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Kitchen Appliances Can Cause Major Water Damage To Your Phoenix Home

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Do Not Let Water Destroy Your Phoenix Home Call Our Experts Right Away!

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do Not Let Water Destroy Your Phoenix Home Call Our Experts Right Away! Water must be extracted right away because moisture can cause mold growth if left standing for more than 48 hours.

We Offer Professional Water Cleanup In Phoenix

When plumbing problems such as a leaking kitchen pipe occur in your home, excess water can ruin your floors, carpets, and walls if you do not act fast and call in the professionals to handle the cleanup job. Water must be extracted right away because moisture can cause mold growth if left standing for more than 48 hours. Plus, it can cause structural damage. We can be at your house within a few hours after you contact us. Responding fast can help reduce losses to your property and items, which may result in lower restoration and insurance costs.

When our SERVPRO water cleanup team arrives at your Phoenix residence, they come ready to get to work. Truck-mounted or portable extraction machines can be put use to remove water. Both units are capable of extracting moisture quickly and efficiently. In most cases, we employ mobile devices for this type of job. Our expert and certified techs may also use pumps, extraction wands, and wet/dry vacuums to remove water from the affected areas. The team can also utilize probes and sensors to find and remove hidden pockets of water from behind baseboards or walls and under the flooring.

There are several pieces of equipment we can employ to dry the structure such as air movers that circulate warm air and dry the area rapidly. Out teams can also use high-velocity axial fans and dehumidifiers to evaporate moisture in the air and dry the structure. Air movers, fans and dehumidifying machines help speed up the drying process by reducing the level of humidity in the home’s atmosphere. Our techs may also utilize industrial heaters to quickly dry certain areas such as under the floorboards or behind the walls.

SERVPRO of Central Phoenix water cleanup services is available around the clock. We are close by and are always ready to help you in your time of need. When possible, our certified experts can restore your home to its preloss condition. Call SERVPRO at (602) 386-4268 any time of the day or night.

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How To Get Started With Water Damage In Phoenix

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Stopping and Remediating Water Damage to Phoenix Homes

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Panicking Is Not an Option When You Face Water Damage In Phoenix

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Phoenix's Water Damage Professionals

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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How Your Phoenix Property Benefits from Water Damage Restoration Services

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Aging Pipes In Your Phoenix Home Could Create Water Damage

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Water Damage To Your Phoenix Home Due To Appliance Failure

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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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Tips on Preventing and Mitigating Water Damage in Phoenix

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

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

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Provides Professional Restoration Post Water Intrusion

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

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Flooding and How the Quality of Water affects You.

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

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

The Responsibility of the Homeowner in a Water Loss.

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

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

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

10/13/2016 (Permalink)

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