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What Few People Know About Drying Crucial Papers in Maricopa After a Flood

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Few People Know About Drying Crucial Papers in Maricopa After a Flood When important documents get wet during flooding or water damage, there are options to restore them. Contact team SERVPRO to discuss.

Helping You Protect Your Documents From Flood Damage in Maricopa

Washing your driver's license in the washing machine is a common occurrence, but can still cause panic for many people in Maricopa. Other documents do not fare as well as the laminated licenses. Stock certificates, deeds to houses and other real estate, wills, historical items detailing past events in your family, and many others do not have the protection of lamination.
 
When it becomes safe enough to re-enter your house after a disastrous flood, keep in mind that flood damage in Maricopa can affect your more fragile items, also. Carefully handling these items can diminish the chances of tearing them. Place them inside a plastic bag so that you can freeze them. Freezing stops the damage from continuing.
 
We can use a process called lyophilization, which strips the water and any absorbed moisture from your documents. We can also treat books and magazines this way and save them from destruction. The process is not perfect and existing damage, including bleeding, does not go away during the restoration. However, the final result is always better than leaving things as you find them and hoping for decent results with mere air drying.
 
Drying out documents may not suffice, however, as mud and silt can also cause problems for paperwork and other fragile items. Sand can rub away at the surfaces of papers and cards, removing ink and the high-gloss finishes on papers. Certificates and awards, especially those with seals and ribbons can become rippled and wavy from even slightly elevated water vapor amounts in the air. Photographs and paintings on your walls can become sticky, pick up dust, and develop mold.
 
Finding much more than just your driver's license and other basic identification cards all through your home means getting things dried out quickly can help prevent any such damage. We remove any remaining floodwater and saturated floor coverings. Carpeting, pad, laminate, and other wood composite floors cannot remain inside your home after we start mitigating flood damage.
 
We use Injectidry for its versatility. We can dry out barely-touched walls and save them, or work on wood floors to keep them from buckling and twisting. Each portion of your home that we remove water from becomes that much safer for the documents and other paper-based items that mean so much to you and your family.
 
SERVPRO of Casa Grande understands how important your documents and memorabilia are to you and others in your home. We provide mitigation services to the area around Arizola, Coolidge, and Florence, so please do not hesitate to call us at (520) 421-1894 when flood damage strikes your property.

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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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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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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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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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