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Public Building Fire Safety Tips for Tucson?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

People are dancing in a nightclub. We restore commercial fire damage 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Safety Tips for Public Buildings

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East respond to commercial fire damage emergencies in Tucson throughout the year. Fires can break out for many reasons. If you own a public building, it is a good idea to train your employees to have situational awareness and to learn to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips to help people exit a building safely during a fire or other emergency in a club, mall, entertainment arena, restaurants, and other public buildings:

  • React immediately. If an alarm sounds, you see smoke or fire, or other unusual disturbance, immediately exit the building in an orderly fashion.
  • Get out, stay out! Once you have escaped, stay out. Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. Let trained firefighters conduct rescue operations.
  • Remain vigilant of your surroundings at all times. If you smell smoke or get a funny feeling, trust your instinct, and get out of the building!

Call Us!

When fire damages your commercial business, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your fire damage in Tucson, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Power Outage in Oro Valley?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shining a flashlight inside a house during a power outage. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Safety Tips for After a Power Outage

Power outages can happen at any time in Oro Valley. After power is restored, there are still safety issues to consider. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East restores storm damage for Pima County residents and businesses and offer these safety tips from the American Red Cross on what to do after power is restored:

Keep away from power lines. Stay at least 35 feet away from fallen power lines and anything they are touching. Call 911 and let them know.

Avoid electrical shock in flood areas. Don’t go into flooded areas or use any electrical equipment or electronics that may have been submerged. Have a qualified electrical inspector check the electrical system.

When in doubt, throw it out. If food is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, especially dairy and meat, throw it out. Ask your provider about using refrigerated medicines.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep generators, camp stoves, and charcoal grills outdoors only in well-ventilated areas at least 20 feet away from windows.

Call Us Today!

When you need emergency storm damage restoration services for your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your storm damage in Oro Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rain Gutter Inspection in Northeast Tucson?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Rain gutters are shown on a house. We restore water damage in Pima County.

Rain gutters provide a great service by redirecting rain away from a home’s roof and exterior, but when they are not working correctly, they can cause serious damage. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East offers these rain gutter inspection tips to help you identify rain gutter damage:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

Call Us!

When you need emergency water damage restoration services for your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Move-Out and Pack-Out Services in Redington?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Moving boxes are shown. We provide move-out and pack-out services in Pima County.

When my home flooded, I needed to relocate until the repairs were completed. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, and I’m glad I did. They provide a full range of contents restoration services I needed to complete my restoration. Due to the flooding and the extent of the property damage, my insurance policy covered my home’s furniture and other contents to be relocated offsite. This allowed the repairs to be performed quickly and efficiently.   

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Call Us Today!

When you need to relocate during the restoration process, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to coordinate move-out and pack-out services for your Redington home or commercial business 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Trouble in Tucson Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A row of toilet stalls is shown in a public restroom. We respond to sewer backup emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

When your business is compromised by a sewer backup or toilet overflow, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East to mitigate and restore the damage quickly and efficiently. Sewer water is grossly unsanitary and can carry dangerous viruses and cause serious illness. There are three classifications for contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to restore sewer backups in your Tucson business or home 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Monsoon Damage in Ventana Canyon?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A leaking skylight is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

My Ventana Canyon home was damaged by monsoon rains in August. The rain fell so hard that it damaged my skylight and caused water damage in my hallway. I called SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East and they came out and tarped off the roof to minimize the potential for further damage. They extracted the water from my hallway and set up powerful air movers and blowers to dry out the affected area. They documented the drying process to ensure the area was restored to normal humidity levels. Once the area was completely dry, they cleaned and sanitized the carpets and repaired the skylight. Now, you would never know there had been stormwater damage in my hallway! Thank you, SERVPRO!

Here are some tips from our website on what NOT to do after flooding while waiting for help to arrive:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to restore storm damage in your Ventana Canyon home or business 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damage in Willow Canyon?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A water-stained ceiling is shown. We restore water damage quickly and efficiently in Pima County.

Water can cause serious damage to your Willow Canyon home in a short period of time if it is not mitigated quickly. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East offers this water damage timeline to describe the damage water can do over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to restore water damage 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your water damage in Willow Canyon, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Clogged Downspout in Tucson?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A downspout is shown connected to a rain gutter. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

July was the wettest month ever recorded in Tucson, getting 8.06 inches of rain, making July 2021 the wettest month in Tucson’s history of recorded weather. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East have been busy responding to water damage emergencies this monsoon season and water intrusion has been the main cause of the damage. Water intrusion is a term that describes water coming into a structure from an outside source. Possible causes of water intrusion include:

  • Leaking roof
  • Leaking chimney
  • Leaking skylights
  • Improperly installed rain gutters
  • Downspouts draining towards the structure
  • Overflowing storm drains
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Water pooling around the foundation
  • Improper drainage around the structure

Water intrusion can be avoided by routinely inspecting your roof and the flashing around chimneys and skylights. You can use binoculars to inspect your rain gutters for damage and pinholes that may cause water to run into the structure instead of away and through the drainage system. Make sure downspouts are clear of debris and are pointed away from the building and that the water is draining properly. Inspect storm drains and drainage areas and clear them of debris.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to restore water damage 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your water damage in Tucson, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Animal Hoarding Scene Cleanup in Redington?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Dogs are shown packed into a kennel. We clean and restore animal hoarding scenes in Pima County.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East specializes in cleaning services that exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service. Recently we were called in to clean, sanitize, and deodorize an animal hoarding scene. The animals had been rescued, but the house was a mess. There was an animal waste, fleas, and the living conditions were grossly unsanitary.

After we inspected and assessed the damage, we came up with a plan and immediately began the cleanup and decontamination process. We worked systematically through the property and removed the animal waste and cages, and decontaminated, cleaned, and deodorized the entire property – inside and out. Now you would never know this home had been the scene of an animal hoarder.

According to the American Psychiatry Association (AMA) animal hoarding involves an individual acquiring large numbers (dozens or even hundreds) of animals. The animals may be kept in an inappropriate space, potentially creating unhealthy, unsafe conditions for the animals.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to mitigate and restore animal and other hoarding scenes 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We restore animal hoarding scenes in Redington, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Tucson Business?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A manhole cover is shown shooting water onto a city street. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services for Tucson Businesses?

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East are trusted leaders in commercial storm damage restoration in Tucson and Pima County. In July heavy rain caused flooding in areas of Tucson, sweeping cars off of the road and stranding people in their vehicles. The National Weather Service defines monsoon season as rainfall between June 15 and September 30 each year. Although last year was the driest recorded monsoon season in history, 2021 has already brought significant precipitation to the region.

Although we are better known for our emergency fire and water damage emergency restoration services, we also provide commercial storm damage restoration services. We know that every minute your business is closed due to storm damage represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore any size commercial loss quickly and efficiently.

  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your commercial storm damage in Tucson, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.