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Why Professional Water Restoration is Necessary for Flooding in Tucson

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Professional Water Restoration is Necessary for Flooding in Tucson Are you ready for the summer storm season? SERVPRO is always on call to handle any storm damage that comes your way.

Flood Damage Experts In Tucson Describe The Role Of Water Restoration Technicians

In the summertime, it is possible for thunderstorms to hit the Tucson region. When a storm makes its way into your neighborhood, many conditions present can cause your property to suffer from flood damage. High-speed winds can cause objects like rocks or tree branches to become airborne and fly into the exterior of your structure. When things like rocks or branches strike weak spots of your walls or your windows, the instance can create a hole in the outside of your house. Whenever the exterior of your home gets breached, it is possible that moisture can make its way into your building and cause you extensive flood damage.  

Once rainwater makes its way into the interior of your structure, it is prudent to contact a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our water restoration technicians or WRTs have experience in dealing with flood damage inside your Tucson home. Whenever items get wet inside your home, anything that comes in direct contact with water is susceptible to primary problems. When things inside your house stay wet, the moisture can start to soak into your building materials and contents. Water then evaporates and fills the air in the form of vapor.  

This vapor can then cause other issues that are considered secondary problems. The main goal when mitigating flood related issues is to prevent secondary damage from taking place. We train and certify our WRTs by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification or IICRC. During this certification program, the WRTs learn how to use industrially advanced equipment to remove moisture from your home as quickly as possible.  

The WRTs also know the best methods on how to return your home to its preloss conditions “Like it never even happened.” Before any work begins, our WRTs take moisture readings of your building materials and contents. We first test the affected areas and then compare the readings with areas in parts of your home that did not get affected. We do this to determine a final drying goal, so we know when our applied structural drying or ASD process is complete.  

If you ever have moisture get into your house during a storm, call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 any hour of the day.

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We Will Get Your Tucson Office Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Get Your Tucson Office Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 when you need commercial fire damage cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO Helps Physician’s Office In Tucson Recover From Commercial Fire Damage

Commercial fire damage is a devastating event for a business, especially so for a company that serves customers on-site. Even with the cleanup of charred materials and a fresh coat of paint, clients will not want to frequent an establishment that smells like a fire happened there.

There is a lot our experts need to consider when dealing with commercial fire damage in a Tucson business. An excellent example of this is a physician’s office where an employee’s lunch, a double-beef burrito in the microwave caused a fire in the breakroom.  The staff used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire quickly, and the flames did little structural damage. There was minor discoloration to the ceiling, slight charring around the cabinet area and microwave and a very noticeable pungent odor.

Protein-based fires tend to leave little in the way of actual smoke damage but plenty of odor. Removing the charred cabinet door and cleaning away the soot left on the surfaces with the fire extinguisher residue goes a long way to lowering the odor levels in the affected areas, but more than merely removing burned items needs to be done to ensure the neutralization of smoke odors.

In cases where a fire is limited to a single area of a building, we usually contain the doorways and vents to stop the spread of soot. In this case, due to the odor being spread around the entire facility through foot traffic and having the HVAC on, we needed to treat the whole premises for fire odors.

Soot, which can be smaller than the human eye can see, carries significant odors. We use air filtration devices that include HEPA filters to capture particles, then we disinfect and sanitize the premises.

The final step in fire loss restoration for commercial properties involves total odor control. It sometimes takes multiple applications to neutralize fire odor completely. When our technicians complete the mitigation, we give a list of the final repairs needed to return the office to its preloss condition such as painting the walls, and the office can get back to seeing patients again in an office where there are no reminders of an unfortunate fire.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 when you need commercial fire damage cleanup and restoration. Our technicians arrive quickly and use our proprietary methods to save as much of your property as possible from fire loss. With our restoration techniques, we make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

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What's Cooking in Your Tucson Kitchen ... Fire Damage?

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What's Cooking in Your Tucson Kitchen ... Fire Damage? Fires frequently start in kitchens.

Fire Damage Restoration for Your Tucson Home

The most common kinds of fires in Tucson homes, kitchen fires are usually triggered by cooking. Your oven and stove are two substantial potential sources of fire since they generate heat with electricity or gas. Fires originating in your oven can happen in various ways relating to cooking, the condition of the appliance, and cleanliness.  

If you're dealing with fire damage in your Tucson home because you've left something to bake without monitoring it regularly, you are not alone. Many fires occur when someone turns an appliance on and then leaves the room for an extended period. A common mistake, but when it has happened to you, the help of a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO is needed to restore your home. With our expertise and experience, we can have your home looking as if nothing happened in no time.  

Often, oven fires occur from a buildup of grease and other byproducts from cooking if you don't clean your oven regularly. Even dust can spark a blaze if it's thick enough. Keep your oven clean, specifically if something spills or food boils over inside of it, and make sure only to use the appropriate cleaning products.  

Kitchen fires require SERVPRO technicians to clean oily soils. We can remove them in different ways. Some are light enough to be emulsified in water-based detergents. Water-based detergents can dissolve in water, and they also can attach to oil-based soils. The detergents pull the oil-based soils away from the surface so we can extract the soils with the detergent.  

Other oil-based spills can be too heavy for this and need dissolving with oil-based solvents. These solvents can be used in situations where water could damage materials or in removing soils which are not water-soluble.  

Your oven can malfunction and spark a fire, especially if it is aging or not maintained properly. The heating elements in electric ovens can spark a blaze, while gas ovens can develop leaks which can lead to explosions.  

When an oven fire has broken out in your kitchen in your home in Redington, Ventana Canyon, or Bonita Ridge, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is standing by to help. Give us a call right away at (520) 760-9352 so we can get everything cleaned up for you.

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When Floodwaters Check Into Your Tucson Hotel

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Floodwaters Check Into Your Tucson Hotel SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is always available to keep you hotel dry.

How to Deal With Commercial Flood Damage in Your Tucson Motel

Flooding is a common occurrence, and it can happen during the main rainy seasons like the monsoon season and the winter rains. It can make roads impassable and can flood even the most well-maintained and modern motels. If flood water enters your motel, quick extraction is essential.

Water can ruin many types of floors from tiles, vinyl, wood floors and the wood subfloor beneath the carpeting. To deal with commercial flood damage in your Tucson Motel, you can call the water damage remediation specialists at SERVPRO. We can assist you to extract the water and then dry and dehumidify your motel. 

Apart from ruining the floors, flood water can ruin other surfaces and areas like walls because of their porous surfaces. You may need to repair the bottom section of the water-damaged walls. Water can ruin electrical wiring which can cause fire and electrical hazards to your guests and staff. Water damage can also affect the contents of the building, including the furniture, valuable works of art, and antiques. It can also ruin the personal possessions of your guests, which is a big concern as you may be liable to pay for the ruined items. Further, the guests may post negative reviews of your motel online.  

Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive at your motel quickly after receiving your call. We can evaluate the structure and contents to determine which ones can be decontaminated and restored and which items need replacing. The decision to replace or restore depends on the porosity of the materials, the contaminants, and the pretest results. Because we cannot disinfect porous items like carpets, we remove and discard them.  

We can use powerful truck mounted or submersible pumps to remove the standing water. Our technicians can then use air movers to circulate air in the affected areas to speed up the drying process. We also use dehumidification equipment to remove the moisture from the air. We check our work by using moisture meters to check the moisture content of damaged materials and then eliminate the moisture.  

If your motel has flood damage, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson can assist you to extract it and dry the affected areas thoroughly. Contact us today by dialing (520) 760-9352 for fast remediation. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Have The Latest Technology And Advances In Tuscon Fire Damage Restoration This fire started in the attic and caused damage to several rooms, we arrived quickly and restored the home back to new.

Removing Soot and Greasy Residues from Fire-Damaged Items in Tucson

When you experience a kitchen fire, getting it put out quickly comes as a great relief. Cleaning things up afterward can get quite messy, in any case. Homeowners in Tucson often discover that the residue from a grease fire is not only greasy but sticky, too. Cleaning up after a non-protein-based fire comes with many challenges, and one that started on the stove-top creates more difficult ones.

SERVPRO's specialists are up for the challenges of helping residents in Tucson restore their homes and belongings after fire damage occurs. One of these involves ridding different items of a layer of sticky residue that permeates into the tiniest grooves and indentations. Designed to provide a grip when wet, these same surfaces can seem impossible to clean thoroughly.

We can easily clean items with smooth surfaces that do not provide anything for soot to grab onto, but when textured surfaces make using brushes and cloths unproductive, we inventory and then box these items up and take them to our facility.

We use ultrasonic baths to remove soot from surfaces, including any hidden areas that might reduce the life of an item, and make it clean and safe to use again after fire damage. Other substances that might have settled on your belongings between the fire and the time we arrive, such as microbes, also get stripped away by the cavitation process. The microscopic bubbles produced by the ultrasonic mechanism in the bath burst open and push soot and other grime away from the items in the water.

SERVPRO specialists are dedicated individuals, trained in the most effective ways of helping you make things “Like it never even happened.” We know that a fire, no matter its size, can cause enormous amounts of stress and affect other areas of your home and life. Smoke travels far and wide within a home and settles everywhere it goes. Getting your belongings clean again makes things less stressful, less costly, and more like home for you and your family.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 when you need your home and possessions restored, cleaned, and back to normal. We can help residents in Ventana Canyon, Bonita Ridge, and Mt Lemmon with the latest in ultrasonic and other technologies that eliminate the effects of smoke, soot, and the fire that causes them.

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What is Water Damage Remediation and How Does it Work for Your Tucson Business?

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What is Water Damage Remediation and How Does it Work for Your Tucson Business? When your retail store has water damage from sprinklers or a pipe, contact our experienced team at SERVPRO for water removal or remediation efforts.

SERVPRO - Commercial Water Damage Restoration For Tucson Retail Operations

When a Tucson business suffers through a disaster like a fire that activates the sprinkler system, it is often the water that causes more damage than the flames or smoke.

Commercial water damage like this in a Tucson retail outlet can affect everything inside the store. Fortunately, SERVPRO personnel can replace or restore everything from the ceiling to the inventory on the floor.

Most retail stores utilize a drop ceiling with space above for pipes, HVAC ducts, and electrical wires and conduit. The ceiling tiles catch the back spray from the sprinkler heads and quickly become soaked. Designed for easy removal and replacement, they warp or crumble within a day or two, making them cheaper to the store owner for our technicians to remove and replace than attempt to restore.

Next, SERVPRO team members examine the walls. In most stores, the outermost walls are sealed and painted concrete which effectively resist water damage. Interior walls that divide office and other interior spaces are drywall panels which can quickly absorb water and can even crumble in place. Our personnel train to efficiently remove the panels from the wall framing, break it down for bagging, and then remove and dispose of it outside the structure.

For a retail operation, the floors are often concrete, commercial tile, or concrete covered with a commercial grade carpet. For any of these three options, restoration is a simple process of drying the surfaces with a combination of air movers and fans to force warm, dry air over them while simultaneously drawing off the moisture and forcing it outside the structure.

Depending on the inventory merchandise, our options are usually dry it in place or dispose of it immediately. If we do not dispose of it, team members hang everything possible on the store racks or additional ones we bring in for drying. To speed up the rate of evaporation, they install fans throughout the racks to increase air circulation.

For SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson, the goal is to help every local business reopen its doors to their customers. If your business has had any recent, or not so recent, water incidents, call us at (520) 760-9352 to schedule a visit and determine what we can do for you.

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We Will Restore Your Tuscon Home To Pre-Loss Condition

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Will Restore Your Tuscon Home To Pre-Loss Condition We have the necessary equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Inspecting and Cleaning your HVAC system after Fire Damage in Tucson

A moderate property fire can often cause the air ducts of your HVAC system to become damaged or contain heavy soiling. Unfortunately, since the purpose of these systems is to distribute air, soot can quickly travel throughout a duct and be redistributed around the property after service is finished. For that reason, it is vital to have ducts checked by a registered professional when remediating after a property fire.

One part of our service is to restore a property to preloss conditions after fire damage in Tucson. Assessment of your HVAC system is always necessary especially when the affected area is close to the return side. A ventilation shaft returning air sucks smoke and soot into it circulating it throughout the system. This can cause permanent damage while also creating an unpleasant odor throughout the home.

Even when an HVAC system is a shut-off at the source, high pressure can force smoke into the system. A SERVPRO technician can check system components for damage during service. Damages can be sustained to dampers, turning vanes, mixing boxes and coiling cool. Often entering an HVAC system requires professional expertise, but an in-depth visual inspection tells us all we need to know about the need for potential repair work.

Our technicians cannot repair HVAC systems on site, which means if there are signs of permanent harm we may need to arrange for a third-party contractor. Where fire damage is cosmetic we can clean sheet metal although, most insulation material or flex duct may have to be removed, disposed of and then replaced.

Soiling and soot deposits in your ventilation systems can spread unpleasant odors throughout the property. SERVPRO can use thermal fogging equipment to send chemical pairing agents throughout ventilation ducts. These agents bond with odor particles, neutralizing them. Neutralization is more effective than merely masking an odor which can return once the deodorant wears off.

High-pressure fires can cause damage to your HVAC system. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 for an expert assessment.

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Must Have Resources for Water Damage Remediation in Tucson

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Must Have Resources for Water Damage Remediation in Tucson If your rental property starts showing obvious signs of water damage, pick up the phone to call SERVPRO right away. We provide effective services.

SERVPRO Helps You Get Your Rental Property in Tucson Ready for Its Next Tenant

One of the challenges of being a landlord is making sure that tenants are mindful of your property. Sadly, it is not uncommon to hear of the need for repairs following the departure of a renter. Aside from painting and preparing your property for a new lease, you may have to bring in a crew of specialists if there is evidence of water damage to the property. A leaky appliance or faucet may seem insignificant at the time but left unattended it can create many problems for the property owner.

If your rental property presents water damage in Tucson, SERVPRO is your best resource to restore it quickly and thoroughly. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7 through our rapid response line, and we are ready to work so you can list your home for rent again as soon as possible. Both our formal training and our field experience let us identify problem areas even before they are evident to most. When time is money, we are ready to act as soon as you call us.

Our SERVPRO crew has at its disposal a wide array of equipment suitable for different needs. Thermal imaging technology lets us detect any water lurking behind walls or in hard to reach surfaces. Similarly, our hygrometers continuously let us know if the moisture level in your property is off balance, so we can implement appropriate techniques to restore it. By using dehumidifiers and air movers, we can make sure there is no excess moisture in your property before you renting out again.

Along with addressing the water damage to your property, we also look into any mold presence the excess moisture may have caused. Our SERVPRO team can eliminate and prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, which helps mitigate your risks as you turn over the property to the next tenant.

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is here to help you with your home needs. We are a resource when natural disasters happen but also when you just need to make sure your home is at its best. Call us at (520) 760-9352 and let us leave your rental home "Like it never even happened."

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Tuscon Property After A Fire

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Tuscon Property After A Fire Our technicians are ready and waiting to help you restore the odor in your home after a fire. We have the equipment and training to handle any job.

Tools SERVPRO Uses for Fighting Fire Odor in Tucson

Fire damage brings several challenges to restoration efforts as fire is often one part of the cleanup. After a fire, there is often substantial water problems to deal with from the fire fighting efforts. Once those two issues are handled there is usually another lingering issue to deal with.

Odor caused by fire damage can be stubborn to remove from a Tucson property. The two main factors that affect how far scent spreads in a home can be due to items smoke and soot permeated during the fire. These objects tend to hold residual odors and need deep cleaning methods to neutralize the scent. Another common reason for odor after a home fire comes from soot molecules that are smaller than the human eye can see. The soot can travel and invade areas of the home that were previously unaffected. During your initial call to SERVPRO, the technician determines if the fire department has told the homeowners it is safe to remain in the home and if so, to limit foot traffic and turn off the HVAC system to avoid spreading residual fire odors throughout the house.

Why SERVPRO? We know the faster fire damage is addressed, the quicker we can restore the property and neutralize odors in the home. That's why we are faster to any size disaster with the right equipment to attack unpleasant scents left by fires in both the structure and contents.

The goal of SERVPRO is to return your home to its preloss condition thought our restorative efforts. Once the visible fire damage remediation is complete, we work on odor neutralization. No one needs the stressful reminder of a fire from a residual odor. Our technicians have numerous methods to apply depending on how strong of a scent is in the home. Two ways we often eliminate foul odors is through the use of thermal fogging which allows a heated solvent delivered as a fog to overtake smoke odors in porous objects. Hydroxyl generators are another powerful solution to unpleasant scents in homes.

Get rid of foul fire odors by contacting SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352. Our local emergency technicians are available to you 24-hours a day to get rid of both damage and odors from a fire.

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Catalina Hills Large Firms and Retail Shops Trust SERVPRO for Water Loss Service--And Fast!

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Catalina Hills Large Firms and Retail Shops Trust SERVPRO for Water Loss Service--And Fast! Too Much Water in Your Catalina Hills Office SPace? Try Calling SERVPRO for Fast Extraction and Drying

Guarding Against Primary and Secondary Issues from Commercial Water Damage in Catalina Hills

Running a commercial business in rented property still means you are liable for damages for the duration of your lease. A water spill can cause both immediate concerns of mitigating loss as well as secondary ones such as the potential for mold growth further down the line. These types of damage are not uncommon and can be caused by something as simple as a backed up sewer line or a leaking pipe. In these instances, professional assistance can give you peace of mind as well as a comprehensive restoration service.

What causes commercial water damage in Catalina Hills properties is as varied as any other unforeseen circumstances. Finding the problem and shutting it off at the source is essential to mitigating loss and we can also quickly remove furniture or equipment that is in the affected area. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in reduces the impact of losses associated with water spills and act promptly to limit them.

Once space is cleared, SERVPRO can mobilize truck-mounted extraction units to help remove water without damaging fittings like carpets or other fabrics. In severe situations, where standing water is above two inches, our team deploy submersible gas pumps. These pumps deposit into an open drain pipe, usually a bathroom, and can remove large volumes of water in a short space of time.

Different businesses feature different concerns after a water loss. Offices, containing filing cabinets, documents and electronics can have different priorities for water removal than a restaurant or boutique which focus on inventory preservation. Our skilled technicians have the experience to expedite and maximize the treatment for our clients. Our business is to keep you in business.

Water migrates into crevices and cavities quickly while most drying equipment uses hot air to evaporate the moisture. This procedure is the fastest way of dealing with immediate damages and helps to mitigate against further loss. A side effect is that it also increases the humidity levels in a property which, if centrally heated, can create the perfect conditions for mold and fungi growth.

SERVPRO technicians are provided with Thermo-Hygrometers which can measure the humidity levels in any given space. We take measurements from both the affected zone and an unaffected area so that we can work toward bringing humidity levels to their natural level. By deploying dehumidifiers, we can remove moisture from the air and, at the same time, draw moisture from crevices or cavities.

To deal with immediate damages and guard against problems further down the line, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 today.

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