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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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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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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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Roof Tarping To Reduce Flood Damage In Green Valley Homes

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Tarping To Reduce Flood Damage In Green Valley Homes Green Valley Homes and Cactus Stand Up to Monsoon Season Well with SERVPRO's Help

SERVPRO Quickly Responds in Green Valley to Minimize Roof Damage from Monsoon Effects

Green Valley homeowners and residents can suffer a wide variety of damages after a micro-burst or monsoon cut through our community. The sudden and severe winds can cause as many problems as the water does to each home.

One of the methods SERVPRO uses to reduce flood damage in Green Valley home is roof tarping. It covers a roof to prevent secondary problems in the same way when our teams board up windows and doors. The process is more detailed, since roofs, particularly the flat roofs common to so many houses in our area, are more vulnerable to further wind and water damage than other entry points.
 
First, our SERVPRO technicians identify and measure the size of the damaged section of the roof. It is not enough to look at it and measure since winds can get under the tiles and damage the structure below it. Monsoon rain can be a significant source of water penetration into a structure. Depending on the roof structure and its components, a "shrink-wrap" process may be used to keep out the elements along with birds and vermin.
 
Next, team members unfold a tarp to cover the damaged section. Although most of these commercial tarps are blue, the color does not matter, as long as it is waterproof and is tough enough to drive a washered nail through or set a screw into it. Our technicians ensure there is enough material at the top and bottom of the tarp to help secure it, usually about four feet of material at the top and the bottom. They also measure so there is at least a foot of material on either side the damage as well.
 
Securing the tarp starts by wrapping the bottom of it around a 2x4 and nailing it down. SERVPRO technicians ensure it is secured at the edge of the eave to the roof framing and not just through the tile and panel. They do the same at the top and then drive another 2x4 on top of those make sure it stays in place. To secure the sides, team members use more 2x4s, securing them with enough material on the outside, so it does not pull away from the nails under high winds. They also make certain to nail them in place no more than about 6 to 10 inches apart.
 
The goal of SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley is to secure your home against further damage and to provide a safe environment while moving property and performing any needed restoration. Call (520) 648-7360 today to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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