removing mold is important to the health of your home and family.
Cleaning And Removing Mold
After cleaning up from one disaster, mold can cause further problems for Phoenix homes and residents. In a rush to remove water or smoke odors, homeowners often miss or ignore the first signs of mold growth.
Untreated mold damage in Phoenix homes can result in extensive repair costs. Worse, mold can cause adverse health effects in residents with existing respiratory problems. SERVPRO technicians have the training and tools to remove this threat to your home while working carefully to remediate the effects of and clean the mold spores from structural property such as drywall and wooden wall framing.
Mold spores become a threat when they have enough moisture to expand and extend hyphae to find a food source. A favorite source is drywall panels; they are in every home, and while they make an excellent building material for interior walls, it is also very vulnerable to mold spore hyphae. Ceiling tiles and insulation are also easily consumed.
If we catch the mold growth quickly enough, SERVPRO technicians can clean to remove mold from building material. There may be some minor pitting, but that does not affect the integrity of the material. If there is any risk of mold coming back, we spray an anti-fungal agent on every affected surface. Once the agent dries, we repaint the affected panels or tiles, so they look new.
If the mold has penetrated far into panels or tiles, even spraying an anti-fungal agent can be enough moisture to cause the item, particularly drywall, to crumble. When the integrity is this compromised, the only safe action to take to the home is to remove it.
Wall framing is much more resistant to mold, but since we rarely see behind drywall panels, a growth goes unnoticed for longer and has more time to infest the wood. Unless we are dealing with a home that was unoccupied for an extended period, our technicians can remove the mold without replacing the frame pieces. If the spores have not penetrated too deeply, we can even sand down the surface slightly. As with the tiles and panels, we spray every affected surface with an anti-fungal agent and allow it to dry before hanging new panels on them.
Cleaning and removing mold is important to the health of your home and family. SERVPRO of Central Phoenix has over twenty years helping homeowners return to a safe, clean environment. If you need our services, call us today at (602) 386-4268.
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Aging Pipes In Your Phoenix Home Could Create Water Damage
Pressure and Ruptured Water Pipes Can Lead to Damage in Phoenix Properties
Pressure Can Lead to a Call for SERVPRO When Plumbing Ruptures in Your Phoenix Home
When you think of indoor plumbing rupturing, most people consider excessively cold weather that freezes pipes. While this might not affect Phoenix homes, the area is still susceptible to water main breaks. When this occurs, and the portion of main is shut down to repair the break, air can enter the line. Depending on the quality of your backflow prevention system in your house, this air can enter your indoor plumbing quickly and provide a lot of pressure.
There are a plenty of Phoenix homes that become susceptible to water damage from events like these, and a bad enough break could ultimately affect numerous homes at once. For many houses, the indoor plumbing is sufficient to handle this added pressure for as long as it exists until air can work back out of the piping, but with older or improperly installed plumbing, this could lead to a water emergency for your home.
Our SERVPRO technicians have seen all manner of water damage, and we have the tools and expertise to clean up the mess for you. The process starts with eliminating the root of the problem, which means initially cutting the supply of water into your home via the primary service line valve. Shutting off the supply ensures that further damage does not occur and that your water utility bill does not skyrocket due to excessive demand pulling through the meter.
Depending on the severity of the damage that is visible when entering your home, our SERVPRO professionals get to work with our wide range of tools and equipment. Extraction of the water is often accomplished using wet-vacs, offering spot specific control for water removal efforts. Depending on where the break occurred, your drywall could be damaged and in need of repair as well. The assessment of repairs and further restoration requirements happens alongside our drying efforts with air movers and dehumidification equipment.
Many people are not aware of the condition or strength of their indoor plumbing until it fails. If you have any manner of a water emergency, do not hesitate to call our experienced team of professionals at SERVPRO of Central Phoenix. You can reach us 24/7 at (602) 386-4268.
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When You Need Water Removal At Your Phoenix Gas Station
Clogs and floods happen in service places which are open 24 hours a day. If your gas station or other store suffers flooding, contact SERVPRO quickly.
Our Team Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Any Water Damaged Areas of Your Business
When you have a 24-hour establishment like a Phoenix gas station, you cannot account for the wear and tear on the equipment that you use, especially when it has to be running continuously. It also means that some regions of your small building, such as the restrooms, are going to see a lot of action throughout the day. While your staff might work hard to keep up with the traffic that utilizes these facilities, you can never account for when one of these toilets decides to overflow from being backed up.
The resulting overflow of water can quickly make an insurmountable mess to not only the bathroom itself, but the floors of the entire gas station main areas. These dire circumstances create a situation that calls for fast-acting water removal services to your Phoenix business, and our SERVPRO team is the one to call. While you might have to initially shut down your business to account for the unsanitary and unsightly conditions that have ensued, our team can work to ensure that your doors are not staying closed for very long.
The first step is removing the source of the problem, meaning that our SERVPRO team is going to get the water shut off to the bathroom while the restoration efforts begin. With higher volumes that are likely present by now, our professionals bring out pumps to efficiently pull all of the water from the floors and begin to see about the extent of the remaining damage as the affected area gets thoroughly dried with air movers.
In these situations, it is common to disinfect and clean all of the areas that the water was touching before we removed it. After this process, our experienced team brings out deodorizing foggers which eradicate the lingering smell from the premises. This technology bonds with the odor molecules in the air and neutralizes it, rather than just attempting to mask the foul smell with a more powerful aroma.
You cannot account for the kind of problems that could demand water removal services to your 24-hour gas station, but if you are ever in need of such professional assistance, you can give SERVPRO of Central Phoenix a call. We can be reached 24/7 at (602) 386-4268.
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Trusted Fire Damage Options For Residents Of Phoenix
Cleaning your property the right way is extremely important for restoration. Contact our SERVPRO technicians to come out and assess the fire damage.
Our Team is Trained in ALL Aspects of Fire Damage Remediation
As a resident of Phoenix, it is advisable to know the right steps to take once your property suffers a fire damage incident. Different levels of fires require different restoration measures, and as a result, it is advisable to contact licensed service providers to mitigate further damage. These are professionals who are IICRC certified and use relevant tools and procedures to restore your contents.
There are three kinds of fire damages that any resident of Phoenix 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 disaster differs. 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.
Cleaning is one of the 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 technician can choose the right restoration method to use.
After our SERVPRO technicians have identified the residues, they capture and 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. 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. We 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.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix has several options to mitigate mold, fire, storm and water damage disasters. Call us at (602) 386-4268 to be served by a proven industry leader.
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Flood Damaged Homes in the Phoenix Area Require Drying and Cleaning to Restore Habitable Conditions
Protect Your Phoenix Area Home from Flooding with SERVPRO'S Help
Removal of Storm Water and Contaminants Are Crucial for a Safe Home
When flooding happens, people are often surprised and shocked at the amount of damage that happens inside their homes. Phoenix residents whose homes flood because of new floodplains or nearby construction need to get their homes dried out and cleaned quickly. Otherwise, several other problems can quickly develop and cause future problems and expenses.
Homes in Phoenix that suffer from flood damage can become habitable again with the proper steps. Drying out an affected home is only half of the battle in saving a home. Flooding brings in untold amounts of debris full of pathogens and chemicals that can cause infections and other medical issues. We eliminate these and sanitize your flooded home so that you can live in it again safely.
To dry out your home, we use pumps for any remaining water. We treat saturated areas by heating them and increasing the circulation of the air around them. This includes all surfaces, and even though ceilings may never touch floodwaters, evaporation causes them to become saturated, also. Personal belongings can be transported to our site for temporary storage and to receive treatment that dries them out and then sanitizes them, removing any pathogens and other contaminants.
Sanitizing your home's interior keeps things safe for your family when they return home. Some items in your home require their removal and replacement because of the inability of any known methods to adequately clean them. These include carpeting, mattresses, and many food products, including those inside your refrigerator.
Carpeting cannot remain after a flood because of the ability of pathogens and other microbes to adhere to the many fibers in the carpet. Mattresses can harbor pathogens much the same way that carpet can. Food items, again, can hold microbes in tiny areas that defy even the best cleaning techniques. Safety and caution first.
To clean and sanitize your home we use the latest methods available. We want to ensure that your home protects you and your family. At SERVPRO of Central Phoenix, we have the tools and equipment to help us put our skills and training to work for you. Call us at (602) 386-4268 whenever you have flood damage or other disaster-related situations in your home.
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Water Damage To Your Phoenix Home Due To Appliance Failure
Broken Hoses and Clogged Machines Cause Water Damage in Phoenix
Call SERVPRO for Water Cleanup in Your Phoenix Property
The appliances in your house are meant to make your life much more comfortable. Gone are the days where you have to tote your clothes down to the river and wash them by hand. Progress has replaced this former way of life with conveniences like the washing machine. Manufacturers are building these appliances better than they ever were in the past, yet washing machines are not impervious to breaking down or malfunctioning. Even loose connections could spell big trouble for the laundry room and surrounding areas of your Phoenix home.
A broken or ruptured washing machine hose is a common cause of water damage in Phoenix homes. The commonality of this problem does not imply that a broken hose is the only culprit, however. Older appliances are more susceptible to breaking down internally, and bushings and bearings failing to do their job can result in an equally damaging scenario.
If you find that your washing machine is malfunctioning and pouring water onto the floor, you need to act quickly. The first thing that you need to do is to shut off the water supply to the machine by following the lines on the back of the appliance to the plumbing fixtures. Shut off both water lines, regardless if only one is causing the issue. Your next step is to call us at SERVPRO.
Our experienced team responds quickly in these kinds of emergency situations to help get the water cleaned up quickly. Fast responses prevent further damages to adjoining areas of your laundry room and keep the overall restoration process the most concise that it can be. Once the water supply has been shut off, our SERVPRO professionals can get to work on removing the water. Removal is accomplished through many different tools, from full-sized pump trucks to more economical vacuuming and portable pump solutions.
Your satisfaction is a priority, so our specialists ensure that you are brought in to consult through every phase of the restoration process. Your input is an essential aspect of completing restoration and helps our team to finish their job to the high standards you would expect.
While you cannot plan for an appliance to malfunction, you can plan for the experienced professionals you call in the event of a water emergency. Trust us here at SERVPRO of Central Phoenix, and give us a call anytime at (602) 386-4268.
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How Mold Damage Starts In Phoenix
The key catalyst for any mold colony's growth is water.
How Mold Damage Starts
The key catalyst for any mold colony's growth is water. Mold requires a source of excess water to start growing and maintain reproductive rates, and should quickly jump at any opportunities it finds in your home. There are many ways that water can get into your home in Phoenix and cause mold damage, but not all may come to mind even after you find the mold that resulted from them. These are some of the top ways that Valley homes develop mold damage from excess water.
Leaks And Drips
One of the easiest ways to develop mold damage in Phoenix is through leaks and drips in your home. Leaks are caused by loosened or cracked pipes, malfunctioning appliances, holes in the home exterior, and other potential factors. If you ever find a new leak in your home, try to identify its source and patch up the problem as quickly as possible to prevent the issue from blooming into a much more significant mold damage disaster.
Small flooding events such as overflowing tubs, busted water lines or appliances, and other spills can quickly become a huge deal if mold starts to grow as a consequence of them. When water remains in materials around the home for too long, it encourages mold growth across the entire damp surface of an object. This is one of the top causes of mold damage in carpeting.
High Relative Humidity
Ideally, your home should be below 40% relative humidity at all times. Because we are in Arizona, this issue is much easier to deal with than elsewhere in the country, but you still need to be mindful in your home. If the building has an HVAC issue, this may also lead to higher humidity and encourage relatively rapid mold growth.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is available 24/7 to respond to individuals in the area with severe damage to their homes. Call us at (602) 386-4268 to find out more about how we can help.
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How We Remove Water from Offices in Phoenix Faster and More Efficient Than Ever Before
SERVPRO technicians know that your personnel need a clean, mold free environment to work in. That is why we are fast to arrive on the scene to begin.
Quick Water Removal in a Business Setting Goes a Long Way Towards Secondary Damage Prevention
It is no secret that speed is critical when removing water from Phoenix office buildings. Faster water removal helps to prevent mold damage, reduce effects of standing water, control humidity, and influences a host of other considerations that could otherwise cost your company thousands in restoration costs. SERVPRO has multiple systems in place that help us to respond faster and with better efficacy to business calls in the local area, granting us a reputation as one of the Valley's most well-qualified and reliable damage restoration companies.
Industrial-Grade Water Extraction
If your Phoenix office building needs standing water removal services, our selection of powerful and capable extraction tools guarantees that the process can be as fast as possible. Water extractors operate as portable, specialized pumps designed to remove water from an area as quickly as possible. With their help, SERVPRO technicians make short work of any remaining standing water in the building, on the ground floor or otherwise.
The ERP System
The SERVPRO ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) system allows you to create a customized, extensive profile for your company that may be used by us in a time of need. If the building takes damage while you have a profile in our ERP system, all it takes to call for our help is the press of a button. Enabling functions in the web-based ERP system allows us to respond faster, better understand the situation, and do more of the work for you in a disaster.
24/7 Mitigation Service
We have personnel ready and waiting to receive and respond to your calls at all hours, to ensure that as little time as possible passes between your initial call and our response. Our 24/7 schedule allows us to react quickly even in the earliest hours of the morning and prevent water from accumulating and remaining for hours longer than necessary. Call us at any hour and our technicians should arrive on-site within four hours of your contact.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is a locally-owned franchise with national resources that provides emergency damage mitigation and restoration services to property owners in the local area. Call us at (602) 386-4268.
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Tips on Preventing and Mitigating Water Damage in Phoenix
SERVPRO Tip for Phoenix Properties--Prevent Water Damage with Clean Gutters
Phoenix Properties Benefit from Proactive Inspections and Awareness
SERVPRO has expert advisors and the necessary expertise to recommend some of the ways and means of mitigating water damage in your Phoenix home.
When excess water accumulates in your Phoenix home, it may cause major damages. These range from the weakening of the foundations to the peeling off of paints, to the damage of fabrics, and furnishings. To mitigate these conditions effectively, SERVPRO recommends that you equip yourself with some tactics and ideas. This is because these dangers may often happen rapidly, and as such, require swift responses. Protecting your home after water intrusion by extraction and restoration is a cornerstone of our business.
SERVPRO recommends that you clean your roof gutters and downspouts often. You should do this, especially in the spring and summer months when the amount of precipitation is naturally higher. This is to minimize the clogs and the resultant side effects.
You should never attempt to pour grease down your sink. The grease can clog the sink and drainage. In so doing, it can impede the smooth flow of water and back up the water causing damage.
Taps or faucets that are not entirely closed are common causes of excess water in the home. Before retiring for the night or leaving the house for work, counter-check to ensure that all of them are completely shut off.
SERVPRO also suggests that you ensure that the rest of your plumbing is intact at all times. Be sure that they have no leaks, perforations, or other issues that may occasion water spillages. Replace old drain hoses from washing machines, inspect supply lines for leaks, and always periodically inspect your water heater for leaks or rust which can indicate an impending problem.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is always ready and willing to be of help to restore and clean up any damaging water event. Just give us a call via the hotline (602) 386-4268 anytime 24/7.
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How Mold Damage Hits Phoenix In Hot, Dry Times
Mold damage can happen in Phoenix any time of year, regardless of weather, for a multitude of reasons.
Phoenix may be going through a dry spell unusually long even for the harsh desert climate, but that does not mean the area is free of mold. Mold spores are always lurking and waiting for an opportunity to grow in your home and can pose a major problem even when the weather is dry, and temperatures are stifling. Mold damage can happen in Phoenix any time of year, regardless of weather, for a multitude of reasons. Here are a few ways mold could come to your home even when the city is at its hottest and driest.
Hidden leaks consistently rank among the top causes of mold damage in the Phoenix area, and for good reason. These leaks are difficult to identify before they develop into a larger problem, and tend to occur in out-of-sight places like cabinets, spaces between walls, and high-up areas of the home. Even a small leak can create a significant mold problem if the flow (or drip) of water is consistent. This is the common cause of mold damage behind walls.
Humidity In Your Home
Some homes are much more humid than the surrounding environment. This may merely be a product of water fixture usage and HVAC system operations, or it may be due to the introduction of artificial humidifying devices. Regardless, the elevated humidity levels typical in most homes can provide some types of mold with all the water they need to begin to grow. SERVPRO is very careful in all mold remediation projects to monitor atmospheric humidity and make adjustments as needed.
Accidents And Events
Occasionally, individual events and actions in the home may lead to the development of a mold colony. Perhaps something died in an out-of-sight place, or a large container of water may have spilled across the floor and soaked into the carpet. Our services are flexible to accommodate a wide range of accidents and scenarios with maximum efficacy.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is ready day-in and day-out to respond to local calls for help. For our assistance in dealing with a mold infestation, give us a call at (602) 386-4268.
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Fire Damage Deodorization Services in Phoenix
You can rely on SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians to remove smoke odors and restore your home, "Like it never even happened."
Getting Rid of the Odors Left Behind from a House Fire
Fire is a very common, often unforeseeable disaster that can result in the loss of lives and physical destruction of homes, neighborhoods, and livestock in your Phoenix area. Perhaps the most frustrating aftermath of fire damage is the intolerable odor that lingers behind. Finding the source of these odors and then eliminating them requires vast knowledge and specific deodorization equipment.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience fire damage in Phoenix, our team of experts can support you throughout the restoration process. With many years of experience, we understand how distressing it can be when this type of tragedy occurs. Following IICRC guidelines, our technicians can restore your home to preloss condition quickly and efficiently to make it habitable again.
Effective fire damage deodorization requires using a combination of different techniques. This is because identifying and counteracting each source of odor with its own specific method is not realistic. In most cases, SERVPRO fire damage restorers can get rid of the bad smells without needing additional steps.
It is important to note that odor removal does not equal odor control. When it comes to deodorization, the first step is removing the source causing the odor. The second step is getting rid of any residues in the area. After cleaning, SERVPRO technicians follow up by air scrubbing or ventilating to get rid of odor molecules from the house.
Chemical containment is important in fire damage deodorization to prevent odor molecules from vaporizing into the air. This phase involves decontaminating odor-causing materials with a chemical deodorizer, which forms a barrier that keeps the odor molecules from escaping from the source material. To complete the process, our technicians neutralize any odor particles that may have vaporized into the air by applying advanced deodorant products into the surrounding air. The vapors from these products counteract the pungent smells they come across.
The cumulative effects of fire damage (which may involve evacuation, displacement, or relocation) should not be underestimated. As you protect your loved ones from the aftermath of the crisis, SERVPRO of Central Phoenix can come in and begin the restoration process. For any assistance, call us today at (602) 386-4268.
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Immediate Response When Dealing with Flood Damage Situations in Your Phoenix Area Home
SERVPRO is ready to assist with your recovery from flood damage 24/7, 365.
Fast and Efficient Flood Damage Restoration Services
As massive storms plague our entire area, homeowners in Phoenix may find themselves falling victim to flooding. We want everyone to know that our entire team is available 24/7, 365, to assist with your recovery from this terrible ordeal.
It can help to have a professional restoration team on your side when flood damage occurs on your Phoenix area property. Whether you have questions about our restoration services or concerns about your current circumstances, we can help you manage the entire experience.
SERVPRO technicians respond immediately, providing you with flood damage restoration services; we are “Faster to Any Size Disaster” 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. You can count on us to be there when needed, giving you access to advanced restoration and cleaning services you can trust.
All of SERVPRO’s technicians are IICRC-certified, giving us the ability to deal with any size situation, quickly and efficiently. Acting fast means that you have an opportunity to avoid permanent losses or extensive damage to your property after a flood. We often find solutions that help restore even the most at risk materials and dedicate ourselves to providing quality results you deserve.
SERVPRO can also help you prepare your home to battle incoming storm or flood damage. Our technicians understand where most problems occur and take the appropriate steps to mitigate damages that often happen during a flood. We can inspect your entire home, provide grading services, repairs to your downspouts and gutters, or install sump pumps and additional drainage that help keep water away from your home.
Should a flood occur on your property, our water extraction and drying process make your recovery as swift as possible. We have extractors of all shapes and sizes, along with infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers that make removing water a cinch. Our technicians find water everywhere in your home, preventing secondary damages and mold situations from occurring.
Make the call to SERVPRO of Central Phoenix to receive assistance. We are ready to help you recover throughout the entire Phoenix area, including Encanto and Camelback East, call today. (602) 386-4268
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Truck Or Portable Pump to Mitigate Water Damage to Your Phoenix Business?
Whatever the water source, whether it be a cracked pipe or equipment malfunction, SERVPRO is ready to remediate the damage that follows. Call today.
Our Technicians Bring the Right Tools When Handling a Water Damage Situation Where You Work
Business owners in Phoenix know that sometimes accidents happen which close doors for a few days. No one ever wants such an incident to occur, but the fact is, no matter how safety conscious a business owner is, there is always some risk of fire, natural disasters, or water damage. A broken appliance or damaged pipe causes water to leak into your premises and cause all kinds of problems, from equipment damage to soaking into floors, carpets, and office furniture.
In the event of water damage to your Phoenix business, the obvious first step is to call SERVPRO at once – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We train our IICRC-certified technicians, so they have all the skills necessary to deal with the situation quickly and effectively.
Fast action means you can get back open for business in next to no time, and that means less time lost and less of a drop in profit. The delayed action, however, keeps your business closed for longer and might cause an even bigger financial impact.
One of the questions in any water damage situation is whether to use a truck mounted or portable pump to extract water from your office, factory or shop. We equip all our teams with both free-standing and truck mounted pumps so no matter what the situation, we have the right tools to hand.
Both pumps have their advantages.
Truck mounted pumps offer more power than their portable counterparts. Each unit has power and a water supply which means there is no need to find an external source of electricity or water. Vehicle mounted units have a greater capacity than free standing units, so they do not need to be emptied so much. Truck pumps are capable of pumping water uphill. The ability to pump uphill is important for businesses located on an incline.
Portable pumps are more convenient in some situations. With a mobile unit, our technicians can move from room to room and floor to floor easily. Free-standing pumps are also great for getting into small spaces and tight corners. In some cases, having the hose from a truck mounted pump running through your business might be an inconvenience. In such a case, a portable pump is better.
One thing is certain – no matter what the situation, SERVPRO of Central Phoenix has the equipment to extract water in Phoenix Sky Harbor, Camelback East, Encanto and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (602) 386-4268 for help.
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SERVPRO Makes a Difference in Restoring Fire Damage in Your Phoenix Area Home
To avoid hazards, call SERVPRO before reentering your home after a fire.
Rely on SERVPRO for your fire restoration needs
No one is perfect; accidents occur on a regular basis in any home. SERVPRO responds to requests for fire damage restoration in the Phoenix area quite often. Everyone is equally susceptible to fire. Fire does not discriminate, furiously wreaking havoc on anyone, regardless of your situation in life.
A small fire in your Phoenix area home can leave behind extreme fire damage. If the charred area left by the flames isn't bad enough, you also get to deal with smoke, soot, and ash residue, along with the damage that continues long after the flames are out. Anyone who experiences a fire needs help to recover properly, the hazards alone make seeking professional help your best chance at recovery.
The fire may start in a localized area, such as your kitchen. However, the heat and temperature of the fire push smoke and ash particles much further. They can reach far outside the initial point of combustion. If you had your ventilation system running at the time of the incident, your entire home could be at risk. You need someone, like the professionals at SERVPRO, to perform at an optimal level to restore your home quickly.
You should contact our offices before attempting to reenter your home after a fire. SERVPRO can locate and remove hazards, identify key areas, and help you reduce any costs associated with your claim by providing you with a one-stop solution to every problem that exists. We spend countless hours training so that we can offer services that make handling emergency situations easier. There is no reason for you to take these tasks on alone, in fact, you may find that we can save many items or personal belongings that you might have considered a total loss.
When you are looking for a resolution to fire damage in your home, contact our office. Our technicians do everything in their power to make the damages disappear, “Like it never even happened.” Take advantage of our expertise, get the results you deserve and get things back to normal quickly.
SERVPRO of Central Phoenix stands ready to present you with IICRC-industry certified technicians, advanced industrial-grade equipment, and vast resources that make your recovery, easier, call today. (602) 386-4268
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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services For A Phoenix Food Store
Water Damage Can Close a Deli in Phoenix, Call SERVPRO for Fast Help
SERVPRO Safely Cleans and Restores Water Damaged Businesses
Dripping rainwater from the roof or a pipe leakage in a restaurant or food delivery store is the last thing any restaurant owner needs. It can cause water contamination on food items, resulting in all sorts of illnesses and spoilage. Unless addressed immediately, the business may be ordered shut either due to numerous complaints, or a random visit by a food inspector.
If you notice any water leaks in your food store, it is imperative that you call a water removal company right away. For emergency commercial water damage restoration services in Phoenix, contact SERVPRO. We have IICRC certified technicians who can respond promptly and return your business to preloss conditions.
Usually, our water damage restoration experts have to prepare a list of items that require cleaning. To do this, we must evaluate all the elements in the affected area thoroughly. Wood furniture and dining booths, in particular, are highly vulnerable to moisture and requires cleaning and polishing after moisture damage.
If the moisture was there for too long, it might affect your insulation beyond repair, especially if it is matted. Fiberglass is different from other types of insulation as it is not very susceptible to moisture. Cellulose insulations, for instance, lose their “R” value, antimicrobial properties, and fire resistance upon exposure to excess moisture. Rockwool, on the other hand, contains metal that is prone to rust when wet.
In some cases, the water may travel through the walls and cause moisture damage. Our technicians use moisture meters to determine the presence of water there. To completely dry the structure, we may utilize a closed or open system.
The open air system involves exchanging moist air inside with the dry air outside, while the closed drying system involves isolating the affected area from dry ones with plastic sheeting containment barriers. We rely on a balanced drying system to avoid secondary damages.
Our water removal services also encompass getting rid of mold. Water damages provide a favorable environment for mold to grow and spread, particularly due to the increased moisture and humidity levels. With food, whether dry goods, canned, refrigerated, or frozen on the premises, a rich source of potential fungal proliferation is present.
Water damage can compromise the health standards of your food store. When this happens, SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is readily available to provide the necessary commercial water damage removal services. Call us today (602) 386-4268.
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Emergency PROFILE Ready Plan is Simple but Crucial in Preserving Your Investments in the Face of a Phoenix Fire
Phoenix Fire Prevention and Preparation Starts with SERVPRO's ERP Plan
Damages from Fire & Smoke, Water, and Storms Are Mitigated with the ERP Program
When a fire, flood, or mold disaster affects your housing units, office space, or other real estate investment, fast action is required. As the seconds tick by, damage levels, and costs for repair and restoration, increase dramatically. This extra damage is preventable, even if the disaster is not, but requires preparation.
Becoming better prepared and being able to respond more quickly than ever before has been passed onto the average person by the use of SERVPRO's powerful Emergency PROFILE Ready Plan. An assessment of each Phoenix fire damaged property under your control is conducted to gather the required information that populates each Profile's data sheet. This is also on a mobile app for always available use.
Since these profiles can be shared by a link sent as an email once they have been created, the information given to all receiving it remains consistent, resulting in little room for error regardless of who responds, even years later, or even by employees who have not yet been hired. Future employees can be provided this information as part of their training. It takes more than a fire extinguisher to be prepared for possible emergencies. Get the ERP.
Whoever is on duty at the time of a disaster can locate all of the needed information with just a few presses on their mobile device or mouse clicks on their computer. Photos of locations where shut off valves and breaker boxes help those individuals present at the time of the disaster find these spots faster than making a frantic phone call might. All of this, the assessment, the assistance, and the app itself, are all provided free of charge, but it results in a priceless means of preparation that can save so much.
When any disaster happens, contacting us is also built-in to the app. Your first contact informing us of what type is simple and only requires a few key presses. After we know about your disaster, we can start the resolution of the catastrophe.
We are SERVPRO of Central Phoenix and are always ready to help you in the event of any size disaster, and beforehand, as well. Call us anytime at (602) 386-4268 for both prevention tips that can reduce the amount of time involved in mitigation and setting up your READY Plan.
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Phoenix Flood Damage Affects Furnishings
Rely on SERVPRO for Post Flooding Furniture Cleanup at Your Phoenix Property After Dog Removal
Upholstered Furniture Needs Special Drying to Mitigate Water Damage
Plumbing failures are responsible for most of the water damage in the average home each year. A split intake hose for a washer can put hundreds of gallons of water into a home just as quickly as a rising creek or spillway. A rusted-out water heater can spill enough water in nearby hallways and bedrooms to quickly ruin the carpet. But severe water damage typically results from storm damage.
To restore a Phoenix home after flood damage, SERVPRO has created a process that helps us protect every home and its contents. We first consider if the water has been contaminated. For clear or gray water, we can typically dry and restore and not replace. Our decades of experience in the restoration industry have helped us come up with practical steps that work in every home and situation when it comes to drying out and protecting upholstered furniture.
First, we pull every piece of furniture off the carpet. Until dried, every carpet is a constant source of water that leaches finish and stains fabrics. As members of the work crew begin drying out carpets, others turn their attention to sofas, recliners and other furniture.
After moving the furniture to a dry area, we tent all cushions and place waxed paper between them. Tenting ( plastic sheeting to reduce the air volume and focus on the water damaged items) prevents the colors from bleeding and helps to speed up the time needed to dry them. With that started, one of our IICRC industry certified inspectors carefully checks each furniture item and calculates our restoration costs against the expense of replacing the items. Once the customer signs off, we continue working on every approved piece.
To keep the color uniform, we may need to dampen an entire section of fabric and then dry it as a single piece. Dampening ensures any color changes are even across the item and do not leave spots or stains.
Our next step is to place dehumidifiers next to cushions and other upholstered items like sofas. These devices draw moisture out of the cushions and the surrounding air. Technicians also set-up air movers to force warm, dry air across the surfaces, reducing the amount of time it takes to dry them.
If there are zippers and metal buttons present, we hand dry those since they tend to rust quickly. After drying them, technicians insert pads or more waxed paper between these accessories and the fabric to prevent any chance of rust stains.
Restoring your sofas, recliners and other upholstered furniture is a lengthy process. These are not items that can be set outside in the back yard and left to dry in the sun. SERVPRO of Central Phoenix is ready to not only dry out your home but to help return your life to its pre-flood state. If you would like to schedule an inspection and free estimate, call us today at (602) 386-4268.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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"
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.