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Our Experts At SERVPRO Will Save Your Tucson Property

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

Reach us at (520) 648-7360 year-round, 24/7.

One Premier Contractor From Start To Finish Is Why SERVPRO Rates At The Top In Tucson

When water, fire, mold, or storm damage disrupts your comfort and security in Tucson, you need a team of highly-qualified recovery specialists by your side. Our dedicated managers and technicians do not rest until your home is cleaned, dried, sanitized, repaired, and odor-free after any disaster. With decades of combined experience in the mitigation, remediation, and restoration of residential and commercial property, we are excited to rise to the challenge of making it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage
Modern construction practices tend to enclose plumbing and appliances within walls and cabinets. The sleek, built-in appearance is pleasing to the eye but lulls the homeowner into believing all is right when a water disaster might brew behind building materials and fixtures. Maybe an odor or an uptick in your bill alerts you to seek out water damage in your Tucson dwelling. Do not delay finding professional assistance for these concerns.

SERVPRO often helps solve hidden water leak mysteries. We strive to catch a problem when it is small and manageable, but we also have the training and equipment to handle substantial damage. Our technicians master the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses needed to deliver the restoration industry’s best practices to your water disaster no matter the size.

When we arrive, our technicians use thermal imaging devices and moisture meters to locate any hidden water. After turning off the supply line, we investigate further, removing kickboards under cabinets or pulling appliances from their niches. If devices reveal water behind walls controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts or holes permit access.

We pump out or extract any standing water and assess how to reduce moisture levels in porous structural components. Air movers and dehumidifiers help pull absorbed moisture out of building materials. If we find evidence of any mold or mildew, we consult with you about scheduling remediation. Cleaning and sanitizing with EPA-registered products otherwise complete the remediation, preparing the space for any needed reconstruction.

Fire Damage
Even a seemingly minor blaze extinguished quickly can spread fire damage throughout your Tucson house. Failure to manage the harm done by heat and smoke at the onset can mean progressive damage to the contents and structures of your home. Lingering odors also become a permanent, issue, making your once comfortable abode an unpleasant place with constant reminders of the unfortunate fire event. Be proactive and ask for help from our professional fire recovery team.

SERVPRO frequently responds to kitchen fires that appear limited in effect. Unfortunately, we find that the protein-based soot produced moves to areas far from the ignition site on super-heated air currents or through operating HVAC systems. The residue is nearly invisible but discolors walls and fabrics swiftly. Its corrosive nature damages paint and furnishings over time. The stench it emits is strong and long-lasting.

Our employees are familiar with the different types of soot caused when various materials burn. We seek out all surfaces compromised with any fire residue and match cleaning products, tools, and methods to the coatings. Protein-based soot clings tenaciously, needing agitation and possibly abrasive products or tools to dislodge. Solvents are sometimes used.

Deodorization is a multi-step process. SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCT) try a range of techniques until the odor is eliminated from your perception, which varies from person to person. If deep cleaning is inadequate, we use enzyme-based products, thermal fogging, hydroxyl generation, or ozone machines to alter the odor-bearing particles chemical composition.

Mold Remediation
Mold damage in Tucson is a concern that arises more often than one might expect given the relative dryness of our area. The reality is that mold spores exist everywhere on earth, inside and outside of every dwelling. They provide a needed function outdoors, reducing organic waste to elements that can recycle into the soil.

Indoors they cause nearly no concern until they find a source of water and the time to absorb the moisture and grow. A hidden leak, a spill that was not mopped, and even condensation dripping from a clogged air conditioner drain is a meal for an opportunistic mold spore. Once generated, the spore begins growing and multiplying, creating more spores and eventually a colony of fungal organisms.

SERVPRO mold remediation specialists use an effective protocol published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain, remove, and inhibit further mold growth. When we apply this approach in your home, expect the following:

    •    Containment of the moldy surfaces
    •    Removal of the mold
    •    Vacuuming and cleaning of the area
    •    Disposal of the moldy debris per local codes

Once we remove the mold, an application of an EPA-registered antimicrobial prevents the natural resurgence of mold growth. The best way to improve the odds against future mold damage is to eliminate the moisture that caused the initial growth. We help you accomplish this by arranging repairs and counseling vigilance.

Storm Damage
Much can be said about the surprise new residents of Tucson feel when storm damage includes flooding during the monsoon season. Fortunately, our crews are familiar with the yearly phenomenon and are ready to bring you their skills and high-efficiency equipment to help sort out a flooding event in your desert home.

Rarer and potentially much more catastrophic is the addition of a lightning strike and fire during one of the seasonal storms. Even if your home was not in the path of a flash flood, the bad luck of a direct hit from the highly charged atmosphere could result in significant fire damage as well as the collateral water damage from firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO is a full-service disaster restoration company. We are ready to manage complicated disaster scenarios such as this. Our managers and technicians hold multiple certifications from the IICRC, permitting the response team to move from task to task seamlessly.

Fear not when we are on the way to your home after a storm-related electrical fire. Our green trucks hold many resources and as well as our highly-skilled employees. The extensive experience our “Hero Team” possesses makes it clear your family’s needs and expectations will soon be met and exceeded. Our reconstruction specialists are eager to show you what it means to persevere until everything inside and out of your storm-damaged home is restored to preloss condition.

Rely on SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley to meet all your disaster cleanup and restoration needs. Reach us at (520) 648-7360 year-round, 24/7.

Our SERVPRO Experts Can Save Your Water Damaged Tucson Gym

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Get Water Removal Help For Your Tucson Gym Sooner Rather Than Later

Many different reasons can cause your business to require the help of a professional water removal company like SERVPRO, but the main reason we provide 24/7 services is not for the situations that cause damages. Our primary focus rests on preventing as many effects of damage as possible. With valuable equipment, long open hours, and a customer base that always keeps health and safety in mind, you may want to remove water sooner rather than later from your fitness center.

Preventing Damage to Equipment
One of the most costly consequences of failing to remove water from a Tucson gym quickly is the potential for equipment to rust and degrade. Any volume of excess water inside the building can cause humidity to rise to dangerous levels, causing oxidation inside of your equipment. While a few chips of rust may not do much to damage your equipment in the long term, rusting can progress uncontrollably in a humid environment. If you start to notice signs of oxidation on your equipment, give us a call so that we can send over a SERVPRO inspector equipped with devices that can measure relative humidity and detect sources of moisture in the area.

Maintaining Customer Trust
Regular patrons of your gym probably expect their workout environment to be clean, safe, and free of major damages. Excess water can immediately draw the wrong kinds of attention from your customers, even when the damage is in a backroom or behind a wall. Soaked materials often let off unusual odors and can quickly start to smell of fungal and bacterial growth - odors that can stand out even in a fitness center environment. Air freshener may be able to cover up the problem for a time but, for a more permanent solution, we may need to bring in deodorizing fogging machines for industrial-strength odor removal.

Keeping Doors Open
Many of our commercial water removal projects take very little time to complete, and you may not need to close down the building at all while we do our work. However, as damages progress and problems worsen, situations may arise that require you to close doors until restorations finish. Calling us in quickly after a water damage incident ensures that as little damage as possible happens to your business.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley provides fast and inexpensive service for water damage incidents of any size. Call us at (520) 648-7360 for our services or a quote.

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The Complexities of Restoring Fire Damage that Affects Tucson Homes

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

We can bring your Tucson home back to life, after a fire damage.

SERVPRO will restore your fire damaged home.

Scenes of fire incidents are heartbreaking and not just because of the expected financial loss. Other factors such as pileup of debris and destruction of items with sentimental value, amplify the problem. Restoring the home to its preloss state after the incident is possible if you understand how to deal with the complexities that arise. Hiring a professional restoration team gives you peace of mind because they have the necessary expertise and equipment.

In minor incidents of fire damage that affect Tucson homes, the combined effects of the flames, smoke, and water used to quell the blaze leave the property messy. From a casual look, you might not believe it is possible to restore the property to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians help by sorting out the mess. We separate the damaged items into categories of salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable items before embarking on a thorough cleanup procedure. Separation creates room for other restoration activities and helps save more items because questionable items can be taken off site for a thorough evaluation, thus reducing the cost of the claim.

Several issues can complicate the process of cleaning a fire loss site. The presence of different types of residues may necessitate the use of diverse cleaning methods to eradicate them. Fires leave dry smoke, wet smoke and fuel oil residues among others. Our SERVPRO crew members include certified FSRT, Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians, who identify the residues present and the best cleaning solution.

The cleaning, teardown, and rebuilding processes involved in fixing fire damage tend to produce harmful debris and other wastes that require proper disposal. Our SERVPRO technicians chop down larger debris to manageable sizes for easy disposal. We also have equipment such as trash cans on wheels and heavy-duty plastic bags to contain the waste materials removed from the loss site before disposal.

You should not lose hope after fire damages your Sahuarita, Green Valley, or Vail property. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley at (520) 648-7360 to help address any complex issue that arises, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Water Damage Experts Will Clean, Repair, And Restore Your Tucson Home

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

If you are dealing with any water intrusion in your home, call us at (520) 648-7360 to start repair and restoration today.

Water Damage Repair And Restoration In Tucson

Tucson weather is a constant source of sunshine for most of the year. It’s part of what makes it a great home for the local Air Force Base and why flooding is not a problem for homeowners. It does not stop pipes from breaking or appliances from failing, however.

Most Tucson water damage comes such incidents. While most involve small amounts of water, SERVPRO response teams know even that can cause much damage if it is left to dry on its own.

Water can soak quickly into a property like drywall and furniture. In the case of drywall panels, once they absorb enough, the material begins to crack and crumble in place. The results can leave a room with exposed wall framing along the floor. If the leak was from a pipe running overhead to a bathroom sink, the water could strip a room of all drywall completely.

That is why SERVPRO trains team members as Water Damage Restoration Technicians or WDRTs. That includes replacement of affected property like drywall and making minor repairs of plumbing problems like tightening loose joints and replacing small items like a cracked tailpiece or a rusted out trap in a bathroom or kitchen sink.

Training also includes the restoration of items like furniture. WDRTs remove affected items from the area with water and place it on blocks or pallets. That allows items to dry without dripping onto carpets or wood floors, possibly staining them with the paint or varnish softened by being underwater. If there is a carpet stain, team members use a commercial-grade shampooer and a cleaning agent designed to remove finishes without harming the carpet fibers.

If needed, technicians set-up fans to carefully increase air circulation and speed up drying. The gentle movement forces water out of the furniture and into the air where it evaporates naturally. If the humidity level inside the home is higher than normal, WDRTs can increase evaporation by installing a dehumidifier to lower it.

At SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley, our response teams cover an extensive area. We are proud to support additional communities like Vail, Summit, and Littletown, to eliminate water damage in their homes. If you are dealing with any water intrusion in your home, call us at (520) 648-7360 to start repair and restoration today.

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Tucson Monsoon Time Is Here, Are You Ready? SERVPRO Is!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Monsoon Flooding a Problems in Tucson? We Can Help--Just Call SERVPRO

Flash Flooding Threats During Tucson’s Monsoon Season

Beginning in the middle of June, Tucson and the rest of Arizona enter one of the most destructive seasons of the year. With the heavy rainfall and severe storms expected regularly throughout these few months, the monsoon season can expose many homes and businesses to flash flooding and property damage. While residents of the area are familiar with the severity of the storms that could impact the area, many still fall victim to flooding impacts that require professional assistance to overcome.

During monsoon season, the threat of flood damage in Tucson residences is much higher than any other point of the year. It is also the time of year that our SERVPRO professionals remain most diligently prepared for emergencies and disasters that could occur, having fully stocked production trailers with capable mitigation equipment for extraction and drying, but also additional machines for air quality improvement, cleaning, and deodorization.

With these severe weather systems, we also must dispatch our team of general contractors that can help to provide temporary construction solutions like boarding and tarping services. These immediate responses to the situation can help to reduce the presence of floodwater in a home and keep areas of the property unaffected by the raging storms outside.

With monsoon flash flooding, the entire main level of a house can become affected by several inches of standing water that could potentially become contaminated by exposure to specific substances, locations, and other threats in route to your residence. Extraction is the priority, but our contractors must also work to remove all exposed construction materials and structural elements. Our SERVPRO team can clean and disinfect what materials remain after the assessment.

There are multiple concerns for every home exposed to indirect flooding from storm damages or flash flooding that can sweep through a property all at once. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley technicians have a fast and effective approach that can work to protect as much of your property as possible. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (520) 648-7360.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Tuscon After A Flood Disaster

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

A water supply line to the restroom sprung a huge leak in this office. We responded right away so they could get back to work as soon as possible.

Dependable Professional Help for Commercial Flood Damage During the Tucson Monsoon Season

Visitors to the Tucson area from June through September can be shocked by the flooding following a monsoon. The erroneous belief that our beautiful desert climate is immune from flash flooding should not catch you off-guard. You and your staff worked hard and deligently to build your business. We pledge to match your commitment if called to help you recover from the aftermath of monsoon flooding.

The flood damage in a Tucson commercial building is short-lived yet intense and can be devastating. Water flows into your property not only from the rains falling nearby but also from higher elevations. The combined force of the moisture falling from the sky and rushing along washes also brings silt and other debris that complicated recovery.

SERVPRO trains our employees in effective flood restoration protocols, supporting enrollment in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) courses. When we arrive to help, an experienced crew chief inspects the damage and creates a plan. Our crew members respond immediately, no delay necessary because all needed equipment is waiting on our signature green service vehicles.

Our crews shovel away mud and other debris, readying your site for water removal. Pumps and truck-mounts extractors receive power from gas and generators if your electricity is unavailable. Flood waters contain an endless list of contaminants, from chemicals on roadways and fields, to dead animals and insects, to human waste from overwhelmed septic or sewage systems. The pathogens potentially mixed into the flood waters need containment and lawful disposal. SERVPRO employees are familiar with industry best practices to contain, remove, and discard not only the muddy water but also the hazards it contains.

We do not cease work at your commercial site until we are sure our efforts removed all moisture and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected. Our employees use sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to locate remaining pockets of water and to establish a baseline for drying goals. SERVPRO crews use carefully controlled demolition techniques such as flood cuts to gain access to areas in building cavities to remove standing water and permit air flow to complete structural drying.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is ready for your call at (520) 648-7360 if your business is in the path of flash flooding this monsoon season. Our highly-qualified employees and state of the art equipment transform flooding chaos to "Like it never even happened."

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When A Flood Strikes Your Tucson Home, You Need To Contact The Professionals At SERVPRO!

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

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Rely On SERVPRO For Flood Damage Remediation During Tucson’s Unpredictable Monsoon Season

Tucson residents keep a wary eye on the weather from June 15 to September 30, also known as the Monsoon Season. Our typically arid climate experiences an average of about 6.1 inches of precipitation over roughly 107 days. Locations across the Tucson metropolitan area report a wide range of rainfall totals over the summer and early fall, and no homeowner knows if this season might present a significant water loss event.

The flood damage the Tucson community suffers during monsoons varies greatly. A couple of inches might pound one neighborhood while only a trace measures in the rain gauges a few miles away. If your number is up this year, be sure to have ours on speed dial. Torrential showers can flood through your home and damage roofs, windows, and siding.

Because the fallout from quickly building storms can include such a wide range of damage, you need a full-service disaster recovery team like SERVPRO. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification-trained crews hold many certifications among our workers, with individual technicians often earning multiple specialties.

Our crews arrive as soon as possible after your call, ready to secure exterior damage with boards and tarps if needed. Commercial-quality gas-powered pumps and truck-mounted wanded extractors get right to work. SERVPRO trucks bring onboard power generators in case the storm knocked out the electricity, avoiding delays in containing and disposing of the flood waters.

Our management team evaluates the category of water filling the lower levels of your dwelling. Flood waters are by definition black or Category 3 water. SERVPRO is familiar with the regulations applying to hazardous waste disposal and pledges to handle the water removed appropriately.

The pathogens flood water contains poses health risks and also can support fungal growth that damages building materials. Once the flood waters evacuate your home, SERVPRO employees transition to cleaning and disinfecting with EPA-registered products. The final step in flood remediation is structural drying. Our skilled crew positions air movers and heaters to move moisture absorbed by porous structural components into the air as vapor, ready for capture by our high-efficiency dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is ready to help with all aspects of monsoon-related flood damage in your abode. Call us 24/7 at (520) 648-7360 to schedule an assessment, planning session, and implementation by our talented team.

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We Have The Latest Technology And Advances In Tuscon Fire Damage Restoration

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

The charred washing machine shows that even small fire damaging events can have inconveniences and costs associated with them.

Restoring Dry Smoke Damage in Your Tucson Home

Dry smoke situations result from fires with excessive heat that can move quickly throughout a Tucson home. With this specific type of fire loss situation, smoke residues can be very widespread throughout the property and require skilled technicians with specialized equipment to successfully remove and restore. Our professionals have extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as fire and smoke restoration professionals with additional training for odor removal and recovery efforts.

With this experience in a traumatic and stressful situation for Tucson homeowners, like overcoming fire damages, we can address each effect quickly and confidently. Our SERVPRO professionals have contended with every type of fire that can affect area home from wildfires, kitchen fires, and even structure fires with both wet and dry smoke effects. Our years of experience in this niche of the restoration industry helps us to provide our customers with a thorough and efficient approach to restoring their properties after harmful and widespread smoke damages.

With fires that burn at a much higher heat, smoke can be much thinner, and materials can get burned more completely. In the climate area residents have gotten accustomed to, dry smoke can happen more readily than the smoldering wet smoke. The result is a thin and powdery residue that coats surfaces, contents, and structural elements. Our SERVPRO professionals can remove these effects by first utilizing high-powered vacuums designed to remove the bulk of this residue without scrubbing the surface.

We have a wide assortment of cleaning agents and products that can work to not only remove potential contaminants and carcinogens on the affected surfaces, but they can also work to begin addressing smoke odors that also often exist after a fire.

Fire damages can affect your property in many ways, and our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley team can help to overcome all of these effects individually. Our professionals can help you to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” with smoke residue removal solutions that begin as soon as our team arrives. Give us a call 24/7 at (520) 648-7360.

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How Dehumidifiers Help With Water Damage Restoration in Tucson

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is well equipped to handle all of your water loss event needs.

Why We Have Many Dehumidifiers for Water Damaged Tucson Homes

There are many tools that our team uses to address the detrimental effects of water loss incidents in your Tucson home. In some instances, like with dehumidification equipment, we have multiple sizes and types of these units to suit every disaster and severity. We understand the importance of having the right machines for the job, and that is why these machines are all available in our ready trailers prepared to roll out from our facility at a moment’s notice when disasters strike.

Many homeowners can appreciate the disastrous effects of allowing water damage in Tucson to persist after an emergency. Time is of the essence to get the saturation and moisture back to acceptable parameters, and assessment is a considerable part of that equation. We have multiple devices to detect the presence of moisture pockets and excessive dampness beyond the accessible damage zone. Our SERVPRO professionals have continued training in identifying water damage threats and mitigation tactics to protect as much of your property as possible.

The dehumidification equipment that we use helps to manage the moisture content in damaged areas of your residence. Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers are an ideal selection in conditions where a considerable water loss incident has taken place. In most applications, LGR units address conditions where moisture levels are below 55 grains per pound. This measurement gets based on a pound of dry air and each grain in the scale representing a drop of water.

Desiccant dehumidifiers absorb moisture through a filtering process over silica gel. Humidity in this air brought into the unit gets removed and air exhausted from the machine is dry and warm, helping to dry out the affected areas further. This equipment can get set up in multiple locations throughout a water-damaged home, helping our SERVPRO team to address numerous saturation points.

Our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley rapid response team understands how vital it is to get mitigation started immediately when a home gets affected by a water loss incident. You can count on our team to arrive with all of the necessary equipment to help. Give us a call anytime you need us at (520) 648-7360.

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When Water Damage Becomes a Resident in Your Green Valley Guest House

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

You spend lots of time keeping your guest house clean and ready to rent. Don't let water damage spoil your profit! Call SERVPRO for a speedy cleanup.

Managing Commercial Water Damage in Green Valley Guesthouses to Keep Your Customers

For many people, the choice of accommodation when traveling for work or holiday boils down to the minor details like the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms. Courteous treatment by the staff is also a great bonus. A water loss incident in your Green Valley guesthouse when it is packed full of guests can ruin your reputation by leaving the place dirty and even damaging customers' belongings. The stress of handling an emergency may also bring out the wrong side of your staff. Hiring a professional restoration company can help preserve your reputation.  

The most significant issue during incidents of commercial water damage in Green Valley guesthouses is managing expectations. Even a minor spill that you can address in a few hours can drive out occupants you fail to manage their expectations. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified CDS, Commercial Drying Specialists meaning they have sufficient knowledge to estimate the time it can take to restore the facility to preloss state and manage other aspects of the loss. By detailing procedures and timelines, we can reassure your staff and customers.  

Extracting water fast enough not only helps to restore the facility to preloss state but also helps prevent secondary problems. Fast extraction requires resources such as water removal machines and qualified workforce to operate them. Our SERVPRO technicians bring appropriate equipment to match the loss extent. For major spills, we use truck-mounted water extractors and trailered desiccant dehumidifiers to hasten the drying. We also have portable extraction units for minor spills such as sink overflows or appliance malfunction spills.  

In the unfortunate event that the spill damages your guests' items, there is a need to offer them remedial services to minimize their loss or at least prove that you care for their welfare. Our SERVPRO technicians can help save documents from further damage by freezing them. We also take measures such as dehumidification and preventing cooling to the dew point to save electronics.  

To save the reputation of your guesthouse after water damage, call SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley to help. You can reach us at (520) 648-7360 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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