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Smoke Damage

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Damage After demo, still soot on door and foundation. Techs are cleaning concrete with truck mount.

SERVPRO of Casa Grande responding to a fire

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Casa Grande will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
  • Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
  • Different Types of Smoke
  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
  • Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
  • Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 520.421.1894
  • Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

What to do in a water emergency

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A Water Damage Emergency?
Call 520-421-1894

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Mold Damage Tips

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today 520-421-1894

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Water Damage Timeline

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

General Water Damage Timeline Call us before this happens!

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor becomes apparent.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Calling us first will help protect your property and possessions.

Mold: Act Quickly with Professionals

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold: Act Quickly with Professionals Don't let water damage become a mold problem!

If you Google “How to Remove Mold” there are about 23,700,000 results that appear in less than one second. That’s 23 million opinions on how to remove mold from articles in newspapers, magazines, books, scientific firms, product placements, DIY’ers, Wikipedia, and companies with both good and bad reputations for being able to remove mold from your home. Topics include “How to Get Rid of Black Mold the Cheap Way”, “The Truth About Mold Removal” and “DIY Black Mold Removal”.

So what should you REALLY do? Call the respected and trained professionals at SERVPRO of Casa Grande. Why is that the first step? It’s because by calling our highly regarded staff, help is on its way! Our professionals are trained in mold remediation and they will begin by examining your home or business for any visible signs of mold. It may be recommended that you leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and containment process is safely being completed. Some situations require bringing in an Indoor Air Quality / Environmental Specialist for further testing. In most cases even excessive mold growth is not a problem to remove. Our priority is your health and safety, especially for “at risk” individuals which may include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. Step Two is to follow step one and call the SERVPRO of Casa Grande team at 520-421-1894.

Be prepared in an emergency

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Businesses, Don’t Be Unprepared in a Disaster

Let us help you get back on track.

SERVPRO of Casa Grande Provides Commercial Restoration Services.

SERVPRO of Casa Grande specializes in helping your business in dealing with a loss from a multitude of potential disasters such as fire, water and mold damage. There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Business.  Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity and our staff understands that business continuity is a key concern when helping a business resume its operations. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Our commercial services include:

RESTORATION:

  • Water Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Smoke Damage
  • Mold Remediation / Mitigation
  • Emergency Board-Up
  • CLEANING:
  • Sewage
  • Bio-Hazard
  • Vandalism
  • Crime Scene
  • Duct/HVAC
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Deodorization
  • Post-Construction
  • SERVICES:
  • General Construction Services
  • Dumpster / Debris Removal
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Dry-Cleaning
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Document Drying
  • Temporary Power
  • Moving Services
  • Secured Asset Storage
  • To make sure your business is ready before disaster strikes, SERVPRO has developed a cutting edge plan for your business called an ERP, or Emergency Readiness Profile.  This plan gives you, as the business owner or responsible business representative the peace of mind of knowing what to do and what to expect ahead of a disaster and the plan is free.  Call Eileen, today at 520-421-1894 to schedule have an ERP completed for your business.

Does your Casa Grande Home Have a Mold Problem?

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 520-421-1894

 

 

Smoke and Soot Cleanup in Casa Grande

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Casa Grande will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 520-421-1894 

Faster to your disaster

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your disaster Don't let this happen to you: call immediately

Faster to your Casa Grande Water Damage Event


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Casa Grande provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.


Faster To Any Size Disaster


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Casa Grande arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 520-421-1894 


Water Damage Timeline


Within Minutes



  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.


Hours 1 - 24:



  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.

  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.

  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

  • A musty odor becomes apparent.


48 Hours to 1 Week:



  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.

  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

  • Paint begins to blister.

  • Wood flooring swells and warps.

  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.


More Than 1 Week:



  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.


Calling us first will help protect your property and possessions.


 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – 520-421-1894

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Casa Grande has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Casa Grande      

SERVPRO of Casa Grande specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.