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The Complexities of Restoring Fire Damage that Affects Tucson Homes

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Complexities of Restoring Fire Damage that Affects Tucson Homes 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)

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

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

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

Storm Damage When A Flood Strikes Your Tucson Home, You Need To Contact The Professionals At SERVPRO! Call us 24/7 at (520) 648-7360 to schedule an assessment, planning session, and implementation by our talented team.

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)

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

Water Damage How Dehumidifiers Help With Water Damage Restoration in Tucson 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)

Commercial When Water Damage Becomes a Resident in Your Green Valley Guest House 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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How Fast Action Against Flood Damage can Save Your Tucson Home

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Fast Action Against Flood Damage can Save Your Tucson Home Flooding is a danger in Tucson. Contact SERVPRO to restore your water damaged home.

Fast Action by SERVPRO Against Flood Damage in Tucson Saves Attic Guest Room

This area of Arizona is under no danger for flood damage from threats such as storm surge; however, we do experience intense storms, and flash floods are a real danger to properties in the area. When water enters a home, it is vital that it is cleaned up professionally to avoid secondary damages such as mold or foul odors.

After a late night heavy rains, SERVO technicians responded to a call regarding flood damage in a Tucson home. Clogged gutters on the house had caused the fascia boards to rot over time and allowed water to enter an attic converted to a guest room. There was almost no standing water, but several wet items. We immediately tarped over the area to stop any further water from entering the property.

Our technicians immediately removed the wet area rug and other damp items for drying and disinfection in our facility. The drywall and flooring were inspected to see the extent of moisture penetration using our soft probes and thermal imaging. It is critical to determine if and how much water has wicked into drywall and if flood cuts are necessary for drying before we set up air movers. Once our technicians have identified every place in the room with raised moisture levels, the drying phase began.

During the drying process, the air movers are explicitly angled to cause water vapor to rise, and when it does, it is captured by the desiccant dehumidifier that collects and expels water vapor as droplets of water. After drying, the area was thoroughly wiped down and disinfected by hand. Our location offers building services, and we were able to suggest and offer the necessary repairs to the fascia board to stop this issue from reoccurring the next time it rained.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley at (520) 648-7360 at the first sign of flood damage. The faster remediation begins on a water loss; the more favorable the outcome can be.

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We Work Quickly To Restore Your Tuscon Home After Fire Damage

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Work Quickly To Restore Your Tuscon Home After Fire Damage We are available 24/7 to restore your smoke damaged home. Our certified professionals have the necessary equipment, expertise and experience.

Fix Smoke and Fire Damage in Your Tucson Home Through Fire Restoration

A fire can start in your house at any time if the conditions are right. Extinguishing the flames of a small fire is easy if you have fire emergency equipment. However, after extinguishing the fire, you must deal with the fire damage. Some of the problems that occur after fire-related scenarios include blackened surfaces, smoke odors, and soot-covered items. 

Taking steps to fix fire damage in your Tucson home quickly is essential. This can prevent respiratory ailments that smoke and soot may cause. Appliances may malfunction if soot damages their internal systems. Antiques can become dirty or permanently damaged. It is therefore critical to remove smoke and soot from your home promptly. However, without the right restoration techniques, it is almost impossible to eliminate the particles, and foul odor left behind. It is therefore advisable to hire a company that offers fire damage restoration services like SERVPRO.

Here at SERVPRO, we restore smoke-damaged materials to bring them back to the preloss condition. We carefully inspect the infected areas to locate smoke residues. Various types of smoke residues may exist in the same loss environment. Our technicians determine the kind of smoke residues present and choose the appropriate cleaning method. We also consider the type of surface to select the proper cleaning products and techniques. Since smoke residues usually bond with the surfaces they contact, our technicians use wet and dry cleaning procedures to release and carry way the residue particles from the affected areas. We then dispose of the cleaning waste and debris appropriately.

We have sophisticated fire damage restoration equipment that cleans and eliminates smoke, soot and prevents other fire-related damages from occurring. We can use hydroxyl generators to neutralize airborne particulates. Hydroxyl machines are effective at removing different kinds of odors. The overall simplicity of hydroxyl technology creates flexibility for our restorers. We also use ULV Foggers to tackle smoke odors. These machines atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that penetrates areas where odor-causing residues build up.

If you have experienced a fire in your home, contacting SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is the best course of action. We can clean up your property and remove the smoke odors or soot quickly. Call us 24/7 at (520) 648-7360 for fire restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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