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Are Leaking Appliances Causing Your Florence Kitchen to be a Hot Mess?

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are Leaking Appliances Causing Your Florence Kitchen to be a Hot Mess? Water from this dishwasher leak is already being absorbed into the flooring and cabinets. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Restoring Water Damaged Homes in Florence

Florence residents are relatively safe from the weather and floods, but those are not the main risks to an area home when it comes to ‘squishy’ carpets and other water problems. In our experience, failed appliances and devices like dishwashers and water heaters cause much of the damage to floors, carpets, and furniture.  

For SERVPRO, remediating water damage to Florence homes means getting standing water out of the home, determining what is repairable (or disposing of property too damaged for restoration), and drying the structure and property.  

Our technicians start with either pumps or extraction wands to remove the water while one of our inspectors inspects the property for damage. A failed water heater can drop 60 gallons or more onto the floor in seconds. If it fails to shut-off automatically, the broken tank can continue to spill water throughout the home. Once a team member shuts off the intake line, others use the pump to remove water. In most homes, this takes at least one or two days.  

If the water was a small amount from a dishwasher, then the water level is low and generally isolated to the kitchen. Technicians use the extraction wands to remove water from the surface and then push out any remainder using mops or squeegees. Regardless of the amount of water they remove, team members bring in air movers to direct warm, dry air over the damp floors to speed up the drying process.  

These machines are especially useful to restore carpets to their original condition and prevent delamination. That is the separation of the top and bottom layers of the carpet when it absorbs too much water for too long.  

As technicians remove the water, a SERVPRO inspector examines the property and directs other team members to remove restorable items to an unaffected part of the home or another location. They place the furniture and other items on blocks or bricks so that excess water can drain away. If they can lift property out within a few hours of the water spill, technicians can save almost everything except for paper (i.e., books and magazines). To increase the rate of drying, they can set up air movers and fans to direct warm air and increase air circulation if needed.  

Our goal at SERVPRO of Casa Grande is to remove water and reduce the amount of damage to each home as quickly as possible. If you have had a recent water spill in your home, call us today at (520) 421-1894. We are here for you.

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Your Best Guide to Preventing a Mold Infestation in Your Florence Home After Flood Damage

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Best Guide to Preventing a Mold Infestation in Your Florence Home After Flood Damage Flooding can start with a broken pipe, overflow or come from an outside source. Call SERVPRO immediately to remediate any damage.

How Flooding Can Continually Affect Your Florence Home

Major disasters that affect your Florence home require immediate attention to mitigate losses but can take a long time to restore completely. More to the point, failure to secure professional restoration right away could have you waiting for cleanup and restorative work until taxed crews have the opportunity to begin the initial stages of recovery for your property. While our team works quickly to be available for all potential clients in widespread disasters like flooding, a fast response is always the best way to secure services.

Overcoming flood damages in your Florence home is not something that a homeowner can accomplish on their own. From the immediate threat of the high volume of water to the effects spread throughout the property, experience and industry-leading equipment like our SERVPRO team can provide is the best course of action to take. Flooding is a disaster that continues to get worse the longer its effects persist.

From the moment that flooding occurs throughout your community, you should be aware of the damage that it can do to your property. Starting with the high volume of water, this effect can spread and saturate through construction materials, the contents of your home, and other areas to weaken and erode their integrity to the point of failure.

Even with mitigation practices like extracting the water from the affected areas by our SERVPRO professionals, other effects might have already taken hold. Mold damage is a secondary effect that can commonly follow after water loss incidents, as the persistent dampness and moisture-ridden areas of your property provide the appropriate conditions for mold spores to seat and thrive. Our technicians have the training and equipment to help you recover your flood losses, and to restore your home from all of the effects it has experienced.

Flooding is something that can occur with little warning and affect many homes throughout the communities where you live. Securing professional restoration services with so many affected properties can prove challenging if you do not act quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Casa Grande emergency response team a call right away at (520) 421-1894.

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Our Crew At SERVPRO Can Help You With Your Mold Damage Emergency In Florence

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Crew At SERVPRO Can Help You With Your Mold Damage Emergency In Florence Our SERVPRO mold remediation technicians have the unique training and safety expertise to overcome mold in your home.

Mold Can Grow Unexpectedly in Your Florence Residence

While you might never welcome disasters into your Florence home, at the very least, you can always have a semblance of understanding about the damages that they can cause to your residence and the process to restore these damages. The situations that you have to really worry about how to resolve are the ones that you did not anticipate or prepare for, such as mold growth in specific areas of your house.

Several Florence homeowners are still under the impression that mold damages are nothing that they should worry about, let alone respond immediately over. The truth is the longer that colonies survive and thrive, the wider the array of damage to structural components and the greater risks that you allow for potential health effects for people and pets who occupy your home. Our SERVPRO mold remediation technicians have the unique training and safety expertise to overcome this organism in your home and to restore the damage that it has caused.

One of the troublesome things about mold growth is that some homeowners might not know of its existence until the problem has gotten out of hand. This unexpected presence in your home requires immediate attention and concentrated removal techniques of our SERVPRO technicians. For the removal of the colony itself from materials, often soda blasting and sanding are approaches we use to penetrate deeply enough to remove the entire hyphae.

Additionally, we isolate the affected area of your house to prevent the spread of active spores to other locations around your home. This process requires shutting down air circulation and conditioning appliances until the remediation work completes and the risk of spreading the organism throughout your residence has gotten removed.

Mold growth might not be something that a homeowner gets prepared to find in their house, but one that requires fast reactions to keep it from ruining building materials and the contents of your home. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Casa Grande applied microbial remediation technicians to help you remove the colony efficiently and return your house to the way it used to be. You can reach our emergency response team anytime at (520) 421-1894.

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How Our Experts Clean And Restore The Fire Damage To Your Casa Grande

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Experts Clean And Restore The Fire Damage To Your Casa Grande The majority of fire damage to Casa Grande homes starts in the kitchen or the garage.

Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage To Casa Grande Homes

Casa Grande residents are used to the heat. It is a part of living in Arizona that many residents not only adapt to but even come to appreciate after several years here. No one, however, appreciates heat when it comes with flames and smoke that pours out of their home.

The majority of fire damage to Casa Grande homes starts in the kitchen or the garage. Each location has its difficulties when it comes to cleaning smoke residues or disposing of property too damaged for repair. SERVPRO response teams can remediate damage effects from either location and for the rest of the home.

In a kitchen fire, there are a large variety of materials that can catch fire and put out a tremendous amount of smoke. If the fire burns slowly, these residues stay primarily in the kitchen or spread throughout the home when it burns faster. Cleaning kitchen smoke residues, especially from burning meat are especially difficult.

Our technicians begin by wiping down every surface in the kitchen with a sponge and water or a cleaning agent. This initial cleaning provides more information about the type of residues present and how thick they might be. For hard surfaces like marble countertops or metal appliances, SERVPRO team members use the strongest cleaning chemical available since the surfaces resist pitting from the cleaners and residues both.

With other surfaces, the smoke residues can penetrate much deeper. Linoleum floors and plastic cases on appliances like coffee makers expand with the heat, allowing the residues and smoke odors to get much further. For fires that burned over a longer period, these surfaces can even form bubbles and warp from the heat. If this happens, team members dispose of the property as quickly as the homeowner allows.

Garage fires can burn faster than kitchen fires since there are often more flammable chemicals termed accelerants. There are fewer residues from the smoke, but the physical damage is usually much worse as heat and flames burn, crack, and split exposed framing and other structural supports. With these fires, one of our inspectors examines everything the flames got close to and determines if the structural items can be cleaned and restored.

If they cannot, our teams can remove and replace wall framing and minor supports. For large beams or the structure of a load bearing wall, team leaders always recommend bringing in a licensed contractor to makes repairs.

At SERVPRO of Casa Grande, it is our privilege to help return our neighbors to their homes after a fire. If you need us, call (520) 421-1894 today to schedule a visit.

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Why Effective Water Damage Restoration is Crucial to Your Maricopa Business

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Effective Water Damage Restoration is Crucial to Your Maricopa Business One call to SERVPRO after a water damage incident in your store can quickly get the water removal process started. Call right away.

Water Removal Services for Your Maricopa Grocery Store

People shop at your Maricopa grocery store every single day. From last-minute dinner purchases to substantial lists spanning weeks, you strive to have what every person needs as they might need it. While the normal upkeep can sometimes be challenging for a larger building like this with so much stock and moving parts, it can prove even more troublesome when you become threatened with an unexpected water loss incident.

It stands to reason that when you have a water emergency, you already understand the immediate focus on water removal for your Maricopa store. What many business owners fail to appreciate in these circumstances is the wide array of damages and how quickly the water can spread throughout the area and into materials to pose significant threats to the strength and reliability of these components. This scenario is where professional restoration like our SERVPRO team can provide is essential for your business.

We have a dedicated team of individuals that can respond quickly and work to pull the water up from the affected areas to prevent continual destruction. Our initial assessment of the situation can determine what equipment is necessary, though often our technicians utilize tools like portable pumps to extract the pooling water and to prepare this area for the needed drying efforts to follow.

Drying the area is especially critical, and extends well beyond the damage that you can see. Water penetrates into flooring and walls, allowing for persistent moisture and dampness to affect your building long after you believe the mess to be cleaned up. Our SERVPRO professionals work to ensure that all of the moisture gets removed and the area is no longer at risk for continued damages.

While many depend on your grocery store for the food items that they need to survive, sometimes emergencies occur which can threaten your ability to offer this service to your customers. Our SERVPRO of Casa Grande rapid response team can show up quickly and help to reduce the spread of this incident to prevent you having to shut down the store throughout restoration, or greatly reduce the time that you need to do so. Give us a call 24/7 at (520) 421-1894.

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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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