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Water Removal Solutions for Flooding in Coolidge Homes

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Why you want SERVPRO’s Help with Water Removal after a Flood

While the severity and concentrations of damages might change from one Coolidge home to another, one of the defining traits of most flood losses is a need for water removal. Choosing the right tool for this task is one of the many obstacles that our SERVPRO team faces as we respond to the emergency. Our decision in which tool might be best for this task depends on multiple factors, including:

  • Depth of the water in the flooded areas
  • Present hazards that might exist
  • Solids and debris in the standing water
  • The volume of water throughout the house

Knowing the best machine for addressing flood damage to Coolidge homes can save our customers time and money on the restoration work their property needs. We strive to provide a fast response to these emergencies, ensuring that conditions do not worsen dramatically before we can get pooling water under control with extraction equipment and techniques. Often water removal comes down to one of three primary extractors in our inventory or fleet.

Electric Submersible Pumps

These are among the most versatile water removal tools in our arsenal because they can potentially have long discharge lines. These powerful units do not draw excessive amounts of electricity, making them ideal for recovery efforts where the power has gotten severed. These tools are not ideal for natural flooding scenarios where debris might exist, however.

Gas-Powered or Engine-Driven Pumps 

Many of the fuel-driven pumps in our inventory have larger (4” or greater) intake and discharge hoses, making them better suited to water removal where debris and solids might exist. With natural flooding, sediment and solids likely get carried in with the water, so you need a solution that can address the water and what is in it simultaneously.

Wet Vacuums and Wands 

When water depth gets below two inches in the affected area, submersible pumps of every kind cease to be effective. Wet vacuums are the staple of low depth water removal, as our vacuums can have numerous attachments that can help remove water from low-permeance flooring and carpeting as well.

No matter how severe water losses might be after a flood, you can count on our SERVPRO of Casa Grande for effective water removal solutions. Give us a call today at (520) 421-1894.

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Removing Foul Odors In Coolidge

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Removing Foul Odors After Coolidge House fires

There are many strategies that our SERVPRO team can employ to address foul odors that exist after a fire in a Coolidge home. Despite how quickly these odors can travel throughout the property, addressing the concerns always falls on the cutting-edge technology available to our professionals. The look of your property after a fire might be overwhelming, so taking care of pressing considerations like the smoke odors can make the damage easier to manage.

Choosing among the modern deodorization options involves several considerations beyond the severity of fire damage in Coolidge properties. Even before considering the options that exist, it might be beneficial for customers to understand the criteria for choosing one deodorization practice over another. These include:

    •    The concentration of smoke and other foul odors in the residence
    •    How widespread and far-reaching odors have become
    •    Inaccessible areas with odor concerns
    •    If relocation of the property’s occupants is necessary
    •    Materials affected by the odor

Hydroxyl Machines
Versatile tools that neutralize foul odors and volatile organic compounds in the house using radicals produced through a chemical reaction of ultraviolet rays, oxygen, and water. This cleaning process can affect a broad area.

Ozone Generators
There are portable units that can get used in the house, but ozone usually gets used most directly with items taken to the SERVPRO warehouse for cleaning and deodorization. We have an ozone chamber there to address entire roomfuls of belongings.

Thermal / ULV Foggers
Foggers are versatile machines that outdate several of the modern approaches getting used. These devices are very mobile and versatile, making them easy to transport from one area to another to deodorize an entire house. Foggers do not have an extensive range, however, so they must get moved manually to all of the areas where they might be necessary.

There are many deodorization tools that our SERVPRO of Casa Grande team uses to improve the smell of your home after a fire loss incident. No matter how severe or widespread these effects might become, we have a tool or a technique that can help. Give us a call anything that you need us at (520) 421-1894.

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Fire Damage In Your Florence Home

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

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DIY Cleanup is Never Enough When Your Florence Home Suffers Fire Damage

Many homeowners think that they can embark on a do-it-yourself cleanup job after suffering from fire damage if the fallout seems to be minimal. However, even without a lot of visible smoke damage or charring, taking the DIY path is not the best idea. Only working with professionals for fire damage mitigation gets you the results you need.

Fire damage in Florence calls for special care so that no area is left to chance. With a DIY cleanup, there may still be issues present like lingering odors or potential mold growth. Calling the skilled technicians at SERVPRO gives you a fighting chance you need to get your house back to normal, and “Like it never even happened.”

The Dangers of Lingering Moisture
Mold spores already reside indoors remaining inert until germination conditions occur. Post-fire, the interior of your home is soaked as flames get extinguished. If all of the water is not thoroughly extracted and moisture eliminated, mold spores begin to spread in as little as 24-hours. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians scope the area with infrared technology to see if moisture has migrated under flooring and behind walls. This is done to ensure all moisture gets eradicated before antimicrobials get applied to help inhibit the growth of mold.

Foul Odors Are Tough to Eliminate on Your Own
Soot and smoke particles range in size, with many being invisible to the naked eye. Once these particles become airborne, they spread and leave behind lingering foul odors. Smoke residue penetrates carpeting, upholstered furnishings, and other porous surfaces, calling for a multilayered approach to eliminate odors. SERVPRO technicians employ the use of thermal fogging technology and air scrubbers to thoroughly clean the interior, ridding your home of residual smoke odors.

Never let damage and foul odors linger from a DIY fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO of Casa Grande is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to address your cleanup and restoration needs. Get in touch with us by calling (520) 421-1894, and we can send out a team of skilled technicians to get started as soon as possible.

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Water Damage in Coolidge Bathroom So Bad It Needs Controlled Demo

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Toilet Overflow No matter when you call, we are always available to assist you!

SERVPRO Teams Handle Every Aspect of The Job After Water Damage Occurs In Your Coolidge Home

One of the worst forms of water damage to a house involves sewage. When this type of water loss event occurs, the ability to restore both contents and structure may have limits due to the contaminated nature of the water. 

Water damage in a Coolidge bathroom caused by a blockage in a toilet that lead to a toilet overflow that affected most of the bathroom floor and the adjoining hallway. The category three blackwater quickly seeped under the tile floor and the bathroom cabinet. 

Water Migration Location

SERVPRO technicians use their moisture detection equipment to determine areas where the water went. Particularly in the case of water containing sewage, it is vital to extract and clean all areas affected by this type of water loss for health reasons. 

Safety During Water Extraction 

It is standard for the technicians to wear personal protective gear, so they do not come into contact nor aspirate the water during mitigation. They also often treat the water with antimicrobial cleaners to lessen the contamination.  

Controlled Demolition

Few building materials have the potential for restorability after exposure to sewage-tainted water. SERVPRO technicians removed the tile flooring to open up the subfloor for drying. The toe kick under the bathroom cabinet and the baseboards all required removal for extraction and drying. Much of the sheetrock moisture and the techs measured several inches above the waterline and cut the damaged sheetrock away. 

Drying and Deodorizing

When sewage is present in a home, it is unmistakable. Drying equipment to push moisture out of the subfloor and wall cavities is crucial as a part of the restoration process. Then a wipedown with potent antimicrobial and deodorizing cleaning agents helps kill any resident bacteria as well as eradicate odors. Air scrubbers assist in capturing airborne particulate that may contribute to odors in the loss area. 

Rebuilding Services Too

Once the techs address the loss, SERVPRO can also offer homeowners reconstruction services with general contractor license #310261 to restore the home to its preloss condition. That way, the process can go straight from cleanup to rebuilding without delay. 

SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 handles any water damage in properties and uses their equipment and knowledge to make the water loss "Like it never even happened."

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Why We Are The Right Choice In Arizona Mold Damage Restoration

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

One of our green fleet trucks outside a home ready to start restoration Our Green Fleet trucks arrive right away when you discover mold damage in your home. We have the expertise, equipment and experience necessary.

Noticing Musty Odors in your Arizona Home? You might need Mold Damage Remediation.

Mold Damage Arizona

The presence of musty odors in your home may be a sign of mold growth. These microbial fungi can affect indoor air quality, spread quickly, and damage the building materials of your home. Typically, mold infestations feed on porous materials like drywall, insulation, and sheetrock but can take root in almost any of the home providing the conditions are right. Usually, we find that mold growth occurs in areas of the home that have regular exposure to moisture. These areas may include wetrooms like bathrooms, showers or kitchens, and areas of the home that lack quality insulation. Attics, crawlspaces, basements, and garages can be particularly vulnerable to microbial growth. These areas frequently have a lack of insulation and more exposure to outdoor elements, which can lead to condensation issues that provide the moisture microbes need to grow.

Rectifying mold damage in your Arizona home may require both construction and remediation expertise. When molds are in the presence of moisture, they can proliferate rapidly and often without a consistent light source. Since the light does not inhibit the growth of mold, it can often reside inside walls, lofts, or beneath your floor. SERVPRO technicians may need to remove physical barriers temporarily to assess and remove the affected materials.

The general principle of any mold removal is to remove areas where the infestation has taken root to protect the unaffected area. This technique may involve SERVPRO technicians performing controlled demolitions in the home. Controlled demolitions can lead to mold spores- the reproductive element of mold- to become airborne and spread throughout the home. We combat airborne spores by using a large negative air pressure machine in the affected area to prevent spreading. Sometimes it may be necessary to use plastic sheeting as well.

There is a high risk of cross-contamination when dealing with mold damage issues. Spores are microscopic and can travel on air, clothing or materials. Failure to contain spores can cause mold to return shortly after remediation. We can deploy air-scrubbing equipment to filter your indoor air and ensure that the removal of mold spores from the affected area is complete.

If you suspect mold issues in your home, seek out professional help. Contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520)- 421-1894 now.

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Common Steps for Remediation of Commercial Mold Damage in Arizona City Properties

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

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How our SERVPRO Team Handles Mold Damage and Remediation in Arizona City

When signs of commercial mold damage are ignored, the problem continues to get worse until it gets addressed. Once established colonies spread quickly across surfaces. 

SERVPRO techs have extensive training in handling commercial mold damage in Arizona City properties. Scoping is one of the first actions to determine all areas with mold colonies. 

Limiting the Spread of Spores

The techs set up containment and, in some cases, negative air chambers to port airborne mold spores offsite. When mold grows on surfaces such as sheetrock or ceiling tiles, there is no restoration potential, and it requires removal. With their general contractor license #310261, they have the skills and knowledge to perform tear-outs as needed. 

Diagnosing the Reason

When inspecting the property, the techs determine the reason for the establishment for the mold and the appropriate actions that should happen to halt the conditions making the environment favorable for mold growth. Common causes are poor ventilation and leaks in the structure or plumbing system. 

Drying and Proactive Treatments

The first step in the remediation of mold colonies is the drying of areas where the establishment of infestations has occurred. The techs sometimes tent over the space and concentrate the airflow over the colonies. Once the areas dry, the techs use either manual methods such as scraping the remaining dried matter. In cases where the mold proves challenging to lift off, applications such as soda blasting remove the mold effectively without marring surfaces. 

Before rebuilding with new sheetrock and ceiling tiles, SERVPRO technicians coat the framework with their professional-grade antimicrobial cleaners and sealant. This action inhibits the potential for re-establishment of mold from opportunistic spores, which are always present both indoors and outdoors, just waiting for the right conditions to germinate. 

Measures for Air Quality

If necessary, the techs can inspect and clean the ductwork. This gives the property a clean start after the completion of mold remediation. 

SERVPRO of Casa Grande restores properties with commercial mold damage. Certified technicians are available 24/7 at (520) 421-1894 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Little Known Ways to Succeed With Fire Damage Remediation in Arizona City

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire at an electrical outlet Fire damage can result in your home quite unexpectedly. Should your home face such a scenario, contact our certified team at SERVPRO.

Local Arizona City Fire and Smoke Damage Remediation Services 

You may think the idea that your home could face fire damage is severely unlikely. You are careful, responsible, and you make sure never to leave fire hazards unattended. Many people have these same characteristics and still find themselves in the middle of a fire damage crisis inside of their own homes. 

The truth is that there are many potential causes of fire damage in your Arizona City home, and some of them are not as obvious as something like a candle. For example, an electrical malfunction can have a fire breaking out in your home in mere minutes, no matter how careful you are. There are many situations where a fire, which is entirely out of your control, could blaze to life. However, what matters at that moment is how you react to the situation, not what caused it to happen. Getting help as soon as you can, from both the fire department and a restoration company, could save you thousands of dollars of damage inside of your home. 

We here at SERVPRO always are ready to respond to your call as soon as you dial. Our technicians are fire and smoke damage experts. We always work with advanced equipment and technology specifically designed to remove the appearance of fire damage, as well as the malodor left behind. From the moment we receive your call, our techs can gather and quickly travel to your home. We understand that when fire damage is addressed as soon as possible, restoration is more likely than replacement. 

Imagine that an electrical surge caused a fire in your laundry room. The fire department managed to put it out rather swiftly, but the back wall has been completely blackened and charred. SERVPRO can replace any ruined drywall and insulation, as well as use house-made cleaning agents to remove soot stains from the ceiling, walls, and floors. Furthermore, we can use advanced technological devices to remove the malodor left behind, such as thermal foggers. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is always to leave your home in its preloss state.

When your home needs cleanup and restoration services, never hesitate. Communicate with SERVPRO of Casa Grande by calling (520) 421-1894. Whenever you need us, we're open and ready to take your call.  

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Our Specialists Discuss Helpful Tips For Your Flood Damaged Arizona City Home

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Whether you can complete these steps on your own or not, our SERVPRO of Casa Grande team can help your property after a flood.

Quick Tips for Arizona City Homeowners After Flooding

During an emergency like a flood in your Arizona City home, you might not always be thinking as clearly as you hope. With a high-stress situation like this can become, it is best to know the few steps that you can initially take to help later restoration efforts be more efficient and cost-effective. While every one of these later listed tips might not apply to your particular circumstances, beginning even some of these steps before our SERVPRO team arrives can help to get the process started before mitigation does.

It is essential to understand that most flood damage in Arizona City residences exceeds the expertise and ability of homeowners to restore and repair on their own. Even our team has various divisions of skilled professionals ranging from our field technicians to experienced general contractors that can help with board up, tarping, controlled demolition, and later reconstruction as needed. Here are some things that you can do to help professional restoration after a flood loss.

Get Air Moving
Air circulation and ventilation can help to reduce the severity and speed of mold development after a devastating flood loss. While in many situations, microbial threats are unavoidable, lessening their severity can help remediation efforts be less costly and damaging to the house.

Remove Personal Belongings
Content management is a significant level of our restoration practices after fire and water loss incidents, but there are ways that you can help to protect the things that matter most to you. Your treasures and keepsakes might be in line to become exposed to contaminated floodwater, and by removing these items from the area or moving them to a safer portion of your property, you can make the rest of the content management process more efficient and have ensured the protection and security of your most favored belongings.

Turn Off Utilities
When possible, it can be a good idea to disconnect running utilities such as gas, electricity, and even water flowing into the house. All of these could become damaged by flooding under the right conditions, and you can prevent the situation from being more hazardous than necessary for our responding SERVPRO technicians.

Whether you can complete these steps on your own or not, our SERVPRO of Casa Grande team can help your property after a flood. Give us a call anytime at (520) 421-1894.

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Your Best Guide to Arizona City Water Damage Remediation Services

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

metal pipe leaking When plumbing issues affect your home, it is best to call a certified remediation company like SERVPRO. 

Get Rapid Response Water Removal in Arizona City

Pipe leaks, cracks, and other plumbing issues occur every day in homes all across America. The scale of the problem is much larger than many homeowners might expect. The amount of water leaking from US homes each year exceeds 1 trillion gallons. Even a 1/8" crack can leak as much as 250 gallons per day, which can cause considerable damage and create significant repair costs for homeowners.

If a plumbing issue results in the need for water removal in your Arizona City home, certified SERVPRO technicians are available to answer your call and mitigate problems fast. This highly experienced team offers tried-and-true techniques combined with cutting-edge technologies. Your local SERVPRO also has contractor licenses for both general (#310262) and residential (#310261) applications. If your home requires further repair after disaster cleanup has occurred, you can count on this team to get the job done right for you.

A Team That is Always Available

No matter what type of disaster you experience, SERVPRO technicians are available all across the United States and Canada at a whopping 1700 locations. These technicians provide emergency cleaning, remediation, and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Response to disaster calls are immediate, and technicians work around the clock to ensure that homeowners can go back to business as usual.

How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home

Water damage restoration emphasizes the preservation of structures and contents whenever possible, and one of the primary concerns of technicians is dealing with waterlogged carpet and padding. Delamination happens quite quickly with most carpets, making it a challenge to salvage carpet and replace it. This situation is usually evident from "bubbles" in the carpeting, especially in high-traffic areas. 

The primary and secondary backings of carpet are generally held together by a latex adhesive that also holds the carpet fibers to the primary backing. This glue starts to deteriorate as soon as the carpet is installed. Foot traffic, sunlight exposure, and gases in the air are enough to start breaking down this latex. Higher-grade latex adhesives feature components that can slow down the degradation process. Cheaper latex compounds have fillers that do not offer adhesive properties or protection from breakdown. 

No matter the state of the carpet, SERVPRO technicians work closely with homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that cleanup, disposal, and repair are all done per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards and the property owner's insurance policy. 

SERVPRO of Casa Grande strives to leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened." For fast disaster cleanup, call (520) 421-1894 today.

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Our Experts Are Here To Help You After A Fire In Your Coolidge Home

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help You Remediate the Fire Damage in Your Coolidge Home

Fire damage is not always catastrophic. Sometimes, it can be incredibly minimal, and you may feel that professional services are not necessary. However, even small damages should be addressed immediately, and it is essential to remember that if you're going to attempt a DIY job.

To do a DIY remediation job well, you must address the fire damage in your Coolidge home as soon as possible. For this example, let's say that an unattended candle in your bedroom caused some minor fire damage to the wall behind your bedside table. The candle caught the ends of a nearby scarf on fire, which hung from a wall mount. Luckily, before anything else burned, you were able to extinguish the fire.

The small fire left some soots stains on the wall behind the scarf and caused minimal damage to the paint on the wall. In this situation, SERVPRO recommends that you first clean the soot off of the wall the best you can. Here at SERVPRO, we use a house-made cleaning solution specially designed to lift and break apart soot. You may find yourself needing to use gentle sanding paper to take away whatever else remains before you paint over the area that the damage occurred.

SERVPRO could use advanced technological devices to reduce the malodor left behind by fire damage, such as air scrubbers with carbon filters. We could also use special paint to seal in the odor. However, it is not always easy to come across these methods as a non-professional. You could open a window and use a fan to try and air out your bedroom and reduce the scent left behind by the fire.

Should you feel like the scent lingers, or fear that you were unable to do some aspect of the remediation successfully, get help now. Speak with SERVPRO of Casa Grande by dialing (520) 421-1894. No matter the time, our techs are ready to help.

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