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Our Experts At SERVPRO Will Save Your Tucson Property

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Handle Restoration Jobs Of All Sizes In Sahuarita

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

A leak developed in the bathroom of this home and we arrived quickly and offered drying services.

My Sahuarita Home Has a Puddle in the Kitchen

Imagine coming back from a long vacation and walking into your home only to step into a giant puddle of water that seems to begin in your kitchen. Upon a closer look, you discover a leak in your kitchen sink that has been dripping for as long as you have been away. Your floors are now saturated with water and seem to be bubbling up, and the carpet in the room next door is also soaked. Minor as this water damage seems, it is best to call a professional team to help you restore your home and treat your floor and carpet to avoid further damage.

If your home in Sahuarita is the victim of water damage, SERVPRO is here to help. Even though we can handle overwhelming flood damage, we also excel at addressing the damage caused by smaller events. As tempted as you may be to tackle the issue yourself, our training and field experience prepare us to address the immediate needs and anticipate any complications that may arise in the future.

One of the most concerning aspects of any water event is the proliferation of mold. Whenever standing water is left unattended, bacteria and mold find a suitable breeding ground and begin to infest your home. For the most part, you do not detect mold until it is widespread, which is why our SERVPRO team and the technology available to us is so important. By utilizing moisture sensors, hygrometers and other monitoring devices we can prevent mold from growing by taking preemptive measures before its proliferation.

When you engage our SERVPRO crew to help you, we make sure to extract all water and dry all surfaces and belongings. If there is a need for further repairs, we coordinate with you to leave the area ready for contractors to arrive and complete the job. Our goal is to minimize the disruption to your life and your wallet at all times.

Do not let small water damage derail your day. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley at (520) 648-7360 and let us work with you to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO Is The Right Team For Your Tuscon Restoration

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

We know a house fire is a horrible experience and we want to be there to help you through the difficult time of restoration and prevent further loss.

Benefits of Emergency Response to Tucson Structure Fires

A structure fire that affects your Tucson home can be a traumatic experience. With the chaos of the immediate damage occurring and the intensity of first responder activity to get the blaze under control, it can be difficult to take a moment to begin preparing for the professional restoration that your home requires to return to its original condition once firefighters have extinguished the flames. As challenging as this might be, it is vital to get the right technicians on site as quickly as possible to help prevent further damage and loss from lingering effects.

Fire damage can affect your Tucson home in many ways. While it is common to consider the structural concerns the priority in this situation, other hazardous conditions must get addressed as promptly as possible to protect workers restoring the property and those that live in the house as well. Our SERVPRO team can address these acute conditions with a fast response and industry-leading equipment designed to make the entire restoration process to come as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

From the time that you call our experts, we load up the Green Fleet of service vehicles with our advanced equipment and technology that can help you see results and a positive outcome from our initial visit to your home. The structural concerns such as missing exterior materials, holes, degradation and more must get addressed to prevent further elemental damage. We can offer board up services and controlled demolition techniques to prepare your home for the needed reconstruction to follow.

Noxious odors and even contamination are also factors that our SERVPRO technicians face when entering a fire-damaged home. We arrive with tools like our hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, and thermal foggers to help remove particulates and contaminants from affected areas of your property and to permanently eliminate odors in the containment areas we erect.

Recovering from a house fire begins the moment the fire does. Give our SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley team a call whenever disaster strikes to begin the process of returning your home to preloss conditions. You can reach us 24/7 at (520) 648-7360.

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Why You Need To Call SERVPRO At the First Signs Of A Leak in Tucson

1/27/2019 (Permalink)

Don't try and fix a leaky sink yourself call the professionals.

Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Water Damage Cleanup in Your Tucson Home

A leaky faucet in your Tucson home might not seem like a big deal. What do a few drops of running water throughout the day matter? Most people do not pay much attention to leaky faucets, even though fixing them can be easy, fast, and pretty painless. They instead procrastinate getting it fixed, and do not bother to take care of it until there is significant damage.

However, a leaky faucet left unchecked can create plenty of water damage in your Tucson home, among being a nuisance in other ways. If you have neglected a leak in your residence and are now reaping the consequences, get in touch with our staff at SERVPRO. We can clean up the water and repair the damage with our professional tools and training, making it easy to see why SERVPRO is the right choice for water damage cleanup.

Besides the apparent damage, a leaky faucet can also cause another big problem. While it might not look like there is much water coming from the leak itself, the reality is that a consistent dripping leak can cost you quite a bit of extra money on your water bill each month. When you fix one faucet, you can save nearly ten percent of your average yearly water bill. SERVPRO techs are always ready to help you with your leak as soon as you know there is an issue, so let us come in right away and repair the damage done.

Besides how the leaking faucet affects you, it is reported that a leak at an average household can make up over ten thousand gallons of wasted water every year. That is enough water to wash two hundred seventy loads of laundry!

Additional water damage that is even more severe can be done to your home as well. A sink leak that goes unchecked puts added stress on your plumbing, causing drains to clog and overflow. It can also lead to deteriorated grout and caulk, resulting in water leaking through and damaging your flooring and ceilings throughout the structure. Sometimes, leak damage is so problematic it can create a stain in your sink as minerals pool in the sink basin.

SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson/Sahuarita/Green Valley understands the seriousness of a sink leak in your home in Vail, Littletown, or Summit. Please get in touch with us right away by dialing (520) 648-7360 if you are dealing with water damage from a leak that has been left for too long so we can restore your home quickly.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Green Valley Home When Bad Weather Hits

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

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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Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice to Restore Your Water Damaged Vail Home

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

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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