Recent Water Damage Posts

Tell-Tale Signs of Water Damage in Redington?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A dark water spot is located on the side of a wall, suggesting hidden water damage. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Redington residents need to know.

Our team in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Most people don’t notice the initial signs of a water damage issue until it becomes a big problem. Here are some of the symptoms of water damage to look or listen for:

  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet areas or water pooling on the floor
  • Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can’t place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can’t locate
  • Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be
  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen for many reasons, and when it does, fast action is necessary to prevent secondary damage. When your Redington home or business needs water damage restoration services, our local team in Northeast Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana East is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Please call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Pool Leak Causing Water Damage in Catalina Foothills Home?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A swimming pool in a backyard is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Our local team in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East has been helping the residents in Catalina Foothills restore water damage for years. Slow leaks in pools may damage your home’s foundation. Here are some ways you can tell if your pool has a nonvisible leak from the Salt River Project:

  • Grab a clear container and a marker
  • During the test period, turn off the pool auto-fill, do not manually add water to the pool, and avoid splashing water out of the pool
  • Put the container on the pool steps and mark the water level on the outside of the container
  • Now, fill the container with pool water up to the mark you just made, so the levels match
  • Mark the water level inside the container
  • Now, wait and give evaporation time to work, usually two to three days. If it rains or it’s windy you’ll have to perform the test again.
  • Place the container on the pool steps. If the water in the pool is lower than the water in the container, you have a leak
  • If both the pool level and the container water levels are the same, you do not have a leak

Call Us Today!

When your Catalina Hills home or commercial business has water damage, our local team of professionals in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East is Here to Help ® Please call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damaged Belongings in Tucson?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A person checks a sweater cleaned after a water damage emergency. We pretest every item before cleaning water-damaged items in Pima County.

We treat your belongings with the care and attention they deserve!

Our local team in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East has been restoring water-damaged contents and belongings for many years in the Tucson area. When water damages your home, all of the items compromised by exposure to the water will have to be cleaned and restored. We work to restore versus replace your property. We pretest every item to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method and may use one or a combination of the following:

  • 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 need water damage restoration services for your Tucson home or commercial business, our local team of professionals in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East is Here to Help ® Please call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Supply Line Failure in Tucson Home?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A person is folding laundry. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Pima County.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East’s technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to restore water damage emergencies quickly and efficiently. Routine inspection of your washing machine supply lines may prevent severe water damage. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these helpful tips for maintaining your washing machine supply lines:

  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail—blisters in the hose, worn tubing, stress cracks, or a loose connection
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.
  • Replace supply hoses every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear. Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late. When replacing washing machine supply hoses, always choose a reinforced steel braided hose over the traditional un-reinforced rubber hose. These hoses will last longer and are far less likely to result in a catastrophic water loss.

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Tucson residents and commercial businesses trust the professionals at SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East to restore water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Anthony Estates?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A water stain is spreading on a wall. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Water Damage Hiding in Anthony Estates?

I started smelling a damp odor, but I couldn’t locate the cause. Then I noticed a dark stain blooming on my wall. Oh no! I called SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, and they sent out a team of water restoration technicians right away.

The SERVPRO technicians used an infrared camera to locate the source of the hidden leak. They removed the drywall and repaired the leaking pipe, and monitored and documented the drying process to ensure the area was completely dry. Once the area was returned to normal moisture levels, they repaired the drywall and cleaned and sanitized the area. Now my house smells fresh, and the ugly water stain is gone!

SERVPRO Water Restoration Process

Although every water damage emergency is unique, we follow the same process for restoring the damage:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us!

Anthony Estates home and commercial business owners rely on SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East water damage to restore water damage 24-hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage emergency in Ventana Canyon?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A water shut-off valve is shown. We restore water damage in Pima County.

Burst pipes can cause catastrophic water damage in a short period of time. Everyone in the family needs to know where the main water shut-off valve is located and how to turn it off. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East’s technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Here is some information on locating and shutting off the main water shut-off valve:

Start by locating the main shut-off valve. The main cut-off valves are usually outdoors in warmer climates, and in colder climates, these valves are usually indoors. The water shut-off valves have either a round wheel or lever handles.

It is important to note that if a valve is difficult to turn – DO NOT force it. Call a licensed plumber or the local public works authority for assistance.

  • Round wheel handle valves will turn off by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). A few turns should stop the wheel.
  • Handle valves should slowly be turned clockwise ¼ turn. The handle should no longer be parallel with the pipe. It should stop at a ¼ turn.

Call Us Today!

When your Ventana Canyon home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 520-760-9352.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Tucson?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A person is using water extraction equipment on a carpet. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Pima County.

Water damage can happen at any time of the day or night, and when it does, you must act quickly to prevent the water from causing secondary damage to your home. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East’s water restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, meaning:

  • One hour:we will make initial contact within one hour of your call
  • Four hours: we will arrive onsite within four hours of your call
  • Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

As soon as we arrive, we will inspect the damage and provide an assessment. We will immediately begin extracting the water, and we will monitor and document the drying process to ensure we restore the area to the correct humidity levels.

SERVPRO Water Damage Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your Tucson home or business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 520-760-9352

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.

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.

Water Damage in Tucson?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A leaking pipe is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Pima County.

Have you inspected your indoor plumbing system lately? SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Tucson and Pima County. Here are some indoor plumbing maintenance tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 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.

Water Damage in Redington?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

A failed pipe is shown spraying water. We are trusted leaders in water restoration services in Pima County.

Water Mitigation and Restoration Services for Reddington

Water damage is invasive and can cause severe water damage in as little as one day if left untreated. At SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing further water damage. We follow the one, four, eight-hour rule, meaning:

One, Four, Eight-hour Rule

One hour or less – we will contact you within one hour of your call to us

Four hours or less – we will arrive on site to begin the inspection and assessment process

Eight hours or less – we will contact your insurance adjuster

Water Damage Restoration Process

Although every water damage situation is unique and has its own set of challenges, we follow this general process for most water damage restorations:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Inventory Services for Water Damaged Items in Tucson?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Packing boxes are being filled with the contents of a bedroom. We care for your belongings like they were our own in Oro Valley

We care about your belongings.

When your Tucson home floods due to a supply line or appliance failure and your belongings are damaged, it’s unnerving thinking about sending them out to be cleaned and restored. SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East takes great care while cleaning and restoring your precious keepsakes, clothing, and furniture. Our restoration technicians pretest items to ensure they can be safely restored and to make sure the proper cleaning solution and methods are used. We may use any of these cleaning methods to restore your belongings:

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning 
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning 
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning

Our contents claim inventory service helps you keep track of your household items by providing a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We go room-by-room to inventory your contents and take digital photos, and in some cases, bar-coding is used.

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • A detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with the burden of proof for claimsPeace of mind when you need it most

Call Us Today!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Drain Hose Damage in Ventana Canyon?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A dishwasher drainage hose is displayed. We are water damage specialists in Tucson!

Dishwasher Disaster

The dishwasher in my Ventana Canyon home was old, and it wasn’t working as well as it used to. I decided it was time to replace it with a new model. When the new dishwasher was delivered, the installer removed the old dishwasher, and that was when we discovered that I had a cracked drain hose that had been leaking behind the dishwasher onto the floor, subfloor, and wall behind the appliance for who knows how long? Who knew that a $19 hose could create such a costly repair!

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East sees water damage caused by faulty and worn appliances and has years of experience restoring homes and businesses impacted by hidden leaks. Our water restoration technicians have the advanced training, experience, and equipment necessary to clean and restore water damage losses to preloss condition, no matter how large the job is.

Call Us Today!

Every second counts when you have a water damage emergency, so when Ventana Canyon homeowners need help they call SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East. We respond to property 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.

Be Prepared for Flooding in Tucson

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Yard flooded by water. when flooding and water damage strike, trust SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East.

Since floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S., with an average of 25% of flood claims coming from low-risk areas, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East has these tips to offer you to help reduce the amount of flood damage when it occurs.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage Tucson:

  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain
  • Build barriers to stop floodwater from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a drainage system or flood wall in your yard
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Install a sump pump

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East is here to help remediate flood damage if the unfortunate happens to you.

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


Don’t let a wet floor stress you out in Tucson

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Man and woman standing on a wet floor wearing rain boots. When the rain is coming down inside your home, trust SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East.

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home in Tucson, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East comes in. We are ready to help when called and we are highly trained in property damage restoration and in this case, water damage specifically. Here are some steps that can be taken in the event of a flooded home/room:

  • Make sure the floor is secure before you start walking through the water or wet areas
  • If there is an exposed plug underneath the water, do not walk in that area because electricity can travel through water
  • Call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East  to help clean up the flooded area
  • Wet floors might be slick so walk slowly to avoid falling and sustaining injuries

We want to make this as easy as possible for our homeowners and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling in Tucson. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana East is independently owned and operated. 


How to Prepare Important Documents for a Water Emergency in Tucson

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

stack of papers on desk SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Here To Help with document restoration.

Even though we are in a digital age these days, some people still keep paper documents filed neatly in their drawer or a file folder (or somewhere else). However, what happens if those important documents are destroyed due to a water emergency or a flood caused by a storm? It can be so hard to track down copies of those documents and this leads to unnecessary stress among other difficulties depending on what the documents are for. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley /Marana Eastwants to share the following tips with the residents of Devil’s Thumb:

  • Scan and back up images to a thumb drive and keep it in a safe, dry space
  • Keep paper documents in a water-proof bag or safe
  • Laminating documents is also an option but keep in mind that lamination does not last forever
  • Some companies do offer waterproof paper that you can use in a printer

It is not too late to start moving important documents over to a digital copy or hard drive, or into a waterproof safe if that is what you prefer. No matter the method you choose, keeping the documents safe from water damage is an important part. If for some reason you do need to replace lost or damaged documents, the link below will prove to be very useful. Any residents located in Devil’s Thumb are more than welcome to call the trusted team members of SERVPRO of Greater Boulder to help come to clean up water damage if needed!

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

Welcome back Monsoons!

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

It is our favorite time of year again! Monsoon season!

For the next 4 months, Tucson and other cities in Arizona will be experiencing the lovely madness of mother nature. Our city prepares for the heavy rains, lightning, hail, flash floods and of course, our extreme heat. Yes, our desert does have flood warnings. Though these summers can be refreshing and beautiful to watch, it may cause some serious damage to our homes. From extracting two inches of water that entered the house to roofs flying off houses. Fret not, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East is here to help with all your water damages! We provide 24/7 emergency services so we can ensure the damages are taken care of as soon as possible. With our 1-4-8 policy, we contact you within the hour, schedule to be at your residence within 4 hours and provide a verbal briefing of the scope of damage within 8. Now you may rest to sure that in case of any emergency, we are ready to help!

If you have water damage at your home or commercial property, call us at 520-760-9352

Your Tucson Laundry Room is for Washing Clothes and ... Water Damage?

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Removal for a Tucson Laundry Room 

Arizona homeowners are well aware of the expenses that can be incurred by water damage in their homes, but they may be surprised to know that the average cost of a home water damage claim is $6,965. Many residents do not typically have thousands to spend on home repairs after a disaster, which can add to the stress of the claims filing process. However, there is a team that can aid in lowering damage through emergency-response cleanup.  

If your Tucson home has suffered water damage to a pipe leak or appliance failure in your laundry room, SERVPRO technicians are one phone call away from providing a comprehensive cleanup service that restores your home. It only takes 24 to 48 hours before water damage creates an environment that allows mold, bacteria, and odors to thrive. Fast action is necessary to eliminate the risk these contaminants can bring into your home.  

Why Your Utility Sink Might Be Leaking

  • Clogged plumbing. Pressure from pipe clogs can wear down joints or expand them, which can allow water to come through.
  • Holes in pipes.If you notice a pinhole leak in your pipes, shut off the water supply as soon as possible. A crack even 1/8" in size can release dozens of gallons of water into your home which causes water damage
  • Old or worn parts.Should you live in an older home or one with original components, the use of such plumbing materials may not hold up to strong drain cleaners, which can eat away at pipes and cause leaks. 

SERVPRO Eliminates Water Damage

After technicians evaluate and mitigate water from the affected area in your laundry room with portable extractors, additional cleanup may be necessary for interior walls that may have suffered damage. Technicians can remove baseboards to drill small holes between wall studs to facilitate ventilation in the affected area.  

If the water damage is extensive, parts of the drywall may require removal and replacement. Before trying to clean your walls, however, technicians consult with you and your adjuster. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson serves the community with cleanup that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (520) 760-9352 to receive mitigation services from an IICRC-certified team.  

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Slow Ceiling Leak Causes Water Damage in Tucson.

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

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A slow leak in your Tucson home can cause more damage than you realize.

It is never a good sign when water spots appear on the ceiling. It is a safe bet there is some level of water damage that has occurred.

In the case of a home in Tucson, water damage caused by a slow leak in the ceiling accumulated over time until it ruined the sheetrock panels and the taped seams. This resulted in the need for controlled demolition in the form of a partial tear-out of the ceiling down to the raw joists and sheathing so the necessary plumbing repairs could occur.

Purpose of Controlled Demolition

When building materials require removal from the home, SERVPRO technicians cut them cleanly away to make the repairs as fast and easy as possible for both the plumbing and the cosmetic renovations necessary to restore the ceiling to its preloss condition.

Drying the Water Loss Area

To be sure all areas of excessive moisture get attention, SERVPRO technicians use their advanced moisture detection equipment to scope the room and make sure there are no other areas that show elevated water vapor levels. After removal of the damaged sheetrock panels, the technicians use air movers aimed upwards to dry the ceiling and also drying mats above to force warm, dry air downward to ensure the affected area dried completely. 

Mold Treatment

SERVPRO technicians found no signs of mold growth, but when a surface has exposure to water over a lengthy period, proactive treatments to avoid mold are a smart course of action. The techs used an antimicrobial sealant on the joists and open area as soon as it was dry to inhibit any mold growth. 

Assisting Homeowners After Completion

A standard part of service is ensuring homeowners are happy with the work done. Once the mitigation completes, a technician walks the homeowner through the process and shows them the necessary actions. They also note any necessary repairs needed to restore the home entirely. 

When water damage happens to your property, call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352. The certified technicians can clean up and restore the home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Certified Experts Respond Quickly To Tuscon Water Removal Needs

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Can We Protect Saturated Carpets in Your Tucson Home?

Severe water loss incidents can be challenging to sufficiently address, especially for Tucson homeowners that wait prolonged periods before reaching out to professional restoration teams like ours. With standing water quickly becoming a widespread concern throughout the property, our team must find the best solutions to address these conditions without wasting more time. When removing water and moisture from the carpets, we have a specific approach that has proven effective.

Water removal for Tucson homes can be especially difficult when attempting to reduce moisture levels and saturation in flooring materials like carpet. Even with short pile options, the fibers, subflooring, and padding can all absorb more substantial amounts of water damage. Reducing this damage comes down to the specific equipment and techniques used by our qualified SERVPRO professionals. Between our Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT) and our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) endorsed through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have the right personnel that can protect the integrity and appearance of a wet, soiled carpet.

Carpets might not always show the severity of their damages, especially when they can absorb considerable water before standing water begins on the surface. We have numerous extraction options that can help with damaged carpeting like this, beginning with our ride-on weighted extractors. These remote-controlled options can carry a technician in continual motion across the damaged areas of the carpet. The objective of this heavy unit is to force moisture and water up from the subflooring level to the surface. Our extractors have an onboard vacuum system to pull the uprooted water away from the area.

These efforts do not always ensure that we can protect your carpeting in the house, however. In truth, there are many situations in which the damage is too severe to protect the flooring, and the only acceptable solution for our SERVPRO professionals is to remove it and set the area up for reinstallation of new materials after drying has completed.

With carpeting being such an everyday staple in modern construction, homes that experience substantial water loss must often contend with its effects on this flooring. No matter how severe, our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson team can make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (520) 760-9352.

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We Have The Extensive Training Necessary To Restore Your Tuscon Home

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Heater Malfunctions Damage Tucson Homes

Even with the more modern installations of tankless water heaters, both traditional tanked options and the tankless versions can allow damage to your Tucson home under the right conditions. Often breaches in this system can result from backpressure building a considerable distance from your house in the main utility line supplying your lane with water. A forceful pressure in this mainline can force water back through your service with more force than fixtures can withstand, and can rupture supply lines to your water heater, or damage the tank itself.

Preventing this type of water damage in Tucson homes might be easier said than done. Because of the susceptibility of these appliances to breaches and leaks, newer construction codes dictate the installation of a drip pan and drain system beneath the unit, but this does little to stop the spray of pressurized water. Regardless of how the appliance has become damaged, the contents of a tank or the endless flow of your service line can quickly flood the area around the water heater.

Our SERVPRO professionals might not have the expertise to repair the water damage caused to your water heater, but we do have the extensive training and experience to handle all degrees of water damage your property might face. With our deep inventory of extraction and drying equipment, we can address standing water before absorption becomes too severe, and saturation leads to distortion and degradation of the affected materials.

We have multiple extraction tools available with the arrival of our SERVPRO Green Fleet. From highly portable options like our electric sump pumps and wet-vacs to more powerful trash pumps and extractor trucks, we have a tool to suit every need that your home has. We can work to get drying started as quickly as possible. Our efficient response in these crises can protect your property from unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction. While we have a team of general contractors able to help with controlled demolition techniques to reduce the time build back takes, preventing this need in the first place is the best solution for your home.

Water heater malfunctions might seem like a far-fetched occurrence, but these emergencies happen more often than you might think. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson professionals can respond quickly with the personnel and equipment to help. We can make water loss “Like it never even happened” when you call (520) 760-9352.

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What is the Best Equipment to Dry Water Damaged Tucson Homes?

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes seemingly small water damage is really a big restoration job. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to dry your home.

The Equipment You Need to Dry Your Tucson Home 

DIY restoration is becoming more and more of a standard response to unexpected emergencies that threaten Tucson homes. With the unpredictable and widespread effects that can result from situations like water loss incidents, homeowners must work to address these concerns immediately to prevent further structural deterioration or secondary damage like mold and microbial growth. Our SERVPRO professionals have a ready team prepared to help at a moment’s notice. We also want those in our area to understand the best approaches to recovering their property without our guiding hand. 

As detrimental as water damage in Tucson homes can become, this situation can become exponentially worse without the appropriate mitigation and recovery solutions starting immediately. Much of the restoration of damaged homes and houses begins with choosing the right equipment and deploying it in the proper places in your property. Here are some of the tools that our SERVPRO team uses, and that you too can find to rent or purchase: 

  • Wet/Dry Vacs 

Often drying out your home is an overwhelming challenge if you have not first addressed any standing water and saturation present in the house. Wet-vacs are a useful extraction tool for smaller loss situations, but there are more powerful and more efficient machines available as well should they be necessary. 

  • Air Circulation Fans 

Our professionals utilize air movers on every single water damage recovery project, as they circulate air and work to quickly and effectively dry out a damaged home. The placement of these tools can even effectively dry saturated materials, flooring, ceilings, and other surfaces or contents in the property. 

  • Large-Capacity Dehumidifiers 

Our professional restorers have a broad inventory of dehumidification units. These are very helpful in drying your home. You can find large-capacity units for rent in home improvement locations. 

These are a few of the essential tools that can help you to recover your saturated and water-exposed property after a loss incident. If you get overwhelmed or need a professional approach to complete the task quickly, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson team at (520) 760-9352.  We will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Get Effective Water Removal for Your Tucson Residence After an Appliance Leak

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture meters and thermal imagers can help our technicians see water damage behind the walls.

When Appliances Cause Water Damage, Call SERVPRO

In the average home, a good deal of water-based appliances exist to make life easier for the residents. For instance, in the kitchen, it is common to have a dishwasher and a refrigerator. In the utility room, garage or utility room, there is a washing machine or water heater. Unfortunately, these appliances can malfunction, and if this happens when you are away, you can come home to find standing water in different rooms. 

When an appliance leak occurs, it is necessary to contact a company that provides water removal services in Tucson to prevent further primary and secondary damage to your home and its contents. While waiting for emergency restoration services, you may handle some simple tasks yourself without worsening the situation, such as; 

  • Turning off the water from the main valve.
  • Shutting off utilities if the appliance leak has caused flooding in your home.
  • Air out your home by opening windows and turning fans on within the affected rooms.
  • Reducing humidity by placing a dehumidifier in the affected area. 

Outsourcing the water removal task to SERVPRO can ensure a professional job. Regardless of the appliance leak you have, we can extract the water using pumps or wet/dry shop vacuums to minimize the risk of permanent destruction occurring to carpeting, drywall, hardwood flooring, wood furniture, and other items. Removing the water also helps prevent mold growth, which can occur in damp areas. Our technicians have Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certification and can evaluate the scope of the destruction and offer full cleanup and drying. 

Drying surfaces thoroughly is what makes a house safe from long-term damage to building materials. We use industrial grade drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers because it dries a building safely, quickly and effectively. This equipment works together to dry the structural materials and eliminate moisture from the air. Sometimes, water loss incidents leave moisture inside walls. Our ASD technicians can use moisture meters to check for moisture inside walls. If wall cavities are wet, we can remove the baseboards and drill holes between each stud. We can then force air through the holes into wall cavities to speed up evaporation. 

Our SERVPRO technicians communicate with the customer and the insurance adjuster before drilling holes in walls. Once the wall cavities are dry, we patch up the holes and replace the baseboard. We also monitor and document the drying process to validate that a home is dry. 

If your house has water damage caused by a leaking appliance, call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 for prompt water removal services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We are glad to serve the residents of Catalina Foothills, Redington, and Mt Lemmon. 

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Must Have Resources for Water Damage Remediation in Tucson

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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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Water Loss Cleanup and Restoration Needed in Your Tucson Home? Call SERVPRO for Fast Service

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Salvage Carpets and Contents after a Large Tucson Home Leak Caused Water Damage

Unseasonably Cold Weather in Tucson Leads to Pipe Break and Water Damage

When water freezes, it expands. If the water happens to be in a pipe and freezes, the result can be a busted pipe and water pouring into your home. In areas of the country where the temperature doesn't dip below freezing regularly, you may not consider insulating your pipes, but it's never a bad idea to avoid potential water damage during an unexpected cold snap.

In this area, the average winter temperatures hover in the low to mid-40s. Due to an extreme cold front, one homeowner woke up to water all over her Tucson kitchen cabinets, walls and flooring from a broken pipe. After turning off the water, their first call was to SERVPRO. The homeowner had put down towels to absorb the water from the tiled kitchen floor to where it met carpeting in adjacent rooms. However, the towels that were meant to act as a barrier transferred water to the carpet when they became saturated, compounding the issue resulting in both the carpet and padding becoming wet. We immediately removed the towels from the area to stop this situation from continuing.

While one technician cleared items from the affected cabinets and set them out to dry, another SERVPRO tech drilled weep holes to allow more air circulation in the wall for faster drying. Weighted extractors were not used to push water from the carpet and padding so they can dry entirely in sync with the kitchen. The extent of the water soaking was handled readily by a wand and wet vac. Since this area of Arizona has low humidity, dehumidifiers were necessary for only a day to attain drying goals. Once dry, the weep holes were cleanly patched and the cabinets, flooring and contents were wiped down with antifungal cleaners to leave the room disinfected and smelling fresh and deodorized.

Efforts to stop water damage in the home should begin as soon as you see it. That's why SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can take on a flooded corner in a kitchen or your entire home and restore it to its preloss condition. Get the process started by calling (520) 760-9352; an experienced technician is ready to assist you 24 hours a day.

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When a Leaking Water Supply Line Sinks Your Tucson Kitchen

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water supply line breaks can cause a lot of damage in a short time.

A Broken Kitchen Sink Supply Line Can Leave Your Tucson Home in Need of Water Drying Services

Supply lines are essential for bringing water from your piping to your sink; however, when they break, they can leave your residence in need of water drying services. When the supply line that connects to your kitchen sink breaks, it can spray water throughout the cupboard that your sink has been built into. Furthermore, that water can then leak out onto your tiled flooring and cause damage. When liquid seeps through the seams between the tiles, it can be absorbed by the base of the floor underneath it. The absorption can cause swelling, which in turn can cause cracks to the tile above it.  

Finding your sink leaking upon return home from work is never a fortunate turn of events, and the sooner that you can call local Tucson water drying services to come to your home, the better. The longer that you wait to address the water damage inside of your kitchen, the more potential there is for further problems to arise. It takes less than seventy-two hours for microbial growth to form once it has come into contact with excess moisture, and mold can cause health effects. Having professionals perform a restoration can ensure that your home feels like it was before the damage occurred.  

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, our first task is to do an initial investigation of the damage. From there, our IICRC-certified technicians can develop a drying-plan, and our estimator can walk you through the likely solution and any questions you may have.  

To combat the water that has been absorbed into the cupboard under your skin and the kitchen floor, SERVPRO can use tools such as air movers, ventilation fans, and dehumidifiers. We can even try to find a way to approach your kitchen floor from the underside as well, to ensure that fresh and dry air is hitting both sides of the moisture.  

SERVPRO equipment is designed to draw the moisture out of objects through evaporation. When all three tools work in conjunction, it creates the optimal environment for moisture to be extracted. Once finished drying your home, we can give you the number of a reputable plumber who can replace the broken supply line under your skin and then leave your home "Like it never even happened."  

Should you find that your home is in critical need of water drying services, never wait to get help. Dial (520) 760-9352 on your phone to get in touch with SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson. 24/7, our technicians are available to come to you.

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Water Soaking Your Flooring in Tucson--Just Call SERVPRO

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO - Water Removal Methods For Tucson Homes

Flooding in Tucson homes usually results from inside sources. Most of these only drop small amounts of water onto floors, like a pipe rusting out under a kitchen sink. A split line that feeds water into an ice maker though can flood the entire floor of a home over a weekend.
When the water rests on a Tucson home’s kitchen linoleum or tile, it does not pose a threat unless there is enough to force its way underneath through section seams or seepage into grout lines. If it does happen, then water and air bubbles can form that soften the glue holding the linoleum in place and lift it off the floor. SERVPRO restoration teams use space heaters and dehumidifiers to force the water to evaporate and then draw it out of the air. After shrinking the bubbles, team members carefully use weights and heat to return the linoleum to its original shape and position, if feasible and possible.
If the flooding came from a backed up toilet or a faulty septic tank, SERVPRO cannot guarantee a carpet is safe for use after cleaning it. We recommend discarding the contaminated floor covering. If the water is clean, our technicians can restore most carpets. First, they use an extraction wand to draw as much water as possible out of the carpet. Next, team members lift and roll the carpet out of the way to remove the pad underneath.
They use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the exposed floor to dry it and lay down a new pad. Finally, unroll the carpet and tent it with air movers at one end and box fans at the other to completely dry it and then tack it back in place. This process is elaborate and is used if economically sound and the homeowner wishes to salvage this carpet.
If the home has wood floors, water removal can require more time and effort. Technicians use moisture content meters to measure the amount of water trapped in the floorboards. If it tests too high, they use dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the floorboards and surrounding air. Team members also use air movers to dry the surface, adjusting the heat to prevent cracking or splitting. Drying mats, another SERVPRO professional-grade piece of equipment, can draw the water and moisture from the joints and the underlying floor beams or concrete pad.
If they find moisture in the floor cavity underneath, technicians either use those mats, lift a floorboard or drill a hole underneath a section of floor trim to dry it. They then attach a hose to an air mover to force air into the cavity to speed up drying it and the dehumidifier to continue drawing the evaporated water out of the air.
At SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson, our goal is to put you safely back into your home as soon as we can. If you need our restoration services, we are here for you. Call us today at (520) 760-9352 to schedule an appointment.

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How Professionals Remove Water From Your Tucson Home

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Burst water pipes can lead to a lot of water in your home. SERVPRO can safely remove the water and restore your home to its previous condition.

Monsoon season is coming to an end for Tucson and the rest of Arizona, but it is too early to empty the sandbags and put away the water-vacs and push brooms. Sudden rainfalls still happen, not to mention the year-round sources of flooding like broken dishwashers cracked pipes and rusted out water heaters.  

Thorough Tucson water removal requires more than just pumping out the kitchen and living room, however. SERVPRO restoration teams can pull water off floors, out of carpets, and draw it out of the personal and structural property.  

Depending on the amount of standing water, technicians use pumps or extraction wands. For significant flooding, they use the pumps to remove the majority of the water out of most homes in only a day or two. If the water came from outside the home, they treat it as contaminated and pump it directly into the nearest, active sewer opening. If the sewer system is blocked or otherwise unavailable, they pump the water into a tank truck for delivery to a water treatment plant where it is cleaned and recycled.  

Water from inside the home, unless it comes from a backed-up toilet, is considered clean. Technicians can pump it out of the home and drain it outside into the street. For water that only covers surfaces, they perform the same tasks using extraction wands. These smaller devices are adjustable for speed, and SERVPRO team members use them effectively to draw water out of carpets and off wood floors without accidentally causing secondary damage.  

Preventing secondary damage is also essential for removing water from furniture. At the start of cleanup operations, technicians pull everything out of the water to stop absorption and start the drying process. As team members pull water off the floors, others examine wooden and upholstered furniture for how much water was absorbed. Split wood and deteriorating cushions indicate considerable damage and most of these items require disposal.  

If there is no cracking and the cushions underneath are not water-logged, team members begin drying the furniture using a combination of air movers and fans to force warm, dry air across surfaces to force out moisture and remove it from the home as it evaporates into the air. If needed, they can also install a dehumidifier to draw water from the air and nearby furniture.  

At SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson, we want to return your home to what it was before the flooding. That means having and implementing a plan to dry your personal property as well as remove standing water. To set up a visit or for more information, call us at (520) 760-9352 today.

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Restoring Your Furniture And Upholstery After A Water Damage Event In Tucson

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

There are different ways in water damage can affect your property.

Restoring Your Furniture And Upholstery After A Water Damage Event

There are different ways in water damage can affect your property. For instance, you should expect some problems after the water comes into contact with your upholstery. The moisture may weaken the framing joints, cause a breakdown of the glues, lead to cracking and swelling. You can also notice some water spotting on the fabrics. To avoid water lines, we may wet the entire furniture when we are restoring your Tucson property.

The water damage experience in your Tucson property can also lead to color bleeding. If that happens and the cover of the upholstery sags, there are chances of staining the floors and carpets. Some carpeting stains can also result from the wet wooden legs. If drying the carpets takes place before removing them, then it can be challenging to deal with stains. Our SERVPRO technicians start by stopping the source of moisture and in the process reduce chances of mildew growth.

When wooden materials get exposed to water, spots may occur on their finish. The wood can also crack, weaken and swell. Our SERVPRO technicians can use specialized wood care products to remove the spots, and by using a furniture refinisher, we can attend to wooden furniture frames. Although the laminate that covers some furniture can act as a moisture barrier, the non-laminated side can absorb the water and lead to warping.

During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians use appropriate extractors to extract water from the furniture and other wet surfaces. By running putting in place dehumidifiers and air movers, we can reduce the time that your upholstered furniture takes to dry. We can also dry the zippers and metallic button on the upholstery to avoid rust. To prevent rust transfer, we can place waxed paper between the zipper and the cushion. Covering the metal buttons with furniture pads can also prevent the transfer of rust.

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is a trusted and experienced leader in the restoration industry. Call us at (520) 760-9352 when you face mold, storm, fire, and water damage, and we can return your property to its former state.

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Appliances can be Responsible for Water Damage to Your Tucson Residence

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

If your water heater or another piece of equipment starts leaking water on the floor, it is time to contact SERVPRO for water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians Move to Quickly Dry Out Your Property Regardless of the Water Damage Source

While your Tucson home might be at risk for a handful of disasters throughout its existence, as a homeowner, it is wise always to be aware of these potential incidents. Among the most likely of these occurrences would be a water emergency in your home. There could be several potential causes for this damage, though typically, water-fed appliances like washers, water heaters, and dishwashers are to blame for the issue.

While you might not suddenly get inclined to rid your home of these conveniences, they do require regular maintenance and preventative care to avoid failing you and causing water damages in your Tucson residence. Unfortunately, even the most diligent of homeowners might still encounter a malfunction in one of these appliances that result in substantial water damages. Should this occur, knowing whom to call to help can reduce the necessary time for restoration and limit the need for remodeling or reconstruction.

From the moment that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, we get to work in assessing the full scope of the damage. This process determines what needs to happen to restore your home and what equipment and personnel are necessary to complete the project. The restoration itself begins with extraction, should this action be a necessity to restoring your residence.

Drying the area thoroughly is critical to the SERVPRO restoration process. While the bulk of this work gets completed with a combination of air movers and dehumidification equipment, specialized tools are often necessary to reach areas that these first machines cannot reach. For spaces in between walls, our injectidry system can infiltrate this area and entirely dry it out. For penetration beneath flooring, large drying mats allow for more uncomplicated removal of water and moisture from this difficult-to-reach material.

You cannot always account for when water damages affect your home and their primary causes. What you can count on, however, is the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson. Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to help you clean up the mess and get things back to the way they should be. Give us a call anytime at (520) 760-9352.

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Punctured Plumbing and Water Damage in a Tucson Home

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Leaking Plumbing Causing Water Damage in Tucson? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal and Restoration

We get called out to remove unwanted water from homes on a daily basis. There are many unusual and usual reasons why water soaked a carpet or collapsed a ceiling. Maybe a child left the water in the sink running while he went out for a burger with his parents or an appliance failed.

The response time to a damaging water incident in the Tucson area is crucial in mitigating losses. When water leaks inside a wall from compromised plumbing, the flow of water can be very significant and damaging.  We take pride in training our SERVPRO crew members in best practices according to the IICRC paired with our ECTP--Employee Certification Training Program, an on-going means of staying up to date on the latest technologies.

The photo depicts an incident that was completely preventable. Pex plumbing is a cross-linked polyethylene tubing that is installed in much newer construction and adequately transports water throughout a home. Unfortunately, a general contractor did not use a stud-finder during a remodel and punctured one of the three tubes with the drywall nails. There was no leakage until the nails rusted and then the pressured water line spewed water inside the wall cavity. That is where we came in to remove the water, the damaged drywall with a neatly controlled demolition, and then a drying of the affected area.

Doing things right the first time, we understand the needs of our customers and strive always to meet and beat their expectations. We make them feel "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is available 24/7 to respond to water, fire, and mold problems in the greater Tucson area, including Redington and Catalina Foothills. 520) 760-9352

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Pipe Burst

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

The weather here in Tucson, AZ has finally cooled down! Though no one expects a white Christmas either, it is nice to finally be able enjoy more of the day outside. One of the things that no one really likes to experience during winter is having your homes water pipes freeze when the temperature drops really low and then having it burst. These situations are very common and very frusterating to deal with. But no need to fret, just allow SERVPRO of NortheastTucson to deal with it. We are faster to any size disaster! Our certified technicians will not only bring the right tools and equipment but will definitely bring ease to your stress.

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The right equipment for the job.

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

That's a lot of equipment indeed but it's the right equipment for this job. A water pipe broke and caused a flood in this kitchen. There was an excessive amount of water when SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson arrived. We began extracting water as soon as we arrived so that we may prevent any further damage to the tile and the other affected areas. This picture shows the equipment that our highly trained technicians set up after the mitigation was done. Homeowner was pleased to see no water and was impressed of how fast we took care of the damages as well. SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is fast to the job and quick to work. We love to ensure that our customers are happy with the work because we are here to help!

“Water, Water Everywhere/ Nor any Drop to Drink”

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

These famous lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” are spoken by a sailor on a becalmed ship, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by salt water and speak to the desperation one feels when events are out of control. We at SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson are familiar with helping property owners who feel that way and can help them get back in control with our experienced technicians and our state of the art drying equipment. We practice the Science of Drying….and we specialize in restoring your property. We are a “One Stop Shop” – a company who can dry your property, take care of your contents, and rebuild if necessary.  During the Holidays it is doubly important to note that we are open 24 hours day, every day! Call us at 520-760-9352 and we will be there 24/7, 365.