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Let SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson Bring the Clean-Up Equipment in Tucson

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

It won’t happen to us.

“I don’t need to think about that. It won’t happen to us” says one spouse to another. They flip the light switch and drift off to sleep. A spark happens near wood; a flame is created inside a wall; and, before you know it you are answering questions from an insurance adjuster. You don’t know who you want to use to start the clean-up ball rolling in Tucson, but you need it done. 

It happened to us. 

It seems too often that those things in life we think won’t happen—happen. They happen and we’re left holding the bag. Don’t allow yourself to be another victim. Let us bring the bags…    …the rags, the vacuums, the masks, and the paint…

What do we do? 

Call us if the unimaginable happens and we will be there to help.SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East will send technicians who are experts in fire restoration. Soot and smoke damage are things we understand. 

Water-Damaged Ceiling in Marana?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man’s foot and part of his leg are shown coming out of the ceiling. We mitigate water damage in the Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana areas.

Surreal Ceiling Scene in Marana

It is a surreal experience when you see a foot sticking out from the ceiling. This happened to me. My dad went up into the attic to locate the source of a water leak and lost his balance and fell off of the floor joists and right through the water-damaged area! Fortunately, my dad was not hurt and he did locate the source of the leak. The air conditioning unit drip pan had cracked, and water was dripping out of the pan onto the attic floor.

Building and Reconstruction Services

We called  SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, and they came out and provided an assessment of the damage and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. These professionals supervised the entire project from initial cleanup through to the repair of the ceiling, and they replaced the cracked air conditioning unit drip pan. By the time they completed the job a few days later, you would never know my dad’s foot had been sticking out of the ceiling!

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Rain in Redington?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Raindrops are shown splashing on a window. We mitigate storm damage in the Tucson area.

January brought rain to Redington

Although January is not normally a rainy month in Redington or the Tucson area, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climatological report recorded .07 inches of precipitation between January 21 and January 22 and predicts more precipitation for the following week.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East responds to storm damage emergencies 24 hours in Redington. Thunderstorms, rain, and flash flooding are all known to occur at different times of the year, and sometimes there is little advanced warning. The City of Tucson website lists some of the things you can do to prepare for a natural or manmade disaster:

Emergency Checklist

  • Find out which disasters could occur in your area
  • Ask how to prepare for each disaster
  • Ask how you would be warned of an emergency
  • Learn your community's evacuation routes
  • Ask about special assistance for elderly or disabled persons
  • Ask your workplace about emergency plans
  • Learn about emergency plans for your children's school or daycare center

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Catalina Foothills?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher sits on the floor inside a residence. We are the fire mitigation leaders that Tucson relies on!

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments in the United States responded to over 353,100 home structure fires per year between 2014 and 2018.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East respond to fire damage emergencies in the Catalina Hills and Tucson area throughout the year and offer these fire extinguisher safety tips from the NFPA to keep your family safe:

  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Call Us!

If you experience a fire damage emergency at any time of the day or night, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is ready to respond to your call 24- hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Catalina Foothills, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and

SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Flood Insurance in Oro Valley

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in Oro Valley. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Oro Valley charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance 

www.fema.gov

Dishwasher Disaster in Anthony Estates?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

A woman is shown adding a dirty pot to a dishwasher. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Tucson area.

Kitchen appliance defiancé

You never know when a kitchen appliance will leak and cause water damage. In my case, there was no sign that the water supply line was cracked or evidence that this leak was causing hidden water damage to the wall behind the dishwasher. Eventually, I noticed a musty smell, pulled the dishwasher out to clean, and noticed the drywall behind the dishwasher was water-stained and saturated by the water seeping into it every time I ran the dishwasher. Oh no!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East came out to my Anthony Heights home, quickly assessed the situation, and immediately began the mitigation process. They removed the damaged drywall and saturated insulation, set up air movers and air blowers to completely dry the area. They replaced the cracked supply line hose and documented the drying process. Once the area was completely dry, they repaired the wall and returned my kitchen to preloss condition.

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day. Our highly trained technicians will get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Anthony Heights “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Graffiti Defacing Tucson Convenience Store?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A person is spray painting the side of a building with graffiti. Tucson commercial businesses trust us to mitigate graffiti and vandalism damage.

Graffiti is all over Tucson

Some of it is welcomed as an art form, and some graffiti is considered property damage and is not appreciated by the residents and business owners in the community. The City of Tucson website has a section where you can report graffiti and asks for the physical address, the closest cross streets, and a brief description. It also asks if the messaging is racial or hate in tone and to describe the surface it is painted on. You can also upload a picture of the damage. If you decide to remove the graffiti yourself, there is a place to add a before and after picture and the cost of the graffiti removal.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East will act quickly to remove unwanted graffiti from many surfaces, including walls, driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our technicians are highly trained and have the experience to mitigate any kind of graffiti or vandalism you are experiencing.

Call Us!

When you have a graffiti or other property damage emergency in Tucson, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Preparedness for Oro Valley

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

Dark clouds are shown blowing into the Oro Valley area of Arizona. We are the storm damage mitigation specialists Tucson trusts!

Flash Flooding Safety 

Last year a flash flood brought burned debris from the Bighorn fire north of Tucson down through the Cañada del Oro Wash near Edwin Road. It was a mass of dark black water carrying burned debris and ash. Pima County is no stranger to flash flooding, and this post-wildfire flood risk is another example of storm and fire damage that can impact Tucson-area homes and businesses.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East responds to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day and has been serving Oro Valley residents and businesses for years, and we offer some tips from Ready.gov on how to stay safe when waiting for help to arrive:

  • Listen to authorities for information and instructions.
  • Avoid driving, except in emergencies.
  • Be aware that snakes and other animals may be in your house. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater, which can be dangerous and contaminated. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.

Call Us!

When you have a storm damage emergency in Oro Valley, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage Specialty Cleaning Services in Marana

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is billowing up inside a structure that is on fire. We are fire damage restoration specialists Tucson trusts!

Cleaning and Restoring Your Belongings

Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, the town of Marana is a beautiful town with a southwestern feel.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East is proud to serve the Marana community and respond to fire damage emergencies. Our technicians are highly trained in fire restoration, and we offer a full range of services to clean and restore your fire-damaged belongings. We always pre-test fabrics to determine what items can be restored. Here are some of the cleaning services we provide:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Call Us!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East is Here to Help.® We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Marana, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Bathroom flood in Willow Canyon?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A bathtub filled with water and bath bubbles is on the verge of overflowing. Tucson counts on us to restore water damage 24 hours a day!

Willow Canyon Blues

I thought I was pretty good about remembering things until the night I forgot and left the bathtub running. I remember the kids needed help with their homework, and the dog needed to be walked. In the back of my mind, I knew there was something I was forgetting, and when I went into my bedroom, I heard the water running and saw that the hall carpet was soaked with water and a small lake had formed in my bathroom. Then I remembered! Uh oh.

Thank goodness I remembered to call SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East! They sent a team of water restoration technicians out quickly and immediately went to work extracting the water from my bathroom floor and the hall carpeting. After that, they set up air movers and blowers to remove the excess water from the air, baseboards, and walls and prevented further water damage from warping the walls or discoloring the paint!

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in Willow Canyon, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East is Here to Help.® We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day, every day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.