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Archived General Blog Posts

Damage Repair VS. Damage Restoration

2/3/2015 (Permalink)

For many decades the gaslamp was the cutting edge lighting source for all homes across the country. It was a cheap, effective way to light your home and was widely accepted by people across the country. It did have it's downsides however, leaving homes covered in soot, the open flame caused homes to heat up during hot Summer months, not to mention the dangers of a house fire. The electric lightbulb was invented and perfected by Edison to replace gas powered lamps and quickly became the go to product to illuminate homes. It was clean, relatively heat free, and cost effective. What an idea!

For many years emergency & construction companies would deconstruct a damaged home or office and repair the property with all new building materials. Like the gaslamp, this was widely accepted as the way to get families & businesses back to normal after flood damage, storm damage, and fire damage. Although this technique is effective for heavily damaged properties SERVPRO realized, in most cases, restoration is far superior to repair. In other words, "a lightbulb went off."

REPAIR VS. RESTORATION

  1. Repair is much more costly than restoration
  2. Repair takes 2-3 times longer to complete than restoration
  3. Repair is much harsher than restoration to the environment

Although SERVPRO are also experts at complete repair projects to damaged properties, the restoration approach is always taken first. This modern day resoration before repair idea is possible because of the state-of-the-art advances in cleaning supplies, technological advances in machinery, and, most important, the SERVPRO restoration techniques employed, perfected, and utilized by it's highly trained staff in your hometown.

Let you local SERVPRO illuminate your life after a loss. Call today, it's as simple as flipping a switch.

Red Shag Carpet & A Tucson Childhood

6/6/2014 (Permalink)

I grew up in the 1970's when shag carpet was king of the hill! I have very vivid memories of that carpet and I'm sure you, can remember your carpet too. I think it is because we spend so many early years on it. From first getting up from our bellies to crawl, to feeling it under our feet for the first time to walk. I remember sitting on it as a kid and watching my first tonight show with Johnny Carson. My carpet was red shag.

Carpet is an often overlooked, and often used thing in a home. We tend to not give it much care even though it is used so much and tends to be in "the heart of a home" where we spend so much quality time with our families. Today I have made a resolution to have some professional carpet cleaners come in on a regular basis and give our carpet the treatment it deserves!

SERVPRO Green Valley has a showcase treatment for carpet and flooring that has been let go a bit; it's also great for families to take care of those "little spills". We take it the extra mile to ensure your carpet doesn't just look clean, but is clean. Here are just a few of things we do over what your local carpet cleaning companies might do:

  • Thorough carpet vacuuming
  • we use genuine, concentrated, SERVPRO brand pretreat solution
  • We then use a "carpet rake" and go over the entire carpet to ensure it has penetrated the fibers
  • Hot Water extraction methods are used to further agitate the cleaning solution and thoroughly remove the cleaning solution
  • We offer free estimates on all of cleaning & restoration services. Call your local SERVPRO today, we'll make your childhood memories spic & span!