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How Professional Restoration Works for Flood Damage in Your Tucson Home

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Professional Restoration Works for Flood Damage in Your Tucson Home Flooding from a broken pipe or other type of emergency can leave your home under water. Contact SERVPRO to come out and mitigate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Dries Out Your Property After Flooding Regardless of the Source of the Water

Overcoming any level of water loss in your Tucson home can be too great a challenge for a homeowner to take on by themselves. Professional restoration services can help, even when the worst of the damage is still occurring via penetration points in your home. Working quickly to resolve these issues and mitigate the loss you experience should be at the top of your list, so make sure that you reach out quickly to secure the certified and reputable professional experience you require.  
As much as you might not want to have to consider it, flood damages throughout the Tucson area are seemingly more common than ever. Apart from the natural ways that flooding can occur to your home, implements like standpipes and water mains also offer unnatural means of flooding your home and those throughout the community in a matter of a few minutes. As with any high volume of water, the potential for catastrophic damage to your home and its contents is extreme, so do not hesitate to reach out to the qualified technicians we employ at SERVPRO.  
While inspections are always an initial step for our team of professionals to get a better idea of the nature of the damage that you face, we also strive to do what has to occur to keep the situation from getting any worse than it is when we first arrive. Mitigation is a word that you might hear, and it is a term used in the industry to signify stopping the spread of damage from getting worse.  
Our SERVPRO professionals offer state of the art equipment and expertise from unique training to tackle any concern or effect from the flooding your home has experienced. From extraction via pump trucks in our Green Fleet to advanced drying techniques to preserve structural elements of your home, you are in good hands.  
As a homeowner, it is always wise to have a plan in place for how to contend with emergencies that threaten your residence. In the event of a widespread emergency affecting multiple homes, time is of the essence to secure the right assistance to ensure work occurs expediently on your property. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson restoration rapid response team a call today at (520) 760-9352.

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Get The Water Out Of Your Tucson Entertainment Venue

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Get The Water Out Of Your Tucson Entertainment Venue At SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson, we strive on restoring your property quickly and efficiently.

Trust The Pros at SERVPRO to Restore Your Tucson Commercial Property

Residents and the many visitors to the Tucson area enjoy a little fun and relaxation at one of our many theaters, gaming centers, climbing walls, and many other entertainment businesses. If a major incursion of water occurs, many planned and spur of the moment trips to your business might need postponement or even cancellation. The crew we send to your water saturated space can clean and dry out your property fast.

Water removal in your Tucson property cannot wait if your business relies on individuals, families, and groups to gather on your premises to enjoy the activities you developed. Regardless of the source of the water, immediate removal and speedy and thorough drying is the only answer. Our team arrives as soon as possible with the high-efficiency equipment needed to dispatch the water rapidly.

The SERVPRO crew lead evaluates the damage, making sure first to shut off the water or otherwise limit additional water from entering. Safety considerations can necessitate the disabling the electricity until the water no longer poses an electrocution threat. Even with the electricity temporarily shut down we operate our pumps and water extractors with power generated from equipment on our trucks. Infrared scanners locate water trapped in cavities between walls, in cinderblock cells, above ceilings, and more. We remove all the water, hidden in cavities or out in the open. Failure to do so can lead to mold growth and progressive deterioration to structural components.

SERVPRO crew members then use sensitive moisture meters to establish baselines for drying targets for the range of materials damage and monitor the decrease over the course of the project. Carpeting frequently can be dried in place when our certified staff use weighted extractors and float carpets with air movers getting above and below the materials.

In all spaces affected by the water, SERVPRO positions the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers that create the drier air which attracts the water saturating structures and fixtures. As the water moves into the air as vapor, the dehumidifiers capture and absorb (desiccant type) or condense (refrigerant type) the vapor. The liquid water contained can be discarded. Every step in the process takes you that much closer to the goal of reopening to welcome your customers.

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SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is ready 24/7 to assist our local business partners with a water loss. Call (520) 760-9352 immediately to arrange for water removal and structural drying at your entertainment venue.

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Cleaning Your Fire Damaged Items in Tucson after the Disaster

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Your Fire Damaged Items in Tucson after the Disaster SERVPRO Can Wipe Down and Clean the Soot & Smoke After a Fire Damaging Event in a Tucson Home

On-Site Fire Recovery of Possessions and Structures in Tucson Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Fire damage events usually bring along a feeling of helplessness and confusion, and sometimes you might not know the right actions to take to mitigate the incident. All does not end when the fire has been put off by the fire department, and the smoke has cleared. Even the fire extinguishing agents pose some additional risk to your property, and you may need professional skills, knowledge, and resources to return your items to their preloss state. We are going to present to you some of the options that Tucson residents have when such disasters occur.

When attending to fire damage incidents in Tucson, our SERVPRO technicians look at the type of damage and the materials to clean and choose the most suitable cleaning technique. For instance, we may use surface cleaning techniques when we do not want to saturate your contents with the cleaning product. Foam cleaning and spray and wipe are examples of surface cleaning techniques. Under the spray and wipe technique, we slightly spray the cleaning product onto a surface and then use a dry cleaning towel to wipe. Often, numerous passes are needed to reach a satisfactory result. Soot and smoke stains can be very stubborn to remove.
Our SERVPRO team uses foam cleaning in cases where the application of excessive moisture is likely to cause additional damage to your contents. We first generate the foam from the cleaning product and then use a natural sponge to do the cleaning. The use of a pump-up sprayer can help us to generate the foam.
When there is a need to apply large quantities of the cleaning agent to the surface to allow enough time for dissolving action, then we use saturation techniques such as hand washing and rinsing. The use of an upholstery cleaning machine also falls under this category. These techniques are useful when we are cleaning fabrics with heavy soils, and more agitation is necessary.
SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson has a proven record in storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. Call us at (520) 760-9352, and we can make your property “Like it never even happened.”

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Does Tucson Mold Damage Remediation Always Mean Demolition And Replacement?

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Tucson Mold Damage Remediation Always Mean Demolition And Replacement? Although the mold damage you see in your Tucson home needs attention, panicking is unnecessary.

Mold Damage Remediation

The media seems full of scary information about mold growth even in drier areas of the country like Tucson. Often the stories concentrate on health concerns and the urgency to get rid of microbial activity immediately. Homeowners fear the expense and sometimes panic, trying to manage the mold themselves. Make a better decision by giving the professionals a chance.

Although the mold damage you see in your Tucson home needs attention, panicking is unnecessary. Some individuals do experience allergic reactions or other sensitivity to excessive amounts of mold spores or by-products of mold growth, but healthcare practitioners are best suited to answer those worries. On the other hand, mold growth damages structural components and the contents of your home and sends unpleasant odors throughout all spaces. Mold remediation needs to occur, but take the time to line up our skilled crew to ensure the job is done appropriately and safely.

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians assess the damage in your home and develop a plan that focuses the dual goals of active mold colony removal and restoration of your home to pre-infestation condition. The equipment and tools we employ often permit us to accomplish these outcomes without demolishing, removing, and replacing the materials that provide structure for your dwelling.

We follow EPA protocols learned in IICRC training to contain the mold colonies, keeping unaffected portions of your home clear of the spread of moldy debris. SERVPRO invests in equipment that makes containment effective, including heavy plastic sheeting to create physical barriers and technology like negative pressure air scrubbers to filter spores and other moldy particles, exhausting the contaminants outside of your living space.

Inside the containment area, SERVPRO technicians rely on a range of techniques and instruments to clear surfaces of the mold. No matter how unappealing the mold looks, nonporous surfaces release the colonies when we scrape, scrub, and brush. Even porous materials restore if methods like soda blasting loosen the hold hyphae, the “roots” of mold, have. EPA registered antimicrobials applied evenly to all affected surfaces with foggers or sprayers to inhibit the return of the mold growth.

Odors that linger make the remediation feel incomplete. SERVPRO recommends a course of treatments, employing different odor elimination strategies until the smell is gone. We do not cover up with short-term air fresheners or distractors like candles or diffusers. Thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators create tiny odor-busting particles that seek out the molecules emitting the smells. Bonding with odiferous airborne and settled bits causes the chemical composition of the particles to change, rendering them neutral in odor.

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson has many options short of knocking down walls when we remediate your mold damage scenario. Call us at (520) 760-9352 to set up a consultation and check out what we offer for up-to-date mold abatement.

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The Risks of An Aging Sprinkler System In Your Tucson Business

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Risks of An Aging Sprinkler System In Your Tucson Business When you're dealing with a commercial water damage emergency, you can count on our SERVPRO team to respond immediately and help!

Have You Checked Your Tucson Business's Sprinkler System Lately? 

Sprinkler systems are a standard feature to find in your Tucson business's building, but there is a lot that the average entrepreneur does not know about these fire safety additions. While they can assuredly help in the event of a growing fire happening in the building, they can also malfunction and break apart as they age.

It is a regulation for businesses to have fire prevention implements like sprinkler systems to remain in compliance with building safety codes. Unfortunately, without sustained maintenance to this network of pipes and plumbing, your business could find out what happens when one of these pipes disconnects, or the system spontaneously misdiagnoses a fire in the building. Suddenly, your Tuscon business is in need of professional water removal services.

While you might not assume that the small diameter pipe commonly used for sprinklers can house that much water, it is more than enough to cause a significant water incident in your building. This situation is even worse if your system believes there is a fire and begins pulling from its water supply to continue to douse the supposed issue.

Our SERVPRO professionals have experienced all manner of significant water loss incidents, and we have the tools and expertise to overcome any situation that you might face as well. From the time that we arrive, our focus is shutting off the water supply if this has not already happened.

Next, our team works to pull the water from the floor using several pieces of extraction equipment from weighted extractors to wet-vacs. This process allows our SERVPRO technicians to have the kind of access to assess the remaining dampness and present moisture and then to thoroughly dry the area successfully.

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While there is no getting around having a sprinkler system in your building or your store, proper maintenance and inspections can help to prevent disasters. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson water damage restoration specialists are available 24/7 to help you clean up the mess and get back to your customers. Give us a call today at (520) 760-9352.

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Surprising Causes of Mold Damage in Tucson

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Surprising Causes of Mold Damage in Tucson Finding a mold infestation spreading on your wall can lead to panic. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Remediates a Mold Infestation Regardless of the Cause

Our dry climate can lull homeowners into believing there is little chance of interior mold damage in Tucson. The reality is that many opportunities are present inside any home for excess moisture to collect, and that is precisely the fuel needed for the many mold spores waiting in the air and on surfaces. We have advanced equipment, well-trained crews, and the proper protocol to remediate unexpected mold problems.
Mold damage in your Tucson home causes deterioration to structural components. When mold grows, it distributes numerous mold spores and can produce mycotoxins, both of which can irritate and trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. It is undoubtedly an unwanted issue but is predictable if moisture remains unmanaged. When we take on a mold remediation project, we not only abate the microbial growth, we also identify moisture sources and suggest strategies to eliminate it.
Very little moisture is necessary to encourage mold growth. SERVPRO often sees tiny leaks from plumbing under cabinets or between walls creating the perfect conditions for fungal issues. A loose connection or even a sweating cold supply pipe that drips condensation provides enough water to give a mold colony a boost.
Failure to dry out bathrooms or laundry rooms after use can offer an incubator for mold. Spills or overflow left unattended are mold havens. Wet laundry, sponges, and washcloths are good breeding places. The steam from cooking can dampen drywall or woodwork. Any room in your home that experiences even periodic high humidity is a possible mold hotspot. SERVPRO can contain and remove the current infestation, but to avoid future outbreaks exhaust fans are a must and should be used regularly.
Air conditioning units, whether central or window, contribute to the moisture issues behind mold problems. Although in theory they are a tool to help reduce humidity and limit microbial growth, they do this in most cases by condensing water vapor out of the air. If the coils where the condensation occurs or the drain is dirty or clogged, water collects. These areas are classic places for mold spores to absorb moisture and being grown into significant colonies.
Work with SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson if you smell or see any evidence of mold in your home. We can remediate an outbreak and offer suggestions to limit its return by eliminating moisture. Call (520) 760-9352 for an evaluation.

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Simplifying Insurance Claims For Your Tucson House Fire

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Simplifying Insurance Claims For Your Tucson House Fire Tucson Fire & Smoke Help Is Always Available from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Assist Our Tucson Customers with Fire Damage Restoration and Claims

Assessing the damage to your Tucson home after a fire can feel overwhelming. Often, smoke and soot damages take the center of your focus, as these are commonly the widespread issues that you face. For fires that are more severe, you might also face the possibility of structural damage and reconstruction needs through restoring your home to its preloss conditions. As nerve-wracking as it might seem to find your house in such damaging disarray, professional restoration can help you to overcome the obstacles standing between your current predicament and a fully restored home.

Seeing all of the ways that fire damage can appear in your Tucson home after the incident, it is no wonder why so many homeowners realize that restoring these effects quickly is something best left to a professional company. Fortunately, you have SERVPRO at your disposal and merely a phone call away. Our technicians get uniquely trained to deal with all facets of fire restoration and can quickly identify the services that your home requires to return to its original condition, whenever possible.

Once our technicians arrive at your home, we take a few moments to assess the scope of the damage and how far reaching the fire was. This inspection is also critical to our estimations of the cost of the restoration and the time frame to complete it, which is both shared with you the homeowner and the insurance adjuster handling the claim you then make on the house.

Handling the insurance claims is something that can be a headache for any homeowner in a time that is already stressful enough. You can trust that our SERVPRO team can cut through some of the legwork to speak directly with your insurance company on your behalf to speed up the claims process and get work started in your home as promptly as possible. However, all final decisions on non-salvageable discards and restorative work rest with our client and the insurer.

You might not ever get fully prepared for a fire in your home, but you can always trust our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson restoration specialists to work hard to clean up the mess and restore the damages, "Like it never even happened." You can call us 24/7 at (520) 760-9352.

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Speedy Recovery From Water Damage In Your Tucson Business

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Speedy Recovery From Water Damage In Your Tucson Business SERVPRO Reopens the Doors Fast After a Water Loss in Your Tucson Business

SERVPRO's Professionally Managed Water Removal Limits Your Commercial Loss in Property and Revenue

Regardless of the source, water damage to your Tucson commercial property requires immediate attention. Unlike routine maintenance, remodeling, or improvements, water damage cannot wait. Structural components and the inventory and equipment that is the backbone of your business suffers from progressive deterioration when saturated with water. Our highly-qualified work crews stand ready to halt the destruction and begin the recovery from a water event.
Even when relatively clean, water damage to a Tucson business increases the risk of secondary harm from microbial activity or disintegration. Breakage of a water main, for example, saturate walls, floors, and foundations with non-contaminated water. Choosing to wait rather than react has consequences. Mold growth can take hold within 24 to 48 hours with any type of moisture, avoidable if seasoned water damage restorers remove standing water and dry out the structure quickly. Our team arrives within hours of your call, assessment, and development of a recovery plan proceeding without further delay.
SERVPRO service vehicles contain high-efficiency pumps, water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers, allowing the project to begin without delay. If power is unavailable temporarily because of safety or other reasons our truck-mounted equipment permits water removal and drying without on-site electricity. Meters employed by our certified employees help establish moisture baselines that inform drying goals. Subsequent measurements assure we return affected structure to normal moisture levels on the timeline promised and needed to limit further harm.
Infrared scanners locate hidden pockets of water. Our crews utilize a range of strategies to release and remove the water, including drilling holes, loosening sections of flooring or walls, and taking advantage of extractor wand extensions. Once the majority of the water exits we position air movers, heater, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the drying process. Training in industry best practices through IICRC courses supports our decisions and ensures that the correct balance of air movement, temperature, and reductions in air humidity to pull moisture out of building materials.
SERVPRO is always aware of how detrimental downtime is to your business, so we make every attempt to confine our water removal and drying efforts to the affected areas of your property only. We listen carefully to you as we devise the water damage recovery plan, looking for ways to keep a portion of your business operating while we complete the restoration.
Rely on SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson to meet your commercial water damage needs. Contact us at (520) 760-9352 round the clock, every day of the year -- we know water damage to your business can happen at the most inconvenient times.

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Mold Damage Experts In Tucson Discuss Problems Inside Bathrooms

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Experts In Tucson Discuss Problems Inside Bathrooms SERVPRO can remediate mold damage on the ceiling of your bathroom.

Proper containment is needed when addressing mold damage in your bathroom

Any time unwanted moisture gets inside your Tucson home, microbial growth can occur. A fungus needs an organic food source like paper or wood, the ideal temperature, and water to develop. Houses are already kept at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and contain many natural materials, which when moisture is added makes a prime location for fungi.

Once microbes get the amount of moisture and time they need to grow, they form structures called hyphae that spread across surfaces and release spores for reproduction purposes. During any mold damage project in Tucson, measures must be taken to prevent spores from contaminating unaffected areas of the building. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize various methods to contain contamination including building containment chambers.

Before any work begins in the affected region, thick plastic sheets get put up with poles, sealing the area off. Containment chambers prevent any dust or spores created by the restoration process from floating around the house and causing problems in other parts of the structure. An air scrubber gets attached to a hole in the side of the chamber so that it creates negative air pressure inside the work area. The scrubber sucks up any microscopic microbes and dust particles and runs them through a HEPA filter before exhausting air out into the environment.

Many times mold can form inside the shower in your bathroom from either a leaking shower faucet or improper ventilation. Usually, if fungi form in the shower, it is up by the faucet or on the ceiling. Once our SERVPRO technicians have determined the extent of the damage and its source they seal off your shower and create a containment chamber.

If the mold has severely damaged the drywall in your shower's ceiling, then it might have to be taken down and replaced. If demolition is required, then the contaminated materials get taken down and disposed of in sealed plastic bags. In some situations, the fungi get removed either by scrubbing or sanding.

After all of the contaminated debris gets removed from the affected area, we use a HEPA vacuum to remove all of the remaining dust created by the project. Anti-microbial chemicals get used throughout the process to inhibit future microbial growth. For help with fungal issues, call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Why Rely Upon Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Tucson

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Rely Upon Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Tucson Eliminate the soot damage that can occur throughout your home after a fire with the help of SERVPRO.

We are here to help to get you back to preloss condition after fire damage

Surviving a fire in your Tucson home opens up a range of confusing feelings and fears. It is unlikely the average homeowner possesses much experience in responding to fire damage. The immediate aftermath does not afford you the time to learn all that is necessary to return a home to pre-fire condition. Our seasoned fire damage restoration crews have the training and the equipment needed for a fast and comprehensive recovery.

Restoration of fire damage to your Tucson property can be challenging. Not only does the charring, soot, and smoke damage require attention. The water and chemicals that extinguished the fire also threaten the integrity of your home’s structure. Our full spectrum of services includes industry best practices in water removal and applied drying techniques. Before we focus on the fire issues, safety concerns rooted in the slip and fall and electrical shock problems water brings need resolution.

Then SERVPRO crews turn to proven measures to halt the progressive damage smoke and soot inflict on structural components and contents. Fire damage requires speedy action as well. Within hours, materials warp and discolor. Glass and metals etch. Fabrics and wood deteriorate. The soot and smoke invade every space inside a home, causing the acidic components fire damage leave to attack surfaces and possessions.

Our crews assess the characteristics of the sooty residues and match the proper tools and cleaning products to the damage. SERVPRO technicians take advanced classes on fire and smoke restoration. They use their mastery of these subjects together with their hands-on experience to quickly clean and restore the affected spaces in your home, Depending on the stickiness of the soot and the depth of the charring, we make informed decisions on what to clean, scrape, and sand and what to consider removing and replacing. You can rely on the training and experience of our employees and our production managers as we sort through these issues one by one.

Deodorization is crucial in a fire damage project as the combustion of a wide range of materials causes layers of unpleasant smells. SERVPRO odor remediation specialists use a menu of options to neutralize smells. We clean, seal and employ advanced technologies to eliminate odors, including thermal foggers and oxygenation machines such as hydroxyl generators to change odiferous particles to at a molecular level, so they no longer smell. We do not cover up; we eliminate.

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson offers all the services needed to recover from fire damage under one roof. Call us at (520) 760-9352 as soon as the authorities release your home back to your control after firefighters extinguish the flames.

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