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What Few People Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Tucson

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Few People Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Tucson Anytime that flooding affects a home, water removal services are urgently required. Contact our SERVPRO team to assess the situation and remediate.

What to Do After a Flash Flood Strikes Your Tucson Home

Unexpected disasters are impossible to prepare for, but returning your Tucson home to its original condition does not have to be as overwhelming as it might initially seem. Flooding is a common threat to Tucson homes, especially through the rainier months of the year. When the ground is already overly saturated by the regular rainfall, conditions like flash flooding can occur with little warning or time to prepare.

Flash flooding damage in Tucson can affect your home in several ways, and homeowners do not often have the expertise or professional equipment necessary to restore their property to the extent that it requires. Our SERVPRO technicians go far beyond flood damage cleanup and can successfully restore properties affected by flash flooding by offering efficient extraction and effective drying solutions designed to protect the structural base elements of your home.

One of the common concerns with flooding is the effect that the water has on the construction materials it comes into contact with, but our team can help. Often with the threat of contamination, dirt, and unknown debris, controlled demolition is the best solution to overcome the threats of saturated materials. While our team often seeks to preserve original materials over reconstruction efforts, flooding situations are often the exception to this rule because of the unknown variables that exist.

Our mitigation work begins as soon as our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your address following an emergency. Our Green Fleet gets equipped with truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps to extract excess water from the affected areas quickly. Once this water gets removed, our professionals can quickly get to work on setting up our industry-leading drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers for moisture and saturation removal.

While you cannot always monitor the conditions to know when a flash flood is possible, knowing what to do once one occurs can help protect your home from costlier repairs and restorations. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley rapid response team is available 24/7 to help at (520) 648-7360.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Green Valley Home When Bad Weather Hits

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Will Restore Your Green Valley Home When Bad Weather Hits SERVPRO can restore your home after wind had caused structural damage to your home.

Why SERVPRO Delivers What Is Needed When Water Damages Your Green Valley Residence

The topography and weather patterns of the Green Valley, Sahuarita, and Vail areas in Arizona expose properties to severe damage done by the straight line winds and downdrafts of microbursts. The intense physical strain caused by a microburst might not cover a vast region, but any structures in its path can suffer significant damage. Professional restoration services offered need to resolve property security issues as well as providing water remediation.

Heavy rains accompanying or following a microburst easily enter through destroyed roofing or siding, causing considerable water damage to homes in Green Valley. Before our team turns its attention to the interior devastation, we must reinstate the exterior integrity of your dwelling. Our technicians are roof-tarping experts, and also excel at boarding up other breaches of protective building materials. 

The expertise we bring to flat roof damage is why SERVPRO is the restoration company of choice in Green Valley, Sahuarita, and Vail. Quick and effective blocking of further damage from heavy rains permits our crews to create and implement a plan that removes the rainwater that already made its way inside quickly and moves on swiftly to the structural drying. 

Every hour that a home’s interior holds excess water is an opportunity for progressive deterioration of structural components. Drywall crumbles, ceiling tiles bulge, and hardwood floors warp. If moisture in building materials, fixtures, furnishings, and personal possessions exceeds normal levels for more than 24 to 48 hours mold damage also is a likely complication. 

Once the exterior is secure, we showcase why SERVPRO is a water damage restoration industry leader. Our service vehicles carry the pumps and extractors required to remove both evident and hidden standing water, truck mounted and generator-ready even if the storm took the power offline. Crew members measure and monitor moisture levels, establishing a baseline for appropriate drying goals. 

Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers unloaded from our green trucks then create the balance needed to restore moisture levels to normal. The extensive training our employees master in the science behind drying is another reason why SERVPRO delivers excellent results even after major wind-related structural damage. 

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley offers the communities we serve a full spectrum of water damage solutions. Call us at (520) 648-7360 for everything from tarping and boarding-up to water removal to complete home drying after storm damage.

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What Few People Know About the Extent of Fire Damage on Your Vail Property

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Few People Know About the Extent of Fire Damage on Your Vail Property Whether wildfires affected your home directly or just left your property with debris cleanup, SERVPRO is the company to call for remediation services.

Cleaning Up Fire Debris Inside and Outside of Your Vail Residence

Wildfires can affect your Vail home throughout the drier seasons of the year. A good example of this potential disaster is the Burro Fire which destroyed close to 20,000 acres in 2017. While these are less frequent than similar disasters in other areas of the country, preparing for this possibility can help to protect your property from worsening conditions as debris affects your house and its surroundings. Our technicians respond to house fires throughout our service area, but wildfires can affect multiple properties simultaneously, which makes a fast reaction from our customers all the more important.

Vail residents, along with homeowners in Green Valley and Sahuarita would all be in need of fire debris cleanup should a wildfire large enough pass through our service region. Our SERVPRO fire damage team in Vail can respond quickly in an emergency once a customer calls, offering a fast assessment of the damage to the property and effective solutions for recovery. With our personnel on site, we can begin the process of cleaning up soot and smoke damage, and any present debris located throughout the inside or outside of the house.

One of the most pressing concerns for homeowners is not understanding what might be in the debris and ash getting into their homes and around their properties. Depending on what was consumed by the spreading blaze, contaminants and toxins could exist in the debris settling on a property that could pose health risks to the occupants and pets living there. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in the use of personal protective equipment to negate these risks as we work quickly to clean up the effects of debris, soot, and smoke damage throughout the house.

Debris cleanup is sometimes the only fire effects that homeowners must contend with when area wildfires occur, but these can still present risks and threats to your house and those living in it. Give our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley rapid response team a call to help you overcome these effects quickly. You can reach us 24/7 at (520) 648-7360.
 
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Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice to Restore Your Water Damaged Vail Home

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice to Restore Your Water Damaged Vail Home Water damage? Call SERVPRO to make your home "Like it never even happened."

Water damage may be the most dreaded type of property damage that Vail homeowners fear. No one wants to deal with leaky pipes, heavy rains, or natural disasters that happen to veer their way. However, water can cause significant damage to building materials used to construct your home, as well as any contents you may have inside.

Unfortunately, when water damage occurs in your Vail area home, the damage continues long after any excess water gets removed. It takes a quality water damage restoration company to reach many hidden areas, reducing the possibility of developing secondary damages, corrosion, rot, or even mold.

SERVPRO gives you access to uniquely qualified personnel, advanced equipment, and a vast amount of resources that make restoring water damage in your home quicker than ever before. Whether you find yourself dealing with a slow leak in a pipe, or if a storm ripped half of your roof off your home, our technicians can help.

SERVPRO technicians use a variety of equipment, including water extractors of all shapes and sizes, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, infrared moisture detectors, and years of experience to help locate the most likely culprit and repair problems found on your property. Most of the time, locating the cause of the problem may not be as clear-cut as we might want it to be. Therefore, water gets an opportunity to remain undetected, leaving behind a slew of problems that take a while to develop.

SERVPRO’s water damage and restoration team trains to detect, correct, and prevent these problems faster. Giving you access to trained personnel who know where to look and how water acts, helping you prevent damage and reduce losses. Our staff remains on call, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round, making a qualified team available whenever water problems rear their ugly heads.

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley any time, day or night, including weekends and holidays. We help you make water damage disappear, "Like it never even happened." Call today! (520) 648-7360

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Ways SERVPRO Dries Your Water Damaged Vail Home

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ways SERVPRO Dries Your Water Damaged Vail Home Are your appliances contributing to water damage?

Restoration of Water Damage in Vail Homes from Start to Finish

Returning home and finding your property saturated in water from a burst pipe or structural weakness can be emotionally draining. In areas of the home like a garage or cellar, keep-sakes need fast removal to prevent permanent harm. In insulated areas of the home, water can seep into wall cavities, beneath the subfloor or absorb into fabrics and furniture. These types of infiltration are not easy to remove, and you do require professional help to get the job done correctly.

One of the key things to remember for a technician remediating water damage in Vail properties is that "wet always moves to dry," which is one of the reasons water moves from wet materials to dry ones. It is also a reason why correctly drying properties can take a lot longer than initially expected, especially without the right training and equipment.

SERVPRO technicians train on how to remove water and dry a structure in the most efficient way possible. That starts with water extractors which use vacuum power and heated wands to draw water out of fabrics and floors. Where standing water is above two inches, we can use gas-powered pumps to remove it rapidly. Extracting water this way is 1,200 times faster than dehumidification.

Similar to how water moves from wet materials to dry materials, evaporated moisture moves from humid air to drier air. When relative humidity levels go above 60%, it can slow the drying times of furniture and fabrics. SERVPRO uses rapid air movers to push moisture saturated air away from the affected area. This process helps to further reduce the drying time and the costs of your restoration service.

One of the reasons SERVPRO is so prevalent in the community is because of our attention to detail. Industry leading training and IICRC certification ensure that we can deliver an efficient restoration effort to any size disaster.

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley at (520) 648-7360 for an expert, efficient water restoration.

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Got Mold In Your Green Valley Home? Not A Problem For Our Team Of Specialists!

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Got Mold In Your Green Valley Home? Not A Problem For Our Team Of Specialists! If you want a quality way to recover from mold damage occurring on your property call SERVPRO!

Time To Take Responsibility For Mold Damage In Your Green Valley Home

Having mold in your home doesn't mean that you are dirty or don’t clean. It means that you have a problem and need help. Mold can enter your Green Valley property in a variety of ways, not all of which are even your fault. Water problems can create the perfect environment for mold growth, and before you know what’s happening, mold spreads everywhere.

Mold damage in Green Valley homes is a real problem that all of us need to face head-on. Some homeowners think they can handle the issue on their own, others are embarrassed and let it get out of hand before they call for help. In most cases, there is a far bigger mold problem hidden behind what you can see with your eyes. Since mold spores are microscopic, they spread everywhere, moving from room to room and hide in the darkest areas of your home.

Mold remediation requires the attention of a qualified professional. Using a rag with soap & water, or even bleach is not the right way to deal with the problem. Your local SERVPRO hires and trains experts in mold remediation and understands the correct way to mitigate mold damage in your home. We use negative-airflow machines, decontamination equipment, barriers, and isolation to control mold growth found on your property and advanced cleaning methods to disinfect the entire area.

SERVPRO technicians put sophisticated equipment, such as air scrubbers and HEPA filtered vacuums to work for you. Our teams work together, removing contaminated materials, and using antifungal, anti-microbial treatments throughout to prevent new growth and regain control of your home’s living environment. Technicians pay close attention to furniture, curtains, clothing, and other household contents, giving each item the attention needed to sanitize your belongings.

If you want a quality way to recover from mold damage occurring on your property, call SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley, today. We have technicians available 24/7 and can make any mold damage situation disappear, “Like it never even happened.” Servicing communities throughout the area, including Littletown, Continental, and Vail. Call us today (520) 648-7360.

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SERVPRO’s ERP Program Mitigates Water Damage In Green Valley Business Centers

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO’s ERP Program Mitigates Water Damage In Green Valley Business Centers The ERP Plan from SERVPRO Helps Protect Green Valley Businesses from Water Loss Incidents

Our Green Valley Office Only Has Water in the Cooler--Not on the Floor--Thanks to SERVPRO

Your customers, community, employees, and even your family depend on your business. With a little planning and by taking a few precautions you can breathe a little easier when dealing with water damage in your Green Valley area office space.

Are you prepared to address all of those, “What If's?” that might occur? When it comes to the prevention or reduction of water damage in your Green Valley office, you need to ask yourself this compelling question. Start by taking notes about all of your concerns and take this information to a qualified restoration company that can provide you with answers.

You might need help protecting office equipment, furniture, or important documents that keep the doors of your office open. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We help you prepare for various events and provide you with the professional services, experienced technicians, and advanced equipment necessary to keep your office humming. SERVPRO technicians can help prepare you for all of the possible water damage scenarios that might occur on your property.

We can also assist with putting together an ERP Emergency Ready Profile for your business that ensures everyone’s safety while also protecting your property from damage. When you know what to do and what to expect in advance, you minimize how water loss affects your business. Of course, prevention of adverse scenarios is a key component of the Plan.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile Advantage mobile app is available online and connects you directly to our local office. Having a relationship with your restoration company before problems arise on your property means that you are prepared to tackle the majority of events before they occur. SERVPRO can perform a no-cost assessment of your entire facility, helping you reduce costs from the beginning. There is also an area where you can list critical information about your property, that help technicians act faster and minimizes any damages. The more we know about your office, the sooner we can get things under control and get you back into your building following an event. When clients join our ERP Program, they are in our system, and we are ready at a moments notice to assist.

Our team at SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley stands ready to answer your call for help. (520) 648-7360

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After the Flood. Water Damage Vapor in Your Vail Home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After the Flood.  Water Damage Vapor in Your Vail Home After the water recedes, water vapor remains and spreads through your home.

Reducing Humidity to Normal Levels after Flood Damage in Vail

Every aspect of your home's interior becomes altered after an event involving water. Flooding in Vail creates a drastic change in the environment. The materials inside your residence also suffer tremendously and can become so unsafe that entering becomes highly risky.  

Having an expert to guide you through the process of reclaiming your flood-damaged Vail property can prove invaluable in the reduction of expenses while saving you from wasting unnecessary time and having increased aggravation. SERVPRO technicians hold certificates from the IICRC, assuring you of their expertise, thoroughness, and dedication.  

Our teams work hard to make sure that your home is brought back to satisfactory condition, “Like it never even happened.” The effects of a significant portion of the work we do are never seen but rather felt. The increased amount of water vapor left in the air after flooding permeates an entire home. Traveling on air currents already present in your house allows water molecules to end up everywhere.  

Once in other areas of your home, these misplaced molecules of water can begin to do damage that the initial flooding was unable to do. They do this by settling on cooler surfaces and congregating together. This condensation of moisture can lead to problems with microbial populations spiking, destruction of finishes on photographs, and a sticky feeling everywhere, including your skin.  

We use air movers to dry out the air, directing it outdoors. Other areas that we find more challenging to do this in receive extra help from one of our dehumidifiers or desiccant machines. We also use air scrubbers to trap any particles or microbes present in the air. When exposed to moisture, microorganisms become activated, even while still suspended in the air, leaving them completely ready to set up a colony as soon as they settle on a surface. Bringing the humidity level back down to normal and acceptable levels prevents all of this from happening.  

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley remediates physical flood damage and also prevents additional problems by eliminating excessive water vapor from Green Valley, Littleton, and Continental properties. Our number, (520) 648-7360, is always available to residents needing help with this disaster type and many others that cause damage to homes. Call us when you need expert help in getting your home back to livable condition.

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How Our Remediation Process Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Tucson

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Our Remediation Process Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Tucson Our team can eliminate the moisture source, clean, disinfect and dry affected items in your Tucson home.

Professional Mold Damage Remediation Procedures To Restore Your Tucson Home

For mold damage to develop, water and other organic materials such as carpeting, ceiling tiles, wood products, and wallboard must be present. Also, it can grow when ceramic tiles, fiberglass insulation, concrete, and other areas are dirty and have moisture. It's also important to note that reproduction of mold occurs when spores form and get dispersed to suitable moist surfaces. As they grow on a surface, they release chemicals that cause damage to objects and buildings. Our team can eliminate the moisture source, clean, disinfect and dry affected items in your Tucson home.

It is vital to separate clean areas from contaminated sections of your Tucson home during mold damage remediation. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheeting to form decontamination areas that we use to clean our equipment. We can also use the 6 mil plastic sheeting to cover door and window opening to limit the spread of mold to clean areas. Introducing negative pressure at the site is one of the containment techniques that we use.

Our SERVPRO technicians can clean the exterior parts of electronics and other appliances displaying visible mold growth using disinfectants. By using the sanding technique or a wet abrasive sponge, we can clean salvageable wood furnishings and wipe their surfaces using a disinfectant to deactivate any remaining surface spores. Porous items, such as carpeting, clothing, rugs, and papers with significant visible mold should be discarded as per the local and state regulations.

Sheetrock that displays visible mold on its back or front side must be removed. Since the removal can release much dust, we spray some water to reduce its release. Covering moldy surfaces using plastic sheeting that is secured using a duct tape can also be an option of reducing the dust. Through HEPA vacuuming, our team can remove the dust and spores that settle on the floor and other areas during the remediation process.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley has the workforce and the necessary equipment to respond immediately to all commercial and residential emergencies. Learn more about our remediation services by calling (520) 648-7360 at any time of the day.

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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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