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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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Seasonal Monsoons Increase Risk Of Flood Damage In Maricopa

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Seasonal Monsoons Increase Risk Of Flood Damage In Maricopa Maricopa Monsoon Storm Damage is Mitigated by SERVPRO's Lightning Response

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Storm Damage with a Rapid Response, Experience, Materials, and Equipment

Although our area is usually arid, with 8 or fewer inches of rain typical in a year, flooding from intense rainstorms can strike Maricopa. Heavy rains that flood your home are possible during our monsoon season, ordinarily occurring beginning in July and trailing off in September. Our trained and experienced flood damage specialists await your call if the floods affect your home.
 
When Arizona’s monsoon season arrives, the most common image that comes to mind is a dry wash overflowing into a raging river in a matter of seconds, or streets with several inches of water imperiling vehicle traffic. The same weather patterns cause residential flood damage in Maricopa. Crawl spaces and slab foundations fall prey to the quickly developing bursts of precipitation. If the high winds that often accompany these severe storms damage roofs or send trees crashing into your dwelling, many levels of your home can suffer flooding from the pounding rain. Professional restoration assistance is the key to avoiding permanent harm to your home after the flood.
 
SERVPRO crews begin by stabilizing the structure, boarding, and tarping exterior damage. The anchoring of the coverings is dictated by the composition and shape of the damaged roof. Flat roofs often suffer from these strong winds and rains. A 'shrink-wrap" barrier may also be installed, depending on circumstances. Then our team members begin the process of extracting the flood waters and drying out the building materials and contents. We use submersible pumps when the lingering water measures more than two inches, and complete this part of the process with professional grade wanded extractors.
 
It is particularly important to remove as much water as possible in carpeted areas of a home as the padding and fibers can become the home for microbial activity if not dried out within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO employees learn practical techniques in IICRC training, including the use of weighted wands to force as much of the flooding out of the floor coverings. Portions of the carpet may be lifted to permit movers to pass heated air over and under the fibers. Dehumidifiers positioned correctly add to the efficiency of other drying techniques, pulling water vapor out of the air so that the moisture in the carpeting moves into the atmosphere.
 
Moisture meters help SERVPRO monitor the efficacy of the flood water removal and structural drying plan. Merely waiting for the flood water to subside risks progressive damage to structures and belongings. Often we recommend an inventory and pack out of boxes and other flood saturated articles for drying in our production facility. We offer many options to dry out flood-damaged documents, heirlooms, clothing, and furnishings.
 
If the desert defies its usual description and strikes your home with seasonal flooding, SERVPRO of Casa Grande is ready to help. Call us round the clock at (520) 421-1894 to schedule a flood damage assessment and recovery plan.

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SERVPRO - Stopping And Cleaning Out Mold Damage In Maricopa

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO - Stopping And Cleaning Out Mold Damage In Maricopa SERVPRO has a varaity of tools and equipment like this air scrubber to remove mold damage from your home.

At the first sign of mold contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage

Although we are not in the middle of the desert, Maricopa is still not a city where residents think too much about mold. Most people consider a problem for areas that are hot and damp, not hot and dry. The facts are that inside any home mold can grow when it has enough moisture, food, and the right temperature.

That means to stop mold damage in Maricopa homes, SERVPRO restoration specialists have to find and remove the source of moisture. Mold spores can thrive in a range of 68 to 86 degrees, the range most homes try to maintain year-round. They also feed on nearly everything in a home, to include almost every building material except for iron, steel, and aluminum.

Most mold growths in our area begin with a simple leak. Often, there is a loose pipe connection or a rusting faucet in a wall or a laundry room that is the culprit. Even just a small amount of water can start the problem if enough spores become wet enough to expand and start to grow over the nearest surface, searching for food and more moisture to further grow the colony.

After arriving at each home, SERVPRO technicians perform a visual inspection and use air content meters to find the highest concentration of spores and trace that to its source. Once they find it, our teams have two tasks: stop the leak and clean out the mold.

If the problem is a minor one, like a loose connection or hose on a washing machine, our technicians can fix that. If it is a major issue, such as an entire section of pipe rusting out, the team leader always recommends bringing in a plumber or general contractor to make the repairs.

Once they stop the source of moisture, our specialists spray the affected property with an anti-bacterial agent. It kills any active spores, and then the team members wipe down every surface or use a vacuum with a specially designed HEPA filter to capture them. If the mold had time to grow into a surface like wood paneling, the team carefully removes it for disposal. They dispose of all mold outside the home and according to Arizona state requirements.

Removing the effects of mold in any home is not easy, but SERVPRO of Casa Grande works diligently to make it as easy on a homeowner as possible. If you have or suspect this problem is in your home, call us today at (520) 421-1894 to schedule a visit and inspection. We are here for you.

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Choosing Professional Restoration After A Fire In Your Maricopa Home

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing Professional Restoration After A Fire In Your Maricopa Home Maricopa House Fire Cleanup and Restoration Met Their Match with SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers a Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup Service to Beat Your Expectations

Fires are something that no Maricopa homeowner wants ever to have to deal with, but the unfortunate truth is that many residences in the area experience a fire to some degree every year. Contending with the damages is a challenge, especially when you are not sure where to begin the process. Most seek out the experience and quality work of professional restorers to bring their home back from a fire, regardless of the degree of damage present.

If you are only experiencing a fire for the first time, you might not be aware of how widespread fire damages can be in your Maricopa house. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to understand better the full scope of the damages that your home faces as well as the appropriate actions that must get taken to restore the damage.

Homeowners insurance is often the primary means of paying for professional restoration services, and the project manager assigned to your disaster can help you through this process. Our team can meet with the insurance adjuster and specify the actions that must get taken for the home to get fully restored and an estimate of what this work costs. This service we provide helps you to worry about more important things during this troublesome time than jumping through insurance hoops.

Once the assessment completes, our SERVPRO team gets to work quickly in restoring the damages present in your home. We understand and appreciate the difficulty some families have with remaining in a home that has lingering effects from a recent fire, so we work to ensure that the most pressing and troublesome symptoms get addressed first. This assurance relies heavily on your communication with both the technicians working in your home and the project manager overseeing the work to relay the issues that hinder living in your house.

While every fire that homeowners experience does not require great lengths to restore, professional restoration can help ensure that things get done thoroughly and to the highest quality. You can trust the experienced restorers at SERVPRO of Casa Grande to help you overcome any disaster or emergency in your home. Give us a call today at (520) 421-1894.

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Water Damage In Your Casa Grande Kitchen

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Your Casa Grande Kitchen Casa Grande Homeowners Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal to Mitigate Damages

The kitchen is one of the most common places to experience water damage in your Casa Grande home. When the water splashes, overflows, or leaks instead of remaining contained, you face the risk of water damage to the structure of the kitchen. Our trained crews have the experience and the equipment to help recover from common kitchen spills, leaks, and overflows.

Many cooking and cleaning tasks occur in your Casa Grande kitchen, some leading to water damage. As these activities proceed, water flows steadily. The pipes and connections that link the kitchen sink, dishwasher, ice maker, and refrigerator water dispenser can develop cracks and weak spots that seep or drip under counters and between walls. The dishwasher can overflow, and the garbage disposal can clog and send water and debris spraying. Water supply lines are under pressure and can spray significant volumes of water. Our technicians receive ongoing training to hone their skills to identify sources of water leakage and incursion.
 
Once the water damage issues are evaluated, SERVPRO water damage remediation crews employ industry best practices and specialized equipment to clean up the excess water and any contaminants that may be present. If more than a couple of inches of water puddle on the floor, we use pumps to remove the water. Lesser amounts receive a wet vacuum treatment from our high-efficiency water extractors with special wands. Our employees use moisture meters and infrared scanning devices to measure the saturation level of affected structures and to located any hidden pockets of water. For example, water can move below the raised floor of a cabinet, requiring us to remove the kick plate to access and extract it.
 
SERVPRO crew members determine the level of contamination contained in the water collected and dispose of it in accord with local hazardous waste regulations. Appropriate cleaning and EPA registered disinfectant products treat the surfaces previously covered with the wastewater. We recommend that our customers arrange for repair of any leaks or loose plumbing connections. Then we begin the process of drying out the cabinets, walls, and floors in the kitchen.
 
We use air movers, dehumidifiers, and sometimes heat to achieve the correct balance while the drying proceeds. SERVPRO technicians certified in Applied Structural Drying determine a drying goal and then remeasure moisture levels throughout the restoration to reach it. Our technicians inspect the areas below the kitchen during the drying to ensure all saturated structures are included in the plan.
 
Your kitchen is where friends and family gather, comprising the heart of most dwellings. SERVPRO of Casa Grande is ready to remove water and then dry and restore structures damaged in your kitchen quickly and professionally. "Like it never even happened." Call us at (520) 421-1894 to schedule an assessment of your kitchen water damage needs.

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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.