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Holy Smokes!! Get the Stink Out of Vail Buildings with SERVPRO's Help

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Holy Smokes!! Get the Stink Out of Vail Buildings with SERVPRO's Help Smoke Damage, After Demolition and Cleanup By SERVPRO Gets a Vail Home Smelling Good Again

Overcoming Smoke Damage After a Fire in Your Vail Home

Certain disasters leave behind unmanageable effects for your Vail residence. While some situations require the intervention and expertise of trained professionals, it might not make it any easier to contend with the present adverse effects in your home until the restoration process completes. With the right choice of assistance, like our certified restoration specialists, you can overcome the widespread consequences of disasters like a fire in your home quickly and efficiently.

One of the most widespread and challenging fire losses to manage in your Vail residence is smoke. These partially combusted particulates mixed with gases and aerosols can infiltrate areas far beyond the reach of the primary damages from the fire, and require specialized equipment and advanced restoration techniques to overcome. Our SERVPRO professionals have the training to handle all facets of fire damage that affect your home, including the industry-leading equipment to handle smoke damages that spread into open areas, fabrics, carpets, and more.

While smoke damage is one of the final things that our SERVPRO team of professionals seeks to overcome in a full restoration, there is an important reason for this. Other symptoms from the fire, such as soot damage and a possible need for demolition can release debris and stir up this foul odor again and again unless it gets addressed immediately. By waiting until the end of the restoration process, the deodorization can affect all areas that it must and be the most effective. However, we can set up hydroxyl generators to neutralize some of the odor-causing molecules during the service to increase the quality of the indoor air.

You do not need to understand the specifics of how smoke damage gets overcome in your home to appreciate your need for it. However, the process is quite intricate. A thermal fogging machine releases an odorless chemical compound that breaks apart harsh smells on a molecular level. These molecules get neutralized on contact, leaving no discernable odor behind at all. The products used in this fogger can limit its use for fear of degrading rubber seals, plastics, and vinyl components.

While smoke damage might not top the list of your primary concerns when you contend with a fire in your home, it is something that is a requirement for our professionals to overcome on any fire restoration project. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley technicians to do whatever it takes to bring your home back to the way it used to be after a fire, "Like it never even happened." Give our emergency response team a call today at (520) 648-7360.

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What Few People Know About How Quickly Water can Damage Your Tucson Home

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Few People Know About How Quickly Water can Damage Your Tucson Home Water damage can originate in many parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately to dry out your property.

Fast and Reliable Water Removal Services in Tucson

Tucson homeowners want to make sure that they understand all aspects of what they need and take time to seek out estimates and bids with many household repairs and system replacement. When water invades your house, however, speed is essential. Waiting even a day or two subjects your property to the possibility of irreversible deterioration of many conventional building materials and exposes it to the risk of damage from microbial growth. We offer reliable restoration services 24/7.

Water removal needs in Tucson often trace their source to plumbing fails and appliance malfunctions. A drier climate outdoors cannot ensure protection from the many ways water damages the interior of a home. For example, a water heater that rusts through and cracks can send 30 to 50 or more gallons of water flooding through your home, with the water continuing to flow from the supply side until someone shuts down the main. This quantity of water requires fast, professional attention.

SERVPRO responds Faster To Any-Sized Disaster, understanding that water damage is one of the most destructive forces that attack a home. We arrive with fully-equipped service vehicles, stocked with submersible pumps and water extractors ready to roll. Our crew arranges the water shut off and uses pumps when more than 2 inches of water cover the affected area. Gas powered pumps allow us to get right to work even if the electricity is off for safety purposes.

Powerful truck-mounted water extractors take on removal duty as the water recedes and in recessed areas. SERVPRO technicians master moisture monitoring techniques in IICRC classes, guiding our crews to areas where moisture drained and hides. If significant quantities of water migrated between walls, we might make flood cuts to release the moisture. Replacing sections of drywall is a sensible choice when the trapped water otherwise could continue to soak into and destroy wood framing and insulation.

If the water reached areas where your home features carpeting, rely on the specialized training our employees have to remove the water and prevent mold or mildew from growing. SERVPRO crews use weighted wanded extractors to dry carpeting in place when the water involved is Category 1. We often remove and replace padding to speed the drying process and guard against the possibility of lingering moisture that supports microbial growth if left for more than 24 to 48 hours.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley has the equipment and technicians at the ready if your home experiences internal water invasion from leaks or breakdowns. Call  (520) 648-7360 to schedule an assessment within the first hours of your water emergency.

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Be Prepared for Commercial Water Damage in Green Valley With a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Prepared for Commercial Water Damage in Green Valley With a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan Having a plan in place to handle an emergency is key to getting a handle on the situation. Contact SERVPRO to set up an ERP.

Team SERVPRO Takes Preemptive Action to Help Keep Your Business Open After Commercial Water Damage With an ERP 

Water damage from plumbing and equipment as well as seasonal monsoons is a constant threat to your Green Valley business. Over 30 percent of insurance claims made for commercial losses relate to damage done when water in one or more of its forms find a way to invade your business property. Hundreds of thousands of businesses seek insurance coverage for water damage every year. The average claim tops $17,000. One of our core services is making sure your business recovers from a water loss of any kind and cost.

In addition to the expense of remediating the water damage done to your Green Valley business, you risk losing customers and profits during the time taken to manage the loss. Approximately 50 percent of businesses risk closure after a disaster. Improve the odds of your business beating that trend by working with us to develop a proactive agenda to prepare for a disaster before it happens.

SERVPRO invites business owners to collaborate with one of our experienced managers to create an individualized Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We visit your site to learn about your business operations and to get a firm grasp of your layout and the systems, equipment, and vulnerabilities of your commercial property. While on your site we take pictures, note your concerns and priorities, and offer practical tips concerning equipment and storage to minimize the damage we anticipate if water does intrude.

We encourage you to customize your water damage disaster plan further by using our mobile app. The SERVPRO ERP app walks you through a range of decisions and allows you to share even more information with us. You can delegate authority to trusted employees or family members, permitting them to make decisions if you are away. Take the opportunity to list all vendors and contractors who provide your equipment, tools, and systems. When we work on your water damage project having those contacts make it much easier to protect your investments and get your business up and running again.

Using the Emergency Ready Plan and Profile allows designating SERVPRO as your contractor of preference. Having this designation in place and the online plan waiting means we hit the ground running when water damage strikes. Move to add this during September, National Preparedness Month (NPM).

All year long SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is eager to work with business customers to prepare for water disasters. Call us at P: (520) 648-7360 to schedule a consultation with one of our management team members.

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What Does Mold Growth Do to Your Vail Residence?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Does Mold Growth Do to Your Vail Residence? Mold Removal Needed in Vail? Call the Experts from SERVPRO

Vail Properties Degrade Over Time from Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

For as plentiful as threats are to your Vail home regarding severe weather systems and other spur of the moment incidents that can leave substantial damage to contend with, there are also disasters which can develop over time and cause the same levels of threats. Microbial and fungal growth within your home is an excellent example of this. It generally takes at least three days for mold spores to enact with the environment to seat and colonize, which poses several specific risks to your home and its occupants.

The better educated you can become about mold damages and their effects on your Vail residence, the more you can start to appreciate the essential inclusion of professional remediation services when that time comes. One step in being prepared is to know whom to call when the situation demands it, and our SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are standing by 24/7 to help you begin the process of mold removal in your house.

The real question that many homeowners do not know the answer to is: what exactly does mold do to my home? Mold damages can appear in various ways, from simple spotting that can prove difficult to initially diagnose to the untrained eye, but develop into a widespread colony affecting multiple surfaces and materials throughout an area of your home. Spores seat into these construction materials and contents in the vicinity and feed off of the organic matter they contain. Over a brief period, these materials can weaken and degrade, leaving them unsalvageable to the experienced efforts of our SERVPRO technicians.

Even above this degradation of the materials and contents throughout your home, mold growth can pose potential health effects to those exposed to the colony. By way of air circulation systems, active spores can move from one area of the house to another, affecting its occupants and allowing the colonization to spread even farther from the source.

As you can see, mold infestations need to get taken care of immediately as they get discovered. That is part of the reason why our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley remediation technicians are available. If you discover microbial growth in your home, do not hesitate to call us at (520) 648-7360.

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Controlling Odor Changes in Vail during Fire Damage Restoration

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Controlling Odor Changes in Vail during Fire Damage Restoration Fire damage can engulf a small area in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for mitigation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Remediate Foul Odors After a Fire

We cannot run away from the stress that fire damage incidences bring along whenever they happen. Taking the right actions is the only sure way of restoring contents to their preloss condition and preventing possible additional damage. Controlling the smoke odors is one of the challenges you have to overcome when you undergo such an experience in Vail. It is essential to understand the permeation of odor molecules in a structure for successful odor removal.
Our SERVPRO technicians understand that residents can perceive odors differently during fire damage restoration in Vail. It means that the mind of an individual determines whether the smell of a scent is good or bad. For instance, paint or gasoline odors may smell pleasant to some individuals while it can be the other way round to other people. Our team has to analyze the situation at hand to come up with the most appropriate method of neutralizing the unpleasant smells.
No instrument in the market detects the presence of smell, and we have to depend on our noses. Odors may result when the soot particles mix with fire extinguishing agents or water and rot. The first step that our SERVPRO technicians perform when attending to such situation is to locate and remove the sources of the smells. Though it sounds so straightforward, that is not always the case. There are instances when the odors are coming from crevices and areas that are hard to access.
When the temperature and the humidity are so high, the odor molecules tend to vaporize so quickly and become stronger. That is why our SERVPRO team informs our customer about the possibility of the smells reoccurring during warm or humid weather. To address the odors, we perform deodorization with a goal of neutralizing the odor molecules. Usually, we use thermal foggers and Ultra Low Volume Foggers to dispense the deodorizing agents.
At SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley, we respond immediately to any commercial or residential emergency. To work with a leader in the restoration industry, call us at (520) 648-7360.

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Professional Remediation for Water Damage to Floors in Green Valley

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Remediation for Water Damage to Floors in Green Valley Water damage affects materials in your home at different rates. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand How Quickly Many Different Types of Flooring Absorb Water After a Water Damage Event

Nearly all homeowners take the structural components and fixtures of their Green Valley residences for granted until water intrudes. The damage water can cause is shocking, yet you have little time to spare assimilating that information during the crisis. Water damage must be addressed immediately. Our technicians train in efficient water remediation strategies and have access to the correct equipment to abate a water loss that otherwise might expose your floors to permanent damage.

The approach taken to remediate water damaged floors in your Green Valley home varies depending on the type of flooring material. Vinyl or linoleum and tile floors typically handle water well, rarely needing more than water extraction and general drying with air movers and a dehumidifier to remedy. In cases, however,  where the water seeps down into the subfloor through cracks in the joints between tile or squares, more intensive action is needed. Our technicians know how to evaluate the damage to the surface and the underlying plywood or other flooring layers. During IICRC training, our employees master methods to reduce the excess moisture in all flooring levels to normal levels.

When laminate floors show water damage, the prognosis can be less favorable. Laminate floors contain layers of absorbent materials that soak up the water, swelling and distorting quickly. These floors mimic hardwood or other natural materials but are not as durable. If SERVPRO technicians arrive shortly after the laminate soaks through, swift water extraction and drying techniques might save some or at least a portion of the flooring. Often the layers split apart as the water dissolves the bonds and those areas require replacement.

Hardwood floors can be surprisingly durable, but SERVPRO reports the best outcomes when we arrive within hours of the water loss. Eventually even densely pored wood absorbs enough water to swell resulting in buckling, warping, cupping, or crowning. We evaluate the damage seen and advise on the likelihood we can reverse or at least mitigate the damage. In all cases, water removal and drying are necessary.

SERVPRO must resolve water damage to subfloors under all circumstances. If the moisture levels remain at above normal, the efforts we make to dry out visible flooring fail when the underlying moisture wicks into the top layer. Lingering moisture also exposes your home to the risk of secondary damage like mold growth and progressive weakening of the structure. We use advanced drying equipment like dehumidifiers and negative air pressure floor mats that pull moisture out the wet layers. If there is access to the underfloor from the story below, we position air movers underneath to hasten evaporation.
SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley has a range of strategies available if your floor experiences water damage. Call us at  (520) 648-7360 to schedule an assessment and develop a water mitigation plan.

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Eliminating Flood Damage From Green Valley Homes

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Eliminating Flood Damage From Green Valley Homes Flooding is not something new residents in Green Valley consider.

Eliminating Flood Damage

Flooding is not something new residents in Green Valley consider. Anyone who has been here for more than several years can attest that a sudden storm drops thousands of gallons of water on top of area homes overnight. These storm bursts happen quickly and can flood a home just like a cresting river in the Midwest.

Restoring Green Valley homes after flood damage requires more than just removing water in the home. SERVPRO technicians train to find and restore damage to both the home and the property inside it. After eliminating standing water as a threat, they dry everything quickly, but without causing any secondary damage.

For example, structural property like drywall and wood framing can absorb much water. If the items remain intact, technicians can remove the water and dry each piece before it causes them to crumble, rot, or begin growing mold.

To stop rot and mold growth, and dry structural property, technicians, use dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans. They first install a dehumidifier to draw moisture from a nearby property item like drywall and the surrounding air. Depending on the amount of moisture in each, the machine can remove up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours and causes no physical damage.

To augment the dehumidifiers, SERVPRO technicians install fans at key exit points. The devices draw the cooler, damp air from inside the home, lowering the inside humidity, and blow it outside. Fans also support the use of air movers.

Technicians use this last device on property that has absorbed water but has not started to fall apart or rot. They can adjust the speed and temperature to match the water present and remove it quickly without over drying the items. That reduces the risk of drywall panels crumbling or wood framing warping, splitting, or cracking.

At SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley, our only goal is to return every home after a flood to its original, dry state. If you need us, call our office at (520) 648-7360 today to schedule a visit.

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When You Need Rapid Water Restoration for Your Green Valley School

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When You Need Rapid Water Restoration for Your Green Valley School When your school has visible water damage, your best course of action is to contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Focuses on Effectively Drying Out Your Water Damaged School

Not every water incident in your Green Valley institution requires long spans of restoration work. However, even smaller scale incidents do require immediate attention if you want to use the affected areas of the school for the students or faculty. Failure to address the problem as it happens can lead to worsening conditions, which may ultimately require you to shut down the school until the situation gets resolved.

Your board of education and individual schools all have staff dedicated to the maintenance and clean up of the facility. While these individuals offer your building the kind of upkeep it requires, they might not have the tools and experience to handle water emergencies and subsequent commercial water damages to your Green Valley facility when they happen.

When you first discover the water damage in any area of the school, you should reach out to our SERVPRO professionals right away. We can respond quickly to begin our assessment of the damage and work to efficiently determine the equipment needed to restore the damage as promptly as possible. Part of the reason that we work to be Faster To Any Size Disaster is so that you do not have to compromise the educational opportunities you provide to the children of the community.

Even though much of the school has concrete, tile and linoleum flooring, water damage can still adversely affect these materials if it persists for too long. To avoid having to remove large areas of the flooring or other materials that the water damage might have encountered, mitigation of the situation is critical. Our team can help to limit the damage that the building experiences when our SERVPRO technicians get made aware of the problem as soon as you are.

The students, faculty, and parents all depend on your school to be open and available for education when you are meant to be. Do not let a water incident in your facility prevent you from that availability. Trust in the experience of our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley water restoration technicians who can show up quickly and help you to overcome the damage entirely. Give us a call 24/7 at (520) 648-7360.

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Mitigating Flood Damage To Your Green Valley Home with Roof Tarping Services

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mitigating Flood Damage To Your Green Valley Home with Roof Tarping Services SERVPRO Respons Swiftly to Protect a Damaged Roof in Green Valley after a Monsoon Wind Passed

SERVPRO Helps Keep the Water Out While Removing the Water from Within Your Property after a Monsoon

As many who live in the Green Valley area are already familiar, the summertime is when some of the most torrential rainfall and severe weather conditions affect the area. Between July and August, the monsoon season ravages homes and businesses throughout the region and tests their abilities to withstand the palpable strength and ferocity of the storms.

The unfortunate truth to this scenario is that many homes within the Green Valley area cannot avoid the flood damages that result when their roofs give way and fail under the intensity of the severe weather system. Our SERVPRO professionals can not only assist you with the immediate concerns of flood damages but also in your need for short-term roof tarping until the appropriate repairs can get made.

During these severe weather events, many different styles of roofs find themselves in danger of failing. For example, a straight line wind from a microburst has the strength to tear off roofs altogether. Heavy rain can wreak havoc on flat roofs as well, posing similar avenues for flood damage to penetrate through the upper level of your home and affect a wide area inside of your house.

Amid a flooding event, you need a team of restoration professionals that can respond quickly and limit this exposure and avenue for floodwaters to penetrate. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to mitigate the damage you experience by working to tarp over the damage your roof has experienced from a monsoon to stop the flow of water into your home so that extraction efforts can begin. We can use a "shrink-wrap" process to secure the storm-damaged opening from the elements quickly. Substantial roof repairs, especially on a larger scale later get handed off to accredited residential contractors that can replace the damaged areas entirely.

Sometimes you have to have a quick solution to keep your home from experiencing irreparable damages amid severe weather or monsoon passing through the area. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley water damage restoration specialists can help you to limit the damage your home experiences with roof tarping and water removal services and get to work on fully restoring your home. Give us a call 24/7 at (520) 648-7360.

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Common Reasons For Mold Damage In Green Valley Residences

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Common Reasons For Mold Damage In Green Valley Residences When a mold spore encounters moisture, it grows.

Common Reasons For Mold Damage

As a proud homeowner in Green Valley, you are aware of the curb appeal as well as the appearance and comfort inside your house. Regular cleaning and maintenance go a long way toward keeping your home as you desire. Unfortunately, forces can be at work to derail your best-laid plans. If you discover mold growth do not despair; let us help.

Mold damage in your Green Valley home can cause you to question your housekeeping skills. Keeping microbial growth at bay is more complicated than merely keeping areas clean. Mold spores are everywhere, and cannot be eliminated from any space unless prohibitively expensive and frankly unavailable air purification and sealing are in place. Commercially microbe-free “clean rooms” do exist in labs or specialized healthcare facilities, but are not practical in your or anyone’s home. We help you manage this reality when we respond to your need for mold remediation.

When a mold spore encounters moisture, it grows. It does not need anything more than a bit of water, oxygen, and an organic surface upon which to multiply. Perfect surfaces include wood, drywall, fabrics, and even metals, glass, or tile if just a tiny residue of soap, grease, or skin oils or cells is present. This explains why a “clean” bathroom or kitchen can provide the food needed for mold. SERVPRO mold remediators search for likely moisture sources under sinks, in unsealed grout lines, or where damp, dirty clothing piled up near the washer before laundry day. Unnoticed condensation under your self-defrosting freezer or the flooring under a pet’s water dish all offer the moisture mold needs, and there are dozens of other examples where tiny collections of water fuel microbial growth. We advise you to eliminate all of these moisture sources to avoid future mold damage.

Regardless of the source of the moisture, SERVPRO responds according to the protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training completed at Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We establish the extent of the mold infestation, which can include hidden areas behind walls and under other structures. Containment is the next step. Our crew sets up zones, ensuring that the moldy debris does not travel. Plastic sheeting might be joined with a negative air pressure system that prevents the contaminated air from drifting into non-affected areas.

We remove mold by mechanical means, brushing and scrubbing off non-porous surfaces and using controlled abrasives like soda blasting to save porous surfaces with a minor mold infestation. SERVPRO technicians train to determine what can be cleaned and what should be replaced. All moldy debris, including residues vacuumed with HEPA filter-equipped machines, are bagged and disposed of following local hazardous waste codes. EPA registered antimicrobials treat the now-cleaned surfaces to inhibit mold regeneration.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley provides our communities with expert mold remediation services. Call us at (520) 648-7360 to schedule an appointment to consult about your mold damage problem.

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