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Forgotten Tubs and Other Mishaps with Running Water Require Water Removal Services in Florence

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Forgotten Tubs and Other Mishaps with Running Water Require Water Removal Services in Florence If you step away and find that your bathtub has overflowed and caused water damage in your bathroom, contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by Should an Accident Requiring the Need for Water Remediation Occur in Your Home

Many bathtubs get filled every day in Florence area homes without any problem, but an unexpected phone call or an accident with a toddler can cause anyone to forget about a tub. Even a slowly running garden hose can send gallons of water into your home if someone places it too close to an open doorway.

When such incidents happen in your home, SERVPRO gets right to business with water removal strategies in Florence that address your home's unique needs. We act fast to prevent secondary water damage like mold and odor development from damaging your residence and to help keep restoration costs for your property as low as possible. Our scaled services include large-volume pumps mounted on trucks as well as much smaller units that extract water from smaller catastrophes.
 
Because water can quickly and quietly seep into areas you might not be aware of, we use moisture meters that detect the existence of water. SERVPRO technicians ensure that after all our work, your home shows no signs of undesired water, restoring everything “Like it never even happened.” We continue to check our progress with new readings throughout our efforts.
 
Water from clean sources typically means we can extract the water from your flooring and successfully dry it out. Steam cleaning helps minimize unpleasant odors from exposure to water, as well as ensure it becomes completely dry again. Sometimes we need to float a carpet while directing air underneath it. When carrying out this procedure, we take extreme care to keep unnecessary stretching to a minimum. Often, however, we need to temporarily remove the carpet if the padding shows signs of wear and tear so new padding installation can take place.
 
Hardwood floors can experience cupping and crowning. While it might tempt you to sand these immediately, doing so can only bring disappointment. Drying out at a steady pace helps bring such flooring back to near-normal. At this time, additional restoration becomes possible.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Casa Grande is to help restore your home back to pre-disaster condition. When our water removal services can help, we know how to perform the exact procedures to get things back to normal again. Call us at (520) 421-1894, so we can help you and your family.

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Flood Damage In Casa Grande

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage In Casa Grande You can count on us to arrive quickly and help you to preserve the contents and structural integrity of your home as we work to clean up the mess.

Flood Damage

Severe weather systems roll through Casa Grande more often than the residents here might like. Even with the better construction of the homes and preventative measures taken to reduce the possibility of storm damages, these occurrences continue. The trouble with damage to areas like the roof of your home, or even the windows, is the ability for water to come into your house unabated.

The result of this flow of water, as many unfortunate Casa Grande residents have seen, is flood damages. There's something to be said for working towards being more prepared for this possibility by taking further preventative measures and safeguarding your home against the possibility of storm damages significant enough to allow for flooding.

One of the ways that you can better prepare your home for the possibility of storm damages is to inspect the integrity of the roof on your house annually. Since this is the first line of defense against torrential rainfall and damaging winds, it is essential to ensure that this structure is sound and able to withstand the often brutal nature of passing systems. Often homeowners neglect the maintenance and care of their roof, and our SERVPRO professionals are helping them to clean up the mess and dry out their homes as a result.

Another thing that you can do to help preserve your home in the event of flood damage is to have a strategy in place for calling professionals like our SERVPRO rapid response team. When flood waters penetrate your home, you want to have the appropriate personnel there quickly to help seal off entry points and to pack out the at-risk items throughout your home so that they do not get affected by the spreading water. Knowing whom to call and when to can save you time and money in the long run.

While it is difficult to prepare yourself for flood damages in your home, knowing what to do can ultimately make the restoration process more efficient and less costly. You can count on our SERVPRO of Casa Grande emergency response team to arrive quickly and help you to preserve the contents and structural integrity of your home as we work to clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime at (520) 421-1894.

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Concerns That Might Surprise You After Fire Damages Your Maricopa Home

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Concerns That Might Surprise You After Fire Damages Your Maricopa Home Fires can start in many places and damage can spread quickly throughout your home. Contact SERVPRO to put our experienced technicians to work for you.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Major Issues Affecting Your Home After a Fire

Common sense seems to dictate that the aftermath of a fire in your Maricopa home primarily presents as burned wood and other structural components followed by an abundance of soot. Although these issues are typical during fire restorations, they are far from the only problems posed by a residential fire. Hiring a full-service restoration company capable of addressing the whole spectrum of damages you might face is critical.

Before the restoration crew turns its focus to soot cleanup and restoration of charred building materials, the first Maricopa fire damage task needing completion for your home is water removal and structural drying. Firefighting can use hundreds or more gallons of water to knock down the flames that otherwise might consume the entirety of a residence. Water damage is as much if not more destructive than the harm caused by fire. Failure to remove standing water and the residual moisture within 24 to 48 hours risks mold damage and progressive deterioration of porous building materials.

The flooding caused by firefighting also creates slip and fall risks and the threat of electrical shock when SERVPRO’s crews are at work. Our management team assesses the danger before beginning the water remediation. Our fully-stocked service vehicles provide portable power generation for pumps and water extractors if the electricity is shut down for safety purposes.

As the water concerns recede, SERVPRO technicians begin investigating the extent of the fire damage. We use IICRC best practices when pairing fire damage cleanup challenges with the appropriate professional remediation products and tools. In addition to crafting a plan to clear away smoke and soot residues, we also evaluate the safety of retaining food found in cabinets, pantries, refrigerators, and freezers.

The heat of the fire can raise the temperature of canned and bottled goods, supporting the growth of hazardous organisms. Soot can be fine enough to work its way into jarred food by moving up the threads under the cap. Bulk and boxed foods are prone to soot, water, or firefighting chemicals tainting their contents. Even if food containers appear unblemished, SERVPRO experts often advise discarding the potentially contaminated food.   

If the power is even temporarily knocked out during the fire, food in refrigerators and freezers are potentially ruined for human consumption. Although the seal might seem tight, soot again often finds its way into these appliances. Consult with the SERVPRO crew to make the smart and safe decision between on retaining the frozen and chilled food or discarding it.

The fire damage suffered by your home and contents can be wide-ranging and impossible for a layperson to assess thoroughly. Contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 for reliable assistance to protect your home’s integrity and the health and safety of you and your family.

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Water Losses in Your Maricopa Home Can Allow for Mold Growth

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Losses in Your Maricopa Home Can Allow for Mold Growth Water and Moisture Lead to Mold Damage in a Maricopa Bathroom that SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Remediate

Mold Remediation by SERVPRO Technicians Can Be the Solution for Maricopa Property Owners

Many Maricopa homeowners are still struggling to keep up with the lingering damages that the recent monsoon season has left throughout the area. High volumes of water inside of homes leaves substantial, costly damages to residences all across the area. Even with the widespread flooding and storm damages, another wave of damages begins just a few short days later.

Many homeowners do not realize that mold spores exist naturally in the environment around you. No matter where you are, from inside of your house to the office space across town, avoiding mold damages to your Maricopa house is understanding how readily available this threat is to seat, colonize, and spread throughout your home.

While you can not see mold spores floating around your house or in the outside world, this microscopic intruder is waiting for the conditions to get met so that it can form into the destructive organism that you might already recognize. Even with the rapid response of our SERVPRO water damage restoration specialists, the area might already have begun the process of colonization. Fortunately, our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians can clean out the infested area and disinfect to help prevent future fungi patches from appearing.

At the first signs of mold growth in your flood or water damaged home, you need to reach out to our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians. This specialized team is uniquely trained to remove mold colonies safely and quickly using state of the art equipment and modern approaches.

To avoid mold growth and damages in your home, you need to respond and react quickly to signs of water or flood damages in your house. The longer this water can saturate materials and provide a moisture-ridden environment, spores have the time and opportunity to colonize.

Understand that mold growth in your home is something that is often avoidable, and should be a prioritized concern for any homeowner who discovers it on their property. With the potential health effects it can cause along with the widespread structural weakening on affected surfaces and staining, it is essential to take care of this problem as soon as you find it. Give our SERVPRO of Casa Grande headquarters a call any time at (520) 421-1894.

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What To Expect From SERVPRO When Water Damages Your Maricopa Hardwood Floors

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Expect From SERVPRO When Water Damages Your Maricopa Hardwood Floors Water damage affects the building materials of your Maricopa dwelling variously, pending on their propensity to absorb moisture.

What To Expect When Water Damages Your Hardwood Floors

Although it is desert-dry outside your home in Maricopa, many opportunities exist inside for water to intrude where it is not expected or wanted. A water heater past its prime rusts through the bottom and pours water into a lower-level family room, a shower curtain tucked outside the tub sends water across the bathroom floor and down the hall, or a broken water pump in a dishwasher floods the kitchen and dining area. Our fast response halts the damage.

Water damage affects the building materials of your Maricopa dwelling variously, pending on their propensity to absorb moisture. Your home might feature hardwood flooring. It is a generally durable surface of great beauty, and also provides a surface for area rugs and carpeting to rest. When you wipe up spills quickly, the wood suffers no harm. In scenarios where water floods over the surface or puddles up and remains on the finish for a time material does absorb moisture. Wood swells when persistently wet, which eventually results in a range of damage that can become permanent -- buckling, warping, cupping, and crowning. We have strategies and equipment that removes the moisture and prepares the floors for restoration.

When our SERVPRO crew arrives at your home, expect a complete assessment of the damage done and a detailed plan leading to a return to preloss condition. If the water covering the hardwood floors is two inches or deeper, we use pumps and then move on to extractors to remove any quantity of water. Our team takes baseline moisture readings as it is not recommended to sand or refinish wood floors until the internal moisture level is 12 percent; even with applied drying techniques, this may take days or weeks.

Hardwood floors have a subfloor beneath, and it is crucial that the materials of the underlying support dry out as well. SERVPRO crews employ a range of methods to remove the moisture. We use drying mats that concentrate the efficiency of extraction, using pressurized air movement to draw out moisture from all levels of the flooring. If the subfloor is accessible from below, we position air movers underneath to speed evaporation. In some cases, we might remove or lift some planks to get air movement where needed or drill holes in heavily sealed flooring to allow for the water vapor to escape.

SERVPRO of Casa Grande awaits your call for help with IICRC trained technicians and cutting-edge water mitigation equipment. Contact us at (520) 421-1894 as soon as practicable after a water emergency.

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Water Damage Issues for Landlords in Maricopa

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Issues for Landlords in Maricopa Desiccant Silicone Gel in Dehumidiers Help SERVPRO Dry Out Water Damaged Buildings in Maricopa

Fast Removal of Unwanted Water Can Mitigate Damage--Call SERVPRO

It is hard enough for each of us to keep up with the maintenance and repair of our own home in Maricopa. However, when you are responsible for multiple units in an apartment building, townhouse community, or condominiums, the real struggle can be learning about issues when the damage is still minor and easily fixed. When you get the message from a tenant about water damage, give us a call.
 
Leaks and spills not brought to your attention quickly become problems of a higher magnitude in your Maricopa rental units, especially if the water damage migrates into other renters’ spaces. Working with our water damage mitigation crew is a great solution when several areas can need water removal and drying. As you already are behind the times if your tenant waited too long or did not realize the harm was severe, a team approach is precisely what is needed to take care of a variety of concerns quickly.
 
SERVPRO’s commercial water technicians offer assistance focused on your particular scenario, whether a relatively inconsequential accident or a significant water loss involving multiple floors and apartments. Our employees are ready immediately after arrival to unload the appropriate equipment and get the project rolling. Our crew lead assesses the need and ranks tasks in conformance with the best restoration industry practices.
 
If standing water is an issue, we employ submersible pumps to remove more than 2 inches of water. Our service vehicles have a full component of wanded water extractors we use to get the moisture out of crevices and hidden recesses as well as carpeting. SERVPRO has success removing water with carpeting in place, although we often pull the padding as it is inexpensive and easy enough to replace.
 
Our investigation is thorough and informs us where water migrated, essential if other units are at risk. Once water removal completes, we move on to drying all affected areas. SERVPRO employees measure moisture levels to help determine drying goals, concentrating on walls, floors, and other structural components. Drying efficiently requires a balance of heat, air movement, and dehumidification. We position the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers for maximum effect.
 
Do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande if your rental units experience water damage. Call (520) 421-1894 to schedule a quick assessment and a speedy resolution of the problem.

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Flood Damage Can Happen in Your Maricopa Home or Condo

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Can Happen in Your Maricopa Home or Condo Trapped on a Maricopa Island after a Flash Flood? Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Cleanup

Maricopa Properties Cope Better after Flash-Flooding When SERVPRO Is Called for Cleanup and Restoration

Weather patterns and the predictions that accompany them have become more volatile, exposing those who expect previous seasonal climate averages to continue in Maricopa to unanticipated disaster risks. Researchers at Arizona State University study how predicting the new extremes in weather better prepare our residents and municipalities for “100-year” calamities that now occur every few seasons. If you unexpectedly face the floodgates in your home, we can help.

Monsoon season in Maricopa begins in mid-June and can cause flash flood damage, waters rapidly moving across the Gila River Valley. The same system that swamps roadways and endangers vehicles can intrude into your living areas, saturating foundations and rushing through crawl spaces. Even if your living space is several stories above ground level in a condo, parking and storage areas below risk flooding and resulting damage to your possessions. We are well-qualified and appropriately outfitted to respond immediately to flood damage in any areas of your single or multi-unit home.
 
The water swirling into your home or storage area can contain animal and human waste, particularly if the storm drains in your immediate locale are overwhelmed, and your sewer line backs up. Overland flooding also risks exposing you to landscaping and road chemicals, and even reptiles, insects, or wildlife fleeing the waters. SERVPRO crews prepare for these and other contingencies through Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification training and our extensive experience in the restoration business.
 
A project manager assesses the flood damage upon arrival and coordinates with the crew assigned and you as the homeowner. SERVPRO checks first for safety hazards from broken glass to damaged utility lines that could turn the flood into a fire, and everything in between. Then we set up submersible pumps and move to extractors as the water level falls. If power is out, we carry on using sources on our vehicles to operate the equipment. We might pack out stored possessions exposed to food water for evaluation and drying offsite.
 
If the water is contaminated, our crews proceed informed by our thorough knowledge of local health and hazardous waste disposal codes. SERVPRO contains flooding tainted with pathogens or chemicals and discards it appropriately. When we need access to cavities between walls we can make flood cuts to ensure all moisture releases and saturated areas are open to drying efforts. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers reduce moisture to normal levels as we monitor the saturation data with meters and scanning devices. EPA registered antimicrobials treat surfaces to inhibit microbial growth.
 
SERVPRO of Casa Grande is the dependable partner you need when your desert dream home experiences inundation by flash flooding. Call (520) 421-1894 day or night for reliable and expert flood damage restoration services.

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How We Work To Overcome Common Fire Damages In Your Maricopa Home

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How We Work To Overcome Common Fire Damages In Your Maricopa Home No matter how severe the soot and smoke damage may be, our technicians will work around the clock to restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Maricopa Home After A Fire Strikes 

While smoke and soot damage are leading complaints regarding the effects from house fires, there are effects that many Maricopa homeowners do not think about as well. Firefighting is critical to avoiding total loss structure fires throughout the area, but this extinguishment effort can often come with lingering acute damage of its own.

Even with smaller and more contained situations, fire damages in your Maricopa home can still vary greatly. From the smoke and soot damages mentioned above to the need for cleanup and renovation, the list of what needs to be done to bring your home back to original conditions can feel extensive. Fortunately, with the help of professional restoration services, you can get to this end goal far more quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals take some time to assess the farthest reaches of this damage and to determine the equipment necessary to restore your house successfully. Soot damages require concentrated cleaning efforts with everything from wet/dry sponges to high-powered vacuums. This process is intricate, primarily because soot can spread out a considerable distance from the heart of the fire itself.

Smoke damages often present themselves in the form of a harsh lingering odor to face. This effect is one of the final ones to get addressed because there are so many cleaning actions and other efforts that can negate the deodorization effects.

As was mentioned earlier, there are times when the extinguishing efforts can leave damages of their own for our SERVPRO restoration specialists to overcome. Often, this damage is present as pooled water throughout areas where fire hoses were necessary to overcome the growing situation. Our technicians treat these effects as part of the whole, employing water damage recovery techniques to dry out the affected areas.

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While restoration might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when your home falls victim to a fire, having the right restoration team can make all of the difference in getting your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Casa Grande fire restoration technicians are standing by for any emergency you might have at (520) 421-1894.

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Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage In Maricopa

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage In Maricopa A residence in Maricopa is most likely to suffer from water damage linked to internal causes, usually unrelated to weather conditions.

Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage

Homeowners who live in geographical areas that receive little rain or other precipitation over the seasons can feel immune to water damage concerns. When water damage is covered by media outlets, the focus tends to be how heavy rains or other significant precipitation damage homes.

Although even arid areas of the United States can experience occasional torrential rains, the risk to homes from these seasonal rains is much less serious than other causes of water damage.

A residence in Maricopa is most likely to suffer from water damage linked to internal causes, usually unrelated to weather conditions. Typically residential water incursions stem from one of the following events.

Accidents And Negligence
Water spilling onto the floor because a bathtub or kitchen sink overflowed is a common mistake that can lead to structural damage. All it takes is a distraction while a sink or tub is filling and the water flows and saturates building materials and personal possession. Failing to secure a shower door or curtain sprays water on floors and walls. A robust bath playtime sends waves over the side.

Any of these accidents or neglect can result in water damage not only in the room where the event occurred but also to the levels below the affected space. SERVPRO assesses the extent of the harm and takes the steps necessary to extract standing water and to inspect and dry out the subfloor cavity.

Appliance Malfunction
Metal or plastic fatigue of the latch on the dishwasher allows gallons of soapy, food-filled water to escape into the kitchen. A broken pump or clogged drain causes water to flood the laundry room. A sticky valve on the water dispenser located in the refrigerator door gushes water unexpectedly. Homes are full of water-using conveniences that cause water disasters when they do not operate correctly.

The large quantities of water pooling from these appliances already contain contaminants. The professional water removal technicians at SERVPRO evaluate the risks of this tainted water, containing, collecting, and discarding the overflow in accordance with hazardous waste considerations. Fast action is called for to avoid further microbial growth inside your home.

Leaks And Condensation
Residences have plumbing interwoven in nearly every recess between walls and floors. Tiny leaks or cracks slowly but steadily saturate structural components with moisture. Freezers, refrigerators, and AC or HVAC systems cool in part by condensing water vapor contained in humid air. Coils, hoses, and collection pans should keep this condensation draining but may fail if adequately maintained. Clogs and overfilled pans fail to direct the water appropriately; the excess moisture is instead absorbed by nearby walls, floors, and ceilings.

All of the listed incursion sources cause significant water damage within homes. Some can flood areas, necessitating pumping or extraction of the water. Others do their harm slowly and quietly until a wall crumbles, a floor buckles and warps, or secondary damage such as mold growth signals the problem. Our trained and certified technicians can address these issues, using proven strategies to dry out and then restore damage building materials before the structure deteriorates beyond repair.

If your home suffers from water damage linked to any accident, malfunction, aging or broken infrastructure, or clogs or spills you need the assistance of SERVPRO of Casa Grande. You can rely on our trained and skilled water damage restoration professionals to return your residence to preloss condition. Contact us today at (520) 421-1894.

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Proactive Water Damage Recovery Planning For Your Maricopa Hotel

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Proactive Water Damage Recovery Planning For Your Maricopa Hotel Maricopa Commercial Water Damage May Be Preventable--Call SERVPRO About Our ERP Plan.

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile Plan Protects and Prevents Your Commercial Maricopa Property from Water Damaging Effects

The hospitality industry is robust in the Maricopa area, and owners and managers of local lodging sites need a reliable partner if water damage should strike. Guests and your employees rely on you to maintain a functioning operation at all times. We have practical solutions to keep you ready for unexpected water damage.

Dozens of potential sources trace to the water damage that can strike your Maricopa hotel. Plumbing failures, clogged gutters during the monsoon season, and guest or employee negligence are just some of the scenarios a hotel owner or manager can face. We suggest working with us before water damage disaster strikes.
 
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) allow your business to design a concise and easy to follow disaster plan for us to follow if water damages your hotel. We send out one of our experienced project managers to assess your physical operations. During the assessment stage, you can expect practical suggestions intended to limit the damage done to the common areas and guest rooms in your facility.
 
The designated SERVPRO employee takes pictures and completes sketches to give any of our disaster teams a solid understanding of the layout and possible problem points if a water damage disaster occurs. You help flesh out the process by completing a personalized Emergency READY Profile on our mobile app. The app leads you through a list that when completed and uploaded give us invaluable information about the way you manage the hotel and the names and contact information for the many other contractors used to build and maintain the hotel.
 
As we build the documents together with our SERVPRO team you designate us as your preferred provider of restoration and disaster recovery services. Submit a list of designated employees or others who can act on your behalf if a water damage emergency occurs when you are unavailable. Identify the location of utility shut-offs and share with us your emergency plans. This collaboration helps us help you if water damage threatens your business.
 
Take the opportunity to create an Emergency READY Plan and Profile with SERVPRO of Casa Grande for your business. One call to (520) 421-1894 sets in motion a proactive process that has the best chance of limiting the disturbance to your guests and operations if water damages your hotel.

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