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The Importance Of Professional Water Damage Removal In Green Valley

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Importance Of Professional Water Damage Removal In Green Valley No property owner wants to think about the potential damages that water can do to their home.

The Importance Of Professional Water Damage Removal

No property owner in Green Valley wants to think about the potential damages that water can do to their home. Significant disasters happen more readily than you might believe, and even preparedness cannot spare all homes from accidents or natural disasters that could allow substantial water damage throughout their residence. Removing this damage and restoring your home following a disastrous occurrence like this could seem overwhelming at first, but with the right assistance, it does not have to be such a stress.

Homeowners often mistakenly believe that water damage removal is a task that they can handle alone, even when the lingering effects from the emergency are widespread and seemingly insurmountable. The result is often what you might expect, leading to both frustration and possibly worsening damages.

The best thing that an owner can do in these instances that you get posed with significant water damage in your home is to seek out the team at SERVPRO. Our experts can help you to see the full scope of the damages in your home and what has to get accomplished to bring it back to its original condition.

With considerable water losses that you could potentially face, our team can handle both the restoration aspects of your project as well reconstruction of severely marred structural elements and materials. Assuredly every water damage situation does not require reconstruction and remodeling, but for those that do, it is often time sensitive to get the material replaced as quickly as possible.

Assuredly, a homeowner can vastly benefit from passing the restoration and water removal on to an experienced company like SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley. If you face a water emergency in your home that leaves you contending with considerable water damage, seek the thoroughness and experience of our crew to help you overcome this hurdle. Contact us today at (520) 648-7360.

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Reliable Commercial Water Removal In Tucson

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reliable Commercial Water Removal In Tucson Tucson Commercial Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Responds Swifty to Mitigate Water Damage in Tucson Area Businesses

Every Tucson business owner and the key staff employed for the company's day to day operations should know whom to call if water removal becomes necessary for their locations. Water damages structural components, equipment, records, inventory, and a long list of other contents your business cannot afford to risk to a water loss. Let us be your partner. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to help prevent and mitigate damaging water events to your enterprise.
 
Reliable commercial water removal is absolutely a business and life saver in Tucson. A little dirt, needed maintenance, electronic breakdowns, or a whole range of other issues pose problems for the operation of your business. Most of these concerns can wait for a convenient time or be handled by your cleaning staff or other employees. When large quantities of water collect inside your commercial property, a response must occur immediately by trained, skilled, and certified personnel.
 
The response, to be effective, needs to be from a reliable, licensed, and certified water removal firm with experience in large water losses. SERVPRO responds and dispatches crews round the clock because we know a water emergency does not respect times, dates, holidays, or weekends. When excess water enters a building, it immediately threatens the structure and the contents. Fast removal and thorough drying is the only answer.
 
When our SERVPRO team arrives, expect questions about the source of the unwanted water. Category One or “clean” water contains few contaminants and does not increase the risk of microbial damage if it exits fast. Category Two or “gray” water has some organic substances mixed in -- think appliance or sink or tub overflows as examples. The affected surfaces benefit from sanitizing, but the water usually does not create secondary microbial damage if pumped or extracted quickly.
 
Category Three or “black’ water results from flooding, sewer backup, and the combining of trapped water with chemicals, oils, or other dangerous substances. Clean water can become black water if left to stagnate. SERVPRO crews prepare for projects involving this type of water carefully, following IICRC, OSHA, and EPA protocols. Bloodborne pathogens from sewage and other biohazards require personal protective equipment for our employees and containment and proper disposal according to federal, states, and local code of the water and waste.
 
Do not get caught without a short list when water removal is needed for your business. SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley has the skills and the equipment to rid your business of excess water safely and swiftly. Call (520) 648-7360 to schedule a quick assessment.

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Roof Tarping To Reduce Flood Damage In Green Valley Homes

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Tarping To Reduce Flood Damage In Green Valley Homes Green Valley Homes and Cactus Stand Up to Monsoon Season Well with SERVPRO's Help

SERVPRO Quickly Responds in Green Valley to Minimize Roof Damage from Monsoon Effects

Green Valley homeowners and residents can suffer a wide variety of damages after a micro-burst or monsoon cut through our community. The sudden and severe winds can cause as many problems as the water does to each home.

One of the methods SERVPRO uses to reduce flood damage in Green Valley home is roof tarping. It covers a roof to prevent secondary problems in the same way when our teams board up windows and doors. The process is more detailed, since roofs, particularly the flat roofs common to so many houses in our area, are more vulnerable to further wind and water damage than other entry points.
 
First, our SERVPRO technicians identify and measure the size of the damaged section of the roof. It is not enough to look at it and measure since winds can get under the tiles and damage the structure below it. Monsoon rain can be a significant source of water penetration into a structure. Depending on the roof structure and its components, a "shrink-wrap" process may be used to keep out the elements along with birds and vermin.
 
Next, team members unfold a tarp to cover the damaged section. Although most of these commercial tarps are blue, the color does not matter, as long as it is waterproof and is tough enough to drive a washered nail through or set a screw into it. Our technicians ensure there is enough material at the top and bottom of the tarp to help secure it, usually about four feet of material at the top and the bottom. They also measure so there is at least a foot of material on either side the damage as well.
 
Securing the tarp starts by wrapping the bottom of it around a 2x4 and nailing it down. SERVPRO technicians ensure it is secured at the edge of the eave to the roof framing and not just through the tile and panel. They do the same at the top and then drive another 2x4 on top of those make sure it stays in place. To secure the sides, team members use more 2x4s, securing them with enough material on the outside, so it does not pull away from the nails under high winds. They also make certain to nail them in place no more than about 6 to 10 inches apart.
 
The goal of SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is to secure your home against further damage and to provide a safe environment while moving property and performing any needed restoration. Call (520) 648-7360 today to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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Mold Remediation For Your Green Valley Home

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation For Your Green Valley Home SERVPRO sets up chambers to properly contain mold damage and prevent it from spreading throughout your home

Our expert technicians use their knowledge and experience to remediate mold damage

The discovery of mold in your Green Valley home can be overwhelming at first. While many people do not fully understand how simple it is for fungal growths to occur in their home, they can appreciate that it is a damaging presence that needs to get removed. Unfortunately, conventional cleaning methods are often ineffective to get rid of colonized mold and therefore, professional remediation services are a necessity to get the job done.

Mold damage can present itself in multiple ways in your Green Valley home. One of those ways is how you most likely learned about the colonies growing: the musty odor. There are many steps to mold remediation, and our applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO have the training and expertise to handle any aspect of the removal and restoration process to get your home back to its original condition.

From the time that our team arrives at your house, we get to work on assessing the full scope of the damage that your home faces as well as the source of the moisture that allowed the mold to develop in the first place. Repairing this damage to your home is critical to preventing the same occurrence in the immediate future.

Sectioning off the affected area helps to prevent mold spores from moving to new areas of your home, which is an essential component to remediation. This allows the removal of the mold colonies, while instruments like air scrubbers with HEPA filters work to catch and trap airborne spores from circulating out of the area. These pieces of equipment get used simultaneously with air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the area that had fed the colony to this point.

One of the final steps in the remediation process is deodorization. This helps to eliminate that bold, musty odor that you encountered when you first discovered the mold damage in your home. Thermal foggers release a dense chemical compound to break apart these present odor molecules on contact and leave no discernable scent behind.

While no homeowner wants to have to address with mold damage in their home, the right professional assistance can make the process much more manageable. Our remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley are available 24/7 by calling (520) 648-7360.

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Deodorization For Your Fire Damaged Green Valley Home

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Deodorization For Your Fire Damaged Green Valley Home Smoke Odors Get Eliminated in Green Valley--Just Call SERVPRO

Green Valley Fire & Smoke Odors Handled by SERVPRO

A fire is something that no Green Valley homeowner wants to have happened to their residence, but this, unfortunately, is sometimes the case. With the kind of widespread damages that even smaller sized fires can produce, contending with the effects after the flames get extinguished can feel overwhelming and stressful. Fortunately, you have a team of restoration experts at your hand to help you through every facet of cleaning and restoring your home.

The truth is, fire damages to your Green Valley home can present themselves in several different ways. You might find yourself less bothered by some effects more than others, but still, want to seek out the kind of professional restoration that can handle all of the damage and bring your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible. "Like it never even happened." That is where SERVPRO comes in.

Our team gets to work quickly in determining the full extent of the damage and seals up small holes in your home's exterior that could allow elemental damages to your house during the restoration process. More significant gaps and severe destruction requires a residential construction contractor to rebuild these areas before our restoration work can begin.

While soot damage is a common thread to most of the fires that occur in homes, this is often not the effect that most homeowners get bothered by the most. The lingering scent of the smoke and charring of materials can remain in a home for an extended period after the fire has gotten extinguished, which can make living comfortably in your home a challenge. Then there is the added psychological issue of "imagined smoke odor." SERVPRO techs can place slow-release fragrance producing beads to grapple with this mindset.

Deodorization is one of the last processes that our SERVPRO technicians implement in a restoration plan. This process typically involves the use of a thermal fogger to break up noxious odor molecules and neutralize them to leave no traceable odor behind. During the cleanup efforts, hydroxyl generators or an ozone machine can also be used under the right circumstances.

Contending with the multiple adverse effects of a fire in your home is nothing that you should have to face alone. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley fire restoration technicians are available to help you through every step of this process to restore your home to preloss condition. Give us a call anytime at (520) 648-7360.

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Professional Water Damage Restoration Is The Smart Choice In Sahuarita

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Damage Restoration Is The Smart Choice In Sahuarita SERVPRO Detects Excess Moisture and Removes Water from Sahuarita Homes to Mitigate Damages

Homeowners in Sahuarita Call Upon SERVPRO to Remove Water from Leaks and Mitigate Damages

With big box hardware and home improvement stores in Sahuarita full of equipment for the do-it-yourselfer, a homeowner can feel prepared for any emergency. The reality of water incursion events, however, often includes recovery complications an untrained person cannot anticipate. Our highly-qualified team of restoration experts has the training and experience, as well as the tools, to manage your water damage scenario successfully.
 
Water damage in a Sahuarita dwelling often traces to a long-time buildup of moisture from seemingly minor leaks in plumbing, appliances, or roofing. Sometimes the slow drip turns into a torrent when a pipe or connection breaks, or when a seasonal storm reveals roof flashings or gutter systems are in need of attention. It may even be caused by a swamp cooler on the roof. Responding to the immediate crisis leads to the discovery of the previous and unnoticed destruction. The crew members we send to your home are well aware of the propensity of water damage to accumulate quietly under cabinets and between walls.
 
When our SERVPRO team arrives an assessment of the immediate water damage encompasses any signs we see of prior issues. A key component of our investigation is the use of sensitive moisture meters and advanced infrared scanners that detect hidden pockets of water. As we begin pumping and extracting the visible water, we keep in mind that Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) industry standards require applied structural drying of every material and recess saturated. Our production managers always determine drying goals based on IICRC mandates and develop a step by step action plan to achieve those goals.
 
Once the pumps and wanded extractors complete their phase of the restoration, SERVPRO employees move in high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the structural drying. If indicated by the moisture levels within the structural components, heaters may join the tools employed to force water out of walls, floors, framing, fixtures, and ceilings. Moisture evaporates as it escapes the surfaces, and the evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers we use reduce the resultant higher ambient humidity in the rooms affected by the water damage. We also choose effective strategies to release water trapped in hidden spaces -- drilling holes, pulling off baseboards and kick plates, or removing sections of compromised drywall or ceiling tiles.
 
The thoroughness SERVPRO brings to a water damage scene is crucial, as any lingering dampness continues to deteriorate dampened structures. Microbial growth is also a severe consequence of a failure to eradicate all excess moisture, including high humidity. Rely on our team’s proven ability to manage all aspects of your water loss restoration project.
 
Do not be caught over your head in water damage mitigation challenges. Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley for fast and professional solutions to a water loss. Call (520) 648-7360 for a 24 hour, year-round response.

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The Wrath of a Packrat.

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning The Wrath of a Packrat. Packrats normally live outfoors in natural habitats but they often find a way to dwell inside buildings.

Packrats (also known as woodrats) are a species of rodent we see alot of here in the desert areas of North America. They tend to use rocky caves or the base of prickly pear or cholla cactus as their dwelling space.  Packrats reproduce at the rate of 5 litters a year with an average of 5 offspring per litter!  

What happens when humans develop housing in areas where woodrats have lived for hundreds of thousands of years? Packrats find safety and shelter inside the walls or attics of buildings.  While inside they can do some serious damage on wires and make a complete mess spreading their feces everywhere.  Nesting spots within insulation and stored clothing and other packing material become a save haven for packrats.  

While preventing an invasion of packrats might be more of a pest control issue (ask who we recomend), our technicians can deep clean any filthy situation.  If you find yourself infested with a family of packrats (even just one lonley woodrat can wreak havoc) please give us consideration in cleaning up the mess "Like it never even happened." 

Flooded Homes and Mold Growth

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Flooded Homes and Mold Growth Extensive flood damage required a majority of this interior to be removed and disposed, a task too large for your typical carpet cleaning company.

There are over 30,000 carpet cleaning companies scattered across the United States. The likelihood of 2-3 competing restoration companies in your hometown is very good. Many times after a flood or water damage it's off to Google to do a quick search on whom to call to service your water damaged home or business.  Just in the zip codes of 85629 & 85614 there are 15 carpet cleaning and restoration companies. I took the time to search reviews on these local companies & the majority of them have no certifications, BBB ratings, or the equipment to properly clean and restore a flood damaged property. They do have the equipment and ability to shampoo a carpet and I am sure, in most cases, they would do a fine, satisfactory job.

Unfortunately, when a home has had a flood, whether it was from a storm, or just a leaking pipe, your home or office will typically need much more extensive work to ensure further damage does not occur. Simply vacuuming up standing water on carpet and hard flooring & giving it a once over with a carpet shampoo machine does nothing for water trapped in the slab or soaked up by drywall.  When water is left within a few days to a week mold growth will begin to occur.  Mold can cause health effects.


This mold growth is typically invisible to your eye for a number of months because the growth occurs in the dark, damp area between your carpet and your structures' slab. Eventually after a couple of weeks to a few months your walls will begin to show this mold growth.  SERVPRO is typically called when this mold growth is finally noticed  which results in a much more extensive job including carpet removal, slab drying, drywall removal & replacement, and extensive testing to ensure the home & it's contents are dry and mold free.

Your best option is to just call your local SERVPRO directly after your home or office has suffered a flood damage. We are a highly trained emergency response restoration company with a staff of professionals prepared to take on any job. A carpet cleaning company is fine when you just have a soiled carpet but, leave the flood for the experts

Swamp Cooler (Air Conditioner) Fire Damage

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Swamp Cooler (Air Conditioner) Fire Damage Swamp coolers are the air conditioner units of choice in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Safety is the number one priority with an emergency as serious as a fire.  You can have a peace of mind knowing that SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is dedicated to responding immediately which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

With summer right around the corner many areas of Southeast Tucson, Sahuarita and, Green Valley already reaching temperatures over 100 degrees. It's only natural to want to escape the heat with cooler and comfortable indoor activities.  Open windows are no longer a good source for cool air.  It's time to crank up the air conditioners!

Evaporation coolers, aka swamp coolers are an economical way to beat the dry desert heat. Unfortunately, worn out parts can be a fire waiting to happen. 
Fire damage emergency tips are crucial and valuable information every homeowner or property manager should be aware of. 
Old or improperly installed fan motors can overheat and be the cause to a dangerous house fire.  You should replace the water pump and pads at least once a year and be sure water lines are clear of debris. The feeling of losing property due to fire is already bad enough with the hindsight of knowing it was preventable.  

When your home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. Our highly trained technicians can provide the manpower needed for any size fire damage.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Carpet Cleaning Bring the life back to your workplace!

Our carpet cleaning services are not limited to residential properties only. Your local  SERVPRO Tucson/Sahuarita/Green Valley is fully equipped to handle any carpet cleaning contract.

As you are probably aware, a first impression means a lot. This is especially true when you are in the hotel & motel business. Typically, the foyer, front desk, and waiting area in a hotel are heavy traffic areas and the carpet tends to get dirty very quickly. Not only can this mean a loss of business for some of your more particular clients, but more importantly it can mean a bad review on important websites like Yelp. This is especially important for hotels because families and business people use the internet when researching a place to stay when they are traveling. In many cases these review sites, are found in popular search engines  before  the hotel's contact page.

SERVPRO offers special commercial carpet cleaning rates per square foot. These special rates tend to be about 35%-40% less than  residential carpet cleaning rates. Free estimates are always provided by a trained IICRC professional. So, if you are unhappy with your current carpet cleaner or just looking to get a more reasonable rate, call SERVPRO today! Let us help you get that 5 star review!

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